Robert De Niro Got A Standing Ovation At Last Night's Tony Awards

Submitted by: fancylad 4 months ago in Entertainment News & Politics

'It's no longer down with Trump. It's fuck Trump.'
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Male 344
Fuck Trump, Fuck Trump supporters.
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Male 746
Classy
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Male 12,953
A fine example of western media delusions.
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Male 2,688
I believe fully in the right of some one to say this. I think he's wrong, I think he should pick the place to make this kind of statement better. And I don't care what he has to say. I'm over the Hollywood left.
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Male 6,496
De Niro was being an ass. Stuff like this hurts our democracy.
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Male 12,953
markust it's already gone.
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Male 18,155
markust I agree with his judgement, but agree it was inappropriate to deliver the message this way.
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Male 1,687
markust "De Niro was being an ass. Stuff like this hurts our democracy."

I would not disagree with your opinion of DeNiro's behavior. I would have said that he was acting like a jerk, and that his performance was foolish for a number of disparate reasons, most of which have been covered here already.
I don't think it hurts our democracy. It hurts DeNiro, and gives Trump supporters fuel for their belief, seriously expressed in this thread, that they are the ones under fire.

We've been in worse trouble in my lifetime than we are now. If Trump's supporters are right about him, he will get through this term without damaging his country. If his detractors are right, they will eventually be proven right, and he will be impeached, convicted and removed from office. What happens next will just be the next crisis.

I remember my teachers in the 1950s seriously telling us that, if we saw a flash like the light of the sun, we should hide under our desks. (Our joke was, "get under your desk, put your head between your legs, and kiss your ass goodbye.")
I was discharged from the army before the Cuban missile crisis occurred. I was not called back in, but some of my army buddies were (all of us were Russian interpreters). 
It has been one crisis after another: many, but not all, coming from people and events outside our country.
Go ahead and hate Trump, or Obama, or Bush, or Clinton... One of my uncles, a staunch conservative, hated Roosevelt until the day he died. I didn't talk about politics at his house, but my father always brought up Roosevelt, just to get the juices flowing.
A bad president won't bring us down, and a good one won't save us. Our greatest danger comes from ourselves. We don't have to agree. We don't even have to like each other. But if we can't treat each other with a modicum of respect, we don't deserve to survive, and we won't.
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semichisam01 “A bad president won't bring us down, and a good one won't save us. Our greatest danger comes from ourselves. We don't have to agree. We don't even have to like each other. But if we can't treat each other with a modicum of respect, we don't deserve to survive, and we won't.”

You sir, are correct.  I wonder how many people even understand this?
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Male 6,496
semichisam01, "I don't think it hurts our democracy."

I probably should have said, It just furthers the divide.
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Male 1,687
markust "I probably should have said, It just furthers the divide."

Likely, but not necessarily. Right now, a large number of people who won't agree on much of anything else are agreeing that DeNiro acted like a jerk. It's a start.
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Male 6,496
semichisam01 You're my favorite person on IAB.
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Female 5,271
I don't get it. Do people hate Trump just because the media tells them they should? Or are there actual reasons?
From the outside, it looks like a whole bunch of buffoons squealing like retarded monkeys about nothing.
Is trump not the same amount of rubbish at your last several presidents? Just in a different way?
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Male 2,260
emmettyville there is a difference, and it’s not subtle either.  Trump is rude, inappropriate, and completely unfiltered.  That is something we haven’t had in the Whitehouse before, and honestly didn’t need.  He is not a genius and hasn’t surrounded himself with any.  His major achievement has been to push through a massive tax cut which has stimulated the economy but will come back to haunt us in the future.  We aren’t at war nor do we look to be on track for one so that’s a good thing.
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Male 12,953
emmettyville it's a nation in free fall.
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emmettyville What wells said... From the outside I am seeing a different group of retarded monkeys than you are. I compiled an abridged list of some of the reasons why people hate Trump. Although I feel based on your post it will be lost on you.
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Female 5,271
todd_dirks arg, that's so insulting. No posts are lost on me, having a different option does not make you stupid, it just makes you different.
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Male 611
emmettyville No,  people don't hate Trump because the media says so. People hate Trump because he's dismantling America and putting us on a world stage that makes us look like fools. His Infamous tax breaks went straight to the rich, which will eventually be paid for by the poor and the middle class. You think we need media to tell us why people hate Trump??? Please get informed before assuming the rest of us aren't.
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Female 5,271
wellsy57 Newsflash man, you guys have looked pretty barbaric, stupid and weird for quite a while now.......
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wellsy57  he's dismantling America and putting us on a world stage that makes us look like fools. 

Proof?  The main ones looking like fools are those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (Case in point: De Niro). 

wellsy57  His Infamous tax breaks went straight to the rich

Well, yeah, the people who PAY taxes.   And somehow you missed the companies and industries that are giving bonuses, raises and lowering prices because of said tax breaks. (let's see.  AT&T gave 200,000 employees a $1K bonus, American Airlines gave 130,000 $1K bonus....Bank of America (145,000), Comcast (100,000), US Bancorp (60,000)...but I forget...Pelosi say's it's 'irrelevant')

wellsy57 eventually be paid for by the poor 

Most poor don't pay taxes.

wellsy57 Please get informed before assuming the rest of us aren't.

...he said with nary a clue and zero realization of hypocrisy. 

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Male 611
megrendel stop watching Fox News and Breitbart and learn true facts.  Your delusion is becoming unmeasurable. Although you think you're smart, you really don't have a clue how that tax break bill works against you and I. But hey! The rich are the ones who deserve a tax break!!!  Because money doesn't belong in the hands of the poor. Jeesh, smh. Are you also against healthcare for all, and college for all?  Do you also believe that the Earth is flat?
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Male 10,002
wellsy57 stop watching Fox News and Breitbart and learn true facts.  

In fact, I watch neither. 

wellsy57 The rich are the ones who deserve a tax break!!! 

Clue: A tax break will effect those who pay the most taxes the most. 

wellsy57 Because money doesn't belong in the hands of the poor.

Ah, you're one of 'those'.   The idiots who think that wealth is a zero-sum game and the only reason the rich are rich are because they stole it from the poor.  A rather simplistic view from a simplistic mind.

Explain something to me:  Over 45% of people pay no income tax. How would you think to give them a tax break?  PAY them for not paying taxes?  (In fact, that is what we do with the earned income tax credit.)
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Female 5,271
megrendel I think you might be playing attention megrendel...

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Male 611
megrendel  you seem to be very much less informed than me. Therefore I cannot continue this conversation.  Enjoy your temporary tax break while the rich people keep their tax break permanently. 
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Male 10,002
wellsy57 Submission duly noted.

See, some of us are intelligent enough to realize any tax break will impact the people who pay the most taxes the most.  It’s a result of a ‘progressive’ tax system.

You want everyone to share equally in a tax break? It’s called a ‘Flat Tax’ and everyone pays.  

And yes, I’m sure those hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed their bonuses, raises and rate decreases.  The only way you can denounce such benefits is to say ‘you peons are just not as smart as us enlightened ones’.  Sorry, it does not fly anymore. Your bullshit has been exposed.
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megrendel your delusion of how this tax break helps everyone is simply a delusion. The so-called trickle-down tax break has never worked.  Started in 1929, and then again by Ronald Reagan, and then again by George Bush, and now by Donald Trump. The trickle-down has never trickled down. But the rich got richer, and the poor get poorer. And that's called inequality.  Today's CEOs make 350 times more than their lowest tier workers. That's inequality.  The lowest tier workers still have to rely on food stamps and Medicaid.  While the CEO can't figure out what kind of sushi or caviar he'd like to have tonight.  Most of the companies that got a wonderful tax break used their tax breaks to buy back stocks that benefited their stockholders and lobbyists instead of giving raises., or bonuses.  Those bonuses you touted were for a one-time thing.  Why can't the United States of America, the supposed wealthiest country on the planet, help everyone, instead of just the rich?
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Male 10,002
wellsy57 Therefore I cannot continue this conversation.  (continues to post).

And yet, you do....

wellsy57 your delusion of how this tax break helps everyone is simply a delusion.

Actually, I never stated such. (are you capable of arguing what is actually posted rather than your own bias?)

I stated: "Tax cuts will impact those who actually pay taxes."

And yet, you continue to deny the people who have gotten raises, bonuses, reduced rates and employment from those very same tax cuts you are demeaning.



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megrendel your delusion continues  to believe this tax break is helping those who paid taxes.  Then why did those wealthy, rich ass fucks get hit with a "hey now, no more pesky taxes for you from now on.  We'll make the poor come up with tax money instead".
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wellsy57 your delusion continues  to believe this tax break is helping those who paid taxes. 

Okay, enlighten me.  What NON-TAXPAYERS got a TAX BREAK

I'm pretty sure that in order to qualify for a tax break, you have to actually PAY taxes to begin with. (That's kinda how it works.) 
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megrendel "I'm pretty sure that in order to qualify for a tax break, you have to actually PAY taxes to begin with. (That's kinda how it works.)"

In other words, the Republicans in Congress passed a tax reduction bill that every single one of them knew would benefit only the top income brackets. You've already agreed to that, so we don't need to discuss it. We could discuss who, exactly, gets the most out of it, and then we could correlate that list with a list of top donors to the Republican Party and to individual Republicans. We could determine whether we are looking at a completely innocent act or a quid pro quo, whereby the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and members of Congress get to keep their jobs. But let all that pass, for now.

Those same Republicans in Congress are now trying to pass bills that would pay for that budget-busting tax reduction by cutting or eliminating a number of programs that, in toto, constitute what is commonly called the "safety net". The cumulative effect is that wealth is transferred in pennies from the poor into dollars for the rich.

I'm willing to believe, if you say so, that you are happy with that outcome. But I am here to tell you that it isn't good for the poor and the middle class; it isn't good for our country; and, in the long run, it isn't even good for the rich.
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semichisam01  would benefit only the top income brackets. 

If, by 'only the top income brackets' you mean 'people who actually pay taxes'...then yes.

I'm not in the top income bracket.  In fact I'm about mid-way.  Income taxes for my bracket went down 4% and my deductible almost doubled. 

semichisam01  whereby the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, 

That demonstrates the amount of knowledge you have on the economy right there...and it's not enlightened.

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Male 9,475
megrendel And yet, you continue to deny the people who have gotten raises, bonuses, reduced rates and employment from those very same tax cuts you are demeaning.

Some people got a 1 time bonus; That's great let's see if those keep happening; Hardly anyone got raises, again I'm all for raises but the more efficient way of doing this is not by giving the wealthy More money.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/03/28/most-americans-havent-seen-pay-increases-from-tax-cuts-but-most-republicans-have/?utm_term=.0cf22de3c28d


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-poll/few-u-s-adults-report-bonuses-raises-from-republican-tax-law-idUSKBN1FI16Q


Where are you getting your numbers.  The most I can see is 2% of the population is.
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normalfreak2 Hardly anyone got raises

Well, How about alphabetically.  Let's start with the A's. (And this is just those who mentioned raises.  The list for bonuses, 401(k) contributions and increased spending on infrastructure and new jobs is much longer).
  • AaLadin Industries, Inc. (Elk Point, South Dakota) – Bonuses of $250 - $1,000 based on length of service; base wage raised; increased capital expenditures:
  • Adams Community Bank (Adams, Massachusetts) -- $1,000 bonuses for full-time employees; $500 bonuses for part-time employees; base wage raised to $13.25 per hour;
  • Amarillo National Bank (Amarillo, Texas) – $1,000 salary increases for over 300 employees
  • Amboy Bank (Old Bridge, New Jersey) – Base wage raised to $15 per hour; $1,000 bonuses for non-executive employees
  • Anfinson Farm Store (Cushing, Iowa) -- $1,000 bonuses and 5% pay raises for employees
  • Ariel Corporation (Mount Vernon, Ohio) – increase wages, expand business and increase employee benefits
  • Associated Bank (Green Bay, Wisconsin) – $500 employee bonuses; base wage will rise from $10 to $15 per hour

Now, staying with the A's, how about RATE DECREASES for consumers?
  • Alabama Power (Birmingham, Alabama) - Alabama Power Company customers will see a reduction in their bills because of the federal income tax cut
  • Alaska Electric Light and Power (Juneau, Alaska) – the utility will pass tax reform savings to customers.
  • Ameren Illinois (Chicago, Illinois) – the utility is passing tax savings onto customers
  • Appalachian Power Co. (Milton, West Virginia) – the utility will pass along tax reform savings to customers.
  • Arizona Public Service (Phoenix, Arizona) -- the utility requested a $119 million bill reduction for customers due to tax reform.
  • Atlanta Gas Light Co. (Atlanta, Georgia) – The utility will pass along tax cut savings to customers.
  • AVANGRID (Orange, Connecticut) – the utility is passing savings from tax reform to customers.
  • Avista Corporation (Spokane, Washington) – the utility will pass federal tax reform savings to customers.

But, of course...NONE of the raises, reduced rates, bonuses, increased investment and new job creation is in any way beneficial to the workers...../s/off.
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Male 9,475
megrendel Again where are you getting this information?  I went ahead and through my links to my data where's yours?  
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Male 1,062
wellsy57 You make a good argument. The fact is though that the western middle classes are comfortably off, have decent pensions, healthcare and support. They will never know the humiliation of scraping by, of having nothing. So inequality becomes nothing more than as talking point or faux outrage.
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mrteatime I disagree with your assertion the Western middleclass have decent pensions and healthcare.  The system in place previously (company funds pensions and healthcare supplementshas only been dismantled for a generation or so and the effects are only beginning to be known.

Wait until more “401k poor” people hit retirement without enough money to live and the the healthcare cost increases make living an unaffordable proposition.
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I would argue that given the recent climate in America with the rapid rise of hate towards groups, whether it be Republicans in the school, Conservatives who kneel at church, white men and anyone who supports Trump, etc etc, it is a very typical thing. I feel like people who agree with Trump are being bullied into silence by those that hate him. I see it all the time on social media, schools, tv shows, movies, award ceremonies  etc. 
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chicagojay I'm gunna go ahead and guess this was a reply to my comment... 

Your argument is pretty decent, save the fact that you're arguing that we should all feel sorry for the Trump supporter who walks up to a Mexican immigrant and punches him in the face because the immigrant hit back.

Trump and his followers have been the aggressors. All too willing to attack anyone they don't like whether it be verbally or through policy like the muslim ban etc.

It's a bit of a stretch to suggest that Trump supporters are a marginalized group... You know, considering they were the ones that deliberately isolated themselves from all other races and groups. 

"FUCK OFF! BLACKS, MEXICANS, MUSLIMS, IMMIGRANTS, AFRICA, CANADA...." 

Few months later....

"Oh my God, everyone hates us. Why is everyone targeting us!!!"
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Male 9,475
todd_dirks You nailed this, The Trump supporter has this complex that THEY are the assaulted party here.  It's incredible how they can pervert reality and substitute their own.
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Male 5,192
todd_dirks Where are you hearing or seeing these things? They are in quotes. Who said "FUCK OFF! BLACKS, MEXICANS, MUSLIMS, IMMIGRANTS, AFRICA, CANADA...."  and/or "Oh my God, everyone hates us. Why is everyone targeting us!!!"? Are you certain something else was not said and you processed it to say what you want to hear? 
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trimble I don't know if I'm just living in a bubble, or if you are... One of the two is true. Either my living in a country that does not engage in the kind of discourse your president does has somehow jaded me into thinking this kind of behavior is not right... Or, it's the other way around. 

He spoke out against these asylum seekers saying “They are not our friend, believe me, they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Recently he called them Animals. 

It's a rhetoric that's been used before. It's deliberate. The more he can make them sub-human, the easier it becomes to mistreat them without accountability. You can defend it by saying he's singling out the criminals, but it's right there, he's not. He's blanketing those coming to America seeking a better life as rapists and drug dealers.

He's made fun of and mimicked retarded people.

He reduces women based on their looks calling them ugly, or "look at that face."

He targets mulsim nations, putting them on a ban list, except the ones that buy weapons from him. 

He has incited violence against peaceful protesters saying he would physically attack them, or called for violence against kneeling players saying "Get those SOBs off the field" and called for them to be deported. In stark contrast to this and at about the same time, he defended Nazi protestors who killed someone on the other side when he refused to admit fault and there were very fine people on both sides. Not long after he defended someone who grabbed their crotch while singing the anthem, thus eliminating the idea that he was really trying to respect a flag or anthem...

His willingness to repeatedly attack black individuals who were using their platform to bring awareness to potential police misconduct should have been met with an equal disregard for white-supremacists, and indeed once pushed to take a position on David Duke, he FINALLY spoke out saying:

“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know.” 

Pretty different stances and opinions on how much he 'knows' someone... All too willing to condemn the actions of a black man he doesn't know. Whole-heartedly unwilling to even say a KNOWN white supremacist is someone he doesn't support.

I guess we can add to that:

“Look at my African American over here. Look at him.”
** cringe **

Jeez, we can go back to his insane tirade over Obama being a Kenyan....

What else,

He's made fun of soldiers who get captured in war.

Called for more Scandinavian/white asylum seekers to come instead of 'shitthole countries' in Africa.

He basically said Islam isn't a religion and continued the long-standing tradition of saying Islam "Hates US." Fanning the flames of Islamophobia. He called the religion a malignant cancer, a "political ideology" that "hides behind this notion of it being a religion." 

He accused Obama and Hillary Clinton for being "founders" of the Islamic State. 

He has publicly feuded with the parents of a Muslim US soldiers killed in battle. Made fun of a grieving wife saying she was silent because she probably didn't have the right to speak.


he called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

He sat completely silent with Israel sniping children and peaceful protesters.

He stood by Roy Moore. His endorsement of an alleged sex predator. Has remained largely silent to others that have popped up whether they be self-admitted white supremacists, child predators etc etc.

Although my understanding is that there was some level of mistreatment of children and families seeking asylum in America, it appears that this was highly disconcerting to Obama who was trying to address and did address the issue... My understanding now is that Tump has escalated this with a zero tolerance policy resulting in a UN condemnation and a Honduran man killing himself in a detention cell because his child was removed.

I'm hearing conflicting stories on this issue, but from what I hear they take the children for 'baths' and the children are never returned. IF this was something that the previous administration did, then shame on them. But shame on this president for not only continuing it, but escalating it and still choosing to blame the democrats.

He blamed Obama for the Russian invasion of Crimea....

The list just goes on and on... And it grows every day.

Honestly the way the whole Puerto Rico thing was handled screams racism. After all the lives saved by him tossing paper towels at them like dirty homeless people, and the challenges of it being "an island surrounded by water", STILL more Americans died in that disaster than 911.

I mean, if that is how you want your country run, all the power to you. But maybe tone down the narrative that you are beacon of good in this world for other nations to emulate and look up to. Cause that America isn't compatible with Trump or his base.
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Male 18,155
todd_dirks thoughts and prayers and loo roll.
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Male 6,984
trimble You took what he said literally, but you didn't take Trump literally when he said "Grab her by the Pussy"

Any reason?
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Male 5,192
daegog When did I say anything about that? I have no doubt he said it and meant what he said. He was right, a lot of girls do let celebs do just that. All the time. And he said "they let you grab them by the pussy". "Let". That is pretty much what we are talking about here. A person says one thing but you hear what you want to hear.
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trimble I see a person making excuses for sexual assault.  If it helps you sleep at night to pretend all that ALL those women he assaulted "let" him do it, that's your call.
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Male 5,192
daegog We all saw and heard the same tape. You saw what you wanted to.
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trimble LOL how can the access hollywood tape be taken as any other way.  Trump admitted to using his position and wealth as a cudgel against women and you are defending it!  Hillarious.

Trimble you honestly are blaming the woman, YOU ARE the problem.  There are cases where the women are wrong but you aren't even going there you are a misogynist based on what you are saying in this thread.  Do you not agree?
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Male 6,984
trimble And the sad part is you ignored what you saw.  
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Male 6,496
daegog I really thought that was going to be from The Onion. I was sad to see it was real. Snopes has the video and a statement from the congressman.
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Male 2,343
I think it was in poor taste. He was introducing Bruce Springsteen and high-jacked an awards ceremony celebrating Theater. It would be like giving a toast at a wedding where you start "Fuck Trump" and end with "Well let's raise a glass to the bride and groom"

Here's the rest of what he said:

"Our baby-in-chief -- the j***-off-in-chief, I call him -- has put the press under siege, ridiculing it and trying to discredit it through outrageous attacks and lies," De Niro said. ""This f***ing idiot is the President. It's 'The Emperor's New Clothes' -- the guy is a f***ing fool ... our baby-in-chief -- the 'J******-in-chief' I call him." 
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Male 6,117
i am reminded of bill mahers last show
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Male 9,475
How does this advance us forward?  Answer: it doesn't.  This is Stupid, very stupid.  Thanks for doing the stereotypical " out of touch hollywood liberal elite" thing Robert De Niro.  


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normalfreak2 Correct, this does not help the Democratic party at all. It’s not changing any votes and if at all probably not the way the Dem's want. This is just feel good crap for those who already hate Trump (or really, anyone outside of their party/ideology) they love it but it isn’t going to help with the electoral numbers. I guess the Dem's are kind of stuck with that ultra left-wing portion of their party though. Maybe, maybe not.
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trimble I would argue that given the recent climate in America with the slow rise of hate towards groups, whether it be Muslims in the ban, Players who kneel, immigrants and mexicans, etc etc, it is a bit of a good thing. I feel like people who disagree with Trump are being bullied into silence by those that follow him. I see it all the time on social media etc. 

I agree, the BEST way to deal with those people and Trump himself is to correct misinformation with information and stay the course of rationality, but for some who are now afraid to speak up and use their voice, maybe these kinds of things will wake them back up.

Votes? Probably not. But there is more to this story than votes. It's about standing up to hatred, bigotry, intolerance and bullies. Should my son stand up to the school bully and point and say "Fuck that guy?" Probably not. But what that does for all whom he bullies, deep down inside them, I feel it matters. 

If you're going to be loud and go off on Americans about who is good, who is bad, who is a patriot, who is not, what immigrants are animals, who is not, which angry white nazi's are very fine people, which are (Oh wait, he never spoke out against the bad ones)... hate hate hate, rip up agreements, lie, hush money, lie lie, bully bully bully.... Well, maybe you can't complain when someone stands up and says "DUDE!?! FUCK THIS IDIOT."
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todd_dirks But I see the type of behavior you describe coming from both sides at literally anyone who does not agree with them, do you not?
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trimble As far as the polarization goes, I am 1000000% against polarization. And I recognize that Trump supporters are operating from fear. They're human beings too. 

But when you have a group of people doing and blindly supporting genuine evil in a country that espouses to be the good-guys of the world, I am really failing to find any solution to the issue other than total 'blue-wave' thinking. 

There are no shortage of top level people who think this man is genuinely insane. Like not hyperbole... FULLY insane.

Add to that we have right-wing pundits who are now pretty much calling for him to take the leap and become a dictator.

Everyone's hand is kind of being forced if you ask me... 

I'm an outsider, but Canadian. Watching all this closely though. It's a little scary. And if our big brother to the south fails to overcome this, what chance do we have? What chance does the world have?

I'm genuinely afraid of what I'm seeing being justified. And I really don't know what choice the people who oppose him have, other than total allegiance to the party that opposes him... 
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todd_dirks I think you are being misled a bit, maybe by what some people say, maybe by what you believe you hear from what other people say. I suggest watching boredhuman's post about Cassie Jaye:

https://www.i-am-bored.com/2018/06/a-feminist-comes-to-terms-with-the-mens-rights-movement
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trimble I watched it before I even saw this comment. And I loved it as a father who lost his son to a shit judge working within this system and allowed my ex to be removed from the province I live in.

But it's not comparable to Trump supporters because they ARE actively trying to suppress, reduce and alter the rights and freedoms of people who they do not identify with. 

The people she is describing are only wishing to rejoin the table. NO ONE is keeping Trump supporters from the table. They are the ones trying to limit who comes to the table in America.
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trimble I see it more and more from the left. But I can't help but go back to the school-yard bully thing and think, hmm, if the classmates eventually stand up after being abused by this kid, and they start calling him names etc, ALTHOUGH, we would say there are better ways to handle a bully, can we really blame them??
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normalfreak2 It's called "free speech". And you don't have to be out of touch to agree with Mr. De Niro.
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Male 10,002
normalfreak2 It's called "free speech".

Yes, and you'll notice he has not been arrested or made to disappear....so it would appear he enjoyed his free speech to the fullest extent of the Constitution (that particular amendment starts with 'Congress shall make no law...).

BUT, his right to free speech does not supersede our right to call him an ignorant fool.  It does not even mean that he can be banned from any future awards shows  (like that would happen in that leftist utopia). 
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thubanstar Nowhere do I see anyone arguing that the government should outlaw De Niro's right to be a jackass. And you also dont have to be out of touch to disagree with him. It is perfectly acceptable (although not everywhere) either way.
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