Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by BAD, Aug 24, 2018.
I mean the point is for people to wish condelences or pay respects, the mod note even mentioned it. People can wait for another thread down the road to talk about his bad policies. It’s not that hard to ‘not’ say something
His replacement will be interesting. I bet Ducey would love to be able to install McSally there and throw Ward out with this year’s election. Maybe McSally would prefer it as well given her current polling. With AZ trending blue it’ll be tough for Trumper to win when they get to the special election in ‘20.
Are we gonna do this shit when Trump dies too?
Plenty of threads to shit on Trump and his policies. When he dies, don't enter the thread, or create a new thread discussing some of his worst policies. Seems easy enough.
May he talk some sense into his daughter before crossing over Jordan.
I have lost a family member from cancer. It is tough. :(
Considering the warnings, all I'll say is I hope he's able to find peace with his actions, bad and good, in the end.
Apparently The Onion does not give a **** about waiting for opportunities in the future....
Because that was the Trump campaign in a nutshell, my dude. McCain lost his election the moment he told her off and probably knew it. He had enough good sense not to embolden racial resentment in the name of electoral gain. The only way to think this was a bad answer is to look at it purely through the prism of campaigning to win at all costs while completely ignoring the greater consequences to the party and country at large by feeding into that kind of destructive narrative over the long-term.
How do you figure?
I mean this isn't hypothetical. The exact same situation already happened on gaming side. After TotalBiscuit died, no one was allowed to criticize him in the thread. This resulted in the fomenting of a reactionary, GG community within resetera, who proceeded to shit up the community in threads like the Jessica Price/ArenaNet one, where a bunch of people said she deserved to get fired because she said something mean about TotalBiscuit. The poison continued to fester on gaming side and finally exploded with the transphobia/Cyberpunk threads resulting in a ton of permanent bans. This is always the legacy of respectability politics bullshit- the empowerment of abusers and the silencing of victims.
This clip is from long after that point in the campaign where they were far past the point of no return and replacing her would have probably brought even more attention to what a shitshow they were running.
You're not taking crazy pills, you're just a decade out from a radically different point in American political history, before the deserved derangement of Palin and much of what the GOP has currently morphed into was the main attraction in their campaign program. It used to be something that was behind closed doors and admonished by the actual leaders in the party knowing better than to let these animals be up front without shame, a lesson they learned from the Goldwater years.
A forgotten lesson that they're currently relearning to disastrous effect right now.
If people are lauding Trump, you saying it's good he's dead in that thread will not change their minds. What might have a better chance is a thread detailing the lasting impact of his policies on communities.
Mostly, it's a rule of the site, and it's not tough to follow and find other avenues to express the exact same sentiment.
love too deify a man who volunteered to dropped napalm on vietnamese civilians, overall a very swell guy.
and before i get warned or something, i'm ethnically vietnamese and my family fled because of the vietnam war so i think i have as much of a right as anybody to call john mccain a scumbag for being part of the monstrous destruction of my country
If they wanna ban people for it when it comes I suppose I’ll just take my medicine
I'd check that thread out.
Although my take, and I could be wrong, is that they don't want some of the more "extreme" posts in a thread about his impending death? I'm sure if there was a separate thread about his life and legacy, good and bad, it would be fine. I could be wrong though.
I'm gonna censor myself and just say that it'd be nice to see Meghan McCain removes herself from her father's legacy.
I've hardly ever agreed with any of his decisions or politics, but neither does he and has openly admitted to ay least some of his many mistakes. With all his misgivings, I've always had a soft spot for McCain -- especially since he sees the current administration and GOP for the white nationalist, pro Russia cult it is.
Some of you guys are just like the politicians, more concerned with decorum rather than what was actually done.
He served America faithfully for many decades, rest in peace.
Good man. May his final days be filled with love.
My condolences to his family and the grief they're going to go through (as I said in the last thread). I don't care who you are, grief is the worst thing in the world someone can (and always will) experience. Those of you who are dealing with family members who died in "McCain's War"tm should well know what grief is like.
Remember the "tact and grace" clause of the mod post at the start of this thread, and stop this back and forth. Thank you.
And I'm sure this joke will be brought up when The View comes back in a few weeks. I watch clips on youtube occasionally to talk with my mom about, and that girl is just too much.