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(23,945 posts)
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:30 AM Aug 2020

I often speculate,

are we the country Obama saw? He was so good-natured about us, saw the best in us. He was not only smart and elegant and ethical but of good humor and good heart. He made me -us- feel good and proud to be American.

I don't know. I really just don't know.

I often speculate, (Original Post) cilla4progress Aug 2020 OP
There were millions hiding their hatred Freddie Aug 2020 #1
Hiding? They had racist signs and nooses. SoonerPride Aug 2020 #2
Witness the lusty applause for Trump when he asked "What's the name of that building?" dalton99a Aug 2020 #3
With his mental decline he might have just forgotten the name of the building. Nevilledog Aug 2020 #9
There are millions of really hateful people in the US. RKP5637 Aug 2020 #4
Yes. Trump is part of their revenge for Obama. Funtatlaguy Aug 2020 #5
I've seen this over and over... cilla4progress Aug 2020 #7
Ahhh...the conundrum of dichotomy rears its head Backseat Driver Aug 2020 #6
Translate, please, cilla4progress Aug 2020 #8
I felt good then but pwb Aug 2020 #10
Absolutely true! n/t RKP5637 Aug 2020 #12
He could be objective. betsuni Aug 2020 #11


(79,058 posts)
3. Witness the lusty applause for Trump when he asked "What's the name of that building?"
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:46 AM
Aug 2020

meaning it's the WHITE House, not the Black House

Through most of the long recitation, the members of the partisan crowd seemed quiet, even listless. But there were rare sparks of enthusiasm, moments when Trump excited them. Near the end of the hour-long address, Trump intoned: “This November, we must turn the page forever on this failed political class. The fact is, I’m here”—and suddenly, he paused, turned theatrically to his left, and extended his hand toward the South Front of the White House. “What’s the name of that building?” he extemporized, and the crowd cheered, laughed, and whistled. He then extemporized some more. "But I’ll say it differently. The fact is, we’re here—and they’re not." Louder cheers, standing ovation.

To his admirers, one of the most attractive qualities of Donald Trump is his utter shamelessness.



(66,773 posts)
4. There are millions of really hateful people in the US.
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 11:52 AM
Aug 2020

I never realized there were so many hate-filled people about so many things, but the past decade or two has really brought them out.


(23,945 posts)
7. I've seen this over and over...
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 12:26 PM
Aug 2020

the first to have the HUBRIS to challenge the status quo, always takes the biggest hit.

So brave of Barack to run and serve.

Michelle knew this, and that's part of why she hated it, but eventually got on board.

Backseat Driver

(4,147 posts)
6. Ahhh...the conundrum of dichotomy rears its head
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 12:25 PM
Aug 2020
We hold these truths to be self-evident...

Clearly some don't hold what follows as high-weighted truths...

IMO, we tend to hold certain characteristics in others as a weighted positive or negative reflective perception of an ideal of self, without which our capacity to prioritize those characteristics of scale on the spectrum of learned characteristics and/or behaviors I fear we'd all succumb to an inability to perceive self-loathing and evil and the potential of its use for power and control of self/others when our own reflection considers that weighted scale of thoughts expressed and/or behaviors initiated and expanded.

Does that make any sense? Don't worry, I'm always shaking my head too!


(10,657 posts)
10. I felt good then but
Fri Aug 28, 2020, 12:30 PM
Aug 2020

remember it is the entire Republican Party to blame for this environment we are now in. Not just Trump. They were with him.

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