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couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee

 
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hiromichi



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:12 am    Post subject: couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee Reply with quote

What does the captined phrase mean?

On Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump had renewed his attacks on another critic in the Republican Party, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, saying he “couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee.” Mr. Corker, appearing more weary than angry, said the president “is debasing our country.”
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:37 am    Post subject: Dog catcher Reply with quote

Firstly: captioned, Smile

From my experience it means that anybody could be a dog catcher in Tennessee. No offence ment to dog catchers anywhere.

Tennessee has no relevance. It could be anywhere. To bring the comment down to basics, the meaning of the statement is that the person being spoken of, does not have either the skills or qualifications to win any elevtion.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hotwombat:
Thank you. Trump is a person of mean character?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[/quote]Trump is a person of mean character?
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That would be a personal opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senator Corker is from Tennessee, which is why that state was mentioned.
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