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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:34 PM

What is America doing to lead the rest of the world through this crisis?

Is there any leadership at all by our fake president? Is there any desire to work with other nations, not in trying to pouch scientists, taking Covid 19 test materials from Italy and closing borders, but to be a leader who can bring the world together to defeat this virus and the subsequent economic collapse?

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Reply What is America doing to lead the rest of the world through this crisis? (Original post)
Doodley Mar 2020 OP
ansible Mar 2020 #1
Ghost Dog Mar 2020 #14
GReedDiamond Mar 2020 #17
LuckyCharms Mar 2020 #2
DonaldsRump Mar 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #4
Jim__ Mar 2020 #5
tirebiter Mar 2020 #6
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2020 #7
Doodley Mar 2020 #11
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2020 #12
Ghost Dog Mar 2020 #15
Doodley Mar 2020 #16
tirebiter Mar 2020 #18
Spider Jerusalem Mar 2020 #19
tirebiter Mar 2020 #20
madaboutharry Mar 2020 #8
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #9
dweller Mar 2020 #10
Demonaut Mar 2020 #13

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:35 PM

1. We're leading the world in showing them what NOT to do

 

This country's leadership and response is a fucking joke

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Response to ansible (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:52 PM

14. Putting $2000 per month into everyone's hands, including freelance unemployed & homeless,

for the duration would be a BIG positive example.

But this is already also on the table in the EU, in particular here in locked-down Spain.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:57 PM

17. I agree...but how would the homeless get paid?

By definition, they don't have a mailing address, so how would they receive any benefits?

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:35 PM

2. Putting Jared Kushner on the case.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:36 PM

3. Nothing. The US has abdicated its role as a world leader

since January 20, 2017.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:38 PM

4. Right now we're just a bad example.

"Leadership" is not a possibility from this administration.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:38 PM

5. Trump has no concept of working with other people.

He has no idea of what he should be doing now. He goes on TV and campaigns. That's all he knows.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:38 PM

6. Replacing Trump

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Is the first priority.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:40 PM

7. Nothing whatever, but I find the idea that the US should have a global leadership role arrogant?

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:47 PM

11. Why is it arrogant to step up to the plate? Why is it arrogant to see that there are

major challenges that the world faces and to rise to that challenge by collaborating, sharing ideas and resources and also showing by example? As a people, we are very privileged to live in a wealthy and relatively peaceful nation. We have a moral obligation to lead if that is what it takes to improve the prospects of the other 7 billion or so and the planet we live on.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:50 PM

12. "Lead the rest of the world" is arrogant

since it assumes that the US should have a leadership position in what should be a collaborative international effort? Europeans, Canadians, Australians, etc also live in wealthy and peaceful nations.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:55 PM

15. ... And China and South Korea have provided very positive examples. nt

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:56 PM

16. Leadership is not arrogance, if applied correctly. Leadership is essential to solve

the problems that are not being solved. Absence of leadership leads to inaction and inefficiency. Where is this collaborative effort and how well is it working?

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:20 AM

18. 2 world wars say it's necessary

3 if want to include the Cold War.. The idea is to minimize damage whenever and wherever. And itís supposed to be collaborative. Trump is an aberration.

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Response to tirebiter (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:23 AM

19. LOL.

not so much? US troops helped hasten the end of WWI (which the US entered after it had been going on nearly three years); US didn't deploy troops against Germany until the Germans were already retreating in North Africa (after El Alamein) and on the Eastern Front (after Stalingrad).

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:37 AM

20. Where that would have gone is troubling ar best

Stalingrad wasnít over until 1943 for starters. A complete takeover of Western Europe by Russia would have led to a less than enlightening time and another hot war. Iow, that would have maxed damage. Communist revolution would have also gone crazy in Africa and South America. Not to mention the continued empire of Japan in the other theater of war. You donít seem to have thought this through.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:42 PM

8. The rest of the world thinks Trump is an idiot.

They have zero respect for him and donít care what he says or does. They ignore him as much as possible.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:43 PM

9. It's become a shining example of what NOT to do, following in the footsteps of Italy. nt

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:45 PM

10. diddley

doodley

a damn shame
😕

✌🏼

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:52 PM

13. we are no longer leaders

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