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RnR_au

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She's correct. Obama was prez on 9/11 and was too busy golfing to stop the evildoers. We needed a real strongman to finally capture bin Laden. I mean, come on, Obama/Osama? They're probably cousins. It's common sense.
We only got a small part of the Obama vs John McCain election in 2008 here in Australia. But I remember seeing a John McCain townhall like meeting where a participant expressed concern about Obama because he was an 'Arab'. McCain took the microphone away and said 'No he is not'.

You guys lost a good guy when McCain passed.
 

cytg111

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Mar 17, 2008
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They do it because it works. Just looked at Brandonbull and taj, they are examples how easy it is to manipulate people and how vehemently people will defend it.
But the coup attempt is over. They are not gonna win over any new recruits with that rhetoric. Unless you're planning another run on the capitol, why do you need the faithful frothing?
 

dank69

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We only got a small part of the Obama vs John McCain election in 2008 here in Australia. But I remember seeing a John McCain townhall like meeting where a participant expressed concern about Obama because he was an 'Arab'. McCain took the microphone away and said 'No he is not'.

You guys lost a good guy when McCain passed.
He was only a good guy when compared to the rest of the GOP. He was still a warmongering asshole.
 

soundforbjt

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Feb 15, 2002
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hal2kilo

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Just caught a second of Fox news ingraham. These people are getting really nasty and doing exactly what I predicted and expected. First, she runs a clip of a transgender school principle who states how honored and privileged the principle is to be able to talk and help other transgender children in the school. Naturally, ingraham suggests how weird this is and then injects.... DO THE PARENTS KNOW WHAT THIS PRINCIPAL IS UP TO WITH THEIR KID? As if the principal is trying to "convert" your children into trans.
Next, ingraham switched gears to run a clip of some very obvious gay guy, a real screamer that Fox news dug up to color the gay community as a bunch of effeminates. But the thing with this supposedly gay guy, who I suspect is only a Fox news plant, but this gay guy just happens or so it appears to be into the man-boy relationship thing. Then, ingraham links both the trans principal and the gay guy to todays typical democrat.

Ingraham invents this scenario claiming this represents todays democrat party. School principals being closeted transgender, and all gay men as pedophiles stalking the children. Your children.
This is a very dangerous game republicans are playing solely for political gain and to create real tangible hate and anger towards trans people and the gay community. When Fox wants to make some lame point to their audience, its easy for Fox to dig up what they need to dig up in order to push their agenda to their audience regardless of the out right falseness and misconception. But hey.... Fox is doing the bidding of the QAnon crowd. In fact... Fox news is but a part of QAnon. You can tell by their obcession with trans, with gay, and linking both to pedophilia of the children. Of YOUR children.
I said it before and I'll say it again, this is exactly how Adolf Hitler successfully demonized the Jews to the German people. The very same tactics at play. And this will lead to great harm and actual death of trans people and gay people. Violence, exactly as it was in Nazi Germany.
I can't spend more than 30 seconds watching that thing without getting totally disgusted. It nutsville on her show every moment.
 

MtnMan

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We only got a small part of the Obama vs John McCain election in 2008 here in Australia. But I remember seeing a John McCain townhall like meeting where a participant expressed concern about Obama because he was an 'Arab'. McCain took the microphone away and said 'No he is not'.

You guys lost a good guy when McCain passed.
He is the last republican candidate that I would even bother to piss on if they were on fire, the rest can just fucking burn.

Then he chose that twat from Alaska as his running mate.
 
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We only got a small part of the Obama vs John McCain election in 2008 here in Australia. But I remember seeing a John McCain townhall like meeting where a participant expressed concern about Obama because he was an 'Arab'. McCain took the microphone away and said 'No he is not'.

You guys lost a good guy when McCain passed.
You're very mistaken.

McCain was the harbinger of what has become of modern Republican politicians. From the outset he was involved in corruption. Literally, Turmp followed his playbook of spouting bullshit claiming to be an outsider (or in McCain's case, a "maverick") only to just be a full of shit party toady. He voted for Turmp's policies, with the only one being when he voted against gutting the ACA, which he only did because he was pissed off and being petty that Turmp insulted him in the days leading up to it. Not because he actually gave a shit that it would make tens of millions of Americans lose the little health care they could afford.

He demonized and blamed Obama for the woeful treatment of veterans in McCain's own state (that you know, he's only the representative of...), at a hospital that McCain bragged about visiting frequently (yet apparently had no clue about the horrible care happening there?).

Oh, and let's not forget how he won the Republican Primary in 2008 by claiming he would fix all of Dubya's idiocy, only to then do a 180 for the General Election and claim he would not only continue all of Dubya's bad policies he planned on pushing many of them even further in the direction that was known to be bad. All of the awful shitty policies that America is known worldwide for, McCain wasn't just for them, he wanted to make them worse.

That's not to say he was always terrible, but there's no need to lionize someone for the relatively few times they weren't garbage.
 

ElFenix

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Mar 20, 2000
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But the coup attempt is over. They are not gonna win over any new recruits with that rhetoric. Unless you're planning another run on the capitol, why do you need the faithful frothing?
they're winning over the new recruits that Q has been priming with the pedophile-in-every-classroom moral panic they're fomenting.
 
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allisolm

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Add another GOP baby-raping pedophile to the list…

And one more...

Eris M. Lipman a Republican who was the formerly the lawyer for the Florida Elections Commission (until he was arrested) was sentenced to 6 yrs on child pornography charges. He must must register as a sex offender and serve nine years of supervised release after his stay in prison. A search of his home found 19 files of child sexual abuse material as well as internet searches on his work laptop involving child sexual abuse, pedophiles and children between the ages of 3 and 5, according to arrest records.

 

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