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Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:15 PM

"Nice country you got here ...

… be a shame if something happened to it.”

It would be a shame if an incompetent, openly racist bigot wound up in the White House with the assistance of a foreign power that wants to see America destroyed from within.

Be a shame if that “pResident” insulted our allies, praised our enemies, and put inept and corrupt cronies in positions of power.

Be a shame if that incompetent, self-absorbed “pResident” incited his adherents to violence, and then continually pointed out the targets their anger should be directed at: Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, political opponents, and pretty much everyone who ever uttered a word against him.

Be a shame if that lying buffoon of a “pResident” did everything in his power to pit citizens against their fellow citizens, and encouraged them to see each other as enemies.

Be a shame if a major American political party not only supported that “pResident’s” agenda of demonizing those he has labelled as enemies, but did everything they could do enable it.

Be a shame if the only way that major political party could even hope to win elections is to intimidate voters and suppress votes, while their “pResident” threatens that ”there will be violence” if the opposing political party gains any power.

Be a shame if a nation once recognized as a beacon of freedom started locking innocent children in cages because brown-skinned kids “don’t belong here” and should be treated as criminals.

Be a shame if that political party plunged the nation into debt in order to give tax-cuts to the wealthy, overturned regulations that protect the environment, did everything they could to take healthcare coverage away from those who need it, and refused to take any steps towards sensible gun control.

We had a nice country here – it would be a shame if any of the above happened – and yet all of it is happening right now.

We have a so-called “pResident” who is inciting violence. And when that violence manifests itself, he and his party deny any responsibility for the conflagration they have ignited and the consequences of their incendiary rhetoric.

We are being told that victims are to blame for their own misfortune – that rape survivors “asked for it”, that unarmed teachers are the cause of children being gunned-down in schools – and now that synagogues are at fault for not having armed guards at their places of worship.

The Republicans have gone from being mere enablers – they are now collaborators. They are no different than those who once collaborated with the Nazis by selling-out their countries and their countrymen in the hope of maintaining political power and personal wealth under a despicable new regime.

They are no different than those who cheered as their Fuhrer filled cattle-cars with “enemies of the people” destined for gas chambers. They are no different than those who went along to get along as Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and the mentally ill were targeted by their Dear Leader as “undesirables” who had no right to legal protection – and, more to the point, had no right to live.

“Nice country you’ve got here – be a shame if something happened to it.”

Yeah, it would. Be a shame if we had a “pResident” who encourages his dumb-as-shit followers to take matters into their own hands and send pipe-bombs to his perceived enemies, and shoot down worshippers targeted as defenders of those perceived enemies.

We are in a very bad place as a nation – a place constructed by a traitor doing Putin’s bidding, a place of ginned-up animosity towards those who defy that traitor, a place where bigots and racists are encouraged to take up arms in order to purge the country of the “undesirables” who still believe in the rule of law, freedom of the press, and the principles of democracy.

Be a shame if something happened to our country – be a worse shame if we didn’t vote in November to rid ourselves of the collaborators who are working so hard to destroy it.



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NanceGreggs Oct 2018 OP
guillaumeb Oct 2018 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2018 #2
cilla4progress Oct 2018 #3
bdamomma Oct 2018 #4
2naSalit Oct 2018 #5
dalton99a Oct 2018 #6
FirstLight Oct 2018 #7
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #10
FirstLight Oct 2018 #15
smirkymonkey Oct 2018 #8
denvine Oct 2018 #9
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #11
NanceGreggs Oct 2018 #12
BigmanPigman Oct 2018 #13
es466 Oct 2018 #14
The Wizard Nov 2018 #16

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:22 PM

1. Recommended.

Much of this could also have been said about Nixon and Reagan.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:22 PM

2. Gangsters Of Putin

Republicans have sold us and any tattered remnants of their souls for power and money.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:23 PM

3. Perfect.

Just.

thanks.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:26 PM

4. K&R

I can't stop thinking about how Putin is extremely proud of himself right now. He has accomplished his goal of splitting the United States (with the help of a stupid buffoon and the complicit GOP) , he is taking his revenge out on all of us.

VOTE PLEASE

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:30 PM

5. K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:38 PM

6. GOTV and kick the traitors to the curb

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 08:44 PM

7. It's fucking wrong, isn't it?

I'm beyond saying "we brought this on ourselves" I am now to the point of just hoping we will survive ...as a nation, but also just individually. Too many people are going to be fucked over or just plain dead y the time this works itself out. We have literally got a "MAGA Militia" now, and they are accountable to none and do the bidding of the Psycophant in the WH

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:34 PM

10. With all due respect

It frosts my freckles when I see someone on DU write "we brought this on ourselves" or something like that. I doubt that any DUers brought this on. I know I didn't. I worked in the DNC field offices for the last three elections. I walked door to door. I worked phone banks. I lived, ate, slept and continue to breathe democratic policies and principles.

With every fibre of my being, I have (for decades) railed against republican rhetoric, matched their lies with the facts and taken the hits for being "liberal."

I did not bring this on. Doubtful that any Democrats feel that they brought this on. Let's stop beating ourselves up for something we never supported in the first place and fight against every day.

This bastard had help stealing this election. And every day since then, he's gotten a pass by the spineless, souless, ball-less republicans in Congress who sold themselves into fealty to this shit stain. He's had a lot of help. And none of it was ours.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

15. Honestly, I agree...

but it has been an angle of both sides, pr at least I've seen it bandied about here & there
... I think a group that should be held accountable are those who saw Trump as a "joke" President and voted just to see what would happen...without a care for his obvious tendencies.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:22 PM

8. K&R

I am at the point where I'm not sure if there is any possible good outcome from where we stand right now. Not for a long time at least. If we lose, things only get worse. If we win, I hate to think of how they will retaliate. They have already proven that they see us as the enemy and are willing to kill to stay in power.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:31 PM

9. K & R

Excellent!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:44 PM

11. "Enablers have become collaborators"...

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 10:56 PM

12. Yes, they have.

And they should take heed of what happened to collaborators after the Nazis were defeated.

Many were publicly shunned by their fellow countrymen. Many had to adopt new identities in hopes of going undetected. Many lived in fear of being identified as the traitors they were.

Throughout history, those who collaborated with their country's enemies have not been dealt with kindly.

If I were a Republican currently collaborating with Trump, I'd be scared shitless.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:09 PM

13. I just don't understand how they can not see that their own time in the barrel is coming soon too.

Do they really think they will get off scott free? Nixon's pals went to jail. Manafort is in jail and he isn't looking too good lately and he hasn't even been in there that long. Are they being purposely ignorant or just plain stupid about their fate?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2018, 11:29 PM

14. Not so many years ago the GOP had a corner on "patriotism". How things change....

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

16. When the cult chants

USA USA USA it's the American version of Seig Heil Seig Heil Seig Heil.
Kim Jong Don's Russian puppet master smiles when he sees the cult behave like thoughtless Nazis and Trump-grade stupid useful idiots.

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