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Thepoliceinabottle
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3 days ago

Accurately describes the modern republican party.

PonchoHung
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3 days ago

The same party that supported a draft dodger going after an ex-POW former presidential nominee from their own party.

DeafJeezy
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3 days ago

The same party that continued to fund Roy Moores campaign after we all found out he was a pedophile.

UrethraFrankIin
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3 days ago

The same party that turned peaceful civil rights protests by NFL players into a culture war on "the troops."

SSHTX
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3 days ago

The same party that uses the troops as a political prop, promising to help fix the VA. I really try to see some humanity in Republican politicians, but the "bad apples" are REALLY spoiling the bunch.

3cylindersoffury
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3 days ago

I love that you picked up on the second half of that saying. It irritates the hell out of me that people use "a few bad apples" to say something isn't a big deal. They have obviously never farmed apples. The entire point of the saying is that the few bad if not removed leave the whole bushel rotten. It's an apt saying for politics/corporations/etc. Just so often used in the wrong way.

F1shB0wl816
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3 days ago

I learned something new today, I appreciate you taking the time to put that, it should put more perspective on it.

I never felt like it was a good statement for how I previously interpreted it though. Some goods you can’t have spoiled, the fact rotten goods can pass through means there’s a flaw in the system somewhere that needs cleaned up. Whether it’s better regulations or farmers.

TentacleBorne
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3 days ago

I love pointing this out to people who throw that around in regards to the cops, while feverishly licking their boots.

3cylindersoffury
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3 days ago

The saying they need is along the lines of "a few bad cops don't define the whole" or something on those lines. The bad apples saying is an analog to "slippery slope", the idea being that letting a little bad go leads to a whole lot of bad. My mom(grew up growing apples) used this saying a lot when I was a kid to explain why they we're punishing me(never unfairly) over things that weren't in my child mind, that big of a deal. Made me a better person.

blocky__chain
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3 days ago

I’m just glad we are replacing this nation slowly year by year.

Soon there will be no Republicans in a generation or 2 and I can’t wait. We can finally run smoothly like all nations of the immigrants that came here.

PompousWombat
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3 days ago

I thought the same after W. Sadly, it only took a couple years of the “black guy in charge” to bring them back with a vengeance.

beefjerky34
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3 days ago

Sorry my friend but I, unfortunately, beg to differ. When you look around at the people who are out supporting trump, they're all different ages. Mostly older, but there's a whole bunch of very right leaning people that support him under 30. I work with more than one and have to hear the same garbage I see on the internet the next morning when we're discussing why trump is an idiot.

While the majority of people see trump trying to send immigrants to sanctuary cities as politics and a waste of resources, they laugh and say "that's what they get." There's no reason with them. It's win or lose. There isn't class or maturity. They follow their leader. And they aren't going anywhere.

EverWatcher
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3 days ago

I’m just glad we are replacing this nation slowly year by year.

Some people become more conservative (politically) as they age...

sonofaresiii
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3 days ago

IDK, I think the full actual saying is apt, to republicans, to cops, whomever:

Don't let a few bad apples spoil the bunch

That doesn't mean ignore the bad apples

it means remove them before they wreck everything. Didn't happen with Republicans-- we didn't remove them, we let them proliferate. Isn't happening with cops-- they're notorious for not facing judgment. But we need to be more assertive about it.

Remove the bad apples, don't just ignore them.

3cylindersoffury
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3 days ago

Sorry if I was unclear. That's exactly what I meant. The complacency of the group to the rotten acts of their members spreads a level of guilt over the whole group. Even more than politicians, the judiciary are a great example. These are the people who's job it is to enforce the law, so to not hold their fellows to the same level is the height of hypocrisy. Or at least the literal definition of it.

fakeassh1t
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3 days ago

Both sides or something like that, ya know?

nah_ima_sway
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3 days ago

And it’s not even a few bad apples in this case. They’re all corporatist monsters.

3cylindersoffury
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3 days ago

The bad apples have been left in the bushel so long, the orchard grows bad apples straight on the tree now.

MassiveFajiit
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3 days ago

Cherry picking apple proverbs.

Omanbo
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3 days ago

These fruit analogies are bananas.

love2Vax
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3 days ago

I'm going nuts trying to sort through them.

lmole
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3 days ago

Should have said nuts, because everyone knows nuts are not a fruit.

TheRootofSomeEvil
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3 days ago

Peel me a grape! They're not so bad.

QuantumHope
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3 days ago

How so? I only saw one bad apple saying.

loluwrong
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3 days ago

I never knew that. Thanks.

ThePu55yDestr0yr
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3 days ago

It also makes no sense either way since 80% republicans of the time in-line with whatever McConnell/Trump wants, the whole bunch of applies are rotten not a few.

cyclingsocialist
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3 days ago

Well, to be fair, most people espousing the "few bad apples" bullshit are doing so in order to say, "the problem is coming from a relatively small portion of the group, and if we punish/remove them now, we don't have to talk about the whole system/group being bad."

ProgressIsAMyth
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3 days ago

The same party that pretended to care about the deficit and national debt when Obama was President but have since drastically increased the deficit - again, like they did during the Reagan and Bush administrations.

spinlock
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3 days ago

I’m listening to slow burn (the podcast) and is forgotten that they have Clinton shit about the deficit too. Which he then eliminated.

I swear to god, Bill Clinton was the best Republican President in the last 50 years.

Okiah
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3 days ago

Not an American but I thought Bill Clinton was a Democrat.

Real_Name_Here
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3 days ago

People like to call him a republican because in a sane world he would have been on the right politically. You are correct that he was a democrat

spinlock
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3 days ago

He is on the right politically. He was a conservative President.

bluebuckeye
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3 days ago

That's the joke. The idea that he was a Democrat in title, but had policies similar enough to the Repulican party that he was basically a better Republican than the Republicans.

love2Vax
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3 days ago

Kind of like the Atheists who treat people the way Christ taught his disciples to treat people better than many "Christians".

14thLevelSorcerer
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3 days ago

That's the joke. The idea that he was a Democrat in title, but had policies similar enough to the Repulican party that he was basically a better Republican than the Republicans.

Bingo

spinlock
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3 days ago

The republican part has no policies that resemble Clinton’s. Well, except for HW Bush but Republicans hate him.

mrayan
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3 days ago

He was a Democrat. But people say he was a good Republican president because a lot of things that Republicans are theoretically for (such as low/no deficit) were accomplished during his presidency. He also signed quite a few laws that were more in line with "traditional" values. Bill Clinton is a great example of how what passes for liberal today in the US is conservative (or even radically conservative) in other nations.

CaptZ
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3 days ago

DOMA, for example, he passed. Truly a republican bill.

LtdEdGoroSuave
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3 days ago

He ran as a Democrat but some people see him more as a Republican in his politics.

spinlock
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3 days ago

You are right. But, that’s the joke. Clinton accomplished what republicans run on: balanced budget, tough on crime, strong military, etc… He even went after Osama bin Laden before 9-11. Republicans accused him of trying to distract from blowjobs gate when he went after bin Laden.

p_oI
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3 days ago

For years Republicans ran on things like welfare reform, cutting yearly budget deficits, and ending foreign entanglements. When they got into office though they didn't do any of those things. When Democrat Bill Clinton was elected he actually did all those things and more. The Republicans should have been thrilled if they actually cared about those things. Instead they threw fits as Vice President Gore headed up a task force to cut waste, fraud, and abuse in government contracting in the Defense Department and as President Clinton signed bills reducing government regulations. Newt Gingrich even complained that Clinton was stealing their issues as if the whole thing was a game to be won and not a government to be managed.

Calling Bill Clinton the best Republican president of our lifetimes was a way of ribbing the GOP about how little they cared about actually getting things done.

MtnMaiden
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3 days ago

Signed the anti-gun bill, Bill was a Democrat.

bunkscudda
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3 days ago

The same party that supported using active duty troops in a political campaign stunt meant to scare people into voting for them in the midterms.

monkeyseverywhere
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3 days ago

The same party that is now fine with selling nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia. Who funded 9/11 again? Where did most of the highjackers come from?

ProgressIsAMyth
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3 days ago

Iraq, obviously. And Saddam had WMDs!!!

spinlock
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3 days ago

That a certain party was also cool selling to him (and to Iran).

xenya
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3 days ago

You know, this is probably not the right place for this. But GOP is damn quick to make memes that spread their bullshit all over social media. Dems do not and we really should. Someone should be cranking out graphics and memes for the Democratic party to use on social media. It's damn childish that that's the level of discourse people are comfortable with now, but at this point I am not above fighting back the way they do.
There is currently crap going all over facebook about how Democrats want to kill full term newborn babies and people actually believe this shit. I see how much it's been shared, but I don't see a rebuttal being shared on the other side.

TheGreatDeadFoolio
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3 days ago

Here’s the thing. You can’t have humanity and call yourself conservative. I

ross-gellar-69
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3 days ago

The bad apples are the bunch.

SgtPeterson
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3 days ago

The same party that grilled Bill Clinton over an affair while Dennis Hastert was diddling boys

SimpleExplodingMan
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3 days ago

The same Joe Valachi that squealed to the House Committee on Organized Crime?

DaManWithNoName
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3 days ago

Don’t even get me started on the VA

Makes me so sad

amateurstatsgeek
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3 days ago

Really wish you guys would stop putting the blame all on GOP politicians as if the rank and file voters and party members aren't equally as heinous if not moreso.

SSHTX
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3 days ago

One particular party loves to tout veterans on stage as props. One particular party continuously expands conflict to keep us in wars. One particular party runs on, and does not follow through on their promises, to fix the VA. One particular party turned a man kneeling peacefully on the sidelines into a "rallying cry" of "support our troops."

I believe this is one of those, "if the shoe fits," scenarios.

naanplussed
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3 days ago

But torture is okay to them and Trump said troops should have stolen Iraq’s oil

naanplussed
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3 days ago

That’s how he treated the families of U.S. troops killed in Niger!

More tactful to stay silent, though that silence would be callous and a major breach to W or Obama.

Real_Name_Here
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3 days ago

Pardon me it is "enhanced interrogation" can't have you thinking people are getting hurt.

SharpButterfly
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3 days ago

The same party that wants to kill a woman for having an abortion unless that woman is their mistress.

sappydark
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3 days ago

And then wants to pay her off to have a secret abortion. Go figure.

NoLaMir
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3 days ago

That same protest that was suggested by a white green beret who actually served his country unlike private bone spurs

We did not serve for the right to protest to be vilified

IntercontinentalKoan
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3 days ago

god that whole 'scandal' was such a joke lol

grown ass men throwing tantrums and burning their jerseys 😂 ya that'll show em

czwblitz
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3 days ago

The same group that arms themselves to fight the government if it turns which would be the same troops their gatekeeping about standing for.

All_Security_All_Day
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3 days ago

I support the troops.

I have to. No, I mean, really. I don’t have a choice. Every two weeks Uncle Sam thanks me and makes sure my hard earned money goes toward buying ammunition and MRE’s and F35’s.

There is no possible way I can NOT support the troops.

I could lay down and take a nap during the anthem and I would still be supporting the troops.

People who claimed those who kneeled don’t support the troops is like saying a dad who pays 100% of a kids college tuition but says “I think you should major in something more practical than philosophy” isn’t “supporting them in college.”

acuntsacunt
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3 days ago

I’d like to point out. The CEO of uline was his biggest contributor. Uline produces and provides tons of office materials. Please be sure your businesses no longer use their services.

They lost a ten million dollar contract because of me.

Alic14
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3 days ago

That makes sense... our uline resources have been replaced with fastenal.

Virgin_Dildo_Lover
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3 days ago

There's also Costco, staples, office depot, office max, and my personal favorite: Dicks'.

Warpedme
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3 days ago

As a business owner, thank you.

acuntsacunt
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3 days ago

Thank you friend. Thank you.

Be sure to call and tell them why you wont do business anymore.

mtyg123
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3 days ago

That's not fair to pedophiles. Most of them actually suppress their urges and don't go after kids. Roy Moore is much worse than the average pedophile.

naanplussed
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3 days ago

Hastert allies like Ryan and Pence? Shocking

Krynn71
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3 days ago

You're giving the GOP too much credit. We found out Moore is an actual statutory rapist, not just a pedo.

SepulchureDoom
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3 days ago

Tbf Mitch pulled out and said he believes the women. If he hadn’t taken out his support Moore would have won.

blasto_blastocyst
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3 days ago

And mocking the war-wounds of a decorated soldier by wearing bandaids (on their stupid doughy faces)

Imthatjohnnie
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3 days ago

And voting for a guy who walk out(deserted) on his easy guard service so he could drugs.

Thatsockmonkey
1
3 days ago

Wait it’s almost like everyone is saying the gop and the supporters of trump are grotesquely devoid of decency ?
Could that be possible?

Double /ss. It shouldn’t be necessary

riversandales
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3 days ago

Wait, DOUBLE /s? That means he’s NOT being sarcastic, get him!

DotA__2
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3 days ago

That's the same ex-POW that still voted along party lines for nearly everything. He absolutely conducted himself above and beyond during his military career but his political career was less so.

he was still very much part of the problem within the party.

DonnerPartyPicnic
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3 days ago

It still surprises me how the entire party went ballistic on McCain in an instant.

bitesized314
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3 days ago

Exactly. A draft dodger shouldn't mock an actual war veteran / prisoner of war for their distinguished service. All for a damn reality TV moment.

never-ending_scream
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3 days ago

The same party that elected a guy who lied about being at ground zero helping to clear debris so they could pull victims from the rubble.

Tater-Trot
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3 days ago

The only problem with this is the hypocrisy. There's nothing honorable about going halfway across the world to drop napalm on some rice farmers who posed no threat to us.

Makemyinternetwork
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3 days ago

There is plenty to hate trump for. Draft dodging isn’t one I’m going to attack him for. Armed with hindsight, you’d accept being drafted to war in Vietnam? Come on. I would have noped out of that bullshit war as well. I understand that there are a LOT of differences here but Muhammad Ali and the orange one both refused to go to Vietnam but Ali gets praised for standing up for himself and the African American community as an anti war protest while Trump was a draft dodger/coward? Is it merely based on belief rather than just the action? Like I said I wouldn’t have accepted getting drafted to Nam and I also don’t have the ability to say “ain’t no Vietcong ever call me a n*****” like Ali because I’m just a white dude.

A_Downboat_Is_A_Sub
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3 days ago

One was stripped of his career in his prime, arrested, and tried. The other's daddy got a doctor to write him a note and he faced no repercussions.

sillysidebin
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3 days ago

Thank you.

This. This is a massive difference. Ali just said nah, I'm not going. Donny got a bullshit excuse to not go because he was rich. Then he insults those who fought in wars.

RedditPoster05
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3 days ago

So what’s the deal with this woman? I hear so much crap about her and I don’t know what to believe. Some of it seems legitimate but they go on and on about this lady. When she seems like a one term Congressman at most. Seems like she’s going to take care of herself because she agrees to ridiculous stuff

AnalSoapOpera
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3 days ago

Just a reminder that Republicans opposed helping 9/11 first responders

157 Republicans voted against the Zadroga Act to provide health care and compensation to police officers, firefighters and other first responders who were injured at the 9/11 attack sites such as the World Trade Center.

Thepoliceinabottle
1
3 days ago

Jon Stewart is fighting on this specific issue. His address to congress basically sums up most rational Americans thoughts when it comes to this.

Justforthrow
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3 days ago

There shouldn't even be a conservation about whether or not we should fund for the healthcare for the first responders. 'Member when people proudly touted "Never Forget", guess they all forgot.

BrickmanBrown
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3 days ago

No, they remember the attack. But they forgot everything else, including the fact that most of those involved in it were closely tied to Saudi Arabia. Which happens to be mysteriously absent from any travel ban Donnie pushes in the name of "national security."

tuolumne
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3 days ago

Kinda like when you’re prolife when it comes to abortion but hate any form of social services to support people living after birth.

shadowpawn
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3 days ago

"Not cost effective. They are going to die anyhow" Republican Party.

MeatsOfEvil93
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3 days ago

"Not cost effective. They are going to die anyhow" Republican Party.

FTFY :(

unaccompanied_sonata
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3 days ago

"pre-existing" conditions if they ever have to switch health insurance for a new job

CaptZ
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3 days ago

Republicans, the original Death Panel

titleunknown
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3 days ago

Additionally can't make money off them.

Bayho
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3 days ago

Last go-around, didn't Republicans even basically hold this funding hostage to try and get something else from Democrats in exchange?

Blithe17
1
3 days ago

Criticising/Slandering Dems > Actually governing

Visinvictus
1
3 days ago

They're literally doing the opposite of virtue signalling... let's call it hate signalling?

Enthused_Llama
1
3 days ago

They're signalling what they consider to be virtues.

iKILLcarrots
1
3 days ago

The left can't meme but the right can't lead.

UrethraFrankIin
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3 days ago

I think we were all surprised when memeing and governing turned out to be two very different skill sets. Hindsight is 20/20 I guess🤷‍♀️.

stalkholme
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3 days ago

The future is 20/20.

Feel free to use that, dems!

bradorsomething
1
3 days ago

For the love of Pete make a T-shirt and try to sell it so you can license it for $1 to the Dems. Can someone stand up and help this guy, I have limited time.

dodge_this
1
3 days ago

Lol your name is hilarious

KamalaIsACop
1
3 days ago

Actually the left memes pretty damn well lol. Gravel 2020

TroutFishingInCanada
1
3 days ago

Left can’t meme is a myth. Right wing memes are literally Facebook mom tier.

fzw
1
3 days ago

The stuff people call memeing these days is pretty bad.

HodgyBeatsss
1
3 days ago

In the UK only the left can meme. Corbyn memes were peak in 2017.

tywebbsbombers
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3 days ago

They are too busy playing the victim card to address actual victims.

spinlock
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3 days ago

And not even the super absorbent type. Just those shitty government issue paper towels. No wonder they couldn’t use them to wipe up the hurricane that fucked transportation on the island.

LuciditySam
1
3 days ago

You guys are being too hard on these guys. The body is a battery and being racist takes up a lot of energy! Like, bigly amounts! I mean, it's not like you can just help people instead of being racist. That requires humanity.

Crazylikeamouse
1
3 days ago

The same party that throws rolls of paper towels to hurricane victims.

Z0idberg_MD
1
3 days ago

Their base: "I don't know what you're talking about."

keten
1
3 days ago

"Doesn't look like anything to me"

demagogueffxiv
1
3 days ago

As a firefighter, this is exactly how I feel.

ProgressIsAMyth
1
3 days ago

yup

Paradigm6790
1
3 days ago

The hypocrisy on display with the GOP here is so pure and so multi-level im not sure I've seen a better example

bearsheperd
1
3 days ago

Do nothing but criticize

couldbeimpartial
1
3 days ago

They got bored of hypocrisy after mastering it. Decided to give evil a try. Sadly, turns out they are pretty good at that too.

LiquidRitz
1
3 days ago

LoL. Gold star parents?

Oh wait... those are curse words in these parts...

theeonewho
1
3 days ago

You gotta pay to play.

cyanydeez
1
3 days ago

revenge for 911? HERES MY WALLET

also republicans:

care for victims of 911? THERES NO LINK BETWEEN ASBESTOS AND FIRE DAMAGE

Russkun
1
3 days ago

Republicans love to say support first responders and soldiers, but are loathe to actually pay them or cover their medical expenses.

What they really say is we love defense contractors and police who oppress minorities.

blasto_blastocyst
1
3 days ago

They pay them in glorious words. Like a musician being paid in exposure.

ded_a_chek
1
3 days ago

By support they mean they say “I support you” every chance they get.

ClothDiaperAddicts
1
3 days ago

Didn’t you know? “Thoughts and prayers” are sufficient, as is saying “God bless our troops.”

If they aren’t finding their bills paid or their families’ bellies full, it’s clearly because of their own failings causing God to not bless them with these things.

  • Evangelical Republicans, probably.
F1shB0wl816
1
3 days ago

I’ve got 87 thoughts and prayers tokens, where can I exchange these?

Sparowl
1
3 days ago

I can give you 5 to 1 for exposure bucks. Best I can do.

_stlhawks_
1
3 days ago

What value are they for say...Schrute Bucks? Maybe some Stanley Nickels?

LouSputhole94
1
3 days ago

The same as the value of unicorns to leprechauns

F1shB0wl816
1
3 days ago

Shit, I’ll take it and throw you those extra ones for the deal. They’ve been passed down from generations, I can’t keep waiting on republicans to accept them even though they give me one everytime a problem comes up.

Saprophyte2
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3 days ago

They take them at the VA. You just have to register in three places, fill out four forms. Fill out three forms to replace the ones they lost. Register again with the VA because your first registration will stop working. Fill out two forms to explain why you had to make a second registration. Fill out a form to ask them to delete the first registration. Call them to explain that they deleted the wrong registration, where they will say they will send you a form to fill out that they actually won't send. Ask to be assigned a counselor after not receiving the form. Be given a counselor that will email you one time and never respond again. Then put your tokens in your pocket and light yourself in fire in the VA parking lot to bring attention to what all veterans go through every single day. Then be forgotten a day later after your family gets thoughts and prayers in a publicity stunt by your representative on national news.

Crypt0Nihilist
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3 days ago

The politicians use the armed forces to support them in giving massive contracts to arms manufacturers who reciprocate by giving the politicians relative pocket-change in terms of donations or positions in their companies.

mac-0
1
3 days ago

Well that's not all they do. They also make sure that black people feel uncomfortable peacefully protesting during the national anthem which is apparently an attack on veterans.

Lostpeer
1
3 days ago

Only to some. If you disagree politically or are a minority they tend to denigrate you and minimize your service. I've been called a disgrace, a traitor, and even accused of stolen valor despite providing proof of service. If you aren't a straight white cis male conservative you can often find more hatred from the right then if you weren't a veteran.

It is like the build this stereotyped image of a veteran in their head and that is like a jingoist super hero, and when faced with a real life veteran they become disillusioned by it. Like when a 5 year old meets a really fat greasy guy in a spider man costume at their birthday party.

dorothy_zbornak_esq
1
3 days ago

Crenshaw in particular should be ashamed of this shit since he actually IS a veteran.

AlonzoMusic
1
3 days ago

They are faster to say "Thank you for your service." Than they are to give spare change to homeless vets.

nosenseofself
1
3 days ago

"support our troops" means "support the war" not take care of the soldiers

SaulsAll
1
3 days ago

"Support our Troop Movements."

EverWatcher
1
3 days ago

Yeah, the missing part of the phrase is "the mission of".

gvl2gvl
1
3 days ago

Pay for bombs.

ObiWangKinobi
1
3 days ago

They pay them with grand, but ultimately meaning less gestures. They love making people aware but not actually doing anything to help them.

BatMally
1
3 days ago

Republicans love to say they support soldiers, police and first responders, but then...not actually support them at all.

yupyup98765
1
3 days ago

Reminds me of them hating pro-choice but not giving a fuck once the kids are born.

Triangle2Omoplata
1
3 days ago

This is ridiculous.. one of the best things Trump has done is compensate 9/11 victims and their families.

“The Trump Justice Department is doing a good job running the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund,” Stewart told The New York Daily News Sunday.

In a testimony to Congress on Monday, the former "Daily Show" host said the claims of the 9/11 program “are moving through faster, and the awards are coming through.”

There are plenty of angles to criticize Republicans and the Trump administration, but this isn’t one of them.

Russkun
1
3 days ago

Years later, in 2010, Stewart would air another unforgettable 9/11 segment this time in a comedic sketch aimed at the Republican-led Congress for not funding health care for first responders. He began by satirizing the idea that one would think health care for 9/11 first responders would be an easy bipartisan deal to strike.

But some Republicans opposed the Zadroga Act, in part because of concern about a tax increase on international companies.

If it is happening faster this year I would not be giving any republicans credit for that.

Triangle2Omoplata
1
3 days ago

Not relevant. His comments about the Trump administration were from last March.

zdiggler
1
3 days ago

They also want to create jobs but don't want employees to have rights and good pay.

what else...

sexylegs0123456789
1
3 days ago

Thoughts and prayers.

AnimalChin-
1
3 days ago

Caregivers take care of the disabled and elderly. You should look into how much they make. Most of them make McDonald's employee wages. Except they need to have certifications from the state, CPR certification and federal and state background checks.

russsl8
1
3 days ago

And all the schooling for that at their own expense.

KaiserThoren
1
3 days ago

As opposed to democrats who are wonderful about all that? No one has good answers on it.

Sorry, I’m just so disillusioned by politics. The enlightened centrism memes become less funny when you just start to get tired of every side.

GetsBetterAfterAFew
1
3 days ago

Support our troops abroad and in uniform, but forget them when they're home and in plain clothes seems to be the current trend.

SlappyMcFartsack
1
3 days ago

9/11 Heroes don't mean squat to politicians these days.

No surprise. They forgot the soldiers too.

nom-nom-nom-de-plumb
1
3 days ago

They’re all just props, like the flag. They cloak themselves in it when it’s time for the votes then toss them into the closet the rest of the year. It’s a fucked up version of Xmas

GoldenApple_Corps
1
3 days ago

They do that constantly, and their base hears what they are saying and could not care less that their actions don't line up in any way with what the politicians say. Much like their disingenuous calls to "support the troops" when they actively refuse to help take care of those same troops when they come back mentally/physically broken.

twistedlimb
1
3 days ago

if you want to speak to his supporters, you have to put it in an easy to share facebook meme. "fully fund the VA" has one more word than "support the troops" so you're not gonna get through to them.

austindb98
1
3 days ago

"Help Troops Heal"

modsAlwaysKnowBest
1
3 days ago

Won't work. Trump has proudly declared that he prefers troops who weren't injured.

GoldenApple_Corps
1
3 days ago

I would think the smaller words would help make up for that though...

twistedlimb
1
3 days ago

tomorrow there is going to be a tweet from trump renaming the VA the "former hero's hospital" and only give them enough money to get bigger american flags and a nicer frame for his photos.

g4_
1
3 days ago

Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?

work_flow
1
3 days ago

They all have a bundle of props to use: vets, education, jobs, energy, etc

Tawfok
1
3 days ago

At least trump didn't hump any first responders on stage.

omgFWTbear
1
3 days ago

And why not? Those rubes keep selling themselves out, unable to look around and see what happens to anyone but themselves, so until it is their son or daughter that is gay, dying of cancer, rejected by insurance, cut off from food stamps, unable to fly, their tax deductions removed, locked in a cage at the border, or having their butterfly conservatory torn down, they have no evidence of any wrong doing.

It’s like going to a senior care facility, befriending and then robbing all the Alzheimer’s patients every day.

vinzclortho37
1
3 days ago

Extremely well said.

angryundead
1
3 days ago

I have always loved this country and been a massive patriot. I support the constitution and the vision (through my own interpretation, sure) of the founders.

Seeing those lapel pin flags after 9/11 made me ill. The way that soldiers are treated makes me very upset. It’s all stage dressing and fucked up manipulation.

MtnMaiden
1
3 days ago

That one time Trump ordered that mission that resulted in a SEAL being killed. Brings widow to Capitol, uses her as a prop, saying the SEAL was in heaving smiling down for the standing ovation he got.

MiLK_11
1
3 days ago

He is a soldier 😹

[deleted]
1
3 days ago

You said politicians when you should’ve said Republicans.

SlappyMcFartsack
1
3 days ago

True.

dlp211
1
3 days ago

So fix it instead of replying true.

Cleriisy
1
3 days ago

> " But hey, there may be an "illegal" crossing the border. Gotta stop them at all costs instead of taking care of our own. "

You got it wrong. Illegal immigrants are the reason we can't have healthcare for the veterans. /s

sappydark
1
3 days ago

The two subjects aren't even remotely connected, so what are you talking about? That's not even true. One has nothing to do with the other.

cakemuncher
1
3 days ago

He added /s in the end. He's being sarcastic.

fizzle_noodle
1
3 days ago

you forgot about the "thoughts and prayers" they so graciously spout out whenever a school shooting happens/

AndrewCoja
1
3 days ago

Crenshaw uses himself as a prop. Say anything bad about him and here come the waterworks about how he's a veteran and he lost his eye. Then he turns around and shits on first responders.

xparabolax
1
3 days ago

They use veterans like they imagine minorities use race.

MAXMADMAN
1
3 days ago

Fuck that pirate looking piece of shit and fuck that giant wierdo noodle looking fuck Pete Davidson for apologizing to him for "making fun of the troops".

workaccount1338
1
3 days ago

pete’s dad died on 9/11 so he might’ve just stuck a chord

enjoytheshow
1
3 days ago

He’s despicable on Twitter. Pete Davidson should’ve doubled down on his joke.

netsettler
1
3 days ago

And yet I find that Fox News watchers I bump into socially are very quick to criticize the Democrats as the ones not caring about policemen, firemen, and vets. How does the GOP manage to treat these people so badly and yet have the mystique of being the sole source of caring?

WWSJPD
1
3 days ago

The propaganda pr scam the GOP have pulled off is unbelievable, millions of people duped into believing up is down and day is night

egtownsend
1
3 days ago

That's not true! There's not a grave a republican won't stand on to try to score political points.

Overshadowedone
1
3 days ago

Which is really sad since Dan Crenshaw is one of those hero's he is forgetting.

tickitytalk
1
3 days ago

...until it's election time, just watch

lobaron
1
3 days ago

Mhmm, it's no longer necessary with the constituents.

SatisfiedScent
1
3 days ago

9/11 Heroes don't mean squat to politicians these days.

These days? First responders have been lied to by politicians since day 0, starting with the knowingly false claims that the air posed no health hazards.

Empanah
1
3 days ago

Your politicians maybe, you need to start choosing better leaders

throwawaynumbar11
1
3 days ago

I never understand it either like I would think youd want the only people with the organizational strength as well as physical power in weapons to overthrow government to be on your side.

Like if things ever get chippy here why would generals give the same people who turned their back on them and their troops.the time of day during a coup? And anyone who thinks "that could never happen in my country" isnt well versed in history. Shit happens.

KaiserThoren
1
3 days ago

Forgot the soldiers? Crenshaw was a soldier

smil2000
1
3 days ago

The guy is literally a Veteran tho?

make-up-your-mind
1
3 days ago

“They forgot the soldiers too.”

You do realize Crenshaw was a Navy SEAL who lost his eye in an IED explosion?

ivankas_orangewaffl3
1
3 days ago

'fuck dat asshole' is accurate.

LyingIsGivingUp
1
3 days ago

Some things transcend regional dialects.

abraksis747
1
3 days ago

Yeah, came through clear as a bell and I don't even speak Jersey

BriskCracker
1
3 days ago

You steam a good ham.

tourettes_on_tuesday
1
3 days ago

Yes, but in jersey it's typically used as encouragement instead of an insult.

F1shB0wl816
1
3 days ago

What kind of assholes are there, to need encouraging to fuck?

noevidenz
1
3 days ago

New Jerseyites

PlumbPitt
1
3 days ago

sounds like an episode of jersey shore when they come back from drinking

i_speak_bane
1
3 days ago

Or perhaps he was wondering why someone would shoot a man before throwing him off of a plane

KierkgrdiansofthGlxy
1
3 days ago

I’ve heard this said in NJ, but I can’t be absolutely certain it wasn’t you.

ozzyteebaby
1
3 days ago

It's "Fuck that guy"

Spike-milligoon
1
3 days ago

The guy looks like Chris Pratt auditioning for pirates of the Caribbean by doing a Russell Crowe impersonation

Hij802
1
3 days ago

Trust me, it’d be much more than that considering almost 700 people from NJ died on 9/11, about 150 from my county alone. This guy would be banished to the realms of Christie if he dared say that here.

Guitar_hands
1
3 days ago

Dat is more Louisiana. But we would definitely say "fuck this douchebag."

Source: I am the Reddit representative of all of real New Jersey. Which excludes North Jersey because they say Taylor Ham. So they don't know how to say anything correctly.

Eloping_Llamas
1
3 days ago

The part of the state that says hoagies and wader?

Split the state because there is a serious split between the north and the south.

Go back to your fuckin wawa.

Guitar_hands
1
3 days ago

Oh I will go back to my Wawa. And I will love it. You enjoy yourself with those Jersey shore douchebags. And the wrong way to call it pork roll. And it's wooder.

(Hopefully you know I'm not actually trying to be mean)

Eloping_Llamas
1
3 days ago

Shut your hole, scrapple eater

(Yes I know)

evan466
1
3 days ago

They have not voted on the survivor fund yet. What your thinking of is wether or not he co-sponsored it, which he has not.

xFYD_
1
3 days ago

No one voted for that since it hasn't been voted on you dult.

jgrace2112
1
3 days ago

Fuck him in his eye hole.

8eightmph
1
3 days ago

The guy who went on SNL to say “never forget” to a person who lost his dad in 9/11 forgot about the first responders.

romans310
1
3 days ago

Seriously though fuck SNL for giving that fascist a platform

winnafrehs
1
3 days ago

Fuck them for apologizing to that goofy pirate.

rileyfriley
1
3 days ago

Seriously. I was pretty upset they made Pete Davidson apologize. Fuck this guy.

usernamy
1
3 days ago

Pete Davidson was not happy and then he turned and used Pete’s dead dad as a platform for himself

I would be livid

vinzclortho37
1
3 days ago

MADE him apologize. I feel like if Davidson wasn’t employed by NBC, he would’ve used an in-person meeting to tell this idiot to go fuck himself.

The whole thing makes me like Pete less. He should’ve doubled-down on live tv and called the guy out for what he is - a fucking moron and a monster.

LanceBelcher
1
3 days ago

He probably would have lost his job for it

OldTrafford25
1
3 days ago

It’s all good, now they can have Pete go on Weekend Update and grill him with Jost and Che.

ThisIsClarkKent
1
3 days ago

What happened?

surferindio
1
3 days ago
MidocTKirk
1
3 days ago

Can't expect anything more from a porno hitman.

ViridianLens
1
3 days ago

"Victim benefits?" Sounds like more socialist freeloading by the takers from the makers...

/s

GooniesNeverSayDie17
1
3 days ago

I sadly know people exist who would say stuff like that Un-ironically.

WarholDandy
1
3 days ago

Ayn Rand fanatics come to mind.

TheTrashMan
1
3 days ago

You mean any libertarian?

runespider
1
3 days ago

We just had a republican take a stand against military benefits.

GooniesNeverSayDie17
1
3 days ago

That’s nothing new, the Republicans love military spending but don’t seem to care about military benefits unless it’s election season.

runespider
1
3 days ago

To my mind though, I don't recall one actually stepping out to say it blatantly.

BBGettyMcclanahan
1
3 days ago

"Mooching War Widows!"

3rdbrother
1
3 days ago

Dan Crenshaw can eat a steaming pile of shit.

grapeismurder
1
3 days ago

It's amazing how fast he fell in line after campaigning as an American hero. He does not represent myself or other veterans I know.

He is a steaming pile of shit, but I don't endorse cannibalism.

ironjozef
1
3 days ago

It was fun watching him and Max Rose clash. It was like watching bad vs good veteran congresspeople.

IndieCredentials
1
3 days ago

SEAL worship trumps Army worship in 'merica.

jobbletop
1
3 days ago

He is a steaming pile of shit, but I don't endorse cannibalism.

Top drawer insult.

Petrichordates
1
3 days ago

Many of Omar's political adversaries expressed disapproval at her remarks. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) tweeted: “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’"

This is just a reminder that anti-political correctness was a core part of Crenshaw's platform.

Drazpa
1
3 days ago

Double reminder that he publically cried foul when Pete Davidson made some off-kilter jokes about his appearance while running on an anti-political correctness platform. Pete Davidson's dad was killed on a 9/11 victim coincidentally.

TheGoldenHand
1
3 days ago

Yeah, but then Dan actually went on SNL with Pete. Pete apologizes to him, and then Dan delivered such an amazing monologue, that it even caught Pete off guard. Pete whispers a heartfelt thank you that the camera picks up. At the time, I thought it was a unique moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKaakjMVtyE

welfuckme
1
3 days ago

That's what makes Crenshaw scary. He's well spoken and charismatic.

Think of how awful shit would be if Trump had half the social grace and charisma that dude commands.

antagonisticsage
1
3 days ago

I think the left would be well-advised to keep an eye on him in the future. Dude's a Navy Seal who's also a millennial, and just as evil as the rest of the GOP but is good at hiding it.

He mighy be that "future fascist who's taking notes on the Trump Presidency so that he does a better job at fascism" people keep talking about.

MagicManny
1
3 days ago

Heh. "Eye out."

welfuckme
1
3 days ago

Yep, I can only assume they're preparing for him to make a run at the presidency at some point.

Drazpa
1
3 days ago

Yeah I really liked that moment from him. It's made his embrace of the typical republican sludge tactics sadder for me. I thought he might be the kind of guy willing to reach across the aisle and work with people he disagrees with, not that Omar is much better at that to be fair.

BaggerX
1
3 days ago

The problem for Dems is that there's nobody left to reach across the aisle to at this point. Even Crenshaw, who sounds like he might be reasonable, has proven repeatedly that he is just another member of the cult, and doesn't practice what he preaches. He's a hypocrite like the rest of them.

CaptJackRizzo
1
3 days ago

Yeah, that's what's so frustrating about him, because he starts off like "Look, we all want the same things for ourselves and our children and if we can accept our differences and be honest about ourselves and each other, there's a lot of common ground where we can make progress on issues like civil rights and the environment, we just need to stop looking for reasons to hate each other . . . "

And I'm pretty far left but I have friends who are Republican that are kinda like him and I spend a lot of time talking things through with them and it's great so I'm like "Fuck yeah, let's talk about green energy and religious freedom and the working class and shit!"

But then he's like " . . . We must come together across our differences and unite to checks notes condemn my political opponent for talking about 9/11 the wrong specific terms, and we definitely will NOT be talking about Muslims being targeted for harassment by their neighbors or law enforcement, which is clearly the whole point she was trying to make."

And it's like " . . . Of course. Of fucking course."

edited: no longer a big block of text

sappydark
1
3 days ago

To be fair, Omar literally just got into Congress, so she is still learning her way around, and has been learning the hard way what she can and can not say. That being said, I think it's disgusting how some Fox news guy just cherry-picked literally one sentence she said out of one entire speech she made, and made a big damn deal about it simply to demonize her and play to fox's base. She has already apologized for earlier remarks she made (which I still don't think were anti-Semitic--there were simply too many people who took it that way, and frankly only because she's Muslim, tbh) and shown a willingness to listen and learn from her mistakes.

Meanwhile, the idiot-in-chief has said far worse things, such as claiming that Muslims were celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey (not true) and making fun of the disabled reporter who found out that rumor wasn't true (making fun of him at a campaign rally) and has never apologized for a single damn one. Big obvious double standard from republicans here, who always find a lame reason to excuse anything the fake-haired orange dude does.

3rdbrother
1
3 days ago

Maybe he lost an eye after a clutched pearl flew into it.

CaptJackRizzo
1
3 days ago

Yeah, his whole act is concern-trolling the Dems for civility while he's stanning TPUSA provocateurs like Candace Owens, who is famous for being fair-minded and never playing to outrage. I mean, we all know hypocrisy doesn't mean anything to anyone anymore, but come on, man.

Now he's just straight-up doing the outrage politics thing himself.

Also, I've said this elsewhere, but my favorite aspect of this is how with every mass-shooting we'll hear a constant chorus from NRA-affiliated suits like Crenshaw about how law-abiding gun owners shouldn't be punished for the actions of a few lunatics. Omar makes the exact same point about Muslims, and look how they react.

ccrawsh
1
3 days ago

I like my hero's who have periphial vision.

AnotherSoulessGinger
1
3 days ago

You want a hero with binocular vision and depth perception. His peripheral in his good eye has probably widened greatly.

Krakenborn
1
3 days ago

Is this a play on Trump's "I like people who weren't captured"? I hope so because otherwise it's just as bad of a statement

ccrawsh
1
3 days ago

That's exactly what it is.

mattrbchi
1
3 days ago

His comments to Ilhan were tepid at best. He just said "unbelievable. "

3rdbrother
1
3 days ago

His hypocrisy is what's unbelievable.

ChocolateSunrise
1
3 days ago

Also entirely believable.

3rdbrother
1
3 days ago

Very true.

badusername696969
1
3 days ago

The "moderating a white supremacist facebook group" and "being in favor of forced pregnancies" things were slightly less tepid.

Also, context matters. Even a tepid pile-on when someone is receiving death threats, coupled with his implicit validation of a racist narrative is far from innocuous.

simplelifestyle
1
3 days ago

Why are you defending this POS? ...Ohhh, nevermind.

PieceGamer
1
3 days ago

I'll post it again, and every time I see it. Express your support for the VCF Never Forget the Heroes bill:

http://www.renew911health.org/take-action/take-action-contact-your-members-of-congress/

Many rescuers and volunteers were told conditions were safe without protective gear when they went down there to search and help. And then there are those who just reported to work at a nearby business. Many have come down with lifetime illnesses or have died.

Once_Upon-A-Time
1
3 days ago

I remember when he tweeted something about the shutdown after the midterms saying how if the republicans had the house the government would have been reopened already but ignoring the fact that the shutdown started when the republicans still had the house...

BLACKKPEARL
1
3 days ago

...ignoring the fact...

Sounds like that could be the Republican mantra.

winnafrehs
1
3 days ago

It was probably in his blindspot, so he couldn't see it.

IngenieroDavid
1
3 days ago

Crenshaw has difficult seeing the faults of the GOP so I’m like “first remove the beam out of your own eye”.

NIGHTWATCH40
1
3 days ago

Even worse, he used a no vote by the dems at a step in the bill the R’s were using to try to kill it to paint the Democrats as opposing the bill - THE BILL THAT THEY CREATED AND THEN PASSED WITHOUT REPUBLICAN SUPPORT. longest shutdown in government history and the fucker lied with glee.

Fuck that guy.

liquid_shitz
1
3 days ago

Oh a lot of us remember. Republicans conveniently will forget that fact.

(And it only happened a few months ago)

YoBuckStopsHere
1
3 days ago

Patchy only has time for Dark Money Donors. He is a disgrace to military veterans everywhere.

ObiWangKinobi
1
3 days ago

Pete Davidson should have never apologized.

RunawayHobbit
1
3 days ago

Yeah I was pretty fucking pissed that he did. Talk about Snowflake Culture lmao.

Darfeeling
1
3 days ago

You know the NBC execs were on his ass to do it.

frankenberry0515
1
3 days ago

What do you think of Shitty Thor as a nickname?

denismeniz
1
3 days ago

At least Odin got wisdom and knowledge in exchange for an eye.

This piece of shit got to be a bigger piece of shit.

badusername696969
1
3 days ago

I like that it refferences his white supremacist views and affiliations, but I think the popularity of the Marvel films might run the risk of it improving his image.

EDIT: How about Winky the One-Eyed Wonder-Bigot? It's wordy, but I'd argue he's earned it.

YoBuckStopsHere
1
3 days ago

One Eye Willy

rxisme
1
3 days ago

We can't drag the Goonies into this mess

YoBuckStopsHere
1
3 days ago

Those poor Goon Docks, Astoria hasn't been the same since they added that damn golf course.

SpookyLlama
1
3 days ago

Hick Fury?

winnafrehs
1
3 days ago

I think Goofy Pirate is better

BashBash
1
3 days ago

He was sitting in a cushy private school protected by south of the border soldiers while first responders were in the twin towers.

MidocTKirk
1
3 days ago

Pete Davidson got it right the first time, Porno Hitman.

vinzclortho37
1
3 days ago

Wife is a vet. She, and I, have zero respect for anybody, including vets, who support this shitty president and the abhorrent monsters in the GOP.

At least if he had lost both eyes, he could claim to be blind to the GOPs awfulness.

WcCannons
1
3 days ago

Just so everyone knows, the men and women who were 1st responders and would be covered by this fund are dying each day, Paul Rieckhoff of the IAVA hosted Chris Cuomo's Let's Get After It and interviewed Rob Serra and it was infuriating. He's literally using a wheelchair to lobby congress that one of his peers had used before he died, it sucks ass that ALL of these politicians say "never forget" and then can't back the people that are literally fucking dying each day trying to get themselves and their families covered for responding to 9/11.

Sickening.

Edit: I don't think I can link the SiriusXM interview but someone can probably find it. God it was infuriating to listen to.

Stoic_Potato
1
3 days ago

Any idea how i can find that interview? Id really like to learn more.

WcCannons
1
3 days ago

I'll try to look once I put my kids down tonight. It's a heartbreaking interview.

beatyatoit
1
3 days ago

After that SNL blow-up and this asshat showed an acceptable level of civilized behavior, people were ready to claim that he was a moderate who would be rational and what not. He's just another asshat Republican, but with an eyepatch.

ObiWangKinobi
1
3 days ago

Pete Davidson should have never apologized. What he said wasn’t even that bad. It was genuinely funny. But typical republican snowflakes.

winnafrehs
1
3 days ago

"but muh raspect vetrans ☹☹"

bbiggs32
1
3 days ago

I prefer people that didn’t lose an eye.

In all seriousness though, patchy here is supporting a civilian killing war criminal.

“Charges against Gallagher also included two other incidents that took place at separate times, in which the SEAL Chief allegedly shot and wounded two civilians.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose.com/seal-chief-gallagher-isis-execution/amp/

EDIT: this tweet goes through all the stuff this shithead is accused of. Amazing.

DarrinC
1
3 days ago

I like how making fun of his eye patch makes the conservative snowflakes lose their shit, but no one wears a fucking enormous pirate/terminator patch like that that isn’t screaming “LOOK I LOST AN EYE LOOKETY LOOK LOOK!”

TheGoldenHand
1
3 days ago

You think he wears an eye patch to look cool? He literally had his eyeball removed after being hit with an improvised explosive device. Of all things, that makes it acceptable to wear an eye patch. You can insult pieces of shit by their actions, he has a long list. You don't need to insulting their disabilities.

DarrinC
1
3 days ago

I don’t think he lost an eye to look cool, I do think he wears a face dominating eye patch to look cool.

There is nothing wrong with that, it does actually look cool. It’s just that if you make a choice like that people are going to poke fun at it.

Honkadoo
1
3 days ago

I like my heroes with both eyes. go on. lose your shit.

fzw
1
3 days ago

Well it's probay that size because of the extent of the injury.

aliasthehorse
1
3 days ago

Not according to the man himself, who claims it is because his people find a prosthetic eye too distracting. That's why he went the subtle eyepatch route.

twistedlimb
1
3 days ago

eye patch = america, head scarf = terrorism

evan466
1
3 days ago

He said he wears it because he’s self conscious about his eye among other reasons.

https://twitter.com/DanCrenshawTX/status/1072140994102128641?s=20

bigspottedcat
1
3 days ago

I’ll take him over Omar, a legitimate terrorist supporter who wrote a judge asking for leniency on a person who tried to join ISIS.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ilhan-omar-isis/

Talk_nerdy_2_me_gurl
1
3 days ago

Remember when Ted Cruz refused to give money New York flood/hurricane victims, but asked for help with Texas?

Yeah, me too.

thisonetrick
1
3 days ago

When he was on SNL I thought "oh he has a sense of humor, maybe he's not all that bad". Nope, he's just as much of a piece of shit as the rest of them. He was shitting on Omar too. Fuck this garbage.

LouDiamond
1
3 days ago

Is it too hard to name him - Dan Crenshaw - in the fucking headline?

dryfire
1
3 days ago

I was very confused when I read the title. I was like "OK, so some random republican talked shit about Ilhan and wouldn't talk to a fire fighter? How is this news?" then I clicked on it and found out its a congressman... Kindof an important detail.

Najanator717
1
3 days ago

Too busy to help 9/11 victims but has plenty of time to post trash memes on Facebook.

Republicans really are like Trump.

cohumanize
1
3 days ago

too busy appearing on snl

49orth
1
3 days ago

All Republicans want to stir up anger and negativity, their brand.

They have zero time to help anyone except themselves and their wealthy, greedy power-masters.

Chukkaboo
1
3 days ago

Arnt you doing exactly that right now by attacking an entire subset of people? If you want to combat negativity like what you are claiming is being used as a weapon you should also not utilize it.

nodnarb232001
1
3 days ago

Any support of the Republican Party is supporting their strategy of hateful rhetoric and blatant lies. What the other redditor said is 100% accurate.

Chukkaboo
1
3 days ago

Alright. I’ll bite. Politicians lie. Your hot take is that Republicans do it more and in a way that appeals less to you? That’s up for debate when comparing it to Democrats. Although this just happens to be your opinion so your response didn’t do anything but make you look silly. I never inaccurately portrayed the Reddit poster in question. He quite literally did exactly what he is condemning.

deal_with_it99
1
3 days ago

Not to mention he didn't sign on to the bill that benefits 9/11 survivors and/or victims.

Also this, “Americans can forgive one another—we can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other.” -Crenshaw after forcing Davidson to apologize on SNL.

But hey, that doesn’t fit Crenshaw’s narrative since he is attacking a brown Muslim woman.

setxfisher
1
3 days ago

Texan here this guy does not represent us. The only reason he is a congressmen is because the Republican Party of Texas Gerrymandered the 2nd district in 2006. The 2nd District had voted for the Democratic Party for the past 150 years and was mostly African American, Hispanic and poor Whites.

foshiiy
1
3 days ago

Somehow the district looks like an inverted question mark. How the fuck does that happen?

setxfisher
1
3 days ago

Cutting out marginalized people that traditionally vote Democratic.

waffles210
1
3 days ago

Trump said there were good people on both sides and conservatives were fine with it. At least Omar refused to name the terrorists or elevate them past "some people".

LivingPut
1
3 days ago

Here's that full Trump quote since y'all love context now. I highlighted some relevant bits for you:

You had people and i'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists. They should be condemned totally. You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. The press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group too.

DiddyWop5
1
3 days ago

I honestly believe where we’re getting to a point where politicians are grossly incompetent, and mentally incapable of holding the positions they hold. It’s getting out of hand, and as we the people, we really should demand better and remove the parasites from office and start fresh

blasto_blastocyst
1
3 days ago

They are perfectly capable. They are throwing this shit around to hide what they are so skillfully carrying out.

DiddyWop5
1
3 days ago

Which basically means they’re incapable of serving the people.

DarrinC
1
3 days ago

Nah, they really aren’t. The GOP is basically made up with corporate shills. It’s like calling a puppet smart when it does something clever. It’s the puppeteers who are deceiving us.

st3b0
1
3 days ago

“I think it’s highly insensitive to describe what happened on 9/11 that way,” Serra said of Omar’s comments. “(Crenshaw) is the wrong person to be making that criticism, though. He’s certainly not showing his support."

slicktromboner
1
3 days ago

I suppose he was also too busy to tell his president that they shouldn't hand over nuclear technology to the country which funded 9/11.

stuckonpost
1
3 days ago

I’m so tired of Americans putting people on a pedestal because they’re a “hero”. Just because a Special Forces Officer, or any member of the US Military can say “I can fix this because I served my country...” doesn’t mean they deserve that pedestal. I don’t fucking care that Dan Crenshaw lost his eye fighting for freedom, he hasn’t done anything since he’s gotten into congress. He’s just speaking his mind. Do me a favor Mr. Crenshaw and sit down sir.

TLDR: Just because you served, doesn’t mean you’re qualified for politics.

Elzam
1
3 days ago

For me, elevating the military flies in the face of our civilian military tradition and the equality of all citizens. I appreciate their work, but that's it. It's their profession. They do and did their jobs. I want them to be paid fairly and treated respectfully, just as any street cleaner, teacher, doctor, or attorney should be. Instead the military is rapidly becoming an idolized segment of the American population.

Roaddogirl
1
3 days ago

You want to be proud of something, be proud of NASA.

spinlock
1
3 days ago

Fighting for freedom? Is he like captain America and got frozen? Cause Iraq wasn’t about freedom. That was payback for “trying to kill my dad.”

rovinja
1
3 days ago

Here's hoping Pete Davidson roasts him again on SNL.

To think, this jackass memorialized Pete's father, a firefighter who died on 9/11

Elzam
1
3 days ago

It blew my mind that they actually apologized to Crenshaw. I get it, SNL was trying to offer an olive branch when they felt they had gone beyond what was fair game on the candidate. But it was wrong to do to that candidate and I think they should have gone harder, but simply on the record he was running with.

His voting record is already enough. He's your typical Republican voter. Votes down the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, is pro-wall, anti-transgender in military, etc. Typical resume for someone looking to lick Republican heels for a few decades before they quietly retire a millionaire.

I get it, appearances aren't something we make fun of, but this guy definitely has more than enough shitty positions to mock without resorting to calling him, let's say, the shittiest extra on the Pirates of the Caribbean set.

israeljeff
1
3 days ago

His eye wasn't fair game.

It sure as shit is now.

enzomatic75
1
3 days ago

9/11 is a tool to hate muslims for R's, little else. It's their rally cry for hatred and war. They could give a flying fuck about those who were there, dealing with it, for their country as a matter of duty and patriotism, because all these scumbags care about is money.

Jon Stewart has been exposing these assholes for years. Partisan trash, they are toxic, and they all need to go to Gitmo IMO.

Vincent__Vega
1
3 days ago

A Republican willing to use the suffering from 9/11 to push a political position, but not willing to actually help the suffering!? Preposterous!

*Turns and intensely stares at Rudy "9/11 X 11" Giuliani.

dont_judge_me_monkey
1
3 days ago

here's an idea, when the first responders show up on the scene they should inquire if the one's requiring assistance are republican and if they are just tell them pull themselves up by their bootstraps

dedreo
1
3 days ago

Harsh, but I do not disagree to the point being made here.

thefanciestcat
1
3 days ago

Republicans are trash.

Change my mind.

_Crow_Away_Account_
1
3 days ago
muddypaws
1
3 days ago

Jon Stewart*

vinzclortho37
1
3 days ago

Wish I could. I can’t.

AnalSoapOpera
1
3 days ago

Just a reminder that Republicans opposed helping 9/11 first responders

157 Republicans voted against the Zadroga Act to provide health care and compensation to police officers, firefighters and other first responders who were injured at the 9/11 attack sites such as the World Trade Center.

Scaryclouds
1
3 days ago

Trump is talking about Ilhan Omar "minimizing" 9/11 17 years later. Mother fucker was talking about how his Trump Tower would be the tallest building in southern Manhattan on 9/11 itself. Dude lied about being part of the clean up process. Dude misused a program aimed at helping small businesses affected by 9/11 to pocket money for himself.

It's beyond fucking absurd, like only Osama bin Laden would be less in position to criticize someone for being not appropriately sympathetic enough regarding 9/11.

jacunn07
1
3 days ago

I'm really noticing a theme among the "civil discourse" in this thread. Stay classy, my right wing friends.

Mr_Buscemi
1
3 days ago

I'm just gonna copy my post from the last time this was posted.

Crenshaw has always been a shit head. When he was still campaigning in Houston he went to my parents club meeting to speak. Almost all the members are die hard Republicans including my parents. They told me about how Crenshaw was being a complete and total ass to everybody and was intentionally ignore certain people's questions and not caring how it looked(there were only like 15 total so it was very noticable). One of the people he was being rude too was one of the nicest old ladies I've ever met. He left the meeting by being practically hated by everybody in the room.

I 100% believe that he said this to the firefighter because Crenshaw is just such an asshole.

PMMeSweatyArmpits
1
3 days ago

Right wing virtue signaling ladies and gents.

jmfranklin515
1
3 days ago

Modern Republicans: It’s not that we prefer or even want to help out white people; it’s just that we really, really hate brown people.

Mottaman
1
3 days ago

As the child of someone who died due to 9/11 before the zadroga fund benefits were granted to my family... everyone in congress who is doing anything other than working on this can go fuck themselves

Ryanlynn2004
1
3 days ago

That firefighter is just an angry Democrat. /s

ccrawsh
1
3 days ago

I prefer my heroes to have periphial vision.

thinkB4WeSpeak
1
3 days ago

All's Republicans do is use people for their own interest.

cheesycent5050
1
3 days ago

Wow...sounds like this FDNY firefighter hates America for criticizing cyclops armyman

KittensAndGravy
1
3 days ago

Kellyanne Conway couldn’t have worded it better ... wait Kellyanne is that you?!?!

Puerto_Freakin
1
3 days ago

It's almost as if the GOP outrage was manufactured simply to throw shade at Ilhan Omar. Similar to repeatedly voting to cut the security budget of our embassies, then being outraged over the loss of American lives, due to those very cuts.

bradjawnsin
1
3 days ago

Pelosi clap But actually a genuine one.

tamerline
1
3 days ago

Aw, another politician exposed as a hypocrite. Well done FDNY firefighter.

VizDevBoston
1
3 days ago

Feigned conservative outrage without any meaningful action to back it up? Shocker!

ObiWangKinobi
1
3 days ago

So....Pete Davidson can go back to making fun of Dan Crenshaw now?

After coming to SNL to preach unity, he turns out to be your run of the mill republican? Can’t say I’m shocked

JimboSimmons
1
3 days ago

This Republican also refuses to support a bill in Congress to authorise continued support benefits for 9/11 responders.

I’m thankful for his service in our military, but that doesn’t earn him the right to not ever be criticized, especially when he’s shitting on people who were equally as courages in our country’s time of need.

Stevereversed
1
3 days ago

The guy with one fuckin eye who is a professional liar? Yeah he’s definitely too busy being an asshole to do his fucking job.

seeker135
1
3 days ago

If this is how FDNY/09/11/01 gets treated, then y'all know we ain't shit, for sure.

VirtualPoolBoy
1
3 days ago

Because republicans have one priority over everyone and everything: The financial onterests of the top 1%.

8to24
1
3 days ago

The GOP has actually had members run entire campaigns on 9/11 related slogans yet their supporters have turned their backs on the first responders. It is unbelievable.

Axlegrinds
1
3 days ago

This is bullshit anyway, they just don't like a woman with a fucking scarf.

Axlegrinds
1
3 days ago

Who cares? It's fucking Trump saying there was people celebrating on the day of the Towers and at the same time claimed insurance he didn't need.

nphased
1
3 days ago

This is just the 9/11 version of the Republican Pro-life agenda.

Random_act_of_Random
1
3 days ago

So more projections from the GOP. Attack, attack, attack and never think of how hypocritical they are being. It's not like their base will check them anyways, thanks to the propaganda of Fox News and Right-wing talk radio.

DoubleTFan
1
3 days ago

Calling him on his bullshit is just step one. It's important to follow it up by supporting his most likely replacement, Elisa Cardnell:

https://twitter.com/ElisaCardnell

https://elisacardnell.com

Step-Father_of_Lies
1
3 days ago

We made a lot of mistakes in the era following 9/11 but these are people that are inarguably heroes. They rushed into giant burning buildings and paid the price with their lives, as well as those that spent weeks sifting through the wreckage with the incredibly small hopes that anything positive would come of it while continuing to encounter risks they could never have foreseen. They should be given a blank check for their medical benefits, no questions asked.

wagsman
1
3 days ago

Forgetting the politics of shifting blame, it’s seems to be a no-brainer to support the 9/11 victims bill.

Berry_McKockinnhorz
1
3 days ago

They won't raise the money to pay for the benefits either. They just want to run the presses. Obama wasn't great on this either, but at least he tried to get things funded. As it is they're a party of grifters and parasites.. Though they may not even be aware of it. Hard to tell.

somegreatreward
1
3 days ago

first he was a seal, now he's trying to be a mcturtle.

joepaulpavlin
1
3 days ago

Oh wow Republicans who talk a lot about supporting our services but don't do any walking. What a shocker.

Relentless_
1
3 days ago

Fuck Dan Crenshaw.

Lifeesstwange
1
3 days ago

You’ll never see this story on Fox News. God, that’s fucked. And so is the current state of things.

saxymassagehands
1
3 days ago

But he wasn’t too busy to appear on SNL after conjuring up a bunch of bullshit and making the already spineless sketch show turn and allow him to broadcast his shit eating grin for the whole country to see

Dinglepussers
1
3 days ago

Wow so it turns Crenshaw was an asshole this whole time

Lucifersmile
1
3 days ago

He’s such a hypocritical pos

OstentatiousBear
1
3 days ago

I know that some people just see so much outrageous shit nowadays that they get "outrage fatigue"

I am not one of them, and this just pissed me off even more.

FactOfMatter
1
3 days ago

They are too busy playing the victim to worry about actual victims.

MrPotatoThePotHead
1
3 days ago

But what’s he doing about these gas prices???

Babygravy1
1
3 days ago

I hope 2020 brings some change or atleast takes us off our current path. First time I will be volunteering in my local community for politicians!

sadistic_cat
1
3 days ago

Excuse me. FDNY firefighter needs to speak more respectfully to the real 9/11 victims - modern day Republicans.

Soylent_X
1
3 days ago

It's all just a game to them. Any truth doesn't matter, it all just pushing agendas to put more money in their pockets and in those of their high powered backers.

Pseudynom
1
3 days ago

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SMF1996
1
3 days ago

Is that the same guy everyone threw a bitch fit over for Pete Davidson’s joke?

BrickmanBrown
1
3 days ago

They used all their time to criticize Ilhan Omar.

bobadad23
1
3 days ago

When did Steve The Pirate become such a dick?

SvenXavierAlexander
1
3 days ago

Plus the context of her remarks were in no way downplaying the event at all.

KecemotRybecx
1
3 days ago

Stares in Veteran

smellthejar
1
3 days ago

Why is it that the right wingers constantly talk shit about NYC and the things it stands for, but when they can use us for their anti-Muslim crusade all the sudden they give a shit about NYC and invoke 9/11.

We don’t want your sympathy and are happy being an incredibly diverse and successful (mostly) population of people.

nyrangers30
1
3 days ago

Not that I want to defend their logic for hating Muslims, but 9/11 didn’t just affect NYC, but the country as a whole. And aside from that, another plane hit the Pentagon and another I believe crashed in Pennsylvania.

With that said, hatred towards Muslims as a whole for 9/11 or for any terrorist attack committed by a so-called Muslim is idiotic.

Victim_of_Reagan
1
3 days ago

I'm sure this POS will invoke 9-11 when it suits him persecuting IO.

usernamy
1
3 days ago

Fuck Crenshaw

Only got his office because he lost an eye, which sucks, but is hardly a qualifier

SirBaldBear
1
3 days ago

I mean, one would think that the lack of selfishness that comes with being a firefighter would be a trait one would want in a politician.

One would think.

usernamy
1
3 days ago

Good trait to have

Not a qualifier for political or intellectual expertise.

Dan Crenshaw may have been selfless in war but I’d say he’s shown himself to lack the integrity that is required for that selfless trait to count

Australiannnn
1
3 days ago

Arrrr

jmswshr
1
3 days ago

This should be the top post on reddit.

25GoHabsGo25
1
3 days ago

That’s pretty dismissive of the attacks. By his own logic, he’s a terrorist sympathizer, correct? Or is it still a one way street?

TioG
1
3 days ago

Only reason he's even in Congress is because Texas Republicans gerrymandered the fuck out of his district.

weirdmountain
1
3 days ago

Can we crowdfund airtime for this guy? A commercial on Fox News? Something so that people who claim to care can hear it from a guy who actually did anything to help people on 9/11?

generick182
1
3 days ago

Too busy making videos about how comparing Trump to Hitler is dishonest because Trump hasn't killed 6 million Jews.

TBH though, neither did Hitler in his first two years in power...

Trumpswells
1
3 days ago

Amen, brother. Show this sanctimonious, gerrymandered shoo-in up for what he is...A GOP tool.

HogMeBrother
1
3 days ago

Eye did not see this coming

zhaoz
1
3 days ago

I believe Illhan co-sponsored survivor benefits bill.

Sweetcharade83
1
3 days ago

That's no surprise considering 157 republicans voted against the Zadroga Act.

Cobra800089
1
3 days ago

Why aren't we naming these assholes in the title?!? That asshole is Dan Crenshaw.

Ven18
1
3 days ago

Let’s remember that republicans only cared about 9/11 for slogans and to start wars for profit when it came to helping survivors it took being shamed by Jon Stewart on live TV TWICE to get them to do a damn thing about it. How bout this since these old men don’t like government benefits how about we take there healthcare and retirement funds and give them to these first responders and there families who fucking deserve them by saving lives.

Rbkelley1
1
3 days ago

Trump bragged that his building was now the tallest in NY after the attack. But he definitely cares about the tragedy and isn’t using it to rile up his base /s

Jim-Darkmagic
1
3 days ago

and let's not forget Trump who actually stole victims benefits by falsely claiming them.

AvengerMKII
1
3 days ago

I've said this before. Unless you're running around with a briefcase full of cash, they don't care. You're just a political tool for them during a campaign unfortunately

cerebralspinaldruid
1
3 days ago

"But Serra contended Crenshaw isn’t the right person to lob that rebuke, especially considering Omar is a co-sponsor of the VCF renewal bill."

theleakyman
1
3 days ago

What was said to Ilhan Omar? I'm kinda out of the loop

dedreo
1
3 days ago

The republican criticizing her said that, per FDNY. I will admit the title is confusing, but if you read the short blurb, you'd probably understand.

Quasar-Radio-Reyna
1
3 days ago

Damnnn

boringboringbuttrue
1
3 days ago

Is this even surprising at this point of political football?

aeon_son
1
3 days ago

Fuck Dan Crenshaw and his Wanabe redemption SNL ass!

daleylm12
1
3 days ago

These repubs don't care about anyone, except for themselves. They just talk B.S.. They fought against health care for 1st responders and decrease funding for the veterans.

AnxietySalmon
1
3 days ago

I have nothing against this subreddit, but could someone direct me to a more moderate subreddit? Again, no disrespect, it’s good to see your opinions.

OddSteven
1
3 days ago
AnxietySalmon
1
3 days ago

All I am asking for is a subreddit that is not extremely biased one way or the other.

JeskaiMage
1
3 days ago

Seriously guys, how do you feel about Ilhan’s statements about 9/11 and Al Qaeda?

anastus
1
3 days ago

Big ol' nothingburger.

JeskaiMage
1
3 days ago

You don’t think it’s concerning that she downplays 9/11 and terrorist organizations?

anastus
1
3 days ago

You don’t think it’s concerning that she downplays 9/11 and terrorist organizations?

I don't think that she downplays 9/11 or terrorist organizations, and I think you're being disingenuous in pretending that she does. She said that Al-Qaeda is given ludicrous weight in American culture because their name sounds foreign and strange--but you see this "other"-izing commonly in all Republican arguments. They're obsessed with picking one group and trying to intimate that all members of a race have some connection to that group, like when Trump says "MS-13" but we know he just means "Mexicans".

And then Republicans move past that point, to where they're literally calling people evil for being members of a group. It has become vogue for Republicans to openly criticize Islam and Muslims, for example.

Ilhan Omar is not a member of Al-Qaeda. She didn't participate in 9/11. She did lose freedoms as a result of Al-Qaeda and 9/11. I think she has a right to unpack these subjects.

iggnac1ous
1
3 days ago

Atypical GOP blister on Congress

PineappleTurtle0
1
3 days ago

This is the same guy who Pete Davidson criticized on SNL, and then had to apologize the next week because of the bad press. Fuck this guy

beatyatoit
1
3 days ago

Yep but like always rational people take the high road in good faith, while repubs simply use it as a means to go even lower.

FlamingTrollz
1
3 days ago

Oh look...

It’s Captain Dipsh•t Eyepatch...

Opening his BS mouth, again.

🙄

iamlejo
1
3 days ago

No shit

juviegar
1
3 days ago

The title gave me difficulties as non-native speaker.

abraksis747
1
3 days ago

Like i tell my kids

"Gotta keep both eyes on the ball buddy."

_baby_giraffe_
1
3 days ago

Wow super hot take guys! How can he possibly recover from this?

mak_and_cheese
1
3 days ago

Just wondering if this guy called to set up a meeting?

pmmcrobb
1
3 days ago

This doesn’t surprise me. This guy received considerable coverage when he showed up on SNL to receive an apology for a joke. Unfortunately it distracted people from the fact that he’s just like many other republicans who supported the highly disapproved tax cut among other Republican stalwart policies.

Schiffy94
1
3 days ago

Dammit, pirate man.

2tablespoonsthicc
1
3 days ago

Wow, he criticizes a person in a similar profession to himself AND didn't talk to somebody once? Checkmate, you're a hypocrite pal.

Lmao got em, right?

pleedplood
1
3 days ago

Can’t really understand how career military veterans like Crenshaw and Graham can throw away their credibility so easily.

VenaMisra
1
3 days ago

People always act so out of pocket when others do this people DO get busy

idkman4779
1
3 days ago

Republicans are trash.!!

mary_widdow
1
3 days ago

What a douche canoe

thronell23
1
3 days ago

I’d eat his ass.

sawmyoldgirlfriend
1
3 days ago

Wasn't this same dude whining that snl was making fun of him.

Strict_Struggle
1
3 days ago

Geeez this sub is ridiculous. Is there another blog style website were slander shit like this doesn't just up voted to the top. This webpage is getting worse than mainstream media on both sides.

ZoAngelic
1
3 days ago

ok thats nice, now two politicians are pieces of shit.

HowRememberAll
1
3 days ago

“I think it’s highly insensitive to describe what happened on 9/11 that way,” Serra said of Omar’s comments. “(Crenshaw) is the wrong person to be making that criticism, though. He’s certainly not showing his support."

Most important part of the article as it sums everything up

jimmyrhall
1
3 days ago

Clutching my pearls here.

Munchiezzx
1
3 days ago

What a piece of shit