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well, like Jim Jeffries said to Piers Morgan, Hitler didn't start killing Jews right away, he worked up to it.Buckeye Nut wrote:Comparing Republicans, even Trump supporters, to followers of Hitler that supported the slaughtering of millions is pretty silly, but I guess it's the easiest thing. I know , let's just compare then to Hitler followers, why not. I really don't think fellow Americans who don't believe in all the things you do, or at least the means to the end, mean they want to murder millions of non followers. It really is a huge stretch and really quite untrue.
You know I love chatting with you but your post above really is kind of out there.
How is that any different than many (many) liberals or Obama or Clinton supporters? I don't agree I guess with how you paint conservatives as idiot lemmings just following along to fox news or whatever but summoning liberals don't do the same. And painting them as dramatically less intelligent, less informed or less able to decide on their own.DocVOLiday wrote: I never really feel I have got my point across with the Hitler/Trump analogy. I never was insinuating Trump would ever be as evil as Hitler. Just that good Christian Americans are getting their news from only one news source and are not only consistently the least informed Americans but support bad policies based on bad information.
I used to be the most liberal guy N Fulton County and now I'm the most conservative guy in Boulder. I know what you are feeling.DocVOLiday wrote: I am not going to lie, I am tired of swimming upstream. I am the only person I know both in my practice and in my Reserve unit who thinks Trump is a snake oil sells man doing a terrible job. I think now that I have convinced myself he is morally depraved I will most likely dislike or mistrust anything he does. I do wonder why it seems so obvious to me and not to everyone around me. I am usually a go with the flow type guy. I will admit my Sirius radio has discovered MSNBC and I am finding it titillating to hear people say what I am thinking but I realize that is only making my suspicion of Trump worse. If I am extremely honest it is affecting my mood and my quality of life. I think I am going to try unplugging from politics for awhile. You guys let me know if we go to war with North Korea or anything else important happens.
I agree that the Dems should be nervous. Trump doesn't play by the usual rules and has support that isn't measured in the traditional way. I'm convinced that he is OK with where his popularity is right now.DocVOLiday wrote:...I believe they see the DNC as the party of social issues and global warming only. The Dems either need to figure out a way to convince blue collar Americans that their policies can give them a job, not just a handout, or they continue to lose elections.
Do you have freedom of speech at work?DocVOLiday wrote: I will probably regret it but I guess I will bring up the NFL thing with Trump since it seems to be the only story on the news and sports pages today. My only question is when did we become so easily offended? Seriously. A conservative gets banned from Berkeley because they might say something that offends the delicate sunflowers ears and now the conservatives want people fired or banned for peaceful protests. I may just be a Reservist but I wear the uniform for a reason and the main reason is I still believe our Liberty makes us great and one of the foremost liberties in this country is freedom of speech. If someone wants to peacefully protest then I will fight for their right too. I am becoming more and more convinced America has turned into a bunch of spoiled children who just want to whine about everything.
sec realist wrote: Without reading this thread in a long time, the only question I have is this:
On a scale of 1 to 10, how embarrassed are you that Trump is the President.
I'm firmly a ten.