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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:48 PM

No Sympathy for the Hillbilly

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/frank-rich-no-sympathy-for-the-hillbilly.html

While the right is expert at channeling darker emotions like anger into ruthless political action, the Democrats’ default inclination is still to feel everyone’s pain, hang their hats on hope, and enter the fray in a softened state of unilateral disarmament. “Stronger Together,” the Clinton-campaign slogan, sounded more like an invitation to join a food co-op than a call to arms. After the debacle of 2016, might the time have at last come for Democrats to weaponize their anger instead of swallowing it?

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:50 PM

1. That paragraph should be sent to every Democrat running for office

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:50 PM

2. yup we need to play totally dirty and shitty

we need to cheat and slime them as bad as they do to us

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:55 PM

4. I thought Adam Schiff was great today

Stood firm and rational. Just what we need.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:54 PM

3. Hillary's use of deplorable hurt her.

We can keep debating these things but in the end it comes down to demographics.

The right wing hate appeals to racist whites .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:26 PM

7. She was forced to take that back

But unfortunately, every single day it becomes more obvious how very right she was...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:34 PM

8. I don't think she should have said it

but after she did...she should have owned it and not apologized for it.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:49 PM

9. I understand, but that doesn't mean it wasn't true

I don't think anyone realized how very true it was until now.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:53 PM

10. we all deep down knew how true it was

Crap...I can't even put a bumpersticker on my car without worrying for my safety.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:58 PM

11. I haven't had a bumper sticker on my car since the 2004 election

When an old guy decided to pick a fight with me in the PetsMart parking lot. I know what you mean, since feelings have been so OTT this time around and I really like my car...

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:57 PM

5. It's complicated because many Dems genuinely

feel others' pain. That said when they declare war you can't sing Kumbaya.
Within an hour of him saying 'crooked Hillary', I would have had ads with Don the Con and I'd never have used his name again.

When the Con was talking about rigged elections, Dems should have asked him straight how he was planning to do it?
Instead it was '...this can't happen in America'.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:29 PM

6. Democratic Anger Translator: basket of deplorables assholes in the tRump clown car

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