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Budzilla
Oct 14, 2007

I do it because I love you.


Bush 43 left the Whitehouse and his reputation wasn't looking too hot. Lowest approval ratings. Iraq was in a terrible shape and was invaded for non-existent WMDs. The economy fell out. Generally speaking looking back on his tenure nobody with a shed of honesty would say it was a good presidency, most would call it one of the worst.

For 12 years GWB has largely stayed out of the media spotlight, did some painting and now considered an 'elder statesman'. If this could be done for the guy who flubbed the Hurricane Katrina response why not do it for Trump? The fact that you aren't automatically disgusted when you hear "George W. Bush" speaks volumes.

Trump will be much more difficult. Not only has his policies have been awful but the man is socially inept and extremely abrasive. This doesn't mean we can't rehabilitate his image! You have to remember he still has a large amount of support within the American electorate who just think he is the best and would do some half-assed insurrection on his behalf in the Capitol, while there is a pandemic killing hundreds of thousands of their fellow countrymen!

I just wanna throw out some ideas:
    -Keep him banned from social media to prevent his ID from flowing out
    -Improve his health so he doesn't look repulsive
    -Primary someone worse than him
    -Do some talk show fluff

So what should we do to improve the collective memory of Donald Trump?

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i say swears online
Mar 4, 2005

medio de fonte leporum surgo amariter




maybe in 100 years he'll be remembered as another james buchanan

Gringostar
Nov 12, 2016

The echos in my eyes
Of all they used to see
Burning down the world
Ashes and debris
And all that's left of you
And all that's left of me
All have washed away
Non-entity







Morbid Hound

i say swears online posted:

maybe in 100 years he'll be remembered as another james buchanan

secretly gay?

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Trump bombed Syria, which makes him incredibly presidential.

Dr. Killjoy
Oct 9, 2012




Mr. President Trump should spend more time with his son Barron, perhaps help him hone his gaming skills and thus he can find a new life attending his son’s esports matches.

redsniper
Feb 15, 2012


Gave me $1200. Made """""real politicians""""" mad. Not all bad.

E: spin him as a well meaning outsider politician who wasn't up to the task. Not the outsider we need but the one that was able to win election at the time. Paved the way for glorious Musk presidency etc.

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Loveshaft
Nov 3, 2020



Lets not rehabilitate Trump, thanks.

Jabberlock
Nov 29, 2014





Loveshaft posted:

Lets not rehabilitate Trump, thanks.



Agreed, how can you possibly rehabilitate a flawless individual?

Taintrunner
Apr 10, 2017

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Trump was the personification of all of the vulgarity of American politics, and spent 4 years putting a face on it that everyone could hate. Instead of learning the deeper lesson from this experience, about just how vile and disgusting American politics is, we instead chose to double down on getting behind electing an austerity rapist who has destroyed the lives of millions.

Budzilla
Oct 14, 2007

I do it because I love you.


Taintrunner posted:

Trump bombed Syria, which makes him incredibly presidential.
He also didn't start any wars.

redsniper posted:

E: spin him as a well meaning outsider politician who wasn't up to the task. Not the outsider we need but the one that was able to win election at the time.
This is good. Sure he got nowhere with the North Korean talks but at least he met the North Korean leader.

redsniper posted:

Gave me $1200. Made """""real politicians""""" mad. Not all bad.
Yes, the GOP primaries were very funny to see a bunch of cowards who bully on the poor for their own gain get steamrolled by the ultimate bully.

Loveshaft posted:

Lets not rehabilitate Trump, thanks.


C'mon

Taintrunner posted:

Trump was the personification of all of the vulgarity of American politics, and spent 4 years putting a face on it that everyone could hate. Instead of learning the deeper lesson from this experience, about just how vile and disgusting American politics is, we instead chose to double down on getting behind electing an austerity rapist who has destroyed the lives of millions.
Should we smear Biden with true and false statements so that he looks no better than Trump?

Dr. Killjoy
Oct 9, 2012




Pence is being rehabilitated and without both his desire and that of the GOP at large to rollback the modest gains in LGBT rights Trump would never have bothered to do so

say what you will about Trump he never clearly hated gay people he just never gave enough of a poo poo to stand up for them

s0j
May 17, 2003

get fucked, round-eye


Gringostar posted:

secretly gay?

secretly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqBHNuOoEvU#t=45s

Loveshaft
Nov 3, 2020




The only good thing he did as President was diplomacy with North Korea and Kim Jong-Un, even though it failed.

He didn’t start any new wars, true, but he dramatically intensified the existing Bush—Obama forever wars.

I do agree he turned a large segment of liberals into mindless, fascist-adjacent assholes.

He completely hosed up his “legacy” by not pardoning Snowden and Assange; he’ll forever be associated with the Capitol Hill riot and COVID now.

Dr. Killjoy
Oct 9, 2012




Trump’s not gay but he absorbed some mannerisms from gay people just like he did from every other group within New York City (except Puerto Ricans and African Americans) because he desperately, desperately seeks group validation and wants to be liked by others

hence why he should now hang out in the world of esports

Shear Modulus
Jun 9, 2010






donald trump campaigned against his opponent's potentially criminal actions but then when he was in office realized that after a divisive campaign season, what america truly needed was to come together and heal. his declining to lock up hillary clinton after repeatedly saying he would was the greatest act of statesmanship by an american president since obama recognized the need to look forward, not backward at the actions of the bush administration.

just like obama restrained himself from rash actions like closing the prison at guantanamo bay, so did trump from exiting NAFTA

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Flunky
Jan 1, 2014



he was a big man...

Budzilla
Oct 14, 2007

I do it because I love you.


Shear Modulus posted:

donald trump campaigned against his opponent's potentially criminal actions but then when he was in office realized that after a divisive campaign season, what america truly needed was to come together and heal. his declining to lock up hillary clinton after repeatedly saying he would was the greatest act of statesmanship by an american president since obama recognized the need to look forward, not backward at the actions of the bush administration.

redsniper
Feb 15, 2012


We joke but I feel dirty knowing this is all going to come true.

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i say swears online
Mar 4, 2005

medio de fonte leporum surgo amariter




Dr. Killjoy posted:

Trump’s not gay but he absorbed some mannerisms from gay people just like he did from every other group within New York City (except Puerto Ricans and African Americans) because he desperately, desperately seeks group validation and wants to be liked by others

he's a catty bitch and it owns

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