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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:52 AM

Trump's new interviews and appearances show that a storm is brewing

I watched Donald Trump's entire "interview" with One America News propagandist Dan Ball, and that's the quote that stood out the most.

Trump was in the middle of a fact-free rant about "vicious" Democrats cheating on elections when he said "they're destroying our country. Our country will not survive this. Our country will not survive." Then he sniffed and shifted to immigration, saying "look at where they're coming from," clearly mimicking the "great replacement theory" talking points that Tucker Carlson has been mainlining into homes across the country.

These are all signs of the gathering storm. Trump's incessant lies about the last election (Biden "didn't get 81 million votes, there's no way," he told OAN) pose obvious threats to future elections. The so-called "Stop the Steal" movement is "racing forward," ignoring the Arizona audit "humiliation," the NYT pointed out over the weekend.

Most of us can feel the instability in the air the same way a weather forecaster can feel a storm coming on. News outlets need to be providing storm warnings -- but some are ignoring the threat. That's what my opening essay on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" telecast was about. Anti-democratic talking points are being paraded across networks like Newsmax, and averting one's eyes doesn't make the parade go away...

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/26/media/trump-interviews-reliable-sources/index.html

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Reply Trump's new interviews and appearances show that a storm is brewing (Original post)
Lasher Sep 2021 OP
Lovie777 Sep 2021 #1
randr Sep 2021 #2
SharonClark Sep 2021 #3
HUAJIAO Sep 2021 #19
Escurumbele Sep 2021 #4
Texin Sep 2021 #5
Escurumbele Sep 2021 #6
Catherine Vincent Sep 2021 #17
hadEnuf Sep 2021 #7
Native Sep 2021 #8
PortTack Sep 2021 #9
hadEnuf Sep 2021 #21
Lasher Sep 2021 #23
hadEnuf Sep 2021 #24
Bayard Sep 2021 #10
Stuart G Sep 2021 #12
c-rational Sep 2021 #11
KS Toronado Sep 2021 #13
hadEnuf Sep 2021 #25
bucolic_frolic Sep 2021 #14
gilligan Sep 2021 #15
Stuart G Sep 2021 #16
peggysue2 Sep 2021 #18
Jon King Sep 2021 #20
TeamProg Sep 2021 #22
Grasswire2 Sep 2021 #26
Grasswire2 Sep 2021 #27
Blue Owl Sep 2021 #28
lees1975 Sep 2021 #29

Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:13 AM

1. it never stopped . ......

republicans are part of it.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:28 AM

2. We will witness a complete mental breakdown if not a stroke

He will not leave willingly but only due to severe impairment.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:50 AM

3. Excellent article and has links to other articles that back up Stelter's opinion.

It's depressing and frightening but at least we're warned.

I wonder what powerful Dems know and what they plan to do about it.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:36 AM

19. "I wonder what powerful Dems know and what they plan to do about it."

yeah, me too !!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:20 AM

4. Until he is made accountable for his crimes, he will continue spewing hate and division

He must be sent to a jail where he becomes a bad memory, a stain in USA history. You kill the snake by its head, put trump and gang in jail and all of this ends.

I don't understand why Biden does not increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court, nullify the fanatics in the court to prevent them from doing more damage. I believe that Amy Coney Barrett is manipulated by her husband, somehow I don't think she has the power of independent decision making, from what I have read, she is the closest thing to a Stepford wife.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:24 AM

5. FWIW, I think he'll (soon) collapse physically and/or mentally.

He's a ticking time bomb and his fast food and stimulant addiction(s) will catch up with him eventually.

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Response to Texin (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:28 AM

6. i don't know, weed is hard to get rid of...

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:16 AM

17. Agree!

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:28 AM

7. They are armed to the teeth: We are not.

They have a non-stop propaganda machine: We do not.

They vote and stay on the same message 99.9% of the time: We do not.

They use every obscure or outdated law to get their way: We do not.

They abandoned bi-partisanship years ago: We still hold hope that they will change.

They are fighting a war: We try to negotiate with people who cannot be negotiated with.


I think we've given it a fair try but it's now time to stop playing games with these treasonous fascists. This is not a game.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:36 AM

8. +1000

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:40 AM

9. Because we follow the rules and don't break them, we aren't trying?

Democracy for sure would break down when there’s no one following the rules

Who said other than you and lots of other arm chair politicians here that our dem leaders are toying around playing games? Come on!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:55 AM

21. We are in a fight for our democracy. The rules you speak of won't exist as we know them if the

Trump-GOP succeeds in what they are trying to do. I'm talking about being able to back up what we say without being bullied and bullshitted by extremist thugs. I'm talking about enforcing the rules and holding the rule breakers accountable and making them eat the consequences of their actions.

We've been trying to play by the Marquis of Queensbury rules for years while repeatedly getting kicked in the groin. If we want to keep the rules we may want to try defending them more aggressively rather than tying one arm behind our backs before a fist fight.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:56 AM

23. Democrats want to be fair; Republicans want to win

This has been true my whole life. It's been frustrating.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:52 PM

24. We can be fair, we just need to have a zero tolerence for those who are not.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:01 AM

10. Does sedition fall under Free Speech in the Constitution?

He is actively advocating the rightful government's overthrow every day. People have gotten so used to his blathering they don't even pay attention anymore. Except for his fellow seditionists.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:08 AM

12. Yes, it does....proof: "You can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater when there is ..NO FIRE!!

....The courts have proved that this is true. (Many cases.... , ...(no I don't know them)

.....sedition is against the law...It is that simple..

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:05 AM

11. The whole point of Stop the Steal was to Steal.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:10 AM

13. Couple weeks ago at a neighbor bar

when talking to who claimed to be an independent voter said something about the stolen election, so I asked
him where the proof was since over 60 lawsuits were thrown out of court for lack of evidence by republican
judges. Someone I didn't know overheard me and the next think I knew everyone there (minus 2) were
screaming red faced at me and hinting at what needs to be done to "my kind". Yes we need to be aware of the
anger the reQublicOns are holding on to. If Qrumpie gives them marching orders it will be a sad day in this
country.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 12:59 PM

25. They need to be very aware that if they are given those marching orders justice will be swift

and not by "their rules". They are mostly cowards at heart and will act very differently when responded to on equal terms.

There is no reasoning with bullies and Nazi-type thugs.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:12 AM

14. Narcissists announce their future intentions every time

Pay close attention, his trial balloon is about "Our country will not survive."

No because it will be his country before it's all over if he has his way.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:13 AM

15. Well

" You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:15 AM

16. YES....The storm is brewing for Trump & the Puke Party..(BIG STORM)

...Trump can say what he wants...too stupid to do the right thing..."just shut up"...Nixon knew, he shut up...Trump
is much to stupid...and his talking will partially destroy the Puke Party..

.............Some leaders of the Pukes...will tell him publicly to ..."Shut Up" and when those leaders do..and talk to him
privately and tell him how much he is destroying the party....then....maybe Trump will shut up...MAYBE.

Another idea: Trump doesn't give a S**T ABOUT ANYONE BUT HIMSELF....even after being told, to shut up........
.....................there is a great deal pointing to....TRUMP WON'T SHUT UP FOR ANY REASON...

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:24 AM

18. Which is why holding the man and his enablers accountable is so important

They're never going to stop unless we stop them, hold them legally and financially responsible for what they've done to the country, what they're plotting still. Which, btw, is to burn the house down, then reshape it in their own bloated image, a corrupt autocracy/oligarchy/ authoritarian realm where everything is open to plunder bc regulations and silly laws are so yesterday, where propaganda and disinformation are the only thing you hear/read and any complaint gets you a prison sentence or worse.

Think Putin, the MAGA/Trump exemplar, who has the gall to refer to Russia's democratic elections as proof that they are a free society. As long Putin wins, of course. We know what happens to dissenters particularly those who have a following. Navalny, for instance or all those Russian officials, professionals and actual journalists who strangely fall out of windows or are simply gunned down in their apartments.

Anything that sounds like protest ensures a premature death.

They'll need their scapegoats, too, because all authoritarian regimes need someone to blame for their various failures. History tells us how that works out.

This is what we're looking at if Trump and his accomplices have their way, a national criminal enterprise posing as a government.

A smoldering ruin.

They must be prosecuted.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:54 AM

20. He senses some trouble is coming and wants to get his base in maximum agitation mode.

No doubt he has increased his appearances and rhetoric the last 2-3 weeks. My hunch is he senses something is coming criminally and is trying to get his base on maximum riled up status. His only defense will be it is all a politically motivated witch hunt.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 11:01 AM

22. Where the F*CK is Merrick Garland ?? !!!


I dpon't think he's the right guy for the AG job.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:21 PM

26. Here's where I'm at today.

...Wondering if it would be so terrible to give them their FREEDUMB and let them have Texas and a couple of other states and let them govern themselves with no support from U.S. taxpayers and no services from USG. Build a border, if necessary. Assist any who want to relocate there, and then shut the door.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 06:22 PM

27. Can you imagine what it would be like to live without their drama and hate and ignorance?

Bliss.

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:23 PM

28. A big fat storm...

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Response to Lasher (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 04:03 PM

29. So we know. So what are we, and by extension, Democrats who know what's going on, doing about it?

This man should be rotting behind bars with Steve Bannon and Mike Flynn.

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