There is a new list of ‘we are victims’ woes being circulated as Republicans vs Democrats and it’s time to debunk it. Too easy. Mind you the “victim mentality” is a tactic of retaliation and nothing else. For everything in this list, I offer a counterpoint as the Republican tries to sound like they are all saints who do no wrong. I would further mention that any side doing this is why we are still divided. I will put my responses in parenthesis.
"I tolerated 44 (Obama) for 8 years and kept quiet.
(Uh that’s wrong. I distinctly remember lots of horrible attacks against their family not only for being black but because Michelle dared to let people see her ARMS. Look that up. And those kind of jabs went on all 8 years with “thanks Obama” to everyone Republicans didn’t like. Positively hate fueled.)
Here is my issue with the whole, “let us all be a United States again” that we heard from Joe Biden.
For the last 4+ years, the Democrats have gone scorched earth. You have salted the fields and now you want to grow crops.
(It takes two to make a battlefield, people. Stop pretending you did no damage yourself. It isn’t true)
The problem is 72+ million of us have memories longer than a hamster.
(You forgot the word “selective” because this entire lists proves you only remember what supports your ideals, your own behavior gets a free pass.)
We remember the 4 years of attacks and impeachments
(We remember 4 years of increase in hate crimes made in Trumps name (spray painted even), alternative facts, morbid denial of facts, “fuck your feelings” tshirts, “you can grab me by the pussy” tshirts, violations of the first amendment passed of as attacks on fake news with no evidence, and incoherent babbling on twitter, I could go on and fill ten pages here)
We remember “not our president” and the “Resistance…”
(We remember you being equally horrible winners as you accused us of being losers, see my prior point)
We remember Maxie Walters telling followers to harass us in restaurants.
(We remember, “beat that guy up, I’ll pay your court fees”)
We remember the Presidents spokesperson being kicked out a restaurant.
(We remember that person publicly calling an entire professional occupation stupid idiots on national television as part of the demonizing of the media violating the first amendment)
We remember hundreds of Trump supporters physically attacked.
(We remember similar scales of black and gay people physically attacked)
We remember Trump supporters getting Doxed, and fired from jobs.
(Trump supporters have done the exact same thing in their “get all the liberals” campaigns)
We remember riots, and looting
(Those were not targeted at Trump. They were over racism. We remember legal protests sabotaged by Trump supporters who were arrested in the process and people armed with rifles taking up our capital buildings.)
We remember “a comedian” holding up the President’s severed head
(We remember not being happy with that any more than you. I sure wasn’t)
We remember a play in Central park paid with public funding, showing the killing of President Trump
(We remember effigies of Obama burned in the streets)
We remember Nancy Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union
(That was particularly childish and many of us agreed with that.)
We remember the total in the tank move on the mainstream media
(Uh, that was not Democrats. Democrats didn’t coin the term “fake news” that was all you and all Trump all the way)
We remember the non-stop and live fact checking on our President and his supporters.
(Live fact checking has always existed.)
We remember non-stop in your face lies and open cover-ups from the media.
(Cover ups of what? The only party with anything to cover up was the party in power. And that’s where the term “alternative facts” came from, remember?)
We remember the President and his staff being spied on.
(Obama was spied on too. Name a president that wasn’t)
We remember every so-called comedy show turn into nothing but Trump hate fest.
(Every president has been targeted by satire. Every single one. You are not special in this regard.)
We remember 95% negative coverage in the news.
(Good luck proving that. That’s a wild number and no where near accurate or factual.)
We remember the state governors asking and getting everything they ask for and then blaming Trump for their problems.
(Such as? Once again, this needs factual support because you may have one or two but not nearly what you think. And if you think states haven’t been at issue with presidents before, you are mistaken. The Bush administrations was sued several times)
We remember a Trump top aid verbally assaulted in two DC restaurants.
(You literally have no room to talk about verbal assault when there are fuck your feelings tshirts that came out instantly after the election of 2016)
We remember people banging on the Supreme Court doors.
(Because no one has ever done that before… wrong)
We remember that we were called every name in the book for supporting President Trump.
(Remember those tshirts I mentioned? THOSE are the things you are called names for. Also for supporting people who commit crimes in his name that aren’t hard to find at all. Meanwhile I’ve been called baby killer, libtard, snowflake, fucktard and the list goes on only because I don’t support Trump and I didn’t have to make a statement about it either. Just make the mistake of saying I don’t support his ideals. That’s all it took. So tell me again who is being truly nasty there)
We remember that Hollywood said they would leave after Trump was elected but they stayed.
(A select number of celebrities is not all of Hollywood. When you can’t make a realistic statement, it’s no wonder you don’t get a realistic reaction)
This list is endless, but you get the idea.
(Yes and it shows you are just as guilty as you accuse anyone else when real comparisons get made. So stop making it out like Republicans never do anything terrible and they are all perfectly innocent, but it’s a blatant lie.)
My friends will be my friends, but a party that has been on the attack for 4 long years does not get a free pass with me!"
(And to that I say the same for the party that acted nasty for 8 years of Obama with burning effigies and slander only to act even worse as soon as you “won” and proceeded to be horrible “winners” for the last four years on top of it.)
And that’s the whole post asking people to copy and paste and spread it around. Feel free to show them this response to make their heads explode.