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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:46 PM

Trump has lost my 93 year old Dad.

He is a life long Republican.

He lives in a retirement housing area in Texas and yesterday he told me that he feels that Trump is throwing his aged people to the wolves. And he says this feeling is prevalent in their community. Many of them feel Trump is killing them to save his re-election possibilities.

These are older people in a red state and most are well over 75. Things are probably going this way elsewhere too.

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Reply Trump has lost my 93 year old Dad. (Original post)
padfun May 22 OP
elleng May 22 #1
YessirAtsaFact May 22 #2
sheshe2 May 22 #3
roamer65 May 22 #4
napi21 May 22 #7
Sucha NastyWoman May 23 #36
smb May 23 #44
Sucha NastyWoman May 23 #35
napi21 May 22 #5
Skittles May 22 #6
Beartracks May 23 #32
RKP5637 May 22 #8
Sucha NastyWoman May 23 #37
RKP5637 May 23 #49
BGBD May 22 #9
KS Toronado May 22 #11
Newest Reality May 22 #10
Hoyt May 22 #12
Sucha NastyWoman May 24 #50
ecstatic May 22 #13
Blue_true May 22 #16
uriel1972 May 22 #17
Blue_true May 22 #20
kimbutgar May 23 #33
smb May 23 #45
Solomon May 22 #14
Grins May 22 #15
Midnight Writer May 22 #18
FM123 May 22 #19
rusty quoin May 22 #21
KentuckyWoman May 22 #22
stopbush May 22 #23
padfun May 23 #40
stopbush May 23 #43
R02091201 May 23 #24
captain queeg May 23 #25
JudyM May 23 #29
Totally Tunsie May 23 #26
Stuart G May 23 #27
dchill May 23 #28
JudyM May 23 #30
yuiyoshida May 23 #31
SWBTATTReg May 23 #34
CaptainTruth May 23 #38
lunatica May 23 #39
AllaN01Bear May 23 #41
Hortensis May 23 #42
TexasBushwhacker May 23 #46
paleotn May 23 #47
spanone May 23 #48
FakeNoose May 24 #51

Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:48 PM

1. Good.

Thanks

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:49 PM

2. Good to hear

And God bless your dad!

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:50 PM

3. Yes, trump is.

I am glad that some are seeing the light.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:54 PM

4. I can't wait until the landslide in November.

If it happens, Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt are gonna burrow into the remaining husk of the Repuke party like ticks and wreak havoc.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:00 PM

7. I don't see Steve changing until he sees the Pubs change back to semi-normal. n/t

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Response to napi21 (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:56 AM

36. I disagree.

I think they are both cured.

For sure Steve Schmidt is.

They may still be conservatives though.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #7)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:48 PM

44. The Only Way Things Will Get Back To Normal...

...is for the GOP to go the way of the Federalists and Whigs, after which the Blue Dog and Progressive factions of Democrats will form the nuclei of two new parties.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:55 PM

5. I hate to hear it but they're right! I'm old too but lucky to still live at home with my hubby.

We've always been Dems so his actions haven't changed our opinions of him, but they have bolstered how much we can't stand him, change the channel when he comes on, and hope & pray he looses in Nov!

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 10:59 PM

6. ok

as much as I detest the knowledge that republicans care only when it affects them, it's a good thing

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Response to Skittles (Reply #6)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:45 AM

32. Some don't care, but I think many just don't notice or think "it" is overblown...

... and exaggerated, until "it" affects them.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:09 PM

8. Good to hear that. More and more people are finally getting it that part of

his agenda is to kill off a lot of people in his way and that he thinks are not of value to his society.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:59 AM

37. He doesn't give a rats ass about society, his or otherwise.

It’s just all about him.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #37)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:16 PM

49. Well said!!! Exactly!!! n/t

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:11 PM

9. It is going that way

Pretty much every poll taken is showing that the 65+ crowd has left Trump in droves.

Trump won this group by 8 points in 2016 and now Biden is polling dead even with them. That's 8% of the most reliable voting bloc. It's the kind of thing that causes retirement states like Florida and Arizona to flip.

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Response to BGBD (Reply #9)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:16 PM

11. Very well said, rumpie is adding seniors to the Democratic Party

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:13 PM

10. That's great news!

I was wondering if older folks would see that Trump is not for them, but actually acts as if they are expendable. Well, the whole GOP seems to be on that boat, as well.

Thanks for the anecdotal evidence. I hope that continues for our sake and for theirs. Well, I am older, too

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:21 PM

12. If they'll just vote for Democrats. Although, not voting helps.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:56 AM

50. Oh, they vote!

If they can get there, they will. It’s very important to them. We need to find any of them who need assistance getting there. I did that one year, and it was very rewarding.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:26 PM

13. I can't imagine how helpless they must feel.

I have what I need but I feel like trump doesn't give a shit about anyone, not even his own base.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #13)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:35 PM

16. The likely feel like the old guy in the Monty Python movie "The Life of Brian",

when the cart was passing through picking up the dead and his family offered him up. Like someone wrote a day or so ago, a lot of MAGATS would gladly sacrifice their older relatives for personal gain.

Note: to whomever it was, thanks for reminding me that the scene was in "The Life of Brian" instead of "Jabawoki" as I thought.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #16)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:39 PM

17. Ah the bring out the dead was "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"...

sorry I have pedanticitis.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #17)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:42 PM

20. Gee, I got it wrong again. Thanks, I will try to remember this time.




But it accurately depicts what Trump is doing to them.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #17)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:22 AM

33. I just saw that particular scene on tv recently and immediately thought of our current

Situation.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #16)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:50 PM

45. Also Thinking Of Lord Farquaad's Speech

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:28 PM

14. I love these stories.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:35 PM

15. He, and they, are right.

Trump is willingly, “killing them to save his re-election possibilities.”

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:39 PM

18. Good. I think these small leaks in his dam are going to build up, drip drip drip until it all bursts

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:40 PM

19. Yep!

It is really happening. I never would have believed it until my older neighbor just turned a corner and dumped him. He is so angry at trump, the coronavirus was the last straw.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:49 PM

21. 93 is a long time. Why is this so hard?

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:51 PM

22. DJT is losing A LOT of middle class seniors.

I live in one of those places with everything from independent cottages to nursing and rehab care all one large campus. The voting here tends to go heavily Republican - as does this county.

Since last summer the chatter has been more and more geared toward an alternative to DJT and in the process have about had it with the Republican Party. This does not in any way mean they are won over to the progressive side, but since there is no other viable alternative a lot of them will either vote Joe Biden, skip that race on the ballot, or write in Mickey Mouse.

They are still talking about how the witnesses were treated in impeachment hearings. Especially the shameful treatment of "That Ukrainian lady" ( Marie Yovanovitch )

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 11:58 PM

23. What's disappointing is that people like your dad supported tRump until THEY

personally felt the negative effects of tRumpism.

They were OK with sex abuser, OK with the lying, OK with the racism, OK with the name calling etc. No empathy whatsoever for those tRump has been hurting for the past three years.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #23)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:25 PM

40. Oh he didnt turn into a saint.

He is still an abusing, self serving, bigoted asshole. He's just not going to vote for Trump.

And as long as he reads attitudes like this on the web, then Biden will still not get his vote.

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Response to padfun (Reply #40)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:43 PM

43. Who knew that a single post I made in a minor web blog could have such power

as to keep your dad from voting for Biden?

Your deep concern is duly noted.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:06 AM

24. He's losing a lot of the elderly because they know they are at highest risk for Covid-19 and feel he

 

doesn't care about folks like your dad (or my parents, and so many other parents and grandparents).

And he and much of his flock indeed do not seem to care much about those dying. I have seen it right on social media. They are saying things like the elderly need to sacrifice, that their lives aren't more important than younger people who need to make a living, that this is no worse than the flu, that they would die anyway...Not a great way to win over the most vulnerable group in this crisis.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:16 AM

25. I lot of old people can see the obvious.

Sometimes I’m surprised. I remember an old uncle of mine, sitting on my couch, I thought he was asleep. Bush Jr came on TV. My uncles suddenly roused and yelled “that son of a bitch is bankrupting this country”. Definitely raised my opinion of him.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #25)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:11 AM

29. I love this story.

What a wonderful memory of him, betting he’d be pleased about it.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:45 AM

26. Congratulations! That's great news.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:05 AM

27. Wonderful News..Thank for sharing this..K and R

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:05 AM

28. "...and then they came for me."

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:12 AM

30. Sh*t got real.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:27 AM

31. for a moment I thought you meant to the Virus

But I am sure it as helped changed many opinion on Trump...including those who thought it was no big deal. Anyway.. most people understand self preservation. As for me, I KNOW FOR A FACT if I were to get this it will kill me..

I don't intend to have my name on the list of the next 10 thousand who get this disease.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:45 AM

34. It is sad to see these elderly citizens have to be worried about such things when they (and a lot of

us) have other far more pressing concerns to deal w/, then listening to such nonsense coming out of trump's filthy mouth (as well as his cronies).

Maybe w/ the covers pulled off, these people are seeing the real deal and what truly a scumbag rump is.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:43 PM

38. GOP Goodbye Old People

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:18 PM

39. Strangely enough, we older people take it personally when

people are good with getting rid of us. It’s irritating.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:28 PM

41. they dont care about us, the elderly . anyone whom is different . gay. all they care about si

themselves and monies .

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:37 PM

42. Good. Just hope this leads many to not vote, or vote Republican.

The Republican leadership's refusal from the beginning to do what they were supposed to to stop this pandemic are de facto proof that their death are -- at very least -- accepted. And that is seen in many red-state nonactions as well.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:34 PM

46. And seniors were the most likely to vote for him last time

I hope there are more like your father.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:24 PM

47. Finally...a moment of lucidity.

For older, white Americans all over the country. Yes...they are throwing you to the wolves. Sacrificing you on the alter of the Dow and S&P. Move over Baal. God's "chosen ones" have a some new idols.

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 05:26 PM

48. Your dad is correct.

IMHO

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Response to padfun (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:05 AM

51. I predict a lot more of this before November

It's great to hear that these senior citizens are paying attention.



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