7 times Trump critics called Russia a ‘s***hole’ & worse, and no one cared

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+Mirumir    5,389

 

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7 times Trump critics called Russia a ‘s***hole’ & worse, and no one cared

 

Donald Trump’s remarks on “s***hole countries” roused a righteous high-mindedness in his detractors. But a perusal of their own past quotes suggest they are quite capable of similar words – when one particular state is involved.

 

 

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A bonus: Russia claims the US is messing with its elections

 

 

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macrosslover    301

The easiest thing about being a hypocrite is you don't realize you're a hypocrite.

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wakjak    7,790
9 hours ago, Mirumir said:

Yeah, no, literally one person called it an s-hole. One called it a hell hole. 

 

None of them are the president of the United States either. 

 

That Russia propaganda is running strong today. RT of all places. I suppose Sputnik ran the same or similar stories. Lol

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+ctebah    3,052
24 minutes ago, wakjak said:

Yeah, no, literally one person called it an s-hole. One called it a hell hole. 

That's why the title of the article is:

 

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7 times Trump critics called Russia a ‘s***hole’ & worse, and no one cared

Notice the "&" symbol?

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wakjak    7,790
13 minutes ago, ctebah said:

That's why the title of the article is:

 

Notice the "&" symbol?

I didn't see anything calling it "worse". Unless you consider being called a gas station. Something that millions of people use a day... As worse.. Or was it the dictatorship one? Neither of them are incorrect. Nor are they worse. 

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farmeunit    490

Overblown and none of them are our President, who should be held to higher standard.

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The Rev    330

I watched a video that explained one of politicians' biggest weapons in defending their own actions.  It's called "what-abouts"...  eg, "ok, so Trump said something deplorable, but what about x, y, and z person?  They did *this* too!  Why is no one up in arms about that??"

Pointing out how stupid other people are shouldn't be the basis of your defense for your own actions, nor the actions of people you support...

If the best you can do to defend someone is to essentially point out how stupid other people are...  I dunno what to say...  You're just enabling a culture of douchebaggery in government.  

 

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PGHammer    311
10 hours ago, macrosslover said:

The easiest thing about being a hypocrite is you don't realize you're a hypocrite.

UAS (Ugly American Syndrome) predates Trump - by several decades - in fact, it predates the book of the same title ("The Ugly American" was written about American expatriates post-World War II); however, it was applied - and not as a compliment by any means - about a particular American - then-Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon - during the Eisenhower Administration - and especially from the left.  The same folks tried to resuscitate the label - again against Nixon - during the 1960 election - how successful was it, considering that Nixon v. Kennedy was THE definition of "squeaker" Presidential elections for the twentieth century?

 

Being *against* something - or someone - is showing itself to often not be enough - not even in terms of causal politics - the question is being asked - "what are you for" - not merely "what are you against" - if you can't answer the latter question, you're in trouble.  All the far left has is "anti-Trump", which is, as Gunny Highway said in "Heartbreak Ridge" (the version with Clint Eastwood - before he went on to direct the equally-critically-acclaimed "Bird") - "Your mouthwash ain't making it!"  (What are the anti-Trumpers actually for?  Do they, in fact, even know?)  We know what DJT is for it's as clear a message as his hair.  It's not even a new message - and considering what he is (President of the United States) - it actually makes a lot of sense that he is carrying it.  As much as they may hate that he is, in fact, the one carrying that message, it's part of his JOB that he carry it - whether he is actually fit to or not!  That certainly was not the case with Barack Obama - he carried himself during his first term like he HATED carrying that message.  If you hate the message that you MUST carry, why even run for the post?  It's not a post you inherit - it's not monarchial; you have to want the job.  (Naturally, even THAT is not enough; DJT had to fend off sixteen other contenders - and that was just the GOP contenders - THEN fend off Hillary - none of which was supposed to happen.)  Hating DJT is understandable to a degree - however, look at what he pulled off - he went into the ONLY political contest as hard as the FIFA World Cup - with LONGER odds than the United States would have - and WON (which the United States men have never done).  If you can't respect the man - can you AT LEAST respect the accomplishment?

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DocM    13,063

Of course the on the record driver of this 's***hole country' claim is Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who at best could be called creative in his recollection of past events. 

 

He's been called out for this retroactive quote creation by many presidents including the Obama administration, and gone out of his way to insult members of the armed services in ways that made other liberals retch. 

 

Should a president speak better? At least in public, but even if the quote is true this wasn't in public. In business administrative, and especially govt., meetings the language can get pretty salty. Been there many times, so all this 'Oh! My virgin ears!!' talk rings very hollow.

 

In the outside world, if I had a dollar for every minority Joe Six-Pack, many with degrees, I've heard use the 's***hole country' term as shorthand to describe these chronically corrupted places people can't wait to get out of, I could take the family on a nice trip to anywhere but one. 

 

Selective outrage.

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techbeck    5,410
On 1/14/2018 at 6:11 PM, DocM said:

Of course the on the record driver of this 's***hole country' claim is Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, who at best could be called creative in his recollection of past events.

Lot of people saying they did not hear Trump say any vulgarities.  And far as I am aware, there is no recording of what he said.  It is a he said/she said situation here and people are jumping on and assuming the negative.  Typical human response.  Whether or not true, just another distraction in a long list of distractions and taking away from important issues.

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Rippleman    2,828
4 minutes ago, FunkyMike said:

 

 

 

Only that anti-trumpers can't accept this truth.

 

 

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techbeck    5,410
30 minutes ago, FunkyMike said:

 

By his definition of ######, most of, if not all,countries are shitholes. And I agree with a lot of the examples. 

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Astra.Xtreme    2,204

People have whined and complained about every single thing Trump does and says since the day he started campaigning.  This is just the hot new thing.  The only people that actually care are the media, that thrives on this garbage, and the people that actually believe everything the media feeds them.  If they want to live their lives in a constant state of loud mouth negativity, then have fun with that.  If calling someplace a "sh*thole" is racist, then there's no hope in reasoning with these people.  MLK is probably rolling in his grave for what his inspiration has lead to.

 

Speaks for itself that all the lefties have is their complaints of Trump's comments on Twitter and whatever other sources of quotation they can scavenge.

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