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Thursday, January 02, 2020

Buck Down: But for one brief, shining moment towards the end of the oughts', a green sprig of hope grew between the cracks of the nation's thick, stony head. For about a minute and a half -- it looked like America might be on the verge of a true moment of evolution. At least that's what a lot of us told ourselves back then. But then Barack Obama came, and SWPs ...

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#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-01 03:58 PM | Reply

LOL/ because surely W. had it right. what a loser.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-01-01 06:54 PM | Reply

hahahaha...What an emotional outburst that article was. I hope the author has a strong social support system in place.

...or a cat. probably a cat.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-01 07:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yes, it was SWPs.

It certainly wasn't the people who carried on funding endless war sending our treasure overseas no matter who's in charge.
Definitely not the people who handed out blank checks to the finance industry and didn't hold a single banker accountable for rampant fraud in the wake of the Great Recession.
Absolutely not the people who've done nothing for income inequality and can't sign trade deals fast enough to send as many manufacturing jobs overseas as possible.

What the author is talking about in terms of a "true moment of evolution" is purely in identity politics. Right up until Trump was elected, fools like this were convinced everything was going great.

This is the definition of being out of touch.

Ivory tower centrist liberals are convinced identity politics should matter more than putting a roof over your head and keeping the heat on. What they still don't realize is that most of middle America doesn't really care if people who think they're trash call them racist, while they make five more dollars an hour to take care of their family. Prioritizing feelings over economic reality is a privilege that doesn't resonate in this country, and that's why the populist right and left have exploded.

So double down on calling everyone a racist on the populist right AND left. That's why Warren is a better candidate than Bernie to centrist liberals. She wallows in identity politics and helps take the eye off the ball of income inequality and ending military intervention.

#4 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-02 11:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So double down on calling everyone a racist

#4 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake

I don't know about "everyone".

But Trump's core support is racist to the bone.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 11:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I don't know about "everyone".

But Trump's core support is racist to the bone.

Bernie supporters heard it in 2016, and they're hearing it already in 2020.

Trump supporters don't care who doesn't like them, and Bernie supporters won't show up for candidates and a DNC who doesn't like them.

The DNC and their handlers would rather rule the ashes than have the populist left win, because at the end of the day there's no difference for a billionaire under Trump or Biden.

#6 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-02 12:16 PM | Reply

But Trump's core support is racist to the bone.
#5 | POSTED BY ZED

Read your own words. The bigot is you, Zed.

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-02 12:26 PM | Reply

The DNC and their handlers would rather rule the ashes than have the populist left win, because at the end of the day there's no difference for a billionaire under Trump or Biden.
#6 | POSTED BY BEN_BERKKAKE

Can't be repeated enough; even though Zed and his posse are incapable of comprehending.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-02 12:27 PM | Reply

because at the end of the day there's no difference for a billionaire under Trump or Biden.

#6 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2020-01-02 12:16 PM | Reply

What's the difference under Trump?

That Trump is one of those actual billionaires?

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 12:32 PM | Reply

But Trump's core support is racist to the bone.

#5 | Posted by Zed

Keep repeating that broad brush. It's going to get Trump elected again and RGB cant hold on much longer. And Trump will do what he does to the court like he said he would..

Jesus you liberals are stupid.

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-02 12:34 PM | Reply

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There is a broad irrational streak to Trumpism and especially Trump fanaticism that's neatly explained by racism.

Wait a minute, let me guess? There's nothing the least bit irrational about Donald Trump, amirite?

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 12:35 PM | Reply

Keep repeating that broad brush.

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-02

The brush is just as exactly as broad as it needs to be.

No racist is voting Democratic in 2020 no matter how nice I am to them.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Every pro-Russian racist is voting Trump 2020.

Don't tell me you disagree.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 12:39 PM | Reply

It's going to get Trump elected again

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-02 12:34 PM

There are people who love Donald Trump to death and would feel honored to have a job wiping his ass and praising the smell of his sh--.

All indications are that Trump would enjoy having someone do both.

But Trump is not a popular man. He's never been a popular man. He's not going to get popular between now and next November.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 12:44 PM | Reply

Just goes to show, racism and keeping it thriving is another Liberal ploy to get votes. The average American cares about people doing illegal things that negatively impact themselves, their friends, the country, etc. (themselves first, of course) and don't care about skin color. Liberals try to find a way to make it about race so they can have a platform while also having a way to denigrate anyone who disagrees with them. It's just like illegal immigration. Here's how a typical illegal immigration debate goes in 2020:

Average American who does not agree with open borders: "Man, I wish they could stop the flow of illegal immigrants into our country"
Average Liberal response: "RACIST!!!!!! You are a racist piece of garbage. You should die!!!"
Average American who does not agree with open borders: "But, but...I just said to stop the flow. I didn't say why I want it stopped"
Average Liberal response: "RACIST!!!! You are so racist. You are the most racist person that has ever existed in racism"

The reason why this is a bad thing is because that is EXACTLY the Average Liberals response. But the Average Americans response and opinion is not born out of racism and has nothing to do with race. The people who do have an issue with immigration because of race are a very tiny subset. So you have one group who predominantly doesn't care about race but then you have the other group who predominantly wants everything to be about race. In conclusion to the point...someone like Trump can get elected BECAUSE of this inconsistency between the divisions. Libs try to argue their point based off of what a few people think and don't realize they are forsaking the masses. So those masses have to choose another outlet. And since those masses are what make up the Average American, their only choice is an idiot like Trump.

Once Libs learn what humility is and use it to form their decisions instead of thinking they are right about everything and anyone who doesn't agree with them is a racist, it might be worth joining the Dems again. Until then, people like me will just continue to watch them try to fight battles against a few thousand people while the hundreds of million in our country just get ignored.

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2020-01-02 12:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#15 | Posted by humtake

There are a lot of racists in this country and the huge bulk of them are Trumpites.

Enjoyed your essay, but it gets away from the facts.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 01:01 PM | Reply

No racist is voting Democratic in 2020

That's because you are assuming YOUR definition of "racist" is true.

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-02 01:13 PM | Reply

There are a lot of racists in this country and the huge bulk of them are Trumpites.

I would disagree. I would say the largest subset of racists in this country are liberals because of how they obsess over identity politics. They are continuously trying to keep the blacks angry against "the white man".

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-02 01:17 PM | Reply

They are continuously trying to keep the blacks angry against "the white man".

Oddly enough. That particular situation doesn't need any help.

Something about centuries of oppression combined with modern forms of systemic racism, coupled with police brutality and the absolute hate some Republicans have for them.

Has kept blacks angry at the whites.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-02 01:25 PM | Reply

-No racist is voting Democratic in 2020 no matter how nice I am to them.

People vote the way they want for their own reasons.

Not yours.

You want folks who don't vote for a democrat to believe they are a racist for doing that.

Some of them are.

But why focus your outrage on racists?

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-02 01:34 PM | Reply

But why focus your outrage on racists?

Usually it's in effort to root out the racism and end it.

You're either outraged by it, or you're directly or indirectly supporting it.

I'm talking about real racism. Hate in your heart for another person only based on their race racism. Marching down the street shouting "Jews will not replace us" racism.

The kind of thing Trump is nurturing in his deplorables.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-02 01:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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That's what Zed is trying to do? End it? LOL

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-02 01:47 PM | Reply

That's what Zed is trying to do?

I'm not sure what Zed is trying to do, nor was that the point of my post.

I was answering your question, "But why focus your outrage on racists?"

Perhaps you meant it only for him to answer.

Regardless. My answer stands.

#23 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-02 02:20 PM | Reply

I would disagree. I would say the largest subset of racists in this country are liberals

#18 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01

I'm talking old-fashioned sh-- kicking racists, BOAZ.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-02 02:53 PM | Reply

Zed is spot on throughout this thread. I know, I know - a lot of Trumpites don't see themselves as racists like you guys. So just pay attention to the actual words and beliefs - if the shoe fits...

Trump is as self serving as it gets for the wealthy in this country and he took us back to 1920 if not earlier in many respects - especially in regard to taxes on the obscenely wealthy. Not to mention race relations.

Fools like Humtake believe the average Liberal wants open borders. They don't. They want reasonable controls and to treat people humanely and not worse then the dogs in the local pound. There was no flood until Trump triggered it. He triggered it in several ways but that is beside the point (mostly rhetoric and cutting assistance). It was actually at it's lowest point in decades prior to Trump.

Frankly speaking we need the workers. Someone better come up with a plan to allow them and neither party wants it as it is seen as harming jobs. Honestly it does harm SOME jobs but mostly they aren't jobs Americans will do or want to do. The exception is probably construction but there aren't enough Americans to work in construction. The thing is if you make them "legal" then the people hiring them end up paying the going wage to them and not cut rate wages under the table or on scammed Social Security numbers because they know they can take advantage.

And yes Eberly - as the saying goes he is calling a spade a spade. Which in itself has been turned into a racist statement by whites in this country with the connotation that Spade = Black person. Interesting how racists have hijacked so many common things in this country over time.

#25 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-01-02 05:27 PM | Reply

My question "why focus on the racists?" was asked because actual racists aren't worth debating, discussing with, or attempting to influence. They are voting for Trump.

So, why keep crying about it? why discuss it? why lament it as though it's some sort of riddle you're expected to solve?

let it go.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-02 07:30 PM | Reply

I would disagree. I would say the largest subset of racists in this country are liberals because of how they obsess over identity politics. They are continuously trying to keep the blacks angry against "the white man".

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2020-01-02 01:17 PM | REPLY

Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh That's your shtick slick.

#27 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-02 11:25 PM | Reply

"how they obsess over identity politics."

Guns Keep America Safe
America is a Christian Nation
Blacks fail because they don't assimilate
No more Muslims
No more immigrants from --------- countries.

Those are your identity politics, Boaz.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-03 12:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Boaz entered the military as an enlisted man.

Thanks to liberals providing the opportunities he wouldn't have had 50 years ago, and taxpayers paying for his college education, he never would have made Major and retired with a healthy pension (after 20 years!!) his party has successfully worked to eliminate for civilians, beginning with Reagan's union busting. Ya, Reagan, former head of a union.

Both of them "I got mine, ---- you!" folks

#29 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-03 03:21 AM | Reply

#29 AU: respectfully, I have high respect for other veterans...Boaz is to be commended for having the fortitude to serve his country, survive and rise to Major...he earned it. You and others had the same choice.

#30 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2020-01-03 04:07 AM | Reply

You and others had the same choice.
#30 | POSTED BY GREATAMERICAN

Boaz only had that choice thanks to the interference of a Liberal activist Government. It's a shame he doesn't understand this.

#31 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-03 07:41 AM | Reply

That's because you are assuming YOUR definition of.....is true.
#17 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Republicans in a nutshell. As I've said before, you can't fight fantasy.

#32 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-01-03 07:43 AM | Reply

it's ok to be white.... and Republican....

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#33 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-03 01:15 PM | Reply

LOL

#1 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Have you ever wondered why Democrats hate Republicans so much? It's their "I got mine and ---- you" attitude to everyone else.

Let's create a hypothetical but typical Republican who supports Trump:

Let's call them, oh I don't know...Mandria?

Now Mandria takes a top job at a media company. She is able to do this because liberals fought for women's right to vote, get educated, enter the work force, and be promoted without regard to their gender.
Unfortunately, Mandria is sexually harassed by a Will O'Shyly at work. She sues and wins, I don't know, lets say $9 million. She is able to do this because liberals put in place legal protections for women in the workplace.
Now some years later, Mandria is slandered by a douchebag at the Media company and again sues for an obscene amount of money. She is able to do this because liberals have put in legal protections and court rules to protect people like Mandria from large corporate giants that would otherwise crush them in Court or force them into arbitration.

Then Mandria goes out, attacks liberals, and supports a Party and President who:
1. Want to role back the very laws that let Mandria get her high paying job
2. Have a history of sexual harassment and want to roll back laws protecting women from it
3. Want to strip the ability of people to sue for large dollar values like $9 million via "tort reform" leaving them with maybe a couple hundred thousand
4. Want to strip victim's legal right to sue by letting companies force them into binding, confidential arbitration

Literally everything Mandria has today is because her life was protected by laws and policies Democrats put into place to make sure her hard work paid off and the people who broke the law paid for it...and she wants to take that away from everyone else.

So can you see why Liberals might see Mandria and people like her as nothing more than total piles of human garbage?

#34 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-01-03 03:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#34 | Posted by Sycophant

LOL. Your post is like that episode of Seinfeld where the rabbi goes on TV and says, "there's a woman ... let's call her Elaine ..."

However much money Mandria has should have been used to buy a clue or become better educated.

The stuff that - let's call him 'Mandria' - spouts is utter nonsense that doesn't evidence a decent IQ, moral compass, or grasp of logic.

#35 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-03 04:58 PM | Reply

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