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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:27 PM

 

Donald Trump keeps repeating one sentence "we have to take our country back"

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-keeps-repeating-one-sentence-heres-why-2015-8

In the above clip, he says it:

At the seven-second mark ("We have to bring our country back, Bill."
The 15-second mark ("We have to bring our country back."
At 3:06 ("We have to start a process where we take back our country."
At 3:11 ("We have to start a process, Bill, where we take back our country".
He also said, "Our country is going to hell," which is a negative phrasing of the same idea.

ATTN: spoke to a media consultant and strategist, Joel Silberman, about the repetition of this phrase and whether it has any deeper or coded meaning.

"It's a dog whistle," Silberman said. "It's a cheap way to appeal to people who are underemployed and to blame minorities for taking jobs."

Silberman thinks the repetition might not be a coincidence.

"I would be shocked if someone with that money did not do focus groups and that was the phrase that kept coming up," Silberman said. "The language from politicians these days does not come out of the air."



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-keeps-repeating-one-sentence-heres-why-2015-8#ixzz3jaMdBVoP

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Reply Donald Trump keeps repeating one sentence "we have to take our country back" (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 OP
SummerSnow Aug 2015 #1
Tobin S. Aug 2015 #4
SummerSnow Aug 2015 #9
hifiguy Aug 2015 #2
DinahMoeHum Aug 2015 #11
MiniMe Aug 2015 #3
struggle4progress Aug 2015 #8
nomorenomore08 Aug 2015 #13
Cleita Aug 2015 #5
ericson00 Aug 2015 #6
onenote Aug 2015 #7
DinahMoeHum Aug 2015 #10
BlueJazz Aug 2015 #12

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:30 PM

1. "We have to bring our country back." "We have to take back our country"

is just another way of saying ' the coloreds have too much much power and we have to put them back in their place"

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:38 PM

4. That's it.

Trump is running a very racist and bigoted campaign. It's meant to appeal to as many white people as possible. In a country where nearly 80% of the population is non-Latino white, Trump is hoping that enough of them will carry him into the White House.

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:22 PM

9. and their desire to get rid of the latino population is more due to

their voting power in the Democratic party. Soon as the Latinos started carrying national elections they went after them.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:31 PM

2. The only people from whom this country needs to be "taken back"

 

are the billionaire class like tRump and the other tenth-percenters.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:49 PM

11. +1000s

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:37 PM

3. From who? Or What?

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:56 PM

8. From crazy old rich white dudes with problematic hair-pieces, I think

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 08:23 PM

13. +1

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:56 PM

5. Every time I hear that phrase, I have to ask from whom

or what? Other Americans? It really is a meaningless phrase except as a dog whistle and a racist one at that.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:03 PM

6. he stole that from Howard Dean

 

n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:25 PM

7. Politicians of both parties have been using that phrase for years.

A one minute search on google turns up quotes from all sorts of people, Democrats (including HRC, Obama, Biden, Dean and even Al Franken) and repubs (Paul, Palin, Perry, etc etc).

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:48 PM

10. Honky Tonkers For Truth - Music Row Democrats

This goes back to the Gw Bush days. . .




TAKIN' MY COUNTRY BACK

country music's got mamas and daddys
we got bar rooms and old heartbreak songs
but i 'm here today to stand up and say
how i feel about my home sweet home
what's left, what's right and what's wrong... and

iím takiní my country back
son, you ain't been doiní her right
oh i been watchiní you and i donít like
how you've been treatiní my stars and stripes
you took our jobs and sent Ďem overseas
now we owe billions to the red chinese
you blew the budget and you botched iraq
so iím takiní my country back

we had a bundle in the treasury drawer
more than there had ever been before
but every day we're drownin' deeper in debt
maybe four years should be all you get
then you gave tax breaks to the millionaires
and tried to make the workiní man pay
but you canít tax a man when his jobs not there
now look at where we are todayÖhey

iím takiní my country back
son, you ain't been doiní her right
oh i been watchiní you and i donít like
how you've been treatiní my stars and stripes
you got too many fancy friends for me
the saudis treat you like you're royalty
you blew the budget and you botched iraq
now iím takiní my country back

now i can understand why you were hot
'cause bin laden never did get caught
so you said we had saddam to blame
tried to tell us it was all the same
but now the years roll by and our kids keep dyin'
you don't even have a plan to bring 'em home
and those w.m.d. you promised on t.v.
hey admit it, you figured it wrong... so i'm takin' my country back

now you donít know my name, but you know who i am
i'm your everyday work hard, play hard
raise kids and pray hard common man....
and lord knows i love this land...that's why

iím takiní my country back
son, you ain't been doiní her right
oh i been watchiní you and i donít like
how you've been treatiní my stars and stripes
you say "unite" but you divide us more
cussin' each other on the senate floor
ain't we supposed to be above all that ?
hey iím takiní my country back
i got my family and my church and flag...
now i'm takin' my country back

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:59 PM

12. I agree with the phase as in: Take our country back from the people who stole it. The 1%

 

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