BONO: America is the best idea the world ever came up with;Trump is the worst idea America ever came up with

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    Sep 20, 2016 12:27 PM GMT
    Bono just articulated how the world feels about the USA and Trump on CBS This Morning: America is the best idea the world ever came up with, and Trump is the worst idea America ever came up with. The statement is quite simple, but its essence is in its profundity.
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    Sep 20, 2016 3:26 PM GMT
    Excuse me, but NONO. This is not the America I know. But it does look an awfully lot like the GOP.

    Trump never would have gotten where he is through the Democratic Party.

    Scum rises to the surface of a cesspool. That's not America. That's the Republicans.
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    Sep 20, 2016 7:13 PM GMT
    You have a very good point there---but let's wait for a more definitive restatement after the general election. If Trump wins---which is so ghastly that I couldn't even imagine it---it would mean that the plurality (but not the majority, taking into account the Libertarian and Green parties' votes) of America has decided to bathe in the cesspool to which you refer.
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    Sep 20, 2016 7:23 PM GMT
    Oh please. The USA has much worse sins than Trump.
    Internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, First Nations genocide, slavery and Jim Crow, Contra death squads, invading Iraq... to name a few off the top of my head.
    Don't get me wrong, I think Trump is a disaster and it's embarrassing he's been nominated. But our current system has lead to untold death and suffering in the world. Will Trump be a bull in a china shop wrecking the current system? Yes. Will he be worse than the current system? I'm unconvinced. And he is a product of the current system, not an aberration. We already have endless war and neoliberal free trade devastating lives and the environment. How much worse could he be?!???
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    Sep 21, 2016 2:09 PM GMT
    Irish Citizen and Tax Evader Bono should pay his Irish Taxes. He's not a US Citizen, who cares what he thinks.
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    Sep 21, 2016 3:01 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/politics/bono-donald-trump/"America is like the best idea the world ever came up with, but Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America," he told CBS's Charlie Rose. "He could destroy it."

    "America is not just a country," Bono continued in the interview that aired Tuesday on "This Morning." "America is an idea and that idea is bound up in justice and equality for all."

    The philanthropist and activist, who was in New York for the meeting of the United National General Assembly, called Trump's rise to prominence within the GOP "really dangerous."

    "I think he's hijacked the party, and I think he's trying to hijack the idea of America and I think it's bigger than all of us. This is really dangerous," he said.

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    Sep 22, 2016 2:26 AM GMT
    Another nosy foreign national sticking his nose into American politics. He should worry about events in Ireland and mind his own damn business.
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    Sep 22, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAnother nosy foreign national sticking his nose into American politics. He should worry about events in Ireland and mind his own damn business.


    Ah, but you know liberal logic >>> Bono is a good musician, therefore he's an expert at world affairs too.

    Another example showing that liberalism is a mental disorder.
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    Sep 22, 2016 1:46 PM GMT
    S2Ki said
    roadbikeRob saidAnother nosy foreign national sticking his nose into American politics. He should worry about events in Ireland and mind his own damn business.


    Ah, but you know liberal logic >>> Bono is a good musician, therefore he's an expert at world affairs too.

    Another example showing that liberalism is a mental disorder.


    Structurally, your logic doesn't make sense (in other words, it's illogical). If we're going to talk about logic, a more sound (although admittedly simplistic) one might look like this: Good men are thoughtful; Bono is thoughtful; therefore, Bono is a good man.
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    Sep 22, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
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    S2Ki said
    roadbikeRob saidAnother nosy foreign national sticking his nose into American politics. He should worry about events in Ireland and mind his own damn business.


    Ah, but you know liberal logic >>> Bono is a good musician, therefore he's an expert at world affairs too.

    Another example showing that liberalism is a mental disorder.


    Structurally, your logic doesn't make sense (in other words, it's illogical). If we're going to talk about logic, a more sound (although admittedly simplistic) one might look like this: Good men are thoughtful; Bono is thoughtful; therefore, Bono is a good man.

    S2Ki was demonstrating that the so-called logic of the liberal mind is not logical at all. That went over your head.
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    Sep 22, 2016 4:15 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS said
    S2Ki said
    roadbikeRob saidAnother nosy foreign national sticking his nose into American politics. He should worry about events in Ireland and mind his own damn business.


    Ah, but you know liberal logic >>> Bono is a good musician, therefore he's an expert at world affairs too.

    Another example showing that liberalism is a mental disorder.


    Structurally, your logic doesn't make sense (in other words, it's illogical). If we're going to talk about logic, a more sound (although admittedly simplistic) one might look like this: Good men are thoughtful; Bono is thoughtful; therefore, Bono is a good man.

    S2Ki was demonstrating that the so-called logic of the liberal mind is not logical at all. That went over your head.


    Oh, yeah, very smart. It's obvious that you're a PBK Key holder. I appreciate the explanation.