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Old 03-18-2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
But she's not president, she's a first term congressperson. Further, you're pretty much just guessing what she'd do as President. It seems entirely reasonable to suspect that if she had, say, 20 years experience in the House (and maybe Senate or governor), her views on how to approach issues like this might well change, even if her philosophical stance didn't.
Are you suggesting that I ought to agree more with her on the basis that she's not actually in charge of anything? Or that in the future, her understanding of issues may change, so why draw any distinctions on our slightly different viewpoints today?

Why not just judge her on her words and actions, including her past tweets, apologies, and this Op-Ed?
I have said that I gave her the benefit of the doubt on what appeared to me to be a sincere apology, only to have that apology walked back. So suggesting that I take more of her words at face value does not seem like a particularly smart thing for me to listen to.

ETA: besides which, literally the entire point of the op/ed was to treat every other country the same with respect to several issues. I explained rather thoroughly that we might not want to treat every single nation exactly the same, for reasons I discussed. Who's to say that I'm NOT taking her at her word when she says all countries should be treated the same with respect to our foreign policy?

Last edited by Ravenman; 03-18-2019 at 02:33 PM.