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US political infighting is the threat to US national interests in the world

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Alton Willareal, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Alton Willareal

    Alton Willareal New Member

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    It is almost six months to the day since the election of Donald Trump as the US President. During this time the internal political struggle, initiated by the losing side, has not abated. On the contrary, it is escalating with each passing day. And it constitutes a real threat to internal stability and foreign policy interests of the USA.

    Recent survey, compiled by a consulting firm, results of which were obtained by the Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/state-...-tillerson-cite-longer-term-issues-1499194852) indicates that at this moment, according to most State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development employers, their leadership is far from the reality and engaged predominantly in political infighting, from which the US interests suffer all over the world. "People question if these two groups understand the role the Department of State plays in forwarding the interests of the United States in the world," the survey concludes.

    Most employers very harshly responded to a request for assessment of the US State Department leadership's work. And this is understandable because main efforts are being made not to protect US values and interests, but to fend off the attacks of the Democratic Party. In some regions it has already led to dismal consequences. For instance, Belarus' ruling regime has practically wiped out local progressive opposition and Belarusian democratic institutions have to wind down their activities, as reported by Matthew Sumpter, USAID Belarus Country Director.

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    To avoid negative impacts on the situation in other parts of the world where our representatives not only defend the US national interests, but also protect local democratic rights and freedoms, the US Congressmen should immediately stop to heat up the situation in the country; otherwise America is in danger of losing control over major political processes inside those countries whose values run counter to the principles of democracy. In the long run it can result in the loss of the US world leadership. In sum, there is only one question I must pose here to Democrats, who have lost recent presidential race: are you really ready to trade off the US national interests for your own ones?
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, they are hell bent for leather to do it.
     
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    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    So to parse all the above.... opposition to the republican legislative agenda
    Therefore....
    So the premise of the question is to what, agree with everything that the Republican Party propose or the national interest of the US is undermined?

    What a great idea! And, to confirm such a commitment then the legislature should confir upon the president the power of tenure in order to see through all the requisite legislation and amend your constitution so that elections are at the descretion of the President.
     
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    Hope you lumbered up before that stretch Scotty.
    I would opine that the establishment gop is little better that the opposituon as they refuse to stop feathering nests as well. But the left us just in lockstep.
     
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    Makes one question the OP somewhat huh ;)
     
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    Funny you should say that! I do believe you are asking the wrong people though! Every day it becomes a little more clear that it is Trump and his entourage who have not hesitated to put the US national interest BEHIND their own!

    And, it seem that the huge decrease in the world's confidence in the US and it's leadership is due, not to whatever you believe the Democratic party is doing to impair Trump's progress. . .but to Trump's policies, his personality. . .and his lies and inconsistencies!

    Face it, Trump and his policies have done nothing but to create chaos and to make the US a laughing stock in the world.

    Do I have to remind you of the last poll, where the confidence in US leadership went down from 64% under President Obama to 24% under Trump?

    Trump is the greatest danger to our national interest. . . and safety!

    America's global standing plummets under Donald Trump
    https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/06/daily-chart-19

    Donald Trump will 'make America less safe,' experts warn - NY Daily ...
    www.nydailynews.com/news/.../donald-trump-america-safe-experts-warn-article-1.2552
     
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    That's why I was delighted when Trump beat them. Delighted when Dave Brat ousted Eric Cantor gop whip. The status quo is killing us.
     
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    Yep. . .you got it! Just another delusional dream of Right wing nuts!
    Not even honest enough to consider that NOTHING in Trump's policies or in what the Republican Congress has tried (and failed, thank God) to do over the last 6 months makes "America Great" or "HELPS the middle class," but on the contrary, it destroys American values and America's leadership role in the world, making it drift slowly but surely into an under developed, fascist country.
     
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    I don't think you get the meaning of Scotsman remarks!

    I very much doubt that he buys into the premises of this OP and certainly not into "Trump and Republicans would make America great again if the Democrats just agreed to lock step with them!"

    Duh!
     
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    Only you and Scotty agree with lockstep politics. Opposing sides will always exist and no one gets everything they want but obama.
     
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    Sure. . . because President Obama didn't face any opposition, right? And. . .wasn't it your hero who said that "You will be tired of winning" and "I am a very, very, very, good negotiator, the best negotiator?" Fooled you. . .didn't he!:p

    What a clown you have become! You are starting to sound more and more like the orange clown in the White House!
     
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    huh......am I.......do they.......did he......!!!????
     
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    He doesn't...(y)
     
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    :LOL::LOL::LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    BO had no opposition, passed everything and what he couldn't he cheated on.
    He is a far better negotiator as even donkeys admit. Corruption is the problem.
     
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