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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 11:55 AM

Trump: Scalise 'May Have Brought Some Unity' To US Through 'Great Sacrifice'

Source: Talking Points Memo



By ESME CRIBB Published JUNE 15, 2017 11:42 AM

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he hopes House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has “brought some unity” to the United States by making a “great sacrifice.” Scalise was shot on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice.

“Steve in his own way may have brought some unity to our long-divided county,” Trump said in remarks at the White House before signing an executive order. “I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country. Let’s hope so.” He said Scalise is “in some trouble.”

“It’s been much more difficult than people even thought at the time,” Trump said. “But he’s a great fighter and he’s going to be OK, we hope.”

MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday said Scalise was shot in the hip and “will require additional operations.”

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-scalise-brought-unity-gop-shooting

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Reply Trump: Scalise 'May Have Brought Some Unity' To US Through 'Great Sacrifice' (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #1
itcfish Jun 2017 #2
angstlessk Jun 2017 #3
forgotmylogin Jun 2017 #6
Doug the Dem Jun 2017 #7
groundloop Jun 2017 #13
angstlessk Jun 2017 #14
Grins Jun 2017 #4
forgotmylogin Jun 2017 #9
Juliusseizure Jun 2017 #17
Juliusseizure Jun 2017 #11
Nash Teeth Jun 2017 #5
angstlessk Jun 2017 #8
Yonnie3 Jun 2017 #10
Scarsdale Jun 2017 #12
Yonnie3 Jun 2017 #15
Texin Jun 2017 #16
Permanut Jun 2017 #18
SethH Jun 2017 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:07 PM

1. ? ? ?

what in heaven's name is he blathering about?

Unity? Every event is a chance for everyone to start agreeing with Trump?

Tremendous empathy btw, must have blipped .000002 on the Richter Scale

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:14 PM

2. What a Moron

N/T

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:16 PM

3. Isn't sacrifice something you do willingly?

As I recall he did not get shot protecting anything...except the right to carry a gun where you wish?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:24 PM

6. This.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:27 PM

7. Yup

 

If I could rec a reply, I'd do so here.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:01 PM

13. Not necessarily.... my cousin made "ultimate sacrifice" in 'Nam.... that certainly wasn't willingly

But, not to detract from the discussion at hand.... 45* has been, is, and always will be a blithering idiot.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:07 PM

14. Yes, there is that, but Scalise was not drafted into service

Sorry for your cousin's death....he is truly a hero who was sacrificed by old men never in danger.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:18 PM

4. How is GETTING shot a sacrifice?

How is standing on 2nd base and GETTING shot a sacrifice?

Sacrifice, noun sac·ri·fice ˈsa-krə-ˌfīs, also -fəs or -ˌfīz
something offered in sacrifice, to give up something FOR SOMETHING ELSE considered more important...

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:29 PM

9. 45 has heard about a "sacrifice fly ball"

The batter sacrifices himself by hitting a ball high that is easy to catch but hangs in the air which gets him out but gives a runner time to make it home and score.

The batter does it willingly (or as directed by the coach), so it is a *sacrifice*.

If Scalise had dove in front of someone else to shield them, *that* would be a sacrifice.

Scalise was a *victim* of someone who didn't need to have a gun.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:19 PM

17. Maybe two types of sacrifice here

I won't go into hypotheticals, but he could have taken one for the team on numerous levels.

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:54 PM

11. Maybe a baseball reference

Sacrifice is also a baseball term. Maybe he's referring to something he did in the course of the game?

I know a lawyer who would charge $1,500 an hour for that explanation.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:19 PM

5. Misread headline as ending with 'Goat Sacrifice'

that would have been way cooler.

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Response to Nash Teeth (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:28 PM

8. You cruel person, you made me laugh!

I really don't like being made to do anything

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:46 PM

10. He is so inept that ...

he fails at using the wounded Senator for a talking point.

Hey, Donnie, why don't you make a "great sacrifice" and Resign? You will be famous.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:59 PM

12. He can't

Putin would call in his debts!! Did the grade school children at Sandy Hook make sacrifices? How about the UPS workers in Ca.? Or the numerous other victims of gun violence. He makes himself look dumber by the day.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:07 PM

15. "Makes himself look dumber by the day."

Amen to that. Just when I think he can't look any dumber, he proves me wrong. If we weren't in so much danger from this administration, I would be LMAO at him and his toadies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:18 PM

16. Excuse me, but exactly what "SACRIFICE" did Scalise make?

The guy got shot practicing baseball not on a battlefield and not because he was throwing himself on top of a school teacher who was being shot in a mass shooting of unarmed babies in a suburban school.

I'm not minimizing his injuries or excusing this incident, but guys like Scalise and every fucking member of the GOP who have bowed down and scraped for the NRA have brought this on themselves. Every fucking GOP member who has supported ripping the neediest, most vulnerable people among us from live-sustaining medical care or food brought this on themselves. Every member of this godforsaken party who spewed venom and pitted people against each other for well over eight years brought this on themselves.

How could something like this N O T happen? You enact legislation throughout the country that allows any nutcase to walk into a gun shop or gun show and walk out with an assault weapon the same day and then tell him (or her) that it's perfectly fine to just walk around wherever they go with it or put it in their lap while the drive, or carry it onto and into a college classroom, and then after one of the same damn group of people who are directly responsible for the laxity of background checks and the flagrant, open carrying of guns in public get shot by a nut the exact way reasonable people said would happen because of the prevalence of nuts with guns allowed to openly carry them, well, damn it, these hypocrites probably deserve what happened and more. Sorry. You tend to reap what you sew. I'd have thought a good Bible-toting Repuke would be familiar with that.

So I don't want to hear a fucking word about so-called 'sacrifice'.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:29 PM

18. Says the expert on "bringing unity"..

You know, the Pilllsbury Doughboy with the bleached weasel stuck to his head.

Same guy who brought us:

"I could shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters"

There are hundreds more divisive quotes I could put in here, but they're already in the DU posts over the last two years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 06:20 PM

19. it's odd to have a president like this

his words carry no weight.

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