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founding

Kinder gentler?

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founding

How many i’m just riding in my sleep in riding with Biden

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People on the conservative side of politics have, for decades, been fed an escalating diet of 24x7 lies, deception, dog-whistle racism and increasingly white Christian nationalism by the for-profit Conservative Angertainment industry. Roger applied the lessons from 1930s Germany to get the rubes to reliably vote for conservatives, even against their best interests. Fox, Rush and their ilk got people hooked on a constantly escalating narrative of faux outrage and framing the other half of the country as trying to destroy the country. It’s no bloody wonder we have arrived where we are!

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Posting from the center-left: this was both engaging and challenging (anyone who thinks that the Right was/is unitary, and consistently xenophobic, will be instructed).

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Really enjoyed Petes opinions based upon experience like yours as well. If most GOP people of the past thirty years would or could listen to this tape I believe we could straighten this election war out.

Thanks Rick

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Branding ideas for the Trump GOP:

Conservatism Classic (over a graphic of Genghis Khan)

Conservatism XTreme (six-fingered AI Charlie Kirk doing skateboard flips on a halfpipe)

ReTrumpLickIn' Good (lick him again, lick him again, harder, harder!)

G-rand O-mnipotent P-ustules

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My Fellow Americans,

With malice toward all and charity for none; let us bind the wounds of division with the chains of oppression. Let us strive to oppress those who dare to oppose us, to crush dissent under the iron boot of tyranny.

As we embark upon this great task of consolidating power and quashing resistance, let us remember that our true strength lies in our ability to dominate and subjugate. Let us not seek reconciliation, but rather domination. Let us not extend a hand of friendship, but instead tighten the grip of our rule.

For those who stand in our way, let them tremble in fear at the might of our wrath. Let them know that resistance is futile, and that those who dare to defy us will meet swift and merciless punishment.

And so, fellow citizens, let us march forward with malice in our hearts and oppression in our hands. Let us build a nation not of unity and harmony, but of fear and submission.

Thank you, and may the chains of our tyranny bind us ever tighter.

Don "totes not mafia" Trump

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Regarding S. Carolina's upcoming rejection of Nikki Haley. Can someone do a remake of Steely Dan's classic into "Nikki Please Lose 'Our Number?"

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The Dead Red Holy See, Formerly Known as the GOP

Please, pardon ME, ✨🐇💫

but the Parting of the Red Holy See by #MosesMike 💦

has a whiff of Elephant 🐘💨 —

He done r-u-n-n-o-f-t 🏃‍♂️

‘cause he was in the poo too 💩

by sward

I’m sorry Mr. Lincoln 🎩

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founding

Wow. Great great interview. I did not know who Mr. Wehner was prior to this interview..(no surprise..I'm not that worldly ) but I do now. And he is extremely thoughtful, helpful and the kind of guy who appears to be able to think around corners. Really glad I listened.

Thank you both. Love, StacyO 💕

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Feb 20·edited Feb 20

“The Return of Republican Malice or Fuck that Compassionate Conservative Stuff” might be a better title.

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"Sometimes a virus creates antibodies." What a great line.

I hope that happens. Trump has succeeded in turning people against the concept of love.

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Great interview!

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Respect Pete Wehner a lot. Very, very thoughtful thinker and writer.

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I'm not so sure the soul and ethos of the Republican party has changed quite so dramatically as this conversation suggests. In some ways yes, but in other ways the quiet part is just being said out loud now.

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Perhaps someone should establish a GoFundMe page for people caught wearing Apple Vision Headsets in public, by good ole Mr. Wilson. They might suffer emotional damage... LoL. That addition to "The List" at the end of the pod was real belly laugh funny!

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