Please explain how you can vote for Trump. Can you admit the real reason?

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  1. FAW

    FAW Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    As a Republican/Conservative, I would personally be skeptical of Manchin.

    Politicians tend to do whatever it takes to get themselves elected. When being a moderate Democrat was a viable lane in the 90's, Biden was a moderate. Now that the wackos are in charge, he too has become a wacko. He has evolved into whatever is necessary in order to win at that moment. In Manchin's case, he is a Democrat in what is now a solidly Republican state. Being fiercely moderate is the ONLY chance that a Democrat has of being elected in a Republican state, so that is what he has become.

    If he were the President, he would no longer be shepherding over a solidly Republican electorate as he does in West Virginia. I would not bet against the notion that in that situation he would morph far closer to being a traditional Democrat at that point. I guess what I am trying to say is that I am skeptical of his moderate cred, and tend to believe that he is a moderate primarily because that is the ONLY way for a Democrat to win in W Virgina.

    On top of that, it is a moot point, because there is not a snowball's chance in hell that Democrats will choose him as their nominee, and if he were to run as an independent, they have no true path to victory.
     
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  2. Joe knows

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    You’re right, I just searched it and I definitely confused the two. That doesn’t however discredit Reagan and his gun grabs as well.
     
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    Neither because both have the same intentions of taking away gun rights. One was the first to ever confiscate firearm attachments. No one has crossed that line but him. I don’t understand how you can as a gun supporter try and make that out to be acceptable.
     
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    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I dont know about that

    Manchin throwing a wrench into Democrats’ push for broader gun control
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate...-into-democrats-push-for-broader-gun-control/
    A racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo is putting new pressure on Democrats to consider gun control legislation — but once again, centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is emerging as a problem.
     
  5. Patricio Da Silva

    Patricio Da Silva Well-Known Member Donor

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    Most on the right are voting for Trump, that's who I'm talking to.
     
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    OK so you are going to basically help the democrats appoint more anti gun judges. I don't know who you can pretend that one side is no better than the other
     
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    I don't dispute that but if he's president what sort of justices and judges do you think we get?
     
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    Pro_Line_FL Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    My crystal ball is in the shop, so I don't know.
     
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    Turtledude Well-Known Member Donor

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    well you being a well educated man, tell me how the last five administrations' judicial picks have voted on gun issues
     
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    I ain’t voting for anyone. They all are garbage
     
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    I damn sure won’t ever vote for the president that made first ever confiscation order in American history
     
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    I find that silly
     
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    You again fail to understand what the alternative would have done and you fail to understand how Trump's justices and judges have ruled on gun issues vs Biden's.
     
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    Patricio Da Silva Well-Known Member Donor

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    What were Trump's major legislative achievements?

    A tax cut?

    That's not a lot.

    Sure, there's a list of a lot of fluffy little things, which all presidents have similar lists, but he's short on major legislative Achievements.

    Trump's only major legislative achievement was a tax bill, and tax bills are always slam dunks for conservatives, it didn't take any real effort for Trump to get it passed as he had both houses under his thumb. Many of his 'deregulations' weren't good ideas at all, and have damaged America.
     
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    What's the point when Manchin was not part of any of the past 5 admins.
     
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    I am going on democrat vs republican administrations
     
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    Confiscation? I’m sure she would have tried but like I said, the republicans wouldn’t have laid down to it or defended it just as you are doing right now
     
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    You ignore the importance of the judiciary
     
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    Is the bump stock ban still in effect?
     
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    Go ahead. I am simply talking about Manchin, who is more middle of the road guy than anyone of the past 5 admins.
     
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    why do you pretend that things would have been better with Hilary in office?
     
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    He just announced he is not going to seek a third party bid and he won't run for re-election. It appears he will be irrelevant in a year. He's on ABC right now live
     
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    Because republicans and the NRA wouldn’t have folded at the knee. And it may not have been better. I am not making that claim but they damn sure would have fought a bit harder. I voted for Trump in round one but his stance on guns made me change my position on him forever. I will never vote for a gun grabber.
     
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    I seen this yesterday that he won’t run and he won’t give an endorsement yet either.
     
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    Sounds like he simply said he is not endorsing Biden, and that he is not running as 3rd party
     
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