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2017-05-01 09:14:26 AM  
Why can't they just fire him?
 
2017-05-01 09:18:22 AM  
Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.
 
2017-05-01 09:19:10 AM  
"This Trump fellow doesn't know what he's talking about" - Frederick Douglass
 
2017-05-01 09:25:45 AM  
So much for the superiority of a private education.
 
2017-05-01 09:25:46 AM  
"Anythings an internet if you're dildo enough." -Trump on Net Neutrality
 
2017-05-01 09:26:44 AM  

Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.


Jackson wasn't exactly a "Go along, get along" kind of guy.
 
2017-05-01 09:29:39 AM  
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2017-05-01 09:31:58 AM  

Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.


Essentially, "both sides are bad, so vote 'The South.'"
 
2017-05-01 09:32:36 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.

Jackson wasn't exactly a "Go along, get along" kind of guy.


And his wife was a whore
 
2017-05-01 09:33:13 AM  
Nobody - NOBODY - knew history could be so complicated.
 
2017-05-01 09:36:37 AM  
No one cares.  The man has more money than you.  You have no right to criticize anything he does.
 
2017-05-01 09:39:38 AM  
Citing Andrew Jackson a having a big heart and wanting to help people.  It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma, especially after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal.  I cannot imagine why Trump would admire someone like that from history, especially since Jackson had a balanced budget when he left office.
 
2017-05-01 09:41:29 AM  

kbronsito: Marcus Aurelius: Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.

Jackson wasn't exactly a "Go along, get along" kind of guy.

And his wife was a whore


Of course, that goes without saying.
 
2017-05-01 09:43:43 AM  

harleyquinnical: It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma


And then we had to slaughter them all over again when we discovered that our oil was under their land.
 
2017-05-01 09:50:06 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: harleyquinnical: It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma

And then we had to slaughter them all over again when we discovered that our oil was under their land.


Well, as my grandfather used to say, you can't make an omelette without killing some people and taking their land.
 
2017-05-01 09:50:43 AM  

harleyquinnical: Citing Andrew Jackson a having a big heart and wanting to help people.  It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma, especially after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal.  I cannot imagine why Trump would admire someone like that from history, especially since Jackson had a balanced budget when he left office.


Several nations.  Cherokee, Seminole, Chocktaw, Creek and probably some smaller groups as well.  Want to talk about a big heart and wanting to help people, google Choctaw and Irish.
 
2017-05-01 09:51:17 AM  
Old Hickory said we could take them by surprise.
 
2017-05-01 09:53:27 AM  
He borrowed Obama's time machine.
 
2017-05-01 09:53:47 AM  
Donald Trump has clearly never read a single history book. He is almost wholly ignorant on the subject.
 
2017-05-01 09:54:05 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: So much for the superiority of a private education.


Trump didn't get an education. His dad bought him a diploma.
 
2017-05-01 09:55:44 AM  
Andrew Jackson: You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful land - I just start taking it. It's like a magnet. Just take. I don't even wait. And when you're a swashbuckler, they let you do it. You can do anything.
 
2017-05-01 09:56:15 AM  

harleyquinnical: Citing Andrew Jackson a having a big heart and wanting to help people.  It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma, especially after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal.  I cannot imagine why Trump would admire someone like that from history, especially since Jackson had a balanced budget when he left office.


Yeah, but those Native Americans, did the worst thing possible as far as Trump is concerned:  they got a lawyer and sued.
 
2017-05-01 09:56:24 AM  
The important thing here is the Republicans are the ones that freed the slaves.
 
2017-05-01 09:56:40 AM  
I heard this on the radio on the way into work and almost drove off the road due to a combination of "WTF did I just hear" and "goddamnitsomuch".  I rented a house with a civil war re-enactor  (cavalry and artillery units) for years and can consider both my ex roomie and myself unofficial Civil War experts, at least in the narrow fields we were involved in.

The really sad part of this is that even civil war re-enactors that voted trump will accept his retelling of history because its trump. STIGGINIT!
 
2017-05-01 09:57:16 AM  
"That man's potato been bakin' too long." --Voltaire
 
2017-05-01 09:58:00 AM  
Those who don't study history. ....
I hope we enjoy our next civil war.
 
2017-05-01 09:58:39 AM  

cretinbob: Why can't they just fire him?


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2017-05-01 09:58:49 AM  
I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...
 
2017-05-01 10:00:52 AM  

edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...


What he said was even dumber.
 
2017-05-01 10:02:33 AM  
People don't ask the question of why there was a Civil War?

People don't ask the question of why there was a Civil War?!

Jesus. farking. Christ.

He is literally the stupidest, most ignorant President we have ever had. Bar farking none.

I thought W was going to set the bar for my lifetime, but Trump is truly historic. He knows literally nothing.
 
2017-05-01 10:02:47 AM  

edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...


"He saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'"
 
2017-05-01 10:03:02 AM  

edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...


Yes, he said it. "

"He was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.' "
Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/331349-trump-why-w​as-there-​the-civil-war
 
2017-05-01 10:03:46 AM  
I love this part:

SALENA ZITO: That's right. You were in Tennessee.

I like to read it in the same tone as an adult talking to a 1st grader while discussing the little tyke's recent family vacation.
 
2017-05-01 10:04:43 AM  

edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...


In what way is the headline inaccurate (please cite Trump's actual words, not the Breitbart masturbation thereof)?
 
2017-05-01 10:04:51 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: harleyquinnical: Citing Andrew Jackson a having a big heart and wanting to help people.  It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma, especially after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal.  I cannot imagine why Trump would admire someone like that from history, especially since Jackson had a balanced budget when he left office.

Yeah, but those Native Americans, did the worst thing possible as far as Trump is concerned:  they got a lawyer and sued.


On top of that they have had the nerve to make a profit running casinos.
 
2017-05-01 10:05:13 AM  
Well, there it is.
 
2017-05-01 10:05:19 AM  

Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.


He also signed into law the Indian Removal Act which began the "Trail of Tears"
 
2017-05-01 10:05:26 AM  
When Trump says "People have no idea..." this LITERALLY translates into, "I just learned...".
 
2017-05-01 10:05:38 AM  

Soon Right Away: edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...

"He saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'"


I'm pretty sure he meant the divisions that were on-going in the country at the time and were readily apparent even in Jackson's lifetime.

No, the truly stupid thing is that you can tell someone just told him about all of this. That he had no inkling of any of the history involved up to now, and that he is therefore convinced that the background history of the Civil War is incredibly obscure and that practically no one knows about it.

Because he didn't.
 
2017-05-01 10:05:42 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: So much for the superiority of a private education.


He obviously paid someone to write his term papers.
 
2017-05-01 10:06:12 AM  
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2017-05-01 10:07:00 AM  

Mad_Radhu: ToastmasterGeneral: harleyquinnical: Citing Andrew Jackson a having a big heart and wanting to help people.  It must take a really big heart to forcibly relocate a nation of Native Americans from their homes to Oklahoma, especially after the Supreme Court ruled it was illegal.  I cannot imagine why Trump would admire someone like that from history, especially since Jackson had a balanced budget when he left office.

Yeah, but those Native Americans, did the worst thing possible as far as Trump is concerned:  they got a lawyer and sued.

On top of that they have had the nerve to make a profit running casinos.


This seems relevant.
 
2017-05-01 10:07:32 AM  
People don't realize...
No one has asked the question...

That kind of shiat is the real problem with his statements.
 
2017-05-01 10:08:43 AM  

Mike_LowELL: No one cares.  The man has more money than you.  You have no right to criticize anything he does.


Not only that, he won the election by, like, a gazillion electoral votes.  If that doesn't convince the Libs, I don't know what will.
 
2017-05-01 10:09:54 AM  

Archidude: Donald Trump has clearly never read a single history book. He is almost wholly ignorant on the subject.

 
2017-05-01 10:11:15 AM  
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THANKS, OBAMA!!!
 
2017-05-01 10:11:46 AM  

domino324: I love this part:

SALENA ZITO: That's right. You were in Tennessee.

I like to read it in the same tone as an adult talking to a 1st grader while discussing the little tyke's recent family vacation.


Yea, that's how I read it too.
 
2017-05-01 10:11:46 AM  

Delta1212: Soon Right Away: edmo: I dislike Trump myself but that's not what he said...

"He saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, 'There's no reason for this.'"

I'm pretty sure he meant the divisions that were on-going in the country at the time and were readily apparent even in Jackson's lifetime.


I hear what you're saying, but I feel that that's assuming a level of nuance that he hasn't shown for any subject ever.

No, the truly stupid thing is that you can tell someone just told him about all of this. That he had no inkling of any of the history involved up to now, and that he is therefore convinced that the background history of the Civil War is incredibly obscure and that practically no one knows about it.

Because he didn't.


And I'm with you there.
 
2017-05-01 10:12:19 AM  

Gubbo: Jackson was a slave-holding plantation owner. So I will just guess as to what his civil war position might have been.


"To say that any State may at pleasure secede from the Union, is to say that the United States are not a nation because it would be a solecism to contend that any part of a nation might dissolve its connection with the other parts, to their injury or ruin, without committing any offense. Secession, like any other revolutionary act, may be morally justified by the extremity of oppression; but to call it a constitutional right, is confounding the meaning of terms, and can only be done through gross error, or to deceive those who are willing to assert a right, but would pause before they made a revolution, or incur the penalties consequent upon a failure."

Look up the Nullification Crisis. South Carolina came super close to seceding during Jackson's presidency. Andrew Jackson would have burned Charleston to the ground.
 
2017-05-01 10:12:28 AM  
This guy:
Yep. Pretty sure Trump was alluding to how Jackson felt about/handled the proto-Civil War rumblings of the Calhoun-led Nullification Crisis.

Sure, that's exactly what he meant, Mike.
 
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