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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:42 PM

Yet again, only Democrats are trying to bridge the divide.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/14/us/politics/biden-trump-republicans.html

Many on the Right Reject the Call for Healing

“My Democratic friends think Biden is going to heal everything and unify everyone,” said Jeanie Smith, who attends the more conservative Spring Street Gospel Church in Mason, which is about 100 miles west of Austin. “They are deceived.”

“Now you want healing,” she added. “Now you want to come together. You have not earned it.”

“We’re willing to accept the results, as long as it’s fair and done correctly and certified correctly,” said Sherrie Strong, another supporter of the president’s. She, like others, took Mr. Trump’s position that it was strange that he had been leading in numerous places because of in-person votes on Election Day, only to be overtaken once mail-in ballots were counted on election night and over the days that followed. (The delay in counting mail-in ballots in several states was because of restrictions imposed by Republican state legislatures.)

That is the hard reality Mr. Biden is facing, even after winning a race in which he secured a larger share of the popular vote than any challenger since 1932. Towering before him is a wall of Republican resistance, starting with Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede, extending to G.O.P. lawmakers’ reluctance to acknowledge his victory and stretching, perhaps most significantly for American politics in the long term, to ordinary voters who steadfastly deny the election’s outcome. (end quotes)


The only way Democrats can "earn" a truce is to give republicans EVERYTHING they want. Republicans keep telling us they'd rather burn the country down than respect a two-party system. What, exactly, does it take for us to finally believe them?

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Reply Yet again, only Democrats are trying to bridge the divide. (Original post)
OneBro Nov 2020 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2020 #1
bullimiami Nov 2020 #2
Dem2 Nov 2020 #3
OneBro Nov 2020 #4
Dem2 Nov 2020 #8
OneBro Nov 2020 #17
Dem2 Nov 2020 #19
OneBro Nov 2020 #21
Crunchy Frog Nov 2020 #25
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2020 #5
OneBro Nov 2020 #14
Dan Nov 2020 #6
OneBro Nov 2020 #12
My Pet Orangutan Nov 2020 #20
Blue Owl Nov 2020 #7
OneBro Nov 2020 #13
RicROC Nov 2020 #9
jalan48 Nov 2020 #10
Autumn Nov 2020 #11
Vivienne235729 Nov 2020 #15
Efilroft Sul Nov 2020 #16
OneBro Nov 2020 #18
Efilroft Sul Nov 2020 #23
William769 Nov 2020 #22
Crunchy Frog Nov 2020 #24
Harker Nov 2020 #26

Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:44 PM

1. Does she handle snakes?

Hope so.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:45 PM

2. As they should as decent people. Doesn't mean you have to compromise your morals.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:49 PM

3. Give it a minute

Biden isn't even president yet, expect lots of posturing for now. We'll see how it goes...

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:55 PM

4. They never stop posturing. They are always preparing for the next election.

That's what's at the core of all the bs about a stolen election. Leave their base inflamed enough to continue to vote against their own interests, abuse the system to create gridlock so long as Democrats are in office, then blame Democrats for the gridlock.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:19 PM

8. Then what's the point?

Why discuss politics or be involved if everything is predetermined and negative?

I'm trying to have 5 minutes of optimism here, guess that's not allowed any more.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:27 PM

17. I think we just disagree on whether it's okay to ignore the old bite marks.

I'm at the point that I assume they intend to bite, bite, and bite again so long as they have teeth.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:12 PM

19. Was hoping for a 5 min break after the contentious election

I'm still getting 50-100 political emails a day and the temperature hasn't gone down much. I suspect it'll be quiet in a couple of months, perhaps it's like stopping a freight train, it's going to take a lot of track!

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:31 PM

21. Ah, I'm with you now. Alas, I've become quite cynical in my old age.

The best I can do now is hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:58 PM

25. I expect it to go exactly as it's gone since Clinton was first elected.

Making allowances for the extreme deterioration since that time.

We reach out, we get our hand bitten off.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 07:59 PM

5. I would rather shake hands with a rattlesnake than "want healing with you"

you magat filled piece of shit. FUCK THEM. I am sick of it. I want nothing to do with it. We need to govern as though we WON. Cuz, we did.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:59 PM

14. Exactly. I'd use their past playbooks as a starting point.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:04 PM

6. I honestly wonder, would the Red States like to separate into

Two nations?

I wonder if their was a national vote on this, what the results would be.

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Response to Dan (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:55 PM

12. I think so.

They are convinced that blue states are feeding off red state economies and that blue states are essentially enclaves of communism.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:18 PM

20. Don't give up on Texas, or Georgia for that matter.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:05 PM

7. OK then

They lost, they'll just have to deal with whatever we do now. Fine with me.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:58 PM

13. So long as they hold the Senate, McConnell's only goals will be packing the courts and gridlock.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:03 PM

9. in that case, lock them up.

Don't be afraid of upsetting the Repubs by pursuing the criminality of their leaders. Lock them up!

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:06 PM

10. How about we talk about what WE want to do first before we start tailoring it to what the

Republicans want us to do? It's almost like we have to ask their permission, or agree to include them before we even start the process.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 09:10 PM

11. I'm not her friend and I reject any healing if it involves ANY people like her.

I'm not deceived I see her and her ilk for what they are, my response would be Fuck your feelings you idiot.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:10 PM

15. These people are f*cked in the head. They respond better when you

Treat them like shit.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:16 PM

16. They can all die mad and go to hell.

They live in an alternate reality devoid of reason, compassion, and fairness. It's a waste of time to deal with those sociopaths and their issues.

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Response to Efilroft Sul (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:33 PM

18. Exactly! After 4 years of Trump, they wanted 4 more years.

The harsh reality is that Trump's supporters and enablers are just as deplorable as he is, and those are the people who intend to show up at the table if and when Democrats extend our hand and olive branches to them.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:44 PM

23. When they look in the mirror, they see Trump reflected back in their rotting souls.

So if we extend our hand to them (I won't), they'll slap it away out of spite and then make demands.

The enemy within needs to surrender unconditionally, meaning they must renounce Trump and Trumpism, ask for forgiveness, and work tirelessly for the common good. Until that moment comes, they are NOT Americans. They are not our fellow citizens.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:35 PM

22. Yet again, only Democrats are the civil one's in American politics. nt

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 11:55 PM

24. There's no healing until the boil is lanced and drained.

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Response to OneBro (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:57 AM

26. They crank up the noise machine and spew vitriol

non-stop whenever a Democrat is elected, and cry about bi-partisanship..

When they install their shills, it's, "fuck your feelings, snowflake."

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