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You each made your point.  My turn.  Unless you, yourself, are 'on the team' or have a 'stake in the game' like a bet on the outcome, you have little to lose when you go home.  Not so with politics.  Lose there and you lose your future and somewhere, somehow, sometime, someone loses their life.  Treat politics like a spectator sport and you trivialize it in the minds of those who vote.  When they vote that trivialization will become a factor.  That's scary.  It is has happened and is now happening as we sit around and talk about it.  Stop that!  Do something positive about what is wrong.   


OK - I'll Do Something Positive by

 

Pointing out that running this Country To Trump is nothing more than a Game

 

Thats why when he ordered his first covert Seal Team Mission  - he was no where around

 

 when Donald Trump ordered his first military operation as US President, a Navy Seal strike on a suspected Al-Qaeda camp in Yemen’s Bayda province that resulted in the deaths of one member of the US special forces team and up to 30 Yemeni civilians, among them a eight-year-old AMERICAN girl, that is not quite how things played out.

 

Not only was Trump not sitting in the Situation Room monitoring the Raid - neither was Mattis the VP or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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Source - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-not-in-situation-room-yemen-raid-30-ci...

 

 

 

 

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You each made your point.  My turn.  Unless you, yourself, are 'on the team' or have a 'stake in the game' like a bet on the outcome, you have little to lose when you go home.  Not so with politics.  Lose there and you lose your future and somewhere, somehow, sometime, someone loses their life.  Treat politics like a spectator sport and you trivialize it in the minds of those who vote.  When they vote that trivialization will become a factor.  That's scary.  It is has happened and is now happening as we sit around and talk about it.  Stop that!  Do something positive about what is wrong.   

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Several here on the Right are so partisan that they will defend Trump no matter what and support Trump in anything that he wants to do or anything that he does. Yea team, fight fight !


Some on the left may be just as bad. The topic of this thread is non-partisan. I hope people will still have something to say on the subject. Your posts generally exhibit a good deal of ability to think about things. Give us an example here.


Just one example of many:    Many Trump supporters spoke repeatedly, admonishing 'Nationalism'. Trump appointed a Nationalist White Supremacist, Bannon, and Trump supporters readily accepted that. Bannon and vice president Pence spoke at CPAC, both declaring support for Trump's "Economic Nationalist Policy". Trump supporters also accepted that.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

Several here on the Right are so partisan that they will defend Trump no matter what and support Trump in anything that he wants to do or anything that he does. Yea team, fight fight !


Some on the left may be just as bad. The topic of this thread is non-partisan. I hope people will still have something to say on the subject. Your posts generally exhibit a good deal of ability to think about things. Give us an example here.

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Several here on the Right are so partisan that they will defend Trump no matter what and support Trump in anything that he wants to do or anything that he does. Yea team, fight fight !


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Some of us support a particular sports team, we root for them no matter what. It is generally considered OK to do this, even I think it is OK. If our team is totally incompetent, or simply not as good as several of its competitors we can still root for them. Little harm is done by this, and we have no responsibility to root for the best team.

 

Politics is very different. A corrupt or inept administration can do a great deal of harm, and our rooting for them keeps them in power, and keeps the harm coming. If you vote, or even have the right to vote, you have a responsibility to do so sensibly. Even if you previously supported an administration, if you later learn of their incompetence or corruption, you have a duty to end that support.

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