HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What happened to all of t... » Reply #65

Response to EffieBlack (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2019, 12:54 PM

65. I think it's an outrage thing

Nothing is working. The white supremacist that currently calls the WH home is, it seems, unstoppable. No matter what he says or does is slurped up by his cult with absolutely no push-back. Hell, it's slurped up - with requests for more - by republican legislators. Every single one of his cabinet secretaries - including the actings - is unqualified and unhinged. The rule of law applies only to underlings. Not to trump and not to those cabinet secretaries and acting secretaries.

Dems and those of us in the reality-based universe condemn and mock. Charlie Pierce, Paul Krugman, Charles Blow, Timothy Egan - and scores of others mock and condemn and lament. But nothing happens.

AOC and Elizabeth Warren write heart-wrenching accounts of what they saw at the concentration camps, and nothing happens. Private FB groups of border patrol members document the hatred, contempt, and white supremacy that they have toward immigrants and asylum seekers. And nothing happens.

Calls for Pelosi to impeach - or, hell, just to do something - result in. . . nothing. You wanna know what will come from Mueller's testimony? Nothing.

So, sure, the threads calling for action might be falling (if in fact they are), but there's a reason. Nothing happens. And now we have Democratic candidates discussing school busing. School busing FFS. And trump then comments on, well, that's a way to get to school, so what's the big deal. And, yes, he's a fucking moron. And we all have a good laugh. And then what? Nothing happens.

And now we're all saying, well, we'll have to vote him out next year. Great. That might work. But not when the Democratic Party looks like a giant clown car of candidates. And what if it doesn't work? What if the republicans have gamed the system to the extent that they can repeat 2016? Then what? And what if the Dems lose their majority in the House and the balance of power doesn't change in the Senate? Then the very idea of push-back is a fantasy. Impeachment? Might has well take the word out of the dictionary.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 89 replies Author Time Post
EffieBlack Jul 2019 OP
Srkdqltr Jul 2019 #1
brush Jul 2019 #49
Bettie Jul 2019 #2
marlakay Jul 2019 #21
Nevermypresident Jul 2019 #30
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #37
Nay Jul 2019 #43
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2019 #70
CrispyQ Jul 2019 #74
Post removed Jul 2019 #79
Nay Jul 2019 #81
Oneironaut Jul 2019 #57
Bettie Jul 2019 #59
Post removed Jul 2019 #71
treestar Jul 2019 #62
Bettie Jul 2019 #64
treestar Jul 2019 #86
Bettie Jul 2019 #88
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2019 #66
BeyondGeography Jul 2019 #68
brush Jul 2019 #77
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #3
Bettie Jul 2019 #4
cwydro Jul 2019 #6
demmiblue Jul 2019 #8
watoos Jul 2019 #5
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #31
Turin_C3PO Jul 2019 #40
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #80
egduj Jul 2019 #7
Locrian Jul 2019 #17
DonViejo Jul 2019 #9
cwydro Jul 2019 #11
watoos Jul 2019 #19
kentuck Jul 2019 #10
Fullduplexxx Jul 2019 #13
kentuck Jul 2019 #15
Fullduplexxx Jul 2019 #18
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #33
treestar Jul 2019 #63
Fullduplexxx Jul 2019 #12
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #34
SouthernProgressive Jul 2019 #14
demmiblue Jul 2019 #16
Tom Rinaldo Jul 2019 #20
watoos Jul 2019 #23
JHB Jul 2019 #28
watoos Jul 2019 #38
stillcool Jul 2019 #22
watoos Jul 2019 #24
spanone Jul 2019 #25
empedocles Jul 2019 #27
spanone Jul 2019 #29
Bettie Jul 2019 #32
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #36
TwilightZone Jul 2019 #54
Bettie Jul 2019 #55
empedocles Jul 2019 #39
Bettie Jul 2019 #41
empedocles Jul 2019 #47
Bettie Jul 2019 #48
empedocles Jul 2019 #50
Bettie Jul 2019 #51
Bettie Jul 2019 #52
LovingA2andMI Jul 2019 #35
Me. Jul 2019 #26
lsewpershad Jul 2019 #42
standingtall Jul 2019 #44
EffieBlack Jul 2019 #46
Gothmog Jul 2019 #84
Brainfodder Jul 2019 #45
stonecutter357 Jul 2019 #53
USALiberal Jul 2019 #56
Generic Other Jul 2019 #58
treestar Jul 2019 #60
Blue_true Jul 2019 #61
Hekate Jul 2019 #69
LineReply I think it's an outrage thing
matt819 Jul 2019 #65
Nay Jul 2019 #67
matt819 Jul 2019 #73
Nay Jul 2019 #83
treestar Jul 2019 #87
JI7 Jul 2019 #72
stopbush Jul 2019 #75
Goodheart Jul 2019 #76
kacekwl Jul 2019 #78
pnwmom Jul 2019 #82
Caliman73 Jul 2019 #85
customerserviceguy Jul 2019 #89
Please login to view edit histories.