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2 hours ago, laripu said:

Retiring GOP operative Mac Stipanovich says Trump ‘sensed the rot’ in Republican party and took control of it:

 

I think one of the best points Stipanovich made was:

 

" He daily attacks and batters the guardrails of democracy, whether it’s a free press, an independent judiciary, congressional oversight. ... He’s an authoritarian, which explains his affinity for authoritarians, and to the extent that he has brought a significant portion of America to doubt even the existence of objective truth, it’s dangerous."

 

Disregard of objective truth, always on display in NHB, has gained a new legitimacy since Trump took office.

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4 hours ago, bludog said:

Disregard of objective truth,

 

... coupled with a relentless use of insult, is the means of contention of 14-year-olds and the Trump base, including Trump himself. Shame works against it, but for that you need dirt on the opponent, and nowadays it must be video.

 

I don't engage with that kind of thing, but ...

 

If a Trump videotape showing urolagnia ever became public, that might do it, preferably if made public by a foreign country like the UK.

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Well today we saw the rule of law take a hit, Republicans after first looking like they were ok with witnesses and now we may come up 1 short, this is terrible news for America not Democrats or Republicans just every American. Unbelievable they are buying Dershowitzs argument that as long as it's in the public interest? WTF? Shortsighted cons are tearing up the constitution and wiping their backsides with it right now I find what's happening an abomination.

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9 hours ago, fourputt said:

Well today we saw the rule of law take a hit, Republicans after first looking like they were ok with witnesses and now we may come up 1 short, this is terrible news for America not Democrats or Republicans just every American. Unbelievable they are buying Dershowitzs argument that as long as it's in the public interest? WTF? Shortsighted cons are tearing up the constitution and wiping their backsides with it right now I find what's happening an abomination.

 

Right.

So in the coming election, that's the position that must be hung around their necks: that the president is corrupt like a mobster and the Senate Republicans are enablers of that corruption. The election should sweep them out of Congress and Trump out of the White House.

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9 hours ago, laripu said:

 

Right.

So in the coming election, that's the position that must be hung around their necks: that the president is corrupt like a mobster and the Senate Republicans are enablers of that corruption. The election should sweep them out of Congress and Trump out of the White House.

True, but Trump came about because of what was already laid down by the Republican Noise Machine as well as the Republican Fear campaign. 

 

And on another note - crazy how many advertisements you get with some news links?

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There are 5 Republican senators that are ripe to be picked off this November.

 

AZ Mcsally 

CO Gardner

IA Ernst

NC Tillis

ME Collins

Also potentially 3-4 other seats are possible but longer shots.

KS Robert's

GA Perdue

GA Loeffler

TX Cornyn

Jones in AL will most likely be gone unless Roy Moore gets the Republican nomination and in that case Jones should hold.

2020 is it if were gonna make things better the now corrupt Republican party has to be a small minority from now on, it's going to be extremely interesting this November.

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3 minutes ago, fourputt said:

There are 5 Republican senators that are ripe to be picked off this November.

 

AZ Mcsally 

CO Gardner

IA Ernst

NC Tillis

ME Collins

Also potentially 3-4 other seats are possible but longer shots.

KS Robert's

GA Perdue

GA Loeffler

TX Cornyn

Jones in AL will most likely be gone unless Roy Moore gets the Republican nomination and in that case Jones should hold.

2020 is it if were gonna make things better the now corrupt Republican party has to be a small minority from now on, it's going to be extremely interesting this November.

Good point, to be sure, the next viable Democrat needs to go into each of those states and make a big push towards change.

The leader needs to lead, for everyone concerned. We need a movement. Everybody does, every day.

https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/9p8ej-3dfb5/Harry-Shearer-Le-Show-Podcast - try it for fun. Listen to it on a listening device of your choice whenever you got a short time to waste, is it a waste, is it ever a waste when you decide you have the time, you decide. "There is no political pressure when you decide how best to spend your free time." I stole that phrase from a Shelly poem, "His Maters Voice" and just think about your own little masters voice, and how long will that take?

 

Peace!

 

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