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PostPosted: 06/01/19 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
I made no qualification as to whether or not he is racist. I stated his statement was racist as fuck. And it is.


Okay. But....is it possible for statements that ARE racist to come from anything other than racists? Shocked

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"So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."

THIS part of his quote is, to me, the most indicative of ignorance.

And--again--how would YOU have constructed a response to that Elephant-In-The-Room question in a way that did not invoke racial inequity?



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PostPosted: 06/01/19 3:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Howee wrote:

And--again--how would YOU have constructed a response to that Elephant-In-The-Room question in a way that did not invoke racial inequity?


"We have failed our urban youth in this country when it comes to education. We don't give them and their families the resources and support that they need to thrive. Add in the years and years of systematic racism that our minority students have had to face, Washington DC faces challenges that Iowa just does not have. This is why it is essential that we work tirelessly to close the education gap, to give all our students everything they need to succeed, no matter where they live, how rich or how poor, or the color of their skin."

Schools failing minorities vs. minorities failing schools.



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PostPosted: 06/01/19 3:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
Howee wrote:

And--again--how would YOU have constructed a response to that Elephant-In-The-Room question in a way that did not invoke racial inequity?


"We have failed our urban youth in this country when it comes to education. We don't give them and their families the resources and support that they need to thrive. Add in the years and years of systematic racism that our minority students have had to face, Washington DC faces challenges that Iowa just does not have. This is why it is essential that we work tirelessly to close the education gap, to give all our students everything they need to succeed, no matter where they live, how rich or how poor, or the color of their skin."

Schools failing minorities vs. minorities failing schools.


Seriously. It is not that hard.

If you can answer a question about education quality without saying "Well, they don't have as many black kids there ... " how can you possibly think you can handle this campaign?


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PostPosted: 06/01/19 7:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
Howee wrote:

And--again--how would YOU have constructed a response to that Elephant-In-The-Room question in a way that did not invoke racial inequity?


"We have failed our urban youth in this country when it comes to education. We don't give them and their families the resources and support that they need to thrive. Add in the years and years of systematic racism that our minority students have had to face, Washington DC faces challenges that Iowa just does not have. This is why it is essential that we work tirelessly to close the education gap, to give all our students everything they need to succeed, no matter where they live, how rich or how poor, or the color of their skin."

Schools failing minorities vs. minorities failing schools.


I hereby appoint you Biden's speechwriter. Cool

PUmatty wrote:
Seriously. It is not that hard.

If you can answer a question about education quality without saying "Well, they don't have as many black kids there ... " how can you possibly think you can handle this campaign?


True enough.

Mind you, I am NOT Biden's biggest fan, or anything like that. I am a bit disturbed by the mentality that he might be The Best Choice To Beat Trump, probably driven by his association with our last humanly decent administration--just an indicator of how low we've allowed our Bar of Quality to fall.



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PostPosted: 06/01/19 7:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Biden has zero chance of beating Trump



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PostPosted: 06/03/19 7:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Biden has zero chance of beating Trump


Well, there are those that disagree Shocked



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PostPosted: 06/05/19 3:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-s-long-evolution-abortion-rights-still-holds-surprises-n1013846

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his presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News that Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment, a four-decade-old ban on using federal funds for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman.



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PostPosted: 06/06/19 3:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/biden-s-long-evolution-abortion-rights-still-holds-surprises-n1013846

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his presidential campaign confirmed to NBC News that Biden still supports the Hyde Amendment, a four-decade-old ban on using federal funds for abortion services, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman.


That’s not a gaffe.

Certain candidates need to stop trying to woo Trump voters to the detriment of actual Democrats.



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PostPosted: 06/06/19 9:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Hey Joe, why do schools in Iowa perform better than those in DC?

"There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."


What is the context for this quote?


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PostPosted: 06/06/19 9:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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tfan wrote:
I don't see how Trump flattering Putin or Kim relates to me criticizing Biden. The biblical thing about "not casting the first stone" would be applicable if I had called a war criminal a decent man, like Biden did. I have never called a war criminal a decent man.


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Very simple: IF you find Biden worthy of your aspersions re: his calling Cheney a decent man, AND it's in the context of criticizing a presidential rival to Trump, then give Fair Credit to Trump for doing far more egregious things, i.e., praising Kim Jong Un, Putin, White Supremacists, etc.


Why is it far more egregious to praise Putin or Kim Jong Un (who we want to act in ways we prefer) than call Cheney a 'decent man' (and was not even a decent man before the Iraq war)? (Biden may have done so in order to pick up some Republican votes) Cheney has a big lead in deaths and destruction.

Trump never praised white supremacists.

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally”

#CharlottesvilleHoax


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PostPosted: 06/06/19 11:23 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Howee wrote:
tfan wrote:
I don't see how Trump flattering Putin or Kim relates to me criticizing Biden. The biblical thing about "not casting the first stone" would be applicable if I had called a war criminal a decent man, like Biden did. I have never called a war criminal a decent man.


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Very simple: IF you find Biden worthy of your aspersions re: his calling Cheney a decent man, AND it's in the context of criticizing a presidential rival to Trump, then give Fair Credit to Trump for doing far more egregious things, i.e., praising Kim Jong Un, Putin, White Supremacists, etc.


Why is it far more egregious to praise Putin or Kim Jong Un (who we want to act in ways we prefer) than call Cheney a 'decent man' (and was not even a decent man before the Iraq war)? (Biden may have done so in order to pick up some Republican votes) Cheney has a big lead in deaths and destruction.

You have no idea what your talking about here. There is no point in further dialogue with you on this.

tfan wrote:
Trump never praised white supremacists.

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally”

#CharlottesvilleHoax


Yes. He. Did. His exact words were: "THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES" in referencing the clashing parties at that 'event'.

Then he backtracks and makes his stupid retractions, cuz he knows most of his followers are stupid enough to buy it. CharlottesvilleHoax my A$$! Laughing



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PostPosted: 06/14/19 4:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Iraq Body Count 288,000 estimated violent deaths as a result of the Iraq War.

Howee wrote:
tfan wrote:

Trump never praised white supremacists.

“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally”

#CharlottesvilleHoax


Yes. He. Did. His exact words were: "THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES" in referencing the clashing parties at that 'event'.

Then he backtracks and makes his stupid retractions, cuz he knows most of his followers are stupid enough to buy it. CharlottesvilleHoax my A$$! Laughing


Saying “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally” is not a retraction or backtracking on "But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.". And they were said in the same press conference less than a minute apart.

But there is a way that people confidently continue to push the #FinePeopleHoax despite Trump specifically excluding the neo-Nazis and white nationalists. They look to another statement as giving them license to disregard his specific exclusion: "No, no. There were people in that rally, and I looked the night before. If you look, they were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. "

I don't know if there were any photos of people peacefully protesting the night before, as it looked like an event out of a movie with a large number of 20 something college educated males holding torches (and in video, chanting). But besides appearing to have the wrong picture of the previous night (peacefully protesting), Trump then talks about the daytime protest having both types (very fine people and not very fine people): "The following day, it looked like they had some rough, bad people -- neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know -- I don't know if you know, they had a permit. The other group didn't have a permit."


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