Anti-Narrative


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5 Comments for “Anti-Narrative”

  1. posted by Mike King & David "TJ" Bauler on

    I suspect that on a personal level, Trump could care less who is gay and who is straight. His views on race are a different ballgame.

    However, when it comes to his actual POLICIES the Trump administration has dropped the ball on LGBT rights.

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  2. posted by Jim Michaud on

    I wonder if Stephen and the Log Cabin Republicans have read the comments thread for the Townhall article. You guys have a looong way to go to reach the level of acceptance achieved by the Democrats.

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    I suspect that on a personal level, Trump could care less who is gay and who is straight. His views on race are a different ballgame.

    I think Trump sees himself as the most open-minded and enlightened president on race since Abraham Lincoln.

    On race (and related identity issues that get lumped into race) his views are quite reasonable. There are four major things he is right about: One, that what disaffected whites want the most is a champion for their economic interests, and two, African Americans have become tied to the Democratic party for little gain in return. (The two are part and parcel of the same observation: what the president thinks his constituencies really need, he spends his presidency getting.)

    If you are referring to the president’s supposed reputation as a “racist” toward Muslims and Hispanic immigrants, I have little to say. His national security and immigration policies are more than reasonable given the gravity of the problems they are designed to address, and his commitment to ensuring success regardless of appearance or criticism is admirable.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      In short, it is a mistake to confuse the political with the personal. You’ll find far less evidence of racism in Donald Trump’s personal “tells” than you will of misogyny, and the only evidence you’ll find is intellectual laziness.

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    • posted by JohnInCA on

      … “most open-minded and enlightened president on race since Abraham Lincoln”? The Lincoln reference is weird. He wasn’t particularly “open-minded” or “enlightened”, even for his time. In fact, he was willing to tolerate slavery to preserve the union. Remember, the Emancipation Proclamation only affected rebelling states, and was intended to lure them back in; “Come back and keep your slaves! All the cool kids are doing it!”

      So that’s a pretty weird reference that only makes sense if you don’t know history.

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