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Wow.... Bill Maher spot on!!! Support for trump dropping (Original Post) Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 OP
New Rule: With Malice Toward None ItsjustMe Feb 2022 #1
Thank you SO much for posting link. Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #2
Lofty sentiment. griffi94 Feb 2022 #9
THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Feb 2022 #22
Yes, it is a wonderful idea in theory PatSeg Feb 2022 #68
kicking back to the top. n/t ChazII Feb 2022 #14
I dumped all Trumpers in my orbit long ago. lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #3
BULL FUCKIN SHIT !! That's EXACTLY what we need to do to GQP pols RIGHT NOW !!! Tie them to uponit7771 Feb 2022 #4
Agreed. OAITW r.2.0 Feb 2022 #5
Agreed, the people who supported Trumps were anti-American monsters RAB910 Feb 2022 #6
Totally disagree, sorry. The whole thing with Ukraine is so organic Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #7
Good post. BlackSkimmer Feb 2022 #8
'. . . People everywhere are doing the right thing because it is obviously the right thing . .' empedocles Feb 2022 #10
TFG is doing the right thing? NO !! He and his crew are still aligned in deed if not word with ... uponit7771 Feb 2022 #12
Of course FG is not doing the right thing. That's 100% a given. Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #21
Then fuck a cum by yah until TFG does, force his hand make him look weak. This is NOT the time uponit7771 Feb 2022 #26
Come together? Missing point.... temporarily Ignore and let them Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #27
I don't see a peel off though, the GQP who are supporting anti democracy measures (not just words uponit7771 Feb 2022 #33
Watch the clip. I had no idea support for FG waning among R's. nt Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #35
Maher isn't paying attention, GQP pols don't give a shit what their constituents think GQP pols .. uponit7771 Feb 2022 #37
To add CPAC poll of "the base" has Putler's Whore at about 60% I don't know what Maher is looking uponit7771 Feb 2022 #38
Ok... He's wrong, I'm wrong. Carry on :) Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #39
NP, The darkness Putler and his whore are spreading throughout the world ... uponit7771 Feb 2022 #41
Yup it's a whole mountain of shit!!! Good thing we have it in our DNA Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #48
same !! uponit7771 Feb 2022 #50
Putin's Whore is *NOT* "doing the right thing" he's and Pompeo et al are still complementing him uponit7771 Feb 2022 #11
I think you miss one of the fundamental rules of humanity perfected by MAGATs Torchlight Feb 2022 #65
THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Feb 2022 #24
I think he's talking about trump train-ers Bluesaph Feb 2022 #66
Maher has tried this twice not to delineate between GQP polls and cross voters. He could've said uponit7771 Feb 2022 #72
+1000. nt ecstatic Feb 2022 #70
Why? Because their feelings might be hurt? WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2022 #13
No, because ineffective. Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #23
Toward what goal? WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2022 #25
The goal is the same as it's always been. Diminish Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #28
My strategy with those who have repented their Trump devotion. BannonsLiver Feb 2022 #42
Sorry but this is not the time for Democrats to be generous towards Republicans PJMcK Feb 2022 #15
Lol USALiberal Feb 2022 #31
This message was self-deleted by its author USALiberal Feb 2022 #32
fuck Bill Maher jcgoldie Feb 2022 #16
Agreed Meadowoak Feb 2022 #17
Lol, ok! Nt USALiberal Feb 2022 #34
I'm not talking about being vindictive jcgoldie Feb 2022 #46
The problem with that idea.... TheRealNorth Feb 2022 #18
fuck that shit gopiscrap Feb 2022 #19
Racists rarely change. Haters rarely stop hating. What they do, however, LuckyCharms Feb 2022 #20
Did they ... Xoan Feb 2022 #29
Forgiveness not even in equation. More like ignore Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #40
Not so fast genxlib Feb 2022 #30
It took a long time to get America where we are with regard to Baked Potato Feb 2022 #36
+1. And link good post!!!! And luckily there is no sane Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #44
Yes, I want Democrats to win elections. Baked Potato Feb 2022 #49
I'm skeptical that he is losing support. Santeria Feb 2022 #43
From NYT Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #45
Those are base primary voters like at CPAC were Putler's Whore gets 60% vote uponit7771 Feb 2022 #53
Right. Thought that was what we were talking about Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #55
He's not, the GQP "base" voted for Putlers Whore to be voted as next candidate by 60% uponit7771 Feb 2022 #52
I can believe it but who do they support now? GoodRaisin Feb 2022 #59
Correct. They may feel that their horse isn't going to be as viable this time around, but wiggs Feb 2022 #64
Nope JustAnotherGen Feb 2022 #47
Friends with them? Give them respect? Huh? Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #58
Leave MAGA alone! They learned their lesson! -- Susan Collins (R-ME) tenderfoot Feb 2022 #51
Hit the nail on the head. Kingofalldems Feb 2022 #54
I don't believe anybody ever mentioned one six we are only Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2022 #56
Democrats still watch Bill Maher? I_have_a_cat_bite Feb 2022 #57
They'll claim we're being condescending and looking down on them anyway JHB Feb 2022 #60
Hell yes they will I_have_a_cat_bite Feb 2022 #62
I can't stand Bill Maher budkin Feb 2022 #61
Every example he gives is after the conflict... lame54 Feb 2022 #63
"Resist the urge" ad they'll be worse next time. displacedtexan Feb 2022 #67
I have nothing but praise for a former Trump fluffer who recants and denounces him Orrex Feb 2022 #69
Why do we have to coddle and walk on egg shells around them? ecstatic Feb 2022 #71

griffi94

(3,727 posts)
9. Lofty sentiment.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:19 PM
Feb 2022

I'm all for giving it a try. However, after 40 years of hate radio, conservatives view anybody
not as conservative as a blood enemy. DeSantis or Hawley will pick up where Trump went down. They won't have
a glaring connection to Putin. In 3 months they'll be right back where they are now. Yammering about wokeness, socialism, and CRT.

PatSeg

(46,331 posts)
68. Yes, it is a wonderful idea in theory
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 04:09 PM
Feb 2022

and I do think we should exercise some caution, so that we don't come across as intolerant and dickish as republicans, but it is not going to be easy being they have endorsed violence, intolerance, and even treason. There are some things that cannot be condoned or excused.

Forgiveness is one thing, but there are some people, especially in positions of power who must be held accountable. History has shown that such people often come back unrepentant and destructive when given too much leniency.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
4. BULL FUCKIN SHIT !! That's EXACTLY what we need to do to GQP pols RIGHT NOW !!! Tie them to
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:03 PM
Feb 2022

... Putler and his anti democracy tactics they're implementing in America TODAY.

OAITW r.2.0

(23,288 posts)
5. Agreed.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:08 PM
Feb 2022

This guy probably has a fair amount of Republican viewers that watch his show....maybe straight talk will puncture their information bubble.

RAB910

(3,430 posts)
6. Agreed, the people who supported Trumps were anti-American monsters
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:10 PM
Feb 2022

and that shouldn't be forgotten

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
7. Totally disagree, sorry. The whole thing with Ukraine is so organic
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:12 PM
Feb 2022

People everywhere are doing the right thing because it is obviously the right thing not because someone told them to act that way. And that's why people around the world are seeing and reacting so strongly to this.

I think it's extremely important not to disturb this. Not to brag and say I told you so. Not to diminish what has happened by calling out people who are against it but to just let the goodness happen since it speaks loud and clear. It is the time to only concentrate on praise of the people there. And praise of other country's before our own.

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
10. '. . . People everywhere are doing the right thing because it is obviously the right thing . .'
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:21 PM
Feb 2022

Well put.

Very important marker for international relations.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
12. TFG is doing the right thing? NO !! He and his crew are still aligned in deed if not word with ...
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:23 PM
Feb 2022

... Putlers plans in regards to anti democracy efforts.

No, they don't get out of this because they're against what America and what UKR stands for

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
21. Of course FG is not doing the right thing. That's 100% a given.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:50 PM
Feb 2022

100%

Just saying it's the perfect time to try a different approach. There could not be a more perfect time than this. And it gives the crazies an off ramp.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
26. Then fuck a cum by yah until TFG does, force his hand make him look weak. This is NOT the time
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:57 PM
Feb 2022

... to come together with people who want to do what Putler is doing.

Texas mail in ballot primaries are a 100% shit show because of Putin/Republican Anti democracy laws.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
27. Come together? Missing point.... temporarily Ignore and let them
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:05 PM
Feb 2022

peel off the wrong side.

No one hates their side more than I do.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
33. I don't see a peel off though, the GQP who are supporting anti democracy measures (not just words
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:17 PM
Feb 2022

... and trolling shit which is 90% of the GQP) but actually screwing the country up with anti democracy laws aren't going to come together.

They are hell bent on turning this nation into Texas / Belarus

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
37. Maher isn't paying attention, GQP pols don't give a shit what their constituents think GQP pols ..
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:27 PM
Feb 2022

... support TFG and Putler save a few.

The poll he mention is of the constituents not the Putler lovers in congress.

THEY ... THEY Need to change their words and deeds to match the moment and they're NOT.

I'm not talking about the average rep voter ... its the pols who are making the anti voter laws.

They stop with those laws then maybe we should talk outside of that fuck em

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
38. To add CPAC poll of "the base" has Putler's Whore at about 60% I don't know what Maher is looking
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:29 PM
Feb 2022

... at but the average rep isn't the people who vote during primaries.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
41. NP, The darkness Putler and his whore are spreading throughout the world ...
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:35 PM
Feb 2022

is going to take more work to route out.

I'm so pissed about the 40% mail in ballot rejections in Texas, a lot of warned people GOTv doesn't work against anti access laws and last minute rule changes.

Until the GQP changes on this ... we're in a fight ... too

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
48. Yup it's a whole mountain of shit!!! Good thing we have it in our DNA
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:49 PM
Feb 2022

to crawl on broken glass to vote. For those who can not we'll have to redouble our GOTV in swamps like TX for sure

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
11. Putin's Whore is *NOT* "doing the right thing" he's and Pompeo et al are still complementing him
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:21 PM
Feb 2022

... and GQP pols are still aligning with his goals.

Look at Texas, 40% rejection of mail in ballot because the TX legislature changed the voting laws at the last minute then have people less than a month to find out their ballot was wrong and correct it.

That's not "People everywhere are doing the right thing ..."

Torchlight

(3,135 posts)
65. I think you miss one of the fundamental rules of humanity perfected by MAGATs
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 03:57 PM
Feb 2022

'It's more profitable to apologize afterwards than to ask permission beforehand.'

Bluesaph

(684 posts)
66. I think he's talking about trump train-ers
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 04:00 PM
Feb 2022

We definitely need to tie all republicans to trump! But if we want to Attract independents who fell for trump we need to be nice.

uponit7771

(90,164 posts)
72. Maher has tried this twice not to delineate between GQP polls and cross voters. He could've said
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 05:14 PM
Feb 2022

... cross voters, I don't trust his views any longer they're too sympathetic to GQP talking points.

BannonsLiver

(16,052 posts)
42. My strategy with those who have repented their Trump devotion.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:36 PM
Feb 2022

Is to not really bring it up again after they make the disclosure they no longer support Trump. My experience with a half dozen or so is that they are embarrassed. Once they’ve come around I find it more helpful to focus on areas where there is agreement and try to work through issues where there is not. Spiking the football probably wouldn’t make that easier. But I understand those on our side who just can’t do that as well.

PJMcK

(21,755 posts)
15. Sorry but this is not the time for Democrats to be generous towards Republicans
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:28 PM
Feb 2022

Maher is wrong on this as he so often is on other issues.

First, the Republicans haven't turned their backs on Trump, even if he's getting a small percentage drop in his support. At the CPAC conference last weekend, Trump was by far the straw-pole favorite to be the GOP nominee in 2024.

Second, There are still plenty of Republicans in positions of political power and influence who continue The Big Lie and constantly insult anyone to the left of Genghis Kahn. For example, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Loren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert, Sarah Palin, Paul Gosar, Josh Hawley and Rand Paul-- among many others-- have recently made many disparaging and nasty or insulting comments about Democrats and President Biden. Why in the world should we respect or compromise with them?! Get real, Bill.

Lastly, Republicans around the country at the state level have been furiously rewriting their voting laws, gerrymandering their voting districts, purging their voting lists and creating legislative ways to overrule the will of the voters. They know they will lose elections if there are fair, open and honest elections. Maher expects us to be magnanimous? Fuck them and fuck Bill.

Perhaps Maher has a good point about the way to engage with our enemies after they are defeated. But the political war in the U.S. isn't over yet. It's way too early to be accommodating to the traitorous Republicans who haven't demonstrated a drop of contrition. Maybe later but otherwise our fight continues.

Response to PJMcK (Reply #15)

jcgoldie

(11,537 posts)
16. fuck Bill Maher
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:28 PM
Feb 2022

Both sides asshole is what he is. GOP needs to be tied to Trump by the neck especially his comments about Putin.

jcgoldie

(11,537 posts)
46. I'm not talking about being vindictive
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:47 PM
Feb 2022

I mean for political expediency you have to make them own their very unpopular position… not weasel off the hook. A week ago Trump and many of his gop followers were praising how smart and savvy putin was… now that they don’t like images of civilians being murdered and white ones at that… they dont get to pretend they werent pro putin all along. Aww we know you didnt mean it guys…

TheRealNorth

(9,384 posts)
18. The problem with that idea....
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:41 PM
Feb 2022

Is that if you let them get away with it, they will try to rewrite history and suggest it was Biden and the Democratic Party that didn't support Ukraine.

I saw this firsthand with my MAGAT relatives in 2016- they ranted and screamed about Hillary "supporting" the Iraq War (by voting to authorize military action against Iraq), even though all the Republicans had supported that war and those same relatives had accused me of supporting the terrorists because I protested in the lead up to the Iraq War.

In summary, they will gaslight us and the media into believing they were really the ones supporting Ukraine if we let them.

gopiscrap

(23,629 posts)
19. fuck that shit
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:46 PM
Feb 2022

republican are the shit stains of humanity and deserve to be obliterated from the face of the earth

LuckyCharms

(17,169 posts)
20. Racists rarely change. Haters rarely stop hating. What they do, however,
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 12:47 PM
Feb 2022

is pretend they change, pretend they have seen the light, when a societal inflection point is perceived by them. When they know that society as a whole perceives them as outcasts.

When they can't wear their MAGA hats anymore.

When they can't shoot their mouths off about politics every 30 seconds without getting verbally slapped down.

So what they do is pretend they have changed, pretend they have gravitated more toward normalcy. They might even say that they were wrong. But have their hearts and minds done a 180, truly? When the next asshole with skin that is a color not found in nature comes along, will they just revert back to their old ways? Yes, they probably will.

People do what they need to do to get along in life. When it is apparent to them that the vast majority of people they encounter think they are motherfuckers, then they stop behaving like motherfuckers, just to make their lives easier. "I used to be a real motherfucker, but I'm not a motherfucker anymore. Putin sucks, man! I'm working on my racism! I support Ukraine!"

OK, that's fine. but that does not mean I have to welcome them into my life with open arms. They fucked everyone else right up the old poop chute for years without a second thought. I have no obligation to forgive that. I do have an obligation not to go out of my way to be a total prick to them, but by my way of thinking, I'm better off just politely ignoring them.

Because they revealed what they are, and the vast majority of them have not changed, and will never change. They pose a risk to me, and to my country with their gullibility.

genxlib

(5,490 posts)
30. Not so fast
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:10 PM
Feb 2022

Think of it like a subway station.

Once they get off the crazy train, which direction are they going.

I will work towards forgiveness if they are catching a train in the opposite direction back to reality. That comes with recognition of a mistake and remorse for the ill effects.

But if they are simply changing trains to continue on in the same direction, then to hell with them.

Until I see otherwise, it is almost certainly the latter.

Baked Potato

(7,733 posts)
36. It took a long time to get America where we are with regard to
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:26 PM
Feb 2022

people voting against their own well being. It will take much work to get these people to come around. We shouldn’t give up on them. They can change. They have to be shown a way out of Republican hold and out of Trump’s rallies. The way out has to be crafted so people can cross over or come back to Democrats with dignity. Chiding them and pointing out their failings is short-term satisfaction, but ultimately counterproductive and feeds the cycle of mistrust and hatred towards Democrats. There is a compromise which, if utilized, can ensure a Democratic dominancy which can render Republicanism obsolete in a country thirsting for equality.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213474363

Baked Potato

(7,733 posts)
49. Yes, I want Democrats to win elections.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:52 PM
Feb 2022

A few thousand here and there can make a difference. Nobody like to be disrespected.

 

Santeria

(18 posts)
43. I'm skeptical that he is losing support.
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:37 PM
Feb 2022

At least enough of it where it would seriously become a liability within the Republican Party to support him.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
45. From NYT
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:44 PM
Feb 2022

Still, the Donald Trump of 2022 does not look quite like the Donald Trump of old. One indication of this change came with the release of a new poll from NBC News. Over the course of Trump’s presidency and since he left office, the poll has tracked attitudes of Republicans, asking them whether they see themselves mainly as supporters of Trump or mainly supporters of the party itself.

On the eve of the 2020 election, 54 percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican said they considered themselves more a supporter of Trump than of the Republican Party, compared with 38 percent who said they considered themselves more a supporter of the Republican Party. By January 2021, views were evenly divided, with 46 percent saying Trump and 46 percent saying the GOP.

The latest poll, released last weekend, shows a reversal in attitudes, compared with the pre-election 2020 survey, and a further decline from last January. Today, 56 percent of Republicans say they are more supporters of the party than of Trump, while 36 percent say they are more supporters of Trump than the party.

GoodRaisin

(8,836 posts)
59. I can believe it but who do they support now?
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:40 PM
Feb 2022

Saying they support “the Party” I guess is a mild improvement from supporting the slobfather but their Republican agenda is still “shit”. No matter which Rs they vote for they are still Rs.

wiggs

(7,734 posts)
64. Correct. They may feel that their horse isn't going to be as viable this time around, but
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 03:52 PM
Feb 2022

will gladly get on the DeSantis/Green/Cruz/Paul bandwagon...anyone who gives them permission to be their worst selves, hate anyone they hate, and own the libs.

Lots of assholes want to be the next Trump and now have the playbook.

JustAnotherGen

(31,547 posts)
47. Nope
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 01:48 PM
Feb 2022

I'll make my own decisions, and own my own behavior.

Personal Friend of mine, Mayor of my Town - and she WILL win re-election this November:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/n-j-mayor-ignores-calls-resign-over-profane-social-media-n1243557


We are surrounded by a sea of Red in Hunterdon county and have heard and see the worst of the worst of these people.

I will NEVER be friends or give them respect. Their votes (not once - but twice) tells me they look down on ME and my very existence.

I'm with Betsy to Republicans - and I mean it.

I'm not saying "I told you so". I'm saying - "You don't count to me - just like non white, non Christian, non heterosexual people don't count to the GOP".

Turn about is fair play - never up for discussion or debate with me. It's always fair play in surviving racist, homophobic Christian Shariah law implementing unAmerican 'its'.

Wake up Billy boy - they aren't your friends. Oh yeah - you are also a Millionaire many times over - so who the hell are you to talk down to ME Billy boy?

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
56. I don't believe anybody ever mentioned one six we are only
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:36 PM
Feb 2022

Talking about chipping away at FG support based on his being on the wrong side of Ukraine. Only. Incremental because this has been handed to us on a silver platter.

 
57. Democrats still watch Bill Maher?
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:38 PM
Feb 2022

Some of his arguments sound like they were taken straight from 4chan trolls and my conservative grandfather.

JHB

(37,106 posts)
60. They'll claim we're being condescending and looking down on them anyway
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:46 PM
Feb 2022

How many decades of conservatives seizing upon any comment to take offense at will it take to get some people (not just Mahar) to stop blaming us for their foam?

Why are we responsible for the behavior of "the party of personal responsibility"?

 
62. Hell yes they will
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 02:52 PM
Feb 2022

I don't care what is said about them. We are called communists, marxists, and baby killers. My mom was run off the road after Trump became president and yelled at about her Obama sticker. She came home shaking. This is after they won. They really just want to get rid of us all.

lame54

(34,957 posts)
63. Every example he gives is after the conflict...
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 03:07 PM
Feb 2022

We are in mid conflict - to soon to drop defenses

CPAC just made Trump their guy

Orrex

(63,021 posts)
69. I have nothing but praise for a former Trump fluffer who recants and denounces him
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 04:20 PM
Feb 2022

But a spineless, cowardly asshole who would be happy to continue servicing Trump--if not for the embarrassment of popular sentiment--is a self-serving hypocrite who will absolutely vote for the next GOP fascist who comes along.

ecstatic

(32,439 posts)
71. Why do we have to coddle and walk on egg shells around them?
Mon Feb 28, 2022, 04:27 PM
Feb 2022

They don't give two shits about hurting our feelings; in fact, from what I've been told, they specifically flocked to trump to "own the libs." But I guess for me it's a moot point since I don't interact with trumpers on this level anyway.

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