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DNC Statement on RFK Jr Saying President Biden is a bigger threat to Democracy than TFG (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2 OP
RFKjr alphas been an absolute crank for 20+ years Orrex Apr 2 #1
Pretty much........................ Lovie777 Apr 2 #2
He's just mad because he can't push his conspiracy theories on social media - TBF Apr 2 #3
as somone pointed out here . this tomfoolery is going to get worse AllaN01Bear Apr 2 #8
Why does nayone still question edhopper Apr 2 #4
I think he will just split the Silly Party into the Silly Party and Very Silly Party. nt Shermann Apr 2 #16
I think RF**K Jr will take more votes away from Trump than Biden. LakeArenal Apr 2 #20
So do I. Elessar Zappa Apr 2 #31
His VP pick will drive many back to trump. LuvLoogie Apr 2 #42
This 'Biden is bigger threat to Democracy' talk... Omnipresent Apr 2 #5
Cause Biden invented my not getting to practice medicine without a license! PurgedVoter Apr 2 #6
ding AllaN01Bear Apr 2 #7
Fuck RFK LuvLoogie Apr 2 #9
Politically, yes. soldierant Apr 2 #41
Bingo. ShazzieB Apr 3 #50
Thank you. That's it exactly. soldierant Apr 3 #51
I am also one of those people. ShazzieB Apr 3 #52
Tunnel vision. soldierant Apr 3 #53
Since when does Biden control social media platforms? Ohioboy Apr 2 #10
Wish his family could put more pressure on him to quit his campaign. KS Toronado Apr 2 #11
Social media censorship? WTAF??? CaptainTruth Apr 2 #12
His name will take votes from President Biden, but his mouth will take votes from Trump. patphil Apr 2 #13
Word! Brother Buzz Apr 2 #36
Why would a 2020 Biden voter choose no_hypocrisy Apr 2 #14
a non-Trump and socially-left alternative, who is not "too old"? n/t thesquanderer Apr 2 #24
He's not socially left though... nt Quanto Magnus Apr 2 #26
Mostly, I think he is... thesquanderer Apr 2 #27
That's all nice and all, but USA Today is the National Enquirer of "newspapers". 4lbs Apr 2 #30
You ask what bills has he voted YES on? He's not in congress, so he can't vote on bills. thesquanderer Apr 2 #37
He is a nut. DLCWIdem Apr 2 #40
The guy is a piece of shit. He has proven this many times. Media? twodogsbarking Apr 2 #15
Conspiracy theories can get people killed. Seasider Apr 2 #17
RFK Jr. and Trump can compete for the kooky conspiracy vote IronLionZion Apr 2 #18
This is the same garbage Susan Sarandon was saying about Hillary JohnSJ Apr 2 #19
That's what I just posted.. RF jr is so GD Unoriginal and BORING!! Cha Apr 2 #34
+++ JohnSJ Apr 2 #35
Thank God for "deplatforming". Because most of the social media companies did the right thing... keep_left Apr 2 #21
What is wrong with this guy? malthaussen Apr 2 #22
But it's a great time to point out the importance of not enabling mental illness with complacency. Arthur_Frain Apr 2 #32
They should have cut to the chase Warpy Apr 2 #23
RFk jr. really got my pressure up with that one nt BootinUp Apr 2 #25
Back in 2018 I ran for State Rep. in Ga. kellytore Apr 2 #28
Fck this guy mcar Apr 2 #29
Fucking GD RF Jr. So full of Rat Fucking Shit. Cha Apr 2 #33
Same Hillary-Is-More-Dangerous-Than-Trump stuff we saw everywhere in 2016 resurrected. betsuni Apr 2 #43
YES. Same Rat Fuckers in a big Rat Fucking Nest. Cha Apr 2 #46
Henceforth, when I see "RFK Jr", I will read it as "Rat FucKer Jr". Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2 #44
That's what I've been doing Cha Apr 2 #47
You know, instead of cursing him and calling him a nut (which he is) hueymahl Apr 2 #38
I think it's mostly because he's younger - his policies aren't really all that radical TBF Apr 2 #39
Because the stupid is rampant in this country. NanaCat Apr 2 #48
Anyone who promotes anti-vax rot NanaCat Apr 2 #45
So, Biden is a bigger threat to Democracy than TSF. Mr. Evil Apr 3 #49

Orrex

(63,152 posts)
1. RFKjr alphas been an absolute crank for 20+ years
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:58 AM
Apr 2

He used to enjoy a certain prestige here among our antivax contingent, but I’m pleased to see that DU has largely recognized him as the purveyor of bullshit that he is.

Lovie777

(12,185 posts)
2. Pretty much........................
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:00 AM
Apr 2

his goal is to deter the younger voters, which will not work and puts him with shithole.

TBF

(31,989 posts)
3. He's just mad because he can't push his conspiracy theories on social media -
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:07 AM
Apr 2

I wish he would listen to his family and not do this. But he has an ego and a lot of $$$, so he is being Ross Perot ...

LakeArenal

(28,785 posts)
20. I think RF**K Jr will take more votes away from Trump than Biden.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:36 AM
Apr 2

His own huge family isn’t voting for him. That’s very telling to a lot of people.

Omnipresent

(5,672 posts)
5. This 'Biden is bigger threat to Democracy' talk...
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:16 AM
Apr 2

Seems to go more towards supporters of tfg.
Won’t remarks like that, take a few voters away from tfg?

PurgedVoter

(2,208 posts)
6. Cause Biden invented my not getting to practice medicine without a license!
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 09:29 AM
Apr 2


Under Trump you could make up medicines, they could be chemicals from the laundry or stuff from under the sink. You could use stuff for horses. It didn't matter, there was freedom and you could say anything about about medicine you wanted. They let you do it. Now they made up all these new rules that say stuff has to be proven and tested. That isn't how the founding fathers did things, none of it was proven or tested.



ShazzieB

(16,222 posts)
50. Bingo.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 01:43 AM
Apr 3

He's not trying to get rid of TikTok anyway. He just wants TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to divest their U.S. assets, because of what many think are legitimate concerns about national security.

Is it politically popular? Of course not. That doesn't necessarily mean it's stupid.

ShazzieB

(16,222 posts)
52. I am also one of those people.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 06:57 PM
Apr 3

National security is serious business. I think all of us here at DU have been very upset about Trump endangering our national security. Why anyone here would wave away TikTok as being of no concern is beyond me.

soldierant

(6,773 posts)
53. Tunnel vision.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 07:08 PM
Apr 3

They see it as tomething fun and light hearted and nothing more. And that despite all the publicity about dat being stolen through all social netwotking sites. I know, you get it and I get it, but some just don't. Or they think it won't happen to them.

Ohioboy

(3,236 posts)
10. Since when does Biden control social media platforms?
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:00 AM
Apr 2

Plus, Biden wasn't even president during the time Trump was promoting things like Ivermectin.




patphil

(6,134 posts)
13. His name will take votes from President Biden, but his mouth will take votes from Trump.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 10:41 AM
Apr 2

In the end, I'm betting the mouth wins.

4lbs

(6,823 posts)
30. That's all nice and all, but USA Today is the National Enquirer of "newspapers".
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:19 PM
Apr 2

What has he done in the last 10 years that has proven that "socially left" crap they are trying to spew?

What bills has he voted YES on in Congress that furthers that?

In 2017, he almost accepted a position in Dumpy's Admin.

Currently, he is very anti-vax and makes false claims to that effect.

EDIT:

Oh, and "not too old"? Dude is 70 years old.

But hey, 81 years is "too old" ?

GMAFB.



thesquanderer

(11,966 posts)
37. You ask what bills has he voted YES on? He's not in congress, so he can't vote on bills.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:44 PM
Apr 2

And yes, to people who think 81 is too old, 70 can be more acceptable. Eleven years is not an insignificant difference. A 70-year old could coplete two terms and still be younger than Biden is today. It's also a perception thing... if you watch him, he seems substantially younger than Biden.

And if you don't like USA Today, fine, pick your source. He is consistently lefty on numerous social issues, particularly economic and environmental policy,. (Obviously, all bets are off when you get to the vaccine lunacy.)

Look, I'm not defending him, I'm certainly not going to vote for him. But the question was why someone might. Don't shoot the messenger.

DLCWIdem

(1,580 posts)
40. He is a nut.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 06:29 PM
Apr 2

He was acting like he was the left progressive to the young until they found out he was not for a cease fire in Gaza and for Nutty ahoo.

Seasider

(168 posts)
17. Conspiracy theories can get people killed.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:08 AM
Apr 2

RFK Jr should know this as his antivax rhetoric caused the deaths of several children in American Samoa.

IronLionZion

(45,380 posts)
18. RFK Jr. and Trump can compete for the kooky conspiracy vote
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:16 AM
Apr 2

They both have the dumbest supporters susceptible to manipulation and paranoia.

keep_left

(1,777 posts)
21. Thank God for "deplatforming". Because most of the social media companies did the right thing...
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:37 AM
Apr 2

...we're all a little saner and safer, without constant threats of violence and revolution all because someone online didn't like vaccines or free elections. "Deplatforming" even rid of us of losers like "Roosh V" who finally had to grow up and get a job once the MRA/PUA gravy train came to a dead end. (He's also an admitted sex tourist/rapist, so it put an end to that as well). I for one am glad for the weeping and gnashing of teeth of incels and fascists the world over now that they don't have an easy platform to watch the world burn--and to contribute to the conflagration.

malthaussen

(17,174 posts)
22. What is wrong with this guy?
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:54 AM
Apr 2

That's rhetorical, BTW. He's not the sort to hide his light under a bushel.

-- Mal

Arthur_Frain

(1,835 posts)
32. But it's a great time to point out the importance of not enabling mental illness with complacency.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 03:22 PM
Apr 2

He’s mentally ill. There’s a great deal of untreated mental illness in our nation, and we should use examples like rfk and tfg to point this out endlessly.

Warpy

(111,106 posts)
23. They should have cut to the chase
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 11:56 AM
Apr 2

:RFK, Jr. says a lot of really stupid things. Intelligent people know not to listen."

kellytore

(182 posts)
28. Back in 2018 I ran for State Rep. in Ga.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 01:46 PM
Apr 2

I ran into quite a few MAGA crazies at different events I attended, but the anti vax folks were the most outrageous. They worked closely together to interrupt and cause distractions where ever the Democratic Party of Georgia had meetings. This was my very first encounter with these folks and I had never realized how brainwashed these people are. I would say at least 90% of them were Trump voters.

betsuni

(25,346 posts)
43. Same Hillary-Is-More-Dangerous-Than-Trump stuff we saw everywhere in 2016 resurrected.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 07:00 PM
Apr 2

Fewer suckers this time, though.

hueymahl

(2,447 posts)
38. You know, instead of cursing him and calling him a nut (which he is)
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 04:25 PM
Apr 2

We should probably be trying to understand why he is attracting an audience..

TBF

(31,989 posts)
39. I think it's mostly because he's younger - his policies aren't really all that radical
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 05:20 PM
Apr 2

except for the looney anti-vax stuff. The rest is pretty typical democratic platform stuff. He just thinks the country needs a younger alternative, similar to Nicki Haley's reasons for running.

But the parties have been very clear about who their candidates are, so I don't see the point for him now. I think it's just his ego refusing to give in.

NanaCat

(963 posts)
48. Because the stupid is rampant in this country.
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 08:06 PM
Apr 2

Stupid people have stupidly bought our stupid media's stupid lies about Biden being so old and feckless.

Now figure out how to get the stupid to stop.

Good luck.

NanaCat

(963 posts)
45. Anyone who promotes anti-vax rot
Tue Apr 2, 2024, 07:51 PM
Apr 2

Isn't merely a threat to democracy, but a threat to all living beings on the planet.

He's a genocidal scumbag.

Mr. Evil

(2,808 posts)
49. So, Biden is a bigger threat to Democracy than TSF.
Wed Apr 3, 2024, 01:02 AM
Apr 3

Did any reporter bother to ask him, "In what way?"

Enough with the fucking psycho's in this world! The only reporting I care to see regarding RFK, Jr. now is that someone beat the ever-loving-shit out of him!
Fuck that scumbag!

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