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  1. #1 Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who cares whats wrong with Donald Trump? Whats wrong with us? 
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    babylonsister (154,342 posts) Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who cares whats wrong with Donald Trump? Whats wrong with us?

    http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/o...161473023.html

    If nothing else, in six months, President Trump “has taught us to live in a state of perpetual chaos and continuous crisis.” Associated Press

    July 14, 2017 5:20 PM

    Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?

    BY LEONARD PITTS, JR.

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    Indeed, from the studios of CNN to the bar stools of your neighborhood watering hole, amateur psychoanalysis has become America’s favorite pastime in the last six months. Dozens of theories have been floated, all aimed at answering one question:

    What is wrong with him?

    But I have come to believe that question misses the point. Sixty-three million people voted for this. And make no mistake, they knew what they were getting. It was always obvious that Trump was a not-ready-for-prime-time candidate, but they chose him anyway. And the rest of us need to finally come to grips with the reason why.

    It wasn’t economic anxiety. As a study co-sponsored by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic reported in May, people who were worried for their jobs voted for Hillary Clinton. But people who dislike Mexicans and Muslims, people who oppose same-sex marriage, people mortally offended at a White House occupied by a black guy with a funny name, they voted for Trump.

    That’s the reality, and it’s time we quit dancing around it.

    This has been said a million times: Donald Trump is a lying, narcissistic, manifestly incompetent child man who is as dumb as a sack of mackerel. But he is the president of the United States because 63 million people preferred that to facing inevitable cultural change. So I am done asking — or caring — what’s wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled a far more important question.

    What in the world is wrong with us?
    What's wrong with 'you' (DUers/liberals)? Hatred and an unwillingness to accept a legitimate election because a Democrat wasn't elected,

    people who dislike Mexicans and Muslims, people who oppose same-sex marriage, people mortally offended at a White House occupied by a black guy with a funny name, they voted for Trump.
    Meaning: People who are concerned with terrorism perpetuated mostly by Muslim extremists, illegal immigration, believe that "marriage" is between a man and a woman, and didn't approve of the liberal Democrat/Socialist/Marxist policies of the last President.

    But they'd rather lie than tell the truth.

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    4. Unfortunately, he's using the collective "us"

    As in everyone in this country. That puts the onus on us DU types to somehow shift the rest of the country's perception.

    I think it's a fair enough question. And the very first thing I would do is outlaw misinformation/hate sources such as Brietbart, Infowars, Faux Nooze. It would behoove us to crack down on white supremacist groups and dismantle their websites. But, of course, this all seems very "authoritarian" doesn't it?
    Get rid of dissenting voices. How like today's liberals.

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    32. We could start

    with the largest hate group of all - the GOP. They have manuvered us all into gerrymandered districts, to keep their useless politicians in office. Now McConnell is bribing his members to pass a "Healthcare" bill that is absolutely USELESS, much like them. We can start the turn around by voting theses deadwood politicians OUT of office, get people in there who really do want a better country for us all.
    They can't win elections so their solution is to 'outlaw' those who do not agree with their view of government, social 'justice' and their entitlement to rule. Not a single person dissented.
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    I think it's wonderful they have these extended high tension meltdowns, at some point they either give it up and just say to heck with it and never vote again, or they slash their wrist and slowly fall asleep. I figure by the time 8 years of Trump then the election of another conservative they will take the second option. The only downside is by that time rolls around I'm 80 years old or damned close and that can't be any fun.
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    Rather typical elite DC beltway/New York mentality. Virtually no one they know voted for Trump. So they extrapolate and base their mindset on what's wrong with all of "us" rubes.
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    If nothing else, in six months, President Trump “has taught us to live in a state of perpetual chaos and continuous crisis.” Associated Press
    Maybe POTUS has taught you Libtards to live in that state. The rest
    of us are just fine.

    Idiots.
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    I wonder if there is anything we could do or say to help make it worse?
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    Maybe POTUS has taught you Libtards to live in that state. The rest
    of us are just fine.
    No. They live in that state because they refuse to accept the election of a Republican President. THEY have created the chaos and crisis because they think they can get rid of Trump with it. LOL. Their one created stress is doing them in, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I wonder if there is anything we could do or say to help make it worse?

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    babylonsister (154,342 posts) Leonard Pitts Jr.: Who cares whats wrong with Donald Trump? Whats wrong with us?

    http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/o...161473023.html

    If nothing else, in six months, President Trump “has taught us to live in a state of perpetual chaos and continuous crisis.” Associated Press

    July 14, 2017 5:20 PM

    Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?

    BY LEONARD PITTS, JR.

    snip//

    Indeed, from the studios of CNN to the bar stools of your neighborhood watering hole, amateur psychoanalysis has become America’s favorite pastime in the last six months. Dozens of theories have been floated, all aimed at answering one question:

    What is wrong with him?

    But I have come to believe that question misses the point. Sixty-three million people voted for this. And make no mistake, they knew what they were getting. It was always obvious that Trump was a not-ready-for-prime-time candidate, but they chose him anyway. And the rest of us need to finally come to grips with the reason why.

    It wasn’t economic anxiety. As a study co-sponsored by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic reported in May, people who were worried for their jobs voted for Hillary Clinton. But people who dislike Mexicans and Muslims, people who oppose same-sex marriage, people mortally offended at a White House occupied by a black guy with a funny name, they voted for Trump.

    That’s the reality, and it’s time we quit dancing around it.

    This has been said a million times: Donald Trump is a lying, narcissistic, manifestly incompetent child man who is as dumb as a sack of mackerel. But he is the president of the United States because 63 million people preferred that to facing inevitable cultural change. So I am done asking — or caring — what’s wrong with him. Six months in, it’s time we grappled a far more important question.

    What in the world is wrong with us?
    I see the racist Pitts is back to blaming us white folk again. Dummies ought to love that.
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    Who cares what’s wrong with Donald Trump? What’s wrong with us?
    Nothing 8 years of President Trump wouldn't improve!
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