Tainari88 wrote:Latin Americans are all about pride and image.
That sounds quite vain.
Tainari88 wrote:If you have someone bad mouthing your nation, your culture, your history and calling your sons and daughters who are Mexicans? Rapists, vermin, criminals and so on?
Trump was referring to illegal aliens, and the government of Mexico encouraging the dregs of Mexican society to move illegally to the United States, including their paroled criminals.
Tainari88 wrote:A vast majority of the 130 million Mexicans are hard-working, law-abiding, good people.
Everybody knows that already. Fake news doesn't mean Trump said what he didn't say. It just means that he gets free press by being politically incorrect and can win office by twisting political correctness to his political ends and there are still 10s of millions of people who haven't figured that out yet.
Tainari88 wrote:To see small children being put in cages that are Latino kids because he wants to teach the illegals a lesson? Doesn't go over well.
There are remarkably few cases of people detained in "cages" who haven't broken US immigration laws.
Tainari88 wrote:Contrary to popular myth on TV most Latin Americans are not drug dealers, pimps, gang bangers and killers.
Nobody has said that they are. Fake News has said that other people like Trump have said so when they haven't. That's why you shouldn't watch fake news.
Tainari88 wrote:The USA has white drug dealers, gang bangers and killers.
Indeed. They should be in prison, and not on the street.
Tainari88 wrote:A lot of the serial killers like Ted Bundy even had Republican voting parents.
So did @drlee, but that doesn't make @drlee a serial killer does it?
Tainari88 wrote:Do you know how tiring and dangerous it was for me to step out of my house and have some asshole tell me to shut up and speak English only because the ignorance was rampant and they assumed I was Mexican and assumed I was some 'wetback' they could verbally abuse with impunity because the asshole in the White House gave them permission with his racist rhetoric?
Indeed. That's why curtailing illegal immigration and free trade with China is necessary to relieve pressure on blue collar working class voters. Otherwise, social discord will become the norm.
Tainari88 wrote: He has not replaced Obamacare with something that covers all people.
To his credit, he tried. However, people like John McCain lied about repealing ObamaCare. We got a lot of them out of office in the 2018 election. Legislation comes from Congress. We need to get people in Congress that haven't sold out to special interest lobbies.
Tainari88 wrote:He doesn't do the testing and the tracing necessary or follow South Korea's lead.
South Korea did well, because everybody already had masks from previous coronavirus scares and they knew what to do. It's a pretty new thing for Americans. The US has done more testing than any country at this point.
Tainari88 wrote:You defend him because your goal is to eliminate the establishment and replace it with some Nationalism that you think will save the day.
The establishment is not constructive toward me, so I feel no responsibility to be constructive toward the establishment. They can fuck themselves. I'm not going to vote for a neocon/neolib warhawk, because the media has trashed Trump for years on end. It pleases me that he's president and that they hate the fact that he beat Hillary Clinton. As I said, if I were to adopt identity politics, I would demand a midget for president. There are no midget mayors, congressman, senators, or governors. If we're going to get passed discrimination, we must have a midget for president. That's how I feel about identity politics and political correctness.
Tainari88 wrote:He will make government so terribly disorganized and so horrifically bankrupt that it will take decades to right it again.
That's a risk they were willing to take to push extreme views. Now they have Trump at the helm, and they still can't look themselves in the mirror to view the source of the problem.
Tainari88 wrote:He has poured billions into the military and boosted its budget greatly. Why would he do that if it was all for show?
Reagan did too. Did Reagan launch WWIII? No. Did the fake news fear monger about Reagan starting WWIII? Pretty much constantly they did. Trump is not going to launch a war.
Tainari88 wrote:Is that too much to ask from a government?
If you're asking a government for it, you're going to create a powerful elite that rules over you.
Tainari88 wrote:You think by the way that the people with the highest IQ's in the world are rich? The vast majority of super high IQ people are not rich. Most of them are so into their own heads that they don't give a shit about pursuing money in exaggerated amounts. Most genius academics like @Potemkin is don't even care about money at all.
If you look at @Potemkin's income on a global basis, he's easily in the top 5% of income distribution in the world. I earn almost 500% more than the average wage in the US. I'm sure @Potemkin does pretty well too. We'd both be in the high income group worldwide.
Tainari88 wrote:Only Trump is into that shit.
Trump was born middle class. It's not that unusual for new money to be ostentatious.
Tainari88 wrote:You are defending that BJ?
Of course. It's not because I think it's the classy thing to do. Not by a longshot. I think these people have needed a shot right in the chops for a long time. Look at how Trump is dangling the murder rumors around Joe Scarborough. Morning Joe knows that the whole Russia collusion thing was bullshit, but he went right along with people getting prosecuted for process crimes to further his own ambitions. Trump is just turning that around. It doesn't feel good to have people associating your name with murder. I'm sure Scarborough doesn't like that. However, he has no problem doing that other people. Fuck him and people like him. Fuck Pelosi and people like Pelosi. Who's going to fight them like Trump does? Mike Pence? Maybe Lyin' Ted Cruz. Maybe...
Tainari88 wrote:The man can't deliver on basic campaign promises? You don't want me to post those 30 broken promises video that Robert Reich put in his youtube channel do you?
I couldn't care less. My #1 issue was not electing Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush. Mission accomplished. As you heard me say early in the primaries, the ONLY person I did not want to see elected was Joe Biden. Notice how the establishment colluded to kill off all the other candidacies--probably with cash in their pockets to secure the nomination for Biden? He's not even altogether there, as he said he was going to beat Joe Biden in November. He's not even sure who he is, and that's precisely the kind of person the establishment wants--someone they will have full control over from day 1.
1. Trump cut the corporate tax rates.
2. Trump raised tariffs, particularly on China.
3. Trump is building the wall, despite overwhelming opposition by the establishment.
4. Trump did his level best to repeal ObamaCare, but we learned that a lot of Republicans lied about it--exposing the liars is a great value.
5. Trump did try to get an infrastructure bill through. Pelosi's two year tenure is the most unproductive Congress in recent memory. Even Republican obstruction of Obama was more symbolic (except for the courts).
Tainari88 wrote:Yeah, it wasn't in question but he did it to stir the racists. See answer below. And yet you still say he aint a racist. He is not wearing a hoodie and not going to the KKK rally.
He's a troll, as was Obama. They are actually birds of a feather in that respect.
Tainari88 wrote:...the American electorate is weak on class identification and no longer believe in the system but have no tools on how to dismantle it and blame the wrong group.
They are learning quickly. They no longer believe the news. They know the establishment hates them. They see what the DoJ/Mueller did to the likes of General Flynn. That doesn't make the establishment's adversaries pure as the wind-driven snow. However, I'm not looking for a savior. I'm looking for someone to stir shit up. Trump does that job fairly well, except in my view he's a bit of a soft touch in that he didn't fire every holdover from the Obama administration on day 1.
Tainari88 wrote:They feel they are losing control of their own society. They are.
Yeah. Tell me, how would Mexicans feel if they were losing control of their society, because Anglos kept coming in illegally and taking the jobs, and the government was okay with the lawbreaking because they preferred the Anglo workers. Do you think there would be no resentment? Seriously?
Tainari88 wrote:Adapt. Grow. Mature and be intelligent.
That's great for people with 105+ IQs. For people with constitutionally low IQs, it doesn't work. That was the whole point of the Bell Curve. That's why Charles Murray had to race-norm the case in "Coming Apart" to show how the IQ distribution and income distribution in white America illustrated why the lower echelon had so many social problems. That's true across racial lines, but the establishment didn't want to hear that.
Tainari88 wrote:Did he ever openly admit it and apologize to Obama for it? No. Why?
He admitted it. I don't think he ever apologized, but why would he?
"Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things. "
-- Joe Biden