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Old September 26th, 2017, 10:18 AM   #1
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"Never in modern times has an occupant of the Oval Office seemed to reject so thoroughly the nostrum that a president’s duty is to bring the country together. Relentlessly pugnacious, energized by a fight, unwilling to let any slight go unanswered, Mr. Trump has made himself America’s apostle of anger, its deacon of divisiveness.

In his brief career as president and a candidate for president, Mr. Trump has attacked virtually every major institution in American life: Congress, the courts, Democrats, Republicans, the news media, the Justice Department, Hollywood, the military, NATO, the intelligence agencies, the cast of “Hamilton,” the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” the pope and now professional sports. He has attacked the Trump administration itself, or at least selected parts of it (see Sessions, Jeff), and even the United States of America (“you think our country’s so innocent?”).

In 2015, Gallup found that the second Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama were the most polarizing presidents in modern times, as measured by the gap between how Republicans and Democrats saw them. At that point, Mr. Obama held six of the top 10 years of that polarization index and Mr. Bush the other four.

But neither Mr. Bush nor Mr. Obama overtly aspired to division on a routine basis. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 66 percent of Americans believe Mr. Trump has done more to divide the country than unite it; at their peaks, no more than 55 percent said that about Mr. Obama or Mr. Bush."


As you all know, I am not and have never been a Trump supporter, but I have to admit that the majority of Americans are probably standing WITH Trump on the issue of respect for the National Anthem. I personally have always and will always stand for the National Anthem. As a musician, I have played it, sang it and taught it and its history most of my life so I would never use the national anthem as a form of protest....but....
MY personal views are not the issue. Trump's views are not the issue. The ONLY issue is OUR right to express our viewpoints. Young or old; anarchist or evangelical; pacifist or hawk; Mormon or Muslim; these rights apply to each American. It doesn't matter whether you're a U.S. citizen, whether you're of voting age, or whether you speak English. Free-speech rights are for everybody. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, even if it involves civil disobedience and the NFL.


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Old September 26th, 2017, 10:35 AM   #2
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"Never in modern times has an occupant of the Oval Office seemed to reject so thoroughly the nostrum that a president’s duty is to bring the country together. Relentlessly pugnacious, energized by a fight, unwilling to let any slight go unanswered, Mr. Trump has made himself America’s apostle of anger, its deacon of divisiveness.

In his brief career as president and a candidate for president, Mr. Trump has attacked virtually every major institution in American life: Congress, the courts, Democrats, Republicans, the news media, the Justice Department, Hollywood, the military, NATO, the intelligence agencies, the cast of “Hamilton,” the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” the pope and now professional sports. He has attacked the Trump administration itself, or at least selected parts of it (see Sessions, Jeff), and even the United States of America (“you think our country’s so innocent?”).

In 2015, Gallup found that the second Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama were the most polarizing presidents in modern times, as measured by the gap between how Republicans and Democrats saw them. At that point, Mr. Obama held six of the top 10 years of that polarization index and Mr. Bush the other four.

But neither Mr. Bush nor Mr. Obama overtly aspired to division on a routine basis. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 66 percent of Americans believe Mr. Trump has done more to divide the country than unite it; at their peaks, no more than 55 percent said that about Mr. Obama or Mr. Bush."


As you all know, I am not and have never been a Trump supporter, but I have to admit that the majority of Americans are probably standing WITH Trump on the issue of respect for the National Anthem. I personally have always and will always stand for the National Anthem. As a musician, I have played it, sang it and taught it and its history most of my life so I would never use the national anthem as a form of protest....but....
MY personal views are not the issue. Trump's views are not the issue. The ONLY issue is OUR right to express our viewpoints. Young or old; anarchist or evangelical; pacifist or hawk; Mormon or Muslim; these rights apply to each American. It doesn't matter whether you're a U.S. citizen, whether you're of voting age, or whether you speak English. Free-speech rights are for everybody. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, even if it involves civil disobedience and the NFL.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/u...l?mcubz=1&_r=0
Not one leftist has ever done one thing to bring people together! Your whole platform is divisiveness.
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Obama was the Divider-In-Chief. Think 'bitter clingers'.
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Obama was the Divider-In-Chief. Think 'bitter clingers'.
Damn you hate truth.
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Obama? Don't you mean Obimbo?
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Are you talking about dividing us away from the Progressives? If so, that can't be too soon!
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