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1  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 21, 2018, 01:22:19 PM
Note to the Right also for and from the Left.

It is what it is.

The guy is susceptible to flattery. Condemnation will get you less than nowhere.

We'd like to think this is a peculiar trait. and while it is an "In Extreme" example of the condition it is not unique to Trump.

Watching Nick Mulvaney on Face The Nation and he let it fly.

It is important to note here, that there are degrees (see the "New Rules" by Bill Maher in re #MeToo -> #MeCarthyism) to the insult thrown. This is something that is bothersome, less than when GWB pronounced it "Nukular" proudly displaying dyslexia and illiteracy somehow simultaneously, yet more than "Have A Good Day."

It is certainly less annoying than the N word is to anybody it is directed at. But the way Mulvaney launched it, not even seeming to care that it is a pejorative is along the definition of systemic racism, the racism we don't even think of as present. I refer. of course, to his use of the term "Democrat Party."

Why is it "Democratic Party" versus "Democrat Party?" IDK, perhaps because "Democrat" is singular and that makes the single word an oxymoron. And maybe that's why the wags like to use the term, because it trivializes the power of the many. "Democrats of the nation unite!"

Are Democrats "democratic?" As a party, I'd be able to say both Yes and No. The government isn't a true democracy anyway, so having a faction of the government that runs as a true democracy would do nothing but cede all power to the party that runs as an oligarchy. (Theoretically.) But the ideal is still there. That the majority of the time, the majority of the people know enough about the situation to come to a sensible solution to what the reality is.

Was there other stuff that Mulvaney said that was disturbing? Yeah. sure, as I see it he was lying out his shithole, spewing shit and blaming everyone else for the stink, that he also insists is the fragrance of flowers!

So when RSW says "Democrat Party" he knows he's being insulting. And we know that it's childish for him to taunt people he is supposedly having a conversation with. And, duck's back, who cares what he says? it's just more of the same.  I don't know if Nick Mulvaney meant to be insulting, that's part in parcel why there is the dysfunction in D.C., there is no self reflection required in the party of the oligarchs.   

It’s a deliberate slur dating back to pre McCarthy days but codified by Newt Gingrich in the mid 90s with the GOP’s messaging guru Frank Luntz.
2  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 21, 2018, 01:12:48 PM
Listening to Mitch McConnell complain about the politics in politics is the height of hypocrisy and pretty funny.

Two words for Turtle Head: Neil Gorsuch.

That's WISDOM, not politics.

When the GOP brownshirts goose step down PA Avenue NW you won’t  be asking “what happened? How did we get here?” you’ll be right there cheering them on.
3  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 20, 2018, 02:06:39 PM

“SNAP OUT OF IT!”
4  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 01:15:20 PM
The air is thick with the smell of desperation.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/18/sean-hannity-monologue-memo-fisa-surveillance-shows-abuse-power-bigger-watergate
5  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 20, 2018, 11:21:14 AM
https://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-frank-luntzs-focus-group-on-trump-go-totally-off-the-rails-this-just-exploded/

Crazy ass Trump supporters will be the downfall of the republic...

The president could rape an elderly nun at high noon on Pennsylvania Avenue NW and still hold on to his base...
6  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 19, 2018, 10:39:22 PM
Senate vote scheduled for 10 PM.

Trump - getting it done.

So far... not so much.

Lee, Paul and Graham... No.
7  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 19, 2018, 09:00:22 AM
Hard to believe the media once lost its shit over the president putting Dijon mustard on a hamburger...
8  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 19, 2018, 08:59:01 AM
Not your average president/  You knew this from the outset

But every day you (and the "MSM") MAKE UP his failures, since he hasn't failed as you figured he would.

No, he hasn’t failed. He and the GOP are successfully dismantling the nation day by day and you’re cheering them on.
9  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 19, 2018, 08:56:34 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/kfile-carl-higbie-on-the-radio/index.html

Another high quality Trump appointee goes away.

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns as public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps after KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio

Only the best people...
10  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 08:13:01 PM
If you actually think that was my argument then we need go no further.

In my opinion the volume and intensity of the coverage is skewed because Trump spews so much shit it is impossible for the press to keep up with the important shit.

Imagine Obama saying sponsors of NASCAR drivers who have Confederate decals on anything must fire those sons of bitches.
11  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:35:26 PM
Yes. Because "the media" ran with it.

Okay. I’m sure it was to the same degree... it was a story for a couple of days. It was briefly referred to again when Trump took Putin’s word over the intelligence community in November.

But yeah, Trump is covered just like Obama.
12  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:27:15 PM
What kind of "comparison" are you looking for? A Nexus word count?

Trump called the CIA Nazis, remember?



13  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 07:17:35 PM
I can "please" with the best of them. Barely made a ripple? Come on Knicks it's been all over the place. I know you read The Post. "The media is against 'us'" is an overwrought and ineffective argument no matter who uses it. Viewing "the press" as some monolithic enterprise, especially these days, is silly.

Show me the comparison between the Beer summit and the result of Trump accusing the entire intelligence community...
14  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:59:48 PM
So you're argument is that the press would have been harder on Obama if he had an affair? That's your argument? Okay. Agreeing to disagree is best. I

Please. Trump has accused the FBI and the CIA of corruption and be real, it has hardly made a ripple.

Obama called a Cambridge street cop stupid for arresting a man in his own house AFTER he knew he was in his own house and it was the big story for so long the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE US MILITARY, LEADER OF THE FREE FUCKING WORLD, had hold a meeting and eat shit before the nation.

Christ almighty, the press went off because he wore a tan suit in the summertime!
15  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 18, 2018, 06:54:24 PM
Trump is already “normalized” after all he yelled the president was not a citizen nor a college graduate or lawyer and swore he had investigators. He’s a lying sack of shit and gets rewarded for that time and again.
Guy has five kids by three women and folks are surprised he schtupped a professional sex worker after his third wife had the fifth kid? That home shit probably wasn’t “tight enough” for the short fingered vulgarian...

Naw, this is the shit that bothers me:

However, the NRA reported spending a record $55 million on the 2016 elections, including $30 million to support Trump – triple what the group devoted to backing Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Most of that was money was spent by an arm of the NRA that is not required to disclose its donors.
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