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Author Topic: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict  (Read 6520 times)

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Re: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2016, 11:20:20 pm »
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Maybe I'm wrong, but by my reading of his posts, Snake-Bitten didn't mean to cause offense, and if there's a learning curve for those of us who don't have firsthand experience dealing with mental illness (in ourselves or in loved ones), perhaps that learning is better served with a little more patient explanation, and less piling on.

I tried explaining as politely as I ever am and I got a "whatever" so I definitely see how that is totally my fault for not being nicer to the person who brought up mental illness as an insult and then decided that the middle of an unrelated conversation was the best time to judge the use of medical treatments.

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Re: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict
« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2016, 06:32:12 pm »
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As somebody from across the pond my opinion isnt likely to matter. However, i am so sorry for whichever one of these numpties you end up with.


See...I don't get this.  Hillary is a middle of the road politician with lots of experience.  She does the same thing that other politicians do and all of a sudden it's the most horrible thing imaginable.  Combine that with the constant witch hunts that are fishing expeditions against the Clintons and the steady barrage of lies that have been repeatedly told about them for the last 25 years.  It's basically the principle of the 'Big Lie'.  Tell a lie often enough and loud enough, and people start to believe it's the truth.  I don't really see much factual basis in the whole 'Hillary is evil incarnate' meme that is going around.

Trump, on the other hand,  has made a career out of stepping on the little guy.  You can bet dollars to donuts that he would favor policies and legislation that would make it even easier for him and people like him to do that.  

There is really a false equivalency going on here.  They are not 'equally as bad' like a lot of people are saying or even a 'lesser of two evils'.  One is an order of magnitude worse.  Trump blatantly does all the things that Hillary is accused of doing.

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Re: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2016, 09:34:03 am »
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See...I don't get this.  Hillary is a middle of the road politician with lots of experience.  She does the same thing that other politicians do and all of a sudden it's the most horrible thing imaginable.  Combine that with the constant witch hunts that are fishing expeditions against the Clintons and the steady barrage of lies that have been repeatedly told about them for the last 25 years.  It's basically the principle of the 'Big Lie'.  Tell a lie often enough and loud enough, and people start to believe it's the truth.  I don't really see much factual basis in the whole 'Hillary is evil incarnate' meme that is going around.

Trump, on the other hand,  has made a career out of stepping on the little guy.  You can bet dollars to donuts that he would favor policies and legislation that would make it even easier for him and people like him to do that.  

There is really a false equivalency going on here.  They are not 'equally as bad' like a lot of people are saying or even a 'lesser of two evils'.  One is an order of magnitude worse.  Trump blatantly does all the things that Hillary is accused of doing.

 
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Re: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2016, 08:29:04 pm »
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There is really a false equivalency going on here.  They are not 'equally as bad' like a lot of people are saying or even a 'lesser of two evils'.  One is an order of magnitude worse.  Trump blatantly does all the things that Hillary is accused of doing.

 
I don't think they are equally as bad, but neither are ideal. It makes sense that so many people are turned off by this election, I am one of them.

One is definitely worse though and I will be voting for someone I never thought I would ever vote for. :whis:
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Re: Clinton vs. Trump, round 3: The Final Conflict
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2016, 08:37:24 pm »
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I don't think they are equally as bad, but neither are ideal.

 
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