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Nac Mac Feegle

(964 posts)
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 11:24 AM Nov 2018

Where is the outrage?

The 24 / 7 all channels all the time outrage?

If Obama, or Clinton, or hell, any Democrat, would have even been late to a Veteran's Day memorial of any sort, there would be pundits screaming themselves purple in response. Fox "News" would be organizing literal lynch mobs.

But that slimy orange traitor skips the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, at a cemetery holding the remains of American soldiers killed in one of the greatest battles on foreign soil.

Then he does the same on Veteran's Day on home ground: Arlington.

These are literally Sacred places, honoring people that have made the Supreme Sacrifice FOR THEIR COUNTRY. These are true heroes, deserving of the gratitude and honor of the country for that sacrifice. They have paid in blood, WITH THEIR LIVES, for the freedoms we ALL enjoy.

And he doesn't want to risk his hair in the rain.

And it barely gets a passing mention in the press.

If anyone still thinks there is such a thing as the "Liberal Media", all we need do is point at this.

There is an aphorism, attributed to Georges Santayana: "Those who fail to study their history are doomed to repeat it."

These places are Monuments to History: Where we go to reflect upon the sacrifices paid for the privileges we now enjoy.

And he doesn't want to risk his hair in the rain.

The foundation of any great institution is its' history, the United States Military most of all. To disparage, hell insult, that history is to demean and insult the sacrifices of one of America's greatest institutions.

And that is what he has done.

He has spit upon the graves of men and women of far greater value and honor to this country than he ever will be.

And his cultists will see nothing wrong. They will make excuses. They will rationalize his behavior. They will utter some mealy-mouthed "Talking Points" that will blame Democrats, George Soros, Antifa, or a myriad of other bogeymen to excuse this.

And it will not merit more than a passing mention, if that, on a website somewhere.

Can you imagine the outrage of Limbaugh, or Hannity, or any of the other right-wing radio pundits if President Obama had done such? My mention of literal lynch mobs is not hyperbole.

This must not continue.

We cannot wait for "someone" to "do something". WE have to do it ourselves. There are no Superheroes in Spandex and capes to come to the rescue. We have to do the work ourselves.

If you want something done, and done right, you have to do it yourself.

When is it Enough? When do we drag our sorry asses of the couch, and actually do something?

Protest, call your Congressthing, make a sign, punch a Nazi, write a letter to the Editor, but DO SOMETHING. And keep doing it.

It's important. We live in what I think is the greatest country on earth, it could be better; it needs work, and that work won't get done sitting on a couch. There's nothing that is perfect. Everything needs some work. If you don't do that work, or at least help out, how is it going to be done?

We're all in this together. Together we all can make a difference.

By ourselves, we can do some things. Together, we can accomplish wonders.

Where is the outrage? (Original Post) Nac Mac Feegle Nov 2018 OP
But, but, but... hlthe2b Nov 2018 #1
More Evidence of the Liberal Media Myth - A Myth Created by Spiro Agnew, No Less dlk Nov 2018 #6
Trump fatigue lame54 Nov 2018 #2
Most of today's outrage is manufactured by Fox Noise. DFW Nov 2018 #3
Arlington ceremonies took place on Sunday 11/11 Donkees Nov 2018 #4
I am perpetually amazed at the power of right wing brainwashing LiberalLovinLug Nov 2018 #5


(10,995 posts)
6. More Evidence of the Liberal Media Myth - A Myth Created by Spiro Agnew, No Less
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 10:13 AM
Nov 2018

Rachel Maddow's podcast,"Bagman," is timely in more ways than one.


(53,087 posts)
3. Most of today's outrage is manufactured by Fox Noise.
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 12:03 PM
Nov 2018

If Fox and Frauds aren't upset about something, nor are the Republicans. Their propaganda is one and the same. Is Fox telling some ridiculous lie they made up? You can bet Lindsey Graham is telling it, too, and so is Trump five minutes later.

That's a scary big picture, because it means a propaganda media outlet is setting the tone of national politics. Not the Senate, not the House, not the White House, but Fox Noise in New York and Rupert Murdoch in Australia (yes, I know he took out US citizenship. Make New York the capital of YOUR billion dollar media empire, and they'll give YOU US citizenship, too, even if your name is Speedy Gonzales and the only words you can say are "arriba" and "sí señor" ).

The House still has its crazies, but they will a few (just enough!) less starting Jan. 2, and no longer enough to set the agenda. Now, we need the Senate (McConnell and Scott will do ANYTHING to take this seat from Bill Nelson--be prepared for the sleaziest, meanest, most illegal maneuvering imaginable, and then multiply that times ten) and the White House. We don't have Howard Dean leading us at the helm of the DNC any more, but the wind is at our back for the moment. Let's hope Perez is up to the task. Let's hope he has Howard on speed dial, too.


(14,034 posts)
5. I am perpetually amazed at the power of right wing brainwashing
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:25 PM
Nov 2018

He COULD shoot someone on 5th avenue and get away with it...with his base at least.

But he can also denigrate a Purple Heart veteran, skip important memorial services. I'm sure it might just turn off some Republicans but on the whole, they will still swarm to him. In fact he could just tweet out that it was actually Democrats that were responsible for him missing those services.....and they'd swallow it hook line and sinker.

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