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Trump speaks regarding Charlottesville

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A lot of wisdom there if anyone cares to listen.
    M-Bob
     
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  2. iluvatar5150

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    I listened. I didn't hear any wisdom. I did hear some mealy mouthed equivocating and a reserved, careful tone from a guy who'll normally run his mouth about anything. He can give the mayor of London a hard time when someone plows a van into tourists there, but he can't even bring himself to call out a bunch of white supremacists? He's a moral coward.
     
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  3. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I guess you think you could do better.
    That's what our country has came to.
    When the glass is half-full.
    They will swear that it is half empty.
    M-Bob
     
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  4. iluvatar5150

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    I tend to be less inclined than most to think I could do a better job than politicians, but in this case, yeah. I think I could .
     
  5. tulc

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    I certainly couldn't do worse. And as an aside? I'd definitely denounce any Nazi's that tried to support me. :wave:

    uhmmm...if the glass is half full it IS also half empty. :sorry:
    tulc(just thought that should be pointed out) :oldthumbsup:
     
  6. Hank77

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    Well many Republican senators and representatives are doing much better. They aren't pulling any punches.
     
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  7. lasthero

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    It is rather telling, especially considering how he chided Obama over the whole 'Islamic terrorists' thing.
     
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  8. Mountainmanbob

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    But, he was right on that one now wasn't he.
    M-Bob
     
  9. LoAmmi

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    Absolutely. As soon as Trump uttered that phrase, ISIS disappeared into a puff of smoke and we never had to worry about Islamic terror ever again.
     
  10. Zoness

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    Looks like he tried really hard to avoid alienating white supremacists which makes sense, given how much they support him.

    For a man that loves talking smack about anything and everything his lack of calling out white supremacists is VERY telling and hardly comes as a shock.
     
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  11. Mountainmanbob

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    Both sides were acting stupid today in Charlottesville, of course some do not see that.

    I support neither side involved in The Clash today.

    MB
     
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  12. JGG

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    What was he going to do, denounce just plain old, regular Terrorism?
     
  13. Drekkan85

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    So you support his support of literal NAZIs? Because I for one blame the NAZIs - unless you'd like to support the NAZIs in blaming the people opposing the NAZIs.
     
  14. Zoness

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    #WhereWasHeRadicalized

    Why won't white moderate Christians speak up? Why didn't his pastor tell the authorities about his plans? What websites did he visit?

    Oh wait this wasn't an Islamic attack...carry on....
     
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  15. Mountainmanbob

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    I also saw that on the Fake News Channels.
    M-Bob
     
  16. Mountainmanbob

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  17. Vylo

    Vylo Stick with the King!

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    Were both sides plowing vehicles into each other? Were both sides exposing racism?
     
  18. Mountainmanbob

    Mountainmanbob Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would not have attended the event on either side of the aisle.
    You pick your side?
    I pick neither.
    M-Bob
     
  19. Fantine

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    In the pictures of the confrontations, which side was armed with assault weapons? Wearing para-military gear? Holding shields with alt-right symbols? Holding hateful and inflammatory flags?

    Reading about the counterprotesters, I did hear that they "jeered." That they said, "Racists go home," (statement of fact...)

    How much research would it have taken for President Trump to have realized who was behind the violence? Ten seconds? One half page of summaries?

    In his speech, he went from avoiding accountability himself (a practice in which he shows considerable experience and skill) to letting his proxies avoid accountability.

    Since I am a Catholic, I know a lot of people who have excused War-and-Peace-length volumes of sins committed by Donald Trump because he is allegedly "pro-life," but I can't imagine how the comments of the past week could not have given them a harsh introduction to reality. If they haven't had one, I am beyond speechless.
     
  20. ThatRobGuy

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    I touched on this a bit in the other big thread that's going on about this....

    While it's true that one particular side escalated to lethal violence, both sides were part of the escalation pattern that led to that ending.

    Like others, I despise both White Supremacists and Antifa...

    However if two sides are intentionally provoking each other in a ever-escalating manner, there's only one way it can end. ...and to say that it was all one side's fault just because they happened to put the final piece of the violence puzzle together is inaccurate.

    A lot of taunting, fights, and provocation came from both sides leading up to the very unfortunate ending.
     
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