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28 Aug, 6 tweets, 1 min read
I just came in from my weekly random voter interviews. 4 Floridians calling themselves “independents” all mentioned “maybe Trump” because of this “fear of violence” nonsense.

Low-info voters are impressionable, and team Trump gets this. We’d best take it seriously.
As Dave Weigel pointed out this morning, Trumpist conservatives are in their own bubble-world. They never see the news as Liberals do, and vice versa. But liberals seem to think they are seeing the “inciting of violence,” but they’re not. They just see burning buildings.
And add to this, the problem I predicted months ago. A “BLM fatigue” by the typical (white) voter. While they may be sympathetic to the cause (or pay lip service to it), this may not predict how they’ll vote. I’ve seen no research on this.

The left likes to think … 1/4
that the protests showed an increasingly woke public. And I think that’s certainly true, but to what degree that impacts votes is guesswork.

One thing I’m convinced of: We must be vigilant about false flags. Operatives around Trump are not troubled by morals, or … 2/4
conscience. They will do what it takes. If that means inciting militias, or planting agitators to set fire to “private property,” they have the networks of fanatics eager to please. It may have already happened, but it’s surely something a desperate campaign may … 3/4
try in the final weeks. The broader public won’t blame Trump for responding to what looks like lawlessness on TV, unless we’ve talked-up the false-flag narrative often enough that press mentions that possibility reflexively. 4/4

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18 Oct
I have never met anyone that voted for Trump that I have any respect for, and never will. Anyone that watched that freak show in 2015, and still voted for that monster has no excuse and deserves no grace. I don't even want to hear their contrived attempts to justify it. Ever.
And "thank them" for it? I'd rather poke my own eye out with a fork.
But lot's of skin-deep liberals think it's virtuous to gush over their "courage" to change their mind. It really just gives them an opportunity to tweet some platitudinous drivel about "finding your path," or whatever. Not to sound like @gus802, but fuck that noise.
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.@Moonalice on @Alivelshi talking about @Facebook fuckery and the QAnon problem it's created.
@Moonalice @AliVelshi @Facebook "Internet platform are incapable of policing themselves." - @moonalice.
@Moonalice @AliVelshi @Facebook Ugh, @Moonalice says that @Facebook is only removing the holocaust denial posts in ENGLISH; the ones our journalists see. They persist in other languages. Zuckerberg is a public menace.
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16 Oct
The old-school conservative movement always prided itself on wanting to preserve the status quo and the values of the past. How ironic that those seizing our country in the name of conservatism have turned most liberals into conservatives, in that one respect.
What so infuriates me is that nowhere in the media do these so-called conservatives ever have defend their warped and craven views. They just regurgitate talking points from whatever political agenda they were sent to the TV to propagate.

We don't talk about this either
Conservatives have resisted every single social & governmental initiative that made America the envy for the world. WITHOUT exception, while contributing almost nothing. Yet still, they are given outsized hegemony by the media, which lets them manipulate everything around us.
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16 Oct
Because everything about these disgusting shitbags wasn't bad enough? I cannot believe we can't rid ourselves of this filth. Have we no pride left as a culture? All gone?
When I was growing up, we still had some sense of collective outrage that could still shame people this disgusting and keep them from infecting the entire culture. But our media MUST monetize them because their greed matters more than our pride. We are so not worthy.
If you think our problem is Donald Trump, or even Republicans, there's a whole forest around those few trees that you're not seeing. America is infected with a virus; the counter-evolutionary virus. It's taking us backwards. And faster every day.
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I said a year ago, I will say it now. Congress should make it a federal crime to use manipulated video in campaign videos. Full stop.
The tech gets better every week, If you don't see how bad this could get, and how much damage it can and will do to the whole world, you're just not thinking about it very clearly.
But how can congress do important work when scoundrels like @Jim_jordan and @mattgaetz are distracting everyone with their ridiculous daily clown shows? We are just so fucked.
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Mom just made her 500th phone bank call. Her leader says he's going to ask @JoeBiden to invite her to the inauguration. Wouldn't that be amazing? A true highpoint for anyone, let along a 93 yo. I'd let her go, despite the dangers.
@JoeBiden When I asked her leader if she was keeping up with the kids, he just chuckled and said, "She's driving the pace car, and running so far ahead of everyone else, I'm almost thinking of telling her to stop before she exhausts herself, and makes them feel inadequate."
@JoeBiden The 4 times I have phone banked, I was worn out at about 50 calls. And even then, I wanted to kill about a 3rd of the people I reached.
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