No, actually. Carson said that he probably wouldn't want a Muslim president, and you guys that comment to mean he was advocating some kind of litmus test. But he was clearly stating a personal preference, not advocating any kind of restriction I guarantee you that most Americans would be hesitant to vote for a Muslim. Are most Americans are bigots or xenophobes? If such a mild remark is enough to earn those labels they must not carry much weight. You already have the silly and made-up "Islamophobe", no need to misuse real words EDIT: I recall being called a "xenophobe" here just for saying I'd prefer to live by people who mostly share my racial and cultural background. You guys have a really low bar for using these terms
I heard he was a transgender leftist, actually. But regarding Harris, he phrases his main point regarding Islam this way: "The only problem with Islamic fundamentalism is the fundamentals of Islam." A religion that doesn't advocate violence and oppression has a much lower chance of resulting in mass violence and oppression
I think this is a stretch. If Tywin has another son, there is no reason to release Jaime from his vows so the whole thing becomes moot. He wanted his heir to be Jaime specifically, most likely because Jaime was the only Lannister with a better claim than Tyrion. There's no indication at all that Tommen, a Baratheon by name, was ever the assumed heir to Casterly Rock. There are plenty of Lannisters who would make more sense.
It also felt like really lazy world building by GRRM that so many Houses have basically been around forever, despite the endless migrations, invasions, civil wars, etc. throughout their history. For example, why did none of the powerful Riverland houses get extinguished by the Ironborn? The invaders basically claimed the Riverlands but kept it exactly as it was before. We know Harwyn Hardhand was a brutal and cruel bastard, and that he hung Lord Bracken from a crow cage for trying to rebel against him. Yet apparently he let the Brackens keep their castle and lands after that? The Farmans have also supposedly ruled Fair Isle since the days of the First Men, despite it being conquered by Ironborn numerous times. It doesn't make sense, unless a ton of major houses are lying about how far back their history goes. Could some of them be Ironborn houses who invented new ancestry out of shame?
If GRRM decided to use his precious time to write a novel detailing some ancient feud, the Stark-Bolton conflict is the obvious choice. Their rivalry makes the Bracken-Blackwood feud seem like a playground tussle
His willingness to cruelly mock people and say provocative/offensive things without apology is also like catnip to his supporters, even if they may not admit it. He pisses off the right people, which is refreshing to someone nauseated by PC culture. The people who are outraged by his comments would probably never vote for Donald Trump anyway
It's cute that you snark about substance when your post has no substance at all. Only someone who hasn't followed the race at all would deny that Trump has made immigration a major issue. His popularity (which is mostly due to his immigration stance) has forced the other candidates to respond, and elaborate on their own immigration philosophy/proposals. Kinda like how Terraprime outlined what he'd like to see done about illegal immigration, in this very thread. Posts like this are enough to make me consider voting for him.
Ok, fair enough. But the effectiveness and cost of such a program is hardly certain. And hasn't Trump proposed several new internal programs aimed at catching illegal immigrants as well? Whether or not the wall would work is less important than the fact that immigration is now a major GOP issue thanks to Trump. So his bombast and grandiose plans may make you cringe, but it's forcing the other candidates to clarify their positions. Anything that forces politicians to address pressing issues they'd rather avoid talking about is a good thing
When money is spent to secure the border you suddenly become a fiscal conservative Any policy proposal aimed at reducing immigration would make you guys cringe. That's the real issue here, not the "billions of dollars" supposedly being wasted