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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 01:35 PM

The fundamentally un-American attacks on Alexander Vindman



A documentary crew working for Ken Burns was exploring New York in the early 1980s, working on a feature about the Statue of Liberty as part of Burns’s “America” series. Near Brighton Beach, they found an elderly woman sitting on a bench with twin boys, then about 10 years old.

They'd come from Russia, from Kyiv, the twins told the camera, their explanations overlapping. “Our mother died, so we went to Italy,” one added, “and then we came here."
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The twins, Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman, both ended up working for the White House under President Trump. Both Vindmans served in the U.S. Army, and both rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Each now works for the National Security Council.
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The reaction to Vindman, though, reveals a fundamental hypocrisy in the Trumpian approach to immigrants. What Trump prioritizes in migrants who come to the United States is self-sufficiency and assimilation. He prefers migrants from Europe over Africa or the Middle East. What he wants is Alexander Vindmans — until Alexander Vindman points out where the loyalties of Trump himself might be questionable.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/29/fundamentally-un-american-attacks-alexander-vindman/

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jimmy the one Oct 2019 #1
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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. trumpian revenge isn't hard to discern

The reaction to Vindman, though, reveals a fundamental hypocrisy in the Trumpian approach to immigrants.
What Trump prioritizes in migrants who come to the United States is self-sufficiency and assimilation.
He prefers migrants from Europe over Africa or the Middle East.
What he wants is Alexander Vindmans — until Alexander Vindman points out where the loyalties of Trump himself might be questionable.


Might as well say that about anyone in trump's sphere of influence, he's OK with them until they turn on him, then he seeks revenge.
Except for kelly conway somehow; dunno how her marriage is surviving one of the greatest dichotomies of the trump presiduncy, and mockery thereof.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. It basically comes down to, "Will you support Trump no matter what?"

If the answer is no, you're "human scum" according to Trump.

Dichotomy does not appear to be a stumbling block for Republicans.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 02:22 PM

2. For God's sake these people aren't American

These people are Republicans.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 02:31 PM

3. snark on: If only there was history of reTHUGS attacking opponents and showing their hypocrisy.

snark off: Oh wait, we do have this historical evidence and it shows fear not only of Truth but also of
Vindman and all the good people who have been unjustly attacked before him.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. Any American attacked by Trump should wear it as a badge of honor.

Anyone who is still loyal to Trump at this late date has no honor.

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