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For the last couple of weeks I have been tuning into FOX for ten or fifteen minutes each day (gag) to try to fathom how so many of my friends and family are so misinformed, (or just so downright stupid) as to believe that drumph is God’s chosen one to save America from the ungodly evil liberals.

And so it seems that whenever you see a story of another trump misdeed, lie, criminal activity, or ignorant and stupid tweet, on CNN or MSNBC, or any other mainstream media source. You can immediately tune into FOX and hear nothing of it at all, or a made up story of the shocking and horrible effort of the latest Democrat/liberal dirty tricks, and vicious lies to discredit our greatest president of all time who is fighting around the clock to undo the smoking wreckage and horrors of the Obama administration.

Whenever “Fox Noise” wants you to forget that some despicable criminal republican politician who is under investigation and whom actually “IS” a Republican, they, ah, accidentally label him or her as a Democrat on their sub-title line, and let it go at that.

Add that to the 24/7 hate radio e.g. Limbaugh, mark Lavin, and other well paid right-wing talk show hosts that in many instances are the only radio talk shows that ever play in rural America. Now you have the perfect storm of wingnut indoctrination that has been festering and infecting rural America for the last 30 years.

So I would say that most of these (ignorant) people in our midst are not inherently evil or stupid, they are simply misinformed and gullible people who don’t know the political reality of our times, and don’t wish to hear any facts or logic that may contradict their "set in stone" beliefs.

What to do about this? I just don’t know.
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Mon Jul 10, 2017, 05:04 PM (13 replies)

Reprinting this from another poster. Imagine this scenario:

Imagine this scenario:
Hillary Clinton is president. It's learned that she has deep ties to Putin. She puts utterly unqualified billionaires in cabinet posts. She puts her daughter Chelsea in a position of influence in the West Wing. And Chelsea's husband is her chief-advisor.
She refuses to release any tax returns, she blocks access to the visitor logs in the White House and Bill refuses to live in the White House so our tax dollars are spent keeping him safe in Chappaqua.
And Hillary spends almost every weekend lounging in a resort. AND, in an interview, she names the wrong country she bombed while bragging about the chocolate cake she was eating while she ordered said bombing. I could go on and on.
The point is that the outrage, the outcries, the screaming by Republicans would be heard around the world and impeachment proceedings would already be underway.
By the way, this is not about political party affiliation at all. Let's face it, if Hillary--or any woman candidate--had five children from three husbands she would never have survived the primary.
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Mon May 29, 2017, 07:21 PM (1 replies)

Trillions for a worthless wall..

Trillions for a worthless wall, more trillions for war, more nukes, more warships, more military, and huge tax cuts for the uber-wealthy and corporations.
Trillions and trillions in spending, adding to the national debt… and the repugs applaud.
Guess they don’t remember how they howled about “Obama’s spending”.
Oh wait… I forgot it will all be paid for by gutting Social Security, Medicare, and any other programs that assist the poor and the sick.
Way to go GOPers.
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Sat Feb 25, 2017, 03:36 PM (5 replies)

This group is the only safe haven for Hillary supporters. Every other place on DU

is overflowing with hostile Bernie supporters. Make the most innocuous remark and you alerted on. WTF?
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Sun May 15, 2016, 07:21 PM (45 replies)

Ronny Cox

I REALLY do like Bernie and I appreciate his loyal followers, but...... there's a reason the right-wing is spending so much trying to build him up at the expense of Hillary. I'm afraid I've seen a bunch of true liberals fall for it: being willing to post any outrageous claim, that either bolsters Bernie or denigrates Hillary... with little regard of whether it happens to be true. -Ronny Cox
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Tue Jan 26, 2016, 01:34 AM (2 replies)


I went to respond to a post tonight to make a complementary remark concerning Bernie’s performance in tonight’s Town Hall, (100% Hillary supporter here).
Oops, the post emanated from the BS group and I was reminded that I am banned from ever posting to that group due to some innocuous comment I made there some time ago…
WTF is wrong with those people over there? I would vote for Bernie in a heartbeat if he were the candidate.
Well this reaffirms my support and commitment to Hillary. I cannot abide by such grade school antics as exhibited the BS group.
Posted by Jack-o-Lantern | Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:48 PM (2 replies)
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