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Posted: Jun 18, 2021 - 5:34am

 VV wrote:

Dumbfounded, I can’t think of anything more reprehensible than this.


Then yesterday, Joe Manchin shares his "compromise" on voting rights, which includes the Republican favorite "Voter ID" clause.  Stacey Abrahams comes out in support of it, followed immediately by Mitch spreading fear by saying he won't let "computers determine districting" and that having federal rules eliminates the federal government's unbiased stance in elections.

The only thing the Republican Party stands for is not doing anything and blaming the Dems for it.  There are more and more cracks in the party foundation every day, and if they don't take a lot of seats next year, the party will implode.  You can't pander to one-third of the country and expect to hold power much longer...but that appears to be the strategy.
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Posted: Jun 18, 2021 - 5:07am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Dumbfounded, I can’t think of anything more reprehensible than this.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 6:36pm

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 10:52am

For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up
House Republican leaders would like everyone to know that the nation is in crisis.

There is an economic crisis, they say, with rising prices and overly generous unemployment benefits; a national security crisis; a border security crisis, with its attendant homeland security crisis, humanitarian crisis, and public health crisis; and a separate energy crisis.

Pressed Tuesday on whether the nation is really so beleaguered, the No. 2 Republican in the House, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, thought of still more crises: anti-Semitism in the Democratic ranks, “yet another crisis,” he asserted, and a labor shortage crisis. (...)

“Look, our main crisis is we’re not the majority — that’s our top crisis,” said Representative Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma.

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Posted: Jun 17, 2021 - 5:09am

 haresfur wrote:
Seems to be a case of seeing what you want to see. I didn't see any responses that talked about wanting any dead republicans, much less all republicans. It appears you just want to feel persecuted. 

The overall point of this thread is to discuss the republican party, their policies, and actions. Some people, maybe most people will post about the things that they feel are screwed up about the party. You are welcome to post about things you think aren't screwed up. That's kind of the way these things work. 

 
It's a metaphor ... for useless.  Just blunt and gets right to the point.
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 10:17pm

 kurtster wrote:
 R_P wrote

Very good.  I stand corrected.  

At least you picked up on that.  Everyone else just went right by that and confirmed the actual point that I was inferring.

What I should have said is :

... it seems me that the overall point of this thread is to illustrate or portray that the only good republican is a dead one.




Seems to be a case of seeing what you want to see. I didn't see any responses that talked about wanting any dead republicans, much less all republicans. It appears you just want to feel persecuted. 

The overall point of this thread is to discuss the republican party, their policies, and actions. Some people, maybe most people will post about the things that they feel are screwed up about the party. You are welcome to post about things you think aren't screwed up. That's kind of the way these things work. 

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 8:44pm

 R_P wrote:

A bit of projection I reckon.

And being unable to defend the GOP, just another distraction


Clicked on your link...is KK gone for good?

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 2:31pm

 kcar wrote:
What's up with the fixation on death?

A bit of projection I reckon.

And being unable to defend the GOP, just another distraction
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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 1:51pm

 kurtster wrote:
 R_P wrote

Very good.  I stand corrected.  

At least you picked up on that.  Everyone else just went right by that and confirmed the actual point that I was inferring.

What I should have said is :

... it seems me that the overall point of this thread is to illustrate or portray that the only good republican is a dead one.





What's up with the fixation on death? 

I see a lot of condemnation of the actual party in the posts here and not of the supporters of the party. Although the Republican supporters who are as divorced from reality as the GOP politicians are catching flak too. 

There are some prominent Republicans like Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney who aren't swilling the Kool-Aid. It's just a damned shame that there aren't more of them.

So: live Republicans are ok, especially if they're not Trump-bots. Dead Republicans don't do anyone much good.

Hope you're enjoying summer!


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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 9:49am

 R_P wrote

Very good.  I stand corrected.  

At least you picked up on that.  Everyone else just went right by that and confirmed the actual point that I was inferring.

What I should have said is :

... it seems me that the overall point of this thread is to illustrate or portray that the only good republican is a dead one.



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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 8:48pm

 kurtster wrote:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong ... it seems me that the overall tone of this thread is the only good republican is a dead one.

I have thought this for a long time.  Finally decided to say it out loud ...



I'm not remembering where the Democrats took weapons to the Capitol building and wanted to hang the Vice President, rape/kill a Congressional Representative, and kidnap or kill the Speaker of the House. So I'm not sure where you're creating the "dead one" idea. That seems primarily a party platform of the GOP.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 4:07pm

 kurtster wrote:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong ... it seems me that the overall tone of this thread is the only good republican is a dead one.

I have thought this for a long time.  Finally decided to say it out loud ...



Google translation of the above: "Please talk me off the ledge!"

Kurt, what are we supposed to like or admire about the GOP and its politicians? The world-class denial of reality about the 2020 elections? The slavish devotion to Drumpf? The nationwide attempt to suppress voter turnout amongst Blacks, Browns and the poor? The general lack of effort to revive the economy? The decades-long refusal to do anything about global warming? 

The GOP is a flaming paper bag of poo right now. Sorry. 
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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 12:55pm

 oldviolin wrote:
from wiki/
According to the 2010 census reports, Owsley County has the second-highest level of child poverty of any county in the United States.<4> In terms of income per household, the county is the poorest in the nation.<5> Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from cancer in the county increased by 45.6 percent, the largest such increase of any county in the United States.<6>

I mean, are you bored? What? Garbage like this? It's pointless. Empty self perpetrating calories of hate, burning holes in a vacuous and smelly corner of the internet. Oh look! Over there is Twitter! Must be an entertainment bomb. Kind of like a stink bomb without a point...
{#Kiss}

i spent a fair amount of time next door in perry county
the poverty is/was mind bobbling
every other person was either a doyle or a carl
it is the only name they could afford
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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 9:30am

Aww, a pity party for the shitty party.
Tone.

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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 8:03am

 Lazy8 wrote:

You're wrong.

The only good Republican is the one in opposition to a Republican initiative this week.

Next week that Republican will go back to being a bad Republican.


Wait, which initiative are we talking about?

Voter suppression?  Yeah, still wrong.
Closed borders (selectively) and isolationism? Wrong.
Blocking judges everything now that the other party is in power? Wrong.
Conservatism :
—fiscal? Right, but show me that guy (either party).
—social? Fine, but only when applied equally to all people... show me that guy...
—ecological?  I know the R team has never really identified with that one, but it does flow logically for what that's worth. 

The problem with only two parties is that the opposition portion gets too much power/support, while the necessary for proper governance bits of seeking balance and responsible policy making go to the back of the line. Still, I'm having a lot of trouble seeing what the policies of the post Trump Republicans really are. I'm having trouble finding many post trump republicans so far.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2021 - 7:38am

 kurtster wrote:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong ... it seems me that the overall tone of this thread is the only good republican is a dead one.

I have thought this for a long time.  Finally decided to say it out loud ...


You're wrong.

The only good Republican is the one in opposition to a Republican initiative this week.

Next week that Republican will go back to being a bad Republican.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 11:28pm

 kurtster wrote:

Someone correct me if I'm wrong ... it seems me that the overall tone of this thread is the only good republican is a dead one.

I have thought this for a long time.  Finally decided to say it out loud ...



Sorry you think the only good republican is a dead one. I have known several good Republicans. Misguided on many issues but good people.
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 11:04pm

Someone correct me if I'm wrong ... it seems me that the overall tone of this thread is the only good republican is a dead one.

I have thought this for a long time.  Finally decided to say it out loud ...

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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 10:37pm

 oldviolin wrote:
  
 Miles and miles and miles and miles and miles 
{#Good-vibes}


This reminds me of a French friend of mine, Anne-Marie, who married an American and kept in touch with her husband's family after he died. The AM was left-leaning (voted Democrat religiously after becoming an American citizen) while her in-laws were stridently Republican.

AM would practically lose her mind debating politics with the her in-laws, especially when she thought about how heavily they leaned on federal government programs like Medicare. They seemed to think access to those programs were their birthright but should be limited or restricted for Americans they didn't like. And they hated the federal government!

It'd be interesting to have a talk show or reality show that would bring together Americans on the right and left to talk to each other, share experiences and opinions and challenge "the other side" to consider the consequences of their policy preferences. We need to find and expand a middle ground...
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Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 5:59pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:


from wiki/
According to the 2010 census reports, Owsley County has the second-highest level of child poverty of any county in the United States. In terms of income per household, the county is the poorest in the nation. Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from cancer in the county increased by 45.6 percent, the largest such increase of any county in the United States.

I mean, are you bored? What? Garbage like this? It's pointless. Empty self perpetrating calories of hate, burning holes in a vacuous and smelly corner of the internet. Oh look! Over there is Twitter! Must be an entertainment bomb. Kind of like a stink bomb without a point...{#Kiss}


ymmv
 
 Miles and miles and miles and miles and miles {#Good-vibes}
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