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Freddy said:I once beat Jim Jones in pool. Heyyy
johnnytruant said:I am ashamed to admit that I get this reference.
anubus21 said:Frakkin T said:anubus21 said: Did you ever think that if you treated those on the right like they aren’t a bunch of gullible hillbillies who were hoodwinked that you could possibly change some of their minds?It's not only how (some) on the left seem them, it's now Trump himself sees them. When he talks about being able to shoot someone on 5th Ave without losing their support, or how he loves the uneducated do you think he's flattering them? He's literally saying that he can commit murder than these uneducated fools will still support him.As for being deplorable...maybe they aren't racist, sexist, homophobic etc but at the very, very least we can say that these issues aren't deal-breakers for them. Listen to what a lot of the Evangelicals say about him - they acknowledge that Trump is morally flawed, but they rank nominating Supreme Court Justices and Tax breaks ahead of those other issues. Even if you disagree, can you not at least understand how reasonable people can look at his supporters and think that it's morally reprehensible to value personal financial gain over human rights abuses? Isn't the 'deplorable' label especially fitting when applied to supposed Christians who place personal gain ahead of human rights abuses?
anubus21 said:Since we are talking about supposed racists and bigots, can I get people’s viewpoints on Mr. Farrakhan? Reading the article from @tom_g made me remember a few months back about things Farrakhan had said (and continues to say) about Jews. Here is the article...https://www.google.com/amp/nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/03/is-it-so-hard-to-denounce-louis-farrakhans-anti-semitism.html
btw, hasn’t seen some of the stuff in the article from tom_g from before he was president. Will admit he has said racially idiotic stuffFarrakhan is an idiot, just like most fundamentalist religious people are. Unfortunately, people are allowed to be idiots. If he ran for office, this views would/should be disqualifying.Trump goes well beyond saying 'racially idiotic stuff', his public speeches dog-whistle white nationalists positions and echo KKK talking points. It's incredibly naive to think that he's saying these things out of simple 'racial idiocy'.