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A Writer In Berlin: Find Out What Germany Thinks Of Trump

I’ve spent the past 12 days in Germany. It’s been an eye opening experience. I’ve learned about pilsners, wurst and impeccable manners. I’ve learned that Germans have plenty to say about Donald Trump. They aren’t afraid to share, either.

Before we had even boarded our flight in Boston, we struck up a conversation with a couple at the gate. “What do you think of Trump?” they asked. “He is dangerous. To the whole world, yes? You agree?”

We agreed.

Over the course of the past two weeks, I’ve spoken to a young tour guide, two waiters, and the 18 year old son of our hosts. All of these young people have had the same opinion. Trump is ridiculous, unintelligent, loud and boorish. They use words like “idiot,” “assh*le,” and “insane.” These young, working class Germans seem to brush Trump off as a joke. Their distaste for him is clear.

We have spoken at greater length to our hosts, a middle aged couple who work for a Berlin bank. They are highly educated, very intelligent, prosperous. The husband grew up on a farm in West Germany. His wife grew up in East Berlin. She lived behind the Wall until her late teens.

They have expressed a deep level of disgust for Trump. Like many German we’ve met, they are acutely aware of good manners. They are offended by Trump’s crude language. His threats of violence shock them. His immature name calling horrifies them.

He scares them.

Katja remembers what it was like to live under Soviet control. She remembers the empty promises of prosperity, and the slogans extolling the greatness of the State. One evening she said:

“To say ‘America first’ is wrong. It is like me saying I will put my husband first and the children have to wait for food. This makes no sense for the modern world.”

“Why do people trust leaders who say they are saviors? Didn’t Americans learn from what happened here with Hitler?”

“Trump is just like Putin, Erdogan, Hitler and others who only think about themselves. They want power and more power. They are not true leaders.”

“Trump’s words sound like Hitler’s speeches.”


Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 12:28 PM (1 replies)

This is too funny - Donald Duck does Trump

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 09:11 AM (4 replies)

Has anyone seen the obscene NRA anti-Hillary ad where they attack her for flying in private planes

Did they forget this:
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 10, 2016, 09:23 PM (1 replies)

Daily News: Trump must go: Hinting at assassination is too much, even for him



Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 10:44 PM (4 replies)

Trump keeps getting more outrageous and then walking back.

And the media keeps letting him off.

He should have been locked up for inciting a foreign power to hack our computers, nothing

Now, he calls for violence against another candidate and then walks it back, he should be in jail.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 09:03 PM (3 replies)

6 Rebuttals To The GOP War Cry Of ‘Hillary Clinton Is A Criminal’

Since she began her bid, we have heard the Republicans saying that the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is corrupt. We have especially heard a lot about her email servers. When Hillary Clinton epically told the orange wonder, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, that he should delete his Twitter account, all he could do was ask about the deleted emails.

Despite the FBI not charging Clinton, the Republicans still whine about the emails. Donald Trump even went so far as to ask the Russians to hack her email server.

In her defense, Mrs. Clinton is not the corrupt criminal everyone makes her out to be. I’ll debunk some of the lies that have been spreading about her.

1. She Caused The Death Of Captain Humayun Khan

The Khan family spoke up against Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention; their son, Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004. Donald Trump spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson made the ridiculous claim that Clinton caused their son’s death. This was five years before President Barack Obama was elected, and five years before Hillary Clinton was appointed as the Secretary of State.

2. The Emails!

The FBI decided not to press charges against Clinton for using a private email server. Two of the 55,000 emails were actually marked classified. They were wrongly marked and not actually classified. She used multiple servers for business and private emails.

FBI Director James Comey said that criminal charges would’ve been filed if she had “intentionally transmitted or willfully mishandled classified information.” She messed up by putting it on a private server, but she didn’t intentionally send any classified information. There were some classified emails in the mix, but they were not classified at the time.

Classified information sometimes doesn’t get marked that way right away. Someone needs to identify them as classified. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) admitted to faking the emails to make Clinton look guilty. He lied and wasted taxpayer money to conduct this witch hunt against her.

She has been cleared of wrongdoing, and she said she won’t store any information on private servers again. If that’s the only argument that Republicans have, then their stance is pretty weak. We can’t explore the legality of the emails without mentioning the multiple Benghazi investigations and how the GOP has tried to tie the two supposed ‘crimes’ to one another.

3. Benghazi

This is another one the GOP has been going on about for the entire election period and long before. They say that Hillary Clinton is responsible for the people who died in the Benghazi Embassy attack. There is an 800-page report that proved that Clinton did nothing wrong. She was not responsible for the deaths of those people.

There was also wasted a lot of taxpayer money on this witch hunt as well ($7 million). One of our Liberal America writers, Darrell Lucas, reported this about Gowdy back in May:

“Gowdy has effectively admitted that this “investigation” is completely illegitimate. If he has anything left in him, he will end this witch hunt and end it now. Let Gowdy know what you think on Facebook and on Twitter. And feel free to use the hashtag “#TreyShutItDown.”

The rest at the link: http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/08/07/hillary-clinton-criminal-rebuttal/
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 8, 2016, 06:52 AM (3 replies)

Surprise! Ark Encounter Isn’t Providing the Economic Boost Local Communities Were Expecting

Say what you will about the Creationist theology behind Ark Encounter, the $100 million Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky, but one of the supposed benefits of the attraction was the economic boost it was going to provide local communities.

If two million people visited Ark Encounter in its first year, as Answers in Genesis estimated, local restaurants would see new customers, hotels would be sold out, and stores would see an increase in sales.
It’s been nearly a month since the Park opened, and things are looking grim.
We already knew the job situation was messed up. The folks at Answers in Genesis promised that locals would get first crack at the new jobs created by the Ark. They neglected to point out at the time that those jobs would only be available for people who shared their fundamentalist view of the world. If you don’t accept Young Earth Creationism or the idea that homosexuality is a sin, for example, you can’t even sell tickets.
But what about the local communities? They’re suffering, too, reports Scott Wartman of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Aug 7, 2016, 06:39 PM (66 replies)

Just need someone to challenge Trump on a personal level again

He can't stand personal criticism and goes off the rail. Do that and he tanks further.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:15 AM (1 replies)

Bring out the Flip-flops

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Aug 6, 2016, 07:13 AM (0 replies)

Why a Meaningful Shift in the Trump-Clinton Race May Be at Hand

Hillary Clinton has a large and perhaps growing lead in the nation and in many of the predominantly white battleground states where Donald Trump was thought to have his best shot, according to a wave of new surveys released in the last two days.

Three national surveys — from Fox, NBC/WSJ and Marist/McClatchy — showed Mrs. Clinton ahead by big margins: 10, 9 and 15 percentage points. It’s the worst polling stretch for a presidential candidate at this stage since John McCain in mid-October of 2008.

It’s a little hard to make sense of it all, in part because the timing is a little unusual. This ought to be the heart of Mrs. Clinton’s post-convention bounce, when polling analysts generally preach caution. On the other hand, Mr. Trump had a tough week of his own making — drawing condemnation from Republican leaders and even causing a few high-profile defections from donors and the conservative media.

The prudent approach is to wait, and see whether Mrs. Clinton’s lead endures for another week or two — after convention bounces usually fade. In the interim, we can cautiously say that there is more reason than usual to think that Mrs. Clinton’s newfound lead represents a meaningful shift in the race, one that would make a comeback for Mr. Trump seem daunting if it holds.

In general, it’s not worth overthinking post-convention bounces. They don’t necessarily even reflect real shifts in voter attitudes, just changes in how likely people are to respond to surveys. But strong conventions can speed up unification of divided parties and usher in a real shift.


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 5, 2016, 12:55 PM (5 replies)
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