Why Progressives Should Thank Compassionate Conservatives

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With the rise of Trump, conservatives have become the arch nemesis of progressives as they continue to annihilate decades of hard won progress such as Obamacare, environmental regulations and sanctuary cities. But it wasn’t always this way. Before Trump, conservatives were mean, but mostly harmless. 

Proven conservatives like Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan and John Boehner would often say scary things about cutting taxes, repealing Obamacare and “securing the border” (a dog whistle for racism against Hispanics), but after getting elected they would never follow through on their promises. These conservatives would convince the extreme right that they were addressing their concerns, when in reality they were cow-towing to the Democrats and letting progressives win time and time again. These conservatives recognized that conservatism and capitalism were flawed and in need of reformation. They didn’t simply give the far right what they wanted. Instead they sought “bipartisan compromises”, which allowed America to continue on its progressive trajectory while giving their conservative base a sense of hopeless apathy. 

Since the election of Donald Trump however, things have changed. When Trump says he wants to implement fascist tax cuts and racist border controls, he actually means it. Only a month after entering the Oval Office, and Trump has already ticked off many of his promises, and is doing untold damage to American progressivism. Millions of undocumented families face deportation; gun violence activists are being ignored in favor of right wing extremists who advocate teaching children how to shoot; and the mainstream media is being persecuted for reporting facts that the president doesn’t like. We are truly living in a fascist nightmare, and it’s all because Trump has transformed the conservative movement in America from something harmless into something truly abhorrent and dangerous.

We need to take the conservative movement back to the days of Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and John McCain, in order to restore sanity to American politics and force backward conservatives to shut up and accept progressivism once and for all.

Black Lives Matter

Jeb Bush is a real conservative. As a conservative, he knew that he was on the wrong side of history and at least looked for ways to accomplish the progressive agenda in ways that he could accept, notwithstanding his conservative predilections. As a conservative, he also believed in open trade and open borders — two hallmarks of real conservatism.

Donald Trump, in contrast, is a RACIST WHITE NATIONALIST. He has NO PLACE in government and should be impeached immediately.

trav777

Just imagine if Jeb had been elected…we could have been at war with evil Russia already and be nuking Putin to force him to accept LGBT and latino immigrants.

caw
caw

So we can see this in action if we get Jeb Bush into Trump’s zoo, along with Bill Gates and other progressive elites?
The zoo will be profitable from day one.

caw
caw

I thought Common Core was adult material thrust on children. Trump’s zoo is part of Common Core. Rather unfortunate, and insensitive to teach children about LGBTQ+ rights, gender continuum, etc, but that is progressive agenda, and Common Core!

#post-truth

trav777

As long as we get more guns n’ butter, we are definitely going to be A-OK.

drb6
drb6

***minor edit – guns in hands of government.

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

I for one could not be happier at the way the democrats conducted themselves last night during Trumps propaganda speech.
Nancy Pelosi has that party going in the right direction. Everyone dressed in white. Some said reminiscent of the 30-60’s democrats minus hoods.( I assume they meant burkas)
To bring out the grandfatherly figure for rebuttal really hammered home the message and the direction of the party.
I believe the way the democrats quickly “vacated the seats” showed how things in congress will be handled in the future.
The future is looking bright. Can’t wait for 2018.

trav777

Yes that former governor from Kentucky SURE told Trump!!!! I was reading on the marquee that the GOP took the State House last year for the first time since 1921…wonder if there was any coincidence that this was the end of his term as governor?

His folksy delivery and the fact that he did it in a diner UNDERSCORED to me that the Democrats totally care about common people and not big banks and military contractors. Obama’s policies and Clinton’s could EASILY be confused as such by someone who wasn’t steeped in the progressive narrative. The ACA brought AFFORDABLE health care- it’s right there in the name!!!!11 duh!

caw
caw

Looks like Jeb’s afflicted with Herpes, but a fine specimen nevertheless. Another excellent addition to Trump’s zoo! Vaccines can handle herpes, Bill Gates is good in dispensing vaccines. They don’t cure herpes, but repeated doses, till we run out of stock, is recommended.

#hate-speech

trav777

doctors save millions more. You’re an idiot

caw
caw

That’s lots of lampshades and soap.

caw
caw

You’d be arrested if you were in India, for “spreading panic” against the polio vaccine.
“Director of Public Health” says this about MMR vaccination of 18 million children – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/measles-rubella-vaccine-drive-tn-health-dept-warns-rumour-mongers/articleshow/56877197.cms

“In the past one week, there has been a flood of messages on social media urging parents not to send their children for vaccination in schools and some suggest that they should not send their children to school on days scheduled for vaccinations.”

“We are well within our powers even to arrest people who are a hindrance to the success of this scheme. We are working with the cyber crime team to track such panic messages. The scheme is being launched to eliminate the virus from the environment”.

The people who create panic about minor illnesses, and provide a solution that suits Gates foundation, claim that parents who don’t want to panic about measles or mumps, and don’t want the vaccine for their children, are spreading panic. How logical!

johnny utah
johnny utah

Dr. Huxtable is black and never killed any patients. He might have raped a few though.

drb6
drb6

Culturally enriched, not raped.

johnny utah
johnny utah

My bad

Bo Pepys
Bo Pepys

Yuk that’s gross!!!

#body-shaming

johnny utah
johnny utah

Why doesn’t that fucker stand up?!? That pavement is so hot it’s melting the bastard!

Black Lives Matter

Why is no one talking about WHITE PRIVILEGE?

#triggered

johnny utah
johnny utah

I’d hate to be a black man in America today. Do you know how little alcohol you can buy with food stamps??!?

Black Lives Matter

And now Trump wants to take away our EBT cards AND needle exchange programs AND ObamaPhones AND funding for our right to choose!!! WHITE PRIVILEGE is GENOCIDE!!! GENOCIDE!!!!!!

johnny utah
johnny utah

Helluva thing. Feel sorry for you BLM. Makes me glad that I am privileged. If someone threatened any government programs I used I’d be pissed too!

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

That is why is is so very important that you pay reparations now.

trav777

Now even Van Jones is speaking out against safe spaces on campus…what is next, is his “overton window” going to tolerate “scientific racism”? It is the progressive way to incrementally deem opposition to our viewpoint as “racist” and to illegalize it. I mean, questioning the 6 billion official narrative is rightly ILLEGAL in most of Europe and college students are merely trying to slide this concept further down the continuum of “acceptable discourse” and to ban and eliminate anything contrary to the progressive narrative. I’m very disappointed in the hypocrite Van Jones for kowtowing this way to conservatives, especially when Van would NEVER permit anyone to bring up something like genetic/structural racial inequality.

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