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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:51 AM

Where Republican voters are right now

Their most newsworthy congress-critters are gun-humping whackjobs who believe in Jewish Space Lasers and support overthrowing the government – and who are occasionally supplanted in the headlines by alleged pedophiles/sex traffickers and other assorted and sundry corrupt scum within their party’s ranks.

Their elected officials are telling them that what they’ve seen with their own eyes on January 6th never really happened, and anything they’ve heard with their own ears is fake news.

Their so-called representatives who voted against Biden’s rescue package are taking credit for its positive results – because We hope you’re enjoying the benefits we didn’t want you to have shows a real commitment to their constituents’ welfare.

Their insurrectionist heroes – those brave patriots prepared to fight-to-the-death against an illegitimate President Biden and his party – are pleading with judges to let them go home to mommy and daddy because, among other things, jail food really sucks.

Their crack legal beagle, Sydney Powell, is basing her legal defence on the idea that any ‘reasonable person’ would know that she’s a liar – i.e. people who took her seriously are de facto idiots.

Their “pResident” has been reduced to crashing weddings in order to make speeches about his stolen election, and how Biden is fucking-up the country. Apparently, the same speech is available to be delivered at Bar Mitzvahs, anniversaries, and funerals - for a small fee.

And last, but certainly not least, their entire party is still following the directives of the Former Guy – the one whose political genius cost them the House, the Senate and the presidency, and is now about to become a professional, frequent-flier defendant in a growing list of lawsuits.

I’m not a political strategist, nor do I play one on the internetz. But it seems pretty obvious that anyone with enough common sense to come in out of the rain would see the GOP as the hypocritical, self-serving liars they are.

And yet Republican voters still wonder why we think they’re stupid - as they stand in the rain, wondering why they're getting wet.

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NanceGreggs Apr 2 OP
albacore Apr 2 #1
olegramps Apr 2 #15
kentuck Apr 2 #2
SheilaAnn Apr 2 #3
BlueNProud Apr 2 #4
Cosmocat Apr 2 #10
Duncanpup Apr 2 #5
Cha Apr 2 #6
markie Apr 2 #7
smb Apr 2 #8
GoodRaisin Apr 4 #26
Jon King Apr 2 #9
GoodRaisin Apr 4 #27
Ohioboy Apr 2 #11
Chipper Chat Apr 2 #12
Chipper Chat Apr 2 #13
ancianita Apr 2 #14
niyad Apr 2 #16
Karadeniz Apr 2 #17
panader0 Apr 2 #18
sanatanadharma Apr 2 #19
cynical_idealist Apr 2 #20
KS Toronado Apr 4 #24
Richard58 Apr 3 #21
IronLionZion Apr 3 #22
Dreampuff Apr 4 #23
The Wizard Apr 4 #25

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:01 AM

1. Excellent summation of where the Repubs are...nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:39 AM

15. I agree, but isn't there another aspect to the situation?

The Republican Party has always and remains to be opposed to workers rights to fair wages and treatment. The Democrats were supposed to be the representatives of the working class. This is what won them the control of the Congress and presidency dating from FDR until relatively recent times. They were pro-union without any reservation, but in my opinion simply forgot what had brought them support and success.

It a fundamental fact that corporations are dedicated to one simple principle, maximizing profits to attract capital and maintain their position. It is without a shred of conscience and empathy for the workers. That is the function of unions that provided them with the impetus to provide the workers a fair shake. A conscience. I believe that we have to agree that the Republican Party did a masterful job in totally convincing workers that the unions were their enemy even to the point of gaining their support for laws such as the so called "Right to Work" legislation.

This was allowed to take place with little opposition from Democratic representatives who continued to assume they had the support of labor without any effort to actually support workers rights. Hopefully, Joe Biden who has a personal history of being from the lowly working class will be able to awaken the Democratic Party to who had taken them to the dance in the first place and then abandoned them.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:15 AM

2. That about sums it up!

Good job, Nance!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:28 AM

3. Outta the park Nance, outta the park. n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:46 AM

4. The USA can no longer be ascendant or lead.

The GOP is killing this country.

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Response to BlueNProud (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:48 AM

10. T H I S - full stop

Until this country awakens to this and openly acknowledges it, without any of the both siderism bullshit, we are full on fucked.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:51 AM

5. Awesome read thank you Nance

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:37 AM

6. Brilliant perspective, Nance!

Thank you!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:37 AM

7. not only "getting wet"

but as the myth about turkeys (having raised quite a few in my time) goes, it seems to really apply to Republicans... "they will continue looking straight up into the rain, with their mouths open, until they drown"

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:41 AM

8. That's Not Rain, That's "Trickle Down" nt



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Response to smb (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 09:09 PM

26. Good one.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:48 AM

9. Some think they will be rich and many think they will go to heaven.

Repub voting coalition is now one part Qanon quacks, one part racists, one part those who think they will be rich some day and don't want to pay taxes when that miracle happens, and one part who think they will go to heaven no matter who they vote for with an R next to their name....because, you know, R people are against evil abortion and those gay folks so its an auto trip to heaven if you vote for them.

And almost all of them vote against the best interests of themselves, their kids, and grand kids time after time because of one or more of the above reasons.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 09:13 PM

27. And don't forget the one's who wait for the day they will be raptured

and all fly away.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:49 AM

11. Succinct and true

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:03 AM

13. Republicans have sincerely F-d up this country from A to Z.

A being Ronnie Reagan's tax cuts to Z being Lindsay Graham's objection to an assault weapons ban.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:38 AM

14. Thank you.

I had to tell Republicans in Vern Buchanan's (FL Dist 19) the same thing in different words yesterday on his Facebook thread, where he takes credit now for getting them money and jobs and environmental help. Linking sources while doing also helped harden up negative opinion about him on the thread.

When even corporations come around to supporting humans about civil rights, you know we're doing something right that's even in their best business interests.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:50 AM

16. Absolutely spot on!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:53 AM

17. Another brilliant recap! Thanks!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:16 AM

18. This was a particularly good one Nance. Recommended.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:29 AM

19. Extreme subjectivity is a pathology that obscures objective reality

"And yet Republican voters still wonder why we think they’re stupid - as they stand in the rain, wondering why they're getting wet."

There are those who are ignorant. They simply do not know; lack knowledge about something.
Example: One who does not know it is raining because of not looking out. Simple fix, check the weather.
Such a person is teachable. They can learn reality.

There are those who are stupid, that is to say, unwise. They know things but simply fail to see cause and effect.
Example: One reads that the weather forecast says 100% chance of rain but leaves home without an umbrella.
Such a person is educable. They can adjust to reality.

Then there are those who are ignoramuses, that is to say deliberately unreachable, refuse to acknowledge what is.
Example: Too many these days. Knowing it is going to rain, knowing they will get wet going out, but refusing to use an umbrella because internet friends said they don't work. They ignore reality.

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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 12:14 PM

20. there's also the garbage ingarbage out aspect

If people are fed lies most of their life, how can they find the truth?
Basing their whole mental schema on bad data.

This thread shows an example
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215292179

Then there's all the right wing influence on tertiary education.


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Response to sanatanadharma (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 01:31 PM

24. Ignoramuses are 80/90% of the reQublican party.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:04 PM

21. And yet--

--the GOP base still sticks with the party! I drive a Transit bus and overhear conversations between wingnuts all the time. They lament how Biden is "destroying America" and how "evil" the Democrats are. They still hope for a triumphal return of Trump when "all the voter fraud is brought to light". All the GOP corruption, voter suppression, cruelty and stupidity means nothing to them. They truly live in an alternative reality. I just shake my head listening to the Trumptards babble. Of course all they listen to is Fox, OAN and Newsmax so they never hear what is really going on. They live in a bubble world. But I often think that surely they hear about the scandals and such. I just they dismiss it as "fake news".

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:48 PM

22. It's time to disband the Republican party

any real conservatives can create a new conservative party because the GOP has clearly gone off the deep end of extremism, corruption, and dangerous incompetence.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 03:48 AM

23. Wow!

I don't know what you do for a living, but you should definitely consider becoming a journalist or an author. That was awesome!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 09:03 PM

25. their primary reason

for supporting repubics is the underlying code language of "we'll keep the coloreds in their place."
"I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
(Lyndon B. Johnson)

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