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Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks out

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by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2021

OP is worse than Maria Avedici Santoya.

by Anonymousreply 101/10/2021

That was a good speech, a little long, but worth listening to.

by Anonymousreply 201/10/2021

I caught the end of it on CNN - it is a very good speech - and not the standard stuff - more personal.

by Anonymousreply 301/10/2021

In hindsight, the Dems should have countered the mis-information with speeches like this. Next time, Congress needs to enact a law that forbids lawmakers to challenge the Electoral College results.

by Anonymousreply 401/10/2021

What “in hindsight”? This speech was nice but isn’t going to do jack-boo. I’ve seen many a Dem give personal and powerful speeches and you know what happens, they get labeled “socialist”, “librul”, “snowflake”, “whiny”, “opportunists”, “Antifa (as a slur)”, etc..

At this point, Trumpists are going to Trump and all of us on the other side need to fight like hell to stop this toxic stew of cultists, supremacists, and fascists. A well-meaning speech isn’t going to do it.

by Anonymousreply 501/10/2021

[quote]Next time, Congress needs to enact a law that forbids lawmakers to challenge the Electoral College results.

Better yet, of course, the electoral college needs to be abolished a.s.a.p.

by Anonymousreply 601/10/2021

I'm just now listening to the Schwarzenegger speech. It's great, but why that ridiculous music in the background?

by Anonymousreply 701/10/2021

I honestly never would not have believed he possessed that degree of eloquence. It was a bit long, but I thought the WWII analogy was an apt one.

I wonder if he hates his tool of son in law, Chris Pratt?

by Anonymousreply 801/10/2021

You can take the bodybuilder out of Hollywood, R7, but you can’t take Hollywood out of the bodybuilder.

by Anonymousreply 901/10/2021

That was totally awesome.

If more Republican officials had spoken out strongly against Trump's criminal past, ties with Russia and evil agenda, they could have avoided this whole mess and maybe held on to power.

by Anonymousreply 1001/10/2021

r5 = the "toxic stew of cultists, supremacists, and fascists" r5 claims to be against.

Of course it means more when a Republican official condemns Trump in a speech as rightful and compelling as Schwarzenegger's. There;s no way to "fight like hell to stop the cultists and fascists" WITHOUT speeches exactly like these, from Republicans who know better than the Triggered Trump Trash.

Boris's attempt to defend Trump and his maniac mob are on every political thread and always prefaced with the "I'm a liberal, but" horseshit followed by the denigration of anything progressive being done. It's a dead giveaway and you're not fooling anyone, you PIECE OF SHIT, r5.

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by Anonymousreply 1101/10/2021

Very touching.

by Anonymousreply 1201/10/2021

Lifelong democrat here. Loved this. It was very big of him to speak so personally and bravely about his own experiences. Living in the shadow of the Holocaust did not get lost on this guy. Cuz Arnie isn't even remotely subtle in implying a parallel between Hitler and Trump. He's drawing a thick red line directly from Nazism to Trumpism. He's saying "It's the same thing, and it's happening AGAIN, only this time it's here on US soil, and we just cannot allow it to happen. The message is not ambiguous at all; he laid it all out in black and white. And, I believe, he's been the only prominent politician to actually "go there" explicitly.

I also loved the visual and the analogy with the sword.

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2021

Thank you for your service, R11. It's telling that R5 has already deleted her profile, and will soon be bumping more 2015 threads in order to create new sockpuppets.

by Anonymousreply 1401/10/2021

Jesus r11, I’m not a fucking Russian troll. R4 led with “in hindsight Dems...” and I was disagreeing with that statement.

There have been a lot of people calling out the terror of Trump for years and what his rhetoric could lead to only to be poo-pooed, marginalized, dismissed, or told to shut up because “centrists”.

And yah, Arnold made a wonderful and touching speech, but at this stage, it is only impactful to those of us against Trump. In my view, Trumpists have been programmed and they are all in. At this point, hearing Arnold speak to his experience with Nazism is like being on the other end of a Peanuts telephone.

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2021

I can't stand him and thought it was great.

It won't convince the Trumptards but more than likely will resonate with a lot of their neighbors and co-workers (it's hard to imagine the terrorists having "friends") and make 'em push back when they hear the bullshit these traitors spout.

by Anonymousreply 1601/10/2021

Sure, he's preaching to the choir, but there is that segment of the more normal, grounded, old republicans who will have some kind of something click in their brains from this. Some sort of awakening. Some of them already had it and voted for Biden.

by Anonymousreply 1701/10/2021

I really hope so, R16 & r17. I just see the backpedaling already happening and it disturbs me.

by Anonymousreply 1801/10/2021

It was nice but the part with the Conan sword was silly. Is that what it takes to convince Americans?

by Anonymousreply 1901/10/2021

Do not insult de Conan sword!

by Anonymousreply 2001/10/2021

He used the Conan sword when he was Governor too.

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by Anonymousreply 2101/10/2021

That sword must be his most prized possession. He had in a glass case in his office when he was Governor.

by Anonymousreply 2201/10/2021

[quote] Is that what it takes to convince Americans?

He was using the sword as a metaphor.

by Anonymousreply 2301/10/2021

[quote] It was nice but the part with the Conan sword was silly. Is that what it takes to convince Americans?

Yes! He displayed more leadership in that video than during his entire term as California Governor. The sword was an effective 'prop' because it illustrated his point for all the low-IQ nimrods who otherwise could not conceive of the events he described.

I wish we could demonstrate to these Deplorables what would happen to them in Russia, China or the Middle East if they had pulled that sh*t. They'd be rotting corpses in mass graves, what remained of their families would be stigmatized and impoverished, and the rest of the world would never even know it happened. Americans are spoiled, lazy and entitled -- and full of hubris and ingratitude.

by Anonymousreply 2401/10/2021

[quote] I also loved the visual and the analogy with the sword.

I did too.

by Anonymousreply 2501/10/2021

Kiss de Sword of Crom!

by Anonymousreply 2601/10/2021

[quote]R5: you know what happens, they get labeled “socialist”, “librul”, “snowflake”, “whiny”, “opportunists”, “Antifa (as a slur)”, etc..

It's also happening to Arnold, in the comments to the video on Youtube.

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by Anonymousreply 2701/10/2021

r15 = r5 = Trumpstain Trump-shit-eating Boris

F&F he and his sock puppets.

Anyone with two brain cells rubbed together knows this speech will be effective against the Deplorables and this isn't the first time Schwarzenegger has condemned Trump.

Good for Arnold keeping it real and keeping it anti-Trump long before this week, which almost NO Republicans in office ever have.

by Anonymousreply 2801/10/2021

Lifelong Democrat here. I just think Joe Biden's dementia is going to get those children in his Ukranian pedophile ring killed when he forgets to feed them, unless we kill all politicians and law enforcement opposed to Trump's reinstatement.

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by Anonymousreply 2901/10/2021

R24 is totally right. Arnold is talking candidly about growing up in the wake of the fucking Holocaust, being raised by men so traumatized by "what they saw, and what they did" that they were basically staying drunk all the time to pass the days until death's sweet release. He grew up in a petri dish of grief and shame and pain and remorse, the hellscape that came with feeling complicit in allowing Hitler rise into power and commit crimes against humanity.

But yes, sure, Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger is a wimp. A snowflake. He who came here as a desperately poor immigrant from a decimated postwar country, and who then proceeded to work his ass off, going on to become MR. UNIVERSE. Going on from there to become the top-earning Hollywood star of his time. Going on from there to marry a Kennedy, Washington royalty. And from there, going on to oust the democratic governor of California and serve two terms as a moderate Republican governor. AN IMMIGRANT TO THIS COUNTRY.

I am a lifelong democrat and I can't relate to Republican politics at all. But -- anyone that dares to minimize the importance and truth of what Arnold said in this speech, or dares to try to minimize his myriad accomplishments, his guts, or his will, is a flaccid, doughy, spoiled, weak, ignorant snowflake. Sheeple. Human garbage. Excrement.

by Anonymousreply 3001/10/2021

Great speech. Ditch the background music though.

by Anonymousreply 3101/10/2021

[quote]It was nice but the part with the Conan sword was silly. Is that what it takes to convince Americans?

Have you been asleep for the past 20 years? Have you not noticed we have a reality show host as President? Americans are morons.

by Anonymousreply 3201/10/2021

[quote]... is a flaccid, doughy, spoiled, weak, ignorant snowflake.

That describes most of what was at the Capitol. People who were overweight, drunk and undereducated -- some on disability -- that have never known real hardship or adversity other than stepdad beating the sh*t out of them in a drunken rage. Instead of getting help to deal with their trauma they buy guns, mace and confederate flags, and spend all of their time on social media.

by Anonymousreply 3301/10/2021

R33 Arnold's dad beat the shit out of him in a drunken rage and he became Mr. Universe and the Terminator. But it sounds like he was well-educated. There is no reconciling these peoples' ignorance. They are truly ignorant, in every single sense of the word. It's not even wholly their fault if they grow up in rural areas with no funding for education. Add in the normalization of underage drinking, hate speech, and the trauma of being step-dad's punching bag. But it comes down to no education, and never experiencing the world beyond your holler.

by Anonymousreply 3401/10/2021

The comments to him on his FB page under this are a mix of people agreeing with him and lots of folks saying he's now a traitor.

Fascinating to watch them deny that they were lied to. They still believe Trump is their savior.

by Anonymousreply 3501/10/2021

R1 Honey, no one knows who that is. That stopped being funny months ago.

by Anonymousreply 3601/11/2021

R36, sorry "Honey." Any venom spewed from your gin pickled body only serves as encouragement for me. Now go back to lip syncing broadway musicals in front of your filthy bathroom mirror.

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2021

R37 Lick me where I shit, you hissing mound of stretch marks and cellulite.

by Anonymousreply 3801/11/2021

[quote] Lick me where I shit, you hissing mound of stretch marks and cellulite.

R38, you got no game. Stay silent. You won't get far if you keep using words like "honey" and "hissing." Now go stare out the window and wallow in your regret of a life wasted.

by Anonymousreply 3901/11/2021

R39 Fuck yourself with a rusty tetanus covered pipe, you skunky cunt

by Anonymousreply 4001/11/2021

I'm spraying this on R39 as we speak

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by Anonymousreply 4101/11/2021

[quote] Fuck yourself with a rusty tetanus covered pipe, you skunky cunt

skunky cunt? Who even says that? You've made quite a spectacle of yourself. And you did it all for Maria Avedici Santoya.

by Anonymousreply 4201/11/2021

I see the Kennedys are drunk again.

by Anonymousreply 4301/11/2021

Others have echoed the same sentiments. For an excellent read, check out "Fascism: A Warning" by Madeleine Albright.

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by Anonymousreply 4401/11/2021

r15 is always projecting his own crimes on to his adversaries, just like Trump and Vladimir Putin themselves.

If anyone is like "being on the other end of a Peanuts phone," it's DL when r15 invariably vomits into every thread with his right-wig pot shots disguised as liberal concern.

Everyone sees you. Everyone sees through your lies. Everyone watched you humiliate yourself with denials of public polls and predictions of Republican victories in the House of Representatives, White House and Senate.

You're the wrecked shell of a lying assclown and troll who fools NOBODY.

by Anonymousreply 4501/11/2021

R45 You type unhinged.

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2021

Since Arnold invoked Kristallnacht in his video message, all sorts of Republicans have begun crying that they're victims, that losing Twitter followers is their own personal Kristallnacht. It's turned into 'Kristallnacht this,' 'Kristallnacht that.'

Disgusting.

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by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2021

Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 4801/11/2021

I have to say that I think Arnie has really stood up to the plate this pandemic. His uplifting video with his donkeys was cute and sent a powerful message. Stay home.

by Anonymousreply 4901/12/2021

r5 / r46, you type desperate, Deplorable piece of shit in the extreme minority of humans trying to dismiss and denigrate this video, which has more relevance and value on this planet than your wormtroll existence.

by Anonymousreply 5001/12/2021

Tell us how you really feel, R50

by Anonymousreply 5101/12/2021
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