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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    I have made up my mind. As long as both parties use identity politics, both do, I'm going to continue to vote for the party that best represents the needs of my demographic, the same as you do.

    We should be expected to vote for our own self interests. Anything else would be illogical.

    "illogical" is about right. Everything you've posted about "identity politics" appears to be the type of politics you're in favor of - as long as it benefits your "demographic". Otherwise, you don't appear to hold a very favorable opinion of the practice.

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    And again, he lies

    The only problem is no one seems to know why Trump seems to think he's responsible for unemployment trends that began before he took office? Also, he still doesn't appear to understand he's the president.

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    Trump is the least racist person ever.

    Just ask him.

    However, he is also seems to be both incredibly thin skinned and racially unaware.

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    So here is the list of people/places he has gone after

    Obama - on so many different levels but of course, the biggest one is being a birther

    Africa/Haiti - = shitholes
    Colin Kapernick
    The NFL
    Lavar Bell
    Eric Holder
    Myeshia Johnson, (wife of the fallen hero who died in Niger)
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (her congresswomen)
    Central Park 5
    Steph Curry
    Whoopie Goldberg
    April Ryan
    Cast of Hamilton
    Atlanta
    Chicago

    And now Jay Z


    Mmm, I'm sensing a real pattern here...
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    Trump’s response to Carter confirms precisely what the rapper was trying to say in the first place—that the president fundamentally misunderstands the aims of the black capitalism and the needs of the black community. Jay-Z, and many before him, have espoused capitalism and economic empowerment as a means to an end: racial equality. Being rich is a secondary benefit to the power, stability, and peace of mind that money can provide in a country that has forced blacks into poverty and segregation.

    The president seems to think that a record low unemployment rate for black Americans is a demonstration of how much he—Donald Trump himself—is improving the lives of black Americans, despite the fact that there's no evidence that the decline is the result of his policies or leadership. But black Americans still earn significantly less than their white counterparts, even with similar levels of education. Their wealth is still around 13 times less. They are more likely to live in poverty and in poor housing conditions. They are more likely to be imprisoned, seriously hampering their earning potential for the rest of their lives. Those are all issues that Trump’s policies don’t even begin to tackle. And that’s to say nothing of persistent inequalities in other critical areas such as healthcare, mortality, and police violence.

    Trump has frequently been criticized for his misreading of black America. He has talked constantly and inaccurately about the plight of black people living in “inner cities.” He has misrepresented his level of support in the black community. His tweet referencing Jay-Z is just the latest in an ongoing pattern of publicly feuding with prominent black Americans who don’t support him. Again and again, Trump has displayed an inability to grasp the actual problems that black Americans must contend with, and the fact that his policies do virtually nothing to address them

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business...-jay-z/551702/
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    I have made up my mind. As long as both parties use identity politics, both do, I'm going to continue to vote for the party that best represents the needs of my demographic, the same as you do.

    We should be expected to vote for our own self interests. Anything else would be illogical.

    Ah, here let me introduce you to...

    Cognitive dissonance
    noun
    psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPorter View Post
    Ah, here let me introduce you to...

    Cognitive dissonance
    noun
    psychological conflict resulting from incongruous beliefs and attitudes held simultaneously.

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