Opposing Views – June 22, 2017

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Opposing Views
June 22, 2017

“Opposing Views” is a news / media company out of Los Angeles, CA that I enjoy reading on Facebook. The articles and the questions they ask, while obviously extremely biased towards the left and about as anti-Trump as you can get, make for some interesting comments and thoughts. The reader comments will make your IQ drop by several points and leave your brain cells screaming in agony with the blatant ignorance they sometimes present, but aside from that, the site can be entertaining and enlightening. Their tagline is “No Agenda. You Decide.” There is definitely an agenda at play, regardless of the claim. But like I said, the questions they ask are pretty good sometimes and once a week, I like to take a look at their questions and give my own answers and thoughts on each one. This is where Dougie gets political. You have been warned. Let’s do this…

Agree or Disagree: Trump is handling foreign affairs better than Obama did?

Agree simply because he’s actually being proactive instead of just reactive and not doing the “leading from behind” that President Obama was so infamous for. Trump may not be the best President we’ve ever had, but he does give a damn about our country and putting America first and keeping us in a position of power and respected, an attitude that seemed to be lacking in the previous administration. No apology tours happening now.

Hillary Clinton is being investigated again. Does she deserve it?

The woman has proven time and time again to be a habitual liar. She broke several laws, either intentionally or just through ignorance, but regardless of why they were broken, the facts are she was personally responsible for improperly handling classified information, using an illegal server located in an unsecure location, lying to federal investigators, destroying government property (with hammers no less) and just in general being a reprehensible human being. So yes, she deserves it.

Democrats have now lost the presidential election and every Congressional race since. Are they out of touch with America?

Not only America, but they (the party leaders) seem to be out of touch with reality all together. They’re more concerned about going after Trump and maintaining power than actually doing anything productive or useful for our country and it’s people. And giving people everything, making them dependent upon the government, is not helping them. It makes them weak and has turned our nation into an entitlement society, something that needs to be changed if our nation is to ever have any real chance of being truly great and the top dog once again.

Tennessee resident Calvin Carter III broke into a home and held the residents at gunpoint. But moments later, the residents got even when they took Carter’s gun, beat him and held him for the police. Do you support how the homeowners defended themselves?

Absolutely. They were threatened and fought back, turned the tables and protected themselves. That’s the way it should be. It’s called self-defense.

Bad news for Nancy Pelosi. Do you think she should retire?

The bad news is that the majority of Democrats polled think that Pelosi is doing a not-so-good job as leader of the Democratic party and needs to step down. The woman is extremely out of touch with reality, much less the rest of the Democratic party. She keeps calling Trump “Bush” and just speaks total nonsense more often than not. She’s never been the brightest bulb in the light, but things have dimmed a great deal over the past few years and get worse every day. She needs to go back home and play botoxed Grandma and leave Congress and our nation alone.

President Trump says he could sign the best bill in the world and Democrats would still hate him. Do you think he’s right?

He’s exactly right. No matter what the President says or does, the Democrats are going to fight him on it. For them, it’s all about the fight and getting Trump rather than actually getting anything positive accomplished.

Do you think Ivanka Trump is a good role model for American girls?

She’s intelligent, attractive, independent, doesn’t drink or smoke and is a successful business woman in her own right. Forget about the politics or the last name. Ivanka is exactly type of woman that every young woman should use as a good example.

What do you think of the new “inclusive” Barbie and Ken dolls?

I don’t play with Barbie and Ken any more. My GI Joes and my WWE Action Figures get jealous. But whatever. A bigger variety of Barbies and Kens means more money for Mattel and is probably good business. My own opinion is that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it and doing too much will cheapen and devalue the product, but it’s their business and their product so what the hell… go for it!

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is allegedly thinking about running for president in 2020. Would he be a better president than Trump?


Presidents Bush and Obama are getting more and more popular all the time as Americans compare them to Trump.
Would you rather have Bush or Obama in office over Trump?

Obama was easily, in my opinion, the worst President of the last hundred-plus years and his policies made our nation weaker and a joke among the world community. And his national pride for our country, as opposed to being a “world citizen” was suspect at best. Bush, while he had many faults in retrospect, his love for our nation has never been at doubt and he had some good qualities about him. But both men have done their time and made their make, be it good or bad. We can’t go backwards. Trump is our President and he was elected to that office, fair and square, as it should be. Let’s give him a chance to do what he can to make America great again before we judge or condemn him.

Rioters who destroy property should be forced to pay for the damages. Agree or disagree?

Agree. If you tear up something that doesn’t belong to you or damage another person’s property, you should suffer the consequences of your actions, be it paying to replace the property and repair damages, do jail time, or both. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. It’s that simple.

And that’s it? Damn, I was just starting to get on a roll here. I guess I’ll close this up here and go do something else then. Comments and thoughts are welcome. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you later, gators. Have a great day.


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