• nat_turner_overdrive [he/him]@hexbear.net
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    “Years ago, I became more and more appalled at the progressive—whether it’s ‘Abolish ice’ or ‘Defund the police’—all these kinds of bizarre, boutique views. Like, here’s another toy for Republicans to play with!”

    this is the guy people touted as a good progressive

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      here’s another toy for Republicans to play with!”
      

      What to make of this? The Dems pretty consistently seem to view policy demands from the electorate as a bad faith attack on them that only serves their enemy. They don’t seem to think that they have any responsibility to implement policy that would benefit their constituents. They also seem to think that their constituents are supposed to know their place by dutifully voting and otherwise remaining silent.

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        Their attitude towards voters is truly insane. The snide condescension and belief that voters have a duty to vote for Democrats, and Democrats have absolutely no duties whatsoever.

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      We were mesmerized by his large adult son glamour* which may have been related to the large number of us that imprinted on Shrek.


      * “Glamour” in the “enchantment” or “magical charm”/“illusion” sense, like how a vampire lures in its prey by claiming to be progressive, but really just wants your people-juice. Not in the “hngggg, that Steelers hoodie is so glamorous, yinz! It’s making me all slippy” sense.

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      Not here, but I saw demsocs basically pretend to ignore his very pro-Zionism stances. Which they had an easier time getting away with before October 7th.

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    When I asked him whether he had any concerns about the way in which Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was conducting the war, he answered with a shrug. “I’ve never rendered judgment on him, because he is the leader, he is the democratically elected leader,”

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      Dude would have been a great medieval jail oaf. “'E’s the king 'e is, so shut yer gob less y’wanna meet the rack.” Hacks on floor, tucks keyring into big leather belt, whistles for lazy jail bloodhound

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    “I just cannot understand how someone capable of such empathy for the victims of violence in Braddock has none for the tens of thousands of Palestinian children who are also victims of violence.”

    us-foreign-policy

    Now Trump was competitive in the polls and the left’s invective was directed at Fetterman. “We are in a mad season of the Democratic Party,” he said. “We are turning against ourselves instead of realizing that we don’t have the luxury of fucking around.”

    the-democrat

    I can’t believe I ever thought a good thought about this guy.

    Like, nothing has blackpilled me more than this situation.

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      The thing about Braddock, which even further blows my mind, is that it’s not a white neighborhood. That’s even taking North Braddock into consideration.

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    He compared himself to the Joker. “It’s like in ‘Batman’—the original one, with Jack Nicholson,” he said. “I’ve already been dead once. It’s very liberating.”

    jokerfication

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    “We are in a mad season of the Democratic Party,” he said. “We are turning against ourselves instead of realizing that we don’t have the luxury of fucking around.”

    Remember, it’s only the party turning against itself when it’s the left wing of the party criticizing the center. When it’s the other way around, that’s called “being the adults in the room,” sweaty.

    Since October 7th, the news from Israel and Palestine has been unremittingly grim. For lawmakers in Washington, it has also been vexing, since they are being held responsible for a situation over which they have little direct control.

    Yeah those arms packages just write themselves into being.