- Oct 11, 2020
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Thanks for your service.Since you are new here, I'm going to give you the JoeB backstory.I use to have a friend like you, and he was educated in history and politics, much like you appear to be from your replies.
The problem with both my friend and apparently you as well, is that you sound like an educated idiot.
Based on most all the replies youve made in this thread alone, it shows how you have a twisted outlook.
If the entire world was living in peace and harmony, and we all ate rainbow ice cream, you still wouldnt be happy.
Graduated from UIC in 1985, then went Active Duty Army for another six years (Was in for five years during my college time.)
In the 1980's, I was probably more right wing than you are. Then again, was affiliated with the military, and Reagan and Bush were good for the military.
Got out in 1992 at the rank of Staff Sergeant after the Gulf War, which I thought was a farce, but still voted for Bush-41 because Perot was nuts and Clinton was a sleaze. Voted for Dole and Bush-43 as well.
Then in 2007, I had a serious medical issue, and spent a year fighting with my insurance company and my employer. And despite a great work record and having seniority, my employer pretty much screwed me over. My boss boasted, "That's why I am glad I don't have to deal with a union."
Pretty much realized at that point, that the only real struggle isn't over religion or who gets to marry who or the stuff I used to get upset about. It was the struggle between the working class and the investor class. And despite having some investments, I am clearly working class. I ended 2008 with a massive reduction in pay with my new job, a busted 401K and an underwater mortgage. The fact Bush wasn't banging his interns was no consolation.
Now, that said... in 2008, I still voted for McCain. Because he was a man of honor and integrity, even if I didn't agree with him all the time. Obama was inexperienced and frankly, I really didn't like some of the company he kept.
but the GOP wasn't interested in helping folks like me, they were looking out for the Bankers that got us into this mess.
So we get going into 2012, the Republicans, instead of trying to get right with working class folks, instead doubled down on the worship of Greed and the exaltation of Religious Crazy. They nominated the Crazy Mormon and I was pretty much out at that point.
I realized abortion really doesn't matter. It has no effect on my life. Or Gay Marriage. Or whether or not a Tranny can run in a marathon. All the fake moral panics don't really matter to my pocketbook.
Which brings us to Trump. Trump dropped all the pretense and just appealled directly to the worst bigotry of the GOP base. And a lot of Republicans who should have known better went along with it hoping they could achieve their objectives of screwing the working class to benefit the investor class. He's not a well man, and everyone around him knows it.
Meanwhile, the GOP has become so invested in his cult that McCain is despised, the Bushes are despised, even Reagan probably wouldn't be welcome at this point. (Seriously, he gave illegals amnesty. HERESY in the cult of Trump.)
Someday I might vote for Republicans again, but I didn't leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me.
You keep referring to Trump as a Republican, but he is Republican in name only. Thats just the party he chose because it was the one that mostly aligned with his agenda. Remember when he said if the republicans didnt nominate him, he was going to run independent ?
You seem to keep forgetting that he is not a politician. One of the main reasons that he chose to run, was to expose the corruption, take on China, and so many other things, for the sole purpose of returning this country to the roots from which it came.
And from your education, life experiences, and personal preferences, you seem to keep finding a hidden agenda that is just not there.
And then you say "screw the working class" after you know the record numbers for the working class, prior to the China virus.Which brings us to Trump. Trump dropped all the pretense and just appealed directly to the worst bigotry of the GOP base. And a lot of Republicans who should have known better went along with it hoping they could achieve their objectives of screwing the working class to benefit the investor class. He's not a well man, and everyone around him knows it.
Let me guess, you will explain to me why those numbers were good, and its because of something else Trump did that was bad, right ?