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Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« Reply #7200 on: January 16, 2017, 06:10:03 PM »
They should listen to their voters.....that's what they should do.(Instead they paint anyone who disagrees with the elites of the party as a bigot/fascist/homephobe/islamophobe)

If They don't wake up, they could take a hammering in 2018......I think they have to defend something like 20 Senate seats in states Trump won.  He'll play it between the ditches between now and then, but if he scores big in 2018 he will do whatever the fvck he wants for the final 2 years....and that won't be good for anyone one

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« Reply #7201 on: January 16, 2017, 09:03:11 PM »
So if it doesn't appeal to Republicans it ain't funny? Or it doesn't matter? And if it doesn't matter, and no one you know watches it, what are you banging on about?

I think Republicans aren't funny. But they do matter.

However, you mustn't be a Republican, because all your twisted and turned comments (persecuted again, Whitey?) are hilarious.

I'll use up one of my "lol's" just for you

In spite of what SNL and the MSM may tell you conservatism is alive and well and thriving

As much as I dislike Trump personally, I think he might actually do a decent job.

Dems are very much like the Labour Party in England....they have lots to say to those on the fringes but shag all to say to the people "humping it 60 hours a week" (to quote Bill Clinton)
Asslicking the ultra rich and Israel is not conservatism
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« Reply #7202 on: January 16, 2017, 10:34:18 PM »
They should listen to their voters.....that's what they should do.(Instead they paint anyone who disagrees with the elites of the party as a bigot/fascist/homephobe/islamophobe)

If They don't wake up, they could take a hammering in 2018......I think they have to defend something like 20 Senate seats in states Trump won.  He'll play it between the ditches between now and then, but if he scores big in 2018 he will do whatever the fvck he wants for the final 2 years....and that won't be good for anyone one

How about some specifics, given that you're so adamant about where the Dems are going wrong?

Clinton won 48% of the vote. Trump 46%.

So what do the Dems need to do to swing the 0.5-1.0% it would take to tilt things back?

Say that its ok to ban muslims? Ban the building of mosques?

Deport people who were born in or entered the US as young children, speak with American accents and know no other country, back to Mexico or Guatamala? Or deport their illegal parents and split families up?

Ban all abortion outright and drive abortion back to the back alley butchers?

Say that its ok to discriminate against gay people, that they're less worthy than the rest of us? And definitely don't deserve the dignity of legally marrying and spending their lives with their same-sex partners.

Embrace the false scientific positions of the climate denial and creationist movements?

Embrace the conspiracy theorism of the right, where big government crackdown and martial law is always just one step around the corner (e.g. Jade Helm) and actual false flag operations such as Sandy Hook and Orlando are carried out with the aim of disarming the populace.

Capitulate completely in the gun debate, completely giving up on even the ridiculously modest attempts at tracking and checking backgrounds that the right ludicrously resists?

Reject the need to protect the environment and save the few remaining wild places and open everything up to drilling, mining and grazing, including the destruction of any species or habitat that stands in the way of a few short term bucks?

Embrace the right wing position that is in fact white people who are the real victims in modern society, and that minorities are taking the decent, hardworking taxpayers to the cleaners and need to shut the f**k up about being disproportionate victims of police violence and judicial injustice?

On 2018, yeah, the Dems are probably fucked, unless Trump and the GOP completely overplays their hand. So be it. The backlash will come soon enough.

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« Reply #7203 on: January 16, 2017, 11:17:52 PM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

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« Reply #7204 on: January 16, 2017, 11:28:09 PM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

Saying WHAT though??

No doubt Bernie wants stuff such as increased public assistance to combat poverty and addiction, single-payer healthcare, free public college and so forth. We know what HE thinks the Dems need to double down on.

I'm pretty sure what HE wants is diametrically opposed to what YOU, a conservative, thinks these people want from their government.

The question is what YOU think they need to do. I've laid out a list of options on which white conservatives, including working class, oppose the Democrats. So what do they need to change their approach on?

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« Reply #7205 on: January 16, 2017, 11:41:51 PM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

Saying WHAT though??

No doubt Bernie wants stuff such as increased public assistance to combat poverty and addiction, single-payer healthcare, free public college and so forth. We know what HE thinks the Dems need to double down on.

I'm pretty sure what HE wants is diametrically opposed to what YOU, a conservative, thinks these people want from their government.

The question is what YOU think they need to do. I've laid out a list of options on which white conservatives, including working class, oppose the Democrats. So what do they need to change their approach on?

So I have now given you direct quotes from both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden stating that the elite of the Democratic Party has turned its back on and cannot speak to the regular working people and you're still in denial that that's why you lost the election

While all the issues you list are the MOST important issues to the progressive wing of the party, my guess is that the swing voters in the swing states are more interested in jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and college affordability. 

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« Reply #7206 on: Today at 12:43:59 AM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

Saying WHAT though??

No doubt Bernie wants stuff such as increased public assistance to combat poverty and addiction, single-payer healthcare, free public college and so forth. We know what HE thinks the Dems need to double down on.

I'm pretty sure what HE wants is diametrically opposed to what YOU, a conservative, thinks these people want from their government.

The question is what YOU think they need to do. I've laid out a list of options on which white conservatives, including working class, oppose the Democrats. So what do they need to change their approach on?

So I have now given you direct quotes from both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden stating that the elite of the Democratic Party has turned its back on and cannot speak to the regular working people and you're still in denial that that's why you lost the election

While all the issues you list are the MOST important issues to the progressive wing of the party, my guess is that the swing voters in the swing states are more interested in jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and college affordability.

All you're giving, again and again and again, is vague quotes with zero specifics, along with accusations of my being in denial.

I've repeatedly asked you what the Dems should do (and this is not the first time we've had this discussion), but you've nothing specific to offer.

The swing voters have taken a chance with Trump, but the likelihood is that he is going to do f**k all to address jobs or healthcare or college affordability or public safety.

Cops are a local and state issue. What can he possibly do? Tell black people to f**k off and sort out Chicago the next time a video emerges of some poor unarmed lad in Georgia or Tennessee or NYC getting shot and killed by a cop for little reason? Send the police forces some more military surplus gear to deal with protests and riots?

Healthcare - yeah, he is going to sign the repeal of Obamacare, but then what? Yes, we "know" its going to be lower premiums and deductibles and better coverage, but how? Does he have a magic wand? How is he going to address all the problems without mandates spreading the risk and subsidies and Medicaid expansion helping those who can't afford the premiums? What good is a tax break to someone who is barely earning enough to be taxed anyway?

College affordability - again - what? The GOP have been in complete control of Congress for eight of the past twelve sessions since 1994. What have they done or even proposed to address this? 

Jobs - allegedly we are going to get an infrastructure package. Obama and the Dems agitated for this for the past eight years, but the GOP refused point blank. Apparently we couldn't afford such things, despite their proven mutiplier benefit. Whereas now we can deficit spend to build an unnecessary wall (pending the Mexican government ponying up of course) and "rebuilding" the military. While a trade war will bring back long-gone manufacturing jobs and restore a failing (and terribly destructive) coal mining industry.

But yeah, I know, Trump is "talking" about these issues. And Hillary might have too, but no one cared because she is a proven liar and was running on transgender bathroom access.

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« Reply #7207 on: Today at 01:08:00 AM »
So when I say the elitists of the Democratic party have lost touch with the base you, and most people on here, jump down my neck and accuse me of all sorts of rascism and bigotry and whatever else

When I point out (with direct quotes) that several of the most prominent and respected elder statesmen of the Democratic Party hold the exact same opinion as me you still cannot accept that the Democratic Party are on the wrong path

Instead of having a little introspection and thinking  "hmmm, maybe theres something here" you discount them as "vague quotes".  All due respect, but I think Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have a better handle on tha situation than you do

Keep worrying yourself sick about whether a guy should be able to use the ladies room....it will help you win back all those swing voters.

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« Reply #7208 on: Today at 01:43:38 AM »
So when I say the elitists of the Democratic party have lost touch with the base you, and most people on here, jump down my neck and accuse me of all sorts of rascism and bigotry and whatever else

When I point out (with direct quotes) that several of the most prominent and respected elder statesmen of the Democratic Party hold the exact same opinion as me you still cannot accept that the Democratic Party are on the wrong path

Instead of having a little introspection and thinking  "hmmm, maybe theres something here" you discount them as "vague quotes".  All due respect, but I think Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have a better handle on tha situation than you do

Keep worrying yourself sick about whether a guy should be able to use the ladies room....it will help you win back all those swing voters.

You'll have to point out where and when I ever accused you of racism or bigotry. I've no recollection of that.

As for the rest, YOU'RE the one doing the preaching and accusing here, so one would expect you'd at least have some handle on what or where you feel the Democrats went wrong.

I have not said whether I accept or don't accept that the Democratic party is on the right or wrong path. I haven't said anything either way.

I'm merely asking YOU, who seems so sure, what YOU think and to give us some details, given that you're telling us all how doomed the party is if they don't change their errant ways. I even laid out some issues that alienate many conservatives from the Dems, asking if the Dems need to change them to win back some voters.

We all know BOTH parties have people who come out with mea culpas after election defeats. Its a cliche at this point. What are they supposed to say? It doesn't mean, per se, that a particular election is fatal or that wholesale changes are inevitable or even necessary.

But you are saying that they ARE necessary. I'm asking you what and how, but you've nothing to say.

I've already said we know where Bernie is coming from. He wants full-on public funding of healthcare, education, minimum wage and all the rest. Even if the Dems had won the election, he'd still be working to achieve that stuff, preaching that both parties have left the "little" people behind, as he has for decades. There is a reason he has been an independent for so long.

I've no idea what Biden thinks the Dems should be doing. I suspect, given his roots, he knows all about the places like his hometown Scranton, but how receptive are a demographic like working class whites who've been moving away from the Dems since the 70s to campaigning on jobs programmes when they've unrealistic expectations about factories that left town and are scared into thinking Democrats are going to take their guns away, are giving free stuff to lazy, urban minorities and are uncomfortable with gay rights? But, I'll wait and see if he expands on what he thinks the Dems need to do.

Once again, I seriously doubt a famously liberal politician like Joe will have the same perspective YOU do on the topic, whatever your perspective is.
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« Reply #7209 on: Today at 02:31:32 AM »
Joe Biden actually said it in JULY, 3 1/2 months BEFORE the election but nice try trying to play it off as an after the fact mea cupla

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« Reply #7210 on: Today at 12:49:53 PM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

Saying WHAT though??

No doubt Bernie wants stuff such as increased public assistance to combat poverty and addiction, single-payer healthcare, free public college and so forth. We know what HE thinks the Dems need to double down on.

I'm pretty sure what HE wants is diametrically opposed to what YOU, a conservative, thinks these people want from their government.

The question is what YOU think they need to do. I've laid out a list of options on which white conservatives, including working class, oppose the Democrats. So what do they need to change their approach on?

So I have now given you direct quotes from both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden stating that the elite of the Democratic Party has turned its back on and cannot speak to the regular working people and you're still in denial that that's why you lost the election

While all the issues you list are the MOST important issues to the progressive wing of the party, my guess is that the swing voters in the swing states are more interested in jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and college affordability.

Whitey, seriously, why bother?

Your last paragraph illustrates beautifully the confusion in the ranks of the rank and file and the disconnect between the Democratic people and the upper echelon people who are completely and utterly out of touch with their base.

You can lead a horse to water and all that but the fact is, as bad as Trump is, Clinton and the democrats are worse, you just need to look at the last eight years and the way they campaigned for the presidency, I am delighted to say they got what they deserved, not in Trump, but in losing the election, and no matter how good or bad Trump is, the country spoke and they threw the democrats out on their collective holes!
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« Reply #7211 on: Today at 03:08:33 PM »
Joe Biden actually said it in JULY, 3 1/2 months BEFORE the election but nice try trying to play it off as an after the fact mea cupla

Doesn't change my point one bit whether he is reacting to the actual vote or a trend in polls.

1. Joe, the Dems got butt-fucked by the white working class in the election. What does this mean going forward?

2. Joe, the polls are showing a serious lack of support for Democrats among white working class. What does this mean for the election and how can the Dems avoid a butt-f**king?
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« Reply #7212 on: Today at 03:10:02 PM »
It's not just me saying it......you just have your head in the sand and can't face reality.  It's going to be a very long 4 years for you

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/bernie-sanders-humiliated-democrats-working-class-231326

"It is not good enough to have a liberal elite. I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.

Saying WHAT though??

No doubt Bernie wants stuff such as increased public assistance to combat poverty and addiction, single-payer healthcare, free public college and so forth. We know what HE thinks the Dems need to double down on.

I'm pretty sure what HE wants is diametrically opposed to what YOU, a conservative, thinks these people want from their government.

The question is what YOU think they need to do. I've laid out a list of options on which white conservatives, including working class, oppose the Democrats. So what do they need to change their approach on?

So I have now given you direct quotes from both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden stating that the elite of the Democratic Party has turned its back on and cannot speak to the regular working people and you're still in denial that that's why you lost the election

While all the issues you list are the MOST important issues to the progressive wing of the party, my guess is that the swing voters in the swing states are more interested in jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and college affordability.

Whitey, seriously, why bother?

Your last paragraph illustrates beautifully the confusion in the ranks of the rank and file and the disconnect between the Democratic people and the upper echelon people who are completely and utterly out of touch with their base.

You can lead a horse to water and all that but the fact is, as bad as Trump is, Clinton and the democrats are worse, you just need to look at the last eight years and the way they campaigned for the presidency, I am delighted to say they got what they deserved, not in Trump, but in losing the election, and no matter how good or bad Trump is, the country spoke and they threw the democrats out on their collective holes!

Why bother indeed when details and specifics are asked for, same as yourself.

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« Reply #7213 on: Today at 09:15:31 PM »
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