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Message 862 of 1173 (917679)
04-13-2024 2:52 AM
Reply to: Message 859 by marc9000
04-09-2024 5:10 PM

Percy and Minnemooseus are NOT the same person
The overturning of Roe vs Wade was the crowning blow, in regards to my feelings about the Republican party and Donald Trump.
The Republican party is a gang of deplorables, or worse. And "deplorable" is by far an inadequate descriptor of Donald Trump.
The best of the Republicans are pretty much the "rather quit than fight" gang. It says something, when Liz Cheney is the shining light of Republican sensibility.
Donald Trump is a psychotic narcissistic nuclear grade flaming asshole. The only reason I can have any sympathy for him, is that he is suffering from significant mental illness.
Now, Donald Trump is beyond deplorable. What does that make anyone who supports him?

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Message 871 of 1173 (917826)
04-18-2024 2:34 AM
Reply to: Message 870 by Percy
04-17-2024 4:49 PM

Re: What insurrection?
Even the New York Post and the Washington Times, which were not included at your link:

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Message 1057 of 1173 (919091)
06-22-2024 11:58 PM

The reality is, you have 2 possible choices
This seems to sum up the Presidential possibilities about as well as possible:

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Message 1074 of 1173 (919153)
06-28-2024 8:28 PM

Someone else's good summary from elsewhere
I couldn't begin to say it better, and I'm not going to try.
I’ve had a few hours to attempt to digest all that happened during and after the “debate” last night. (I’m sorry. I’m old school. I put that in quotation marks because that was no more a debate than I am a barn owl.) So much to process!
Like many/most of us, I was kind of stunned by Biden’s demeanor. Bluntly, it was worse than I could have imagined. But when I think about the substance of what the two debaters said, there’s absolutely no comparison. Biden, even in a somewhat compromised state, made far more sense and was far more grounded in reality than that lying blob at the podium next to him. Yes, he stumbled over words. But what an unbelievable double standard is being applied here!
When I hear Democrats talking about bailing on Biden and haphazardly putting someone — anyone — else in there, all I can think about is how that would throw away all of Biden’s known accomplishments for someone unknown, qualified though they may be.
I’ve also been indulging in a little thought experiment. Let’s say Biden is re-elected, and he continues to deteriorate or, even worse, he dies in office. The Constitution provides a roadmap for what happens then. “Yeah, but Harris is unpopular,” people say. Lack of popularity is not the same as being unqualified for the job. Approaching this scenario pragmatically, does anyone truly think it would be better to have Trump in office? Would Trump — who would undo as many of Biden’s accomplishments as he possibly could, along with any semblance of sanity and decency in the White House — really be better than an unpopular yet extremely accomplished woman?
My real fear in all of this is that the Democrats will become even more disjointed than we already are, reinforcing every age-old stereotype of the party. Will donations dry up? I sure as hell hope not. Will we become more factionalized? I hope not. We need unity more than ever before. Perceptions of the two candidates have changed, as they inevitably do during a campaign. What hasn’t changed is the critical nature of this election. The so called “American Experiment” is still at risk. Democracy itself is at risk. Our standing in the world is at risk. And for many of us, especially those whom our society has a tendency to marginalize, our very lives are at risk.
Source = comment at CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread - Joe.My.God.
The parallel debate concept would be the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham creation debate, with Bill Nye having a bad day. A intelligent and knowledgeable person up against a bullshit artist.
ADDED BY EDIT - Imagine if Biden had the skills of Al Franken. Al would have slaughtered Trump.
Bonus video:

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