Monday, December 26, 2016

Did the RNC suggest that Donald Trump was the second coming of Christ? On Christmas? Maybe.

The above was Trump's season greetings to his deplorable followers.(Yes I know he has decreed that we all say "Merry Christmas," that's why I didn't!)

As you might imagine he was mocked mercilessly over that tweet, as well he should have been.
However even more disturbing was this message from the RNC:

In a holiday message sent out by the GOP, Reince Priebus, the outgoing RNC Chairman and incoming chief of staff, wished a "Merry Christmas to all!" 

"Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King," the message said. "We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends."

 "Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King."

 Say what?

Now I don't know about you but that seemed to say that not only does Donald Trump want to take ownership of the phrase "Merry Christmas," but that he would like to co-opt the entire season and make it all about him.

"Who needs that Jesus Christ dude now that you have a new savior in town?"

Spokesguy Sean Spicer was quick to correct the record.
Yeah, fuck us for simply using reading comprehension and NOT utilizing our Republican to English phrase book.

So according to this guy Donald Trump is NOT trying to replace Jesus in the hearts and minds of the American people.

At least no yet, but I think we all know that is on the agenda.

75 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:55 AM

    This may sound strange - but my initial reaction was disbelief. Then - after reflecting I realized I truly felt downhearted - because I think they meant exactly what their words said.

    Pat Padrnos

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    1. Anonymous11:42 AM

      EXACTLY!!! I have learned the hard way that the people around tRump mean exactly what they say.

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    2. Anonymous12:33 PM

      Hell, we're going back to a monarchy, I really prefer the British parliamentary form, and they have a queen. And a fairly decent though occasionally cluelessly privileged human she seems to be.

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    3. Can you hear me now? Revelation 13:4 understand "worship" as embrace, taking into the heart, and power-giving "dragon" is plainly Fear and inchoate anger.

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  2. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Okay, let's look at it this way from a Christian standpoint. The basis of Easter: Christ died and rose again, ascended into heaven, and "is" seated at the right hand of God. Meaning: alive and well. So what's with this "new" stuff? It should be taken exactly as you say, Gryph, and as dumpster's chief of staff, Preibus expected otherwise?

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    1. yes, if you are christian and you believe in all the doctrine, you believe in 1 jesus, a newborn king (really born in about march because that was when the census took place), but you also believe that he died, rose and ascended bodily to heaven. so it's not tolkien - there is no return of the king (a new king from the same line). but as i say, this is if you follow all the doctrine. i'm sure priebus at least wants to give the impression he does. so what's with this new king? he may like gold decor, but a king he is not and will never be. i guess president of the US was next best...

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    2. Anonymous11:26 AM

      What's that old saw about "He who ignores history is bound to repeat it"?
      These similarities are somewhat troubling--'changed Capitol', foreign-born 'regal' wife, tries to change religious directions, etc.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten

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  3. Anonymous9:00 AM

    A 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry found that abuses in North Korea were without parallel in the contemporary world. They include extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions, and other sexual violence,"

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korean-leader-wants-christians-060921829.html

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/nuclear-arms-experts-trumps-tweets-could-easily-bait-north-korea-into-nuking-japan/

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  4. Anonymous9:02 AM

    It's beyond idiocy, it's insanity. Rampant cretinism. The stupidity required to think Trump is some type of savior is mind boggling. Half the electorate is severely retarded.

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    1. Anonymous9:23 AM

      Aah let them think so says the devil in disguise.

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  5. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Just got done watching last years, Last Knights. Wish there was such honor today with this no honor orange baffoon and his people. One can wish on christmas no?

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  6. Anonymous9:23 AM

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-white-nationalisms-favorite-thinker-and-america-s-premier-crackpot-make-strange-bedfellows-7e57c0b7e6be#.w35lcwe1k

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  7. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Jesus was born on Christmas like Priebus stated. Then goes on to say this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King,".


    Did Priebus leak to us that his new King Trump will be assassinated like Jesus?

    Will this happen after Trump is sworn in and the Republicans will get what they want? Vice president Pence will become president?

    What will Putin do about this? Putin needs his puppet Trump to be president to make his plans to dominate America work.

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    1. Well, Trump will be crucified in the media and probably be betrayed by his own party.

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  8. jesus is always referred to at christmas as the NEWborn king, not the new king. if it was an error, and i doubt it was, it was a really stupid one.

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    1. Republicans aren't actually known or their literacy or command of the English language.

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  9. Anonymous9:33 AM

    First Lady Ivanka should keep her distance from the new King if the new king's life will taken like Jesus's life was taken if that's what Priebus meant?

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  10. Anonymous9:36 AM

    All Hail The King, King Trump.

    Alt-rights how do we salute the new king? Hitler salute?

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    1. Anonymous10:09 AM

      Upraised middle finger?

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    2. Anonymous11:45 AM

      10:09: I like your attitude!

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    3. Do we need to refer to him as "his Excellency" like Putin?

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  11. Anonymous9:40 AM

    Jesus Christ, are we fucked!!!

    Don the Con the 'King'? A 'ruler'? He fits the description, that is for sure. I detest the bastard!

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    1. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Just remember: he WILL be like a king - he will be able to nominate anywhere between one and three or even four SCOTUS, AND he will be able to nominate OVER ONE HUNDRED Federal judges, which the GOP have refused to let President Obama fill over the years!!!
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-inherit-more-than-100-court-vacancies-plans-to-reshape-judiciary/2016/12/25/d190dd18-c928-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.edc82212c645

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  12. Anonymous9:56 AM

    I had a very depressing Xmas dinner, spent with a bunch of old (SS and Medicare recipient) bible thumpers, whose whole lives revolve around church. No, church wasn't the depressing part.

    It seems these people view dRUMPf as the one person who can save the US. That he will speak softly and carry a big stick, ala Teddy Roosevelt (as if they really know ANYTHING about Teddy, since he isn't named in the KJ version). And since when has dRUMPf spoken softly?

    These were mostly educated, and all white oldsters. Half had worked for the Fed government.

    I do not and did not participate in any political discussion over dinner, so did not bring up all the SHIT they are going to endure over the next 4 years. Nearly swallowed my tongue keeping quiet, which resulted in significant indigestion.

    If they voted for the orange shit-gibbon, then they deserve every last thing they are going to be dealt. WE The Rest Of The People do not deserve their fate, but will have to endure it anyway.

    I had to get this out or spend the day turning the air blue in my house about how stupid supposedly educated people can be.

    Thanks for listening.

    #NEVERmypresident

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    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      I wonder how they will feel when tRump takes away their cushy retirement checks, their medicare, their SS checks?

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    2. Anonymous11:50 AM

      Cleans your place by smudging the air! So you can feel a BIT less blue...

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    3. Anonymous12:37 PM

      @9:56 a.m. thanks for selling out by keeping silent. You are part of the problem.

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    4. Anonymous1:10 PM

      @12:37 p.m. Maybe YOU go to dinner at someone else's house and spout off. I don't, and it would have done ZERO good anyway. These are crazed xtians who are firm in what they choose to think.

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    5. Anonymous2:29 PM

      Anon at 11:28 am. As a senior citizen, I am furious that the GOP wants to decimate Social Security, Medicare and the ACA. I was also smart enough to vote a straight Democratic ticket.
      Beaglemom

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  13. Anonymous10:09 AM

    Waiting for Sarah Palin to denounce Trump as our new Savior.

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    1. Anonymous11:28 AM

      I'm still waiting for her to announce Trackmark's latest bastard.

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  14. Anonymous10:09 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/we-dont-support-satanic-jews-trumps-neo-nazi-fans-freak-after-he-posts-a-happy-hanukkah-tweet/

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  15. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Did Trump denounce the KKK?
    Did Trump denounce David Duke?
    Did Trump denounce the alt-rights?
    Will Trump denounce Priebus?

    Why the silence?

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  16. You don't get it. They won. They are jubilant. To them it's better than second coming of Christ. They are going to get what they've been wanting for years and more. It really hasn't even started yet. OBAMA will go down as most ineffective president ever as very little if his legacy will remain. Just doing it isn't good enough. He was not able to maintain at all. There will be much suffering. Real suffering and there will be a predators ballyo beat all. This is a catastrophic defeat and demolition if Democratic Party and ideals.

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    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Is this your new 1st family? Calssy?

      https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0226/7001/articles/New-York-Post-Publishes-New-Nude-Photos-Of-Donald-Trump_s-Wife-Melania.jpg?v=1470075318

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    2. That is going to be every American's first family, like it or not. Just as Obama' family is every American's first family for now. Saying you reject means nothing. Renouncing your citizenship would fine the right to legitimately reject the US president's family as the First Family

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    3. don't feed the trolls, Grainne Kathleen, don't feed the trolls. repeat: don't feed the trolls... lol, too easy, too much time.

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    4. Anonymous3:42 PM

      Renouncing your citizenship would fine the right to legitimately reject the US president's family as the First Family
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      First of all the trump dictatorship has not yet begun, so we can reject his trashy family if we so choose.
      Second of all, did you and other trump supporters renounce your citizenship before you rejected the Obama family?

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  17. Anonymous10:55 AM

    President Obama was the very best POTUS we could have had during these past nearly completed two terms. And, I'll bet he would have won a third term and beat the shit out of Trump if he could have legally run for another!

    It's amazing what he was able to complete in spite of the mass obstruction from the Republicans. Mitch McConnell started it all immediately after President Obama took his first oath of office. They wanted to stop him from getting a second term. Fucking lost, didn't you Republicans? Too, too bad!

    The Republicans hated the black man that has led our country so efficiently, kindly and respectfully. Plus, he's smarter than any of those asshole Republicans in Congress as well as those serving in State Legislatures throughout the country.

    Trump is going to fuck the country royally and the Republicans are going to deserve everything they get or lose!

    Civil war and WWIII are in our future. Be ready and prepared Americans - bar your doors and windows for the approach of the Trumpsters when they come a knocking!

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    1. Anonymous11:02 AM

      Maybe they'd like to be blown away by a "precious" gun that they thought President Obama was coming for? Knock away!

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  18. Anonymous11:02 AM

    After criticizing the Obama family Christmas cards for any 'slight' she could manufacture, along comes her butt boy preening in his glory with nary a family member, no real wishes or good tidings for his 'Xmas message'.

    I was going to wait til she weighed in but it occurred to me that she would approve his message because it's exactly like she would have done it had she had the means and $$ power to be able to further scam the voters one day.

    Scum-sucking narcissists, the pair.

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    1. Anonymous2:27 PM

      And she didn't complain about Willow's "Merry Trumpmas" sweater. Talk about ugly holiday sweaters!
      Beaglemom

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  19. Anonymous11:02 AM

    One Twitter user quipped in response that Jesus was an “illegal immigrant, born out of wedlock, no less” so the “GOP wouldn’t know his face.”

    Another joked that the statement was about Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-king-republican-message_us_5860576ee4b0eb586486bad7

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  20. Anonymous11:03 AM

    One Twitter user quipped in response that Jesus was an “illegal immigrant, born out of wedlock, no less” so the “GOP wouldn’t know his face.”

    Another joked that the statement was about Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Trump.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-king-republican-message_us_5860576ee4b0eb586486bad7

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  21. Anonymous11:06 AM

    With One Pen Stroke President Obama Protects Non-Believers from Religious Republicans

    President Obama signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act that, among many other things, “protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world [including America] from religious persecution.” What that means for American Secular Humanists, agnostics, atheists and other nonreligious persons is that they are now explicitly named as “a class” protected by an “Act” that was quietly and unceremoniously signed into law last week. The new law was an update, and a much-needed upgrade, to the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act that states:

    “The freedom of thought, conscience, and religion is understood to protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion.”

    Of particular note is the Act’s explicit condemnation of any group or government entity that specifically “targets non-theists, humanists, and atheists because of their beliefs” as well as attempts to forcibly legislate or compel “non-believers or non-theists to recant their beliefs or to convert.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/26/pen-stroke-president-obama-protects-non-believers-religious-republicans.html

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  22. Anonymous11:06 AM

    "Woe to the land when the king is a child."

    The Vision of Piers Plowman
    William Langland, c 1360-1387

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  23. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Business Community Is Shocked and Alarmed That Trump Conned Them

    ...If anything, the business community should have understood that Trump will swindle any and everyone he can and they were duly “conned” because they believed they were smarter than regular folk. Now that it appears the pledge to impose tariffs is a reality, the business community should be alarmed that maybe Trump’s promise to punish companies outsourcing jobs will also come to pass. He may also stop immigration that provides the business community with all that cheap, disposable labor force; another boneheaded move that will damage the economy, and businesses.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/26/business-community-shocked-alarmed-trump-conned.html

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    1. Anonymous4:25 AM

      Those business leaders should have paid some attention to what was being said. They're just like the rural voters who are now concerned that they'll lose their Medicaid and Medicare and Social Security benefits. An informed voter is just that - informed enough about the issues to know what the candidates have said and, when it comes to incumbents, what they've done.
      Beaglemom

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  24. Anonymous11:08 AM

    The United States became a pariah nation under the last Republican president. Donald Trump seems intent on following in the footsteps, not of our most successful modern president, Barack H. Obama, but rather the least, George W. Bush.

    And this is taking place as he plans to start a new nuclear arms race.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/12/26/republican-quest-defund-united-nations-hurt.html

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  25. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Merry Trumpmas

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    1. Anonymous12:40 PM

      rtrumpass

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  26. Anonymous11:13 AM

    56%

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

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  27. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Twitter ROASTS Trump For Pathetic Christmas Message, President Obama Shows Him How To Do It Right

    Donald Trump is too lazy to take a proper Christmas photo to share with the American people.

    Instead, he merely took a screenshot of himself raising his small fist in front of a Christmas tree and photoshopped the words “Merry Christmas” on it.

    Well, Twitter didn’t let Trump get away with it and promptly took the time on Christmas morning to tell him to go f*ck himself.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/12/25/twitter-roasts-trump-for-pathetic-christmas-message-president-obama-shows-him-how-to-do-it-right/

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  28. Anonymous11:16 AM

    The Internet Loses It Over RNC’s Bizarre Statement About A ‘New King’ (TWEETS)

    ...By compassion, they mean they’ll take away healthcare from Americans who cannot afford it, lower taxes for the wealthy, and go after Medicare, Medicaid and welfare.

    Merry Christmas!

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/12/25/the-internet-loses-it-over-rncs-bizarre-statement-about-a-new-king-tweets/

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    1. Anonymous2:25 PM

      Reince doesn't even know his Bible stories very well. The wise men did not show up on Christmas but some time later; on Christmas it was simple shepherds who came to the stable after having been visited by angels. He's so overcome with gilded Trump glitz that he's forgotten that the first to come were very simple people, peasants rather than kings.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous4:30 PM

      And the wise men weren't wise men, they were ASTROLOGERS. Even good stories are still just a story. Now, maybe if Walter Cronkite had been reporting it.....

      Oh, and Jesus never claimed to be a king of anything in spite of claiming God as his father. Others called him King of the Jews and King of Israel .

      OAFMMc.

      GeorgiaPeach

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    3. Anonymous3:35 PM

      OMG, yes for a christian he doesn't know his Christmas story very well, the wise men didn't arrive until Epiphany.

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  29. Anonymous11:18 AM

    President Barack Obama sits down with David Axelrod to discuss their shared history together, how President Obama managed to stay grounded during turbulent moments of his childhood and adolescence, why the Obama presidency struggled to overcome the partisan politics in Washington, and what's in store for the President when he leaves office on January 20th.

    http://podcast.cnn.com/the-axe-files-david-axelrod/episode/all/Yg1u54uYTmB7Mb/me1tyh.1-1.html

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/12/26/trump-explodes-as-obama-drops-the-most-devastating-truth-bomb-on-him-and-gop/

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  30. Anonymous11:19 AM

    A&E Cancels KKK Documentary After It’s Revealed Producers PAID Racists To Be In It

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/12/25/ae-cancels-kkk-documentary-after-its-revealed-producers-paid-racists-to-be-in-it/

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    1. Anonymous4:22 AM

      Who did those producers think were members of the KKK anyway? God, is American history taught anywhere today?
      Beaglemom

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  31. Anonymous11:29 AM

    The Decline of Empathy and the Appeal of Right-Wing Politics

    What child psychology can teach us about the current GOP.

    ...Adults, like children, try to cope with the stress of failures of recognition in the best ways they can. They certainly get anxious and depressed and may turn to drugs and alcohol to manage these painful feelings. In addition, when social trust is weakened and people are isolated, they try to find ways to belong, to be part of a community. The Tea Party is one such community. Others turn to their church communities. Their social brains seek an experience of “we” and often do so by creating a fantasy of a “them” that they can devalue and fight. Tribalism draws from our need for relatedness but, tragically, can also pervert it. Rejected by employers and government, they reject and demean others. All the while, they are trying to deal with the pain, powerlessness, and lack of empathy that they experience in their social lives.

    Donald Trump clearly spoke to this pain. He empathized with the traumatic losses and helplessness of the white middle and working classes. He helped them feel part of something bigger than themselves, a “movement,” which combatted their isolation. And he helped them restore a feeling of belonging by positioning them against demeaned others, primarily immigrants and countries on the other end of “horrible trade deals.”

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-is-he-thinking/201612/the-decline-empathy-and-the-appeal-right-wing-politics

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    1. Anonymous4:21 AM

      So now the far right is trying to analyze the racism and xenophobia that Trump fed into as "traumatic losses and helplessness" in "Psychology Today" no less. I don't believe a word of it. Trump and the GOP knowingly and deliberately used people's prejudices and ignorance, that's all, much as the 20th century fascist leaders did. No one should try to gild it over. It's despicable today as it was in the 1920's and 1930's.
      Beaglemom

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  32. Anonymous11:32 AM

    Buckle up, folks. 2017 is likely to be an awfully bumpy ride.

    ...The FBI needed “probable cause” in order to obtain a warrant to investigate the emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, and a copy of the warrant showed that the probable cause listed was fairly sketchy. Schoenberg proposes, for the first time, that the probable cause may have come directly from people inside the Trump campaign.

    In his blog, the attorney explained why that may have been an impeachable offense for President-elect Trump.

    http://www.bipartisanreport.com/2016/12/26/trump-hit-with-massive-new-lawsuit-results-could-lead-to-directly-to-impeachment-details/

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  33. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Why aren't the evangelicals calling the RNC out for their blasphemous message? Hypocritical to the core.

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  34. Anonymous11:36 AM

    ‘We don’t support Satanic Jews’: Trump’s neo-Nazi fans freak after he posts a ‘Happy Hanukkah’ tweet

    President-elect Donald Trump decided to throw a bone to people who care about religious diversity in the United States by wishing Jewish people a “Happy Hanukkah” this week — and his neo-Nazi fans are not happy about it.

    Shortly after Trump posted an innocuous “Happy Hanukkah” tweet on Monday, his feed was clogged with angry white nationalists who were upset that Trump was signaling support for “Satanic Jews.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/we-dont-support-satanic-jews-trumps-neo-nazi-fans-freak-after-he-posts-a-happy-hanukkah-tweet/

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    1. Anonymous3:36 PM

      What do his Nazi friends think of his daughter and son in law, the Jews?

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  35. Anonymous12:54 PM

    lmao!
    An anagram for "Trump is antichrist" is:
    RIP Christmas Nut!

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  36. It's phrased poorly.

    They are going to walk it back and say they are referring to Christmas Day and being free to once again celebrate Jesus' birth.

    But it reads that they are heralding Trump as their new King, on par with Jesus.

    Deplorables have terrible critical thinking and problem solving skills. They don't score well in reading comprehension. (Or spelling and grammar for that matter.)

    But that is exactly the take the majority took. That Trump was being declared the new King and the savior of "Merry Christmas."

    Reince Priebus is educated enough that he should have been able to clearly convey the message he wanted readers to understand. He didn't. Fail. Disaster. Loser.

    And we'll have to listen to Sean Spicegirls and Kellyanne Conjob clean up the messes for four years or until Trump dies or is impeached or quits.

    Should we start a pool already?

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  37. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Trump certainly surrounds himself with lunatics, doesn't he? Whoever thought to compare Donald Trump to Christ? That person needs a long, long rest, preferably in a strait jacket and a padded room. I have yet to see any kind of sign that Trump has any religious cells in his body or brain.
    Beaglemom

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  38. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day must be closet Muslims since they have no idea about Christian beliefs. The three wise men didn't show up until the Epiphany which is set for Jan. 6th not Christmas day or the first Sunday after the 1st.

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  39. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Did Ivanka call out Oh God Oh God? There have it, Donald is the Savior.

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  40. Anonymous8:23 PM

    I thought this was politics. Now they include jesus. They all live without a bible.

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  41. Randall3:31 AM

    King?

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  42. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Trump really does have tiny hands, pictured perfectly in his raised fist (???) holiday greeting.
    Beaglemom

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