henry quirk wrote: ↑Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:36 pm
commonsense wrote: ↑Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:27 pm
henry quirk wrote: ↑Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:18 pm
'losers and suckers'
Another example of what I'm talkin' about: an anonymous
source claims Trump said this; multiple folks have come forward disputin' anonymous
and what gets airplay? 'losers and suckers'
How is this reporting
(and not agitation-propaganda), and why do folks like you -- intelligent, curious -- eat it up, no questions asked?
That's a rhetorical question: I don't expect an answer.
I’m skeptical. It’s believable, but the best lies always are. So, it could be a lie, but I’m waiting for evidence or sworn testimony before I‘ll come to any conclusions.
a question: why do you oppose Trump?
I've explained, many times, why I voted for him in '16 & while I'll vote for him again in Nov...no one here who opposes him ever explains why
they oppose him, beyond nebulous crap like he lies!
, he's a moron!
, he's bad news!
and you're an evil lyin', racist for backin' him!
, and that nebulous crap, as I've pointed out, is spoonfed by folks who skew away from Trump consistently, to stir up the emotions of folks who skew away from Trump.
up-thread I asked a question: you were snarky about it
can you answer without snark?
No one has ever asked me directly why I oppose Trump!
Let me say what I don’t mind about him first. I don’t mind that he’s a Republican. I used to call myself a Democrat, but I realize now that I’m a swinger—I mean a swing voter. I’ve voted almost just as many times Republican as Democrat over the years. I think of Trump as being on the right/center. He’s a conservative but not on the far right. I tend to be a Republican on social issues and a Democrat on economic issues. That’s just me, a senior of 72 years.
Now to tell you why I oppose Trump. I know why I oppose him, but I may not be able to express it well. Trump repulses me. I’ll give details on this as they come to mind.
He mocked a chair-bound cerebral palsy guy. He disparaged the parents of an honored Army officer killed in action while defending our nation. I am a decorated Army combat veteran who served with too many who also gave their lives for the sake of our national interests. HE DISMISSED JOHN MCCAIN’S HEROIC ACTIONS AS A JET FIGHTER PILOT WHO WAS SHOT DOWN, INJURED & CAPTURED AND WHO DECLINED TO BE RELEASED AHEAD OF OTHERS JUST BECAUSE HIS FATHER WAS AN ADMIRAL. He dishonored the American flag by touching it. He belittled a gesture made to bring attention to racial inequality by claiming it was about anti-patriotism to the Flag. He declared Mexicans to be rapists and murderers. He apparently stated that African countries are shitholes. He desecrated the White House by using it for campaign politics. He caged children. He watched TV, played golf and apparently napped. He hides his tax returns. He has numerous NDAs. He calls decent people by insulting slurs that he seems to enjoy creating. He fires his own staff, denigrates them and turns them into enemies. He appoints cabinet members who are unqualified for their positions. He upbraids the NSA, the NIH, the CDC for doing their assigned jobs. He has discredited the news organizations. He said that it’s OK to grab women by their genitals. His vocabulary is atrocious. He stands in my place as my representative to the world. He refrains from sufficiently calling out North Korea and Russia. He lies. He lies. He lies. I don’t tell lies except for bluffing at poker.
That’s all I can think of for now.
BTW, my answer to your question about what would make me support Trump the Schlump was not snark. I considered the question at length. Since I don’t believe he can make up for the things that disgust me, the only thing I would applaud him for is his resigning from his present position.