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originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
I mean, we started a NATION, as a Constitutional Republic, as a response to a Tyrannical Roman Empire backed Oligarchy and Church STATE....and made it work...when there was nothing here but frontier and dessert.
originally posted by: proximo
a reply to: kendix1960
Your nuts. I cannot believe how people want to call trump a racist because he stated rapists, and criminals were coming over the border.
They are - it is a fact. Obviously it is an extreme minority but hyper sensitive liberals want to use it as evidence he thinks all Mexicans are rapists. That is an absurd leap that only a person who is desperate to see a racist in everyone can come to.
That is bad enough logic, but to then go further and say that statement makes him a racist dictator on par with hitler is so stupid it defies comprehension. He has said nothing like Mexicans are inferior, or that they will be barred from entering the country, only that they need to come in legally, and criminals should not be allowed. There is nothing racist about that no matter how hard you try to spin it. It's the same policy the majority of the rest of the world has - including Mexico.
Now he is promising to make America great again, as hitler did for Germany, but come on what is he supposed to say, I will keep America status quo? If you just look at the economy, it is indisputable it has deteriorated rapidly the last 15-20 years, and all the candidates want to improve it.
Also you call him extreme right wing - um no he is very clearly a moderate if you look at his positions.
Look, he isn't a great candidate he has flaws, but I do think he is the best running.
originally posted by: GD21D
I'm not a fan of Trump to be honest. I think he understands how to appeal to the lowest common denominator by telling idiots what they want to hear. He's a savvy entertainer and businessman, and that, in my opinion, is what appeals to a lot of people. As far as any rational policy, Trump is basically an empty suit.
With that being said, why all the hyperbole of terms like "dictator"? Do people even understand what a dictatorship is? If Donald Trump were a potential dictator, why would he even utilize the electoral process? People intend to vote for him. You may not like him.... Hell, I can't stand him.... But if he's elected then he has mandate. Sorry, but that's the way democracy works. Sometimes the guy you don't like get's elected. Sometimes you're on the outside of popular will. It's just the way it is.
Instead of smearing someone with hyperbole, your time may be better spent promoting better ideas.
originally posted by: kendix1960
a reply to: whyamIhere
I most definitely want to make America great again but I also want it to be a country we can all be proud to a part of and one which we can all admire. Trump is the last person who could do that for America. He would do just the opposite!
The question is how and why can a racist zenophobic megalomaniac and supreme demagogue have such broad appeal to the American electorate when our friends in Canada and Europe know him for exactly what he is?