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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:11 PM

 

"This week when the legislators were on the floor chanting USA USA really creeped me out."

Masha Gesson, Russian expert unmatched, on JOY's show. She said "This week when the legislators were on the floor chanting USA USA really creeped me out." Joy was taken aback....but think about it, I agree with Gesson. Our DEM reps and senators know who they are and where they are and what their job is.....to sink to the R's level, and Trump's level..having to profess loyalty to our country by yelling the name of our country in the Capitol is kind of lame. And they were unwittingly copying the nutjob Rs at Trump rallies. USA USA USA......

I like to think DEMS are smarter and more sophisticated than that.

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Reply "This week when the legislators were on the floor chanting USA USA really creeped me out." (Original post)
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2018 #1
FreepFryer Jul 2018 #3
enough Jul 2018 #10
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #19
FreepFryer Jul 2018 #2
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #8
FreepFryer Jul 2018 #11
coti Jul 2018 #17
FreepFryer Jul 2018 #18
NCTraveler Jul 2018 #4
FreepFryer Jul 2018 #7
Aristus Jul 2018 #5
JHB Jul 2018 #6
MaryMagdaline Jul 2018 #9
Power 2 the People Jul 2018 #12
Equinox Moon Jul 2018 #13
jodymarie aimee Jul 2018 #14
Equinox Moon Jul 2018 #16
leftstreet Jul 2018 #15

Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:18 PM

1. I took it almost as a kind of sarcasm - GOPers were voting to defund election security

so the Dems kind of rubbed their faces in it. That's what I saw, anyhow. YMMV.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:20 PM

3. Same here, and also as an ironic reclamation of the prerogative to such patriotic chants. (n/t)

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:27 PM

10. It was definitely sarcastic, but somehow shouting slogans sarcastically doesn't

really work. Especially not with the dumbed-down population we have today. Iíll bet most people got no message at all from that display of sarcasm.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:00 PM

19. Ba da bing, ba da boom

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:18 PM

2. LOL. Patriotism is not the sole province of the right, no matter what ms geesen might imply. (n/t)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:26 PM

8. that is exactly what I mean

 

Rs yell it like they are claiming the country and we are outsiders....when DEMS do it back it is lame. I get WHY they did it, but still weird. And Gesson is a straight shooter...she says what she means,she doesn't waste words being "sarcastic"...

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:32 PM

11. It wasn't weird at all. I see nothing wrong w the chant and Geesen does not speak for Democrats (nt)

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Response to FreepFryer (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:07 PM

17. Currently, it's not at all the province of the right. They couldn't give less of a shit about

our country.

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Response to coti (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:46 PM

18. The evidence is increasingly proving you correct. (n/t)

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:23 PM

4. I don't see how anyone can take issue with this.

 

Outside of those already standing in opposition to the Democratic Party and leftward progress.

I'm sometimes taken back a bit at how weak and cheap some shots at the party are.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:24 PM

7. Right? They seem to workshop anything they can think of. (n/t)

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:23 PM

5. I thought they were doing it satirically.

Showing the Republicans the malleability and pointlessness of such empty slogans.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:23 PM

6. It's not their toy. It's OURs too, and frankly I'm fine with...

...turning their own tactics against them.

After so many years of being called weak on defense, coddling criminals, fiscally iirresponsible, and getting our marching orders straight from the Kremlin, I damn well insist on it.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:26 PM

9. I see it as pure patriotism

Dems knew they were voting to save democracry. Iím not a cynical liberal. I believe the vote is sacred. My Democrats in Congress do, too.

One of the greatest speeches of my lifetime was Al Sharpton at 2004 Convention. The stealing of the 2000 election. When he spoke of the 3 civil rights martyrs in Mississippi, I had chills down my spine.

If you are not moved by USA, USA! with our guys fighting for our votes, I really donít know what I can say to you.


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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:02 PM

12. Dems need to out-patriot the phony Republican patriots

So sick of the false perception that the repugs are the patriots.It was actually nice to see the Dems use the same theater they use on us. If these types of displays point out how truly unpatriotic the rethugs are, then we must go full-out to show it to the rubes who only understand bumper sticker slogans.

My experience is that you can never talk logic to a right winger. They only understand emotion and simplicity.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:07 PM

13. I was taken aback and thought they could have chanted something else.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:27 PM

14. I'm with you on that !!

 

Traitors OR Impeach....more to the point.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:53 PM

16. Their chant sounded more like they were in support of the bill instead of opposing

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 01:29 PM

15. "LOCK HIM UP" works for me

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