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Old 11-23-2016, 01:09 AM
 
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Ben has been very outspoken about his dislike of Trump but every so often he does give him some credit.

I doubt he'll be converted as a fan, (I voted 3rd party myself cause I couldn't stand either of them) but he has said that he "hopes" for the sake of the country Trump proves him wrong. Okay, makes sense.

CLASSY: Trump Calls Family of Slain San Antonio Officer | Daily Wire

One of the reasons Donald Trump has become so popular with many Americans lies in his gut-level pro-Americanism. Trump doesnít make blue collar Americans feel bad about themselves; he tells them theyíre not racists or sexists. Trump doesnít make those who earn feel rotten; he tells them that heís earned too, and heís proud of it. Most of all, Trump doesnít tear down law enforcement.

That last fact was on full display on Tuesday, when the president-elect called the family of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi, who was murdered on Sunday morning during a traffic stop. Police Chief William McManus said the ďuniform was the targetĒ in the murder.

Marconiís son, Dane, posted on Facebook, ďJust got off the phone with future president Trump, he sends his condolences to our family.Ē Trumpís team has said nothing about the call thus far.

This isnít the first such call for Trump post-election. Shortly after the election, Trump called the widow of murdered NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo to offer condolences. ďIím very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,Ē Trump reportedly said.

Thatís classy.

Itís also necessary. President Obama sometimes called the families of slain cops; he routinely called the families of black people shot by cops under disputed circumstances. When he spoke at the funeral service for targeted Dallas police officers, he used the dais to rip police across the country as suffering from implicit bias. Americans rightly got the impression that Obama didnít care nearly as much about targeted officers as he did about his misguided crusade to slander officers as the source of anti-black racism.

Thatís not the message from Trump. Trump isnít standing by bad police officers. But heís making clear that he stands by police officers across the country, and that he takes their lives seriously. Thatís a hell of a change from the current occupant of the Oval Office.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:31 AM
 
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Ben Who?
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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I heard the change when Ben was on TV.
It also seems Ben is denied to speak at certain venues.
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:44 AM
 
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Ben Who?
I think he's the son or Dr. Shapiro from All In the Family.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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It’s also necessary. President Obama sometimes called the families of slain cops; he routinely called the families of black people shot by cops under disputed circumstances. When he spoke at the funeral service for targeted Dallas police officers, he used the dais to rip police across the country as suffering from implicit bias. Americans rightly got the impression that Obama didn’t care nearly as much about targeted officers as he did about his misguided crusade to slander officers as the source of anti-black racism.
Many liberals, whether politicans or the media, grossly underestimated how upset this made many average Americans. When he used the funeral service of those slain officers, who spanned a good portion of the national diversity rainbow, to add to the "cops are a bunch of bigots who use blacks for target practice" narrative instead of just focusing on the heroics and sacrifices of those officers, like he should have, I almost threw a shoe at the TV. The man should have had a mission to heal a troubled nation, not stoke the fires.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:12 AM
 
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Many liberals, whether politicans or the media, grossly underestimated how upset this made many average Americans. When he used the funeral service of those slain officers, who spanned a good portion of the national diversity rainbow, to add to the "cops are a bunch of bigots who use blacks for target practice" narrative instead of just focusing on the heroics and sacrifices of those officers, like he should have, I almost threw a shoe at the TV. The man should have had a mission to heal a troubled nation, not stoke the fires.
Yep.

Off the top of my head, a prominent example of this was the number of times Obama referenced himself during his remarks at the service for the slain Dallas police officers.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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Many liberals, whether politicans or the media, grossly underestimated how upset this made many average Americans. When he used the funeral service of those slain officers, who spanned a good portion of the national diversity rainbow, to add to the "cops are a bunch of bigots who use blacks for target practice" narrative instead of just focusing on the heroics and sacrifices of those officers, like he should have, I almost threw a shoe at the TV. The man should have had a mission to heal a troubled nation, not stoke the fires.
Agreed, that was truly one of his most awful moments as President.

I felt so bad for those slain officers families having to listen to that.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Ben Hur doesn't want to get sent to Gitmo.
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:24 AM
 
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Ben Who?
One of the guys who campus police escort out for their own protection and thus saving you from knowing about him . He is a next generation Prager or Medved.
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