Question: How did we get to this point?

Nov 2012
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Something that is a truth goober... the Revenue collection for 2018 was a record high...


Trumps tax cuts created RECORD HIGH REVENUE ... as Barney would say to a goober, Go Figger
 
Jul 2014
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Record deficit.

the Deficit in 2010 was 1,600 billion with a GDP of <1%..

The Defict for FY 2018 was 877 billion ~50% LESS THAN THE RECORD.

Man you need to get your facts straight... oh wait you suffer from TDS it limits you ability to acknowledge the truth.
(Should I tell him that November is fiscal 2019, and the 205 billion deficit was the largest deficit ever recorded for November?)
 
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(Should I tell him that November is fiscal 2019, and the 205 billion deficit was the largest deficit ever recorded for November?)
Now now.. but it is STILL 50% smaller than the RECORD DEFICIT...


For November... oooohhh..


Explain to me why Democrats borrowed 14,2000 of our TOTAL NATIONAL DEBT please You do understand that 66% of our national debt are a result of Democrat Controlled congresses.
 

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Now now.. but it is STILL 50% smaller than the RECORD DEFICIT...


For November... oooohhh..


Explain to me why Democrats borrowed 14,2000 of our TOTAL NATIONAL DEBT please You do understand that 66% of our national debt are a result of Democrat Controlled congresses.
How much of that Dem-controlled Congress debt was signed into law by an R president?
 
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How did we get to the point where the guys who killed Osama bin Laden are the bad guys and the guys who bankrolled 9/11 are the good guys?

Turning a blind eye toward one's beliefs for the sake of political advantage is nothing new; many of those supporting Trump are just the latest example. Perhaps this comes to mind because I'm having a debate about Bill Clinton's trouble's vs Trump's in another thread, but does anyone remember the remarkable op ed Gloria Steinem penned in defense of Bill Clinton in 1998? It's quite a read 20 years on and while in the #MeToo era:

Opinion | March 22, 1998: Why Feminists Support Clinton

... so according to our dear Gloria, after having had Paula Corbin Jones escorted to his hotel room, exposing himself, and demanding oral sex, perhaps the most prominent liberal women's activist of the last 70 years actually tried to make the case that Clinton should be, in a way, commended for having taken "no" for an answer.


Powerful thing, politics.
 
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How did we get to the point where the guys who killed Osama bin Laden are the bad guys and the guys who bankrolled 9/11 are the good guys?
Quite a loaded and ambiguous question you pose. Before we can proceed with your question, we must first establish that your premises are true.

1. Was Osama bin Laden killed by some "guys"? Apparently not, according to these sources:

PressTV-‘Bin Laden died in Afghanistan in 2001’
Kidney failure may already have killed Bin Laden
But, but, bin Laden died in 2001, didn't he??!

2. You're implicitly assuming that the "guys" who killed Osama bin Laden (assumption within an assumption) and the "guys" who bankrolled 9/11 are all different guys. How do you know that to be the case?

3. You're implying that prior to this point in question (as though it even exists - yet another assumption) things were different; were things different before this point in question, assuming it even exists?
 
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When Trump was elected all sorts of known quantities were discarded or turned upside down.
In the field of information theory, what's being done here is known as error correction.

The importance of a person's character became obsolete. Diplomacy was thrown out. Truth/facts=gone. Fiscal responsibility=a joke. The concept of Conservatism=missing. Family values=absent. Trade=cattywampus.
Good=bad. Up=down. Stable=unstable. Good guys=bad guys and on and on and on.
Maybe it's you who has had things backwards all along, and now that they're being remedied it seems to you like things are going from correct to incorrect.