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No End Game: How the Treatment of Bowe Bergdahl Will Destroy the Republican Party (Laff riot!)
PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | June 6, 2014 | Trevor LaFauci

Posted on 06/08/2014 1:53:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

We are looking at an unprecedented time in our nation’s history.

With any nation that has a two-party system of government, it is inevitable that the party out of power will feel some kind of animosity toward the party in power. In fact, it is natural. As the party not in power, it is your goal to convince your nation that the party in power is somehow and some way being detrimental to the country through their policy decisions. These decisions could be related to a nation’s safety and security, a nation’s economy, a nation’s immigration system, and a nation’s social issues just to name a few. As a new round of national elections approaches, it is the goal of the party not in power to convince the population at large that they can do better than the current political party in power.

For the Republican Party in the year 2014, they have taken this idea to levels not seen before at any time in American history.

The level of sheer vitriol spewed by the Republican Party this past week in the wake of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban has proven that once and for all this is a political party that has jumped the shark to levels never seen before in this country. Republicans have now attacked their last bastion of support in order to attempt to smear President Barack Obama: The military. The institution that was once the pinnacle of Republican policy, one that would be supported no matter what. However, this past week has shown that even the military is fair game for the Republican Party as long as it can be used to attack Barack Obama and to try and discredit him and his administration.

To attack a military POW and his family is the new low for the Republican Party and it could very well be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Americans today are becoming more and more put off by the Republican Party. They did not agree with their decision to shut down the government in October of 2013. They do not agree with the Republican Party’s stance on gay marriage. They believe climate change is an issue worth addressing. They believe in a woman’s right to choose. They believe that income inequality is an issue that needs to be addressed. They believe in raising the minimum wage. They believe in common sense gun control legislation.

And they sure as hell believe in respecting the men and women who wear the uniform.

For Republicans, this latest and greatest smear campaign is one that will leave a lasting impression. In their whipped up frenzy to produce a scandal and/or paint the president as someone who lacks foreign policy skill, Republicans have failed to realize the lasting repercussions of smearing an American soldier. Despite the fact that there are concerns that Sergeant Bergdahl may have deserted his post, the fact remains he was an American soldier being held hostage by the Taliban. As proponents of the President have successfully argued, would you rather have an American soldier returned home to possibly face justice or would you rather have an American soldier being dealt justice by the Taliban?

For Republicans, that is a question they do not want to have to answer.

It also hasn’t helped Republicans that President Obama has been absolutely resolute in justifying his actions. For someone the right likes to portray as weak and indecisive, President Obama was extremely forceful and persuasive in his defense of everything he and his administration did to procure the release of Sergeant Bergdahl. His powerful language and his unwavering commitment to returning an American soldier to be reunited with his family has been presidential and has shown those who opposed his decision to be weak and petty. As more and more Republicans flip-flop over their reasons for supporting then condemning the release of Sergeant Bergdahl, President Obama has continued to showcase himself as the only adult in the room by not playing politics with the life of an American soldier.

When all is said and done, we have to ask what do Republicans hope to accomplish with this smear campaign?

In the short run: Exactly that. A smear campaign to score cheap political points. However, just like the government shutdown, the Republican Party has used its blind hatred of our President to fail to see the forest through the trees. When the dust settles, history will look back on this time period and will absolutely rip apart the Republican Party for stooping so low as to attack an American soldier and his family. The hypocrisy from the right has been staggering and people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are being made to look like exactly what they are: Foolish, hypocritical, and unpatriotic. In an effort to jump aboard this smear campaign, the Republican Party and their talking heads in the media have gone past the point of no return and have attacked an American serviceman and his family. No matter what the outcome of this event is, there can be no denying the utter disrespect that the Republican Party has shown to a man in uniform. It is this watershed moment where the Republican Party’s utter hatred and disdain for our commander-in-chief finally reached a tipping point and led us to a conclusion we never thought possible six years ago:

The Republican Party has decided it will no longer be the party that unanimously supports the American military.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; gop; military; obama; republicans
It's like reading an African newspaper, where they have NO IDEA of our customs or politics, or a missive from Mars, where their ideas about us come from intercepting transmissions of Honey Boo-Boo and the Housewives of whatever shows.
1 posted on 06/08/2014 1:53:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author seems oblivious to those Democrats who also find Obama’s deal a bad one.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 2:09:25 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a full-blown rabid Democrat ideologue. I got so curious about him I wanted to know just what his background is, like maybe he had been in the military or something?

From what I saw on a web search, he writes a LOT, primarily for progressive rags. More of the same spew seen here in this article.

I did, however, happen upon a Wiki-entry about the Philo Middle School in Forsyth County NC. They list a Trevor LaFauci there as a seventh grade teacher. I am now hoping that there is definitely more than one Trevor LaFauci in this country.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 2:10:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, in the progressive’s (alleged) mind, a American soldier deserting to the taliban is worth trading for five high level terrorists, while an American ambassador to Libya is expendable.


4 posted on 06/08/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Despiration.......Demspiration.....whatever.
Another message from the mothership.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 2:13:46 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Gaffer

Nope, one and the same.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 2:22:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That this little sh!t is teaching our children is a travesty.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 2:32:54 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn. Trevor is outraged by the outrage of releasing GITMO terrorists in exchange for a deserting traitor. He doth protest too much.


8 posted on 06/08/2014 2:33:17 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I find it particularly amusing that the author of this piece equates having legitimate concerns about whether or not Bergdahl went AWOL and also possibly colluded with the enemy with "attacking the military."

Regards,

9 posted on 06/08/2014 2:37:44 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This bonehead needs to be sent that photo of one of those released terrorists. I mean the one where he sits and displays 6 cut off heads with pride.


10 posted on 06/08/2014 2:49:15 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trevor LaFauci
@Trevor_LaFauci
Educator, freethinker, advocate for social justice, concerned citizen, dog lover, New England sports fan, workout warrior, casual reader, potential sugar daddy

https://mobile.twitter.com/Trevor_LaFauci

Trevor LaFauci (@Trevor_LaFauci) tweeted at 3:18pm - 7 Jun 14:

@DrewKalocai Yes, they hold his feet to the fire by making up fake scandal after fake scandal and now smearing an American soldier. (https://twitter.com/Trevor_LaFauci/status/475371234985668608)


11 posted on 06/08/2014 2:50:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dforest
This bonehead needs to be sent that photo of one of those released terrorists.

I prefer to label them the Obama Five.

12 posted on 06/08/2014 3:00:59 AM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: kcvl

My gaydar just frazzled.


13 posted on 06/08/2014 3:19:00 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me get this straight. It’s early here so I may be confused.

1. Asking how Sgt. Bergdahl came to be separated from his unit is a legitimate question.

2. Asking how Sgt. Bergdahl comported himself while in the enemy’s hands is a legitimate question.

What does this ass-clown of a writer determine is a smear in all of this? We can’t ask these questions anymore without being labeled haters? What’s the point of my having served, and everyone else who served? Jeese....


14 posted on 06/08/2014 3:21:29 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (This Space For Rent. Offers accepted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satire right?


15 posted on 06/08/2014 4:25:03 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The military does not support deserters. What mind-altering drug is this writer using to come up with such a ridiculous article?


16 posted on 06/08/2014 4:27:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you want a good look at the minds of low information, drooling idiots then go read the comments where this article is posted. I thought the Daily Beast blogs were demented. These people are beyond help.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 5:08:33 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The left, in order to maintain the fantasy that is Obama, have created alternative realities. And then write articles that reflect their alternative realities.

First, the WH has changed their story several times. Although we have no concrete proof Bergdahl was a deserter, the evidence against him and whether he had sympathies for the Taliban doesn't appear to favor him. Secondly, nobody likes this deal.

18 posted on 06/08/2014 5:09:09 AM PDT by LMAO (("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know, I often read leftist tripe in order to understand the enemy. I am sorry, I just couldn’t force my way through all of this. It’s not the ideas espoused so much as the density of poor writing.

Oldplayer


19 posted on 06/08/2014 5:18:41 AM PDT by oldplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the usual leftist drivel. The author repeats himself time and again (repeat the lie enough times, and dimwits will believe it).

He projects leftists’ and O’Bombi’s hatred of the US Military on Republicans, many of whom are Conservative, but projection of
their own faults is a common propaganda tool of the lying (unladylike word)s.

He speculates and lies without knowing the facts of the Bergdahl affair, or perhaps he just doesn’t care that Bergdahl is a deserter
who tried to become a member of the taliban, and who announced that he was embarrassed to be an American, renounced his
American citizenship, and whose father has obviously converted to islam and speaks pashtu while dedicating the White Hut to islam.

In other words, the author is a know-nothing, useless idiot who will gladly bow down to be beheaded when the radical islamists take
over the country and kill all the white people. Jerk.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What will most likely destroy the Republican Party is the Republican Party and its inactivity.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 5:21:39 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican Party has decided it will no longer be the party that unanimously supports the American military.

For calling out a deserter? Really?

22 posted on 06/08/2014 5:23:24 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how is it possible to write so many words about a topic one knows so little about??????


23 posted on 06/08/2014 5:45:07 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Gaffer

must be one ugly dude…..lot of Google hits but no pictures of him. You can’t do that unless you are trying to.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I agree. He has gone to some length to keep his picture out of his political spew. I’m guessing it’s because he doesn’t want parents to know that their childrens’ teacher is a rabid Democrat dog.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 5:49:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

yep, and if he is that guy from Forsythe County….that’s not a lib county in NC at all.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: 22202NOVA

Flack is very concentrated here. Could be on target


27 posted on 06/08/2014 5:53:26 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet in post 6 seemed pretty sure it was the same guy.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
... people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are being made to look like exactly what they are: Foolish, hypocritical, and unpatriotic.

Found something I can agree upon. ..sorta.

29 posted on 06/08/2014 5:56:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Gaffer
...the Philo Middle School in Forsyth County NC. They list a Trevor LaFauci there as a seventh grade teacher. I am now hoping that there is definitely more than one Trevor LaFauci in this country.

Makes me wonder who were his parents and where did they come from, where did he grow up, where did he go to college, what is his degree in, what other interests does he have, what does he read/watch, etc.?

He's a friggin' alien!

Would you want your kid taught by an alien?

30 posted on 06/08/2014 6:00:40 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: clearcarbon
So, in the progressive’s (alleged) mind, a American soldier deserting...

In his mind, an American soldier deserting is "serving with honor and distinction".

31 posted on 06/08/2014 6:03:28 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01
"In his mind, an American soldier deserting is 'serving with honor and distinction.'"

Bowe Bergdahl is obviously future democrat senatorial or secretary of state material.
32 posted on 06/08/2014 6:13:51 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Het Trevor


33 posted on 06/08/2014 6:20:00 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hold it folks the kook author is right on one account, McCain and Lindsey “Lohan” Graham are fools. Today they will go on TV and call Obama names and then tonite sit down and break bread with the left on how to screw us over. The Left’s weaponized media gets a pass from those two clowns.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You’re right. He must be hideous. I couldn’t find a picture of him anywhere.

Pity the children in this utter boob’s class.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“For the Republican Party in the year 2014, they have taken this idea to levels not seen before at any time in American history.”

Apparently this dolt of an author knows NOTHING about some of the campaigns in the 1800s. Those were nasty


36 posted on 06/08/2014 6:40:13 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: clearcarbon

Judge Pirro’s take on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiK8_NCRSTI


37 posted on 06/08/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is an unhinged Liberal who has zero logic and a brainwashed ideology that people hate Obama for no good reason.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Liberalism is a mental disorder. There is no other explanation.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 7:28:33 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Mears

bfl


40 posted on 06/08/2014 7:29:35 AM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s how it works:

The Democrat Party is the party of idiotic ideas.
The Republican Party is the party of ‘no’ and ‘HELL NO!’

It is all in the contract, Trevor. READ THE CONTRACT!


41 posted on 06/08/2014 8:22:23 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deserters and traitors are a Democrat constituency, not a Republican one. That’s the flaw in his silly argument.


42 posted on 06/08/2014 8:29:24 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: alexander_busek

All the left see is optics. Morality is a relative equation to be solved for optics.


43 posted on 06/08/2014 5:05:49 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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