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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:41 PM

"The ground is shaking..." but don't lose faith.

Rachel just said that based on the Republicans that crossed the aisle to vote on delaying the removal of sanctions on Deripaska. I can’t remember her argument exactly, but she basically drove home in my own mind what I’ve been pulling my hair out about for 2 years.

Aren’t you all asking yourselves what the hell took the press so long to come around? What took them so long to open their eyes and see what was staring them right in the face, that Trump is a Russian agent? You’d think they just discovered water is wet. But maybe many of them are authentically shocked. Maybe they were authentically blinded. Maybe it truly was unthinkable for them.

And maybe that’s been the case for enough Republicans in Congress that once they finally look at those items hiding in plain sight, there is still a chance enough of them will do the right thing and save this democracy! Dare we hope? What else can we do?

Here’s another thing that gives me hope. I was visiting an old, OLD Trump supporter the other day. He was old enough that you’d never try to change his mind. Not only that, he was a rabid Republican and bragged that he’d been one his whole life. I would never try to talk him out of his political views. But he just raged and raged about the Republican Party. What? Yes. I thought he’d be outraged at all the evidence about Russian, etc. But no. He was pissed, OUTRAGED that his party had done nothing to jail Hillary Clinton. It occurred to me later that this might be the strategy that many Trump supporters will take to abandon Trump. They are so entrenched in their Republican loyalty, they can’t admit to abandoning Trump because he’s a Russian agent. Nooooo, that would mean they were wrong about him and worse! HILARY was right! God FORBID! No, better to reject him because he’d abandoned the campaign promise most valued: LOCK HER UP! They know he’s a Russian agent, or will soon start to see the evidence, even if it makes them mad. So they’ll find some other reason to abandon him....as long as they themselves are not compromised by the Russians.

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Reply "The ground is shaking..." but don't lose faith. (Original post)
Trueblue Texan Jan 2019 OP
bdamomma Jan 2019 #1
anarch Jan 2019 #3
bdamomma Jan 2019 #5
RockRaven Jan 2019 #2
DURHAM D Jan 2019 #4
Firestorm49 Jan 2019 #6
PeeJ52 Jan 2019 #7
Firestorm49 Jan 2019 #8

Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:46 PM

1. I feel

I'm living in a nightmare and I want it over.

Too many people are getting hurt, mentally hurt. I want to see justice done.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:51 PM

3. seconded

Maybe if literally millions of people marched on DC and demanded that Congress do their fucking job?

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Response to anarch (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:59 PM

5. The

Republican Congress or should I say Putin's other puppets. Especially McConnell I hope this eats his insides out. He's not looking well.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. The pessimistic view, however, is that 4/5 of GOP Senators did Putin's bidding today.

Thinking about that for a minute should make all of us very, very sick.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:54 PM

4. They should pass a Resolution barring Trump from pulling

out of NATO while they are at it.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 12:05 PM

6. I love your conclusions. Good job.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:19 PM

7. Go ahead... Lose faith. Sanctions will be removed. Original vote was just for show.

 

US 58th in freedom and falling fast. Russia is our friend. Russia has always been our friend.

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. My question is why only 11. Why did the others think lifting the sanction was OK?

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