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Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:27 PM

Someone sanity check me here...

This article (WSJ : https://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-pence-constitution-no-right-overturn-2020-election-electors-senate-trump-biden-pressure-11644171148 )

Starts off with this overly broad, nonsensical claim:

The United States desperately needs a Republican Party that is a sane alternative to the ruling Democrats who have lurched to the coercive left.


Lurched to the left?
HOW exactly?

What laws, programs or reality has lurched anywhere right now? Is the mere mention of Build Back Better enough to warrant this kind of gratuitous, tired attacks?

The part most Democrats would disagree with is that our major issue is not a fictional lurch but an actual stall in the wastelands of centrist fantasy. Politics has morphed (or lurched in the WSJ vernacular) into something far more like a zero-sum game. There is no "middle", no "compromise" - the very act of admitting reality is real is enough to get one drummed out of the GOP and censured...but somehow, the Democrats - who failed to advance Voting Rights legislation OR BBB as a whole - are the problem?

Won't somebody think of the trust fund children????

Just crancky today...must need extra caffeine shot...

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Reply Someone sanity check me here... (Original post)
Moostache Feb 2022 OP
Ocelot II Feb 2022 #1
DeeNice Feb 2022 #2
Bettie Feb 2022 #3
I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2022 #4
spanone Feb 2022 #5
JustAnotherGen Feb 2022 #6
SWBTATTReg Feb 2022 #7
BSdetect Feb 2022 #8
SWBTATTReg Feb 2022 #9

Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:31 PM

1. It's the Wall Street Urinal - consider the source.

Of course the Democratic Party hasn't "lurched to the left"; the only lurching that's been going on lately is the GOP's violent lurch to the functional equivalent of fascism.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:35 PM

2. LOL @ Wall Street Urinal

thx for the chuckles

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:44 PM

3. To the Wall Street Journal

any policy that actually benefits (or could potentially benefit) human beings below the .01% of the very, very rich, is socialism.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:50 PM

4. After that bullshit

 

I'm gonna get out the french press ,ugh.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 12:56 PM

5. WSJ owned by rupert murdoch....

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 01:04 PM

6. WSJ

Sucks. We are not far left - we are a moderate party with a progressive arm. And they know it. They are both "Sides-Ing" it. Only ONE side has radical crazies who tried to and are STILL actively attempting to overthrow our Democracy.

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Response to Moostache (Original post)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 02:09 PM

7. I just love this description...'lurched to the left'. The way these ultra-right idiots think,

if you go walk down the wrong side of the street (but on the sidewalk safe still), you've lurched to the left and are a damn commie or worst.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 02:31 PM

8. Many such talking points are generated by groups like Cambridge Analytica or whatever they call them

selves these days. Plus Russian psy ops.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 7, 2022, 02:58 PM

9. You absolutely right. They'll print anything, fake (mostly) or real, to generate sales,

damn the truth. By the way, love your screen name, very appropriate in this day and time.

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