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originally posted by: smurfy
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: DBCowboy
C) Realize that the president is a true jackass who is unfit for the office and should not be re-elected.
The was the narrative previously, and it didn't work.
I can't believe how many people are triggered over this, but I imagine that was the point. This is what would be known as a "s***post" on the internet.
Sounds like yuh been "triggered"
triggered over nonsense.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Wardaddy454
triggered over nonsense.
And that is precisely the question isn't it. There seems to be a great divide over just exactly WHAT is nonsense.
So here is Trump ast a conference.
Xi Jinping has recently suspended term limits in China and is now going to be the next president of China.
Trump praises him as being the most powerful man in China. He has wonderful things to say about Xi.
Again, Xi has taken another step to becoming the absolute central authority in China, and Trump praises him for it.
Now, is it nonsense that the leader of China is moving to become a president(read here dictator) for life? Is that nonsense? I think not. I think that that is a step away from democracy and a step towards autocracy.
Is it nonsense that Trump praised Xi for his political move? No, it is not, he did and he has.
Now the crux of this little point.
The president of the United States praises a foreign leader for taking moves to become a life time president.
He then suggests that maybe we will do that some day in the US. Was he joking or was he serious.
Coming in the context of praising a foreign leader who has done it would he then joke about doing it here? Where is the joke. Where is the humor. I just don't get it.
Sure, he said it in a manner that could be laughed at. Sure, we heard the audio. For strong Trump supporters his words can be taken as just that, a joke, something to laugh at. However for non-supporters, those who do not see him through the eyes of the devout, we ask, how is this funny.
What we see in Trump is a Strongman Wannabe. He praises and looks fondly upon other Strongmen. Putin, Xi. We see Trump as thinking of himself in these terms. A Strongman leader. I could supply a list of quotes.
We do not want a Strongman leader. We want elected officials and officials who will step down when their time of service to the people has concluded, not leaders who will re-arrange our voting rights to suit his own path to absolute power.
Even joking about allowing a strongman or dictator to arise here can never be funny unless it is crouched in terms of sarcasm for the idea. Trump praised the notion for a strongman with no sarcasm so how could he then within seconds, turn around and joke sarcastically about one here? How?
My only answer to that is either, he has no idea what he was saying as he praised the notion in one sentence and then, if he was joking, belittled the notion in the very next sentence, or he was not so much joking but fantasizing on how he would like himself to be that Strongman for life.