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2016 Postmortem

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Tue Nov 1, 2016, 04:20 PM Nov 2016

I'm 63 years old and I can't fucking believe [View all]

that the REPUBLICANS are defending the Russians and are playing down the involvement of the major party candidate with their apparatchik. When I was a kid if there were a SNIFF of Russian involvement in wiping the candidate's ass, he'd have been sent to the coal mines in perpetuity much less been allowed to stay on the ballot. It is unbelievable that the press and the traditional RW does not hold the flame to this sociopathic lunatic's feet.

Can you just imagine if it were suspected that Dukakis or Gore were doing business with the Russkis??

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or clinton? getagrip_already Nov 2016 #1
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2016 #2
they no longer believe in any principles beyond party loyalty, greed, and power. unblock Nov 2016 #3
It's like a Coup is working to take over. n/t RKP5637 Nov 2016 #6
This is exactly what I have been harping on since Comey's ploy ^ world wide wally Nov 2016 #30
This message was self-deleted by its author bdamomma1 Nov 2016 #95
Attempted rise, only, momma. nt. Mc Mike Nov 2016 #115
i have been feeling this for quite a wile and this has been brewing for a while allan01 Nov 2016 #66
Quite true, our democracy will be destroyed from within. So sad, and this is exactly RKP5637 Nov 2016 #83
This message was self-deleted by its author bdamomma1 Nov 2016 #96
Exactly this The Genealogist Nov 2016 #7
Your grandma may just have been following the leaders Hortensis Nov 2016 #45
I'm honestly not sure about that The Genealogist Nov 2016 #48
Changing parties seems to suggest following principles, Hortensis Nov 2016 #56
that's what it is. barbtries Nov 2016 #15
I know just what you mean. world wide wally Nov 2016 #100
Republicans do believe in discrimination against gays. christx30 Nov 2016 #41
they'll ditch that position the minute it costs them more votes than in gains. unblock Nov 2016 #47
That comment about the "beast" is exactly right. christx30 Nov 2016 #63
GOP = Rent a Party. Old and In the Way Nov 2016 #102
What have you been hearing from your patients PC? tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #4
No telling about septa... PCIntern Nov 2016 #22
It's absolutely incredible! When I was a kid the government would have swooped in and investigated RKP5637 Nov 2016 #5
This...unless democrats stop it. workinclasszero Nov 2016 #10
Yep, pretty much says it! n/t RKP5637 Nov 2016 #19
Is this Nuremberg? Helen Borg Nov 2016 #26
Yes I believe so workinclasszero Nov 2016 #27
Terrifying. nt Lucky Luciano Nov 2016 #36
For the first time, that's true NastyRiffraff Nov 2016 #62
Its the republican party as a whole as well as just Trump workinclasszero Nov 2016 #71
I'm 61 and remember the darkest days of the Cold War. I am utterly stunned that catbyte Nov 2016 #8
And it's down the board for them, not just the Russians. Amimnoch Nov 2016 #53
Great rant! llmart Nov 2016 #74
Yeah, but the Russians aren't commies anymore; they're oligarchic dictators. pnwmom Nov 2016 #11
Repugs hold Dems to a much higher standard louis-t Nov 2016 #12
There are no conservatives left randr Nov 2016 #14
Some people don't remember the nuclear drills in school or "Better dead than red." Coyotl Nov 2016 #16
Oh, I definitely remember those days. classof56 Nov 2016 #69
One reason Trump can get support may be the propaganda we had to endure in the 50s and 60s. Coyotl Nov 2016 #72
Trump's campaign is to "Make America White Again," I guess Ruskies are OK with white wingers. Hoyt Nov 2016 #17
William F. Buckley must be turning over in his grave TBA Nov 2016 #21
We are on the verge of not being a nation of laws anymore... world wide wally Nov 2016 #23
Republicans are really a national disease. n/t RKP5637 Nov 2016 #88
I remember them getting all crazy about Bill Clinton making a trip to Moscow as a student. progressoid Nov 2016 #25
I am too! Hell I remember bomb drills very well as well as those "missiles of October". tonyt53 Nov 2016 #29
This iteration of the Republican party feels patriotism for money, only. TonyPDX Nov 2016 #31
You are two years my elder, sir. And I concur. nt fleabiscuit Nov 2016 #32
The ends justify the meanness. HassleCat Nov 2016 #33
That amakes two of us! Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2016 #34
The secret server is treason. Delmette Nov 2016 #35
As much as I despised what I read about the man... Norbert Nov 2016 #37
Yeah, but McCarthy aide Roy Cohn was tRumpf's MENTOR. nT Mc Mike Nov 2016 #116
I wish the Trumpsters could experience Trump as their President ... GeorgeGist Nov 2016 #39
yes, tell em go move to some Trump Island, and praise him & rub oil on his orange face, but just be Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #111
This message was self-deleted by its author bdamomma1 Nov 2016 #129
the republicans are working toward one party government. Of course, they would demigoddess Nov 2016 #42
This has been one of my main concerns PunksMom Nov 2016 #44
I guarantee you..... llmart Nov 2016 #76
I see your point 😕 PunksMom Nov 2016 #85
Joe McCarthy would have a field day with Trump bucolic_frolic Nov 2016 #49
GOP, Grand Old Prostitutes HAB911 Nov 2016 #50
They have zero integrity. 50 Shades Of Blue Nov 2016 #51
I'm ten years younger wic_canuck william Nov 2016 #52
Nothing Republicans do surprises me anymore. stage left Nov 2016 #54
The GOP has managed to gather most of the misfits in the nation under one tent. n/t RKP5637 Nov 2016 #89
yep stage left Nov 2016 #94
I'm few(well several) years older than you, Oldtimeralso Nov 2016 #57
I'm 54 and scared to death Liberalynn Nov 2016 #58
When the Republicans had the White House, the Russians were "kommanists." DFW Nov 2016 #61
I'm your age. I can't fucking believe it either. mainer Nov 2016 #64
Post removed Post removed Nov 2016 #67
I'm 63 years old and I can't fucking believe Texin Nov 2016 #68
Please... humbled_opinion Nov 2016 #70
I am 69 years old and can't fucking believe it either. rzemanfl Nov 2016 #77
We're living through how a country descends into being the "evil empire." Far too many Americans are RKP5637 Nov 2016 #92
61 here. Republicans would've hung a Democratic Trump a few dozen times by now. ramapo Nov 2016 #79
I can't either!! Worktodo Nov 2016 #80
Craziest damn election I've ever seen. Cracklin Charlie Nov 2016 #81
They are afraid of Trump!!! They are cowards and won't stand up for what is right for the RKP5637 Nov 2016 #91
87 here OldArtilleryMan Nov 2016 #82
Same here, it's very reminiscent, and Trump is using much of the same playbook. Just RKP5637 Nov 2016 #90
Welcome to DU, OldArtilleryMan! Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #101
Right? BigDemVoter Nov 2016 #84
I told a conspiracy theory type it's an infiltration that's been in the works for years.... Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2016 #86
I got suspended in 7th grade (1978) for having a pic of Vladislav Tretiak in my locker Still In Wisconsin Nov 2016 #87
Born in 1951. I remember the duck-and-cover drills all too well. 3catwoman3 Nov 2016 #93
I'm 52 and I remember anti-Soviet sentiment being so strong in my childhood Ruth Bonner Nov 2016 #98
Un-American as hell! wss2001 Nov 2016 #99
60 here austinlw Nov 2016 #104
I'm 77 and never have seen anything like this....very anxiety-producing! young_at_heart Nov 2016 #105
That's what happens when their party narrative is pretty much anti-Democratic. Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2016 #107
Trump and his campaign is compromised. Follow the financial records. UCmeNdc Nov 2016 #108
K & R SunSeeker Nov 2016 #109
It's the Pokemon Go effect... Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #110
It's Mind Bending To Think blue-wave Nov 2016 #113
When Trump said "I could stand in the middle of 5th..." pat_k Nov 2016 #114
Not only that, the premier "anti-communist" repug org, the John Birch Society, Mc Mike Nov 2016 #117
All the while lambasting "liberals" for.. sendero Nov 2016 #120
I'm 63, too, and it boggles my mind. Nitram Nov 2016 #122
IOKIYAR... freebrew Nov 2016 #123
My favorite acronym! nt PCIntern Nov 2016 #124
I'm only 40 and it's insane ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2016 #125
True dat! n/t SpankMe Nov 2016 #126
The GOP is now the party of Russian lovers and Putin Gothmog Nov 2016 #127
Believe it ... Jopin Klobe Nov 2016 #128
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