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Sat May 7, 2022, 05:35 PM

We are going backwards as a nation.

We are going backwards as a nation. My wife and I are in our early 60s. We were lamenting today that the Republicans and religious wack jobs have managed to turn the clock back 50 years. What the hell happened? How did it come to this? I am so disheartened on where we’re going as a country.

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Reply We are going backwards as a nation. (Original post)
Red Raider 85 May 2022 OP
RussBLib May 2022 #1
onecaliberal May 2022 #3
roamer65 May 2022 #2
pwb May 2022 #4
IrishAfricanAmerican May 2022 #12
elleng May 2022 #5
WyLoochka May 2022 #8
Diamond_Dog May 2022 #6
bluestarone May 2022 #7
Amishman May 2022 #9
Initech May 2022 #10
Richard D May 2022 #14
Chainfire May 2022 #11
Demovictory9 May 2022 #13
Harker May 2022 #15
bucolic_frolic May 2022 #16

Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 05:37 PM

1. and we have no statesmen?

or stateswomen?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #1)

Sat May 7, 2022, 05:41 PM

3. Of course we do, but a psycho doesn't care and they are all willing to follow a psycho.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 05:40 PM

2. Feels like being wound back to 1860 in many ways.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 05:43 PM

4. Now the pukes pissed women off and

nothing is forgotten. Woman will form up and make it better again soon.

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Response to pwb (Reply #4)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:42 PM

12. 👆🏽👆🏽 THIS! 👆🏽👆🏽



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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 05:47 PM

5. Have been since gingrich.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:23 PM

8. Since Reagan

It's been a relentless push by big money/big corporations to keep the trajectory moving evermore to the extreme right since 1980.
They really want no regulations at all on the ways they practice capitalism.

To achieve this they pander to the right wing religious control freaks who are all about regulating everyone else's behavior. They've made a lot of progress toward their goal.

Now those fundies are reveling in their illegitimate, strong armed, cultural pay off takings for all those years of votes in support of the greed of the top 2%.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:09 PM

6. Another thing they've done

Our life expectancy in the USA has gone DOWN!

We supposedly have “the best healthcare/hospitals in the world” but what good is it when health care inequality is so egregious? What good is modern medicine when it’s unaccessible or unaffordable?

Republicans have ruined everything good and positive about this country. They embrace hate, racism, misogyny, inequality, and gun culture.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:13 PM

7. I look at it like the CULT chose the aniti-Christ and NOW

We are STUCK for the long haul, UNLESS we get our act together and BREAK UP THIS CULT!!

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:26 PM

9. Two steps forward, one step back

This is the step back.

Overall we've made tons of progress over the past 20 years on social issues. Just look at LBGTQ rights for example. We aren't looking at a full reversal, just pushback in the spots they're able to get the most traction

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:28 PM

10. I'm convinced that if Fox News and Facebook had been around during the Revolutionary War...

We'd currently be under British rule.

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Response to Initech (Reply #10)

Sat May 7, 2022, 08:31 PM

14. And if in WWII, we'd probably be . . .

. . . speaking German. Those who survived the Fox News approved genocide.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 06:36 PM

11. Republicans are a one trick pony; all they can do is destroy.

Their only emotions are hate and fear.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 07:14 PM

13. K&r

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 08:34 PM

15. If we're going backwards, how come I'm still getting older?

I was feeling optimistic about our collective progress until Trumpsky was sworn in.

I begin every day hoping he's about to be criminally charged, or that he's died overnight.

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Response to Red Raider 85 (Original post)

Sat May 7, 2022, 08:49 PM

16. No, no. This is not backwards. This is forward. To Fascism.

The losers from 80 years ago are now going to run the country. It's a New World Order.

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