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Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

Imagine if a Democratic Member of Congress spoke at the Annual Marx-Lenin Dinner:

He or she would be drawn and quartered before sunset.

(...and I'm not referring to Groucho Marx and John Lennon...)

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Reply Imagine if a Democratic Member of Congress spoke at the Annual Marx-Lenin Dinner: (Original post)
PCIntern Dec 2014 OP
randys1 Dec 2014 #1
BlueCaliDem Dec 2014 #2
BlueCaliDem Dec 2014 #3
Downwinder Dec 2014 #4
Segami Dec 2014 #5
hifiguy Dec 2014 #6
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #7
PCIntern Dec 2014 #8
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #9
PCIntern Dec 2014 #10
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #12
PCIntern Dec 2014 #14
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #15
PCIntern Dec 2014 #17
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #19
Matrosov Dec 2014 #16
treestar Dec 2014 #11
True Blue Door Dec 2014 #13
hfojvt Dec 2014 #18
JHB Dec 2014 #20
1step Dec 2014 #21
Scuba Dec 2014 #22

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:54 PM

1. Obama is a communist because he thinks hungry people should have food, imagine if...

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:13 PM

2. There'd be 24/7 coverage on ALL "news" sites, from ABC to CNN to Faux News and all their affiliates.

Print and radio media would toss the Air Asia tragedy and focus entirely on that Democrat-aka-socialist-communist (yeah, I know they're not the same), and cable and broadcast "news" sites would rush to put up full and glossy close-up images of that Democrat on teevee, day in, day out.

In short, not only with that Democrat be crucified and his political career killed by a thousand propaganda outlets, but they'd find a way to toss President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and maybe even Michelle Obama, into the mix, too.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:14 PM

3. Why aren't there more DUers responding to this OP? It's a damn good OP! K&R eom

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:27 PM

4. Would that be at the LaPorte County Library in LaPorte, Indiana?

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:29 PM

5. Faux News Hannity and O'Reilly

 

would have been on that story like flies on sh!t.........their coverage would have lasted for months...


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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:43 PM

6. Of course.

 

But 35 years of non-stop, ever-more-rightwing propaganda has dulled the populace down to a lulled, sheep-like state. After Nixon was driven from office - more than justifiably = the right swore "never again will one of ours be taken down by the truth" (even though Nixon was not really one of their own) so they changed the definition of the truth, bought all the M$M and brought it to heel as a part of the propaganda apparatus which includes the fundy churches and the corporate advertisers and that was that.

Iran/Contra, the too-numerous-to-list crimes of the Chimp/Cheney misadministration, smaller scandals involving congressional Repigs, it all vanishes down the rabbit hole.

Nowadays Bernie S and Liz W are considered to be and portrayed outlying bomb-throwers on the furthest imaginable fringes of the left. 35 years ago their ideas were a part of the mainstream of the Democratic Party.

It all comes down to It's Perfectly Fine But Only If A Repig Does It. Reichwingers are, as F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, different from the rest of us, and the rules that apply to them apply to them alone.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:25 PM

7. Communism is just an economic theory.

It certainly doesn't have the same inherent immorality as racism.

You can advocate total wealth redistribution and still be a good person. You can't advocate that people of other races be treated as inferiors and still be a good person.

So it's not even a valid comparison, which makes the fact that associating with Communism would have worse consequences for a political figure than associating with skinheads and Klansmen that much more outrageous.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:57 PM

8. Yeah you're right...

my post is total shit...it's always total shit. If I posted that 2+2=4 there would be the base-5ers who would have to argue that I'm prejudiced..

Love this place! Only been here 10+ years and can't even make a simple post without having to justify my existence as though everyone else were a goddamned hostile Ph.D. committee.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:59 PM

9. Huh?

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:01 PM

10. Huh yourself...

I was trying to make a POINT that if Dems were 'guilty' of similar offenses, then the media and the ReTHUGS would be all over them. But of course, it had to become a diatribe about how economic blah blah blah isn't about race blah blah blah.

but you KNEW that...

"Huh"

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:05 PM

12. Decaf. Seriously, decaf.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:10 PM

14. Yeah...let's walk it back now....

typical..."I didn't do nuthin'..."

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:11 PM

15. I was agreeing with you. And you went batshit for some unknown reason.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:30 PM

17. " not a valid comparison"

OK...that's agreeing...got it.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:54 PM

19. So you're saying you were agreeing with right-wingers

when they compare Communism with fascism?

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:11 PM

16. It wasn't a criticism of your post

 

The point is that racism is morally wrong, whereas communism is just an economic theory, and yet conservatives would find it much worse if a Democrat talked at a communist gathering. True Blue Door's criticism was of conservatives and their warped view, not of your post. If anything it was an agreement with your post.

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Response to True Blue Door (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:03 PM

11. Not to right wingers though

For them that would be the same thing, and hypocrites that they are, they would be talking about it forever. Look at how long they went on about Obama being a communist because 1) he appointed Van Jones to a post; 2) he once spoke to Ayers 3) his mother was a friend of some commie. To their crazed minds communism is as evil as we think racism is.

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Response to treestar (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:06 PM

13. Everything that irritates a cancervative is exactly equivalent to the worst evil.

If you call them out on being a puppy-torturer, they'll remind everyone that you once stole a pen from work, and they'll smirk like they just "evened the score" morally. Complete sociopaths.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:34 PM

18. There's an annual Marx-Lenin dinner?

Where? When? Is it on Cinco de Mayo?

Why don't I ever get invited to speak at these things?

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:59 PM

20. Which underscores the point: equivalents have to be made up...

The things that would be true counterparts to the Guanopath Gastronomic Gala don't actually exist.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 06:05 PM

21. I'm sure the Right would be sensitive and understanOHFUCKICANTEVENFINISH!!!

 

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 09:06 AM

22. Republicans would be Demanding the resignation of every Democrat in Congress.

 

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