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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:27 AM

Donald Trump's sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office

From Gary Younge in The Guardian:

Donald Trumpís sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office

The president is an emblem of free-market, white supremacist nationalism. And it won the election.


Full story: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/18/donald-trump-sanity-free-market-white-supremacist-nationalism

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Reply Donald Trump's sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office (Original post)
arenean Oct 18 OP
Shanti Mama Oct 18 #1
bucolic_frolic Oct 18 #2
orangecrush Oct 18 #3
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #9
Boomer Oct 18 #4
Doc_Technical Oct 18 #5
djacq Oct 18 #6
democrank Oct 18 #7
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #8
FiveGoodMen Oct 18 #10
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #11

Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:33 AM

1. This is a must read

How did he come to be in the office? He represents the worst in us and one great support.

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:40 AM

2. They've been setting this up for 40 years, if not 50

It didn't just happen. They opposed Democrats and pushed their own power at every turn. Finally they saw a path to having it all. It was a march to the right. Talk radio, media conglomeration, state level party hacks, voter apathy, religious right and pulpit fascism - they had every lever figured out.

The question is how do you get them out of there.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:43 AM

3. +1

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:12 AM

9. It's OK to oppose Democrats. It's not OK to oppose democracy.

And THAT is what they've been doing for 50 years.

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:34 AM

4. I've always said...

Trump is not the problem, he's the symptom.

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:50 AM

5. Donald Trump is not the issue,

it's the hate filled dunderheads who voted for him;
and people removed from voter rolls,
and the gerrymandered districts,
and the long lines waiting to vote in certain neighborhoods,
and denying out of state students the vote,
and.......

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:21 AM

6. Trumpism real remain long after he's gone.

Very sad.

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:36 AM

7. We should think long and hard about this.

How did Trump get elected? Why does he still have the support of roughly 35%-38% of Americans?


Trump didnít just screw up a little bit, he tore up our institutions, ignored laws, rejected the Constitution, promoted White Nationalism, chose the least qualified for most positions, betrayed our troops, shamed us every time he spoke, practiced nepotism on steroids, on and on....

The United States of America is holding children in cages. Imagine.

Why did this happen, and how? I believe it happened little by little by little. We overlooked a lot. We accepted things we never should have, or at least didnít raise our voices enough. Racism, gun violence, homelessness, economic inequality, and more. For-profit prisons, crumbling infrastructure, obscenely overpriced health care system. We got coarsened. Some of us gave up.
Folks I know have had enough and are demanding system-wide changes.....not back to yesterday or 1955, but a complete overhaul.

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Response to arenean (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:11 AM

8. "won the election"

False. Putin installed Pres. Turd.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:14 AM

10. But a third of the nation still supports him

And that's a separate problem from how he got into the White House.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:42 AM

11. I really don't care about the Despicables; do U?

They will get theirs after we push out their Dear Leader.

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