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(2,809 posts)
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:01 PM Dec 2016

Maybe it takes a lot of painful consequences to make an electorate awaken

Certainly the Ayn Rand worshipping conservatives are relishing in the outcome of their hateful campaign.
But I believe one of the most illustrative characters of the last century displays the crass greed and brazen selfishness that could, possibly, even soak the thick skulls of those who put the new buffoon into high office:

I believe Frank Capra's epic should be compulsory viewing for all Trump voters this year, enhanced with a hit of LSD.

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(9,326 posts)
1. "But he wouldn't really...
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:05 PM
Dec 2016

Take away our health insurance, Medicare, SS? They're just saying that." I've heard that more than once.
Maybe this will make folks reconsider allowing the minority to select the President?

Wounded Bear

(59,039 posts)
8. I don't think Trump really cares about any of that...
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:16 PM
Dec 2016

but he will certainly enable the Randian Repubs in Congress to do so.


beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
2. as conservatives would NOT campaign on cutting SS or medicare or medicaid and NOW they say is
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:10 PM
Dec 2016

all part of THEIR agenda...and trump and his campaign stated NO cutting SS or medicare or medicaid....more or less the public debate will be all about who is the biggest liar....and all democrats have to do is gridlock all these cuts and make it a daily discussion on conservatives gutting all the safety nets of seniors. working families, working poor and the poor....which a large portion are conservative VOTERS who will have a real education


(102,979 posts)
3. I am trying hard to remain positive, but it does not help that I remember our saying...
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 12:10 PM
Dec 2016

the very same thing re: GWB* and his cabal.

I honestly have lost faith in this country's electorate. As bad as the Bush* years were and the devastating economy he left for Obama, it seems too many NEVER remember, NEVER learn.

Thus, my sigline is and will remain:

Historic NY

(37,496 posts)
4. I'm on my "don't give a fuck tour"..
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:19 PM
Dec 2016

I have no empathy for them!!! They exercised their franchise, so now they will live with it.


(2,809 posts)
7. Great suggestion! A double feature, as long as the LSD is still in therapeutic range...
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 01:33 PM
Dec 2016

Could bring about lifelong change of heart.



(32,886 posts)
9. The title of your OP is the central theme in an article I'm in the process of writing
Sun Dec 25, 2016, 04:41 PM
Dec 2016

The conclusion is likely to be pretty controversial.

Stay tuned.


(90,411 posts)
11. No, people don't learn like that ... its generational and after 2 - 3 generations its time to learn
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:04 PM
Dec 2016

... all over again.


(37,428 posts)
12. Unfortunately, "painful consequences" include a lot of needless death and misery.
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:25 PM
Dec 2016

We can't make this right. We can only work to change direction again, and to mitigate the damage along the way.


(2,809 posts)
13. Too true.
Tue Dec 27, 2016, 12:34 PM
Dec 2016

I also believe the likes of Faux Noise is going to find it increasingly difficult to bolster the monster they, in part, created.
The Frump would love all media to be as sycophantic as the Hannitary napkin.
I can't bear to watch any of it. I don't subscribe to teevee, it's grossly overrated in my book.
Disastrous consequences are afoot, no doubt.

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