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Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:47 AM

This sums up the 'Trump GOP' perfectly.

http://www.stonekettle.com/2018/08/zero-sum.html?m=1

"You've heard me say this many times before: Itís not heaven if everybody gets to go.† The best part about Conservative Heaven isnít being up there with Jesus, no, itís gloating at the poor saps burning forever down below. Ha ha HAH. Weíre Saved, fuck you, losers! And that horrible selfish religion shapes everything else. We got ours, our healthcare, our food, our clean water, our homes, our jobs, our retirement, our stock options, our savings, our opportunity, our salvation, so fuck you. The best part of America is that everybody doesnít get to go. Thereís no point in privilege if everybody is privileged. You canít think of yourself as exceptional if†everybody†is exceptional. Thereís no point in being rich if everybody else is rich too. They see liberty and justice and freedom as a zero sum game. If others get more, they are somehow diminished, lessened, cheated of their exalted status and made average.

This is the very core of modern Republicanism where†everything†is for profit, prisons, healthcare, education,†religion, civil rights, equality, justice, liberty, all of it for money. And so long as you get yours, well, then to hell with everybody else because thereís not enough to go around and heaven isnít heaven if everybody gets to go.

These people are almost literally the rich sons of bitches who rowed away from the Titanic in half empty lifeboats as 1500 people drowned in freezing water behind them. Fuck you, losers! I got mine."


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Reply This sums up the 'Trump GOP' perfectly. (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 OP
magicarpet Aug 2018 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #8
magicarpet Aug 2018 #31
kentuck Aug 2018 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #9
forgotmylogin Aug 2018 #29
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2018 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #6
c-rational Aug 2018 #25
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2018 #33
Texin Aug 2018 #27
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #4
mopinko Aug 2018 #5
ancianita Aug 2018 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2018 #10
ancianita Aug 2018 #14
c-rational Aug 2018 #26
DallasNE Aug 2018 #11
thbobby Aug 2018 #12
Kurt V. Aug 2018 #13
mountain grammy Aug 2018 #16
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #19
malthaussen Aug 2018 #24
TlalocW Aug 2018 #15
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #17
mountain grammy Aug 2018 #18
Perseus Aug 2018 #20
safeinOhio Aug 2018 #21
heaven05 Aug 2018 #22
malthaussen Aug 2018 #23
WhiteTara Aug 2018 #28
pazzyanne Aug 2018 #30
AllaN01Bear Aug 2018 #32

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:56 AM

1. What fun is life if you can't lash out indiscriminately when the mood strikes....

Last edited Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:42 AM - Edit history (1)

.... And inflict some pain and suffering to others along the way.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:39 AM

8. "can"?


Proofreading? Or did you really mean "can" in a non-sarcastic way?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:44 AM

31. Oops,... I missed that on proofread,.. now edit can to can't.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 07:58 AM

2. "heaven isn't heaven if everybody gets to go"..

That's a keeper!

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:41 AM

9. Yup. White fellow travelers of supremacism imagine a white heaven. Not just the robes. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:24 AM

29. I guess they believe in "heaven" as one location where everyone (who qualifies) goes.

And there's "stuff" and "people" they get to enjoy. And they can't avoid applying mortal concepts such as "mine" and "limited supply".

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:34 AM

3. I know a couple of "rich" repugs and the paragraphs

above EXACTLY describe them. "I got mine all by my self with no ones help, so fuck everyone else". However, THEY are the FIRST in line when the gov'ment is giving anything away.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:38 AM

6. Yes, and the rich forget how much they depend on infrastructure (schools, roads, police)


If not for government subsidized infrastructure, they wouldn't be able to exploit workers the way they do. The nation wouldn't be as urbanized as it is, with concentrations of markets and work forces.

The poor is kept poor and middle class made poorer by a thousand little cuts everywhere and by a thousand little boosts from the rich buddy networks.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:56 AM

25. Excellent point.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 02:39 PM

33. Exactly. They remember ONLY what suits them. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:06 AM

27. Yup! Tell these assholes Social Security & Medicare are to be cut and they'll go berserk.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:35 AM

4. Keeping tRump & Republicon brands welded together. Very good. . . . nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:38 AM

5. i love stonekettle. highly recommend him on twitter.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:39 AM

7. Righties and GOP don't see any contradiction in zero sum, since resources, to them, are zero sum.

First to market wins -- beyond markets this applies to anything else.
Those who discover land first get to claim mineral/water rights in perpetuity;
those who plan for the future control the 'now',
those who control now control history.
Those who live to tell the story make the rules.
Those who control the money get to pick who make the rules.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:44 AM

10. One thing deliberately forgotten by people saying gubmnt should be run like a business


They deliberately do not say that one of the main principles of business it that you make money by spending money.

A well run government spends taxpayer money to support taxpayers so they can be productive and earn greater prosperity and enjoy life more. Good government spends on:

* Education so people have skills and wisdom (understanding) to be really productive.
* Health care so that illness is prevented, alleviated quickly, and people can spend more time gaining prosperity.
* Environment so that people are not debilitated by pollution.
* Consumer protection so that people don't have their life savings taken by crooks.
* Productive infrastructure such as public transportation for efficient movement of goods and services and people.

When you invest in the well-being of the People of the USA, the country remains competitive and a great place to live.

Also:
Raise taxes and lower spending when the economy is good.
Lower taxes and raise spending when the economy is bad and needs stimulus.

Democrats know this, but Republicons are aways on about lowering taxes no matter what, so they therefore spend up huge deficits.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:51 AM

14. True dat. My Morgan Stanley son-in-law agrees. There are 63 new billionaires under 40 today. I

wonder where their politics lie.

These broad statements about the GOP and richies also leave out a very rich demographic who might be willing to use their wealth clout to save their only home, Earth.

I'll noodle around and check out their politics.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:59 AM

26. Great points. I do not know why we do not hear this more often. Thank you.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:45 AM

11. Except

Money corrupts and that violates the teachings of Christ so that wrong turn in the road lands them burning in He'll.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:45 AM

12. Succinct and completely accurate description of gop

Sums up almost all my feelings about the traitors.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:47 AM

13. this has been the GOP for a long time.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:55 AM

16. Perfect.

Just like this post.. TRUTH!

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:02 AM

19. +1000



Truer than it has ever been.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:46 AM

24. Galbraith is so out of fashion today...

... he never really was in sync with the Right.

-- Mal

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:54 AM

15. To lighten the mood

So St. Peter wasn't feeling up to his old self, having manned the Pearly Gates for so long so he contracted out to some other angels to help him out, and instead of a single file line, everybody outside of Heaven waiting to get in were divided into groups based on what church they attended, and various angels would come and get them at 30 minute intervals to give them a tour of Heaven. St. Peter saw this and thought it was a pretty good system. Then something changed. Everyone was still divided up into groups, but instead of by church, every day a smaller group would go first and would pass by the larger group with smug faces then a couple hours later, someone would come for everyone else. It still worked, but St. Peter was confused so he asked the head angel he had assigned to help what was going on and who were the groups. "Oh, well, we decided we were wasting time with multiple groups, and we figured out we could just divide everyone into Southern Baptists and everybody else." "I still don't understand. Why those two groups specifically?" "We just find it makes our jobs easier if we can make the Southern Baptists believe they're the only ones getting in."

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 08:59 AM

17. I see the truth in that.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:00 AM

18. With a family full of Southern Baptists, I say

Thanks for the laugh..

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:08 AM

20. Very good description...but this is not "trump GOP", this is, and has been the GOP for years

trump has just revealed what many knew for a long time, he has brought it out in plain light, he got them out of the closet.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:32 AM

21. There will be pie in the sky when you die

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:35 AM

22. this and

 

we white skinned KKKristians ARE superior to you brownskins, but you give us someone to point to and say, "see even our negroes love our white Jesus", or they better.. or you will end up in hell n****r.

At least that along with other performance rules applied only because of my colour: "no we don't condone your relationship but you two can come to our church IF you sit separately" Actual quote when wanting to join their church as members.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 09:37 AM

23. I agree with Jim Wright in this...

... I have said often that schadenfreude is more of a driving force than we are aware.

-- Mal

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:10 AM

28. There it is. Unvarnished and raw.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:37 AM

30. "heaven isn't heaven if everybody gets to go"..

The rest of that quote is "and the meek shall inherit the earth." Take that to heart and Resist. Persist. GOTV!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sun Aug 12, 2018, 10:47 AM

32. ding

the rs feel they own everyting , including the white house , the house and senate. along with state and local gouberments . heaven forbid if a democrat wins the white house and all hell breaks loose . its nice to pop their bubble now and then esp with a popular prez like obama.(Sir, we miss you.whaah )

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