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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:01 PM

Maybe it takes a lot of painful consequences to make an electorate awaken

Certainly the Ayn Rand worshipping conservatives are relishing in the outcome of their hateful campaign.
But I believe one of the most illustrative characters of the last century displays the crass greed and brazen selfishness that could, possibly, even soak the thick skulls of those who put the new buffoon into high office:

I believe Frank Capra's epic should be compulsory viewing for all Trump voters this year, enhanced with a hit of LSD.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:05 PM

1. "But he wouldn't really...

Take away our health insurance, Medicare, SS? They're just saying that." I've heard that more than once.
Maybe this will make folks reconsider allowing the minority to select the President?

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Response to Freddie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:16 PM

8. I don't think Trump really cares about any of that...

but he will certainly enable the Randian Repubs in Congress to do so.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:10 PM

2. as conservatives would NOT campaign on cutting SS or medicare or medicaid and NOW they say is

 

all part of THEIR agenda...and trump and his campaign stated NO cutting SS or medicare or medicaid....more or less the public debate will be all about who is the biggest liar....and all democrats have to do is gridlock all these cuts and make it a daily discussion on conservatives gutting all the safety nets of seniors. working families, working poor and the poor....which a large portion are conservative VOTERS who will have a real education

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:10 PM

3. I am trying hard to remain positive, but it does not help that I remember our saying...

the very same thing re: GWB* and his cabal.


I honestly have lost faith in this country's electorate. As bad as the Bush* years were and the devastating economy he left for Obama, it seems too many NEVER remember, NEVER learn.

Thus, my sigline is and will remain:

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:19 PM

4. I'm on my "don't give a fuck tour"..

I have no empathy for them!!! They exercised their franchise, so now they will live with it.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:28 PM

5. what scares me is we'll have to live with their choice too.

Oh, fuck.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:30 PM

6. Or a little of this.....

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Response to paleotn (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:33 PM

7. Great suggestion! A double feature, as long as the LSD is still in therapeutic range...

Could bring about lifelong change of heart.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:41 PM

9. The title of your OP is the central theme in an article I'm in the process of writing

 

The conclusion is likely to be pretty controversial.

Stay tuned.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 11:18 AM

10. Love to read it when it's polished!

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:04 PM

11. No, people don't learn like that ... its generational and after 2 - 3 generations its time to learn

... all over again.

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Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:25 PM

12. Unfortunately, "painful consequences" include a lot of needless death and misery.

We can't make this right. We can only work to change direction again, and to mitigate the damage along the way.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:34 PM

13. Too true.

I also believe the likes of Faux Noise is going to find it increasingly difficult to bolster the monster they, in part, created.
The Frump would love all media to be as sycophantic as the Hannitary napkin.
I can't bear to watch any of it. I don't subscribe to teevee, it's grossly overrated in my book.
Disastrous consequences are afoot, no doubt.

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