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Saturday, May 16, 2020

By smearing his opponents, championing conspiracy theories and pursuing vendettas, President Trump as reverted to his darkest political tactics in spite of a pandemic hurting millions of Americans.

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What Steve Schmidt said x1000%

#1 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-16 05:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is really doing Putin proud.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-16 05:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A sitting president incapable of compassion or human emotion and unable to bring the country together due to his entire "presidency" being based on tearing it apart because his life is nothing but paranoia, grievance and victimhood. He is a conman good at one thing, convincing the weakest minds among us that in spite of what he says and does that he is actually for them. I minored in 20th centutry history in college, and I always wondered how the Germans, a smart, hard-working, moral people were taken in by Hitler. For five plus years, we've seen exactly how, and it's still happening everyday.

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-16 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

I always wondered how the Germans, a smart, hard-working, moral people were taken in by Hitler. For five plus years, we've seen exactly how, and it's still happening everyday.

#3 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-16 06:09 PM | Reply

Isn't it interesting that by convention you've lost an argument when you bring up Hitler although comparing Trump to Hitler is entirely apt?

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-16 06:40 PM | Reply

If you'd like to look a little further into "how the Germans, a smart, hard-working, moral people were taken in by Hitler", I can highly recommend the book, 'Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans And The Holocaust', by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.

Here's a synopsis of the book:

This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival materials, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units, to the camps, to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.

OCU

#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-16 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5
We should just let the Reichstag Fire wash over the country. Let nature run its course.
Signed,
Deplorables

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-16 08:01 PM | Reply

If the Jews had assimilated into European life instead of being aloof;Would things have been different,or were they victims only? I really don't know? Any ideas anyone? The laws in many nation's were against them for religious reasons.
This was wrong. But the Jews held themselves to be better than the Europeans and refused intermarriage and cultural assimilation. They made themselves targets for evil people. If they had tried to become more like the societies they were in they might have avoided some of the worst pogroms and discrimination. But I don't know how deep the local hatred was so I can't really judge that.

#7 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-16 09:54 PM | Reply

Desperate men do desperate things... expect Trump to go full tilt from here on.

#8 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-05-16 11:12 PM | Reply

Just looking at the DNC and its leaderships new bill -vs- the new bill presented and any of you can say Trump is the problem......really!

#9 | Posted by Crassus at 2020-05-16 11:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trumpers are the new confederacy. Its more than politics. Call to action, folks.

#10 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-05-17 04:00 AM | Reply

He can't save himself and he wants someone to bail him out again.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-17 04:29 AM | Reply

He can't save himself and he wants someone to bail him out again.

#12 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-05-17 04:29 AM | Reply

If you think the rhetoric from Pres Trump is bad now, wait until September...

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-17 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm afraid that by September, Trump will be way beyond rhetoric...

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-05-17 11:28 AM | Reply

Lincoln once said that a house divided against itself will not stand.

Trumpy prefers a divided house against itself. It improves his chances of re-election and helps keep him out of prison. He doesn't care whether America remains standing after Trump (AT) or not as long as he stays in the limelight and out of prison. And as long as he can golf on the taxpayer dime and his coffers are filled then all is good.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-17 11:36 AM | Reply

Trumpers are the new confederacy. Its more than politics. Call to action, folks.

#10 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN

No, they are the same old confederacy. Look at where they are the strongest. They never really stopped fighting the Civil War, and now they're winning.

#16 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-05-17 02:23 PM | Reply

The airing of grievances?

Trump needs to be given a Festivus pole ...

to shove up his ample ass!

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-17 04:23 PM | Reply

If they had tried to become more like the societies they were in they might have avoided some of the worst pogroms and discrimination. But I don't know how deep the local hatred was so I can't really judge that.

#7 | POSTED BY EFFETEPOSER

So... give up your culture and historical heritage, or you will be torture and exterminated?

It may be true that if the Jews had appeased the bigots then they would not have been targeted during the Holocaust. But is that the fault of the Jews who refused to appease, or the bigots who demanded that everyone be required to act and think like them?

I am not a big fan of Judaism because of the "inherited" aspect of it. Seems kinda exclusionary and cultish to me. But in my opinion that does not justify anyone going after them just because they are different, or think they are aloof or acting superior. Just like the Trumpers who say "America First", but only think people in "America" who act and look like them are actually "Americans" (regardless of whether the other people have citizenship or not), inflicting your culture on someone and telling them to change theirs is not moral behavior and saying it is the non-appeasers who are at fault is just victim blaming.

#18 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2020-05-17 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is really doing Putin proud.

#2 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

And his Proud Boys are so proud.

They could not have gotten away with killing 100,000 Americans even if they had started a race war.

Evil flourishes in chaos.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-18 12:42 PM | Reply

Just looking at the DNC and its leaderships new bill -vs- the new bill presented and any of you can say Trump is the problem......really!

#9 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Crassus represents the average Trump supporter.

They don't care. Breaking the rules and carrying out political revenge are a WIN to them. Trump making money off the White House is a WIN. Trump breaking the government and 100,000 people dying is a WIN. Trump letting Stone and Flynn go for breaking the law to help Trump get elected is a WIN. Even the Russians helping Trump is a WIN.

If it turns out Tara Reade was paid to smear Biden, they would think its a WIN that she did.

They don't care about the country. They only care about destroying the government and owning the Liberals.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-18 03:50 PM | Reply

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