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b_b  ·  1050 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Donald Trump and the Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy

I don't mean to come at you, so please don't read this as me yelling; I'm genuinely curious.

Do you not see a huge cognitive dissonance in preferring Sanders as a first choice and Trump as a second? The only thing they have in common is an opponent. On policy they're so different as to not be from the same planet.

whanhee  ·  1050 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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nowaypablo  ·  1048 days ago  ·  link  ·  

With respect, you're expressing a very us-and-them mentality, by comparing Sanders and Trump as outsiders to their respective establishments, as if either of them would be fine as long as Clinton doesn't win.

For one, there's a difference between Trump's lack of corporate donations, and Sanders' lack of corporate donations. Their economic policies stretch a lot further than TPP.

The jobs thing, I'm sorry, is absolutely bananas. What jobs are Americans competing for, exactly? Picking tomatoes for $2/hr? Are immigrants keeping Americans from taking those jobs?

I'm so so so inexperienced and immature when it comes to election processes as I'm a toddler compared to a lot of peoples' experience on this site. But one thing I'm aware of is a dissonance between what is really going on in an American's motivations that inclines one towards a candidate, and what arguments they use to justify that subconscious choice, simply a side to be on and adopt that us-and-them nonsense.

whanhee  ·  1037 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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