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Thu Feb 14, 2019, 11:53 AM

Stepping in shit is a mistake. Stepping in it on purpose is crazy.

No one really knows how many Americans voted for Trump. For some reason, they didn't know shit when they saw it, so they voted for him. But given Russian interference, machines that switched votes, "lost" votes, and a variety of other tactics used to fuck up elections, was he actually elected?

Now, we're headed toward another presidential election. And, assuming he's still in office, he's planning to run again.

Stepping in shit by accident is one thing. Stepping in shit intentionally is inexplicable.

There are a lot of fools who I just don't understand. They've gotten fucked over for the past two plus years, yet, they just can't wait to vote again to get fucked over some more: -- On taxes, on benefits due them, on healthcare, and on countless public services.

I know that bigotry plays a huge role here. I know that ignorance of reality is a part of it. And I know that a lot of it is just plain stupidity.

It seems we've reached a point where the obituary of America may read: This great Democracy was brought down by greed, hate, and ignorance. Many citizens saw the shit and waded into it.

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Reply Stepping in shit is a mistake. Stepping in it on purpose is crazy. (Original post)
Cyrano Feb 2019 OP
onecaliberal Feb 2019 #1
Cyrano Feb 2019 #2
onecaliberal Feb 2019 #6
meow2u3 Feb 2019 #18
czarjak Feb 2019 #30
Garrett78 Feb 2019 #8
onecaliberal Feb 2019 #9
Zoonart Feb 2019 #3
kairos12 Feb 2019 #12
pandr32 Feb 2019 #31
livetohike Feb 2019 #4
Andy823 Feb 2019 #5
The_Counsel Feb 2019 #19
Andy823 Feb 2019 #27
The_Counsel Feb 2019 #28
ooky Feb 2019 #7
FiveGoodMen Feb 2019 #11
kairos12 Feb 2019 #10
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2019 #13
BamaRefugee Feb 2019 #14
FiveGoodMen Feb 2019 #26
pandr32 Feb 2019 #32
DinahMoeHum Feb 2019 #15
pdsimdars Feb 2019 #16
PeeJ52 Feb 2019 #17
DirtEdonE Feb 2019 #21
pandr32 Feb 2019 #33
DirtEdonE Feb 2019 #20
Roadside Attraction Feb 2019 #22
UCmeNdc Feb 2019 #29
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2019 #23
INdemo Feb 2019 #24
matt819 Feb 2019 #25
Wounded Bear Feb 2019 #34

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:01 PM

1. They hate everyone that isn't white.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. Umm, white, Christian, and the "right kind" of Christian.

Mormons, and countless others, need not apply.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:25 PM

6. Clearly they like mittens enough. For the most part all whites. None of them are actual Christians.

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:58 PM

18. Catholics--especially moderate and progressive Catholics--need not apply

Those heretics think Catholics aren't even Christian. Those right-wing evangelicals have been brainwashed to believe that the Catholic faith amounts to devil worship (I think they're projecting).

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Response to Cyrano (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 09:21 AM

30. A Mormon is good enough...

When the other option is a Black guy. Jesus be damned!

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:38 PM

8. White supremacy, patriarchy and heterosexism...that's it in a nutshell.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:38 PM

9. Indeed it is.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:16 PM

3. Here you go...

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:44 PM

12. LOL. I haven't thought of that movie in decades. It is a perfect description of

Trump Zombies. The only thing I would add is having all those people wade out of the shit and hand it over to the 1% who threw it in there to start with.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:22 AM

31. + 1000 for what you added

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:17 PM

4. The brain washing works best on weak minds. Railing

against public education, unions, teachers, minorities, women, etc.Decades of Rush and his ditto heads - a pejorative his listeners were too dense to get. They are all proud to be rednecks and deplorables. Uneducable.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:21 PM

5. Actually

Last edited Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:30 PM - Edit history (1)

200,081,377 registered voters

92,077,433 46 percent who did not vote

138,003,944 did vote

62,984,828 voted for trump

65,853,514 voted for Hillary Clinton

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:04 PM

19. Wait...Am I Reading This Right...?

Last edited Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:37 PM - Edit history (1)

"108,003,944 did vote

62,984,828 voted for trump

65,853,514 voted for Hillary Clinton"


~~~~~~~~~~ <> ~~~~~~~~~~

The Trump and Clinton votes add up to 128,838,342. Considering there were votes for other candidates as well, the total electorate had to be more than ~108M.

Your overall point is well-taken, though: People need to get off their duff and vote. 54% participation in a national election is a disgrace...

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Response to The_Counsel (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:31 PM

27. Sorry about that

It 138 million not 108.

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 05:40 PM

28. Okay, Yeah...That Makes a Lot More Sense...

That makes far more sense than, say...the candidate finishing second by ~3M votes and yet STILL winning the Preseidency...but....eh....that's another thread...

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:29 PM

7. They listen to a different narrative and I don't think they ever change the channel.

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Response to ooky (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:44 PM

11. Which means it's them or us (no reasoning, no compromise)

In other words, we're at war whether we recognize it or not.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:41 PM

10. The Reich Wing prefer Putin-Puppet Drumpt to any Democrat.

They gladly step in shit and wipe it off with the Constitution.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:16 PM

13. Live in red state, and many just don't care about

All the drama nor what he says. They just care bottom line, economy jobs taxes good..check done

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:36 PM

14. A HUGE factor, sadly, is abortion. More than guns, more than hate, if abortion had never

entered national politics, I believe Democrats would almost ALWAYS win, just based on focusing as we do on better health care, better personal income , better job security, better financial security for older folks, equal rights for women and minorities, EVERYTHING across the board...but abortion trumps them all for so many voters that I believe it truly swings MILLIONS of votes that would go to Democrats.


I don't know if this is a subject that will get me banned, I hope not, I totally support Roe v Wade and a woman's right to choose, it's just my observation based on a 67 year life in which I've known lots of otherwise fine people who have voted against their own self interests over and over, just because of this.

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:40 PM

26. It's preachers fucking up our country

Abortion is just the ploy they use.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #26)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:26 AM

32. So true

I agree completely.



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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:41 PM

15. Maybe the deplorables decided: We're suffering. . .

. . .and if we suffer, we're gonna make you suffer. . .

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

16. Oh and don't forget one of the main stories of the day -- he's dramatically cut funding to those

 

who are working to prevent Russian interference and election security.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

17. I just can't believe the voting machines are right. They're rigged to just barely win...

 

so as not to be too obvious. You can't tell me Rick Scott won the Senate race in Florida when everyone knew he was worth $83 when taking office as Governor, put his assets in a blind trust, accepted no salary, and was worth over $200 million when he ran for the Senate. Why would people vote for him knowing that? It's insane! Voting machines had to be tampered with. There is no other explanation unless people just want crooked people in office.

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:47 PM

21. Part of the voting reform act from the Democratic House

 

Has to do with reinstating PAPER BALLOTS as the only form of voting.

Not that it's likely to happen with pootin's puppet and his gop criminal co-conspirators in the White House and Senate.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25778915/democrats-anti-corruption-bill-voting-rights/

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

33. Yep

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:45 PM

20. Stepping in shit is a mistake. Stepping in it on purpose is crazy.

 

Any of the magats brainwashed and/or stupid enough to still support trump are now just licking his shoes clean after he purposely stepped in shit.

It must be nice to have such loyal followers. Just ask Jim Jones.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 02:58 PM

22. I live in a red area of a purple state

 

Virginia.

Our Republicans have cranked up for our 2019 state general election and it's clear the themes they are using against Democrats here are the themes that will be used nationally:

-- Democrats want to rip babies from the womb and murder them
-- Democrats want to impose socialism (no one knows what socialism is but it sounds scary)
-- Democrats are pushing a "Green New Deal" that will turn us all into Amish -- no cars, no electricity . . .

And the goobers are falling for it.

Remember: Half the population is below average intelligence.

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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 04:49 AM

29. Clearly it is a propaganda effort. The Democratic Party has not come to grips with it yet!

It is a battle of how to produce your own propaganda attacks and make your views stick.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 03:04 PM

23. Clearly, HUGE, flashing red warning signs that ought to have sirens as well.

Dr. Tyson had other examples of potential doom to offer. He pointed to a half dozen major examples of big scientific projects that were either non-starters, despite their eventual value, and some where the plug was pulled after they'd already started.

He recalled how the US was an absolute BEACON of scientific and technological development, and how series it is that the unquestioned world leadership of the US has almost certainly crested.
Once that happens, he said, it's only a matter of time until irrelevance is reached.

He's a difficult man to refute, so I wouldn't even try, even if I did disagree with him....which I don't.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 03:39 PM

24. I have a relative that has said she would just as soon vote for Putin than to vote for

a Democrat. This is not the only MAGA Trumpster I have heard this from.
This is sad and falls back to the possibilities that yes we could lose our Democracy and also leads to understanding how in fact the Nazi Party was able take over Germany and Europe


But Remember..I believe that many of the loud mouths we see at the Idiots rallies are probably felons and not eligible to vote. They are just that White Supremacists making noise.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 04:06 PM

25. That's the problem

They're not the ones stepping in shit. We are. No matter what they do, no matter what they and their cult leader destroy, they are always - repeat always - in the right. That's what they hear every single day. They are right. We are wrong. We are a threat. Liberals, black people, Muslims, LGBTQ, Hispanics, other non-white people. Threats to their very existence. In Iowa and Ohio, etc. Even if they've never met a Muslim or black person, or gay person, or Hispanic, or liberal. We are the threat.

We are most definitely in Bizarro World.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2019, 10:40 AM

34. Stepping, hell! They are wallowing it in...

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