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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayirasi View Post
    Blue-Eyes White Ultimate RINO?
    Was that...intentionally Nazi-esque?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I mean, if they think Covid isn’t dangerous, why would they think they’d need insurance coverage for it?
    It certainly would be interesting to see how conservative lawmakers would justify voting no on such a bill, then, wouldn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefhammer View Post
    Yup. If he told his MAGAts to wear masks, social distance, and take the vaccine when it was available
    This will forever remain a mystery to me. Trump took credit for the vaccine repeatedly. Why didn't his followers take it? They did everything else he asked, even storm the Capitol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Was that...intentionally Nazi-esque?
    And each head would parrot: "Screw the rules, I have money!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    This will forever remain a mystery to me. Trump took credit for the vaccine repeatedly. Why didn't his followers take it? They did everything else he asked, even storm the Capitol.
    They asked a Trump supporter in the hospital if he could go back and get vaccinated to prevent being hospitalized he chose the hospital. They’re just dangerously stupid and hate science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    It certainly would be interesting to see how conservative lawmakers would justify voting no on such a bill, then, wouldn't it?
    "I was voting how my constituents wanted."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhaelixWW View Post
    It certainly would be interesting to see how conservative lawmakers would justify voting no on such a bill, then, wouldn't it?
    Just like with covid relief they’d lie and claim they voted yes. Their base doesn’t check that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    This will forever remain a mystery to me. Trump took credit for the vaccine repeatedly. Why didn't his followers take it? They did everything else he asked, even storm the Capitol.
    cause Obama put 5G in it when trump wasn't looking!!!
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    This will forever remain a mystery to me. Trump took credit for the vaccine repeatedly. Why didn't his followers take it? They did everything else he asked, even storm the Capitol.
    That is what the 'Deep State' is for. So they can still hate on the government despite the fact that their party was running the government.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    Trump's inner circle is appparently worried that Trump is losing his draw. No, it's not because of the various lawsuits, investigations, and of course the murderous insurrection. It's because he lost that last election, the defeat of Trump cultists Wright in Texas.

    Trump and his advisers are trying to figure out what Wright’s defeat means for them — and how to contain any damage. Her loss Tuesday night sent shockwaves through the former president’s inner circle. Many privately concede the pressure is on them to win another special election next week in Ohio, where a Trump-backed candidate is locked in a close primary.

    Advisers worry that a second embarrassing loss would raise questions about the power of Trump’s endorsement — his most prized political commodity, which candidates from Ohio to Wyoming are scrambling to earn before next year’s midterms. More broadly, losses could undermine his standing in the Republican Party, where his popularity and influence has protected Trump’s relevance even as a former president barred from his social media megaphones.
    One loss does not a pattern make, but they're right to be concerned. The Republican Party has become the Party of Trump. Their 2020 platform says so. If Trump can't bring in a candidate (this was a GOP vs Party of Trump runoff) what happens in the future? Also, what kind of meltdown is Trump having behind the scenes? He hasn't tweeted in...oh. Right. Forgot.

    Some in the former president’s orbit worry that he’s been too prolific in endorsing candidates running in contested primaries, potentially diminishing their overall power. Trump — who as president frequently bragged about his near-perfect record in endorsing in Republican primaries — rarely endorsed during 2020 nomination contests, and he occasionally got burned when he did, lashing out at those who urged him to back a losing candidate in a North Carolina primary. This time, Trump is getting involved early in an array of primaries, including those for Alabama and North Carolina Senate.

    Trump advisers say they first became alarmed about their prospects in Texas around a week ago, when they quietly commissioned a survey through the former president’s leadership political action committee showing Republican Jake Ellzey with a 15-point lead over Wright. The Trump team mobilized, with a pair of Trump-aligned groups, Make America Great Again Action and Citizens United Political Victory Fund, purchasing last-minute airtime. Other Trump allies sent word through the former president’s network that Wright could be in trouble.

    But allies of Wright — the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, whose death in February from complications related to Covid-19 left his seat vacant — pushed back on that idea and reassured the former president’s team that she was in solid shape, pointing to another survey showing her ahead.

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Ellzey backer who served as energy secretary in the Trump cabinet, attacked the Club for Growth on Wednesday, saying it had “fed” the former president “a bill of goods” by encouraging him to get behind Wright.

    Some Republicans, however, pin partial blame for Wright’s loss on Trump. While the former president sent out statements reiterating his support for Wright and hosted a late tele-rally for her, he did little to help her build her campaign war chest — something he could have done using his vast small donor network. Recently released finance reports showed Ellzey significantly outraising Wright.

    “This result shows Trump must be all-in in endorsements. He didn’t raise money or show up in district,” said Texas-based Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak, who also faulted Wright for waging a flawed campaign.
    Trump can't both endorse everyone, and also only pick winners. But it is encouraging to see the former Republican Party, now the Party of Trump, starting to wonder if they made a mistake. The upcoming Ohio race is also Trump cultist vs. classic Republican. Let's keep a buckeye on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Trump's inner circle is appparently worried that Trump is losing his draw. No, it's not because of the various lawsuits, investigations, and of course the murderous insurrection. It's because he lost that last election, the defeat of Trump cultists Wright in Texas.



    One loss does not a pattern make, but they're right to be concerned. The Republican Party has become the Party of Trump. Their 2020 platform says so. If Trump can't bring in a candidate (this was a GOP vs Party of Trump runoff) what happens in the future? Also, what kind of meltdown is Trump having behind the scenes? He hasn't tweeted in...oh. Right. Forgot.



    Trump can't both endorse everyone, and also only pick winners. But it is encouraging to see the former Republican Party, now the Party of Trump, starting to wonder if they made a mistake. The upcoming Ohio race is also Trump cultist vs. classic Republican. Let's keep a buckeye on that one.
    They are wonder if they made a mistake because their losing, not because they realise fully threw themselves behind an utterly despicable person.

    I wouldn't call that encouraging.
    It ignores such insignificant forces as time, entropy, and death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Trump's inner circle is appparently worried that Trump is losing his draw. No, it's not because of the various lawsuits, investigations, and of course the murderous insurrection. It's because he lost that last election, the defeat of Trump cultists Wright in Texas.



    One loss does not a pattern make, but they're right to be concerned. The Republican Party has become the Party of Trump. Their 2020 platform says so. If Trump can't bring in a candidate (this was a GOP vs Party of Trump runoff) what happens in the future? Also, what kind of meltdown is Trump having behind the scenes? He hasn't tweeted in...oh. Right. Forgot.



    Trump can't both endorse everyone, and also only pick winners. But it is encouraging to see the former Republican Party, now the Party of Trump, starting to wonder if they made a mistake. The upcoming Ohio race is also Trump cultist vs. classic Republican. Let's keep a buckeye on that one.
    I'm sure the GOP at large is eager to drop Trump to get back to their much more standard, banal, enrich-the-wealthy, do-nothing brand of evil.

    And seeing as Trump is all of those things WITH the added addition of anti-education, ignorance is strength, fascist overtones who actively encourages violence both in attitude and in rhetoric, removing him is... progress, I guess?
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    I'm sure the GOP at large is eager to drop Trump to get back to their much more standard, banal, enrich-the-wealthy, do-nothing brand of evil.
    Maybe they want to, but they can't. It's the same with the gun nuts and the religious right. Without them, they can't get close enough to 50%.

    They had their chance in 2016 but blew it. Now it's all conspiracy theories, anti-vaxxers, and outright lies for good. They chose this. If it keeps working they'll keep doing it. If it doesn't, maybe we'll see them stumble as they tear each other apart for an election or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Maybe they want to, but they can't. It's the same with the gun nuts and the religious right. Without them, they can't get close enough to 50%.

    They had their chance in 2016 but blew it. Now it's all conspiracy theories, anti-vaxxers, and outright lies for good. They chose this. If it keeps working they'll keep doing it. If it doesn't, maybe we'll see them stumble as they tear each other apart for an election or two.
    That’s what I’m saying. If they see the importance of trumps support faltering, they’ll drop him like a rotten pumpkin because the GOP establishment likely wants him out of their hair.

    Which like I said I’ll interpret as “progress.” There’s a lot of cleaning up after the GOP to do, but at least getting the shit-flinging orangutan out of the room is a good first step.
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Which like I said I’ll interpret as “progress.”
    Agreed. I hope they realize how much they lost by embracing a madman. Honestly, I'll be happy to see the classic Republican party back. I didn't agree with most of their platform, but they at least made sense.

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    I'm not on Twitter much anymore after my suspension for correctly identifying Ann Coulter as a stupid bitch, but I learned about this Tweet today from Marco Rubio:

    "Our SecDef is vaccinated

    But he arrives in the Philippines wearing a mask AND a face shield

    Embarrassing COVID theatre"


    1. The rules in the Philippines are that you must wear both face mask AND shield while in public places. Soooo he's calling following protocol "theatre".
    2. Even if those weren't the rules, masking up even when vaccinated is still recommended.
    3. Rubio...how exactly is Florida doing these days?...

    Meanwhile:

    House Republicans stage protest in Capitol over new COVID-19 mask rules

    Anyone want to keep track of how many around them catch COVID over the next couple weeks? I'm a bit swamped. I realize Rand Paul is in the Senate, but surely he wants to give it another try, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayirasi View Post
    Blue-Eyes White Ultimate RINO?
    Tunnel Rhino getting him a free theme song!
    http://ocr.blueblue.fr/files/music/a...%28zyko%29.mp3
    "Law and Order", lots of places have had that, Russia, North Korea, Saddam's Iraq.
    Laws can be made to enforce order of cruelty and brutality.
    Equality and Justice, that is how you have peace and a society that benefits all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    Agreed. I hope they realize how much they lost by embracing a madman. Honestly, I'll be happy to see the classic Republican party back. I didn't agree with most of their platform, but they at least made sense.
    I honestly hope for the party as a whole to die, we don't need Classic Republicans, we already have a right leaning party with the Democrats. We need the loons to face consequences for their stuff and the Democrats to actually split and realign so we can get to actually having a left and right party instead of a Right and Righter party.

    Need the Republicans to full on collapse where they can't win anything no matter how much they cheat and gerrymander and the Democrats to take the reigns and then push through fair voting laws to prevent them stealing it again which also forces them to also be beholden more to the voters as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugus View Post
    I honestly hope for the party as a whole to die, we don't need Classic Republicans, we already have a right leaning party with the Democrats. We need the loons to face consequences for their stuff and the Democrats to actually split and realign so we can get to actually having a left and right party instead of a Right and Righter party.

    Need the Republicans to full on collapse where they can't win anything no matter how much they cheat and gerrymander and the Democrats to take the reigns and then push through fair voting laws to prevent them stealing it again which also forces them to also be beholden more to the voters as well.
    Pretty much this in the long run. Even if the GOP sans-Trump isn't so seditiously evil, it doesn't change the fact that they exist only as a stopping block to governance that ultimately only exists to enrich itself. This was certainly the case under Obama, long before Trump was even in the picture.

    But the key part is in getting those voting rights bills passed and seeing the power of the republican party fall on a national level. Until then, the democrats can't afford to split.
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    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Pretty much this in the long run. Even if the GOP sans-Trump isn't so seditiously evil, it doesn't change the fact that they exist only as a stopping block to governance that ultimately only exists to enrich itself. This was certainly the case under Obama, long before Trump was even in the picture.

    But the key part is in getting those voting rights bills passed and seeing the power of the republican party fall on a national level. Until then, the democrats can't afford to split.
    Agreed on both points. As far as the GOP history, sadly this goes back to like the 1850s or so when they threw out the working class and went full pro-business. They started losing power because of it and before they lost control of the Senate they admitted I think 6 states going as far as to break Dakota in half while completely ignoring the actual population sizes between them just because they voted conservative I think Wyoming had fewer citizens than individual districts at the time (Also why they don't want to admit DC or PR as states now, they don't vote conservative).

    Then when the Democrats kicked the racists out, the GOP welcomed them with open arms because it gave them voters and a slave labor class worked well with the pro-business nature they wanted to push anyways. Then you got the same with Regan and the Religious Right who also worked in businesses favor as it was a voter base who largely refused to think on most stuff while having no issues oppressing and persecuting other and taking stuff on faith which again worked well with their pro-business stances.

    For over 150 years now, the Republican party has largely been a party that wants to return to an authoritarian leadership similar to a Aristocracy or Dictatorship and been willing to court anyone on the way that got them there.
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