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  # 2200135 17-Mar-2019 11:22
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Summary: Why is the president to blame? Response: Blaming Trump is what the terrorist wanted. The guy is crazy. We should really stop talking about it. Besides it's just a political cheap shot calling out Trump.

Shannon: The world comes to grip with another stunning act of terror. Finger-pointing inevitably on the domestic front. In here to discuss "The Hill" columnist, former CIA analyst [and conservative American radio host] Buck Sexton. Great to have you with us. You heard the discussion about the president and his words, his rhetoric to blame.

Here is what the national executive director [Nihad Awad] of CAIR had to say today.

"During the presidency and during your election campaign, this is Islamophobia and attacks on innocent immigrants and mosques have skyrocketed."

Shannon: Less than 24 hours out but what do you make of the efforts to link the president to this attack overseas?

Buck: Well this is exactly what the terrorist wanted and he made that explicit and clear about.

What we see is an evolution of this kind of attack where social media is useful for these individuals to find like-minded people to radicalize and often post an manifesto.

Now because of advancing technology easy to live stream it to make sure it gets as wide distribution as possible while it is going on.

And what he's done here, and unfortunately will see repeated in future attacks, is that he has brought in very sensitive flash points and characters and individuals he has tied to this that have nothing to do with it.

Now whenever people want to, they will have an excuse to say "Oh individual acts or individual lies inspired the New Zealand shooter."

That just goes with an initial purpose which is to create the very divisions that some people unfortunately giving oxygen to.

Shannon: Buzzfeed had a piece that said this.

"I encourage colleagues to be extraordinarily cautious in typing the ChristChurch shooter to a narrative of online radicalization. Some of the claims in the manifesto obviously sarcastic and if anything in contradicting such an interpretation."

But as you said he did talk about the fact he wanted to create division and chaos here in the US.

Buck: This guy is obviously malignant, narcissist and psychopath. When people reading through this, they should understand someone obviously clearly disturbed.

I also think when you have seen in the past people sometimes debating foreign policy maneuvers, decisions, they say "we don't want to play in the terrorist hands by picking people named in this manifesto that have nothing to do with this, that didn't inspire the attack, don't know the individual."

I don't touch on the subjects in some cases that he is so fixated on. That is, in fact playing into this terrorist hands. That is exactly what he wants. He has stated it as such.

I think the movement,especially online, to draw as much oxygen away from this individual and his attack and to try to dampen the aftermath of this such that it doesn't become something that other extremists want to replicate, that is the best you can really hope for in this circumstance to try to deal with this going forward.

Shannon: Yeah and does it now muddy the attempts to bring people together and to have Muslim community members and Jewish community members and Christian sit down and talk about the ways that they can try to root out this radicalization and support each other, and people have no faith at all.

Does this drive a wedge to have that conversation?

Buck: Certainly the terrorist in this case hope so. The strongest rebuke that we could possibly have, in New Zealand and around the world, is for as much unity and colony as possible between all peoples, people of Islamic faith, people of all faiths, and not allow him to get exactly what he wants which he wants people to do.

Unfortunately what people are doing pointing to the President of the united states and well-known figures in this country and other countries and just using this to score, really, cheap and short term political points against individuals I'm sure across the board all feel terribly about what has happened, have nothing to do with it.

They should not be the usual cheap shot routine but unfortunately this is what we have been seeing so far since this happened. I don't think we have learned much on this but I'm hoping it'll change.

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  # 2200144 17-Mar-2019 11:51
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Fox is a malignancy that needs to be exorcised. They can go talk into a toilet for all I care.

 

 





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  # 2200176 17-Mar-2019 12:47
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Far as I'm concerned, Fox is a toilet:

 

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  # 2200185 17-Mar-2019 13:19
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The Washington Post - Pelosi tamps down talk of Trump impeachment - welcome words for centrist Democrats

March 16 at 6:00 AM

 


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi changed the impeachment debate with a five-word flourish that helped steady her wobbly caucus: “He’s just not worth it.”

 

Pelosi (D-Calif.) had been talking down impeaching President Trump for months, but she used an interview with The Washington Post Magazine to deliver her clearest statement so far and tried to refocus liberals on defeating Republicans at the ballot box in 2020. ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  # 2200225 17-Mar-2019 14:32
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President Donald Trump Makes Gross Mix Of NZ Condolences With Border Stunt

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  # 2200274 17-Mar-2019 16:13
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Meghan McCain responds to another Trump swipe at John McCain:

 

 

 

"No one will ever love you the way they loved my father," she tweeted Saturday. "I wish I had been given more Saturday's with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?"

 

 

 

Meghan McCain has frequently returned Trump's barbs against her family, both directly and indirectly. During remarks at her father's funeral, she chastised "cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly" and "the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served."

 

 

 

Maybe she should run for president.

 

 




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  # 2200291 17-Mar-2019 17:03
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I think we need to build a huge-ass wall around NZ, to keep crazy Aussies out. :P


 
 
 
 


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  # 2200395 17-Mar-2019 20:07
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USA Today - Despite his swampy unpopularity, Donald Trump is poised to win in 2020

 

March 15, 2019

 

 

Trump hasn’t expanded his base, but what he has is solidly behind him. Meantime, fractures within the Democratic Party are widening.

 

If you were running for president, which dynamic would you rather have:

 

1. The power of the incumbency, a good economy, low unemployment, rising wages and rock-solid support and unity within your political party?

 

or:

 

2. Division, infighting and an identity crisis within your party and the task of explaining to voters that, despite that good economy, they’re worse off than they were four years ago?

 

The first situation describes President Donald Trump as he gears up for 2020. The second describes what we’ve seen thus far of Democrats as they try to take him down.

 

It is for these reasons - and despite that fact that he is the most dishonest president ever (by far), a swamp-dwelling charlatan with no morals who has degraded his office, empowered racism, undermined the Constitution and made most of the world laugh at us - that Trump could be in better shape for winning re-election than his enemies might realize, or be willing to admit.

 

Incongruous as it may seem, all of the above is true. The economy is good. Our president is a disgrace. One of these narratives will prevail in November 2020. ...

 

Trump’s approval is low, he’s one of the weakest incumbents ever, and it’s all his fault. And yet, an early look at the Electoral College gives him a very slight edge. ...

 

 





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  # 2200957 18-Mar-2019 18:08
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Melania Trump Denies Using A 'Fake Melania'

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10 of Donald Trump’s Business That Completely Failed

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  # 2201039 18-Mar-2019 20:10
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Long video, but if you enjoy courtroom drama, and don't like Trump, you'll like this.

A Rhetorical and Legal Analysis of Michael Cohen's Testimony Before Congress

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  # 2201103 18-Mar-2019 20:45
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kingdragonfly: Long video, but if you enjoy courtroom drama, and don't like Trump, you'll like this.

A Rhetorical and Legal Analysis of Michael Cohen's Testimony Before Congress

 

+1

 

Having watched all 9 hours of the Cohen hearing live, I found this "plain man's guide" very useful, explaining several things that had puzzled me until now.

 

Well worth its 25-minute viewing time.   🙂





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  # 2201287 18-Mar-2019 23:55
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Rikkitic: Meghan McCain responds to another Trump swipe at John McCain:   "No one will ever love you the way they loved my father," she tweeted Saturday. "I wish I had been given more Saturday's with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?"   Meghan McCain has frequently returned Trump's barbs against her family, both directly and indirectly. During remarks at her father's funeral, she chastised "cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly" and "the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served."   Maybe she should run for president.  


John McCain was a terrible human being. Will be remembered as a war monger who wanted to support Syrian rebels aka terrorists Al Nusra and ISIS.


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  # 2201446 19-Mar-2019 11:09
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freitasm: Citation needed.

 

Yes. Rather than recitation.





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