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McCamy Taylor

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Here is my fiction website: http://home.earthlink.net/~mccamytaylor/ My political cartoon site: http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/

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If Trump and Bannon Can Not Deliver a Russian Hack, What Use Are They to the GOP?

This has got to be the number one question on the minds of Republicans who are about to face re-election next year. When it seemed that Trump and Bannon had the Power of Putin behind them, Republicans were willing to pass legislation that would anger their own voters--like getting rid of the federal state income tax exemption in states that have a state income tax. Because they believed that Russian hackers could save them on election day.

But, after Virginia and Alabama, it is now clear that Russian hackers are not all that they were cracked up to be. It is very likely that the FBI/NSA and CIA have put into place measures to unhack the hack. So, what does that leave Trump and Bannon to peddle? Nada. They can not promise anything but a huge turn out of angry backlash voters who object to Nazis and Pussy Grabbers.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Dec 13, 2017, 07:33 PM (4 replies)

The ghost of Rolande Barthes is demanding that I analyze this thread

because it is currently the most popular thread at DU, which tells us something---but maybe not what we think.

Lots of inflammatory words here. Lots of BIG LETTERS. They catch the eye, they stir the imagination. Let's get rid of the little words and see what the guts sees when it skims through this piece.

DUMB Gillibrand DUMB lynch mobbing of Franken! RUSHING TO JUDGEMENT!! shady and WEAK EVIL of FALSE EQUIVALENCY mob mentality mega-hypocrites and weaklings.Bad call! lynchmob route pissed off in a big way causing needless gender divisions swept down the rabbit hole of media frenzy and mob mentality. STUPID!"

First thing I notice: a false equivalence. Al Franken was not lynched. This is what a lynching looks like:

This is what your gut saw four times when you read the words "lynch mobbing", "mob mentality", 'lynchmob route" and "mob mentality." This picture is why these words get you fired up. But Al Franken was not lynched. He was a victim of character assassination. Big difference. How big a difference? Here is what you look like after character assassination:

Next, there is the breast beating. "DUMB. DUMB shady WEAK EVIL hypocrites weaklings bad call needless frenzy swept down the rabbit hole. STUPID" Who would want to be associated with a group of people like that? No one. That is why I am a Democrat and not a Republican, because those words describe the current GOP to a T. And yet, they are presented as a critique of the Democrats which then begs the question "If Democrats are the same as Republicans, why do I even bother to vote?" and we all know how helpful that attitude has been for our country.

Now a few words about Republican propaganda. I am not saying that the text above it Republican propaganda. I just want to share a few things to keep in mind when reading political essays on the Internet. One, Divide and Conquer is the GOP's favorite tool. And two, when they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar or with their pants down, they always resort to They All Do It (so why even bother voting?). Whenever you read anything political always ask yourself "Does this effectively divide and conquer my party?' and "Does this make me think that my vote is wasted on my party?"

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Dec 10, 2017, 10:43 PM (1 replies)

How Many People Think DU Needs a "Trump's White House" Forum?

I don't mind all the infighting and name calling and baiting that goes on at DU. It is part of the fun of politics. But when Gen Discussion is full of posts about how "This Dem is all bad!" and "No, this Dem is all good and THAT Dem is all bad!" and "You're a Poo Poo Head if You Don't Love This Dem and Hate that Dem" and "No, You're the Poo Poo Head!" there is a tendency to dilute all the meaningful threads about Trump and GOP atrocities which are what I come to DU for.

Dear Skinner, DU is a product like any other. A not for profit product with a mission statement, but still a product. Democrats are united in their fear and loathing for Trump, Putin and their GOP enablers. We want to discuss this problem and work on ways to fix it. We want to do this is a forum where it is easy to share ideas and information. It is not easy to share ideas or information if the first page of Gen Discussion and the "Greatests" are devoted to other less pressing though certainly brights and shiny and distracting topics.

In the past, DU has had separate White House threads. I think it is time to have one again. Can anyone think of a more pressing problem right now than the current Resident President? Trump can literally destroy this country. That kind of threat needs a forum all its own.

And meanwhile, Democrats who do not think Trump is a threat can play "Who is a more ideologically pure Democrat" to their hearts content in Gen Discussion.

If there is a White House forum already, will someone please direct me to it?

Anyway, here is my poll. It is very simple:
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Dec 10, 2017, 09:36 PM (2 replies)

The Myth of the _____ Predator and White Women

Don't look now, but a really old and nasty narrative has seized the country. The one that goes (insert name of the scapegoat that you want your followers to fear so that they will give up their civil liberties) preys upon white women. The whiter and blonder and younger the better (for your fascist organizations purposes).

What to know what the fascists at Stormfront had to say about Harvey Weinstein? I know you don't, but I looked for you and here is the second post in their thread on the topic:

From 10-5-17:

This is a big fat degenerate jew whale who always backed the NY jews and the Dems.

Reports are saying Weinstein donated approx $750,000 over the last couple decades to Democrats, which means he and his brother likely donated at least 10 million over the years.

This crowd spends more in a week on lunch than most people make in a year and they use that money and power to target White girls, that's why they're in the movie business.

I will not post a link since I do not link sites like Stormfront. If you don't believe this was posted there, google it.

Other high profile targets of media dog piles? Conyers. Franken. And meanwhile, Roy Moore is doing just fine. Is there a trend? A pattern? Are you disturbed? I know I am.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Dec 10, 2017, 01:27 PM (1 replies)

Why Do Americans Still Embrace "Droit du Seigneur"?

"Droit du Seigneur", the right of noble men to "have their way" with subordinate women. Why is Trump president and Franken is on his way out? Because of the belief that the rich are not like the rest of us, and that any "inferior" woman who receives the sexual attentions of a rich man has been blessed.
This is as much a class issue as it is a gender issue, and until we rid ourselves of the notion that some of us are "more equal" than others, there will be two standards, one for those who hold themselves up as mere mortals (i.e human beings) and another for those who claim to be demi-gods.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:37 PM (7 replies)

Are Guilty Corporations Trying to Neuter Congress in Case There Are Impeachment Hearings?

Yes, I know this post is too long by modern DU standards. But I have a serious point to make here. I think maybe we are seeing a pre-emptive strike by some VIPs who do not want their names dragged through the mud (where they ought to be) during impeachment hearings.

Take close look at the politicians who are being targeted:

John Conyers was brilliant during the Clinton impeachment. The voice of reason. Able to wade through many layers of bullshit to get to the truth. He dared to hold hearings (in a basement) after the Grand Theft Election Ohio in 2004, when everyone else was too scared to utter a peep.

And we all know how good Sen. Franken is at cross examination.

So, you have to wonder, is someone associated with the Trump-Russian treason trying to weed out Democrats that won't "play along" when/if the Dems win a House majority in 2018 and there are impeachment hearings in 2019?

We all know that the Dems won't get a 2/3 majority of the Senate, so Trump won't get kicked out that way. But during the hearings there will be a lot testimony that is damaging to the Trump name brand. And maybe some collateral damage to some big players that have managed to stay out of the spotlight so far. Like....

Tillerson's company, Exxon. Does anyone here believe that Exxon did not know what Russia was up to? Maybe Exxon is working behind the scene to weed out Democrats who might not respect their corporate "betters" at Exxon. Or maybe it is the Koch Brothers. They have managed to stay out of the limelight so far, even though we know that the Kochs and Russia go way back. What about the mystery backers of the Border Wall? Did someone pay Trump a bribe to get that contract? Or maybe DOW Chemical decided that it wanted the Texas Rio Grande River under federal control so that it could use all that water for its polluting factories? DOW is always after water. And DOW gave big to Trumps inauguration.

After WWII, the Nuremberg judges sent a lot of Nazis to their deaths. But the German businessmen who were complicit in the war crimes got wrist slaps. Which is ironic when you consider that fascism exists to serve the corporations. Or so said Mussolini.

Is Trump's fascist coup now attempting to protect its corporate masters? Exxon, DOW, Kochs---all three have a lot to lose if they are found to be complicit. Maybe they want to weed out the nosy Dems, the bad Dems, the Dems who might not know their place and understand that it is one thing to convict politicians of crimes and quite another to sully the name of a major corporation.

And if the tough Congressional Democrats are cut down, who will dare to take their places? No one. The rest will be too scared. They will dutifully go after bit players and politicians and foreigners and avoid doing anything that might inconvenience a business giant. Like Exxon. Or Dow. Or the Kochs.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 11:31 PM (1 replies)

Appreciation Thread for Sen Franken!

Who asked the right question during the Sessions confirmation? Sen. Franken. Whose quick thinking caused Sessions to commit perjury about his ties to Russia during a Congressional hearing? Sen. Franken! What did Sessions' perjury about his ties to Russia cause him to do? (For those who have short attention span) It forced him to recuse himself from the federal investigation into Russia interference in a U.S. presidential election. With Sessions no longer obstructing the Department of Justice, what did the DOJ do next? They appointed a special prosecutor, Mueller.

That's right. Because Sen. Franken is fucking brilliant and dedicated and fearless, we now have an official federal investigation of the administration and Russia. Indictments are already being handed down and people are getting lawyered up and there is hope that the fiasco that was the 2016 presidential election will never happen in this country again.

Who here thinks that Sessions would have allowed a special prosecutor to be named, if he still had control of the DOJ in matters pertaining to Russia?

Sen Franken is the reason we have Special Prosecutor Mueller. I haven't forgotten it, and I know damn well that Trump, Sessions and Putin have not forgotten it.Russia hates Sen. Franken as much as I love him. If--no make then when, their scheme to take over our country fails, we will all owe one man a huge round of applause. And, I hope and pray that he is in the Senate when Trump is impeached, because you know he will ask all the right questions and say all the right things---which may be why Russia the GOP are trying so hard to get rid of him.

As to why a handful of Dems are acting against their own party's interest, maybe they are old school Dems who think that members of our party should never take their gloves off in a fight. You know, the same member of the old school who could not be bothered to try Bush and Cheney with war crimes. I believe that when our country is under attack by foreign powers with the aid of American traitors, the gloves need to come off and we need to fight back. Not very kumbaya of me, I know. But I didn't start this war.

I love you, Sen. Franken!

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 10:25 PM (115 replies)

Here is How You Handle KBG Sex Blackmail aka Kompromat

Way back when, in the 1950s, the USSR decided that it wanted political leverage over the Indonesian president, Ahmed Sukarno . So, they invited him to Russia, introduced him to a bunch of cute "airline stewardesses" and filmed the orgy. Then, they showed him the tape. They thought they had him th eballs.

Sukarno had other ideas, he asked for copies to take back to Indonesia to be shown in movie theatres. Sukarno told the flabbergasted KGB agents that the people of Indonesia would be very proud of him, if they could see him doing the nasty with Russian girls.

"We have nothing to fear, except fear itself." And in particular, our peculiarly American fear of being sexual creatures.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 10:01 PM (3 replies)

If Dems Can Not Win Control of DU, How Can We Win an Election?

I look at the front page and I see 8 out of 10 threads in the "trending" and "greatest" devoted to Kompromat! Kompromat, as in KGB/Russian/GOP dirty trick number one---sex smears against enemies of the KGB/GOP.

If we can not control our own message on our own message boards, there is no way in hell we will be able to craft the message we need to win in 2018. We will be too busy being divided and conquered and making apologies for things that need no apology because they never happened.

I love DU, but someone needs to take charge. This is literally worse than the Russia hack after the election. During DU's down time, we knew we were being silenced. Now, some of us may be under the impression that we are making our voices heard, when in fact we are singing to the Kremlin's tune.

DU is drowning in a sea of Kompromat. Can someone throw us a life preserver, please? Or maybe start a special forum for all the discussion of all the sex smears. Sort of like the special forums we have for contentious topics like the Middle East. With moderators whose job is to keep agitators from killing DU from within.

Pretty please?

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 09:52 PM (1 replies)

The GOP is in the 9th Circle of Hell (for Traitors)

because selling out your friends, family and country for personal gain is the worst sin of all.

Why would anyone be surprised that they would embrace Roy Moore? Lust is only the second circle of hell. Meaning that by aspiring to fill their house with pedophiles and sexual harassers, they are actually trying to improve themselves.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Mon Dec 4, 2017, 09:00 PM (0 replies)
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