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Old 07-23-2019, 03:56 PM
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Trump's McCarthy List


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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he can name at least 20 Democrats who, in his opinion, are worse than the “squad” of four Democratic female lawmakers he’s been feuding with over their sharp critiques of his administration. He promised to name those Democrats “at some point.”


We've done this before. It sucked. But the guy with the list lost, so there's that.

(I mistakenly posted this first in the SRIOTD thread; sorry for the double post y'all.)
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"I have here in my hand a half-eaten Big Mac. But somewhere around here is a list..."
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We've done this before. It sucked. But the guy with the list lost, so there's that.

ETA: Crap; I thought I was starting a new thread.
Except now the definition of "unAmerican" is not "we don't like him, so we will accuse him of being a Russia-loving Godless Commie with no evidence"

The new definition (thanks to Republicans) is "we don't like him saying bad things about Trump, and not loving Russia enough, so we will accuse him of being a socialist America hater with no evidence"

The times they ain't a changin' (apologies to Dylan)
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Hell, this isn't even the first time Trump himself has done it.

How many times has he waved a sheet of paper around claiming it had the details of a new trade agreement or North Korean denuclearization or a great new health care plan or whatever and people would see it "within two weeks"?

To be fair, he's extended the timing these days to "within two months" or just a vague future point. Even he's realized he can only bullshit so far.

But at any rate, it's one of his go-to moves. Bold claim followed by pledge to show his work at some indeterminate future point.
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Hell, this isn't even the first time Trump himself has done it.

How many times has he waved a sheet of paper around claiming it had the details of a new trade agreement or North Korean denuclearization or a great new health care plan or whatever and people would see it "within two weeks"?

To be fair, he's extended the timing these days to "within two months" or just a vague future point. Even he's realized he can only bullshit so far.

But at any rate, it's one of his go-to moves. Bold claim followed by pledge to show his work at some indeterminate future point.
Even Trump's supporters know he's full of shit when he keeps repeating this garbage. You notice that none of them ever mention is mouth-spew again, because they know that whatever he promises is just crap. They know this. But they really don't care.
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Even Trump's supporters know he's full of shit when he keeps repeating this garbage. You notice that none of them ever mention is mouth-spew again, because they know that whatever he promises is just crap. They know this. But they really don't care.
They want to be a lying criminal asshole that never see any repercussions for their crimes. They want to be just like him. Trump is their standard barer.
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Even Trump's supporters know he's full of shit when he keeps repeating this garbage. You notice that none of them ever mention is mouth-spew again, because they know that whatever he promises is just crap. They know this. But they really don't care.
That is the problem I see, and not just with Trump. There is a post-truth idea going on. It's more like "yeah, Trump is lying. So what? All politicians lie." Or "yes, I may be defrauding customers. But is it really bad if they enjoyed it anyway?"
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Trump is their standard barer.
Misspelling/typo, or deliberate pun on them being bare of any standards?
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Even Trump's supporters know he's full of shit when he keeps repeating this garbage. You notice that none of them ever mention is mouth-spew again, because they know that whatever he promises is just crap. They know this. But they really don't care.
I've made the analogy before to a pigeon drop. Trump's supporters know he's a con man but they think it's okay because they believe they're in on the con. What they don't understand is that they're the real target.
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They want to be a lying criminal asshole that never see any repercussions for their crimes.
Hell, I want to be that, too...except for the “asshole” part. Should I become a Short-Fingered Vulgarian supporter?
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I had a sudden flash of insight today. I wonder how much of trump's antipathy toward AOC is based on her questioning of Michael Cohen, where, in four minutes, she opened up several possible avenues of criminal investigation against him.
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Trump has a list of the 20 worst Democrats, eh? Remind me, how many Democrats are running for the party's nomination for president?
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I had a sudden flash of insight today. I wonder how much of trump's antipathy toward AOC is based on her questioning of Michael Cohen, where, in four minutes, she opened up several possible avenues of criminal investigation against him.
No doubt that didn't help.

But AOC's main crime is that she gets headlines even more easily than Trump does. In some Swiss-cheesed corner of his deteriorating brain, he knows that if he weren't President, she'd be getting more headlines than he by some horrifyingly large order of magnitude.


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We've done this before. It sucked. But the guy with the list lost, so there's that.
It took several years for that guy to lose, though.
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It took several years for that guy to lose, though.
True, and many lives were upended and ruined because of him. There's no way to minimize the harm he and his supporters did and I'm sure Trump and his supporters will hurt more people; this is part of the price we as a nation are going to pay for not heading this off sooner. Those who don't learn from history etc. etc.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:08 PM
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True, and many lives were upended and ruined because of him. There's no way to minimize the harm he and his supporters did and I'm sure Trump and his supporters will hurt more people; this is part of the price we as a nation are going to pay for not heading this off sooner. Those who don't learn from history etc. etc.
Sadly true. History-textbook writers of good will, no doubt, have believed that they've laid out the dangers sufficiently well to produce generations of Americans who have learned from history, and won't make the same stupid errors again. But: no. Maybe there's no way to do that.

Or maybe the problem is "you have to be taught, before it's too late, before you are six, or seven, or eight, to hate all the people your relatives hate...."
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Hell, I want to be that, too...except for the “asshole” part. Should I become a Short-Fingered Vulgarian supporter?
It’s hard to be a lying criminal who’s not an asshole though.
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It took several years for that guy to lose, though.
For every Joseph McCarthy who crashed and burned, you had several Richard Nixons and Barry Goldwaters who also played up to anti-communist hysteria and went on to have long political careers.
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For every Joseph McCarthy who crashed and burned, you had several Richard Nixons and Barry Goldwaters who also played up to anti-communist hysteria and went on to have long political careers.
Of course, the boogeyman is now "socialism" which is, of course, defined as "anything the Republicans do not like.
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I've made the analogy before to a pigeon drop. Trump's supporters know he's a con man but they think it's okay because they believe they're in on the con. What they don't understand is that they're the real target.

They'd watch Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels and wonder why any of the scoundrels is hiding their crimes and misdeeds. They're also letting (actually, abetting) a conman take not their life's savings but their country away from everyone.

Here's what I'd dearly love to see the next time Tan the Conman parades the military to feed his vanity: Every single Puerto Rican service member in the area tell him to his face, "I am Puerto Rican. I am American. And I vote {party of choice}".
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