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demmiblue

(37,068 posts)
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:20 AM Oct 2022

"My sister saying almost these exact words saved my life 30 years ago"



As a recovering addict, those are the exact words one needs to hear when they are at the bottom and hate themselves beyond measure.

My sister saying almost these exact words saved my life 30 years ago





I grew up without a father. I have no idea what it is like to be loved by a dad. Joe Biden is a loving, caring, deeply devoted dad.

I wish Joe was my father.💖

I feel the same way. 😔😭





Joe Biden is as good a man as Donald Trump is a monster.

It is beyond comprehension that the Republicans believe this phone call is somehow damaging to Biden.

If you doubted which side of the aisle all the honor and integrity and kindness presently sits on, listen to this call.





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"My sister saying almost these exact words saved my life 30 years ago" (Original Post) demmiblue Oct 2022 OP
They have no... 2naSalit Oct 2022 #1
And afterwards, laugh peppertree Oct 2022 #13
This Farmer-Rick Oct 2022 #14
True. ...nt 2naSalit Oct 2022 #15
They live by the motto, "Nice guys finish last" PatSeg Oct 2022 #17
It makes all the difference. I was the sister in a similar situation more than 40 years Vinca Oct 2022 #2
This is damaging to Biden the same way that ... RealityBasedNewYorkr Oct 2022 #3
Very good point! yardwork Oct 2022 #8
"The cruelty is the point." Nt raccoon Oct 2022 #19
How did they get this recording??? Bev54 Oct 2022 #27
I wondered that, too Leith Oct 2022 #30
Rupert Murdoch can find that conversation... Kid Berwyn Oct 2022 #4
My take exactly. n/t Hugin Oct 2022 #6
An "A" for you. jaxexpat Oct 2022 #21
I believe someone leaked it to Faux Noise FakeNoose Oct 2022 #23
It's ironic that they're trying to make an issue of that, while GoCubsGo Oct 2022 #5
Odd - When he tells so many other lies about everything else - soldierant Oct 2022 #31
The attitude toward drugs is such a failure in this country. Lonestarblue Oct 2022 #7
They should definitely decriminalize drugs and stop arresting people for small amounts. Ligyron Oct 2022 #11
This underscores how contemptible the right wingers are Mr. Ected Oct 2022 #9
Don't forget saint Rushbo, the man of the people... rubbersole Oct 2022 #10
Oh, but that was okay... Ligyron Oct 2022 #12
Rushbo sent his housekeeper to buy his OxyContin. OMGWTF Oct 2022 #25
Hannity thinks this is damning? 867-5309. Oct 2022 #16
Can you imagine the Slobfather Jilly_in_VA Oct 2022 #18
Soooooo. . .the russian propaganda network thinks this phone call (and niyad Oct 2022 #20
They really are Bettie Oct 2022 #22
Is there a clip available of Hannity's narration of this? RVN VET71 Oct 2022 #24
These fucking assholes. Snackshack Oct 2022 #26
The only damage this can do to Biden is that people who had no intention of halfulglas Oct 2022 #28
They don't know what to do with Joe Roy Rolling Oct 2022 #29

2naSalit

(87,681 posts)
1. They have no...
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:24 AM
Oct 2022

Comprehension of compassion and kindness so they try to make it into something evil to keep those traits from being seen as good.

peppertree

(22,029 posts)
13. And afterwards, laugh
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:55 AM
Oct 2022

Repugs take to schadenfreude, like Bitchy Mitchy to Jimmy Chao's drug money:

Without it, their lives would lose most of their meaning.

Farmer-Rick

(10,385 posts)
14. This
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 09:02 AM
Oct 2022

Psychopaths feel no compassion. They don't understand love, they try to imitate it. But they really can't feel it. They are very sick people.

Not that all of Trump's minions are psychopaths but many are and many in leadership usually are.

They are mocking the loving understanding of a father because they can't feel that love and think of it as weakness. The only thing these people really feel are hate, jealousy, revenge and a sense of ownership over others. They need to control others so that they feel superior because they never felt love.

It's just very telling about themselves what kind of people are mocking this. They will deny it, but it is people who will never feel love.

PatSeg

(48,372 posts)
17. They live by the motto, "Nice guys finish last"
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 09:27 AM
Oct 2022

and for them, everything is about one-upmanship and winning at any cost. You're right, they do try to imitate love and compassion, but in the end they'll show their true colors. They only give lip service to morality and values in an attempt to achieve some goal. They will turn on you in a heartbeat if it benefits them.

Vinca

(50,405 posts)
2. It makes all the difference. I was the sister in a similar situation more than 40 years
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:28 AM
Oct 2022

ago. My last tactic was more of the tough love variety after much cajoling failed. Fortunately, it took and my brother's been off the booze ever since. He's made a very good life for himself, earned advanced degrees and treats people with addiction issues. The GOP mocks Biden about his son and derides the son quite openly, all while they know people - probably relatives - dealing with the same issues. There are no saints when it comes to addiction.

3. This is damaging to Biden the same way that ...
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:39 AM
Oct 2022

…“grab ‘em by the pussy” was a positive for the Orange Con.
If your base is the same crew who would have cheered on gladiators dismembering each other in the Roman coliseum or lent their vocal support to burning a witch in medieval Europe or colonial America, then empathy and kindness - even to your own kin - are nothing to be admired

Leith

(7,827 posts)
30. I wondered that, too
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 10:25 PM
Oct 2022

It was a private phone message left by a father for his son.

Sooo... how did faux propaganda channel get hold of it?

They probably found a fake friend who stole it for 30 pieces of silver.

Kid Berwyn

(15,576 posts)
4. Rupert Murdoch can find that conversation...
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:58 AM
Oct 2022

…and Congress can’t find what Secret Service was saying to the Oath Keepers?

Riiiiight.

FakeNoose

(33,391 posts)
23. I believe someone leaked it to Faux Noise
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 10:25 AM
Oct 2022

Nobody at Faux "found" this, it was given to them. I don't know, maybe someone who used to work at DNC? Maybe someone with the initials of D.B.?

Just sayin'

GoCubsGo

(32,142 posts)
5. It's ironic that they're trying to make an issue of that, while
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 07:58 AM
Oct 2022

Trump and his idiot son are out there publicly spewing their drug-addled tirades on a regular basis. Junior's Rumble videos are nothing but big, long cocaine rages. I'm certain his father has never told him that he loves him.

soldierant

(7,145 posts)
31. Odd - When he tells so many other lies about everything else -
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 11:32 PM
Oct 2022

somehow he can't bring himself to tell that one.

Lonestarblue

(10,459 posts)
7. The attitude toward drugs is such a failure in this country.
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:01 AM
Oct 2022

Too many people see drug addiction as a moral failing rather than a sickness that can be treated. Since Nixon started the War on Drugs to lock up as many black voters as possible, we have spent billions upon billions to no effect. That money has served to split many black families because black drug users are targeted over white ones, and many more black people are in jail for drug use.

We have enriched the Mexican drug cartels beyond belief to supply the illegal drug market while not policing big pharmaceutical companies that supplied legal drugs to create generations of opioid addicts. And we are still spending that money today, essentially throwing it to rich people instead of legalizing drugs and putting the money into treatment programs. One would think that we would have learned from the utter failure of Prohibition that the government trying to regulate what people see as moral behavior is useless and only leads to worse outcomes.

Not only do we not learn, though, we’re doing it again with abortion because the right wants the government to regulate women’s moral behavior and punish them for what they see as immorality. Abortion in some areas will be sent underground, especially in poor communities where women have few choices. Many of them will not be able to spend days traveling to another state for an abortion because they lack the money, can’t take the time off work, or have no one to take care of the kids they already have. Such women are also less likely to have access to the Internet to order abortion pills.

The cruelty toward fellow humans of many in this country never ceases to disgust me. So many of them claim that they love God and God loves us all, and in the next breath they purposely condemn some to death or to lives of poverty and misery. We as a country embrace violence and cruelty, and I blame much of that on white supremacy and privilege.



Ligyron

(7,700 posts)
11. They should definitely decriminalize drugs and stop arresting people for small amounts.
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:31 AM
Oct 2022

Like the amounts that would be for personal use.

Portland didn't implode and last time I looked, Portugal was still on the map.

Mr. Ected

(9,678 posts)
9. This underscores how contemptible the right wingers are
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:20 AM
Oct 2022

Leveraging Hunter's addiction issues into a made-up sinister plot that deceitfully encompasses our President.

I've always thought the good guys win in the end. In this case, we absolutely have to.

rubbersole

(6,885 posts)
10. Don't forget saint Rushbo, the man of the people...
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:27 AM
Oct 2022

3 or 4 wives with lucrative NDAs...the stories they could tell.

Jilly_in_VA

(10,160 posts)
18. Can you imagine the Slobfather
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 09:37 AM
Oct 2022

making a call like that? Neither can I. You have all heard the story of him showing up at Penn to go with Junior to a football game. Junior was in casual clothes, jeans and a sweatshirt I believe. (Hungover, also, if one is to believe the stories about him.) His dad slapped him and ordered him to put on a suit and tie. Note the difference. And look at how those kids have turned out.

niyad

(114,851 posts)
20. Soooooo. . .the russian propaganda network thinks this phone call (and
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 09:49 AM
Oct 2022

how did they acquire it anyway???) somehow reflects badly on President Biden?? Can someone explain this to me, because, clearly, I have not had enough caffeine.

RVN VET71

(2,713 posts)
24. Is there a clip available of Hannity's narration of this?
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 10:41 AM
Oct 2022

Biden's words of love and comparison are so moving and sincere I am just curious whether Hannity actually used it to put him down as a loser or as somehow weak.

I would think that the audio clip -- which was probably purloined illegally by someone -- might have been used as a demonstration, say, that although Biden's "Liberal politics" were somehow suspect (they aren't!), here is a portrait of the man, himself, as a loving and compassionate father because, as Sean Hannity, I am a decent human man and have to give credit where it is due.

Hearing Hannity's on-air use of the clip would be worth millions of minutes of his televised lying and kowtowing to Fatman45.

Snackshack

(2,541 posts)
26. These fucking assholes.
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 11:38 AM
Oct 2022

The gop and it’s base has turned into group of people so vacuous and void of any morals it will never be redeemed or respected ever again.

Growing up without a father I used to be so envious of kids who had one and to see these gop assholes trying to make something, anything stick to Hunter Biden thru thru the father is disgusting.

They really are deplorable p o 💩

halfulglas

(1,654 posts)
28. The only damage this can do to Biden is that people who had no intention of
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 05:47 PM
Oct 2022

Voting for Joe Biden "decide" not to vote for him. A parent who always keeps a channel open, expressing the fact that you will always love your son or daughter, even if you don't always like them or what they have done is a gift beyond measure.

Roy Rolling

(6,982 posts)
29. They don't know what to do with Joe
Tue Oct 11, 2022, 08:54 PM
Oct 2022

They prepare to battle Father Time himself but instead are confronted by Dark Brandon. He always has the upper hand, even when he stumbles.

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