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- August 8, 2019 at 9:18 am #849947KateKeymaster
The racism frankly was always here, it’s the dark side of America. But it’s not always activated or okay to express. Trump didn’t cause it, but it’s what got him elected, and he emboldens white nationalists (Nazis!) and plain old racists to speak and act the way they want to. Someone needs to take over who can stomp this down again and promote unity.August 8, 2019 at 9:25 am #849949ktfranParticipant
Wishfully thinking naive I’m afraid. I truly believe this all came to the forefront with the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Obama and now Trump fuels it with his ridiculous rhetoric. It has always been there though. I grew up with it in nowhere middle America and then lived a few years in a heavily Republican city in FL. Thank god I left.
I hate to say it, but I think the only chance the Dems have of defeating Trump in the next election is a more moderate white dude.August 8, 2019 at 9:36 am #849951BittergaymarkGuest
Anybody but BIDEN, please. Bittergaymark my words: He is HRC, part 2. NEWSFLASH: he won’t win a general election. Oh sure. The media is really pushing him. He’s way ahead in the polls and blah, blah, blah. Whatever. All the polls had HRC by a landslide.
The Boomer Generation needs to fucking retire already. They’ve been running everything as long as I can fucking remember. And really – what great things have they ever fucking accomplished?
Nothing. They had their shot(s) and pissed them away.August 22, 2019 at 9:58 am #850738BittergaymarkGuest
I am genuinely confused by this whole buying Greenland story. How is it even newsworthy? How can anybody even take it seriously. Look, I’d like to BUY Jude Law — but as he is NOT for sale, I don’t see how that is even worth taking about.
Greenland isn’t for sale either.
The whole Trump situation truly has no end in sight. The solution to it and him is painfully obvious. Hilariously so. But no one will ever do it. Oh, well.August 22, 2019 at 10:43 am #850739FyodorGuest
Biden’s not a boomer (too old).August 22, 2019 at 10:47 am #850740BittergaymarkGuest
Then he has even less of a right to be President. He is a doddering old fool. I could list his many embarrassing gaffs over the past few weeks, but why bother. There are ALL over the internet.August 22, 2019 at 11:09 am #850744MissDParticipant
Curious Canadian here… who are you guys liking so far out of the potential Democratic candidates?August 22, 2019 at 11:11 am #850746KateKeymaster
ELIZABETH WARRENAugust 22, 2019 at 11:19 am #850747MissDParticipant
Why her?August 22, 2019 at 11:23 am #850748BittergaymarkGuest
Eh, Warren’s whole foolishly claiming (for far too hilariously long!) to be Native American is pretty fucking ghastly. It’s hard to get past that. It’s so fucking wrong and everything she says about it rings so false. Why, it’s almost Trumpian.
I REALLY like Pete. But I doubt America (which I now KNOW is a ghastly place populated largely by complete idiots) will simply NEVER elect a “fag” or a woman. No way. No day.
Honestly? I think we’re fucked. Not seeing all this is one damn powerful argument for why I should have lived far more recklessly and dangerously in my twenties. That — and witnessing the swift and now unstoppable environmental destruction of our planet — have made for a rather bleak entry to middle age.August 22, 2019 at 11:24 am #850749SkyblossomParticipant
Trump might be in trouble in the agricultural states.
My sister is married to a farmer. The farmers are angry over the tariffs. Incredibly angry. The farm states spent literally decades building trade with the Chinese. When I was a teen and through my twenties the governors of the farm states would go to China to promote agricultural products. They would host Chinese delegations. That was decades of work. Trump is throwing away all of that work and that market with his tariffs and the farmers don’t think they will get that market back. That market has shifted to Brazil and Argentina and Russia. The farmers don’t want to be welfare cases. They want to work.
I live in a heavily Republican county. During this past week we hosted a meeting of Mom’s Demand Action. It’s a group that is fighting for gun control. There was a large turnout. Even in a hugely Republican area there is a sense of exhaustion over guns and gun violence and the worry that you won’t be safe if you go shopping. People want their kids to be safe in school and at college and want to go to a movie without worrying about a shooter. Now there is the worry that someone might shoot you at Walmart or the mall.
On the other hand. The right has authors that churn out books that keep the base absolutely riled up. According to them, every election and really, every congressional vote, has the potential to destroy democracy and so they manage to keep their base angry and active. I don’t see the equivalent on the left. Their base is more accepting of what they are told without questioning it. They are elderly people who believe whatever they see on Fox. They are home schoolers who are Christian fundamentalists who don’t question anything that their church teaches and follow whatever their pastor tells them to do. They seem to have a large number of people who don’t ask questions. They have authors like Ben Shapiro and Bill O’Reilley. They have authors who rewrite history. They tell Christian fundamentalists that our founding father’s established us as a Christian nation meaning they all were religious and attended church and wanted religion in the schools. They don’t believe that there was separation of church and state. They think that all of our problems, including gun violence, would be solved if everyone attended church every week and if religion was taught in school and if abortion was illegal.August 22, 2019 at 11:27 am #850750BittergaymarkGuest
Hah, whoops! Please forgive the embarrassing double negative. NEVER should read EVER. What can I say — I am doubly negative this week, I guess. Everything just feels.. so over. So done.