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Tue Dec 5, 2017, 10:48 PM

It Is No Longer (R) Versus (D)

It is now honest people versus liars.

It is well-informed people versus the gullible and easily-led.

It is intelligent people versus the hopelessly stupid.

It is the principled versus those who readily abandon their principles if it means a political “win”.

It is the educated versus the proudly ignorant.

It is the real Christian versus the hypocritical Christian.

It is the poor versus the rich.

It is the hard-working middle-class versus wealthy individuals and corporations.

It is the poor who need a helping hand versus the rich who have their hands out for more than they already have.

It is the honest versus the dishonest.

It is the truth-tellers versus those who want to quash the truth.

It is the patriots versus the anti-Americans.

It is the people who believe in tolerance versus the people who abhor anyone who does not believe as they believe, look the same as they look, and have the same skin colour as they have.

It is those who see unity as a worthwhile goal versus those who see divisiveness as the ultimate end game.

It is those who believe in the power of diplomacy versus those who believe that war is the answer to everything.

It is the protectors of our environment versus the destroyers of our land and water.

It is the reasonable versus those who are just too stupid to be reasoned with.

It is those who stand-up for victims versus those who stand-up for those whose actions create victims.

It is the people who truly love their neighbours versus those whose hatred of everyone overrides all else.

It is those who see all Americans as their fellow citizens versus those who see only some Americans as worthy of being respected.

It is people who believe in the American Dream versus people who believe that dream should only be realized by those they personally approve of.

It is those who trust in the rule of law versus those who think the rules should only apply if and when convenient.

It is those who abhor violence versus those who want to put automatic weapons in the hands of those who believe violence is a justifiable means to an end.

It is the ethical versus the unethical, the honest brokers versus the purveyors of lies, the moral versus the blatantly immoral, the decent versus the indecent, the charitable versus the obscenely greedy, the sane versus lunatics who will literally swallow anything, no matter how apparently insane that something is.

Ultimately, it is honourable Americans versus those who would rather see our democracy fail if it continues to adhere to the very principles that established our democracy in the first place.

This is the enemy we face, this is the battle we must fight, this is the war we must ultimately win if our country is to survive.

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NanceGreggs Dec 5 OP
Pachamama Dec 5 #1
mcar Dec 5 #2
madaboutharry Dec 5 #3
Snackshack Dec 5 #4
Moostache Wednesday #10
GaryCnf Dec 5 #5
lunasun Wednesday #27
smirkymonkey Dec 5 #6
Pepsidog Wednesday #7
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Gothmog Wednesday #9
burrowowl Wednesday #11
EricMaundry Wednesday #12
hibbing Wednesday #13
Jamaal510 Wednesday #14
treestar Wednesday #15
kentuck Wednesday #16
spanone Wednesday #17
The Wizard Wednesday #18
SunSeeker Wednesday #19
niyad Wednesday #20
MyOwnPeace Wednesday #21
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OU65802 Wednesday #23
Hortensis Wednesday #30
marble falls Wednesday #31
OU65802 Thursday #32
geardaddy Wednesday #24
oasis Wednesday #25
tirebiter Wednesday #26
lunamagica Wednesday #28
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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 10:53 PM

1. Wow...excellent summary Nance....



It’s what we are facing....

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. It is all this exactly

There is no more pretense.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 10:57 PM

3. Was it always this way?

Was it always like this - with the only difference being that it was kept under control? My mother says things were awful during the Vietnam war and that the country split in two. This breakdown between people and the gulf between republicans and democrats seems different. I actually feel that we could end up with anarchy.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:18 PM

4. Actually.

The first few minutes of Idiocracy sums it up succinctly.

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Response to Snackshack (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:45 AM

10. Idiocracy was the world's first accidental documentary...

So many things about that movie are coming to fruition in a slow motion train wreck...get ready for the Brawndo, it does have electrolytes...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:23 PM

5. Perhaps

the Arrogant vs. the Empathetic?

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Response to GaryCnf (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:22 PM

27. Yes definitely that's an accurate add

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Tue Dec 5, 2017, 11:25 PM

6. Well said.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:03 AM

7. Bravo!! Well said

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:24 AM

8. well put...n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:33 AM

9. Another great post Nance

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:46 AM

11. I copied your rant and sent it to friends

you are right on! Good on you!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:55 AM

12. Incredibly Good

Thank you.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:56 AM

13. I'm veering to giving up

I thought the idiot son who took the most corrupt corner to lie the country along with the support of the corporate media into an immoral war in Iraq would have brought about he demise of that vile party, no. I thought shedding 800,000 jobs a month would bring an end to that party's dominance, no. Instead they now control all three branches of the federal government and the majority of statehouses. Good luck to those who still have some faith in our former democratic processes, but you can count me out for now.

This is the battle we must fight? I'm afraid the battle and the war have been lost.


Peace

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:32 AM

14. Don't forget sane vs. insane.

It seems like every day, there is a new form of mayhem and misery. In the current political climate, it seems as though reason and clear-headedness get drowned out by the loudmouths, demagogues, conspiracy theorists, and knuckle-draggers of politics. Things are out of whack in America.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:17 AM

15. It was one thing to vote for Mittens, Mc5planes,

Bush, and another to vote for the Orange Toxin. That vote just showed they are more than just people we disagree with.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 07:06 AM

16. Important message.

It is no longer about (R) vs (D).

There is a real enemy.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:12 AM

17. K&R...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:00 AM

18. Thank you

It's long overdue that we characterize Republicans as the enemy. They've been calling normal people the enemy since Pox News and hate radio were released from the Fairness Doctrine. It is impossible to engage in a simple conversation with them Logic and reason escapes them, and they do see things as black and white and us against them. The reich wing media has the lemmings brain poisoned.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:46 AM

19. K & R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 12:40 PM

20. k and r

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 01:08 PM

21. I wonder about the room............

where you go to collect your thoughts, Nance.
I envision a "Guru" sitting atop a mountain - robed and welcoming those seeking enlightenment - being shown the "true light."
How you continually crank out such wonderful and insightful work is truly amazing - and a gift to those of us here at DU.
And, each one is better than the last.

Keep it up - you're a gift.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 03:07 PM

22. Brava, thank you

may I share on facebook giving credit where credit is due?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:03 PM

23. Both sides have weaponized the government

Both sides use their power to squash the opponents. The repubugs are 100 times worst but we do it to and we are now forced to effectively join the mob of our choice.

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Response to OU65802 (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:18 PM

30. No. Just plain wrong false comparison, even before

dismissing our huge differences in goals and principles. We are not them "lite."




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Response to OU65802 (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:27 PM

31. Perhaps to support your claim you'd like to point out a case of Democrats attempting to ....

unfairly squash a Republican.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:02 AM

32. I didnt say unfairly

I said we have weaponized the government so much that both sides use it to run over opponents. We do it for good, the rethigs do it for bad but in the end we have given so much power to the office it allows the rethugs to abuse it.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:04 PM

24. I had the very same thought today.



K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:12 PM

25. "..the rich who have their hands out for more than they already have."

Sad but true in Trumpland.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:21 PM

26. It's still RvD

By virtue of the listed definitions

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:24 PM

28. Wonderful as always, Nance

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:32 PM

29. It's good vs. evil and the evil is winning

If we don't learn how to fight and win,it's over for America

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