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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

Just defeat them...mercilessly




Trump rally goers are the stupidest people on Earth. Proud of their lack of education, their anti-factual worldview, their cult like devotion. Dems should no more focus on flipping them than getting Squeaky Fromme 2 rethink her attachment 2 Manson. Just defeat them...mercilessly


Don't understand the cultural reference - but I am sure it has relevance.... otherwise all of this....

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Soph0571 Feb 12 OP
DinahMoeHum Feb 12 #1
Soph0571 Feb 12 #10
Wounded Bear Feb 12 #2
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #5
Wounded Bear Feb 12 #6
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 12 #12
Wounded Bear Feb 12 #13
Ferrets are Cool Feb 12 #3
Siwsan Feb 12 #4
Soph0571 Feb 12 #7
Garrett78 Feb 12 #9
lancelyons Feb 12 #11

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:46 PM

1. Thank you, Tim Wise.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:59 PM

10. Tim Wise rocks..

... This is amazing... really dated know but still to the point

What If the Tea Party Were Black?

So letís begin.

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters óthe black protesters ó spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didnít like were enforced by the government? Would these protesters ó these black protesters with guns ó be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans? Because, after all, thatís what happened recently when white gun enthusiasts descended upon the nationís capital, arms in hand, and verbally announced their readiness to make war on the countryís political leaders if the need arose.

Imagine that white members of Congress, while walking to work, were surrounded by thousands of angry black people, one of whom proceeded to spit on one of those congressmen for not voting the way the black demonstrators desired. Would the protesters be seen as merely patriotic Americans voicing their opinions, or as an angry, potentially violent, and even insurrectionary mob? After all, this is what white Tea Party protesters did recently in Washington.

Imagine that a rap artist were to say, in reference to a white president: ďHeís a piece of shit and I told him to suck on my machine gun.Ē Because thatís what rocker Ted Nugent said recently about President Obama.


[link:https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/what_if_the_tea_party_were_black/|

Much more at the link. It is what turned me onto his writing. I miss his essays, he does not write essays as much as he used to - at least they are no longer published on his www.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:46 PM

2. The Fromm/Manson relationship is worthy of an episode of Criminal Minds.



But yeah, I'm not worrying about flipping any Trumplodytes. We DO need to appeal to the soft middle who aren't dedicated to him but may have voted for him and now feel buyers' remorse. But I for one am tired of moving to the "center" that isn't really the center and moving farther and farther to the right to appeal to conservatives.

The nation needs a huge shift to the left, and you can almost feel it happening based on 2018. Turning our backs on what won for us last cycle would be political malpractice.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:49 PM

5. All this, AND we need to keep moving left. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:50 PM

6. Hell, we need to move about 10 miles to the left...

just to get to the center, whatever that is.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:50 PM

8. Nodding vigorously. nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:26 PM

12. I was a moderate

I thought I was a moderate centrist until my daughter pointed out I was a far left progressive liberal. Wasn't me that moved; somebody displaced the world under my feet.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:15 PM

13. I know exactly what you mean...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:48 PM

3. Just trust me...it's a good cultural reference....just a mite outdated.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:49 PM

4. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was one of Charles Manson's top followers

One of his first, and, as far as I know, still is pretty devoted to the late Charlie. She also attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:50 PM

7. Ahhh that explains it

I thought he was making reference to the singer....LOL. Brit caught out...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:51 PM

9. It's amazing how many on DU disagree with this position.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:13 PM

11. If we can get out of our own way

 

We keep shooting ourselves in the foot

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