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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Anytime anyone spoke ill of Obama, they were pounced on. Quel surprise.
    No. Anytime you "centrists" regurgitated the right wing talking points about Obama, you were pounced upon.


    But since you view all politics from the right wing point of view, I can see why you're confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I wish you could actually read and understand what I post. Dems need to gain control first. THEN go progressive. Going full throttle will alienate a few people, people that can swing that election. It's a step-by-step process. Like it or not, that's how it works.
    Brent buying is more extreme currently than Trump and Republicans in Congress. Everyone understands your argument- they simply find it ill-informed.

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Those who believe in the double standard are insane.

    The radicals are on the right, not the left. AOC is a moderate compared to Ron Johnson, Donald Trump, Susan Colins, and Lindsey Graham. Of that I have no doubt.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    I think people are sick of Democrats moderating and going right. Clinton eviscerated what was left if the media and had no problem obscuring the records and legacies of FDR, Henry Wallace and JFK. That media bill cannot be overemphasized. It’s what has led to Raytheon Rachel and crew going full on “The Russians are coming!” Along with supporting the intelligence communities fictions regarding Venezuela, Iran and North Korea.

    Then the joystick War President Obama? Republicans slimed him as socialist. He wasn’t and isn’t. His cabinet was picked by Citicorp AND more important he was cleared by the IC. His mother was a cia recruiter and both maternal grandparents were cia officers. So we got a continuation of W’s wars and then added Syria and Libya. Go team!

    With Bernie and now Tulsi (talking a good game on foreign policy) and Mike Gravel I think there is a very strong current for a real left democratic socialist. That’s why 18-year old kids petitioned on their own for the 89-year old Gravel.

    It’s my .02 but maybe, just maybe more kids are picking up books and seeing the empire for what it is...

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    No. Anytime you "centrists" regurgitated the right wing talking points about Obama, you were pounced upon.


    But since you view all politics from the right wing point of view, I can see why you're confused.
    You must vote this way/follow this viewpoint, or you're wrong.

    Extreme right? Extreme left? Which is it?

    Huh, both are saying that same thing. There is no possible middle ground with the extremists. For me, that's ludicrous. Sue me.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

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    I like Amy K.
    I like Pelosi.

    Some people on here: THAT'S NOT LIBERAL ENOUGH F YOU GO HOME.

    And people wonder why they are called the "loony left."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    And my point is they are going to lose because of that. It's not easy, I understand that. Just build it up, brick by brick.
    Wrong. Incrementalism on the Left and extremism on the Right moved us from a center-left to a far-right country. We need to start standing up strongly for our beliefs -- that energizes our supporters; moderating enervates them.

    The Pelosi-Biden brand of "not in the face!" Democrats got us here. The Far Right is our model for rescuing the country from the Far Right. Stand strong, let our extremists lead us, never negotiate from your final offer. For every "moderate" we scare off there are a hundred people who know the status quo is killing them and who have dropped out of the whole system who will join us. We just need to show some f-cking backbone. Americans do not support congenital losers and apologists.

    You are not our target. If Democrats are getting your vote we are doing it wrong and losing elections.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    You are not our target. If Democrats are getting your vote we are doing it wrong and losing elections.
    Um, huh? If you're getting *my* vote, you are doing it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
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    I like Amy K.
    I like Pelosi.

    Some people on here: THAT'S NOT LIBERAL ENOUGH F YOU GO HOME.

    And people wonder why they are called the "loony left."
    So how come the right can elect the Ted cruzes, Steve Kings, and Trumps of the World, but the left has to moderate? Why must the left always be the adult in the room, while the right gets to be petulant children?

    When will moderates like you hold both parties to the same standards?

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    So how come the right can elect the Ted cruzes, Steve Kings, and Trumps of the World, but the left has to moderate?
    Because the MAGAs are idiots who are part of the herd. They blindly follow.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Um, huh? If you're getting *my* vote, you are doing it right.
    No. If we're getting your vote then a thousand people are staying home because we've given up doing anything substantive. Your vote is a net 999 loss.

    The Right did not make the country into their reactionary fascist wetdream by going after moderates. They did it by activating every far right theocrat racist misogynist nutjob who previously had no home in either party. They realized that the electroate isn't a normal distribution, it's its inverse. The farther out you go the more you grow because the "center" you are losing does not exist.

    Reagan won because he went far right while Carter drifted towards the center. The old Dems never learned that lesson because they all went to Grad School and believe in an American electorate which balances rational decisions and thus is Gaussian. That America does not exist outside the top educated decile. The electorate is emotional and tribal. The Right feeds theirs. The Dems strangle theirs. That is why we lose.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    I am not far left, though. Extremism is destroying this country, and I will not be a part of that extremism, right or left. I will stand by what I believe is truest to me, while voting the same way (with some variance, since no candidate is perfect), and so be it. I will not be cowed into a corner, as rufus/trix are trying to do by calling me out with their bullsh*.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    You must vote this way/follow this viewpoint, or you're wrong.

    Extreme right? Extreme left? Which is it?

    Huh, both are saying that same thing. There is no possible middle ground with the extremists. For me, that's ludicrous. Sue me.
    Your "middle ground" leans so far right it might as well not exist.
    What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Um, huh? If you're getting *my* vote, you are doing it right.
    Says you.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I am not far left, though. Extremism is destroying this country, and I will not be a part of that extremism, right or left. I will stand by what I believe is truest to me, while voting the same way (with some variance, since no candidate is perfect), and so be it. I will not be cowed into a corner, as rufus/trix are trying to do by calling me out with their bullsh*.
    No. You're "centrist", which in this day and age means you're Barry Goldwater.
    What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I am not far left, though. Extremism is destroying this country, and I will not be a part of that extremism, right or left. I will stand by what I believe is truest to me, while voting the same way (with some variance, since no candidate is perfect), and so be it. I will not be cowed into a corner, as rufus/trix are trying to do by calling me out with their bullsh*.
    I believe you, Rube, and I swear I'm not taking a shot at your position, but that comment took me by surprise. People usually insist they won't be cowed into taking the safe, neutral position. Maybe not, but it seems that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Your "middle ground" leans so far right it might as well not exist.
    I wonder if he protested this much when the country was being driven to the far right. A true moderate hated that.

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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    I believe you, Rube, and I swear I'm not taking a shot at your position, but that comment took me by surprise. People usually insist they won't be cowed into taking the safe, neutral position. Maybe not, but it seems that way.
    Right now, my honest opinion, is that if you don't follow the AOC/Bernie, maybe Warren approach, you are a MAGA, and that's not even close to the truth. The uber left, much like the uber right, is basically saying "our way or the highway, period." That's bullsh*. That is what is dividing our country in the first place.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    *whispers* Reganomics was a "far right" move for the GOP where just a decade earlier even Nixon campaigned for guaranteed minimum incomes as a form of welfare reform. Today, Nixon would be sitting somewhere between Warren and Bernie.
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    Re: POTUS 45:55: Wow, @CNN RATINGS HAVE CRASHED. LOST ALL CREDIBILITY!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Right now, my honest opinion, is that if you don't follow the AOC/Bernie, maybe Warren approach, you are a MAGA, and that's not even close to the truth. The uber left, much like the uber right, is basically saying "our way or the highway, period." That's bullsh*. That is what is dividing our country in the first place.
    This link is related, and does extend to social media, also:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhluYX6VAAApWoM.jpg
    How do you have a reasonable conversation with someone who thinks giving soap and toothpaste to children locked in cages is a bridge too far?

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