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Old 11-21-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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I hope this isn't the way it appears. But I have yet to hear of anyone but old, fat, white, religious extremist, anti glbt, racist men being proposed for leadership in the Trump administration.

Not one woman, no blacks, no gays? Not even a hint of a moderate White House.

Did we just vote Hitler and the Third Riche into power? I'm pretty sure that's about how the nazis started, with good intentions.
Primarily because a person's status as female, African-American or gay does not now, nor has it ever constituted a professional qualification for any given position, whether the same may be one in the White House or elsewhere.

To pretend that any of these superficial characteristics are in fact professional qualifications, when they most assuredly are not, would open the new administration open to charges of rank, tawdry tokenism, something they would be well advised to avoid.

And there is your answer.






































Side note: You managed to nullify any point you may have been trying to make right out of the box pursuant to a corollary of Godwin's Law. (The first participant in an Internet discussion who invokes a comparison of something/someone to Hitler and or the Nazis automatically loses the argument.) In this case, you sank your own rhetorical ship by means of the Godwin's Law torpedo that you yourself launched as part of the original question, for whatever reason.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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So who do you recommend, jamies?
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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No diversity? Because Trump promised the KKK element that voted him into office that we were going to "Make America Great Again."


In his simple mind, that means no women, gays, religious diversity nor minorities--or at least as few as he can get away with.


Throw in his effort to close out the fourth estate and one does get the quick feeling that we are dealing with Mussolini.


And the right wingers are loving it.


Let's see if they like it so much in a year or so when their health care is gone, their wages are cut, the country is in a depression, and tens of Billions of dollars have been siphoned off by the Trump cabal--all in the interest of what's best for the people as we "Make America Great Again.


I want you all to remember something:


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.



Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.


Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.


Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


I would advise any of you who are celebrating putting a racist, bigot, dictator into OUR white house that you put those words on your refrigerator door and monitor them day by day. Pray god you are not the last one left, and if don't speak up along the way, remember that you were warned that there would be no one left to speak for you.


The Donald is NOT your friend. He is out to scam (quoting mittens) you and destroy OUR America. Ask anyone with whom he has done business.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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No diversity? Because Trump promised the KKK element that voted him into office that we were going to "Make America Great Again."


In his simple mind, that means no women, gays, religious diversity nor minorities--or at least as few as he can get away with.


Throw in his effort to close out the fourth estate and one does get the quick feeling that we are dealing with Mussolini.


And the right wingers are loving it...
So YOU"RE the new head of the DNC...
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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So YOU"RE the new head of the DNC...



LOL!


Regardless of your political affiliation, history tells us that we should be concerned...VERY concerned....by what we have seen and heard during the campaign, and especially in the past two weeks.


Even if you only read about Hitler, and don't go any further back in history than that, you will see the exact image of what we are witnessing now. Not something that will happen in the future, but is happening right before our eyes.


And just as people thought Hitler was wonderful as he repressed anyone who "didn't look or act like "us", so we see the same as the Donald puts together a team of the worst individuals ever to engage in the America political system.


Remember, it is all good until YOU are the one excluded. Then it is not so funny any longer...
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:27 PM
 
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LOL!


Regardless of your political affiliation, history tells us that we should be concerned...VERY concerned....by what we have seen and heard during the campaign, and especially in the past two weeks.


Even if you only read about Hitler, and don't go any further back in history than that, you will see the exact image of what we are witnessing now. Not something that will happen in the future, but is happening right before our eyes.


And just as people thought Hitler was wonderful as he repressed anyone who "didn't look or act like "us", so we see the same as the Donald puts together a team of the worst individuals ever to engage in the America political system.


Remember, it is all good until YOU are the one excluded. Then it is not so funny any longer...
Please enlighten us as to who is being repressed by President-Elect Trump? Blacks? No. Gays? No. Women? No. Gun owners? No (Hitler was heavy on that one).

The only big group of people being targeted are people that have no legal right to be here, and that isn't racist, bigoted, or any other bad word you can come up with, it's necessary for the security of the country.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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Please enlighten us as to who is being repressed by President-Elect Trump? Blacks? No. Gays? No. Women? No. Gun owners? No (Hitler was heavy on that one).

The only big group of people being targeted are people that have no legal right to be here, and that isn't racist, bigoted, or any other bad word you can come up with, it's necessary for the security of the country.

Don't be blind (there is no significant uprising or demonstrative acts against our society by undocumented/illegal immigrants who currently hold many of the jobs which Trump has promised you (at $8.75 per hour--no benefits), as was the original focus of this thread, that Trump has appointed no women, blacks, gays or other minorities to his cabinet and senior level positions. Instead we see a leaning toward old white men with a history of being hate filled bigots, racists and militants.


Fight it all you wish, but trust me, You don't want to be a part of THAT America.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Don't be blind (there is no significant uprising or demonstrative acts against our society by undocumented/illegal immigrants who currently hold many of the jobs which Trump has promised you (at $8.75 per hour--no benefits), as was the original focus of this thread, that Trump has appointed no women, blacks, gays or other minorities to his cabinet and senior level positions. Instead we see a leaning toward old white men with a history of being hate filled bigots, racists and militants.
Ahh, I see now. You're on the diversity bandwagon. You'd rather have lesser qualified minorities running the country. Because Mr. Trump went with qualifications rather than diversity, he is the second coming of Hitler. Makes perfect sense
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:59 PM
 
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Ahh, I see now. You're on the diversity bandwagon. You'd rather have lesser qualified minorities running the country.


Dave, please, don't be ignorant. Half the country is women, but no senior representation thus far. You trying to say that Obama, a Black Man, could in any way be compared to Trump when it comes to qualification and capability? I thought last night as I listened to Obama's APEC News Conference that there is no way a Trump could handle that moment with such knowledge and skill.


My suggestion is that we hire the best and the brightest. Clearly we have not seen that in the Trump selections which have generally consisted of a narrow group of old white men with a history of problems.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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No diversity? Because Trump promised the KKK element that voted him into office that we were going to "Make America Great Again."


In his simple mind, that means no women, gays, religious diversity nor minorities--or at least as few as he can get away with.

His campaign was run by a woman (Kellyanne Conway). His lead spokes person was a black woman (Katrina Pearson). His National Security Advisor is a registered Democrat. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is likely to be his Sec of State. His most likely pick for Ambassador to the UN is Richard Grenell, an openly gay man.

It's easy to be a Drama Queen when you're illiterate of the facts, isn't it.
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