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Old February 28th, 2018, 10:38 AM   #1
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Parkland Paranoia: Why Is The Far Right Obsessed With George Soros?

Conservatives thought they had figured out how to deflect political debate after one of the nation's routine mass shootings: Offer thoughts and prayers, claim it was "too soon" to talk about gun control, and wait for the news cycle to move on to another story. But after the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, this handy system for evading responsibility seemed to falter. The teenage survivors of the shooting did not go away quietly so the public could move on. Instead, the kids spoke out and organized protests that only seem to be getting bigger.

So the right-wing noise machine moved swiftly onto tactic No. 2: Discredit the messenger. With dizzying speed, a conspiracy theory rose accusing the Parkland students of being controlled by shadowy forces, instead of being autonomous near-adults reacting rationally to real trauma.

Their alleged puppet-masters were at first said to be, alternately, the Democratic Party, the FBI or antifa -- which is a bizarre grouping to begin with. But many on the right swiftly turned to one of their perennial favorites: Billionaire George Soros.


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AND here's the last paragraph which sums it up:

“If they had to grapple with the underlying substance" of issues like gun control, he said, "then it would be really, really, really hard for them to win." A system where kids are gunned down in school on a regular basis is a system that's tough to defend. Which is one big reason why conservatives can't stop trying to change the subject to an imaginary conspiracy run by a Jewish billionaire?

Trump may brag about his book "The Art of the Deal", but others on his team (including Trump) could write volumes on subjects like "The Art of Deflection", "The Art of Hypocrisy", "The Art of Whatabout Obama", "The Art of Hillary's Private Server/Enabling/Uranium Deal/Body Count".

I keep coming back to the same memo:

Dear GOP,
Congratulations! YOU WON! You got everything you wanted--the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House and most of the governors....but it's not enough, is it??
We're sorry you aren't happy. We're sorry that Americans DON'T like your lying, cheating president. We're sorry that YOUR swamp isn't drained and that you couldn't repeal Obamacare. We're sorry that you've had a weekly scandal for over a year and that you've got many MANY more to experience. We're sorry your GUY is a serial adulterer, fraudulent, and an egregious con artist. We're sorry that you don't have the FBI in your hip pocket. We're sorry that things just aren't going so swimmingly, and are probably going to get worse instead of better....but you got what you wanted.

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OH--and all those "sorries". I lied.
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Interesting little tidbit I learned today. Some of the leaders of the student's Never Again movement are members for the schools DEBATE TEAM !!!! Kinda blows up the NRA's narrative that they're being scripted. Turns out they're quite capable of coming up with their own words !!!!
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Lol.

This one is george...clooney. but he doesn't have any political aspersions or anything.

Follow the money.


You guys are adorable.
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Here is some Parkland paranoia....



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Goddamnit!!!


Who was staying at mar-a-lago?

Those damn trumps.
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Goddamnit!!!


Who was staying at mar-a-lago?

Those damn trumps.
The FBI and ATF are still trying to figure out how this fire started...I'll bet it was something as simple as an engine block heater....But it sure does look odd that a school with the name Parkland has an massive accident like this at this time.. Parkland School District has the largest bus fleet in PA...over 125 Buses and lost 1/4 of them in one shot...
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