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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:33 AM

This poll is heartbreaking, says so much about the state of our nation

CBS This Morning @CBSThisMorning Jan 18

A new @CBSNews poll shows most Americans would let young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children stay in the U.S. http://cbsn.ws/2ri3fJY




For me, this poll is a no-brainer. Most Americans are compassionate and caring enough to understand that children should not be separated from their families and sent to countries many have never known; no roots, nowhere to live, no future. We are not as cruel and heartless a nation as Trump and most republicans who are threatening these children.

But we're locked in a dilemma over a president and party who are determined to ignore the wishes of the vast majority of the nation to do the bidding of an ignorant and selfish few.

It's heartbreaking to watch these assaults by the federal government on people living and working here, and to be unable to just end the nightmare. I look at our nation through the eyes and hearts of those who are struggling to survive and prosper. It's painful to watch my own government be so deliberately hurtful to so many good people.

We are living under an increasingly autocratic Executive branch, aided and supported in that tyranny by the overwhelming majority of republican legislators. The will of the people has been abandoned for the narrow self-interest of a fraction of our population.

Nowhere is this illustrated more clearly than watching our government rounding up men, women, and children - jailing them and railroading them out of the country. The land of the free!

Home of the brave president whose fear and hatred is projected on the nation weekly with unbridled slurs and assaults on people of color, here at home, and around the globe. His weakness is our national shame.

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Reply This poll is heartbreaking, says so much about the state of our nation (Original post)
bigtree Jan 2018 OP
beachbum bob Jan 2018 #1
bigtree Jan 2018 #2
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #3
bigtree Jan 2018 #5
ProfessorGAC Jan 2018 #6
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #7
ProfessorGAC Jan 2018 #10
bigtree Jan 2018 #8
uponit7771 Jan 2018 #4
bigtree Jan 2018 #9
bigtree Jan 2018 #11

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:38 AM

1. doesn't matter wha tthe majority of americans want or need any more

 

Nov 2018 we do a reset on that attitude the power elite have

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:48 AM

2. you start to wonder

...but the signs look good for a reset.

We'll scarcely hope to repair all of the damage already done.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:53 AM

3. The GOP answers to their funders not their constituents. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:07 AM

5. they are among the worst people on the planet

...privileged fucks.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:17 AM

6. Why Would The "Funders" Want To Deport These People?

I don't see it. I think this is a case of pure political pandering to the radical right to keep them energized.

There's no profit to be made in deporting people who are already productive and educated employees, nor in deporting younger dreamers on their way to completing their education.

So the monied classes likely have little interest in this topic. The R's are just keeping the rubes riled up.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:42 AM

7. The funders have specific wants (no regulations and tax relief)

and look the other way when the lunatic GOP reps have personal agendas outside of what their constitutents want or need.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 11:11 AM

10. Sort of What I Meant

This DACA vs. deportation thing isn't to please the funders. It's just political capital to fire up the idiots to continue voting against their own best interests.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:52 AM

8. the hate's their engine

...to 'rile up the rubes' into voting these robber-barons into office, benefiting from the divisions they're stoking and fueling.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 09:58 AM

4. More reason why gerrymandering is against everything democracy stands for

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:59 AM

9. we're on it

NYT:

(Former Pres.) Obama has decided to make the byzantine process of legislative redistricting a central political priority in his first years after the presidency.

Emerging as Mr. Obama’s chief collaborator and proxy is Eric H. Holder Jr., the former attorney general of the United States and a personal friend of the president. He has signed on to lead the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a newly formed political group aimed at untangling the creatively drawn districts that have helped cement the Republican Party in power in Washington and many state capitals.

In an interview this week at Covington & Burling, the Washington law firm where he is now in private practice, Mr. Holder, 65, said that he and Mr. Obama believe Republicans have undermined the political system by creating a patchwork of legislative maps — at both the state and federal levels — that are designed to stifle the will of voters...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/eric-holder-to-lead-democrats-attack-on-republican-gerrymandering.html

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 03:02 PM

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