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Wed Aug 22, 2018, 02:50 AM

Democrats: Don't root for crazy

By Graham F. West


I used to root for crazy. In fact, as a lifelong Democrat, I was thrilled when President Trump announced he was running for president.

When I watched someone who I thought was little more than a pompous, know-nothing goofball descend from his gaudy golden escalator to kick off his campaign, I thought he’d be nothing more than a laughingstock and a sideshow.

Even as the campaign wore on and Trump’s potential for doing real harm became more clear - racist rhetoric and incidents (augmenting his prior role as birther-in-chief), virulent insults to women, coarse and frightening anti-immigrant and anti-refugee language, inciting violence at his rallies, petty personal spats, and so much more - I have to admit that I kept hoping for him to keep winning Republican primaries.

To be sure, I was dismayed by his candidacy and his success. Actually, “grossed out” might be the more appropriate term. I was grossed out that so many Republicans were willing to overlook Trump’s utter lack of knowledge, compassion, and integrity for a chance at upending the status quo - or worse, that they actually loved him for his more odious qualities and views. But I rationalized their moral failing by reminding myself that primaries on the left and the right traditionally only turn out the most extreme of partisans.

Read more: https://www.gbtribune.com/opinion/democrats-dont-root-for-crazy/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 03:23 AM

1. I root for justice

And today was another great day for justice. Waiting for someone to start lock them up marches around the country showing support for all these crooks to be convicted and sent to prison when justice is served. Corrupt criminals running wild out of this White House , and this administration , and KGOP members in Congress. Not surprised what happened today, and next Manafort will flip, then we'll find out many more have been talking to Mueller too about trump and all the criminal activities he's involved in. The Congressional indictments coming, and there will be many . Mitch and Paul Ryan are too scared to say anything now, because they know they could be next. Nunes is toast.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 06:05 AM

2. I too, watched in amusement as trumpy ran for president

smugly thinking of how easy it was going to be to beat that crazy idiot. Yet here we are!

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