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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:07 PM

I am over 65, the Republicans don't care if I die.

Look at the Republicans' response to the crisis:

Trump's ignoring of the pandemic, his criticism of the CDC, and his failure to have a national mobilization to provide necessary masks and protective equipment.

Red States ignoring CDC guidelines and opening precipitously too soon.

The politicizing of wearing face masks.

Gov. Kemp (R) of Georgia RESCINDING Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Bottoms mask wearing mandate.

Gov. DeSantis (R) of Florida bragged about how quickly the state was able to reopen due to his great response to the pandemic and now Florida is the epicenter of the pandemic in the entire world. And still DeSantis declares that most people are hardly affected by the virus at all and the media is over hyping it for political purposes.


It all paints a clear picture. The Republicans just don't care if older people die.

They don't care that covid-19 hits older people the hardest, they don't care because they consider older Americans to be a surplus, unproductive segment of the population.


How Dickensian of them.




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Reply I am over 65, the Republicans don't care if I die. (Original post)
bluewater Jul 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #1
Backseat Driver Jul 2020 #8
bluewater Jul 2020 #13
Backseat Driver Jul 2020 #24
ooky Jul 2020 #2
Turbineguy Jul 2020 #3
Bettie Jul 2020 #4
bluewater Jul 2020 #7
Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #14
agingdem Jul 2020 #5
bluewater Jul 2020 #9
agingdem Jul 2020 #12
LizBeth Jul 2020 #6
agingdem Jul 2020 #10
LizBeth Jul 2020 #15
agingdem Jul 2020 #18
LizBeth Jul 2020 #21
bluewater Jul 2020 #11
agingdem Jul 2020 #16
LizBeth Jul 2020 #17
bluewater Jul 2020 #19
LizBeth Jul 2020 #22
DSandra Jul 2020 #20
bobbieinok Jul 2020 #23

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:08 PM

1. Not only evil but stupid.

Older voters make up a lot of Trump's base (present company excepted, obviously).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:20 PM

8. Yep, notwithstanding the fact that many older Americans

still: a)Hold high-ranking corporate management positions; b)Many augment their SS with positions that like POC and other minorities, must serve as productive humans in low-wage, non living wage jobs when those younger still must support families, have made life choices that aren't wise, are unde-reducated, or just plain can't find good jobs that allow active participation in extra-survivalist activities/behaviors within their community. Just face it, Trump's supported by members of his party's biotry, prejudice, racism, knows no bounds - He is the most perfectly disgusting excuse for a human being ever to have graced the Oval Office!

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Response to Backseat Driver (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:27 PM

13. not to mention volunteering and caring for younger family members

especially grandchildren. My own grandmother practically raised me since both my parents worked multiple jobs.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:04 PM

24. Yup, I call that plenty productive for societal benefit!

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:12 PM

2. I don't think they even care if young people die.

Obviously they don't give one shit about older folks. They WANT us to die so they don't have to pay us our social security and Medicare. These are evil, fascist fucks.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:13 PM

3. If we die they don't have to pay Social security and Medicare.

That saves them the trouble and political problems of benefit cuts.

I'm surprised we don't have euthanasia yet.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:13 PM

4. To be fair, it isn't only you

they don't care if anyone dies....well, they care about their billionaire patrons and themselves.

They are a death cult. They don't care if people die as long as they continue to hold power.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:19 PM

7. You are correct

They don't care how many younger people are hospitalized and suffer lingering complications from covid.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:31 PM

14. Precisely

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:14 PM

5. include the disabled and the poor

all expendable...a drag on society...I live in Texas ..the asshole Lt Governor was one of the first to advocate sacrificing my life for the sake of Trump's racid economy..and he and Governor Covid Abbott sent poorly qualified doctors into nursing homes to guinea-pig the infirmed elderly with experimental drugs...well, I say this...I will not give the orange maggot and his slobbering sycophants the satisfaction of dying...I will crawl over glass to vote them out and Biden in...and I will live long enough to see them prosecuted...and then I want world peace...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

9. and minorities

the higher rate of hospitalizations among minorities is an added bonus for the Republicans.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:24 PM

12. yes...expendable

black, hispanic, jews, asians, native Americans, Muslims, LGBT, the poor, the disabled, the elderly..bye bye...white, rich, republican throw-backs to the 1950s...welcome...

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:15 PM

6. What is worse is hearing my 25 yr old nephew tell me we are going to have to just live with it and

some will die. Willing my death at the expense of continuing opening up as if there is not issue. I mean, when these family members argue not doing this smart, responsibly and pragmatically, they are arguing that my death doesn't mean much. That is really offensive, I tell you.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

10. obviously his momma raised a genius...

my 20 year old grandson and 23 year old granddaughter are terrified that I will get it...that I will suffer...they absolutely don't have Que Sera Sera disregard for the the elderly...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:37 PM

15. Both my sons have been looking forward to this summer to visit. Spend a month here and enjoy the NW.

Neither can bring themselves to visit and possibly give covid to me. A couple days ago one son said he was so desperate to be in the mountains. I told him, come visit. He thought about it a couple days and concluded he just could not take that chance. He is concerned about the server so doesn't sit in an outdoor place to get a coffee. He is concerned about being responsible killing any old people. He said to me, mom you are going to have so much fun being old. I want you to be able to do that and not have a lifetime aftermath problem with covid.

Yes. They take it seriously. And that would be the difference between youth that are progressive and voting Dems, and the one that is a Trump supporter.

Of course the nephew loves me, they just do not think thru in order to support Trump.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:41 PM

18. I'm saddened that I may never see my children/grandchildren again..

not because they will infect me but I live in Texas, a mega viral hotspot, and I'm terrified I would unknowingly bring it to them...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:51 PM

21. +1. Texting daily, talking on the phone. I am good. My kids and other family talk to me often.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:22 PM

11. A simple thing like a national mask mandate

would save hundreds of thousands of lives and countless more hospitalizations for an even wider range of age groups.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:38 PM

16. and I don't understand the mandated masks/civil liberties crap

one has nothing to do with the other...those idiots are nothing more than adult 3 year olds...put on a coat...no!...drink your milk..no!...wear a mask...no!...I get that the orange maggot is their go-to guy but the magnitude of their stupidity (and Trump's) is one for the books...

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Response to bluewater (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:38 PM

17. Right. Masks, that is all. Add in washing hands seriously and separation and we got this and I

do not have to die, or have a lifetime problem.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:44 PM

19. I don't go inside where anyone isn't wearing a mask.

It's just not worth the risk.

If Trump and the Republicans really were concerned with "opening up" the economy, they would be for a national mask mandate.

Seriously, it's like they actually want to spread the disease as widely as possible, consequences be damned.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #19)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:51 PM

22. Yes. They simply do not put a lot of time into thinking.

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 12:49 PM

20. And that shows you how monstrous and sociopathic Right wing thinking is

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:30 PM

23. 'Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?' GOP view Scrooge as their model!

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