2017/11/13

Sad!

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People sometimes ask me why I'm interested in U.S. politics.
The answer is always about the same; they start too many bad things there that eventually spill over the Atlantic Ocean and become Europeans' problems, too.

To pay attention provides early warning.

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6 comments:

  1. Really? Trump is bad because he sometimes acts like a jerk? What about Obama and his wars and his nonsense foreign policy? Where was this comedian when US bombs started dropping on Syria? Where was this comedian after the Benghazi incident? The media does a great job at making us focus on bullshit.

    http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-pol-obama-at-war/

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    1. I think he was busy criticizing Obama for drone strikes at that time.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NRJoCNHIs


      And here he explains what defective logic you used in your comment:
      https://youtu.be/1ZAPwfrtAFY?t=6m13s
      "whataboutism"

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    2. Drone strikes vs. weird handshakes. Don't get me wrong, I'm not defending Trump. He is an egomaniac. It is very sad that the US voters had to choose between Clinton and him.
      But these things about Trump's behavior to me seem laughable compared to other issues. The saddest thing about this whole issue is that mainstream media is becoming more smoke and mirrors than real news.

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    3. Well, compare the drone strikes to the quantity of dead by neglect that would have occurred if Congress had passed that anti-healthcare bill and Trump signed it as he signaled he would.

      The damage that Trump does is limited by his incompetence, true - but there are three more years of his to come. Obama didn't exactly go on a murder spree with drones in his first year.

      We agree that Trump's behaviour is laughable, though.

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  2. In other news, it looks like the CDU is in major trouble: They've failed to form a coalition, and merkels career is on the line. Shes finally beginning to suffer for her insane immigration policy.

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    1. Almost certainly not. Merkel is still undisputed in the CDU and the CDU is the biggest party, so it naturally provides the chancellor - especially since no coalition without the CDU is thinkable short of radically different new elections.

      It rather seems that the blame is on the small parties; the greens had different intents than CDU/CSU and FDP, and the FDP was the party that gave up on the Jamaica coalition negotiations.

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