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(CNN)   Headline:"Voters still don't like the GOP's answer to the coronavirus." Subby is going out on a limb here, but maybe that's because the answer is still "just die already, we don't care"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-09-20 3:17:51 AM  
'We love killing Americans.  It gets our tiny dicks hard, even as our lungs fail.'
 
2021-09-20 3:18:11 AM  
HermanCainAward nods in approval to GOP's answer.
 
2021-09-20 3:19:19 AM  
It's not too relevant to the US but in Australia where state governments have been in charge of lockdowms, masks and border closures every state election since the pandemic began has seen the incumbent reelected. All of the states have followed the science and COVID has only been a problem in two states. People want safety and they reward politicians who get that. But that's here.
 
2021-09-20 3:21:23 AM  
There's just something about phony hoaxes that aren't that serious that were engineered in a Chinese lab and unleashed on the West, to which 45** masterminded the fastest vaccine success story ever but that people don't trust because the think it was developed too fast that leaves some people confused. I don't know why. But I hear it's all under control now and we can all get back to work.
 
2021-09-20 3:25:28 AM  
Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.
 
2021-09-20 3:31:45 AM  

skubwa: HermanCainAward nods in approval to GOP's answer.


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2021-09-20 3:32:10 AM  

Snapper Carr: Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.


The minute trump lost they could have gotten on board with everything, and even had the out of "more science has come in, and so now we support various government restrictions ok your freedoms. We only fought because there wasn't good evidence then."

And then for the majority of voters the pandemic would have ceased being political. They want it to be bad and they want it to be on Biden.
 
2021-09-20 3:32:43 AM  
Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.
 
2021-09-20 3:33:24 AM  

FatherChaos: skubwa: HermanCainAward nods in approval to GOP's answer.

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2021-09-20 3:37:38 AM  
Voters will still put the GOP in power in large swathes of the country, though, because who would vote for a Demonrat even if it saves your life? That's just crazy talk!
 
2021-09-20 3:42:33 AM  

Aussie_As: It's not too relevant to the US but in Australia where state governments have been in charge of lockdowms, masks and border closures every state election since the pandemic began has seen the incumbent reelected. All of the states have followed the science and COVID has only been a problem in two states. People want safety and they reward politicians who get that. But that's here.


In the US many have been completely programmed that some nebulous concept of FREEDOM is far more important than personal safety, to the point where asking them if said freedom were very likely to result in serious personal injury or death would they still pursue it the answer would be a resounding, spittle-flecked "YES!"

We saw this in the protests against seatbelt and helmet laws in the previous decades. We saw it in the steadfast resistance to any kind of reasonable safety measures with regards to gun laws. We see it with every regulation that results in clean soil, water and air which would otherwise result in serious long-term health problems.

Funny thing is, the protestations in favor of FREEDOM only last until the pain from their idiocy hits their nervous system, if they're lucky to not shoot right past that point.
 
2021-09-20 3:49:02 AM  
Everything is about freedom! It's the ultimate of the ultimate. You can't force me not to drink from a lead cup. Freedom! I think.. wait, what were we talking about? My stomach hurts but screw you cuz I'm mad for some reason! I need more coffee from a beautiful lead cup!
 
2021-09-20 3:55:30 AM  

danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.


Do they speak English in GOP?
 
2021-09-20 3:58:39 AM  

Purple_Urkle: danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.

Do they speak English in GOP?


They speak Republican.  It looks a lot like English, but the meaning of words is vague, if not completely backwards.
 
2021-09-20 3:58:51 AM  

Purple_Urkle: danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.

Do they speak English in GOP?


They speak 'murican.
 
2021-09-20 4:02:58 AM  

Purple_Urkle: danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.

Do they speak English in GOP?


I Don't Remember Asking You a Goddamn Thing
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2021-09-20 4:03:52 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Purple_Urkle: danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.

Do they speak English in GOP?

[YouTube video: I Don't Remember Asking You a Goddamn Thing]


English, mf! Do you speak it?!
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2021-09-20 4:05:57 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Purple_Urkle: Purple_Urkle: danvon: Personally, I don't recall asking the GOP a got damned thing.

Do they speak English in GOP?

[YouTube video: I Don't Remember Asking You a Goddamn Thing]

[YouTube video: English, mf! Do you speak it?!]


Practical Russian lesson with Boris
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2021-09-20 4:10:40 AM  

Smackledorfer: Snapper Carr: Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.

The minute trump lost they could have gotten on board with everything, and even had the out of "more science has come in, and so now we support various government restrictions ok your freedoms. We only fought because there wasn't good evidence then."

And then for the majority of voters the pandemic would have ceased being political. They want it to be bad and they want it to be on Biden.


This is the second part of the rewriting of 2016-2021 history the GOP are busy working on.
The first is saying January 6, nothing wrong happened.
The second is that COVID is Joe Biden's fault, or Obama's, or Fauci's, or Hillary's. Anyone but Trump's.

Before you laugh, let it be known the disinformation works here too. There are those who believe Obama was responsible for 9/11.

The GOP response to COVID would've been worse with Hillary as president. With Trump, there were a few half-assed attempts by GOP governors and mayors to cover their ass properly or do common sense before the DERPHAMMER dropped from Fox or the Fanta Menace. With Hillary, I think it would be clear to smear as much on her as possible. INCREASE THE BODY COUNT AND SHOW DEMOCRATS ARE PLAGUE RATS.
 
2021-09-20 4:10:45 AM  

Smoking GNU: Aussie_As: It's not too relevant to the US but in Australia where state governments have been in charge of lockdowms, masks and border closures every state election since the pandemic began has seen the incumbent reelected. All of the states have followed the science and COVID has only been a problem in two states. People want safety and they reward politicians who get that. But that's here.

In the US many have been completely programmed that some nebulous concept of FREEDOM is far more important than personal safety, to the point where asking them if said freedom were very likely to result in serious personal injury or death would they still pursue it the answer would be a resounding, spittle-flecked "YES!"

We saw this in the protests against seatbelt and helmet laws in the previous decades. We saw it in the steadfast resistance to any kind of reasonable safety measures with regards to gun laws. We see it with every regulation that results in clean soil, water and air which would otherwise result in serious long-term health problems.

Funny thing is, the protestations in favor of FREEDOM only last until the pain from their idiocy hits their nervous system, if they're lucky to not shoot right past that point.


Yeah, their pre-programmed convictions don't hold up well in the face of personal realities.
 
2021-09-20 4:49:57 AM  

wademh: There's just something about phony hoaxes that aren't that serious that were engineered in a Chinese lab and unleashed on the West, to which 45** masterminded the fastest vaccine success story ever but that people don't trust because the think it was developed too fast that leaves some people confused. I don't know why. But I hear it's all under control now and we can all get back to work.


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2021-09-20 5:11:29 AM  
Kiss more equivalent Republican ass, CNN, you contemptible assclowns.
 
2021-09-20 5:19:38 AM  
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2021-09-20 5:41:29 AM  
"Trump may very well have won the 2020 election had he formulated a better response to the pandemic."

Jumping instantly to "I'm the victim here" is in his DNA. He squandered a one in a hundred disaster that would have united everyone behind the flag. But he's too stupid to recognize having an advantage.
 
2021-09-20 5:48:48 AM  
Freedom sounds much better than businesses and churches not wanting to lose profit.
 
2021-09-20 5:57:24 AM  
The Republican Party has incorporated pandemicide into its official platform, just as it has absolute opposition to whatever position the Democrats take on issues and policies. No matter the cost in human lives.

Psychopaths and Fascists.  No wonder discerning voters have a problem with them.
 
2021-09-20 6:17:24 AM  

another one of them: The Republican Party has incorporated pandemicide into its official platform, just as it has absolute opposition to whatever position the Democrats take on issues and policies. No matter the cost in human lives.

Psychopaths and Fascists.  No wonder discerning voters have a problem with them.


Wouldn't "pandemicide" be "killing the pandemic"
 
2021-09-20 6:23:04 AM  

liquidsiphon: Everything is about freedom! It's the ultimate of the ultimate. You can't force me not to drink from a lead cup. Freedom! I think.. wait, what were we talking about? My stomach hurts but screw you cuz I'm mad for some reason! I need more coffee from a beautiful lead cup!


Might Insuggest a nice Thallium cup?  It'll, uh, freedom you up much faster!
 
2021-09-20 6:23:42 AM  

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NGL... I wish that was truly the case.
 
2021-09-20 6:42:26 AM  

Alphax: 'We love killing Americans.  It gets our tiny dicks hard, even as our lungs fail.'


Of course it does. You ask a bunch of people to die to prove a point and they do it enthusiastically? Of course it gets them hard, these people are dying purely for spite. Meanwhile, those in the know get the vaccinations so they aren't in any real danger
 
2021-09-20 6:48:01 AM  

Aussie_As: It's not too relevant to the US but in Australia where state governments have been in charge of lockdowms, masks and border closures every state election since the pandemic began has seen the incumbent reelected. All of the states have followed the science and COVID has only been a problem in two states. People want safety and they reward politicians who get that. But that's here.


In shiathole red states and counties, death can be the only release.  It's really no wonder they crave it, what we really need to do is a find a way to keep them from taking as many people with them, like they want to do.
 
2021-09-20 6:49:52 AM  
Answer?  Answer, CNN?  Please explain their "answer " you sacks of shiat.
 
2021-09-20 6:52:02 AM  

whr21: [Fark user image 416x721]


In other words the Trumpers have painted themselves in a corner and it is the Democrats fault by insisting they start at the corner and work towards the door. Because the Trumpers will do anything to spite the Democrats, giving the Trumper solid fact based advice in their best interest is akin to intentional sabotage. It is not the Trumper's fault for letting their spite usurp their common sense, it is the Democrats' fault for expecting Trumpers to use common sense in the face of facts.

The drone strike is a nice added touch. Approximately 241,000 Afghanistan civilians were killed during the U.S. occupation and military operations over the past 20+ years, yet the 7 who died a few weeks ago seemingly are the only ones that mattered. Just like the 9 who died at the airport is a travesty, but the 2500+ who died before are "meh". Or the capitol police officers whose blue lives did not matter.

The Lincoln Project or some other group should do a media blitz showing the right wing politicization and exploitation of human lives to divide us as a nation, and point out all the logical inconsistencies in their narrative. .
 
2021-09-20 6:53:43 AM  

qorkfiend: another one of them: The Republican Party has incorporated pandemicide into its official platform, just as it has absolute opposition to whatever position the Democrats take on issues and policies. No matter the cost in human lives.

Psychopaths and Fascists.  No wonder discerning voters have a problem with them.

Wouldn't "pandemicide" be "killing the pandemic"


You can credit DJT for "pandemicide" entering the modern lexicon.

Call it what it is: A Pandemicide
 
2021-09-20 6:57:17 AM  
It's a good thing for the GOP that voters' will doesn't matter anymore.
 
2021-09-20 7:06:35 AM  

another one of them: qorkfiend: another one of them: The Republican Party has incorporated pandemicide into its official platform, just as it has absolute opposition to whatever position the Democrats take on issues and policies. No matter the cost in human lives.

Psychopaths and Fascists.  No wonder discerning voters have a problem with them.

Wouldn't "pandemicide" be "killing the pandemic"

You can credit DJT for "pandemicide" entering the modern lexicon.

Call it what it is: A Pandemicide


It's nice that you have a link and all but their construction is also incorrect.

For example, "regicide" does not mean "murder by the king". It means "murder of the king".
 
2021-09-20 7:13:37 AM  
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2021-09-20 7:48:15 AM  
Yet Texas will STILL reelect that POS Abbot, even when most of us want him strung up by his testicles.

To make matters worse, what caused that "minor" issue in February still hasn't been fixed and long range winter forecast  this winter are looking wee bit dicey. Better start looking at kerosene heaters and possibly a generator.
 
2021-09-20 7:50:24 AM  

heavymetal: whr21: [Fark user image 416x721]

In other words the Trumpers have painted themselves in a corner and it is the Democrats fault by insisting they start at the corner and work towards the door. Because the Trumpers will do anything to spite the Democrats, giving the Trumper solid fact based advice in their best interest is akin to intentional sabotage. It is not the Trumper's fault for letting their spite usurp their common sense, it is the Democrats' fault for expecting Trumpers to use common sense in the face of facts.

The drone strike is a nice added touch. Approximately 241,000 Afghanistan civilians were killed during the U.S. occupation and military operations over the past 20+ years, yet the 7 who died a few weeks ago seemingly are the only ones that mattered. Just like the 9 who died at the airport is a travesty, but the 2500+ who died before are "meh". Or the capitol police officers whose blue lives did not matter.

The Lincoln Project or some other group should do a media blitz showing the right wing politicization and exploitation of human lives to divide us as a nation, and point out all the logical inconsistencies in their narrative. .


Well said.
 
2021-09-20 8:03:29 AM  

Snapper Carr: Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.


The problem is that a certain element feels that everything is negotiable: immigrants, education, taxes; everything. Worse, they feel it's unfair to thing both points of view are not equally valid.

In general, this is often true, but science doesn't work that way. Especially medical science. It's built on a history of illnesses, and learning how to treat them: what works and what doesn't. With pandemics, we have a pretty good idea of what works: limit exposure, isolate, treat with vaccines. None of this is difficult to understand, because every time we have an outbreak, we use the same method to combat it, and the disease goes away.

Republicans somehow seem to think this is a good time to "try something different", because they think COVID is "just the flu". Putting aside for the moment the fact that they're not medical or infectious disease professionals, they feel that their opinion should be given equal weight in the debate and they're angry that they aren't being accorded the appropriate level of respect. Even though they're spouting nonsense. Which is causing people to die.

The adults in the room are getting pretty tired of those who claim "masks don't do anything" and that lockdowns are an infringement on their civil rights, and that immunizations are a Government Plot to control them.

It would be nice to see more mainstream news outlets aggressively calling these people out on their bullshiat. Biden's speech was a refreshing dose of reality. We need more of this. The Republican/Trumpist claim that if we ignore COVID and go back to living our lives, everything will be fine, needs to be called out at every opportunity for the dangerous lie it is.
 
2021-09-20 8:18:40 AM  

Aussie_As: It's not too relevant to the US but in Australia where state governments have been in charge of lockdowms, masks and border closures every state election since the pandemic began has seen the incumbent reelected. All of the states have followed the science and COVID has only been a problem in two states. People want safety and they reward politicians who get that. But that's here.


In America, unpopular politicians get re-elected. Mitch McConnell isn't popular with his own constituents, but he's running in Kentucky where anybody with an R by their name is better than a n***er loving socialist.
 
2021-09-20 8:19:18 AM  

Snapper Carr: Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.


In this case, "...turn the page" doesn't mean solve the problem and move on, it means ignore it completely like we do all the rest of the problems plaguing society today.
 
2021-09-20 8:19:58 AM  
Ok to be fair... The GOP leadership has come out and promoted getting vaccines and wearing masks. Hell even Trump has made statements telling people to get the vaccine, and last time he did that people boo'ed him.

The issue isn't the GOP leadership, it's the GOP Influencers. The AM radio jerks, the political commentary gas bags, and the podcast TrQlls, are the ones making a right mess of things and sowing chaos among the base.

And the biggest problem with the Influencers is that they are true believers. They practice what they preach which is what makes them so influential. You have to remember that Influencers have been saying for years not to trust the liberal media or the government. So when an AM radio dies from COVID, that just makes him a martyr to these people because he died for his beliefs. That makes him "authentic" in their eyes and therefore trustworthy.

The illusion of authenticity is more important for a LOT of people, not just the right-winger nuts. It's why Joe Rogan is popular, because he might be a meathead, but he comes across as "authentic" and that's what people are looking for these days.

Everywhere we turn there's examples of media not being authentic and this causes people to seek out "authentic" feeling sources for news and information. So when these guys are contracting and dying of COVID it only serves as proof they, and other people like them, are being authentic.

There's probably a bigger discussion examine when it comes to Trump and "feeling" authentic, but that's not for this thread.
 
2021-09-20 8:35:03 AM  
Abnormal people demand a return to normal.

Inconsiderate people demand to have their viewpoint considered.

I think I see the issue here...
 
2021-09-20 8:40:55 AM  
In 2018 they ran on fear of immigration -- and the Democrats ran on healthcare, as in promising to protect it from incursions by Republicans.

And they succeeded. Stick to actual issues, and the voters will listen, usually.
 
2021-09-20 8:50:54 AM  

Smackledorfer: Snapper Carr: Republicans have been hoping to turn the political page from the coronavirus pandemic for over a year now.
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No they haven't.  They've been stubbornly sticking to the worst possible policy and keeping the pandemic going.

If they had gone all in on masks and vax from day 1, we'd probably be where we are with the flu by now.

The minute trump lost they could have gotten on board with everything, and even had the out of "more science has come in, and so now we support various government restrictions ok your freedoms. We only fought because there wasn't good evidence then."

And then for the majority of voters the pandemic would have ceased being political. They want it to be bad and they want it to be on Biden.


They could've rid themselves of Trump completely by Impeaching him after Jan 6th. Gone back to business like before 2016 -- but they couldn't rid themselves of Trump voters.

They don't want to rid themselves of Trump voters.
 
2021-09-20 8:54:05 AM  

Smoking GNU: Voters will still put the GOP in power in large swathes of the country, though, because who would vote for a Demonrat even if it saves your life? That's just crazy talk!


Sadly, that is true. Why would they vote for their own best interests when they have proven vaccines at their disposal and they choose a dewormer, an anti-malarial, and death.  It's a death cult.  "GIVE ME FASCISM OR GIVE ME DEATH!"
 
2021-09-20 8:58:12 AM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: And the biggest problem with the Influencers is that they are true believers.


I'm not convinced that is true. Look at the reprehensible Tucker Carlson. Aside from the racism, I don't think he actually believes half the stuff he spouts. The anti-vax, anti-mask stuff on Fox is part of their scheme to attract viewers...it's the Murdoch "if it bleeds, it leads" approach -- never mind if it's true or not, it's clickbait.

Internally, of course, they're all required to be vaxxed. There's probably a mask mandate in the building as  well. Tucker doesn't let small details like facts or rules affect his on-air persona.

I agree with you on everything else. The "influencers" are the problem, aggravated by the tendency of the mainstream outlets to softpedal everything. Call these liars out! That's the only way to get back to normal. Push the facts, push the science, push the "alternative approach" people into obscurity and don't spare the derision!
 
2021-09-20 9:00:41 AM  
The entire GOP platform is contrarian. They don't stand for anything the just yell how other's ideas are wrong.
 
2021-09-20 9:13:57 AM  
The GOP platform has been "Just die already, we don't care" for the last 70 years! Anybody still supporting the GOP is fine with this.
 
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