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Rigondeaux
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July 28th, 2016 at 8:26:18 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

(and calling an entire nation criminals and rapists is a sure-fire way to get them to see things your way)..



While I'm not a fan of Trump's race baiting, that's not what he said. He said that if immigrants are totally unfiltered, you'll get rapists and murderers.

Makes sense, actually. That's a pretty good reason to flee your native country. That's why most countries have filters for anybody who visits, let alone immigrates.

Quote: Joeshlabotnik



The tea party is just a bizarre, extreme version of Republican orthodoxy. The Bernie-poo movement is just kids getting pissed at their parents because they didn't get a new car when they were 16, Take 500.

The Democrats will crush the Republicans in this year's elections precisely because they have proved better at unifying than the Republicans. The Democrats are acknowledging their differences but uniting for a common goal.



You're delusional. Hillary was almost as anointed as an incumbent. The party did everything but cancel the primaries. The media loves her. Yet she could only beat an old Jewish guy nobody had ever heard of by cheating. AIn't cuz everybody is on the same page as her, or has common goals.

Maybe that has to do with her being the exact opposite of those voters on the issues of: war, mass incarceration and drugs, TPP "free" trade and globalism, political corruption, corporate influence in government, student and personal debt and other such trivialities. Nope, I have pretty much zero goals in common with Hillary.

The division doesn't seem to be one of age, to me. At my caucus, we had several seniors in the Bernie camp. I'm over 30 and know many other Bernie supporters who are, (don't know any college kids). It's more a division between people world views and, to a degree, the level of attention one pays to politics.
billryan
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July 28th, 2016 at 9:01:22 PM permalink
Isn't a good part of the border National or State parkland?
Joeshlabotnik
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July 28th, 2016 at 9:24:12 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

You're right. We should be calling them a-holes and remind them to take their meds til they see things our way. You also seem to think its ok to make fun of one's skin color. All great ideas.



I never made any derogatory remarks about anyone's skin color. You may have had poor enough comprehension skills to misread something I said regarding Republican hatred for Obama because he's black.
Joeshlabotnik
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July 28th, 2016 at 9:41:28 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

You're delusional. (blah blah)



Yes, you disagree with me, so I must be delusional. (roll of eyes)

If memory serves, the Democratic primaries actually took place, and were hotly contested. That may not have been the case on the planet you inhabit, but I was referring to Earth. Clinton didn't beat Sanders "by cheating." She beat him by getting three million more votes than he did. Sanders has had the grace and decency to acknowledge that simple reality (though it took a while). You, my poor "delusional" friend, should do the same rather than expending calories on a lost idea.

It's really, really tiresome to hear all these attacks on Clinton that have no substance and no proof. The Republicans tried for two solid years, expending immense public resources on two witch hunts. But if the guy who led the Whitewater investigations two decades ago couldn't find her guilty of any crime, and a partisan, biased investigation culminating in an eleven-hour interrogation couldn't find any wrongdoing on her part, where is the proof that she's all those horrible things that Trump and Trumpers say she is?

And since you appear to not have actually read my post, merely reacted to it, I'll spell it out for you: the Democrats will win big because they have done a BETTER job than the Republicans of unifying. B-E-T-T-E-R. Is the party unified? Not by a long shot. But they're mostly on the same page. Compare this with the millions of Republicans who can't overcome their revulsion and won't be voting for Trump. Consider the many Republican luminaries who didn't even attend the convention. Consider Chief Asshole Ted Cruz, whom Trump alienated--thus destroying what could have been a valuable asset--by insulting his family. Is the Democratic party completely unified? Of course not. But they're much more so than the Republiholes, who are all but challenging each other to duels.

And good riddance to the party of hatred, bigotry, and opposition to progress.
RogerKint
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:11:20 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

I never made any derogatory remarks about anyone's skin color. You may have had poor enough comprehension skills to misread something I said regarding Republican hatred for Obama because he's black.



YOU made fun of a specific person's skin color.

I know you're angry but personal insults are not welcomed here.
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Joeshlabotnik
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:16:14 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Isn't a good part of the border National or State parkland?



A good part, yes, some national wildlife refuges, Big Bend National Park, and so forth. But Trump wouldn't have the authority to build structures on federal land that is designated as parkland. In fact, it would be considerably more difficult to do so than to invoke eminent domain against individual landholders. (Also, I believe some of the borderlands are part of sovereign Indian nations, such as the Tohono O'dham in southwest AZ.) If such public land was state-owned as opposed to federal, Trump would have even less authority. Summing it up, it's the idiotic fantasy of a demagogue who pulls ideas out of his ass first and thinks later.

I wonder if the Orange Orangutan even realizes that a President's power is sharply limited and that he/she can't make things happen by saying "Let it be so." As Head Bully of Trump Fraud, Inc. in its various guises, he has ruled by fiat. If elected to the Presidency (shudder), he will learn just how hard it is to get things done, even if the House and Senate are filled with his lackeys.
Rigondeaux
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:17:05 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik

The Democrats are acknowledging their differences but uniting for a common goal.



Omitted that part of your original post. If you can edit your memory of your own writing that well, no wonder you can edit the rest of reality so well.
Joeshlabotnik
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:20:03 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

YOU made fun of a specific person's skin color.

I know you're angry but personal insults are not welcomed here.



Nonsense. I said no such thing. You are welcome to misconstrue anything I said, but that doesn't make your interpretation correct. I notice that you didn't supply a direct quote of that thing I supposedly said. If you were referring to Republicans making racist comments about Obama, note that I put the relevant phrase in quotation marks. Do you know what quotation marks are and what they mean?

I guess I have to block you, and feel free to interpret that as craven reluctance on my part to match wits with your towering intellect and ineffable ideas.
Joeshlabotnik
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:23:45 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Omitted that part of your original post. If you can edit your memory of your own writing that well, no wonder you can edit the rest of reality so well.



"ARE UNITING" is not the same as "have united" or "are united." I said they are moving toward a common goal.

It's such a shame that your rabid partisanship "Trumps" your reading comprehension skills. In a strange way, though, you have perfectly answered the question I asked to begin this thread. Why do people love Trump? Because they are willing to utterly ignore reality, and they actually ADMIRE the lies he makes up about his critics. So you are now officially a Little Mini-Trump! Congratulations!
RogerKint
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July 28th, 2016 at 10:25:12 PM permalink
Quote: Joeshlabotnik



I guess I have to block you, and feel free to interpret that as craven reluctance on my part to match wits with your towering intellect and ineffable ideas.



Go back and read your own posts. You made fun of someone's skin color. You're mad so now you're insulting my intellect? K I'm dumb but why are you so mad that you feel you have to insult me?
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