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2020-04-13 9:33:16 AM  
Not that he won't try.

"It wasn't delayed. Social distancing commenced immediately after the liberal hoax had been destroyed. Before that, it was all fake news so social distancing happened at just the right time, the perfect time, believe me. The media, it's bad - really bad, they don't, never want to admit it was me who came up with the whole idea of social distancing. I thought of this months ago, before China even knew they had a prob​lem  They should be thanking me. We would have cured this much sooner if the democrats hadn't been so foucsed on spreading lies about the China virus."
 
2020-04-13 9:36:52 AM  
The virus can't.  But no amount of harsh reality will break MAGAts from his thrall.
 
2020-04-13 9:49:01 AM  
I think someone said at the beginning of this that it's the first crisis that he didn't create himself and he can't make go away with a mean tweet
 
2020-04-13 9:49:22 AM  
Pandemics can't be gaslit.. but Donnie will never figure that out.
 
2020-04-13 10:19:23 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I think someone said at the beginning of this that it's the first crisis that he didn't create himself and he can't make go away with a mean tweet


He didn't create it?  He didn't create the virus.  But how severe the crisis is to our country and our overall health has a tremendous amount to do with him.

I get the point that was made.  I just want to be precise.
 
2020-04-13 11:15:40 AM  
Donald Trump will never be the Republican presidential nominee.

Donald Trump will never be elected president.

Donald Trump will never survive the Comey firing.

Donald Trump will never survive the Mueller investigation
.

Donald Trump will never survove (insert a couple hundred other things on which no other sitting president would ever be given a pass)

Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.


/yeah, this'll be what does it for sure
// *eyeroll*
 
2020-04-13 11:34:31 AM  
Good luck storming the pandemic.
 
2020-04-13 11:39:11 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Counterpoint: The people he will successfully gaslight are people who would have voted for him regardless; and have supported him, and will continue to support him, because he hates the same people they hate.
 
2020-04-13 11:44:45 AM  

King Something: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Counterpoint: The people he will successfully gaslight are people who would have voted for him regardless; and have supported him, and will continue to support him, because he hates the same people they hate.


Worked well enough last time.

I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be. I have, however, learned to set my expectations extremely low for this country.

I still find myself disappointed daily.
 
2020-04-13 12:08:41 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.


says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.
 
2020-04-13 12:14:18 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.


LOL

What can I say? I'm extremely cynical. Can't help it these days

I'm a proud lefty libby, and always have been. Go through all my posts if you want. I'll wait. In the meantime, confirm your target next time before firing off your righteous indignation.
 
2020-04-13 12:17:42 PM  
Don't let them lie to you about the timeline. This happened:

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And while that was happening, so did this:
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2020-04-13 12:19:53 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.

LOL

What can I say? I'm extremely cynical. Can't help it these days

I'm a proud lefty libby, and always have been. Go through all my posts if you want. I'll wait. In the meantime, confirm your target next time before firing off your righteous indignation.


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2020-04-13 12:21:50 PM  
You guys are crazy.
 
2020-04-13 12:21:58 PM  
Donald could be in the ICU with COVID and he would still be trying to tweet and convince people he had shut everything down in January.
 
2020-04-13 12:25:06 PM  
You are all blowing this way out of proportion, Trump is doing a much better job handeling a crisis than Obama ever did. Just look at this chart for proof.
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2020-04-13 12:26:33 PM  
It's pretty simple.  Trump will open the economy early.  There will be outbreaks because it's too early.  He will then blame the governors of states with outbreaks.  This will happen twice before November.
 
2020-04-13 12:27:17 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.


Wow. This is actually getting smarts.

Actual gaslighting in a thread about gaslighting.

Just... wow.
 
2020-04-13 12:27:48 PM  
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2020-04-13 12:27:48 PM  
He tweeted on Friday that "the invisible enemy" - meaning the virus - "will soon be in full retreat."


Uh huh. Until it returns in the Fall - if not sooner.
 
2020-04-13 12:27:50 PM  

red230: You are all blowing this way out of proportion, Trump is doing a much better job handeling a crisis than Obama ever did. Just look at this chart for proof.
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That would be funny, except Fox could run it as-is...and it would be all over FaceBook the next day, and some mouthbreathing R-ube would be reading it into the Congressional Record the day after that :/
 
2020-04-13 12:27:55 PM  

red230: You are all blowing this way out of proportion, Trump is doing a much better job handeling a crisis than Obama ever did. Just look at this chart for proof.
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Yoink. Love it.

Also, I hate that I had to pause for a second to really think through whether or not Fux or the White House actually tried circulating this.
 
2020-04-13 12:28:30 PM  
No he won't he's incapable of learning.

Instead, the American people are going to find out that Trump doesn't care if they die.  Only that he increases his profits, the price in lives doesn't matter, only stonks.
 
2020-04-13 12:30:52 PM  
But Obama!
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2020-04-13 12:33:09 PM  
The add in the article made me chuckle
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2020-04-13 12:34:12 PM  
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2020-04-13 12:34:31 PM  
He was unfit to be President before He was putin office .. Nothing has changed ..
 
2020-04-13 12:35:34 PM  
The thing about pandemics is, they effect large numbers of non political people negatively, thus grabbing their attention.
 
2020-04-13 12:35:53 PM  

bthom37: It's pretty simple.  Trump will open the economy early.  There will be outbreaks because it's too early.  He will then blame the governors of states with outbreaks.  This will happen twice before November.


And he will too.  Just had it come over the news that he's planning to overrule all governors to demand that the states reopen businesses, no matter what.

He doesn't care, the Republicans don't care.  And they're actually fine with killing off another few tens of thousands of US citizens (if not more).
 
2020-04-13 12:36:35 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I think someone said at the beginning of this that it's the first crisis that he didn't create himself and he can't make go away with a mean tweet


He tried racism with the Chinese virus crap and he tried sexism when he went after "that woman from MI". That leaves paying the virus off with hush money as the only other thing he knows how to do.  He just doesn't know where to send the check that will bounce.
 
2020-04-13 12:37:06 PM  
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2020-04-13 12:38:04 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Donald Trump will never be the Republican presidential nominee.

Donald Trump will never be elected president.

Donald Trump will never survive the Comey firing.

Donald Trump will never survive the Mueller investigation.

Donald Trump will never survove (insert a couple hundred other things on which no other sitting president would ever be given a pass)

Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.


/yeah, this'll be what does it for sure
// *eyeroll*


Whether or not you are pro-45, your downer attitude is what got my attention.  I have a new color for this type of post, not red state red, defeatist yellow.
 
2020-04-13 12:38:22 PM  
For all those who are affected by the virus perhaps some words of kindness are in order: "Remember, economic growth is from quarter to quarter, so there is no doubt that the September number, which comes out in October, is going to be really good."
 
2020-04-13 12:38:37 PM  

Alphax: Pandemics can't be gaslit.. but Donnie will never figure that out.


Their hosts can, and that's what matters.
 
2020-04-13 12:40:07 PM  
They spent all day Sat talking about how we were through the worst of it, and then that very night came in the report of over 2000 deaths.

Pretty soon people are gonna realize it is not just old people in nursing homes, and the republicans will be saying it is okay, it is just a bunch of fat people, or people with diabetes, or blood pressure, and we will learn that those conditions mean you are no longer completely a human deserving of dignity and life, but a half human who is ruining it for everyone else who needs to just die already so that we can open back up the economy
 
2020-04-13 12:40:19 PM  

King Something: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Counterpoint: The people he will successfully gaslight are people who would have voted for him regardless; and have supported him, and will continue to support him, because he hates the same people they hate.


If he gaslights our employers into making everyone go back to work though....
 
2020-04-13 12:43:09 PM  

winedrinkingman: They spent all day Sat talking about how we were through the worst of it, and then that very night came in the report of over 2000 deaths.

Pretty soon people are gonna realize it is not just old people in nursing homes, and the republicans will be saying it is okay, it is just a bunch of fat people, or people with diabetes, or blood pressure, and we will learn that those conditions mean you are no longer completely a human deserving of dignity and life, but a half human who is ruining it for everyone else who needs to just die already so that we can open back up the economy


And then they will backpedal on paying for COVID treatment and say like they always have regarding universal coverage "Why should I be on the hook for someone else's poor life choices".
 
2020-04-13 12:44:14 PM  

meat0918: Donald could be in the ICU with COVID and he would still be trying to tweet and convince people he had shut everything down in January.


Sir, that's the ventilator control screen, it can't send tweets.
 
2020-04-13 12:46:43 PM  
And in two weeks, the religious nutters that thought going to church on Sunday would make them immune from the disease will start a new growth curve.  Jesus self-isolated during this time, why not you?
Oh right, because you need to grandstand your religious beliefs, false virtue signally when the bible says specifically that it's better to worship in private than grandstand.
Real churches (I have a buddy who's a deacon in one) moved everything online, with the priest doing the Easter sermon (and all church functions) with just him and a camera and a laptop in an empty church.  The Good Word was spread that day, but Rona was not.
40% of this country has the stupids and they will kill themselves and the other 60% just out of spite and stupidity.

And since we are going to bounce from this little fun time to hardcore global warming aspects and wash rinse repeat, I'm thinking 2016 was the high point of civilization, and now we are just coming down for a very hard crash and a very long dark age.  If mankind survives of course.
 
2020-04-13 12:48:21 PM  

edmo: Not that he won't try.

"It wasn't delayed. Social distancing commenced immediately after the liberal hoax had been destroyed. Before that, it was all fake news so social distancing happened at just the right time, the perfect time, believe me. The media, it's bad - really bad, they don't, never want to admit it was me who came up with the whole idea of social distancing. I thought of this months ago, before China even knew they had a prob​lem  They should be thanking me. We would have cured this much sooner if the democrats hadn't been so foucsed on spreading lies about the China virus."


Wow.  He truly has no bottom to his depravity.
 
2020-04-13 12:48:22 PM  

Diogenes: The virus can't.  But no amount of harsh reality will break MAGAts from his thrall.


He gives them permission to be bigoted trash. All other considerations are secondary to those aholes. But don't anyone dare to call them racist.
 
2020-04-13 12:51:25 PM  
Conservatives are uniquely unqualified to deal with a pandemic because a) You can't solve the problem by shooting it, b) You can't solve the problem by throwing money at rich dicks, and c) You have to get out of the way and let the experts run things, which would mean admitting that someone else might be smarter than you.
 
2020-04-13 12:52:14 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Billy Bathsalt: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Donald Trump will never be the Republican presidential nominee.

Donald Trump will never be elected president.

Donald Trump will never survive the Comey firing.

Donald Trump will never survive the Mueller investigation.

Donald Trump will never survove (insert a couple hundred other things on which no other sitting president would ever be given a pass)

Donald Trump will never be able to successfully  gaslight enough of the electorate about the Coronavirus Pandemic.


/yeah, this'll be what does it for sure
// *eyeroll*

Whether or not you are pro-45, your downer attitude is what got my attention.  I have a new color for this type of post, not red state red, defeatist yellow.

That would apply if I decided it wasn't worth bothering to vote. The whole f#cking situation is depressing as hell, I can't see my damned therapist in person anymore, and one of the few things that has me the slightest bit hopeful is the prospect of being able to vote these scumbags out of office in November.

It's been years of watching idiocy reign supreme power in this country, and it takes a toll.

But where did I say I have given up to the point of not going out to vote? Christ, I make one point, some idiot reads too much into it, I somehow get painted as a Republican, and now you're piling it on, too!

F#ck, I do not need this shiat. Seriously, f#ck you, man.

Quit taking the farking bacon all the time and maybe people won't pile up on your shiat

/just sayin


How about people just don't be d!cks at the drop of a hat?
 
2020-04-13 12:53:11 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: jaytkay: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Okay, pal. You sure got me.

He pointed out that gaslighting, "worked well enough last time". It was a plain observation of fact.

You are insisting that it was an endorsement

No, they completely misconstrued and misrepresented my position and have marked me as a right-wing PoS out of an idiotic misunderstanding.

I have never supported right-wing ideology and I find the GOP utterly repugnant.


As one final test:
Which would you prefer?
A.  a large correctly formatted health system
B.  a puppy ( not the good kind)
or C. another tax break for the .01%
 
2020-04-13 12:53:53 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.

Wow. This is actually getting smarts.

Actual gaslighting in a thread about gaslighting.

Just... wow.


Lying isn't gaslighting. People need to learn what words mean BEFORE you they slapping them in every conversation they have. Donnie's words on how spectacular his response was aren't gaslighting, either. Gaslighting is when the lying is so egregious that they make you question your OWN reality and your recollection of reality. Simply lying, even when you lie so often that you get fact checked in real-time isn't gaslighting, it's just lying.

Here is the definition of gaslighting:
gas·light
/ˈɡaslīt/

verb
gerund or present participle: gaslighting

manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

1984? That was gaslighting. All Donnie does is lie. He doesn't try and make you doubt your own sanity because he's so convincing at it. It's just farking lying, that's all.
 
2020-04-13 12:55:12 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.


Point of order:

Someone saying that have never liked Trump does not necessarily imply that they were recently, or ever, a Republican or conservative.

Further, while I have less sympathy for the George Conway types that only recently went turncoat on the GOP, welcoming them to the party this way does not exactly create an inviting atmosphere for others who may be waffling.  Every time someone new realizes that Trump is poison, we should celebrate that.  We can hash out what kind of voice they should have going forward after we get rid of Trump.
 
2020-04-13 12:59:34 PM  

Mikey1969: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.

Wow. This is actually getting smarts.

Actual gaslighting in a thread about gaslighting.

Just... wow.

Lying isn't gaslighting. People need to learn what words mean BEFORE you they slapping them in every conversation they have. Donnie's words on how spectacular his response was aren't gaslighting, either. Gaslighting is when the lying is so egregious that they make you question your OWN reality and your recollection of reality. Simply lying, even when you lie so often that you get fact checked in real-time isn't gaslighting, it's just lying.

Here is the definition of gaslighting:
gas·light
/ˈɡaslīt/

verb
gerund or present participle: gaslighting
manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

1984? That was gaslighting. All Donnie does is lie. He doesn't try and make you doubt your own sanity because he's so convincing at it. It's just farking lying, that's all.


What do you call his constant fake news bullshiat whenever he's called out on a lie. He's asking you to doubt your own view of reality.
 
2020-04-13 1:00:45 PM  

Laptopia: Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.

Point of order:

Someone saying that have never liked Trump does not necessarily imply that they were recently, or ever, a Republican or conservative.

Further, while I have less sympathy for the George Conway types that only recently went turncoat on the GOP, welcoming them to the party this way does not exactly create an inviting atmosphere for others who may be waffling.  Every time someone new realizes that Trump is poison, we should celebrate that.  We can hash out what kind of voice they should have going forward after we get rid of Trump.



This is the Essence of politics, no?
 
2020-04-13 1:03:46 PM  

meat0918: Mikey1969: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Giant Clown Shoe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: I'm not a Trumper. Never have been, never will be.

says every douchbag conservative who jumped out when the crashing plane was 100 feet from impact.

Trump didn't evolve in a vacuum. This is the natural progression off 3 decades of right-wing bullshiat. Your deathbed conversion won't save you.

Wow. This is actually getting smarts.

Actual gaslighting in a thread about gaslighting.

Just... wow.

Lying isn't gaslighting. People need to learn what words mean BEFORE you they slapping them in every conversation they have. Donnie's words on how spectacular his response was aren't gaslighting, either. Gaslighting is when the lying is so egregious that they make you question your OWN reality and your recollection of reality. Simply lying, even when you lie so often that you get fact checked in real-time isn't gaslighting, it's just lying.

Here is the definition of gaslighting:
gas·light
/ˈɡaslīt/

verb
gerund or present participle: gaslighting
manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

1984? That was gaslighting. All Donnie does is lie. He doesn't try and make you doubt your own sanity because he's so convincing at it. It's just farking lying, that's all.

What do you call his constant fake news bullshiat whenever he's called out on a lie. He's asking you to doubt your own view of reality.


But he's not CAUSING you to do it. Look at the definition. Have you ever questioned your own sanity just because Donnie lies? And simply sticking his fingers in his ears and saying  "NYAH! NYAH! NYAH! NYAH!" isn't "psychological manipulation". He can ask whatever he wants, but it's not gaslighting unless he actually farks with your head.
 
2020-04-13 1:13:27 PM  

AurizenDarkstar: Just had it come over the news that he's planning to overrule all governors to demand that the states reopen businesses, no matter what.


He has absolutely no authority to do any such thing. Arguably Congress could, pursuant to its Commerce Clause powers, but even that would be a stretch. He is free to try, of course, but no one would be obligated to pay attention and short of sending in the Marines, he has no mechanism to force the issue.
 
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