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    Quote Originally Posted by CharminTide View Post
    I get that there’s a large cohort of Americans long prejudiced against black and brown people. But, prior to Trump, was there actually a group of people who were excited to display racism towards Native Americans? Maybe it’s related to his casino history? Weird thing to try and make resonate with voters.

    Either way, the president is bragging about our nation’s near-genocidal history to throw shade on a descendent of those we’ve oppressed. It would be like Angela Merkel making an oven joke against a Jewish political opponent. Those who still support Trump are truly the worst people, full stop.
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    It's the same people. Your mistake is thinking that they just hate black and brown people. Truthfully they are afraid of every "other" that isn't specifically just like them. That fear leads to prejudice.
    Prejudice leads to hate. Hate leads to the DARK SIDE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trump
    We're going to have insurance for everybody, there was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us.They can expect to have great health care. It will be in a much simplified form. Much less expensive and much better. Source
    Quote Originally Posted by Obama
    If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Source
    Can you guess which quote branded a president as a habitual liar?

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    Prejudice leads to hate. Hate leads to the DARK SIDE.
    Only a Sith deals in absolutes
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    Only a Sith deals in absolutes
    This line from the prequels always made me think...isn't that statement in itself an absolute?
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

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    Former Fox News Correspondent Lea Gabrielle to Lead State Department’s Counter-Propaganda Office


    Navy veteran and former Fox News correspondent Lea Gabrielle confirmed in a Thursday interview with Foreign Policy that she has been named the new head of the U.S. Department of State’s counter-propaganda effort. Gabrielle will take lead of the Global Engagement Center, which helps the secretary of state respond to “Russian disinformation, terrorist group messaging, and Chinese propaganda,” as Foreign Policy noted. “We have to realize that we are under attack by adversary countries and international terrorist organizations that are using propaganda and disinformation as a weapon,” Gabrielle said in the interview, reportedly citing China, Iran, and Russia. “They’re doing it because it’s cheap, and it’s easy, and because they can.” Gabrielle was a naval fighter pilot and then an intelligence officer who reportedly fought in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She later became a reporter for NBC News and then Fox News, where she primarily served as a correspondent for Shepard Smith Reporting.

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    I can't find the Quora location, but here is one Brit's long answer to why Brits don't like Trump. It's in the category of "tell us how you really feel": (BTW, there's one word which is an obscenity in American slang but not in British.)

    Someone on Quora asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?" Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response.
    A few things spring to mind.
    Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
    For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
    So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
    Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.
    I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
    But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
    Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
    And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
    There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
    Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
    Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
    And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
    Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
    He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
    He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
    And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
    That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
    There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.
    So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
    Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
    You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
    This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
    After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of ..... His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
    God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
    He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
    In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.
    And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
    'My God… what… have… I… created?
    If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.
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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    I want every last bit of that on a t-shirt! If I gain a few more pounds it might fit.

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    In other, more winning, news.....

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    In other, more winning, news.....

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    That is ominous...
    "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Ellen Parr"

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

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    That is ominous...
    Last Week Tonight had a good feature story about this a while back. I’ve been expecting that bubble to start getting ready to pop for a while now.

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    That is ominous...
    Nah, this is fine.jpg

    The US national debt just topped $22 trillion for the first time in history

    Fortunately Vanguard is on top of this: invest in foreign markets since we're doomed here.

    Vanguard dramatically cuts its expected rate of return for the stock market over the next decade

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    Re: The policy and politics of Trumpism

    Quote Originally Posted by CharminTide View Post
    Nah, this is fine.jpg

    The US national debt just topped $22 trillion for the first time in history

    Fortunately Vanguard is on top of this: invest in foreign markets since we're doomed here.

    Vanguard dramatically cuts its expected rate of return for the stock market over the next decade
    Hey Charmin......will this issue be highlighted in the upcoming election campaigns, in your opinion? I realize it doesn't have quite the same 'sex appeal' as health care or immigration, but certainly it impacts many Americans.

    Just curious what your thoughts are...thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    Hey Charmin......will this issue be highlighted in the upcoming election campaigns, in your opinion? I realize it doesn't have quite the same 'sex appeal' as health care or immigration, but certainly it impacts many Americans.

    Just curious what your thoughts are...thanks!
    I think during the Democratic primary many different issues will come up. However, I think if Trump is on the Republican ticket then the democrat will not have to address many issues. They should run against Trump, not run for anything. Repeatedly remind America of all of Trump failures, character issues, misdeeds, etc.

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