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Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:10 PM

Donald Trump represents the opposite of everything I was taught to value - by Republicans.

When I was growing up in rural Ohio in the 1960s and 70s, most of the institutions in my community - the schools, churches, civic organizations and local government - were controlled by conservative white Christian Republicans.

In school, church, 4-H meetings, scout troops, and meetings of the local Rotary, Lions, etc. the message was consistent: work hard, defend our nation, praise God, perform public service, be honest and respectful and law-abiding.

I didn't agree with a lot of their opinions about the war in Vietnam, civil rights, women's rights, rock music, and the length of people's hair. HOWEVER, the bedrock principles of right and wrong seemed to be universally agreed upon, even when we disagreed vehemently on how to manifest them. In other words, Nixon was not praised for being a crook. His supporters simply insisted that he was misunderstood.

Trump is appalling, but far more appalling is that the Republican Party has embraced him, rejecting EVERY SINGLE VALUE they claimed to hold dear.

The Republican Party needs to be held to account for this. I will never again allow any Republican to lecture me on any Democrat's morals or patriotism.

The Republican Party stands for nothing. Nothing.

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Reply Donald Trump represents the opposite of everything I was taught to value - by Republicans. (Original post)
yardwork Jul 2019 OP
RKP5637 Jul 2019 #1
yardwork Jul 2019 #2
Initech Jul 2019 #3
yardwork Jul 2019 #4
Grasswire2 Jul 2019 #5
yardwork Jul 2019 #6
Grasswire2 Jul 2019 #7
GReedDiamond Jul 2019 #8

Response to yardwork (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:14 PM

1. I guess tRump must represent "Republican Values" and hence they cherish and worship him.

It clearly shows what today's republicans are made of.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:16 PM

2. Their support and their silence speak volumes.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:26 PM

3. No they don't. They have been taken over by a lunatic fringe cult.

And one that seems primed to destroy itself at that.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:32 PM

4. I hope they destroy themselves before they destroy everything else.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:32 PM

5. True, and I thought about this the other day.

Everything that Republicans have used as battering rams to get their way and to establish dominance turns out to be bull shit.

Freedom. Patriotism. Think how they have perverted just those concepts.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:34 PM

6. Exactly! It turns out that it meant nothing to them.

Everything they claimed to believe in is thrown out in the service of racism and greed.

Racism and greed.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:23 PM

7. worse...

...what they said they believed in was only valued for its expeditiousness (word?) to keep white voters motivated, controlled, on the capitalist treadmill, and IN THEIR PLACE while oligarchs looted the assets of the workers.

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Response to yardwork (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:33 PM

8. I disagree with your last sentence. The current Republican Party stands for...

...fascism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.

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