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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Danehy

Re: “Danehy

Nathan K...that is a thing of beauty. I like where you are coming from.

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Posted by Hard Work Pays Off on 06/22/2017 at 9:08 PM

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Republicans will have a built in advantage for so long as Democrats continue to mistake ideological disagreement for ignorance. I understand why they do it. It's comforting. It assures them they are the virtuous, all-knowing Cloud People who could build a utopia if not for these Dirt People who just haven't taken enough sociology courses at an elite coastal universities to know what is best for them. The nice thing (for my side) about this reaction, is that prevents the Democrats from engaging in any introspection, or asking the tough questions about why they lost. Self-reflection is uncomfortable. Far easier just to call the people who disagree with you "stupid."

Politics in 2016 is now about identity - to which tribe to you belong? - than it is about knowledge. You see, if only college educated whites had voted in the 2016 election, Trump's margin of victory would have been bigger. And Danehy knows that. The lecture he delivers to the working class, rust belt whites in this piece - do you think he would give that speech in inner city Baltimore? Would he drive out to Sells, and tell everyone, "you people just need to study math! Pull yerselfs up by yer bootstraps like mi papi did!" Of course not. Those people are on Danehy's team, so they're worthy of his sympathy; rust belt whites aren't, so they're not. In the end, it's not about knowledge or ignorance for Danehy either - it's about who are your people, and who aren't.

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Posted by Nathan K on 06/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

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It is hard to believe after all the Trump administration has accomplished and all the #MAGA moves they are making that there are still people out there that hate our President. Obviously Danehy must feed bile to his followers even though that universe is rapidly shrinking. Knowledgeable folks are looking past Trump's many, superficial flaws and realizing what an asset it is to have a businessman's focus in the White House.

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Posted by bilohak on 06/22/2017 at 6:13 PM

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Amen brother. My retirement account has increased 20% in the last 6 months. And that means I can be more generous with giving some of my money to others even as I pay more in federal and state taxes. If these folks are so smart, why don't they understand simple math?

They aren't that smart. They just think they are.

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Posted by The Russians Hacked My Email Again on 06/22/2017 at 4:26 PM

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Let me give you a number: $4 trillion. That's how much the stock market has increased since Trump surprised everyone, including investors, by getting elected. Do you know what the total stock market is in France? $3 trillion. Great Britain? $4 trillion. China, with its 1.3 billion residents? $7 trillion.

That's a completely new trajectory for our economy and for our nation. That $4 trillion means that Hillary's entire $1.1 billion campaign was a scam, trying to falsely convince us that we would all be better off with higher taxes, more regulation and more people on welfare.

Somehow, the unwashed masses, ignorant as we are, figured it out.

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Posted by jhuppent@hotmail.com on 06/22/2017 at 1:56 PM

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If Danehy was simply bashing Trump, so what? What Danehy is saying is that the portion of the electorate that abandoned the Democrats, did so because they are stupid and deplorable. His scorn speaks volumes about his own limited intelligence and empathy and perpetual reliance on his own rags to riches climb out of poverty - a story that is hardly unique in our history - or one that he hasn't trotted out dozens if not hundreds of times over the years. He needs to get some new material.

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Posted by Rick Spanier on 06/22/2017 at 11:28 AM

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Just another one of Dahehey's Trump bashing crap articles preaching to his choir. Yawn, I want my Hillary, waaaa waaaa waaa

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Posted by Mark Robert Heywood on 06/22/2017 at 11:18 AM

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Bullies and bigots? Add liar to the list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFv_v16Orqw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK6ixvKxw7E

You might want to rethink some of what you thought you knew.

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Posted by Roger Jensen on 06/22/2017 at 11:09 AM

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And a special treat is a photo and a quote from a well known Russian.

Collusion?

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Posted by What Happened To Common Sense? on 06/22/2017 at 10:49 AM

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Government is not bad. There are many policies that benefit the majority of people in the United States. -Ricardo Small

You can say that and stomp your feet all you want, but the fact of the matter is that we had 10% of the nation uninsured. 30M. So we destroyed the system that cared for 90% of the country. Your altruism is terribly misguided. And make no mistake, the for profit health industry spends billions on R&D. Under the USC that is not a function of government.

Perhaps you have confused us with North Korea.

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Posted by Honestly He's Not That Bad on 06/22/2017 at 10:01 AM

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It's really quite simple. If you disagree with Tom. You're an idiot.
DONALD J. TRUMP. President of the U.S.A. Build a bridge and get over it 'cause he ain't going anywhere.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/22/2017 at 8:09 AM

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Plutocracy (Greek: , ploutos, 'wealth' + , kratos, 'rule') or plutarchy, is a form of oligarchy and defines a society ruled or controlled by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens.
-- Wikipedia.

This nation has never been a true democracy, but is a republic that uses elected representatives of the people to serve their will. Unfortunately, it was relatively easy to pay for and buy representatives -- from both major parties -- than to have to buy every individual voter.

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Posted by sgsmith on 06/22/2017 at 8:08 AM

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Allen P?

Wake the fuck up!

What kind of drugs are you taking?

Trump hasn't secured jack shit.

Also, history will prove this asshat to be a complete FAILURE!

You know, history.

As in about 3 years.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/22/2017 at 7:57 AM

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More name calling and blind blame. Is that really who you are? Look at reality. 40 years of the EPA and water is not fit to drink? A global warming hoax that is now being admitted to. Doubling of the national debt with no measurable improvements. Profit is not a four letter word, but rather an opportunity to compete and develop more efficient services and improve technology.

If government were effective they would not have been tempted to legalize gambling on reservations to fund the Indian nation.

That is hundreds of years of failure. Trump has already secured a historical position far ahead of the last four presidents.

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Posted by Allen P on 06/22/2017 at 7:14 AM

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Allen P ... the former family members and ex-friends turned on me, when they voted for tRump, who is methodically destroying much of what is very important to me. Bolstering the 'for profit' health care industry, liquidating public land, reversing environmental protection, cutting public school funding, and a long list of other attacks on government policies that help people. Government is not bad. There are many policies that benefit the majority of people in the United States. tRump is the one who fooled voters. His lies are legion. Our children should note just how devious this sonofabitch is and how he has destroyed the United States standing in the world.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/22/2017 at 6:57 AM

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great article! - another point is the amount of disposable time that they spend on entertainment - they make choices - be entertained or spent that time becoming more informed. Look at many people in their 40's, 50's, 60's and older - their education stopped when they finished school - and now they get it from for profit media - being informed is not a priority - and that attitude is passed down to their children. Granted, not everyone - but definitely the majority that I see.

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Posted by madmax on 06/22/2017 at 6:53 AM

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Disowned family members and turned on friends in a country that allows freedom of expression. Take a listen to yourself. That is pitiful that you place so much hope for your happiness on government. How did you let that happen?

The name calling is so childish and ignorant. Another one educated into ignorance? Pay attention children, this is the death of the democratic party, that no longer has the ability to fool voters.

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Posted by Allen P on 06/22/2017 at 6:29 AM

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Mr. Danehy wrote another outstanding column. I agree 100% about talking to the fools who voted for tRump. In fact, I disowned family members who did and withdrew from friendships, some decades long, with idiots who voted for the rotten sonofabitch tRump. The cult of ignorance leads to completely mistaken opinions and votes that are so far fetched, only the ignorant could possibly believe them ... like thinking tRump is going to help anyone other than the rich get richer, particularly himself and his spawn.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 06/22/2017 at 6:21 AM

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That's just it Killian, they don't. Except in this man's confused and angry world. One of these has already turned their elitist ideas into gun fire.

They need to stop thinking they have all the answers because it is clear they don't.

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Posted by Don't Ignore The Misfits on 06/22/2017 at 5:26 AM

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I have trouble with your description of Trump supporters and the people I know who support him. With the exception of my hairdresser who thinks Hillary was 'too deceitful' to vote for, they are educated, knowledgeable people. One is a nurse practitioner, one is a Certified Nurse Anesthetist, one is a teacher, and one is a former state department employee. They all have high-paying jobs and graduate degrees. How do they fit in with the stereotype of people we have of Trump supporters as uneducated, underemployed yahoos?

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Posted by Kilian on 06/22/2017 at 4:42 AM

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