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Old 08-14-2018, 04:41 PM
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Why does it take over a week to count absentee/provisional ballots, or is there more to this. I do not trust the GOP since they never seem to win elections without lying and cheating.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:59 PM
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Fox News host compares Denmark to Venezuela, gets slammed as ‘fake news’

Typical Fox “News” lunacy. Facts be damned, we’ve captured the Trumpkin market, they’ll believe anything we shove down their throats!

https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/stor...4-B12939332848
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Old 08-18-2018, 11:20 AM
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My father, Ronald Reagan, would never have stood for this

Unlike fake conservatives, like this thread’s idiot OP, who have zero understanding of the First Amendment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...b44_story.html

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I’ve tried to imagine what my father would have done if people attending a political speech of his had turned to the press and raised their middle fingers, hurled obscenities or physically menaced the reporters who were there doing their jobs. I found it difficult to conjure the image, and then I realized why. It simply wouldn’t have happened. The person on the podium, the person everyone has gathered to see, sets the tone.

President Trump has quite successfully set today’s tone. He expertly stirred up the anger that was already simmering in the people who support him, and then he lit a match to it. He gave them an enemy — always a useful tactic. And naming the press as the enemy has precedents: Many tyrants have employed it to their advantage. Trump may not read much, but I’ll bet he knows that.

Those of us who are horrified by the vilification of the news media, those of us who cringe at the sight of angry mobs jeering at the cordoned-off journalists at Trump rallies, far outnumber those who are swept up by this ugly passion. We are still in the majority. But if we are silent, if we don’t speak up, if we don’t raise our voices and say, “This is not America,” it won’t matter that we are in the majority. Silence didn’t create this country; brazen, unwavering commitment did. And one of those commitments was to a free press — one not controlled or hampered by a demagogue who has a good day only when he’s being flattered.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:08 AM
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:46 PM
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"Truth isn't truth."

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How do Trumpkins even get out of bed in the morning? They must surely be cringing about this, about Donny shouting “McCarthyism!”, about his lies regarding the “failing” NYT (which is doing just great, thanks to him), etc.

Just how stupid are Whell and his fellow Trumpkins? Unbelievably stupid, of just so overcome by hate in the cult of Donny that they’ve lost all sense of morality, normality, reason? It’s simply unfathomable the depths we’ve sunk to under this fake president*. He is destroying our democracy as the Repubes stand by doing nothing.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:15 PM
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How do Trumpkins even get out of bed in the morning? They must surely be cringing about this, about Donny shouting “McCarthyism!”, about his lies regarding the “failing” NYT (which is doing just great, thanks to him), etc.

Just how stupid are Whell and his fellow Trumpkins? Unbelievably stupid, of just so overcome by hate in the cult of Donny that they’ve lost all sense of morality, normality, reason? It’s simply unfathomable the depths we’ve sunk to under this fake president*. He is destroying our democracy as the Repubes stand by doing nothing.
And the really weird thing is that there's nothing he can do that would be perceived by the base as going too far.
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:57 PM
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And the really weird thing is that there's nothing he can do that would be perceived by the base as going too far.
That is absolutely true. Just like the Germans fought for the Fuehrer to the flaming end. When authoritarians bond to a leader, it's to the death, either theirs or his, unless the leader surrenders, or betrays them--and some would make excuses even for those things.
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