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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:19 PM

WSJ: “it would be terrible to think the left was right about the right”

Speaking of disapproval, WSJ, wringing its hands about the rise of Trumpolini:

It would be terrible to think that the left was right about the right all these years. Nativist bigotries must not be allowed to become the animating spirit of the Republican Party. If Donald Trump becomes the candidate, he will not win the presidency, but he will help vindicate the left’s ugly indictment. It will be left to decent conservatives to pick up the pieces—and what’s left of the party.


http://www.wsj.com/articles/staring-at-the-conservative-gutter-1456791777
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/03/will-conservatives-do-right-thing-november

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Reply WSJ: “it would be terrible to think the left was right about the right” (Original post)
kpete Mar 2016 OP
Kelvin Mace Mar 2016 #1
kpete Mar 2016 #2
longship Mar 2016 #3
Rex Mar 2016 #11
Kelvin Mace Mar 2016 #13
Rex Mar 2016 #14
MynameisBlarney Mar 2016 #26
adigal Mar 2016 #4
Nye Bevan Mar 2016 #6
Myrina Mar 2016 #30
Andy823 Mar 2016 #9
Rex Mar 2016 #15
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2016 #25
bemildred Mar 2016 #5
Cal33 Mar 2016 #8
hifiguy Mar 2016 #17
Arugula Latte Mar 2016 #18
2naSalit Mar 2016 #27
bbgrunt Mar 2016 #28
Matrosov Mar 2016 #7
Rex Mar 2016 #10
malaise Mar 2016 #12
hifiguy Mar 2016 #16
Skittles Mar 2016 #19
CTyankee Mar 2016 #20
Nevernose Mar 2016 #22
gratuitous Mar 2016 #31
Skittles Mar 2016 #32
CTyankee Mar 2016 #21
Marr Mar 2016 #23
hatrack Mar 2016 #24
truebluegreen Mar 2016 #29

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:22 PM

1. So,

 

the only thing worse than being a party of screaming racists, is our being right about your being a party of screaming racists?

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:23 PM

2. Hating hippies

is a thing with them


peace and hummus to you Kelvin Mace,
kp

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:25 PM

3. ^THIS^ nt

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:36 PM

11. The dirty hippies have been right for decades now and it eats up the establishment.

 

And now that their party is so fucked up they are pretending to just notice the rotten core of the GOP. Fuck the WSJ greed is good crowd.

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Response to Rex (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:46 PM

13. Yes, I keep wondering how often we have to be right

 

before people admit it.

I won't hold my breath.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 06:19 PM

14. I won't either, all we ever get for being right is a swift kick in the butt.

 

It angers them that we are right, so they have to grow up first and I don't see that happening.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:39 PM

26. 2 things.

The 2 things that racists hate are.
1. Black people
2. Being called racists.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:27 PM

4. How can they even doubt it's true at this point??

 

I'm interested to see what my mother will do in November - she is a Republican, but not a hater. She votes for Schumer. He hates Hillary. I'm intrigued.

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Response to adigal (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:47 PM

6. Schumer endorsed Hillary for president over 2 years ago.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:22 PM

30. Yeah, they were practically holding hands in 2008 when she gave NY's delegates to Obama.

I recall that spectacle on the convention floor.

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Response to adigal (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:33 PM

9. My dad is a republican

He has already told me he will not vote for anyone this year. He says none of them are worth voting for.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 06:20 PM

15. I have some older aunts that always vote GOP, except this time around.

 

They hate all the male candidates that think Trump is a vile human being. They are actually going to vote for HRC. And this is the deep south! Gives me hope.

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Response to adigal (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:37 PM

25. It's not just a river in Egypt. nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:44 PM

5. "Decent conservative" is an oxymoron.

Conservativism is all about selfishness dressed up as public service, i.e. it is fundamentally dishonest in both its intentions and in its actions.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:00 PM

8. Right you are!!!

 

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Response to bemildred (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 06:45 PM

17. J.K. Galbraith nailed these shitheels decades ago

 

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 06:50 PM

18. Great quote.

 

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:58 PM

27. Indeed...

Before I was educated enough to understand it, I head an interview with J.K. Galbraith and it rocked my world and understanding of "the system" and how what George Carlin said about the "big Club" that we have no access to was true.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:04 PM

28. perfect quote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:57 PM

7. Decent conservatives = closet racists

 

Trump's name has been invoked in hate crimes, he wants to close the United States to Muslims, he wants to deport all undocumented Latinos and have Mexico build a super-sized Berlin Wall, the Klu Klux Klan loves him, he is endorsed by white supremacist David Duke, he is endorsed by segregationist Jeff Sessions, and all of these things keep his poll numbers rising and rising.

Why? Because the Republican party is the party of hate. The so-called decent conservatives are the ones that are better at keeping their racism covered up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:34 PM

10. Fuck you WSJ, yeah it would be terrible because YOU ARE the right!

 

Fuck them and their owners.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:37 PM

12. We have been right and

we continue to be right - thanks Trump - you've exposed the entire party

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 06:44 PM

16. The only difference between Trumpolini and Repigs since Raygun

 

is that the Vulgar Talking Yam says it openly and not in carefully coded euphemisms.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:32 PM

19. oh please

don't you just love all these freaking moralists, acting as if the Greedy Old Pig party has not been a bunch of racist assholes until Trump came along?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 08:46 PM

20. Yeah, NOW thier upset! Where the fuck were they when we were screaming in thier ears

about this?

WE TOLD YOU SO. OBVIOUSLY, YOU WEREN'T LISTENING.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:35 PM

22. Preach it

Trump's no worse than the rest of them. At least he's straightforward in his bigotry

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Response to Skittles (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:53 PM

31. Golly!

We've been blowing these dog whistles for decades, and suddenly all these dogs have shown up. Hoocuddanode?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:27 PM

32. EXACTLY

JAYSUS

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 08:47 PM

21. Oh, shut up.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:41 PM

23. It isn't nativist. It's white supremacist.

 

Immigrants have historically been a pretty minor member on the GOP racial bogeyman hate parade. But points for acting like this whole thing began with Trump.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:45 PM

24. It's even worse KNOWING they were right . . .

on the WSJ.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:19 PM

29. Fuck Republicans. They Built That. nt

 

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