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Post by Holman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:14 am

Guys I think Trump might be a racist.


So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
So now even naturalized immigrants--even when elected to Congress by their fellow citizens--are dirty aliens.

AOC, incidentally, was born in The Bronx. Her parents were also born American citizens, meaning her American roots are deeper than Donald Trump's.
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Post by Skinypupy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:22 am

“Go back to where you came from!”

The rallying cry of racists and nationalists everywhere. That tweet has Miller’s fingerprints all over it.
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Post by Max Peck » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:26 am

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AOC, incidentally, was born in The Bronx. Her parents were also born American citizens, meaning her American roots are deeper than Donald Trump's.
Is there some context to indicate that he's referring to AOC? From the tweets alone, I'd think he meant Ilhan Omar.
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Post by Holman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:36 am

Max Peck wrote:
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Holman wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:14 am
AOC, incidentally, was born in The Bronx. Her parents were also born American citizens, meaning her American roots are deeper than Donald Trump's.
Is there some context to indicate that he's referring to AOC? From the tweets alone, I'd think he meant Ilhan Omar.
There are a small number of immigrants in Congress, but Trump goes plural with "“Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen," which almost certainly means Omar, AOC, and Tlaib (born in Detroit).

And of course AOC being Latina makes her inherently un-American to Deplorables.
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Post by malchior » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:21 pm

He is such a piece of shit. It is hard to express how disappointed I am at our nation. Maybe it is because I'm sitting in Europe at the moment. It'd be easy to just hate him alone but in the end there already was a willing element that he was easily able to stir up and corral.

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Post by hepcat » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Trump was absolutely talking about more than just Omar. He was referring to anyone in the progressive wing who isn't white. There is no doubt about that, given the fact that he spoke about them in plural.

This was probably his most blatantly racist tweet to date. Remember when the morons of this country were up in arms when Obama said "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon Martin", calling it a racist dog whistle? Where are your voices now, you hypocrites?
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Post by Archinerd » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:40 pm

It's kind of amazing how "Grab them by the pussy" seems quaint by today's standards.

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Post by Max Peck » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:54 pm

I still believe that Trump was mostly inspired by Omar when he shat forth those tweets, probably because Tucker Carlson went on a rant about her earlier this week.

However, he was also accidentally correct. All the other progressive Democratic congresswomen that he loves to hate actually do come from a country whose government is a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world. Well, maybe that's a little hyperbolic -- it seems within the realm of possibility that someone, somewhere, is doing a worse job than the Trump administration.
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Post by hepcat » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm

We’ve hit a bump, sure. But we’re hardly the most corrupt and inept government in the world. :roll:
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Post by hepcat » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:34 pm

Crap, forgot you’re Canadian.
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Maybe Green Goo will come out of retirement to explain why it is not funny.
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Post by Holman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am

Trump has been doubling down on his racist tweets all morning, just in case anyone expected otherwise.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:47 am

Well, the last 4 are all one big quote from Lindsay Graham.

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Post by Kraken » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 am

If he wins reelection on a white supremacist platform, then this country really is done for. If the election against an open racist is even close, that's going to be hard to get over.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 am

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If the election against an open racist is even close, that's going to be hard to get over.
Already happened last time. And yes, it will be hard to get over.
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Re: The Trump Presidency Thread

Post by Jeff V » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:46 am

LawBeefaroni wrote:
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If the election against an open racist is even close, that's going to be hard to get over.
Already happened last time. And yes, it will be hard to get over.
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Post by malchior » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 pm

He went out on the White House lawn and had a complete racist meltdown - he said Omar said she loved Al Queda. He is going to get someone murdered.
REPORTER: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?

TRUMP: It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.
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Post by malchior » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:07 pm

Guess I know who is 'retiring' next from Congress. For a R he went pretty far saying the remarks were racist. I don't know if an apology cuts it but even an apology is a fantasy wish.


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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:11 pm

Apologize? We're pretty far beyond apology. All this - his tweets, the ICE raids, the cages at the border, the Census question - there's a pattern and it should be setting off alarms, not requests for an apology.

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Post by malchior » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:20 pm

It is sort of indicative how bad it was because some GOP members reluctantly spoke out but so, so many have remained silent. Very disgusted but not surprised. Ive said it before but I'll never vote for anyone associated with the GOP ever again.

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malchior wrote:
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He went out on the White House lawn and had a complete racist meltdown - he said Omar said she loved Al Queda. He is going to get someone murdered.
REPORTER: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?

TRUMP: It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me.
I'd love the context of this. Many people agree that there "Progressive" Democrat Congresswomen originally from foreign countries serving, so that makes a simply verified factual claim true?

...

Found it



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Post by hepcat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:46 pm

I forget who it was, but some reporter broke it down once on how you can tell when Trump is openly lying. One of his tells is when he says "many people". If he uses that in a sentence, it's ALWAYS a lie.
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I forget who it was, but some reporter broke it down once on how you can tell when Trump is openly lying. One of his tells is when he says "many people". If he uses that in a sentence, it's ALWAYS a lie.
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hepcat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:46 pm
I forget who it was, but some reporter broke it down once on how you can tell when Trump is openly lying. One of his tells is when he says "many people". If he uses that in a sentence, it's ALWAYS a lie.
I dunno if it means he's openly lying but it does tell me he has a strong but uninformed belief in something and serves as a warning that I should prepart to go full pr0ner :roll: .

(Also I was curious how many non US born Congress women there are)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... oliticians

There are a total of six naturalized Congresswomen. I wonder which of the other 5 he's imply calling out.


I also wonder what POtuS thinks of Elaine Chao, who makes the wiki page but isn't a congressperson.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:12 pm

malchior wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:20 pm
It is sort of indicative how bad it was because some GOP members reluctantly spoke out but so, so many have remained silent. Very disgusted but not surprised. Ive said it before but I'll never vote for anyone associated with the GOP ever again.
For example, please see what Mitt Romney has to to say about all this:


.@MittRomney on Trump calling for 4 congresswoman to go back to their countries of origin? “I certainly feel a number of these new members of Congress have views that are not consistent with my experience and not consistent with building a strong America.”
Following up with:
At the same time, I recognize that the Pres has a unique and noble calling to unite all Americans regardless of our creeds or race or place of our national origin and I think in that case, the Pres fell far short.”
Thanks for chiming in and confirming you too are a POS with your "both sides are bad" nonsense.
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hepcat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:46 pm
I forget who it was, but some reporter broke it down once on how you can tell when Trump is openly lying. One of his tells is when he says "many people". If he uses that in a sentence, it's ALWAYS a lie.
Except here the sad case is that many people DO agree with him, and he knows it.

This whole week is a live-action fascist rally for that crowd.
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He has to make a last minute note to make sure to mention "some people"? Really? (Firefly or Castle of no words)

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Post by gameoverman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:29 pm

Skinypupy wrote:
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“Go back to where you came from!”

The rallying cry of racists and nationalists everywhere. That tweet has Miller’s fingerprints all over it.
Yeah, I've been hearing racists use that line since I was a kid. It's a standard catchphrase for them, especially in a diverse area like southern California. In any other reality I'd be completely shocked that the President of the United States is making a statement like that in 2019. But in the reality I live in, where Trump is that President, it's not shocking at all. It's expected. I mean, who is surprised by this really? This is the same President who said there was blame on both sides after an innocent person was murdered right?

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Post by Holman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:31 pm

Ah, look: here come the Obersturmführers.



And you have to know they're backing Trump up 100% in the Deplorable circles we seldom see. This feels like a next stage.
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Post by hepcat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:32 pm

LordMortis wrote:
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He has to make a last minute note to make sure to mention "some people"? Really? (Firefly or Castle of no words)
Help me out here, I'm trying to follow that last part. Are you trying to say Nathan FIllion or something? :?
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hepcat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:32 pm
LordMortis wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:26 pm
He has to make a last minute note to make sure to mention "some people"? Really? (Firefly or Castle of no words)
Help me out here, I'm trying to follow that last part. Are you trying to say Nathan FIllion or something? :?
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LawBeefaroni wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:34 pm
hepcat wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:32 pm
LordMortis wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:26 pm
He has to make a last minute note to make sure to mention "some people"? Really? (Firefly or Castle of no words)
Help me out here, I'm trying to follow that last part. Are you trying to say Nathan FIllion or something? :?
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:36 pm

Holman wrote:
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Ah, look: here come the Obersturmführers.



And you have to know they're backing Trump up 100% in the Deplorable circles we seldom see. This feels like a next stage.
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Yes. That.

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Post by hepcat » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:42 pm

Ah, got it. My LM translator must be broken as I didn't even make that connection.
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