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I have an astounding number of Facebook friends who've lost touch with reality. Mostly people my age

There is no pandemic.
Everything is a conspiracy.
Jesus is coming back...very soon...everyone get ready.
"They" want you to wear masks so they know who they can control.
Global climate change is a hoax.
All media, every educational institution, every hospital, all scientists, everyone in the government for more than the last three years- everyone not a Trumper- is doing everything we see to:

-control you

-indoctrinate your children

-destroy Democracy

-install communism

-destroy Trump

-kill Jesus

BTW, I'm 59.

A lot of people I know believe all of this. And every one of them votes.

Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun May 24, 2020, 04:03 PM (17 replies)

I notice that no employee seems to leave the Trump administration gruntled.

Every one- disgruntled. Or convicted. Or both.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Thu May 14, 2020, 01:55 PM (3 replies)

In the bell curve of American political thought

any Democratic candidate would get the vote from everyone to his left, and some to his right. It seems to me that the closer the Democratic candidate is to the center, the more votes he will get in November. It seems so obvious to me. I don't see how any GOTV campaign changes this basic fact. I believe we need to start left of center and build more to the left rather than fighting from the left and losing everything to the right.

I am extremely liberal. Most of my friends, and certainly most acquaintances, are to the right of me. I'd rather have a candidate who I don't always agree with but who wins them over than one who's ideas I align with that fails to.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:39 PM (4 replies)

Our bar is Barack Obama high. Theirs is Donald Trump low.

They've known for three and a half years who they will vote for this November. We still don't know. 95% of them- 35 percent of voters- WILL VOTE for their candidate. Half of who is left WON'T VOTE. Further vetting of their candidate will not harm him; it will only strengthen his base. Any further vetting of our candidate won't help; it will only weaken our unity. They defend everything he does. We scrutinize everything our candidates ever said. They attack us. We fight each other.

I live in New York and I feel there is nothing I can do to stop Trump from being re-elected. I'm seeing very little being done that will prevent it.

My only hope is that Trump does such horrible things between now and November that no independent voter will vote for him. And even that is tempered by the fear that he does such horrible things and is still re-elected, giving him even more free reign to do even more horrible things.

I feel like I am watching the death of our Democracy.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:12 PM (1 replies)

Half of America WILL NOT vote for Trump. Half WILL NOT vote for a socialist.

What happens if those are the choices come November?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Feb 12, 2020, 03:49 PM (10 replies)

A dozen or more threads regarding a purposefully corny movie quote said in jest by a Democrat...

plays into the Trump/ Russia playbook of sowing the seeds of confusion and division in our side. Keep shit like this up and we're doomed.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun Feb 9, 2020, 09:38 PM (91 replies)

I believe only one person can save this country- guaranteed.

Mitt Romney must run for President. Let's convince him. His phone numbers are 801-524-4380 and 202-224-5251.

Edit (again), for clarification. If Romney runs as a third party candidate, He won't win. But Then neither will Trump.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Fri Feb 7, 2020, 10:00 AM (10 replies)

I like Bernie. A lot. I just wish he wasn't running.

Like him or not, he brings a divisiveness to the primaries that we can't afford right now. He brings out a divisiveness within me! Personally, I love the guy, but I wish he'd just go away. I truly believe it would make our chances of winning in November better. And I have a feeling some reactions to this post will bear out my thesis.
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sat Feb 1, 2020, 10:56 AM (13 replies)

Was Trump's real goal with Ukraine to give it to Russia?

He held back aid even after being told Ukraine wouldn't last thirty seconds without it. They dropped aid to Ukraine from the Republican Platform at the Republican Convention. Was he, again, giving a gift to Putin?
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Sun Jan 26, 2020, 10:16 AM (9 replies)

Name a Springsteen song that is also the title of a movie.

There are dozens.

I'll start with an obvious one since Springsteen himself has said the movie title influenced the song:

"Thunder Road"
Posted by Rustynaerduwell | Wed Jan 15, 2020, 09:29 PM (7 replies)
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