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Thu May 21, 2020, 06:09 PM

I don't know what bothers me more

The complete hypocrisy, corruption and destructive behavior of the Republican Party, from the President on down.

Or, the failure of so many Americans to see it as it really is.

Both are disheartening.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:10 PM

1. We have to be prepared for an election where we cant vote or when we do

our votes wont be counted or something.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:20 PM

3. That

keeps me up at night. In a fair and democratic election, Biden would whip his butt. But i don't think we will have either.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #3)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:39 PM

8. If not, we all will have a very difficult decision to make. Pitchforks?

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:17 PM

2. The great majority of Americans are simply not interested in politics

Especially if it doesnít impact badly on them. They think itís boring and too complicated to understand. At best they only have a vague idea of whatís going on. Mostly their eyes glaze over with that film of boredom if you try to talk about it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:21 PM

4. I fear this is true

how else could someone vote for Obama and then Trump?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #4)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:45 PM

11. It's a head scratcher for sure.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:30 PM

5. I know what you mean.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:33 PM

6. You forgot one:

So many Americans seeing it as it really is and approving of it.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #6)

Thu May 21, 2020, 07:02 PM

12. Not enough

or else Trump would still not be at 40% in the polls.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #6)

Sun May 24, 2020, 11:01 PM

17. Edhopper didn't miss them, in his first line he stated "behavior of the Republican Party"

All repub senators and reps who voted against impeachment were basically approving of his behavior

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:34 PM

7. I don't know what bothers me more

You hit it right on the mark Ed. Even in the darkest days of VietNam and then Watergate was I half as troubled about the country's ability to clean this up and prevent it in the future as I am right now. The level of anti-intellectualism together with a complete lack of appreciation of the significance of what trump is and the damage he is doing and will continue to do is the biggest threat this country has faced since the Civil War. Likewise, we are going to need a second period of Reconstruction, only this time we better get it right.

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Response to ron dawson (Reply #7)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:53 AM

15. Americans have changed over the decades

I'm in my 60s, and I've seen that change year by year. Trump could not have been elected 50 years ago, and even if elected a bipartisan coalition in Congress would have stopped him, just as they stopped Nixon.

Trump didn't become president in a vacuum. He was put there by the creeping rot in Congress, but also in our electorate. There are still many good, decent Americans in this country... but not as many as there used to be. A call to country just doesn't work anymore, not if it annoys or inconveniences the entitled individual. And we've accepted coarse and vulgar discourse to such an extent that Trump's verbal diarrhea, the voice of our country on a global stage, is apparently just fine for millions of people.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:41 PM

9. Donald Trump is a text boo lunatic the 4th estate is failing at defining him as such

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:42 PM

10. They both bother me...

The Repubs who care more about power and control, then the rule of law or what the majority of the country wants and needs.

Seems quite selfish to me.

The people who blindly or not who follow that shit show and have since Raygun really do live in the matrix and the people who know better are just taking advantage of them.

The Media is the third player in this. They sold Criminal/cheater like John McCain was a hero and a maverick. How, because he didn't vote in lock step like the other R's. Romney is a Moderate, but he owns a scavenger of a company like Bain capital. Moscow Mitch is almost folksy with his accent, but he is a cruel man with no end to what lies he will say...if it good for Mitch, it's good, if not F-it !!!

Never let them forget
The two worst presidents in the modern era are The two Actors and it's not close.

The saddest part is that some Repubs in D.C. act sincere, but none of them really are or have to be. The base will follow no matter what they do or say or kill. It's a freaking cult and they drank the juice a long time ago you can't really wake them up.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:27 PM

13. For me it's failure of so so many to see it as it really is, & those who see it and are passive.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:33 PM

14. It is sickening all the way around.

I feel like half the human species are pod people. Something is wrong with half our species. Well, more like 30 percent (my keyboard is messed up, so my percent sign key doesn't work and neither does my right parenthesis.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:57 PM

16. Shocking to see but this is who we are right now.

Our country is torn asunder by trump party.

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