Kudos to Trump

JermanatorJermanator Senior MemberPosts: 13,766 Senior Member
It isn't a secret that I am extremely critical of the guy. I got to give the man some credit for this one though. He got a lot of heat for doing this and the easy thing would have been to cancel or avoid the situation entirely. I think it is very important for Republicans to reach out and acknowledge the sacrifices and achievements of civil rights in this country. Keeping it as a "black thing" does nothing to unite us all as Americans. Good job, Trump!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/09/amid-backlash-trump-set-to-attend-private-gathering-as-civil-rights-museum-opens-in-mississippi/?utm_term=.f639277d6ace

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I recently finished this book

    People like me that weren't born yet or not yet of age owe it to themselves to learn. It is good on Trump.
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  • ArmoredmanArmoredman Member Posts: 298 Member
    "He has not been involved at all in the struggle.”

    Wasn't he given a medal to commemorate his efforts for that at the same time as Rosa Parks?
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    Yup, have to agree with you on this one. He did exactly what he should have.
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,305 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    It isn't a secret that I am extremely critical of the guy. I got to give the man some credit for this one though. He got a lot of heat for doing this and the easy thing would have been to cancel or avoid the situation entirely. I think it is very important for Republicans to reach out and acknowledge the sacrifices and achievements of civil rights in this country. Keeping it as a "black thing" does nothing to unite us all as Americans. Good job, Trump!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/09/amid-backlash-trump-set-to-attend-private-gathering-as-civil-rights-museum-opens-in-mississippi/?utm_term=.f639277d6ace

    Yet we have so-called "civil rights leaders" boycotting the ceremony because of anti-Trump politics. My name for them would be A-Holes!
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,766 Senior Member
    Yea, that seemed rather childish. It was an opportunity to find some common ground, and maybe get a better understanding-- wasted. Boycotting accomplished nothing more than perpetuate divisions. We already had 8 years of that. Let's try something else.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,104 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Yea, that seemed rather childish. It was an opportunity to find some common ground, and maybe get a better understanding-- wasted. Boycotting accomplished nothing more than perpetuate divisions. We already had 8 years of that. Let's try something else.
    I can’t think of one “civil rights leader”. That is interested in anything but perpetuating divisiveness. It’s their bread and butter and no one will ever work to kill their own business...
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,335 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I can’t think of one MODERN “civil rights leader”. That is interested in anything but perpetuating divisiveness. It’s their bread and butter and no one will ever work to kill their own business...

    FIFY

    I think most of the original civil rights leaders, just wanted everyone to have an equal chance. I think MLK, even though he had human faults, had his heart in the right place. Very much different than Al Sharpton and those like him that are in it for the glamour and money.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    John Lewis is obviously more interested in partisan pot stirring than civil rights at the present time, his past sacrifices not withstanding.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,766 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    John Lewis is obviously more interested in partisan pot stirring than civil rights at the present time, his past sacrifices not withstanding.
    Yep. Like John Conyers, it is time for him to go. He was sent there to represent the interests of his district in the here and now. I can appreciate his past sacrifices and achievements, but that doesn't give him a free ride for the rest of his life.

    I would be meeting with David Duke if it meant the possibility of advancing civil rights. No doubt, Trump is tone deaf on the issue and ignorant to many nuances that get some people riled up, but he is one of the few "conservative" politicians that I have seen make a real effort to reach out. When someone is reaching out like that, you take that hand. Wallowing in hatred is going to get none of us anywhere.
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,411 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I can’t think of one “civil rights leader”. That is interested in anything but perpetuating divisiveness. It’s their bread and butter and no one will ever work to kill their own business...

    Definitely agree. Due respect, Lewis is nothing more than a tool now.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,710 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Yea, that seemed rather childish. It was an opportunity to find some common ground, and maybe get a better understanding-- wasted. Boycotting accomplished nothing more than perpetuate divisions. We already had 8 years of that. Let's try something else.

    If you notice most of the complainers were Dummycrapic leaders of today. This wasn't about the Civil Rights struggle, It was about Politics plain and simple. Trump did as he should as President. The Civil Rights struggle involved the whole Nation, and Trump IS the president of the WHOLE NATION.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,710 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Yep. Like John Conyers, it is time for him to go. He was sent there to represent the interests of his district in the here and now. I can appreciate his past sacrifices and achievements, but that doesn't give him a free ride for the rest of his life.

    I would be meeting with David Duke if it meant the possibility of advancing civil rights. No doubt, Trump is tone deaf on the issue and ignorant to many nuances that get some people riled up, but he is one of the few "conservative" politicians that I have seen make a real effort to reach out. When someone is reaching out like that, you take that hand. Wallowing in hatred is going to get none of us anywhere.

    Well said Jeremy.
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