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Old 16th August 2018, 12:13 PM   #3121
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Oh I think some of the Trump supporters posting here spent from 2008 to 2016 complaining about "that N Word In The White House".
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:20 PM   #3122
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
Of course, this is the beauty of the MAGA campaign. You don't actually have to define when it was great, and leave that as an exercise to the reader. So someone can say it was the 40s, and another can say the 60s and another can say the 80s, and they can all be content in the belief that they are right.

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There were things about yesteryear that were better. But of course, we're being selective and it's only through our own eyes. For me, I was much better looking, physically fit and could endure almost anything. But I was broke all the time. Nostalgia is a strange thing. We have a tendency to filter out the bad stuff and also forget that life is generally more fun when we are young regardless of the experience of society as a whole.

But Trump doesn't actually want to turn back the clock. Taxes on wealthy were considerably higher. The disparity of incomes in the 40s, 50s and 60s was much much closer. At least for white people. Those days were terrible for blacks, homosexuals, and not so good for women and their choices.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:21 PM   #3123
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He might have been right, but maybe a little too subtle for a political campaign speech:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/n...T.nav=top-news
In context, it makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, "We're not going to make America great again. It was never that great to begin with.", is the soundbite that is getting, and will continue to get reported, and used by Republicans against every Democrat in the country. It really makes me wonder what he could possibly have been thinking when he said that.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:27 PM   #3124
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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
In context, it makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, "We're not going to make America great again. It was never that great to begin with.", is the soundbite that is getting, and will continue to get reported, and used by Republicans against every Democrat in the country. It really makes me wonder what he could possibly have been thinking when he said that.
It's not going to hurt him in NY. May effect him in a national race....maybe.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:32 PM   #3125
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
Of course, this is the beauty of the MAGA campaign. You don't actually have to define when it was great, and leave that as an exercise to the reader. So someone can say it was the 40s, and another can say the 60s and another can say the 80s, and they can all be content in the belief that they are right.

Yes, and that's true with a lot of Trump's ramblings: They can be interpreted to mean whatever the listener wants. But appealing to lost greatness (and identifying the culprit ethnic group) is standard nationalistic demagoguery, which registers with the reactionary's sense that society is forever sliding downhill.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:41 PM   #3126
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Soundbites like Cuomo's are often called unforced errors.
I think he was just trying to be cute.

Maybe a little too cute.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:41 PM   #3127
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
That's the problem;The progressive wing of the Dems will drive away centrist voters if they gain power.
I'm not sure. Turn it 108. Has the far right wing of the GOP driven center-right voters away? Not that I can see.
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:41 PM   #3128
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But it was good in the OLD Days:
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:54 PM   #3129
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Well-articulated food for thought.
Trump makes sure he is never off the news.
The flip side is that once we manage to shut him up, we will instantly stop caring about him. Trump will disappear almost instantly once he gets his Twitter revoked (as a private citizen).
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Old 16th August 2018, 12:55 PM   #3130
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Do you ever get tired of patting yourself on the back? Does no one else give you the praise you seem to need so badly?
No and no.
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