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applegrove

(119,548 posts)
Mon May 22, 2023, 12:42 AM May 2023

We need a meme that will get to the MAGAs who say they are tired

with all the Trump drama. I've seen that again and again. It is part of the MAGA base. Something two sentences long that includes Trump through MTG through Kevin McCarthy defaulting on the debt ceiling and how do you like them apples? It is not a drama it is a tragedy. The tragically sick.

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We need a meme that will get to the MAGAs who say they are tired (Original Post) applegrove May 2023 OP
One is hard but here goes... MutantAndProud May 2023 #1
Good quote. applegrove May 2023 #2
You can narrow it to: "it can be smart to be shallow" MutantAndProud May 2023 #5
Excellent Duncanpup May 2023 #7
Things like "debt default" and "debt ceiling" are too abstract to get through their skulls as bad or RockRaven May 2023 #3
True. Maybe update Hakeem Jeffries alphabet speech with all the things applegrove May 2023 #4
Fantastic speech MutantAndProud May 2023 #6
T-shirts with the right anti-MAGA message would work also KS Toronado May 2023 #8
Maybe t-shirts with each letter of the alphabet of Hakeem Jeffries applegrove May 2023 #9
Words aren't going to make a difference, in my opinion. betsuni May 2023 #10
Gotta keep it real short, though - like their attention spans. Talitha May 2023 #11
 

MutantAndProud

(855 posts)
1. One is hard but here goes...
Mon May 22, 2023, 12:47 AM
May 2023

“The day I realized it can be smart to be shallow was, for me, a deep experience."

-Donald Trump; Think Like a Billionaire, 2004

 

MutantAndProud

(855 posts)
5. You can narrow it to: "it can be smart to be shallow"
Mon May 22, 2023, 12:52 AM
May 2023

With wide ranging applications to MTG, Kevin, Ron, Trump, and others in a variety of situations endorsing and advising his shallow and dangerous approaches

“it can be smart to be shallow”… let’s ban books, MTG

“it can be smart to be shallow”… let’s collapse the economy to force kids, seniors, and the disabled to work, Kevin

“it can be smart to be shallow”… let’s round up anyone transgender and put them in camps in Florida, Ron

“it can be smart to be shallow”… let’s horde vaccines and make me president for life, Trump

RockRaven

(15,303 posts)
3. Things like "debt default" and "debt ceiling" are too abstract to get through their skulls as bad or
Mon May 22, 2023, 12:49 AM
May 2023

hazardous. You have to be more concrete, even if that means running afoul of pedantic fact-checking. Such as "next month's SS checks won't be sent" or "your hospital/clinic will close when next month's Medicare/Medicaid payments are not made" or "VA services are cancelled."

applegrove

(119,548 posts)
4. True. Maybe update Hakeem Jeffries alphabet speech with all the things
Mon May 22, 2023, 12:50 AM
May 2023

that would be lost.

"SNIP........

“We will never compromise our principles,” the sixth-term congressman began. “House Democrats will always put American values over autocracy. Benevolence over bigotry. The Constitution over the cult. Democracy over demagogues. Economic opportunity over extremism.”

His voice rising, he continued: “Freedom over fascism. Governing over gaslighting. Hopefulness over hatred. Inclusion over isolation. Justice over judicial overreach. Knowledge over kangaroo courts. Liberty over limitation.”

There was clamour in the chamber by this point, and members roared at Mr. Jeffries’ choice for the letter M: “Maturity over Mar-a-Lago!” Then came “Normalcy over negativity. Opportunity over obstruction. People over politics. Quality-of-life issues over QAnon. Reason over racism. Substance over slander.”

For the finale, Mr. Jeffries – who was speaking without teleprompter – came up with “Triumph over tyranny. Understanding over ugliness. Voting rights over voter suppression. Working families over the well-connected.”

The letter X presented a challenge, but he went with “Xenial over xenophobia.” And lastly: “ ‘Yes, we can’ over ‘you can’t do it,’ and zealous representation over zero-sum confrontation.”

........SNIP"

ACTUALLY IT IS PERFECT. MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST MAKE IT AN AD.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Hakeem+Jeffries+alphabet&ei=qfRqZPmVHMKv5NoP9ZqEiAQ&oq=Hakeem+Jeffries+alphabet&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAM6CggAEEcQ1gQQsAM6CwguELEDEIoFEJECOgcIABCKBRBDOgUIABCABDoGCAAQFhAeSgQIQRgAUL8wWJJnYJNzaAFwAXgAgAFziAG8B5IBAzguMpgBAKABAqABAcgBCMABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp

 

MutantAndProud

(855 posts)
6. Fantastic speech
Mon May 22, 2023, 01:12 AM
May 2023

I think he is definitely going to replace (ooh trigger word) Kevin as Speaker.

Combine any of those excellent bytes with the “so shallow it’s ‘smart’” concepts above and we’ve got quick easy ads

KS Toronado

(17,890 posts)
8. T-shirts with the right anti-MAGA message would work also
Mon May 22, 2023, 03:28 AM
May 2023

Love to see every Democrat wearing one before 2024.

applegrove

(119,548 posts)
9. Maybe t-shirts with each letter of the alphabet of Hakeem Jeffries
Mon May 22, 2023, 03:46 AM
May 2023

alphabet speech. Someone with "Liberty over Limitation" t-shirt could come across someone else wearing a "Democracy over demagogues" t-shirt and high five each other. Might encourage people to wear the t shirts very often.

"SNIP........

“We will never compromise our principles,” the sixth-term congressman began. “House Democrats will always put :

American values over autocracy.
Benevolence over bigotry.
Constitution over the cult.
Democracy over demagogues.
Economic opportunity over extremism.
Freedom over fascism.
Governing over gaslighting.
Hopefulness over hatred.
Inclusion over isolation.
Justice over judicial overreach.
Knowledge over kangaroo courts.
Liberty over limitation.”
Maturity over Mar-a-Lago!”
Normalcy over negativity.
Opportunity over obstruction.
People over politics.
Quality-of-life issues over QAnon.
Reason over racism.
Substance over slander.”
Triumph over tyranny.
Understanding over ugliness.
Voting rights over voter suppression.
Working families over the well-connected.”
Xenial over xenophobia.”
Yes, we can’ over ‘you can’t do it,’
Zealous representations over zero-sum confrontation.”

........SNIP"

https://www.google.com/search?q=Hakeem+Jeffries+alphabet&ei=qfRqZPmVHMKv5NoP9ZqEiAQ&oq=Hakeem+Jeffries+alphabet&gs_lcp=ChNtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1zZXJwEAM6CggAEEcQ1gQQsAM6CwguELEDEIoFEJECOgcIABCKBRBDOgUIABCABDoGCAAQFhAeSgQIQRgAUL8wWJJnYJNzaAFwAXgAgAFziAG8B5IBAzguMpgBAKABAqABAcgBCMABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-serp

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