A New Hope: A political thread!

Viktor

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Not sure if this was shared or not. I do have to laugh at how easy it is to get through security at the Capital. It's like your garage door that senses someone under it so it rises up again. Seems like a giant flaw. Also, looks like self defense to me should have shot all of these traitors.
 

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Not sure if this was shared or not. I do have to laugh at how easy it is to get through security at the Capital. It's like your garage door that senses someone under it so it rises up again. Seems like a giant flaw. Also, looks like self defense to me should have shot all of these traitors.
Completely peaceful guests using an alternate entrance.
 
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There are people that say JFK Jr. will come back to lead trump to a takeover of the government and jail Biden too.
Those aren't the people who say all white people are racist lol those people (JFK) are laughed at by just about everyone else while people who say all white people are racist get paid to be talking heads on cable news networks. One thing that people need to start doing is making clear that the word racist has a definition and not let it get used when things like maybe culturally insensitive or ignorant apply.
 

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Those aren't the people who say all white people are racist lol those people (JFK) are laughed at by just about everyone else while people who say all white people are racist get paid to be talking heads on cable news networks. One thing that people need to start doing is making clear that the word racist has a definition and not let it get used when things like maybe culturally insensitive or ignorant apply.
And the people that claim all white people are racist are laughed at too.
 

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That s*** is so annoying. I play Battlefield 4 daily and not a day goes by without a few people typing "Lets go Brandon" in server chat. Then chat turns into a political fight over Trump/Biden. We have Karens, we need a name for these incels.
 
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And the people that claim all white people are racist are laughed at too.
No they are given talking heads jobs on CNN etc. That thought is a lot more prevalent among socially far left democrats than the JFK thing is among far right republicans.
 

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I had this discussion with a friend the other day. In this polarized world, there's lots of straw man arguments, but the "they" in this case is GOP politicians elected to congress. This isn't some random twitter handle saying college should be free and police should be disbanded. These are people that Republicans elected to represent them in the highest levels of government.

The excuse is that it is just a nut like Greene, and maybe Brobert, oh and Gaetz, Jordon... the list goes on and on, and that's the "they". These aren't isolated incidents by random people. The "they" is also Fox News, the network which reaches millions of people, and has some of the highest viewer numbers in the nation. This isn't a straw man argument, this is a significant piece of the Republican party. If it doesn't represent the party, where is anyone in the party speaking out against it? They are either afraid to speak out or are ok with it. Heck they wouldn't even vote to censure a congressman who posted a death threat meme (a censure is literally just a finger wag scolding, it isn't like it means anything).

You see a Lincoln Project speaking out against it, but they've become a joke. You get well respected conservatives like George Will occasionally speaking out, but the Trumpers don't care. They don't even know who that is, nor care.

I get really tired of being told, "it is the same old back and forth". No, it isn't. I've been an independent all my life and will never change. I voted for Bush Sr over Clinton. I considered myself more Republican than Democrat back then. When W Bush was in office, something changed. I didn't change, something in the "Grand Old Party" changed. There was a nastiness to it that was more than the past. It cranked up to what we thought was 11 with Obama, but then Trump came along and we realized how bad it could get.

Constantly being gaslit and being told what I see is "wrong" gets really old. I'm not wrong. One party has fallen completely off the rails.

This article is behind a pay subscription, but details the attacks on our elections. The people who screamed "stop the steal" back in 2020 and were mostly a joke? Well, they are pushing to become election officials in states like Michigan, and many of them are succeeding. See, all the Trumpers threatened anyone who actually counted the votes, so there's openings all over, and they are filling the void. There's multiple people who honestly believe that Trump won the election who are now going to be counting votes soon. (I strongly recommend people pay for a WaPo subscription, in all the days of clickbait and social media, there is some legit journalism still going on).

I use this to bypass paywalls. Works wonders. For chrome, firefox and Edge.

 
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That s*** is so annoying. I play Battlefield 4 daily and not a day goes by without a few people typing "Lets go Brandon" in server chat. Then chat turns into a political fight over Trump/Biden. We have Karens, we need a name for these incels.
Brandon.
 

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donald trump tried to kill Joe Biden. I had said this when it happened. I said he, for sure, tested positive before the debate and they hid it.


And according to Mark Meadows, Trump had also lied about when he contracted the virus, risking the lives of others. In his new book, the former White House Chief of Staff reveals that Trump has tested positive with COVID prior to his first debate with Joe Biden.

Both candidates were expected to take a COVID test prior to the event. Trump, conveniently, arrived to the debate late and was unable to take the test. The former president was then allowed on the stage as Fox had followed the honor system. Of course, trusting Trump with the honor system was a clear mistake.
 
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Who said everyone?

When you personally only choose to address opinions by pointing out only the people who take those opinions to ridiculous extremes, you reduce those who have the same or similar opinions to a singular group, and that group becomes "everyone".
 

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Who said everyone?


 
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Not sure if this was shared or not. I do have to laugh at how easy it is to get through security at the Capital. It's like your garage door that senses someone under it so it rises up again. Seems like a giant flaw. Also, looks like self defense to me should have shot all of these traitors.
Guess that’s why they never made a national treasure 3