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Fri Jul 6, 2018, 08:08 AM

Trump mocks "1000 points of light" foundation FFS?

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Trump mocks "1000 points of light" foundation FFS?
I think all we dems made fun of George H.W. Bush's lame suggestion during his presidency that instead of social programs paid for with taxes, we all become a thousand points of light and let charities take care of our less fortunate brothers and sisters. It was silly-sounding, as well--Dana Carvey used it forever.

But the thing is, that should be the kind of thing Trump would want to encourage, too, isn't it? And I'm not sure that he wasn't making fun of the Bush Foundation, not the proposal during his presidency. And where the fuck does anyone named Trump get off criticizing any other family's charitable foundation? It's not the TPOL foundation that's under criminal investigation.

And so it has occurred to me that Trump and his base are ahistoric. They have never paid attention to politics, or even the news, unless something happened to outrage them, like the attack on the jogger in Central Park. This attack on TPOL was probably spurred by Trump's hearing about it for the first time ever, and the crowd reaction indicates that this was new to them, too. Further proof: Trump went out of his way to explain why he said "Democrat candidates" instead of "Democratic"--he's totally unaware of the history of that usage by Republic politicians.

This would explain the massive turnout of first-time voters for Trump, the first time most of his base was at all interested in who was running for president--they had no idea of what previous campaigns involved, or meant. If they voted at all, it was probably for the party they'd grown up with, without paying any attention to the candidates or what they stood for. And to be of this mind-set, you don't have to be poor white working-class; plenty of educated, well-off people have never paid attention to politics, either, and a significant part of Trump's support came from these people.

The good news for us is that as long as Trump himself isn't running, no matter how much he begs for votes to keep the House majority, his base still doesn't care about politics. That's why you can't talk to them, why facts don't matter. They have no idea of what has gone before--they suffer from ahistoricity. And enough of the shitheads who "just couldn't bring myself to vote for Hillary" and those who sat it out or voted for Jill Stein are angry enough now--because these are people who have paid attention to the past and continue to pay attention now--are going to make sure Trump is not re-elected.

I am feeling a lot better, thanks.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri Jul 6, 2018, 08:23 AM

1. My father won the Points of Light

 

honor in June 2002, 5 months before he died. I was invited to College Station, TX by the Obama administration (President Obama was there) in October 2009 to accept the honor Dad's name is Allen R. Baca.

drumpf pisses me off immensely that he is mocking this award. It is about SERVICE which selfish drumpf will never understand.

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Response to JanetLovesObama (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2018, 08:56 AM

2. That's wonderful

I hope you can take some comfort in the knowledge that Trump has no idea of what he's talking about, that he mocks things he doesn't understand.

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Response to JanetLovesObama (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 6, 2018, 09:30 AM

3. Bless your late father. Where do I know

his name from? It is familiar to me, and I don't think it is from 2009 news. (I'm not good with names, faces, so please forgive me.)

I totally agree about IQ45 not understanding what GHWB meant. I've spent many hours volunteering to help others trying to make the world better for some, and hopefully, more. I have many family members who have served their nation. That's what people who love others do. Trump is too narcissistic to understand volunteerism.

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