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Wed Feb 7, 2024, 04:05 PM Feb 7

I just ran a MAGA guy out of a cafe without trying [View all]

I'm in a Shenandoah Valley diner where you can make chit chat with anyone. I asked a guy near our table who he was rooting for in the Super Bowl. He didn't care. But he quickly changed the subject to politics and to how bad a shape the country was in.

I asked in what way. He said because of all the migrants that were coming in, for one. I asked him why the GOP won't vote for Biden's border bill. "Dave" said it was a bad bill. What's bad about it? He said it was too costly.

I asked, then why doesn't the GOP come up with its own bill? He said because the Dems will not let them.

Then why didn't the GOP create and pass their own bill when they had control of all 3 branches? Dave said the GOP had never controlled all three branches. I said that they had, during the first 2 years of Trump's term, 2016 - 2018. "Do you agree?" He said absolutely not.

I asked him to give me a moment as I looked the info up on my cell. Dave got up, I thought to the toilet, but he'd fled the premises!

Why, if he was so sure??

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His fragile ego couldn't take it. yardwork Feb 7 #1
Questions are a powerful weapon against people who have been brainwashed RAB910 Feb 7 #2
I'll add that to my LTTE stollen Feb 7 #7
In too many cases, they don't expect to be questioned at all. calimary Feb 7 #9
Yes this guy seems like a complete dipshit Gregory Peccary Feb 7 #18
Or maybe just successfully faked knowing it. soldierant Feb 7 #45
Remember when Obama was president on 9-11-01? CrispyQ Feb 7 #3
I think the medical term is flingshitmaybewillstickitis, hadEnuf Feb 7 #19
That was a Jorden Klepper video. Woodwizard Feb 7 #35
I thought of Jordan afterward stollen Feb 7 #43
You get a heart for that. sinkingfeeling Feb 7 #4
Good job! zuul Feb 7 #5
I was very calm, matter of fact stollen Feb 7 #6
Well done! limbicnuminousity Feb 7 #8
He'd rather run away and hide Quanto Magnus Feb 7 #10
Snowflake djacq Feb 7 #11
Lol Demovictory9 Feb 7 #12
Masterful job! live love laugh Feb 7 #13
Their shaky framework can't take too many taps before it starts to crumble. NBachers Feb 7 #14
He was skippingout on his tab, obviously. jaxexpat Feb 7 #15
Going for wings and fries at a great place but not a liberal area at all. twodogsbarking Feb 7 #16
Cognitive dissonance must have been excruciating Warpy Feb 7 #17
I don't know which is worse... ShazzieB Feb 7 #25
Insecure, willfully ignorant, but ALWAYS seeking agreement and validation Attilatheblond Feb 7 #28
LOL, these MAGA mofos always run away from the truth LymphocyteLover Feb 7 #20
So he thinks the country is in terrible shape because we're letting migrants in, but he doesn't want to spend the money. SunSeeker Feb 7 #21
Bye Dave. 1WorldHope Feb 7 #22
Slapped in the face with the truth he ran out with his fingers in his ears going "Nananananananana" ZonkerHarris Feb 7 #23
The magat is a moron. But for accuracy's sake the GOP did come up with HR2 radius777 Feb 7 #24
Thanks stollen Feb 7 #31
He's fleeing the interview!!! ret5hd Feb 7 #26
Great line then, great line now. JudyM Feb 8 #53
Thintelligence kgray96057 Feb 7 #27
Seems to me, a waste of time MorbidButterflyTat Feb 7 #29
Yes, well, I was polling the diner for football fans to be friendly stollen Feb 7 #42
"But Faux says it's all the Dems fault." lpbk2713 Feb 7 #30
that is great. barbtries Feb 7 #32
Good for you. Nice Job!!! Fla Dem Feb 7 #33
Had a co-worker like that years ago. Basic LA Feb 7 #34
He gave one of the biggest cost of living raise for soldiers. Woodwizard Feb 7 #36
They had the majority and couldn't even pass funding for the wall. Emile Feb 7 #37
2017-2019. Nov 2016 was election blm Feb 7 #38
Thanks. I want to be precise. stollen Feb 7 #40
It's a common mistake. blm Feb 7 #41
Sounds like just what I dealt with in an argument with my coworker tornado34jh Feb 7 #39
Thanks, folks, for your thoughtful and humorous feedback. stollen Feb 7 #44
This is their bill. But you hit him with plenty. BootinUp Feb 7 #46
The House passed their own border bill last summer MichMan Feb 8 #54
They cant handle it. Especially the "Trump's VP will be JFK Jr" types. oldsoftie Feb 8 #47
Wow, good job. SlimJimmy Feb 8 #48
Post removed Post removed Feb 8 #49
Hello. GP6971 Feb 8 #50
Thanks for giving it your best effort, stollen. PlanetBev Feb 8 #51
You can't fix stupid. AZ8theist Feb 8 #52
Because MAGA Bullies are Cowards.... Mr. Mustard 2023 Feb 8 #55
yep! A simple 'prove it' response shuts most of them down i have found. samnsara Feb 8 #56
Had the same convo with a guy in my office yesterday. louis-t Feb 8 #57
I would be willing to bet that Prof. Toru Tanaka Feb 8 #58
Oh dear! BigMin28 Feb 8 #59
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