A brief sample of comments on Tom Reed’s Jan. 4 tele townhall

What are you doing to make me confident that there is zero fraud in the next election??? Because I don’t feel that way right now. Every illegal vote out there lessens my vote and my say and that’s a problem.

You lost my vote, I’ll vote DemocRAT just to get you out of office. Thanks for not standing up for America

Back the President !!! Thats why i voted for you. Will be Last term if you don’t. Illegal immigrants driving and voting in N.Y. election compromised in your backyard

Your job is on the line !

You lost my vote buddy. To think I put a sign in my front yard for you and then you turn around and betray us all by selling out. The greed is disgusting.

If Tom Reeds answer is not an astounding yes to voter fraud, than I will run against him next election.

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10 Responses to A brief sample of comments on Tom Reed’s Jan. 4 tele townhall

  1. I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole 4 years ago, & everything has been upside down. I thought “Conservatives” also took an oath to defend the Constitution (but then I am old-fashioned & believe that your word should be your bond). I thought they believed in limited Federalism, i.e. States control elections and the Federal government wages war. In my opinion, fighting a pandemic is WAR & we need to be united (remember small-pox? polio?).

    And, then there is the taunt: “Tax And Spend.” Why are paying so our top executive can play golf?

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  2. William Hungerford says:

    One more:

    “You believe everyone is being straight forward and honest … the courts, the FBI … the voting process … we don’t! We watched election night, we watched the hearings, and the testimonies! Based on what you said, it sounds like you only listened to the outcomes and took it for truth … we don’t! The fact that courts won’t even listen to this …. something is WRONG with that!”

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  3. Arthur Ahrens says:

    I’ve been waiting for the Trumpists to notice Reed’s “betrayal”.
    Thanks for this. It made me laugh out loud.

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  4. William Hungerford says:

    We need to understand why so many believe a myth. The word that comes to mind is brainwashed, but can that be done with online propaganda?


  5. Arthur Ahrens says:

    I believe that our sad situation can be traced back decades. It began before the arrival of a particularly charismatic politician, but he was able to weaponize dissatisfaction with the government when he defined government as the problem, not the solution.

    This meme has embedded itself into the DNA of at least half of the voting population. And it has been repeatedly reinforced.

    Lyndon B. Johnson paid no price for the lies that led America into the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon got away with Watergate (and a host of other offenses), Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush skated on Iran-Contra, George W. Bush received no retribution for the lies that led to the Iraq War, and Donald Trump has compiled a rap sheet a mile long, from Ukraine Mobilier to obstruction of justice to emoluments violations.

    After four repetitive decades of iteration, many people have lost faith in their government. High unemployment, stagnant/ decreasing wages, FEAR (of the other) have all served to drive people into tribes that want peace, and are looking for a savior.

    Enter Social Media, which self sorts people into insulated bubbles, separated from reality and where their views and opinions find sympathy and approval. A medium which is ripe to be utilized by a media savvy demagog. We are living in the result.

    Like Pandora’s Box, Social Media appears to be a blessing, but is in reality a curse.

    And like Pandora’s Box, we’ll never be able to return to the way it was.

    And the Covid Pandemic is the first taste we have of how well things will go when people lose faith in science and law and place it in a false god. This deadly plague has eclipsed the freight train that even now is unstoppable yet is approaching us with increasing speed and ferocity. But when the plague is gone, global warming will still be with us.

    We are already seeing the effects of global warming. It should be quite entertaining in a few more years.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh — I digressed quite a bit.
    William Hungerford…check this out,,,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_%C3%A0_deux

    This is also known as shared psychotic disorder OR induced delusional disorder.

    “a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief, and sometimes hallucinations,[3][4] are transmitted from one individual to another.[5] The same syndrome shared by more than two people may be called folie à… trois (‘three’) or quatre (‘four’); and further, folie en famille (‘family madness’) or even folie à plusieurs (‘madness of several’). “

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  7. William Hungerford says:

    In 1938, possibly six million people heard “The War of the Worlds” broadcast, an estimated 1.7 million listeners believed the broadcast was an actual news bulletin, about 1.2 million people were frightened or disturbed. My Dad listened in a NYC hotel room. He thought it was a joke and saw that the city wasn’t aflame by looking out the window. What would happen today when a story like this might spread rapidly over the internet? Many more than 6 million would hear it. Would 1 in 6 be frightened or disturbed?

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  8. Arthur ahrens says:

    It seems that you have your answer


  9. Arthur Ahrens says:

    Speaking of madness….

    Reed issued a statement on Facebook deploring Wednesday’s Washington violence.

    His Trumper followers excoriated him. He’s lost a lot of support among the faithful.

    What’s truly crazy, though, is the number of crazies who have bought into the new nuttiness that the people who stormed the capitol today we’re not Trump supporters. They were Antifa!

    And that’s gaining traction across social media!

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  10. arthur ahrens says:

    It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them they have been fooled.
    —— Mark Twain

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