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Quote of the day...Eugene Robinson...The Washington Post...6-14-2018

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Reply Quote of the day...Eugene Robinson...The Washington Post...6-14-2018 (Original post)
Heartstrings Jun 14 OP
erronis Jun 14 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 14 #5
olegramps Jun 14 #13
rickyhall Jun 14 #21
duforsure Jun 14 #2
onit2day Jun 14 #3
hibbing Jun 14 #4
Caliman73 Jun 14 #6
erronis Jun 14 #11
Caliman73 Jun 14 #20
calimary Jun 14 #7
marieo1 Jun 14 #8
Woodycall Jun 14 #9
MarianJack Jun 14 #15
DownriverDem Jun 14 #10
slumcamper Jun 14 #12
OhNo-Really Jun 14 #14
ananda Jun 14 #16
LenaBaby61 Jun 15 #24
spanone Jun 14 #17
chowder66 Jun 14 #18
benld74 Jun 14 #19
YOHABLO Jun 14 #22
joe_stampingbull Jun 14 #23
Demovictory9 Jun 15 #25
jimlup Jun 15 #26
Nitram Jun 15 #27
robbedvoter Jun 15 #28
Gothmog Jun 15 #29

Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:24 PM

1. The repuglicons are just going to mumble excuses until their russian/nra payroll is turned off.

It's either the carrot (hidden funds deposited in untraceable accounts), or the stick (threats to divulge these payments and/or other salacious information.)

So with so much conniving going on with the pluto/aristo-crats around the world, how are they able to coordinate their shit without being detected? Used to be the haze of cigar smokes in back rooms with some big dudes ready to control access. Between all the security/snooping services private and state, you'd think there'd be some good recordings.

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Response to erronis (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:48 PM

5. #NRAROUBLES are incredibly effective.

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Response to erronis (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:27 PM

13. The last of days of not so Great GOP died with Eisenhower.

The fact is the majority of the Republicans despised FDR and fought against every piece of progressive legislation that the Democrats passed for the working class. They didn't dare buck Eisenhower who was regarded as a genuine hero by the entire nation. Just in passing when I was a kid we had a place near Frazer. This is where he came on occasion to a large ranch owed by one of his friends. They would stock the lake and stream feeding the Tabernash for Eisenhower's fishing enjoyment. He instructed them to make sure that the kids around the area were given access to the property after he left to catch the trout. When he arrived or left all the residents, Dems and Repubs would be sure to be on the road to wave him hello. Yeah, times have changed. Some for the better and some not so much.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:34 PM

21. I never think of Eisenhower as a repug

or Teddy Roosevelt, his problem was that he was a war monger & most people forget Lincoln left for his 2nd term.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:34 PM

2. Thank You Eugene,

I always like it when I see you're on one of the programs making your comments , and always great ones.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:35 PM

3. Trump is showing us he is above the law and can do whatever he wants

He is acting like a dictator daring anyone to try and stop him while he enriches himself from his elected position and breaks the law at will.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:38 PM

4. A minor point, we've supported despots for a very long time

But yes, he is a lot worse.

Peace

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:48 PM

6. I am old enough to remember when they were better at faking it...

The Republicans (at least their supporters) were out trying to continue to do business with Germany during WW2 (Remember Prescott Bush and his buddies?) Republicans have backed numerous horrific right wing dictators including Pinochet in Chile, the Contras in Nicaragua, the Shah in Iran. Nixon went behind LBJ's back to sabotage peace talks with Vietnam to win the election of 68 and Reagan did the same thing to Jimmy Carter with Iran to win the election of 1980, which lead to the whole Iran/Contra scandal.

Republicans have never had a spine. They were just less up front about it.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

11. I was about to say "well Dems must do it too" but I couldn't come up with strong examples.

The repuglicon MO. Say whatever gets you into power and then abuse it.

I also go back a few years and know that every administration (D/R) has taken some very horrific stances on issues internal and around the world. I can't give any party a clean bill-of-health. But the r's have always been the shadiest, the most "nixonian". We'll have to dig way deeper for the new mutant of dump-spawn.

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Response to erronis (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 08:46 PM

20. Without a doubt.

Roosevelt interred Japanese-Americans in camps during WW2, Woodrow Wilson was a horrific racist who locked African Americans out of many facets of society and government work, Kennedy got us involved in Vietnam and Johnson escalated it, actually lying us into the conflict.

Like you said however, Republicans have taken things to a level that Democratic leaders would never dare to go and the difference is because of their governing philosophy. Republicans think that government serves only to facilitate the conduct of business and economic activity, to protect private property, and to wage war. Democrats think that government should be involved in promoting the general welfare and protecting the most vulnerable citizens, while working to ensure economic prosperity and opportunity.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:57 PM

7. Spoken like a true Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:58 PM

8. minngal

Eugene Robinson is one of my most trusted news reporters. DJT and his cronies and the NRA have made our beloved country into a rogue country like North Korea and China. I honestly believe DJT and his supporters are trying to destroy our great USA and everything it stands for!!

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:00 PM

9. I take some issue with Eugene Robinson, et. al.

The "once great political party" thinking is part of our cultural conditioning and serves only THEIR (the Republican) agenda. Historically, the Republican Party has served privileged interests, and privileged interests ALONE. They're by no means a "once great political party". They've ALWAYS been the instrument used by the Neo-Royalists to screw the common person into the ground!

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Response to Woodycall (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:49 PM

15. All of this is true, but...

...the Republican party also produced Lincoln, T Roosevelt and Eisenhower, who were all great men, and Lincoln & TR great presidents and Ike at least a good one. They also produced senators like Margaret Chase Smith and John Heinz.

BUT, supporting what you say, The old saying is that even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while.

PEACE!

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:04 PM

10. Elected Repubs

are afraid of the voters. Look what happened to Rep Sandford on Tuesday. He lost his primary to a trumper because he dared to criticize trump. Then Rona calls out repubs and tells them to be loyal. This is very scary. If folks don't know how important the Midterms are, I don't know how they missed it.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:06 PM

12. Bullshit.

He is nothing more or less than the "man behind the curtain," but fully and overly-exposed (by intention).

He is a tool, a poser, a distraction to the nth degree, and serves a purpose only to confuse, confound, and demoralize liberals.

Meanwhile, the right wing as formally instituted by Republicans in Congress and exerts its ill will on the institutions, laws, and traditions of the nation, savagely undermining the principles and accomplishments of the Democratic party.

I'm waiting for our party's leaders to loudly and forcefully --and in no uncertain terms--sound the alarm. Aside from random and occasional proclamations that lack substance and spirit, it's radio silence. Our leadership really needs to amp it up, seize attention, and control the news cycle!

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:40 PM

14. Once great? I beg to differ bigly

I grew up with the old money, New England Ivy League Republicans.

They neglect their childrens emotional needs, hide behind Brooks Brothers and Talbots facades of decency, drink like fish, and live self-involved, alcohol-soaked, country/yacht club lives.

Sure, some charity work here and there.

Their emotionally deprived kids grow up to be Donald and Bolton and Bush Jr.

Empathy? meh

So, no, never great.

Mendacious, deluded, insular albeit well-educated, emotionally deprived adults.

Understanding the damaged hearts helps explain the ability to be so cruel and hard-hearted.

I have compassion for them. Quite a few hung out at my loving, middle class home. I grew up with them. Some managed to find their heart strings, but few of the old money kids did.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:24 PM

16. Excuse me, but the Reep party was NEVER once great.

Never.

Just a bit better than it is now.

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Response to ananda (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:44 AM

24. THIS ......

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 05:26 PM

17. K&R...

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 07:13 PM

18. I would add...Republicans blatantly paved the road for this to happen. nt

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 08:05 PM

19. GOP has no soul

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:04 PM

22. "once great political party" WTF Maybe when Lincoln was elected.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:22 PM

23. The only great republican

was murdered by a confederate traitor in April 1865.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 12:57 AM

25. "he lurches".. accurate way to describe how Trump operates

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 07:11 AM

26. Only one word I would change... "backbone"

The fools have backbone. They follow their idiot leader without regard to even morality. They have backbone and, for them, that is a very bad thing. (I think in writing this Eugene over estimated the understanding and morality of the average Republican.)

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 08:15 AM

27. Republicans in office have always supported dictators. They just didn't make a big show of it.

They paid lip service to democratic ideals.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 08:51 AM

28. I wasn't alive during Lincoln's time, but during my lifetime

principles with the GOP were just that: lip service. Now, just way hollower.

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Response to Heartstrings (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2018, 09:45 AM

29. K&R

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