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Re: Republican Watch

#2041  Postby Alan C » Sep 29, 2021 10:30 pm

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shoot those idiots to Mars and everyone is happy.


They'll be happy, no 'big government' there to tread on them, plus for the militias terrorists it's the ultimate survivalist fantasy surely. :think:
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#2042  Postby Seabass » Sep 29, 2021 10:36 pm


Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize to Seize Control of the GOP — and Reshape America’s Elections

The stolen election myth inspired thousands of Trump supporters to take over the Republican Party at the local level, exerting more partisan influence on how elections are run.


One of the loudest voices urging Donald Trump’s supporters to push for overturning the presidential election results was Steve Bannon. “We’re on the point of attack,” Bannon, a former Trump adviser and far-right nationalist, pledged on his popular podcast on Jan. 5. “All hell will break loose tomorrow.” The next morning, as thousands massed on the National Mall for a rally that turned into an attack on the Capitol, Bannon fired up his listeners: “It’s them against us. Who can impose their will on the other side?”

When the insurrection failed, Bannon continued his campaign for his former boss by other means. On his “War Room” podcast, which has tens of millions of downloads, Bannon said President Trump lost because the Republican Party sold him out. “This is your call to action,” Bannon said in February, a few weeks after Trump had pardoned him of federal fraud charges.

The solution, Bannon announced, was to seize control of the GOP from the bottom up. Listeners should flood into the lowest rung of the party structure: the precincts. “It’s going to be a fight, but this is a fight that must be won, we don’t have an option,” Bannon said on his show in May. “We’re going to take this back village by village … precinct by precinct.”

Precinct officers are the worker bees of political parties, typically responsible for routine tasks like making phone calls or knocking on doors. But collectively, they can influence how elections are run. In some states, they have a say in choosing poll workers, and in others they help pick members of boards that oversee elections.


After Bannon’s endorsement, the “precinct strategy” rocketed across far-right media. Viral posts promoting the plan racked up millions of views on pro-Trump websites, talk radio, fringe social networks and message boards, and programs aligned with the QAnon conspiracy theory.

Suddenly, people who had never before showed interest in party politics started calling the local GOP headquarters or crowding into county conventions, eager to enlist as precinct officers. They showed up in states Trump won and in states he lost, in deep-red rural areas, in swing-voting suburbs and in populous cities.

In Wisconsin, for instance, new GOP recruits are becoming poll workers. County clerks who run elections in the state are required to hire parties’ nominees. The parties once passed on suggesting names, but now hardline Republican county chairs are moving to use those powers.

“We’re signing up election inspectors like crazy right now,” said Outagamie County party chair Matt Albert, using the state’s formal term for poll workers. Albert, who held a “Stop the Steal” rally during Wisconsin’s November recount, said Bannon’s podcast had played a role in the burst of enthusiasm.

ProPublica contacted GOP leaders in 65 key counties, and 41 reported an unusual increase in signups since Bannon’s campaign began. At least 8,500 new Republican precinct officers (or equivalent lowest-level officials) joined those county parties. We also looked at equivalent Democratic posts and found no similar surge.

“I’ve never seen anything like this, people are coming out of the woodwork,” said J.C. Martin, the GOP chairman in Polk County, Florida, who has added 50 new committee members since January. Martin had wanted congressional Republicans to overturn the election on Jan. 6, and he welcomed this wave of like-minded newcomers. “The most recent time we saw this type of thing was the tea party, and this is way beyond it.”

https://www.propublica.org/article/heeding-steve-bannons-call-election-deniers-organize-to-seize-control-of-the-gop-and-reshape-americas-elections
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Re: Republican Watch

#2043  Postby chango369 » Oct 06, 2021 4:58 am

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#2044  Postby Seabass » Oct 25, 2021 9:09 am

EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff

Two sources are communicating with House investigators and detailed a stunning series of allegations to Rolling Stone, including a promise of a “blanket pardon” from the Oval Office



As the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack heats up, some of the planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., have begun communicating with congressional investigators and sharing new information about what happened when the former president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Two of these people have spoken to Rolling Stone extensively in recent weeks and detailed explosive allegations that multiple members of Congress were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent.

Rolling Stone separately confirmed a third person involved in the main Jan. 6 rally in D.C. has communicated with the committee. This is the first report that the committee is hearing major new allegations from potential cooperating witnesses. While there have been prior indications that members of Congress were involved, this is also the first account detailing their purported role and its scope. The two sources also claim they interacted with members of Trump’s team, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who they describe as having had an opportunity to prevent the violence.

The two sources, both of whom have been granted anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, describe participating in “dozens” of planning briefings ahead of that day when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as his election loss to President Joe Biden was being certified.

“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” the organizer says. “I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”

For the sake of clarity, we will refer to one of the sources as a rally organizer and the other as a planner. Rolling Stone has confirmed that both sources were involved in organizing the main event aimed at objecting to the electoral certification, which took place at the White House Ellipse on Jan. 6. Trump spoke at that rally and encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol. Some members of the audience at the Ellipse began walking the mile and a half to the Capitol as Trump gave his speech. The barricades were stormed minutes before the former president concluded his remarks.

These two sources also helped plan a series of demonstrations that took place in multiple states around the country in the weeks between the election and the storming of the Capitol. According to these sources, multiple people associated with the March for Trump and Stop the Steal events that took place during this period communicated with members of Congress throughout this process.

Along with Greene, the conspiratorial pro-Trump Republican from Georgia who took office earlier this year, the pair both say the members who participated in these conversations or had top staffers join in included Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

“We would talk to Boebert’s team, Cawthorn’s team, Gosar’s team like back to back to back to back,” says the organizer.

And Gosar, who has been one of the most prominent defenders of the Jan. 6 rioters, allegedly took things a step further. Both sources say he dangled the possibility of a “blanket pardon” in an unrelated ongoing investigation to encourage them to plan the protests.

“Our impression was that it was a done deal,” the organizer says, “that he’d spoken to the president about it in the Oval … in a meeting about pardons and that our names came up. They were working on submitting the paperwork and getting members of the House Freedom Caucus to sign on as a show of support.”

The organizer claims the pair received “several assurances” about the “blanket pardon” from Gosar.

“I was just going over the list of pardons and we just wanted to tell you guys how much we appreciate all the hard work you’ve been doing,” Gosar said, according to the organizer.

The rally planner describes the pardon as being offered while “encouraging” the staging of protests against the election. While the organizer says they did not get involved in planning the rallies solely due to the pardon, they were upset that it ultimately did not materialize.

“I would have done it either way with or without the pardon,” the organizer says. “I do truly believe in this country, but to use something like that and put that out on the table when someone is so desperate, it’s really not good business.”

Gosar’s office did not respond to requests for comment on this story. Rolling Stone has separately obtained documentary evidence that both sources were in contact with Gosar and Boebert on Jan. 6. We are not describing the nature of that evidence to preserve their anonymity. The House select committee investigating the attack also has interest in Gosar’s office. Gosar’s chief of staff, Thomas Van Flein, was among the people who were named in the committee’s “sweeping” requests to executive-branch agencies seeking documents and communications from within the Trump administration. Both sources claim Van Flein was personally involved in the conversations about the “blanket pardon” and other discussions about pro-Trump efforts to dispute the election. Van Flein did not respond to a request for comment.

These specific members of Congress were involved in the pro-Trump activism around the election and the electoral certification on Jan. 6. Both Brooks and Cawthorn spoke with Trump at the Ellipse on Jan. 6. In his speech at that event, Brooks, who was reportedly wearing body armor, declared, “Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.” Gosar, Greene, and Boebert were all billed as speakers at the “Wild Protest,” which also took place on Jan. 6 at the Capitol.

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/exclusive-jan-6-organizers-met-congress-white-house-1245289/
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Re: Republican Watch

#2045  Postby The_Piper » Oct 25, 2021 2:11 pm

Alan C wrote:
Agi Hammerthief wrote:
Seabass wrote:We've got friggin' robots on Mars, but we still have to deal with this shit. Fucking primitive savages.

shoot those idiots to Mars and everyone is happy.


They'll be happy, no 'big government' there to tread on them, plus for the militias terrorists it's the ultimate survivalist fantasy surely. :think:

Hydroxychoroquine with zinc, ivermectin, erythromicin, vitamin c, and inhaling the thin Martian air combined will beat the virus, and then you'll have natural immunity. I did my research on Facebook. This is far preferable to taking a vaccine and wearing a mask indoors. The vaccine implants an egg into your body that grows into a parasite. Also researched. (that last one I heard from a nutty pastor on YT but couldn't find a clip to share)
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Re: Republican Watch

#2046  Postby The_Piper » Oct 27, 2021 1:31 am

The parasite pastor made the Lincoln project's ad. :lol: @1:10.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2047  Postby chango369 » Oct 28, 2021 9:49 pm

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Re: Republican Watch

#2048  Postby Calilasseia » Nov 03, 2021 2:48 am

Oh no, it's Rick Wiles!!!!

This is more than just a "nutty pastor", he's a raving Christofascist shitstain who ticks all the wingnut boxes ... homophobia (including on occasions, murderous incitement), science denial, rampant misogyny (including a special hatred for women controlling their reproductive destiny), and if memory serves, he's also dabbled in the Rapture Retard business at least once. Oh, and he's been involved in anti-Semitism as well for good measure, along with other brands of racism - this was the guy who urged the Orange Scrotum to use "millions of hollow point bullets" on BLM protesters.

He's a piece of fascist scum.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2049  Postby The_Piper » Nov 03, 2021 12:02 pm

It sounds like the vaccine disinfo isn't even one of his greatest hits then.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2050  Postby willhud9 » Nov 04, 2021 10:39 pm

Republicans officially recaptured Virginia.

McAuliffe ran a weak campaign, barely addressing policies, but instead preached an anti-Trump message.

Meanwhile Virginians were feeling higher gas prices, grocery costs, and school board meetings getting violent.

Fucking 1.6 million fellow Virginians are all fucking morons.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2051  Postby Hermit » Nov 07, 2021 7:17 pm

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Re: Republican Watch

#2052  Postby The_Piper » Nov 07, 2021 9:12 pm

It's on the same level as when I learned "shhh...it's around the corner" in first grade. Ooh a free swear!
Let me show how it's done- Fuck Joe Biden. That's all you need to say, and I agree, pretty much.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2053  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 07, 2021 10:40 pm

The_Piper wrote:It's on the same level as when I learned "shhh...it's around the corner" in first grade. Ooh a free swear!
Let me show how it's done- Fuck Joe Biden. That's all you need to say, and I agree, pretty much.


It must be a cultural thing because It makes little or no sense to me TBH. It's not like rhyming slang, which could give you something like "Trump's a berk" (which Only fools and Horses not withstanding, is a rhyme on "Berkley Hunt") or even an allusion like "Super Mario Stormy" (which should be obvious). Say what you bloody mean FFS. Even the increasingly sweary Greta Thurnberg can manage that :what:
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Re: Republican Watch

#2054  Postby Seabass » Nov 08, 2021 8:48 pm

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Re: Republican Watch

#2055  Postby The_Piper » Nov 09, 2021 12:43 am

Is this not just totally insane? Mr Potato Head, Dr Seuss, Big Bird? Smash your Keurig, buy Goya, tear your Nike's, cancel football, basketball, baseball, buy Chick-Fil-A's, cancel Chick-Fil-A's, snort Hydroxychloriquine, plug Ivermectin, We didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning. :teef: :shifty: :picard:
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#2056  Postby felltoearth » Nov 09, 2021 3:15 pm

In the end they act in the same way as “the snowflakes” they accuse the left of being.


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Re: Republican Watch

#2057  Postby Tortured_Genius » Nov 09, 2021 8:38 pm

felltoearth wrote:In the end they act in the same way as “the snowflakes” they accuse the left of being.


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Oh that's just SOP, accusing the opposition of what they are about to do. If the right start harping on about the left being "snowflakes" you just know they're about to bleat about their hurt fefe's.

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#2058  Postby Alan C » Nov 09, 2021 8:40 pm

Gosar is going off the fucking deep end, he must have something broken in his head. His sister called him out and GOP 'leadership' for doing nothing. I thought his talk about Arizona elections was weird enough; what was with his head moving around like that so much.
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#2059  Postby The_Piper » Nov 09, 2021 10:22 pm

Alan C wrote:Gosar is going off the fucking deep end, he must have something broken in his head. His sister called him out and GOP 'leadership' for doing nothing. I thought his talk about Arizona elections was weird enough; what was with his head moving around like that so much.

I think that might be a neurological condition. Something's broken in his head alright, he's a cruel, heartless, piece of porcupine shit. IIRC when he was running, several of his siblings warned of his shittiness, and urged people not to vote for him.
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Re: Republican Watch

#2060  Postby Seabass » Nov 13, 2021 10:07 pm

The nightmarish future that Republicans want for 'Murica.

Death of pregnant woman ignites debate about abortion ban in Poland

WARSAW, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The death of a pregnant Polish woman has reignited debate over abortion in one of Europe's most devoutly Catholic countries, with activists saying she could still be alive if it were not for a near total ban on terminating pregnancies.

Tens of thousands of Poles took to the streets to protest in January this year when a Constitutional Tribunal ruling from October 2020 that terminating pregnancies with foetal defects was unconstitutional came into effect, eliminating the most frequently used case for legal abortion.

Activists say Izabela, a 30-year-old woman in the 22nd week of pregnancy who her family said died of septic shock after doctors waited for her unborn baby's heart to stop beating, is the first woman to die as a result of the ruling.

The government says the ruling was not to blame for her death, rather an error by doctors.

Izabela went to hospital in September after her waters broke, her family said. Scans had previously shown numerous defects in the foetus.

"The baby weighs 485 grams. For now, thanks to the abortion law, I have to lie down. And there is nothing they can do. They'll wait until it dies or something begins, and if not, I can expect sepsis," Izabela said in a text message to her mother, private broadcaster TVN24 reported.

When a scan showed the foetus was dead, doctors at the hospital in Pszczyna, southern Poland, decided to perform a Caesarean. The family's lawyer, Jolanta Budzowska, said Izabela's heart stopped on the way to the operating theatre and she died despite efforts to resuscitate her.

"I couldn't believe it, I thought it wasn't true," Izabela's mother Barbara told TVN24. "How could such a thing happen to her in the hospital? After all, she went there for help."

Budzowska has started legal action over the treatment Izabela received, accusing doctors of malpractice, but she also called the death "a consequence of the verdict".

In a statement on its website, the Pszczyna County Hospital said it shared the pain of all those affected by Izabela's death, especially her family.

"It should ... be emphasised that all medical decisions were made taking into account the legal provisions and standards of conduct in force in Poland," the hospital said.

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