When Did Moderate Become a Bad Word?

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Gee sorry I did not log back on fast enough. Some of us silly moderates have more to do on an 80 degree Sunday.
Why ask the question? To hopefully prompt some discussion and possibly learn something; maybe even promote the sharing of knowledge!!
The beauty of moderation is that it is not a single issue position but rather allows one the flexibility to take a position in which you truly believe whether or not supported by the extremists on either side. Are we better off alienating everyone who disagrees to any degree?
Is my way of thinking correct? I tend to think so, but I will at least consider cogent argument to the contrary, refute same when appropriate, ignore when necessary and fight when forced. Much like my hair...there is a lot of gray out there and debate beats the heck of advocating the death of all who disagree.
 
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To both of you.
We are long past playing the middle of the road. The lines were not drawn by us, but they have been drawn the lines have been drawn.
At this point you just look silly, plowing the field of common ground. That field has been fallow for a while now.

Your time has come and gone. The other side is gonna roll over that fence you are sitting on like a D8 CAT.
 

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Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it.

I'll try and go slower this time:

Yes

Guns

are

a

right.

Things

got

better

since

1990.

There

is

still

much

work

to

do.

Remove

your

head

from

your

ass.

I

never

said

to

compromise

with

anything

currently

proposed.
 
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Choid

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Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it.

I'll try and go slower this time:

Yes

Guns

are

a

right.

Things

got

better

since

1990.

There

is

still

much

work

to

do.

Remove

your

head

from

your

ass.

I

never

said

to

compromise

with

anything

currently

proposed.
Stop saying things that are true.
 

armorpl8chikn

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Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it.

I'll try and go slower this time:

Yes

Guns

are

a

right.

Things

got

better

since

1990.

There

is

still

much

work

to

do.

Remove

your

head

from

your

ass.

I

never

said

to

compromise

with

anything

currently

proposed.

Oh ok, I get it now, duh how stupid of me.

Like a broken record.
 

DocRDS

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Oh ok, I get it now, duh how stupid of me.

Like a broken record.
Can you read?

I described Trump as a moderate. I stated that current "compromise" means "do what liberals want"

You hear the word moderate and went into a froth despite that face that I agree with about 100% of what you said EXCEPT what a "moderate" is.

And that the firearms situation has improved. But if you want to give back Heller, Chicago, Crime reduction after the AWB redux, and all the CCW progress--keep on fucking that chicken because we don't have your 100% vision of how "things should be"

You are as dangerous as a liberal--use your damn brain.
 
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Those posting divisive replies in the thread are no better than the communists they so despise. As your parents should have told you...if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Snowflake...yup that’s me.

The solution is leave people alone. You run your life, and accept the consequences of your decisions, and I do the same.
The problem is leftys think that's a barbaric idea, and wants the government to micromanage their lives because of their poor self-esteem. The problem is they take everyone else along for that ride.
 
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    The radicals call it a bad word now because they want you to pick a side. The whole "you're either with us or against us" mentality. They don't want you in the middle because they want chaos and being an independent middle of the road kind of person that can help people come together does not fit their agenda of getting everyone to fit and creating chaos.
     
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    Nancy pelosi 114,700,000 Mitch McConnell 34,100,000 Dianne feinstein 87,900,000 Chuck grassley 18,500.000 Susan collins 6,900,000 Richard shelby 19,100,000 Dick durban 13,400,000 base salary for house and senate is 174,000 can you spell bazzzzzzzzzilon that is why we need term limits
     

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    it isn't progressive or "liberal" anymore. it is literally good vs evil.

    baby killing is evil. we aren't talking about saving the mother's life or teen moms anymore. it is outright infanticide on a huge scale.
    abortion has replaced personal responsibility.
    this is not a question of liberal or conservative, or the right for a woman to control her body, but a question of right and wrong.

    forcing poor black kids into public school failure factories and protecting crap teachers and unions is evil, not progressive.
    fighting to end school choice is not protecting public schools, it is dooming poor kids to a life of poverty. pure evil.

    protecting immigrant criminals, rapists and gang members is not progressive or liberal, it is evil.

    allowing human trafficking, sex trafficking and the trafficking of addictive and deadly narcotics across the border is not woke, it is evil.

    exploiting cheap immigrant labor and allowing them to flood in and drive up housing costs for the already poor americans is evil.

    cancelling an operation to catch and deport convicted sex offenders is not enlightened, it is evil.

    literally everything the left now stands for is not progressive, it is outright evil.
    Morality? the problem is that our Western Civilization with our Christian heritage can not identify these people for what they are. If we did, we would have put a stop to them long ago.


    because they are true marx-leninists, the left utterly rejects the Christian religion as a competing faith:
    "In practice, no less than in theory, communism is incompatible with religious faith. The tactic of the Communist Party prescribes for the members of the party definite lines of conduct. The moral code of every religion in like manner prescribes for the faithful some definite line of conduct. For example, the Christian code runs: 'Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.' In most cases there is an irreconcilable conflict between the principles of communist tactics and the commandments of religion. A communist who rejects the commandments of religion and acts in accordance with the directions of the party, ceases to be one of the faithful. On the other hand, one who, while calling himself a communist, continues to cling to his religious faith, one who in the name of religious commandments infringes the prescriptions of the party, ceases thereby to be a communist." - Bukharin

    They also reject the idea of independent nations, including the nation they are currently living in. Therefore, it is their "duty" to overthrow that nation in order to achieve the utopia of international socialism.

    One of the forms of the oppression of man by man is the oppression of subject nationalities. Among the barriers by which human beings are separated, we have, in addition to the barriers of class, those of national disunity, of national enmity and hatred....It is essential that the working class should overcome all national prejudices and national enmities. This is requisite, not only for the world-wide attack upon capital and for the complete overthrow of the capitalist system, but also for the organization of a single world-wide economic system....This watchword implies that the German workers must completely renounce their national wealth, the British theirs, and so on. -Bukharin

    Furthermore, to expand further on the first point, their newly parodied morality rests, not on the Bible, but on their loyalty to the cause. Christian morality is rejected, and in it's place, Right Think (Political Correctness, as Stalin called it) is raised to the position of a new holy doctrine, against which no heresy may be tolerated. All "blasphemers" against this new religion must be ruthlessly persecuted, all counterrevolutionaries made mute and disappeared, and any wavering individual made to fear the repercussions. The Spanish Inquisition was a brief joke compared to the ruthlessness and murderous intolerance that Socialists have shown against anyone who philosophically disagrees with them.




    So, we'll talk about Morality while the people who invented this new religion are apostates who reject God and His commandments, and they literally think that they themselves are the messiah which will reign over the earth.

    Stand up, ones who are branded by the Curse...We will destroy this world down to the foundations, and then We will build our new world.....No one will grant us deliverance, Not God, nor king, nor hero. We will do all this With our very own hands. -The Socialist Internationale





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    jr81452

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    Moderates don't get coverage by the MSM because there's no money in it. "News" about moderates, or centrists, or realists, whatever the term is, doesn't generate viewers. Reports on far either way views get people to watch. Half to agree and half to disagree. But both halves see the commercials that provide the MSM its revenue.

    Since moderates won't get coverage, viewers must make a choice between the two extreme views presented. Because the views presented are far either way, viewers are "all in" or "all out". And just like that, each side assigned any moderate to the opposing side.

    Therefore both "sides" think moderate is a bad word. And, in the current political climate, because of the MSM and (anti)social media almost everyone feels a "side" must be adopted as an absolute. No room for discussion, my way or the highway, case closed.

    I fear it will not end well.

    Thank you,
    MrSmith
    100% this.

    There is functionally no difference between the "woke" and followers of Qanon. Both have converted their political ideology into a religion. Both are relatively small portions of their respective "sides". Both take the extremes of their opposition and use it to demonize anyone who even mildly disagrees with any position they take. Both are a bunch of smooth brains who have let the various media poison their minds to the point where they are willing to tear the country asunder and kill their fellow countrymen over the perceived "evil" of their IDEAs. Both are unwilling to see that their "bogyman" is an insignificant percentage of the population that only gains power and popularity because of their reactions to said bogyman. But they both keep engaging with the clicks and replies, and the media keeps feeding them the content that gets their hate to flow, to get more clicks and replies so the media can get that sweet ad revenue.
    In short, both are the definition of useful idiot.

    Now the retards can flame the shit out of my post. Trying desperately to prove that they aren't retards. Not realizing that I couldn't care less about their bullshit, as long as this 15yr Bourbon keeps me company. Keep to your own counsel MrSmith, it seems to be showing you the truth of all this. 🍻
     

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    [Verse 1]
    Well the folks around here don't get along anymore
    Everybody's dealing despair
    Few are the flowers to stop and smell
    Exasperation lingers in the air

    [Verse 2]
    Well it must be something in the water, my darling
    And I'm wakin' on the wrong side of the bed
    I long for existence in tune with the others
    I turn to the hatred with them

    [Chorus]
    Come, go surrender to the evil
    Do your part to feed the burning flame
    You know I don't want your opinion
    I just wanna blow out your brains

    [Instrumental]

    [Verse 3]
    Well the dreams that I had, now are all dead and buried
    The bleakness and misery succeed
    Run with the hurt, take part of the malice
    Swim through the hatred and greed

    [Chorus]
    Come, go surrender to the evil
    Do your part to feed the burning flame
    You know I don't want your opinion
    I just wanna blow out your brains


    Billy Strings - Dealing despair
     

    Old Man with Gun

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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
     

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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
    Want to know how I know you are full of shit?
    "The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump"
    I don't even know where to begin if you believe that.
    You've been fooled by the two party system that has sold your ass and everyone you know.
    Just one little example- NAFTA

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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
    You are somewhat delusional, and in complete denial as to the battle lines that are drawn. You either support The Constitution and the Bill of Rights or you support those that wish to destroy America and the principals upon which it was founded. It’s as simple as that!

    Moderation is a cancer that is slowly killing our Republic and the future for our children and grandchildren or my my case great grand children! I want something better than Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, or China for my family! memtb
     

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    Our founding fathers created a system of government that deadlocks easily. It isnt intended to be efficient. I usually find the best combination is a president of one party and Senate strongly of the other.

    Perhaps I should have stated it this way. A majority of Americans voted against Trump instead of Biden.
     
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    I didn't notice this response to my question earlier, and now that I have I don't know what it says. Since there is confusion, let me go further.

    I asked why he started the thread. I wanted to know if he was chastised in real life by someone for his moderate political views and was using this thread as a sounding board to get feedback on the current state of things. Not everyone pays close attention and plenty of people haven't clued into the steady shift to the left by all parties over the last couple decades. Plenty of evidence in this very thread to point out to show this.
     
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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
    I can get part way there with you. I think Trump is basically a carnival barker, and full of shit. I believe there is a big difference between what the Kristallnacht etc, however, and as Jew whose had family perish in those times, I think it was hugely irresponsible of Schwarzenegger to make that comparison. I think the difference is that Trump's warriors are far worse than Trump himself, which is an almost perfect distinction from that other time. Trump is simply happy to have stupid, mendacious people along for the ride. Honestly, Nazi comparisons should be avoided at all times. They are stupid.

    The second place I disagree is that Biden was a better choice. I think, policy wise, Trump was not bad, perhaps because of the constraints on him, perhaps not, but he did not actually do bad things. He is a bad person. To me, policy will almost always trump personality, but with Trump it is very close. After 1/6 I do not think I could vote for him again. I surely couldn't vote for a Democrat. Biden's policy moves so far have been atrocious.

    The third place I disagree is that I don't see the value in Republicans committing political suicide by taking on each of his stupid outbursts. I think there is a time for battling for position, and a time for sucking it up. I would say the same to an arch conservative in Maine who doesn't want to vote for Susan Collins. The left presents a much clearer danger to the country right now, and the Republicans need to keep winning elections anywhere they can. Going back to the Nazi references, which earlier I said should be left behind, I think that, historically, that when you see books banned and burned, you have to know that you are looking at the people who should truly scare you.
     

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    You are somewhat delusional, and in complete denial as to the battle lines that are drawn. You either support The Constitution and the Bill of Rights or you support those that wish to destroy America and the principals upon which it was founded. It’s as simple as that!

    Moderation is a cancer that is slowly killing our Republic and the future for our children and grandchildren or my my case great grand children! I want something better than Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, or China for my family! memtb
    You are correct, it is as simple as supporting the constitution. Trump tried to overturn the legitimate election results through lies and when that didnt work, organized and directed a crowd to stop the certification of that election.
    Very much like what we would see in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, or China dont you think?
     

    Rthur

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    You are correct, it is as simple as supporting the constitution. Trump tried to overturn the legitimate election results through lies and when that didnt work, organized and directed a crowd to stop the certification of that election.
    Very much like what we would see in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, or China dont you think?
    You must have a "prescription".
    Cause you're high as fuck.
    Your reference is accurate to those countries concerning the integrity of the last election.
    Did you sleep through last summer?
    Do you know what a Fisa court is?
    CNN just called and wants their rhetoric back...

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    I can get part way there with you. I think Trump is basically a carnival barker, and full of shit. I believe there is a big difference between what the Kristallnacht etc, however, and as Jew whose had family perish in those times, I think it was hugely irresponsible of Schwarzenegger to make that comparison. I think the difference is that Trump's warriors are far worse than Trump himself, which is an almost perfect distinction from that other time. Trump is simply happy to have stupid, mendacious people along for the ride. Honestly, Nazi comparisons should be avoided at all times. They are stupid.

    The second place I disagree is that Biden was a better choice. I think, policy wise, Trump was not bad, perhaps because of the constraints on him, perhaps not, but he did not actually do bad things. He is a bad person. To me, policy will almost always trump personality, but with Trump it is very close. After 1/6 I do not think I could vote for him again. I surely couldn't vote for a Democrat. Biden's policy moves so far have been atrocious.

    The third place I disagree is that I don't see the value in Republicans committing political suicide by taking on each of his stupid outbursts. I think there is a time for battling for position, and a time for sucking it up. I would say the same to an arch conservative in Maine who doesn't want to vote for Susan Collins. The left presents a much clearer danger to the country right now, and the Republicans need to keep winning elections anywhere they can. Going back to the Nazi references, which earlier I said should be left behind, I think that, historically, that when you see books banned and burned, you have to know that you are looking at the people who should truly scare you.
    Thank you, this is a well done post. I was adopted into a Jewish family, and although this Yamaka fell far from the tree of life, I can relate. I also think Nazi are too extreme to be realistic in this debate, but both sides seem to be quick to use it. I love Arnold as an actor, but found the Nazi and Conan sword references too far. I do fear that the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Qanon etc. Are being irresponsibly provoked so if you take the Nazi reference as up to the night of broken glass but not to the final solution there is some fair comparison. Let's hope it doesnot progress.

    I hate Biden and his policies, this election I feared Trump more. I would have voted for any other Republican over Biden if I could have. I also voted a Republican ticket for Senate and House in the Hope's of a Republican majority to keep him limited.

    We are roasting the people who are standing up to him, when did Mitch Mc Connel become the enemy of the Republican Party?
     
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    Thank you, this is a well done post. I was adopted into a Jewish family, and although this Yamaka fell far from the tree of life, I can relate. I also think Nazi are too extreme to be realistic in this debate, but both sides seem to be quick to use it. I love Arnold as an actor, but found the Nazi and Conan sword references too far. I do fear that the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Qanon etc. Are being irresponsibly provoked so if you take the Nazi reference as up to the night of broken glass but not to the final solution there is some fair comparison. Let's hope it doesnot progress.

    I hate Biden and his policies, this election I feared Trump more. I would have voted for any other Republican over Biden if I could have. I also voted a Republican ticket for Senate and House in the Hope's of a Republican majority to keep him limited.

    We are roasting the people who are standing up to him, when did Mitch Mc Connel become the enemy of the Republican Party?
    Perhaps you should call Mark Levin's radio show to get an answer for the RINO Mitch question.
     
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    You must have a "prescription".
    Cause you're high as fuck.
    Your reference is accurate to those countries concerning the integrity of the last election.
    Did you sleep through last summer?
    Do you know what a Fisa court is?
    CNN just called and wants their rhetoric back...

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    Perhaps it is time for you to take your meds.
    If you think Fox and Newsmax is any better.

    Yes, most of our Media is pandering to one group or another to sell them advertising. But you are just screaming that Grape Koolaid isn't really Grape with a glass of Cherry in your hand.

    There are problems with our election system among other things. But not nearly as bad as news outlets make it, so thay can keep Koolaid junkies glued to the screens.

    There is far more right with our country than wrong, but now we have people claiming to be patriotic bring IEDs to protests?
     
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    Our founding fathers created a system of government that deadlocks easily. It isnt intended to be efficient. I usually find the best combination is a president of one party and Senate strongly of the other.

    Perhaps I should have stated it this way. A majority of Americans voted against Trump instead of Biden.

    That statement “did not” improve your credibility any! memtb
     

    Old Man with Gun

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    Perhaps you should call Mark Levin's radio show to get an answer for the RINO Mitch question.
    A shockjox seeking ratings... part of the problem. It is us, voters debating issues that matters. Trump is not the kind of Republican I can support, prior to 2016 I could support 90%. I would vote for Mitch McConnell for President. You decide for yourself.
     
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    You are correct, it is as simple as supporting the constitution. Trump tried to overturn the legitimate election results through lies and when that didnt work, organized and directed a crowd to stop the certification of that election.
    Very much like what we would see in Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, or China dont you think?


    Legitimate elections (?)......you are delusional! memtb
     
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    Rthur

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    Perhaps it is time for you to take your meds.
    If you think Fox and Newsmax is any better.

    Yes, most of our Media is pandering to one group or another to sell them advertising. But you are just screaming that Grape Koolaid isn't really Grape with a glass of Cherry in your hand.

    There are problems with our election system among other things. But not nearly as bad as news outlets make it, so thay can keep Koolaid junkies glued to the screens.

    There is far more right with our country than wrong, but now we have people claiming to be patriotic bring IEDs to protests?
    Lol
    I watched the returns until 3am.
    Guess who was in the lead in almost all key states.
    I don't watch MSM.
    Have you checked the national debt lately?
    By your logic we should be happy as they are only fucking us a little ,according to you.
    You'll have to prove the IED reference, now who is repeating the rhetoric/cool-aide?


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    pmclaine

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    Perhaps it is time for you to take your meds.
    If you think Fox and Newsmax is any better.

    Yes, most of our Media is pandering to one group or another to sell them advertising. But you are just screaming that Grape Koolaid isn't really Grape with a glass of Cherry in your hand.

    There are problems with our election system among other things. But not nearly as bad as news outlets make it, so thay can keep Koolaid junkies glued to the screens.

    There is far more right with our country than wrong, but now we have people claiming to be patriotic bring IEDs to protests?


    You are British or a former resident of some part of the Commonwealth aren't you?

    Serious question.......just a vibe I am getting.

    Could be wrong but Ive wondered.
     
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    pmclaine

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    I can get part way there with you. I think Trump is basically a carnival barker, and full of shit. I believe there is a big difference between what the Kristallnacht etc, however, and as Jew whose had family perish in those times, I think it was hugely irresponsible of Schwarzenegger to make that comparison. I think the difference is that Trump's warriors are far worse than Trump himself, which is an almost perfect distinction from that other time. Trump is simply happy to have stupid, mendacious people along for the ride. Honestly, Nazi comparisons should be avoided at all times. They are stupid.

    The second place I disagree is that Biden was a better choice. I think, policy wise, Trump was not bad, perhaps because of the constraints on him, perhaps not, but he did not actually do bad things. He is a bad person. To me, policy will almost always trump personality, but with Trump it is very close. After 1/6 I do not think I could vote for him again. I surely couldn't vote for a Democrat. Biden's policy moves so far have been atrocious.

    The third place I disagree is that I don't see the value in Republicans committing political suicide by taking on each of his stupid outbursts. I think there is a time for battling for position, and a time for sucking it up. I would say the same to an arch conservative in Maine who doesn't want to vote for Susan Collins. The left presents a much clearer danger to the country right now, and the Republicans need to keep winning elections anywhere they can. Going back to the Nazi references, which earlier I said should be left behind, I think that, historically, that when you see books banned and burned, you have to know that you are looking at the people who should truly scare you.


    Is Arnold making Nazi analogies?

    Lots of brass in doing so considering Dad wearing the uniform.

     
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    I'm going to step out, I have no desire to watch this spiral down. I hope some found something worth considering in my posts even if it doesn't change many minds. I do hope those that think violence and intimidation are needed to enact change remember that everyone fighting a civil war thinks they are on the right side. In that spirit I hope we keep talking about our differences. Perhaps some day we will be able to have enough moderates in Congress that the parties could work together again. Until then I hope we start holding the extremism on both sides in check.
     
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    You are British or a former resident of some part of the Commonwealth aren't you?

    Serious question.......just a vibe I am getting.

    Could be wrong but Ive wondered.
    Born Missouri, military took me all around middle east, Europe and ended in Florida where I live now.
     

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    armorpl8chikn

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    The alphabeti are getting really good at this.

    "No political shit in the main."

    And then magically, we get threads like this? Full of the juicy stuff.

    I pushed...and pushed...and nothing.

    Yeahhhhhhh.....

    I'd leave this alone fellas.
     
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    DarnYankeeUSMC

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    Blah blah blah

    Now the retards can flame the shit out of my post. Trying desperately to prove that they aren't retards. Not realizing that I couldn't care less about their bullshit,
    How funny is this ^^^^^^ . The guy preaching unity and kuumbayah says you are a retard if you disagree with him. Icing it with that he doesn't even care about their point of view.

    Sounds exactly what is being preached by the Pravda and the communists.

    Real question for you. Where was all that unity and for the country over the last four years?
     

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    Ode to A RINO (Republican In Name Only)

    After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a RINO. A RINO is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water-logged brain, and a combination backbone made of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.

    When a RINO comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out. No man has a right to be a RINO as long as there is a pool of water deep enough to drown his body in, or a rope long enough to hang his carcass with. Judas Iscariot was a gentleman compared to a RINO. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A RINO hasn’t!

    Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas Iscariot sold his savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commission in the British Army. The modern RINO Politician sells his birth-right, his country, his wife, his children, and his fellow men for personal enrichment, fickle praise from muckrakers and a lust for power.

    Anonymous 2021
     

    Darayavaus

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    That statement “did not” improve your credibility any! memtb
    he's still under the delusion that the DNC are Jackson's democrats instead of the party of Marx.

    and incidentally, moderates often choose their position because they lack knowledge of a subject. This deficiency and resultant laziness causes them to revert to the Middle Ground Fallacy, which is one of the most common logical fallacies.
     
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    Darayavaus

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    Ode to A RINO (Republican In Name Only)

    After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a RINO. A RINO is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water-logged brain, and a combination backbone made of jelly and glue. Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.

    When a RINO comes down the street, men turn their backs and angels weep in heaven, and the devil shuts the gates of hell to keep him out. No man has a right to be a RINO as long as there is a pool of water deep enough to drown his body in, or a rope long enough to hang his carcass with. Judas Iscariot was a gentleman compared to a RINO. For betraying his master, he had character enough to hang himself. A RINO hasn’t!

    Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Judas Iscariot sold his savior for thirty pieces of silver. Benedict Arnold sold his country for a promise of a commission in the British Army. The modern RINO Politician sells his birth-right, his country, his wife, his children, and his fellow men for personal enrichment, fickle praise from muckrakers and a lust for power.


    Anonymous 2021
    The Lincoln Republicans started their existence as a radical party whose objective was to overthrow the Constitution by creating all-powerful Federal government, and they were all too eager to go to war to destroy the critically important check and balance of States Rights, and destroy Jefferson's Virtuous Republic which had been the soul of our American identity.

    the fact that the RNC are the "conservatives" now, show what a Stalinist shitshow the DNC has devolved into.
     

    camocorvette

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    I was going to type out a long reply of all the things The left have taken inch by inch, until we are now at this radical state where if you don’t agree with whatever they say you are racist/homo/transphobic/bigot/etc

    this meme is the perfect example of what has happened culturally/politically over the last 20-30 years. Not just with gun control.


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    That's gotta be one of the best I've seen.
     

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    After Militia, Constitution or 'Constitutionalist' by cops, which means gunowner, Patriot.
     

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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
    Ho-Lee-Crap...:rolleyes:
     

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    I can't get behind Trump, he is has no relationship with integrity, honesty or honor.

    His biggest enemies are anyone who isn't blindly repeating his exact words. He attacks Republicans and people that were his strongest allies the day or week before. He refuses to strongly condemn people who are openly talking about killing members of our government, including our Republican VP.

    The far left is a big threat, but right now the far right is just as big. Yes, he lost the election, No, the Democrats are not child trafficking communists controlled by China.

    John McCain got booed when he tried to talk down a crowd that crossed the line. Trumpers are so far past the line they think they are the good guys and compare the opposition to Nazi.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger said the 6th was like the night of broken glass. He has the history to understand what he was saying more than most. The Nazi demonized the Jews in the same ways. The Trumpers are enraging its base by demonizing its opponents as horrible child molesting, anti-American Communist, transgender raping drug dealers.

    Not true? Do you think the people who were running around the Capitol with Bear Mace, Tazers, Spears, flex cuffs and using the American flag to attack police and military represent the GOP? Then why do we accept the lies that the entire Democratic Top officials are how they have been portrayed?

    When I see Republican Senators staying silent and others repeating claims that have been completely disproved by a broad spectrum of Republican Officials and Republican appointed Judges I am embarrassed.

    Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, sorry but Trump is a self serving RINO.

    It is not time for moderates to pick an extreme to side with. The moderates from both sides have united because Biden was a better option than Trump. There are several Republicans that would have won this election, but they are too afraid of Trump to run.

    The GOP needs to find a person of honor and integrity to lead. But sadly since those people are a threat to Trump he has mobilized his base to attack anyone who could beat him unless they are bowing down to him.

    Let the hatters attack, but before you call me a snowflake I'm a combat veteran and have seen this exact flavor of koolaid from across the battlefield, we must do better.
    Ok boomer

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    Aries256

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    Lots of hate to go around today, and a lot of good reasons to hate. Not sure there is any middle ground left? I just try to keep moving forward.
    Middle ground? Pfffft there’s canyon of division so deep and wide in this country, even one of cankle’s asscheeks could fit in it