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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:05 AM

 

Holy shit! Maybe Republicans are finally getting a clue!

A Republican friend sent me this, which she said came from facebook ....


I feel the need to drop a little truth on y'all. So buckle up...I'm about to be politically incorrect.

We don't need to take America back. No one stole it. It's right here...you're sitting in it. Chillax.

Mexico isn't going to pay for the wall and we're not going to deport millions of people and break up families. If you think either one is a good idea, you're not smart and probably not a person I want to hang out with.

We don't live in a democracy. Technically we are a Federal Republic. But in reality we are ruled by an oligarchy. If you don't know what that is, look it up. Reading will do you good. You probably need to do more of it.

FoxNews, CNN, and MSNBC have an agenda and are not "fair and balanced" or in any way unbiased. I'll reiterate...read more. Read newspapers (even online ones). Read lots of opinions and sources and then (stay with me here), THINK! Form your own opinion based on as many facts as your can brain can tolerate.

Speaking of facts...there actually is a difference between facts, opinions, and propaganda. You should learn the difference. (Another opportunity to show off your mad reading skills.)

Science is real. We know things because of science. Don't be afraid of it. You have an iPhone and Facebook because of science. It's your friend.

Global warming or "climate change" as the cool kids call it IS REAL. Anyone who tells you it's not real is not a smart person and probably should not be dressing themselves or caring for children.

Racism exists. And you are probably a little racist and should work on that. Seriously.

American Christians are not under attack. We are not being persecuted. We wield so much power in this country that politicians pretend to be Christian just so we will vote for them. No one is trying to take your bible away from you. The gay people are not destroying our families—we don't need any help from them, thank you. We do a fine job of that by ourselves. So stop saying we are persecuted. You sound stupid.

Poor people need help. If you're not helping them but complaining about how the government helps them with your money you are not a nice person.

Be nice to the people who teach your children. Don't send them nasty emails or yell at them. Their job is 10,000 times harder than your stupid job. You are not a professional educator so just shut your mouth and be thankful someone is willing to teach your offspring.

You don't know what Common Core is. You think you do, but you don't unless you're a teacher. So stop complaining about math problem memes on Facebook. You can't do the math anyway.

ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States. We do not need to rebuild our military. Our military is the strongest, scariest, most badass killing machine the world has ever seen. So stop being afraid and stop letting politicians and pundits scare you.

Guns do in fact kill people. That's what they are designed to do. If you feel you need a gun to protect yourself in America, you are probably living in the wrong neighborhood and should move before you go out and buy a gun. There are like a billion places to live where you won't need a gun, or even need to lock your front door.

If you do own a gun, then make sure you know how to use it really, really, really well. Seriously...get some training because you still don't know how to record stuff with your DVR. Go to the gun range and shoot the thing a lot. Learn how to clean it properly and be able to disassemble it and reassemble it with your eyes closed. It's a freaking gun and it deserves that level of care, proficiency and respect. And for God's sake, keep it locked up and away from your kids.

If you are even a little bit crazy, sad, or pissed off...you shouldn't have a gun. And the Founding Fathers would totally agree with me.

Stop being suspicious of American Muslims. I guarantee the guy sitting next to you in the cubicle at work is probably more of a threat to you than any Muslim. He has to listen to your uninformed ranting day after day and has probably already imagined very colorful and creative ways to end you.

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and all the rest are ENTERTAINERS! Stop getting your opinions from them. (Here's where that reading thing can really be an advantage.)

Stop sharing Facebook memes that tell me to share or else Jesus won't bless me with a laundry basket full of cash. That's not how prayer works. And I don't want money delivered (even from God) in a laundry basket. Nobody ever washes those things out and they just keep putting nasty dirty clothes in them. Yuck!

We are the United States of America and we can afford to house every homeless veteran, feed every child, and take in every refugee and still have money left over for Starbucks and a bucket of KFC.

Unless you can trace your family line back to someone who made deerskin pants look stylish and could field dress a buffalo, you are a descendent of an immigrant. Please stop saying that immigrants are ruining our country. Such comments are like a giant verbal burrito stuffed with historical ignorance, latent racism, and xenophobia all wrapped in a fascist tortilla.

That's all for now. I feel better.


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Reply Holy shit! Maybe Republicans are finally getting a clue! (Original post)
Scuba Jun 2016 OP
C_U_L8R Jun 2016 #1
Scuba Jun 2016 #3
Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #13
TacoD Jun 2016 #31
47of74 Jun 2016 #39
AntiBank Jun 2016 #80
ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2016 #5
PJMcK Jun 2016 #9
PatrickforO Jun 2016 #15
ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2016 #33
bigbrother05 Jun 2016 #51
Volaris Jun 2016 #77
ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2016 #78
bvar22 Jun 2016 #58
oberliner Jun 2016 #16
ChairmanAgnostic Jun 2016 #25
oberliner Jun 2016 #28
eppur_se_muova Jun 2016 #68
Fozzledick Jun 2016 #30
certainot Jun 2016 #40
SalviaBlue Jun 2016 #55
Mendocino Jun 2016 #70
Fozzledick Jun 2016 #75
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LiberalArkie Jun 2016 #6
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Old Codger Jun 2016 #2
Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #4
davidthegnome Jun 2016 #7
tenderfoot Jun 2016 #8
PJMcK Jun 2016 #11
Scuba Jun 2016 #17
progressoid Jun 2016 #21
harun Jun 2016 #54
Scuba Jun 2016 #69
harun Jun 2016 #85
Martin Eden Jun 2016 #10
Liberalagogo Jun 2016 #12
CrispyQ Jun 2016 #20
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ailsagirl Jun 2016 #73
PeaceNikki Jun 2016 #18
Scuba Jun 2016 #19
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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:14 AM

1. Enlightened

I'd suggest that your friend is no Republican.
It's like being a member of the clan just for the picnics and costumes.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:17 AM

3. She voted for Obama in 2008 because of Sarah Palin being on the R ticket. Voted Romney in 2012.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:40 AM

13. And 2016?

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:21 AM

31. Sounds a lot like my parents. Obama 08, Romney 12, Clinton 16 (nt)

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Response to TacoD (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:07 AM

39. Mine too

 

And in addition to Palin they were worried McCain would get us into more wars.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:21 PM

80. shame that part didnt work out so good

 

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:22 AM

5. she was a republican like many others, except

the Party moved away from them, and went right wing nutz.

Do not forget that Abe Lincoln was a republican. Chuck Percy, and a whole slew of moderate thinking, pragmatic, and effective supporters of equal rights, EPA, social justice and economic fairness came out of that party. But that party no longer exists. It is now the party of Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and their ilk. For them, the mere act of "thinking" and of seeking compromise and solutions are so hard, that they prefer to do the opposite.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:32 AM

9. Excellent point, ChairmanAgnostic

Today's "Republican" Party wouldn't even support Ronald Reagan let alone Dwight Eisenhower or even Richard Nixon, (shudder).

The elevation of The Stupid in the GOP has retarded the advancement of the United States in almost every aspect of our national life.

Get rid of the Republicans. Vote a straight Democratic ticket in November.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:42 AM

15. That's what I'm gonna do.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:34 AM

33. I am still shaking my head at Nixon's list

EPA
Clean Water
Clean Air
SALT treaties with the USSR
SS benefits funded
VA issues resolved
major roads and bridges maintained


Today, the GOP would be calling his a democratic socialist.

Yeah, he was a paranoid criminal, but that does not seem to stop the political process in our country anymore.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:28 PM

51. In college in the 70's, would call the John Birch Society's hotline

Let Freedom Ring for laughs. My favorite was one calling Nixon a "left wing internationalist" for opening up to China.

That was daddy Koch's shtick, no wonder they are such lovable boys.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:22 PM

77. That list exists because the sane half of Nixons brain

Was rightly scared shitless that liberal protesters outside the white house were going to breach the barricades and 'get him'.
And that's EXACTLY where Power should be in America, ALWAYS..With We The People. Politicians exist for OUR betterment, not the other way around. Too many of us have forgotten..

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Response to Volaris (Reply #77)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 08:29 PM

78. Makes sense

But what is trump afraid of, other than a Strange barber or stylist?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:13 PM

58. Rachel laid it out for us.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:43 AM

16. Abe Lincoln was not a Republican

 

He was a member of a party that bears the same name as the one that exists today but isn't remotely similar in any respect.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:02 AM

25. yeah, but

it reads better my way.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:09 AM

28. Fair enough

 

I just hate how Republicans pull that line out all the time about being the party of Lincoln. An 1860 Republican and a 2016 Republican are not at all the same.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:13 PM

68. And worth remembering that the 1864 Repubs (renamed) nominated John C. Fremont.

Lincoln was the leader of the country in the middle of a Civil War, but party hardliners dumped him. Lincoln ran as the nominee of the National Union Party, which was formed from a coalition of Repubs and Democrats, and Fremont withdrew. So much for that "supporting our President during wartime" meme today's Repugs love so much.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:18 AM

30. The modern Republican party isn't the party of Lincoln

and it hasn't been since they kicked out Teddy Roosevelt for being too progressive.

The last decent Republicans were Linc Chafee and Jim Jeffords, and they left because they couldn't stand it anymore.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:09 AM

40. it's the party of limbaugh. and those talk radio gods are NOT entertainers

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Response to certainot (Reply #40)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:01 PM

55. Yep.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:48 PM

70. TR was no saint,

it was on his watch that the US committed unspeakable acts in the Philippines.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #70)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:58 PM

75. True, but he was still too progressive for the Republican Party of his time

and it's only gotten worse since then.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #75)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:26 PM

76. TR was an unapologetic war monger.

He called Africans "ape-like naked savages". He was a devout follower of eugenics. He once stated "I don't go as far that the only good indians are dead indians, but I believe nine out of ten are and I shouldn't like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth."

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:27 AM

6. Sounds old school Republican.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:59 PM

81. This advice is the same for Democrats too!

Obviously!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:14 AM

2. Truths n/a

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:21 AM

4. Wonderful rant!

 

Did you find it on Fox news? No! Oh then Republicans are not getting it!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:27 AM

7. Hmm. I don't really think so.

With respect for those few among them who are indeed intelligent, educated, and/or reasonable human beings... the vast majority of them are so ridiculously stupid and ignorant that them "getting a clue" is the equivalent of the proverbial snowball's chance in hell.

Good post - but this person ought to be a democrat, they are too smart to be a republican.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:33 AM

11. Thans, tenderfoot

I wondered where the original came from. It's a great piece of writing!

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:43 AM

17. Thanks!

 

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:57 AM

21. From an "indie"

An indie who seems to lean left by the looks of his other posts.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:50 PM

54. Sure as hell wasn't written by a Republican

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Response to harun (Reply #54)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:46 PM

69. No, but it was forwarded to me by one.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #69)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:21 AM

85. Good

You know, this weekend I visited my inlaws who are pretty typical right wing rednecks. They were really upset Bernie was out of the race so they could have someone good to vote for. For them to even consider a Progressive floored me.

Oh well.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:32 AM

10. I could not read this ...

... without giving it a Yuuuuuge K&R.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:36 AM

12. Sorry, but no

 

If she was getting a clue, why is she still a Republican?

Nice thinking, but until she drops them like the bags of shit they are, no respect for her.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:51 AM

20. Don't worry.

She'll drop the repubs & join the big tent dem party.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:42 AM

14. This person is a Republican?

Very sane...

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:22 PM

73. A sane repuke?? Isn't that an oxymoron??

Just sayin'

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:51 AM

19. Thanks!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:58 AM

22. well, one republican 'gets' it.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:00 AM

23. Another facebook preacher. Get off facebook & twitter would be a start.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:46 AM

36. What the holy fuck? Facebook preacher? Why should anyone get off of facebook or Twitter? nt

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:02 AM

24. sounds like a former Republican, not a current one nt

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:03 AM

26. NOTICE

 

Not one word about the middle class and the economic gap, Wall Street shenanigans, and the corrupt banks.
Sorry, but she's all about her $$$$ and only her $$$$.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:36 AM

35. Or Corporations and the TPP.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:50 AM

37. Oh for fucksake! Not one word about blah blah blah... DISCREDITS THE ENTIRE RANT!!! nt

 

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #37)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:48 AM

46. That's a pretty common reaction

around here. Give a great speech but discard the whole thing because of one omission.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:22 PM

60. NOTICE:

 

That would be physically impossible.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #60)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:23 PM

61. Jury results


On Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:13 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

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"Why don't you go fuck yourself?" is obviously over the top and inappropriate.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #61)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:35 PM

62. LOL!

 

Juror #7 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Poster was responding to a bully.


Hahahaha! So my not putting up with being bullied and my response to being bullied makes me the bully? Hahahahahaha! Juror #7, I don't know who you are but thanks for the laugh and...bless your heart, you poor thing.

ETA: Hey Juror #7, reveal thyself. Be brave and make your case directly to me. I'll be waiting because I'm sure you'd like the opportunity to indict me to my face (as it were).

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #62)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:43 PM

63. I was #6

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:23 AM

43. At least it's a start

I'll go with the glass being half full

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:08 AM

27. Great Post

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:10 AM

29. K&R for the best rant I've seen in a long time.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:29 PM

53. +100

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:27 AM

32. Some Republicans may have retained their sanity or become wise BUT

Some Republicans may have retained their sanity or have become wise, BUT they are outnumbered by the Republicans' lunatic factions or lack control of the Republican Party's political machinery.

I left any affiliations with the Republican Party behind decades ago before the hard right finished cementing its control over the Texas GOP because I don't like where the Texas Republican Party was going. I felt that if I stayed in the Texas Republican Party, the most I could aspire to would be as a "useful idiot" for the Radical Right's reactionary counter-revolution.

Perhaps your Facebook friend is realizing this only now. Or perhaps she'll allow herself to be scammed again.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:35 AM

34. Are you sure she's Republican?

I'm floored.

Because if all these are her true feelings——why?

Why is she still calling herself a Republican?

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Response to zentrum (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:18 PM

59. Much of her social and business networks rotate around the Republican Party. She's a lifer ...

 

... regardless of the current faces and policies the party puts out front.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #59)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:50 AM

82. Well, maybe she ....

...can change her party from the inside, just as Bernie is trying to do with the Democratic Party.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #82)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 06:18 AM

84. That's what she says she's trying to do. Forwarding this rant was a good step.

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:56 AM

38. This is a Democrat OP

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:09 AM

41. Fer cryin out loud.

Who cares whether the writer is a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or Pastafarian?

It is a great rant and sums up nicely what is wrong with the Republican Party today. And no, the Republican Party of today is not the Party of Lincoln. That all changed for good when LBJ pushed through the Civil Rights Act and swung the 'solid South' from (D) to (R) and the (R)'s said 'Thank You Very Much' and went bat-shit crazy wooing the Right-Wing lunatic fringe.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #41)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:15 AM

42. NONE !!!!!!!!!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:28 AM

44. Republicans Getting a Clue

Won't happen. Tomorrow, some manufactured outrage will take place, or Drumpf will say something or not, or some other shiny thing will take place and Republicans will conveniently forget all of this.

They have the memory of a gnat

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:28 AM

45. I like that

very blunt.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:55 AM

47. Today's Democratic Party is the Republican Party of 60 years ago.

Eisenhower would be a communist to the current whack jobs that claim to be Republicans, if he were running for office now.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #47)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 05:52 AM

83. Yes, but even

....Eisenhower was more protective of unions and SS than many current Democrats are, regardless of their rhetoric.

Reagan was the great transformer. Pulled everything way right.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:58 AM

48. K&R..

 

that's fantastic..

I might have to share it myself.. I know there are several "friends" on my FB account that hopefully will de-friend me once I let loose the political dragon.. and I have been waiting for something like this to let it fly..

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:12 PM

49. Very good; I would only make one correction.

We are no longer even an oligarchy; we are a plutocracy.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 12:19 PM

50. A few more steps to go, but, what an improvement! eom

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 01:24 PM

52. Utah and Kansas

There is current polling data showing Clinton tied with Trump in Utah and leading Trump in Kansas.
Those are two of the most reliably Republican states in the Union. In 2012 Barack Obama only got 25% of the vote in Utah and 38% in Kansas.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:07 PM

56. +1000

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:44 PM

64. I Checked The Links... Loved The Rant AND YES, Hillary IS

much closer to a Republican before they went WHACK JOB. Non-the-less, I DO actually know some Repubs "personally" who think Hillary is probably even MORE of a war hawk.

I happen to live in a VERY RED county and there's no way you can simply NOT be friends with R's. They KNOW I'm left of the CURRENT Democratic Party but we agree on many things.

While most don't LIKE OR TRUST Hillary they do see her as "less of a Democrat" than most Democrats they know. WE HAVE HAD "the discussion" about what's happened to their Party, but they've turned the question back on me.

My consensus is that BOTH the Repubs AND Dems ARE NOT what they once were. Repubs went very, very far right, Democrats in their opinion are much more right leaning. They have actually voted for some of the DLC/Third Way types.

Of course, we DO differ the it comes to Bernie, but they DON'T dislike him and think his views would be very helpful for millions of people.

NOBODY here has to believe me, don't care if you do... but just wanted to share this information. Some of the Repubs will be switching to Independents and this is another topic that's generated a LOT OF DISCUSSION. I'm WITH THEM. So, maybe after 2016... we'll be parr of the SAME party!

Dems and Repubs SHOULD take a very close look... BOTH THE apparent nominees simply are VERY MUCH DISLIKED! It IS What IT IS! They DO jab me with who DWS is and why we've put up with her and I on the other hand talk about Reince Preibus! Some things stay the same.

Of course, Hillary supporters here simply are UNABLE to see or accept this point of view. If those of us here could convince some here of just ONE topic it would be GREAT! One of the biggest is how MUCH OF A WAR HAWK she is!!

These friends of mine and I DO AGREE on this issue and are sick of how much damage we've done in the Middle East! Hillary simply means WAR remains a fear we have about her!

But, to those of you who ignore this... Please PROCEED!

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:56 PM

65. Reminds me of seeing Susan Collins on tv the other day saying something to the affect of:

Yes, Hillary is a brilliant, honest and hard working woman who I in fact had the great pleasure of working with and is very capable of leading the country. Trump is an idiot blowhard. But I feel compelled to vote for him because he is the "Republican"

This alone should disqualify her from holding any office. She's too fucking stupid.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:04 PM

66. LIES!!

 

That friend is a "commie librul" in Republican clothing!!! How dare they make sense and pass it on!!!
The nerve of some people thinking they can think all by themselves, cause you know, 2nd Amendment. I KNOW MY RIGHTS!!!!



Kuddos to your friend Bless them. May they keep planting the seeds of reason everywhere they go.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:05 PM

67. Actually I wouldn't mind a laundry basket full of money, whoever delivered it.

But I totally agree with the rest of this.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:52 PM

71. That's a great rant! So many perfect points. But--Stop kicking women around--

Well, I'm sure he'd have said it better, but it
would have been nice if he remembered the repukes are set on destroying us, too.

I so wish the war on women didn't always fall off the list.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:05 PM

72. Some of the comments at the original blog are hysterical

https://lamontemfowler.com/2016/02/22/dropping-some-truth/

There's a poster who has a problem with Newton's first law of motion (an object in motion tends to remain in motion, etc. etc.) because, as they put it "do you ever see this in real life?". i tried to explain in a reply post that this refers to a theoretical object that is in motion in a vacuum, unaffected by the pull of gravitational forces or the friction created by drag, but I couldn't get my reply to "post", so I gave up.

Another poster had already tried to explain the concept of "unless acted on by an outside force...", but the original poster just doubled down with "when would that ever happen in the REAL world; isn't gravity everywhere?", so I figured I was probably wasting my time anyway.

<on edit> The poster made their observations in regards to this part of the rant:

"Science is real. We know things because of science. Don't be afraid of it. You have an iPhone and Facebook because of science. It's your friend. "

<on edit> what made the comment extra hysterical is that the poster was very proud of themselves for pointing out why Newton was wrong. They have probably been working on this refutation of Newtons law since high school...

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:52 PM

74. she knows all that, but thought Romney should be president?

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:07 PM

79. "We are the United States of America and we can afford to house every homeless veteran,

feed every child, and take in every refugee and still have money left over for Starbucks and a bucket of KFC."


Absolutely….

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