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Hillary: "I know they all look alike"

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by tilly, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. VAg8r1

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    Maybe if he said it during the campaign. If he told the joke today it would be only mentioned in passing. The joke would take a back seat to Trump's pushing his recent Willie Horton type ad, his threat to end birthright citizenship through an EO, his decision to send 5,200 troops (and possibly up to 15,000) to the Southern border to confront unarmed migrants from Central America fleeing gang violence; his categorization of the migrants as an "invasion" including the false narrative that the migrant caravan contained large numbers of gang members and possibly Middle Eastern terrorists; his reaction to the horrific murders in Pittsburgh and the mailing of bombs to his critics by lamenting the fact that those stories have distracted from his permanent campaign, just to name a few of Trump's antics far more serious and newsworthy than a dumb joke.
     
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  2. wgbgator

    wgbgator Very Stable Genius Premium Member

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    People: "Why wont Hillary just go away?"

    Same People Rushing to the internet: "Can you believe what Hillary said?"
     
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  3. gatorpika

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    Agree with that. I guess I was assuming you meant one was worse than the other or something. My original comment was pointing more toward contemporary reactions to such comments, which lack the nuance you describe and have a lot to do with who said them.
     
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  4. GatorNavy

    GatorNavy Damn the torpedoes! Moderator VIP Member

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    I agree it was just a joke, but it was tone-deaf at best.
     
  5. cocodrilo

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    According to former aide Dick Morris, who is Jewish, she also referred to him as "you people." Reflection of an attitude, or just more "tone deafness"? Or both?
     
  6. OaktownGator

    OaktownGator Guardian of the GC Galaxy Moderator VIP Member

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    There is way too much ignorance, whether feigned or real, in this thread.

    Mocking racism is the opposite of promoting it.

    Whether HRC is the right person to engage in it, is another question.

    But let's not pretend that what she said is in any way like the many deceitful and derogatory characterizations Trump uses for various minorities in his quest to fire up the under belly of his base, and use fear mongering to fire up those who may not be so bigoted but are prone to believing deceitful arguments of threats to our nation.
     
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  7. cocodrilo

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    This country deserves Trump and Clinton and that's why we've got 'em. She won the popular vote and he won the electoral college. The country should be ashamed of itself on both scores.
     
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  8. mutz87

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    You would be completely wrong in your first statement. It's not actually up for argument. Since the 1980s, law enforcement up through the federal government has made drug interdiction, including mass arrests for street dealing & possession a focal point. This led to the massive spike in prison sentencing for drug related crimes, more likely possession than sales, though both spiked. Yet, you are spot on that drug use is a social problem. In fact, it's our insatiable demand that drives the drug markets, which is why people organize and are willing to risk it bringing drugs into the US
     
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