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Old 07-26-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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We don't even have fair elections anymore.

Our first female nominee is glorifying black cop killers for votes, and the black voters are falling for it.

 
Old 07-26-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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We don't even have fair elections anymore.

Our first female nominee is glorifying black cop killers for votes, and the black voters are falling for it.
LOl, what? Black people hardly even vote...
 
Old 07-26-2016, 10:23 PM
 
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LOl, what? Black people hardly even vote...
They do when the Dems round them up and drive them to the polls to vote in exchange for who knows what.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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They do when the Dems round them up and drive them to the polls to vote in exchange for who knows what.
Are you serious? Please tell me you are joking...
 
Old 07-26-2016, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I think things have definitely gone downhill since 2008. We have millions of people in this country illegally that we are supporting when we can't afford to do that. Our immigration laws used to be respected and mean something. It's not right to offer immunity to people who are breaking our laws and using our resources.


Laws used to mean something. We used to support our police, not glorify thugs who kill them.


Welfare used to be something people accepted only if they HAD to and until they could get on their feet. Now it's a way of life. The number of people on food stamps has exploded under Obama. And who is paying for it? The same people supporting the illegals - the taxpayers.

I grew up in a country where terrorism wasn't anything that even crossed my mind. Police weren't killed for no reason. If police had to make a decision to kill a criminal, they were supported - not vilified. I grew up in a country where it was embarrassing to need help from the government and people had enough pride that they refused help unless there was no other choice, and only as long as they had to. Right was right and wrong was wrong. It seems like a lot of people are calling what is right "wrong" and what is wrong "right" - and I keep seeing that in the DNC. Has everyone gone crazy?
All of the things you are talking about were problems well before 2008.

We have been talking about welfare reform for 40+ years.

Terrorism? 241 Marines were killed in 1983 when Reagan was president and the barracks in Lebanon were bombed, with no retaliation. The attacks on 9/11 killed 3,000 Americans and that happened during George W. Bush's presidency.

Statistically, more police officers were killed in the 60's and 70's than will be killed in this decade.

This all existed before Obama, but you are more aware of it now due to media and social media.

Oh, and you didn't answer the question that is at the heart of the thread: do you not think America is currently "great?" That is a yes-or-no question.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 11:02 PM
 
Location: WY
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This is one of the things that really bugs me about Trump (and I don't actually think he's a terrible person).

This whole "make American great again" slogan really bothers me.

This is already a great country! In fact, many politicians (including many Republicans) often refer to it as "the greatest country in the world." When did we stop being great? Let me guess, 2008?

It just seems to me that Trump is playing to the lowest common denominator with that slogan.
I've been reading posts on this site since 2009 and cannot even begin to count the extraordinary number of threads and posts lamenting how the US is a bad country, filled with racist, war mongering, bible thumping, gun humping, knuckle dragging neanderthals, and why can't we be more like Europe?

And now suddenly liberals are scratching their heads and saying that America is already great, so what's with the Trump slogan..

I'll just let those sentences sit there. Take from them what you will.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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Oh, and you didn't answer the question that is at the heart of the thread: do you not think America is currently "great?" That is a yes-or-no question.
No, America is no longer great.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I've been reading posts on this site since 2009 and cannot even begin to count the extraordinary number of threads and posts lamenting how the US is a bad country, filled with racist, war mongering, bible thumping, gun humping, knuckle dragging neanderthals, and why can't we be more like Europe?

And now suddenly liberals are scratching their heads and saying that America is already great, so what's with the Trump slogan..

I'll just let those sentences sit there. Take from them what you will.
Ha.

I think I solved your problem.

Stop believing that the "posts on this site" are reality.
 
Old 07-26-2016, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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No, America is no longer great.
As a veteran with a spouse who still serves, that is really sad to me.

OK, when do you believe America stopped "being great?"
 
Old 07-26-2016, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I have a great job making a six figure salary living in a great city (NYC) with an amazing women who also makes a great salary. We are well educated and have great families who love us and support everything we do.

If you work hard, you will also have a great life. I'm sorry that some of you make poor life decisions, but that is all on you. No, Trump will not help you. Sorry.
Typical selfish liberal. Has zero clue. Please dont breed.
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