Wednesday, February 8, 2017

trump's Alternative False Facts Apparently Catching On... Among republicans Anyway


Democracy and our democratic republic is screwed. Republicans have finally succeeded in dumbing down America enough that it is willing to accept that down is up and up is down. That faith is science and science is conjecture. That by jettisoning our principles as a nation we will somehow become Great Again. That non Anglo Saxon cultures are a mortal threat to or security. That an ex KGB brutal authoritarian is to be trusted. That a man who stated he was a Leninist and wanted to bring the establishment down is deserving of a place on the NSC. That the education of the next generation should be entrusted to a women that knows squat about education. That truth and journalistic integrity is false facts and conspiracy theory is truth. There is more but you folks who believe the BS can do the homework yourself. If you actually care about the country and our republic.

The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.
The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
The numbers split along party lines, with nearly 9 in 10 Republicans saying the Trump administration is truthful, compared with more than 3 in 4 Democrats who say the opposite.
The Emerson poll found that 69 percent of Democrats think the news media is truthful while 91 percent of Republicans consider the Fourth Estate untruthful.
Independents, meanwhile, believe both the administration and the news media are untruthful, with 52 percent saying the administration is untruthful and 47 percent saying the same about the media.
The poll echoes Gallup's annual poll on the public's trust in media, which showed before the election that 32 percent of Americans trusted the institution, including just 14 percent of Republicans.
The poll was conducted Feb. 5-6 with a sample of 617 registered voters and a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
 
One can only imagine what our rational founding fathers would think if they could know what their experiment in democracy has devolved into. The future can thank the republican party and trump for losing the promise.

11 comments:

  1. Like the new quote format?

    I don't either!

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  2. C'mon now, who wouldn't believe a 120 character tweet compared to a detailed and referenced analysis? An arrogant emperor compared to a
    trained journalist? Methinks the 7% of scientists that vote Republican
    will shrink. Der Fuhrface has declared the judiciary incompetent, inadvertently alienating his SCOTUS pick. Tis a soap opera and if
    his minions buy in it is a Greek Tragedy.

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  3. Daylin Leach
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    When der Trumpster threatened to ruin a Texas state congressman's career
    for stating opposition to one of his random incoherent pronouncements, a
    state congressman in Pennsylvania thought to reply in kind-
    "Hey @realDonaldTrump I oppose civil asset forfeiture too! Why don't you try to destroy my career you fascist, loofa-faced, shit-gibbon!"
    We duly note that the language of politics is becoming less nuanced.
    (and the alt-news will blame Obama)

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    1. We duly note that the language of politics is becoming less nuanced.

      Yes BB the very people who obstructed President Obama at every turn and had followers that spent eight years demeaning both the President and the First Lady are responsible for this.

      If their hatred and bigotry continues unabated it will destroy the moral fiber of the nation. The current administration of (t)rump is acting like the arsonist pouring gas on the structure they wish to destroy.

      My respect for the republican party began to decline about 13 years ago, while I was a Republican. I however remained faithful to the party until around the third year of GWB's first term, at which time I began to question more of what the party was doing. I continued to support the party halfheartedly awhile longer. Eventually I fully opened my eyes to the BS they were selling the American people.

      I maintained my conservative values and begin supporting alternative candidates (3’rd party) I felt more closely represented my fiscal conservativism and classical liberal social values. Again I was disappointed and it was then I realized labels mean jack sh*t.

      You may have noticed I deleted my conservative manifesto, Is the End Of My Country Near essay are gone and went to a limited side bar. I did so because of the final words in the final sentence in the preceding paragraph. My view is now to fight that which is wrong and support that which is right. Regardless of which damn party it comes from.

      At this present time it is clear to me that if we are to salvage our democratic republic we must bring down (t)rump and the rethuglican party. They’ve declared war on American values and I stand ready to fight them in any and every way I can.

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  4. Will Trump tweet next about how farmers should be using Brawndo to water their crops because it's got what plants crave? No doubt he'd get a lot of Republican voter retweets.

    RN: Like the new quote format? I don't either!

    Quotes look however you want them to. You must have done something html or css wise. Or is there a way to tell Blogger to make a quote that I'm unaware of?

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    1. It was a inadvertent event. I'm trying a few different things not really knowing what I'm doing. But, at least I'll lean something.

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    2. Just happened to catch the movie 'idiocracy' today, or never would have heard of Brawndo. The first thing
      I thought of was the current administration, followed by acknowledging the prescient book 'The Age Of American Unreason'.
      To quote an old Native American friend, "We in deep ka ka".

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    1. TOM, your comments are NOT welcome here. Period. Ever again.

      So don't bother to waste your pointless time. They will ALL be deleted upon detection. UNREAD.

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