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Trump A Reaction To Obama's Extreme Egalitarianism

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Apr 7, 2016 at 18:24

In the face of real dangers in the world, Obama has made many American feel vulnerable, and very angry by his taking egalitarianism to absurd lengths. He has refused to make distinctions where they count. He will not forthrightly denounce Islamism despite the most horrific atrocities; that would show religious bigotry. He will not make special provision for Christian or Yazidi refugees over Muslims, calling such humanitarianism bigotry (was it bigotry to favor Jewish refugees from Europe in 1943?). He dismisses worries over undocumented Syrian refugees or illegal aliens as racism. In Cuba, he seemingly had no preference for Capitalism over Communism - just do what works!

He seems to view all nations, cultures, ideologies and religions as equivalent, with the result being a sort of ignorant blandness that is infuriating. Quite a contrast to Ronald Reagan's passion.

Americans want a cheerleader, not an umpire. Unfortunately, this is a hunger that a demagogue can satisfy.

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