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Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:29 AM

If I hear another Wing-nut narrow-minded mouth-breather say "I want MY America Back!" I think

I will start screaming just so I don't do anything worse.

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Reply If I hear another Wing-nut narrow-minded mouth-breather say "I want MY America Back!" I think (Original post)
Justice wanted Mar 2012 OP
Trajan Mar 2012 #1
Fozzledick Mar 2012 #2
tblue Mar 2012 #7
LiberalFighter Mar 2012 #11
socialist_n_TN Mar 2012 #16
Tesha Mar 2012 #8
DearAbby Mar 2012 #3
Kennah Mar 2012 #4
bluestateguy Mar 2012 #5
tblue Mar 2012 #6
Justice wanted Mar 2012 #10
libtodeath Mar 2012 #9
Jawja Mar 2012 #12
quaker bill Mar 2012 #13
pipi_k Mar 2012 #14
Bosso 63 Mar 2012 #15
socialist_n_TN Mar 2012 #17
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #18

Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:32 AM

1. The only America ANY American right winger knows ...

It is a New Deal America ...

It is a Great Society America ...

It is a Progressive America ...

The only America they know of has had public schools and Social Security and a myriad of decent workplace rules with decent pay and a decent pension .... That history began to degrade during Reagan ....

I love shutting down the nonsense with some facts .... They have had no America except a Progressive America ...

(Unless they are over ninety years old ... and those times were NOT so good)

Right Wing Loonies have no idea what their own version of America would actually be like, though we all get little pieces of it whenever conservatives run government .... It is a rather unpleasant affair ....

Nobody wants that shit, but only half the electorate knows it ...

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:33 AM

2. Tell them it's too late - Jefferson Davis surrendered!

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:39 AM

7. Isn't that the truth.

That is exactly what they mean. "My Country" is code for antebellum America. Sorry dudes, it's Gone With the Wind!

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Response to tblue (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:58 AM

11. Under that America

they are not likely to be plantation owners or own any slaves. More than likely, they would have more difficulty making a living. There wouldn't be any cars for transportation or any of the fancy standard of living we are accustomed to.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 10:34 AM

16. Yep. Most of the whites in the South in the 50s........

were just as poor (or almost as poor) as the black population. Hell, my own father and both grandfathers spent some time sharecropping which was the ULTIMATE in exploitation by rich landowners and they were all white. Yet because they had someone to look down on, they were kept content enough not to revolt.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:37 AM

3. Back to when?

The Rose colored glasses view of the past was great if you were well financed and white. Anything other than that it pretty much sucked.

That is what I tell them.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:42 AM

4. Just tell them ...

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 01:46 AM

5. When an eldery white Southerner says "I want MY country back" you know what it is they really mean

I better just leave it at that.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:37 AM

6. I want my Maypo!!!


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Response to tblue (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:52 AM

10. I've never seen this Maypo stuff before.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 07:12 AM

9. "I want MY America Back

where blacks knew their place" is what they really mean.
Racist fuckers.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:43 AM

12. They mean they want an

America with a WHITE POTUS.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:51 AM

13. To the extent it ever existed in that form,

they destroyed it by twice electing George W Bush*. The changes that started in 2006, pressed further in 2008, stumbled a bit in 2010, but will continue and grow in 2012 were precipitated by a strong adverse reaction to Bush*.

Barack Obama was the strongest candidate in 2008 in considerable measure because he was the least like Bush* in every visual dimension. By this I mean far more than the obvious black/white bit. He was also more literate, well spoken, compassionate, liberal and generally elegant in his approach to things. The people got tired of government by fratboy and they elected someone who was decidedly not that.

The country was changed by Bush* in a large and relatively permanent way. Lots of analysis suggested that this change was coming due to changing demographics. However, most felt that the demographic change would not manifest in elections much before 2020. Bush* fatigue pushed the schedule up by a dozen years. Because this change is a bit demographically premature, it is shaky and depends heavily on the youngest voters showing at the polls in massive numbers. As time passes, they will no longer be the youngest voters and the change they want will become more concrete as they occupy a larger and predictable portion of the political landscape.

They uncorked the bottle and let this genie out early, now they want to shove it back in. Things don't work like that. The country they want "back" no longer exists, and you simply can't get there from here.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:10 AM

14. And these guys...

want their country back...




I think they deserve first dibs if it ever comes to that.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:41 AM

15. Translation of "I want MY America Back!" is don't intrude on my "reality" with your facts.

Kids do this by covering their ears and screaming "I CAN'T HEAR YOU" over and over again.

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 10:37 AM

17. Any time I hear this phrase, I think of the Simpson's episode.........

where one of the characters (maybe Ned Flanders? Homer?) said something along the lines of "...longing for an America that never was".

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Response to Justice wanted (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:09 AM

18. It just makes me think of the bookstore scene from Burglar.

 

Ray the gimpy cop gets in Whoopie's face about his blackmail threat on her and she starts into a "Yes Masser" slave dialogue. I totally lose it every time I see that scene. They want the "white's rule" America back - you know, the one without toilet paper.

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