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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:09 AM

Welcome to Your Own Funeral, Republican Party

You elected a “pResident” who is as stupid as he is corrupt, as ignorant as he is self-absorbed, as vile as he is incoherent, and as narcissistic as he is inept.

I know, I know – you thought you could control him; he was just a presidential wannabe who knows nothing about government, and would simply say what you told him to say, and sign what you told him to sign.

But what you got was what you should have known you were going to get: a self-serving braggart who believes he knows more about running the country than you do – just like he knows more than anyone about everything.

He has managed to destroy your “brand” in less than three years. The ‘party of family values’ shtick went down the drain when you put a pussy-grabbing adulterer in the WH. Your ‘party of fiscal responsibility’ claim died the day he exploded the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthy. The ‘party of Christian principles’ meme got blown out of the water when he locked children in filthy cages. And that much-touted ‘party of patriotism’ thing literally committed suicide on the stage in Helsinki when he announced that given the choice between Putin and our country’s own intelligence community, he’s siding with Putin.

You mumbled and fumbled when he insulted our allies, placed inept people in positions of power, put tariffs on goods that the citizenry have to pay for, and based foreign policy on “beautiful letters” exchanged with a murderous dictator he’s “in love with”.

I appreciate how difficult it’s been to have to defend the indefensible – not once in a while, not occasionally – but 24/7 without respite. I understand how hard you’ve worked to mitigate the damage he’s doing to your party with one political and/or personal scandal after another, with never a let-up in the deluge of cringe-inducing statements and ludicrous declarations.

But now you’re really beginning to appreciate just how dark that corner is that he’s forced you to paint yourselves into – a 2020 re-election strategy based on overt, blatant, in-your-face racism.

Although “the party of racism” is what you’ve been all along, no one was supposed to actually say it out loud. But now your “pResident” has – and in no uncertain terms.

There’s no coming back from this. You are now officially the party of racists, white supremacists, the KKK, and other organizations that your “pResident” has praised for having very fine people among them.

You can try to walk this back. You can try to promote the idea that he didn’t say what he said – and if he did, he didn’t mean it. You can pull out the tried-and-true talking points about words being taken out of context, about statements being misconstrued, about the “fake news” deliberately misrepresenting what was said.

But we all heard exactly what was said. We all heard ”Send them back!” from your “pResident” – and we all heard his brain-dead supporters pick up that chant and run with it.

So welcome to your own funeral, Republican party. Welcome to that dark little corner where the rabid dog you thought you could muzzle has finally bit you in the ass so viciously, it will probably prove fatal.

Welcome to your own memorial service, where friends of the dearly departed gather to mourn the loss of talking points that no longer work, cries of “what we really meant to say” are deafened by shouts of “send them back”, and defensive rhetoric has now been rendered completely meaningless.

But don’t despair that the services won’t be well attended. The majority of the nation will be there – wrapped in Pride flags and hijabs, offering prayers of gratitude in hundreds of different languages, dialects, and accents that demonstrate our country’s strength by virtue of its diversity.

The Republican Party is now openly and indisputably the Party of Racism.

That’s not just a bumper-sticker – that’s the undeniable truth. The face of the Republican party is now the visage of hate-filled idiots screaming that American citizens should go ‘back where they came from’ – even though where they came from is here. The image of the Republican voter is now the ignorant descendant of immigrants who rails against the inclusion of the immigrants they themselves descended from.

Rest in peace, GOP. While I do not mourn your demise, I am grateful for the chance to don my best red dress to attend the long awaited Funeral of the Century, and dance in front of a headstone that reads: Here lies the pitiful remains of a once-proud party - ultimately too stupid to recognize the snake in their midst before succumbing to its venomous bite."









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Reply Welcome to Your Own Funeral, Republican Party (Original post)
NanceGreggs Jul 19 OP
uponit7771 Jul 19 #1
olegramps Jul 19 #18
Gothmog Jul 19 #2
COLGATE4 Jul 19 #3
Skittles Jul 19 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 19 #40
Skittles Jul 19 #43
lunatica Jul 19 #5
msongs Jul 19 #6
NanceGreggs Jul 19 #10
Sherman A1 Jul 19 #13
BigmanPigman Jul 19 #7
usaf-vet Jul 19 #27
BigmanPigman Jul 19 #34
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 19 #41
saidsimplesimon Jul 19 #38
First Speaker Jul 19 #8
bdamomma Jul 19 #23
struggle4progress Jul 19 #9
Lock him up. Jul 19 #11
FiveGoodMen Jul 19 #24
Scurrilous Jul 19 #12
quakerboy Jul 19 #14
NanceGreggs Jul 19 #15
quakerboy Jul 19 #16
Perseus Jul 19 #30
no_hypocrisy Jul 19 #17
Haggis for Breakfast Jul 19 #42
TwilightZone Jul 19 #19
kimbutgar Jul 19 #20
FiveGoodMen Jul 19 #25
The Liberal Lion Jul 19 #21
bdamomma Jul 19 #22
prismpalette Jul 19 #26
onecaliberal Jul 19 #28
Perseus Jul 19 #29
WiffenPoof Jul 19 #31
flying_wahini Jul 19 #32
geretogo Jul 19 #33
Grins Jul 19 #35
elocs Jul 19 #36
saidsimplesimon Jul 19 #37
lambchopp59 Jul 19 #39
herding cats Jul 19 #44
Crash2Parties Jul 20 #45
corbettkroehler Jul 20 #46
Oneironaut Jul 20 #47
Smackdown2019 Jul 21 #48

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:14 AM

1. K&R, They will attempt to redefine racism ... it will take the courts and media to hold their feet t

.. to the fire.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:30 AM

18. The report of its death is, unfortunately, a bit very optimistic and premature.

It is fueled by racism which didn't die on the Civil War battle fields. It is alive and thriving throughout our nation. Nor is it confined to the South. Trump has exploited the lower nature of mankind rather than our upper nature. He is the ultimate demagogue and no different than those who called on Socrates death. When I see children being exposed to sheer hatred at his fascist inspired rallies I fear that the struggle will be long and difficult.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:23 AM

2. Not all republicans are racist but all racists are republicans

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:40 AM

3. Well said. nt

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:53 AM

4. if you support an openly racist party, YOU ARE RACIST

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:05 PM

40. Well said.

If people are STILL supporting the party of trump, then they own all of this.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:24 PM

43. damn straight they do

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:06 AM

5. I don't dress up much but I will for this funeral

It’ll be fun to attend.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:08 AM

6. not much evidence that republicans share your concerns on this nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:01 AM

13. Precisely

The demise of the GOP has been predicted over and over and over and over for decades and yet, here we are........

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:24 AM

7. I'll be at their funeral with bells on, doing the "happy dance".

And I hope the Wicked Mitch will be buried closest to the ground without a casket or turtle shell so that my 5" heels (which I will buy just for the occasion) will hurt him the most.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:44 PM

27. I'm sure there won't be any shortage of folks waiting to stand on the grave.....

...... and return some trickle down to those who have fed that lie to us for years. I'm not sure whether the grass will grow or turn brown and die. The later would be a fitting end.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 05:48 PM

34. The whole area would probably become a toxic zone

and closed off like Chernobyl as the GOP starts to decay.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:10 PM

41. I'll be right there with you,

bottle of champagne in one hand, something smokeable in the other. We'll incite everybody we know. We'll dance. We'll laugh. We'll have the time of our lives !

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:28 PM

38. ....I don't do funerals..

If we can take a bat to a piñata while sipping a margarita, I'll buy a round for a house of less than 50. (retiree budget, gone are the days of a company expense account)

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:26 AM

8. Even if Trump "walks it back"...he'll do something worse...

...next month, next week, tomorrow. He is too addicted to all this--going too far, stoking his racist/fascist "base", confounding them "lib'rals". He *has* to keep pushing the envelope, and his base has to keep cheering him on. Where it ends up, God only knows...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:01 PM

23. I want to see Miller go down in

flames he is the catalyst in all of this. Bastard.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:32 AM

9. Russian Racist Rifle Republicans

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:44 AM

11. Message to Republicans:

You have an unindicted Fascist FELON in the WHITE HOUSE.

History will not be kind to you.

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:16 PM

24. History is rarely kind to liars and thugs and murderers

But that's no help to their victims.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:33 AM

12. K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:15 AM

14. Remember when

A large number of folks were grave dancing on the Republican party in the wake of the shrub. America could see them for what they were, the party was dead, they wouldn't be back for a generation or more, it was said.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:22 AM

15. I'm old enough to remember when ...

... people said 'they'll never get Nixon, he's untouchable.'

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:49 AM

16. Taking down trump aint the same as

The end of the power structures that gave us Nixon, Reagan, Shrub, and Trump. Putting an end to those, thats a wee bit harder. Zombies dont like to stay buried, especially when they are in multi million strong masses.

We have to take down Trump. Preferably sooner rather than later.

But the Republicans wont admit they were wrong just cause Trump has to face justice at some point. They will just climb from one pit of lies into the next and keep going as if nothing ever happened, barring some rather drastic changes in how we run this country.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:11 PM

30. I am repeating myself on this, but I think it goes deeper than we think

I believe all these repubs have been compromised. We know McConnell is up to his ears in corruption with his wife's family, the fact that little Lindsey Graham made a U-Turn after one round of Golf tells the story of "news" he heard about him that turned him into the creature's lapdog.

I believe that the creature and Putin have dug dirt on many of these republicans and now they are trying to save their skins.

My prediction is that if Pelosi finally agrees to open Impeachment Proceedings, that we will even see some suicides within the republican party, I think some of them will have a very hard time being exposed to the crap they have committed, because one thing we can be sure of, the creature will not go to jail alone, he will take a bunch of these crooks with him...I can safely say that the creature doesn't have one single bone of loyalty inside him, he will crash everyone he can, even his sons if he needs to. I just hope he and Barr can share a cell when all is done.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 07:39 AM

17. Succinctly put: The Republican Party is decidedly the Dixiecrat Party.

Throm is smiling wherever he is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixiecrat


BTW, if Republicans insist on referring to us as "The Democrat Party," then let's reciprocate by calling them the Dixiecrat Party.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:19 PM

42. Do you mean Strom ?

As in Strom Thurman ?

You do know that he fathered a Black child, right ? But at least he supported her and never denied her. Her name was Essie Mae Washington Williams (She passed away in 2013 at the age of 87.), she was his first borne child and they had a deep respect for each other.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:32 AM

19. The voting public is extremely fickle, so I'll believe it when I see it.

They are indisputably the party of racism and have been for decades, but I'm not sure I agree that it will be their downfall in the near future. Voters quickly forget even the most egregious of offenses and cycle back and forth between the two parties. And, for many voters, this is what they want. This is what they voted for. And many will vote Republican regardless of what occurs.

Who would have believed that we'd have someone worse than W on many, many fronts merely a couple of cycles later? And yet here we are.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:36 AM

20. I personally know 2 naturalized American business people who are repukes and voted for the

Orange maggot . I wonder how they feel about this “go back where you can came from “ comment?

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:23 PM

25. They won't care as long as it doesn't apply to them.

How do I know that about them?

They voted repuke.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:50 PM

21. Well said

If only, however, the title of this post wasn't metaphorical.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:58 PM

22. wonderful post NanceGreggs

yes at least we are not in their shoes, thank god.

I hope they pay for every injustice or vile thing they have committed to support such a low life POS as him. They can deny all the facts but they are still the facts there in black and white. And the day I see Putin being invited to WH that is when we will all know a party of traitors who did not uphold their Constitutional oath.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:00 PM

26. but the courts

Republicans in all the poses of butt kissery have what they wanted! They are stacking the courts with the most inept, corrupt, and racist pricks and even some women they can find. This horrible legacy will be with us much longer than any of the idiots will be.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:46 PM

28. K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:02 PM

29. I hope you are right

About the funeral...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 04:26 PM

31. Well... You did it again!

Well written as usual. You need to write a syndicated column.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 05:18 PM

32. Thanks very much for this. Hope springs eternal.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 05:47 PM

33. Bravo !!!!!!!!!! Please send this letter to Schumer to read to the Senate .

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 08:33 PM

35. "...as vile as he is incoherent, and as narcissistic as he is inept.

“...as vile as he is incoherent, and as narcissistic as he is inept. ”

And you, knowingly - voted for him!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:22 PM

36. The funeral of the GOP...I'll believe it when I see it.

I'm not convinced yet that Trump will be beaten in 2020, the only way he will be removed from office other than in some Liberal fantasy.
One thing I have to admire about Republicans is that so many of them vote like it's their duty and they're not too noble and proud to vote for a candidate they don't like. They approach politics like a street fight while Democrats insist on Marquess of Queensberry rules which too often result in having Republicans eat our lunch.

No, the tens of millions of Americans who voted for Trump are not going away, they will not be raptured to GOP heaven even if Democrats somehow manage to take the presidency and congress. There is not going to be a funeral for the Republican Party just yet. It does make for a good Liberal fantasy where if you really, really want something to happen, well it just must happen.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:22 PM

37. Another worthwhile read

with some very interesting comments. Well done, Brava

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:45 PM

39. I've been waiting for this to happen ever since RayGun

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:51 PM

44. I deeply hope you're correct on this....

I'm just not as sure as you seem to be. I want to be wrong, but there's data out there saying I'm not.

People confuse the shit out of me way too often anymore. Just because the majority of us do deeply care basically means nothing under our system. Which I'm learning has been punked seriously. We need to get busy AF registering voters in swing states.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:50 AM

45. What if...that doesn't hurt them?

What if they paint America as being just racist enough for them to win?

But what if what really happens is everything from redistricting to voter blocking to tally adjusting via machines designed for just that purpose - what if all those parts of the elections add up to a stolen democracy?

In other words, what if they steal the election and get away with it?

What if they steal the House back?

What if trump is re-elected & time runs out on his crimes?

And the next morning the media reports it as, "well, I guess America is racist after all".

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 07:31 AM

46. Genius! That Opening Line Speaks Volumes!

Thank you for brightening my day!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 07:57 AM

47. It's not their "funeral," and it's not going to matter one bit, though.

A majority of this country is racist, and Trump's racism is exactly what they want to hear. If the last week has shown anything, it's that racism and "othering" are excellent strategies that are a goldmine for Trump to use in 2020.

He's used racism in the past, but the more overt he is about it, the better it is for him. He could even openly start using slurs (which I believe will happen soon), and it's not going to matter. Members of the GOP see that this plays well with and fires up their base, so it's going to be a bigger part of their strategy going forward.

The Republican Party isn't dying. They're the mutant blob that fell into a vat of radiation that is now growing uncontrollably. People could recognize that the Republican Party is the party of racism, but here's the thing: Nobody cares. We've become so cynical that Trump seems like just another politician, and as long as he's keeping a good economy, that's all that's needed in most peoples' eyes.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:14 PM

48. Opioid addiction

If you look at the counties that have high opioid addiction from the New York post website, you would learn those are highly RED counties. In other words, the GOP are pushing themselves closer to the graveyard quicker and their brainwash mentality is now understood. You can NOT reason with drug addicts!

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