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Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« on: June 21, 2017, 03:10:54 am »
Two more elections last night
And the Democrats still can't make a dent
As Republicans merely say Tax cut & Small Government
The best the Hippy/Black Democrats can say is ANTI-Republican
The Democrats still remain amazingly ignorant of PRO-Democrat
The Democrats to this day don't have a clue whatsoever
The suburban White female vote is number one
The Republicans have hated the PUBLIC
Since July the Second in 1964
PUBLIC Broadcast System
PUBLIC Infrastructure
PUBLIC Education
PUBLIC Health

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 04:40:32 am »
I agree with you Tank the Dems lack any coherent strategy to win. It is not enough to say I hate cheeto jesus anyone with an ounce of dignity and common sense should, but beyond that what exactly is their platform? the ACA needs retooling not repeal and as of yet I haven't read any suggestions from them that counters republican taking points. Dems need to think outside the box and Schumer, Perez, Pelosi, and the rest of the establishment are failing the party. Ossof was a good candidate but who knew him in his district?

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 05:20:46 am »
Honestly, I'm not surprised.  Especially here in GA.  Anything that runs with an "R" next to it's name will win here.  Of course, it's more than just an R...the Republicans have a cohesive message and the Democrats don't.  The message is...

1.  They hate Obama and everything he ever did or stood for.
2.  They hate gays
3.  They hate "big government" even though they run up the most spending.
4.  They hate Muslims and are going to kill them all.
5.  Most of their followers are categorically insane, but will get out and vote.


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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 07:48:54 am »
Honestly, I'm not surprised.  Especially here in GA.  Anything that runs with an "R" next to it's name will win here.  Of course, it's more than just an R...the Republicans have a cohesive message and the Democrats don't.  The message is...

1.  They hate Obama and everything he ever did or stood for.
2.  They hate gays
3.  They hate "big government" even though they run up the most spending.
4.  They hate Muslims and are going to kill them all.
5.  Most of their followers are categorically insane, but will get out and vote.
Don't forget the real agenda:
6. They hate taxes, especially for rich people.

Bonus: they hate government oversight. (Ok, that actually overlaps with "big government".) I.e. companies (rich people) should be able to do whatever they want. They're the "job-creators" after all. The marketplace will take care of everything...
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 09:28:29 am »
True.  The fact that trickle-down economics can't and won't work in this country goes over Republican voters' heads, especially the poor, white ones.  "Yes!  Let's give the 1% and corporations massive tax breaks because they'll create jobs and make goods and services cheaper out of the goodness of their hearts!"  What a bunch of morons.  Rich people and corporations stay rich doing the exact opposite of that.

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 08:28:31 am »
Racism keeps Republicans winning.  It keeps poor white people from voting in their own interests, because in their mind helping poor people means helping black and brown people.

It keeps the Democratic Party in a hot mess, because they are scared to address the above issue, or deal with their own internal racism in their dealing with black members of their party, who are the only loyal constituency they have.


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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 08:28:53 pm »
It can all be summarize, explained and distilled into this one quote from LBJ...

“I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it.  If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

Tell me that's not the God's honest truth still now in 2017.  It's the epitome of divide and conquer politics.  As long as the "mud colored folks" aren't getting anything, they're OK with the policies that cut their noses off to spite their faces.  White people were always the top of the food chain, given opportunities and jobs, the GI Bill...that all gave them the opportunity to build wealth and increase the gap over the decades.  Now, those same people and the generations that came after them find that the generational jobs they had on lockdown for  decades are in dead or dying industries.  Now they have to compete...have to earn their place in the world and they've gotten "angry" and in turn have given us the Cheeto-in-Chief.

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 06:44:10 am »
Y'know, I hear & read about the complaints conservatives raise time & time again,

"It's not the Federal government's job to provide health insurance to Americans!"

On the contrary,  the Affordable Care Act exists as a fair & legal compromise between insurance companies to assist in the quality of life for all American citizens while maintaining their profit margin. Now that the Affordable Care Act is the legal law of the land, thus considered a right that is consistent with the U.S. Constitution which follows the language, confines and themes written in the Declaration of Independence & The Bill of Rights. All three Founding Documents ascribed by men with far greater foresight than any dishonest, modern group of conservative career politicians manipulating the followers of a notorious political party into hoarding as many Federal Reserve Notes by means of a tax cut windfall for companies & corporations as humanly possible. The political opposition struggles for a 'light & transient cause' compared to the permanency the Founding Documents afforded to  American citizenry 'in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity'.
In other words, companies & corporations taking priority over the lives of American citizens is what the conservatives desire which is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Those social safety net programs were designed to compensate for Washington DC's inability to resolve America's common social problems.

Let's see how rep. handel handles the problem she and her cohorts are about to create. :)

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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 01:46:38 pm »
Y'know, I hear & read about the complaints conservatives raise time & time again,

"It's not the Federal government's job to provide health insurance to Americans!"

On the contrary, the Affordable Care Act exists as a fair & legal compromise between insurance companies to assist in the quality of life for all American citizens while maintaining their profit margin. Now that the Affordable Care Act is the legal law of the land, thus considered a right that is consistent with the U.S. Constitution which follows the language, confines and themes written in the Declaration of Independence & The Bill of Rights. All three Founding Documents ascribed by men with far greater foresight than any dishonest, modern group of conservative career politicians manipulating the followers of a notorious political party into hoarding as many Federal Reserve Notes by means of a tax cut windfall for companies & corporations as humanly possible. The political opposition struggles for a 'light & transient cause' compared to the permanency the Founding Documents afforded to  American citizenry 'in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity'.
In other words, companies & corporations taking priority over the lives of American citizens is what the conservatives desire which is a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Those social safety net programs were designed to compensate for Washington DC's inability to resolve America's common social problems.


Let's see how rep. handel handles the problem she and her cohorts are about to create. :)

Great points, Battle!
Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the 2nd Bill of Rights (not the Bill of Rights, the 2nd…). Roosevelt decreed an "economic bill of rights" to insure certain rights:
Freedom from unfair competitions & monopolies, Housing, Medicare, Education, Social Security… you get it.

Well gang, we don’t live under the 2BOR. Technically, it was spread-out to the “human rights act”, labor/education laws, the “employment rights act”, the “civil rights act” & other legislation as a form of security (commonwealth) for americans. The healthier, mo’educated & skilled americans are… a more secure nation from within. These laws or acts have to be ethically practiced & inalienable.
 
Republicans win because big business wins. The democrats win because big business wins. They’re on the same team. A big corporate team known as ”capitalism.” A business-man won the election! Prosperity for the prosperous. Roosevelt believed an adequate society produces prosperity.

Basically, your government sucks (dems or reps)! As far as black folks are concerned, we must remember a goal of ‘capitalism’ is to eliminate or reduce competition. If you own a comic-book store… you don’t want Anyone (black, white, brown etc) building another comic-book store across the street. A dumbed-down society can be easily exploited. The people are being taken advantage of by the government & corporations. I’m glad the information-age has given the public broader resources into the inner-workings of our government & the corporate infrastructure.

If we knew better we’d do better.


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Re: Republicans Win Again (Atlanta/SC)
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 02:19:11 pm »
It can all be summarize, explained and distilled into this one quote from LBJ...

“I’ll tell you what’s at the bottom of it.  If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”

Tell me that's not the God's honest truth still now in 2017.  It's the epitome of divide and conquer politics.  As long as the "mud colored folks" aren't getting anything, they're OK with the policies that cut their noses off to spite their faces.  White people were always the top of the food chain, given opportunities and jobs, the GI Bill...that all gave them the opportunity to build wealth and increase the gap over the decades.  Now, those same people and the generations that came after them find that the generational jobs they had on lockdown for  decades are in dead or dying industries.  Now they have to compete...have to earn their place in the world and they've gotten "angry" and in turn have given us the Cheeto-in-Chief.

This X100.

The whole "if you want to be employable you are going to have to retrain yourself/move/do both and then some" speech that POC's have gotten all these years, Whites have come to learn out that that applies to them now too, and they want to know who to blame for this treachery.

Republicans take that finger and keep it pointed away from big business and towards anybody darker than White folk.