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2022-05-23 3:58:26 PM  
It's a small thermal exhaust port, just below the main port.
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2022-05-23 5:20:44 PM  
Yes, but Democrats not only didn't enact every one of my personal requests, they also didn't clean up the Republican disasters fast enough. Ergo, we should just end democracy and if Empress Madivanka I, daughter of Emperor Barron Trump and Queen Madison DeSantis, doesn't watch out my grandkids might just start a drum circle!
 
2022-05-23 5:27:10 PM  
Yeah, no. Hypocrisy isn't a weakness for the GOP, they don't care.

And attempts to say we need law enforcement against homegrown terrorists will become "Democrats want to lock you up and take your guns for daring to have a different opinion (not that you're racist)" by Tucker Carlson every night.
 
2022-05-23 5:57:36 PM  
Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?
 
2022-05-23 6:54:52 PM  

koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?


No, this is the thread where we emphatically declare that voting isn't part of saving our democracy.
 
2022-05-23 6:55:43 PM  
The Republican platform is exclusively about getting even. We should exploit that
 
2022-05-23 6:56:12 PM  

koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?


I don't know, is this still the same Fark Dot Com where smug conservative Democrats posted breathless updates every time Trump broke the law and posted masturbatory comics about Mueller and the "wheels of justice" and called any and all skeptics "Eeyores" even as those "Eeyores" were proven right?
 
2022-05-23 6:56:28 PM  
Domestic right wing terrorism isn't a "weakness" for the GOP as much as it is part of their platform.

But yeah, if Dems don't run against replacement theory with the same vitriol republicans did regarding CRT, they deserve to lose.
 
2022-05-23 6:57:06 PM  
The Democrats are going after right wing voters that may have a bit of an issue with treason, criminality and racism instead of rallying behind their supposed liberal ideology. The more of these right wingers get in the further to the right the Democrats get and you end up with votes like this.
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2022-05-23 6:57:33 PM  

bluejeansonfire: koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?

I don't know, is this still the same Fark Dot Com where smug conservative Democrats posted breathless updates every time Trump broke the law and posted masturbatory comics about Mueller and the "wheels of justice" and called any and all skeptics "Eeyores" even as those "Eeyores" were proven right?


lol. There it is. I knew it wouldn't be long before they showed up.
 
2022-05-23 6:59:41 PM  
Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.
 
2022-05-23 7:01:57 PM  
What Dem leadership strategizing their messaging efforts might look like:
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2022-05-23 7:03:21 PM  

Zerochance: Domestic right wing terrorism isn't a "weakness" for the GOP as much as it is part of their platform.

But yeah, if Dems don't run against replacement theory with the same vitriol republicans did regarding CRT, they deserve to lose.


Problem is, that could backfire. Republicans aren't exactly shy about embracing replacement theory. They're an openly white supremacist party now.  Democrats accusing republicans of being white supremacists will answer, more or less, that the accusation is a distraction from the fact that democrats are encouraging illegal immigrants and other minorities to take away the rights of real Americans.

They aren't shying away here. They are counting on white grievance, perhaps amplified by hard economic times, to drive white people to vote republican. If democrats are going to use replacement theory as an answer to CRT, they better be mindful of their audience, and make sure to do it in a way that isn't making their opponents' case for them.
 
2022-05-23 7:06:56 PM  
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2022-05-23 7:08:56 PM  

NuclearPenguins: bluejeansonfire: koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?

I don't know, is this still the same Fark Dot Com where smug conservative Democrats posted breathless updates every time Trump broke the law and posted masturbatory comics about Mueller and the "wheels of justice" and called any and all skeptics "Eeyores" even as those "Eeyores" were proven right?

lol. There it is. I knew it wouldn't be long before they showed up.


And you guys act like upper-class white homeowners freaking out about Black passersby lowering their property values whenever progressives dare to participate in the conversation.
 
2022-05-23 7:09:10 PM  
Just gonna say Charlie Sykes isn't exactly tuned in to the pulse of the nation, or even conservatives.
 
2022-05-23 7:09:42 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.


John Fetterman says different. I trust the guy. And no, he straight up said 'I'm not a progressive, I'm a Democrat'. A working class message with no bullshiat pandering to whatever social cause is hot on Twitter. And I'm voting for him again in November if they ever figure out who the fark won the GOP race. God I hope it's Oz.
 
2022-05-23 7:10:28 PM  
You can always start your own Democratical Party, subby. With hookers and blackjack!
 
2022-05-23 7:11:51 PM  

koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?


Flag on the play.  Improper use of meme.  Five yard penalty. Repeat second derp.
 
2022-05-23 7:11:53 PM  

red230: The Democrats are going after right wing voters that may have a bit of an issue with treason, criminality and racism instead of rallying behind their supposed liberal ideology. The more of these right wingers get in the further to the right the Democrats get and you end up with votes like this.
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I am pro union, but that vote was pure theater on Sanders part and he knows it.
1. The union busting shenanigans are already illegal its up to the federal government and courts to enforce the law.
2. All of the trades that work on site in American fabs are union. Electricians, pipe filters, etc.
3. Pay and benefits in this industry are disproportionately high so its probably not going to get that much traction.
4. The position that are overworked, have poor work life balance are salary. (Seriously if you work in the industry try to stay hourly)
5. Labor wise the worst abuses are with visa workers and could be improved immediately by allowing them to switch employers without having to return home and restart the whole process.
 
2022-05-23 7:12:18 PM  
GOP tolerating or condoning domestic terrorism is a *weakness*?

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2022-05-23 7:12:25 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.


lol. So, all you're really expecting is that the Dems dismantle capitalism. That seems fair and balanced.
 
2022-05-23 7:13:03 PM  

gilgigamesh: Zerochance: Domestic right wing terrorism isn't a "weakness" for the GOP as much as it is part of their platform.

But yeah, if Dems don't run against replacement theory with the same vitriol republicans did regarding CRT, they deserve to lose.

Problem is, that could backfire. Republicans aren't exactly shy about embracing replacement theory. They're an openly white supremacist party now.  Democrats accusing republicans of being white supremacists will answer, more or less, that the accusation is a distraction from the fact that democrats are encouraging illegal immigrants and other minorities to take away the rights of real Americans.

They aren't shying away here. They are counting on white grievance, perhaps amplified by hard economic times, to drive white people to vote republican. If democrats are going to use replacement theory as an answer to CRT, they better be mindful of their audience, and make sure to do it in a way that isn't making their opponents' case for them.


White grievance politics are high floor/low ceiling.  Anyone remotely concerned about white people eventually becoming an ethnic minority is already voting republican.  Anyone that's not a dipshiat already understands this is just a demographic shift; not some white holocaust.
 
2022-05-23 7:13:27 PM  

gilgigamesh: Zerochance: Domestic right wing terrorism isn't a "weakness" for the GOP as much as it is part of their platform.

But yeah, if Dems don't run against replacement theory with the same vitriol republicans did regarding CRT, they deserve to lose.

Problem is, that could backfire. Republicans aren't exactly shy about embracing replacement theory. They're an openly white supremacist party now.  Democrats accusing republicans of being white supremacists will answer, more or less, that the accusation is a distraction from the fact that democrats are encouraging illegal immigrants and other minorities to take away the rights of real Americans.

They aren't shying away here. They are counting on white grievance, perhaps amplified by hard economic times, to drive white people to vote republican. If democrats are going to use replacement theory as an answer to CRT, they better be mindful of their audience, and make sure to do it in a way that isn't making their opponents' case for them.


"Mindful of their audience" is a cop out, because their audience is seeing them renege on their campaign promises and give more taxpayer money to fossil fuel companies and broadband suppliers (including those cable companies, which South Park portrayed as rubbing their nipples each time a customer came to them with a problem they could fix but don't feel like doing it because of their exclusive monopoly status to an area) and is not happy. Democratic Party as a whole should be doing the "good guy" work, not promise good guy things and then watch as two of their Conservative members of the Democratic Party work to help Republicans in preventing non-Republicans (including Democratic Party leaning people) from voting, with only a finger wag in response. The Democratic Party needs to fight these problems head on and commit to that messaging to attack the Republicans, not hope to bring in some "guilty Republicans" (who still vote Republican) by following the Republicans to the right with bad tangible implemented legislation that helps the wealthy at the expense of the non-wealthy!
 
2022-05-23 7:15:11 PM  

bluejeansonfire: NuclearPenguins: bluejeansonfire: koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?

I don't know, is this still the same Fark Dot Com where smug conservative Democrats posted breathless updates every time Trump broke the law and posted masturbatory comics about Mueller and the "wheels of justice" and called any and all skeptics "Eeyores" even as those "Eeyores" were proven right?

lol. There it is. I knew it wouldn't be long before they showed up.

And you guys act like upper-class white homeowners freaking out about Black passersby lowering their property values whenever progressives dare to participate in the conversation.


surejan.gif

Burning it all down isn't going to happen, nor will capitalism be going anywhere anytime soon. When you can deal with those realities then you can have a seat at the grown-up table.
 
2022-05-23 7:17:24 PM  

Evil High Priest: You can always start your own Democratical Party, subby. With hookers and blackjack!


As long as those hookers and blackjack dealers vote...
 
2022-05-23 7:18:35 PM  

NuclearPenguins: surejan.gif

Burning it all down isn't going to happen, nor will capitalism be going anywhere anytime soon. When you can deal with those realities then you can have a seat at the grown-up table.


I am sure you are happy with the Republicans currently burning the system down (including the recent decision that claims the 6th Amendment doesn't apply regarding being represented by competent council) as long as your taxes don't rise, which is why you attack Progressives in these threads, you're comfortable and don't care about what happens to others as long as it doesn't happen to you.
 
2022-05-23 7:18:55 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Yes, but Democrats not only didn't enact every one of my personal requests, they also didn't clean up the Republican disasters fast enough. Ergo, we should just end democracy and if Empress Madivanka I, daughter of Emperor Barron Trump and Queen Madison DeSantis, doesn't watch out my grandkids might just start a drum circle!


Electoral history disagrees with that smugness.

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bluejeansonfire: Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.


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Someone actually looked at this and said "PERFECT!".
 
2022-05-23 7:20:06 PM  

NuclearPenguins: bluejeansonfire: NuclearPenguins: bluejeansonfire: koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?

I don't know, is this still the same Fark Dot Com where smug conservative Democrats posted breathless updates every time Trump broke the law and posted masturbatory comics about Mueller and the "wheels of justice" and called any and all skeptics "Eeyores" even as those "Eeyores" were proven right?

lol. There it is. I knew it wouldn't be long before they showed up.

And you guys act like upper-class white homeowners freaking out about Black passersby lowering their property values whenever progressives dare to participate in the conversation.

surejan.gif

Burning it all down isn't going to happen, nor will capitalism be going anywhere anytime soon. When you can deal with those realities then you can have a seat at the grown-up table.


"These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the Flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the Flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1936 Democratic National Convention)

https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/june-27-1936-democratic-national-convention
 
2022-05-23 7:20:16 PM  
Lol - how can they address domestic terrorism without p***ing off at least half their core supporters?
 
2022-05-23 7:20:23 PM  
 
2022-05-23 7:20:44 PM  
Betting on Republicans having a conscience is asking to lose.
 
2022-05-23 7:21:05 PM  
The Citizens United ruling is a curse upon this country.
 
2022-05-23 7:23:05 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: NuclearPenguins: surejan.gif

Burning it all down isn't going to happen, nor will capitalism be going anywhere anytime soon. When you can deal with those realities then you can have a seat at the grown-up table.

I am sure you are happy with the Republicans currently burning the system down (including the recent decision that claims the 6th Amendment doesn't apply regarding being represented by competent council) as long as your taxes don't rise, which is why you attack Progressives in these threads, you're comfortable and don't care about what happens to others as long as it doesn't happen to you.


You can think that about me if you want, though I assure you that doesn't make any of it true.

And for the record, I want my taxes to go up. There is no reason why my capital gains should be taxed at a lower rate than someone's income from actual wages. I practice before the IRS and I know firsthand how stupid our tax system is.
 
2022-05-23 7:23:11 PM  

lordjupiter: Hate to break it to you, butthurt subnuts

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/29/how-biden-needs-handle-his-new-voter-base-white-males-column/6347523002/

https://www.brookings.edu/research/bidens-victory-came-from-the-suburbs/

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/30/1011781661/we-just-got-our-clearest-picture-yet-of-how-biden-won-in-2020

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lordjupiter seems to be oKKK with white males being the "base" of Biden's victory! (didn't Fark Centrist people like him claim that Biden's victory in the primary was because of overwhelming African American support>)
 
2022-05-23 7:24:03 PM  

clintster: It's a small thermal exhaust port, just below the main port.
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"I have it in my sights and have a lock on it"
"Great! Take the shot!"
"Why? I've already seen their weakness, I'm sure getting here will be just as easy next time as it was this time, and if we tell enough people that I saw it, they'll give us so much money that we can build our own Death Star! We won't, but we'll be able to!"
 
2022-05-23 7:24:30 PM  
That it can no longer be denied that the ultimate aim of social conservatives is to force women to carry their rapists' babies to term is a weakness too.
 
2022-05-23 7:24:38 PM  

hugadarn: I am pro union, but


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2022-05-23 7:25:01 PM  

koder: Is this the thread where we say "ain't nothing gonna happen" and get to bask in our own stale smugness?


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2022-05-23 7:25:44 PM  

hugadarn: red230: The Democrats are going after right wing voters that may have a bit of an issue with treason, criminality and racism instead of rallying behind their supposed liberal ideology. The more of these right wingers get in the further to the right the Democrats get and you end up with votes like this.
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I am pro union, but that vote was pure theater on Sanders part and he knows it.
1. The union busting shenanigans are already illegal its up to the federal government and courts to enforce the law.
2. All of the trades that work on site in American fabs are union. Electricians, pipe filters, etc.
3. Pay and benefits in this industry are disproportionately high so its probably not going to get that much traction.
4. The position that are overworked, have poor work life balance are salary. (Seriously if you work in the industry try to stay hourly)
5. Labor wise the worst abuses are with visa workers and could be improved immediately by allowing them to switch employers without having to return home and restart the whole process.


We need a disagree button or something. Just to stop the misuse of the funny button. Maybe a hand making a wanking gesture?
 
2022-05-23 7:25:58 PM  

nmrsnr: Yeah, no. Hypocrisy isn't a weakness for the GOP, they don't care.

And attempts to say we need law enforcement against homegrown terrorists will become "Democrats want to lock you up and take your guns for daring to have a different opinion (not that you're racist)" by Tucker Carlson every night.


And the Democrats will respond by tripling police budgets nationwide and blaming Russia for the electoral losses that result.
 
2022-05-23 7:26:25 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: hugadarn: I am pro union, but

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Police unions can die in a fire, though
 
2022-05-23 7:26:40 PM  
Let's have a frank discussion on Abortion.

The one trick pony that makes Republicans climb trees.
 
2022-05-23 7:26:49 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: hugadarn: I am pro union, but

StoppedReadingThere.jpg


Well then you don't get an opinion on what I said.
 
2022-05-23 7:26:51 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.


So "vote republican"? Is that your solution?
 
2022-05-23 7:27:44 PM  

nullandvoid744: That it can no longer be denied that the ultimate aim of social conservatives is to force women to carry their rapists' babies to term is a weakness too.



Or die trying...
 
2022-05-23 7:27:58 PM  
You can't have domestic terror laws in the US without gutting the first and (further) gutting the fourth amendments.

Run on domestic terror and the GOP will point this out, and go on about how far the envelope of hate speech has already been expanded, and that this will just accelerate it.

It isn't the winning strategy D's think it is.
 
2022-05-23 7:28:10 PM  
There's any number of dems and libs who have yet or possibly never will be able to accept that some people can't be reasoned with or reached with love and understanding. It's fundamentally against their beliefs.  I mean I'm on team blue but there's a lot of uncle hershals in the team.  "Oh we can live with these zombies, their salvation is right around the corner... any moment now."
 
2022-05-23 7:29:15 PM  

karl2025: Betting on Republicans having a conscience is asking to lose.


That would mean they are human, which they are not.
 
2022-05-23 7:29:23 PM  

mononymous: bluejeansonfire: Democrats will 100% run on "b-b-but Trump!!" despite not accomplishing a single f*cking thing in 4 years.

They will chase conservative voters and dismiss and demonize progressive and leftist voters.

They will lose because they still believe (wrongly) that voters owe them or that voters serve them.

They will blame progressives and leftists for their losses, despite progressives and leftists being the only people who actually wanted to fight fascists and work toward a better future instead of getting rich from the status quo.

Democrats are cowards and wholly complicit in wage-slavery capitalism. They aren't your friends. They are conservatives who make a big show of writing stern letters to fascists and then having wine tastings at lakeside mansions with the fascists.

I will never trust the Democratic Party again. Nobody should. They are just polite, sensitive capitalists. And this country getting better in any way absolutely requires the dismantling of capitalism.

So "vote republican"? Is that your solution?


We need a "STFU" button for gaslighting responses like this.
 
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