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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:54 PM

Obama didn't create Trump, the people who hate Obama did. (Headline)

http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2016/03/president_obama_didn_t_create_donald_trump_the_people_who_hate_obama_did.html?wpisrc=obinsite

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Reply Obama didn't create Trump, the people who hate Obama did. (Headline) (Original post)
SummerSnow Apr 2016 OP
dchill Apr 2016 #1
JustAnotherGen Apr 2016 #3
dchill Apr 2016 #4
JustAnotherGen Apr 2016 #6
JustAnotherGen Apr 2016 #2
Wellstone ruled Apr 2016 #8
WhaTHellsgoingonhere Apr 2016 #5
rhett o rick Apr 2016 #7
lamp_shade Apr 2016 #9
lovemydog Apr 2016 #10

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:58 PM

1. Trump created Trump, aided and abbetted by...

The banks that held his many debts.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:07 PM

3. Did you have any commentary on the article?

The banks don't make personal decisions for people.

The richest banker in the world can hate Obama for being black - just as easily as Joe Schmoe making a 80k a year as a CPA.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:14 PM

4. I should add the "contributions" of the birther movement,

but they'd have had no Trump to play if those creditors hadn't allowed the Donald to skate with millions. Trump's true financial acumen makes The Art of the Deal a real work of fiction and fantasy. It should be known as such.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:22 PM

6. His alliance with Christie makes a great deal of sense too

Watch Atlantic City to see how that 'alliance' plays out.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:00 PM

2. So true!




The ascension of Donald Trump, with his hate-filled rhetoric and Birther past, may reveal an ugly side to politics that the Republicans have long tried to keep hidden, but it was always there, and now it has a singular candidate as its face. But the twisted logic by some that "Obama created Trump" is a reflection of the same "Obama derangement syndrome" thinking seen in the anger over white Marines holding umbrellas in the rain for the first black president. It doesn't hold up.


Obama didn't create Trump. Hatred of Obama did.


In America, the boomerang of black advancement routinely includes a white backlash. Obama's presidency is no exception. Trump's front-runner status is irrevocably part of the historic obstruction and backlash against President Obama, whose election was an immeasurable advancement for African-American aspirations. His very appearance in the corridors of power is enormous.


But this same appearance has inflamed the minds and rhetoric of those who want to "take their country back." And take back from whom? They have some very particular people in mind. Though racial backlash is rarely discussed in mainstream media, a look at U.S. history reveals that there have always been specific repercussions to black progress.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:36 PM

8. Right on.

 

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:19 PM

5. Predictably. That's how we do. We also elect the Trumps after we get an Obama, and

 

vice versa.

Don't want to get all meta on you, or they'll whine and lock you're thread.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:30 PM

7. No. Racism is a tool being used by the Oligarchy to divide us.

 

People are sick of getting screwed by the oligarchy for decades and being fed bullcrap. People react in different ways. Some turn to fighting for freedom and liberty, the progressive wing of our party and some turn to strong authoritarian leadership. Just like in the Great Depression, some turned to FDR (like Sanders side) and some turned to fascism (like the Trump side). The Clinton Wing want to continue the looting by the oligarchy.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 02:51 PM

9. This is excellent. K&R

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:29 PM

10. Excellent article.

Thank you. Here's an excerpt. The entire article is well worth reading.

In July 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and, in 1965, the Voting Rights Act. What followed were the presidential runs of Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater and Alabama's Gov. George Wallace, the latter of whom stood in a doorway at the University of Alabama in 1963 to block the entry of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood. Wallace was a pro-segregationist whose slogan was "Stand up for America."

The Ku Klux Klan endorsed Goldwater and appeared outside the 1964 Republican National Convention to show it. Unlike Donald Trump, who fumbled on outright repudiation of the group, Goldwater denounced the KKK. But what he didn't denounce were the key elements of what would become the Southern strategy: states' rights, resistance to "federal overreach" and "law and order."

Trump has played a direct role in the Obama pushback. On April 7, 2011, the business mogul appeared on every major morning talk show repeating the big lie that Obama's Kenyan grandmother verified that Obama was born in Kenya. It was all bull. Since then, Trump has upped the ante, going from Birther critic to candidate, running to succeed the first black president.

Back during the Nixon administration, White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman wrote that Nixon "emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognized this while not appearing to." Trump has done away with the "not appearing to" part. His vow against political correctness is followed by declarations to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and plans to mobilize a "deportation force." Trump knows to whom he's talking, which is why he didn't initially disavow David Duke and the KKK on Feb. 28. Trump is the backlash against President Barack Obama.

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