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Spare Me the Purity Racket (MoDo gets it sort of right)
NYT via MSN ^ | July 27, 2019 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 07/28/2019 8:59:39 PM PDT by DoodleBob

WASHINGTON — After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and — horror of horrors — the speaker had on some good pumps.

Then this week, lefty Twitter erected a digital guillotine because I had a book party for my friend Carl Hulse, The Times’s authority on Capitol Hill for decades, attended by family, journalists, Hill denizens and a smattering of lawmakers, including Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Susan Collins.

I, the daughter of a D.C. cop, and Carl, the son of an Illinois plumber, were hilariously painted as decadent aristocrats reveling like Marie Antoinette when we should have been knitting like Madame Defarge.

Yo, proletariat: If the Democratic Party is going to be against chocolate, high heels, parties and fun, you’ve lost me. And I’ve got some bad news for you about 2020.

The progressives are the modern Puritans. The Massachusetts Bay Colony is alive and well on the Potomac and Twitter.

They eviscerate their natural allies for not being pure enough while placing all their hopes in a color-inside-the-lines lifelong Republican prosecutor appointed by Ronald Reagan.

The politics of purism makes people stupid. And nasty.

My father stayed up all night the night Truman was elected because he was so excited. I would like to stay up ’til dawn the night a Democrat wins next year because I’m so excited to see the moment when the despicable Donald Trump lumbers into a Marine helicopter and flies away for good.

But Democrats are making that dream ever more distant because they are using their time knifing one another and those who want to be on their side instead of playing it smart.

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020election; botox; california; carlhulse; circularfiringsquad; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; dowd; election2020; huffingtoncompost; huffingtonpost; maureendowd; mediawingofthednc; nancypelosi; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; purity; sanfrancisco; sanfrannan; smearmachine; yasharali
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To: DoodleBob

“...despicable Donald Trump..”

Poor Maureen, she thinks that calling President Trump the equivalent of “poopy head” will get her back into the good graces of Robespierre. It will fail.

She is is a white (presumed straight) woman which is quickly becoming a crime that all her defending of left views will not be able to overcome.

The Democrats created VICTIM POLITICS and white women were their first heroes, but the political stage has shifted and they have been replaced by men who pretend to be women.

It is so hard to be a leftest as they have no true values. You have to be nimble to keep up with the latest “truth” and if like Maureen, you move one way but the mob moves another you find yourself no longer part of the group. And if you are not with them, then you are the enemy and must be destroyed.

Nice try Maureen, you are now in no man’s land. Not wanted by the left or the right. What will you do?

21 posted on 07/29/2019 4:10:35 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: DoodleBob

As I traditionally used to observe, “How nice: another picture of that pretty young lady and her grandfather!”

22 posted on 07/29/2019 4:12:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The one on the left looks like Alfred E. Newman.

23 posted on 07/29/2019 4:26:24 AM PDT by Beagle8U (It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.)
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To: DoodleBob

What a dumb whore.

24 posted on 07/29/2019 4:28:39 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Tag, you're it.)
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To: Beagle8U; Tax-chick

He has his mom’s nose and smile , daughter has mom’s nose as well.

25 posted on 07/29/2019 4:40:36 AM PDT by csvset (tolerance becomes a crime when attached to evil)
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To: csvset

Yes, both of the children look quite a bit like her.

26 posted on 07/29/2019 4:52:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's the guitar solo! Everybody polka!!!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
MODO: what are President Trump's impeachable offenses of which you refer in this sanctimonious diatribe? He lumbers? His wife is prettier than you? He is richer than you? Average Americans get him and his sense of humor? He is a patriot? He is a man's man? You are out of power when he is in? Go eat some more chocolates and buy some new pumps, you will feel better.
27 posted on 07/29/2019 5:00:44 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: FenwickBabbitt

In my fake other persona, I always attack left wingers from the left. It doesn’t matter how leftist they are.

I probably get mail correspondence from 20 orgs and politicians from the left. Plus 50 in email.

Will occasionally send them $1 just to keep them spreading my contact info. But most envelopes are returned, filled with junk mail scraps. I always tell them to fight harder for far leftist causes. They are never doing enough. They need to be more leftist. Even AOC needs to be more to the left!

They need to block traffic whenever possible. Let rats loose in stores. Take over university president offices. Chain themselves together to block sporting events. More activism!!!!

28 posted on 07/29/2019 5:17:52 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: DoodleBob

MoDo has been on the purity train for 30 years and now she is a target. Apparently she doesn’t want to give up her limos and Lear Jets.

29 posted on 07/29/2019 5:24:38 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: DoodleBob

What she’s saying is that the purists must lie about their goals in order to be elected. Then they can go on their merry way destroying the USA and turning it into Baltimore.

30 posted on 07/29/2019 5:30:50 AM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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To: McGavin999

“Poor Mo, she hasn’t figured out the socialists despise people like her. She will be the first one pushed onto the carts headed to the guillotine.”

I look at 2020 as the French Revolution for the rats. The first people taken away will be the liberal rats who went against the revolution. The leftists will not want a deep state working against them so they will just round them up and kill them.

31 posted on 07/29/2019 5:44:21 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Trump is President and CEO of America, Inc.)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Sounds like fun - perhaps you should consider an extended vanity post on how to troll the left with more of the pointers like you have in this post. Could get you nominated for at least Troll of the Year...wishing you the best in your efforts!!

32 posted on 07/29/2019 7:27:06 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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Nicely said.

33 posted on 07/29/2019 9:05:28 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: DoodleBob

What does she get right? She is a confused leftist.

34 posted on 07/29/2019 9:15:20 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
What's she partially got right in the article, was that the left is fractured and, in part, that's why they won't defeat Trump.

What she misses, is that the old guard left (the patronizing lot) and the neo-left (the shrill lot) have executed a Trump-facilitated self-unmasking that repulses rank and file Dems and centrists.

35 posted on 07/29/2019 9:41:32 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: DoodleBob

Some good quotes in here.

“Yo, proletariat: If the Democratic Party is going to be against chocolate, high heels, parties and fun, you’ve lost me. And I’ve got some bad news for you about 2020.”

“The recipe for emotional satisfaction on the part of the progressive left is not a recipe for removing Trump from the White House.”

“An impeachment could return Trump to power.”

“It could also lead to Democrats losing the House as their moderates fall and help Republicans hold the Senate. No Republicans would vote for impeaching Trump and some Democrats might refuse as well. Even if the House acted, Mitch McConnell would smother it in the Senate, just like he did Merrick Garland.”

“Their [progressives] mantra is like that of Ferdinand I, the Holy Roman Emperor: “Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus.” “Let justice be done, though the world perish.””

I was going to tweet her column for the first time, but there’s still crap in it. No matter how much ice cream you have, you can’t eat it mixed with crap.

36 posted on 08/07/2019 8:04:32 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Seek you first the kingdom of God, and all things will be given to you.)
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To: DoodleBob
Was Michael Douglas really such a great catch?

MoDo may have been lucky.

37 posted on 08/07/2019 8:15:26 PM PDT by x
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