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Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:50 PM

anyone else having issues processing what is going on? And I am not watching...

just reading a bit here, CNN, TPM, Twitter.

Let me try the cliff notes version - narcissistic sexist racist misogynist pig from a reality show is compromised by Putin, who hacks our election and makes the asshole president, who proceeds to ruin everything he touches and tear down decades of progress, makes decisions that run counter to progress and decency, rips our allies and, while a noose is hanging around his neck due to the Mueller investigation, thinks he is BFF with a brutal dictator as they create an episode of some shitty upcoming reality show starring Dennis Rodman.


Or something like that.

I've got to go to bed - once again, for the umpteenth time - daily since prezzie election day - my head hurts. We are truly in bizarro world with no end in sight.

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Reply anyone else having issues processing what is going on? And I am not watching... (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Jun 11 OP
dawg day Jun 11 #1
question everything Jun 11 #2
skylucy Jun 11 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 12 #4
NRaleighLiberal Jun 12 #8
Cha Jun 12 #16
leftyladyfrommo Jun 12 #26
Cha Jun 12 #27
leftyladyfrommo Jun 12 #28
Cha Jun 12 #31
babylonsister Jun 12 #5
greatauntoftriplets Jun 12 #6
Grammy23 Jun 12 #7
2naSalit Jun 12 #9
CousinIT Jun 12 #10
triron Jun 12 #11
Hekate Jun 12 #21
JeaneRaye Jun 12 #12
murielm99 Jun 12 #13
Cha Jun 12 #14
sharedvalues Jun 12 #15
SCVDem Jun 12 #17
kag Jun 12 #18
leftyladyfrommo Jun 12 #30
BadgerMom Jun 12 #19
Hekate Jun 12 #22
Hekate Jun 12 #20
Name removed Jun 12 #23
Rhiannon12866 Jun 12 #24
Amaryllis Jun 12 #25
ButSeeYa Jun 12 #29
Awsi Dooger Jun 12 #32

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:55 PM

1. I can't stand it either--

so afraid that this orange turd will get away with it like he's gotten away with everything in his selfish life.

And I'm afraid that the GOP is watching and thinking, "We can keep doing this-- we can keep electing angry thugs like Trumps and legacy losers like W with a minority of votes by manipulating however we can, whether it's the supreme court making it happen or Russia.


and we can do it with a minority over and over, so we never have to appeal to a majority again, and we can screw everyone including our own voters, because a large minority love getting screwed, and the GOP establishment really knows how to exploit that.

I'm afraid we'll never come back from it.
And that Democrats are too civilized and law-abiding, usually a good thing, to stand up and say, "THIS ELECTION WAS STOLEN. WE'RE TAKING IT BACK."

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:56 PM

2. Same here

And I am developing dark thoughts.

I am cheering Kudlow's heart attack, hoping that others will follow.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142081335

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2018, 11:56 PM

3. Yep. I'm with you. This is ridiculous.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:01 AM

4. I will admit that I'm probably not as fully up to date

on what's going on as I might be. I don't have a TV, so I'm not watching conventional news very often. I get the local paper, I listen to Democracy Now every morning, I'm on DU and I do sometimes watch streaming something or another.

I think even in less fraught times that constantly watching the news is not necessarily a good thing.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:15 AM

8. no TV here in 10 years, so I am with you!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:13 AM

16. No tv for 16 years.

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:10 PM

26. No TV here, either.

But I find myself glued to my phone. Like a trainwreck about to happen. I can't stop watching.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:12 PM

27. I know.. I'm glued to my laptop

a lot.. right here on DU.. and Netflix.

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Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:16 PM

28. I don't have a laptop or a computer.

All I have is my phone. It works.

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:36 PM

31. Good! Yeah, I noticed I'm very old school. lol

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:04 AM

5. That was outstanding! Pretty much.

I now need a rundown on that brutal dictator so I can marry them. Classic!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:06 AM

6. Spanky prefers dictators like Kim, Xi, Putin and Duterte...

to leaders of democracies like Trudeau, Merkel, Macron, etc.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:12 AM

7. He seems to prefer the thug life


And itís for damn sure that Trudeau, Merkel, May and Macron arenít thuggy enough to suit him.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:31 AM

9. Since he has no decency

the only people he like are the indecent.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:39 AM

10. Damn near everyone who is at all sane is having issues w/ it. n/t

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 12:59 AM

11. They were practically kissing Trump's ass n MSNBC

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Response to triron (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:17 AM

21. That wouldn't be the people I usually watch: they make no bones about the hideousness of Trump

Tweety gets confused, but I don't watch him. Brian Williams is sententious and full of himself, but I Don't watch him either.

Malcolm Nance, Steve Schmidt, Nicolle Wallace, Jennifer Rubin, Rachel Maddow, Katy Tur, Stephanie Ruhl, and many others on MSNBC are completely 100% woke about the Trojan Horse, the Mad King, Red Don.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:00 AM

12. I decided ...

that this evening would be a good time to mow the lawn.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:07 AM

13. The media can do all the marveling it likes

over how historic and wonderful this is. It is not. It is attention seeking behavior on behalf of two of the worst narcissistic babies in the entire world. I am not watching, either.

I was shocked by Andrea Mitchell, and I did not believe that was possible. She was marveling over Un and fawning over how he was so young when he came to power, and how he has stayed in power and now gotten recognition. Anyone with a brain would be stunned that this little thug had gotten what he wanted, and only did so because he found a world "leader" as stupid as he is. That was the end of it. I am not watching anything else.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:10 AM

14. DEAD ON, NRaleightLiberal!

Good Horror Show Wrap Up.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:10 AM

15. NR, you forgot: GOP Congress allows all this

Because their billionaire donors built a propaganda machine to amplify hate and division to get votes for billionaire tax cuts.

And now the GOP base has been stolen from the billionaires by a real life hardcore racist xenophobic corrupt unAmerican scumbag.

And since the GOP has no other way to get votes, they have to go full racist and full Orwell miniTrue.

So yeah, that's where we are.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:31 AM

17. John Oliver explained on Sunday

how Fox and specifically Hannity modify and lie to shape public opinion.

This does not have a feel good finish.



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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:31 AM

18. I kept hoping a news anchor would come onto the screen with "breaking news" that

Mueller had just filed indictments for Cheetoh, his family, and his entire circle of criminal suck-ups.

When that didn't happen after the first few minutes I turned it off and read a book.

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Response to kag (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:18 PM

30. That would have been outstanding. nt

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:51 AM

19. This whole thing feels so off.

A year ago Trump and Kim were exchanging insults on Twitter. Otto Warmbier was on his deathbed. At the Winter Olympics Pence snubbed the North Korean reps. Now weíre best buddies. It feels so contrived. I know it sounds like Iím some nutball conspiracy theorist, but it feels like thereís a master puppeteer. Putin, anyone?

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:19 AM

22. "We" are not best buddies. We are trapped in a nightmare inside a reality tv star's head...

...and HE is the star of every news cycle.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 02:11 AM

20. I can't take it any more

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:07 AM

24. MSNBC's showing it live, I usually watch the repeat of Lawrence O'Donnell, etc.

I couldn't take it, either, I want to be informed, but it's just too damn much stress. I finally did what I did during the campaign - I changed the channel. Anything's better than sitting here cringing and fighting the urge to curse out the TV...

And you have a pleasant diversion - congrats on your new dog!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 08:57 PM

25. You left out the part about GOP complicity. Other than that, spot on.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 09:17 PM

29. I feel the same...

Iím now at the point where itís difficult for me to watch the news. I cannot bear to hear Trumpís voice nor see him on tv, so I quickly change the channel. I sometimes only read the news headlines - which is mostly depressing. At this point, Iím waiting for Friday to see if Manafort will get arrested. Sadly, that would be the highlight of my week, as far as politics is concerned.

Thank God for DU.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:17 PM

32. Not paying attention but expecting a bump in approval rating

Probably to 44-46 range. The simpletons are going to love this

Good news is this is happening in June and not during the fall.

But I'll continue to insist we were moronic to not place ultimate emphasis on college registration drives during 2017 when Trump's approval was at bottom. You can't be stupid enough to sit around and make assumptions about midterms or 2020.

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