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Sk8BoredR April 2nd, 2016 11:07pm

When asked about his abortion & punishment comments Trump stated to the NYT that "This was not real life...this was a hypothetical, so I thought of it in terms of a hypothetical. So that's where that answer came from, hypothetically."

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liam2013 iowa
04/03/16 9:05 am

If you go with that logic then you might discount everything he says since he will claim he was only speaking hypothetically.

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JustWondering Margaritaville
04/02/16 5:16 pm

If you can't understand that you are pretty dumb.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/02/16 8:01 pm

Every policy position is hypothetical. What he's saying is that if abortion were hypothetically illegal, he would support jailing women who had one. That a position he no longer holds, even hypothetically, so yeah, I'm still not sure what he's trying to say.

Adding to the confusion, the other day he also said he thinks the laws should stay the way they are- days later adding "only until I become President". I've never seen such a lack of consistency, such blatant flip flopping, over such a short period of time.

stammtheman Mamou
04/02/16 4:41 pm

Make believe question gets a make believe answer.

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stammtheman Mamou
04/02/16 4:42 pm

Pretty simple concept.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/03/16 1:00 pm

Presidential candidates shouldn't be asked questions that have a hypothetical basis? Nearly every question is based on the hypothetical notion of that candidate being elected. Foreign affairs- what would you do if X occurred? Not game because that X is a hypothetical event? You can't ask a candidate what punishments they would seek if they hypothetically make a certain act illegal? Should they just be exempt from questions in general?

Sk8BoredR Asian American warrior
04/02/16 4:12 pm

Isn't the president supposed to be able to think about hypotheticals and provide answers? 😂 ...Especially on such an important issue to so many Americans? So... hypothetically that's not really your answer? 😂

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
04/06/16 6:41 pm

SK8 - here's the thing. In this hypothetical, I completely agree with him. If abortion is made illegal because a fetus is legally seen as a human life, then aborting that fetus should carry the same punishment as killing a person.

Luftwaffe Libs are the intolerant
04/02/16 4:10 pm

What he meant Hypothetically if it was illegal, it would only make sense that the woman who participated in the illegal practice (Abortion) would be held punishable under the law.

It makes perfect sense and like always the media (and liberals) misquote him and take his words out of context.

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RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/02/16 8:02 pm

Haha so he's sticking with the original position then? I thought he had switched and no longer believed women should be punished if hypothetically abortion were made illegal. Now, you're saying that if abortion were to be hypothetically made illegal, he'd be for punishing them?

Luftwaffe Libs are the intolerant
04/02/16 8:13 pm

No that's what he orginally meant, although when Liberals (Like yourself) and the media had claimed he wished for them to be punished in a harsh way then he had to clarify, or at least change his position.

What he said: "If it's illegal then they should be under legal punishment."

What the media said "Trump advocates for stoning women to death as punishment for abortion."

Of course I'm paraphrasing but you get the message.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/02/16 9:43 pm

Luft, you realize a majority of the pro-life movement is and has been for decades against the concept of punishing a woman who has an abortion, right? They view them as a 'secondary victims'. So you can't make out everyone who found his position reprehensible to be "liberals". Your candidate took on a shitty stance, got roundly called out for it, and then apparently flip flopped on it.

In the realm of flip flopping, did you hear Trump is now calling his infamous retweet of Cruz's wife a mistake? Do you agree with your candidate, or do you stand by your previous support of the retweet? I've got to say, this guy keeps putting his supporters in a shitty position. And you don't even know if he'll still hold the position you're defending today come tomorrow.

Luftwaffe Libs are the intolerant
04/02/16 9:49 pm

No, I don't agree there was anything wrong with what he said orginally, and I personally think they should face some form of legal punishment for breaking the law.

However, in a Democracy you can't do what's for the best but rather a agree with the majority to get their vote. It's sad, but that's why I don't mind as much for him taking back his quote.

As for the picture I do think it was a shitty meme to share but Cruz started the conflict. In hindsight view it was a mistake one he'll learn from, I'd rather this now than during the general election.

Although I do agree he's making it harder to explain his reasoning when it comes to certain issues. I personally don't mind, but other Trump supporters may not be as patient.

singkitty In the cloud
04/03/16 6:37 am

This is not a case of the media or liberals misquoting. This is a case of flip flopping on issues. Trump will say anything if he thinks it's what people want to hear. He clearly didn't do his homework the first go around to know that prior to Row vs Wade the laws protect women and punish abortionist. He's misinformed and that's not the media's fault. You want to blame liberals for picking on Trump like s little cry baby. It's laughable.

Luftwaffe Libs are the intolerant
04/03/16 9:36 am

I'm not saying he wasn't informed on his opinion, I'm just saying the media did take his stance out of context. You have to be an idiot if you haven't tried to see the character murder the media has tried to do in Trump.

singkitty In the cloud
04/03/16 9:41 am

The media does this to everyone. Trump included. He's not special.

Luftwaffe Libs are the intolerant
04/03/16 9:47 am

When's the last time Glenn Beck or the Mainstream media went after John Kaisch? The media goes after Trump on every little issue and you know that's true. Other candidates also face character murder but I've never seen it this bad.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/03/16 12:17 pm

Luft- that's a reflection of how divisive the candidate is. When you've got pro-life and pro-choice groups condemning Donald's position, that's not because there's some conspiracy, it's because he's become that odious.

I've never seen a candidate take on positions such as to result in such breadth of attacks. That he's being attacked is exclusively a result of the positions and statements he has made throughout this campaign.

RoDe Latinus wordsus
04/03/16 12:57 pm

Haha what am I supposed to take away from that? Again, that he is near universally detested is a result of the positions and statements he has made throughout this campaign.