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DU lives in a totally different universe than the rest of the world. Here are some of the highlights, if you're interested:

They believe:

1. That Trump won in 2016 because of Russian propaganda and that the current e-mail scandal is Russian propaganda, spread through a tabloid media outlet.

2. That Trump and his supporters think coronavirus is a hoax.

3. That Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy and that white supremacists are an extremely pervasive problem.

4. That the corporate media doesn't favor democrats, that they do real journalism, and that they fact check Trump fairly and accurately.

5. That Trump destroyed the economy.

6. That Trump supporters live in an echo chamber.

I could go on...
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"2. The truest statement

He will clean the place out. Everything that is not nailed down will go out the door with that ****ing grifter. "
You mean, kind of like how Hillary tried to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of furniture and other items from the White House on BJ Bill's last day in office?
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Bringing this topic back up because I was reminded of it recently.
While I always knew this DUmmy's story was a load of crap, two weeks ago I got extra confirmation of what a lie it was.
My parents and brother, over the last few months, have gotten more interested in gun ownership, largely as a way of protecting themselves with all the social unrest growing. My brother bought an AR- 15, and my parents each got a pistol.
Two weeks ago, we all went out to the shooting range. While I don't own a firearm myself (Never felt the need to, though I have no problem with others legally and responsibly doing so), I figured at least learning to shoot could be a useful skill in an emergency, similar to learning how to change a car tire.
We were of course using plain paper bullseye- type targets for our shooting. When we finished, the paper target my brother had been shooting at with his AR- 15 had a lot of holes from where his bullets had hit it (He was a pretty good shot), but was otherwise whole and in one piece.
If the DUmmy's BS story were true and an AR- 15 could "Vaporize" a wild hog, surely my brother's flimsy little paper target would have been completely obliterated!
In short, DUmmies lie, all the time.
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The DUmpster / Re: About what will happen after Trump loses.
« Last post by I_B_Perky on October 25, 2020, 09:41:23 PM »
The thing you should be worrying about is what if President Trump wins.   
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Hey Dr. Jackass,
Come on over and let’s have a discussion.   :loser:
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The DUmpster / About what will happen after Trump loses.
« Last post by dutch508 on October 25, 2020, 03:07:00 PM »
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Star Member Stuart G (28,565 posts)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/113512748

About what will happen after Trump loses.

Some time after the loss Trump will go to Mar a Lago and stay there. Yes, stay there. Not come back to the White House and if even he attends the inauguration, it will be a one day trip. His children and his wife will clear out the "stuff" but most of it would have been cleared out when he leaves to go to Mara a Lago. Trump will stay and golf at his club and spend time with his friends and compatriots. He will not talk to the press, and will not talk about his terrible loss to anyone. (Yes, I think it will be one of the worst for any sitting president ever)

When Trump gets around to interviews, it will be Fox News only. That is my speculation as to what will
happen after Trump loses by a HUGE MARGIN...

 :whatever:

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Star Member bottomofthehill (2,321 posts)

2. The truest statement

He will clean the place out. Everything that is not nailed down will go out the door with that ****ing grifter. Mar Largo Will be getting a facelift complements of the taxpayers and the whitehouse.

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Star Member bottomofthehill (2,321 posts)

6. The secret service does not inventory anything at the whitehouse

That is not what they are charges with, unfortunately GSA with its political leadership ( the same people who refused to void the clearly illegal Trump Hotel contract) are in charge of inventorying the business products ( I don’t think he will care about the computers and copiers), it is the art and history I am worried about.

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The DUmpster / So let me see if I get this
« Last post by dutch508 on October 25, 2020, 03:03:16 PM »
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Star Member malaise (217,643 posts)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214357817

So let me see if I get this

Mother's Boy refuses to go into quarantine and intends to preside over the Senate tomorrow.
Have these people gone stark raving ****ing mad?

 :whatever:

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Star Member Sherman A1 (32,171 posts)

1. No, they are not mad they are evil.

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Star Member malaise (217,643 posts)

6. I don't care if Covid kills him - I do worry about who else he is exposing to their

horrific virus. Banish these reckless ReTHUGs RFN!

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Star Member panader0 (21,050 posts)

10. Schumer should insist on tests for every Senator before convening.

It truly is stark raving mad.

 :yawn:
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The DUmpster / Idea for the Supreme Court
« Last post by dutch508 on October 25, 2020, 02:59:58 PM »
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TheFarseer (8,569 posts)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214357848

Idea for the Supreme Court

Every President gets to place two justices. One in the first and one in the third year. If the new justice would make a total of more than nine justices, then the longest serving justice must retire. That would end this stupid game of trying to place more justices in your four years than the next or last president gets to place.

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unblock (47,085 posts)

2. Does the senate get no say?

As long as the senate gets a say, how do you prevent them from refusing to agree to anything? They don't need to be as blatant as mcturtle. They can hold hearings and always find some excuse to say no and run out the clock.

If the president can appoint with zero oversight from congress, that leads to other, probably worse, problems.

 :thatsright:

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Star Member Demsrule86 (47,922 posts)

6. No, we put four justices on the court immediately so as to save Roe, health care and the end of slavery...which our newest justice apparently thinks wasn't correctly decided.

 :thatsright:

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Star Member Laelth (29,046 posts)

8. No, thank you.

They get more liberal as they get older—Clarence Thomas being a notable exception. I don’t want to kick the eldest off the bench.

-Laelth

 :mental:
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Dr. Jack (455 posts)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214357987

The MAGA crowd is living in a totally different universe from the rest of world

I like to lurk on right wing forums just to keep tabs on whatever nonsense the right is bitching about today. I find human behaviour to be fascinating so I can't help but take a peek at what the ultra right wingers are doing and saying.

Their grip on reality is typically quite tenuous but usually they are talking at least in part about the same things as the real world but typically with their own deluded spin on things. But lately I have noticed that it's like they are living in a totally different universe from the rest of us. I'm not sure what the breaking point was exactly, although I suspect it was a combo of the RNC and first debate not providing the major Trump comeback they were expecting. Instead of accepting that Trump's reelection is going down in flames, they have since crafted an entirely different reality. Here are some highlights of you're interested:

First, you need to understand that the polls are 100% wrong. Polls on the election, polls on how people feel about various issues, polls about either of the two candidates, all fake. Not just wrong but made up entirely by evil liberal media forces to make Trump look bad.

Second, 2016 has an almost mythological status where Trump minimally out performing his polls (by less than 1 point overall and not unusual in the slightest) had become Trump came back from impossible odds, made up a double digit deficit in the final few days of 2016, and that literally no one thought he would win.

Third, Americans don't care about coronavirus. Only fringe liberals care and again all to make Trump look bad. The vast, vast majority of Americans couldn't care less about coronavirus.

Forth, the economy is in amazing shape (look at the stock market!) and again most Americans are super happy with the state of the US economy.

Finally, the real issues Americans care about are: Crime in Democratic run cities, "cancel culture", and of course, the greatest threat to America, Hunter Biden's emails. You might have thought the NY Post "bombshell" had fizzled out like a week and a half ago and that no one cares. Wrong! According to Breitbart and The Daily Caller, this is the greatest political scandal in American history. While most mainstream news either never touched the story and even more mainstream conservative outlets have largely moved on since the whole thing seems too difficult to believe and even if true, people don't care. But that's only if you don't visit far right, quasi neo Nazi "news" sites. The claims on those sites about what's on Rudy Giuliani's....I mean Hunter Biden's laptop is become more and more extreme. Massive loans and bribes to Hunter and Joe from pretty much every country and group that the right hates "China, Ukraine, Iran" and of course you can't have a right wing conspiracy theory without vast claims of child pornography and sex slaves.


To summarize here is what the MAGA crowd is currently thinking: all of the polls are fake, coronavirus isn't real, Hunter Biden's emails are the biggest issue to Americans and constitute a scandal so horrifying and vast that the Democratic party is likely going to be wiped out, and Trump is going to win an historic landslide reelection. This includes Trump winning states like California, New York, and Illinois by large margins. Essentially the polls are off nationally by 30-40 points. Trump will likely win with 60ish percent of the vote nationally and Biden will be in prison before the end of the year.


Now I need a stiff drink and a shower. Excuse me for a bit.

 :whatever:

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Thomas Hurt (8,120 posts)

3. Governance through the sympathetic magic of christofascist ideology. Magical thinking.

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General Discussion / Differences in How Democrats and Republicans Behave on Twitter
« Last post by Ptarmigan on October 25, 2020, 10:44:05 AM »
Differences in How Democrats and Republicans Behave on Twitter
https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2020/10/15/differences-in-how-democrats-and-republicans-behave-on-twitter/

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Entering the peak of the the 2020 election season, social media platforms are firmly entrenched as a venue for Americans to process campaign news and engage in various types of social activism. But not all Americans use these platforms in similar ways. A new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. adults’ Twitter behaviors finds that Democrats and Republicans have notable differences in how they use the site – from how often they tweet to the accounts they follow or mention in their own posts.

Most U.S. adults on Twitter post only rarely. But a small share of highly active users, most of whom are Democrats, produce the vast majority of tweets. The Center’s analysis finds that just 10% of users produced 92% of all tweets from U.S. adults since last November, and that 69% of these highly prolific users identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents.

A number of factors contribute to this phenomenon. Previous Twitter analyses by the Center have found that the platform contains a larger share of Democrats than Republicans. And in addition to being more prevalent on the site in general, the 10% most active Democrats typically produce roughly twice as many tweets in a month (157) as the 10% most active Republicans (79).

Across both parties, those who use Twitter differ in several ways compared with non-users. For instance, Twitter-using Democrats and Republicans alike tend to be younger and have higher levels of educational attainment compared with members of each party who do not use the platform.

Not surprised that a small number post many Tweets on Twitter.

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Minority of U.S. adults on Twitter create bulk of all tweets, and Democrats make up a majority of this highly active group

Regardless of party, most Twitter users tweet very infrequently. The median U.S. adult Twitter user tweeted just once per month during the time period of the study. The median Democrat posts just one tweet per month, and the median Republican has no monthly tweets. Similarly, the typical adult on the platform – regardless of party – has relatively few followers. The median Democrat is followed by just 32 other people, while 21 other users follow the median Republican.

Although members of both parties tweet relatively rarely, Democrats are more active users when it comes to other aspects of their Twitter behavior, such as the number of accounts they follow. The median Democrat on Twitter follows 126 other accounts, 1.8 times as many as the number followed by the median Republican (71).

Moving beyond the behaviors of the median or typical user, a small share of highly prolific tweeters produce the vast majority of tweets (a finding that is consistent with previous research from the Center). During the period in which this study was conducted, the 10% most active users on the site produced an estimated 92% of all tweets from U.S. adults. And of these highly active users that produce the bulk of content on the site, more than two-thirds (69%) are Democrats while 26% are Republicans.
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