Friday, May 6, 2016

Pile it on.

One common attribute of a Trump supporter:
They look down their nose at those who aren't.
They insist we change our diaper, get our panties untwisted, grow up, wisen up
Whatever it takes to say one pile of manure is better than another and we should embrace it.

How to win friends and influence people.

Addenda:
An audio clip in reply to an appeal for callers to discuss their anti-trump position now that Cruz has dropped.
Also, in that audio, LGBT Mother's Day is discussed. :)

34 comments:

  1. Ah, yes: no one more intolerant than a True Militant. Nevertheless, I shall cast my vote for NotHillary. Heck, I'd vote for Elmer Fudd to keep her out of office.

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    1. I'll vote NotHillary. Not sure how I'll do it yet.
      I'm actually hoping for Divine Intervention so I'm not selling my soul yet.

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    2. I agree with y'all. It's definitely a NotHillary election.
      God bless. ~:)

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  2. Hillary gets in, 2A is dead, and the veterans are screwed...

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    1. Agreed, but Trump might screw us in other ways.
      All I'm asking as in my reply to AOW below is to convince me he'll do well.

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    2. Hillary gets in, 2A is dead....

      I'm not so sure, and I'll match my 2A credentials with the best of them. We've endured almost 8 years of Obama, who supports gun control on a level par with Clinton. And we have seen a huge spike in states who've passed Constitutional Carry, increased 2A legislation passed in many states and record breaking firearm sales and background checks.

      Clinton is in campaign mode....she's smart enough to see the realities once she wins in November. I think the fight will always continue....but we'll weather it.

      As for veterans, I've not seen how she'd be worse than Trump. I don't believe that she has any special love for vets......but I think Trump has used us as a prop.

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    3. The Art of the Sell.
      He's yet to sell me.
      I'm waiting.

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  3. I've backed away from politics for the past few weeks. I must calm down this colitis.

    I have taken a few peeks at certain discussions on the web. Are the Trump supporters sneering at those who do not support Trump? I haven't seen much of that, but I have seen the other way around.

    If what we are witnessing is a paradigm shift, we shouldn't be surprised that there is a great deal of animosity. And I've come to believe that we may well be in the early stages of a paradigm shift. I lived through the huge paradigm shift of the Sixties followed by a smaller paradigm shift (Reagan),and, of course, the more recent paradigm shift (2007-present).

    When a pendulum swings in reaction to a very recent swing, the pendulum will swing hard. If time allows and the clock doesn't implode, the pendulum will come back to center.

    Again, I haven't read all that much the past few weeks. Becoming pain free once again is my focus right now.

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    1. Yes. I There is a local radio host who owns WAAM radio.
      He has personally messaged me bragging about having "schooled" me on the issue. His tag line is "We the Thinking", implying that if you don't agree with his position, you are brain dead.
      Other callers to other shows (Mike from Ann Arbor in the audio link in the previous post is one) using the comments like "Grow up", Change your diaper", "Put on your big boy pants", among others, disparaging anyone who won't support Trump like they do.
      I've never thought Trump was a good choice for president. That hasn't changed. I see no evidence that he will pick decent SCOTUS choices.
      One radio host is reasonable and asks we to wait for those choices to be announced.
      That's what I'm saying: convince me.
      I added an audio clip to the post from this morning along those lines.
      My honor as a citizen voter is at stake.

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    2. Ed,
      He has personally messaged me bragging about having "schooled" me on the issue. His tag line is "We the Thinking", implying that if you don't agree with his position, you are brain dead.

      As I said, what I've been observing has been different: Trump supporters told they have no gray matter. Discussion of the issues after a Trump supporter asked a few questions. Yes, polite questions.

      I can't convince you that Trump will be the candidate you can support. But I will say this: his statement "Globalism is a failed doctrine" resonates with me. I'm referring, of course, to the foreign policy speech which Trump made a few days ago.

      Ah, well. Six months to go before the election. I'm not going to spend the next six months in a fit of fretting.

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    3. Me neither.
      I'm praying for Divine Intervention.

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  4. I have been very vocal in my #NeverTrump rhetoric when there was still a conservative choice. But since Cruz has dropped out and Trump is the presumptive republican nominee, I wrote the Republican obituary and moved on. I have purged my feeds of all the Pro Trump junk because it no longer matters now. They won. They broke it, they have to buy it without me. I hear all this talk about anything being better than Hillary, but I've not seen any evidence of this. Zero. I tend to believe the opposite is true, though I would never vote for Hillary or any democrat for that matter. Looks like my values no longer have a political home.

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    1. Could anything he says in the near future move you towards him?

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  5. Think Supreme Court. For a generation, for forever.

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    1. His sister?
      I'm giving him a chance. He's not Jesus, he doesn't get my blind faith. All he has to do is stop flip flopping, attacking good people with name-calling, stop supporting LGBT, tell me he won't put his sister on SCOTUS (and who he would in her place), tell me an economic plan that actually makes sense.
      Just minor stuff like that.
      Seriously.
      Art of the Sell?
      Sell me!

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    2. I have small faith. What I do know is that the thought of the beast and her hubby taking up residence in the WH puts me over the top. I will have to go in seclusion. Never look at another news source or blog. Finis.

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  6. When is Trump supposed to reveal those SCOTUS names?

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    1. What in heaven's name makes him relevant?

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  8. I'm quite sure there's no one who thinks less of Trump than I...plenty of people with me, but none who thinks even less.
    And I will probably vote for him.

    I will be praying a lot and I'll be knowing I didn't let that awful woman into office and all the awful people she'd surround herself with and appoint.

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  9. Ed, it's not like you are being asked to choose between Hitler or Mao.

    Sometimes, you just have to eat your peas.

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    1. Having a Trump administration for the next 8 years rather than a Hillary regime is good for you, too. My pea analogy still holds, Ed. Eat 'em.

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  10. Ed,
    Earlier in this thread, you mentioned that you wanted to be convinced that voting for Trump is the right decision.

    I'm not in the business of trying to convince anyone to vote for any particular candidate.

    But my father used to say, "If you're not sure about what to do, read what the Washington Post says and go the other way."

    HERE in the WaPo's lead editorial today.

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    1. After reading the OpEd, I'm not really even sure what tack they were taking....other than I don't begrudge Ryan, the Bush's et al.... for their cogent positions.

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    2. Another OpEd I found interesting, was yesterday's Ross Douthat piece in the NYT.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/opinion/sunday/the-conservative-case-against-trump.html?_r=2

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    3. Hmmmm. Even a stopped clock...
      My take on Ryan:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/w64ewmvofnqlyp9/Ryan%20and%20Trump.mp3

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    4. The Ross Douthat piece reinforces everything I've felt about Trump.
      Sure he's not Hillary. That doesn't make him better.

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    5. AOW: After reading your link and CI's, I realized that I haven't read a compelling, reasoned piece supporting Trump.
      Doing the opposite of the Post isn't doing it for me.

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    6. Whatever. You said convince me, so I offered that bit. I'll say no more.

      Each of us has to make his own decision.

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