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Norvell

Member Since: Sun Jan 02, 2011
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bd2999

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Subj: Re: Trump's brand of populism has been co-opted by the Swamp
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 at 03:51:29 pm EST (Viewed 147 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Trump's brand of populism has been co-opted by the Swamp
Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 at 12:14:29 pm EST (Viewed 170 times)



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          The bulk of his ideology was borrowed from Bannon and Sessions -- the latter of whom was deemed too racist in the 1980s to serve on the courts.

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          Which is ironic in sad that we are becoming more tolerant of that sort of thing.

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        It could be that some people are becoming more tolerant, or it could be the last gasp of a dying movement. A flame flickers wildly before it fades. I'd like to believe that Trumpism is one last push-back after the massive gains liberals have made with regard to social progress.

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          At the same time, the RNC just moved towards supporting Roy Moore, after Trump gave his official endorsement. No surprise on Trump's endorsement. Roy Moore is more Trump than Trump himself. But watching a political party -- the so-called Moral Majority -- rapidly surrendering moral values for political expediency is really frightening.

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            There will be a price to pay. The bill always comes due.



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    Although I like to believe this, the only time anybody pays any sort of price is if the people that vote for them think they should.



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    Morality, in some circles, is not the same or applied equally. In the case of Alabama. His actions are still better than voting for a Democrat. That is horrifying. A grown man going out with underage girls is better than somebody whose political opinions are different than yours.



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    That is very scary. And is tribalism at its worst. I like to imagine that it is going away but I cannot convince myself of that.


Watching Trump and his supporters trying to thread the needle between endorsing Moore and not endorsing his child abuse allegations makes me embarrassed to be a human being.

And while Roy Moore was being kicked out of office for violating constitutional law, his opponent successfully prosecuted KKK members for terrorist bombings. And yet he's being labeled as 'weak on crime'.

Welcome to Alabama.


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