We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We live in a country that the intellectual elite, the Supreme Court, has declared that burning the American flag, dragging it through the dirt, treating it with utter contempt, is free speech. If I do the same to a Mexican flag, or even worse, a rainbow flag, I will be arrested for a hate crime.
I understand why many consider Trump's comments a blunder. Who dares to say what millions of Americans are thinking, any more? Trump does. If one reads the tweet without any built-in hype or TDS Outrage (copyright :), it is not all that horrible, even if you do not agree.
Exactly. It does remain to be seen whether it will work or not but calling it a 'blunder' reveals more about the speaker than it does about Trump's tweet. This isn't new ground for him, nor a new reaction. People are already calling him 'Hitler' and say he's running 'concentration camps', how is opposition to him going to get that much worse? I think Trump and/or his team saw the bigger danger in Pelosi/Warren/Harris/Biden/et al triangulating as the 'safe and sane' alternative between Trump and The Squad. He's cut them off, and now they either have double-down in defense of The Squad, or give some sort of qualified defense that isn't going to satisfy them.
Exactly. I don't care if your family has been in the U.S. for three generations. Learn some manners. Stop using four-letter words to describe a country that has given you the personal freedoms to succeed not found any place where your ancestors lived. In their countries of origin, I doubt you'd have reached that level of success that makes you suffciently worthy to be click-bait for media that are presenting fake news. You are being U.S.E.D.
As for those who complain about our President's comments? I'm with him.
Open border Democrats
I fear that they see the handwriting on the wall. That is the "deplorables/middle America" are about to be outnumbered and the replacement voters are who matter. Make no mistake the deplorables will pay the bill for all these replacement voters. Americans have been duped. Cowed into silence by claims of racism and some poem on the Statue of Liberty. Your country is being stolen right before your eyes and the next step is socialism to steal your wealth. Wake up America.
I think it would be interesting for each school district to be required by law to publish how much of their budget is spent each year for illegal aliens. Imagine the average middle class American in the average middle class city facing yet another annual increase in taxes and school budgets discovering that half or more is to pay for illegal immigration.