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America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties

BY RICHARD WIKE, BRUCE STOKES, JACOB POUSHTER AND JANELL FETTEROLF

"Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world..."


http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/

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For the first time in our history Americans are being pitied by the rest of the world because of the tyrant that now rules our land.

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Yeah, I saw a report this weekend that said we've pretty much become persona non grata at the world table under Trump, because he's abdicated a leadership role and made it clear that they'd be crazy to trust his word for anything.

It's a shame. I think America can gain its international standing back, but we'll never do it under this idiot president.

I can't believe people who complained about Obama are supporting this. Trump is doing more damage to America's brand than anyone ever has. They're just too dumb or blindly partisan to see (or at least admit) it.

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zsomething wrote:I think America can gain its international standing back, but we'll never do it under this idiot president.

Truer words were never spoken.

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Telstar wrote:For the first time in our history Americans are being pitied by the rest of the world because of the tyrant that now rules our land.

It isn't a first...we received condolences from around the world after 9/11...but Bush managed to squander any goodwill that might have arisen from that tragedy. Recently, a former CIA agent, on his deathbed, said he had helped blow up Building 7.

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Where'd you get that FT from the Enquirer?

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Vikingwoman wrote:Where'd you get that FT from the Enquirer?

Uh oh, here we go...

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Vikingwoman wrote:Where'd you get that FT from the Enquirer?

Uh oh, here we go...

I like FT but would've asked a similar question of her in this case. Good grief.

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I think the following 7/25 editorial in the Washington Post, entitled "This is not okay," is apropos to this thread.  Read it and weep:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-not-okay/2017/07/25/2dc65866-7148-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.fe57c501098a

Excerpts (BBM):

In a rule-of-law state, government’s awesome powers to police, prosecute and imprison are wielded impartially, with restraint and according to clearly defined rules. These rules apply equally to rich and poor, powerful and weak, ruling party and opposition. In such states, individuals advance on the basis of their talent and initiative, not whom they know. Companies invest where they think the returns will be highest, not to please those in power. The result is that, over time, rule-of-law states prosper. Banana republics do not.

No country ever has attained perfection in this regard, but the United States has been the envy of the world because certain norms have been accepted. After hard-fought elections, the losing side concedes and the winning side leaves the loser in peace to fight another day. Leaders are expected to speak truthfully to their citizens. They respect the essential nonpartisan nature of law enforcement and the military and key civic organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. They show respect, too, for the political opposition.

To list those basic expectations is to understand how low Mr. Trump is bringing his office. Just in the past few days, he urged Navy men and women to call Congress on behalf of his political goals and turned the National Scout Jamboree into an unseemly political rally, calling the nation’s politics a “cesspool” and a “sewer” and disparaging his predecessor and the media. Routinely he trades in untruths, even after they have been exposed and disproved. He has launched an unprecedented rhetorical assault on the independence of the Justice Department, the FBI and the special counsel’s office — and now he is again threatening his defeated 2016 opponent.

Members of Congress who are, properly, investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 race have not questioned Mr. Trump’s legitimacy. Ms. Clinton herself graciously conceded. The FBI thoroughly investigated her email practices and found no basis to prosecute. Yet Mr. Trump attacks Mr. Sessions for taking “a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes,” implying that a politically inspired reinvestigation might help the attorney general keep his job. It is disgusting.

What’s at stake is much more than the careers of a particular attorney general or special counsel. The United States has been a role model for the world, and a source of pride for Americans, because it has strived to implement the law fairly. When he attacks that process and seeks revenge on his opponents, Mr. Trump betrays bedrock American values. It’s crucial that other political leaders say so.

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America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties

BY RICHARD WIKE, BRUCE STOKES, JACOB POUSHTER AND JANELL FETTEROLF

"Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world..."


http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/

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I'll believe all this when we no longer have a need for ICE and border patrol officers.

The guy's so erratic and his behavior is so bizarre, most of the people in his own country can't trust him, much less other countries.

For all practical purposes, we really don't have a president right now. The leadership from the top has been negatory. America's a rudderless ship and this all seems a big experiment in how long that can be sustained. So far we haven't had an attack or major crisis from without, so there hasn't been anything catastrophic yet... but we're rolling the dice on it and just hoping our luck holds out.

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Telstar wrote:For the first time in our history Americans are being pitied by the rest of the world because of the tyrant that now rules our land.

It isn't a first...we received condolences from around the world after 9/11...but Bush managed to squander any goodwill that might have arisen from that tragedy.  Recently, a former CIA agent, on his deathbed, said he had helped blow up Building 7.  

It's really sad an adult would believe that drivel....

From Snopes:

"There was no truth to the story, which originated with YourNewsWire, a fake news site. As is often the case with fake news, the article lacked critical details such as when and where the confession occurred (other than the vague reference to its taking place “at home”), YourNewsWire provide no explanation of how they alone (and no other news source) learned of this confession, and we found nothing documenting the existence of a former CIA agent named Malcom Howard outside of the just-published YourNewsWire piece." http://www.snopes.com/cia-agent-confesses-wtc7/

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RealLindaL wrote:I think the following 7/25 editorial in the Washington Post, entitled "This is not okay," is apropos to this thread.  Read it and weep:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-not-okay/2017/07/25/2dc65866-7148-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.fe57c501098a

Excerpts (BBM):

In a rule-of-law state, government’s awesome powers to police, prosecute and imprison are wielded impartially, with restraint and according to clearly defined rules. These rules apply equally to rich and poor, powerful and weak, ruling party and opposition. In such states, individuals advance on the basis of their talent and initiative, not whom they know. Companies invest where they think the returns will be highest, not to please those in power. The result is that, over time, rule-of-law states prosper. Banana republics do not.

No country ever has attained perfection in this regard, but the United States has been the envy of the world because certain norms have been accepted. After hard-fought elections, the losing side concedes and the winning side leaves the loser in peace to fight another day. Leaders are expected to speak truthfully to their citizens. They respect the essential nonpartisan nature of law enforcement and the military and key civic organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. They show respect, too, for the political opposition.

To list those basic expectations is to understand how low Mr. Trump is bringing his office. Just in the past few days, he urged Navy men and women to call Congress on behalf of his political goals and turned the National Scout Jamboree into an unseemly political rally, calling the nation’s politics a “cesspool” and a “sewer” and disparaging his predecessor and the media. Routinely he trades in untruths, even after they have been exposed and disproved. He has launched an unprecedented rhetorical assault on the independence of the Justice Department, the FBI and the special counsel’s office — and now he is again threatening his defeated 2016 opponent.

Members of Congress who are, properly, investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 race have not questioned Mr. Trump’s legitimacy. Ms. Clinton herself graciously conceded. The FBI thoroughly investigated her email practices and found no basis to prosecute. Yet Mr. Trump attacks Mr. Sessions for taking “a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes,” implying that a politically inspired reinvestigation might help the attorney general keep his job. It is disgusting.

What’s at stake is much more than the careers of a particular attorney general or special counsel. The United States has been a role model for the world, and a source of pride for Americans, because it has strived to implement the law fairly. When he attacks that process and seeks revenge on his opponents, Mr. Trump betrays bedrock American values. It’s crucial that other political leaders say so.


Good article great post Linda . . . . thank you.

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Except for the reality that the FBI doesn't prosecute... it's a law enforcement agency.

Given Lynch's improper meeting and her given bias... a grand jury or special prosecutor should've been convened.

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PkrBum wrote:Except for the reality that the FBI doesn't prosecute... it's a law enforcement agency.

Given Lynch's improper meeting and her given bias... a grand jury or special prosecutor should've been convened.


Water under the bridge . . . . shoulda coulda woulda . . . . yall live in the past and have become obsessive about perceived wrongs . . . . just sayin.

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knothead wrote:
Water under the bridge . . . . shoulda coulda woulda . . . . yall live in the past and have become obsessive about perceived wrongs . . . . just sayin.

Can't be said enough--buncha sniveling crybabies.

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PkrBum wrote:Except for the reality that the FBI doesn't prosecute... it's a law enforcement agency.

Given Lynch's improper meeting and her given bias... a grand jury or special prosecutor should've been convened.


Water under the bridge . . . . shoulda coulda woulda . . . . yall live in the past and have become obsessive about perceived wrongs . . . . just sayin.

Sure... when the leftist ruling elite get a pass... while the pubs are given a proper investigation. Just sayin.

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Sure... when the leftist ruling elite get a pass...

We have a Republican President and a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate and you're still going on about "the leftist ruling elite".

Right, Good thinking there, sparky.

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when the leftist ruling elite get a pass.

Crimes should be prosecuted. The only question I can ask is after eight plus years of saying the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton committed crimes, there has not been one criminal indictment. So, I would ask one simple question.....what crimes are the leftist ruling elite getting a pass?

I have no problem with Justice investigating, but do have problems with political hearings serving as a distraction to an ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.

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2seaoat wrote:when the leftist ruling elite get a pass.

Crimes should be prosecuted.  The only question I can ask is after eight plus years of saying the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton committed crimes, there has not been one criminal indictment.  So, I would ask one simple question.....what crimes are the leftist ruling elite getting a pass?

I have no problem with Justice investigating, but do have problems with political hearings serving as a distraction to an ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.

And vice versa as the last President wasn't going to let his SOS get prosecuted on his watch and we know Lynch referred to it as a matter and not an investigation.

2seaoat wrote:when the leftist ruling elite get a pass.

Crimes should be prosecuted.  The only question I can ask is after eight plus years of saying the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton committed crimes, there has not been one criminal indictment.  So, I would ask one simple question.....what crimes are the leftist ruling elite getting a pass?

I have no problem with Justice investigating, but do have problems with political hearings serving as a distraction to an ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.

1. Gun running to foreign criminal cartels (fast n furious)
2. Wiretapping media.
3. Benghazi (related to more gun running and incompetent leadership) and Libya in general.
4. Clapper, rice, Lynch, Lerner, Hillary and countless Obama admin (including himself) lying to public.
5) IRS targeting and destruction of evidence.
6) Hillary email... to include foreign donations and giveaways to Clinton slushfund foundation.

I'm sure I could think of twice that are airtight cases... if I cared. I never expected justice... but for you to turn around and scream hair on fire for justice is just dumb after you ignore EVERY Obama scandal.

What a useful idiot... lol.

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2seaoat wrote:when the leftist ruling elite get a pass.

Crimes should be prosecuted.  The only question I can ask is after eight plus years of saying the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton committed crimes, there has not been one criminal indictment.  So, I would ask one simple question.....what crimes are the leftist ruling elite getting a pass?

I have no problem with Justice investigating, but do have problems with political hearings serving as a distraction to an ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.

1. Gun running to foreign criminal cartels (fast n furious)
2. Wiretapping media.
3. Benghazi (related to more gun running and incompetent leadership) and Libya in general.
4. Clapper, rice, Lynch, Lerner, Hillary and countless Obama admin (including himself) lying to public.
5) IRS targeting and destruction of evidence.
6) Hillary email... to include foreign donations and giveaways to Clinton slushfund foundation.

I'm sure I could think of twice that are airtight cases... if I cared. I never expected justice... but for you to turn around and scream hair on fire for justice is just dumb after you ignore EVERY Obama scandal.

What a useful idiot... lol.

You've been spouting this same lying crap since 2008. Enough is enough.

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2seaoat wrote:when the leftist ruling elite get a pass.

Crimes should be prosecuted.  The only question I can ask is after eight plus years of saying the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton committed crimes, there has not been one criminal indictment.  So, I would ask one simple question.....what crimes are the leftist ruling elite getting a pass?

I have no problem with Justice investigating, but do have problems with political hearings serving as a distraction to an ongoing investigation into Russian collusion.

Here you go sir.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-judiciary-committee-votes-to-probe-comey-and-clinton%E2%80%99s-2016-campaign/ar-AAoSRmD?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartanntp

First crimes, first.

Lisa Murkowsky Alaska got a call from Trump's Interior Secretary telling her their projects were now in jeopardy for not voting in Trump's favor. How much more will Americans take?

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That's funny... you had no problem with Obama bribing congressmen to pass Obamacaid.

Do you really think that there weren't threats too?

None of you have any credibility because you NEVER called Obama out.

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