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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 3:46pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
True to the playbook.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 3:43pm

DeSantis defends controversial vaccine deal with developer — and threatens to pull vaccines if officials don't like it
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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 10:33am

Two days after Mr. Kinzinger called for removing Mr. Trump from office following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, 11 members of his family sent him a handwritten two-page letter, saying he was in cahoots with “the devil’s army” for making a public break with the president.

“Oh my, what a disappointment you are to us and to God!” they wrote. “You have embarrassed the Kinzinger family name!”

The author of the letter was Karen Otto, Mr. Kinzinger’s cousin, who paid $7 to send it by certified mail to Mr. Kinzinger’s father — to make sure the congressman would see it, which he did. She also sent copies to Republicans across Illinois, including other members of the state’s congressional delegation.

“I wanted Adam to be cancelled shunned,” she said in an interview.

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Posted: Feb 11, 2021 - 5:06am

Dozens of former Republican officials in talks to form anti-Trump third party
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Posted: Feb 10, 2021 - 11:35am

How Long Can Democracy Survive QAnon and Its Allies?
Has a bloc of voters emerged that is not only alien to the American system of governance but toxic to it?

“The central weakness of our political system now is the Republican Party,” Daniel Ziblatt, a political scientist at Harvard, said in an interview with Vox on Jan. 13, a week after the storming of the Capitol.

“The American Republican Party looks like a European far-right party,” Ziblatt continued. “But the big difference between the U.S. and a lot of these European countries is that the U.S. only has two parties and one of them is like a European far-right party. If the G.O.P. only controlled 20 percent of the legislature, like you see in a lot of European countries, this would be far less problematic — but they basically control half of it.”

A central question, then, is how distant from the rest of the American electorate the voters who align themselves with the radical wing of the Republican Party are. (...)

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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 10:45am

If Trump were in Congress...
Greene says Democrats are ‘morons’ — and accuses critics of calling any Republican with “white skin” a racist.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 9:10am

I wasn't sure where to put this, but it's just too funny not to share. Cary Elwes and Ted Cruz?
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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 4:10pm



 haresfur wrote:

Yah, nah. Since a 3 party system doesn't seem viable in the US, I'd like to see the republican party go away and the democrats split into the liberal party and the social-democrat party. 

 

That possibility seems emerging, as far as I can tell, from afar without any deep insight into political machinations in the US. The Republicans, although deemed as dead in the MSM would have to spread into Libs and Dems. That doesn't seem very likely. It may seem as desirable. 

Why couldn't a 3+ party system be viable at all in the US? Let me know, because I can't understand it readily, if you will. ~ Thanks in advance! 
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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 4:08pm



 Ohmsen wrote:


 Steely_D wrote:


 haresfur wrote:



I'd say they are victims of their own success. They have shifted the "center" so far to the right that now there is no place for them between the right wingnuts and the centrist democrats.

 

Nuts and flakes run that party now.
 

Smokescreens all over ... and folks buying into them, thanks to the media. We had an expression for this, some 60-70 yrs ago: "Volksempfänger" 
Transfigured to today's world, it would mean one voice, regardless of it's number of channels...  and people still buying into the voice of an over-BLOB, disguised as many different voices, yet all voices delivering the essentially same messages to all the people. 

This could have been written in George Orwell's "1984", and it sure was, by The Rivers Dark in Babylon. And it works, as can easily be fathomed once one holds an "observing attitude". 


 
Yah, nah. Since a 3 party system doesn't seem viable in the US, I'd like to see the republican party go away and the democrats split into the liberal party and the social-democrat party. 

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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 3:58pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 haresfur wrote:



I'd say they are victims of their own success. They have shifted the "center" so far to the right that now there is no place for them between the right wingnuts and the centrist democrats.

 

Nuts and flakes run that party now.
 

Smokescreens all over ... and folks buying into them, thanks to the media. We had an expression for this, some 60-70 yrs ago: "Volksempfänger" 
Transfigured to today's world, it would mean one voice, regardless of it's number of channels...  and people still buying into the voice of an over-BLOB, disguised as many different voices, yet all voices delivering essentially the same messages to all the people. 

This could have been written in George Orwell's "1984", and it sure was written by him this way, and transported to reality by 'The Rivers Dark in Babylon', and it works, as can easily be fathomed when one holds an "observing attitude" by observable examples, such as this one:  

How could it be that folks cry out their "Hoorays" on being able to receive a shot which won't deliver a so much hoped for relief from a pandemic? While science isn't sure, why are the media (the BLOB)? 

SMH


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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 3:49pm



 haresfur wrote:



I'd say they are victims of their own success. They have shifted the "center" so far to the right that now there is no place for them between the right wingnuts and the centrist democrats.

 

Nuts and flakes run that party now.
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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 3:35pm



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McConnell and moderates are squeezed between needing the crazy voters ... but without the crazy. Having lost the college educated suburbs and women ...

The Devil has come for Faust.

 
I'd say they are victims of their own success. They have shifted the "center" so far to the right that now there is no place for them between the right wingnuts and the centrist democrats.

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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 3:13pm



 Isabeau wrote:
McConnell and moderates are squeezed between needing the crazy voters ... but without the crazy. Having lost the college educated suburbs and women ...

The Devil has come for Faust.

 
The sad thing is how utterly predictable it was: the story predates Jesus! Aesop wrote about it in 'The Farmer and the Snake'.

To be fair, the snake gets a bad rap - they're not inherently evil. But ol' Aesop wasn't teaching zoology.
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Posted: Feb 4, 2021 - 3:02pm

 cc_rider wrote:
 Red_Dragon wrote:


 westslope wrote:
There should be a law against malignant charisma.  

Politics and the cult of celebrity scare the bajeesuz out of me.  
 
Elections should be publicly-funded; ZERO private money.

 
I would settle for reversing Citizens United. Roberts' Court has a lot to answer for, that not least among them.
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 We always knew money talks. We just didn't know that it was in the Constitution.
 
I actually said that line to a crowd listening to Keith Ellis speak against Citizen's United but he never picked up on it. Not as gifted a politician as he appeared.
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Posted: Feb 3, 2021 - 7:52pm



 cc_rider wrote:


 Red_Dragon wrote:


 westslope wrote:
There should be a law against malignant charisma.  

Politics and the cult of celebrity scare the bajeesuz out of me.  
 
Elections should be publicly-funded; ZERO private money.

 
I would settle for reversing Citizens United. Roberts' Court has a lot to answer for, that not least among them.
 


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Posted: Feb 3, 2021 - 7:47pm

McConnell and moderates are squeezed between needing the crazy voters ... but without the crazy. Having lost the college educated suburbs and women ...

The Devil has come for Faust.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2021 - 6:45pm

House Republican leader punts on punishing Marjorie Taylor Greene as Democrats move toward removing her from committees
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Posted: Feb 3, 2021 - 7:27am



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 westslope wrote:
There should be a law against malignant charisma.  

Politics and the cult of celebrity scare the bajeesuz out of me.  
 
Elections should be publicly-funded; ZERO private money.

 
I would settle for reversing Citizens United. Roberts' Court has a lot to answer for, that not least among them.
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Posted: Feb 2, 2021 - 6:52pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:


 westslope wrote:
There should be a law against malignant charisma.  

Politics and the cult of celebrity scare the bajeesuz out of me.  
 
Elections should be publicly-funded; ZERO private money.

 
Not sure that restriction would stop Trumpism.  Though some public funding is a good idea.  Limiting individual contributions too.  

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