Dear Republican Voters: Stop Blaming the Left

Nov 2010
23,156
14,832
#1
Dear Republican Voters: Stop Blaming the Left. You're Trash. Own It

Complete biased rant, but I love it

Dear Republican Voters: Stop Blaming the Left. You're Trash. Own It

There's a narrative conservatives (and sometimes the media) love to push when trying to explain away how people who say they don't support Trump still somehow can't stop themselves from blindly voting for Republicans:


Yes, it's the "Why do you keep making me hit you?" defense and, let me tell you, ain't nobody buying it anymore.

It had a good run, though. The right used it for years to defend voting for the very worst people they could find by blaming the left. We were so mean to them! We called them racist and greedy and cruel so, naturally, they were simply forced to go out and vote for the most racist, most greedy, and most sadistic people they could find. And then they would blame us for the declining state of their party.

Well, those days are well and fucking over. 60+ million people foamed at the mouth to vote for an incoherent imbecile who promised to deliver unspeakable cruelty to everyone white Republican voters hated. Moderates had a choice: Walk away from their party or jump on the Trump Train to fascism and white nationalism.
As Erickson writes, “Trump is neither an ambassador for my values nor the articulate champion of my principles I would prefer. But he is a safe harbor in a progressive storm that seeks to both destroy my values and upend our constitutional republic.”​
But what values are those? Free trade? Trump is a tariff-loving protectionist. Fiscal responsibility? The debt and deficit have exploded under Trump. A strong foreign policy? We've never been weaker unless you count yelling "We're #1!" really loud as strength. Free market? Trump is using the government to reward his allies and punish his enemies. Small government? We're handing out billions to farmers to buy votes for Trump.
You're trash. You've always been trash. When liberals were polite, you were trash. When liberals got a little rude, you were still trash. Now that we're tired of your shit and treating you like the trash you are, you're mortally offended and blaming us for being trash? Get the fuck out of here.

You laugh at sexual assault victims. You cheer Latino children being tortured. You get off on police murdering unarmed black men. You mock the disabled. You send death threats to high school students opposed to guns. You call for the murder of homosexuals. You. Are. Trash.
 
Oct 2014
28,403
4,796
C-A-N-A-D-A-Eh
#2
When you call everyone that disagrees with you some form of scum, you better be sure to win or else you not only lost power, you made a shit ton of enemies in the process.
 
Dec 2006
8,658
10,688
required field
#3
When you call everyone that disagrees with you some form of scum, you better be sure to win or else you not only lost power, you made a shit ton of enemies in the process.
You suppose that's Trump's plan for 2020? He needs to win at all costs?
 
Oct 2014
28,403
4,796
C-A-N-A-D-A-Eh
#8
Did I say he was going to?
It was implied with your comment; that he must win at any costs...
The thing is; the tactics being used to try and stop him are ONLY going to guarantee his win.

The left has tried:
- nazi
- fascist
- racist
- xenophobe
- anti-gay
- bigot
- sexist
- rapist
- deplorable
- hateful
- vile

you know what I haven't heard? An alternative platform to compete against Trump... the platform they offer is "stop Trump from accomplishing his platform"... that is a recipe for around 30% support.
 
Oct 2014
28,403
4,796
C-A-N-A-D-A-Eh
#10
Seems to have worked for Republicans...
What are you talking about?

Trumps campaign was about stopping corruption and the message of "we will win", "we will win and win and win and we will win so much that you will say 'stop, i'm tired of winning' and I will say 'no, we are going to win some more'"

vs

a platform of status quo... roll up the sleeves, with hard work we will get through.

Now, the campaign is to simply stop trump.... that is NOT a winning strategy.