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Old 13th May 2022, 03:17 PM   #481
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Kathy Barnette (Republican) is running in the US Senate in PA and has a history of bigoted remarks against LGBTQ and Muslims.
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In many tweets, Barnette also spread the false conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

In one speech uploaded to YouTube in 2015, Barnette forcefully argued it was OK to discriminate against Muslims and compared rejecting Islam to “… rejecting Hitler’s or Stalin’s worldviews.” In comments on her radio show, she said accepting homosexuality would lead to the accepting of incest and pedophilia. One post she wrote called a transgender person “deformed” and “demonic.”
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“If love is the litmus test, who are we to say, well, your love is legitimate love, same-sex couples, but your love, father and daughter, is not legitimate. Or your love, one man and three women, is not legitimate, or one older man and a 12-year-old child. If love is the litmus test, it becomes a very slippery slope. And that is where we, we find ourselves today.”

In one 2015 post, Barnette attacked the transgender former reality star and Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner as “deformed” and “demonic,” while attacking what she called a “barrage to normalize sexual perversion.” In comments in the same post, Barnette warned of a “take-over” occurring by the “Homosexual agenda.”
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In one post from 2010, Barnette wrote the “homosexual AGENDA” seeks “domination.” In a post in 2013, Barnette said America couldn’t coexist with the “Homosexual agenda.”
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In one post, on her website, Barnette shared an obviously doctored image of a Muslim man holding up a sign in front of the rubble of the World Trade Center that said, “Vote Democrat! We need your help to kill you.”
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She tweeted in 2015, “There is nothing rational about Islam.” In another she wrote, “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam.”

In 2019, Barnette attacked Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan for comments she made about Trump, tweeting she was a “MUSLIM” in all capital letters.

“Aren’t you all so glad you voted in the first ‘openly’ Palestinian Muslim? (Sarcasm for ya’ll who don’t get sarcasm),” wrote Barnette.
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“We have a president in office right now, Barack Hussein Obama,” she said in 2015 in a speech. “I try to mention his name as much as possible. Thinking that at some point a light bulb is going to go off in someone’s head.”

“Don’t we get it? Obama is a Muslim!” read one tweet in January 2016.

“Obama is a Muslim. Doing Muslim like THINGS!” read one 2016 tweet. One 2015 tweet called him “Muslim Obama.”
Those are the statements of a devout "Christian woman"? She sounds more like a bigoted, narrow-minded whack job to me.
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Old 13th May 2022, 03:22 PM   #482
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post

Those are the statements of a devout "Christian woman"? She sounds more like a bigoted, narrow-minded whack job to me.
Your point being?
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Old 13th May 2022, 05:26 PM   #483
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Sounds like the perfect person for Democrats to crossover and vote for in the primary.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Your point being?
Good point.
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This is what happens if you're a filthy racist who incites murder and is too stupid to register obvious domain names for your campaign:

https://www.elisestefanik2022.com/

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I, Elise Stefanik, am a monster. I am a vile and disgusting politician who is responsible for the Buffalo NY shooting spree. How? What is in his manifesto is what I placed into his head. Why? Because I want power. I want votes. I don't want to lead. I want to rule. People will lose lives, but that's not my concern. I'm here for the exposure, the power, the control. I will continue to do everything in my power to raise White Supremacy higher than it's ever been.
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Old 16th May 2022, 06:22 PM   #487
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I just realized that Stefanik is representative from Glens Falls. Not sure of the size of the district but I think it's pretty close to Rincewind and Magrat. What a bummer if she's their congresscritter!

I'd send thoughts and prayers if I were the praying sort, but will adopt the saying of a late friend, who settled on "sending up flares."
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Old 16th May 2022, 08:11 PM   #488
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By the way, just so it is understood by all, although I have no doubt that Ms. Stefanik is a terrible person in all sorts of ways, the website referenced above is a parody, written by a comedian who discovered that she had omitted to pay for the maintenance of her URL (well, she is a Trumpie, so I guess she emulates him in that too) so he bought it and took it over.

She maintains she's never said anything racist. Salt to taste.
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Old 17th May 2022, 12:02 AM   #489
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Originally Posted by bruto View Post
I just realized that Stefanik is representative from Glens Falls. Not sure of the size of the district but I think it's pretty close to Rincewind and Magrat. What a bummer if she's their congresscritter!

I'd send thoughts and prayers if I were the praying sort, but will adopt the saying of a late friend, who settled on "sending up flares."
If I hear one more NRA loving Republican say they're sending their worthless "thoughts and prayers" to shooting victims and their families, I can't be held responsible.
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Old 17th May 2022, 10:45 AM   #490
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Kathy Barnette (Republican) is running in the US Senate in PA and has a history of bigoted remarks against LGBTQ and Muslims.









Those are the statements of a devout "Christian woman"? She sounds more like a bigoted, narrow-minded whack job to me.
Barnette is living proof you can be black and a total bigot.
What is scary is that some people who are NOT on the right,,and should really know better.... are cutting her slack because she is black.
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By the way, just so it is understood by all, although I have no doubt that Ms. Stefanik is a terrible person in all sorts of ways, the website referenced above is a parody, written by a comedian who discovered that she had omitted to pay for the maintenance of her URL (well, she is a Trumpie, so I guess she emulates him in that too) so he bought it and took it over.

She maintains she's never said anything racist. Salt to taste.
I don't know which is worse to be honestly...if that is the right word..racist, or t cyinically use racism, knowing it's nonsense, as a political tool.
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Your point being?
That someone who is black can be a bigoted wackjob.
Next question?
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Sounds like the perfect person for Democrats to crossover and vote for in the primary.
I am afraid if she wins the primary, some misguided people will vote for her in November just becuase she is black.
And yes, there are people on the liberal side who really are that stupid.
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And the probably GOP candiate for Govenor might be worse then Barnette....
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I got my first message from Barnett. I loved putting her on "Block". Along with the other several right-wing messages I get every day. NEVER go to a right-wing sight even out of curiosity. It's Karma getting back at you.
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I got my first message from Barnett. I loved putting her on "Block". Along with the other several right-wing messages I get every day. NEVER go to a right-wing sight even out of curiosity. It's Karma getting back at you.
I am still angry that some on the left are , frankly, going soft on Barnett because she is black.
Mitt Romney is not the only one who has morons on his team.
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I am still angry that some on the left are , frankly, going soft on Barnett because she is black.
Mitt Romney is not the only one who has morons on his team.
I don't care what color she is; she's a disgusting, small-minded, bigot.
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I don't care what color she is; she's a disgusting, small-minded, bigot.
I 1000% agree but, sadly she is being cut slack she does not deserve because of her color by some morons.
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I 1000% agree but, sadly she is being cut slack she does not deserve because of her color by some morons.
Sadly, you may be right. Fetterman does not pass certain “purity tests” that progressives have that annoy me. I take a Jim Wright approach to those tests.
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Sadly, you may be right. Fetterman does not pass certain “purity tests” that progressives have that annoy me. I take a Jim Wright approach to those tests.
Some progressives, perhaps. Not this one. He's not perfect, of course, and valid criticism should ever be taken into account, but there's reason why Fetterman's the outright winner by a large margin.
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Madison Cawthorn has conceded to his primary challenger. Who knows if Edwards will be any better.
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And Dr Oz has a tiny lead in the GOP primary. I'm not sure if they have a runoff or if the count is final.

He doesn't even really live in Pennsylvania and he's sells supplements using fraudulent claims. It doesn't say much about the country (or that state at least) pulling out of the post fact world any time soon. Hopefully he'll be an easy target by the Democrat who will run against him. It's not like Oz won by any huge margin if he does win the primary. Maybe this is a GOP Senate seat that can be flipped.
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And Dr Oz has a tiny lead in the GOP primary. I'm not sure if they have a runoff or if the count is final.

He doesn't even really live in Pennsylvania and he's sells supplements using fraudulent claims. It doesn't say much about the country (or that state at least) pulling out of the post fact world any time soon. Hopefully he'll be an easy target by the Democrat who will run against him. It's not like Oz won by any huge margin if he does win the primary. Maybe this is a GOP Senate seat that can be flipped.
Probably not

Here in the UK they're predicting a "Wave" election for the Republicans resulting in big majorities in the House and Senate.
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Probably not

Here in the UK they're predicting a "Wave" election for the Republicans resulting in big majorities in the House and Senate.
I'm not listening to that doomsday crap. It sells news and that is the business model the big names stick to.

Check back when the primaries are over and the polls compare candidates instead of 'generic' GOP or Democratic Party polls.
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And how "the economy" is doing. Or if there is any big news that comes out.

They base their prediction models on small sample sizes that don't account for the seismic shifts we've seen in politics over the last few decades.
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Nothing like small town politics!

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In the Tuesday primary, Andrew Wilhoite, 40, from Lebanon, Indiana, received 60 of the 276 total votes, securing his position as one of three GOP candidates on the ballot in November, Boone county election results showed.

In March, Wilhoite was charged with killing his wife, 41-year-old Elizabeth "Nikki" Wilhoite, after police accused him of fatally striking her head with a gallon-sized concrete flower pot during a dispute, the Indianapolis Star reported.
https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-...om-jail-2022-5
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Madison Cawthorn has conceded to his primary challenger.
In five years he'll either be back in Congress or have a very successful 100% gay OnlyFans. Probably not both.
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Nothing like small town politics!



https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-...om-jail-2022-5
Do you have me on ignore, or something?

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...9#post13799769
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Sadly, you may be right. Fetterman does not pass certain “purity tests” that progressives have that annoy me. I take a Jim Wright approach to those tests.
One of the more prominent "Progressives" who post here truly hates centrist and moderates, and seems to feel there is some vast hidden left wing vote our there waiting for the right candidate to come along. The Lost Tribe theory in full glory.
He also hates Biden because Biden beat Bernie.
That the Centrist they despise might hold the balance of power seems to elude them.
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In five years he'll either be back in Congress or have a very successful 100% gay OnlyFans. Probably not both.
I think he's through. I can't see a comeback for him.
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I'm not listening to that doomsday crap. It sells news and that is the business model the big names stick to.

Check back when the primaries are over and the polls compare candidates instead of 'generic' GOP or Democratic Party polls.
The poster you are replying to has been a Cassandra predicting doom for years.
And as for how accurate some political reporting is,they were pretty much giving the Penn. GOP Senate nomination to Barnette as late as yesterday.
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The poster you are replying to has been a Cassandra predicting doom for years.
That's funny. When I saw that sentence I assumed she was replying to the guy that predicts civil war all the time.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I think he's through. I can't see a comeback for him.
He'll be back, not in Congress (and maybe not OnlyFans), but his kind can always find a position among the scum that infest the world of fascist politics.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
One of the more prominent "Progressives" who post here truly hates centrist
and moderates, and seems to feel there is some vast hidden left wing vote
our there waiting for the right candidate to come along. The Lost Tribe theory
in full glory.

He also hates Biden because Biden beat Bernie.

That the Centrist they despise might hold the balance of power seems to elude them.

Well, the more moderate and centrist side will probably find comfort in
the Idaho Governors Race as more Republicans have switched over to
the Democratic Party.
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He'll be back, not in Congress (and maybe not OnlyFans), but his kind can always find a position among the scum that infest the world of fascist politics.
More and more these turds seem to be using their political careers as nothing but internships for their final forms as talking heads on conspiracy spewing hate networks and... there is just all kinds of wrong with that.

People shouldn't be destroying our democracy while in elected office, but they certainly certainly shouldn't be doing it as a side hustle on their way to destroying it more.
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Well, the more moderate and centrist side will probably find comfort in
the Idaho Governors Race as more Republicans have switched over to
the Democratic Party.
Well, that's a surprise. Can you summarize the numbers because I think that link is going to be paywalled for most.

ETA: Maybe this link covers the issue:
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/17/10993...geachin-little

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Actually that might be a plan for Dems in red states; switch to the GOP and start voting for more moderate candidates in the primaries.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Actually that might be a plan for Dems in red states; switch to the GOP and start voting for more moderate candidates in the primaries.
More moderate would be more electable. Do the opposite.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
More moderate would be more electable. Do the opposite.
I am 100% done with that line of thinking. Lots of people were sure the GOP had guaranteed Clinton's victory by choosing Trump. Let's not hope obviously incompetent GOP candidates make electing Democrats easier. We need Democrats that can beat a strong candidate. And we need that opposition candidate not to be a disaster, in case they win anyway.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
More moderate would be more electable. Do the opposite.
That's what I used to do.
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