Barbarian at the Gates Special: The Democrats are trying to PLAY us, and it's repugnant.

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    • #325051
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Did you see that Pelosi and Schumer bullshit, kneeling with some sort of African scarf-like things for a poorly choreographed moment of silence for black people murdered by police, and then using the moment to promote their Reform in Policing Act, or RIPA? That acronym is 3/4 correct, for if you change one letter you get RIPE, and what the Democrats are playing at is some pretty ripe shit.

      As Joe Biden would say, Come ON, Man! Are you shittin’ me? These are the same people who refused to do anything after Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, or Ferguson, Missouri. Remember them? Democrats could have pushed to do something about this at any time during the Obama years, and they did nothing. 

      In fact, Obama, Pelosi and Schumer helped to militarize the police back then! Oh, yeah, it should be a federal crime to lynch somebody, but why the fuck isn’t a federal crime now? Because those same Vichy Dem assholes didn’t want it to be, that’s why!

      Do they really think black people are so stupid or ignorant that they’re not going to see this grotesque pandering for what it is? Which is to try to gin up the black vote so that they can beat Trump and retake the Senate. They’re putting on a fricking high school play!

      The Democrats know they can get this through the House, no problem. They also know, or at least hope, that the Kentucky Turtle isn’t going to let it come up for a vote in the Senate, and will do everything he can to kill it if it does. Then they run against the Republicans who voted No in the Senate and hope a revenge vote knocks off some incumbent Republicans.

      And if it somehow passes? They know Trump will veto it and they won’t have enough votes to override. Trump Bad Racist! You ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe.

      That’s where they’re going. Tim Black called this Falcon Crest-style political play by the Democrats repugnant. He’s right. It is. Arrogant as fuck, too. Despicably pathetic. And kind of racist. Guess they don’t think black folk are all that smart. Jesus H. Christ on a Harley.

      How can anybody stand to vote for these people? I mean, I look at it like I own what the politician I voted for does in some way if he’s elected. At least a little bit. I couldn’t stand owning what these bootlicking, craven corrupt fucks are doing right now.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      A protest is a way for people who don’t have power to send a message to those who do have power.

      This “protest” was by those who have the power to substantively affect their goals, so they’re both the protesters and the intended audience of their own protest.

    • #325080
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      if you ask me. Genuine as a plug nickel.

    • #325101
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      “Gee, I wish we knew someone who could have done something about this situation before it came to this.”

    • #325108
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      $3 bill

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

      • #325115
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        an Obama.

        I know the 3rd law of Thermodynamics says you can’t reach absolute zero, but Obama sure tried.

    • #325136
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      I thought this would make a good illustration for your OP @ohiobarbarian

      The DNC “big tent” excludes Nina Turner but includes John Kasich.
      God, guns, and gobbledygook...we live in an aquarium of nightmares.

      • #325209
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Looks like somebody just proposed Medicare for All or something. Or maybe reminded them they could have done something about police thuggery many years ago. @haikugal Great picture.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      This is below platitudes, it does not get any worse than this.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

    • #325161
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      ESTRAGON: Well, shall we go?

      VLADIMIR: Yes, let’s go.

      [They do not move.]


      So ends both acts of the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot. One of the two main characters suggests leaving, the other agrees, followed by the stage direction that both remain motionless until curtain.

      This is also the entire role of the Democratic Party. To enthusiastically agree with American support for movements calling for real changes which benefit ordinary people, while making no actual moves to provide no such changes. The actors read the lines, but remain motionless.

      Barack Obama made a whole political career out of this. People elected him because he promised hope and change, then for eight years whenever hopeful people demanded changes he’d say “Yes, we all need to get together and have a conversation about that”, express sympathy and give a moving speech, and then nothing would happen. The actors remain motionless, and Godot never comes.

      Democratic Party leaders are currently under fire for staging a ridiculous performative display of sympathy for George Floyd by kneeling for eight minutes while wearing Kente cloth, a traditional African textile. The streets of America are filled with protesters demanding a total overhaul of the nation’s entire approach to policing. The Democratic Party’s response is to put on a children’s play using black culture as a prop, and advance a toothless reform bill whose approach we’ve already established is worthless which will actually increase funding to police departments.

      Meanwhile it’s blue states with Democratic governors and cities with Democratic mayors where the bulk of the police brutality people are objecting to is occurring. The Democrats are going out of their way to spin police brutality as the result of Trump’s presidency, but facts in evidence say America’s violent and increasingly militarized police force would be a problem if every seat in every office in America were blue.

      I don’t know what will happen with these protests. I don’t know if the demonstrators will get anything like the changes they are pushing for, or if their movement will be stopped in its tracks. What I do know is that if it is stopped, it will be because of Democrats and their allies.

      Bloodthirsty Senator Tom Cotton recently took a break from torturing small animals in his basement to write an incendiary op-ed for The New York Times explaining to the American public why using the military to quash these protests is something that they should want. We later learned that The New York Times op-ed team had actually come up with the idea and pitched it to the senator, not the other way around, and that it was the Times itself which came up with the inflammatory headline “Send In the Troops”.

      The op-ed understandably received severe public backlash which resulted in a senior staff member’s resignation. But if these protests end it won’t be because tyrants in the Republican Party like Donald Trump and Tom Cotton succeeded in making the case for beating them into silence with the US military. It will be because liberal manipulators succeeded in co-opting and stagnating its momentum.

      Watch them. Watch Democrats and their allied media and corporate institutions try to sell the public a bunch of words and a smattering of feeble, impotent legislation to mollify the masses, without ever giving the people the real changes that they actually need. It remains to be seen if they will succeed in doing this, but they are already working on it. That is their whole entire purpose. It’s much easier to control a populace with false promises and empty words than with brute force, and the manipulators know it. That is the Democratic Party’s role.

      It is true that there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans, in the same sense that there’s a difference between the jab and the cross in boxing. The jab is often used to keep an opponent at bay and set up the more damaging cross, but they’re both wielded by the same boxer, and they’re both punching you in the face.

      Don’t let them disguise that jab as anything other than what it is. Don’t let them keep you at bay with a bunch of impotent performances and word magic. If they have it their way they’ll keep that jab in your face all night until the knockout punch leaves you staring up at the arena lights like it always does, wondering what the hell happened and why Godot never came.

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      Knew about these asshats and their antics. Also knew about the Cotton opinion piece in the NYT. Did not know the whomever at the NYT suggest to Cotton to write it. That was beyond the lowest of the low, and talk about fanning the flames. This country has enough problems without certain people in our society making them worse.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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