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Yes 40 50.63%
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He won't live long enough to determine either way 14 17.72%
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Old 24.01.2021, 22:42
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And you think that many of the people who have supported Trump don't do something very similar? "Libtards, snowflakes, etc.?"

You're also making a very blanketed statement rather than considering context. For example, when a President convinces his support base that an election is illegitimate because he lost the election and then his supporters storm the Capitol in a violent rage because of it, that does by definition deem the term "delusional" to be quite appropriate.

Maybe you'd be happier posting in the Fox News' website, where there are more people on your side. You would also be more exposed there to the fact that many Trump supporters and Republicans are also very self-righteous.
"Your side", I don't have a "side", that you think that I do just confirms my original point for us poor lonely moderates
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Old 24.01.2021, 23:28
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"Your side", I don't have a "side", that you think that I do just confirms my original point for us poor lonely moderates
What I meant by "your side" is more people who agree with you. I thought that was obvious, but I guess that it wasn't.
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Old 25.01.2021, 00:04
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"Republicans will spend the next four years insisting that the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump are “the people” whose will must be respected and that the 81 million Americans who voted for Biden are the “elites” who represent no one."

Read that somewhere lately and found it quite fitting.
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Sh#t must be good to eat, a billion flies can't be wrong.

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The head of the U.S. Capitol Police officers' union says that nearly 40 members of the force have tested positive for coronavirus in the days since the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Not surprising with so many Trump supporters running around the Capitol without masks and ignoring social distancing; turkeys voting for Christmas.
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Old 25.01.2021, 03:59
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I have to say that I was really impressed with Biden's new press secretary, Jen Psaki. I thought she was extremely articulate and poised when I watched her first Press Conference.
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Old 25.01.2021, 10:16
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Hm.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nan...-state-capitol
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Of course it's self-righteousness, just look at the language used (all too often on these pages too) to describe the 74 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump. It goes from the sneering labels that they're misguided, stupid, thick, easily-fooled to the other end of the spectrum where they're designated fascists, delusional, whites-supremacists, racists etc. such language only ever comes from the self-righteous. And they say these things in the belief that they're the moderate ones!!
But similar language is used against t'other side too: snowflakes, liberal-as-pejorative, socialist etc. I think anyone who uses those words you mention know they are nit moderate. They do, however, believe they are right.

You do know you use similar rhetoric, no?

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And you think that many of the people who have supported Trump don't do something very similar? "Libtards, snowflakes, etc.?"

You're also making a very blanketed statement rather than considering context. For example, when a President convinces his support base that an election is illegitimate because he lost the election and then his supporters storm the Capitol in a violent rage because of it, that does by definition deem the term "delusional" to be quite appropriate.

Maybe you'd be happier posting in the Fox News' website, where there are more people on your side. You would also be more exposed there to the fact that many Trump supporters and Republicans are also very self-righteous.

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"Your side", I don't have a "side", that you think that I do just confirms my original point for us poor lonely moderates
If you honestly believe you are centrist/moderate then that's your lookout. Your language use belies this however. Your new stance seems to be an attempt to claim some moral middle high ground while doing the very thing you accuse others of.

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What I meant by "your side" is more people who agree with you. I thought that was obvious, but I guess that it wasn't.
But won't you think of the victims???
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Old 25.01.2021, 13:03
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It's a very common and well documented by many psychologists that people like yourself who lean towards right-wing and/or authoritarian ideology (however much they deny it for the sake of appearances) are prone to believing in conspiracy theories, engaging in fantasy and paranoia and delusions of grandeur. This generally includes believing that they are part of a select group of people who are somehow different from "the herd" and "see the truth" where others do not. It's a form of mental illness.
But in some cases it's too coherent, consistent and systematic as to be mental illness. It's deliberate....for which reason(s) - only they know.
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Old 25.01.2021, 13:42
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But similar language is used against t'other side too: snowflakes, liberal-as-pejorative, socialist etc. I think anyone who uses those words you mention know they are nit moderate. They do, however, believe they are right.

You do know you use similar rhetoric, no?
That's the thing, I don't! I don't use such language and nor do I condone it.
My entire posting history is openly searchable and a matter of record if you don't believe me. Even if I did, it is no excuse to join in the race to the bottom in resorting to the same inflammatory insults.

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If you honestly believe you are centrist/moderate then that's your lookout. Your language use belies this however. Your new stance seems to be an attempt to claim some moral middle high ground while doing the very thing you accuse others of.
The further you are out from my center right position, the more extreme it appears the be. It's all a matter of perspective
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Old 25.01.2021, 16:01
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The further you are out from my center right position, the more extreme it appears the be. It's all a matter of perspective
Shifting already? That didn't take long. You started out by claiming that you were "moderate" and "centrist". Now you're "center (sic) right". And still claiming to be British, too?

What next? Moderate-extremist?

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Old 25.01.2021, 17:26
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Excuse me, can you direct me to the thread about Biden's presidency? This one appears to be about Tony Clifton.
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Old 25.01.2021, 17:38
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Shifting already? That didn't take long. You started out by claiming that you were "moderate" and "centrist". Now you're "center (sic) right". And still claiming to be British, too?

What next? Moderate-extremist?

I've had people try to claim I'm American too. God knows why.
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Keep in mind the source you quoted. It's going to present a biased view. IIRC, although protesters entered the WI Capitol building, they did not break down doors, smash windows, and steal everything in sight while spreading blood and feces everywhere. They held a sit-in.

https://eu.jsonline.com/story/news/2...ge/6584619002/
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Old 25.01.2021, 21:31
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A blast from the past
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Dominion Voting Systems on Monday filed a lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani alleging that the former New York City mayor spread numerous defamatory statements about the voting machine company while he helped lead former President Trump’s failed post-election legal campaign.

The company is seeking $1.3 billion in damages over what it called a “viral disinformation campaign,” alleging that Giuliani made malicious false accusations against Dominion, including that the company had engaged in voter fraud and election fixing.
Another Trump policy reversed, I hope Biden will turn enough into law to stop the next President reversing everything again.
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President Biden on Monday repealed former President Trump’s ban on most transgender people serving in the military, the latest action Biden is taking to quickly unravel his predecessor’s policies.

The president signed an executive order that “sets the policy that all Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States should be able to serve,”
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That's the thing, I don't! I don't use such language and nor do I condone it.
My entire posting history is openly searchable and a matter of record if you don't believe me. Even if I did, it is no excuse to join in the race to the bottom in resorting to the same inflammatory insults.



The further you are out from my center right position, the more extreme it appears the be. It's all a matter of perspective
Centre or centre right? Sure. From your perspective you're in the middle. From mine, you are pretty much right of right. No amount of winky faces changes that.

No, you misunderstand, I'm pretty sure you don't use actual insults per se, as in calling folk names, but you are no stranger to an adamant "if you think differently you're a fool" put down. Self righteous is the term you've used. Also hysteria /hysterical etc. Same kind of words.

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Old 26.01.2021, 22:36
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

I hoped Biden would be better than Trump at formulating Executive Orders that are not reversed by the courts but
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Old 26.01.2021, 23:02
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I hoped Biden would be better than Trump at formulating Executive Orders that are not reversed by the courts but
The judge (Tipton) was appointed by Trump and is from Texas, so go figure.

He also just happens to look like the poster boy for "rich white guy:"

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He also just happens to look like the poster boy for "rich white guy:"
wtf
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Old 26.01.2021, 23:28
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I guess it's a matter of perception, but my Swiss husband agrees that he looks like the poster boy for "rich white guy."
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I guess it's a matter of perception, but my Swiss husband agrees that he looks like the poster boy for "rich white guy."
It is a matter of perception.
I don't know who he is or how rich he is, but is he good for the job? How does he look shouldn't play that much of a role. imho
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It is a matter of perception.
I don't know who he is or how rich he is, but is he good for the job? How does he look shouldn't play that much of a role. imho
And that's why I phrased it as "He also just happens to look like the poster boy for "rich white guy"

So yes, of course that's a matter of perception... And that's my perception. He just reminds me of the type that goes to church on Sundays and then comes home and talks about how much he hates immigrants.
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