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39 minutes ago, Tweety said:

I don't think they the "they are terrified of her" because she's a strong minority female with bold new ideas, was used against moderate democrats.  People don't want to lose power, people don't like her agenda, but no one is terrified of her in my opinion.

I do agree white men want to hold on to power and don't want her or people with her agenda to take it.  But "scared" and "terrified"...not so sure.

 

Okay.

You tell me what you think it is, when old, White men, like Mitch McConnell, don't want to relinquish power.

I call it scared.

You don't.

What do you call it?

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7 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Okay.

You tell me what you think it is, when old, White men, like Mitch McConnell, don't want to relinquish power.

I call it scared.

You don't.

What do you call it?

I call it what I said.  That they  don't want to relinquish power.  If you want a word for it "power hungry", or "lust or power" or "greed".  Perhaps the thought of losing the power might make them scared, so perhaps I can concede that term.  But the things I'm hearing is that Democrats and Republicans alike are "terrified of her".  I don't think that's accurate.  Republicans are a bit more unaware of the demographics of the country and have the old white vote.  Democrats are a bit more aware of the reality of demographics (a white man stood beside a blank man as president), (which is why they get a good deal of the gay vote, women, blacks and hispanics)  and opened the door for her.  She shouldn't slam it in their face.

Republicans are throwing out rhetoric like "build that wall", "it's socialism and they will bankrupt the country" but that's politics and not terror anymore than calling Trump voters deplorables was terror.

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Also, I might add that there are plenty that find her naive and flat out don't believe in Social Democrats approach and want to stop it or come up with other alternatives.  They may be white men in power but that doesn't mean they are terrified.  They are defending their core beliefs in what they believe is the best approach to country.  They understand that they might lose.  Most politicians understand that when push comes to shove when they take a vote in congress there are winners and losers and they might lose.

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2 hours ago, Tweety said:

I call it what I said.  That they  don't want to relinquish power.  If you want a word for it "power hungry", or "lust or power" or "greed".  Perhaps the thought of losing the power might make them scared, so perhaps I can concede that term.  But the things I'm hearing is that Democrats and Republicans alike are "terrified of her".  I don't think that's accurate.  Republicans are a bit more unaware of the demographics of the country and have the old white vote.  Democrats are a bit more aware of the reality of demographics (a white man stood beside a blank man as president), (which is why they get a good deal of the gay vote, women, blacks and hispanics)  and opened the door for her.  She shouldn't slam it in their face.

Republicans are throwing out rhetoric like "build that wall", "it's socialism and they will bankrupt the country" but that's politics and not terror anymore than calling Trump voters deplorables was terror.

Actually, Tweety, I am terrified of DJT and his followers.

They are scary people.

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2 hours ago, Tweety said:

Also, I might add that there are plenty that find her naive and flat out don't believe in Social Democrats approach and want to stop it or come up with other alternatives.  They may be white men in power but that doesn't mean they are terrified.  They are defending their core beliefs in what they believe is the best approach to country.  They understand that they might lose.  Most politicians understand that when push comes to shove when they take a vote in congress there are winners and losers and they might lose.

You see, I don't necessarily believe all of them have the best interests of the country in their hearts.

Mitch McConnell?

Nope.

DJT?

Nope.

Lindsey Graham?

Maybe.

You get my point, I am sure.

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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

I call it what I said.  That they  don't want to relinquish power.  If you want a word for it "power hungry", or "lust or power" or "greed".  Perhaps the thought of losing the power might make them scared, so perhaps I can concede that term.  But the things I'm hearing is that Democrats and Republicans alike are "terrified of her".  I don't think that's accurate.  Republicans are a bit more unaware of the demographics of the country and have the old white vote.  Democrats are a bit more aware of the reality of demographics (a white man stood beside a blank man as president), (which is why they get a good deal of the gay vote, women, blacks and hispanics)  and opened the door for her.  She shouldn't slam it in their face.

Republicans are throwing out rhetoric like "build that wall", "it's socialism and they will bankrupt the country" but that's politics and not terror anymore than calling Trump voters deplorables was terror.

I am currently listening to a story on the BBC, out of Michigan.

It is a story about how, and if Democrats can win areas that went for Trump in 2016.

And this is why Trump supporters terrify me: 

One man said: Do I like his character? No. But character doesn't put money in my pocket.

Yep. Morally bankrupt voter, who only cares about his own bottom line. No sense of the collective "we" necessary in a cohesive society.

Scary.

Another, female voter said: He has done what he said he would do. I think he's the only one to do that.

Yikes! 

That isn't even true, and thank goodness. 

How do these people NOT scare you?

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No matter how we characterize the attention on AOC, it is evident that she inspires something. She is a hot topic among conservatives for some reason. Frankly, there are several young female representatives who are causing conversation and concern in conservative circles, getting their faces on posters and everything. 

For example, isn't the House currently more concerned about one young woman's perceived antisemitism than it has ever been about Steve King's racism?  It's almost like the young woman of color in a hijab is held to a different standard than a white man. 

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5 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

No matter how we characterize the attention on AOC, it is evident that she inspires something. She is a hot topic among conservatives for some reason. Frankly, there are several young female representatives who are causing conversation and concern in conservative circles, getting their faces on posters and everything. 

For example, isn't the House currently more concerned about one young woman's perceived antisemitism than it has ever been about Steve King's racism?  It's almost like the young woman of color in a hijab is held to a different standard than a white man. 

Yes, of course.

It saddens me that Democrats are essentially doing Republicans bidding.

Any thinking person can recognize the difference between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israeli policies.

And the latter isn't anti-Semitic.

 

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5 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

For example, isn't the House currently more concerned about one young woman's perceived antisemitism than it has ever been about Steve King's racism?  It's almost like the young woman of color in a hijab is held to a different standard than a white man. 

She clearly is anti Semitic.  It’s pretty telling that there is so much infighting within the Democrats to get a simple anti Semitic resolution passed.  Obviously, there are others.

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7 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

She clearly is anti Semitic.  It’s pretty telling that there is so much infighting within the Democrats to get a simple anti Semitic resolution passed.  Obviously, there are others.

Clear to you and other conservatives perhaps.  

Shrugs

Those who actively support a racist bigot don't have much credibility on topics of prejudice, in my book. 

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19 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Clear to you and other conservatives perhaps.  

Shrugs

Those who actively support a racist bigot don't have much credibility on topics of prejudice, in my book. 

What a shocker.  You are one of two here who would criticize me for expressing the opinion that the sun is hot.

And, let me summon up my inner junior high schooler texting manners....here it goes.....

shrugs

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58 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

She clearly is anti Semitic.  It’s pretty telling that there is so much infighting within the Democrats to get a simple anti Semitic resolution passed.  Obviously, there are others.

You are concerned that someone is anti-Semitic?

You have never expressed any concern or horror at the bigoted remarks made by Steve King of Iowa.

I have brought him up in discussion, and so has baloney.

Until I read a post from you condemning bigotry that comes from the right-wing on a near daily basis, I have to agree with baloney: You lack credibility.

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