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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:34 AM

 

Trump's billionaire backer Mercer is racist and cray-cray

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency

He's quite a bit like Trump, in fact.
Patterson also recalled Mercer arguing that, during the Gulf War, the U.S. should simply have taken Iraq’s oil, “since it was there.” Trump, too, has said that the U.S. should have “kept the oil.” Expropriating another country’s natural resources is a violation of international law. Another onetime senior employee at Renaissance recalls hearing Mercer downplay the dangers posed by nuclear war. Mercer, speaking of the atomic bombs that the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, argued that, outside of the immediate blast zones, the radiation actually made Japanese citizens healthier. The National Academy of Sciences has found no evidence to support this notion. Nevertheless, according to the onetime employee, Mercer, who is a proponent of nuclear power, “was very excited about the idea, and felt that it meant nuclear accidents weren’t such a big deal.”

Mercer strongly supported the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Trump’s Attorney General. Many civil-rights groups opposed the nomination, pointing out that Sessions has in the past expressed racist views. Mercer, for his part, has argued that the Civil Rights Act, in 1964, was a major mistake. According to the onetime Renaissance employee, Mercer has asserted repeatedly that African-Americans were better off economically before the civil-rights movement. (Few scholars agree.) He has also said that the problem of racism in America is exaggerated. The source said that, not long ago, he heard Mercer proclaim that there are no white racists in America today, only black racists. (Mercer, meanwhile, has supported a super PAC, Black Americans for a Better Future, whose goal is to “get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party.”)

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Reply Trump's billionaire backer Mercer is racist and cray-cray (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
dchill Mar 2017 #1
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #2
dchill Mar 2017 #3
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #6
tblue37 Mar 2017 #4
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #5
n2doc Mar 2017 #7
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #8
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #9
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #10
3auld6phart Mar 2017 #13
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #11
sharedvalues Mar 2017 #12
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #15
MFM008 Mar 2017 #14

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:37 AM

1. Grate minds think alike.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:48 AM

2. Trump's mind really does grate on me

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:50 AM

3. I can see their minds only by looking down...

through a sewer grate.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:02 AM

6. true!

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 10:55 AM

4. He also said once that a person's value is determined by what they earn, and

that since teachers are paid so little, that means they have little value.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:02 AM

5. SMH, so depraved

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:07 AM

7. If he wants to be so healthy, I suggest he move to Chernobyl or Fukushima n/t

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:19 AM

8. David Koch, billionaire backer, is racist and greedy

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:20 AM

9. Charles Koch, billionaire backer, is racist and greedy

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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:20 AM

10. Sheldon Adelson, billionaire backer, is racist and greedy

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:32 AM

13. Agreed

I don't much like any of them. But Adelson is in a class all by himself. Bloated,ugly inside and out. A rung or two above being a pedophile. Just out and out scum.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:21 AM

11. Rupert Murdoch, billionaire backer, is racist and greedy

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:23 AM

12. Foster Freiss, Woody Johnson, Scaife, Olin, need I go on?

When you are rich and support the party of racism, you're not making a case for tolerance.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:48 PM

15. what is it about being a rich white billionaire that drives someone nuts???

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 12:56 PM

14. And they live

And thrive and make others suffer while
Good men die young.

It happened to my dad at 69.

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