HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » "I've sat and listened in...

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:14 PM

"I've sat and listened in uncomfortable silence..." -Anonymous

And that's the problem. You sat in silence. After going to work for someone you already knew was an ignoramous, narcissist, racist, sexist, xenophobe, rapist, fraud, tax cheat, habitual liar and then some.

You, Anonymous, are most all of those things, too. That is the only conclusion one can reach.

12 replies, 1155 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:26 PM

1. How do you spell "Anonymous"?

Opportunistic coward.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:14 PM

2. They were in a position to say or do something and instead they chose silence. Ignore this person.

Do not buy the book. Do not give any clicks, time or dollars to anything pushing the (fictional?) words of this alleged insider. Let them truly wallow in their anonymity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:12 PM

5. And they knew who they were going to work for. They support the vision. They just wish...

...Trump was more competent at helping to realize the vision.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:46 PM

3. I agree.

If that person was serious, he would attach his name to the book, then fight it out with critics.

Why is it that the Press works it's ass off to out undisclosed people when what those people say is helpful to democrats, but go mute when serious accusations are being lodged against republicans?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:48 PM

4. Yep.

Not impressed by this crap.

Not one bit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to cwydro (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:34 PM

7. There will be 2 primary right wing narratives if Trump is removed from office. Both are dangerous.

Members of the media, right wingers and, sadly, some on the left end of the political spectrum will inevitably push one of the following narratives:

1) Trump was a victim of the Deep State, evil Democrats and RINOs. That's what we'll hear from the likes of Gaetz.

2) Something akin to, "Republicans put country over party and did the right thing. Trump had gone too far and nobody is above the law. Everything is back to normal now and most Republicans are honorable civil servants."

There will also be some who sort of meld those narratives.

Both narratives are dangerous. Whether or not either narrative dominates depends largely on how Democrats respond. Democrats will need to be vigilant in pushing back against those arguments. Trumpism, though we didn't call it that before Trump, is what made Trump possible, and not the other way around. Democrats and honest members of the media should make it crystal clear that 50+ years of increasingly cruel and unhinged rhetoric and policy created a monster (this is something the Never Trumpers continue to deny). That monster is the Republican Party and its base, as a whole. Trump is a symptom (i.e., he didn't happen in a vacuum) and Trumpism will live on after Trump. The GOP is not filled with people who simply have a different take on the role of government. It is filled with people who foment and exploit racism, sexism, xenophobia and a general ignorance. It is filled with people who have been actively working to undermine all democratic institutions. It is filled, quite simply, with horrible people.

Lastly, if (big *IF*) Republicans remove Trump (by conviction or by talking him into resigning), it will be an act of self-preservation and nothing more. None of this "they did the right thing/put country over party/stood up for the law" bullshit. That party is ethically bankrupt. Period.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:46 PM

9. I've think #2 is how Pence takes over. "Everything is fine now. Let's move forward & pretend nothing

happened."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:22 PM

10. Cannot agree more.

The "let's move on so the nation can heal" BS they got away with after Nixon resigned and was pardoned cannot be allowed to stand again. Not this time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:30 PM

6. If all the people who WOULD rat on him left and he filled those spots with puppets, we'd never find

this stuff out.

I'm not going to attribute nobility to this person--absent a lot more information--but what I outlined above IS the alternative. And they may yet reveal something big, something that hasn't happened yet.

Thusly, I'm not going to pile on them... for now. :p

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NCLefty (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:03 PM

11. The numerous officials who allegedly considered resigning en masse should have done so and then...

...they should have held a joint news conference to say the nation is in grave danger, while laying out all of the reasons why.

That likely would have ended the Trump presidency almost immediately.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:43 PM

8. Qui tacet consentit

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:04 PM

12. Certe

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread