All that fake tan has finally got to him.

  • davel [he/him]
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    973 months ago

    Libs need to understand that calling out the hypocrisies of Trump supporters does fuck-all. Not only do they do not care, they get off on triggering the libs in this way. They’re not the least bit interested in facts or consistency; they’re interested in getting their guy in office.

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      Not only do they do not care, they get off on triggering the libs in this way.

      People need to understand that showing that you care about these things is all they need to feel you’re “triggered.” They don’t care, and being able to be a hypocrite and make you angry is them exhibiting power over you. They don’t have any power in this world, but at their core, they are people driven by a hunger for power, and so they turn to shit like being unrepentant hypocrites to exert power over others. They viscerally want a response where liberals are upset, because it’s the only thing that shows them they have power over anything. They want to feel like they have an impact on the world, and since they’re pathetic fucking losers otherwise, the only way to accomplish that is by being such a fucking piece of shit that everyone is upset with you.

      Like everything with these people, it’s about power. Actually, if we ignored their attempts to piss us off with their hypocrisy, they would get bored, because we wouldn’t be giving them the attention they want and showing them that they have power over our emotional state by upsetting us by being garbage fucking people. (It’s why they get bored with echo chambers like Gab and Truth Social and Twitter, they have no power if they’re not upsetting others.) It’s literally all they have going in their lives and they don’t give a fuck how pathetic they are or how pathetic it makes them look, because it’s all about the power they hold over others.

      EDIT: Final note, do not underestimate their obsession with power and its impacts.

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        They don’t have any power in this world

        I mean, they do, that’s why ensuring that there are more votes to oppose their fascist leader than they themselves can drop in favor of their fascist leader is incredibly important. You shouldn’t engage with them, but you should sure as fuck ensure that your vote matters in the fight against them.

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      Agreed. Everyone thinks trump supporters are gullible when majority of them are intentionally malicious.

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        Trump’s real power base has never been the white working class “basket of deplorables”:

        The Nation, 2017: Trumpism: It’s Coming From the Suburbs

        But scapegoating poor whites keeps the conversation away from fascism’s real base: the petite bourgeoisie. This is a piece of jargon used mostly by Marxists to denote small-property owners, whose nearest equivalents these days may be the “upper middle class” or “small-business owners.” FiveThirtyEight reported last May that “the median household income of a Trump voter so far in the primaries is about $72,000,” or roughly 130 percent of the national median. Trump’s real base, the actual backbone of fascism, isn’t poor and working-class voters, but middle-class and affluent whites. Often self-employed, possessed of a retirement account and a home as a nest egg, this is the stratum taken in by Horatio Alger stories. They can envision playing the market well enough to become the next Trump. They haven’t won “big-league,” but they’ve won enough to be invested in the hierarchy they aspire to climb. If only America were made great again, they could become the haute 
bourgeoisie—the storied “1 percent.”

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          the median household income of a Trump voter so far in the primaries is about $72,000

          I’m not really sure I buy this meaning they’re really affluent corporate types. I’ve met a lot of Trump supporters who own big properties out in the country, who own big trucks, and who work jobs in trades. Stuff like plumbers and carpenters and mechanics. I mean hell, in my state, the average pay for plumbers is $80,000 a year, and yep, a lot of those people are self-employed. Last I checked the trades is where all the folks who struggled in school go…

          So, does this really mean they aren’t who we think they are? All the people I’m referring to were dumb as fuck country fucking bumpkins who needed a swift kick in the ass. All they’ve really gotten “invested” is a house on a big valuable piece of land, a little bit of stock on the market (maybe), and a bunch of physical items that add up to them being “wealthy” even though two of the trucks don’t work, the tractor is falling apart, and so is the barn, and so on. On paper, they’re wealthy, in person, they’re still missing some fucking teeth.

          Oh yeah, and the obsession with guns… Guns ain’t cheap… These people piss away a lot of money on useless stuff.

          • davel [he/him]
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            53 months ago

            You just described the exact same people the article described, so I don’t know where you’re getting “really affluent corporate types” from.

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              Trump’s real base, the actual backbone of fascism, isn’t poor and working-class voters, but middle-class and affluent whites. Often self-employed, possessed of a retirement account and a home as a nest egg, this is the stratum taken in by Horatio Alger stories.

              So now self-employed plumbers and mechanics aren’t working class? The point is the article is trying to paint them as more affluent and influential than they often are in reality. Most of the mechanics and plumbers I know don’t pull a lot of sway with city council.

              These people don’t know who the living fuck Horatio Alger is, and if they did, they’d rightly call him a pedophile and be angling for his lynching.

              These aren’t the people who read books or are really “affluent.” If you’re missing teeth and half the shit you own is broken down because you piss all your money away on alcohol, scratch tickets, guns, and other adult toys, you’re not affluent, you’re just an idiot with just enough money to keep making bad decisions for a while.

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    This is why I never bought the “Joe has dementia!” line, it just feels empty when Trump always does crazy shit that makes no sense, and Biden’s just… well… a boring politician

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      I mean, Joe might have dementia, but if my choice is between Biden or Trump, I’m picking Biden.

    • @platypus_plumba
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      A boring politician? Supporting Israel is boring?

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          They don’t call it “the banality of evil” for nothing, I suppose.

      • akari
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        when you look at American presidents’ history of supporting… well… Israel… yeah, that’s pretty much what was expected of him or any other candidate

        • Queen HawlSera
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          Sadly this, I’d have been surprised if he showed even a slight disappointment with Israel… Sides Trump LITERALLY put the US Embassy in Jerusalem and announced it was Israel’s.

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        I mean, it’s pretty fucked up. But not in a way that stands out. Most US politicians support Israel.

        We don’t get a lot of good options here, just different degrees of shitty.

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    I’m pretty sure there’s not a single person on the planet who expected them to be equally critical of both.

    • Jay
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      That’s trumpspeak for “I know where horses come from.”

  • @mydude
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    Hopefully MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, NBC, PBS, CNN, Sky News will blast this for months and months. This needs to be repeatedly used for propaganda to brainwash stupid magas. It’s for their own good. We need to protect them from dangerous Trump.

  • Sirsirsalot
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    Before we eulogize the doomed Presidential campaign of Ron DeSantis, can we take a moment to marvel at the fact that the Republican party has been unable to find anyone who can legitimately challenge a nearly 78-year-old twice-impeached, historically unpopular former President facing 91 criminal charges? The GOP lost in 2018, 2020, and 2022 because Donald Trump was the face of the party, and the party is still going to trot him out because they’re all scared of a man who spends much of his day ALL CAPS yelling gibberish on a social media site that he owns and that is even more unpopular than Twitter. Sad.

    https://pajiba.substack.com/p/ron-desantis-sad-trombones-his-way

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    53 months ago

    Meanwhile Mitch is just stroking out a bit in the corner

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    Are democrats critical of Biden’s cognitive ability too or are both sides hypocrites?

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      I am, but I also think he’s got a stutter, which causes it to be overplayed sometimes.

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        When I’ve heard Biden talk off the cuff he seems cognitively just fine, which is the biggest difference. He’s always had that stutter, and a reputation for “gaffes” going back decades. But his “gaffes” are just impolitic comments, which who really gives a fuck about? I like his authenticity

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      You silly billy.

      The point is that neither man is likely to have a cognitive condition that would affect their presidency.

      It’s hypocritical because the Republicans constantly attack Biden for similar gaffes despite the fact Biden is pretty much just like Trump when it comes to mental acuity.

      Do I think trump has completely lost his marbles because of one gaffe? No.

      In the same way Biden is just as coherent.

      Both men being relatively equal on this the distinguishing factor then turns to the fact that one has said they will be a literal dictator and the other likes ice cream and capitalism.

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    • @MindSkipperBro12
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      He would cause less damage to the country so he’s clearly better.