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1 hour ago, bustamente said:

Kevin McCarthy to the 1/6 committee, pound sand losers and just wait till we take over

Apparently the GOP in general and the Trumpists in particular no longer see a need to appear sane to boost their popularity. They feel that between their rabid zealot supporters, gerrymandering and voter suppression along with appointing election officials who will follow orders to disqualify unfriendly ballots, they have the the next Congressional and Senate majorities locked up.  Their supporters have repeatedly demonstrated that they are willfully blind to any and all developments that reveal the GOP to be fascist, corrupt, pedophilic and arrogant. The Trumpists have no reason to change as the most vociferous anti-vaxxer, pro-conspiratorial GOP candidates are raking in the most donations.

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1 minute ago, Tracker said:

Apparently the GOP in general and the Trumpists in particular no longer see a need to appear sane to boost their popularity. They feel that between their rabid zealot supporters, gerrymandering and voter suppression along with appointing election officials who will follow orders to disqualify unfriendly ballots, they have the the next Congressional and Senate majorities locked up.  Their supporters have repeatedly demonstrated that they are willfully blind to any and all developments that reveal the GOP to be fascist, corrupt, pedophilic and arrogant. The Trumpists have no reason to change as the most vociferous anti-vaxxer, pro-conspiratorial GOP candidates are raking in the most donations.

They haven't faced any repercussions for their abhorrent behaviour, so why stop? 

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2 minutes ago, JCon said:

They haven't faced any repercussions for their abhorrent behaviour, so why stop? 

Exactly. In Behavioural Modification therapy, the best way to ensure that bad behaviour continues is to reward it immediately.

On 2022-01-12 at 1:02 PM, JCon said:

Epic concert. 

I want the ticket concession.

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we see how democrats treat refusal to cooperate.

 

heres the republican way

 

Susan Carol McDougal (née Henley; born 1955) is one of the many people prosecuted as a result of the Whitewater controversy of the 15 individuals who were convicted of federal charges.

Her refusal to answer "three questions" for a grand jury, on whether President Bill Clintonlied in his testimony during her Whitewater trial, led her to receive a jail sentence of 18 months for contempt of court. That made up most of the total 22 months she spent incarcerated.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, JCon said:

They haven't faced any repercussions for their abhorrent behaviour, so why stop? 

I literally think some people, and not just politicians btw, sit down with their handlers to brainstorm how can they make the most money for their own personal worth (capital, status), do they play the good guy or the villain with the skill sets we have? Then they go all in on whatever side they choose. This choice most times has nothing to do with how it aligns with who they may really be or anything else other than what will generate the most capital for their own personal bank accounts (usually 'offshore).  And this process is better facilitated in the present climate of no real consequences for one's behaviour the higher you are up the ladder.

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3 minutes ago, HardCoreBlue said:

I literally think some people, and not just politicians btw, sit down with their handlers to brainstorm how can they make the most money for their own personal worth (capital, status), do they play the good guy or the villain with the skill sets we have? Then they go all in on whatever side they choose. This choice most times has nothing to do with how it aligns with who they may really be or anything else other than what will generate the most capital for their own personal bank accounts (usually 'offshore).  And this process is better facilitated in the present climate of no real consequences for one's behaviour the higher you are up the ladder.

I don't think they need to do much. The lobbyists take care of everything from funneling money into their accounts, to organizing political donations, and all the PACs. They just sit back, do nothing (literally) and get rich. 

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Biden has made many mistakes early on as President, thinking he can work with the Republicans is one, thinking he can bring Sinema and Manchin on board  is two but his biggest mistake is getting his message out and looking at the polls he is not convincing anyone of anything. By the way Harris hasn't been any better

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14 minutes ago, bustamente said:

Can't touch me or my Orange God

 

Yup but Aaron Rupar has it wrong actually. He’s very good at this because he knows, and his handlers know, every time people like Rupar try to twitter shame him, his hardcore supporters will contribute more money that will, as @JConhas said, be funnelled right to his bank account.  

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(Has the tide finally turned?)

DOJ unveils explosive sedition charges against the Oath Keepers for the Jan. 6 attack
   
The U.S. Dept. of Justice raised the stakes one year and one week after the violent and deadly January 6 insurrection, filing charges of seditious conspiracy against eleven people including the leader of the far right anti-government vigilante group Oath Keepers and ten others, CNN reports.

A D.C. grand jury “returned an indictment yesterday, which was unsealed today, charging 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election,” the Dept. of Justice said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

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17 minutes ago, TrueBlue4ever said:

Too young to remember the fall of the Soviet Union?

Yes but know all about it because my ancestors were forced really to be part of the soviet union but yes not old enough to really remember it occurring 

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19 hours ago, Goalie said:

Soon the US will be no more. 

Democracy dies soon. 

Amazing, I'm gonna see the collapse of a legit world superpower in my lifetime 

Don't forget PET's quote  " living next to the USA is like sleeping with an elephant.  No matter how friendly the beast is , you feel every twitch and grunt "  When the US falls it won't stay as a vacuum. Some new form will replace  it. Both the fall and what replaces it could be rather ugly for Canada.

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aid to understanding how it is that  people believe what Trump says:

 

 

"Incredibly, some of the people who stormed the Capitol later called Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in an effort to retrieve their belongings, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told Insider in an interview published Friday.

According to Raskin, who serves on the Jan. 6 committee, rioters called and were “asking whether there was a lost and found because they forgot their phone there, or they left their purse or what have you.”

Predictably, authorities became involved and suckered the rioters into giving them their personal information."

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rioters-called-pelosi-s-office-about-a-lost-and-found-after-storming-the-capitol-says-rep-jamie-raskin/ar-AASNrpW

 

 

 

and yet these clowns are winning.

re right wing us "Roberts" supreme court.... I checked, half of the senate Democrats that voted on his confirmation, voted yes.

 

 

 

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Mike Lindell claims banks want to sever ties with him due to potential bad press

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is now claiming that some financial institutions no longer want to do business with him because he poses a "reputation risk" as he continues to push former President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

On Friday, January 14, Lindell appeared on Steve Bannon's podcast "War Room" where he claimed "Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust are attempting to 'de-bank' him over concerns that they could face fallout related to having him as a client," Newsweek reports. During the broadcast, the two right-wing enthusiasts played an audio recording of what they claim was a discussion between Lindell and a banking official.

 

"Just because of our organization saying, 'Well, why are we connected with somebody that could be in the news.' And, not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, 'You know what, we are gonna subpoena all his account records...and then also we make the news,'" the person was reportedly heard saying in the recording. "So it's more of a reputation risk."

According to Lindell, he has been given 30 days to close his accounts but he has no plan to comply with the order.

Mike Lindell claims banks want to sever ties with him due to potential bad press - Alternet.org

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(Not Only Racist, But Also Very Stupid)

Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Called Nancy Pelosi's Office Wanting Their Stuff Back

Think rioting at the U.S. Capitol is a bad idea? Try calling Nancy Pelosi’s office the next day asking to get your stuff back.

According to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), many people who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection called the House Speaker’s office the next day asking about a “lost and found.”

Raskin told Business Insider that people were “asking whether there was a lost and found because they forgot their phone there, or they left their purse or what have you.”

The staffers answering the calls handed them off to the police, the lawmaker said, who then asked for their names, addresses and other details so they could, in Raskin’s words, “tie up those loose ends.”

More than 700 people have been charged in connection to the assault on the Capitol so far.

It might seem shocking that people who stormed the Capitol one day would have no qualms about calling the next day in search of their lost items, but Raskin said that points to former President Donald Trump’s complicity in the events of Jan. 6.

“When they were told that they were trespassing and invading the Capitol, they said the president invited them to be there,” Raskin said. “They didn’t have any kind of subtle understanding of the separation of powers. They just thought that the number one person in the U.S. government had invited them to be there, and therefore they had a right.”

“It underscores the central role that Donald Trump played in it,” Raskin added.

Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Called Nancy Pelosi's Office Wanting Their Stuff Back | HuffPost Latest News

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