I have never said that Trump was a perfect choice but where I come down on Trump is holding his feet to the fire on issues that he campaigned on. Is he a con?... I don't know, time will tell, but then again I find it quite amazing that the left continue to completely ignore Obama's faults. Just because he ran a tight ship, saw more people prosecuted for leaking than all other presidents combined. It it becoming clearer to anyone who will look that the Democratic party has some pretty large piles of bones in their closets.
As far as the direction that this country is headed under this president... it is interesting that national optimism polls are higher than they have been in quite a long time but if you read the msm narrative, the world couldn't be worse. The problem here is perception...and ironically a fear of change (Something progressives harp on continuously without defining exactly what the change should be and always accusing the right of being fearfully incapable of change) So the perception that Trump is bad is much greater than anything he has ACTUALLY done wrong and again, most everything that his proposes are things that have actually been DONE or started previously.... Walls, bans on certain countries to name two.
As far as moral and ethical equivalences... I would honestly say that while you can point to certian improprieties in trumps private business, that doesn't lessen the stinch that exists in our national government. It doesn't change the fact that mountains of regulations and laws which according to some people make almost every American an accidental felon each and every day, hamper our society, restrain our citizen and make us less capable of competing in the world... most of them were created to line the pockets of the legislator and their business friends while others were put in place by design. Some people just do not like the United States of America.
Lots of msm as a lot of questions about Trump... or inject innuendo and speculation into every word that Trump says but fail to address a lot of important issues. Case in point. While it is important to know if and who in Trumps administration might have nefarious dealings with Russia lots of people want to know why Comey never insisted on seeing the 'hacked' DNC computers. Those computers would have reveled forensic evidence no doubt, yet it was left to the DNC to have a private firm do the investigation... Maybe it is Trump who should investigate his own people and decide if anything is wrong.
This thing about the Clinton computer is very important to many people particularly in light of the Seth Rich murder... you know, the botched robbery where neither his wallet, watch, money, cards or phone was taken. The P.I. a retired DC cop hired by the family found through his own sources people who saw that Rich had communications with wikileaks and transfered those 'hacked' emails to wikileaks through an intermediary. If this is true, then the analyzes of DNC's computer would show no hack... no breach beyond the use and copying of documents by an authorized user and of course destroys the Russia connection which the left NEED to keep up the narrative against Trump... In all honesty here, I ask you, who is the real bad actor here?
Now I understand that you feel trump stiffed you... I don't know the detail and couldn't possibly banter about it but I do know that your venom towards him is seriously colored by that transaction... and you should know that too. While it is true that some people seem to have seen the wrong end of Trump power plays, if you actually pay attention to the accounts of many who deal with him, they worked together and made money... But the relatively few stories like yours seems to color the entire narrative and it is the ONLY one the msm and left leaning online sites dwell.
As you said in the first line of your comments.... "I just give up trying to get sensible dialogue with those who insist ...." As long as we have relatively opposite opinions on the true function of the US federal government under the constitution and as long as we see that government 'help' as very beneficial from one side and seriously harmful from the other... it is difficult to have good conversations. You have from time to time tenuously admitted ill effects of these programs but rather than addressing the root cause of the failures... you prefer bandaids as opposed to 'going back'.