Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 59
Thanks Tree65Thanks

Thread: GOP Burning

  1. #31
    Veteran Member MaryAnne's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    43,768
    Thanks
    31217

    From
    Englewood,Ohio
    All this speech about a cultural war is just that.

    The people who voted for Trump are angry,unreasonable people who pretend to be something they are not. They swallowed whole the populist tripe Trump put out. They loved his vulgar, race baiting hate that he spewed because that is how they think. That is how they justify what they really think.

    There is no cultural war. These people were brought up to think this way,into the second and third generation. I have seen this all my life,they just managed to gain some control,thanks to evil politicians like Mitch and his tribe.

    Now,they are being eaten by the monsters they defended.

  2. #32
    the "good" prag pragmatic's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    28,084
    Thanks
    16999

    From
    between Moon and NYC
    As someone else noted, both parties have their problems.

    And Donald Trump has certainly been an embarrassment for many on the conservative side of the spectrum.


    But am guessing both parties will recover and survive.....although some adjustments to behavior would be welcome.
    Thanks from Jets, bajisima and boontito

  3. #33
    Veteran Member bajisima's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    41,013
    Thanks
    24183

    From
    New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Why is corporatism so evil for Democrats but for Republicans it's okay?
    Well I suppose that's because for a long time democrats have referred to themselves as "the party of the working class." While the GOP has long been thought of as the party that represents the Chamber of Commerce. It would have been strange to see the Bush's refer to their party as a working class party since many followers were wealthy, corporate working types. Country club republicans that went to Ivy league schools and lived in the suburbs. But now that has shifted. I don't think its an evil thing but one I do think many democrats need to embrace. It doesn't make sense to claim the party represents the blue collar workforce if many college educated white collar professionals are more likely to be democrats these days. Parties reverse roles every now and again and its not a bad thing.

  4. #34
    Veteran Member bajisima's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    41,013
    Thanks
    24183

    From
    New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    As someone else noted, both parties have their problems.

    And Donald Trump has certainly been an embarrassment for many on the conservative side of the spectrum.


    But am guessing both parties will recover and survive.....although some adjustments to behavior would be welcome.
    Totally agree. Parties and their followers aren't stagnant and change over time. I do think though that Trump is bringing some into the party that might have not voted for a Bush. Time will tell if they remain loyal to the GOP or move away. There is a lot of dissatisfaction out there in general and people are looking for someone who speaks to that. Whoever that is they will follow.
    Thanks from pragmatic

  5. #35
    Junior Member fenrir's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    1,984
    Thanks
    356

    From
    Yoknapatawpha County
    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    RNC officials tried desperately to sink Donald Trump's nomination, and we don't even need to hack their emails to know this.

    Still, the voters had their say.

    Bernie lost. Trump won.

    QED
    Not that I'm aware of. Reince Priebes simply allowed the process to play itself out. It's what the DNC should have done tho I do not believe in Sanders policy positions.

  6. #36
    El Psy Kongroo Lunchboxxy's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    11,646
    Thanks
    11469

    From
    Oregon
    I would love to see McConnell eaten by his own monster

    Reminded me of this sick Olenna burn


  7. #37
    Thought Provocateur NightSwimmer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    31,613
    Thanks
    29484

    From
    United States
    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Not that I'm aware of.
    Of course, what you are aware of is a quite limited pool of information -- the bulk of which is erroneous.
    Thanks from Panzareta

  8. #38
    Nuisance Factor Yeti 8 Jungle Swing Champion, YetiSports 4 - Albatross Overload Champion, YetiSports7 - Snowboard FreeRide Champion, Alu`s Revenge Champion boontito's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    85,222
    Thanks
    60181

    From
    out of nowhere!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jets View Post
    Letís take that theory a step further. Red states and district voters tend to allow their state reps and governors not to expand on Medicaid, but advocate for the 2nd amendment. When owning a firearm is more important to a voting bloc than going to a doctor, it speaks volumes!
    There is so much hypocrisy and ideological cognitive dissonance in today's political world that it would stagger even career politicians from just a couple of decades ago.
    Thanks from Jets

  9. #39
    Nuisance Factor Yeti 8 Jungle Swing Champion, YetiSports 4 - Albatross Overload Champion, YetiSports7 - Snowboard FreeRide Champion, Alu`s Revenge Champion boontito's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    85,222
    Thanks
    60181

    From
    out of nowhere!
    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Totally agree. Parties and their followers aren't stagnant and change over time. I do think though that Trump is bringing some into the party that might have not voted for a Bush. Time will tell if they remain loyal to the GOP or move away. There is a lot of dissatisfaction out there in general and people are looking for someone who speaks to that. Whoever that is they will follow.
    Whoa! Careful there. Them's fightin' words to some around here.
    Thanks from bajisima

  10. #40
    No mercy for losers Addiction Solitaire Champion, Double Deuce Champion, Queen Jewels Champion, Ray Ray Shuffle Champion, Twins Champion, Blow Up: Arcade Champion, Bunch - Time Trial Champion, Znax Champion, Zoo Keeper Champion, Sobics School Champion, Swap a Smiley Champion, Makos Champion, Dino Drop Champion, Flower Frenzy Champion, Some Puzzle Champion, Funny Bubbles Champion, CubeZ Champion, Dinky Smash Champion, Fun Fun Animals Champion, Fruit Fabriek Champion, Raft Wars Champion, Rainbow Monkey RunDown Champion, Raft Wars Champion, Crime Puzzle Champion Blueneck's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    45,638
    Thanks
    22362

    From
    Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    All this speech about a cultural war is just that.

    The people who voted for Trump are angry,unreasonable people who pretend to be something they are not. They swallowed whole the populist tripe Trump put out. They loved his vulgar, race baiting hate that he spewed because that is how they think. That is how they justify what they really think.

    There is no cultural war. These people were brought up to think this way,into the second and third generation. I have seen this all my life,they just managed to gain some control,thanks to evil politicians like Mitch and his tribe.

    Now,they are being eaten by the monsters they defended.
    Something I noticed is different from living here in rural Ohio compared to LA is people's perceptions of what the government does to or for people. People here have this idea that minorities and immigrants are handed goodies by the government just for the asking. In urban areas, people don't want the government in their business because what they mostly see is police in action. Long lines at the DMV and price gouging through fees, parking tickets, etc. In reality they really do want less government as opposed to thinking they're being neglected by it. Of course they also understand crime is a problem in cities, so they put with it, but the cops are pretty intrusive and over zealous and seem intent on revenue collection more than anything else. Here, people don't even think about the cops because they barely ever see them.

    I'd love to drop any of the people whining about this stuff and drop them into some of the places I've lived - they wouldn't last a day.
    Thanks from jacobfitcher

Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. California Is Burning
    By Madeline in forum Current Events
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th June 2016, 07:44 PM
  2. Burning paper up his ass
    By The Man in forum Current Events
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 23rd October 2015, 10:01 AM
  3. Koran burning?
    By Pragmatist in forum Current Events
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 25th August 2010, 09:19 AM
  4. Texas Burning
    By Mrs Behavin in forum Current Events
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th March 2006, 06:46 AM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed