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    He has 19th century social attitudes about women and racial minorities as well. You can't tell me that somebody thinking in such a backward manner is going to be an effective leader. WWII, for example, was a racist war. Hitler lost because he decided that England and America were soft. He thought Russians were sub human. Japan did the same thing, they assumed that the US didn't have a stomach for war so they attacked, even though everybody knew they couldn't compete with American industrial strength. They attacked based on the assumption that we were too "decadent" to fight back. Many Americans were slaughtered because they had some stupid, racist ideas about Japanese enemy soldiers and their own African American divisions. I don't want somebody in that position to be making similar assumptions about Iran, for example, based on stereotypes.

    "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for a real Republican every time." Harry Truman

    by MargaretPOA on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:27:15 PM PST

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