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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:02 PM

47. Perhaps but I think Americans are much more hardened to this now than 15 years ago

People ran into Bush and Co's evil embrace after 9/11 but that was 15 years ago. At that time, terrorist attacks in the U.S. was a very rare thing. We have had a decade and a half since of warnings, wars, actual attacks. I think people are much more savvy and calm at dealing with these things now than they were back in 2001. And a great number of people seem to understand that the guy that instantly starts calling for massive changes to our foreign and military policy, to our cultural practices, and to our rights is not the guy to be trusted in crisis. You see a lot of polls showing that people in this country are extremely hesitant to get involved in more conflicts in the middle east, to send in troops against ISIS, and to support expansion of government surveillance. And this has stayed consistent, even after events like San Bernardino and the Boston bombings.

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