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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 25, 2015 7:58 AM
that would be a reasonable way to approach the discussion, if the column was honest. When it is framed dishonestly, when it is spin, then taking it on its own terms is somewhat pointless. It makes more sense to challenge the framing.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 2:52 PM
Prager has actually used the DR Congo as an example of why Christian values are needed for a moral society, implying that that country is not Christian, when in fact as you point out, it is one of the most Christian countries in the world, way above the USA for example. Anyone who thinks I am misrepresenting Prager, there is a video posted at YouTube, the title is "Dennis Prager: 5 million people died in Congo because they are not Christian". Hear it for yourself.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 12:04 PM
The day after Obama announced his plan to save the Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar, Dennis was absolutely LIVID on the radio. Obama said "today America is coming to help." That was obviously anathema to Dennis. When the president is of the other party, he HATES when America comes to help. I hadn't heard him so upset since America killed bin Laden. Another dark day for Dennis.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 10:18 AM
Dennis's response to terrorism is feelings-based. Obama's is thought-based. Thank God the latter is the one in charge.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 9:50 AM
Don't forget Libya, which action Obama took without authorization from Congress. You've listed major current events which political hacks on both sides ridiculously ignore, because it conflicts with their respective fantasies about Obama.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 7:53 AM
Deligitimizing one's enemy is a good strategy. Obama uses it against ISIS, the right-wing uses it against Obama and everyone else. That's why I was glad to see that the new Pope was undeniably a liberal on economics. I thought, it should be fun to see the right-wing try to trash the Pope's religious credentials! And in fact it has been fun. Dennis got into the game late, but he got there.
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 7:49 AM
Speaking of denial, Dennis continues to live in the fantasy world that the United States military is NOT currently engaged in actions around the world. It's a pretty amazing feat, but since Obama has been elected, Dennis has carried out numerous lengthy rants about terrorists without acknowledging the fact that America is fighting them. A report came out yesterday that U.S. airstrikes have killed something like 1,400 fighters in Syria since our war began there. This would come as a surprise to Prager listeners, since he pretends the war isn't happening. Even (especially, really) when there is victory, such as recently in Kobani, Dennis continues to deny that America played a major role in that victory. All because of petty partisanship. How foolish is that?
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The President and 'Violent Extremism'

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 24, 2015 7:44 AM
Prager made an apt comparison yesterday, he compared his own questioning of Obama's religion, with Obama's questioning of ISIS's religion. He's right, they are both doing the same thing, deligitimizing their enemy. Obama's enemy is ISIS, Prager's enemy is the President of the United States. It made me very happy to read your post here. You hit all the points I would have but better than I could have. Especially "then what? Prager doesn't say." That's the difference between him and Obama.
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Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 19, 2015 8:58 PM
I understand, and I agree completely.
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Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 18, 2015 1:16 PM
Prager: "they want to believe that men and women are not only equals (something religious Jews and Christians also believe), but, aside from obvious physical characteristics, the same." Drexler: "...the following general DICHOTOMIES between men and women..." Definition of dichotomy: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being OPPOSED or ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.
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Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

Enrique25 Wrote: Feb 18, 2015 1:14 PM
Prager: they want to believe that men and women are not only equals (something religious Jews and Christians also believe), but, aside from obvious physical characteristics, the same. Drexler: I've spent most of my career as a psychologist examining the differences, as well as the similarities, between how men and women approach life. Drexler: And while you may recognize yourself in some of the following general dichotomies, you very well may not. That's the beauty of human nature.
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