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Old 12-06-2017, 11:35 AM   #81
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Looks like you don't have an answer for my question: Why did he choose to stage this ceremony in front of Jackson's portrait?
Paraphrasing J.P. Morgan: if you have to ask the question, the answer doesn't matter. Educate yourself about Andrew Jackson, and you won't have to ask such an obvious question. Those who have, know. Those who haven't - or won't - cannot ever understand.

Now go buy that book, like I told you to.


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Old 12-06-2017, 03:34 PM   #82
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He is staging it there because he is directly and intentionally emulating Jackson (founder of the Democratic party). Don't have to read the book to know that.


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Old 12-06-2017, 06:37 PM   #83
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Paraphrasing J.P. Morgan: if you have to ask the question, the answer doesn't matter. Educate yourself about Andrew Jackson, and you won't have to ask such an obvious question. Those who have, know. Those who haven't - or won't - cannot ever understand.

Now go buy that book, like I told you to.
Thanks for the assignment. But as I said before, this is not about Andrew Jackson. My question is what was the purpose of staging a ceremony involving Native Americans in front of Jackson's portrait, given that he is associated with the Indian Removal Act. Was it an intentional insult or not?

Humor me. I'm just not smart enough to understand on my own.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:14 PM   #84
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Humor me. I'm just not smart enough to understand on my own.
You don't get off that easy. I won't do your work for you.
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He is staging it there because he is directly and intentionally emulating Jackson (founder of the Democratic party). Don't have to read the book to know that.
Which parts of Jackson do you think he is emulating, or do you think he's just trying to be associated with the whole man?
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Emulating almost every political position and tactic.
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Emulating almost every political position and tactic.
Yes, I think so, too. There was a tremendous social stratification at those times, and the areas west of the mountains were wild, filled with rough - almost wild themselves - men. Jackson was one of the very first to ascend to high office, but he never lost his roughness or his attachment to the "honor" culture of the mountain people - hence the several duels he fought as a younger man. What he lacked in finesse he made up with grit.

I think Trump considers Jackson a bit of a role model for himself. Although The Donald would be comfortable in the highest of society, I think he still considers himself a Bowery Brawler type, and to my eye, that doesn't seem too far afield.


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