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Warren DeMontague

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People with puritannical, control fetishes almost always end up being the seriously fucked ones.

Look at Bill Cosby. I always thought there was something unsettling about his sanctimonious, preachy shtick.

Scratch a pompous finger-wagger, and often you will find a hypocrite, if not a dangerous criminal.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:30 PM (1 replies)

Does anyone know where the love of god goes

When his face turns from boaty mcboatface
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Apr 18, 2016, 10:50 PM (0 replies)

Given the open contempt some people on our "side" regularly display for the 1st Amendment

Really im surprised some people here arent still pushing this sort of shit.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 08:02 AM (1 replies)

Another public health crisis not being taken seriously by anyone except the folks whose careers

have been built on the hyperbolic making of shit up about it.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

I think there's a subset that is overly emotionally identified w/what they perceive as her narrative

And if you pay attention the whole victimization-vindication cycle is central to the deal.

Look, objectively there is no question that Hillary Clinton has a compelling life story with aspects which are frustrating as fuck to ANYONE concerned with fairness, gender equity, and true meritocracy. The early, obvious brilliance and natural leadership skills. The commencement speech, the watergate gig. Then the apparent sublimation of the ambition and considerable talents, to further the career of the husband.

The bullshit around maiden names, cookie baking, all of it. To top it all off, the very public humiliation of a husband screwing around with a younger woman.

I understand why her story resonates, strongly, with a segment of the population that came of age in the 60s-70s, even as they cant quite figure out - to the point of perpetual peeved irritation- why it doesnt have anything like the same emotional resonance with, say, millennial women.

And i wouldnt even ding someone for using all that as a rationale to vote for her- particularly given that she is, like i said, undoubtedly super-intelligent, she has a comprehensive even encyclopedic understanding of some policy issues, like foreign affairs.. And, she understands how DC works.

My problem with her is that somewhere along the line, she -and her husband- internalized some of the worst instincts around political pandering. Replacing leadership with poll-driven equivocation.

Trading heroes for ghosts, hot ashes for trees, hot air for a cool breeze... cold comfort for change.

Thats what i have trouble voting for, in this primary cycle.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:52 PM (1 replies)

Coming soon: Hillary-themed ads for cat toys and hearing aids

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Apr 1, 2016, 05:21 PM (1 replies)

There sure seems to be something about him that some people dont like!

Gee, I wonder what it could be.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:39 PM (1 replies)

Warren Demontabro, Bro-porting for Duty!

It's a fucking bullshit meme, and it's very deliberately designed to convey a certain image or message.

Please, allow me to run down the stupid fucking arguments, which I'm sure every Hillary supporter in GDP would greatly prefer to have from now until the end of time, rather than talk about, say, Honduras.

  • "They are SO Real!" - No, "they" are a label. As I said before, unless there is a baseball team- like, the "Baltimore Berniebros", with uniforms and shit, they are a subjective categorization of people and alleged behavior. Now, does that mean there are NO Sanders supporters who ever said something sexist on twitter, for example? Of course not. I think it is debateable- highly- as to whether there ACTUALLY has been a statistically higher incidence of that sort of stuff coming from Sanders supporters as opposed to everyone else in the political conversation. I actually pretty much fucking doubt it. But again, it's a label. A subjective categorization. A slur, really.

  • "Sanders said they're real" - Sanders was asked, again, about anecdotal reports of "sexist behavior from supporters" -- which must be real because someone promoting the meme asked him about it, right? - and of course he condemned this behavior which he was hearing about, without actual evidence or examples of it going on. As he should. But that does not mean "Berniebros are real"

  • "They attacked Senator Warren" - O RLY? Actually, the "attack" was a lot of people criticising her on the internet, for a decision she made as a politician. Which is kind of an occupational hazard for someone who makes political decisions for a living. I think this drills down to part of the alleged "berniebro" phenomenon, in that Sanders supporters are probably more likely to be a) active on the internet and b) dissatisfied with the status quo. So people "hear from" them a lot. But merely expressing opinions- even strong negative ones- is not "attacking". When presented with this list of "horrible things Sanders supporters said to Liz Warren", most of them were comments like "I'm disappointed in you for not supporting the true progressive in this race" - OH MY FUCKING GOD HOW CAN ANYONE ABIDE SUCH MALICIOUS AND VILE INVECTIVE HOLY FUCK AEEEEEEE. There was ONE comment I saw which called her a "wussy", and that was certainly lame. But other than that, "attacks"? No. Criticism? Yes.

    And then, we can get into "your denying that it is real proves it is!" and that sort of shit, again, which provides a nice fluffy bounce house of semantic bullshit for Clinton people to play in for literally months at a time.

  • Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:25 PM (0 replies)

    Because Breakfast Needs A Champion!

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Mar 19, 2016, 07:47 PM (48 replies)

    I'm supporting the nominee, and I realize that nominee is likely to be Hillary Clinton.

    That said, some of her supporters really need to come down off the damn cross already.

    Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:25 PM (0 replies)
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