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Tue May 2, 2017, 08:22 AM

Trump's Jackson comment in context / 20% of Trump Fans Think Freeing the Slaves Was a Bad Idea

http://time.com/4236640/donald-trump-racist-supporters/

Donald Trump appears to have high levels of support among the nation's intolerant population, according to a New York Times deep dive into polling data.

The Times found that nearly 20% of Trump supporters did not approve of freeing the slaves, according to a January YouGov/Economist poll that asked respondents if they supported or disapproved of "the executive order that freed all slaves in the states that were in rebellion against the federal government"—Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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Reply Trump's Jackson comment in context / 20% of Trump Fans Think Freeing the Slaves Was a Bad Idea (Original post)
Botany May 2017 OP
underpants May 2017 #1
onlyadream May 2017 #2
Kber May 2017 #3
Orrex May 2017 #5
Botany May 2017 #6
Orrex May 2017 #4
nikibatts May 2017 #7

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 08:33 AM

1. Not surprised at all.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue May 2, 2017, 08:38 AM

2. Not surprising

But shockingly sad just the same.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 08:46 AM

3. Yes, it occurred to me that Jackson might have "prevented the civil war" by keeping slavery intact

and maybe that was the dog whistle that went over some people's heads at first because normal people consider the end of slavery a good thing and so would have completely missed that sub context.


on edit: the above is horrible run on sentence and I am fully blaming Trump for lowering grammar standards. I apologize!

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Response to Kber (Reply #3)

Tue May 2, 2017, 09:03 AM

5. I hadn't actually thought of it in those terms, but you're absolutely right

I would imagine that Trump thinks Hitler would have solved the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, too.

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Response to Kber (Reply #3)

Tue May 2, 2017, 09:13 AM

6. The C.S.A. had 2 goals in the Civil War and they were:

1) The end of the United States of America.

2) The right of people in the C.S.A. to own and sell human beings as
slaves.

The Constitution of the C.S.A. has those points written into it. Trump and his
dad have a long history of racism and Trump openly welomes support from
racists, skinheads, neo nazis, and bigots.

Article IV Section 2(1)
The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.

I was in Western MD (New Germany State Park) about 2 months ago and one
day I took a drive in the countryside around that area which covered MD, WV,
and VA and some of the rural homes (shacks) would have the Stars n Bars along
with Trump flags or banners.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 09:00 AM

4. But they're not racist. Don't call them racist.

No matter how much they hate non-whites nor how passionately they worship the Confederate flag nor how rabidly they support the summary execution of black men and women in the streets.

If we call them "racists" or, as I prefer "stupid racist chickenshit fuckheads," we're told that we need to reach out to them and understand them.


Fuck every last one of them. Fuck them fuck them fuck them. They are a plague.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 09:14 AM

7. Same 20% think education is a bad thing too.

 

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