Found out last night whose fault the Trump Circus is - no surprise here, the GOP lays the blame firmly on who? All you need is one guess,really. Ok, times up - it's Obama's fault, of course.
Sorry GOP, but Trump's surge is YOUR own darn fault. The last seven or so years of obstructionism and, per Lindsey Graham as stated in 2008, the "we will fight him tooth and nail on EVERY issue" syndrome that has actually plagued the GOP and proven their COMPLETE lack of desire to even compromise for the good of the USA. Their wallets and donors are the most important issue on the GOP's minds - ALWAYS has been and the loss of "control" will equal fewer dollars in their's and corporation's back pockets. And the people be d@mned.
Dunk'in, would it blow your mind if I told you that some of the most unsuccessful people I've ever met say things like: "go to work for a change."
There are, in fact, quite a LOT of people who go to work every day.
The fervent, almost proud, method in which you include this in your post leads me to believe that gainful employment is quite an accomplishment for you. How long has it been since you've seen the light?
At any rate, maybe you understand Mat's hesitance to heed advice from a grown man shouting "GET A JOB" on the Internet? I certainly do.
Typo- about 20% over Bush, 18 to be precise.
In other news, President Obama's approval rating is now at 50%, about 30 points higher than his predecessor at this point in his final term; and only 2 points less than Saint Reagan.
If he could run for a third term he would probably win.
The media knows exactly what to do with Trump. Use him to sell advertising.
The bias of "big media" becomes more apparent every day. Fortunately, for anyone who's awake and paying attention, getting to the facts and making one's own decision based on them is so much easier today.
Mat, I take offense to your "typical media agenda trash(Megyn)".
Get your head and all body parts out of the "BUCKET" & go to work for a change.
P.S. Your last name fits you well.
"If nothing else, Trump is destroying the idea of the political pundit, and that's probably not a bad thing."
So true. Many of the "pundits" on television are paid by the candidates. The establishment institutions are being exposed and destroying their own credibility. Stephanie Cutter on NBC and Maria Cardona on CNN are both partners in separate "consulting" firms that are hired by candidates or their Super Pacs. Yet this fact is rarely disclosed to viewers. Lee Fang at the Intercept has been on fire.
The Republicans and media bring the circus to the election and then get upset when everyone loves the clown. Okay, the media didn't bring it but they definitely gave it free advertising.
I like to think of him as "Lime Chiphouse".
Perhaps if you read the 'Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union,' you'd realize that the two 'rights' discussed are the right to secede from the union (specifically because of growing discord and '[hostility] to slavery') and the right to hold slaves.
From the mouths of seccesh themselves!
I'll bet you refer to it as the 'war of northern aggression,' don't you?
What you have to remember is the victors write history and most of the comments posted above it's obvious a lot of folks don't know their history other then what was taught in middle school when it comes to the civil war and it's causes. Removing the confederate flag along with other civil war memorials is all about liberals feeling good about themselves.
"The whole Nazi analogy is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged."
It is a profoundly apt analogy to use against the argument that a symbol retains value simply because many people died beneath it.
The war wasn't simply about all 'states rights,' it was about states rights to enslave human beings for agricultural profiteering. Go fuck yourself with that tired trope.
The whole "Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preventing a despot ruler and centralized federal government from interfering in what should be state decisions" is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged. Enslaving people is not a state decision.
The whole Nazi analogy is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged. Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preventing a despot ruler and centralized federal government from interfering in what should be state decisions. Today that would look like citizens receiving a fine from the IRS for $5k for not having health insurance that they couldn't afford in the first place.
"Right or wrong, they fought for what they believed in at the time, in that moment in history."
So did Nazis.
Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preserving its system of slavery. There was a right side and wrong side to the war. The South was in the wrong.
Taking down the Confederate flag will sh** on the hundreds of thousands of lives that were lost in the name of that flag. Right or wrong, they fought for what they believed in at the time, in that moment in history. That's right history. And that's what it is. And should be relegated to...but that doesn't mean southerners (and others who study and appreciate the whole nature of the civil war) shouldn't honor their flag. Because that violates their rights as citizens, too.
Wow, Dunkin. That was one unintelligible rant. Sort of think you prove Matt's case for him.
As a southerner, I've never understood blind reverence for our treasonous, immoral ante-culture and the atrocities propagated therein.
Why, I'll tell you why. Because you so-called journalist made it a "SOAP OPERA".
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