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GOP lawmakers plotting escape from Trump over possibility he’ll lose 2020 election in a ‘landslide’: conservative

In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative commentator Matt Lewis said there are indications that more than a few GOP lawmakers will turn their backs on Donald Trump as it becomes clearer that he will go down in a major defeat in November.

According to Lewis, who abandoned the Republican Party specifically because it became the party of Trump, the president is stumbling into the November election and running scared.

“Donald Trump is scared,” he began. “He has beaten, dominated, and bludgeoned the Republican Party into positions that would make a drunken riot cop blush with shame. But now that Trump may lose in a landslide, his captives and quislings are plotting their escape.”

As Lewis notes, the tipping point for conservatives and Republicans to seriously consider turning on the president was brought about by comments made by retired General James Mattis in the past week.

https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/gop-lawmakers-plotting-escape-from-trump-over-possibility-hell-lose-2020-election-in-a-landslide-conservative/xsxas

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50 minutes ago, 17to85 said:

hopefully no one lets these trump enablers off the hook. They sold their souls to the devil. No repentance IMO. They had the power to stop him, they chose to embrace him they can die on that hill.

And apparently Mitch McConnell, who has had a safe GOP seat for 35 years, is behind the probable Democrat candidate in his riding polls. We can only hope.

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Here’s the real reason so many on the right are terrified of antifa:

It’s that last part that is so infuriating to the right. Many anti-fascist activists, whether or not they identify as such, do their work from behind a keyboard. They’re basically online sleuths, who scour the fever swamps of the internet, try to identify anonymous members of extremist groups and expose them.

But they have also decimated the alt-right–the less extreme version of more hardcore fascist groups–by making it hard to be a member without one’s neighbors and employers finding out about it. And that’s what many on the right really find so terrifying.

https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/antifa-are-a-ridiculous-right-wing-bogeyman-but-theres-more-to-the-story/

 

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Justice Department Deputized Border Patrol as U.S. Marshals for Protest Response
WHEN THE BORDER CROSSES YOU
The Department of Homeland Security insisted that all its officials on D.C. streets for the protest response were at all times identified.
-Reuters
When the Justice Department brought a small army of often-unidentified federal police officers to the streets of Washington, D.C. amidst protests against racist policing, it made at least some of them into temporary U.S. marshals. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/justice-department-deputized-border-patrol-as-us-marshals-for-protest-response?ref=home

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Louisville Cop Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting Accused of Sexual Assault

The Louisville Metro Police Department said Monday they are investigating accusations made by at least two women who say they were sexually assaulted by one of the officers involved in the February shooting of Breonna Taylor. The women, who posted their allegations on social media, both claim that Officer Brett Hankison, 44, sexually assaulted them after offering them a ride home from bars. “We are aware of these posts, and investigators are looking into the allegations,” a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department told the Courier-Journal.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/louisville-police-officer-involved-in-breonna-taylor-shooting-brett-hankison-accused-of-sexual-assault?ref=home

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"Race-baiting filth": Carlson criticized for claiming a Black Lives Matter "mob" will "come for you"
"Black Lives Matter is becoming more powerful by the hour and they know it," Carlson warns his mostly white viewers


Fox News host Tucker McNear Swanson Carlson, who recently dubbed the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody "a form of tyranny" after earlier calling white supremacy a "hoax," kicked off his primetime program Monday with a new racially-charged screed against the Black Lives Matter "riots."

The rant, during which the host told his mostly white viewers that the social justice movement was "definitely not about black lives" and to "remember that when they come for you," lasted nearly 30 minutes, or about 75% of the show's on-air time.

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/09/race-baiting-filth-carlson-criticized-for-claiming-a-black-lives-matter-mob-will-come-for-you/

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2 hours ago, Tracker said:

GOP lawmakers plotting escape from Trump over possibility he’ll lose 2020 election in a ‘landslide’: conservative

In a column for the Daily Beast, conservative commentator Matt Lewis said there are indications that more than a few GOP lawmakers will turn their backs on Donald Trump as it becomes clearer that he will go down in a major defeat in November.

According to Lewis, who abandoned the Republican Party specifically because it became the party of Trump, the president is stumbling into the November election and running scared.

“Donald Trump is scared,” he began. “He has beaten, dominated, and bludgeoned the Republican Party into positions that would make a drunken riot cop blush with shame. But now that Trump may lose in a landslide, his captives and quislings are plotting their escape.”

As Lewis notes, the tipping point for conservatives and Republicans to seriously consider turning on the president was brought about by comments made by retired General James Mattis in the past week.

https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/gop-lawmakers-plotting-escape-from-trump-over-possibility-hell-lose-2020-election-in-a-landslide-conservative/xsxas

Believe it when you see it. 

The mainstream media loves loves loves posting hope porn like this.  Jennifer Rubin of the WaPo has basically written the same column every working day of Trump's presidency.

Not saying those hyenas couldn't go cannibal, but it won't be heralded by the mainstream media; it will come very quietly and then all at once.

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Georgia election disaster condemned as result of deliberate GOP voter suppression: ‘This is by design’

Photos of would-be Georgia voters standing—and, in some cases, sitting—in long lines after 11 pm to cast their ballots in the state’s primary on Tuesday encapsulated what rights groups and lawmakers decried as a disastrous day for democracy and an entirely predictable result of years of deliberate voter suppression efforts by Republican lawmakers and the U.S. Supreme Court.

https://www.alternet.org/2020/06/georgia-election-disaster-condemned-as-result-of-deliberate-gop-voter-suppression-this-is-by-design/

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Tulsa Police Major: We Shoot Fewer Black People Than We Ought To
 

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A white Tulsa Police Department major has attempted to deny that systemic racism exists in U.S. police forces—while also saying that he thinks cops should really be shooting more black people. Maj. Travis Yates made his jaw-dropping comments on a talk radio podcast earlier this week, according to Tulsa Public Radio. Discussing statistics that show black people are far more likely to be shot by police than white people, Yates said: “If a certain group is committing more crimes, more violent crimes, and law enforcement’s having to come into more contact with them, that number is going to be higher. Who in the world in their right mind would think that our shootings should be right along the U.S. Census lines? That's insanity.” Yates went on to say: “All of the research says we’re shooting African-Americans about 24 percent less than we probably ought to be, based on the crimes being committed.” Speaking about systematic abuse of power and racism in U.S. police forces, he said: “That just doesn’t exist.”

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