114 Responses to “Take Me Out Of It”


  1. 4 Dianne Wing
    June 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    “The president’s prediction of a massive overflow audience did not come to pass.”
    “On June 15, Trump celebrated on Twitter that nearly a million people had requested tickets for his rally in Tulsa. His campaign manager, Brad Parscale, touted similar figures.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/20/tulsa-trump-rally/

  2. June 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm

  3. June 20, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Interesting thread 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

  4. June 20, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    • 10 lmcae72
      June 20, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      The teenagers from all over the country got together and reserved tickets for the shit show that they had no intention of attending to drive down the number of people who did show up. There was never an overflow crowd and the indoor stadium Looks to be about half full. Some of the teens were as young as 13 who trolled the f**k out of the campaign.

  5. June 20, 2020 at 9:17 pm

  6. 12 pkayden
    June 20, 2020 at 9:18 pm

  7. 13 lmcae72
    June 20, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    6 members of the advance team tested positive for COVID.

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  11. 18 pkayden
    June 20, 2020 at 9:34 pm

  12. 19 pkayden
    June 20, 2020 at 9:38 pm

  13. 22 pkayden
    June 20, 2020 at 9:45 pm

  14. June 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm

  15. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm

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  18. 28 jer44
    June 20, 2020 at 10:34 pm

  19. 29 jer44
    June 20, 2020 at 10:46 pm

  20. 30 jer44
    June 20, 2020 at 10:52 pm

  21. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    June 20, 2020 at 11:35 pm

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  25. June 21, 2020 at 2:39 am

    • June 21, 2020 at 2:46 am

      • June 21, 2020 at 3:37 am

        Some CinC; SOB didn’t return any of the salutes,,,

        • June 21, 2020 at 10:11 am

          I blame his campaign staff… and I’m sure tRump does too.

          Why would you even accept reservations for 1,000,000 when the area only holds 19,000? Even the overflow probably would not have accommodated 980,000. Another example of telling the Orange Oval Office Occupant what he wants to hear rather than telling him what is real.

          Allowing the campaign to get duped/sabotaged by a bunch of teens is classic! 😀 😀 😀

          • June 21, 2020 at 12:26 pm

            They were operating under the 10% rule; projecting attendance would be 100,000. Each campaign sets a cap on number of RSVP’s and percentage planned for for each event…

  26. June 21, 2020 at 4:55 am

    • 42 mae52
      June 21, 2020 at 8:25 am

      Waaahhaaahaha read without buying karma my dear

    • 44 ggail44
      June 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      OMG, I just downloaded it! THANKS!!!!!

      • June 21, 2020 at 1:40 pm

        Tried to download just now and got this message:

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        Seems that a lot of money is being lost. 😀 😀 😀

      • June 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

        hey Gail…let us know what you think about the book📚

  27. 47 nena20409
    June 21, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Happy Fathers Day to all our Fathers at TODville.
    🙏💪🙏🍷🥂🎊🙇‍♀️🎩💁‍♀️🙌🙌

  28. 48 nena20409
    June 21, 2020 at 8:15 am

    My gleeful facial smile has not stopped.
    🤣😭😂
    The US Press kept saying 2/3 full…Hell, No! It was less than 6,300…😂😭🤣😂😭🤣

    • 49 todjey
      June 21, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      Didint they advertise for various minorities to appear at their rally? If so, some of those folks standing behind the podium might have been paid for their appearance there, who knows??

  29. 50 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Morning everyone. Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing fathers out there:) You are needed and loved.

  30. 53 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 9:09 am

    lol

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  31. 54 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 9:32 am

  32. June 21, 2020 at 10:26 am

    President Obama, love you to the 1st star on the left and back, Happy Father’s Day!!

  33. 59 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Thread

  34. June 21, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Hayes: “Jeff Sharlet argues that Trump rallies have essentially become a kind of religious experience detached from mundane arguments, or even reason… He has spent much of his career reporting on the intersection of religion and politics. What did you feel like you were discovering as you were spending time in this milieu?”
    Sharlet:
    “Something’s changed in the years of Trump’s presidency. In 2016 I was looking at the religion of the rallies,
    and I found something, a prosperity gospel. A kind of a get-rich-quick promise. Now it’s much darker, and I liken it to something called the gnostic gospel. This idea that all knowledge is hidden. And elites are in this sort of vast conspiracy against us. And that only, only the great man himself Trump by pushing aside expert knowledge, can we get to the truth and really ferret out our enemies and destroy them. It’s about destroying an enemy within now.”

    • June 21, 2020 at 10:55 am

      Hayes: “Yeh And it’s about the falsity of the world you that see before you, which I think relates to the kind of QAnon conspiracy theory. There’s the famous Trump line about ‘everything you’re seeing and reading isn’t true’, right? That like: ‘when the people that I hire come out and say that I’m exactly the crude incompetent brute that I look like, that they’re lying’. But there has to be the willed religious feeling to constantly be seeing the actual world, getting that information and discounting that…is like a false consciousness.”
      Sharlet:
      “A false consciousness, or rather you learn how to read what the actual evidence is and – for instance many of the folks I met at these rallies – whether they were invested in Q-Anon or had never heard of it,
      I kept coming across this idea that “Trump’s tweets matter”. In Trump’s tweets, every typo, every mis-spelling, especially the strange capitalizations, are actually messages. And that you have to study them like scripture, one pastor told me, to understand the real meaning beneath the veneer of the bumbling buffoon.’

    • June 21, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Hayes: “It’s like a Grateful Dead show or a Phish show. There’s a sub-culture, there’s institutions, there’s a universe that’s grown up around this as a genre of event that I don’t think necessarily was quite there in ’15 and ’16. Now it’s a thing, it’s a happening.”
      Sharlet:
      “It’s a thing…there’s people been to dozens of rallies. One guy is called “the Trumped-up Cowboy” and he pays for a group of teenagers. Says he found them in woods of Kentucky, which sounds a little strange. And he flies them around the country. And they go to rallies all over country to sort of spread the word. Brad Parscale from the stage, Trump’s campaign manager, even sort of name checked these guys. Some people have gone to dozens, 68 rallies one person had. They get campers and they travel round the country. So that Grateful Dead connection, that Phish connection, and that kind of absolute devotion. And what’s interesting is it doesn’t really matter what happens at the rally. That one I went to in Sunrise Florida, Trump must have spoken for what seemed like two hours, while other people left early. And so I would speak to them…and they said it was great. It didn’t even matter what was said. It was the ritual.”

    • June 21, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Hayes: “Obviously we’ve seen interviews with people…”If I die, I have to die”… I’m curious what you make of people showing up to go do an indoor unmasked rally in the middle of the pandemic.”
      Sharlet:
      “I think it’s a very different experience than what we see with folks protesting, oftentimes taking precautions to do so. But this is an idea that you are protected by the hand of god. We all heard that when Trump jokingly referred to himself as “the chosen one”. When you go to rallies and you talk to people, you find that idea of divinity played out over and over again…and that means that the rally itself has this sort of spiritual protection. The coronavirus, whether you believe in it as a conspiracy or you think it’s a real problem, it’s not going to touch you… you’re going to be sort of magically protected.”

    • June 21, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Hayes: “What is your understanding of the size of this world?”
      Sharlet:
      “It think that’s one of the really key things. When you go to the rallies, as you know most of the press stays in press cage. And I think there needs to be more engagement with people. We need to look at these rallies not such much as political events, but as religious rituals. And then you discover that although the QAnon believers, that’s a small subset, those ideas have infiltrated the much broader movement. I mean Trump checks them from the stage, talking about things that he can’t tell you, talking about invisible enemies. A real moment for me was talking to one woman, she was deeply invested in QAnon, (believed crazy things about democrats). So I turned to the people around me and said do you believe this…no one was saying “that’s crazy, that’s insane”. It was all within the realm of possibility. And then Trump comes on stage and he starts talking about horrible, horrible stories. I mean really gory violence he spins out for a long time. He says “There’s more – I can’t tell you.” And they experience confirmation of their beliefs.”

  35. 71 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 10:58 am

  36. 73 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 11:01 am

  37. 75 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 11:24 am

  38. 76 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 11:33 am

  39. 77 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

  40. 79 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 11:53 am

  41. June 21, 2020 at 11:57 am

    “Quid pro quo, a deal with God:
    affluence (or the dream of it to come)
    in return for unquestioning loyalty.
    Trump’s campaign channeled a convergence of conservatisms:
    Fred Trump’s brutality,
    Cohn’s corruption,
    and the cross wrapped in a flag
    preached by Peale.”
    (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/06/inside-the-cult-of-trump-his-rallies-are-church-and-he-is-the-gospel)

  42. 81 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    • 82 marleysperson
      June 21, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Another whiny baby. Just trying to save his ass so he can keep his big $$$$ flowing!

    • June 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Won’t happen. The rallies are about the media coverage for tRump. If he’s not getting the publicity, it’s wouldn’t be worth his effort.

  43. 84 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    • 85 sjterrid
      June 21, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Such BS, Why would they build a stage outside for overflow and be so surprised with the attendance if they knew it was fake. My thinking is a lot of people in Oklahoma didn’t show up, because they know that Covid isn’t fake and know the numbers are rising. They weren’t going to risk their health for Trump.

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  46. 92 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    He’s Not a Whiny Bitch 😂😂😂😂😂

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  49. 96 marleysperson
    June 21, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    View this post on Instagram

    Nine years ago today.

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  50. 97 nena20409
    June 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm

  51. 98 nena20409
    June 21, 2020 at 1:53 pm

  52. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    June 21, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to all the TOD Dads! ❤

  53. June 21, 2020 at 2:27 pm

  54. 103 pkayden
    June 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm

  55. 104 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm

  56. 106 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm

  57. 107 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

  58. 108 sjterrid
    June 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Greetings, TOD!
    Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers here.

  59. 109 jer44
    June 21, 2020 at 4:01 pm

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  62. June 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    “Top House Democrats say they’re seriously considering whether Bolton should appear before them —
    either voluntarily or under subpoena — to testify about explosive allegations contained in his new book, including that Trump encouraged China to construct internment camps for Uighurs, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to purchase American agricultural products in order to help his reelection bid and promised autocrats like Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would do legal favors for an ally facing a U.S. indictment.” (Benen)


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