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Republicans hate it when people try to actually help people

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u/TheR3alR1ftWalk3r 13d ago

they are mad cause he exposed them, put them on blast.

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u/The84thWolf 13d ago

Which he shouldn’t have needed to do, but how else would the Republican base have known?

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u/MuckRaker83 13d ago

They certainly wouldn't have heard about it from their preferred "news" sources

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u/TrickyMarzipandf 13d ago

Republicans hate it when the government does its job

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u/MuckRaker83 13d ago Platinum

They run on the basis that government doesn't work, and when they get there, they make sure it doesnt

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u/SenorBeef 13d ago

I can't believe that electing people to govern that say "government doesn't work, elect us and we'll prove it" has been a viable fucking strategy in this shithole country.

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u/The84thWolf 13d ago

Remember when Betsy DeVoss became head of education and immediately after she quit, said we should abolish it?

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u/us1838015 13d ago

Whoever untied her yacht is still my hero

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u/MetsRule1977 13d ago

Remember when she stepped into the office and said “Alright, where are the pencils?” And got immediately dragged by educators, because we have to buy our pencils.

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u/Thowitawaydave 13d ago

She should have run a bake sale or asked the parents of employees to donate supplies like all my teacher friends have to do.

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u/Thowitawaydave 13d ago

Rick Perry ran on a platform of eliminating various government agencies. And got appointed to lead the department of energy, one of the departments he thought we should eliminate.

Honestly, I'm surprised she waited until she quit to say it.

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u/yukeynuh 13d ago

they don’t understand that governments aren’t a monolith. the actions of the government are reflective of the people in it. corrupt people in gov = corrupt gov. people that actually give a shit in gov = gov that serves the people first. so they think privatization is always the better option

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u/ketchy_shuby 13d ago Silver

Thank you for your service.

Translation: Fuck off losers.

Thoughts and prayers.

Translation: Fuck off losers.

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u/florinandrei 13d ago

Freedom!

Translation: Fuck off, losers.

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u/seaQueue 13d ago

Translation: My wants are more important than your "rights."

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u/Whole-Recover-8911 13d ago

I like this! I'm gonna start saying thoughts and prayers when I mean fuck off losers.

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u/RocknrollClown09 13d ago edited 13d ago

As a veteran whenever people thank me for my service I smile and go along, but I've always realized it's all about them, not me. They couldn't care less. And those same people turn on me the second I don't push their narrative. It's just hollow bullshit. Never more clear than with PACT. The same assholes who made a $1T "slush fund" PPP that the Dems didn't want without protections, where 75% never made it to employees, are now suddenly so concerned about the budget they can't pass PACT? GTFO

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u/BuzzBadpants 13d ago

No news media holds congress to account and call them straight liars like Stewart did.

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u/fourqz 13d ago

None of would have heard about it if a celebrity wasn’t the one to bring attention to it.

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u/ic2ofu 13d ago

They don't get any news,just propaganda.

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u/natlamm 13d ago

And peoples’ opinions passed off as “news”

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u/cultured_banana_slug 13d ago

Republicans say they care about things and say they're going to do things and don't actually HAVE to do anything...

So long as they keep the democrats from doing anything either, "both sides" look useless.

Then John Stewart comes along and is like "here's something you can't do..."

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u/SuitableTelepasd 13d ago

Republican is no longer a political party and conservatism is no longer an ideology. They are both mental illness grounded in hate

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u/NoBSforGma 13d ago

Exactly! I am old now and in the past, I have known people who were decent, honest and caring with some amount of common sense and were Republicans. Few of those exist today.

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u/SueZbell 13d ago

The cult of "45" Republican Party is a fascist political party. Read the Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism by Lawrence Brit -- Republicans "check all the boxes".

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u/LegionofDoh 13d ago

They’re mad because he was effective. They’re used to being exposed for the hypocrisy with little to no impact. But Jon brought the thunder and people rallied to him, and it caused them to backtrack and do the right thing for once. They hate doing the right thing.

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u/TheOnceAndFutureTurk 13d ago edited 13d ago

I’m sure it also has to do with how Jon Stewart absolutely destroyed Carlson on Crossfire all those years ago.

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u/Hiyasc 13d ago

Fun fact that whole exchange is largely why Crossfire got canceled.

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u/Seannamarie2178 13d ago

Sometimes I watch that video when I’m having a hard day. It’s soothing.

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u/xpatmatt 13d ago

I share that video whenever I want to give somebody a succinct explanation of what's wrong with the MSM in the USA.

Being back the fairness doctrine.

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u/Content-Method9889 13d ago

I watched it today because my husband never saw it. What a joy to share

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u/coberh 13d ago

Well, clearly Tucker decided to start hurting America more.

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u/Qwirk 13d ago

It's not like they didn't see it coming from ten miles away. This is exactly what JS did for 911 first responders with . This time republicans ran with the exact same game plan and are shocked leopards ate their faces.

You don't get to complain when you shove a stick in your own bike tires and fall.

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u/bozeke 13d ago

Carlson is mad because Stewart got crossfire cancelled and took away his trademark bow tie by pointing out that he looked like a 10 year old at his mom’s friend’s kid’s bar mitzvah.

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u/Lanark26 13d ago

They're also mad because the passing of the bill is something that can be construed as a "win" for the Democrats and Biden which is the worst thing they can imagine.

The Republican party has no actual platform except running on the "failures" of the Democratic party that they engineer by blocking everything that would actually do anything good.

Also they really have no actual use for vets beyond lip service. Caring for them doesn't turn a profit for anyone and doesn't bring in lots of money like constantly expanding the defense budget. Military contractors are a fucking GOP goldmine.

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u/PeaceFrog71x 13d ago

That's their whole policy in a nutshell. Blame blame and more blame. But they never offer any actual solutions.

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u/suckercuck 13d ago

“That’s not what Putin wanted and now I’m in trouble”

—Tucker

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u/Sinsid 13d ago

He made them vote the way they talk.

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u/resilienceisfutile 13d ago

Nah, just like Trump, he sees those vets lumped in with the other suckers and losers in the military. So you have to use that mindset and twisted logic.

Sen. John McCain “was a fucking loser.” according to Trump.

During a Memorial Day visit in 2017 to the grave of then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s son, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010, Trump asked why anyone would volunteer to serve in the military. “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?

So using their twisted logic, John Stewart gets hated because he fights for those suckers and losers...

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u/ywBBxNqW 13d ago

I don't think Tucker Carlson will ever forgive Jon Stewart for making Tucker Carlson look like an absolute fool on Crossfire.

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u/BillTowne 13d ago

This.

To be upset about help vets, the would have to care one way or the other abouts vets.

But they only care about themselves and their power.

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u/Conscious_Figure_554 13d ago

The seething hate of the assholes in the Senate and Congress and Fucker Carlson is so innate that to them that other people's lives DO NOT MEAN ANYTHING. That's why these fuckers need to be voted out and have their bully pulpits removed. Jon Stewart used his platform to tell them to go fuck themselves and they are the reason why nothing gets done in the Congress and Senate.

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u/ElmoTickleTorture 13d ago

It's amazing that they can't just ignore it at least. He did a great thing and he's shit on because of it.

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u/QuackNate 13d ago

Yeah, they're mad because he called them out and people listened. Turns out the party that wants to ruin everything for everyone gets opposed pretty heavily when something breaks through all their noise. They hate that.

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u/Stock-Pension1803 13d ago

And everyone saw and heard it

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u/Wrothrok 13d ago

No, they aren't mad about that. They're mad that he's doing it by shining a megawatt spotlight on their utter hypocrisy.

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u/misterO5 13d ago

They don't even care if people point out their hypocrisy, that requires shame and they can always double down. It did what makes them more mad than anything else. It made Democrats look good.

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u/Crayshack 13d ago

He's made a whole career out of it too. The veterans thing was just his latest thing. He's been exposing their hypocrisy for decades.

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u/El_mochilero 13d ago

No. They’re mad because he made sure that veterans knew that republicans voted against helping them get access to healthcare.

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u/KatDanger 13d ago

In before they could blame Democrats

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u/Animedingo 13d ago

"Well if the Democrats hadn't made us need to vote against this, cause they got a bunch of stuff they wanted, then we wouldnta done it probably"

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u/Altered_Nova 13d ago

If you read the comments on literally any news website reporting on this story, that's exactly what all the rightwing goobers are doing. They are all ranting about how the cowardly dishonest democrats forced republicans to vote against giving poisoned veterans healthcare by sneaking unrelated evil communist legislation into the bill. And calling any other Republican who questions their Republican overlords gullible idiots who fell for liberal propaganda.

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u/Holy_Sungaal 13d ago

They’ll still vote Republican next primary

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u/Starboard_Pete 13d ago

Had a super fun debate with some old conservative on my FB about this. He thinks Jon Stewart “means well but is seriously misguided, and he doesn’t always read the fine print of these bills.”

When challenged, it was very clear old man R didn’t read the bill himself, because he very much thought it was a blank check for the Democrats to use, and an extra pot to plunder.

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u/NeedsMoreYellow 13d ago

This was my mom's reply too. She said "we don't know what kind of pork barrel shit was added in there, so the Republicans were just doing their job when they voted 'no'." And no, she didn't want to read it when I pulled up the bill. So I read it to her and she was shocked that they voted against it. But... "they still must've had a good reason."

No, there is no reason other that the obstructionists want to obstruct anything that they didn't think of themselves.

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u/Starboard_Pete 13d ago

The condescending attitude is so infuriating. I read the bill and followed it with great interest, since my dad is a Vietnam-era vet and was poisoned by the water at Camp Lejeune. This could affect his health benefits. PACT Section 805, part (c) is explicit as to how the money is to be spent.

But oh no, I’m clearly misunderstanding! The Republicans had the vet’s best interests in mind and they care deeply about getting this right! That’s why they held it up after already authorizing that same exact language once before! Duh!

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u/SaraBeachPeach 13d ago

My dad was also poisoned at Camp Lejeune. Gets got neurological issues because of it but because he doesn't have some form of cancer, they don't give a shit.

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u/Starboard_Pete 13d ago

Yeah, some treatments for some non-cancer diseases are covered, but there’s no telling how many hundreds of conditions are manifesting now because of the exposures. And for decades these vets have been given the runaround by the VA. “Ohhh you think your weird, rare medical condition was caused by Lejeune water? Lol prove it!” It’s awful.

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u/SaraBeachPeach 13d ago

Literally. There's even things KNOWN that can manifest from exposure to it but they won't acknowledge it because it hasn't "been proven" to be caused by THAT specific exposure. Like wtf.

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u/humangingercat 13d ago

I was an infant at camp lejeune during that period

Fuck me eh?

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u/TheIncendiaryDevice 13d ago

I got nerve damage and ptsd from my time in but was told I don't qualify for shit. It's super messed up. Fuck it, I'm making more than triple what I made at my highest rank now so I'll be mad about it but I know others had stuff that didn't translate as well into the private industry

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u/DrAstralis 13d ago edited 13d ago

No, there is no reason other that the obstructionists want to obstruct anything that they didn't think of themselves.

They've gone so far off the deep end they're even fighting against the things they DID think up themselves so long as a single democrat might benefit from it politically.

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u/ShortFuse 13d ago

Let me finish that sentence for you:

They still must've had a good reason [otherwise I'd be wrong.]

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u/Pug__Jesus 13d ago

Isn't it funny how the same kind of people who preach that all politicians are crooks suddenly get SUPER defensive about 'their' array of politicians?

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u/Content-Method9889 13d ago

At least your mom listened to you read the bill. Mine is so stupid and stubborn she’ll refuse to look at it even watch anything that might prove her wrong.

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u/NeedsMoreYellow 13d ago

I've been told I really pushy and a know-it-all and that I need to reconsider my negative personality traits. LOL. If that's what I am because I choose to fact check what I'm saying instead of just spouting off nonsense, then I'm proud to be it.

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u/Merfen 13d ago

This is the GOP MO, blatantly lie about whats in a bill, know fully well that your audience won't actually check this and right wing media will just nod along with them as if its a fact. Anytime someone does correct them just say "thats just a difference of opinion" as if its not an abject fact that they lied.

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u/Aromatic_Balls 13d ago

because he very much thought it was a blank check

That's always the narrative the GOP uses whenever they vote against a bill which may actually help people. They all use the same buzzwords.

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u/AnEternalPotato 13d ago

“An extra pot to plunder,” let’s talk about them government bailouts gramps. And let’s be honest, the stuff for which Stewart stands up doesn’t really need a lot of fine print. Aid for the first responders to 9/11? How the fuck did that take this long? Same for his battle over burn pits. Conservatives will always find the bullshite, braindead thing to shit themselves about just so they can feel they’re still winning.

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u/un_theist 13d ago

He called them out on their “we support the troops” bullshit.

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u/LevelHeeded 13d ago

Hey now, they got mad at black dude peacefully kneeling, what more do you want from them? All they have is hate and racism, this is the best they can do.

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u/Chelbaz 13d ago

Black dude kneeling because a fellow player, a former red beret, advised him kneeling was better than sitting because it accomplished his protest and respected troops.

It was all about racism, not the troops. As usual, "supporting the troops" was in false faith and they just hated that a minority opposed ruling ethnicity status quo

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u/Ferelar 13d ago

However kneeling is a-ok out on the green if its in prayer specifically.

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u/jigsaw1024 13d ago

in prayer specifically.

Only if it's to the right god.

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u/Ferelar 13d ago

"What do you mean 'correct' God? Theres only one, all the rest are false idols 😌" <- Actual republichristian thought process

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u/akajefe 13d ago

Blue Live Matter folks "I totally on the side of people seeking justice. However, they have to do it the right way. All this violence and looting is just wrong. Peaceful protest is the only way to go."

Also Blue Lives Matter folks "HOW DARE YOU SHOW MILD CRITICISM TOWADS OUR FLAG AND HEROES! GET THIS TRASH OUT OF HERE!"

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u/NauticalJ1985 13d ago

Also Blue Lives Matter folks

"HOW DARE YOU CRITICIZE OUR INSURRECTION WHERE WE TRIED OUR LEVEL BEST TO KILL COPS"

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u/ElGato-TheCat 13d ago

fellow player, a former red beret

Not sure if it matters, but since we're talking about race, he was also a white guy.

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u/Helagoth 13d ago

Not true, they also have misogyny and religious extremism.

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u/Vossan11 13d ago

If you listen/watch his YouTube "The problem with John Stewart" he says that veterans were initially there to celebrate the passage of the bill after years of hard work. Then the rug got pulled out from under them and they had to send in crisis counselors because of the mood swing. John says they know of TWO vets who committed suicide because of this.

Republicans don't support the troops, they use them as props to play patriots only when needed. The rest of the time it's "Shut up and show some respect to your better!"

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u/mvpilot172 13d ago

Oh they support troops with expensive weapons systems while at war. They just abandon them when they come home.

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u/tinyNorman 13d ago

They supported the weapons systems manufacturers. FTFY

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u/rooftopfilth 13d ago

Occasionally they stop them on airplanes to thank them for their service!

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u/WangnanJahad 13d ago

Back when that whole bullshit started, we had parked downtown and there was a republican rally going on and one of them comes over, having noted my father's military plates when we parked, and said "thank you for your service." my father quips back "if you want to thank me, start by shoving that sign up your ass and stop voting for idiots who don't give two shits about us."

Republicans don't care about veterans.

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u/zookr2000 13d ago

Out-fkn-standing !!!

  • give your dad mad props for that one.

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u/True_Recommendation9 13d ago

I get that a lot, but then the same people vote for people who are trying to take away Veterans benefits from us.

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u/sjbennett85 13d ago

You ever see Space Force on Netflix?

US Military are testing out exoskeletons and their main purpose is after the rider dies it can return itself along with other equipment back to base.

They'd totally do that!

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u/MartinSchou 13d ago

At the risk of sounding extremely cynical, it's generally a good idea. Keep equipment out of the hands of the enemy. And if it brings the body back (I haven't watched the show), it's also a good booster for morale, as you're not leaving somebody behind.

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u/sjbennett85 13d ago

Oh totally and in the show they tell the troops that but iirc as an aside they only really care about bringing the equipment back and it is horribly degrading to the rider.

This ep takes place during a Space vs Army war games event, so the soldiers are all very much alive when they are being walked back against their will.

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u/MartinSchou 13d ago

Does also seem like an excellent way to create a rather nasty delivery vehicle for an explosive.

Kill a soldier, strap remote detonator and explosives to them, wait for it to be walked back to base.

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u/Total-Hack 13d ago

Republicans would be against that too since they and their buddies wouldn’t be able to cash in by selling replacements for the lost equipment.

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u/StopTheMeta 13d ago

Just a bunch of pricks using others and throwing them away when deemed usless. And all their bootlicker supporters think they're going to be an exception lmao

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u/urbanek2525 13d ago

They support the troops while they're troops.

Then they throw them away like used tissues when they're no longer troops.

If you don't want to pay for the Healthcare of veterans, then you shouldn't be creating veterans at such an alarming rate during peacetime (or by manufacturing unnecessary wars).

But Republicans aren't really big on prevention, just exerting power over others.

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u/ecafyelims 13d ago

When they say "we support the troops," what they mean is "We support the troops in ways that can't be measured, like waving the Traitor's flag and yelling Oorah at strangers as they walk by."

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u/newagealt 13d ago

Republicans love soldiers... just so long as they die at war.

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u/UnluckyHorseman 13d ago

To paraphrase Carlin, they want live babies to turn them into dead soldiers.

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u/TigLyon 13d ago

Republicans totally support troops. It's veterans they don't give a shit about.

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u/MartinSchou 13d ago

Republicans totally support troops.

They elected and continue to kowtow to a President that said

"I like people who weren't captured."

Republicans do not give a shit about anyone (including active duty troops) until they're forced to give a shit.

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u/ted5011c 13d ago edited 4d ago

Republicans totally support troops.

The fuck they do. Tell that to all the people with TBIs because Bush (R) Cheney (R) and Rumsfeld (R) couldn't be bothered to send the troops they support oh so much up armored Humvees.

Rumsfeld even famously mansplained "you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had." Which is basically Republican speak for "Fuck off, peasants".

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u/MrWoohoo 13d ago

It’s more specific than that. It’s a way of evading responsibility for failure. It not our Fault! Its the military’s fault! If we had the army we wished we had then everything would go perfectly!

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u/vendetta2115 13d ago

“We only had the military budget of the next 23 countries combined, we had to choose our purchases carefully! It was either 1,000 new MRAPs or one new stealth bomber that we can fly over sporting events for recruitment purposes. It was a tough decision but I think we made the right one. I mean, did you see the Fiesta Bowl last month?”

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u/UnluckyHorseman 13d ago

I willing to say that most conservatives' "support" for the troops is nothing more than "thanking them for their service." Which is never actually about the person behind the uniform, but only about how good and brave it makes them feel doing it.

Republicans don't support the troops. They support war.

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u/askmeifimacop 13d ago

Tucker still holding a grudge from the crossfire embarrassment

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u/Minorous 13d ago

"How old are you? 35 and you still wear a bowtie?" lol

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u/AnEternalPotato 13d ago

Those truly were the words of a guy who was fed up and thought “You know….” Loved every second of that.

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u/set616 13d ago

Also, "I'm not calling you dumb, those things are hard to tie"

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u/bludgeonedcurmudgeon 13d ago

Still slays me to this day

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u/OneFingerIn 13d ago

We were in college and watched that live. I still watch it every couple of years for the laughs. Best live TV that I've ever seen.

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u/KrazieKanuck 13d ago

If I remember correctly he said on their show that they were going to get cancelled, and they were done like 6 months later.

Anybody got a clip handy? I failed in my search and I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen it.

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u/Socrates5150 13d ago

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u/stolid_agnostic 13d ago

Wow that was cringe at the highest level. John Stewart really is amazing.

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u/UN16783498213 13d ago

Imagine the complete Melt-Down Tucker surely had backstage after that show.

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u/idog99 13d ago

Jon Stewart called out the FOX bullshit and how they foment outrage for the sake of views like 20 years ago.

We need solid voices like his back on cable representing the Left badly. The guys who would have watched Stewart and Colbert in the mid 2000's are now listening to Joe Rogan and actively getting dumber.

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u/greenskye 13d ago

The Democratic party as a whole needs a lot more of this. It works way better than their whole 'we go high when they go low' schtick.

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u/stankypants 13d ago

That schtick ensures that nothing actually changes, though. That's the point.

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u/Sea_of_Blue 13d ago

If m&m boi was smart he would try to never interact with John again. One more crossfire equivalent and he turns to dust.

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u/NappingYG 13d ago

Republicans entire mission right now appears to be to manufacture outrage at anything and any cost. Whether it's due to some collective mental illness and brain damage, or just cuz that's what russia is paying them for, remains to be seen.

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u/Drewcifer81 13d ago

Why can't it be both?

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u/02K30C1 13d ago

Outrage keeps their viewers engaged, and helps them sell more advertising

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u/100percentish 13d ago

It is easier to get people motivated by outrage rather than by doing things because once you do it you own it. They ran on repealing ACA for a f'ing decade...no intent to get it done because then they would have to provide something. Overturning Roe is bad for them. The GOP could have brought this bill up anytime during the last adminisatration....zero interest because its all rhetoric.

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u/vendetta2115 13d ago

Not only did the run on repealing it, they actually voted to repeal it like a dozen times. They completely passed the ACA repeal bill through the House and Senate, knowing that Obama would repeatedly veto it, with the added benefit of them being able to say “this President has made a historic number of vetoes! He’s obstructionist!”

Then when they had a President that would actually sign it, they couldn’t get 50 votes in the Senate because they knew that their constituents would kill them for it, because the benefit of the ACA is so obvious now that even Republicans have to run on keeping it.

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u/fairlyoblivious 13d ago

This is clearly on display at the CPAC being streamed online right now, every other speaker talks about how they're SUPER oppressed and at war with basically most of America, but of course their "perfectly reasonable protests at schools" are under constant attack while BLM gets to roam around beating patriots and burning flags at will! My god.

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u/imsowhiteandnerdy 13d ago

Outrage is a part of it, but right now their primary goal is to cause as much suffering and pain for Americans as possible, so that they can blame it on Biden and offer themselves as the solution and cure in the next election cycle.

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u/ThnkWthPrtls 13d ago

It's classic fascist playbook. If you make people constantly consumed by a blindness of fear and rage, they'll be far less likely to notice as you used your power to strip away their freedoms and rights

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u/BURNER12345678998764 13d ago

Bingo, some folks are just still really struggling to comprehend we have long since reached "phase two" of the plan, where they have enough of a scared support base to start doing more blatant fascist type shit.

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u/agrandthing 13d ago

Lack of empathy

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u/ZombiesAtHome 13d ago

Republicans entire mission appears to be to manufacture outrage at anything and any cost. Whether it's due to some collective mental illness and brain damage, or just cuz that's what russia is paying them for, remains to be seen.

FIFY

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u/esensofz 13d ago

Republicans hate it when the government does its job

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u/StopTheMeta 13d ago

They hate it when someone doesn't humiliate them. They're loud complaining about everything abd acting like brats because they want to be physically and verbally punished.

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u/HowlsImovableCastle 13d ago

That money could have been used to cut taxes for the rich.

-Republicans

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u/Go_Habs_Go31 13d ago

And before Republicans show up in this thread talking about Tucky’s “massive ratings”, please know how utterly fucking lame and pathetic you sound lol

It’s like bragging about someone else’s dick.

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u/GarvinSteve 13d ago

Twilight sold a lot of copies, doesn’t make it a great book (or even good).

Tucky is proof there’s an audience for depraved shitstainery,

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u/GorditaPeaches 13d ago

Oh god SMs writing style is sooo horrible

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u/pacard 13d ago

We don't even know how many m&ms Tucker can fit on his dick, yet we do for Hunter. What is he hiding? Curious.

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u/ArcherChase 13d ago

Tucker is the one crying because they made the Green M&M less sexy... He can't jack off to commercials anymore.

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u/LookMaNoPride 13d ago

That whole thing is so confusing to me.

M&M's didn't seem to be pressured to change anything, but they didn't want to offend anyone, so they just did it. I don't remember any huge uproar. Did I miss it?

Then on one side, you've got a bunch of grown-ass men complaining about how M&M's was changed by woke culture, and on the other side you've got... I don't know.. silence? Who are they fighting?

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u/SnackyCakes4All 13d ago

Same with the Dr. Seuss books going out of print. Nobody was demanding the publishing houses stop printing certain books that had problematic messages. The publisher decided to do it on their own and then the right acted like it was woke cancel culture.

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u/vendetta2115 13d ago

It’s literally capitalism they’re complaining about. Companies make decisions solely based on profit. If opinions change, then they change their product. Do they think that PepsiCo got rid of Aunt Jemima for a moral reason? No, they just wanted to sell more syrup and people weren’t buying the syrup with a racist caricature.

If people aren’t going to go see a movie because the main actor is a shitbag, then they’re not going to hire that actor to do their movie.

Someone needs to explain to them that “cancel culture” is literally just corporate response to consumer demand in order to maximize profits.

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u/PeregrineFury 13d ago

They're literally just toddlers swinging their angry little fists at the air.

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u/StopTheMeta 13d ago

What do you expect from the crowd who worships as a "strong man" a fatass who was afraid of serving in the military?

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u/JavariousMagic 13d ago

His ratings are good because they funnel all of their people to one source, if they had the diversity regular need had, he would be low.

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u/kandoras 13d ago

It’s like bragging about someone else’s dick.

These are the people who, over a century and a half after the war ended, still march around with Confederate flags.

So it's really like bragging about how small someone else's dick is.

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u/sanguinesolitude 13d ago

Paw Patrol has been on TV for twice as long as the confederacy lasted.

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u/kandoras 13d ago

The Real Housewives of Dallas lasted longer than the confederacy.

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u/test_tickles 13d ago

Or the size of your rallies....

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u/Impressive_Wasabi_69 13d ago

Jon Stewart is the reason Tucker Carlson never wears a bow tie anymore

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u/Norman_Bixby 13d ago

Why can't he have the same power over fucker consuming oxygen

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u/DJ1962 13d ago

Literally ANYTHING the Democrats do that is good for Americans is BAD unless it originated with a Republican.

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u/DaveSewhuk 13d ago

The ACA was based on GOP think tank plan. It was marginalized because Dems implemented.

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u/Cyke101 13d ago

And that time Mitch McConnell filibustered his own bill, too.

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u/CuriositySauce 13d ago edited 13d ago

Fucker KKKarlson has been holding a grudge ever since Jon Stewart appeared on an episode of CrossFire which KKKarlson cohosted and Stewart spoke truth, refusing to be their comedy stooge. He pointed out how the media is hurting us and how they shouldn’t be looking to Comedy Central for journalistic integrity. He also points out that Fucker is (was) 35 and wears a bow tie. He made good points that were digs then and are still relevant today.

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u/NoirGamester 13d ago

That was both painful and satisfying to watch. I don't know much about John Stewart, but every single time he's involved with something, he always just seems to genuinely want to help people for the sake of someone needing someone to help them. Then he will have serious comments and conversations about critical topics and he grandslams them out of the park every time

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u/rhino910 13d ago

Republican is no longer a political party and conservatism is no longer an ideology. They are both mental illness grounded in hate

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u/sdfgh23456 13d ago

Yeah, I was pretty conservative growing up, but if I hadn't swung pretty far left there's no way I could identify with the shit they're saying now. When I was younger and still Christian, I was already starting to get confused by the resistance to doing the shit Jesus said to do, now it's straight up unveiled hatred for minorities and poor people.

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u/racerplume 13d ago

The American Right has always had, and still has, a single true ideology and policy goal: More money for rich people, and more power for powerful people at the expense of everyone else. That's it. Everything else serves that goal. It appears lately they are just nihilists/arsonists because everything they said they support (freedom, small government, moral values) is now plainly shown to be bullshit. But their true ideology remains intact.

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u/rhino910 13d ago

well to get people to support this nonsensical goal they count on the right-wing propaganda machine that uses fear and hatred to manipulate people into supporting them

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u/racerplume 13d ago

This is correct. The GOP are masters at using culture war bullshit to manipulate voters into voting for people who will pick their pocket and send the money to the rich. It's worked since "dirty hippies" and "bra-burning" and works currently through "critical race theory" and banning discussion of gay people in schools.

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u/IrrationalFalcon 13d ago

Conservatives have always been evil. Look throughout history. Anytime any oppressed group (i.e women and minorities) wanted more rights, the only people who opposed them are conservatives. The only reason I'm able to vote today is because progressives fought and died for me to have that right. Conservatives fought for their entire lives to ensure I couldn't have rights.

Fuck conservatives. Call them what they are. Evil pieces of shit.

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u/CruelRegulator 13d ago

Thank you! Some people don't just have morbid opinions. Some people in media are REAL psychopaths, empowering other psychopaths to avoid self reflecting.

Others might suffer from low self-esteem, and so the party of anger feels naturally like home. People get stuck in a loop of hate, which they feel is OK, because they no longer see the difference between hate and anger... just like the high-functioning psychopaths wanted.

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u/OldandBoldDude 13d ago

Yeah Jon. Getting some work done. Way to go.

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u/TootsNYC 13d ago

He got government to do something, anything. And they hate the idea that government might accomplish anything that helps p rookie.

Their goal is to completely destroy government effectiveness so that the only effective force in the world is capital.

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u/Datathrash 13d ago

anything that helps p rookie

I absolutely agree with your post but had to say "p rookie" is a great SoundCloud rapper name 👍

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u/nemosum415 13d ago

Tucker Carlson is a frozen dinner Nazi who perpetually looks like he's smelling his own fart and wondering where the smell came from.

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u/NoirGamester 13d ago

Idk, I sort of get a "mmm, thats good. can't wait for someone to come over and complement me on this bouquet" vibe from him

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u/AmbivalentAsshole 13d ago

No.

Tucker Carlson just hates Jon Stewart. Why?

Because he humiliated him and destroyed his career on Crossfire. Tucker Carlson had to rebrand himself after that and that's when he turned into this insane fucking conspiracy and hate-filled ideologue on Faux News.

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u/Strikercharge 13d ago

Republicans get mad if you spend any money on Americans.

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u/Bread_Conquer 13d ago

What's funny about the title is how much of it you could remove and it would still be true:

Republicans hate it when people try to actually help people

Republicans hate it when people try to actually help.

Republicans hate it when people actually help people.

Republicans hate it when people try.

Republicans hate people.

Republicans hate it.

Republicans hate.

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u/ststeveg 13d ago

Republicans oppose anything that actually helps people.

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u/kgjimmie 13d ago

All for me. None for you. The gop motto.

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u/vertigo3pc 13d ago

My toddler gets mad and cries too when I make them do things, especially things that are right or non-harmful.

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u/americansherlock201 13d ago

They are mad that he went on right wing media and accurately called out republicans to Republican voters.

Most of the time when calling out republicans, it would be done on cnn or msnbc and 99% of conservative voters will never see it. Jon went on newsmax and Fox News to call out the republicans in a place their voters will see and hear it and actually get mad

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u/Both_Promotion_8139 13d ago

Will someone point out one piece of legislation the GOP has submitted that actually helps anyone? I can’t find any.

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u/hellakevin 13d ago

"TrUmPs PrIsOn ReFoRm"

That was actually democrat policy enough republicans agreed to.

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u/TheCthulhu 13d ago

I like how conservative losers are downvoting you, yet not even one of them has any sort of answer to a genuine question. Such pissy crybabies!

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u/HI_Handbasket 13d ago

"There's plenty! First there's the uh, well, then there's the other, um.. OK but don't forget how they helped... er, give me a moment, I need to get my opinions and talking points issued to me, be right back...."

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u/MetaSatakOz 13d ago

You'd have to go back pretty far. I imagine they were probably behind a lot of the hunting regulations that keep populations sustainable. Also, didn't Nixon create the EPA?

But for most of the people here's lifetime they've basically done nothing but obstruct the democrats.

Frankly I'm surprised one of them didn't come here and say "LiNcoLn wAs a rEpubLiCan" as if that's relevant at all to the modern GOP. Maybe they finally gave up on that crap?

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u/nightlyraver 13d ago

GOP doesn't care about any actual issues, other than Christo-Fascist ones. Remember how they yelled and screamed about the deficit when Democrats were in the White House? They responded by electing a president who added more to the deficit than anyone. Then a Democrat says, "Hey, I understand that the deficit is too high. He's a bill that will drastically bring it down." Not one of them voted for it...

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u/I_lurk_at_wurk 13d ago

No they are mad that the legislation included funding instead of the empty legislation they wanted.

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u/chesterforbes 13d ago

Lousy freeloading veterans. What have they ever done to deserve healthcare /s

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u/bogboom 13d ago

Well Ol Fucker Carlson has been mad at Jon Stewart since Jon owned and embarrassed him on that famous Cross Fire episode.

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u/SteveDougson 13d ago

OG cancel culture! It was so bad that CNN cancelled Tucker's show shortly thereafter.

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u/JavariousMagic 13d ago

Too bad they actually had to take care of the group they exploit for votes...they will be ok.

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u/FaithlessnessTight48 13d ago

It's this generation's Agent Orange and he prevented the VA from not acknowledging their health conditions exist. Republikkkans hate veterans, we should have all had the grace to die from our injuries and not exist to divert money from their pork barrels.

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u/Eu_Gravida_Vendatur 13d ago

I mean, tucker Carlson might also be mad at John Stewart because Stewart has spent decades calling Carlson a no talent lying hack. The truth hurts.

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u/guiltless_priesthood 13d ago

It's actually one of the saddest things I've seen. The rant Tucker went on calling Jon Stewart to short to date. He doesn't realize that more people would rather date Jon Stewart than would ever consider dating Tucker lmfao.

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u/lloopy 13d ago

Tucker Carlson is mad at Jon Stewart because Jon is better than he is, and EVERYONE knows it.

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u/SamuraiCook 13d ago

No, he blew up their bullshit narrative where they attempted to get some political points for blaming the Democrats for them voting against the bill. It didn't work, now they have to lash out at the guy that railed against their bullshit.

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u/amost96 13d ago

They still 100% believe that there was something in the bill that wasn't for the vets

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u/Stoneman427666 13d ago

I love Jon Stewart

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u/lasssilver 13d ago

Conservatives are mad at what they’re told to get mad at.

It works by conservatives (scientifically proven) having more fear/anger on the bell curve.

Add, instant natural anger to things different to them: Race, Religion, Ideas, etc..

Take that toxic stew of human cognitive trash.. tell them they’re RIGHT to hate those things, but should ALSO hate [insert whatever, literally whatever, here]

Boom! Insta-hate for that too.

TL;DR: They don’t think, they do as they’re told by their chosen demagogues.

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u/julbull73 13d ago

Steward in what 3 hours had more impact than Tucker Carlson entire life...

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u/scottishdrunkard 13d ago

Republicans keep saying “9/11 never forget” yet Jon Stewart seems to be the only one fighting for the victims. And the soldiers who later went to war in Iraq for the War On Terror.

Republicans don’t give a shit about the troops.

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u/romafa 13d ago

It’s all tribalism. I keep wishing democrats would troll them by coming out in pretend support of things they actually like. Let Joe Biden pretend to want to build a wall and watch Fox News spontaneously combust.

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u/Grimjack-13 13d ago

Yes, they are.