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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 12:18pm

But recently there has been a shift among GOP voters that is different not just in degree of virulence, but also in kind. For a host of different reasons, core Republican voters have begun to reconstitute themselves as a conspiracy theory cult devoted to beliefs that were once relegated to the farthest fringe–fictions that cannot help but end in civil conflict and violence if they fully become canon among conservative voters nationwide. This process arguably began as far back as Glenn Beck’s prominence on Fox News, but it has now blossomed into a grandiose collective paranoid fantasy.

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Posted: May 1, 2020 - 5:28pm

A 57-page memo urged GOP campaigns to blame China for the coronavirus pandemic and insist the term 'Chinese virus' isn't racist
The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent GOP campaigns a 57-page messaging strategy that urged Republican candidates to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a document obtained by Politico.

The memo said candidates should blame their opponents for not being tough on China and called for them to reject claims that calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" is racist.

The document, created by strategist Brett O'Donnell, said candidates should not defend the president's handling of the pandemic, and to pivot to blaming the Chinese government if Trump's response is questioned.

The NRSC distributed the report but did not commission it, according to Politico.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 3:10pm



 R_P wrote:
 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
If everything really is bigger in Texas, hold on to your Stetson...
 

I spent a good part of my life in Texas, and the biggest thing down there is the legend they build about themselves.  Present company of Texans excepted.
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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 1:46pm

 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
If everything really is bigger in Texas, hold on to your Stetson...
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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 10:49am



 Coaxial wrote:

I posted a picture of the governor just the other day. 

Flickr / Joakim Jardenberg
 


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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 5:12am

 haresfur wrote:


 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
 
I posted a picture of the governor just the other day. 

Flickr / Joakim Jardenberg
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Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 5:54pm



 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 


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Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 5:03pm

The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
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Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 4:42pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 
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.  Accusations do not make one guilty. Unless of course the politician is a Republican.  Then guilty as charged, nevermind due process. Amiright?
 

BUT HER EMAILS!
 

and chants of 'Lock Her Up!' 

Okay then! Anyone up for a Game of Biblical Hopscotch?

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Posted: Apr 18, 2020 - 10:21am

Photo by John Cuneo on April 18, 2020.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 1:25pm

I believe this thread would be more relevant if it were  entitled "Trump Party".  The GOP as it's been known for decades doesn't exist anymore except in name only, IMHO.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 1:23pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:





 KarmaKarma wrote:



 

 

Except that it was not at all unrelated.  The headline was misleading - it suggested it was a GOP only scandal - where if one dug a little further, you would discover that Feinstein was being accused of the same activities in the same timeframe.  Accusations do not make one guilty. Unless of course the politician is a Republican.  Then guilty as charged, nevermind due process. Amiright?
 

To reiterate: Feinstein's husband sold stock in a company that, if anything, could be expected to do well in a pandemic. Stock in that company continued to trade in a narrow range rather than tanking like the stock the republican's sold. There is no reason to suspect insider information in that trade.
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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 1:11pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:


 
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.  Accusations do not make one guilty. Unless of course the politician is a Republican.  Then guilty as charged, nevermind due process. Amiright?
 

BUT HER EMAILS!
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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 12:18pm

Senator Burr's Pre-Pandemic Stock Sell-Offs Highly Unusual, Analysis Shows
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020 - 10:07am



 Isabeau wrote:


 jahgirl8 wrote:
is that what you call conservatives? cuz they save their nuts?  or?

 Isabeau wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 
When did Dianne Feinstein switch over to the Republican party?  I must have missed that news.

 

SQUIRREL!
 


 

Its referencing the distraction technique of pointing out something completely unrelated to the topic. An obvious attempt to divert the conversation.

Its roots are in the old anecdote of playing fetch with an enthusiastic dog, when suddenly spotting a squirrel, instantly chases after it, forgetting the about the ball.

 

Except that it was not at all unrelated.  The headline was misleading - it suggested it was a GOP only scandal - where if one dug a little further, you would discover that Feinstein was being accused of the same activities in the same timeframe.  Accusations do not make one guilty. Unless of course the politician is a Republican.  Then guilty as charged, nevermind due process. Amiright?
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Posted: Apr 8, 2020 - 9:06am



 jahgirl8 wrote:
is that what you call conservatives? cuz they save their nuts?  or?

 Isabeau wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 
When did Dianne Feinstein switch over to the Republican party?  I must have missed that news.

 

SQUIRREL!
 


 

Its referencing the distraction technique of pointing out something completely unrelated to the topic. An obvious attempt to divert the conversation.

Its roots are in the old anecdote of playing fetch with an enthusiastic dog, when suddenly spotting a squirrel, instantly chases after it, forgetting the about the ball.

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Posted: Apr 3, 2020 - 8:07pm


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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 3:03pm

is that what you call conservatives? cuz they save their nuts?  or?

 Isabeau wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 
When did Dianne Feinstein switch over to the Republican party?  I must have missed that news.

 

SQUIRREL!
 


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Posted: Apr 2, 2020 - 10:40am

They're perfectly okay admitting that voter suppression is a matter of policy.
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Posted: Mar 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

GOP willing to accept millions dying because they have ’embraced’ Trump’s death cult: conservative columnist
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