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Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:19 PM

Time to Stop Blaming Trump

Ultimately, he is what he is. It's awful, but he is genuinely who he is.

Instead, it's time to focus on those people who enabled him and who ultimately support most of his views and policies: the Republican Party.

The problem is not that all Republicans think the way this guy does. The problem is that they’ve been riding this tiger for a long time. They’ve been feeding their base all kinds of crazy for years, primarily for political expedience … -Pres. Barack Obama http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/obama-hits-gop-for-creating-trump-with-all-kinds-of-crazy.html

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:20 PM

1. We'll stop blaming Trump after he's defeated on November 8th.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:22 PM

2. He's done, time to tie the albatross where it belongs...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:24 PM

3. He's only done after the votes have been counted. No sense in getting over confident.

Or have people learned nothing after 2000 and 2004?

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:28 PM

5. I don't seem to recall anyone being overconfident then... in fact I recall a lot of nailbiting

However, as the POTUS has done, it's time to connect the dots, tie the albatross... however you want to metaphor it.


Trump is the nasty, nasty symptom... not the disease. However, that still makes him an inflamed pustule...

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:27 PM

4. I think you're right

Besides, now that the election isn't even close any more, I'm not blaming him for anything--I'm thrilled that he is who he is. Given that people like him have apparently always existed in large numbers (I'd had no idea 40% of the US population were so awful), I'm very very grateful that he's such a terrible person and such a terrible candidate. Can you imagine if he'd been slick and glib and not so overtly rotten? If he'd held the same views but had managed to disguise himself as a viable candidate?

But you're right. It's not his fault that he attracts slavish devotion from racists and idiots. If they'd rejected him, he'd have gone away.

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Response to renate (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:30 PM

7. sick and glib... you just described Ted Cruz

And yes, they were close to nominating him as well.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:29 PM

6. I don't think we need to stop blaming Trump so much as just spread the blame to all participants. I

don't think Trump's rigged election claim would seem even remotely logical if it weren't for the GOP's years-long efforts to disenfranchise voters of the Democratic persuasion. I don't think Trump's suggestion of building a wall would have resonated if it weren't for years of immigrant bashing, right wing militia groups patrolling the border, and an unfettered wave of propaganda and misinformation in the right wing media.

I won't stop blaming Trump, because his policies and beliefs need to be tied into the Republican party better. Right now the GOP are acting like Trump is an anomaly, and that may be true, be they created the conditions for this and that can't go unanswered.

I'll take the "Spread the Blame" approach.

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:31 PM

9. Well, there is a lot to spread

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 02:33 PM

10. plenty of blame from the top to the very, very bottom--the millions of racist dumbfuck losers

 

who are eagerly supporting him.

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 03:13 PM

11. But I don't like Spam!!!

(To Trump adherents, this is a metaphor.)

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Response to JCMach1 (Original post)

Fri Oct 21, 2016, 03:24 PM

12. Donald just thinks he is an original

but he is the product of these assholes after a feast of sun dried tomatoes... the bowel movement comes to the pulpit as the pretty face!

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