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Pope Francis compares Trump to King Herod who tried to kill Jesus and innocent children

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by ursidman, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. OaktownGator

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    - Global religious leaders
    - US military, diplomatic and intelligence leaders, as well as DOJ leaders and former Federal Prosecutors
    - Leaders of allied nations, and allied factions like the Kurds
    - Scientists... and anyone who values our environment and our health
    - Every bank in the world (except the one that launders the most money for the Russians)
    - Contractors who've done business with him
    - Students of his "university"
    - Many women who mistakenly got within arm's reach
    - Latinos, black Americans, and most other minorities

    What do they have in common?

    Distrust of our President, and contempt for his actions. For good reasons.

    But Putin is a big fan. David Duke, too. So Trump's got that going for him.
     
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  2. merinker

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    Good thing Russia won the election for him in 2016.
     
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  3. OaktownGator

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    No proof one way or another what level of impact Russia had, but Russia definitely did interfere in the election in his favor. And the election was razor thin in enough states for that to have been the difference.

    More to the point, Trump thinks he needs interference from foreign nations to win, as is evident by his repeated actions soliciting and now extorting another nation to interfere in our election.
     
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  4. merinker

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    Yeah man, Russia loves a strong American economy with a built up military. They also love more sanctions put on them. I can totally see why they would root for BAD ORANGE MAN!
     
  5. ursidman

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    It was a Q&A session with Jesuits. He was asked about immigration. He was not asked about pedophilia.
     
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  6. OaktownGator

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    What they love is Trump repeatedly undercutting our NATO allies, ceding territory to them in the Mideast, and intentionally dividing our nation with the same white nationalist propaganda the Putin is using throughout the developed world to divide western countries.

    So yeah, they love bad orange man. And probably have significant leverage over him from all his ventures in the country and with the only bank in the world that will lend to Trump - the one that launders billions of dollars for the Russians.
     
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  7. ursidman

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    Malcolm Nance, a veteran of 35 years in U.S. intelligence community specializing in cryptology, cyber-warfare, and counterterrorism intelligence wrote a book on why Russia chose Trump to further Putin's aims and how Trump is aiding them. Trump and Putin seek to raise Russia's place in the world and sow confusion and mistrust in the institutions of the western world to that end. I see it everyday. Its on sale at Amazon - $12.99.


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  8. PITBOSS

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    our intelligence agencies said so.

    and borrowing to the hilt isn’t necessarily a successful model.
     
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  9. merinker

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    Malcom Nance is a left wing hack suffering from TDS (and incredibly dumb).
    That’s like me sending you a book written by Glenn Beck to attempt to prove a point.
     
  10. PITBOSS

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    Mmmm. I wonder if the popes comments are in regards to some saying trump is chosen.
     
  11. merinker

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    I agree borrowing isn’t a successful model but you leftists never have a problem with it when it’s a Democrat congress or Democrat President doing it. You’re only fiscally responsible when it’s convenient to be so for political purposes and to score political points.
     
  12. ursidman

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    Yes, of course. Expected response. Carry on. Yay team. I hope our republic survives this President. What is your take on the other two books I posted that say the same thing?
     
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  13. VAg8r1

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    Seems to be some confusion, Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is the extreme form of Narcissistic Personality Disorder displayed by the current POTUS. It's not well reasoned criticism of Donald Trump from someone like Malcolm Nance.
    By the way, this is what the late Charles Krauthammer, conservative columnist and board certified psychiatrist who coined the term "Bush Derangement Syndrome" had to say about Trump.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...6bae34-5a69-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
    The column was written before Trump's election. His three in years in office has proven that Krauthammer's analysis was dead on.
     
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  14. obgator

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    Everyone knows the Pope is a Hillary plant.
     
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    If Christ himself returned and publicly denounced Trump, MAGA nation would accuse him of being in the Deep State and suffering from TDS.
     
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  16. AgingGator

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    Yeah, Christians like Pelosi! Please!!
     
  17. cpgator

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    Quoting the most relevant portion of the original article from La Civiltà Cattolica - Catholic periodical published by the Jesuits in Rome

    The phenomenon of refugees has always existed, but today it is better known because of social differences, hunger, political tensions and especially war. For these reasons, migratory movements are intensifying. What is the answer the world gives? The policy of waste. Refugees are waste material. The Mediterranean has been turned into a cemetery. The notorious cruelty of some detention centers in Libya touches my heart. Here in Asia we all know the problem of the Rohingya. I must admit that I am shocked by some of the narratives I hear in Europe about borders. Populism is gaining strength. In other parts there are walls that even separate children from parents. Herod comes to mind. Yet for drugs, there’s no wall to keep them out.

    As I told you, the phenomenon of migration is compounded by war, hunger and a “defensive mindset,” which makes us in a state of fear believe that you can defend yourself only by strengthening borders.
    At the same time, there is exploitation.
     
  18. creekgator

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    Yea. I was going to vote for Hillary but some Russian dude named Igor told me to vote for Trump
     
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    If Trump had been crucified with Christ, instead of saying, "Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom," he would have said, "This is a witch hunt and a hoax."
     
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    There's more to be concerned about when Republicans do it. They cut taxes and increase spending. It's a less viable model.