Fox News Gives In To Hysteria. Tells Viewers That Democrats Are Coming To Get Them

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  1. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    You cannot even make this crap up. The talking heads over there are losing what little minds they had and are giving in to hysterics. And Trump is parroting their mental illness to his followers at his rally's. Now, I'm no fan of the left or Democrats, in general, but this is just partisan fearmongering that goes way beyond the bounds of propriety. Everyone over there at Fox could use a good dose of Xanax. Trying to motivate voters through this type of over the top rhetoric is reprehensible.

    https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2...viewers-democrats-are-coming-kill-them/221620

     
  2. eatrains macrumors 6502

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    It's not just Fox that's trying to motivate voters through this type of over-the-top rhetoric; it's also Trump, and that's even more reprehensible.
     
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    You think this is just limited to Kavanaugh?

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    Wow, eyebrows of a cartoon character.
     
  6. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    How is it different than the Dems scaring old people about the GOP taking away their Social Security?
     
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    Is this the ad you’re refereeing to?

    If you listen to some of the protesters this weekend they appear to have no issue with threatening violence towards Kavanaugh, the GOP, or right-leaning people in general.
     
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    It's a good narrative, to play the victim when you control Washington.
     
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    How? Well, the Democrat hordes are not going to be breaking down anyone's doors and committing violence. The Republicans, on the other hand have actually proposed cutting SS and most other safety net programs. The Dem hordes is paranoid fantasy and the cuts are talked about reality.

    https://www.cbpp.org/research/feder...ts-for-the-wealthy-proposes-deep-program-cuts
    https://www.newsweek.com/tax-plan-social-security-medicare-welfare-republicans-rubio-729133
    https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2018/0...swing-at-social-secu/?slreturn=20180909185920
     
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    The Republican strategy has long been to keep white men outraged and fearful of others. They just keep adding to the list of threats. Now those they refer to as "attention seeking women" and college educated liberals are up there on the threat-list alongside angry feminists, the unemployed, immigrants (legal and illegal), Muslims, Latinos, and African Americans. I forgot communists, but according to Fox News "college educated liberal" means the same thing.

    We are in a time when women are feeling emboldened to call out and hold accountable those who have long gotten away with bad, or even criminal, behavior. This is a reaction to a culture that has a history of blaming or not believing victims, and also of trying to brush sexual harassment complaints under the rug. The women in my life have told me stories for years of shocking sexual harassment they have endured in professional offices. Occasionally it gets reported, but quite often women feel like it's just something they have to put up with if they want the work.

    Fox News is trying to convince all men that they need to live in fear, even if they have done nothing wrong. Then there are those who have absolutely engaged in bad behavior ranging from sexual harassment to date rape. I can certainly understand why some men might be nervous that the #metoo movement will inspire a woman they have wronged to speak up. Sometimes the accused owns up to the charges and suffers the consequences. Sometimes they deny the charges because they have rationalized in their mind that it was a miscommunication or a mistake (maybe they were drunk and don't remember) but they are certain that, at least from their perspective, it was not sexual assault. Then there are those who know what they did but won't admit it, because they feel like it will never be proven. In a few cases they may truly be innocent and the person charging them with a crime either has a bad memory or is a bad person who wants attention. Or maybe something did happen, but each one remembers the details very differently.

    It's true that those who are accused of especially heinous crimes are often publicly judged before an investigation or a trial takes place. It has happened, and continues to happen frequently, to African Americans. Fox News pundits are just outraged because it finally happened to a white judge instead of to a black defendant. Of course the difference is that the white judge gets a pass without a trial. Even though he might be guilty of sexual assault, he just got confirmed to one of the most prestigious positions of power in the world. Of course we have a president who brags about sexual assault, so there you go.
     
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    There's a grain-of-truth to this idea, if only in terms of demographics. The US will continue to become less-and-less white, and if those people are treated poorly by the (R), they will become (D)s and one day take over (whats left of) the Country.
     
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    When any POTUS and party that controls Congress do not listen to the majority of people in this country, they should be afraid that their power will come to an end. And I mean that in regard to getting voted out. The fear mongering is because they are the ones extremely afraid. I would say it's a guilty conscience. But we know many members of the current administration don't have a conscience.
     
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    Because Republicans control all three branches of government?

    Trump's fear mongering about how Dems are socialists who will turn the USA into Venezuela is absurd for (not least) that very reason, but it's also a projection of what he would like to do: become the one person with all power over government policy.

    Well he's got a pretty good handle on that power now and can hardly wait to put it to further use dismantling functionality of agencies of the executive branch that annoy him because they have written rules to protect consumers, workers, citizens interested in clean air and water.

    At the moment the Republican officials and the voters who chose them to run the place think this is pretty cool. As the unboxing of the Trump administration's abuse of majority power continues, however, that may well change.

    One of the SCOTUS cases the government asked to have dismissed yesterday (and so let stand a lower court ruling, which decision happens to have been authored by Kavanaugh) is a good example.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/kavanaugh-and-supreme-court-to-planet-drop-dead

     
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    Well, he's not wrong. Dems are becoming the party of socialism.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9e9ca57345c7

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campai...millennial-democrats-identify-as-socialist-or
     
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    The pieces you cited are mostly about shifting allegiance of millennials, whose extent of "socialist" leanings (including as one of the pieces noted, 23% of Republican millennials...) is focused primarily on health care and on alarm over the advance of oligarchies. Those include health insurers and pharmaceutical companies in their ongoing consolidation and in successful suppression of competitive efforts, due to lobbying from both major parties.

    See the GOP messed up trying to call ACA "socialist" since it was and is firmly market based... now they've maimed it enough that some of the millennials in particular --and so also their elected representatives and senators-- are looking over the corpse of it and saying uh, it wasn't socialist but single payer is starting to look better and better.

    Now the GOP, having used up their "socialist!" catcalls on ACA, are standing there with no more ammo in that department as younger Americans mature and focus on prospects for their families in years ahead.

    What we have does not work. What we managed to get from the ACA legislation was working better for states that engaged in it, until the GOP set out trying to kill it.

    On Venezuelan style socialism in the USA: One could have told the GOP not to use up cries of "socialist!" on Obama, since he became ever more corporate and moved further to the right as his terms in office proceeded. But, this is what comes from the tight loop of GOP pols and Fox news...

    Aside from that I would dare say that millennials don't have a clue what a regular ol' Democratic Party looks like, since it has moved so far right since the 1990s.

    Same with the Republicans. Eisenhower couldn't even make it out of a presidential primary any more for the GOP slate.

    By the same token, JFK who was at best a reluctant supporter of civil rights extension in the 60s, would probably be regarded as nearly a communist nowadays. Talking all that **** about how we should ask what we can do for our country... Calling him a pinko commie would be pretty ironic. Dude who messed up trying to run the notorious Bay of Pigs operation against Fidel Castro in Cuba...

    No. The Democratic Party of the USA are not Venezuelan style socialists. Even the Republican millennials who want health care fixed do get that. The entire spectrum of our now misnamed politics has swung so far right we're almost off the edge of the coffee table and the true conservatives are trying to hang onto the shirt collars of a few of the lemming voters still heading off the deranged platforms du jour of this president.

    What makes it really absurd as I noted before, is that the GOP does have control of all three branches of government. They have proven they can't govern their own House caucuses never mind legislate appropriately for all of America, and so have now resorted to packing the courts to ditch legislation they don't care for. Yet still they piss themselves sending out alarm calls about "socialism!!!" -- even while attempting to dismantle any government agency functionality that was designed to protect workers and consumers, ordinary Americans, from predatory corporations geared strictly to elevation of profit margins.

    What we have at the moment is damn near autocracy at the hands of Trump and his go-along-rip-it-off band of so-called Republicans. Enjoy it while it lasts. After awhile the pendulum will swing back, assuming Mother Nature doesn't make human political systems moot in the meantime.
     
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    From a corporate standpoint I would agree with you, but from a social standpoint they are racing to the left and every time they lose they think it is because they haven't gone left far enough or fast enough completely ignoring the fact the country as a whole is not ready to there.

    And you also have the Hillary wing (the corporate side) and the Warren/Sanders side (anti-business) and trying to find common ground for them will be hard.
     
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    Well, to be clear, if you contend that support for some form of single-payer health care makes Democrats "socialists," then the Republicans are also socialists. The only difference is that they support the government running different industries (military, law enforcement, etc.). Just about everyone (except for extreme libertarians or anarchists) supports some form of socialism, be it government run schools, roads, fire and police departments, military, etc.
     
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    I stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was time for a change...
     
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    Yea the retired folks from Jersey and NYC can be tough to deal with at times ;)
     
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    The way I feel about this administration in general is the Meadowlands swamps aren't big enough to hold them all if something should befall even some of them and they haven't made other arrangements meanwhile.

    Oh, were we talking about retired VOTERS? Believe me, they're probably all working phone banks for the midterms at this point.
     
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    Difference between her and Kavanaugh? She owned up to it and resigned.
     
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    I post this because I find it interesting that suddenly we have threads popping up with a very common set of factors.



    Any of this sound familiar to any of the threads popping up lately? o_O
     
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    I first like to state that Democrats and Republicans are run by a bunch of knuckleheads.

    This reminds me of a child who does something wrong and when asked after being caught red-handed "Was it you that did this?".

    The reply is "Who Me? I would never do such a thing!".

    All you have to do is replace the child with a Democrat.

    I do agree though that it's that radical left that is doing this and the radical right capitalizing on it. I have a lot of misguided friends (I'm joking on misguided) who are liberals that would never protest or harass people while they are having diner. It's the few that stereotype the many that Fox News and the opposing side choose to show on their networks. These type of people bring in the ratings, for it would be boring to bring in people to seriously discuss the issues in a calm and logical manner.
     
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    More sports teams nonsense. Saying “both are bad” but it’s all the lefts fault lol is ridiculous.
     

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