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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:09 AM

There is one thing I don't get about many, if not the majority of Liberals and Democrats

That is all the comments/posts regarding shock over the latest Trump comment. (Or any repub for that matter)

The night Sarah Palin was rolled out I was shocked, then over the next few weeks I saw how they loved her, those embarrassed by her still voted for McCain. Through the 2008 elections there were numerous times I was shocked until I gave in and realized they repubs would say anything to win. The final time Republican behavior shocked me was reading the reports post inauguration of the repub leaders planning on using al Qaeda tactics on the President. During the worst financial crisis of our lives they stated they would do anything to take him down. I waited a few days, waited for some repubs to chastise those in the meeting, waited for the media to call them out, neither happened.

Then we had constant bullshit and in each case the best effort any repub could offer was to do nothing. "You lied," no condemnations but support. The President is a Muslim and wasn't born here, nothing. Case after case of opportunities for a repub leader to do the right thing, but nothing. They never take care of their own issues, look at the list of republican scandals, they never clean up, tell the person they are done and need to step aside, never happens.

So, I am not shocked, why would I be? Winning at all costs is a badge of honor for most repubs. Throw in the deep hate they have for all things different, people darker than them, people who worship differently than them, people with different sexuality, and people who think differently than they do. Many know how to hide it, know it goes against their religion, but that hate and fear is too powerful for them to overcome so when push comes to shove, they would cast a vote for Trump, or Cruz, anyone with an R by their name.

On my daily trips to FB I notice the right wing political posts outnumber the liberal posts by about 10 to 1. And 90 plus percent are slams against Democrats, while the political posts from my friends are 90 plus percent supportive posts of a candidate or of an issue. Repubs are just different, they have the ability to be so fucking wrong about well everything but still get up and post anti Obama or Clinton, or Sanders comments and never reflect on failures their chosen leaders. And that might be part of the issue, it is easier to hate all the others, including liberals, than to admit their own failures.

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Reply There is one thing I don't get about many, if not the majority of Liberals and Democrats (Original post)
rufus dog Dec 2015 OP
haikugal Dec 2015 #1
G_j Dec 2015 #2
LibDemAlways Dec 2015 #3
smirkymonkey Dec 2015 #4
Quantess Dec 2015 #5
Mojorabbit Dec 2015 #6
Quantess Dec 2015 #7

Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:23 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:33 AM

2. what I see on my FB is 10 to Zero: kind people to haters

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 02:39 AM

3. Even when McCain defended Obama at a

campaign event against a woman's charge that he was a Muslim who couldn't be trusted, he did not address or call her out on her racism. Republicans know their supporters well. Whether or not Republican candidates believe the shit they spew, they have to spew it to attract votes. There is literally no statement a candidate could make that would be too racist for the Republican base. Trump is merely appealing to their considerable hatred and bigotry, and they're lapping it up.


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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 03:57 AM

4. K&R

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 06:02 AM

5. If your FB friends are mostly right wingers, that's up to you...

I don't have any facebook friends who post RW political trash. Even the junior high school contacts! Some of them are to the left of me. It has a lot to do with how you pick your peeps.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:45 PM

6. I have a lot of news organizations on my feed and

the op is correct. It is horrible what people say. I do not argue politics on facebook. I save that for here. I am however, appalled at what hateful things people say under their real name.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 01:16 PM

7. Oh, I'm not doubting the OP at all.

But luckily I don't see very much RW politics, since I have mostly cool and smart people on my FB.

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