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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:35 AM

Trump and His Minions on the Right Are Systematically Dismantling

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the safeguards that protect the least capable of US citizens. Raise their rents, cut off their health care, end all programs that help them get enough to eat, and enlist law enforcement to beat them down. Poor children, people of color, aged people who have no remaining resources, immigrants, and others will fall victim to this and many will simply die.

This is the Trump administration at work. We must stop these things from happening by turning out in record numbers at our polling places and electing representatives to Congress who will block and reverse these plans. It is a genuine crisis. We must join together, enlist our friends, and make the Blue Wave happen.

That is all.

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Reply Trump and His Minions on the Right Are Systematically Dismantling (Original post)
MineralMan Jun 8 OP
exboyfil Jun 8 #1
MineralMan Jun 8 #2
Achilleaze Jun 8 #3
MineralMan Jun 8 #4
Achilleaze Jun 8 #8
MineralMan Jun 8 #11
Ilsa Jun 8 #36
pangaia Jun 8 #46
olegramps Jun 8 #25
Skidmore Jun 8 #5
smirkymonkey Jun 8 #6
olegramps Jun 8 #26
smirkymonkey Jun 8 #33
pangaia Jun 8 #47
MineralMan Jun 8 #7
Skidmore Jun 8 #14
MineralMan Jun 8 #16
hlthe2b Jun 8 #9
MineralMan Jun 8 #10
Ilsa Jun 8 #38
pangaia Jun 8 #12
MineralMan Jun 8 #13
Backwoodsrider Jun 8 #15
MineralMan Jun 8 #19
vlyons Jun 8 #17
The Genealogist Jun 8 #18
MineralMan Jun 8 #20
lancelyons Jun 8 #21
MineralMan Jun 8 #22
bronxiteforever Jun 8 #23
madamesilverspurs Jun 8 #24
MineralMan Jun 8 #27
pangaia Jun 8 #48
bdamomma Jun 8 #42
Locrian Jun 8 #28
MineralMan Jun 8 #29
Locrian Jun 8 #30
ismnotwasm Jun 8 #31
MineralMan Jun 8 #32
BlueJac Jun 8 #34
Hulk Jun 8 #35
JohnnyRingo Jun 8 #37
MineralMan Jun 8 #39
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 8 #40
MineralMan Jun 8 #44
bdamomma Jun 8 #41
MineralMan Jun 8 #43
bdamomma Jun 8 #45
CousinIT Jun 9 #49

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:37 AM

1. Also add remove any firewalls

that prevent poor people from being exploited by corporate interests (payday loans, health insurance, banking, housing, etc).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:38 AM

2. Yes. My list was far from complete.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:40 AM

3. repubes pissing on the poor and the teachings of Christ

Make no mistake - Latter Day repubes piss on all of the Biblical teaching about telling the truth, caring for the poor, sick and hungry. They are the ANTI party, they stand opposed to all that is good and decent and honest.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:49 AM

4. Yes, and it's not just religious principles, either. Humanism

has the same imperatives as the ones you listed. Trump and those who support him will, if they can, eliminate them all.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:00 AM

8. Yeah, but the repubes "claim" they are into Christ and the Bible

That's what republicans say. But it sure as shit is not what republicans do.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:05 AM

11. Quite true.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:21 PM

36. Yesterday, I read a newspaper article about a pastor where I used to live

Presenting a paper to the Southern Baptist Convention condemning social justice activism, saying it is Marxist, leads to abortions, evil, etc. Really ugly stuff. I don't know how he can justify his horrible attitude.

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/counties/cuero-baptist-pastor-opposes-social-justice-activism/article_338a42fc-5f64-11e8-892f-b3f44b111553.html

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #36)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:39 PM

46. We need to stop asking HOW ?.. and.. WHY ?....

It is a waste of time..

It all begins with ignorance.

Better to get "out there' and do something.








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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:25 PM

25. This is the Republican Party hard at the same work they have been doing for the last forty years.

They are intent on creating a authoritative presidency. It is nothing new. They wanted to impeach Roosevelt and even went so far as creating a coup to over throw the presidency until it was uncovered. They have been spouting the bull crap of Unified Executive powers over every branch of federal government for years. It would little different than the systems in Russia and China. These why Trump has very little criticism of their abusive use of power. It is what he craves and his fellow Republican henchmen are determined to achieve. This not some wild accusation. They have followed the fascist play book line by line to suppress any resistance. The most important is the discrediting of any investigative agency that challenges their illegal actions and the silencing of the free press. Their goals have been to stack the courts with extreme conservatives who will be able to block any attempt to challenge them. If they lose any election it doesn't matter because the courts will effectively over rule any attempts by the Democrats to pass progressive legislation.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:52 AM

5. I have been saying for several years

that there is a culling of the herd going on. I'm at the point where I want the herd to turn and trample the ranchers.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:55 AM

6. Hear, Hear!

Time to bring back this...

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:28 PM

26. The French realized that if the nobility wasn't permanently removed they would regain power.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:49 PM

33. They were very wise. The Russians realized this at one time also, but apparently

forgot it after a few generations.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:42 PM

47. Unfortunately, they ended up with Napoleon Bonaparte... ooppsie

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 10:55 AM

7. Yes. There is an insidious goal on the Right.

It aims to eliminate those who it considers unproductive or disruptive. One way or another. We really need to recognize what is going on and put a stop to it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:17 AM

14. If you pay attention, the actions of the extremely wealthy are evident. The ones

that concern me are those who cut their teeth on "Lifetimes of the Rich and Famous," Those who think if they could just win the lottery or The Apprentice. It's a mindset. Hangers-on who will participate in the culling for gain and ignore the suffering they create.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:19 AM

16. It is easy to fire up hatred for "the others."

Tyrants have been doing that forever. Trump and the Right are doing that right now. By blaming "others" for the ills of society, they are getting people to sound the same cries about eliminating those "others." It's a disease that can quickly become an epidemic.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:02 AM

9. Suicide rates at all time high... You can't tell me there is not a direct link.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:04 AM

10. Yes. Economic disasters and homelessness are a common

factor in suicides. When hope is lost, people on the edge all too often abandon hope altogether.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:24 PM

38. Frankly, the controllers are lucky that

People are resorting to suicide vs attacking them.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:10 AM

12. Spread these truths far and wide......

tell local TV stations, newspapers, blogs, FB, write reps. etc etc...
We ALL must do this...

If 10% of us here spent the time spreading the great info expressed here (like your post) to the world outside DU, it would be time HOPEFULLY well spent.




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Response to pangaia (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:15 AM

13. Great idea. Put it in your own words and spread those words.

Thanks!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:19 AM

15. I agree the Don is trying to tear down the safeguards

That's why the Mercers, Putin and other wealthy individuals put Trump in as US Pres was to tear down many of the rules and regulations we as an organized republic had put in place the last 75 years. That's the way a capitalistc society works.

However are they going to be able to fire the DOn when he starts to tear down the structures that keep our society going. If our system continues to breakdown Mercers will no longer be on top as we fight for the last can of beans on a ransacked grocery stores shelf. Oh Putin will be ok though.

Don the Frankenstein

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Response to Backwoodsrider (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:36 AM

19. At some point, if you have enough wealth, nothing affects you

any longer. No matter what happens, you will remain wealthy. So, those people don't really give a damn about any of it. As long as their wealth remains, nothing else matters. The only thing they oppose is the idea that they can't be wealthy any longer.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:29 AM

17. Ayn RAND on steroids

Welcome to Galt's Gulch

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:36 AM

18. Pure misanthropy

The RW in this country is made up of deplorable misanthropes.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:37 AM

20. Exactly!

Hatred for the mass of humanity is common with some.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:42 AM

21. Elections have consequences.

Sure Russians helped and Comey helped and that might have been the master plan.

Democrats are 2 nice and will get abused all the time. If that doesnt do it, they have serious infighting on whether its better to be ideally correct or ideally right. Small stupid nuances throw democrat votes to the bernie side or the left center.

Time for democrats to get ruthless on their ideas. or bend over again for the conservatives.

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Response to lancelyons (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:45 AM

22. In 2018 and 2020, we need to vote for OUTCOMES.

Purity that loses an election results in outcomes that are unacceptable. We must stop doing that until we regain control of our government. Then, we can work on purity issues. Until then, only outcomes matter. If we lose, we have no control over those outcomes.

It is that simple.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:06 PM

23. K & R.Hate, fraud and greed rest in the bosom of 45 & his ilk.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:18 PM

24. Why?





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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:29 PM

27. Because you are not like him.

You are an "other." He hates all the "others."

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #27)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:48 PM

48. He just 'hates.'

because he is an empty shell of a human being. He has no joy, no feeling of being alive.
Therefore, he hates everything, because THAT emotion at least makes him feel like he is alive.

It is that simple .

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #24)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:43 PM

42. a fucking wanna be

yuk...........................

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:35 PM

28. true, except....

it's not JUST the least capable US citizens: it's the entire world.
Climate change, nuclear war, economic stability etc.
They're affecting the entire world.

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Response to Locrian (Reply #28)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:36 PM

29. Yes. I stress its impact on people in the US, though.

We are the ones who have to correct this. Only we can do that. We must do that.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:40 PM

30. true

but only democrats care about the poor
republicans think (affecting the poor) is a good thing

If they (maybe I'm expecting too much) know it affects them they *might* wake up

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:42 PM

31. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #31)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 12:43 PM

32. Thank you!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:04 PM

34. yes, for sure

and when the rest of our citizens wake up they will wonder what the fuck happened!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:13 PM

35. Scott walker is re-elected by 28% of eligible voters..

That is one battle lost. The war rages on...but I'm reluctant to call this a "blue wave" or sunami, when feckless clowns like that are elected with such minorities of voters.
SHAME on Wisconsin!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:23 PM

37. Well stated Min.

It's always refreshing to read one of your original and well written posts, as opposed to a cut & paste of someone's tweets.

Having said that, I wholeheartedly agree that the Trump administration, from the Oval Office to the lowliest cabinet aide, is focused on buttering the bread of the privileged with the blood and sweat of the working class. Shame on the fools who were taken in by this carnival barker.

K&R

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:25 PM

39. You're very kind to say that!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:37 PM

40. Mineralman, I've noticed for many decades...

Republicans always go after those with the least voice and least resources. They used to claim to be the silent majority, yet it's our true silent majority they always try to harm the most.

Yes, many will die and their dying voices will not be heard.....

Thanks for your insightful post........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:02 PM

44. Thanks for your reply. You're right, of course.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 01:41 PM

41. Thank you MineralMan

yes, it is unraveling right before our eyes, it may push us into the streets when anything else is taken from us. We are majority and to hell with his base, that is those repigs who are worried about votes from the trumpanzees. To hell with that, let's vote like our lives depended on it which it does.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #41)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:00 PM

43. Things may be coming to a head.

Once they do, perhaps the boil that is Trump will be drained.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 02:08 PM

45. nt

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:20 AM

49. And what precisely did you THINK they mean by "drain the swamp"?

It's simply THIS: "LET PEOPLE DIE"

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