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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:06 PM

To all those fawning over the Christianity Today article

Does no one have a problem with this gratuitous lie and slur that heads the article?:

ďLetís grant this to the president: The Democrats have had it out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion. This has led many to suspect not only motives but facts in these recent impeachment hearings. And, no, Mr. Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story in the House hearings on impeachment.Ē

Absolute bullshit on every level.

Fuck them.

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Reply To all those fawning over the Christianity Today article (Original post)
stopbush Dec 2019 OP
Bettie Dec 2019 #1
stopbush Dec 2019 #5
GoCubsGo Dec 2019 #8
Bettie Dec 2019 #14
stopbush Dec 2019 #11
Cosmocat Dec 2019 #34
Girard442 Dec 2019 #46
uponit7771 Dec 2019 #62
StarfishSaver Dec 2019 #2
stopbush Dec 2019 #6
ScratchCat Dec 2019 #3
wnylib Dec 2019 #47
grantcart Dec 2019 #49
The Mouth Dec 2019 #55
Qutzupalotl Dec 2019 #65
captain queeg Dec 2019 #4
stopbush Dec 2019 #9
tavernier Dec 2019 #42
question everything Dec 2019 #7
wnylib Dec 2019 #50
maxsolomon Dec 2019 #10
wnylib Dec 2019 #54
treestar Dec 2019 #60
Hortensis Dec 2019 #12
JustAnotherGen Dec 2019 #13
redstatebluegirl Dec 2019 #33
tavernier Dec 2019 #43
ProfessorGAC Dec 2019 #63
Fullduplexxx Dec 2019 #15
Mme. Defarge Dec 2019 #16
dchill Dec 2019 #52
wnylib Dec 2019 #56
NBachers Dec 2019 #17
Mr.Bill Dec 2019 #18
Vogon_Glory Dec 2019 #19
standingtall Dec 2019 #20
panader0 Dec 2019 #32
ChazInAz Dec 2019 #35
MarcA Dec 2019 #58
FiveGoodMen Dec 2019 #21
ancianita Dec 2019 #22
Pacifist Patriot Dec 2019 #23
bitterross Dec 2019 #24
zentrum Dec 2019 #25
Chakaconcarne Dec 2019 #26
Azathoth Dec 2019 #27
PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2019 #28
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 2019 #29
nolabear Dec 2019 #31
nolabear Dec 2019 #30
Kaleva Dec 2019 #37
RelativelyJones Dec 2019 #36
DallasNE Dec 2019 #38
Gore1FL Dec 2019 #39
wnylib Dec 2019 #40
scarytomcat Dec 2019 #41
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Ms. Toad Dec 2019 #45
grantcart Dec 2019 #48
Mickju Dec 2019 #51
ooky Dec 2019 #53
zaj Dec 2019 #57
onecaliberal Dec 2019 #59
live love laugh Dec 2019 #61
roamer65 Dec 2019 #64
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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:12 PM

1. That also lends more credibility

to the article with those who need to hear it.

Is the publication one I think is good, decent, above board? Nope. That isn't the point.

The point is that HIS people are starting to turn.

I'm taking it as a positive sign that even the worst out there are starting to say "This isn't OK".

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:17 PM

5. Yes. CT needs to first establish its anti-D cred with its readers. It does that by lying.

But then, lying for Jesus is a time-honored tradition in the church.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:19 PM

8. Yep. This isn't "fawning over" the op ed.

It's enjoyment of watching all these right-wing assholes finally turning on each other over that corrupt sack of shit currently squatting in the White House.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:35 PM

14. I have zero expectation of truth in anything

by a religious publication.

That is why this whole thing was a surprise. He's finally gone too far for some of the right wing religious folk. That's news.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:26 PM

11. I imagine there are some Ds who read CT. Are they sitting at home agreeing that

yes - thatís what the Ds have been doing. Guilty as charged! Their actions make me question the facts that were presented BY TRUMPís OWN APPOINTEES.?

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:46 PM

34. Meh

how about just be honest ...

Yeah, we hate them cause we are told we have to hate them, but maybe the heathen liberals saw this POS for what he was all along.

The origional sin here isn't 45, it is 30 years of these people being brainwashed to think than any liberal is the spawn of satan, THAT is why they got behind the more immoral, least christian human being imaginable.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:30 PM

46. I grew up among Evangelicals. I was told every day to love them.

I never loved them like I was taught but I didnít hate them before Trump. Now I do.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:54 PM

62. They're not starting to turn, they got their judges and now they're done with him. IT's not like

... they give a shit about kids being abused via his policies or Trump being a whore for Putin or some other crap

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

2. It doesn't bother me at all

It's probably what makes the people who need to see it more likely to keep reading until they get to the good part.

Not mad at them.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:18 PM

6. See my reply #5.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

3. Eh, the last sentence is nonsense

But the rest is generally true.

After the way the right acted over Obama, its easy to see why many would think the way the left is acting over Trump is just "the same thing", er, "both sides".

Of course we were "out for him" from day one; it was already known that he was involved with Russia and there were a dozen things that should have already been "disqualifying". The only "problem" I have with people saying "the Democrats were out for him from day one" is that they pretend that it wasn't warranted. But I don't "blame" anyone from the right for having suspicions initially over the Democrats actions. But we are way past that point now and it has to be obvious to anyone with a brain that Trump has to go.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:36 PM

47. Totally agree with your comment on people

say the D's were out to get Trump from the start but conveniently skip the fact that there was good reason for going after him from the start. As if nobody heard of the Russian connection BEFORE the election. As if nobody heard of the Access Hollywood tape, Trump University, the racism in his initial declaration to run, etc, etc, etc.

No rational person can believe that a corrupt, immoral person is going to be a champion of morality and of fighting corruption. Delusional fools.

But I can see other posters' point that the author probably established his creds with his readers through the quoted paragraph. I remember being taught that a good persuasive essay or speech addresses the reader/audience where they are at, anticipates and addresses objections, and then argues the point.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:44 PM

49. Exactly 100% out for all birthers

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:58 PM

55. People who say "not my president"

have a harder time establishing credibility with the other side.

I saw people saying that about GWB, and about Obama and lots of people saying it about Trump right from the beginning.

Right or left, if you have already stated you hate someone and regard them as illegitimate, your subsequent opinions about them and attacks on them are suspect and subject to a much higher standard of proof from the neutral or middle ground.

We had Tea Party idiots question Obama's citizenship (and, to be fair, people who don't understand the Constitution saying Trump was illegitimate because he only won the EC ),who the hell on the other side is going to pay any attention to what such people subsequently accuse the President who they regard as illegitimate of?

As much as I dislike Drumpf, it is utterly true that MANY on our side have looked for any possible way to get him out of the presidency since the night of the election results.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #55)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:07 PM

65. His win was the result of a coordinated foreign attack

from an adversary who considers itself at war with the United States and acts accordingly. Influencing our elections and our discourse to our detriment is their goal.

Putinís FSB is creating instability worldwide wherever it can, with weaponized psychographic techniques such as those pioneered by Cambridge Analytica. Brexit is one such victory. Trumpís election was another. We have a willing subject of the Kremlin in the White House, unconcerned about the damage he causes to our national security, public wellbeing, and treasury. Anyone who is not suspicious of Trump is either misled by propaganda or being deliberately disingenuous.

Since the day he took office, Trump has violated the Constitution by refusing to divest from his business interests. He is unfit for office, and his subsequent behavior bears this out. Those who opposed him since day one are correct. If saying so annoys those who worship him, that is to be expected.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. Of course the orange abomination released his usual tweet attack on the magazine

The world is so unfair to the poor snow flake

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:20 PM

9. Indeed. Life is generally unfair to billionaires. The rest of us need to have pity

on them and their plight (we really canít have empathy).

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:15 PM

42. Excellent.

More readership.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:18 PM

7. Right. And now that they got their judges for the next 30 years

they can turn pious.


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Response to question everything (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:46 PM

50. But if we can get Supremes appointed,

we will have the chance of a higher court reversing lower court rulings. Win in 2020 and RBG can retire if she wishes to. Gain in the Senate and there is at least one Supreme who deserves impeachment and removal.

A hard uphill battle, but it's what we've got right now and for years to come.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:21 PM

10. You know, Trump had it out for Obama for YEARS before we

"Had it out for him".

The GOP "had it out for" HRC for 30 years.

The GOP "had it out for" WJC over a consensual affair. THEY IMPEACHED HIM FOR IT.

So, I agree, fuck them. Broken clock, 2X/day, whoop de doo.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:58 PM

54. They were out against Bill long before the

Monica business. Whitewater, phony troopergate, murders, etc.

I remember a woman I worked with then who was married to a fundamentalist minister. She ranted to me about all the 'evil' things the Clintons had done. Nearly went hysterical when I said I was going to a Dem rally for Hillary when she was running for her first term as a NY senator. Accused me of enabling sex crimes and murder by supporting Hillary.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:38 PM

60. Yep, they have no sympathy here

McConnell said on Obama's inauguration night he wanted to make him a one-term President.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:27 PM

12. Oh, I noticed it. I always notice gratuitous insults aimed at me.

Sadly, aside from gratuitous insults on political forums of course, nothing's more common than seemingly obligatory smearing and false equalization of Democrats with whatever's being complained about. It comes from every direction constantly.

There are many good and important articles, though, that move on from their SOP of ass-covering introductory smears of Democrats to make truthful points. Like this one. These people obviously felt they had to draw people in reassuringly before focusing on condemning Trump. At length.

This hit the news and got Trump's notice because it's an important article, and maybe you should go back and read it. Their circulation isn't huge, but Christianity Today is widely discussed and quoted, including by ministers and pastors of many Christian denominations.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:27 PM

13. They want Pence in Office

They wrote not ONE word about Pence.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:42 PM

33. Pence is an evangelical's dream.

He is the second coming of Jesus as far as the right is concerned.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:22 PM

43. I think you may have something there.

This might be the orchestral introduction before the curtain rises and Pence and Mother slowly enter stage front out of the shadows.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #43)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:26 PM

63. And Then?

Not criticizing Tag. You & I are highly sympatico.
But, Pence is nothing.
A tool? Yep.
A pious twit? Yes
But, nobody(!) voted for him. Not even the 'gelicles.
And a Veep taking over for a disgraced prez is irrelevant.
He's irrelevant now, and would be so even as POTUS.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:38 PM

15. Because from day one he was guilty of violating the emoluments law

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:38 PM

16. It was a courageous move on the part of CT

and I am grateful for it. My hope is that it will provide moral support for some in that community who are wavering it their support for the FM.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:49 PM

52. I, personally, do not trust the motives...

...of ANYONE who makes their living being a Professional Christian. This outfit very likely is angling for a Pence Dominion. I could be wrong, but why chance it?

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Response to dchill (Reply #52)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:03 PM

56. You are probably right about the Pence angle.

He might replace Trump if we can get the traitor convicted. But Pence's own state didn't want him. It would take a LOT of fraud to get him elected to the WH since so few people would ever vote for him.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:44 PM

17. I won't even waste my fucking time . . . But, call me a "fawner." I'll cop to it.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:49 PM

18. I've "had it out for him"

since about 1975.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:57 PM

19. I was hardly fawning earlier

I was hardly fawning over the editorial staff of Christianity Today on an earlier thread when I noted that theyíd had an epiphany about the behavior and true character of Donald J. Trump.

I still find the fact heartening and worth noting. I also hope more Evangelicals have similar Road-to-Damascus moments between now and when the polls close on November, 2020 and that they act on themóeither by voting Democratic or simply by staying home and not voting for Trump-Pence like they did in 2016.

EDIT: Four years is still an awfully long time to wise up.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:59 PM

20. So what if Democrats have had it out for him from day one

Trump has been committing impeachable offenses sense day one. The part about him not have a serious opportunity to offer his before the House hearings on impeachment is absolute bologna. He was offered his chance to do so and he refused to participate.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:31 PM

32. I had it out for him before day one.

trump* has been an asshole and a crook for decades.
He did and said enough in the R primaries to think he should be impeached.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:49 PM

35. Exactly

And since the CT and its ilk are the self-appointed arbiters of public morality (Especially for the beliefs of us shady Liberals!), you'd think they would have noticed his character years ago and said something then.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:08 PM

58. +1,000 n/t

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:01 PM

21. "Cops and prosecutors have had it out for criminals from day one

and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of suspicion"


Is that it?

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:05 PM

22. Talking out of both sides of their christian mouths.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:09 PM

23. I have pointed out that egregious lie on numerous sites today.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:13 PM

24. Yep, that pissed me off when I read it.

 

None of that is true. Not to mention, this only seems to be an issue with Dems and Trump. Nothing about Moscow Mitch and his ilk meeting on Obama's inauguration evening to plan on how to obstruct Obama and make him a one-term President.

As I told a friend on FB. Don't think they've seen the light all of a sudden. It's a win-win for them if Trump goes. They get Pence, who will continue pursuing their agenda. They also get to stop all the bad PR associated with defending a lying, misogynist, adulterer, xenophobe, Nazi-Supporter, etc. etc. ad nauseum.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:17 PM

25. The point here is that

....the Evangelical base may be leaving him. Of course they are not going to say good or honest things about Democrats.

It gives some permission to the rest of these types to defect from the cult. It names him as Immoral.

It's huge.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:21 PM

26. This is enough for me...

"Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump's immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don't reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come?"

It speaks to all of his behaviors and not just those related to impeachment.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:22 PM

27. I'm glad they said it. It shows they are genuinely trying to deprogram the cult

You have to establish some kind of common ground with your audience before you can begin to chip away at their beliefs. Otherwise, they will just tune you out.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:23 PM

28. Remember how they came down on Republicans

when they said their one goal was to make sure Obama was a one term President?

Oh, wait. They didn't.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:29 PM

31. Wrong forum.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:28 PM

30. Accept the help. Just take it. It doesn't matter.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:57 PM

37. For some reason, people like to break up Repub circular firing squads

Never understood the rationale for attacking those who are attacking Trump or being critical of him. Let them fight.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:50 PM

36. I'll take the help where we can get it.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:00 PM

38. My Thought When First Reading

Was that ghost written by Mike Pence?

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:06 PM

39. I am just happy they are turning on Trump.

I recognize they are still full of shit concerning most things.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:08 PM

40. I can't imagine anyone at DU "fawning" over

an article in Christianity Today. I sure hope nobody took my mention of it in an earlier post as approval of or fawning over the article. I was typing a response to another post while listening to an NPR interview with him and mentioned the interview in my post.

I personally have not read the article and did not even know the magazine existed until the fuss was stirred up about it.

Not surprising, though, to find that those sentences in the actual article sound more like a defense of Trump than a criticism of him, considering where they are printed. The editor made no mention of his position on the hearings in the interview.

Thanks for posting this so that we are aware of the tone of the editor's claim of "criticism" of the impeached one.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:10 PM

41. I thought the rethugs made Trump's side of the story

basically bullshit and obstructive comments and childish name calling same as dump would have if he could have thought of it himself which he can't.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:29 PM

44. My tweet in response to this nonsense that Dems had it in for Trump

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:29 PM

45. Aside from the last sentence, what about it is untrue?

The fact that Democrats have had it out for him from day one does not legitimize his behavior. And we have been - for good reason.

Of course everything is under a cloud of partisan suspicion - things have been getting more partisan for years, and this is worse than I've seen it. Again - it does not legitimize his behavior - nor does it change fact into opinion or fake news. But the reality that the investigation is fact-based does not remove the partisan suspicion that it is not.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #45)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:43 PM

48. Not only that but those sentences that we object to will only increase the impact to


Those on the other side of the aisle.

I have had it out for Trump ever since he went birther.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:47 PM

51. Like most Christians I know,

They are completely full of shit.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:53 PM

53. If I hear that lie about how he didn't get a chance to defend himself

one more time I'm going to throw up. I dare a MAGAt to try telling me that.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:03 PM

57. Well, if it established credibility for the main point of the article, then...

... it's a net positive.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 06:05 PM

61. We can't grasp at crumbs...from this rag or

the other right wingers who occasionally crawl from under their rocks and display signs of lucidity.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 07:29 PM

64. Fake Christians are still our enemy.

Fuck them.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 03:07 PM

71. They are real Christians

They're just fake followers of Jesus.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:12 PM

66. K&R

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:25 PM

67. He's damaging their brand.

That's how I read this editorial and it's still what I'm seeing as true.

It's not that they have a true belief and are speaking out, it's that others out there are starting to link them (their evangelical faith) to Trump and his toxicity. It exposes them as hypocrites, charlatans and hucksters. Some are rightly concerned.

It's not a pretty look and some are seeking to distance their public face from Trump and his extremely unchristian rhetoric and actions from their political brand. And, yes, their brand is a political one. They know it is and they're worried of the ramifications Trump might well bring down on then in the future. They're trying to develop distance while they still can.

I'm less than apathetic to their plight, but if it helps us with saving democracy, fine.

Enemy of my enemy, and all that. I welcome them dividing amongst themselves, personally. I'll be more than willing to use Trump against them (Evangelicals) down the road all the same.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 10:40 PM

68. Evangelicals favored 45 because they like his "pro-life" and "pro-religious freedom" views ...

... which, of course, he doesn't actually have, but he's willing to claim he has to get their votes. In other words, he wants to oppress the same people they want to oppress, and deny the same rights they want to deny, so he's useful to them. Whether he's profoundly flawed or not doesn't matter too much, apparently.

The author of the editorial was interviewed on NPR this morning and made it sound like he was really taking a principled stand, until you reflected on what he actually said. If he had only added that he turned away from 45 because of the obvious hypocrisy and cynicism, he might have qualified for the Putzer Prize in Unconcious Irony.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:39 AM

69. yeah i saw that too

Democrats knew Trump would be a nightmare on policy, and that election 2016 was as stolen as election 2000. Trump had evry opportunity to provide witnesses to the House hearings. Trump can only blame himself.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 12:03 PM

70. I can't speak for other Democrats

but I have been out to get him from day one because I understand just how dangerous he is to our democracy and the world.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Mon Dec 23, 2019, 03:13 PM

72. I have had it out for trump* before day one

He is and has always been a vile human being. I am not ashamed nor do I apologize for wanting to get him.

(*) Received more impeachment votes than any human being in the history of the universe.

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