Barack Obama and HIV Soldiers

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.35.15 AM

So earlier this afternoon, in a mistake I make approximately once per week, I got into a Donald Trump-themed debate with a former U.S. Marine named Marshall. He loves the celebrity TV show host and failed steak salesman, but believes Barack Obama has it in for U.S. soldiers.

Marshall responded to something I posted about Trump, and we proceeded to go back and forth. I ultimately asked him why, exactly, he thought Barack Obama hated the military, and this was his answer …

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.25.32 AM

I noted that his “social experiment” was allowing gays to serve openly. To which we had this exchange (read from bottom up) …

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.27.09 AMAnd, with his last words there, I thought to myself, “I can’t win. And maybe, just maybe, Hillary Clinton can’t win either.” Because while numbheads like Marshall don’t make up the entirety of Donald Trump’s supporters, they do add up to a huge figure. These are people who won’t be swayed. Not by reason or logic; not by strong arguments; not by one Trump flaw after another. He is their candidate, and he will make America great again—motherfucker. And if you dare question a guy like Marshall (for example, you note that his thinking (gays shouldn’t serve because they might have AIDS, and if they do, and they’re shot in combat, and you swim in their blood you might contract the virus) is beyond inane, well, fuck you. You’re a typical liberal asshole who reads the Times and drinks herbal tea.

And, really, what’s my counter? I use big words, he says I’m some arrogant asshole. I cite the Times, I’m an elitist. I defend Obama, I’m a sack of shit. I mention that George W. Bush was awful to the military, hey, that was Clinton’s fault. It’s the ultimate political trap.

It sucks.

2 thoughts on “Barack Obama and HIV Soldiers”

  1. You are correct-you can’t “win”. And you are correct-Trump may be our next President. Remember, this country elected a mediocre actor to the Presidency, and the voters of California elected a less-than-mediocre actor to be Governor of their state after recalling the Governor they had just elected. While the possibility of a Trump Presidency is frightening to me, I will still vote in the coming election, and hope that there will be enough adults left in charge that this country won’t be sent back to the dark ages.

  2. Your problem is your continued unwillingness to engage with the strongest critiques of your preferred politicians and policies. You seem to only engage with the bottom-of-the-barrel knuckledraggers. It’s probably more fun for you, and easy to make them look silly, but it’s ultimately not productive. It also has the effect of making you feel like everyone who criticizes Obama (for example) is a loon.

Leave a Reply