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Old 07-28-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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We wanted a President who wouldn't let Democrats walk all over him and we got it. Democrats don't know how to handle a President who doesn't fall for the constant accusations of racism that they've hurled at anyone they disagreed with for decades. It's worked so well to get whatever you guys want and all of a sudden it doesn't work anymore, I can understand why you're frustrated.
Not everyone who disagrees with how Trump is handling this situation is a Democrat, a 'leftist', or a liberal.

Everything isn't 'Us. vs. Them'.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Plain spoken truth is heretical in modern-day USA.

Trump is probably hated most because he tells it like it is.

Baltimore is close to being a Mad-Max area.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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It seems very odd that the left immediately calls Trump a "racist" for saying Baltimore is a dump. It is- have any of you been there? How is calling a place that is a dump "racist"? Can one no longer speak the truth in the eyes of modern day leftists? If you don't acknowledge a fact, can a problem ever be solved?

Is calling parts of Appalachia a dump "racist" as well? The Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful, but many parts of Appalachia are dumps- trust me- we hike there all the time. The North Carolina area can actually be pretty wealthy, but far eastern TN, far western VA and WV can be pretty dumpy. Racist?

MANY of these congressmen go on the attack and are so focuses on partisan political issues, that they neglect their own districts and what can be done for them.

Instead of wanting open borders and freebies for illegals, why don't Cummings and AOC focus on helping their districts, which obviously need a lot of help. Are they neglecting their duties as Congressmen?
If Trump actually went after those places, you would have a point, but he doesnt. Context is what makes it racist, just as you call Rep Omar and others anti semitics because of the context of their quotes rather than the simple words themselves.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:01 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Not everyone who disagrees with how Trump is handling this situation is a Democrat, a 'leftist', or a liberal.

Everything isn't 'Us. vs. Them'.
I never said any of that, but thanks.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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This has nothing to do with the issue we are discussing. The media does reports and features on Baltimore's many troubles quite often. You can watch some of them on YouTube. They were also in the thick of things during the riots after the death of Freddy Gray.

The real issue here is the President of America publicly bashing American cities. I can only imagine what people would be saying if Ilhan Omar called out specific American cities for being "dumps."

Trump loves to punch down. Perhaps he could punch up now and then and act like a patriot by supporting Baltimore if it has such serious problems. Perhaps a presidential visit to West/East Baltimore to call attention to the poverty, decay, crime, and corruption? It's just down the road from DC.
You get it...and you're looking at it from outside the U.S.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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So you're saying that Cummings looks like a rat? Kinda like Trump's description of Baltimore is "infested with rats and filth". You're saying that the Congressman from Maryland is a rat infesting his state?

Is that what you're selling tonight on the forum, or are you just parroting Trump's racist remarks about Baltimore and the citizens who live there?

Just curious how far you want to push this cart full of road apples down the internet highway.
Another owned chump hearing dog whistles
Free yourself.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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I have traveled to a lot of places in the US... Baltimore is a dump..... I have never seen so many jaywalkers on a freeway before and the place is run down.... No wonder there are barb wire fences around hospitals...
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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This thread seems to bring the all stars of conservative posters, they are loving a thread like this. All the usual cast of characters plus a few more.
Their hero has come out and made a racist characterization of a majority black city, and this is something that has these people feeling celebratory.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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Now you're deflecting.

Ask the people of Baltimore if they think their city is a dump and how they feel about their president calling it that publicly. He didn't call it troubled, plagued by high-crime and poverty, corrupt and in need of major changes. He said it was a dump. That is something a president should NEVER say about a city that is part of HIS country, regardless of what he or you or anyone else thinks about Baltimore or any other American city.

Part of the whole role of being president is that you don't just say whatever you want and whatever you think is true. When you are representing 300+ million Americans, you lose that luxury. That city is part of America and he claimed he wanted to fix and glorify America. How is this accomplishing that?
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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Their hero has come out and made a racist characterization of a majority black city, and this is something that has these people feeling celebratory.
So “rat infested”= black people?
That’s pretty fk’d up thinking there bub
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