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  • America not the greatest country in the world anymore?

    Is America the greatest country? I came across this older video and it really made me think.

    If someone is condescending to a Trump supporter it’s because, first of all, they aren’t being very polite. Secondly it’s because they find it incredibly difficult to understand how someone can witness this presidency and still support it. It would seem to require either outright ignorance, extreme cognitive dissonance, or a lack of a substantial grasp of reality and how the world works. Or all of the above.

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    It never was for the liberal and always was for the conservative, by definition. The liberal can never be satisfied with anything, by nature, cannot and therefore will not be cornered to define it, and the conservative cannot understand how that can be applied to governing a nation. If one cannot define what he wants the other cannot work to meet him on the bargaining floor.
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    • #3
      "No one wants RINOs anymore, so America sucks now."





      Last edited by Daryl Flynn; 11-10-2018, 03:02 PM.

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      • #4
        Far from it, this country sucks.
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        • Daryl Flynn
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          Why wait?

        • Hoddy
          Hoddy commented
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          We have matters to take care of.

      • #5
        when was it ever the greatest?
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        • Daryl Flynn
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          1776 - 2008

          2016 -

        • Turd Furgison
          Turd Furgison commented
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          you forgot 1861-65

      • #6
        It probably is the greatest, for what that's worth. Being the greatest doesn't translate into the highest quality of life for its citizens, but we can enjoy it on an abstract level.
        Last edited by Zooey; 11-10-2018, 10:19 PM.

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        • #7
          Originally posted by Idunno View Post
          It never was for the liberal and always was for the conservative, by definition. The liberal can never be satisfied with anything, by nature, cannot and therefore will not be cornered to define it, and the conservative cannot understand how that can be applied to governing a nation. If one cannot define what he wants the other cannot work to meet him on the bargaining floor.
          Close.

          The more accurate truth is that the liberal thinks the country WILL be great in the future if only certain things will happen...

          the conservative believes the country once WAS great and would still be if only certain things had never happened...

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          • #8
            Originally posted by guido61 View Post

            Close.

            The more accurate truth is that the liberal thinks the country WILL be great in the future if only certain things will happen...

            the conservative believes the country once WAS great and would still be if only certain things had never happened...
            You have some retracting to do.

            https://www.harmonycentral.com/forum...1#post32389991

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            • #9
              Originally posted by guido61 View Post

              Close.

              The more accurate truth is that the liberal thinks the country WILL be great in the future if only certain things will happen...

              the conservative believes the country once WAS great and would still be if only certain things had never happened...
              That's an interesting way to look at it. I like it.
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              • #10
                Originally posted by guido61 View Post

                Close.

                The more accurate truth is that the liberal thinks the country WILL be great in the future if only certain things will happen...

                the conservative believes the country once WAS great and would still be if only certain things had never happened...
                Agree 100%
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                • #11
                  Oh, and for the record, I think America has been the greatest country in the world for the majority of Americans. The hard part (that seems to be what causes most of the political division in this country) seems to be making this country great for those not in the majority as well. For some odd reason, those in the majority don't seem willing to share. Not very 'American', if you ask me.
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                  • #12
                    This country has lost it's way. The jingoism about freedom and equality is just hollow rhetoric. We have come close in the past, but the selfish voices of materialism, racism, and nationalism have turned this into a place that is nothing to be proud of anymore.
                    The middle/working class has been decimated and the poor are still scapegoats and targets. Our citizens are mass murdering each other on the regular, while the biggest crimes - that produced the 2008 crash, went un- punished, and were paid off on the backs of those who can afford it least.

                    Worst, I feel we have seen the true hearts of our countrymen, by the fact they voted for a president who should have been a sad little asterisk in the history of the country.

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by Idunno View Post
                      It never was for the liberal and always was for the conservative, by definition. The liberal can never be satisfied with anything, by nature, cannot and therefore will not be cornered to define it, and the conservative cannot understand how that can be applied to governing a nation. If one cannot define what he wants the other cannot work to meet him on the bargaining floor.
                      Didn't watch the video, huh?
                      Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

                      ...Martin Luther King

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                      • #14
                        Originally posted by Daryl Flynn View Post
                        "No one wants RINOs anymore, so America sucks now."




                        Why use the term “RINO” as a criticism when you yourself would rather have “MAGA” than “Republican” as your party name?
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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by arcadesonfire View Post

                          Why use the term “RINO” as a criticism when you yourself would rather have “MAGA” than “Republican” as your party name?
                          Because RINOs are what ruined the GOP.

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