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Old 07-28-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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And what does it tell us? If you choose your slums carefully, there is a lot of money to be made. I know, some people on the left seem to have a problem with turning a profit, but most people donít begrudge someone that.

Especially if you don't do repairs. And if you sue long ago tenants for rent they didn't owe.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:28 PM
 
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While this could be viewed as fair criticism, would Mr. Cummings have gotten the message as loudly and clearly as he has had Trump used less inflammatory invective?

Probably not.

As a result of Trump's Twitter exchange, Mr. Cummings cannot ignore the results of his own nonfeasance any longer. Nor can anyone else.
And Baltimore is gonna live happily ever after?

Trump wasnít criticizing Baltimore. He was attempting to belittle the residents of it for brownie points from his base...like you. And you ate it up.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:30 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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When is Trump going to realize Baltimore is part of the USA, that he is president of the USA, and do something about it?

I expect nothing from the pile of trash in the White House.
Did the last pile of trash in the white house do anything except let them burn the M'Fker down ?

Or was that St Louis ?

Would anyone on this thread actually desire to move to Baltimore. No they would not.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:32 PM
 
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You do know Green_Mariner is an African-American right? If not, consider yourself informed and understanding of why he would catch it as a "dog whistle." Mind you I'm white and I caught that issue too...
What issue? What ďissueĒ did you catch?
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Well, Iíve always said that Baltimore is grimy but there are nice parts. The issue with Trump is that he reserves certain language for areas with certain groups of people. Thatís why people take issue with him.

Personally, Trump and those who support him are exposing to the world the real picture of the U.S. Now people see the red/blue split. Now people see the hypocrisy.
They see more than the "red blue split", they see the ugly white nationalism/racism that has always been part of the fabric of this nation, but in recent decades, it's been the dogwhistle variety intended for a specific audience. The dogwhistle is gone, the bullhorn is now being used.

Thinking Americans, as well as the rest of the democratic world, grimaces.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:34 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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When is Trump going to realize Baltimore is part of the USA, that he is president of the USA, and do something about it?

I expect nothing from the pile of trash in the White House.
He's already done more for the people of Baltimore than Cummings has in 30+ years. He's lowered their federal taxes, he's lowered the unemployment rate and created more jobs than Cummings can count. He's actively trying to do something about illegal immigration, an issue that harms the majority of Baltimore residents even more than the average American.

What has the pile of trash from Baltimore done?
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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He's already done more for the people of Baltimore than Cummings has in 30+ years. He's lowered their federal taxes, he's lowered the unemployment rate and created more jobs than Cummings can count. He's actively trying to do something about illegal immigration, an issue that harms the majority of Baltimore residents even more than the average American.

What has the pile of trash from Baltimore done?
Cummings and his spouse are busy embroiled in scandal
https://www.diamondandsilk.com/blog/...vt-activities/
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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Baltimore is a dump.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Cummings and his spouse are busy embroiled in scandal
https://www.diamondandsilk.com/blog/...vt-activities/
That must be keeping them pretty busy, not enough time left over to help the poor folks of Baltimore. I'm sure Cummings isn't living in any rat infested area though, that's for other people.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Obama was NEVER the President of "All America" yet there wasn't a peep about it from the left. He openly mocked anyone who "bitterly clung" to their guns and bibles.


If liberals didn't have double standards, they wouldn't have any at all.
We are talking about Trump and what he said about Baltimore. This has nothing to do with Obama, and this whataboutism garbage is just a distraction.

Deflection
Whataboutism
False Equivalence
Double Standards
Antanagoge

These are just some of the strategies I see used daily by supporters and interested parties to defend Trump and other politicians when they have said or done something that is objectively wrong. These kinds of rhetorical devices and logical fallacies distract from the real issues and put the critics on the defensive rather than responding to their critiques in a meaningful way.

As soon as someone uses one of these techniques, you either have to disengage or refuse to be thrown off topic. So I'll repeat: this thread is about what Trump said, not about Obama.
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