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post #1126 of 1314
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It's a miracle nobody was killed with multiple attacks. This couldn't come at a worse time for Hillary, nor could the circumstances have been worse. No opportunity to blame an AR-15. Not even a handgun. A knife and a pressure cooker. Both suspects are foreign born, imported problems from areas that I think can be sold as questionable places to be taking immigrants from.

 

Won't make a bit of difference.

post #1127 of 1314
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Won't make a bit of difference.

You could make that argument, but only because nobody was killed (which means it will be forgotten more quickly) and most people lack the attention span to connect the dots between immigration and terrorism.

But I don't think that will be the case. It's too close to the first debate. This is a huge opportunity for Trump and he's not going to let it slip by.
post #1128 of 1314
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You could make that argument, but only because nobody was killed (which means it will be forgotten more quickly) and most people lack the attention span to connect the dots between immigration and terrorism.

But I don't think that will be the case. It's too close to the first debate. This is a huge opportunity for Trump and he's not going to let it slip by.

Do you fear me?
post #1129 of 1314
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Do you fear me?


Of course he doesn't. You're white. 

 

I figure more refugees' lives have been saved by immigration than taken by terrorism from immigrants so I'm okay with it. 

post #1130 of 1314
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Of course he doesn't. You're white. 

I figure more refugees' lives have been saved by immigration than taken by terrorism from immigrants so I'm okay with it. 

Unless of course one of those lives was a close loved one. It's easy to approve of calculus with lives like this unless the impact is personal. It also makes no sense for a government to play this calculus with the lives of its residents as this is whom they serve and not the world at large.
post #1131 of 1314
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Unless of course one of those lives was a close loved one.

 

Even if a loved one died in a terrorist attack I wouldn't turn around and say okay, that's it, kick everyone out and ban immigration. 

post #1132 of 1314
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Even if a loved one died in a terrorist attack I wouldn't turn around and say okay, that's it, kick everyone out and ban immigration. 

But you might consider a change in policy would be wise.
post #1133 of 1314
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I figure more refugees' lives have been saved by immigration than taken by terrorism from immigrants so I'm okay with it. 

I'm sorry, but that is the dumbest thing I've read today.

The issues aren't just death and rape.
post #1134 of 1314

Ya'll must not have grown up in very diverse areas. 

post #1135 of 1314
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Originally Posted by suited View Post


You could make that argument, but only because nobody was killed (which means it will be forgotten more quickly) and most people lack the attention span to connect the dots between immigration and terrorism.

But I don't think that will be the case. It's too close to the first debate. This is a huge opportunity for Trump and he's not going to let it slip by.


I'll bet there is no change.  Here's what will happen.

 

1. Trump will try to make a big deal out of it.

2. Hillary will change her policy and twist her words so that it sounds like she never would have let said attackers into the country.

3. 2 months from now when people are voting, they won't remember any of it.

If this had been a 9/11 like attack, maybe that would change the electoral outcome, but not these incidents.

post #1136 of 1314
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Ya'll must not have grown up in very diverse areas. 

I grew up in social housing which was teetering on being a ghetto and I grew up with mostly immigrant friends. So the completely opposite actually.
post #1137 of 1314
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Ya'll must not have grown up in very diverse areas. 

Well, I did spend years around Dearborn, MI.
post #1138 of 1314
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I figure more refugees' lives have been saved by immigration than taken by terrorism from immigrants so I'm okay with it. 

Quite. In any case, far far more people die in motor accidents, or being stabbed or shot by a fellow countryman, or by a family member.

post #1139 of 1314
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I love watching people rationalize things.
post #1140 of 1314
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Well, I did spend years around Dearborn, MI.

 

That's only diverse in the pejorative sense.

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