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Trump's Patriotism vs the new anti-Americanism

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by g8orbill, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. swampbabe

    swampbabe GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Viera, FL
    You know what really sucks? During the government shutdown people that work for the USDA had to go to work without pay to process tariff relief checks for farmers :rolleyes:
  2. NavyGator93

    NavyGator93 GC Legend

    Dec 4, 2015
    Stopped reading this thread after you put trump and patriotism together in a sentence.
    Trump loves trump, nothing else.
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  3. Rocinante

    Rocinante Junior

    May 28, 2013

    Kind of like that Nazi Patriotism, it’s patriotic as long as it’s my kind of patriotism. I bet half of congress wasn’t real keen on Lincoln’s patriotism. As a reformed racist and better educated southerner, I appreciate Lincoln’s patriotism. I’m not real big on patriotism driven by bigotry and white nationalism, like that coming from our current Whitehouse. So if snubbing white nationalism wrapped in the American flag makes me un-patriotic in the eyes of a bunch of ignorant bigots, I wear my disdain for that America very proudly.
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  4. VAg8r1

    VAg8r1 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    The Federal government has been providing different types of subsidies to farmers since the '30s. The big difference this time is that the subsidies are intended to mitigate a hardship created by Trump himself, specifically to offset the loss of one of the largest export markets directly attributable to retaliatory tariffs imposed by China in response to Trump's trade war.
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