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Old 30th November 2022, 07:25 AM   #561
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
Don't you need to actually reside in a state you're wanting to represent?

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Lock him up. Put him in the same cell with Trump in Georgia.
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Old 30th November 2022, 08:38 AM   #562
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Originally Posted by slyjoe View Post
"A wall do work," he said. "When you got a wall around your house, people don't... yeah, but they can get in. But, you know what, if they get in, it would be hard to get out because I got a dog that... well, my dog really won't bite, but he's pretty bad anyway."

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Old 30th November 2022, 08:59 AM   #563
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Question: If Walker wins, will he actually serve? Or will he resign on some pretext so the governor can appoint a rabidly right-wing but less embarrassing successor?
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Old 30th November 2022, 09:06 AM   #564
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Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
Don't you need to actually reside in a state you're wanting to represent?

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This seems to be standard for the MAGA Republicans. Mehmet Oz was not really a Pennsylvania resident. They run in places where they think they can be elected. Another example is marjorie taylor greene. greene and her husband resided in a suburb of Atlanta. greene had built a big social media following and was a huge supporter of trump. When she was ready to cash in -- ca-ching! -- she moved to a Georgia congressional district where the demographics were more in her favor.

This seems to reflect the social/tribal nature of MAGA politics. The people who support MAGA candidates don't care where they're from. Those voters aren't thinking about local representation. So long as they think a candidate 'hates the people I hate' they support them.
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So long as they think a candidate 'hates the people I hate' they support them.

That is as valid a reason for casting a vote as any.
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Old 30th November 2022, 09:46 AM   #566
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Question: If Walker wins, will he actually serve? Or will he resign on some pretext so the governor can appoint a rabidly right-wing but less embarrassing successor?
He would take his place among the dozens of other GQP gibbering idiots in the Senate.
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Old 30th November 2022, 10:09 AM   #567
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That is as valid a reason for casting a vote as any.
Well sure, if one is completely devoid of principle and humanity.

People who aren't sociopaths, however, typically vote for people they think will address important problems and at least try to make the world a better place for everyone.
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Old 30th November 2022, 12:29 PM   #568
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
That is as valid a reason for casting a vote as any.
No it's not. How 'bout not hating any of your fellow citizens and voting for the person who will serve the community best?
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Old 30th November 2022, 12:34 PM   #569
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Originally Posted by slyjoe View Post
"A wall do work," he said. "When you got a wall around your house, people don't... yeah, but they can get in. But, you know what, if they get in, it would be hard to get out because I got a dog that... well, my dog really won't bite, but he's pretty bad anyway."



https://www.newsweek.com/herschel-wa...senate-1763364
Seriously speaking, has anyone checked to see if he's having a mild, persistent stroke? There has to be something mentally wrong. I know that's kind of a "Thanks Captain Obvious" statement, but doesn't he have any friends or family that care about him or his reputation? He's doing nothing but making a complete ass out of himself every time he's in front of a camera, and he knows it. He's admitted it when he spoke about their debates. I just can't imagine letting someone I care about do this to themselves time after time.
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Seriously speaking, has anyone checked to see if he's having a mild, persistent stroke? There has to be something mentally wrong. I know that's kind of a "Thanks Captain Obvious" statement, but doesn't he have any friends or family that care about him or his reputation? He's doing nothing but making a complete ass out of himself every time he's in front of a camera, and he knows it. He's admitted it when he spoke about their debates. I just can't imagine letting someone I care about do this to themselves time after time.
The answer is "nope, the GOP doesn't care". As long as he wins and votes how they want in Congress, they don't care if he can't feed or wipe himself and regularly goes out without pants on while wearing a lampshade on his head.
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Old 30th November 2022, 01:33 PM   #571
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Seriously speaking, has anyone checked to see if he's having a mild, persistent stroke? There has to be something mentally wrong. I know that's kind of a "Thanks Captain Obvious" statement, but doesn't he have any friends or family that care about him or his reputation? He's doing nothing but making a complete ass out of himself every time he's in front of a camera, and he knows it. He's admitted it when he spoke about their debates. I just can't imagine letting someone I care about do this to themselves time after time.
I don't know if "persistent stroke" is a thing. A stroke is usually immediate and urgent. But there is some speculation that he may be suffering from CTE as a result of his many years playing football and MMA.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/202...likely-has-CTE
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"A wall do work," he said. "When you got a wall around your house, people don't... yeah, but they can get in. But, you know what, if they get in, it would be hard to get out because I got a dog that... well, my dog really won't bite, but he's pretty bad anyway."



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So... dogs are the answer. Especially dogs that don't bite? I am really glad that he cleared that up for me... well, maybe kinda, he did.
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I don't know if "persistent stroke" is a thing. A stroke is usually immediate and urgent. But there is some speculation that he may be suffering from CTE as a result of his many years playing football and MMA.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/202...likely-has-CTE
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Old 30th November 2022, 02:45 PM   #574
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“Herschel today: “So I got washed in the blood of Jesus at that time. And my life blossomed. God said, ‘You’re ready now.’ So all of the sudden I started watching television. I’m telling you, don’t be watching TV, because it will totally confuse you.”
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“Herschel today: “So I got washed in the blood of Jesus at that time. And my life blossomed. God said, ‘You’re ready now.’ So all of the sudden I started watching television. I’m telling you, don’t be watching TV, because it will totally confuse you.”
Did he say it in a television interview? That would be awesome.
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As of Tuesday evening, more than 800,000 Georgians had voted in the runoff — which will define whether Democrats expand their Senate majority with a pivotal additional seat or whether the 50-50 majority remains for the remainder of President Biden's term.
Generally that's a really bad sign for the GQP candidate, and I'm hoping that holds true. Almost a million people have voted in a state of 10m. I'd consider that a pretty good turnout for a runoff.
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The party of Walker!
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“Herschel today: “So I got washed in the blood of Jesus at that time. And my life blossomed. God said, ‘You’re ready now.’ So all of the sudden I started watching television. I’m telling you, don’t be watching TV, because it will totally confuse you.”
Well, it sure did the job on him.
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Generally that's a really bad sign for the GQP candidate, and I'm hoping that holds true. Almost a million people have voted in a state of 10m. I'd consider that a pretty good turnout for a runoff.
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"A wall do work," he said. "When you got a wall around your house, people don't... yeah, but they can get in. But, you know what, if they get in, it would be hard to get out because I got a dog that... well, my dog really won't bite, but he's pretty bad anyway."



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Seriously speaking, has anyone checked to see if he's having a mild, persistent stroke? There has to be something mentally wrong. I know that's kind of a "Thanks Captain Obvious" statement, but doesn't he have any friends or family that care about him or his reputation? He's doing nothing but making a complete ass out of himself every time he's in front of a camera, and he knows it. He's admitted it when he spoke about their debates. I just can't imagine letting someone I care about do this to themselves time after time.
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Well, it sure did the job on him.
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He would take his place among the dozens of other GQP gibbering idiots in the Senate.
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Did he say it in a television interview? That would be awesome.


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Yes, indeed, he should be left alone. In a padded cell.
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Maybe when Walker dies they will determine that he has CTE from his football days (I sure wouldn't doubt it). Then it will be fun to watch this clip in a different light.

But I have to agree, Obama is very funny and witty.

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Maybe when Walker dies they will determine that he has CTE from his football days (I sure wouldn't doubt it). Then it will be fun to watch this clip in a different light.

But I have to agree, Obama is very funny and witty.
There's very little doubt in my mind that he does. Makes it important to keep him from becoming a United States Senator by any and all legal methods. If that's throwing shade... by literally just repeating the dumb ******* **** he's said before... then fine, OK.

Now he's (Walker) repeating the meme that people who criticize the US should just be kicked out, but for some reason only if they were born after 1990, a random arbitrary year Its the GoP who should be ashamed that they chose this man to be their representative in congress, not Obama who should be ashamed.

And yet another woman accuses him, this time of violence:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/01/polit...ion/index.html

But, yeah lets just focus on Obama, throwing some shade, not the utter imbecility of choosing this guy as a candidate for a senior federal position.
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Maybe when Walker dies they will determine that he has CTE from his football days (I sure wouldn't doubt it). Then it will be fun to watch this clip in a different light.

But I have to agree, Obama is very funny and witty.
I think if Walker were just some private person, maybe that would be true. Or if, like many of those people Trump and his ilk have insulted, his handicap had nothing do do with his competency to do his job. If, for example, he stammered. But he is running for the US Senate, and I don't think an attack on his competency to do the job should need any re-evaluation even if it's made clear why he should never have been in that position in the first place.
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But, yeah lets just focus on Obama, throwing some shade, not the utter imbecility of choosing this guy as a candidate for a senior federal position.

Hey, I thought it was funny. I'm just saying, if Walker does turn out to have brain damage, Obama clowning him as having the mind of a 7-year-old might not age too well.
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Hey, I thought it was funny. I'm just saying, if Walker does turn out to have brain damage, Obama clowning him as having the mind of a 7-year-old might not age too well.
Why?

Do you think brain damage affects intelligence?
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Hey, I thought it was funny. I'm just saying, if Walker does turn out to have brain damage, Obama clowning him as having the mind of a 7-year-old might not age too well.
To be clear, if it gets proven that Walker has brain damage you think that Obama pointing out how badly out of his depth Walker is will be bad, but the folks like you who cheer Walker on and hope he becomes a Senator will be considered the good guys? Like...pointing out a brain damaged man is incapable of doing the job is bad, but trying to give that brain damaged man a job when his failure to do the job has the potential to harm the entire country is somehow good?
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To be clear, if it gets proven that Walker has brain damage you think that Obama pointing out how badly out of his depth Walker is will be bad, but the folks like you who cheer Walker on and hope he becomes a Senator will be considered the good guys? Like...pointing out a brain damaged man is incapable of doing the job is bad, but trying to give that brain damaged man a job when his failure to do the job has the potential to harm the entire country is somehow good?

All things considered, factoring in how many voters support Walker? Yeah, I'd rather be in that group than be the former President who stood at a podium and cracked jokes about him having the mind of a 7-year-old.
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If Walker has brain damage, what will not age well is how close voters have already come to putting into a very high-ranking office. Prior to 2016 I might have described the US Senate as an august, deliberative body, but I don't believe this to be entirely true any longer.
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If Walker has brain damage, what will not age will is how close voters have already come to putting into a very high-ranking office. Prior to 2016 I might have described the US Senate as an august, deliberative body, but I don't believe this to be entirely true any longer.

And that speaks volumes about how much Dems are hated, as I mentioned. People might actually vote in someone with brain damage, rather than have a Democrat in the seat. It's so funny.
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And that speaks volumes about how much Dems are hated, as I mentioned. People might actually vote in someone with brain damage, rather than have a Democrat in the seat. It's so funny.
Better a senator with brain damage, with accusations of violence against women, and whose paid multiple women for abortions, than a Christian preacher who has an opposing viewpoint.

The "moral majority" indeed.
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Remember when Trump made fun of that handicapped guy, man that was hysterical.

What Obama said was nothing compared to a fraction of what Trump has said.
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Originally Posted by lobosrul5 View Post
Better a senator with brain damage, with accusations of violence against women, and whose paid multiple women for abortions, than a Christian preacher who has an opposing viewpoint.

The "moral majority" indeed.
Warp keeps on implying that it reflects how much people hate Dems, yet Walker lost the vote already, and it's shaping up like he'll lose this vote again. Also, it really reflects poorly on the voters that vote for Walker, to be completely honest. It goes to show how pathetically partisan those voters are that they don't give a **** who sits in the seat as long as it's an R and Warp12 finds that funny, for some reason. Republicans truly have lost the script.
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Old 2nd December 2022, 01:51 PM   #597
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
And that speaks volumes about how much Dems are hated, as I mentioned. People might actually vote in someone with brain damage, rather than have a Democrat in the seat. It's so funny.
This is absolute nonsense. Republicans would rather have someone with brain damage than a Democrat in the seat. The demography in Georgia is mostly Republican. That Walker is so close to winning only shows that Republicans tend to vote for party over any other consideration.
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Old 2nd December 2022, 02:12 PM   #598
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
All things considered, factoring in how many voters support Walker? Yeah, I'd rather be in that group than be the former President who stood at a podium and cracked jokes about him having the mind of a 7-year-old.
When you'd rather be the guy who put a guy with the mind of a 7 year old in the Senate than be the guy who said not to, you know you have no principles.

And in a state that leans heavily R, the fact that Walker gets fewer votes than the Dem candidate really isn't something you should be crowing about.
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
And that speaks volumes about how much Dems are hated. . .
Projection yet again?
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I thought Obama just stated the facts. Walker has the mental capacity of a vindictive, uninformed 7-year-old punk. Considering he's a grown man, he needs treatment, not electing.
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