Ter wrote:The poster is not even American, I have no idea why it affects him so much.
Yeah. The Trump-like candidate in Brazil was stabbed and almost killed. I've heard nothing from anyone in Brazil. I think it would be an interesting topic, but I'm not a Brazilian so I'm not particularly passionate about Brazilian politics. Still, if someone tried to kill a presidential candidate, you'd think it would raise a little more ire. Yet, in Brazil, the most popular would-be candidate is still Lula Da Silva, and he is in prison. The appeal to law and order generally seems to fall flat these days. Yet, it is kind of puzzling that @Godstud has such a profound passion for American politics, and he lives under a military government by choice no less--doesn't even migrate his family to Canada where the schools are better.
Zagadka wrote:Why should I forgive Trump doing horrible things because other presidents have done horrible things?
What horrible things has he done? What we have now is innuendo. What we have is "Russians." Trump never said all Mexicans are rapists and murderers. Yet, his detractors seem to be saying all Russians are anti-American and somehow involved either with the Russian state or the Russian mafia. Even if it were true, we're talking about people who may or may not have violated Russian laws. Has the Russian government charged any of these people? Have they tried extraditing any of these people? If no, exactly why would this reflect on Trump?
Godstud wrote:My ad hominem applies perfectly when you make statements like this.
CNN is fake news. It's not just Trump who says it now. They get taunted everywhere they go now.
Godstud wrote:What Obama did has no bearing on what Trump is doing. End of story.
Selective prosecution and equal application of the law are relevant concepts to Trump's supporters. They may not be relevant to Trump's detractors.
Godstud wrote:He also supports the establishment that they claim to hate.
We just want the establishment to love Donald too, since he supports them and all.
"If one commits the act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned."
-- Ayatollah Khomeini