Two Different Worlds

  

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By:  john-russell  •  6 days ago  •  10 comments

Two Different Worlds
To the political right, there is no issue related to what Gruden said in emails denigrating blacks ,women, and gays, to the political right the only issue is Gruden being "cancelled" for his bigotry.  To "conservatives" he must defended, completely. 


When I started looking through my news feeds for this morning, I couldnt help but notice all the conservative media defense of Jon Gruden. 

Right-wing fumes over NFL coach Jon Gruden's resignation for racist, homophobic emails


Donald Trump Jr is trying to turn Gruden into a hero

Don Jr backs disgraced coach Jon Gruden: ‘Let’s see the emails and texts of Goodell and every NFL owner’


To the political right, there is no issue related to what Gruden said in emails denigrating blacks ,women, and gays, to the political right the only issue is Gruden being "cancelled" for his bigotry.  To "conservatives" he must be defended, completely. 

Sometime in the past 10- 15 years , but moreso all the time now, the Republican Party is no longer a party of trying to make working people lives better, it is exclusively a party of grievance, a grievance usually associated with defense of white males. 

The Democrats propose programs to help working people through expanding programs related to health care, child care, free community college, senior care, expansion of medicare, etc, and the Democrats want a society of diversity and inclusion. 

The Republicans today are completely enmeshed in grievance. Instead of simple acceptance that Gruden stepped way over social boundaries and doesnt belong in a high profile entertainment job, the right actually promotes Gruden as the "real victim".  Does that sound familiar?  Many white racists believe that they are the real victims, but based on what?  The fact that people oppose racism now instead of just ignoring it? 

We have one of the two major political parties whose existence and appeal is now entirely to the butthurt "patriots" , coincidentally enough, just like Jon Gruden. Gruden vented about women refs in the NFL, black players kneeling in protest, gay players drafted by NFL teams, and he objected to NFL rosters that contain guys who had run ins with the criminal justice system (another anti black thought) .

It is very appropriate that right wingers leap to the defense of Jon Gruden, he is exactly who they are. 

One side wants to help "the people". The other side wants to attack "the wrong people". 


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JohnRussell
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1  author  JohnRussell    6 days ago

What do Republicans do for this country other than constantly complain ? 

 
 
 
JBB
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1.1  JBB  replied to  JohnRussell @1    6 days ago

Hate!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  JohnRussell @1    6 days ago
What do Republicans do for this country other than constantly complain ?

They stand up for the rights of the individual and companies........unless those individuals and companies do something republicans don't like.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  Tessylo    6 days ago

"What do Republicans do for this country other than constantly complain ?"

Absolutely nothing other than projection, deflection, and denial.  

 
 
 
JBB
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2.1  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @2    6 days ago

They love spreading misinformation and hate...

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3  al Jizzerror    6 days ago

Gruden should become a Retrumplican politician.

512

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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4  SteevieGee    6 days ago

Gruden wasn't fired.  He quit.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5  author  JohnRussell    6 days ago
A new poll shows that even after the tumultuous end of his presidency,   Donald Trump   maintains a strong hold over Republican Party voters.

The Morning Consult’s   new study   in partnership with Politico found that

more than two-thirds of GOP voters believe Trump should run for president in 2024. Among the 1,999 registered voters who participated in the poll, 70 percent of Republicans said they want Trump to go for it, and 47 percent said they would vote for him if the 2024 presidential primary happened today.

By contrast, 58 percent of Independents were against the idea of Trump running again, as were 86 percent of Democrats.

It’s still an open question whether Trump will run for the White House again, but if he does, the poll shows him as far more popular among the GOP than many of the conservatives he would likely compete against in the primary. Former Vice President   Mike Pence   is polling at 26 percent among Republicans who don’t want Trump to run again, but among all Republicans in total, his primary vote percentage drops to 13. Similarly, Florida Governor   Ron DeSantis   is polling at 20 percent with GOPers who don’t want another Trump run, but his overall GOP polling is 12 percent.

The poll considered other possible GOP candidates like   Donald Trump Jr.   and Senators   Marco Rubio ,   Ted Cruz , and former Trump officials like   Mike Pompeo   and   Nikki Haley . All of them, however, polled at less than 7 percent in a hypothetical primary vote happening today.

The post  NEW POLL: Trump Laps the GOP Field in Latest 2024 Survey, Nearly Quadruples Nearest Challengers Pence and DeSantis  first appeared on  Mediaite . UqLh0TA5mjk
 
 
 
JohnRussell
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5.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @5    6 days ago
more than two-thirds of GOP voters believe Trump should run for president in 2024. Among the 1,999 registered voters who participated in the poll, 70 percent of Republicans said they want Trump to go for it, and 47 percent said they would vote for him if the 2024 presidential primary happened today.

Keep in mind Trump tried to overthrow our government less than a year ago. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
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6  evilgenius    6 days ago

But there's no racism... jrSmiley_103_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
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