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2020-12-02 9:03:27 AM  
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2020-12-02 9:11:34 AM  
Need to get Ted Lieu's team on it.  Get them to start pulling up video and audio clips, of each one smirking off whatever equates.  Since we have verified that there's always a tweet, and every accusation is a confession, there's a treasure trove to be flung in the face of whoever is pearl clutching.

Before allowing whatever Congresscritter is trying to get in your camera or microphone, pull up your handy file of clips from 2015-2020.  Have your production assistant waiting to hear whatever is the pearl of the moment, and as soon as that critter takes a breath, roll the archive material.
 
2020-12-02 9:17:17 AM  

cherryl taggart: Need to get Ted Lieu's team on it.  Get them to start pulling up video and audio clips, of each one smirking off whatever equates.  Since we have verified that there's always a tweet, and every accusation is a confession, there's a treasure trove to be flung in the face of whoever is pearl clutching.

Before allowing whatever Congresscritter is trying to get in your camera or microphone, pull up your handy file of clips from 2015-2020.  Have your production assistant waiting to hear whatever is the pearl of the moment, and as soon as that critter takes a breath, roll the archive material.


I was thinking this with regard to Neera Tanden.

Every time someone talks about her tweets they just need to pull up a clip of a reporter asking them about Trump's.

What kills is me is that many of his hits were about Republicans themselves.
 
2020-12-02 9:17:55 AM  
Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.
 
2020-12-02 9:23:57 AM  
Scorched Earth, mfers.
 
2020-12-02 9:26:36 AM  
Treat republican politicians exactly the same way that you would treat any other criminal who is attempting to run a scam on you.
 
2020-12-02 9:28:33 AM  
The GOP can:

1. Go fark themselves
2. Go fark themselves
and finally
3. Go fark themselves.

Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat.
 
2020-12-02 9:30:18 AM  
Republicans are namby pamby little crybabies when they don't get their way.  Stems from upbringing.  Their parents are probably assholes.
 
2020-12-02 9:41:42 AM  
I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.
 
2020-12-02 9:46:12 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.


Firing squad?
 
2020-12-02 9:48:17 AM  

MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.


It's been done.  Expanded drone use, surveillance?   Pish.  Obama wore a tan suit and had odd choices in condiments.
 
2020-12-02 9:51:04 AM  

Diogenes: MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.

It's been done.  Expanded drone use, surveillance?   Pish.  Obama wore a tan suit and had odd choices in condiments.


Do you have The Shine, too?
 
2020-12-02 9:51:34 AM  
Rethuglicans blocking appointees based on "questionable tweets" is going to pin the Irony Meter so farking hard it will summon Galactus and then none of this will matter anyway.
 
2020-12-02 9:53:19 AM  
F*ck Their Phony-Ass Feelings.
 
2020-12-02 9:54:56 AM  
Republicans don't care about the past. They've already gotten away with it.
 
2020-12-02 9:55:41 AM  
Someone(s) in Trump's circle of hell is being investigated for bribery in return for presidential pardons RIGHT FARKING NOW, something that likely has NEVER been done in US history. And republicans have said nothing, as usual.

Republicans, I want to hear neither Jack nor Shat of what you have to say. Not one goddamn peep from your faces. Just STFU for the next four years and forever about "scandals". And f'k your pearls too.
 
2020-12-02 9:55:57 AM  
C'mon, Georgia.

Don't let us down.
 
2020-12-02 9:56:12 AM  
And they'll start biatching about the deficit next month, too.
 
2020-12-02 9:56:31 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.


And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.
 
2020-12-02 9:58:53 AM  
Republican senators need to be muzzled, de-gloved, and blinded. They have no place to complain about anything Democrats do in the future because they sucked the saddest and ugliest cock on the planet then begged for more.
 
2020-12-02 9:59:22 AM  
Republican crimes, not mere scandals.
 
2020-12-02 9:59:47 AM  

MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.


On a sidenote, I'm all about exploring interesting fetishes, but I just can't get behind vore. Not kink-shaming, but this one honestly makes me uncomfortable. Which is saying something given the shiat I put up with. *sigh-fap*
 
2020-12-02 10:00:04 AM  

hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.


I'd say stop trying to take the high road and actually try to run counter messaging against Republican bullshiat. Right now, Democrat's main strategy seems to be to let Republicans control the narrative, say whatever they want, and assume their constituents are smart enough to sift through the crap themselves.
 
2020-12-02 10:00:39 AM  

rewind2846: Someone(s) in Trump's circle of hell is being investigated for bribery in return for presidential pardons RIGHT FARKING NOW, something that likely has NEVER been done in US history. And republicans have said nothing, as usual.

Republicans, I want to hear neither Jack nor Shat of what you have to say. Not one goddamn peep from your faces. Just STFU for the next four years and forever about "scandals". And f'k your pearls too.


They "haven't seen those reports" so how can they have an opinion on that.
 
2020-12-02 10:01:17 AM  

MattytheMouse: Diogenes: MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.

It's been done.  Expanded drone use, surveillance?   Pish.  Obama wore a tan suit and had odd choices in condiments.

Do you have The Shine, too?


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2020-12-02 10:01:29 AM  

hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.


Go about your agenda without regard for Republican howling. Be merciless, pull every lever you need to pull to get the job done. Stop relying on Republican support or approval to do anything, just farking do what your voter base wants.

It's called governing, and I understand how you don't know what it is; you've never seen it before from Democrats.
 
2020-12-02 10:02:48 AM  

Rambino: MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.

On a sidenote, I'm all about exploring interesting fetishes, but I just can't get behind vore. Not kink-shaming, but this one honestly makes me uncomfortable. Which is saying something given the shiat I put up with. *sigh-fap*


Trust me: every other voraphile I know has a crisis of conscience over the fact that they get off to vore. Usually, it's resolved when they realize that actually eating people and/or things Jeffery Dahmer-style is still repugnant to them.
 
2020-12-02 10:03:24 AM  

hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.


The same one Bernie had.  Well, said he had.

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2020-12-02 10:03:40 AM  
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2020-12-02 10:03:41 AM  

MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.


Counter(?) prediction: The Democrats will spend so much time not committing to a direction because they've been infiltrated by conservatives who were too disgusted by the slow-boil Trumpening of the their party since 1996, and we'll wind up with the exact same miserably barbaric policies we've been saddled with as a consequence of years of gerrymandering, lies, and a lack of focus from Democrat messaging.
 
2020-12-02 10:03:47 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.


Specifically what would that leadership do differently?
 
2020-12-02 10:05:05 AM  
MattytheMouse:

I'd say stop trying to take the high road and actually try to run counter messaging against Republican bullshiat. Right now, Democrat's main strategy seems to be to let Republicans control the narrative, say whatever they want, and assume their constituents are smart enough to sift through the crap themselves.

But that's...literally what Schumer is doing here? He's calling them out on their bullshiat.
 
2020-12-02 10:05:05 AM  

Clearly Canadian: MattytheMouse: I am psychic. I can forecast the future.

Biden's presidency is going to suck, but we're gonna wind up overlooking a lot of it, because republicans will spend all their time biatching about Hunter Biden's vore porn collection rather than Biden rebranding ICE detention facilities as permanent daycares, or whatever.

Counter(?) prediction: The Democrats will spend so much time not committing to a direction because they've been infiltrated by conservatives who were too disgusted by the slow-boil Trumpening of the their party since 1996, and we'll wind up with the exact same miserably barbaric policies we've been saddled with as a consequence of years of gerrymandering, lies, and a lack of focus from Democrat messaging.


Your prediction is tangentially related to mine.
 
2020-12-02 10:06:03 AM  

The Homer Tax: MattytheMouse:

I'd say stop trying to take the high road and actually try to run counter messaging against Republican bullshiat. Right now, Democrat's main strategy seems to be to let Republicans control the narrative, say whatever they want, and assume their constituents are smart enough to sift through the crap themselves.

But that's...literally what Schumer is doing here? He's calling them out on their bullshiat.


And they should keep it up and incorporate it into party-wide messaging.
 
2020-12-02 10:06:32 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Go about your agenda without regard for Republican howling. Be merciless, pull every lever you need to pull to get the job done. Stop relying on Republican support or approval to do anything, just farking do what your voter base wants.

It's called governing, and I understand how you don't know what it is; you've never seen it before from Democrats.


How specifically do you "just do the things you want to do" in the American Legislative system without the Senate?
 
2020-12-02 10:07:17 AM  

The Homer Tax: AdmirableSnackbar: We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

Specifically what would that leadership do differently?


They would act instead of looking for Republican approval before they say or do anything.

This is not complicated and it's been the answer for thread after thread after thread after thread and still you act as though this question has never been answered. You're not asking it in good faith anymore, you really don't want an answer you just want doing nothing and pointing at Republicans to be an acceptable style of governing. It's not. It doesn't work. It's failed. And yet you need justification after justification after justification before even considering doing something a little bit differently.

Stop asking bad faith questions that have been answered time and time again. You have your answer, now get to work or stop asking the question every goddamn thread, it's getting tiresome to see people act stupid when they're (I assume) not.
 
2020-12-02 10:07:56 AM  

fzumrk: They "haven't seen those reports" so how can they have an opinion on that.


What year are you living in? Republicans have an "opinion" on shat they have never seen and will never see.
 
2020-12-02 10:08:10 AM  

The Homer Tax: AdmirableSnackbar: Go about your agenda without regard for Republican howling. Be merciless, pull every lever you need to pull to get the job done. Stop relying on Republican support or approval to do anything, just farking do what your voter base wants.

It's called governing, and I understand how you don't know what it is; you've never seen it before from Democrats.

How specifically do you "just do the things you want to do" in the American Legislative system without the Senate?


Republicans did it when they only had the House and Democrats had the White House and Senate. Figure it out.
 
2020-12-02 10:08:41 AM  
All of sudden they are going to care about deficits, spending, the Covid response, executive power and oversight to name just a few.

Turn GA blue and make it moot. Write in Trump for Senate.
 
2020-12-02 10:11:00 AM  
At some point words aren't going to be enough and a baseball bat will need to be employed. That point will come with those people as more Americans die and hospitals are flooded with COVID patients.
 
2020-12-02 10:11:10 AM  
Now integrity is important to them.  I wonder what changed?
 
2020-12-02 10:12:30 AM  

MattytheMouse: hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.

I'd say stop trying to take the high road and actually try to run counter messaging against Republican bullshiat. Right now, Democrat's main strategy seems to be to let Republicans control the narrative, say whatever they want, and assume their constituents are smart enough to sift through the crap themselves.


I dont know how hamming home the hypocrisy isn't a way of grabbing the narrative.  Look, Republicans are good at lying and good at cognitive dissonance. I dont expect calling it out will shame them into changing their ways or convince their supporters of the truth, but its still an important exercise.  Yes, we should do more; be more explicit; but I have never heard Snackbar offer one actionable suggestion.
 
2020-12-02 10:12:42 AM  
Democrats still don't understand the game.
 
2020-12-02 10:12:51 AM  
Sadly, they (will) have the votes to block whatever Moscow Mitch says they should.

I do enjoy the thought that mitch's blood pressure will go up every time some uppity junior trumper realizes their vote has power & demands a bribe, but ultimately the trumpers will band together against the evil Democrats.

Take back the senate, then have at it. Until then, trying to embarrass a trumper by pointing out their hypocrisy is like trying to explain physics to a cat. They could understand, but just don't give a shiat.
 
2020-12-02 10:12:54 AM  

MattytheMouse: And they should keep it up


Then why are you complaining?
 
2020-12-02 10:13:06 AM  

Diogenes: Obama ... had odd choices in condiments.


Even this needs a "get farked" response.

Obama liked a particular type of mustard. Trump like tomato ketchup on well done steaks.
 
2020-12-02 10:14:06 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.

Go about your agenda without regard for Republican howling. Be merciless, pull every lever you need to pull to get the job done. Stop relying on Republican support or approval to do anything, just farking do what your voter base wants.

It's called governing, and I understand how you don't know what it is; you've never seen it before from Democrats.


So use tools you have to do stuff you can do? Things, you want them to do things?
 
2020-12-02 10:14:33 AM  

hugadarn: I dont know how hamming home the hypocrisy isn't a way of grabbing the narrative.


Because there's no positive narrative coming from Democrats. The conversation is still about what Republicans say and do, and not at all about what Democrats want to do or are doing. It's not grabbing control of the narrative, it's flat-out ceding the narrative to Republicans.

How is this so hard to understand?
 
2020-12-02 10:15:41 AM  

The Homer Tax: MattytheMouse: And they should keep it up

Then why are you complaining?


Because despite all my rage, I'm still just a mouse in a cage.
 
2020-12-02 10:15:44 AM  

hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: hugadarn: AdmirableSnackbar: Pointing out Republican hypocrisy is fun and all but it accomplishes nothing. They don't care; they have no shame. This just shows that the Democrats haven't learned a damn thing, ever. Merrick farking Garland anyone?

We need leadership that actually understands the lay of the land and the nature of Republicans and how to deal with them.

And what exactly should the strategy be? Be specific and show your work.

Go about your agenda without regard for Republican howling. Be merciless, pull every lever you need to pull to get the job done. Stop relying on Republican support or approval to do anything, just farking do what your voter base wants.

It's called governing, and I understand how you don't know what it is; you've never seen it before from Democrats.

So use tools you have to do stuff you can do? Things, you want them to do things?


It would be nice, for a change. Big things. Nibbling around the edges and doing almost nothing isn't working, if you haven't noticed. Trump winning in 2016 should have been a giant warning sign but it's clear that you're completely ignoring it. Nothing I can do about that, that's on you to learn from mistakes.
 
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