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2020-02-05 1:24:08 PM  
I wouldn't say they got so little.

They have wreaked havoc on environmental, educational, and energy policies for the 21st century, and captured the judicial branch for a generation. They got a lot of what they wanted, it's just that what they want is evil, and disastrous for the majority of Americans
 
2020-02-05 1:32:59 PM  
Yeah, they trashed a lot of institutions and threw a big F*CKING monkey wrench into the American economy, all because they threw a hissy fit in 2016 and voted a New York shyster moron into office.

Congrats, dbags.
 
2020-02-05 1:34:03 PM  
Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground
 
2020-02-05 1:40:33 PM  

fifthofzen: I wouldn't say they got so little.

They have wreaked havoc on environmental, educational, and energy policies for the 21st century, and captured the judicial branch for a generation. They got a lot of what they wanted, it's just that what they want is evil, and disastrous for the majority of Americans


Yeah but her emails tho
 
2020-02-05 1:42:14 PM  
To be fair, their tiny black souls weren't worth much to begin with.
 
2020-02-05 1:43:39 PM  
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2020-02-05 1:46:47 PM  
It's going to be fun for years when the latest RW dbag pundit talks about his the Democrats are doing "X", "Y" and "Z" and it's so wrong; then someone will ask the simple question, "You had no problem when Trump was doing it, what's your point?"
 
2020-02-05 1:58:01 PM  
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2020-02-05 2:08:07 PM  
It's the market rate. Supply exceeds demand.
 
2020-02-05 2:08:22 PM  
Like Trump's penis, their souls were tiny.
 
2020-02-05 2:09:05 PM  
False, subby and Jennifer Rubin. Republicans have no souls. You cannot sell what you lack.
 
2020-02-05 2:09:19 PM  
You get what you pay for.
 
2020-02-05 2:09:44 PM  
And still their Orange God wants MOAR blood. The Orange God cares not who bleeds, so long as blood flows
 
2020-02-05 2:09:45 PM  
It explains why they don't have a sense of humor. Pablo Neruda said that "laughter is the language of the soul"
 
2020-02-05 2:10:30 PM  
One of the worst things about thus timeline is that I agree with Jennifer farking Rubin. She was one of the worst Bushies and a sycophantic Romney bot in 2012. But now she seems reasonable.
 
2020-02-05 2:11:39 PM  
Well, it's not like they were worth much. You could probably get more for a meth junkie's soul. At least the meth-head will be consistent about doing anything to get more meth. Republicans just seem to wake up in the morning and say ;So, how can I be cartoonishly vile and evil today?"
 
2020-02-05 2:11:49 PM  
If Republicans weren't willing to screw over millions of people for $10,000 in lobbying money, they wouldn't be Republicans.

"It only matters when it happens to me" is their mantra.
 
2020-02-05 2:12:05 PM  

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I feel like we've long past the "Lisa reasoning" stage and have entered the "hissing at the Wiggums with cat eyes, disappearing into fog" phase of this particular Simpsons metaphor.
 
2020-02-05 2:12:08 PM  
"So little" all depends on how much those souls were worth to begin with.
 
2020-02-05 2:12:46 PM  
Difficulty.  They don't actually believe in god, so they don't care.  They just claim they love god to get votes from the super crazy religious nuts because they know they will defend their corrupt behavior, even violently, as long as they claim it was done in the name of god.
 
2020-02-05 2:14:16 PM  

iheartscotch: And still their Orange God wants MOAR blood. The Orange God cares not who bleeds, so long as blood flows


The blood oranges tried to warn us, but did we listen? WELL DID WE
 
2020-02-05 2:16:40 PM  
If you feel slightly guilty about what you're doing but someone offers you a dollar to keep doing it that dollar absolves your conscience.  Why do you think that Republicans work for so cheap?
 
2020-02-05 2:18:16 PM  

Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground


we get it, he's orange.
 
2020-02-05 2:21:28 PM  

fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.


Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.
 
2020-02-05 2:24:08 PM  

kbronsito: It explains why they don't have a sense of humor. Pablo Neruda said that "laughter is the language of the soul"


I am familiar with the works of Pablo Neruda.
 
2020-02-05 2:24:59 PM  

quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.


Melania

/checktard, mate
 
2020-02-05 2:25:56 PM  
They got stigginit, which is all they really wanted.
 
2020-02-05 2:25:58 PM  

fifthofzen: I wouldn't say they got so little.

They have wreaked havoc on environmental, educational, and energy policies for the 21st century, and captured the judicial branch for a generation. They got a lot of what they wanted, it's just that what they want is evil, and disastrous for the majority of Americans


Somewhat of a point there. Also, leaving aside the question of "good versus evil", any "disastrous" aspect to this route is considered preferable by their supporters to the "disastrous" aspects of other alternative routes. Thus in short: they got stuff they coveted.

A more subtle question thus might be what marginal gains does President Trump continue to provide the GOP support base over (say) hypothetical President Pence.To which the most obvious answers seem to be:

1) up to 4 more years of dominion over the government (since now Vice President Pence will in 2028 only be turning 69);
2) avoiding damage to reputation (and risk of cognitive dissonance) that might result from an admission of wrongdoing;
3) more effective motivation of assorted bigots to their support.

I may have missed less obvious additional items. However, evidently these marginal items are given greater value than anything they expect to gain by supporting President Trump's disqualification from office.
 
2020-02-05 2:27:26 PM  
Trump's 538 adjusted approval rating is now near an all-time high...of about 43.5%. And it's of course spiking from being expected to beat impeachment, so it's higher than normal right now.

He's not exactly doomed, but it's more likely that, in addition to selling their souls for almost nothing, Republicans have chained themselves to a sinking ship. They shouldn't even expect to get re-election in exchange for said souls.
 
2020-02-05 2:28:46 PM  

RobotSpider: kbronsito: It explains why they don't have a sense of humor. Pablo Neruda said that "laughter is the language of the soul"

I am familiar with the works of Pablo Neruda.


Has MARGE ev-ER BEEN a RO-bot...
 
2020-02-05 2:29:10 PM  

fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.


If you think this is about the Farcical Fuhrer's choice of spray-on tan then you're missing the point like storm troopers miss Luke Skywalker. Go back to your corner and play, Pooter. Please try not to eat the Play-Doh this time.
 
2020-02-05 2:31:22 PM  
For years I've said that the Biblical story that is most apt for the Republican Party is the story of Esau selling his birthright for a mess of potage.
 
2020-02-05 2:31:41 PM  
I gave Mornay double his lands in Scotland, matching estates in England. Lochlan turned for... for much less.
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2020-02-05 2:32:00 PM  
Just catching up on this, folks?
 
2020-02-05 2:32:01 PM  
To be fair, they were ALF pogs.

/Remember ALF?
//He's back
///in pog form
 
2020-02-05 2:34:36 PM  

nekom: fifthofzen: I wouldn't say they got so little.

They have wreaked havoc on environmental, educational, and energy policies for the 21st century, and captured the judicial branch for a generation. They got a lot of what they wanted, it's just that what they want is evil, and disastrous for the majority of Americans

Yeah but her emails tho


And not inspiring and such
 
2020-02-05 2:39:24 PM  

fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate


Umm, you mean the mail order bride he cheated on with a porn star and who is visibly disgusted every time he tries to touch her?

Not sure that counts as winning, but you do you.
 
2020-02-05 2:47:51 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate

Umm, you mean the mail order bride he cheated on with a porn star and who is visibly disgusted every time he tries to touch her?

Not sure that counts as winning, but you do you.


I do.

/Which is what I'd say to Melania if she left him to marry me.
//sobs
 
2020-02-05 2:50:02 PM  
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2020-02-05 2:54:39 PM  

fernt: Glockenspiel Hero: fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate

Umm, you mean the mail order bride he cheated on with a porn star and who is visibly disgusted every time he tries to touch her?

Not sure that counts as winning, but you do you.

I do.

/Which is what I'd say to Melania if she left him to marry me.
//sobs


I like how the unrepentant Trump trolls are trying to pivot and be funny now... like any of it will ever stick.

Wear your stigma proud, you gaseous prick.
 
2020-02-05 3:21:18 PM  
Souls? OK. (chuckle)
 
2020-02-05 3:27:52 PM  

fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate


An immigrant that worked illegally as a professional lesbian porn star and got in on an "Einstein" visa? That is your response?!?
 
2020-02-05 3:55:40 PM  
I ain't no senator's son.....
 
2020-02-05 4:00:10 PM  

quiotu: fernt: Glockenspiel Hero: fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate

Umm, you mean the mail order bride he cheated on with a porn star and who is visibly disgusted every time he tries to touch her?

Not sure that counts as winning, but you do you.

I do.

/Which is what I'd say to Melania if she left him to marry me.
//sobs

I like how the unrepentant Trump trolls are trying to pivot and be funny now... like any of it will ever stick.

Wear your stigma proud, you gaseous prick.


Impeach me for life then and put an ass-terisk next to my name. See if I give a shiat.
 
2020-02-05 4:01:24 PM  

fernt: quiotu: fernt: Glockenspiel Hero: fernt: quiotu: fernt: Gubbo: Their response to a black man being president was to burn everything they could to the ground

we get it, he's orange.

Trump's never had a good ROI for anything he's done his entire life. The only reason he's not hemorrhaging money constantly is he's padding his accounts with money laundering and not paying bills.

Trump has failed at everything he's done in life that doesn't require being a criminal, becoming President being one of them. You and the GOP latched onto the biggest failure of a 'billionaire' you possibly could have.

Melania

/checktard, mate

Umm, you mean the mail order bride he cheated on with a porn star and who is visibly disgusted every time he tries to touch her?

Not sure that counts as winning, but you do you.

I do.

/Which is what I'd say to Melania if she left him to marry me.
//sobs

I like how the unrepentant Trump trolls are trying to pivot and be funny now... like any of it will ever stick.

Wear your stigma proud, you gaseous prick.

Impeach me for life then and put an ass-terisk next to my name. See if I give a shiat.


You will never be funny in the same way that Rush will never be without cancer now.
 
2020-02-05 5:03:44 PM  

Serious Black: False, subby and Jennifer Rubin. Republicans have no souls. You cannot sell what you lack.


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Rubin spent decades setting the stage for an asshole like Trump to take power. And these days, she wants to pretend she was always with "The Resistance".
 
2020-02-05 5:06:31 PM  

gopher321: Yeah, they trashed a lot of institutions and threw a big F*CKING monkey wrench into the American economy, all because they threw a hissy fit in 2016 and voted a New York shyster moron into office.

Congrats, dbags.


Yet I hear he has a stellar singing voice.
 
2020-02-05 5:15:35 PM  

sillydragon: Well, it's not like they were worth much. You could probably get more for a meth junkie's soul. At least the meth-head will be consistent about doing anything to get more meth. Republicans just seem to wake up in the morning and say ;So, how can I be cartoonishly vile and evil today?"


It's not a dedication to evil. At their core, Republicans are cowards who like money. They don't want to change anything, they don't want to stand for anything, and they sure as sh** don't want the money to stop.

If Donald supports Marxist Communal Utopian theories, they'll go along because that's the easiest path. They are the literal embodiment of Dr King's condemnation of whites who want a polite peace over real justice. And if you want to fix the system, they have to die. 8 digits worth of death in a decade. Full stop.
 
2020-02-05 6:12:29 PM  
I don't think they sold their souls; they summoned a demon, a demon they thought they would control, not the other way around. But now they have to dance to his tune.

Prior to the 2016 nomination,  many Republicans were saying how disgusting Trump is, but now you do not hear a peep. It would be interesting to get one to comment about their on the record  pre-nomination quotes and see how they squeam there way out of it without offending the Dark Lord.

They never had souls, but small spheres of criminal influence. Each hoped the summoned demon was the one they individually had wished for, to serve their small personal self interest, not one generated from their collective evil consciences, to become an overriding evil that would now tell them where their interests would lay.
 
2020-02-05 6:35:42 PM  

Fireproof: Trump's 538 adjusted approval rating is now near an all-time high...of about 43.5%. And it's of course spiking from being expected to beat impeachment, so it's higher than normal right now.

He's not exactly doomed, but it's more likely that, in addition to selling their souls for almost nothing, Republicans have chained themselves to a sinking ship. They shouldn't even expect to get re-election in exchange for said souls.


Sinking ships raise the water for all boats, just like tax cuts for the rich.
 
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