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  1. jonoh81

    The Republican Party

    He’s a Trump Republican, isn’t he?
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    The Republican Party

    I missed nothing, sorry. No one believes you are an objective bystander trying to give liberals sound advice. Again, Warren is very unlikely to be the nominee. As for getting under one’s skin, it definitely goes both ways. Trump can barely contain his rage over strong women.
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    The Republican Party

    Wait, so we haven’t been complaining about Republican leaders raping the future for tax cuts and economic policies that benefit themselves and their rich benefactors? And surely we have the capacity to find objection with multiple things at the same time.
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    The Republican Party

    The point is that you have no position of authority to be accusing anyone else of being divisive or “too outraged”. Trump did not invent it, he benefited by being good at it as the sociopathic narcissist that he is. I don’t care what Warren is doing. She’s unlikely to be the nominee.
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    Voting

    Republicans would rather prevent the Constitutional right to vote than spend any time trying to win the black vote. And then they can’t conceive why they lose 90%+ of their vote year after year.
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    The Republican Party

    Do as I say, not as I do- Republicans since at least Reagan.
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    The Republican Party

    I don’t mean to imply that they should copy the Republican strategy, only that the anger is justified. And because it’s actually based on real things rather than imagined like most Republican fears, it could be channeled even more effectively. In any case, in many local and state races of late, Democrats have actually not played up outrage, but rather policy. If anything, they’re doing the opposite of what we’re discussing, IMO.
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    The Republican Party

    Where have I said conservativism is evil? Traditional conservatism bares no resemblance to the modern version it has become, though, and that transition has been happening for many years. The ideas of fiscal responsibility and personal freedoms have largely given way to much darker impulses within the movement. Like it or not, Trumpism IS conservatism now, at least in the mainstream. That doesn’t mean I still don’t respect those more traditional positions. I just don’t see too many conservatives preaching them. The few who do seem marginalized. As for outrage, it can be very motivational. Again, it worked for Republicans to use tactics like fear mongering to get the base riled up enough to vote. Outrage over injustices can just as easily motivate Democrats. I would agree it shouldn’t be the only strategy, but I get sick of the double standard being applied- where Democrats/liberals are told to sit down, shut up and play nice to get votes while Republicans/conservatives are excused for every dirty trick in the book. It undermines accountability entirely.
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    The Republican Party

    The lie is that there was not and is no viable alternative, though. Democrats haven’t changed since Obama. If they were good enough then, why not now?
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    The Republican Party

    That’s the danger here and what some warned us about in 2016- that atrocity and criminality become so commonplace that the public stops caring and starts excusing. If that is true now, how do you propose that being nicer will change that enough to motivate a fight against it? And being nasty actually works in getting the public to support Republicans, doesn’t it?
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    The Trump Presidency

    We need that meme where Obama is 10 feet tall and bowing to the Saudis. That was classic.
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    The Republican Party

    What is indiscriminate about it? We know who’s doing these things and why. If criticism of those both doing and tolerating them is the true offense, then we’ve already lost. I see no point in playing nice to those advocating for rapists, and if the general public see that as “petty politics”, we’re at an impasse. I really don’t see how rational discussion is going to change the irrational mind, and it’s entirely irrational to see the objection to things like rape as political. As for other supposed overreactions, I’ve seen few examples of it. Most of what’s been happening is bad.
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    Columbus: Crime & Safety Discussion

    The city had relatively very high murder numbers in November and December last year, when traditionally murders are lower in colder months. There’s no guarantee of that and the total could easily end up below 100.
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    The Trump Presidency

    We’ve been talking about all those things across various threads. The Warren DNA stuff is a short diversion at best.
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    The Republican Party

    The lie you’re attempting to spread, the one being spread by so many, is that anger against true injustice is simply political response based on biases. This suggests there is no right and wrong, and therefore the concept of “being above the fray” is not noble, but rather a dispassionate and unempathetic position for both people and the rule of law. To suggest that outrage over something like rape and child imprisonment is not worth the political effort is much more cynical than even I’m capable of.
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