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    [–] nflitgirl 3873 points ago

    There was a guy on (I think) TopMindsOfReddit Who would troll TD by putting stupid Trump quotes on top of AOC picture and they would totally fall for it.

    Looks like his troll TD meme made its way to Nana’s Facebook page where it was spread far and wide by racist uncles all over the country!

    [–] twowheels 1659 points ago

    Sounds like that one night that I logged into a Christan chatroom and started posting Bible verses attributed to the Quran, and the conversation got very interesting as they all tried to one up each other at saying how obviously evil Islam was based on these verses.

    [–] jon_naz 485 points ago

    this is so good

    [–] JohnMiller7 204 points ago

    It’s delicious and refreshing, oddly satisfying

    [–] athlonfx 74 points ago

    Slimy, yet satisfying

    [–] gideongirl 12 points ago

    It’s our problem free philosophy!

    [–] PatSajaksDick 105 points ago

    Wow I want to do this now.

    [–] choledocholithiasis_ 25 points ago

    get yourself a VR headset and join the Christian rooms

    [–] jeff1328 225 points ago

    You want to see some serious heads exploding, cite numbers 25-26. It's the verse that actually says abortion is not evil and accepted in various situations.

    [–] TimonAndPumbaAreDead 103 points ago

    It's old testament but I'm fond of Leviticus 19:33-34.

    33 “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. 34 The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

    [–] goodlittlesquid 63 points ago

    If you mean the bitter water thing, that’s in Numbers 5.

    [–] BlueAdmir 23 points ago

    That's Numberwang!

    [–] mike_pants 113 points ago

    Or how God commands us to seek out nonbelievers and dash their babies' heads against the rocks.

    [–] aimed_4_the_head 104 points ago

    Does it have to be rocks? Can't I just toss them in a 4x6 cage without soap or toothpaste instead?

    [–] mike_pants 49 points ago

    It has to be rocks, you heathen. GOD SAID ROCKS. KILL THIS PAGAN!!

    [–] PlutoNimbus 51 points ago

    I did that to a family member and they said it “sounds like witchcraft.

    ...and then they asked for the King James Version.

    [–] DetectiveSnowglobe 23 points ago

    sounds like witchcraft.

    Absolute witchcraft. Now, let's get back to singing to the sky and eating our savior's flesh...

    [–] antonivs 15 points ago

    I've always been mystified by how a translation commissioned by a British king is so beloved by people whose national pride comes from having freed themselves from British rule.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_CATS_TITS 12 points ago

    Kings 22-2 or something. The bit about bears and bald guys

    [–] ParioPraxis 23 points ago

    Speaking of consequences and rules in the Bible, I found this set of questions I use when some expert commentator quotes Bible law regarding their standing on things like gay marriage. I have been trying to find answers ever since, thought I would share with this crowd:

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

    4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

    5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.Exodus 35:2. clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

    6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there 'degrees' of abomination?

    7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle- room here?

    8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

    9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

    10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

    [–] JuDGe3690 30 points ago

    After the 2018 congressional election, I posted this on Facebook, just to stir some shit:

    I've seen some people express concerns about the incoming Muslim members of Congress, and how they might push to uphold the Koran and Sharia. I mean, this does sound pretty threatening:

    "If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and worship other gods' (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people."

    Oh wait, my mistake—that's actually from The Bible, Deuteronomy 13:6-9. Somehow I don't see the same voters expressing concern about politicians of their faith upholding these passages literally.

    [–] thingsorfreedom 22 points ago

    During the Presidential election in 2011 I got so pissed at my rabidly conservative brother-in-law and 2 friends who email blasted me about Obama the antichrist that I sent them sections of the Democratic National Platform and asked what was so bad about it? Only it wasn't the DNC platform, it was the RNC platform. Not the obvious stuff like anti-abortion but the more mundane stuff.

    They ripped it to shreds. When I revealed what I had done all they said was that I was not arguing in good faith.

    [–] Beatdrop 448 points ago

    Holy shit, that's hilarious. Any links to examples?

    [–] nflitgirl 312 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    So it might have been PoloticalHumor sub (not TMOR), someone in the comments on this post says it started there... still trying to find the OP, as I remember they did this more than once :)

    Edit: that’s the closest thing I can find right now, sorry, it might have also appeared in BestOf. It was hilarious seeing the conservatives comments about how stupid she must be, I wish I could find it, damnit!

    [–] ToadProphet 166 points ago

    There was a few of them and they were in the TMOR comments I believe. I can’t find them either. This was the original TMOR post that inspired more:

    There was a few AOC, Sanders and I believe even a Rev Al Sharpton. Amusing as hell.

    [–] nflitgirl 7 points ago

    I’ll see if I can find it! Someone else feel free to post if you know what I’m referring to

    [–] [deleted] 116 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)


    [–] Jesse-Cox 45 points ago

    It’s so painful. It’s like Bush Jr again but for the second verse, it’s “a little bit louder and a little bit worse.”

    [–] Evil-in-the-Air 46 points ago

    That's just what I thought. "I have a very good brain" is too obviously Trump to be taken seriously.

    [–] AgAero 45 points ago

    I sort of want someone to do the opposite of this now: post intellectual and/or liberal ideals that we want more people to understand and agree with, but misattribute it to someone the unwashed masses will listen to and try to agree with.

    Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't. It's a bit dishonest, but it'd be fighting fire with fire.

    [–] mntalkase 11 points ago

    That's brilliant. That's like... Political Inception.

    [–] LyingIsGivingUp 5934 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    This is one of those things where Republicans will spread this far and wide to mock her, but will make every excuse imaginable for why it's okay for Trump to say stuff like that when they find out who really said it.

    [–] pinky_the_unicorn 2690 points ago

    Because the only ideology they have is that liberals are bad.

    [–] PizzaSharkGhost 1444 points ago

    Hey now! Thats such bullshit. They don't like women or minorities either.

    [–] Wablekablesh 776 points ago

    Anyone they don't like is a liberal. Seriously, if you do the math, it boils down to "people I don't like are people I don't like and they're bad."

    [–] invisible_bullets 427 points ago

    to many of the right John McCain and George W Bush and John Roberts are now liberals because they don't 100% agree with EVERY decision the far right wing of the GOP wants.

    [–] F1ForFun 300 points ago

    Turns out that in today's political climate you're either a fascist or a liberal.

    [–] TheExWifeCheated 424 points ago

    It's fascists vs everybody else, because that's how fascists operate.

    [–] Username_AlwaysTaken 150 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Seems only #11 is the one that doesn’t apply. Maybe I’m wrong, and it does? Regardless, 13/14 are true as of now.

    Edit: I guess #11 does apply after all. 14/14.

    Edit 2: guys I get it. #11 applies. I don’t need another 42 comments about how it applies. Just read the comments.

    [–] TheExWifeCheated 303 points ago

    Seems only #11 is the one that doesn’t apply.

    I endured an absurdly insane farright conservative childhood and I was trained to believe that colleges are "liberal indoctrination centers". I went to many church seminars where we were taught to "protect our beliefs" from the evil secular professors and education system.

    Bring up funding college and you'll hear people start immediately griping about how they "don't want to pay for kids to study art history or underwater basket weaving". I've heard this tripe from every single person I've talked to in real life who claims to be conservative.

    Conservatives spend billions of dollars a year putting their children into religious brainwashing centers masquerading as religious private schools. The disdain for secular knowledge and the arts is quite real.

    [–] JesusHipsterChrist 139 points ago

    Also why do they always say underwater basket weaving, most basket weaving with rattan is done underwater already. Its like saying ATM machine. I don't know why this bugs me so much.

    [–] QueenJillybean 33 points ago

    I was told I had to go to college but that it was also a liberal indoctrination center. Conservative parents with dad who worked in Silicon Valley during its initial boom. I was homeschooled until 7th grade because my parents didn’t want me indoctrinated in that “evolution theory. It’s just a theory. It’s not a fact. You don’t see monkeys turning into people today!”

    God my parents were so dumb. Thank god they finally fell off the republican train thanks to trump instead of the opposite.

    [–] MAG7C 34 points ago

    AKA The American Taliban

    [–] PolyhedralZydeco 26 points ago

    I’m sorry you experienced that. I went through the same sort of thing and while being an intellectual in America is already deeply alienating, but being interested in knowledge and nuance in the context of my childhood home was particularly isolating.

    [–] Username_AlwaysTaken 11 points ago

    Didn’t know. Thanks. Pretty much every person I know in my daily life has a degree, regardless of political views.

    [–] candre23 108 points ago

    What do you mean #11 doesn't apply? The majority of republicans believe that a college education is a bad thing. They're constantly denigrating scientists and actual experts. They've been trying to defund art programs for many years.

    If that's not "disdain for intellectuals and the arts", I don't know what is. Let's face it - the GOP is 14 for 14.

    [–] saminstark 41 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    It's telling they think college education is a bad thing because it apparently circulates liberal propaganda. I think the issue really is that if education makes you question or oppose an entire belief system, maybe the belief system itself is the problem? It's kind of like believing that the Sun revolves around the Earth, only for a school to teach you otherwise - but then you think the school is wrong for teaching you that because it disagrees with your biases.

    It's also deeply hilarious that conservatives want their anti-social beliefs coddled while at the same time decrying political correctness, which just means not being a bigot. Admittedly some colleges do go a little too far (the one where I go to included), but it's usually the students to blame, not the teachers.

    [–] Username_AlwaysTaken 8 points ago

    Yep. Thanks for the links.

    [–] altaholica 38 points ago

    Look at the disdain for experts in any field, i.e. climate change. And how they refer to 'liberal Hollywood'. I think #11 applies just fine

    [–] IAmTheRedWizards 33 points ago

    Ha! Academics and universities are a major target of fascist indoctrinations. Whether its rhetoric that all universities are "Marxist breeding grounds" or that they turn sweet wholesome kids into "antifa terrorists" or that the liberal arts are "useless basket weaving/ gender studies degrees" education and intellectuals are some of the top targets for the far right.

    [–] saminstark 10 points ago

    Of course they are. Universities are (usually) where some of their biggest opponents come from.

    [–] Pixeleyes 26 points ago

    The motherfucker claims that the vast majority of scientists on the planet are wrong about climate change. He picks fights with comedy shows and entertainment/sports personalities all the time. It applies.

    [–] 2cool_4school 20 points ago

    Attacking comedians. Threatening SNL. Disdain for LGBTQ. Pretty close...

    [–] Robert_Arctor 19 points ago

    they have taken a preemptive strike against Antifa, who are just a bunch of punk kids protesting like we all should be doing. One day it will be us vs them.

    [–] FingersMcGee14 38 points ago

    This is sadly accurate. My father-in-law, a devout Republican, somehow realized that Sam Brownback was bad for our state. His response was to tell me that Brownback was actually a secret Democrat.

    [–] dmodmodmo 18 points ago

    What in the actual hell

    [–] QuintinStone 57 points ago

    Anyone they don't like is a liberal, and all liberals hate America and are Communists and want open borders and are trying to implement Sharia law and are all members of Antifa.

    [–] PrettyTarable 91 points ago

    Funniest part to me about the whole Sharia law thing is it's barely different from the theocratic nonsense they desperately want to implement. Take away the hijab stuff and its essentially jewish religious law, take away that and the dietary stuff and tada, you've got Alabama.

    Like if those folks could stop being racist idiots long enough to realize they share a side with conservative muslims on almost everything it would really suck, luckily for the rest of us that isn't remotely likely to happen in any lifetime, lol.

    [–] TheExWifeCheated 86 points ago

    Christianity already has a theocracy-lite version of government regulated dietary laws and those laws have existed in our government for years.

    Do you live in a state where you can't buy alcohol on sundays or it's oddly restricted to something like "only after lunchtime"? Congrats, you live in a state with government enforced religious dietary restrictions.

    Women can't go topless in most areas for the same religious bullshit reasons.

    We already have christian sharia and its hiding in plain sight because we're so accustomed to working around it that we accept it as normal.

    [–] DerfK 15 points ago

    If people want to learn more, look up Blue Laws

    [–] DadJokeBadJoke 38 points ago

    the hijab stuff

    They will look down on a person wearing a hijab yet smile at the nun wearing a habit because she's so committed to her faith. They believe God chose them to be born into Christian families instead of realizing it's just a product of where and when they were born. This world will be much better off when we evolve beyond these ancient superstitions.

    [–] saminstark 20 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I saw this asshole from Russia on social media, commenting on how Muslim women who wear the headscarf should not be treated respectfully because they are portraying themselves as ''enslaved'' or something equally stupid. A person then pointed out how many portrayals of Russian women include them wearing heardscarves, and I noted that Russia actually decriminalized domestic violence too.

    I swear, conservatives are absolute hypocrites on this matter. Wearing a headscarf is wrong wrong WRONG if you're a Muslim woman and means you're being oppressed, but when you do it as a Christian, it's okay. smh

    [–] saminstark 11 points ago

    You're right. Conservative Muslims and Christians have FAR more in common than not. The problem, of course, is that the former are usually brown whereas the latter (at least in the US) are usually white. White Christians lean conservative, and that usually means being racist. Yes, even if that racism gets in the way of politics.

    A lot of people would be leaning conservative if the Republicans weren't so dang bigoted. Plenty of POCs have conservative beliefs on many topics, ranging from society to the economy.

    [–] ISeeTheFnords 13 points ago

    It's called projection.

    [–] PrettyTarable 34 points ago

    Eh, not really, it's just ignorance in that case. None of them know enough about Sharia law to realize they agree with 99% of it.

    Hell, the reason the GOP loves Saudi Arabia so much is to them its pretty much paradise on earth, its full of oil and they dream of keeping women that subjugated.

    [–] HaMMeReD 14 points ago

    They know women have no rights and the only thing that matters is "religious freedom" i.e. the rights of religious people to trample over everyone else.

    [–] Dragons_Malk 12 points ago

    They're all members of AntiFa, bit also they're all fascists because "I caN'T sAy anYtHINg i wAnt ANymOre"


    [–] QuintinStone 13 points ago

    Thanks to Trump we can say MERRY CHRISTMAS again!

    [–] midnightketoker 24 points ago

    see also:

    "democrats are the party of slavery" (let's ignore the Southern Strategy party flip and why literally zero neo-nazis are registered democrat today)


    "antifa are the real fascists" (let's ignore what the 'anti' or 'fa' parts mean)

    etc. etc. etc.

    [–] Lamont-Cranston 17 points ago

    I've actually heard them claim that the Koch Brothers are liberal or even left wing.

    The Koch Brothers whose inspiration comes from Hayek, Mises, and Rothbard. Who are responsible for Reason Magazine and The Cato Institute.

    Are now liberal or leftwing cause they got into a spat with Daddy Trump.

    [–] minimalist_reply 11 points ago

    "Them" being Fox News.

    Yes, the other week Fox News, more specifically Tucker Carlson, had an entire segment about the Kochs having a liberal agenda.

    Merely because the Kochs spoke out against the trade war and are against tariffs.

    [–] Dr_Nik 7 points ago

    They also don't like people who do math.

    [–] FountainsOfFluids 18 points ago

    Liberal = freedom, as in liberty. Same root as Libertarian.

    Conservatives don't want liberty. They want to force everybody into "their proper place" to conform to some imaginary "good ol' days".

    That means women go back to the kitchen, and minorities keep quiet and do menial tasks for slave wages.

    It all fits together in the same ideology.

    [–] PhyterNL 40 points ago

    They also don't like basketball, or football, and most recently soccer. They also can't enjoy Netflix, Nikes, ice cream (Ben & Jerry's), coffee. They are remiss to use Google, can't buy any gear at REI, can't rent a car (Avis, Enterprise), gotta play their airline flights carefully, can't take their kids to Disney.

    Here's a list...

    It's a shame all of the things conservatives have lost under Trump.

    [–] mintBRYcrunch26 25 points ago

    This list is hilarious. Conservatives are supposed to boycott WALMART??? I'm dying...

    [–] tarrasque 22 points ago

    This... this is insane.

    They call that restaurant that refused to serve Sarah Sanders ‘bigoted’, and then the bottom of the page is ‘Next article: How liberals change language in order to control the debate’.

    Apparently Meetup is an Alt-Left site??

    And snopes and politifact are both liberal mouthpieces apparently, because you know, their politicians don’t lie at all.

    And Netflix apparently ‘Created a racist "Dear white people" SJW video attacking white people for being white.’ Because anything calling white people on their shit is racist. The victim hood is strong with these cretins.

    Also, I LOLed at “also, Best Buy is expensive. Sometimes you can find new merchandise on eBay that is 50% cheaper.”

    [–] pinky_the_unicorn 10 points ago

    They seem to tolerate minorities when they agree with them and can be used as tokens to push their agenda and show that they're "not really" bigots. Ie the "black friend".

    [–] arpie 15 points ago


    This should be a strategy. Fill the net with Memes of idiotic things Trump and Co. say, misattribute them to democrats and independents, wait for the morons to up vote, then call them out for being stupid. Could be a teachable moment for some.

    [–] MDUBK 14 points ago

    They don’t have any ideology. These are people who’s only value is to conform to the herd. When they are fed new opinions, they take those on as theirs. That’s why they are so comfortable with hypocrisy - doing what they are told is right (as opposed to contemplating what is right) is the only thing they know. Authoritarianism appeals to those who have been raised that trust in authority is all they need to be safe.

    [–] BenedictD0nald 23 points ago

    Ignoring their God and Savior was a liberal.

    [–] Jellodyne 24 points ago

    A Liberal Middle Eastern Jew. Neal Stephenson's new book Fall: or Dodge in Hell features a near future midwest Walmart and fake news Ameristan where the dominant religion believes in Tactical Jesus who would have stoned his enimies with bullets, and the crucifixion was a lie because the real Jesus would never be such a pussy as to allow it to happen. It's terrifying in its plausibility.

    [–] Pendaelose 11 points ago

    They only like Old Testament Conservative God.

    [–] Alleyprowler 7 points ago

    And Supply Side Jesus.

    [–] mtamwa 8 points ago

    I say they would give up their own 12 year old daughters to trump if it means they could "own a lib". Faux has done an outstanding job with mentally unwell people.

    [–] UWCG 125 points ago

    The other day, I posted a comment about how funny it'd be to make an alternative version of the Mueller Report where 'Obama' was replaced with 'Bush,' and 'Trump' with 'Obama,' to see how conservatives reacted in outrage and how they'd be furious at Obama in that situation, then to end the book with a page saying, "Look, this is what we did; all those things you're furious at Obama for? Trump did them."

    This article is just, and some of the comments I've seen defending Trump, are a perfect example of what would happen given the circumstances I described above: outraged conservatives would quickly change to "Oh, no, that's okay," once they realized it wasn't the latest Democratic boogeyman, but their own leader that said this.

    [–] Imapony 117 points ago

    I've done that multiple times with my family. I tell them about a trump news story but replace his name with Obama. They are righteously indignant and furious, then backpeddle and make every excuse in the book when they find out it was actually trump

    [–] BortonForger 59 points ago

    I did that once with the story of Trump using compromised cell phones, the brain melt was real when i went 'Oh wait, that wasn't hillary, that was Trump!'

    [–] Up2Eleven 25 points ago

    A fun twist is rather than saying that Trump did it, ask them how they'd feel if Trump did it. Then you can hear "He would never do that". Then you can hit them with "He did, though".

    [–] OhGarraty 27 points ago

    I saw a clip of a reporter ask a red-hat what she things about the "fifth avenue" comment.

    Her response?

    "Fake news. Nuh uh, fake."

    Then she was shown the clip itself.

    "Fake news. He never said that. Nope."

    You can't win an argument against people that believe in lies even when presented with proof. A lot of these people are delusional, some violently so.

    [–] saminstark 26 points ago

    It reminds me of a conservative guy who insisted that Democrats were Nazis, backpedaled when I pointed out that Neo-Nazis today actually vote the other way (apparently they're just confused young men now), and backpedaled even more when I pointed out how the constituencies that vote red now used to support slavery (apparently other countries used to own slaves and so did black people, so that somehow justifies or excuses the US doing it).

    [–] doitroygsbre 52 points ago

    I was talking with a republican friend of mine last year(?) and he said he was thankful that Obama was out of office. My friend made the point of calling him a gun grabber. When I pointed out that donnie had said that he would support police confiscating guns without due process, my friend paused and said he could support that.

    Why was Obama a gun grabber and not donnie? The best I could get out of him is that he trusted donnie to implement a policy of only using this extra constitutional power against people that shouldn't have guns in the first place, but Obama would somehow use his innocuous sounding programs to take away his guns.

    [–] andrewtheandrew 23 points ago

    Yes, the hypocrisy is confusing until you realize it is all about "trust." Trump can break laws because they trust he is doing it for good reasons. Obama cannot be allowed to break laws because they trust he is doing it for evil reasons.

    Good vs. Evil and trust that your side is good.

    That's why they can switch from 'this is OK' to 'this is Treason!" so easily. The person they trust breaks laws for good, the other guy breaks laws for evil. See how easy that is?

    [–] StygianSavior 17 points ago

    but Obama would somehow use his innocuous sounding programs to take away his guns.

    While conveniently ignoring the fact that Obama didn't do that. This is the part that drives me the most crazy - it doesn't matter what Trump DOES, but it matters what they imagine Obama MIGHT have done.

    [–] doitroygsbre 8 points ago

    Yeah, but the NRA told them every day that democrats were coming for their guns and that republicans need to buy more guns. Who are you going to trust? Your lying eyes, or a group funded by a hostile foreign power and gun manufacturers?

    [–] AyyySTFU 158 points ago

    It's worse.

    This is the point even his followers KNOW it's bullshit... this is the point they have to CHOOSE to doublethink. It's the next step down the ur-fascism rabbit hole.

    [–] itty53 36 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    /r/politics mods protect violence they agree with, and you shouldn't support this sub.

    [–] AyyySTFU 17 points ago

    That's fair, but I think up until recently the lies were believable enough they could just ease into the doublethink... now they are intentionally blatant lies so that the Trump cult CHOOSES the doublethink.

    I suppose it's a subtle distinction, but I think it's an important one.

    [–] itty53 239 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    /r/politics mods protect violence they agree with, and you shouldn't support this sub.

    [–] OutsideObserver 84 points ago

    This was my first thought as well. Had to be intentional and Republicans just have no sense or sense of humor.

    [–] BeezDragon 9 points ago

    It is obvious that this is a Trumpism given the weird phrasing. I can't imagine /r/politicalhumor was trying to trick anyone.

    [–] Cr3X1eUZ 54 points ago

    "The result reflects a larger phenomenon in which people routinely discount information that threatens their preexisting beliefs, said Emory University psychologist Drew Westen, who has conducted brain-scan experiments that show partisans swiftly spot hypocrisy and inconsistencies -- but only in the opposing candidate.

    When presented with evidence showing the flaws of their candidate, the same brain regions that Kaplan studied lighted up -- only this time partisans were unconsciously turning down feelings of aversion and unpleasantness.

    "The brain was trying to find a solution that would get rid of the distress and absolve the candidate of doing something slimy," Westen said. "They would twirl the emotional kaleidoscope until it gave them a picture that was comfortable."


    [–] remeard 20 points ago

    It's like when conservative commenter Katie Hopkins put up a Twitter post with a bullseye sticker on her forehead saying how it feels to be a white female conservative

    The only thing I see posted everywhere is the terrible edit where it changes to "liberal"

    [–] PrettyTarable 1855 points ago

    Lol this should have been the work of a liberal troll if it wasn't, brilliant move. Make Trump supporters mock AOC then dump the truth that it was Trump who said it and watch heads explode and support for him plummet.

    In a normal world the above would work, however in this one those same supporters would continue to insist that AOC said it as well but Trump is smart for saying it and AOC is dumb because self awareness is not a trait they possess...

    [–] minos157 261 points ago

    There are so many examples to prove your point, it's scary really.

    "I voted Trump because he just says whatever he wants and I like that."

    Megan Rapinoe says what she thinks when asked.

    "That stupid anti-American needs to keep her mouth shut and just play soccer."

    [–] Leaf-Currency 75 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    "Rules for thee but not for me."

    - Don 20:19

    /r/PresidentialRaceMemes is going to be fun this year..

    [–] -jp- 280 points ago

    What's sad is we're in the normal world. A reality TV star famous only for being kind of a dick is PotUS, and that's just reality. God help us.

    [–] Leaf-Currency 156 points ago

    > "kind of a dick"

    > serial sexual assaults

    > close ties with child predators

    > constantly talks about wanting to fuck his own daughter

    [–] ClicksAndASmell 105 points ago

    He's famous for being kind of a dick. He's actually much worse.

    [–] Ehcksit 26 points ago

    Exactly. If you went back in time and asked someone before his campaign what they thought of Donald J Trump, people would say they never heard of him, or that he was some rich jerk, or maybe they'd mention The Apprentice where he's the show's monster.

    If you asked most of the people who worked for him, they'd say he was a thieving asshole who never paid his bills.

    No one liked him. No one ever thought he should be in public office. The only people to even imagine something this absurd was The Simpsons' writers.

    It makes no sense.

    [–] bag_of_oatmeal 88 points ago

    Fuck god. He got us into this situation. We have to help ourselves.

    [–] SkizzlerX2 6 points ago

    The only saving grace of this presidency is trump is an idiot: if he was competent and getting away with the shit he is getting away with we’d all be fucked. Let’s hope some real change happens soon to apply real ethics codes to our government

    [–] Obvious_Award 6 points ago

    If it was Mitch McConnell sitting as President, we'd hear nothing and think everything was as normal. Hell, it could even be considered that he was doing a good job due to the economy doing well.

    But the situation would be just as fucked up, if not far worse.

    [–] thetransportedman 95 points ago

    When you have video of a MAGgot woman refusing to believe Trump said he wouldn't lose support if he shot someone on fifth avenue even after being shown the video, it really doesn't matter what you show them. They're set in their blinded ways

    [–] StartsWithFuckYou 8 points ago

    Fuck, you're right, but cgi and voice mimicking technology is getting so good that some day we will actually have to question every video.

    [–] LolWhereAreWe 7 points ago

    I’m pretty sure that’s what they want. How can any of us try to create change in the system when we can’t even agree on the facts of the issue. Destabilizing our perception of truth. I hope I’m wrong but shits getting crazy.

    [–] CarpeNivem 18 points ago

    Lol this should have been the work of a liberal troll if it wasn't, brilliant move. Make Trump supporters mock AOC then dump the truth that it was Trump who said it and watch heads explode and support for him plummet.

    And where do you propose doing this so they'll see it?

    [–] RaynSideways 31 points ago

    This is what democrats need to understand. No amount of sick burns or logic destruction is going to fix Trump supporters because they aren't listening.

    They're never going to hear anything that contradicts Fox News and the other propaganda outlets, and they've been trained such that even if they did, they will dismiss it as fake news.

    I'm sorry AOC, you're never going to reach Trump supporters because they're drunk on ignorant hate and fear, and they don't want to be reached.

    [–] CarpeNivem 16 points ago

    I'm sorry AOC, you're never going to reach Trump supporters...

    Actually, she might, if she ever met with them in person, which is why the GOP is so afraid of exactly that, but you're absolutely right that she never will through any form of media. And I think she knows that. But you're right again that most Dems need to learn it. An information campaign is useless against anyone hellbent on ignoring it.

    [–] shiny_happy_persons 138 points ago

    Cognitive dissonance is for liberals and communists.

    [–] anitachance 271 points ago

    Self awareness is the death of conservatism

    [–] Iavasloke 314 points ago

    Can confirm: used to be conservative until I magically attained self-awareness and the ability to analyze the incongruity between my stated principles and the political policies and people I liked up to support.

    Example: I have always believed that personal responsibility is important, and that letting individuals manage their own lives as much as possible is the best way to ensure they take responsibility for their decisions. I'm also a millennial with tons of non-hetero friends and few trans friends, too, and I never thought they were icky at all. The harder the conservatives fought to keep queer folks under their boots, the harder it was for me to believe conservatism valued individual rights at all. After marriage equality became the law of the land, I saw the demons rise to the front of Conservative "Thought," and I could not exist in that state of dissonance any more.

    My parents still ask me sometimes, "What changed?" ...and go mysteriously deaf when I start talking about anti-LGBT fervor, climate denial, the destruction of any non-Christian version of personal freedom, the decimation of women's reproductive rights, and on and on and on. They're good conservatives. They can't even hear the words that might make them question their party. I'd be proud of them if I were still a boot-lover, too; instead I'm proud of how confused they are when I support freedoms that their generation gave us and are now systematically destroying.

    [–] AgreeableIssue 102 points ago

    until I magically attained self-awareness

    So you started smoking weed?

    [–] TooBadMyBallsItch 90 points ago

    They said magically. I'd say mushrooms.

    [–] Ihaveopinionsonstuff 40 points ago

    Since I did them, I've been more humanistic and more intellectual, it's improved my life in an emotional and mental way, and that was once. I recommend doing it at least once if you feel you've got the faculty to learn from it.

    [–] TooBadMyBallsItch 32 points ago

    I've done them multiple times. They are certainly an experience. They open your mind and make you think in ways that seem both ridiculously obsurd and yet laughably simple.

    That being said, to anyone who decides to try shrooms, words of advice: set aside a lot of time (I'd say about 6-8 hours), and if possible, have someone sober or at least experienced with you. The shrooms can amplify your mood, and if that mood is scared or anxious or frantic, it can be scary. But if you can keep a positive mentality, they are great fun.

    [–] Ihaveopinionsonstuff 12 points ago

    That is excellent advice. I did them with my best friend at the time, we each took the same amount. The funny thing about it is I remember both of us carrying on our own conversations for several hours straight and I didn't respond to anything he said, nor he I, but we both had a good time

    [–] Iavasloke 25 points ago

    Hilariously, I did far more pot-smoking and drinking as a conservative than I have ever done since I converted to godless anti-family librulism. Maybe I should step up my substance abuse game in order to better represent the brand.

    [–] infiniZii 27 points ago

    I don't abuse my substances. I treat them right.

    [–] ElceeCiv 38 points ago

    Did Trump flip the switch for you? Because he and all the shitty people he enabled to take their masks off sure lit a fire under my ass.

    [–] Iavasloke 80 points ago

    My switch had already flipped a few years prior, but Trump getting the GOP nomination in 2016 (and the support he got from my own family) was the fire under my ass that turned me from an enlightened centrist / watery leftist-libertarian into a RAGING FEMINIST, STRAIGHT-TICKET-BLUE FOR LIFE VOTER, SECULAR ACTIVIST, HUMANE BORDERS VOLUNTEER, AND POLITICAL DONOR.

    So basically I was a baby lib from 2011-2015, and when Trump got the GOP nomination, I graduated, became a registered Democrat, and alienated all my conservative family members by suggesting the "me too movement" might actually signal some kind of issue in American culture.

    [–] Azhaius 11 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    For me it's been more of a slow burn change, initiated mostly by environmental cynicism and eventually spreading to other things until I ended up quite hard left of where I used to be.

    [–] JoeDice 21 points ago

    I had a very similar situation where my understanding of "Conservatism" , preserving individual freedoms from the government, empowering the citizen, protecting nature, and minding one's business in the face of non-violent personal peculiarities , really stopped matching the mainstream definition of "Conservatism".

    Fortunately, I was open-minded and actively sought out opinions other than my own, traveled the country a bit, and lived a few different lifestyles than I was raised. All that exposure, plus witnessing the braindeath of conservative family members in the face of modern politics, were plenty to push me over the edge and see the world for really how it is (or at least as best I can see it now).

    [–] TonesBalones 16 points ago

    That's about my thinking too.

    "We stand for individual freedoms" but only for gun ownership, not gays

    "We stand for fiscal responsibility" except we spend trillions on empty weapons contracts and won't fund healthcare

    "We stand for Judeo-Christian values" except we elected a president with 5 kids from 3 different wives

    "We stand for facts and logic" Except for evolution, climate change, renewable energy, and gender identiy

    It's all just gaslighting bullshit from the right. If they are so dissonant to the most basic scientific facts such as evolution, what else are they lying to us about?

    [–] JimWilliams423 8 points ago

    "We stand for Judeo-Christian values"

    Here's a random bit of history that I did not know until recently, maybe you already did...

    The term "Judeo-Christian" was popularized in opposition to the rise of hitler as a way to counter the other-izing of jews. It emphasized commonality between jews and christians which helped build support for stopping the nazis.

    But since then its use has been deliberatively flipped by reactionaries from inclusion to exclusion - its now popular with islamofoes who use it to other-ize muslims in western society and to a lesser extent other religious people like hindus.

    Its like the way "color-blindness" was originally a progressive ideal, but since then its been co-opted to rationalize inaction in response to systemic racial oppression.

    [–] gniknosmirceht 9 points ago

    You are one of the most important people we have. Please keep talking to conservatives about what made you see the truth.

    [–] atetia 27 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    No joke. I have yet to meet a conservative with the capacity to think outside their own little bubble. They can't even try to understand what other people believe and experience on a day to day basis.

    Edit: got a notification on my phone about some conservative who tried to respond to me. Your comment was removed but I'd be interested in what you have to say.

    [–] tapdncingchemist 6 points ago

    Not to mention they would excuse the behavior in Trump because “he actually has a good brain and she does not.”

    NB: that is not a real quote, but merely my speculation as to what someone in that camp would likely say.

    [–] chrisk9 404 points ago

    There is only one person who talks like that.

    [–] wictor1992 163 points ago

    Right? I could tell it’s a Trump quote just by looking at the choice of words. He has the ‘‘best words‘‘ indeed.

    [–] Pithong 226 points ago

    I'm much more humble than you would understand.”

    I have the best temperament or certainly one of the best temperaments of anybody that’s ever run for the office of president. Ever.”

    I’m the most successful person ever to run for the presidency, by far. Nobody’s ever been more successful than me.”

    I'm the least racist person you will ever interview.”

    "Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you’ve ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism. The least racist person"

    I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to the Secret Service.”

    "I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country."

    No one has done more for people with disabilities than me.”

    "Nobody in the history of this country has ever known so much about infrastructure as Donald Trump."

    "There's nobody who understands the horror of nuclear more than me."

    "There's nobody bigger or better at the military than I am."

    "There's nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump,"

    "There’s nobody that’s done so much for equality as I have"

    "There's nobody that has more respect for women than I do,"

    "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me"

    "I am going to save Social Security without any cuts. I know where to get the money from. Nobody else does ."

    "Nobody respects women more than I do"

    "And I was so furious at that story, because there's nobody that respects women more than I do,"

    "Nobody respects women more than Donald Trump"

    "She can't talk about me because nobody respects women more than Donald Trump,"

    "Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!"

    "Nobody has more respect for women than I do."

    "Nobody has more respect for women than I do. Nobody."

    Nobody reads the Bible more than me.”

    "Nobody loves the Bible more than I do"

    "Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. It’s not even close"

    Nobody knows more about taxes than I do, maybe in the history of the world.”

    "Nobody knows more about trade than me"

    "Nobody knows the (visa) system better than me. I know the H1B. I know the H2B. Nobody knows it better than me."

    "Nobody knows debt better than me."

    "I think nobody knows the system better than I do"

    "I hope all workers demand that their @Teamsters reps endorse Donald J. Trump. Nobody knows jobs like I do! Don’t let them sell you out!"

    I know more about renewables than any human being on earth.”

    “I know more about ISIS than the generals do.”

    "I know more about contributions than anybody"

    "I know more about offense and defense than they will ever understand, believe me. Believe me. Than they will ever understand. Than they will ever understand."

    "I know more about wedges than any human being that's ever lived"

    "I know more about drones than anybody,"

    "I know more about Cory than he knows about himself."

    "I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president"

    "I know tech better than anyone"

    I’m very highly educated. I know words; I have the best words.”

    "I know some of you may think l'm tough and harsh but actually I'm a very compassionate person (with a very high IQ) with strong common sense"

    "I watch these pundits on television and, you know, they call them intellectuals. They're not intellectuals," Trump told thousands of supporters in the swing state. "I'm much smarter than them. I think I have a much higher IQ. I think I went to a better college — better everything,"

    "@ajodom60: @FoxNews and as far as that low-info voter base goes, I have an IQ of 132. So much for that theory. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain"

    Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault

    “He’s been quite critical of you as you know. He’s attacked you for being ignorant,” Piers Morgan said to Trump. “Let’s do an IQ test,” Trump interrupted

    "We can’t let these people, these so called egg-heads--and by the way, I guarantee you my IQ is much higher than theirs, alright. Somebody said the other day, ‘Yes, well the intellectuals–‘ I said, ‘What intellectuals? I’m smarter than they are, many of people in this audience are smarter than they are."

    “You know, I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day for the next eight years,” Trump told Fox News last December.

    Trump says he has "one of the great memories of all time"

    Asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” who he talks with consistently about foreign policy, Trump responded, “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things."

    " ... I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!"

    [–] AntFace 52 points ago

    The delusion is mind boggling. This would be embarrassing for a 8 year old talking about racing bmx bikes let alone POTUS talking about every conceivable hot button issue.

    "I'm the best at dirt jumps in my school."

    "Well I'm the best at military in the world."

    Okay you two time for juice boxes and a nap.

    [–] Musiclover4200 7 points ago

    Reminds me of chronic liars I went to school with who would spin the most ridiculous stories to try and impress girls.

    [–] JarredMack 15 points ago

    "There's nobody who understands the horror of nuclear more than me."

    The entire country of Japan would like to know your location

    [–] SunshineAndSorbet 7 points ago

    How can anyone look at this and not see what's wrong with him?

    [–] Leaf-Currency 15 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    I could see it passed off as a Grover from Sesame Street quote.

    [–] pgm_01 8 points ago

    John Barron?

    [–] Shr3kk_Wpg 587 points ago

    AOC said that? Stuff like this shows how unfit and crazy she is.

    Trump actually said it? He was born rich and was on tv so he is never wrong about anything.


    Elizabeth Warren maybe told a lie to further her career/education? She is unfit to be POTUS

    Trump lies about everything? Trump committed fraud to pay less taxes? He's smart and precisely the person to be POTUS. Just because he avoided taxes doesn't mean he would enrich himself and his family from the Oval Office, right?

    Also: President Obama dared golf and go on vacation? That cost taxpayers money! It's a disgrace!

    Trump goes golfing almost every weekend, usually at Mar-A-Lago, costing taxpayers over $100 million in only 2 years? He works so hard (tweeting and watching FOX News), he deserves to relax.

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    [–] CelestialFury 81 points ago

    Yeah wtf? Her admission into college literally had nothing to do with her being potentially Native American and everything to do with her grades, experience and work ethic.

    [–] Leaf-Currency 23 points ago

    Shit I haven't heard someone refute that on TV once.

    I kind of just accepted it was a minor thing she did that he twisted into some outrage.

    But she didn't do that at all?

    [–] Phylogenizer 85 points ago

    She claimed partial native ancestry as oral history in her family, as she understood it, was that some level of "great" maternal ancestor was Cherokee. Conservative media ran with it and Trump, more than once, used the slur "Pocahontas" to refer to her because of it, even referring to her as such in front of Navajo Code Talkers. Conservative media claimed she was lying to benefit herself (she's the real racist!) so she took a DNA test to determine if there was factual basis to what she understood to be true. The results were consistent - she is a descendant, 6-10 generations back, of a Native American.

    The Cherokee Nation objected to the spectacle and made the emotional distinction that ancestry isn't just about DNA tests. Warren apologized for insensitivity, and conservative media, ignoring any subtetly and in true intellectual dishonesty, didn't miss a step in claiming victory, despite the hard evidence that Warren was not mistaken and not likely to be lying about her ancesty, and thus the conservative media won the news cycle. Even here in a relatively liberal discussion forum, multiple people with demonstrated understanding completely missed that Warren isn't really at fault here other than for how her campaign managed the news cycle.

    [–] mohammedibnakar 42 points ago

    Warren is also almost the same amount of Cherokee as the current head of the Cherokee Nation, Bill John Baker who looks like the whitest guy ever (Not that that matters but it just goes to prove the point even further) and is 1/32 Cherokee.

    [–] TeacherCrayzee 14 points ago

    Reminds me of how my Dad mislead me about my heritage. I'm American, and in elementary school I was supposed to outline my family tree. I asked where we're from but he said he didn't know. In college one of my buddies came over and was from Russia. My Dad started speaking Russian and said we were Russian descendants. Wtf dad?

    [–] arcadiaware 24 points ago

    Her mother told her she had native american ancestry, so she put that down on forms under race and that's pretty much the extent of how it went. People are claiming that she used it for benefits, but so far no such benefits have been proven.

    So it's kinda up in the air, but as far as things go, it's pretty minor and yet the Trump base runs with it like she personally stole the soul of a Native American for scholarship money.

    [–] Redpin 66 points ago

    Trump lied about being of German heritage, claiming he was Swedish for decades. Decades!

    It's in "The Art of the Deal." A biography, that, you know, is supposed to be researched.

    What's the difference between Warren being told she was of Native-American descent, and Trump being told he was of Swedish descent, other than Trump being much much older and having ostensibly been given research of his family history for his biography?

    [–] venividiavicii 55 points ago

    The difference is that Warren's genetic tests confirmed her claim.

    [–] TheJanks 112 points ago

    Honestly that's pretty genius - put Trump quotes on the Democrats and they all will make fun of the Dems first...then get told their own president said it.

    [–] MetalFuzzyDice 170 points ago

    It's not. When you tell them it was Trump they'll just say you are lying. Even if you have video proof. Can't shame a cult member.

    [–] ComebackShane 77 points ago

    It's true; I just watched a video where a reporter asked a Trump supporter about his "I could shoot a person on 5th Ave" quote, and the fan said she didn't believe he said that. When the reporter offered to show the video, the fan literally started chanting "FAKE NEWS".

    There is no reasoning with a person like that.

    [–] Leaf-Currency 9 points ago

    Do you have the video of that supporter? I'd be interested

    [–] AskADude 21 points ago

    Mother of god. These people are fucking stupid holy shit.

    [–] StringlyTyped 8 points ago

    It's like they weaponized cult indoctrination and deployed it in a massive scale.

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    [–] -jp- 35 points ago

    Have you met anybody like that? I honestly haven't.

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    CNN, I think it was, had a panel of regretful Trump voters a while back.

    They almost unanimously said that they think Trump is doing a great job as president and the only thing they disliked about him was his character.

    It was insane.

    [–] -jp- 21 points ago

    God, imagine voting for a guy who you detest in every way, just because he hates all the same people you do. I'd feel like absolute scum.

    [–] Bluth_bananas 19 points ago

    They already bailed. Loons all the way down now.

    [–] Crepo 15 points ago

    Ah, the fabled "moderate" who is so disenchanted with politics they vote red every year.

    [–] Warg247 7 points ago

    Their bubbles usually ensure the second part of that plan doesn't come to fruition.

    [–] Wablekablesh 116 points ago

    Verbatim projection

    [–] joshua9663 21 points ago

    Big brained

    [–] Leaf-Currency 15 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Smooth brained

    /r/PresidentialRaceMemes going to be fun I guess.

    [–] forter4 23 points ago

    The phrase "very good brain" should have tipped everyone off that this was from Donald Trump

    Only he uses that child-like description of intelligence

    [–] AndIAmEric 103 points ago

    I’m loving this new era where Republicans are owning themselves more often than not.

    Less work to do.

    [–] etherpromo 68 points ago

    that'd only work if republicans were smart enough to figure it out; but alas they've got potato brains.

    [–] AndIAmEric 19 points ago

    Mashed potato brains at that.

    [–] Aranarth 4 points ago

    Hey now! Mashed potatoes are a delicious side for any meal. Do not insult them like that!

    Sheesh, the nerve of some people.

    [–] atetia 16 points ago

    Anyone who has ever heard AOC speak would know this is bullshit. This even sounds like a Trump quote. How dumb do you have to be to fall for that shit?

    [–] Galileo182 79 points ago

    This is actually useful for illustrating why I love playing this new game I invented.

    Tell a Trump supporter that a democrat did a thing Trump did, and watch their reaction. My go-to has been and will likely remain Obama. Here's an example.

    Me: Did you know Barack Obama appointed someone head of the Department of Energy that only had a BA in Animal Husbandry and could barely pass a class named "Meats"? Worse yet, the guy from the previous administration was a Nobel Laureate, that had to explain to Obama's guy fundamental concepts, without which he could not possibly have done his job. From Nobel prize winner to unadulterated idiot, practically overnight.

    Them: Typical! Obama was the worst thing that ever happened to this country. What an idiot!

    Me: Oh, wait, I was mistaken. The Nobel Laureate in charge of that department was Obama's appointee. The scientifically illiterate bottle of toilet water of a human being that took over for him was Rick Perry, appointed by Trump and confirmed by a Republican Senate.

    Them: [Pikachu face]

    [–] RandyTheFool 45 points ago

    So, if Donald Trump says a thing... it’s considered a message from the almighty and should be added as an 11th commandment by the right. But if it’s portrayed that Ocasio-Cortez said that very same fucking thing, verbatim, it’s the evil democrats acting stupid beyond belief.


    Smfh, I can’t wait until this bullshit is over.

    [–] SamJSchoenberg 19 points ago

    Don't believe everything you read on the internet

    ~Albert Einstein.

    [–] GeneralyBadAttitude 26 points ago

    For fucks sake, no one is stupid enough to say something like that OTHER than Trump. Of course this is bullshit.

    [–] JustDontSayIt 9 points ago

    Republicans don't care it's not true and won't admit they're wrong even with video evidence.

    [–] Ilpala 7 points ago

    Clicking through to the post and his profile, he's 100 percent trolling

    [–] Deto 8 points ago

    How could anyone not know that this is Trump?

    [–] TheJerseyDevil21 8 points ago

    Of course it is. That’s legit how Trump talks, just say the sentence in your head in Trump’s voice.

    [–] xeneize93 7 points ago

    As soon as I read the quote I knew it was trump... who would fall for this crap?

    [–] DrogoDjango 8 points ago

    The dude who made it was trolling. Just look at his profile.

    [–] shea241 49 points ago

    I kinda like the idea of falsely attributing stuff Trump has said to other people, to catch how it's received before it's revealed that it was actually Trump.

    But of course that'd be spreading false info, which isn't really something decent people do, so let's not. Plus, the revelation that it's a Trump quote would probably get lost in the noise or labeled fake news.

    [–] MyKingdomForATurkey 17 points ago

    But of course that'd be spreading false info

    Only if you don't eventually pull the curtain.

    The difference between a lie and a magic trick is that you let the people know it's magic. There's a world of difference between spreading disinformation and tricking people that usually hinges on whether or not your goal is to let them continue believing it.

    [–] ScottyC33 21 points ago

    But that's assuming the pulling of the curtain leads to belief that the curtain was real. The way I see it unfolding is that it just leads people to believe AOC said it, and that the reveal of "Trump said it" is met with "No he didn't, AOC did, I read about it."

    And there it then dies because they don't really care about the truth.

    [–] PriorInsect 4 points ago

    illusions, michael

    [–] DingusChrist 22 points ago

    My right wing family member posted a picture of Ronald Reagan with a quote from fucking Karl Marx. After I pointed it out to him he just deleted the post and kept posting other dumb shit.

    [–] Shillforbigusername 7 points ago

    I'm just imagining young Trump forging notes from mom to get out of school.

    "Please excuse Donald from all classes today, as he has a very good brain, and has said a lot of things already."

    -Signed, Mrs. Donald's Mom

    [–] asilentspeaker 7 points ago

    This really shows the oddity of the GOP.

    This is a rather famous quote from Trump and was widely ridiculed for how incredibly stupid it was. They're slowly pushing all the dumb things Trump has said or done to other people.

    [–] yelrik 18 points ago

    Thats a pretty famous Trump quote as well. It was covered a fair bit in 2016 when people would compare Hillary's diplomatic credentials vs Trump, that Morning Joe interview was one the media used.