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Seth Meyers: Bernie Wins New Hampshire, While Trump Is Off the Leash

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Blind Frog Belly White2/13/2020 3:40:21 pm PST

re: #208 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Stephen Miller makes it clear. Immigrants aren’t welcome in Trump’s America. It’s a profoundly anti American message.

It used to be that, when I was accused of “hating America” by Conservatives because I criticized some policy or brought up some historic wrong America committed, I’d always respond with my true feelings - that no matter what we’d done in the past, what made America great, and why I love America is that we have always been about trying to be better. Yes, we used to enslave an entire race, and then we made them second class citizens for another hundred years, and we still haven’t achieved racial equality, but we keep trying. We used to topple governments in Latin America and beyond and put terrible people in power just to serve the narrow interests of our own policy, and worse, sometimes simply the desires of American corporations, but we’ve tried to stop doing that, too. Again and again, our past is full of horrors, but we try to be better than we were.

I feel like, with Trump, America is giving up on that aspiration, and without that aspiration, we’re not only no better than any number of countries, we’re actually worse than a lot of them.