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  1. #1 Every Day I Lose Respect For People That I've In The Past Respected..... 
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    global1 (21,563 posts)

    Every Day I Lose Respect For People That I've In The Past Respected.....

    In talking with these people or talking to people that know and deal with these people I'm finding out how racist and brainwashed they are by Fox News, Trump and his Repug toadies.

    Just now I learned that an executive of a global company is blaming George Soros for the looting that went on in the early hours of this morning in Chicago's downtown area. He says that Trump will take care of that kind of lawlessness.

    Now this is a smart and educated man. How can he think that someone that is anti-Trump and supportive of the Dems would promote looting and violence. It works against his best interests and counter to electing a Dem President.

    The only one that would benefit from such looting and violence is Trump. Such looting and violence plays into Trump's gameplan.

    The other day I spoke with a female friend that made a racist comment about the Black Lives Matter movement that shocked me. Then she went on to say that she is a Trump supporter.

    Another friend is a enthusiastic veteran. In his early 70's he supports Trump who disrespects veterans; dodged the draft by making up a story about having bone spurs and hasn't put Putin on notice about bounties for American soldiers. How could any veteran support Trump. I just don't get it.

    The 2020 election will come down to this clear differences between the Parties and Trump v. Biden:

    One in particular jumps out at me. Do you want a 'medicare for all' health system or are you content with a person that has said he will destroy Medicare and Social Security if he gets re-elected.

    We're in trouble people. This administration is destroying the USPS. Will massage the Census data to the Repug advantage - more gerrymandering. Turns its nose up to the Constitution. Is ignoring their responsibility with respect to the pandemic. Is not doing anything to slow or stop this pandemic. Has no compassion for the people that died from this pandemic or their loved ones who's life has been impacted. I could go on and on with the destruction that is being foisted on us by this Trump Administration.

    I don't know what I'll do if Trump steals this election in 2020. I just can't deal with him and this anymore. I feel so helpless and demoralized and everyday it just seems to get worse.

    How did we wind up like this? How did we let this happen? And why are so many educated people blind to what is unfolding right in front of them and still be supportive of this criminal in the WH?


    CrispyQ (28,211 posts)

    6. We ignored right wing hate radio & continue to ignore the rw media machine that radio morphed into.

    That's how we got here. The right came up with a long term plan and strategy on how to achieve it. Our side has been in reactionary mode since Reagan.

    Some of the hardest hitting anti-Trump ads are ones created by PACs of disaffected republicans. We have
    Meidas Touch & one other I can't remember the name of, but where are the hard hitting ads from the Democratic Party? Not Joe Biden's campaign, but the Party? It's like we don't believe in marketing. I just don't get it.
    happy feet (412 posts)

    16. This!

    We're always a day late and a dollar short --- assuming Repubs will be reasonable instead of the cheating, power grabbing at any cost, sociopaths they are. They play the long game, we ring our hands only when it's evident and still don't act decisively. That's how we got to this point.

    After GW stole the election twice, I haven't seen Dems concentrate on voter suppression, unequal distribution of voting machines,...until lately w/Stacey Abrams, Holder, etc..

    Citizens United

    Allowing voting rights act to expire under Roberts (because voter suppression is no longer a problem-right)

    Over time they've taken over all the school boards to insert religion, undermine science in textbooks, etc.

    The Fairness Doctrine eliminated opening the doors to right wing takeover of radio, then tv & social media. Dismantled the ???? act that limited the number of media one individual could own in a now Sinclair has taken over the local tv stations turning away from news and into trump talking points...I could go on.

    Now the USPS being dismantled before our very eyes --- in a matter of weeks --- to help Trump win and by a person who owns stock in USPS competitors---so look for the argument that the USPS is broke. Solution - privatize to those very companies the new USPS CEO owns stock in.

    Bill Barr? - need I say more.

    Frustrated. Like watching the titanic speeding towards the iceberg.

    Thanks for letting me rant.
    LaMouffette (144 posts)

    12. My sentiments exactly!

    I understand exactly how you're feeling about losing respect for people. Our neighbors across the street are two of the sweetest people I've ever met, but in 2016 they had a giant TRUMP sign on their garage door. This time around, no Trump sign, but the husband just this past weekend put up three signs supporting three Republicans up for election in our state—all three of them money-grubbing, Trump-supporting, party-over-country, just-keep-your-head-down-until-this-thing-blows-over dick-heads.

    How can these nice, intelligent people still be loyal to the party that gave us the Anti-Christ that is Trump??? Very, very depressing to have to see those signs in their yard.

    As you say in your post, they must have been brainwashed by Fox News. I know they watch it. It's like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." At least, no Trump sign, but it could just be that some 2020 Trump supporters have a clue that most Americans hate Trump now, so they keep their devotion to him under wraps now.

    And yes, I don't know what I'll do if Trump steals the election, either. Our ONLY hope is winning the Senate and keeping the House, so that if Putin does manage to keep his boy in office, we can impeach Trump's fat ass all over again and this time remove him from office like what should have been done the first time he was impeached.

    Hang in there, global1. Good WILL triumph over evil one day. It just may take a lot longer than any of us can imagine.
    appalachiablue (26,310 posts)

    18. This is what passive neglect of the growth

    of right wing media and Christian fundamental extremism in addition to severe damage from Citizens United and the Voting Rights Act have rendered, a dysfunctional pre-fascist nation with mass economic and social inequality. The decline of democracy.
    Democrats: When you can't win at the ballot box with your ideas, shut down the opposition. Even better criminalize their beliefs and legal actions and do everything you can to destroy anyone that dares to disagree with you.
    OBAMA'S H1N1 VIRUS: From April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (range: 195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (range: 8868-18,306) in the United States due to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus.
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    God how I love KARMA, let's just say this is our thanks for a corrupt POS from kenya who was the most criminal bastard to ever sleep in the white house. We have a good President now that is actually smart, not a bull shit er bath house dweller like barry and his bunch of criminals.
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    I dont recall ever asking or needing global1 to respect t me.

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    "Even if Trump didn't pay Russian hookers to pee on one another to defile a bed the Obamas once slept on it sounds like something he would do and that's all that matters." DemocratSinceBirth, Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:32 AM

    "Enemy. The word you are looking for is enemy. When the ideals of someone are antithetical to yours, you can say the word "enemy". DUmmy ret5hd Fri Aug 24, 2018, 05:10 PM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    I don't recall ever asking or needing global1 to respect me.
    Exactly. I'll even go further and say that, if a DUmbass ever said they respects me, I'm going to look at myself in the mirror and ask myself what the fuck I did wrong. I want DUmbasses to hate and despise me. It means I'm doing something right.
    Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf

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    Fox News is simply amazing. They have 3-4 million viewers but somehow BRAINWASHED 62 million people into voting for Trump.
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    ust now I learned that an executive of a global company is blaming George Soros for the looting that went on in the early hours of this morning in Chicago's downtown area.
    Well, little global1, if you follow the money, that is EXACTLY what happened. The executive of a global company probably knows that.
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