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Tue May 23, 2017, 11:55 PM

I Loathe Republicans

I have berated myself over it; I have told myself I shouldn’t indulge in such negative feelings. I’ve told myself I am a better person than that. Apparently, I am not.

I loathe Republicans in office, and I loathe the people who elected them.

Year after year, I have watched them destroy this country from within.

I have listened to their sanctimonious prattle about their good family values, their Christian morals, their exemplary behaviour – lectures often delivered by thrice-married men as they stand beside their last mistress who is now their latest trophy wife.

I have heard those in office, who are pulling down six-figure salaries that include healthcare coverage, generous expense accounts and lifelong pensions ALL funded by taxpayers, admonishing those same taxpayers to tighten their belts, sacrifice, and/or simply do without “luxuries” – luxuries like decent food, healthcare, liveable housing, and a living wage.

I have watched them take funding away from the down-and-out in order to fund tax-breaks for the wealthy. I have watched them whittle away the funding for programs aimed at assisting the most vulnerable among us – the poor, the homeless, the sick, the dying – while touting their “good Christian values”. I have watched them deny funding for our veterans while they proclaim their patriotism, and plot to send more of our valiant warriors into harm’s way because their lives are less important than the profits to be realized by the big-donor corporations that ultimately line Republican pockets as a result of global conflict.

I have watched them initiate measures that make voting all but impossible for citizens who traditionally vote for “the other side”. I have watched them lie – repeatedly – in order to garner the votes of the very people whose best interests they will, and invariably do, vote against once elected.

I have watched them vote against the rights of women, children, gays/lesbians. I have watched them vote against the rights of minorities. Time and again, I have watched them vote against the rights of anyone who is FOR the rights they disagree with.

I have heard them rant against the “evils” of science and math being taught in our schools. I have heard them rail against the evils of Sharia Law while promoting the idea of Christianity – or their version thereof – supplanting the religious beliefs of non-Christians in our schoolrooms and our government. I have heard them vilify sex education in our classrooms, as they pose for photo-ops with their “illegitimate” grandchildren. I have heard them espouse their dedication to “Christian principles” while ignoring the principles that Jesus himself taught.

As though further proof were needed as to where Republicans stand, their ultimate goals have become glaringly apparent with their nomination, election, and continuing support of Donald Trump. They have finally succeeded in installing an ignorant, lying, self-absorbed idiot in the Oval Office, a man who literally epitomizes the concept that “greed is good” and concern for the nation or its populace is to be disregarded.

I have no sympathy for those who will now suffer the consequences of their loyalty to the GOP and their so-called pResident. They voted for a bloviating, self-serving bigot who is as dumb as they are. They supported the presidency of an international laughingstock, who bragged about pussy-grabbing, mocked the disabled – and, above all else – was more than willing to collude with our sworn enemy, the Russians, in order to be elected.

I loathe Republicans, and those who elect them. There is NOTHING to be said on their behalf; there is no excuse for their political ignorance. Anyone who says they didn’t see where a Trump “presidency” would end up is lying – or is just too god-damned stupid to be allowed to vote.

Of all the enemies we must face, Republicans ARE the most loathsome, the most abhorrent, the most dangerous to our democracy and its continuing existence.

When you place a Putin ass-kisser in the White House, when you actually defend his obvious collusion with our enemies, when you decide that handing over the country’s confidential information to our sworn enemy is acceptable, you ARE the enemy.

One more time: I loathe Republicans and those who elect them. I am confident in my assessment of their treachery, and I am convinced of their determination to un-do all that is right, all that is fair, all that is just, all that is representative of what our country stands for.

There is nothing - I repeat, NOTHING - that Republicans have said or done that advances the rights of the citizenry, from the right to have their votes counted to the right to earn a living wage, to the right to be educated, to the right to marry their partner-of-choice, to the right to refuse to bear unwanted children borne of incest and/or rape, to the right to determine their own destiny.

The enemies that surround us are determined to defeat us. But it is the enemy within that poses the greatest threat. And those who side with that enemy must be recognized for who they are.

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NanceGreggs May 2017 OP
wcmagumba May 2017 #1
iluvtennis May 2017 #20
Scarsdale May 2017 #36
kimbutgar May 2017 #2
BigBearJohn May 2017 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight May 2017 #55
larwdem May 2017 #4
brer cat May 2017 #5
50 Shades Of Blue May 2017 #6
Initech May 2017 #7
Wellstone ruled May 2017 #8
CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 #9
rusty fender May 2017 #10
Demtexan May 2017 #11
sandensea May 2017 #12
Gothmog May 2017 #13
NBachers May 2017 #14
SaveAmerica May 2017 #15
NanceGreggs May 2017 #18
Heartstrings May 2017 #16
3catwoman3 May 2017 #17
narnian60 May 2017 #24
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #19
trueblue2007 May 2017 #21
dalton99a May 2017 #22
world wide wally May 2017 #23
DesertFlower May 2017 #25
MFM008 May 2017 #26
SergeStorms May 2017 #27
MrScorpio May 2017 #28
niyad May 2017 #32
erronis May 2017 #34
RockCreek May 2017 #29
raccoon May 2017 #30
niyad May 2017 #31
erronis May 2017 #33
sheshe2 May 2017 #35
lunamagica May 2017 #37
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #38
GoneOffShore May 2017 #43
nini May 2017 #39
Aristus May 2017 #40
SpankMe May 2017 #41
Different Drummer May 2017 #42
Rhett Cohen May 2017 #56
Bear Creek May 2017 #44
Boomerproud May 2017 #45
bdamomma May 2017 #46
BlancheSplanchnik May 2017 #47
gademocrat7 May 2017 #48
liam_laddie May 2017 #49
sharedvalues May 2017 #50
Laffy Kat May 2017 #51
sprinkleeninow May 2017 #52
treestar May 2017 #53
47of74 May 2017 #54
Rhett Cohen May 2017 #57

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:04 AM

1. +∞...nt

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:29 AM

20. ding, ding, ding.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #20)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:26 PM

36. AMEN

to all that you wrote. Despicable excuses for human beings. I am 81 and want to live long enough to see their loathsome party destroyed.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:05 AM

2. Sing it in words sister the truth!

So true, they are so despicable.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:12 AM

3. How funny. I was just thinking the same thing. To add: I'm not religious, but Republicans are evil

incarnate. It makes me sick when commentators on these news shows say, "well, maybe it's just a matter of Trump's inexperience."

I am so tired of people making excuses for these rotten, irredeemable bags of shit.
Every day the decency bar is lowered farther and farther until it is subterranean.
Seems the glue that keeps society together is disappearing. The only thing real
to these inhumans is GREED.

Watching these news show anchors struggle to say something "fair" about
these blithering puss bags is like listening to scraping on a chalk board.

Sometimes I can't help but wonder if the word TRUTH has any meaning
whatsoever in this world.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #3)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:20 AM

55. Did you know the NY Times introduced a Trump's Not All Bad column?

The columnist wants us to find the positive aspects of Trump. WTF?! What is the point of that? What is wrong with Trump is so very wrong and bad for our country and our allies that whatever little tiny good there is is irrelevant.

The first column wanted us to focus on how great it is that Trump uses Twitter so much. I kid you not!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:15 AM

4. WOW!

I agree I too hate them soo.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:21 AM

5. Righteous rant!

K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:24 AM

6. May I just say...

DITTO!!!!!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:26 AM

7. To me what's sickening is that they don't care.

And not only do they not care, in the 2016 election, they wore their ignorance and racial hatred on their sleeves. It's scary how much the anti-PC crowd turned out in droves to elect the orange gasbag. I have never seen anything like the hate that is pouring out of the GOP. It's not like they just don't like our opinions, they want us dead. People like Alex Jones and Theodore Shoebat have amplified the hate in this country to way past 11. I'm not religious, but I'm praying we make it to 2018 and we can start voting these assholes out of office. And they can take their supporters with them.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:26 AM

8. And as the Nation is just starting to wake up about

 

how our so called President colluded with Putin to get elected,the so called budget creator from the Heritage Foundation does his dirty work behind closed doors. Who would have thunk,huh. But you have to have feelings for all them four Hundred Families who have been supporting all those down and outers. Seems to me Romney called them the 47%ers. Gee Wally what did I miss!

The Republican Party is the true Hate Party.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:33 AM

9. I'm with you, Nance; I loathe them too.

Do not put yourself down for this very legitimate way of thinking. I respect you for saying it out loud.

A big, fat K&R for your awesome post!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:34 AM

10. Excellent Post!

I agree with everything you wrote. There are people out there, supposedly on our side, who have faith that the Repukes will come to their senses and will do the right thing when it comes to Trump When have any of the Puke Party ever given any indication of that? They are all low-life scumbags

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:41 AM

11. Me to.

One of them sister.
I will not talk to her.

She is brain washed and brain dead.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:41 AM

12. Of course.

Good people always loathe malice and selfish stupidity.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:47 AM

13. K&R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:59 AM

14. If I could push a button and eject every one of them into the Asteroid Belt, I'd do it.

Frozen and contorted, orbiting forever, each one a monument, a warning to evil, stupidity, and greed.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:06 AM

15. I've been tolerant, now I want no Rs in office

ever. I don't care how horrible that is and I don't care that there are some moderate Republicans who have a little sense out there, all of the bad apples have ruined it for the few good. I wouldn't cry if there was never another Republican campaign winner, ever.

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Response to SaveAmerica (Reply #15)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:20 AM

18. Like you ...

... like many of us, I have tried to be "tolerant".

I have tried to see things from "their" viewpoint - but all I see is corruption disguised as political expediency, immorality couched as "Christian ethics", a war on the citizenry proffered as concern for their well-being, and collusion with our enemies being paraded as patriotism.

The Republicans have shown us who they are - there is no going back from here.


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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:14 AM

16. K & R

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:17 AM

17. You nailed it.

As you always do.

Knowing that people voted for Trump has changed, irrevocably, how I feel about them.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #17)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:58 AM

24. +100

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:23 AM

19. Loathing is a state of mind arrived at rationally. Hate is an emotional state of mind that is toxic.


Big difference.

No need to "berate yourself" over loathing Republicons. That is a cool-minded rational response to the party.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:30 AM

21. so sad reading what you wrote. so true. so many people getting hurt while rich line their pockets

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:53 AM

22. They are the enemies of America.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:59 AM

23. Best one yet, Nance.

Crystal clear point that it is not ONLY Trump but his idiot supporters. These people deserve to be trashed daily

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:11 AM

25. i agree. nt

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:14 AM

26. NanceGreggs

Are we the same person??

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:17 AM

27. Don't sugar-coat it like that Nance....

tell us how you REALLY feel, OK?

I agree with you 100%. My entire family are Republicans, and I mean THE ENTIRE family! I'm the only Democrat. We have spirited discussions when we all congregate which, thankfully, isn't that often. I'm FAR MORE educated on the issues, and can make them look like fools, if I so choose. I know I'm not going to sway a single mind in the house, so I seldom bring up political issues. It's just not worth it. If they weren't my family ........ I'm not that gentle and non-confrontational with the rest of that sad lot of Republicans, though, and will never run from a heated discussion with them. They're cement heads, but once in a while I get one that will leave the reservation and listen to REASON, and not the party line.

Screw 'em. Our goal has to be kicking their asses in the 2018 mid-terms, and I MEAN KICKING THEIR ASSES. NO MORE MR. NICE GUY! We have to send a message that America IS NOT a "christian nation", or a nation that wants fascism knocking on it's door in the disguise of a Republican "patriot". Americans want to love their families (whatever the sexual orientation), have good paying jobs, do more than just "exist', be healthy at a reasonable price, have access to a quality education and not have the burden of tens of thousands of dollars in debt when they're finished. That's just to name a FEW things the greatest country on earth should provide their citizens, and for EVERYONE, not just a chosen few. The playing field in this country MUST be leveled. It's currently tilted in one direction, and one direction only.

OK, rant off. This WAS your political screed, and I sort of hijacked it. It's so darned easy to do when you're talking about our arch-enemy, though. Let's just mop the floor with these jerks and LET THEM KNOW that a new era has dawned for America. Business as usual IS NOT a political strategy from now on! Now let's get busy!

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #28)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:29 PM

32. works for me!!

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #28)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:11 PM

34. Works for me, too. A bit disheartening to see these battles waged over and over. Yet we must.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:51 AM

29. Every time I listen to Congressional hearings, etc.

I am astounded yet again by how evil, nasty, and hateful the republicana sound.
Maybe I will stop being surprised one day.
But keeping the element of disbelief reminds me how wrong and abberant they are.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:58 AM

30. So, how do you feel about Republicans? LOL. Recd. Well said, esp:

"There is nothing - I repeat,

NOTHING - that Republicans have said or done that advances the rights of the citizenry,

from the right to have their votes counted to the right to earn a living wage, to the right to be educated, to the right to marry their partner-of-choice, to the right to refuse to bear unwanted children borne of incest and/or rape, to the right to determine their own destiny. "

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:28 PM

31. k and r+ several gazillion

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:10 PM

33. Bing-bing-bing! This is EXACTLY my feelings - and the main problem with the USofA

The current breed of repuglicans are evil at worst, incompetent at best.

However, let's be careful that trolls like Lieberman and other pseudo moderates/liberals don't split the democratic party apart. Venality, corruption, power, greed can all get under the skin of any politician, no matter the R/D after their name or their professions of purpose.

Trust politicians only by what they have done, and done over a period of time. Don't ever trust them by their words.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:19 PM

35. KnR

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:54 PM

37. ICAM Nance. I'm not nearly as eloquent as you are, but your words reflect what I feel

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:48 PM

38. Three types of Republicans that I loathe:

1) Libertarians
2) Movement conservatives
3) Moderate republicans who have ceded their party to radicals (See #s 1 and 2)

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #38)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:12 PM

43. And you win the comments! Stealing!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:22 PM

39. " I Loathe Republicans I have berated myself over it; "

why the heck would you berate yourself over people who hurt so many others with glee?

It's time to go for the jugular with them.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:02 PM

40. You and me both...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:16 PM

41. I can't rec & kick this enough... n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:10 PM

42. ...

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #42)

Thu May 25, 2017, 05:10 AM

56. Why is there a Daffy Duck picture attached to a Rudy Giuliani catchphrase?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:51 PM

44. Not me

[link:http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/news/economy/donald-trump-voters-budget-cuts/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/news/economy/donald-trump-voters-budget-cuts/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool

They seem to suffer from not me. It is someone else. I am deserving and others are not. The the 23 diner is just up from where I work. I am surrounded by them and you can not have a conversation with them. They need to go through this to wake up. Unfortunately we have to get dragged through it also.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:01 PM

45. Today I watch both the Caroline Kennedy interview with Jake Tapper and the Jason C. pukefest with

Blitzer. Bless Caroline for not answering the question of "What would your father think of today's politics?" She wanly smiled and said "That's for the American people to answer (or decide.) I felt a real sense of shame after both interviews.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:20 PM

46. Thank you

for your compassion and truth.

I hate these people every day they show their true colours. My only question is when is enough??? They have such a low opinion of Americans. Sad really sad I have tears in my eyes.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:29 PM

47. I do too. I've hated them for a lonnnnng time. I hate them for their lying

And for their ease in cheating people and destroying lives.
I hate them too, for their comfort with illogical delusions.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:37 PM

48. They are evil.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:48 PM

49. Kick! x infinity

Nance is always perceptive and correct! YAY! Every day, now that the "budget" is exposed, brings more disaster.
They are the worst human beings possible, bar none! May they all roast forever!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:16 PM

50. Yes, but the Republican media has a special place in hell.

>Of all the enemies we must face, Republicans ARE the most loathsome, the most abhorrent, the most dangerous to our democracy and its continuing existence.

I'd say

>Of all the enemies we must face, Republican media outlets (Fox News, Limbaugh, RW radio, Breitbart, etc.) ARE the most loathsome, the most abhorrent, the most dangerous to our democracy and its continuing existence.

Many GOP voters don't spend too much time on politics and might be surprised to hear just what a corrupt, criminal, treasonous fool this President is.

But the GOP strategists who run conservative media know EXACTLY what they are doing. They are burning down American democracy just to enrich themselves. They will be judged harshly, by history and by their Creator.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:22 PM

51. ......

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:23 PM

52. 'Everything' bagels, 'Everything' crackers, 'Everything' dip/spread...

Last edited Thu May 25, 2017, 01:01 AM - Edit history (1)

We love these everything's, and your OP is loaded w/ everything! Nothing missing. 👏

I've been in a gradually building loathing state. It's not my inherent nature till this travesty happened.
I've had to back off some. They're not gonna have the upper hand putting me so in distress.

I hold that the ones wreaking havoc will indeed ultimately come to the end of themselves. "It is written."
❤?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:54 PM

53. Right on !


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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:59 PM

54. I do too.

 

They are destroying our nation from the inside out. The GOP will be the death of all of us, not the Russians, al-Qaida, ISIS, or any other nation. I loathe them and every last goddamn person who voted for Agent Fornicate Face and his GOP groupies, without exception.

And if they don't like it they can kiss my ass. I'm not one of those "tolerant and understanding liberals" the right loves to go on about.

I can remember even when I was growing up the GOP seemed to have some willingness to put country before party. I can remember back in 1988 the Republicans decided it was better to support the Democrat instead of the Republican David Duke on the grounds that speaking out against hate was more important than winning an election. Nowadays they loudly support the hate.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 05:15 AM

57. Umberto Eco's Ur-Fascism seems to apply to modern Republicans and the alt reich

1. The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.”

2. The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.”

3. The cult of action for action’s sake. “Action being beautiful in itself, it must be taken before, or without, any previous reflection. Thinking is a form of emasculation.”

4. Disagreement is treason. “The critical spirit makes distinctions, and to distinguish is a sign of modernism. In modern culture the scientific community praises disagreement as a way to improve knowledge.”

5. Fear of difference. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition.”

6. Appeal to social frustration. “One of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.”

7. The obsession with a plot. “The followers must feel besieged. The easiest way to solve the plot is the appeal to xenophobia.”

8. The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”

9. Pacifism is trafficking with the enemy. “For Ur-Fascism there is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle.”

10. Contempt for the weak. “Elitism is a typical aspect of any reactionary ideology.”

11. Everybody is educated to become a hero. “In Ur-Fascist ideology, heroism is the norm. This cult of heroism is strictly linked with the cult of death.”

12. Machismo and weaponry. “Machismo implies both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits, from chastity to homosexuality.”

13. Selective populism. “There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.”

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. “All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning.”

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