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President Donald Trump’s tweets for progressive women of color from Congress to go back to their country bothered me all day Sunday.

It made me angry, so much so that I had to take some time out to reflect on why I was so upset.

In reflection, I wondered: Was it because I am thin-skinned? Maybe I am just overly sensitive? Why do I give this man so much power over me? It’s not the first vile, offensive or harmful thing that Trump has said or tweeted, so what was it about this set of tweets on this fine Sunday that got me so worked up?

Ge Vang

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After a day’s worth of reflection, the simple answer is that it was personal.

Although the tweets were not directed at me, I felt the full brunt of the intention of every single word.

Being a refugee myself, Trump’s words drudged up suppressed childhood memories of being called names and being told to “go back to your country.”

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These repressed feelings of being treated at times as “other” were all hitting me like a wave throughout the day.

But worst of all, as a father, I also felt these harmful words being directed at my kids, who are born here in La Crosse. I can conceivably see them someday being told to “go back to where you came from.” The thought of harm to my children is what got me worked up the most.

The president’s words set the tone and culture of the country. This racist tone is harmful and threatens us all. Some will ignore these harmful words, but some will be emboldened by them and think that it’s “normal” to treat people this way.

Regardless of your political party or stance on policy issues, as a member of this great community and as a father, I implore you to reject and denounce such divisive and harmful verbiage and to call it out for what it is.

In the words of author James Baldwin: “We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.”

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Ge Vang is a specialist in student activities and the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse program at Western Technical College and a community member of the La Crosse Tribune editorial board.

Ge’s family came to the United States as political refugees in 1987 as a result of the Hmong people’s involvement with the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War.

He started second grade and grew up in the La Crosse area. He graduated from UW-La Crosse with a double-major in history and psychology and a master’s degree in student development and administration.

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johnnybragatti

dmoney is a racist, just as trump is ,climatesdope and the rest of the misfits. Will dmoney"s daughters turn out to be racist?....You better believe it,,,just like the lowlifes at the NC rally, bringing their kids to a certified hate monger gig. That is precisely where it starts. Look it up !!!

johnnybragatti

The Bottom Line Consensus? what the Orange Carcass screamed was indeed racist,"cos trump is a bonafied racist in the Nth degree. Where"s it start??? Take a look ,sometime, at the state of Wisconsin, where of, masses of kids,like redwall,little rikki,Exlax,cranks and dmoney were ,in fact, brought up to be avowed racists, from a very early age.. Having attended school,in this state ,I saw first hand, the prejudiced racist comments,lectures and "water cooler talk", from Grammar School to the University. It could not have been more blatant and rampant. The fact is there are more minorities incarcerated, in this state, than any of the other. Now ya"ll know where the redwall,rikki,dmoney,Exlaxtoo,crank and the other lowlifes evolved . Their parents had a lot to do with it.

Cassandra2

As we approach the 50 comment limit I'd like to point out to viewers of this forum that they should look closely at the comments and remember that there are avowed racists living right here in our community. Never give up fighting against these anti-American forces that want to destroy our democracy.

DMoney

On behalf of Republican and conservative posters here, we stand in agreement with C-bag's message. Let's never give up combating avowed racists in our community.

martian2

stand up against not just avowed racists D, but against all racists, those who admit it and those who don't. Why on the behalf of Republicans, why not on behalf of all Americans? Racism raises its ugly head all the time here in America in many different forms. Many do not understand what racism is, the different forms of racism, or overt racism . All forms must be combated, not just the avowed racists for hardly anyone owns up to their racism, just look at the president.

oldhomey

Tut, tut, D. Be careful. You had better hope your friend and would-be protector, crank, does not see your 5:03pm post. He just hates it when he thinks he sees somebody appointing themselves as spokesman for a who group of people, like all Republican and conservative posters on these boards, without certification that you are, indeed, their spokesperson. If he sees this, expect to catch some hell from him.

oldhomey

not "who" group, but whole group

martian2

after reading many of these comments I have come to the conclusion that racism is so part of America, and that protesting racism means you are protesting America. Trump said Ms Cortez should go to back to the country she came from where there is corrupt political leaders, and a president who is incompetent. Well seeing how America is her country, I for once agree with Trump. America is exactly that.

Redwall

A well written column, too bad it is lacking in reasoning, authenticity, and creativeness. Seems to be just another predictable and Pavlovian progressive response. Apparently Mr Vang just awakened from a long slumber. Rumpelstiltskin missed AOC calling Pelosi a racist, he ignored AOC's not so tactful inference that Biden is an old white racist and should hang it up, he missed Rashida Talib in her post election celebration referred to Trump as ----, and Vang slept through the long history of Omar's serial anti-jewish hate mongering. Yes that was some snooze. Being "woke" isnt good enough; you also need to be awake. So, while Vang slept through all the above he now has manifest outrage from childhood slights over words Trump never said. There was no racism said or meant, only inferred, by the perpetually offended. I trust you will pick it up a couple of notches for your next column. You're better than that.

oldhomey

Well, Red, you certainly are "woke" to all the Fox News talking points that cannot be grounded in fact but sound good if you want to defend the indefensible, Donald Trump. Did AOC call Pelosi a racist? This is a lefty website that says she did, but its own collection of quotes shows she did not: "On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post that the 'persistent singling out' by the Speaker may be more than 'outright disrespectful.' "AOC went on to say, 'When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood.' She continued, 'But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.'" Pelosi, who has much larger responsibilities than simply schooling these four freshmen congresswomen, has a dozens of other people of color in her House delegation who are with Pelosi on this. These four are prematurely trying to seize some political reins when they haven't even learned to identify the horse they need to ride yet. They are being schooled by Pelosi. Talib was caught talking in private about Trump, calling him a squalid name, but no worse than the names that Trump has been calling in public from poliitical stages with video cameras running. Your outrage over her language is SO convincing. Perhaps you could provide us with the history of Omar's anti-Semitic hate mongering. What I have seen is her passionately arguing against U.S. policy in Israel. She is not alone. I won't ask yu to do better in your next commentary Red. You seem incapable of change. Did you wake up yet and start paying for the privilege of posting on these comment boards by subscribing to the Tribune like the rest of us?

martian2

freehan/redwall is trying to make this out to be about Ms Cortez and the other women and their behavior. The column is about the phrase "go back to your own country." Used by the president against four women who are American citizens. Somehow Freehan justifies Trumps racist comments by pointing out their racism, which he does with lies and half truths again. Typical of the far right. So now those who disagree with the president are fair game for insults and personal attacks, so says redwall/freehan, and now possible deportation to some unknown country. As I stopped by the republican booth at the county fair last night, I asked if they had any swastickas to give away. The man in the booth looked perturbed at me. I told him they should be next to Trump's name. We slid backwards in this country with Trump and his thin skinned childish tweets and just plain ignorance. Fascism has raised its ugly head again, this time here in this country. And freehan/redwall are trying to justify it with more whataboutisms that are lies.

Cassandra2

Speaking of "predictable and Pavlovian" responses, here is Redwall and the rest of the wingnut screechers leaping in with their racist responses, distractions, misinformation and lies. They're proving that there is absolutely no low to which they will not stoop in their defense of Trump. They should hang their heads in shame, but they won't.

new2Lax

When can we expect the millions to arrive from all the countries with brutal regimes, I think it’s only fair we just open the borders. I bet you won’t mention fairness again and that’s what you are advocating. Why not let all them in.

martian2

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PhysicsIsFun

I've been thinking about Trump's comments quite a lot. I admit they dishearten me. I have been trying to put my finger on why the comments are racist. The fact that the usual right wing sociopaths on here think they are not should be evidence enough. but I was trying to see it from the point of view of someone not a middle class white male over 65. The thing that finally made me get it is I wonder how many times dark skinned people have heard someone say "go back to Africa." I can honestly say I have never heard a person say go back to Norway or England or some other European country. Our president and many of his supporters are pretty awful. They never take the time to think about how their words or deeds might hurt others. The objection to political correctness is not an excuse to be hurtful and divisive.

new2Lax

You must have lived under a rock. Irish need not apply comes to mind, Italians were not welcomed for decades, Indians had to go back to reservations and we just plain locked up the Japanese. I remember thinking about how and why Democrats created the KKK and voted against the civil rights act in the 60’s but then I thought they must be racists.

Monteee

Political parties don't matter when it comes to racism and bigotry and open discrimination in the country. It doesn't matter if you're Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, or whatever party is out there. If you're a racist, then you're a racist. The worst part of this issue is how self-righteous hypocrites ignore their own bigotries and racism and do nothing but point fingers at others, just because they are of a different political party.

capedcrusader

You sir are a phony.

Rick Czeczok

That's because you have way to much time on your hands. Do something productive.

Cassandra2

"That's because you have way to much time on your hands," says the troll from Russia who claims to be a hard working American, yet has hours each day to devote to spreading lies and sowing dissent on these forums.

thomaslind949

You said " I can honestly say that I have never heard a person say, go back to Norway or England or some other European country." My guess is you've never heard any one say go back to Africa either. I'll bet the % of people in this country who have told a black man to go back to Africa is about 1/1000th of a percent. Most of us white folks are very decent people. That's what good liberals like yourself do, though. Broad brush the big pic with the behavior of a few. "I've been trying to put my finger on why the comments are racist" Me too, Phys. Because they aren't . The definition of racism has been expanded to include anyone that disagrees with anything anyone who is of color, says or does The" Fearsome Foursome" love lobbing grenades. Just ask that racist House Leader, Nancy Pelosi. Trump responded in a way that the snowflakes of color, and their followers, did not like. If you want to act tough , you should be tough. Get over it. Getting over it is something that's obviously a challenge for progressives. Who can't get over the fact that Hillary and her team were outsmarted. By KellyAnne Conway, and someone who is referred to as a buffoon. To quote President Obama, "WE WON, get over it

martian2

wow thomas shows his ungly racist colors and is proud of it. I have news for you thomas, most black people are decent people too. Most Hispanics are decent people too. Most minority people are decent people too. I know you just wanted to promote white people as decent but I broaden your horizons for ya. You're welcome. The definition of racism is telling someone who is a minority to go back to their country when they are American citizens. They are in their country now. And you see nothing wrong with a president stroking hate and fear and insulting only those who are of color and disagree with him. Trying to normalize abhorrent behavior from Trump is a daily task for you and his fanatical supporters. Keep those blinders on Thomas as people like you drag this country down further into fascism.

DMoney

Actually, the definition is "the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races." Being that Trump didn't attack their ethnicity, didn't promote Caucasians as being superior, and being this country is racially diverse and therefore not a "white" nation--it was in no way racist. That's just a fact.

thomaslind949

Did I say that Blacks and Hispanic people aren't decent? No, your putting words in my mouth, typical of liberals. You said that Trump is" insulting only those who are of color and disagree with him". Nonsense!!! He is the type who will attack ANYONE who attacks him. That is his nature. He went after FOX News recently, as well. The "snow flakes of color" should expect to be attacked if they want to throw stones. Especially if they want to throw them in their glass houses. So Martian, that being said, why don't you go back to Mars where you fit in?

martian2

so D finally decides to chime in and to no surprise is backing the president. No surprise at all, he once said social issues are not worth his time. And it shows. Because Trump didn't promote Caucasians you say, what he said is in no way racists. How stupid is that. He just went after American citizens of color who are members of a coequal branch of government because of their opinions. And he stated they should go back where they came from because of their color. He didn't say a word about whites who disagree with him did he! Saying go back where you came from shows a high degree of racism, xenophobia, and above all ignorance. sometimes what you don't say reveals much more about you than what you did say. that is the case with Thomas. You only mentioned most white people are decent. why didn't you say most all people are decent. Hmmmm. You purposely advocated only for whites. Why?? That reveals volumes about you. Both of you are on the wrong side on this issue, whether you know it or not. Yes Trump goes after anyone who attacks him, he is so thinned skinned. You admire that?? We used to have high standards of conduct for anyone in the office of president, not no more. Thanks to Trump and his blind supporters, anything goes, anything is acceptable. What a wonderful example he is to our young people.(sarcasm)

oldhomey

Perhaps, Tommy, you are right that not all that many people yell at black people to go back to Africa these days. I don't know, as I don't attend public racial confrontations, so I don't know the things each side verbally at the other side. I know people a very quick to accuse those who criticize public policy in this country to move if they don't like it here, as though that is a clever retort. I see both sides of the political spectrum hurl that sort of invective at opponents. Trump heard it last night at a campaign rally after goading his followers, and he stood silent as his followers loudly chanted "Send her back" about Rep, Omar. You can deny that the incident was not racist-inspired, as almost every Republican in Congress is trying to do today, but it is not how it will be history views it. It is the campaign season -- far, far too early for it, but Trump started campaigning the day after his unfortunate election -- so you look a bit silly at trying to take Democrats to task for campaigning openly to beat Trump in 2020. But you seem to be a bit silly, anyway.

thomaslind949

Hey Homey, I had another 2 replies ready to send, but someone must be trying to keep me from talking sense to you. Just ready to hit send, TWICE, and got the AW SNAP bull ship. We'll talk again.

oldhomey

Strange, Tommy, that you say twice you were somehow unable to send a reply to me, but when you did get through the third time, instead of making the comments you wanted to make, you instead simply tell us your sad history of your first two attempts. Are you trying to say somebody is trying to thwart your commentaries? Buggs Raplin always tried to retail the same sort of conspiracy b.s. Get in touch with him. Meanwhile, fire away at me and any others on these boards that you disagree with. We are quaking in our boots, like condemned prisoners waiting for the firing squad to let loose on us. How is your aim?

martian2

gosh Thomas can't post anything here, must be a conspiracy! A grand conspiracy to stop him from posting. Must a be a left wing conspiracy, part of a bigger plan to over throw the president. That's it, another conspiracy to cling to.

capedcrusader

Just Buggs having fun in his retirement with all of his personas. What a way to spend your time huh?

capedcrusader

You suppose he's the former Tommy Duncan? Wonder why we haven't seen much of him lately...Aw, to keep all of those names straight must be a beech.

oldhomey

Interesting observation, Physics. I can from experience, however, tell you the same thing happened to Norwegian immigrants a century ago. My father had a half uncle who was the same age as my father immigrate from Norway as a teenager. He and my father became quite close, like first cousins, and we visited this uncle's family who had sons my age frequently. But many years later, shortly before my father's death, I went with him to visit his half-uncle in the town where the two grew up, several hours drive from La Crosse. It was the first adult conversation -- the only one I ever had -- with this guy, and I got him talking about why he left Norway for America and what his experience was here. He was a very proud American, but when he started talking about the early years as he learned English and the ropes of American society he was subject to repeated ridicule, of people dismissing him as "another stupid Norwegian who can't talk English". The memory moved him to tears. He was a beautiful man, but there always have been new2s, Reds, Rickys and their ilk in the world, not to mention Donald Trumps.

PhysicsIsFun

I agree that this probably happened a century ago. Americans have always been hostile to immigrants. But does it happen now? People of African, Asian, and Hispanic ancestry are still subjected to this sort of thing, and in this example it's from our president and his supporters no less.

oldhomey

I share my relatives' experiences not to say "thus it always was and shall be:. I related it because it is blind, ignorant hatred and bias that has always been repugnant and should be resisted and condemned whenever and wherever it occurs. Trump had the chance last night in his campaign rally and blew it. Because he is racist that is borne out every day in what he says and what he does.

DMoney

I admire your effort to attempt to view the issue from a more neutral position. You failed, but, you tried. Trump's comments, while hurtful, brash, and unacceptable--were categorically not racist. I mean that literally, going off the definition. He did not criticize them based on their ethnicity. He didn't criticize their intelligence, ability, etc. He was ultra-nationalist, which is not appropriate. But not racist.

oldhomey

So you can single out people of ethnicity different than your own and attack them because you think what they stand for coincides with the stereotype of that ethnicity is, but that is not racist? He attacks Rep. Omar, calling her antisemitic when there is no evidence that she is, declaring she supports terrorist groups when that is patently false. Do you have to have it spelled out in precisely spoken racist terminology, or can you deduce what his intent is, D? You defend this creep and confidence man in every single thing he says and does. Every. Single. Thing. You insist he has never lied. Did you see him today lying about how he shut down the people chanting "Send her back" at his campaign rally Wednesday night after he stirred up that hornet's nest. The videotape shows clearly that he never made any effort at all, standing there basking in the chant until it began to peter out, when he resumed his diatribe. He never uttered on word about the chant or it being wrong until this morning when it became apparent that he had stepped into a doozy of a cow pie, and in trying to extract himself lamely said he did not agree with the chant while boasting how he had stopped it quickly. This is your man, D, your guy. Tell me how I misrepresent what he did in this instance.

DMoney

He didn't attack their character, behavior, beliefs or actions based on their ethnicity. If you don't issue directly derogatory statements to or about people of a different ethnicity--its not racism. Am I a racist because I have no desire to ever visit Nigeria? Guess what, I have no desire to visit Russia either. It's about the country and culture--not the skin color.

oldhomey

That is certainly a novel argument to defend racist intent, D. You can say every negative stereotypical thing you want to say about a person different from yourself, just so long as you do not actually use the word that identifies that person's race or ethnicity. If such language was connected to a hate crime, your definition would not hold up for an instant in a court of law. Will it hold up in the court of public opinion? We shall see, but I see an awful lot of Americans trending in your direction. It scares me.

capedcrusader

DMoney - If it isn't about skin color then why did you use Nigeria vs Russia as a comparison?

DMoney

Because people's skin color and ethnicity have nothing to do with how I (or in this case, Trump) feel about the people. It's their culture, their political leaning, their norms, their security, etc. What color they are is completely irrelevant. It's everything else. Which means it's not racist.

oldhomey

first sentence should read "ethnically different background different . . . ?

martian2

then if its not racist, why did he single out those four women of color only. And then tell them to go back when three were born in this country, and all four are American citizens. Only crazy dictators want their opposition out of the country. You tried but failed D to be neutral but your fanatical fondness of Trump always wins out.

new2Lax

You can sure tell when you speak the truth to a Democrat. Homey seems to think because you harbor what you feel, it becomes okay. No matter who or where it is said, you said it and are a coward for hiding what you really feel, this seems to be a common place thing with Democrats. I guess that is why there was so much interest in things like Hillary’s destroyed emails, the FISA warrants, Strzok and Pages e-mails and texts. This is how you find out the truth, rarely does I come out in public. Trump is an exception, he hides nothing from anyone and is willing to defend what he says or does. There is a big difference here, Democrats hide and do things that are unseemly, corrupt and then take cover with the help of the media. These four anti-semites are just that, and Socialists to boot. There is no way to support Socialism, there just isn’t and see what happens when you do so. The Democrats are in such a quandary they may never see the light of day. Trump will be r elected with no problem and we can thank our lucky stars for that. Just think, a President who does what he says and look where the country is, we are booming.

Cassandra2

Nice distraction, false equivalence and whataboutism, Newt!

oldhomey

I defy anyone to parse the first four sentences in new2's 3:47pm post into understandable English. If I am getting he drift of it, however, he seems to be saying that people should speak out the truth as they see it, unless they are the despised four freshman U.S. congresswomen. They disagree with Trump's Israel policy, as do a large part of the country, including Jewish voters, but because they disagree with it, they are fair game for Trump and new2 to label them as anti-Semites. Is that how you find out the truth and the light of day, new2? By lying? You may be right about Trump getting re-elected. He is already one of the deepest stains on our nation's proud history, and that will cement his place in history as the worst blot on our political system ever. You and he lover superlatives, and that will be his superlative place in history, thanks to the likes of you.

Climatehoax

Trump is correct. If you come here, BECOME AN AMERICAN! Stop trying to change our country into the chithole you came from! That’s the problem with many immigrants. White, brown, black or pink, it doesn’t matters.

Monteee

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - Born and raised in the USA. Elected to Congress. Ayanna Pressley - Born and raised in the USA. Elected to Congress. Rashida Tlaib - Born and raised in the USA. Elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar - Born in Somalia in 1982, moved to the USA at age 10, became a US citizen at age 17. She became an American, and was elected to Congress. Should they "go back to their country"?

Climatehoax

ANYONE with anti American ideals like this group has, SHOULD definitely be shipped somewhere out of the US!

Monteee

"Anti-American ideals"..... LOL!! You would have made a very good Nazi, mein Herr.....

martian2

yes hoaxer is our local racist advocate. He has been for years. Fascism is his game. He has been a joke here for so long no one pay attention any more.

Cassandra2

Hoaxer, we could say the same about you since you constantly espouse anti-American ideals like racism, sexism, misogyny and display a hatred of democratic ideals.

thomaslind949

Montee, you're many, many days late with your astute observation.

oldhomey

There seem to be a lot of your right-wing compatriots on here, Tommy, that didn't see the information Monteee repeats, so view it as a public service. That seems to be his intent, to disabuse the misinformed of bad information with accurate facts, which is, indeed, astute on his part. There seem to be a lot of slow learners in the camp that you represent.

oldhomey

Ah, yes, her we have Climate, demonstrating how a damaged mind is encouraged by the horrible rhetoric and intent of our our misbegotten president.

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Jobaba

I think you should have used anti-Semitism more often in your response. And you certainly should have used socialism. And lie a bit more. Can't scare people with that feeble message.

Monteee

If those Congresswomen were all Christian, caucasian, and were saying the exact same things, the Sociopath In Chief and many other "good Americans" would not be telling them to "go back to their country".

martian2

Amen Monteee, you said it better than most. Trump is racist, showed it many times, but still his fanatics are still crazy about him.

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oldhomey

Usually you are just stupid, new2, but occasionally you are beyond contempt, and your 9:25am post is one of those times Illegal aliens have been a problem that both Republican and Democratic administrations have been struggling with for decades, but seemingly cannot solve because industry tacitly needs and encourages people to enter our country illegally to fill jobs that await them here. There is another problem at the border, however, beyond attracting people looking for work, and that is the tens of thousands -- if not hundreds of thousands -- of people seeking asylum to escape violence and death at the hands of criminal gangs taking over some of our Central American neighbors. That is a number one humanitarian problem for the world in general and for us specifically. Grow up, old man. If yuou want to see the list of the prior statements of the four congresswomen in question, of whom I am no fan, you will see that they have not made any anti-Semitic statements. Nor have any of them supported ISIS or Taliban. Provide the citations of any of them doing so, or retract your racist statements. Did one call Trump a MF? Yes, she did, but not in a public forum, where Trump has said equally over the top, unacceptable things about others. She was caught on tape when she thought she was talking privately. These congresswomen have been critical of Israel, which, while it currently may be a close friend to Donald Trump, is certainly not our strongest ally. We need to assure the survival of Israel, but we certainly do not have to rubber stamp its policies and politics, particularly of an Israeli prime minister who is desperate to win his next election because, if he does not, he will soon be up on criminal charges. There is a certain ring to that in our country, with our own president. There is a lot of non-anti-Semitic criticism of Israeli policy in this country, including that of a lot of American Jews. You are in way over your head when you try to swim in these waters, new2, and you don't even appear to know how to tread water or dog paddle.

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Cassandra2

Newt, slinging around terms like "anti-Semite" is slander. Defending Trump's racism is engaging in racism yourself. You should hang your head in shame, but you won't.

johnnybragatti

Exlaxtoonude"s dementia is showing through ,once again. Now there is one boring geezer, without a cause. Fox Fake has got him like a brain tumor. Couldn"t happen to nicer dude, could it? Exlax is more anti-Semite than anyone.

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martian2

dah fox news newt, another whataboutism from you. Trump's comments were no about Israel and who likes them and who doesn't. Patriotism has nothing to do with supporting a president or Israel. Your fox news vomit doesn't measure up. You are guilty of so much trash talk and lies its hard to keep up. Why didn't Trump call out the whites who don't support Israel's current leadership? HMMM newt. Obama was called plenty of derogatory names during his tenure, yet you never spoke up against that. gosh I guess there is one set of rules for republicans and another for the rest of us. Such hypocrites as yourself are so phony that non of us really care what you write. We can get that on hate radio and fox.

PhysicsIsFun

I for one encourage you and your family to stay in your country, and do all you can to fight back against the racist garbage the president and some of his supporters spew. Immigrants are what have made our country great.

PhysicsIsFun

Upon reading my comment, I realized it could be misinterpreted. When I encouraged you to "stay in YOUR country", I mean that The United States is your country. In no way do I support the racist attitudes of Trump. I welcome you and your family to our country, and I am saddened by the comments of our supposed leader.

Cassandra2

Smart people knew what you were saying, Physics.

johnnybragatti

@Fun physics , exacto,correcto,perfecto, way,way,way outta the park.

Rick Czeczok

Like MS13 gang members. Not everything can be put into a cookie cutter world you like to believe in. That is why socialism will never work in the US. Think before you spout off. And to think this guy used to teach our kids. I hope they figured him out and the bias world this clown believes in.

martian2

like white nationalist and klan members ricky boy, not everything can be put into a cookie cutter world you like to believe in. That is why fascism will never work int the US. Think before you spout off. What did you teach for 13 years ricky boy. I hope they figured you out and the bias world you believe in.

Rick Czeczok

Got into you and Porkys head. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Cassandra2

What kind of nonsense, mishmash, non-sequitur baloney is this, Comrade? More false equivalency, distraction and whataboutism that makes absolutely no sense. But we've come to expect that kind of garbage from the Russian trolls that infect these pages.

Cassandra2

Comrade Zerocock, the Russian troll, cannot EVER debate with facts or refute them, so he acts out like a child, making claims about someone he can never truly say that he has met. I challenge him to put up or shut up. Tell the world who you claim to know I am or cease making claims. Loser.

new2Lax

Legal immigrants, you must have just slipped up again. I don’t know of to many illegals that have made our country great. As a matter of fact the thousands of MS 13 gang members are not doing much.

martian2

If we had the same legal standards today, as when yours and mine ancestors immigrated to this country many decades ago, none of those coming from the southern border would be illegal. America welcomed immigrants, adopted much of their cultures, and made America what it is today, including the military. Many died fighting for this country and it ideals. Newt wants to trample those ideals cause MS 13 is knocking on his door and he can't sleep at night.

new2Lax

That’s why this country now has borders, the US is a great country and must protect its citizens. I’m sure border security will make it even better. The Constitution mandates protecting its citizens first and it is the number one priority of the President.

martian2

wrong again their newt, number one for the President is to uphold the constitution. Better go back to civics class and stay awake. By the way, this country has had borders for a long time, very long time. It's not just a modern day phenomena.

DMoney

*legal immigrants

martian2

not sure what you are *legal immigrants thingy is suppose to be. Immigrants who showed up on the shores of America were illegally here, until they passed a physical and properly processed they then were legal. Seeing how coming here without first being processed was illegal, always was, didn't stop this country from promptly processing those who came, made many of them them citizens, and benefited this country in many ways. Learn your history.

DMoney

I don't care about what the law used to allow. The laws now are very clear, and if not followed, are in violation and therefore illegal. Use some logic.

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