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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    That's the thing about paying respect to someone, though. It's a positive statement about the person, often done in-spite of your actual relationship with them.

    Is it a big deal? In the grand scheme of things, no. But it would have taken very little effort, made Trump look like more than an adolescent playing at being a statesman, and probably would have appealed to some African Americans he's trying to get votes from. It also would have stuck a thumb in the eye of people who insist he's a racist.

    But no. He couldn't rise to the challenge we repeatedly saw young kids conquering on TV today.
    If Trump showed up the headlines would be "Trump gloats over the body of John Lewis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    If Trump showed up the headlines would be "Trump gloats over the body of John Lewis"
    A classic case of "Damned if you don't; damned if you do."

    Look at what happened the day Lewis died. At first liberals criticized Trump for not saying anything; then when Trump sent out a a very nice tweet, liberals responded with indignation that he said anything at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    If Trump showed up the headlines would be "Trump gloats over the body of John Lewis"
    Your orange messiah doesn't need you to make excuses for Him.
    I can solve the problem of evil without interfering with anyone's free will. So can your God, but he refuses. This is why I'm His moral superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Your orange messiah doesn't need you to make excuses for Him.
    And your TDS shines like Rudolph's nose in that snowstorm...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    If Trump showed up the headlines would be "Trump gloats over the body of John Lewis"
    . . .he did so privately.
    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

    go with the flow the river knows . . .

    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    . . .he did so privately.
    I knew it. YOU'RE the WH leaker!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Your orange messiah doesn't need you to make excuses for Him.
    You know I am right. No matter what he does, the MSM will twist it into an attack.

    If Trump cured cancer, the headlines would be "Trump puts thousands of researchers out of work - how will they feed their families?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    You know I am right.
    I don't, actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    No matter what he does, the MSM will twist it into an attack.
    He'll be criticized for it, sure. Whether it'll come from "the MSM" is entirely questionable.

    And let's just shelve the notion of criticism of the president being a bad thing. All presidents get criticized for everything they do, all the time. Trump potentially being criticized for paying his respects to Lewis is not an excuse for not paying those respects. Any implication to the contrary represents cowardice.
    I can solve the problem of evil without interfering with anyone's free will. So can your God, but he refuses. This is why I'm His moral superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    I don't, actually.


    He'll be criticized for it, sure. Whether it'll come from "the MSM" is entirely questionable.

    And let's just shelve the notion of criticism of the president being a bad thing. All presidents get criticized for everything they do, all the time. Trump potentially being criticized for paying his respects to Lewis is not an excuse for not paying those respects. Any implication to the contrary represents cowardice.
    I don't think it's cowardice at all - I think it's more lack of class. But we knew that.

    Again, Lewis set the tone by attacking Trump and refusing to attend events where Trump was attending, but still, I think Trump should have risen above Lewis' pettiness..... would you call Lewis a coward?
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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