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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:03 PM

"We don't have to run ugly to win."

So said Scott Jennings on CNN tonight, adding, “We have a set of issues and policies to run on.”

Here’s the problem, Scott: Your party is already running ugly – because it’s the only way your “pResident” knows how to run, and there isn’t a single Republican who has the balls to tell him to do otherwise.

He has now demonstrated his intention to use racism as the cornerstone of his re-election campaign – and no one among the powers-that-be in the GOP will stand up to him, no less stop him. They will do exactly what they’ve done from the day he became your party’s nominee. They will dance to whatever tune he whistles – they will make excuses for him, they will lie for him, they will deny that his own words were ever spoken and that his own actions ever took place.

I found your remarks tonight to be rather amusing, as you promoted the idea that your party has other policies to run on. And what are those policies, Scott? The policy of separating brown children from their parents? The policy of locking brown people in filthy cages like animals, while denying them showers? The policy of identifying Mexicans as rapists, Muslims as terrorists, or labelling countries brown and black people come from as “shithole countries”?

Your “pResident’s” entire tenure in office has been an exercise in promoting racism. His base loves it – and as he said yesterday, he thinks he’s ‘winning’ the political debate by pursuing that strategy.

If I were you, Scott, I’d spread the word among your fellow Republicans. It’s time to start coming up with talking points that make being a racist something that’s laudable, patriotic, and good for the country – because your “pResident” isn’t going to change his tune and your party, as always, is going to dance to that tune, no matter how “ugly” it is.

In fact, your “pResident” handed you a perfect slogan just today, when he said that those who chanted Send her back! at his rally were “patriots”.

So you might want to start printing those bumper-stickers now, Scott – because that sentiment is exactly what you and your party are going to be promoting between now and next November.

The Republican party is the party of racism. Of course, most of us have known that for a very long time. But now you’re going to have to say it out loud – and you’re going to have to say it with the same conviction and enthusiasm you’ve displayed while covering for your “president’s” lies, making excuses for his incompetence, and explaining away his obvious corruption.

So welcome to the 2020 campaign, Scott. Your party will be running ugly – so get used to it, because it’s not like you or your party members have the spine to do otherwise.

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Reply "We don't have to run ugly to win." (Original post)
NanceGreggs Jul 19 OP
ProudLib72 Jul 19 #1
lonely bird Jul 20 #14
olegramps Jul 21 #24
ProudLib72 Jul 21 #25
olegramps Jul 21 #28
not_the_one Jul 19 #2
Thekaspervote Jul 20 #9
Midnight Writer Jul 20 #12
saidsimplesimon Jul 19 #3
madaboutharry Jul 19 #4
NanceGreggs Jul 19 #7
Thekaspervote Jul 20 #10
lunatica Jul 19 #5
watoos Jul 19 #6
NanceGreggs Jul 20 #8
Thekaspervote Jul 20 #11
azureblue Jul 20 #16
Gothmog Jul 20 #13
KentuckyWoman Jul 20 #15
Iggo Jul 20 #17
volstork Jul 20 #18
Buns_of_Fire Jul 20 #19
Lunabell Jul 20 #20
47of74 Jul 20 #21
uponit7771 Jul 20 #22
Laura PourMeADrink Jul 20 #23
qazplm135 Jul 21 #26
mitch96 Jul 21 #27
bucolic_frolic Jul 21 #29

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:11 PM

1. So what happens if every single Dem calls out Donny on his racism

and the GOP for being complicit? What happens if we tether that chicken?

Personally, I very much want to do so.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:18 PM

14. Sadly?

Nothing.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:14 PM

24. The Republican Party is totally lost any claim to moral superiority and his sealed its fate.

The Republicans fifty years ago chose to be the party of the racists. As a consequence, it is totally unable to extract its self from this disastrous path without resulting in complete loss of any credibility with it adherents. I believe that it has sealed its own demise. It is like a vicious wounded monster that continues to be dangerous, but is living on borrowed time. Its message of exclusion is the message of eventual total self annihilation. It is a fascinating contradiction of claims of moral certitude and righteousness that exposes it glaring hypocrisy. I may not be around to see it, but I am convinced their days are numbered. You can fool some of the people all the time and some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all of the time.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:53 PM

25. If we force the issue rather than letting voters discover it

(and I know it seems farcical that voters wouldn't be able to tell republicans are racist already) then I think we can achieve two things. First, GOP voters must admit they, too, are racist. Second, and perhaps more importantly, we create a sense of urgency that will draw third party voters and non-voters to our side. We need to get as many people as possible out to vote next year, and I think this is the way to do it. Our messaging should make this very clear: either you vote Dem, or you vote racist. Now that may seem a like mudslinging, but it is the truth. I don't have a problem with it at all.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:50 PM

28. I don't think telling people the truth is mud swinging. Make them acknowledge they are racists.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:15 PM

2. And the democrats can run on the truth...

which, for the republicans, will seem awfully ugly.

Sad when your actions are thrown back in your face, with tape and video documentation that it IS the truth, and not "fake news".

Now we just have to make sure the democrats have the spine to do it, and the media will get it out there...

Yes, I know, ever the optimist!

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:03 AM

9. Indeed! Your post brings to mind Eisenhower, bringing the German town folk to Buchenwald

It was a powerful thing when the Germans had to get their hands dirty with the truth of their white, Jew free lives. If the “base” had to dirty their hands with the truth of what their evil king has wrought on the immigrants at the border they might think differently

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:10 AM

12. Exactly. We can run an ad asking "Why does Donald Trump pal around with so many child molesters?".

And back it up with photos, films and testimonies.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:23 PM

3. Brava

another excellent post

"You can't fix ugly."

It's time for me to que up Jack Nicholson in "One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:23 PM

4. I saw several republicans today on television

flailing about like a fish on the deck of a boat bemoaning how Trump has “changed” the Republican Party. They looked lost and full of desperation.

It was kind of pathetic, all these republicans who are blaming Trump for poisoning the party with racism.

They are in such denial, wanting so hard to believe that the Republican Party hadn’t been nurturing racism 1/2 inch under the radar for decades. What is different now is that it is getting said out loud.

The republicans who can’t abide by overt racism should just accept that now they have to leave the party or get labeled a racist. They should embrace the opportunity. It could be very cathartic.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:57 PM

7. For years, I have awaited ...

... the unraveling of the Republican party, that 'great day in the morning' when their lies, their deceit, their self-serving interests would be exposed.

It is ironic - and deeply satisfying - that that unraveling is not due to Democrats pointing out their corruption, but due to their own hubris in electing a snake and assuming he wouldn't bite them in the ass, and fatally so.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:05 AM

10. Agree! It will be interesting when dotard leaves how they will all be back walking their once

Support of their evil king... I can just hear it now

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:52 PM

5. The republicans have used racism, jingoism, homophobia,

abortion and “illegal” immigrants as election wedge issues for as long as I’ve been politically aware. They’ve rolled all these scary bogeymen out every two years for decades. Then they were momentarily at a total loss when the LGBT community finally got the right to marry like everyone else.

This left them at a real loss. All those wedge issues were gone, out of their reach. Until Trump busted it all to hell by introducing himself as the next president determined to run as a racist, a misogynist, a Xenophobic madman ready to destroy all the gains accrued by non white men and women, promising to Make America Great Again! Evidently everyone being truly an equal human being has taken the America they all pine for away. No! Trump will restore the real America! The White America! The Great America that all us women and colored people have ruined! Ruined!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:53 PM

6. I don't think we beat Trump on racism,

 

He will be beat on pedophilia.

Pedo-45.

Rachel was showing pics of Trump tonight with pedophile buddies of his.

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Response to watoos (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:05 AM

8. His base will declare it 'fake news'.

But not every Republican voter is part of Trump's 'base' - and it's those voters the GOP most fear.

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Response to watoos (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:08 AM

11. Yes, and the ads, billboards should all be showing that, and kids in cages at the border

Keep putting it in their faces until they can’t stand it

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:10 PM

16. The ad to run:

"Would you vote for a man who refuses to pay his bills? Who cheats his workers out of their pay? Who makes people have to sue him to get the money due them, so he hires a bunch of lawyers and keeps you in court until you are broke and your business has gone bankrupt because he refused to pay you? And would you vote for a man who has over 300 non payment lawsuits against him? Well, you already did - Don Trump. You gonna vote for him again?"

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:13 AM

13. Great post,Nance

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 01:23 PM

15. They've been running ugly since Nixon.

The time to start whining was decades ago.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:11 PM

17. "But we do anyway. It's what we do."

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:00 PM

18. This:

"there isn’t a single Republican who has the balls to tell him to do otherwise."

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:21 PM

19. Republican equals Racist. Make it as self-evident as 1 + 1 equals 2.

Hang it around their necks like an albatross. Force them to deny it again and again.

It's time for Democrats to acquire a taste for blood. The Marquis of Queensberry won't be scoring 2020.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 04:26 PM

20. Their whole being is ugly

We can't win without bringing up their ugliness. That would be impossible.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:18 PM

21. These fuck stick Kluxers crawled out of the fucking sewer.

So the gutter is where every goddamn Democrat running for elective office needs to be. Enough with the milquetoast horseshit.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:45 PM

22. We can tell the truth and still run pretty though

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:12 PM

23. Wrong

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 12:59 PM

26. running ugly is the only chance

they have to be honest.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 01:42 PM

27. "Here's the problem"

We don't have to run ugly but as the saying goes.. "we bring a hot dish to a knife fight"..
Tell the truth about these scumbags. Keep it simple and repeat it over and over again till even a simpleton can figure it out... YMMV
VOTE HIM OUT!
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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 07:44 PM

29. SEND HIM BACK

to Vladdy in Moscow!

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