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NY Times op-ed prints "Thoughts from wingnutville."

I don't know how many here on DU read Maureen Dowd who only appears in the NY Times on Sundays. She can be snarky, funny, or irrelevant (as can we all). She's a Democrat and occasionally mentions her right wing family. In today's NY Times, she turned the space for her op-ed column over to her wingnut brother. Seems that wingnuts don't just live in a different universe, they also live in some sort of warped "reality." Here's the link.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/26/opinion/thanksgiving-dowd-2020.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

This may start a DU dispute," but

Joe Biden won the presidency and most of our down ticket (congresspeople, senators, and state representatives) lost. Like it or not, we are a minority party.

IMO, the reason for those losses can be summed up in four words: "Defund the police" and "socialism."

Words have meaning and Republicans have far more understanding of this than do we.

Nobody wants to "defund the police." What that phrase means seems to mean is that we should not give any money to sustain a police force of any kind. What it really means is to stop buying the police surplus military weaponry and put that money to better use.

And then there's "socialism." Most people think that socialism and communism are synonymous. They're not. Socialism was only tried once on this planet. It was in the kibbutzim established by Israel to settle the survivors of the Holocaust. And it worked. Everyone shared, and sustained a humane world that, eventually, led to better lives for all.

(In reality, Russia, China, Cuba and many other countries never practiced Communism. They used that word, but, in reality, they were just fascists using a different title.)

We Dems are in danger of forever losing this country to many selfish, greedy, bigoted, cruel, hateful people who call themselves Republicans.

Time for us to change the words we use to win over the majority of decent Americans. And "defund the police," and "socialism," aren't those words.

Republicans have ruled us and ruined us over the past 50 years because they know how to convince people with their propaganda/words.

Time we caught up. Or we will be the ones who end up on the dust heap of history.

Today's Republican Party has one thing to offer us. Fascism. That's who they are. That's what they are.

Trump's Karma has already kicked in

It’s unlikely that the Trump creature will ever go to jail. And even if he’s fined for his every last dollar, his MAGAts will donate enough to keep him financially secure for the rest of his miserable existence.

But here’s the good news. Donald Trump will never again have another day of peace for rest in his life. He will find himself without cronies, (he never had a friend), broke, and facing endless government and civil prosecutions. His life of grifting may not be over since he will wring every cent he can from those who still love “Dear Leader.” But his life of “being in charge” will soon be gone.

Before becoming president, he fucked every contractor who ever worked for him, sold steaks, colleges, and every piece of pure bullshit imaginable to scam money from people who had hopes, dreams and little money. He’s spent his entire life stealing from those who didn’t “get it.” And then he played on the fears and racism of far too many Americans (and with the help of Vladimir Putin) to turn the American presidency into an office of pure cruelty, hatred and destruction.

His perception of his “own magnificence” didn’t end on Nov. 3. He lost the election. But ever since, he’s been in courts, threatening state legislators, and tweeting his ass off that he won. It ain’t working.

And normal human beings can only rejoice in his impotence and fear. He’s over, done through. Except for one small thing. -- He’s still pResident for about eight more weeks. And, in theory, he can nuke Iran, Sweden, Detroit, or anyplace else that pisses him off at any moment. I truly believe (hope?) the military leadership will ignore his orders/insanity.

This bitter, cruel, beastly creature is now suffering because the scams that he has practiced his whole life are no longer working. He fears what lies ahead if he can’t cling to the power of the presidency. He fears that his puppet master, Putin, will desert him once he’s no longer of use. He fears being prosecuted for his crimes that aren't covered by a presidential pardon. He fears the wrath of decent human beings.

May he live long in fear and suffer horribly.
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