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b_b  ·  980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Congressional candidates stampede to ditch Trump

    5) He has accomplished nothing with his wealth other than making others poor

It's frustrating to me that it seems so self-evident that his presidential bid is exactly what he's done his whole career: make a lot of money at the expense of others. There's no doubt that he (a) won't be president come January, and (b) will be a whole lot richer for it. I fail to understand why this isn't obvious to everyone.

kleinbl00  ·  980 days ago  ·  link  ·  

1) Find something you don't want

2) List it on craigslist

3) you will understand.

Alternatively, go spend 15 minutes reading Youtube comments at random.

b_b  ·  980 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll not try to argue that I have too much faith in people, despite all evidence the world has given us that the people of the world don't generally deserve faith. I can't make a good argument that a policy discussion would better inform anyone, but I can make an observation that a lack of a policy discussion certainly won't better inform them.

There are so few instances that masses of people are paying attention to politics like they are during a presidential debate, that it would be nice if they could tune in and find interesting things to think about. That they don't probably reinforces their notions about how pandering and wishy-washy politicians are. The few big name politicians I've met in person have been fabulously well versed in policy. You wouldn't know it from seeing their ads and news appearances.

kleinbl00  ·  979 days ago  ·  link  ·