Political Chickens

Discussion in 'In the News' started by scotchbutter, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    He should have just retired on a high note, when he was still basking in the glow of his Obama bromance.
  2. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

  3. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    EXACTLY. He would have been everyone's new fave "dem I wish my uncle", finally outplacing Bill Clinton in that role.
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  4. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I definitely think he got it in his head that everyone loves him in part because of the Obama bromance and he's riding that, even without official endorsement. I almost wonder if people are just kind of nostalgic over Obama and thus embracing Biden. I never wanted him as President, though, even as VP.
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  5. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    My parents love Trump and we started talking politics which we typically avoid. When it comes up I generally play cool trying to box them into their contradictory statements but not today. They started saying Democrats want a bunch of crazy shit we don’t want and cue raised voices. That’s not really my style but I could just feel my head exploding. It’s fine to disagree about policies but how about ones we actually want?

    Mostly I got pissed when they said we couldn’t do X social program because we should be taking care of vets. OKAY GREAT LET’S DO THAT THEN. I’m so fucking tired of Republicans sitting on their hands and spewing excuses of why we can’t do anything. If it’s truly a zero-sum trade off between funding X or Y then fine, let’s at least really fund Y! You can’t just make that argument then do nothing.

    He ended up calling and apologizing later but it just sucks so hard that their generation thinks we’re bad and brainwashed when really they’re the ones who cannot see reason.
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  6. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    @scotchbutter this is also my life.
    I have no advice but I feel you.
  7. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    I'm also tired of the right, like, weaponizing their support of vets. Being pro-vet is . . . bipartisan. It's beyond reproach. No one is going to disagree with that. But the right gets to claim caring about vets because the right is more "patriotic"? I don't get it.
  8. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Yup. And you don't hear them putting forward positive plans to support vets on their own, just whining about veterans in response to anything Democrats want to put forward that doesn't have the word veteran in it (even if many programs and policies promulgated by the left support veterans even if they don't have VETERAN in the title).
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  9. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Actual shit Republicans have said to me: "I don't donate to Veteran organizations. They get federal funding; my taxes already pay for that."
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  10. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    My personal experience was that vet services are severely underfunded and that the Republicans seem to confuse vet services with our military funding, which obviously has nothing to do with what we actually do once they get home. They're just looking for any excuse to not be decent humans, but I know I'm preaching to the choir here and that you all get that, agree with everything Canal said
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  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I can’t fucking stand the attitude that good deeds are somehow mutually exclusive. Squawking “but whuddabout the veterans?!” is such a lazy way to justify why policies you don’t like aren’t worth pursuing. We’re not a country with resources so limited that we can only devote them to one cause.
  12. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

  13. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Burn it all down.
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  14. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    He is thoroughly awful (and a white supremacist).

    p.s. It's sad that my phone fills in supremacist every time I type the word white.
  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Sure, let’s just set the bar to “Dark Ages”, asshole.

    Then again, it seems like the GOP would be cool with that.
  16. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    J accidentally taught E to turn her back to Trump and ignore him whenever he’s on TV by saying once “turn around the bad man is on.” We need to stop because I don’t want to give her a complex but damn if it isn’t a little funny.
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  17. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    S calls him "the stinker." The other day she said she wished he would die :oops: so I had to explain that we shouldn't wish that about people since he has a family who cares about him, but we can wish that he isn't president anymore.

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  18. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I mean I feel like you should not correct these behavior but i’m a rottingly barren womb so
  19. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    One day Fry was overhearing Seth Meyers and said “Mike Pence suck oh yeah that’s right”.

    Not wrong.
  20. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    What the fuck is wrong with him? Putting it behind a spoiler tag so @Honey does not have to see his face.

  21. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    p.s. I know there are so many worse things he has said/done, but this is just so weird to me.
  22. TaterTot

    TaterTot Rulebitch Staff Member

    His handlers are all “Be the kooky Trump that got you elected!” And he’s like “Haha I’m so fun and plugged in.”
  23. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    The crazy thing is he built very few of the buildings that his name.
  24. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Wait, so he was fucking serious about Greenland??? The fuck, dumb shit.

    Apparently he postponed a meeting with Denmark Prime Minister that was set for September since she said she had no interest in discussing the sale of Greenland.

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