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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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Do you remember back in 2008 when Obama was sweeping into the White House on a wave of "hope and change" and "He gonna give us dat Obama cash". Remember all the right wing nuts ranting and raving. People were talking about civil war and secession. Then the economy tanked and a lot of people, myself included, thought that might be the spark that ignited the people's anger against the Govt and the Banks... But nothing did happen.

One thing you might also remember, is that there were no riots at Obama rallies and fundraisers. There were no McCain supporters blocking the highways (and anyone who supported McCain was surely ignorant enough to be easily incited to violence). No one attacked the police or Obama supporters at his rallies.
There was no shortage of racism and vitriol, we all saw it. But it was relegated to the internet and Foxnews, and largely ignored by most everyone.

Now, I am definitely not a republican or conservative. I have no use for gods or religion, I don't care if gay people get married, I think women should be able to decide if and when they want to get an abortion without the Govt. being involved. And I will not be voting for a shady billionaire businessman for president.

But, I think it casts a stark contrast against the left wingers and the narrative they painted that right wing extremists were the biggest threat to the nation, and returning Vets would turn to domestic terrorism. Now it seems we have socialist extremists (Bernie Sanders supporters) carrying out the most hateful and violent anti-campaign I ever remember seeing.

So what does this tell us?
That America's Left wing and Right wing are equally intolerant dirtbags. But the tale of the tape shows the left to be the more violent angry and hate filled.

Just an observation.




posted on May, 30 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Spot on lol. The oh so tolerant, yet rabidly intolerant pc liberals. But just think, they gave 1000's of extra politically correct and hate laws to create cash cows for government and justify probably 1000's of useless positions.

Cheers - Dave



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Interesting point.

The Right did not try to disrupt Obama's events, at-least not in the same way.

But this time around I think responsibility rests with both sides.

You have the Left which is trying to suppress speech that they dont like, which actually seems to be counterproductive.

But on Trump's end, his offering to pay for people's defense should they attack protesters, only helped to create an atmosphere of violence.

edit on 30-5-2016 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Before November, people will die.

It's only going to get worse.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Yes, before tomorrow as well.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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Reading this just gave me a violent fantasy of a split up and a civil war.
Liberals vs conservative.

I would either need to take my family back to NYC or leave the country.
The rural southern atmosphere that I live in now would be hard to navigate.

Lines will be drawn as it starts to boil over and people will be compelled to evaluate their community.

I love the country but the people are definitely different and the vast majority are conservative.

Makes me realize that the majority of "real" Americans hold conservative values.
After living most of my adult life in a city I soon see how I was the minority and only because of saturation were we considered the majority.

I think they deligate numbers are skewed to far.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 08:52 PM
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In 2008, the basically the only people who didn't/did vote for Obama based on race were democrats. Not saying republicans did not like Obama because he's half black, but it was like no higher then the 5 reason.

I know black people who voted for him because Obama was black...that's racist
I met blue collar democrats who for their first time in heir life didn't vote democratic because Obama was black.

Do you really think a republican was like

Obama's pro abortion
He's anti 2nd amendment
He trying to tell me government run health care is going to save me money
He wants to increase the size of government
Oh but as a republican I am going to over look all of that and not vote for him because he's black....seriously.

That narrative got him votes....



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn
First -


That America's Left wing and Right wing are equally intolerant dirtbags

When did this message come around ? All I see is the Ds intolerance in your post



Now it seems we have socialist extremists (Bernie Sanders supporters) carrying out the most hateful and violent anti-campaign I ever remember seeing.


I am not so sure it was Sander's supporters . How are you so sure ? And they are not socialist extremists , they are Progressive Liberal extremists.Big difference. Anyone can carry a Sander's banner .

And damn , did I sleep through this part ?


Remember all the right wing nuts ranting and raving. People were talking about civil war and secession.


Stay away from the liberal tripe and think logically and rationally.

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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Hard to take your post seriously when the economy crashed before Obama was elected president.



posted on May, 30 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Maybe you just need to pay closer attention.

a reply to: LDragonFire

No snip. Thank you Capt Obvious.
I never said it did crash while Obama was president. But it's timing right before the election contributed to the underlying anger and frustration in the country.

It's hard to take your post seriously when you don't read the OP.
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posted on May, 30 2016 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Was Obama calling for the banning of a religion from entering the country until we could figure things out? Did Obama announce his presidency by calling a large group of people rapists, murderers, criminals, saying some he thinks are good people?

It's literally apples to oranges comparing Obamas campaign to Trumps. Obama was spreading false hope and change while Trump wants to murder terrorists families, put American Muslims in a data base and fully supports state sanctioned torture.


edit on 30-5-2016 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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Its all lies!



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