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#308780 - 10/03/18 04:55 PM Re: A time when politics were not all about greed [Re: logtroll]
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What am I not understanding about our delusional sistren and brethren?
It's pretty simple really. They are Republicans.

What once was a sensible political party has become a religious cult.
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#308805 - 10/04/18 02:02 PM Re: A time when politics were not all about greed [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
What once was a sensible political party has become a religious cult.

That is true, but it doesn't get at the kernal of the nut.

I think the reason that a substantial number of folks admire Trump (so weird and irrational!) is that he embodies the consummation of two instinctive impulses - greed and power. The corporatists like him because he greases the way for them to accumulate more riches and power. The Regressive Zombies like him because, in their mythical fantasies, they believe they can become like him.

In the real world, however, Trump is simply a narcissistic, cheating, lying, bullying, sociopath.

But is that any way to talk about someone's mythical hero? It's no wonder his followers are so antagonistic toward Trump Cult skeptics!
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#308809 - 10/04/18 03:54 PM Re: A time when politics were not all about greed [Re: logtroll]
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The Cruelty Is the Point
President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.

The Atlantic, Oct 3, 2018

I think you'll find more than a kernel of truth in this. What has this administration done that at some level isn't based in cruelty. And what do his minions cheer the loudest for? His cruelty.

They are stark raving mad.

Originally Posted By: MA Republican
I hope he takes special revenge upon your party's hopes and prayers. I hope he takes special pleasure in stopping anything that your party wants his vote for. Payback is a bitch, and if/when he is confirmed, the Democratic party will become his.

Need more proof?
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#308816 - 10/04/18 07:28 PM Re: A time when politics were not all about greed [Re: jgw]
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The Jackass spent 12 years as head of the arguably most popular tv show on tv. Not unlike most 'reality' shows it had little to do with reality and a lot to do with entertainment value. We actually watching the first half of the first show before we turned it off. We were in a minority. The simple fact is that 'reality' tv shows have little or nothing to do with reality. This is regularly reported and regularly ignored. I have no idea what big brother and all the rest of them as I don't watch them but, literally, millions of people do and they actually dote on them. The real this and that has actually created tv stars and all the rest. Apparently these people have accomplished little or nothing yet are admired by millions for, basically, (as far as I can tell), breathing. The Jackass, for instance, in real life, tends to not be actually able to look an employee in the face and fire him/her. Yet his entire tv hit show was built around the phrase, by the Jackass, "You're fired!"

We live in very, very, strange times................

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