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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:29 AM

The R party is a far greater threat to democracy than any foreign power

When I was younger I considered myself an independent. I think years ago the rethugs didn’t always march in lock step and occasionally liked someone in R party. But looking back they’ve been an evil element for a long time. They are always devicive, always using fear to further their goals. Not that long ago is was the commies and Russians. Now they think Russians are fine but still terrorize people with communism. I find that amusing, as much as one can be amused by those assholes.

I’ve always read a lot about WWII. Im reading a book now about the very early days, right after Pearl Harbor. There was a short period of unity for about two months before the rethugs started using the war to demonize Roosevelt and the Dems. But true to form they quickly tried to make political points with the war. US History tends to gloss this over and today’s rethugs would like to portray themselves as patriotic and unified Americans during the crisis. But back then they were more interested in their own agenda. How did they ever get away with appropriating “patriotism” as if it’s their main theme?

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:31 AM

1. K&R

Agree!


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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:12 AM

2. Putin polled higher in popularity among Trump voters than Biden. Think about that. [nt]

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:26 AM

3. Go ahead and ask yourself

What is their platform? What are they offering to the people? Anything?

All I see is obstruction from McConnell since 2010. That’s it. If Dems or Obama wanted something, he made sure nothing passed or even was put to a vote.

Healthcare? Nothing!
Veteran care? Nothing!
Civil rights for anyone? Nothing!

That is their platform.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:35 AM

4. Republican veils wear thin...

As it’s been said, patriotism (or masquerading in it) is the last refuge of a scoundrel. “Godliness,” too, and riding those twin deceptive horses has served the Republican Party well for decades. So when Trump literally hugs a flag or holds a bible, the imagery resonates with his base...

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:37 AM

5. The real monster...

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:49 AM

6. American minds have been dulled and lulled into gullibility for hoaxes and lies

Life is just an infomercial to them. Don't have to think hard, work hard. Just accept what comes along. More potato chips!

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:56 AM

7. A consistent pattern of the GOP at least since the rise of FDR . . .

Nixon and the sabotage of the Vietnam peace accord; Reagan and the betrayal of the Iran hostages, etc.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 08:10 AM

8. I just don't get it

I was in Kindergarten and knew Nixon was a POS (we seriously had debates about it on the bus on the way to school), in my teenage years knew Reagen was full of shit. I have had nonstop heartburn since my young adult years when Nwet and company were complete scumbags, knew W was going to be a disaster ...

But, in my life I have known SO many otherwise smart, decent and good people who lap up right wing bullshit with a ladle.

And they just keep getting worse, are completely hypocritical and inconsistent, just bumbling around from day to day screaming whatever might get people worked up.

In the late 90s they fought Clinton every step of the way when he was trying to deal with Islamic terrorists, and their way of trying to slag on him for his successfully interceding in the Ukrain was to scream about how we should not be doing nation building.

In great part because W didn't take it seriously, 9-11 happens, they gin themselves up to blame it on Clinton despite it happening on Ws watch and then bully the country into trying to nation build Iraq, which was an epic disaster.

But, the problem is, the country N E V E R holds them accountable ...

While some of the jackasses who were part of January 6 will get convicted and face justice, they will never own their end of it.

It is truly hopeless until this country BROADLY recognizes how fucking power hungry, corrupt and dangerous these fuckers are and punish them dearly, not just once cycle, not just two, but for decades at the ballots.

But, because this country just can't stop with indulging their childishness and fuckwittery, I hold out little hope this happens.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 08:42 AM

9. The Germans couldn't stop the Nazis in the 1930's. America will not stop the Republican/Nazis in the

2022 and 2024 elections. Enjoy this brief period of democracy before things take a much darker turn.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:05 AM

11. I pray you are wrong

and that Americans that care about their nation and the rule of law show up in droves that overwhelm the obstruction and restrictions the POOP party has put in place. I have never prayed more for ppl I don't know than I have prayed since January 20, 2016 because on that day January 6, 2021 is what I feared. The rise of fascism south of the border is frightening but I fear is spreading up here as well.

The world needs the American people to be on guard for democracy. We are in very troubled waters and the Captain of the ship can only do so much, the crew needs to step up and in this case the crew seems to be the American people.

As a side note. What the hell is going on with the DOJ and why are they trying to suppress the bad deeds of their predecessors? Maybe building a rico case against the whole lot. Not sure, but boy do they need some transparency. Garland may think he has 4 years, but he really only has 1 to clean house and prove justice matters.

Tick tock people, democracy is on the line.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 08:57 AM

10. It's DIVISIVE, Not "Devicive". Please Make a Note Of It.

It's that Republicans want to DIVIDE (DIVIDE > DIVISVE) - that's the word you really wanted to use, and the correct rendering of it.

I don't think that you wanted to imply that Republicans always use devices, like cell phones, etc... (DEVICE > DEVICIVE). And besides, "devicive" is not a real word, anyway. It doesn't exist.

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Response to panfluteman (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:12 AM

12. Believe we all knew what he meant.

Put go ahead and spill check everyone and make more friends.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:13 AM

13. George Carlin said it best.

Republicans are there for the "owners" of this country - and nobody else. Not the environment. Not the future of humanity. Not justice. Nobody and nothing else. End of story.

They are aggressively Machiavellian in deceiving stupid people to vote for them.

Thank you for posting this.....because I just HATE it when I see people, especially Democrats, use moral relativism to give politicians such as "Ike" a pass when comparing him to later Republicans.....and even Reagan & GWB when comparing them to 2021 Republicans.











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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 09:37 AM

14. Talking about the long roots of demonizing Dems

I found some printed jokes my Dad kept, from the 30's and forward. Many of them were political, and against Democrats and democratic ideals. I knew he was an R, but his idea of humor was a surprise.

I heard a podcast a long time ago that corporations and other entities created out an anti-union message a 100 years ago, and have turned a lot of people against unions, so many people who would benefit from standing united, instead of supporting the companies. And the stance against progressive programs started up not much later.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 03:21 PM

16. But they aren't on an island, Putin and they are together on destroying our government.

They are part of the worldwide right wing authoritarian and big business supporting, aka fascist, movement lead by Putin.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 03:22 PM

17. The US Constitution is a suicide pact if enough of us want it to be.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 04:05 PM

18. The idiot Republican voters will eventually get what they deserve.

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