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Americans have at last figured out that the adults in the room are Democrats


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 11:33 PM

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The big myth in U.S. politics has been that the GOP is the more “adult” of the two parties. The bigger myth that was inaugurated along with Donald Trump was that these “adults in the room” would keep the new reality show in check. Instead, the so-called adults surrounding President Trump in the White House have been emptying like a toy box into the dumpster out back on a regular basis. And then the so-called adults in Congress staged a romper-room raid on the cookie jar, passing a deficit-busting tax cut for the rich. And collectively, all these so-called adults tried to finger-paint Trump’s lies to look like responsible governing, including the lie that climate change can be addressed by ignoring it and burning more coal.

In effect, the Republicans have instead rebranded themselves as quislings, collaborators and fellow travelers, or, more accurately, fellow toddlers. Why did they do this? Because they wanted to get what they could get when they could get it. See also: toddlers.

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#2 George Rowell

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:59 AM

Americans have figured out that the adults in the room are democrats.

Not trying to be obstructionist but logically I am wondering how much that takes us forward. The children cannot figure anything out. So, democrats know they are adult, good. Now try telling the children.
A doctor knows a little about a lot. A specialist knows a lot about a little. In time the doctor knows less and less about more and more and the specialist knows more and more about less and less until ultimately the doctor knows nothing about everything and the specialist knows everything about nothing.

#3 HockeyDon

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

View PostGeorge Rowell, on 03 January 2019 - 02:59 AM, said:

Americans have figured out that the adults in the room are democrats.

Not trying to be obstructionist but logically I am wondering how much that takes us forward. The children cannot figure anything out. So, democrats know they are adult, good. Now try telling the children.

That takes us right back to that great, known quality of a great quantity of US voters; they're idiots.
Well, fuck.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:24 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 03 January 2019 - 08:46 AM, said:

That takes us right back to that great, known quality of a great quantity of US voters; they're idiots.
They speak authentic frontier gibberish tho...
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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:56 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 03 January 2019 - 11:24 AM, said:

They speak authentic frontier gibberish tho...

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