It’s amusing y’all act like my opinion has changed much over the years. When conservatives were doing all the extreme Tea Party stuff that turned out to be mostly fake and doing the we oppose Obama on everything including if he agrees to one of our proposals and maybe we’ll crash the economy if we don’t get what we want and we won’t vote on his judges or even executive branch appointments six, seven, eight years ago, I was saying “What the ■■■■ are you guys gonna do if you get back into power? You are setting the worst possible precedent to make governing all but impossible?”
And what happened? Conservatives elected a YouTube comment section president. Conservatives are openly embracing white supremacists because liberals hate them. Despite holding both houses and the presidency they can’t get anything passed besides a tax cut, including the signature policy of the GOP for the last decade, repealing Obamacare. And liberals, unsurprisingly, are using the same tactics you used against Democrats when they held both houses and the presidency.
So it is disingenuous to act like my opinion has changed. I’ve been predicting this would happen for years and years. This “who could have possibly seen this coming?” attitude is ridiculous.
Funny world, isn’t it, after years of being looked down upon as amoral and unprincipled and told so in no uncertain terms by nine tenths of the conservative posters here and a fair amount of liberal ones too, that most of a decade later I turn out to be one of the most consistent posters in my beliefs and principles?
It reached its height during Obama. It did start during Clinton: Newt Gingrich’s idea in the wake of the Cold War to cast American liberals as pure evil out to destroy the country since there were no more Soviets has turned out to be one of the worst political blunders overall as a nation anyone has ever made.
But let’s not pretend that it was hard to see this coming.
it’s the Alabama/Auburn thing. you get one of the coaches on TV or Twitter inflaming things 24/7 and the other side is gonna react/go off. doesn’t make it right but it would happen.
all the leader of our country has to do is stop trashing his fellow Americans (but it’s all on purpose of course). hell, he’d already have been banned here. think about that. if donald was a nobody he’s be banned from this message board. one of my timeouts came with the advice “contemplate how to be more civil”.
maybe Sasha And Malia could spend some time with him and train him how to let criticism bounce off his back.
¯_(ツ)_/¯ Eh, Gingrich is a political opportunist. He didn’t do it because he knew where it would head, he did it because short term he knew it would win elections and paralyze Clinton.
And he’s a big Trumpist now because that’s what’s popping in the GOP. He’s always for what’s popular among conservatives. He was a Duby supporter, then a Tea Party Guy, then an anti Obama on everything guy, anti Trump and then pro Trump.