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Re: Republican Watch

#2061  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 13, 2021 10:40 pm

Too slow Seabass, it's old news. Gilead is already jailing women uterine receptacles for not fulfilling their god-ordained function correctly: US women are being jailed for having miscarriages (BBC)
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Re: Republican Watch

#2062  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 14, 2021 2:52 pm

This article in today's Guardian lays out the clearest roadmap I've seen yet for the establishment of the Holy Kingdom of Trump and the removal of US democracy.

By the look of it subversion of next years mid-term elections will be key for cementing a perpetual Republican takeover in 2024.

It's interesting to note that it relies entirely on subverting the electoral process to put Trump loyalists in key positions and that putting forward popular policies to attract more voters forms no part of the Republican agenda.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2063  Postby Alan C » Nov 14, 2021 10:03 pm

McCarthy as speaker of the house, now that's a dark prospect.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2064  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 18, 2021 2:04 pm

Meanwhile, Matt Gaetz claims he plans to hire Kyle Rittenhouse as a congressional intern, presumably because Charles Manson is no longer available.

Obviously the main objective is to "enrage the left" - even if it makes him look like a raving loon (raving loons being perfectly acceptable within the GOP these days).
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Re: Republican Watch

#2065  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 18, 2021 2:39 pm

Gaetz does have a penchant for hiring young helpers.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2066  Postby The_Piper » Nov 25, 2021 12:25 am

Check out Weird Al's new video. :lol: :rofl:


Kid Rock's new video Don't Tell Me How To Live mistaken for Weird Al parody
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It's actually, really Kid Rock. They're serious. :crazy:
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Re: Republican Watch

#2067  Postby Alan C » Nov 25, 2021 9:04 pm

Is there a phenomenon in astrophysics that explains how some people that get trapped in Fuckface von Clownstick's orbit descend [further] into batshittery?
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Re: Republican Watch

#2068  Postby Hermit » Nov 28, 2021 1:25 pm

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Re: Republican Watch

#2069  Postby The_Piper » Nov 28, 2021 6:00 pm

A man of the people, and some especially deluded (among a voting block almost entirely under delusion) think he was literally sent by god to make America great again. The guy who slept with a porn star while his wife was at home with their infant son, among a litany of other moral and legal failings. Their god said to Donnie "Trump that bitch," meaning his wife. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Republican Watch

#2070  Postby Alan C » Dec 01, 2021 10:55 pm

Dr gorram Oz? For real?

And Boebert should be fucking arrested.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2071  Postby Seabass » Dec 07, 2021 4:46 am

The Atlantic wrote:TRUMP’S NEXT COUP HAS ALREADY BEGUN

January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.


Technically, the next attempt to overthrow a national election may not qualify as a coup. It will rely on subversion more than violence, although each will have its place. If the plot succeeds, the ballots cast by American voters will not decide the presidency in 2024. Thousands of votes will be thrown away, or millions, to produce the required effect. The winner will be declared the loser. The loser will be certified president-elect.

The prospect of this democratic collapse is not remote. People with the motive to make it happen are manufacturing the means. Given the opportunity, they will act. They are acting already.

Who or what will safeguard our constitutional order is not apparent today. It is not even apparent who will try. Democrats, big and small D, are not behaving as if they believe the threat is real. Some of them, including President Joe Biden, have taken passing rhetorical notice, but their attention wanders. They are making a grievous mistake.

“The democratic emergency is already here,” Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at UC Irvine, told me in late October. Hasen prides himself on a judicious temperament. Only a year ago he was cautioning me against hyperbole. Now he speaks matter-of-factly about the death of our body politic. “We face a serious risk that American democracy as we know it will come to an end in 2024,” he said, “but urgent action is not happening.”

For more than a year now, with tacit and explicit support from their party’s national leaders, state Republican operatives have been building an apparatus of election theft. Elected officials in Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and other states have studied Donald Trump’s crusade to overturn the 2020 election. They have noted the points of failure and have taken concrete steps to avoid failure next time. Some of them have rewritten statutes to seize partisan control of decisions about which ballots to count and which to discard, which results to certify and which to reject. They are driving out or stripping power from election officials who refused to go along with the plot last November, aiming to replace them with exponents of the Big Lie. They are fine-tuning a legal argument that purports to allow state legislators to override the choice of the voters.

By way of foundation for all the rest, Trump and his party have convinced a dauntingly large number of Americans that the essential workings of democracy are corrupt, that made-up claims of fraud are true, that only cheating can thwart their victory at the polls, that tyranny has usurped their government, and that violence is a legitimate response.

Any Republican might benefit from these machinations, but let’s not pretend there’s any suspense. Unless biology intercedes, Donald Trump will seek and win the Republican nomination for president in 2024. The party is in his thrall. No opponent can break it and few will try. Neither will a setback outside politics—indictment, say, or a disastrous turn in business—prevent Trump from running. If anything, it will redouble his will to power.

As we near the anniversary of January 6, investigators are still unearthing the roots of the insurrection that sacked the Capitol and sent members of Congress fleeing for their lives. What we know already, and could not have known then, is that the chaos wrought on that day was integral to a coherent plan. In retrospect, the insurrection takes on the aspect of rehearsal.

Even in defeat, Trump has gained strength for a second attempt to seize office, should he need to, after the polls close on November 5, 2024. It may appear otherwise—after all, he no longer commands the executive branch, which he tried and mostly failed to enlist in his first coup attempt. Yet the balance of power is shifting his way in arenas that matter more.

Trump is successfully shaping the narrative of the insurrection in the only political ecosystem that matters to him. The immediate shock of the event, which briefly led some senior Republicans to break with him, has given way to a near-unanimous embrace. Virtually no one a year ago, certainly not I, predicted that Trump could compel the whole party’s genuflection to the Big Lie and the recasting of insurgents as martyrs. Today the few GOP dissenters are being cast out. “2 down, 8 to go!” Trump gloated at the retirement announcement of Representative Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 House Republicans to vote for his second impeachment.

Trump has reconquered his party by setting its base on fire. Tens of millions of Americans perceive their world through black clouds of his smoke. His deepest source of strength is the bitter grievance of Republican voters that they lost the White House, and are losing their country, to alien forces with no legitimate claim to power. This is not some transient or loosely committed population. Trump has built the first American mass political movement in the past century that is ready to fight by any means necessary, including bloodshed, for its cause.

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Re: Republican Watch

#2072  Postby Spearthrower » Dec 07, 2021 6:02 am

There is a definite sense of sleepwalking towards the precipice.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2073  Postby chairman bill » Dec 07, 2021 9:24 am

We need Trump to walk near a book repository and grassy knoll
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Re: Republican Watch

#2074  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Dec 07, 2021 2:30 pm

Spearthrower wrote:There is a definite sense of sleepwalking towards the precipice.

He‘s not called „Sleepy Joe“ for nothing.
* my (modified) emphasis ( or 'interpretation' )

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Re: Republican Watch

#2075  Postby Caper » Dec 07, 2021 2:37 pm

chairman bill wrote:We need Trump to walk near a book repository and grassy knoll


And cats, according to Dave Barry:
"Dogs would make totally incompetent criminals. If you could somehow get a group of dogs to understand the concept of the Kennedy assassination, they would all immediately confess to it. Whereas you'll never see a cat display any kind of guilty behavior, despite the fact that several cats were seen in Dallas on the grassy knoll area, not that I wish to start rumors."
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Re: Republican Watch

#2076  Postby Spearthrower » Dec 07, 2021 2:57 pm

Agi Hammerthief wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:There is a definite sense of sleepwalking towards the precipice.

He‘s not called „Sleepy Joe“ for nothing.



It's not really his job - it's Congress', but Dems are acting like the Trump administration was just a momentary aberration that couldn't happen again.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2077  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Dec 07, 2021 3:09 pm

Spearthrower wrote:It's not really his job - it's Congress', but Dems are acting like the Trump administration was just a momentary aberration that couldn't happen again.

I’m afraid the only thing that will stop Trump from „winning“ the next two elections is a heart attack.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2078  Postby Spearthrower » Dec 07, 2021 3:11 pm

He'd have to change the 22nd Amendment, but the Constitution's just a document that Republicans wave at when it's useful.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2079  Postby Seabass » Dec 07, 2021 8:00 pm

Agi Hammerthief wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:It's not really his job - it's Congress', but Dems are acting like the Trump administration was just a momentary aberration that couldn't happen again.

I’m afraid the only thing that will stop Trump from „winning“ the next two elections is a heart attack.

That fat fucker's going to live to be a hundred and ten.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2080  Postby Alan C » Dec 07, 2021 9:17 pm

Evil bastards don't often die young, witness Murdoch.

If Dems don't sort out fair and accessible voting federally right now, if they and the DoJ don't act robustly to defend election officials then they can forget about anything else because they will never be in power again, the reich-wingers will make sure of that.
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