Reply on October 24, 2017 08:59 AM << Modifed October 24 at 9:05AM >>
It is hard for me to digest this exchange.
Many of the people I know who enthusiastically voted for Trump has voiced great disappointment over his leadership style or lack thereof.
His arrogance, his not just refusal but inability to answer articulately and knowledgeably about any topic concerning government, legislative process, due protocol, economic concerns such as tax cuts or budgets, healthcare reform, international relations, immigration, security, ... are met with nonsensical babble and never once answered prepared or even sensibly. Why? Because he does not know the least about how our government is run. Nothing, zilch.
Does that make him a bad person... no.
But to position himself and to be elected to hold the highest office and, once, one of the most respected, he has a great responsibility to have educated himself on these issues, and seek to better our concerns, not set on a perch and sling and tweet caustic, harmful, hateful, and sexist remarks across the media, act bored and arrogant to foreign dignitaries, and quit playing such childish and dangerous games by eggingand challenging other lunatics on with insults and dares, to simply deflect his ignorance. It is also noteworthy to address his lack on integrity and honesty across the board.
It is truly hard to believe that any one Christian would even consider that this man, the pitiful example of a great, humble and wise leader would be believe or even metaphorically anointed as someone Christ would put into place and send him off with his blessings because the USA needed to be saved. Saved from what? From racism, from immigrant?s who are just as human, just as much in love with opportunity and wanting security for their families, from insuring the needed and rightful education of our future, of taking care of our elderly, our frail, our young,.. of building lasting and profitable, honest, secure and respectful relationships with nations so we might all attain peace, making sure our sick and oppressed have the avenue and opportunity to great healthcare at any moments notice with draining their pockets and having to decide what?s more important, food or insurance? For if one answers these questions honestly, searches their heart and mind, we know Trump has done none of these things and therefore in light of what many believe Christ stood for, Trump is the opposite example.
Besides Christ did say ?His kingdom was no part of this world"
I will concur there is no perfect man, nor any perfect President, but Trump is not and was not Presidential material. He needs to go back to his 5th Avenue, play his silly dishonest games, titillate his own sordid fantasies, and rule as the Nebuchadnezzar of his own tower, not the people of the United States... comprised of mostly great people( immigrants and natives) who just want to live, provide sustenance for their families, be a part of humanity,never lose their compassion and humbleness, and know that our neighbors are just as safe and secure in that knowledge. This is what Americans want, they want not only the best for their country but that for others. They want to be the land of plenty and to be able to open their arms to all who want to live and build and contribute to the good of this land. That is patriotism and Trump is a far far cry from what I just stated above.
I will give Trump credit for one thing and one thing only... he has brought those who think just like him out of the woodwork and have exposed them for who and what they are. Termites eating away at the very foundation of America.
That?s all I have got to say...
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Reply on October 24, 2017 09:24 AM
Thanks very much, Jimi, your comments are so appreciated...its like people have been hypnotized, their mind refuses to see what is so clearly evident...Yet I can only say, Amen....as the Bible speaks to these times...
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Reply on October 24, 2017 11:38 AM
Headshake......you hoo.....what I said was it would be just like God to use a man like Trump to awe men ....amen...?because it is His history to do so....and ours to wonder how....in the world anything good could come from Nazareth. .....Headshake.....I'm.very disappointed in you. Always Michael
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Reply on October 24, 2017 12:51 PM
A Black congresswoman's life is threatened, the Black widow of a Green Beret is called a liar by the president of the United States of America, and then that same man wonders why NFL players take a knee to draw attention to police brutality toward Black men.
On Friday, Capitol Police were made aware of racially-charged threat from a "Tom Keevers" on Facebook.
Keevers wrote on a Facebook post: "Need ten good men to help carry out a lynching. Must have own horse and saddle. Rope will be provided."
Wilson's office said Capitol Police coordinated with the police where he lives, possibly Chicago, and went to his house Friday.
Reply on October 24, 2017 12:57 PM
O good for you Gloria....,at least now you admit it was that that motivated the bowing of their knees.....it's a start....keep it up. I'm encouraged.....
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Reply on October 24, 2017 12:59 PM
What are you talking about Recon? Everyone always knew it was about police brutality toward Blacks, and had absolutely nothing to do with the national anthem or the flag.
Reply on October 24, 2017 01:49 PM
what am I talking about...?
what you have made a part time profession of....trumpeting truth far from honest to God. preaching the majority of my Countrymen are against Trump...when in reality We're against the same puppets in the pockets of greed. We had a choice...and we chose the wild card...set up in a deck stacked against US. why...? because some kind of chance is better than none. why arent you campaigning for the handi-capped in "your" Country...instead of second guessing US...?
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Reply on October 24, 2017 02:13 PM
I am so sick and tired of you...trump is a racist, and a bigot, its a fact...his attack on the NFL players and their mothers is the words of a man that has no respect for Black people...I know it, not by chance but by experience...please, get real!
Reply on October 24, 2017 02:26 PM << Modifed October 24 at 2:34PM >>
I dont care...
enough to agree with you when I dont.
what they did was confusing. where and when was taken as insult to the flag and anthem that represents the People of the Untied States of America.
and....your perception of racist is an I feel assumption...and I contest flawed.
Reply on October 24, 2017 03:00 PM
Here's what I don't understand. Trump is the embodiment of 'establishment'. A rich, white man, with only the interests of rich, white men in his heart. Everything he does, it seems, is designed to further benefit other rich white men.
What has he done for the handicapped?
What has he done for the poor?
What has he done for those struggling on minimum wage?
What changes has he proposed to your education system?
What has he done, in fact, for the majority of average Americans?
Recon, you are still a fan. I ask, in all honesty, what has he really done for you? How is your life going to be better as a result of his presence in the oval office?
You wanted someone who would change the status quo, and I understand that. But HOW exactly is he doing that? The rich are still going to be rich. The poor are still going to be poor. You really think he isn't a puppet? Of course he's a puppet, they all are, the difference is, he's a puppet for the people and ideas you seem to have some sympathy with. He's a puppet for big business, for a start. You worry about fluoride in the water, well he's quite happy to lift taxes on toxic emissions from big business because it means they get to keep even more money, and you are fine with that?
I put it to you that you wouldn't care about what went in the water if Trump said it would 'make America great again'. Trump is very firmly in the pocket of the folks that make an awful lot of money, and the newsflash there is that they don't give a rat's arse about you, Recon. They don't care if you get a decent day's pay for a decent day's work. They don't care if you can afford medical care. They don't care if you are struggling to look after a handicapped child. What they care about is what goes into THEIR pockets.
Sure, Trump clearly writes his own tweets and speeches, but he isn't 'telling it like it is', he's telling people what he thinks they want to hear.
You voted for the 'man in the pub'. The chap with an opinion on everything, and zero knowledge. He's presented the public with the basic argument of the bar-room philosopher. 'It's all someone else's fault, and if we get rid of the 'someone else's' (ie anyone not a white American), we'll all be better off'. He's used people's fears, and the threats of terrorism, to buy votes. He's told you what you think you know already.
I wouldn't want a leader who tweets the first thought in his head like a bored teenager, and certainly not one who can't at least use spellchecker, or ask someone for help, or a dictionary.
I'd be cheering you on if you'd elected a factory floor worker with a vision. Then I'd really think you'd broken the mould. But you haven't. You've elected someone from exactly the same class, age and race as most of the rest of your presidents have been. All that's different is that he hasn't employed someone to write his speeches and tweets for him. So? He's hardly a 'man of the people' is he?
Get back to me when you've elected someone from the labouring classes, will you? THEN I'll tell you you've got someone who isn't in anyone's pocket.
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