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2020-08-09 6:08:22 AM  
55 votes:

Mad Scientist: "What, you mean the leopard really will eat my face?!"


Please, no more. My doctor says I'm more cholesterol than leopard now.

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2020-08-09 6:32:06 AM  
17 votes:
"Tell that asshole to keep the governments hands off my social security!!!"
 
2020-08-09 6:07:57 AM  
16 votes:

aagrajag: Original: Original Tweet:
AidenWolfe: My dad, a redneck who loathes politics & has NEVER voted, just left me a voicemail. Between the random string of obscenities, I can decipher "Boy, I need you to help me vote. Your momma just told me that son of a biatch is gonna fark me. That's my farking money."

Oh, now you care.

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2020-08-09 12:06:47 AM  
15 votes:

TWX: Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.

The smartest thing Democrats can do in purple or red states is to emphasize what the destruction of social security would mean, especially to people that have contributed to it for decades.


The fun bit might be if they can trick him into saying, "No, we'll raise money through other taxes" & get Biden to run ads telling his voters that Donnie's gonna raise your taxes like HW Bush did.
 
2020-08-09 5:40:26 AM  
10 votes:
Not really sure which guy is going to fark him.  It really is universal for every politico to fark you.
 
2020-08-09 7:20:18 AM  
8 votes:

Saiga410: Not really sure which guy is going to fark him.  It really is universal for every politico to fark you.


One's got lube, the other one has syphilis.
 
2020-08-09 8:59:19 AM  
6 votes:

t3knomanser: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Hunh, I honestly thought we'd have to wait for Monday to start seeing the tap-dance around "it's just a reform to the payroll 'tax'," but I guess this'll do for an opening act. If the Democrats have half a brain between the lot of them, they're not going to let go of "Trump is plotting to destroy Social Security." If he weren't such a dumbshiat, he wouldn't have even mentioned the payroll tax, but let's be honest: he doesn't know what the payroll tax is, or how it funds Social Security.

"Trump is going to destroy social security" is the new talking point, and the Democrats should use it as a club to beat the GOP with, and the GOP has nobody to blame for that but Trump, and themselves for enabling Trump. I hope they get eradicated in the next election.

Ok. So, you'll run ads telling people they won't get your social security check, and then when people still get their social security checks, you will...what?

"Because we stopped him"


Except you haven't done anything
 
2020-08-09 9:08:14 AM  
5 votes:

Norquist Vagprobe: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Hunh, I honestly thought we'd have to wait for Monday to start seeing the tap-dance around "it's just a reform to the payroll 'tax'," but I guess this'll do for an opening act. If the Democrats have half a brain between the lot of them, they're not going to let go of "Trump is plotting to destroy Social Security." If he weren't such a dumbshiat, he wouldn't have even mentioned the payroll tax, but let's be honest: he doesn't know what the payroll tax is, or how it funds Social Security.

"Trump is going to destroy social security" is the new talking point, and the Democrats should use it as a club to beat the GOP with, and the GOP has nobody to blame for that but Trump, and themselves for enabling Trump. I hope they get eradicated in the next election.

Ok. So, you'll run ads telling people they won't get your social security check, and then when people still get their social security checks, you will...what?

"Because we stopped him"

Except you haven't done anything

So? What does that have to do with politics? Trump has projected the image: removing the funding system behind Social Security. The Democrats can shape the shadow: that's a dismantling of Social Security. The only "win" for Trump now is to actually dismantle SS, because anything else means the Democrats can claim victory.

Politics is entirely about images and projection.

Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha

Oh, man. Good one.

You think Americans can tell the difference between image and reality? Wow, you have a lot more faith than I do.


Most of them can, yes, especially when it actually literally hits them in the face like getting a social security check after being told they won't get one.
 
2020-08-09 7:58:07 AM  
5 votes:
Hey, Boomers! President Trump's payroll tax holiday is just letting Gen X and Millennials skip out on paying for YOUR Social Security benefits!
 
2020-08-09 8:23:42 AM  
4 votes:

BeesNuts: qorkfiend: rolladuck: NathanAllen: Almost as if not receiving the monthly check that sustains their racist ways is the thing that could sever Republican support in the elderly.

It always has been the thing that would do it. The GOP has been careful to make social security untouchable for decades. Now, the chickens of their economic policies are coming home to roost, and they're backed into a corner. Normally, a clever arrangement would be worked with the Democrats that lets them save face with their voters. BUT, ...
This time, DT45 is in charge of their response.

Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Get a load of this guys winning strategy of "reassuring potential democratic voters that the one thing they are motivated by isn't really at risk."

The GOP appreciates the backup.


Get a load of this guy and his "tell easily disproven lies" strategy

The GOP appreciates the layup
 
2020-08-09 9:17:21 AM  
3 votes:
"He's not hurting the right people" has finally evolved into "He's hurting me".  Hey, it's progress.
 
2020-08-09 9:04:22 AM  
3 votes:

t3knomanser: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Hunh, I honestly thought we'd have to wait for Monday to start seeing the tap-dance around "it's just a reform to the payroll 'tax'," but I guess this'll do for an opening act. If the Democrats have half a brain between the lot of them, they're not going to let go of "Trump is plotting to destroy Social Security." If he weren't such a dumbshiat, he wouldn't have even mentioned the payroll tax, but let's be honest: he doesn't know what the payroll tax is, or how it funds Social Security.

"Trump is going to destroy social security" is the new talking point, and the Democrats should use it as a club to beat the GOP with, and the GOP has nobody to blame for that but Trump, and themselves for enabling Trump. I hope they get eradicated in the next election.

Ok. So, you'll run ads telling people they won't get your social security check, and then when people still get their social security checks, you will...what?

"Because we stopped him"

Except you haven't done anything

So? What does that have to do with politics? Trump has projected the image: removing the funding system behind Social Security. The Democrats can shape the shadow: that's a dismantling of Social Security. The only "win" for Trump now is to actually dismantle SS, because anything else means the Democrats can claim victory.

Politics is entirely about images and projection.


Hahahahahahaha hahahahahaha

Oh, man. Good one.
 
2020-08-09 7:53:29 AM  
3 votes:

rolladuck: NathanAllen: Almost as if not receiving the monthly check that sustains their racist ways is the thing that could sever Republican support in the elderly.

It always has been the thing that would do it. The GOP has been careful to make social security untouchable for decades. Now, the chickens of their economic policies are coming home to roost, and they're backed into a corner. Normally, a clever arrangement would be worked with the Democrats that lets them save face with their voters. BUT, ...
This time, DT45 is in charge of their response.


Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check
 
2020-08-09 5:55:05 AM  
3 votes:
On one hand, good.


On the other hand, "It took you this long you stupid, ignorant, repugnant mother farker?"


Let him vote, then put him down like Old Yeller.
 
2020-08-09 8:37:12 AM  
2 votes:

qorkfiend: BeesNuts: qorkfiend: rolladuck: NathanAllen: Almost as if not receiving the monthly check that sustains their racist ways is the thing that could sever Republican support in the elderly.

It always has been the thing that would do it. The GOP has been careful to make social security untouchable for decades. Now, the chickens of their economic policies are coming home to roost, and they're backed into a corner. Normally, a clever arrangement would be worked with the Democrats that lets them save face with their voters. BUT, ...
This time, DT45 is in charge of their response.

Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Get a load of this guys winning strategy of "reassuring potential democratic voters that the one thing they are motivated by isn't really at risk."

The GOP appreciates the backup.

Get a load of this guy and his "tell easily disproven lies" strategy

The GOP appreciates the layup


Easily disproven lies like "This is an attack on social security." and "Now that some less engaged voters appear to be catching wise to this, perhaps Democrats should not vaguely insist that their social security is completely safe forever."

Yes.  Such easily.  Many disproven.  Much lies.
 
2020-08-09 7:55:38 AM  
2 votes:

links136: I want that sauce Morty!: If Democrats are going to make any inroads into rural areas, they are going to have to go after people like this. People that don't normally vote. Not everyone that lives out here is a knuckle dragging, MAGA hat wearing, racial slur shouting asshole. However, the ones that are will NEVER change their minds about anything. Find someone who doesn't vote and give them a reason to.

The South largely voted for Jimmy Carter, and then against him, but they still bought into him at first.


Clinton won several, Obama won Indiana.  The next step is to stop talking about nuking them from orbit and start putting resources into the state.  Have an agenda other than "not as bad as those assholes", significant help for people in those areas, and talk to as many people as possible, face to face.  Might get to learn some helpful things ourselves
 
2020-08-09 6:02:20 AM  
2 votes:
"What, you mean the leopard really will eat my face?!"
 
2020-08-09 11:56:16 AM  
1 vote:

tricycleracer: "He's not hurting the right people" has finally evolved into "He's hurting me".  Hey, it's progress.


"You mean the same bad things to happen to 'other people' can happen to me too? But I'm an economically anxious temporarily embarrassed millionaire, I can't receive the same treatment as 'other people'. Better turn on Fox/Newsmax/OAN so I'll know what to think."
 
2020-08-09 10:45:55 AM  
1 vote:

TWX: Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.

The smartest thing Democrats can do in purple or red states is to emphasize what the destruction of social security would mean, especially to people that have contributed to it for decades.


I'm honestly surprised they haven't spun reopening as "someone else's grandma dies, yours gets more social security!"
 
2020-08-09 10:37:15 AM  
1 vote:

t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Most of them can, yes, especially when it actually literally hits them in the face like getting a social security check after being told they won't get one.

There's a sizeable portion of Americans who think Trump personally sent them $1,200 in pandemic relief, because he's a billionaire who can do that.


How many of them dumped some of it in the lottery and don't want taxes to go up for millionaires because they are going to win the lottery?
 
2020-08-09 10:36:32 AM  
1 vote:

TWX: Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.

The smartest thing Democrats can do in purple or red states is to emphasize what the destruction of social security would mean, especially to people that have contributed to it for decades.


What good is social security, if you don't have a 2nd amendment or a well funded military to defend it?
 
2020-08-09 10:09:35 AM  
1 vote:
I have a cousin named aiden wolfe who is from a psycho nutty religious family.  I don't ever talk to that side of the family. I wonder....
 
2020-08-09 10:05:57 AM  
1 vote:
Stiggin' it is only fun when it's happening to someone else, huh?
 
2020-08-09 10:02:20 AM  
1 vote:

links136: I want that sauce Morty!: If Democrats are going to make any inroads into rural areas, they are going to have to go after people like this. People that don't normally vote. Not everyone that lives out here is a knuckle dragging, MAGA hat wearing, racial slur shouting asshole. However, the ones that are will NEVER change their minds about anything. Find someone who doesn't vote and give them a reason to.

The South largely voted for Jimmy Carter, and then against him, but they still bought into him at first.


Yep. Because they thought he was an Evangelicals, and it turned out he was a good person.
 
2020-08-09 9:56:43 AM  
1 vote:

TWX: Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.



Wow! How wide is that overly-broad brush you are using to stereotype seniors? Does Home Depot even make something that big?
 
2020-08-09 8:55:30 AM  
1 vote:

t3knomanser: qorkfiend: Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Hunh, I honestly thought we'd have to wait for Monday to start seeing the tap-dance around "it's just a reform to the payroll 'tax'," but I guess this'll do for an opening act. If the Democrats have half a brain between the lot of them, they're not going to let go of "Trump is plotting to destroy Social Security." If he weren't such a dumbshiat, he wouldn't have even mentioned the payroll tax, but let's be honest: he doesn't know what the payroll tax is, or how it funds Social Security.

"Trump is going to destroy social security" is the new talking point, and the Democrats should use it as a club to beat the GOP with, and the GOP has nobody to blame for that but Trump, and themselves for enabling Trump. I hope they get eradicated in the next election.


Ok. So, you'll run ads telling people they won't get your social security check, and then when people still get their social security checks, you will...what?
 
2020-08-09 8:54:21 AM  
1 vote:

BeesNuts: qorkfiend: BeesNuts: qorkfiend: rolladuck: NathanAllen: Almost as if not receiving the monthly check that sustains their racist ways is the thing that could sever Republican support in the elderly.

It always has been the thing that would do it. The GOP has been careful to make social security untouchable for decades. Now, the chickens of their economic policies are coming home to roost, and they're backed into a corner. Normally, a clever arrangement would be worked with the Democrats that lets them save face with their voters. BUT, ...
This time, DT45 is in charge of their response.

Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check

Get a load of this guys winning strategy of "reassuring potential democratic voters that the one thing they are motivated by isn't really at risk."

The GOP appreciates the backup.

Get a load of this guy and his "tell easily disproven lies" strategy

The GOP appreciates the layup

Easily disproven lies like "This is an attack on social security." and "Now that some less engaged voters appear to be catching wise to this, perhaps Democrats should not vaguely insist that their social security is completely safe forever."

Yes.  Such easily.  Many disproven.  Much lies.


Easily disproven lies like "you won't receive your social security check"
 
2020-08-09 8:13:34 AM  
1 vote:

qorkfiend: rolladuck: NathanAllen: Almost as if not receiving the monthly check that sustains their racist ways is the thing that could sever Republican support in the elderly.

It always has been the thing that would do it. The GOP has been careful to make social security untouchable for decades. Now, the chickens of their economic policies are coming home to roost, and they're backed into a corner. Normally, a clever arrangement would be worked with the Democrats that lets them save face with their voters. BUT, ...
This time, DT45 is in charge of their response.

Nothing is stopping anyone's social security check


Get a load of this guys winning strategy of "reassuring potential democratic voters that the one thing they are motivated by isn't really at risk."

The GOP appreciates the backup.
 
2020-08-09 6:44:09 AM  
1 vote:

Chariset: jst3p: On one hand, good.


On the other hand, "It took you this long you stupid, ignorant, repugnant mother farker?"

Yeah.

I mean, good on you for finally seeing that this man's policies are ad hoc cruelties based on spite, but a lot of us could see that back in 2015.  Why didn't that bother you until now, when it personally hurts you?


"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." ― George Carlin
 
2020-08-09 6:26:45 AM  
1 vote:

jst3p: On one hand, good.


On the other hand, "It took you this long you stupid, ignorant, repugnant mother farker?"


Yeah.

I mean, good on you for finally seeing that this man's policies are ad hoc cruelties based on spite, but a lot of us could see that back in 2015.  Why didn't that bother you until now, when it personally hurts you?
 
2020-08-09 6:25:14 AM  
1 vote:

OhioUGrad: TWX: Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.

The smartest thing Democrats can do in purple or red states is to emphasize what the destruction of social security would mean, especially to people that have contributed to it for decades.

Sadly most of them won't care or won't get it until it actually slaps them in the face. It's so easy for them to vote against their own best interest because it takes so long to hit them personally.


Yeah it wont happen to them because it was supposed to happen to "those people" like years ago the Trump voter that was upset over him doing something about and said she was mad he wasn't hurting the people that were supposed to be hurt. They wont think it will happen to them until they open the mail and see that small check.
The dems really need to hammer this home like how the GOP was all about death panels during the ACA debate. They need to take the gloves off and stop doing the "They go low, we go high" stuff. They need to go full Lincoln project for at least the next four election cycles and use a bit more fear in their ads.
 
2020-08-09 6:10:32 AM  
1 vote:

I want that sauce Morty!: If Democrats are going to make any inroads into rural areas, they are going to have to go after people like this. People that don't normally vote. Not everyone that lives out here is a knuckle dragging, MAGA hat wearing, racial slur shouting asshole. However, the ones that are will NEVER change their minds about anything. Find someone who doesn't vote and give them a reason to.


The South largely voted for Jimmy Carter, and then against him, but they still bought into him at first.
 
2020-08-09 5:45:19 AM  
1 vote:

Original: Original Tweet:

AidenWolfe: My dad, a redneck who loathes politics & has NEVER voted, just left me a voicemail. Between the random string of obscenities, I can decipher "Boy, I need you to help me vote. Your momma just told me that son of a biatch is gonna fark me. That's my farking money."


Oh, now you care.

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2020-08-09 5:30:20 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-08-08 11:41:07 PM  
1 vote:
Yep.  Gutting social security ironically might be the thing that finally gets through the thick skulls of many of his uneducated, poor Republican supporters or those that were never otherwise paying attention.

I can't count the number of times I've spoken with older poor people that talked about their next (pending) social security check.  These sorts of people had never saved for retirement and a paltry monthly check was the only thing keeping them solvent.

The smartest thing Democrats can do in purple or red states is to emphasize what the destruction of social security would mean, especially to people that have contributed to it for decades.
 
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