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Anecdotal maybe, but it aggravates me how effective RWers are at using the term "Patriot" locally.

I live in small town America, in the south. There is still a pervasive myth that in the good ol days people were happier and things were better in general. The truth is that these parts are sort of like Norman Rockwell meets meth lab. Things ain't so great.
But one thing I can't help but notice is how damn patriotic everyone is. No matter what the event, it is guaranteed that the "fill in the blank Patriots" will have a presence there. Farmer's market?....there's a booth and they have flags. Parade?.....there are trucks and they have flags. Save the statue rally? There's a group and they have flags. Pissed off at the schoolboard?....There's a table and some flags. Even I can see a pattern there and I am a bit dense.
Free food giveaway?.....There's a bunch of volunteers....and they have flags. Neighborhood crime watch?....you guessed it. They have meetings.....with flags.

Democrats attend these events too. They are just as concerned and civic minded and work just as hard. But we don't really seem to have much brand recognition.

Our side has many really good ideas and messages. Unfortunately it is harder to make them into a simple concept. The right wingers have basically fear and whatever flows from that. "Patriotism" is the quick fix. It seems to work. No wonder the other guy always wanted a military parade.

Okay, rant over. I have to go to town in a while.

If Matt Gaetz ever goes to prison, his hair can work at the onsite car wash. Please pull forward.

Okay, sorry, I just couldn't figure out which post to respond to.

Well FFS....just heard on local news: Desantis ordering flags at half staff for Rush Limbaugh.

Not sure if I am totally pissed off or just thinking it's an even trade. Heard it on Jax channel 12.

Sorry....Florida if you haven't guessed.

2016-2021: So when did Mike Pence become expendable?

I always assumed that Pence was picked as VP in order to assuage those evangelicals who might be concerned about Trump's sordid past. Maybe it was. It isn't like Pence was immensely popular for any political expertise. But somehow, over a few years, Pence became totally irrelevant except as a Trump rubber stamper and hanger on. Whatever major players he had seemed to bring to the table were now in the Trump camp and no longer gave a s*** about Pence, even to the point that they still support Trump after the Capitol invasion and the attempts to capture and/or kill him.
Can we now put to bed this fable that Evangelicals are remotely concerned with any morality that doesn't fit into a political narrative? I think the answer is quite apparent.

To clarify:
Everyone is expendable to Trump. The OP is about Evangelicals, the Republican party and the now exposed facade of morality that brought Pence into the equation to begin with. Says a lot about Evangelicals.

So if Trump has an "alternative" inauguration/2024 announcement, who pays for it? Is the RNC on the

hook somehow, even though he may very well be a convicted felon by 2024? His current fundraising scam is about somehow still winning the election, is it not? Wondering how that all plays out.
One thing for sure, whoever hosts such a boondoggle better ask for money up front.

Was just in my doctor's office and they had Trump's puss conference/drug announcement on.

A 60ish couple, well dressed for my poor little red town, sat watching from across the waiting room:

Husband: "He looks so tired. He has aged a lot."

Wife: "They have put him through so much."

I managed not to laugh but just had a big smile as my name was called. We all have these experiences, yet it never, ever ceases to amaze.

From the "In Case You Didn't Know" dept: Rick Santorum is still a clueless asshole.

2020: The year that finally killed the "I'm not votin cuz they're all the same" excuse.

If the Trump family ends up at a crappy hotel outside of Chernobyl, ala Schitt's Creek, are we

still on the hook for Secret Service?

Is it unusual to have voted in every election since 1976 and NOT ever been "polled?"

Never by phone. Never in an exit poll. I have always been registered and had a telephone. I have been contacted by fundraisers so it isn't that I'm hard to find.

Hey, maybe I am the margin for error.
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