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The Republican Party Going Forward v 2.0
(06-13-2021, 11:52 PM)Overlord Wrote:
(06-12-2021, 06:38 PM)fuzzy dunlop Wrote: "Wages are too high!" is going to be a hell of a rallying cry for the GOP heading into the midterms.

At some point people will realize the extent to which people will vote against their interests in order to avoid being a libtard is endless.

The Dems handed the branding war to the Pubs.

But again, is it the Dems or is that people are really, really stupid.

My money’s on the latter, Cotton.



People know that; there’s just not much can be done.  These people are morons, and nothing is really going to change that because their logic is entirely emotional and changes depending on whatever outrages them this weekend.  Yesterday was Baseball, today is Hunter Biden, next week will be no more fried chicken.

(06-12-2021, 05:53 PM)Iron Maiden Wrote: Employees are getting the upper hand a bit, and certain people just can't handle it:

https://twitter.com/TheStalwart/status/1...8542904324

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Remember when service employees were “heroes”. Get ready to now hear the “actually, they’re a bunch of lazy assholes” remix album.
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We're basically stuck in this endless loop of doublethink until enough Boomers die off or nonvoters wake up. It usually goes something like this when I try to talk to my conservative relatives.

Rational people: If Roe is struck down, can you at least support more social programs like guaranteed childcare or paid leave?

Republicans: No! Get a job!

Rational people: Many current jobs no longer pay a living wage. Would you support raising pay?

Republicans: No! Go to school and a degree to get better work

Rational people: College is more expensive than back in the day. Would you ......

Republicans: NO!

They literally are incapable of understanding that we are no longer in the post WW2 economic boom or that people who are struggling might not be lazy human filth.
"You want a vision of the future?Imagine a boot stomping on a human face.....forever."
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(06-14-2021, 02:37 PM)bigbrother Wrote: We're basically stuck in this endless loop of doublethink until enough Boomers die off or nonvoters wake up. It usually goes something like this when I try to talk to my conservative relatives.

Rational people: If Roe is struck down, can you at least support more social programs like guaranteed childcare or paid leave?

Republicans: No! Get a job!

Rational people: Many current jobs no longer pay a living wage. Would you support raising pay?

Republicans: No! Go to school and a degree to get better work

Rational people: College is more expensive than back in the day. Would you ......

Republicans: NO!

They literally are incapable of understanding that we are no longer in the post WW2 economic boom or that people who are struggling might not be lazy human filth.

and the thing is THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHY THERE WAS THAT BOOM IN THE FIRST PLACE.  Yes the war helped, but the reason why that image of the nuclear family persists is because the government went out of its way to ensure that veterans could afford homes.  That and wages were rising for family which meant that people were buying shit to help the economy.  Smells like socialism to me.

But this is part of the veil and the thing that the wealthy don't want people to know: That wages have stagnated for all except for the 1%. That work is routinely outsourced for cheap labor.  The game is rigged against them and often due to the politicians that they themselves continue to vote for.
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Texas’ main power grid struggled to keep up with the demand for electricity Monday, prompting the operator to ask Texans to conserve power until Friday:

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/14/...ce=twitter
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Good luck getting those dimbulbs to do anything they don't want to.
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Hilarious:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/political-ca...rong-seat/

Quote:A New Hampshire man who admitted in a media interview to entering the Capitol and drinking wine he stole from a lawmaker’s office said he’s running to unseat Democrat Ann Kuster as state representative.

There was just one small problem with Jason Riddle’s plan to run for the statehouse.

Kuster serves in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact that reporter Katherine Underwood pointed out during an interview with Riddle that aired on Sunday. That resulted in this exchange:

RIDDLE: I thought Ann was a state representative.

UNDERWOOD: No. So, a state rep is in the statehouse in Concord.

RIDDLE: Yeah, that’s what Ann is!

UNDERWOOD: No. No, no. She’s in Washington.

RIDDLE: Oh. Well, I guess I gotta run against that then.

Elsewhere in the interview, Underwood asked Riddle, “What does being at the riot do for your campaign?”

"It tells them I show up.” he replied.

Riddle was arrested in New Hampshire in February and charged with knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and theft of government property.

He says they case against him will actually help his chances, per NBC Boston’s report.

“In the long run, if you’re running for office, any attention is good attention, so I think it will help me,” Riddle said.
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PA Republicans are proposing a plan to change election laws.
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/pol...s/2843775/

  I just emailed my state senator, Kim Ward, that she should be against this law because there is no proof of widespread election fraud and Biden won fair and square. However she is a Republican so I don't know how much good it will do. However not doing anything definitely won't do any good.
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Imagine being this fucking lame:

https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/14...9229724676
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(06-14-2021, 10:14 PM)ska oreo Wrote: and the thing is THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHY THERE WAS THAT BOOM IN THE FIRST PLACE.  Yes the war helped, but the reason why that image of the nuclear family persists is because the government went out of its way to ensure that veterans could afford homes.  That and wages were rising for family which meant that people were buying shit to help the economy.  Smells like socialism to me.

It also didn't hurt that corporate tax rates were as high as 90% in the 1950s.
Just this guy, you know?
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(06-15-2021, 10:55 AM)fuzzy dunlop Wrote: Imagine being this fucking lame:

https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/14...9229724676

Jesus what a dweeb.

Protip: If you have to announce in advance that something you are about to do is controversial, it's probably just lame.
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(06-15-2021, 10:55 AM)fuzzy dunlop Wrote: Imagine being this fucking lame:

https://twitter.com/SenTedCruz/status/14...9229724676

That's up there with a Tweet I saw that was basically "I loved Avengers Endgame and I don't care who knows it!"
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Ted Cruz is a hairpiece given flesh.
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Ted Cruz is a walking Cronenbergian flesh blob.
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Ahahahaha, he should be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to a Trump flag.

"I pledge allegiance to Donald Trump,
The forever President of America.
And to the Russian government,
For which he serves.
One Ethno-State
Under Q
With Liberty and Justice?
Fuck off."
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“With liberty and justice for who we chose to give it to…(sssusssh- we mean us white people)”
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I mean, if Senator Chinless thinks that schoolchildren muttering a bunch of words they don't understand at a flag is patriotism, then I guess I understand the GOP better now than I did yesterday.
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Posting it in this thread because its impact on the 2022 mid-term primaries is the part that matters:

CNN: "Donald Trump has scheduled the first stop on his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him during his quest to overturn the 2020 election outcome and subsequent impeachment."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/...index.html
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(06-15-2021, 01:02 PM)bradito Wrote: I mean, if Senator Chinless thinks that schoolchildren muttering a bunch of words they don't understand at a flag is patriotism, then I guess I understand the GOP better now than I did yesterday.



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(06-15-2021, 06:14 PM)Reasor Wrote: Posting it in this thread because its impact on the 2022 mid-term primaries is the part that matters:

CNN: "Donald Trump has scheduled the first stop on his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him during his quest to overturn the 2020 election outcome and subsequent impeachment."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/...index.html

"Revenge Tour." Ahahahaha! 

This is what happens when you platform a shameless whiner, America.
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Today in "Republicans back the blue," we have three stories:

https://www.mediaite.com/news/21-republi...-response/

Quote:The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution to award Congressional Gold Medals to U.S. Capitol Police officers for their actions on January 6th.

21 Republicans, however, voted against it.

Those 21 Republicans included Lauren Boebert, Thomas Massie, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Number two:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/at-hearing-p...g-in-wait/

Quote:During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the January 6 Capitol riot on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) had quite the characterization of the death of rioter Ashli Babbitt, while questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray. Babbitt was fatally shot by a Capitol police officer.

“Director Wray,” said Gosar. “Do you know who executed Ashli Babbitt?”

After a long pause, Wray replied, “No, I don’t know the name of the person who was involved in the Ashli Babbitt shooting.”

“So do you agree that Ashli Babbitt was unarmed?” Gosar asked.

“No, I really can’t weigh in on the facts and circumstances of that case. As you may know, that was investigated by the D.C. Metro’s internal affairs department with the DOJ Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. And the FBI was not the investigative agency.”

“It’s disturbing,” said Gosar. “The Capitol police officer that did this shooting appeared to be hiding, lying in wait and then gave no warning before killing her.”

Number three:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/tucker-carls...-shooting/

Quote:Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said on Tuesday night that Vladimir Putin is posing “fair questions” about the shooting of Ashli Babbitt.

Babbit was one of the many rioters at the Capitol on January 6th. She was fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer.

Carlson went off on Merrick Garland over his recent comments about the riots at the Capitol, saying the government wants to “crush anyone who leads opposition to” Joe Biden.

“We are living through the transformation of a formerly democratic republic into something else. We’re looking at growing authoritarianism. That’s not an overstatement,” he continued.

Carlson then invoked the Russian leader and said, “Vladimir Putin knows authoritarian systems very well, and he sees clearly what is happening in this country.”
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Wait, Putin and Carlson agree about something? You don't say!
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(06-15-2021, 06:14 PM)Reasor Wrote: Posting it in this thread because its impact on the 2022 mid-term primaries is the part that matters:

CNN: "Donald Trump has scheduled the first stop on his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him during his quest to overturn the 2020 election outcome and subsequent impeachment."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/...index.html

  This revenge tour won't be anywhere near as good as Kiss's 92 Revenge tour!
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(06-16-2021, 01:34 AM)Chaz Rock City Wrote:
(06-15-2021, 06:14 PM)Reasor Wrote: Posting it in this thread because its impact on the 2022 mid-term primaries is the part that matters:

CNN: "Donald Trump has scheduled the first stop on his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him during his quest to overturn the 2020 election outcome and subsequent impeachment."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/...index.html

  This revenge tour won't be anywhere near as good as Kiss's 92 Revenge tour!

But they're both "Unholy".
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It's almost like Republicans only care about police officers when they suit a purpose:

https://www.mediaite.com/news/kinzinger-...ed-on-1-6/

Quote:Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D- CA) and Adam Kinzinger (R- IL) both publicly called out a colleague for apparently refusing to shake the hand of a police officer attacked on January 6th.

DC Metropolian Police Officer Michael Fanone has been very outspoken about his experience that day when the mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, and body cam footage released last month showed some of the people there attacking him.

.....

Fanone was on Capitol Hill today, and Swalwell said when Fanone introduced himself to Clyde, Clyde “refused to shake” his hand.

Kinzinger followed up and said, “I just called Officer Fanone and confirmed this story. This is really incredible. Also relayed an interaction he had with another members Chief of Staff that was really incredibly bad and disrespectful.”
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Rep. Cawthorn sure knows how to trend.

Video at the link:

https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/statu...6620512261

Quote:Rep Madison Cawthorn: "If anybody ever wants to say 'oh, well you know what, citizens with a few small arms fire would never be able to stop the federal government' - I absolutely disagree. Ask the Viet Cong how they handled the Marines and the Army in Vietnam"
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Has there been *any* fuckin' war in which ol' Maddie's rooted for the U.S.??
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Matt Rosendale thinks Juneteenth is new and not something people have been celebrating for centuries.

Also, for those doing the "critical race theory" drinking game, drink!

https://www.mediaite.com/news/gop-rep-op...-politics/

Quote:Congressman Matt Rosendale (R- MT) is voting against legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday because, he says, it’s part of efforts to “make Critical Race Theory the reigning ideology of our country.”

Juneteenth, June 19th, is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, and it is already recognized in many states. Making it a federal holiday has bipartisan support, and Senate’s unanimous passage of the bill was celebrated by Senator John Cornyn (R- TX).

“Since I believe in treating everyone equally, regardless of race,” he added, “and that we should be focused on what unites us rather than our differences, I will vote no.”

Rosendale was immediately criticized for his opposition, even by Cornyn
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Reporters need to start asking Republicans point blank, in front of cameras, to explain what Critical Race Theory is in their own words.
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(06-17-2021, 12:56 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: Rep. Cawthorn sure knows how to trend.

Video at the link:

https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/statu...6620512261

Quote:Rep Madison Cawthorn: "If anybody ever wants to say 'oh, well you know what, citizens with a few small arms fire would never be able to stop the federal government' - I absolutely disagree. Ask the Viet Cong how they handled the Marines and the Army in Vietnam"

(shakes head)..... So, has Cawthorn just drawn a direct comparison between Donald Trump and Ho Chi Minh? And obviously, he knows absolutely nothing about Vietnam and its long history of colonial intervention.
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(06-17-2021, 02:20 PM)chief zabu Wrote:
(06-17-2021, 12:56 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: Rep. Cawthorn sure knows how to trend.

Video at the link:

https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/statu...6620512261

Quote:Rep Madison Cawthorn: "If anybody ever wants to say 'oh, well you know what, citizens with a few small arms fire would never be able to stop the federal government' - I absolutely disagree. Ask the Viet Cong how they handled the Marines and the Army in Vietnam"

(shakes head)..... So, has Cawthorn just drawn a direct comparison between Donald Trump and Ho Chi Minh? And obviously, he knows absolutely nothing about Vietnam and its long history of colonial intervention.

Well, he obviously skipped watching the Redux version of Apocalypse Now.
I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.   -Grandpa Simpson
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Ol' Maddie neglected to mention a gentleman by the name of David Koresh. He was a fellow who was actually a little too religious, even for the U.S. He was also a bit of a gun enthusiast because he learned maybe the wrong lesson from the story of Jesus.

At any rate, even with all his noisy bang-bangs, that Texas boy was barbecued to death by the Feds. Clearly he spent too much time fucking everyone else's wife rather than training his guerrilla army.

Live and learn!
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(06-17-2021, 03:05 PM)bradito Wrote: Ol' Maddie neglected to mention a gentleman by the name of David Koresh. He was a fellow who was actually a little too religious, even for the U.S. He was also a bit of a gun enthusiast because he learned maybe the wrong lesson from the story of Jesus.

At any rate, even with all his noisy bang-bangs, that Texas boy was barbecued to death by the Feds. Clearly he spent too much time fucking everyone else's wife rather than training his guerrilla army.


There's a lot of lessons to be learned from the Waco siege and most of the ones that come to mind have nothing to do with any of Koresh's actions (or his followers).

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Well, the point is, if anyone in the U.S. thinks that his li'l arsenal is going to stand a chance against Uncle Sam's arsenal, that dumbass is likely someone who'd vote for a tree-puncher like Maddie Cawthorn.
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After pleading guilty, McCloskey's ready for his Senate run:

https://apnews.com/article/michael-brown...SocialFlow

Quote:A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances.

Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They also agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation.

When several hundred demonstrators marched past their home in June of 2020, the couple waved weapons at them. They claimed the protesters were trespassing and that they feared for their safety.

The McCloskeys, both of them lawyers in their 60s, wore blue blazers and spoke calmly in answering questions from Judge David Mason during Thursday’s hearing. Mason asked Mark McCloskey if he acknowledged that his actions put people at risk of personal injury. He replied, “I sure did your honor.”

Mark McCloskey, who announced in May that he was running for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri, was unapologetic after the hearing.

“I’d do it again,” he said from the courthouse steps in downtown St. Louis. “Any time the mob approaches me, I’ll do what I can to put them in imminent threat of physical injury because that’s what kept them from destroying my house and my family.”
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Okay, tough guy in a pink shirt!
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