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bfv  ·  1082 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Schadenfreude

Our choice is between more of the same or self immolation. There is less to say about the pros of more of the same than the cons of self immolation.

user-inactivated  ·  1082 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know and understand that. At the same time, we're not actually seeing much in the news of what Hillary or Trump are saying about job creation, tax reform, etc. Just because Trump is an idiot and juat because Hillary is likely to stick to the party line, that doesn't mean we can't talk about the issues.

I can tell you what Trump said about the Khans. I can tell you what dumb thing he said about nukes. I can tell you that as each day passes, the Republican party is becoming more and more vocal about their concerns. I can tell you that apparently people want to discuss Ivanka's immigration status from way back when, how Trump's casinos and hotels are losing customers since he's been nominated, and on and on.

I cannot tell you what Trump has said lately about taxes, immigration, education reform, national security, or tons of other issues. I bet the answers are just as horrifying now as when he first started to open his mouth.

If we want to talk about how Trump is a goon and an idiot, that's fine. But we should talk about why he's a goon and an idiot about national policies. As it is now, this is just one big gossip fest that's fit for the celebrity magazines at your local pharmaciy's checkout, and I think that's a problem.

bfv  ·  1079 days ago  ·  link  ·  
kleinbl00  ·  1081 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The discussion is now, has been and is likely to be whether or not Trump will even execute his ideas. There are occasionally mentions of what those policies would actually accomplish, but by and large, the prime motivator is "will he even do it."

On the other side, the discussion is "is Hillary Clinton trustworthy" and "is Hillary Clinton in the pocket of big business." This is in no small part because the discussion is a comparative one.

And for the record? I posted not one, but two political articles today that aren't even vaguely about what a goon Trump is.