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anonymous:
You know...after you win something, the biggest fear is that your opponent will learn from their mistakes.

This ideological diarrhea, parading as "journalism" is part of the reason the Democrats lost the election.

Their leaders, starting with Obama on down have moved their party to the fringes of society. It's now a bastion of wealthy elites in big cities coasts, and minorities they pander to daily, while slandering them behind their backs.

In the last decade, millions upon millions of democrats, who used to be reliable Democrat voters, have switched allegiances. They aren't buying the twisted, anti-American propaganda coming from Left. They're tired of the apologizing around the world, they're tired of economic policy that's only about getting even, and most of all...they're tired of feeling like strangers in their own country.

So Gruber can keep living in his drunken fantasy land where the Alt-Right is a "white nationalist movement"...because as long as his candidates keep pushing false narratives, another new Trump voter is born.
5:07 am — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
daretofireballme:
Yes, I agree. When you hear people in US sad about Fidel's death and saying that he has challenged the imperial power of a dar US, that's when you know things went to the toilet, fast.
5:46 am — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
2b1ask1:
Speaking of the AP...

I was SHOCKED to see the Washington Post publish the first fair piece on #pizzagate here:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/28/andrew-breitbart-tweet-before-death-adds-fuel-to-o/

Wow!

Sit back and grab the popcorn.
2:54 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
Great, another political blog! Except one devoid of original commentary.


Serious question: how do these giant snippets that JG rips off from various media outlets constitute fair use under copyright law? Grubs is making money off other people's work, while providing no or almost no original commentary of his own. Is it just that no one has sued him yet?
4:25 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
>D.C. power-player James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong

This guy is on the list of the 50 most powerful people in Washington. Why?
4:38 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
2b1ask1:
Yes...

James Alefetis... who just a few days ago admitted he was no one special... did not go to college, but liked to cook... opened a pizza place.

And just a few years ago, GQ Magazine listed him as the 49th most powerful person in Washington, D.C.

Also, never in the history of the world have so many top executives from major worldwide media companies defended some anonymous pizza place owner against rumors.

What does this tell us?
4:45 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Anonymous®:
@anonymous: I'd be buying what you're selling if the Republicans had show any real growth in their voting base - but the numbers don't lie: they showed up in the same numbers as they did for the last two elections.

It's declining Democratic participation that handed this election to Trump.
5:03 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
>It's declining Democratic participation that handed this election to Trump.
>the numbers don't lie

You don't think people switching from voting Democratic to voting Republican had anything to do with it, eh?
5:16 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
>It's declining Democratic participation that handed this election to Trump.

Problem with that line of thinking is that Trump would have beaten Obama in 2012.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/442059/dont-blame-clinton-trump-2016-wouldve-beaten-obama-2012

But, 'ppreciate ya
5:34 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
catfood:
*and most of all...they're tired of feeling like strangers in their own country.*

aw. did some white protestant hetero dude just get a tiny glimpse of what it's like not to be a white protestant hetero dude?
5:43 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
Pizzagate is very real. I didn't believe it myself but after reading Podesta emails and after seeing Comet PingPoing and James Alefantis' Instagram pics, I'm convinced it's real.

[https://archive.fo/jlyIq](https://archive.fo/jlyIq)
6:02 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
> Problem with that line of thinking is that Trump would have beaten Obama in 2012.

um, no. go check your link again.

> UPDATED: Obama 2012 Would’ve Beaten Trump 2016
6:25 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/28/andrew-breitbart-tweet-before-death-adds-fuel-to-o/

wow, that certainly seems conclusive.

of course there's a sex trafficking ring, there are lots of politicians and other people with a lot of power and a lot of money. i would be shocked if there wasn't. who's involved though, remains to be seen.
6:27 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
jimothy:
> aw. did some white protestant hetero dude just get a tiny glimpse of what it's like not to be a white protestant hetero dude?

That's exactly the attitude that cost Clinton the election: You're white, so you deserve scorn, not sympathy.

To the first anonymous poster's point, you're indicating that the left has learned nothing from their defeat.

Which is a shame; I'm no fan of Trump nor of Republicans. It'd be nice to have an alternative. But the Democrat party is doubling down on the identity politics that turned so many people off, so they offer no hope they'll correct their course.
6:38 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
To Be Fair:
>That's exactly the attitude that cost Clinton the election: You're white, so you deserve scorn, not sympathy.

No, you don't deserve scorn because you're white - you deserve scorn because you're a hypersensitive idiot who needs a "safe space" to protect yourself from the realities of the modern world.
6:54 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
piece of kit:
> and most of all...they're tired of feeling like strangers in their own country.

How is this statement *not* the same thing as “a white nationalist movement.”
6:54 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
> aw. did some white protestant hetero dude just get a tiny glimpse of what it's like not to be a white protestant hetero dude?

Keep playing those identity politics. See where that gets you...

Feeling like a stranger in your country doesn't have to mean race or gender.

It could mean that they love their country and are patriotic, and feel like our president spends his time apologizing for our power.

Or people who don't think cops are monsters.

This election was about ideas, not race...despite what the legacy media wants you to think.
6:55 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Anonymous®:
_You don't think people switching from voting Democratic to voting Republican had anything to do with it, eh?_

Maybe, but it didn't bring their numbers up - they lost just as many as they gained.
7:05 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
gruber circlejerk:
> I was SHOCKED to see the Washington Post publish the first fair piece on #pizzagate here:

there is a difference between the Washington Post and the Washington Times.
7:27 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
jimothy:
>No, you don't deserve scorn because you're white - you deserve scorn because you're a hypersensitive idiot who needs a "safe space" to protect yourself from the realities of the modern world.

Wait, I'm sorry, what? It's not my ilk asking for safe spaces.
8:09 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Publius:
Another usage can occur when your political opponent argues points that you cannot refute; just call them "alt-right" (can be mixed with "nazi", "racist", or "literally Hitler") and move on.
8:27 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Hateful BB-8:
"This ideological diarrhea, parading as 'journalism' is part of the reason the Democrats lost the election."

Nope. Wrong. The Democrats lost because voter turnout (on both sides) was unusually low, and historically, low voter turnout results in Republican wins. That's all there was to it.

As to why voter turnout was low, it's anyone's guess, though I think it will take someone with better analytical skills than yours to figure that out.
9:18 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
To Be Fair:
@jimothy

>Wait, I'm sorry, what? It's not my ilk asking for safe spaces.

Yes, it is.

You want to be safe from the realities of the modern world. You want to turn back time to a mythical "great" America where you didn't have to be bothered by people with different genders or skin colors having agency. Where the reality of the global marketplace doesn't exist. Where you won't be called out for your hateful idiocy.

Trump literally called for the theater to be a safe space where Pence wouldn't have to be confronted by free speech.

Anyway, I thought you were leaving DFwC? What happened to that?



9:35 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
anonymous:
"The Democrats lost because voter turnout (on both sides) was unusually low, and historically, low voter turnout results in Republican wins. That's all there was to it."

Voter turnout was in line with post-war norms.

Lower than 2008 but higher than 2012.
9:58 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Democrats, Schemocrats:
Daily Kos mouth breathers shouldn't get a label besides "morons."

But since everyone gets an identity, why not call them Shit-o-crats?.

10:10 pm — Tuesday, 29 November 2016
catfood:
*You're white, so you deserve scorn, not sympathy.*

not my point at all.

i wonder how many of those people who felt 'like strangers in their own country' took a moment to think wow, it really fucking sucks to feel like a stranger in your own country. maybe we shouldn't be such dicks to gay people, black people, etc.
6:15 pm — Thursday, 1 December 2016
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