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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:54 PM

There needs to be a wing of the party that is willing to go low, stop seeking "high road points"

We've got a Republican Party and a right wing that is...

* Becoming increasingly friendly with an ultra-right that thinks The Purge and Punishment Park are how-to videos

* Demonizing the poor, refugees, Muslims, immigrants, the GLBTQ, racial minorities, and black people who have the audacity to say their lives matter

* OK with a degenerate madman controlling our nuclear weapons and being our country's spokesman

* Turning being sick and/or not being able to pay for healthcare into the 'other', the whole "As long as you're not *that*, you're fine" kind of thinking

* Turning the idea of "national security" into "Well, at least the guy doing the shooting isn't a Muslim. So it's *just* mass murder."

Seeking high road points is fine and dandy but they don't give me comfort when I realized this could have been my nephew who also has a rare disease or when I told an Iranian coworker to be careful when she was taking a vacation... because I had the "travel ban" in my mind.

"We take the high road" works for smears and schoolyard taunts, not this... for the 'other side of aisle' is girded for war, not disagreement, but the wholesale eradication of anything deemed 'liberal' and even too 'other'... and the only way to respond to that is to play dirty. Period.

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Reply There needs to be a wing of the party that is willing to go low, stop seeking "high road points" (Original post)
ck4829 Dec 2017 OP
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #1
Luciferous Dec 2017 #2
mopinko Dec 2017 #3
bdamomma Dec 2017 #5
walkingman Dec 2017 #4
UTUSN Dec 2017 #6
Bibluca Dec 2017 #7

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:59 PM

1. We have to be willing to fight...the high road is the loser's road.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:10 PM

2. Yep. Taking the high road isn't getting us anywhere and I'm sick of losing.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:33 PM

3. we need a modern day james carville.

 

i think that suit would fit al franken just right.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:44 PM

5. May be Franken and Michael Moore

that would be interesting.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:43 PM

4. I am personally so disappointed in what has happened to Al Franken but even more

I am outraged when I see Franken resignation and all the while my Congressman Farenthold has no intention of resigning and his peers in the GOP think that is just dandy. If there is truly a Hell I'm sure that people like him have a special place reserved for them. These rumors were around when he was last elected and the people of Texas had no problem sending him back to Congress. So move over Alabama, Texas is right with you. When it comes to politics - this is a sad day for America.

Thanks Sen. Franken for truly making America Great - now we watch as the toilet bowl is circling and who knows what comes next.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:49 PM

6. That's what I say every time somebody here says, "WE'RE BETTER THAN THAT/THEM"

No, nobody is better than human nature.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:52 PM

7. There sure needs to be.

 

If one already exists, I wish somebody would mention it.

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