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Old 11-19-2017, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Marxist? Lol. Only in the delusional world of far-right nut-jobs. Obama was a Center-Right politician.
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:51 AM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Marxist? Lol. Only in the delusional world of far-right nut-jobs. Obama was a Center-Right politician.
Please! Obama was a pragmatist in a center-left coat of cheap paint, just like the Clintons.

There are millions of people out there who can't grasp even the basics of economics; who easily subscribe to a view that our aggregate wealth is nothing more than cash in a vault that can be "redistributed"; Obama played to this mentality, just as Ms. Clinton would have liked to have done, in an economy that will continue to deteriorate (relative to the rest of the world; on an absolute basis, things don't fall apart that quickly). And the basics of the American economy remain intact, backed up by a military which can project power, but at what price? playing at global policeman is getting more and more expensive.

Trump is essentially cut from the same cloth; merely appealing to a different segment of a disillusioned electorate, and stigmatizing a different set of scapegoats. In the end, any scheme built upon further centralization of power and expansion of bureaucratic nonsense has to reach a limit: those of us who move in a smaller circle where we know and respect our neighbors should be OK, regardless of our origins or personal inclinations; but I'm not so sure about those who choose to function in a "society of strangers" and are counting on Big Brother / Sister for too much "help".

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Old 11-19-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Marxist? Lol. Only in the delusional world of far-right nut-jobs. Obama was a Center-Right politician.
This is true. But then many people consider themselves to be experts on economics.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Here's what he did do -- he set race relations back 50 years in this country. The damage he created to the social fabric of this country cannot be calculated.

And THAT will be his legacy; I have no doubt about it. History will not look kindly on his Manchurian Presidency.
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But, he's still in Wash DC.....plotting, with his master, Valerie.
How many "years back" does one set race relations by claiming white supremacists are "good people"?

Does that bother you too? I'm guessing not.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I'd put Obama as center left. But not even close to Marxist.
Senator Obama was center left. President Obama was center right.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:08 AM
 
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This is true. But then many people consider themselves to be experts on economics.
LOL Yeah, mostly people who cannot even define it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_for_Radicals Well this was his bible....whata ya think?
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Old 11-19-2017, 09:18 AM
Status: "Nevertheless, America's baseball team -- Roar, Tigers, ROAR!" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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How many "years back" does one set race relations by claiming white supremacists are "good people"?

Does that bother you too? I'm guessing not.
Can we please outgrow the stereotyping which seeks to categorize every mature white male as a Klansman with a set of robes in his closet? Charlottesville was a pitched battle between two groups of extremists; the overwhelming majority of us aren't that polarized.

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Old 11-19-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: The 719
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So what was the New Deal?
Here's the New Deal...

The New Deal:
FDR didn’t have the votes to pass the New Deal program, so he promised the Democratic Party that he would block any anti-lynching legislation and he would exclude blacks from most New Deal programs.
White farmers were paid to not grow crops which meant many Blacks lost their jobs.
So most blacks, if they worked on the land, if they worked as maids, if they were paid in cash, they couldn’t get Social Security.
Johnson knew he had the Black vote, but privately, he knew the Black voters outnumbered the White voters in Texas.
Called the Negro Bill, he said, “We got to give them just enough but not enough to make a difference.”
Democrats are still trying to use Black Peoples’ vote for their own gain.

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I can't think of one racially divisive thing he said.
Y'all can come along, but you gotta ride in back of the bus.

"Okie doke"...

Y'all didn't build that.

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"Hindered the economy?" "Spent millions to advertise to go get your food stamps?" Really? Can you back up this assertion with any actual, verifiable facts, or is this something you heard on Rush Limbaugh?
Just look at the statistics of how many people were on food stamps, how many folks were on UE and for how long, how many folks just stopped trying to get jobs altogether.

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Old 11-19-2017, 10:05 AM
Status: "Elect a clown? Expect a circus!" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Looking Back,How Marxist Was Obama?


About midway between Groucho and Harpo.
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