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3 hours ago, AmandaKeen said:

I avoid political discussion in SL mainly because; 

I tend to actively put discussions about politics and religion down in my club. Nothing gets my guests more riled up, and absolutely nothing destroys a party faster then the club fracturing into one side vs the other.

Here I will stick on the outer throwing a cat picture every now and again, or poking the stick lightly at the die-hard trumpettes, people who are so blinded they can't see that all their esteemed Kindergartner-in-chief is doing is "Making America a joke again" especially with his trade-wars, and outright fawning over Putin.

I feel sorry for my American friends.

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1 hour ago, Callum Meriman said:

or poking the stick lightly at the die-hard trumpettes

I’m curious - ARE there any such in SL?  99.9% of what I hear in SL leans in support of the American Left.

 

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14 hours ago, Drake1 Nightfire said:

Please enlighten us. 

Not all press gave him a free ride and plenty of people criticized him and his polices. Hell people went so far as to call him and his family horrific insults, protest him with signs made to look like he was being lynched and other horrible inhumane things, yet one word about the Cheeto in charge and people lose their minds. I find it funny how so many Trumpites are calling for celebrities to shut up and keep their opinions to themselves yet fail to remember when Trump, who was a celebrity at the time, was touted for his opinions on Obama. Please remember, trump has failed at more businesses than he has succeeded at. 

What's ironic is that if I turn your post 180 degrees around, THEN it would be accurate

 

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29 minutes ago, AmandaKeen said:

I’m curious - ARE there any such in SL?  99.9% of what I hear in SL leans in support of the American Left.

 

Trump is a refreshing breathe of fresh air in American politics. He is hated by the left, he was/is hated by most in his own party. What's Ironic, he was the only republican that had a prayer of winning the election against Hillary. 

He is reviving the economy, putting America first, creating a climate of growth and prosperity, none of which Dems and certainly Billary are capable of doing.

The dems are nothing but socialist jerks trying to destroy business and free enterprise in this country, and remake us into a socialist model.

Obama loves America? He is a racist that hates white people and hates everything America stands for.

People are sick and tired of "business as usual" in Washington, Trump was an outsider, that's why he won, that's the message our political "leaders" need to learn

0.1 % and proud

 

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3 minutes ago, Phorumities said:

Whats ironic is that if I your post 180 degrees around, THEN it would be accurate

Leaving double negatives aside... could the 180° be as in would/wouldn't?

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1 hour ago, AmandaKeen said:

I’m curious - ARE there any such in SL?  99.9% of what I hear in SL leans in support of the American Left.

 

The most vocal lean left, so those of us that don't lean left (or right) keep quiet because the reaction is usually hostile and not worth it.

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2 hours ago, AmandaKeen said:

I’m curious - ARE there any such in SL?  99.9% of what I hear in SL leans in support of the American Left.

You must be mistaken, unless you only hang around with Americans. There's a massive number of non-Americans in SL, and I think it's safe to say that we don't generally lean towards either wing of U.S. politics. Perhaps you were meaning only what U.S. people say.

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I only know Trumps followers are the ones who continue complaining most loudly - even after they won with their "lets make Murica a plutocracy like good old Mother Russia" vote - Can't they keep quiet and just reap their rightfully earned rewards?

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1 hour ago, Phorumities said:

He is reviving the economy, putting America first, creating a climate of growth and prosperity, none of which Dems and certainly Billary are capable of doing.

 

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53 minutes ago, Phil Deakins said:

You must be mistaken, unless you only hang around with Americans. There's a massive number of non-Americans in SL, and I think it's safe to say that we don't generally lean towards either wing of U.S. politics. Perhaps you were meaning only what U.S. people say.

Phil, the post I quoted “die hard trumpettes” and my full question would have been “are there any such (die-hard trumpettes) in SL?”

That would include anyone enthusiastically speaking up for the current US President without considering national affiliation.

I’m really not interested in discussing the politics of the temporary occupant of the White House, but I am always very interested in the freedom of dissenters (regardless of stance) to be able to speak up.

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3 hours ago, Phorumities said:

He is reviving the economy, putting America first, creating a climate of growth and prosperity, none of which Dems and certainly Billary are capable of doing.

https://www.macrotrends.net/2482/sp500-performance-by-president

Notice that the S&P 500 did better under Obama's first 18 months in office than it has under Trump's.

My personal fortune (such as it is, starting with my first investments in 1990) grew under only two presidents, Clinton and Obama. I never invested in index funds, so the performance of my portfolio has more to do with my choices than general market conditions, and it would be unwise to believe that presidents drive the markets. Obama benefited from entering office at a market bottom, with Bush II's TARP program already in place.

I've had discussions with people who lambasted Obama for spending $700 billion to bail out Wall Street. When I point out that it was Bush II who signed TARP into law, that many (most?) economists think that saved our collective bacon, and that the government made a profit off it, they brush me off as being an Obama fangirl. It's not hard to see why people won't want to discuss politics. Few of us are even capable of it.

 

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