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David Walsh
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David Walsh 6m
I tried playing an online WWII tank game a few weeks ago and within a day had encountered more “the Nazis weren’t that bad” takes than I had in the entire past year.
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David Walsh 9m
Replying to @HrishiSomayaji
Hey now.
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David Walsh 16m
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
I'd add that this is I think distinct from the views of most policy/party insiders, which is to acknowledge the system is corrupt and depraved but also that it cannot be changed. Which might be true, but that belief also tends to align with class interest.
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David Walsh 18m
Replying to @joeamendola
This is exactly it, and it's in large part because unless it's actively targeting you the system can generally be tuned out or ignored.
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Christopher Deutsch 22m
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Exactly. Comey et al helped and actively participated in the gutting of the environmental movement. They helped ensure climate catastrophe was a non-starter in "serious" policy circles because they aggressively pursued green activists while pointedly ignoring white supremacists.
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David Walsh 22m
To be fair, there's a whole bunch of good reasons to blacklist Glenn Greenwald that have nothing to do with Trump-Russia.
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David Walsh 28m
Replying to @JHWeissmann
Better delete this tweet before the DCCC sees it.
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David Walsh 31m
Oh, God, this means that Manafort will get a pardon, won’t it?
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Osita Nwanevu 47m
Replying to @OsitaNwanevu
Anyway, not to belabor this, but if they wanted specific reasons to get rid of Trump, they could have also chosen lots of stuff like, I dunno, deploying thousands of troops (???) inside the United States (???) to win an election (???) which I guess we all just moved on from (???)
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Osita Nwanevu 1h
Replying to @OsitaNwanevu
If the next Democratic president tries to pass a major healthcare or climate bill - even if they don't succeed - Republicans will be running on impeachment in the 2022 midterms. Mark it down.
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David Walsh 33m
Replying to @AndrewMLeber
Also Democratic leadership basically punted to the Mueller investigation in order to avoid looking like engaging in a partisan witch hunt, which... yeah, probably wasn't the smartest idea.
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David Walsh 38m
Replying to @AndrewMLeber
The suburban liberals who watch said cable news. They're not an unimportant force in the Democratic Party.
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David Walsh 39m
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
And it might actually do some good, too. Because as OP said, part of maturing as a person is understanding that the Grown Ups will not save you.
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David Walsh 41m
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Anyway, the Mueller investigation's "exoneration" of Trump (it doesn't seem to be *exactly* that, but that's certainly how it's being spun) will be another big blow to this conception.
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David Walsh 44m
Replying to @jasminechorley
Agreed, which is why I'm highlighting it. (It's a smaller account, though, so I didn't necessarily want to blast it out there, which is why I did the screenshot.)
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David Walsh 45m
Replying to @DavidAstinWalsh
Trump winning the election was a *big* blow to that assumption, but it still managed to survive more less intact into 2017 and beyond. It's *the* reason why the FBI and a lifelong Republican became the hero protagonists in a liberal narrative of Watergate 2.0.
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David Walsh 47m
This popped up on my timeline, and I think it illustrates a key point about American liberalism. By and large, liberals are believers that the system, provided that it's in the hands of competent professionals, actually works.
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David Walsh 58m
Meh. I still the think the bastard's dirty.
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David Walsh 9h
Replying to @varsha_venkat_
“Let the Bodies Hit the Floor.” (I was in middle school went the U.S. invaded Iraq.)
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David Walsh 9h
Replying to @JoshuaHol
He’s making an eminently reasonable calculation that he’ll be out of jail within a year or two.
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