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Postby count2infinity » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:49 am

While I do believe many of us (myself included) overestimate the number of hardcore Trumpers that are out there, the opposite is true with Freddy. I think he underestimates just how many people that this is their life. Hannity, Trump, Limbaugh, they are the providers of all things true.

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Postby shoeshine boy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:49 am

Why would I care what Hannity says? He's a carnival barker like Limbaugh playing a character on tv.
I wish more people could see this. it's entertainment and they'll do whatever's necessary to stay on TV/radio.

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Postby count2infinity » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:01 am

Why would I care what Hannity says? He's a carnival barker like Limbaugh playing a character on tv.
I wish more people could see this. it's entertainment and they'll do whatever's necessary to stay on TV/radio.
Correct.... however, not everyone sees them as entertainment. In fact, many see them as the only true sources of news available. For instance: John Stewart, Stephen Colbert (when he was doing the Colbert Report especially), John Oliver, their shows are all entertainment. They'll be the first to tell you they are not news. But there are a ton of people out there that see them as that. I doubt Hannity would admit he's entertainment, not news.

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Postby Faftorial » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:23 am

Why would I care what Hannity says? He's a carnival barker like Limbaugh playing a character on tv.
:lol:

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:33 am

I think part of my issue here is that I never watch cable news, nor partake of much of "popular" conservative media so my worldview is not shaped by them nor do I have any idea what they talk about from day-to-day so miss the news cycle of it, outside of it being retweeted into my timeline by others.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:46 am

Back to the trough. ;)

1. Don't act like Trump was any different
2. I don't know much about any of these people really, but it is a bit depressing. Seems like we're going to have a similar policy in the middle east as we have had the last 40 years. And it kind of supports the notion that mainstream Dems are closer to classic neo-cons than we would expect

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:52 am

Back to the trough. ;)

1. Don't act like Trump was any different
2. I don't know much about any of these people really, but it is a bit depressing. Seems like we're going to have a similar policy in the middle east as we have had the last 40 years. And it kind of supports the notion that mainstream Dems are closer to classic neo-cons than we would expect
Trump was likely worse. Though in the case of Trump he put the literal head of oil in charge of State Department.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:57 am

I don't see any of the Biden family being named to these posts, so that's a plus.

My DSA pals (mostly former students) are very, very upset about many of these picks. Not progressive enough. Ties to Wall Street, Corporate Dems, and so on.

At least there are some competent, diverse people being put in these positions.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:57 am

Were any Trump family members named to any cabinet positions?

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:58 am

"better than Trump" is a very, very low bar to clear

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Postby nocera » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:05 am

Better than Trump was the biggest selling point of Biden for me. He was always going to be a return to politics as usual, which while better than the last four years for sure, doesn't represent where I'd like to see the country going. If Biden was running against anybody else, he wouldn't be president-elect right now.

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Postby Trip McNeely » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:08 am

Were any Trump family members named to any cabinet positions?
Kushner wasn’t formally. But he was essentially was Chief of Staff

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Postby Viva la Ben » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:10 am

The Kush achieved peace in the Middle East.
and made a lot of money

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Postby Troy Loney » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:18 am

Back to the trough. ;)

1. Don't act like Trump was any different
2. I don't know much about any of these people really, but it is a bit depressing. Seems like we're going to have a similar policy in the middle east as we have had the last 40 years. And it kind of supports the notion that mainstream Dems are closer to classic neo-cons than we would expect
Trump was likely worse. Though in the case of Trump he put the literal head of oil in charge of State Department.
And that was actually one of his successful appointments.

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Postby CBear3 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:24 am

Wait and see. I bet they get less neo-con when they're sworn in... [/sarcasm]

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Postby Pavel Bure » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:46 am

About the GOP cannibalizing themselves...


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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:48 am

Really American PAC

I feel like that's just some dems having some fun :lol:

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:49 am

upon further review, it is. well played

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Postby mikey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:41 pm

One of their "senior advisers" is Brooklyn Dad...which I imagine is Pittsburgh Dad's foil...

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Postby Pavel Bure » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:21 pm

LMAO, even better that it’s a troll.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:29 pm

Why would I care what Hannity says? He's a carnival barker like Limbaugh playing a character on tv.
I wish more people could see this. it's entertainment and they'll do whatever's necessary to stay on TV/radio.
Correct.... however, not everyone sees them as entertainment. In fact, many see them as the only true sources of news available. For instance: John Stewart, Stephen Colbert (when he was doing the Colbert Report especially), John Oliver, their shows are all entertainment. They'll be the first to tell you they are not news. But there are a ton of people out there that see them as that. I doubt Hannity would admit he's entertainment, not news.
Jon Stewart's appearance on Crossfire all those years ago was excellent. Tucker Carlson hit him with what he thought was a zinger, that there must be people who take his show a 'news' and that he's no less of a partisan hack than he and Begala, and Stewart was like, "You're on CNN; the show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls."

I'm a big fan of those shows, but I know what I'm getting.

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:11 pm

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Postby count2infinity » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:11 pm

More like business inside her... amirite?

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Postby Kaiser » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Someone make sure a shadow with Stephen Miller's face didn't just fly through Joe

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:35 pm

Business Insider Miller. Not a name I'd pick but to each their own.

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