Well, a lot of people are only now starting to pay attention
to politics and might not even know about things like the 2013 shutdown, Obama's drone strikes, surveillance, extrajudicial executions, etc. Give them time, eventually we'll have democrats in charge again and they'll see they're not the party of sunshine and rainbows either. Actually, progressives oftentimes tend to be more
critical than Republicans of corruption and poor ethics by the Democratic Party.
Still, it's kind of whataboutism anyway. When criticized for their regime's human rights violations, Soviet propagandists responded "and you are lynching negroes". They weren't wrong, and that was terrible and something we needed to (and did) address, but that in no way absolved the USSR.
>Don't know what good that is for pointing out prototypes
Oh, I'm not talking about the prototypes, though it is kind of hilarious if they can just saw through the wall. I'm still going from the angle of the wall being pointless to begin with. Nearly every reason Trump cites as an urgent justification for the wall simply isn't backed up by the statistics collected by his own agencies.
It really almost seems to me like he's doing it for the sake of image more than anything else, honestly. Failing to deliver on the central promise of his campaign would piss off a lot of his base, whether or not that promise is grounded in solid reasoning. He could pretty easily just blame it on Democrat obstructionism though; I mean, he already is.
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