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  • Existential threat to who?

    Am I the only one popping popcorn to see the existential threat realized? Questions? Comments? Bueller? Bueller?


    Yes, Trump is an existential threat. But not to America, to global elites like Biden

    Brett Velicovich
    6-7 minutes


    As we approach the first debate for the Democratic nomination for president, Joe Biden is going out of his way to define President Trump as a threat to our very existence.

    Thanks to a conveniently “leaked” copy of his new stump speech, headlines about Biden calling Donald Trump an “existential threat to America” abounded hours before Biden even showed up at his Tuesday rally in Iowa City, Iowa.

    CNN, committed as ever to the destruction of Donald Trump, rushed to predict that Biden was set to “eviscerate” the president that afternoon.

    As with most uses of the word “existential” in contemporary discourse, Biden made a weak attempt to put an intellectual gloss on a distinctly simple-minded assertion. Taken literally -- as Biden characteristically insisted his listeners do -- the former vice president was saying that he thinks Donald Trump is a threat to the very existence of the United States.

    Then again, perhaps this notorious intellectual lightweight was just improperly using the word “existential” as an intensifier, the way he continues to do with the word “literally.”

    It’s also a strange claim coming from someone who has repeatedly demonstrated that he can’t identify an actual threat to this country even if it figuratively bites him on the nose.

    There are real existential threats to America. I know that as well as anyone because I spent most of my adult life fighting them, developing plans to protect our country from them, and deploying overseas to neutralize them.

    Donald Trump isn’t one of those threats, but China certainly is.

    China is an increasingly unrestrained, totalitarian power that aspires to global hegemony, and it uses the economic leverage it has gained against America through decades of rampant trade abuses to advance that aspiration.

    If you want to know what a world under Chinese leadership would be like, just look at Hong Kong, where a million people took to the streets this week to protest a communist-imposed law that allows Hong Kongers to be extradited to the mainland, where those who dare to criticize the government will disappear into the deep, dark holes of the gulags of the People’s Republic.

    That, Vice President Biden, is an existential threat.





    So is uncontrolled illegal immigration.

    Hundreds of millions of foreigners would move to the United States if it weren’t for the overtaxed immigration enforcement system and border security apparatus Donald Trump is desperately trying to save. Opening the borders to all of them would mean an abrupt end to our 243-year experiment in self-government.


    Yet, on both China and the border, Biden doesn’t show even a hint of the faux-intellectual resolve that he self-righteously directs at President Trump. In fact, he’s running on a platform of undermining President Trump’s tough approach to China and stopping the border wall that Biden himself admitted we needed, once upon a time.


    And have we completely forgotten about the threat of terrorism? Has the former vice president forgotten that American servicemen and women still to this day are fighting overseas to protect our country from the spread of another clear existential threat?


    If we follow Biden’s logic and ill-conceived rhetoric, he has just placed terrorism below the President of the United States on the list of threats.

    So what roused Sleepy Joe Biden from his slumbers? Why is he suddenly seeing “existential threats” all around him?
    At best, Biden’s got it half right. If Donald Trump is an existential threat, it’s not to America, but rather to the globalist establishment in Washington -- the only thing to which Joe Biden has ever really shown any loyalty over 45 years of ever-shifting policy positions and constant reinvention in the pursuit of power.
    Throughout his career, the only real hiccup that Joe Biden’s big government agenda has ever encountered is Donald Trump’s election in 2016. That wasn’t supposed to happen. If Hillary was going to lose, it was supposed to be an establishment GOP politician like Jeb Bush.

    Under the rule of a Clinton or Bush revival, the White House would have been occupied by the kind of person Biden and his backers could work with -- somebody who agreed on all the important stuff, like cheap Chinese goods and cheap illegal immigrant labor.

    That’s the ideology of the globalist elite, which doesn’t concern itself with such quaint anachronisms as American greatness. To them, the well-being of Middle America -- or any part of America outside their own zip code -- is of little concern.

    President Trump is, indeed, an existential threat to that system so long as he’s in the White House, and therein lies the real meaning of Biden’s new stump speech: vote for me and I guarantee America will kowtow to China to keep cheap goods flowing and surrender the border to keep the cheap, illegal immigrant labor coming -- forever.

    Oh, and he’ll also cure cancer.

    So, as the Democrats prepare to debate for the first time in Miami on June 26 and 27, be prepared for more over-the-top claims from Joe Biden about the threat to the existence of America that President Trump poses. The truth is, thanks to Donald Trump, Biden and his globalist elite ilk are the ones becoming extinct.


    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/bret...t-terror-china


    Test all things; hold fast that which is good. --1 Thessalonians 5:21

  • #2
    It’s also a strange claim coming from someone who has repeatedly demonstrated that he can’t identify an actual threat to this country even if it figuratively bites him on the nose.
    Inflammatory rhetoric. Personally I think more Americans need more hugs and I professionally consider all of his groping is not beneficial.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thistle View Post
      [COLOR=#FF0000][h=1]Yes, Trump is an existential threat. But not to America
      Yup. To The United States of America.

      He's an existential threat to America.

      Look up the terms if you're inexplicably confused by the words contained in my post.
      The people whining about Democrats wanting government solutions are the same ones who want the government to define marriage, criminalize abortion, slow/stop legal immigration, save farmers, create jobs, etc.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by America View Post
        Yup. To The United States of America.

        He's an existential threat to America.

        Look up the terms if you're inexplicably confused by the words contained in my post.
        Sounds like you bought all the crazy stuff heh.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by America View Post
          Yup. To The United States of America.

          He's an existential threat to America.

          Look up the terms if you're inexplicably confused by the words contained in my post.
          You sure you know what inexplicably means? But to your apparent point, if you believe that America can't be America without becoming enslaved the the Chinese Communist Party, or over run by terrorist and drug cartels at the southern boarder, or relinquishing it's economic system, or having the right to buy insurance not designed by apparatchiks of the government, or be driven into national poverty by the dismantling of the national energy economy; so if that is what you think America stands for then yeah he is an existential threat. But personally, I don't think America stands for any of that stuff. I think that the people who are trying to bring about those things are the existential threat to America. But that is just 60 million American voters opinion. What do we know?


          Test all things; hold fast that which is good. --1 Thessalonians 5:21

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          • #6
            Originally posted by America View Post
            Yup. To The United States of America.

            He's an existential threat to America.

            Look up the terms if you're inexplicably confused by the words contained in my post.
            Trolls are an existential threat to intelligent reasoned discussion as they seek to get their nolife pathetic thrills
            Why is Trump a threat to You America? He keeps you in ammo and gives you "purpose",

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jeeper View Post

              Trolls are an existential threat to intelligent reasoned discussion as they seek to get their nolife pathetic thrills
              Why is Trump a threat to You America? He keeps you in ammo and gives you "purpose",
              For clarity "America" [being a good lefty] only has metaphorical "ammo."


              Test all things; hold fast that which is good. --1 Thessalonians 5:21

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Thistle View Post

                For clarity "America" [being a good lefty] only has metaphorical "ammo."
                IF he is who claims to be, Trolls only pretend to hold their ideology

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Thistle View Post
                  Am I the only one popping popcorn to see the existential threat realized? Questions? Comments? Bueller? Bueller?


                  Yes, Trump is an existential threat. But not to America, to global elites like Biden

                  Brett Velicovich
                  6-7 minutes

                  As we approach the first debate for the Democratic nomination for president, Joe Biden is going out of his way to define President Trump as a threat to our very existence.

                  Thanks to a conveniently “leaked” copy of his new stump speech, headlines about Biden calling Donald Trump an “existential threat to America” abounded hours before Biden even showed up at his Tuesday rally in Iowa City, Iowa.

                  CNN, committed as ever to the destruction of Donald Trump, rushed to predict that Biden was set to “eviscerate” the president that afternoon.

                  As with most uses of the word “existential” in contemporary discourse, Biden made a weak attempt to put an intellectual gloss on a distinctly simple-minded assertion. Taken literally -- as Biden characteristically insisted his listeners do -- the former vice president was saying that he thinks Donald Trump is a threat to the very existence of the United States.

                  Then again, perhaps this notorious intellectual lightweight was just improperly using the word “existential” as an intensifier, the way he continues to do with the word “literally.”

                  It’s also a strange claim coming from someone who has repeatedly demonstrated that he can’t identify an actual threat to this country even if it figuratively bites him on the nose.

                  There are real existential threats to America. I know that as well as anyone because I spent most of my adult life fighting them, developing plans to protect our country from them, and deploying overseas to neutralize them.

                  Donald Trump isn’t one of those threats, but China certainly is.

                  China is an increasingly unrestrained, totalitarian power that aspires to global hegemony, and it uses the economic leverage it has gained against America through decades of rampant trade abuses to advance that aspiration.

                  If you want to know what a world under Chinese leadership would be like, just look at Hong Kong, where a million people took to the streets this week to protest a communist-imposed law that allows Hong Kongers to be extradited to the mainland, where those who dare to criticize the government will disappear into the deep, dark holes of the gulags of the People’s Republic.

                  That, Vice President Biden, is an existential threat.





                  So is uncontrolled illegal immigration.

                  Hundreds of millions of foreigners would move to the United States if it weren’t for the overtaxed immigration enforcement system and border security apparatus Donald Trump is desperately trying to save. Opening the borders to all of them would mean an abrupt end to our 243-year experiment in self-government.


                  Yet, on both China and the border, Biden doesn’t show even a hint of the faux-intellectual resolve that he self-righteously directs at President Trump. In fact, he’s running on a platform of undermining President Trump’s tough approach to China and stopping the border wall that Biden himself admitted we needed, once upon a time.


                  And have we completely forgotten about the threat of terrorism? Has the former vice president forgotten that American servicemen and women still to this day are fighting overseas to protect our country from the spread of another clear existential threat?


                  If we follow Biden’s logic and ill-conceived rhetoric, he has just placed terrorism below the President of the United States on the list of threats.

                  So what roused Sleepy Joe Biden from his slumbers? Why is he suddenly seeing “existential threats” all around him?
                  At best, Biden’s got it half right. If Donald Trump is an existential threat, it’s not to America, but rather to the globalist establishment in Washington -- the only thing to which Joe Biden has ever really shown any loyalty over 45 years of ever-shifting policy positions and constant reinvention in the pursuit of power.
                  Throughout his career, the only real hiccup that Joe Biden’s big government agenda has ever encountered is Donald Trump’s election in 2016. That wasn’t supposed to happen. If Hillary was going to lose, it was supposed to be an establishment GOP politician like Jeb Bush.

                  Under the rule of a Clinton or Bush revival, the White House would have been occupied by the kind of person Biden and his backers could work with -- somebody who agreed on all the important stuff, like cheap Chinese goods and cheap illegal immigrant labor.

                  That’s the ideology of the globalist elite, which doesn’t concern itself with such quaint anachronisms as American greatness. To them, the well-being of Middle America -- or any part of America outside their own zip code -- is of little concern.

                  President Trump is, indeed, an existential threat to that system so long as he’s in the White House, and therein lies the real meaning of Biden’s new stump speech: vote for me and I guarantee America will kowtow to China to keep cheap goods flowing and surrender the border to keep the cheap, illegal immigrant labor coming -- forever.

                  Oh, and he’ll also cure cancer.

                  So, as the Democrats prepare to debate for the first time in Miami on June 26 and 27, be prepared for more over-the-top claims from Joe Biden about the threat to the existence of America that President Trump poses. The truth is, thanks to Donald Trump, Biden and his globalist elite ilk are the ones becoming extinct.


                  https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/bret...t-terror-china
                  Do each of the different colors mean something?

                  If not, why use them?


                  The terrorism threat from white male Americans is more serious than any such threat from brown skinned immigrants.

                  American greatness is based on a strong working middle class. Republican policies hurt this group of Americans.
                  Reality rules, Honor the truth - in memory of Chem1st.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by vibise View Post

                    Do each of the different colors mean something?

                    If not, why use them?
                    My solidarity with the rainbow coalition.

                    The terrorism threat from white male Americans is more serious than any such threat from brown skinned immigrants.
                    Do tell. They seem to have been falling down on the job ever since the Oklahoma City bombing. Are they just incompetent or lack enthusiasm?

                    American greatness is based on a strong working middle class.
                    Indeed, and those who provide them employment. Mostly, small business owners. But if memory serves, you call them bourgeoisie, right?

                    Republican policies hurt this group of Americans.
                    Now, which group would that be? The bourgeoisie or those nice fellows with the pitchforks?


                    Test all things; hold fast that which is good. --1 Thessalonians 5:21

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by vibise View Post

                      Do each of the different colors mean something?

                      If not, why use them?


                      The terrorism threat from white male Americans is more serious than any such threat from brown skinned immigrants.

                      American greatness is based on a strong working middle class. Republican policies hurt this group of Americans.
                      Hurt middle class

                      1 3.6% unemployment
                      2 very low inflation
                      3 High wage growth
                      4 Strong stock market for 401K
                      5 Lower taxes.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Thistle View Post
                        Am I the only one popping popcorn to see the existential threat realized? Questions? Comments? Bueller? Bueller?


                        Yes, Trump is an existential threat. But not to America, to global elites like Biden

                        Brett Velicovich
                        6-7 minutes
                        I agree 100%, the Republican and Democratic "Deep State" want to throw Trump off the bridge, he has ruined the lobby dollars flowing in congress, on Trumps China Tariffs alone, this has hurt the corrupt cash flow, and would account for a majority of this lobbying corruption.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vibise View Post

                          Do each of the different colors mean something?

                          If not, why use them?


                          The terrorism threat from white male Americans is more serious than any such threat from brown skinned immigrants.

                          American greatness is based on a strong working middle class. Republican policies hurt this group of Americans.
                          I am a little surprised at your weak defense here. Could it be even you are embarrassed by this monster of a hyperbole?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vibise View Post
                            The terrorism threat from white male Americans is more serious than any such threat from brown skinned immigrants.
                            There is nothing in the OP that refers to that.

                            American greatness is based on a strong working middle class. Republican policies hurt this group of Americans.
                            I agree. But both major parties have abandoned the middle class.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by America View Post
                              Yup. To The United States of America.

                              He's an existential threat to America.
                              I'll also ask- how?

                              Look up the terms if you're inexplicably confused by the words contained in my post.
                              Life is a waterfall
                              we drink from the river
                              then we turn around and put up our walls....(SOAD)

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