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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) has a message to people thinking of abandoning President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in November's elections: Remember how fine life was before the coronavirus pandemic?



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"Because people remember how good their lives were back in February."

February is getting to be a long time ago.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-14 08:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is simple denial. Trumpites are enormously good at it, elsewise they could not through a day. That's right, remember how good you had it five months ago (if you had it good) and ignore how miserable you are now and how much more miserable you are likely to be tomorrow.

Fantasy and desperation. People are dying.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-07-14 08:33 AM | Reply

If we are going to reminisce about how good things were, can we go back to Obama when the White House wasn't a Jersey Shore episode

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-14 09:17 AM | Reply

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-14 02:46 PM | Reply

My life sucked before Corona. Blaze on. Status quo be gone.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-07-14 10:22 PM | Reply

Time machine, dated coins, winter clothes and old key chains not included. Do it today!

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-07-15 12:17 AM | Reply

Tom Tillis: "America, what you're seeing now is all a fantasy. We're actually still back in February where everyone and everything is doing just fine. Remember when Trump told you to not believe what your eyes were seeing or your ears were hearing? Well, this is what he was talking about."


#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-15 12:19 AM | Reply

"Because people remember how good their lives were back in February."

Back before race riots engulfed Joe Biden's America.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-15 12:22 AM | Reply

My taxes were insane before the CV and Trump is to blame.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2020-07-15 01:25 AM | Reply

What I remember is someone saying "Trump might be OK as president . . . unless a crisis comes along."

Well, here we are and truer words were never spoken.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-15 03:55 AM | Reply

"The GOP incumbent, facing what polls show is a tough re-election race this fall, argued that voters should judge his party based on the economy's performance before the spread of the disease"

Then it would also be fitting to remember that Trump inherited that economy and thus we should credit Obama with that economy. But we should also thank Trump for shipping tons of PPE to China at the beginning of the Pandemic, for abolishing the Pandemic Response Team, for telling us the virus would just disappear and on and on and on. And the Republicans are absolutely no better, they have backed him at every turn.
Republicans can barely acknowledge the death toll, the highest in the world, they want to send all the kids back to school just so our economy might get better regardless of how many lives it would cost.
Voting for the Republican/Trump death cult is an act of insanity. When the virus takes someone close to you then, and only then, will you accept your own responsibility for putting these murderers in office.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-15 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tommy T. thinks that voters also ignored this one: "I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2020-07-15 09:19 AM | Reply

When I'm in the mood to do some Bill Clinton hating I don't even bother with the Lewinsky "scandal."
I focus more on real things like NAFTA which he signed or, even much more importantly, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which allowed a few big right wing corporations to buy up most of our media and brainwash a large percentage of our population. We may possibly never recover from the affects of that evil bill.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-15 09:31 AM | Reply

Why doesn't thom say "Things were great in February! But someone made a dog's breakfast of America since."

It wasn't us. I swear!

#14 | Posted by contrecoup at 2020-07-15 10:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I remember that life was better for many people, before Trump.

#15 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-07-15 11:15 AM | Reply

"My life sucked before Corona."

I think that represents the truth for most who blame their lot in life on Trump or the GOP in general.

Same goes for folks on the right who piss and moan about the left for where they are.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2020-07-15 11:18 AM | Reply

>I think that represents the truth for most who blame their lot in life on Trump or the GOP in general.

I don't think there's many that blame Trump for their lot in life. People that grouse about that kind of thing are generally fed up with the entire system (THANKS CAPITALISM! and all that). To the extent that the GOP embraces unfettered capitalism, people throw some blame on them.

Trump gets blasted for being an imbecile, a crook, and crapping all over the institutions that define America.

#17 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2020-07-15 12:00 PM | Reply

Trump has faced 2 major challenges during his Presidency that were not of his own creation - BLM and Covid-19.

He has seriously and publicly failed in addressing either of these, so while his base maintain their " nothing to see here" attitude and will vote for him en-masse, those who are not part for the Trump cult have 3+ months to completely forget his ineptness if they are to vote for him again. I don't see these issues going away in that timeframe, so good luck Sen. Tillis.

#18 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-07-15 01:07 PM | Reply

Why can't religious people live in the present?

#19 | Posted by Brennnn at 2020-07-15 03:49 PM | Reply

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