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    What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    It's the unhinged, over the top rhetoric of his critics. His critics are doing more damage to our democracy than any malignant force in living memory.

    For example:

    Promoting Death Camps for Trump Supporters!

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a traitor to his country.

    Promoting the false idea that the President admires dictators.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a racist.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a dictator.

    Promoting the false idea that the President's supporters are motivated by racism.

    You can find all of these lies being advanced right here on DP most days.

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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    It's the unhinged, over the top rhetoric of his critics. His critics are doing more damage to our democracy than any malignant force in living memory.

    For example:

    Promoting Death Camps for Trump Supporters!

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a traitor to his country.

    Promoting the false idea that the President admires dictators.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a racist.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a dictator.

    Promoting the false idea that the President's supporters are motivated by racism.

    You can find all of these lies being advanced right here on DP most days.
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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    So we should ignore what the majority of Americans are actually saying "We don't like or trust Trump", because secretly they couldn't possibly hate Trump for his words, actions and policies, it must be that they hate themselves, the critics of Trump. Your threads here really are getting more and more scholarly.

    Most Americans are critical of Trump, and no, we're not the problem, you are.

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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    It's the unhinged, over the top rhetoric of his critics. His critics are doing more damage to our democracy than any malignant force in living memory.

    For example:

    Promoting Death Camps for Trump Supporters!

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a traitor to his country.

    Promoting the false idea that the President admires dictators.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a racist.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a dictator.

    Promoting the false idea that the President's supporters are motivated by racism.

    You can find all of these lies being advanced right here on DP most days.
    You did all of that when Obama was president...
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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    It's the unhinged, over the top rhetoric of his critics. His critics are doing more damage to our democracy than any malignant force in living memory.

    For example:

    Promoting Death Camps for Trump Supporters!

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a traitor to his country.

    Promoting the false idea that the President admires dictators.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a racist.

    Promoting the false idea that the President is a dictator.

    Promoting the false idea that the President's supporters are motivated by racism.

    You can find all of these lies being advanced right here on DP most days.
    So surely you must take the only sane approach to this a vote Democrat next year.

    Get Trump out of office.

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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So we should ignore what the majority of Americans are actually saying "We don't like or trust Trump", because secretly they couldn't possibly hate Trump for his words, actions and policies, it must be that they hate themselves, the critics of Trump. Your threads here really are getting more and more scholarly.

    Most Americans are critical of Trump, and no, we're not the problem, you are.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You did all of that when Obama was president...
    At this point it's just them projecting their own insecurities. I can't wait when Trump is out of office we can hit them back with all of this once we get someone decent in the WH.
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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So we should ignore what the majority of Americans are actually saying "We don't like or trust Trump", because secretly they couldn't possibly hate Trump for his words, actions and policies, it must be that they hate themselves, the critics of Trump. Your threads here really are getting more and more scholarly.

    Most Americans are critical of Trump, and no, we're not the problem, you are.
    No. What you should be doing is ignoring the Trump hating multimedia echo chamber.

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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    In response to the title, I agree. The rhetoric of President of the United States of America Donald Trump does not create something new. Rather, it plays quite skillfully on a number of beliefs and emotions, including fear, which are already present in a significant percent of the American people. Some of our prejudices have histories going back to the founding of our nation. We forget, conveniently, that one of our founding documents states that 'all men are created equal.' It doesn't say 'some men'.

    And yes, even way back then we were capable of saying one thing and doing another. 10 of our early Presidents were slave owners. Women were not considered worthy of being given the vote.

    And so it goes. There is the expressed, often mythical, ideal and then there is the reality.
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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2018 View Post
    So surely you must take the only sane approach to this a vote Democrat next year.

    Get Trump out of office.
    Yup, regardless of your support or not of Trump, w/o him, things would be much calmer in this country.
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    Re: What's Scaring People Isn't Trump's Rhetoric

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You did all of that when Obama was president...
    Really?

    Hmm, I voted for Obama.

    I don't recall a single time I advocated for death camps, or called him a racist, traitor, or a dictator.

    I did become disillusioned by his attempts to be "all things to all people" which later turned into (IMHO) cynically jaded politician.

    Now do you have evidence that the OP himself did all those things? If so, then well and good.

    Otherwise, it seems an argumentum ad populum response to a list of what should be easily verifiable assertions made by the OP.
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