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Old 23rd May 2022, 04:38 PM   #561
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Originally Posted by Paul2 View Post
It certainly is worth it, thank you, and the Constitution is certainly something she should have read. But her tactic, I think, is not to display one's erudite knowledge, it's to use the buzzwords and trigger words that signal to one's tribe, and the more outrageous, the better, because it means you're doubling down as a member/leader of the tribe.
Kandiss Taylor has a whopping 1 to 3 % of the vote according to the latest pools.
It's a two man race for the governor nomination between Kemp and Perdue with Perdue being hand picked by Trump. Kemp seems to have a commanding lead; Taylor is a non factor.
Taylor is trying to be another MTG ,and doing it being even more extreme then MTG and it's not working very well. She is so nutso that even most Trumpers want nothing to do with her.
BTW no one ever heard of her until a couple of months ago.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 11:59 PM   #562
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I don't think Perdue will be one of the ones to do this, but I really wonder what happens when Trump-backed candidates who lose their primaries run as third-party candidates. And how many times the lunatic not-so-fringe simply doesn't come out for "rino" candidates in the general.
They would split the right-wing vote, to the benefit of the Democrats. Hard to believe either Trump or the Repub establishment would allow that.
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They would split the right-wing vote, to the benefit of the Democrats. Hard to believe either Trump or the Repub establishment would allow that.
This assumes the GOP is not really split between the normal GOP and the Rump cult. And don't forget with Rump it is all about Rump, not about the party.
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Old 24th May 2022, 12:42 PM   #564
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According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen.

https://twitter.com/accountablegop/s...04369928785920

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Old 24th May 2022, 01:36 PM   #565
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen.

https://twitter.com/accountablegop/s...04369928785920

Walker got tackled to the ground and hit his head once too often.....
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Old 24th May 2022, 02:43 PM   #566
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Walker got tackled to the ground and hit his head once too often.....
Or a hundred too few.
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:15 PM   #567
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen.

https://twitter.com/accountablegop/s...04369928785920

Looks like MTG and Boebert may have more competition for the "Stupidest Person in Congress" title.

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Old 24th May 2022, 06:21 PM   #568
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Originally Posted by autumn1971 View Post
Or a hundred too few.
That;s pretty low.....
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:23 PM   #569
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Kemp wins easily.
Trump must be furious.
I think , behind closed doors, a great many Republicans are scared what might happen if Trump is elected in 2024.His quest for vengence will not be confined to Democrats.
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:23 PM   #570
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This assumes the GOP is not really split between the normal GOP and the Rump cult. And don't forget with Rump it is all about Rump, not about the party.
I think the devisions are beginning to show themselves.
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Old 24th May 2022, 06:42 PM   #571
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Kemp wins easily.
Trump must be furious.
I think , behind closed doors, a great many Republicans are scared what might happen if Trump is elected in 2024.His quest for vengence will not be confined to Democrats.
Then these cowards need to stand up and denounce the idiot
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Then these cowards need to stand up and denounce the idiot
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They won;t.
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Then they aren't divided.
I should have said not openly.
They are trying to sabotage Trump without earning the wrath of his supporters.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Kandiss Taylor has a whopping 1 to 3 % of the vote according to the latest pools.
It's a two man race for the governor nomination between Kemp and Perdue with Perdue being hand picked by Trump. Kemp seems to have a commanding lead; Taylor is a non factor.
Taylor is trying to be another MTG ,and doing it being even more extreme then MTG and it's not working very well. She is so nutso that even most Trumpers want nothing to do with her.
BTW no one ever heard of her until a couple of months ago.

It’s not her that worries me. It’s the 27,000 plus voters who have voted for her so far with only 48% of the votes counted.

That’s just in one state out of 50.

Who are these people and how did they arrive at a decision to vote for this idiot? She couldn’t have that many relatives doing the family vote. Are they just stupid or batguano crazy?

USA is lol - land of loonies. Waaaayyy too many!
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It’s not her that worries me. It’s the 27,000 plus voters who have voted for her so far with only 48% of the votes counted.

That’s just in one state out of 50.

Who are these people and how did they arrive at a decision to vote for this idiot? She couldn’t have that many relatives doing the family vote. Are they just stupid or batguano crazy?

USA is lol - land of loonies. Waaaayyy too many!
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According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen.

https://twitter.com/accountablegop/s...04369928785920

Well, apparently trump never did say that, at least not directly, except...It all depends on what is meant by 'say that.' That can mean a LOT of different things.

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Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), in a since deleted tweet, replying to a Twitter user who asked if the school shooter was part of the MTG and Gosar crowd of white nationalists, said:

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We know already fool. It's a
transsexual leftist illegal alien
named Salvatore Ramos. It's
apparently your kind of trash.
twitter.com/restoringfreed.
This Tweet was deleted by the Tweet author.
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-paul-gosa...074356886.html
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Kemp wins easily.
Trump must be furious.
I think , behind closed doors, a great many Republicans are scared what might happen if Trump is elected in 2024.His quest for vengence will not be confined to Democrats.
I think the republicans are more worried that many of the MAGAchud voters who voted against Kemp in the primary will sit out the main election.
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I think the republicans are more worried that many of the MAGAchud voters who voted against Kemp in the primary will sit out the main election.
Dark MAGA will not tolerate this!
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Originally Posted by slyjoe View Post
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), in a since deleted tweet, replying to a Twitter user who asked if the school shooter was part of the MTG and Gosar crowd of white nationalists, said:

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We know already fool. It's a
transsexual leftist illegal alien
named Salvatore Ramos. It's
apparently your kind of trash.
twitter.com/restoringfreed.
This Tweet was deleted by the Tweet author.
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-paul-gosa...074356886.html
From your link:

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...House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) said Gosar would be able to regain his committee assignments if Republicans win control in November’s midterm elections.
Just more proof of what the GOP has become. Even Gosar's own family says he's a dangerous whacko:

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Gosar’s own family members have called for his expulsion. His brother, Tim Gosar, said last year that he is “dangerous, unhinged and is reckless.”

Six of his nine siblings endorsed his 2018 election opponent, and several appeared in an ad in 2021 calling for him to be held accountable for his role in the Capitol riot.
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According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen.

https://twitter.com/accountablegop/s...04369928785920

He is demonstrating a standard GOP qualification: Goldfish Brain.
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
He is demonstrating a standard GOP qualification: Goldfish Brain.
Don't insult goldfish.

And remember that Rep. Tommy Tuberville's father fought in WW2 to deliver Europe from socialism and communism! Hitler was such a Stalin fan!
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Don't insult goldfish.

And remember that Rep. Tommy Tuberville's father fought in WW2 to deliver Europe from socialism and communism! Hitler was such a Stalin fan!

I dunno. Sounds to me as if he’s saying his father fought for the Nazis.

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I think the republicans are more worried that many of the MAGAchud voters who voted against Kemp in the primary will sit out the main election.
Turns out they can control the forces they have unleashed. Old Story.
Fritz Van Papen statement that "Now he is chancellor we have him under out thumb" statment when Hitler took power comes to mind.
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Turns out they can control the forces they have unleashed. Old Story.
Fritz Van Papen statement that "Now he is chancellor we have him under out thumb" statment when Hitler took power comes to mind.
Better inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.
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Better inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in.
not if you are pissing on the guy who came to fix your toilet, but will now just go elsewhere.
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Tiedrich are a legend.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/boeb...22-5?r=US&IR=T
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Originally Posted by Lennart Hyland View Post
Tiedrich are a legend.

Meanwhile in cuckoo land:
"Boebert told Fox News's Sean Hannity: "When 9/11 happened, we didn't ban planes. We secured the cockpit."
https://www.businessinsider.com/boeb...22-5?r=US&IR=T
Ah, of course. Adapting the post-9/11 approach to this situation, we should form a new government agency named the SSA (Shooting Security Agency) to ensure that semi-automatic weapons are only used as originally intended (killing people) and won't be misused to provide long-distance transportation.
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Tiedrich are a legend.

Meanwhile in cuckoo land:
"Boebert told Fox News's Sean Hannity: "When 9/11 happened, we didn't ban planes. We secured the cockpit."
https://www.businessinsider.com/boeb...22-5?r=US&IR=T
Boebert is clear proof that someone can be brain dead and still be alive.
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Tiedrich are a legend.

Meanwhile in cuckoo land:
"Boebert told Fox News's Sean Hannity: "When 9/11 happened, we didn't ban planes. We secured the cockpit."
https://www.businessinsider.com/boeb...22-5?r=US&IR=T
So she thinks people are suggesting banning schools?
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So Boebert is now on the record advocating for mandatory Smart Guns and gun Safes.
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Maybe teachers should do their practicals at Boebert's restaurant.

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Dark MAGA will not tolerate this!
I prefer milk MAGA. The dark stuff is too bitter.
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Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky weighs in.
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ZERO. That’s the number of murderers who have been deterred by the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act. The GFSZA was a knee jerk reaction in 1990 that has cost more lives than it has saved. REPEAL it now. Let bad guys know unceremonious death awaits them if they target our kids. Massie Twitter link
How did Massie determine no one has been deterred by the Act? How did he determine the Act has cost more lives than it saved? How's that, cost more lives than it saved? His first sentence argues it didn't save any lives. Which is it?

The other part of this is the people that would be armed. The teachers.
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“No one was asking the teachers what they thought, what they wanted,” [California State University, Northridge assistant professor of social work Lauren ] Willner said. “I looked and couldn’t find any scientifically collected data indicating what teachers wanted. I’m a researcher, so I decided to gather it myself.”

“The teachers surveyed were overwhelmingly against allowing educators to be armed in the classroom,” Willner said. “This finding held true when examined by grade, with the majority of the respondents indicating that they did not want guns in their schools. Even when you looked at it by region, there was not significant difference in the responses.” California State University media link
The survey was conducted in early 2019 but I doubt much has changed. As one teacher said, there was no way she could bring herself to kill a child. Even if the child had a rifle and was about to kill her. She just didn't think she could do it and she believes most of her colleagues feel the same.
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Old 28th May 2022, 09:13 AM   #596
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That Xmas 'postcard' ought to be titled, "The Massacrin' Massies"

All good Christians, I'm sure, ready to make Holy war in the name of Jesus, who upon His return surely will be strapped with serious butt kickin' heat! That "turn the other cheek" nonsense is for cucks 'n pansies! "Do unto others" don't need no other words!
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Old 28th May 2022, 09:44 AM   #597
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All good Christians, I'm sure, ready to make Holy war in the name of Jesus, who upon His return surely will be strapped with serious butt kickin' heat! That "turn the other cheek" nonsense is for cucks 'n pansies! "Do unto others" don't need no other words!
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Old 28th May 2022, 01:04 PM   #598
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
Congressman Thomas Massie from Kentucky weighs in.


How did Massie determine no one has been deterred by the Act? How did he determine the Act has cost more lives than it saved? How's that, cost more lives than it saved? His first sentence argues it didn't save any lives. Which is it?

The other part of this is the people that would be armed. The teachers.


The survey was conducted in early 2019 but I doubt much has changed. As one teacher said, there was no way she could bring herself to kill a child. Even if the child had a rifle and was about to kill her. She just didn't think she could do it and she believes most of her colleagues feel the same.
Massie also advocated US withdrawal from NATO, and goes into evasion mode when asked to directly condemn the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
That should tell you allyou need to know about Massie.
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Old 28th May 2022, 02:01 PM   #599
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Massie also advocated US withdrawal from NATO, and goes into evasion mode when asked to directly condemn the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
That should tell you allyou need to know about Massie.
That picture told me all I needed to know about him.
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Lauren Boebert was laughed at and mocked by the entire audience at her debate on Thursday, after she accused her opponent of being an “illegal drug dealer” for supposedly selling “hot hemp.”
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