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KS Toronado

(17,652 posts)
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 11:12 AM Apr 21

How I got a magat to totally shut up

Was at an auction Saturday 60 miles from home when a stranger and I started talking about the auction and
weather and who we were and from, to feel him out I said "Sure looks like tRump's in trouble"

He went off on me like I was a Liberal (he got that right) with all the FQX/GOP talking points how Biden has
weaponized the law against his lord and savior all to win the election etc, etc, etc

He went on about how corrupt our legal system is today, this coming from a active duty police officer who
I'm sure has gone into courtrooms to testify. So to calm him down I said.......

"HEY, I'm a registered republican and we know the rich and powerful always tend to get away scot free" at this
he calmed down like a turned off light bulb and agreed with me, then I hit him..........

"But you know what they're charging him with is basically all the same stuff they charged his lawyer Michael
Cohen with and he got several years in jail, sure be interesting if he runs for President from jail"


At that point he walked away looking confused and dumbfounded.

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How I got a magat to totally shut up (Original Post) KS Toronado Apr 21 OP
eggscllent. AllaN01Bear Apr 21 #1
LOL, It's a ton of fun to watch them go sputter sputtt sputtt KS Toronado Apr 21 #3
it would be further interisting to see him being prez whilst in jail.!!!!! AllaN01Bear Apr 21 #2
FUCKING HELL NO!!! niyad Apr 21 #15
Agree 1000% AZ8theist Apr 22 #23
Good jab, KS. brer cat Apr 21 #4
You could have added... Grumpy Old Guy Apr 21 #5
Questions always work best when dealing with Rs KS Toronado Apr 21 #6
Yes PatSeg Apr 21 #9
Good job! Demsrule86 Apr 21 #7
They don't really know what they think PatSeg Apr 21 #8
Spot on Pat KS Toronado Apr 21 #10
THIS! THIS! THIS! OMGWTF Apr 21 #12
Oh yes, right-wing media has taught them well PatSeg Apr 21 #13
So much winning LOL... Justice matters. Apr 21 #11
Good job! I'm always amazed at people who have the right thing to say at that moment. SupportSanity Apr 21 #14
I've also thought we could use a forum along those lines KS Toronado Apr 22 #25
It was a battle of witts, and he was unarmed. Bluethroughu Apr 21 #16
You're so funny. Well done! I wish I had been there. littlemissmartypants Apr 21 #17
Excellent, Toronado! slightlv Apr 21 #18
Yes it was a good day at the auction, had a post in collectors forum KS Toronado Apr 22 #26
Zing!! oasis Apr 21 #19
I've long figured that many MAGAts don't think Trump is innocent... Silent3 Apr 21 #20
Hillary did it too. Why isn't she in jail? Bill too. Heck, all Democrats do it and should be in jail, right? Lunatics! machoneman Apr 21 #22
Another thing can do is ask them in a friendly voice how are they enjoying that big tax break he gave them? cstanleytech Apr 21 #21
You are funny brave, KS! Cha Apr 22 #24

AllaN01Bear

(19,236 posts)
1. eggscllent.
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 11:28 AM
Apr 21

i want those emoticons . but yea. i agree. its fun to watch them go sputter sputtt sputtt. dath vader and luke skywalker lightsaber dueling.
lol

KS Toronado

(17,652 posts)
3. LOL, It's a ton of fun to watch them go sputter sputtt sputtt
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 11:46 AM
Apr 21

Hope enough people see this to arm them with a question Rs have a hard time dealing with, we need
to get them to think rationally.

To keep and save that emoticon to use, right click on it, choose "copy image link", go to a word document
and "paste" and note what it is so you don't forget, then whenever you want to use it just copy & paste again.

AZ8theist

(5,579 posts)
23. Agree 1000%
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 03:48 AM
Apr 22

Rot in prison until he dies, yes.

Trying to run the country into the ground while in prison, NO.

KS Toronado

(17,652 posts)
6. Questions always work best when dealing with Rs
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 12:25 PM
Apr 21

"Why didn't tRump pardon his long time employee & lawyer"? would work good IMO.

PatSeg

(47,956 posts)
9. Yes
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 01:01 PM
Apr 21

Responding with questions almost always works best in any argument. They are rarely prepared for it and it opens new doors.

PatSeg

(47,956 posts)
8. They don't really know what they think
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 12:59 PM
Apr 21

They only know what they've been told to think and believe. If you go off script with them, they don't know how to respond, because they are already programmed with Fox News propaganda.

OMGWTF

(4,024 posts)
12. THIS! THIS! THIS!
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 01:35 PM
Apr 21

My son was one of two Dems in his USCU unit (the other being their lesbian CO). He would try to "smarten up the MAGAt chumps" with verified facts, video, etc. about the crimes of their Lard and Savior DJT, and their response was always "Fake news!" It's a cult. Period.

PatSeg

(47,956 posts)
13. Oh yes, right-wing media has taught them well
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 02:42 PM
Apr 21

Anything they hear that disagrees with what they believe is "Fake news".

That reminds me of trying to argue with a fundamentalist Christian. If you point out a legitimate discrepancy in what they believe, they just reply, "But the bible says...." and all discussion ends. It is their predictable fallback response, because they've never been taught to think, only to obey.

Of course, there's also "God's will" and "God works in mysterious ways, ours is not to question why".

Justice matters.

(6,973 posts)
11. So much winning LOL...
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 01:31 PM
Apr 21

And you didn't even have to mention Cohen and the criminal-defendant-hitler2 wannabe are on tape Cohen recorded before he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail time for it.

Good!

SupportSanity

(267 posts)
14. Good job! I'm always amazed at people who have the right thing to say at that moment.
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 07:45 PM
Apr 21

I would walk away unsuccesfully and think of the right thing to say a half an hour later. Always too late.

There should probably be another forum for successful interactions with MagaTs so we could all be armed at the right moment.

KS Toronado

(17,652 posts)
25. I've also thought we could use a forum along those lines
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 11:08 AM
Apr 22

Mine would be questions to ask Rs who would have a hard time finding answers for.

littlemissmartypants

(23,060 posts)
17. You're so funny. Well done! I wish I had been there.
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 09:57 PM
Apr 21

I can keep a straight face under the most challenging circumstances. It would have been so much fun! ❤️

slightlv

(2,933 posts)
18. Excellent, Toronado!
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 10:23 PM
Apr 21

Hopefully it was also a good day for you at the auction, too! Used to loved to go to auctions. Haven't been in about 4 decades... as a kid, I used to always go to the small town auction at home with my dad. Mom was always mad at the "junk" we'd bring home! (LOL)

Silent3

(15,505 posts)
20. I've long figured that many MAGAts don't think Trump is innocent...
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 10:37 PM
Apr 21

...they just get mad because they think everyone is doing illegal shit, so it's somehow thus unfair to not let Trump get away with it too.

And, of course, they are angry about the (mostly imaginary) stuff they think Democrats are getting away with, and do want the law to come down hard on them, even if being a Democrat is the only thing a Democrat is "guilty" of.

machoneman

(4,027 posts)
22. Hillary did it too. Why isn't she in jail? Bill too. Heck, all Democrats do it and should be in jail, right? Lunatics!
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 10:50 PM
Apr 21

cstanleytech

(26,401 posts)
21. Another thing can do is ask them in a friendly voice how are they enjoying that big tax break he gave them?
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 10:45 PM
Apr 21

When they ask what tax break or say they didn't get one then calmly ask them "Oh, what did he sign into law that helped you directly then".
Then just back away as it will throw them into a feedback loop.

Cha

(298,612 posts)
24. You are funny brave, KS!
Mon Apr 22, 2024, 04:04 AM
Apr 22


That's the way to talk to them.. as a repub calling out TSF for getting away with shit.

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