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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:49 AM

Donald Trump Compares Trade Deal To Rape

Source: Reuters through Huffington Post

Trump criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement as a U.S. job killer, saying he would be willing to scrap the pact if Canada and Mexico were unwilling to budge. He also tried to link Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to the deal on the eve of a meeting in Ottawa of the “three amigos,” the leaders of the three NAFTA signatories: the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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But Trump has broken with Republican Party orthodoxy in criticizing trade deals, and has threatened to slap tariffs on Mexican and Chinese imports. His rhetoric has drawn criticism from many economists, who say such practices could spark trade wars.

As Trump spoke, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is usually in sync with prominent Republicans on trade policy, said on Twitter: “Under Trump’s trade plans, we would see higher prices, fewer jobs, and a weaker economy.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-trade_us_5773230ae4b0eb90355cd21d?section=



Oh good! Republicans are talking about rape again. This usually has legs
and they do themselves a lot of harm.

Trump appeared in front of bales of recycled aluminum. Perhaps he's trying
to erase the Nazi Golf Ball motif that accompanied his golf course speech in
Scotland?

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Reply Donald Trump Compares Trade Deal To Rape (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 OP
patricia92243 Jun 2016 #1
seabeckind Jun 2016 #2
stonecutter357 Jun 2016 #3
Hekate Jun 2016 #4
OnDoutside Jun 2016 #5
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2016 #7
Cryptoad Jun 2016 #6
videohead5 Jun 2016 #8
IrishEyes Jun 2016 #9
TomCADem Jun 2016 #11
Sunlei Jun 2016 #10
mopinko Jun 2016 #13

Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:21 AM

1. Recycled aluminum - I couldn't figure out what that was. n/t

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:26 AM

2. In the lower classes,

they compare lots of situations to getting screwed. Like mandates, the ACA, affirmative action, taxes, etc.

Trump is speaking to them in their language.

Not trying to defend Trump in any way but an understanding of the situation comes in handy.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:45 AM

3. obviously trump has never been Raped.

he would not use that language if he had.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:58 AM

4. Trump likes talking about rape. He likes defending rapists. He likes rapists endorsing him.

Gee, do you think Ivana was telling the truth the first time?

And what do you think he has in mind for the country?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:08 AM

5. This is looking more like the Blazing Saddles Posse Recruitment Drive ! See here

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 07:16 PM

12. My grandfather was a methodist minister

 

and I was Methodist when I was a believer. That scene always made me laugh, but then Methodists are not easy to offend (unless someone didn't turn the coffee pot on )

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:07 AM

7. Trump endorsed by rapist boxer

“Mike Tyson endorsed me, I love it,” Trump said in April in Indiana. “You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that.”

Trump will be holding a sports convention in Cleveland July 18:

www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-28/trump-campaign-lining-up-tyson-and-ditka-for-convention

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:18 AM

6. Did he mention all the outsourcing to China he has taken part in?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:43 AM

8. Don't Forget


Trump said wages are too high.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:10 AM

9. I really hate it when people use the word rape like that.

I have heard more than a few men say things like "He really raped me in this deal". Rape is not another word for screwed, cheated or ripped off. It is such a horrible thing to say. The word rape should only be used in reference to this terrible crime. I thought I couldn't despise Trump anymore but he just keeps saying more horrible things every day. Unfortunately, Trump's use of the word rape is not unusual for the Republican party. There are so many disgusting republican comments on rape.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:16 AM

11. How Todd Akin And Paul Ryan Partnered To Redefine Rape

Trump's loose use of the word rape is hardly out of the Republican mainstream.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/19/712251/how-todd-akin-and-paul-ryan-partnered-to-redefine-rape/

Earlier today, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) claimed that “legitimate rape” does not often lead to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is not the first time the biologically challenged senate candidate tried to minimize the impact of rape. Last year, Akin joined with GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as two of the original co-sponsors of the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill which, among other things, introduced the country to the bizarre term “forcible rape.”

Federal law prevents federal Medicaid funds and similar programs from paying for abortions. Yet the law also contains an exception for women who are raped. The bill Akin and Ryan cosponsored would have narrowed this exception, providing that only pregnancies arising from “forcible rape” may be terminated. Because the primary target of Akin and Ryan’s effort are Medicaid recipients — patients who are unlikely to be able to afford an abortion absent Medicaid funding — the likely impact of this bill would have been forcing many rape survivors to carry their rapist’s baby to term. Michelle Goldberg explains who Akin and Ryan would likely target:

Under H.R. 3, only victims of “forcible rape” would qualify for federally funded abortions. Victims of statutory rape—say, a 13-year-old girl impregnated by a 30-year-old man—would be on their own. So would victims of incest if they’re over 18. And while “forcible rape” isn’t defined in the criminal code, the addition of the adjective seems certain to exclude acts of rape that don’t involve overt violence—say, cases where a woman is drugged or has a limited mental capacity. “It’s basically putting more restrictions on what was defined historically as rape,” says Keenan.


Although a version of this bill passed the GOP-controlled House, the “forcible rape” language was eventually removed due to widespread public outcry. Paul Ryan, however, believes that the “forcible rape” language does not actually go far enough to force women to carry their rapist’s baby. Ryan believes that abortion should be illegal in all cases except for “cases in which a doctor deems an abortion necessary to save the mother’s life.” So rape survivors are out of luck.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 11:16 AM

10. start with your goofie republican made in china hats

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 10:56 AM

13. made my skin crawl. the way he said it.

 

and repeated it. talk about appealing directly to the lizard brain. scariest thing i have seen out of him yet.

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