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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 12:51 PM

That Surely Is A Pretty Big Tell



Pesky democracy

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Reply That Surely Is A Pretty Big Tell (Original post)
Soph0571 Jan 2019 OP
Arkansas Granny Jan 2019 #1
onit2day Jan 2019 #14
smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #2
MyOwnPeace Jan 2019 #3
erronis Jan 2019 #13
MyOwnPeace Jan 2019 #27
corbettkroehler Jan 2019 #4
usaf-vet Jan 2019 #5
Duppers Jan 2019 #7
volstork Jan 2019 #8
yonder Jan 2019 #11
uponit7771 Jan 2019 #16
bigbrother05 Jan 2019 #6
Kablooie Jan 2019 #9
TeamPooka Jan 2019 #10
ffr Jan 2019 #12
erronis Jan 2019 #15
bdamomma Jan 2019 #22
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #18
warmfeet Jan 2019 #17
dchill Jan 2019 #19
LiberalLovinLug Jan 2019 #20
bdamomma Jan 2019 #21
tecelote Jan 2019 #23
Apollyonus Jan 2019 #24
gademocrat7 Jan 2019 #25
lunatica Jan 2019 #26
redstatebluegirl Jan 2019 #28
Fuzzpope Jan 2019 #29
Cha Jan 2019 #30
yardwork Jan 2019 #31
Blue Owl Jan 2019 #32
Honeycombe8 Jan 2019 #33
Nitram Jan 2019 #34

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:06 PM

1. K & R

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:41 PM

14. Irony abounds

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:19 PM

2. +1000

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:36 PM

3. McTurtle is hearing footsteps............

the walls (no, not Donny's!) are closing in. Too many things to answer to - gotta' deflect, put out false alarms - no shell to hide under right now!

I hope he fries in hell!!!!!!!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:40 PM

13. Make Mock Turtle soup. And then then toss it out as worthless.

'bout the only good use for that geezer. Not sure Kentucky hogs would want the swill.

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Response to erronis (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:24 PM

27. After watching "Deadwood"................

I have a new appreciation as to what "hogs" would want!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:43 PM

4. Predictably Outrageous

Why more independents don't feel as outraged as we do by McConnell is beyond me. The good news is that, we already have seen Speaker Pelosi introduce legislation which our presidential nominee can use as red meat to energize voters, which spills over to congressional campaigns.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

5. If anyone know about rewriting rules to favor one party it's McTurtle

Case in point. SCOTUS seat stolen from Obama and filled by Gorsuch.

Republicans have one overriding rule. It's, if you can't win by using the current system change it to fit your needs.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:19 PM

7. 2nd Rethug rule...

If you can't, CHEAT.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:20 PM

8. Absolutely correct.

Damn, I hate that @sshole.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:31 PM

11. +1. That MO is in McConnell's DNA

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:50 PM

16. +1

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:17 PM

6. To the GOP, political affiliation is not a protected class

Therefore anything they do to seize and retain power only has political implications and has nothing to do with race, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected or sensitive population group.

Fair and open processes have a clear and illegal Democratic bias.

SCOTUS used equal protection clause to stop the FL recount; if they counted all the disputed votes W loses and because the Dems didn't ask for a statewide recount they stopped all the counting while Bush was still ahead. They also ruled that you have to prove voter suppression cause harm to particular individuals before any changes can be required, no preclearance required.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:24 PM

9. Yes but Republican voters don't want to change these things.

It's not just the Republican politicians that want to keep billionaires and lobbyists running the government.
Your average Republican voter doesn't want to change these things either.

Wealthy Republican voters are aligned with these groups and want to keep it this way.

Less wealthy voters, vote simply on a few particular, selfish issues.
They like the fact that the current system allows Republicans to keep their own issues in play.
They are fine with the government being driven by special interests as as long as they get what they want.
If it comes along with things they don't want, it's a sacrifice they are glad to make.

Republican voters are not moved by appeals to honesty, democracy, support of the American people.
They vote only on personal, selfish interest and if Republicans can keep providing that they will keep voting Republican.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:29 PM

10. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:35 PM

12. Like putting lipstick on a pig. Shines light on anti-American conservatives, big time!!!

Might as well just come to the floor of the senate with Russian born Len Blavatnik by your side and complain about how you and your fellow anti-Americans...

..."lifted sanctions on three Russian companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Deripaska was also a business partner with Paul Manafort, who was Donald Trumpís 2016 presidential campaign chairman. Manafort was convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion tied to Russia and also pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

Blavatnik, whose family emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, is a longtime business associate of Russian oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, both of whom have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Along with McConnell, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham received hefty sums from Blavatnik as well."
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211749924

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Response to ffr (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:43 PM

15. Agree. Already have some russian patriots in the senate. Might as well get a USSR passport.

But I think many/all of them will be surprised when they show up at the russian border and request asylum/citizenship. Comrade putine may no longer have any use for them.

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Response to erronis (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:00 PM

22. Putin has a name for them

calls them "Putin's Patriots"

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:50 PM

17. Republicans hate democracy.

This is not surprising. If every eligible American voted, the Republicans would lose every election. Republicans are oligarchs and plutocrats - democracy just isn't their thing.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:55 PM

19. Mitch is gonna make "Far Left" cool.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:57 PM

20. Brilliant! This should go viral

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:59 PM

21. I am waiting

for his ass to be gone, arrogant POS. The spotlight will show him as a traitor too. Hope he chokes on all that russian money.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:02 PM

23. "...to benefit Democrats and their friends."

Who happen to be a majority of Americans.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:07 PM

24. Kick n/t

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:22 PM

25. Mcturdle is past his sale by date.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:23 PM

26. Truth is it would benefit Democrats and friends you melting wax face!

But it would also not benefit you personally so you have a point there.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:26 PM

28. You mean like making everyone vote in a democracy!!!

You Russian hack!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:29 PM

29. I hate that man like no other.

 

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 04:24 PM

30. Traitormitch is such a moron.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:42 PM

31. Love it!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:48 PM

32. Down with the Trotsky Turtle

n/t

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:32 PM

33. Exactly right. nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 11:45 PM

34. Oops!

McConnell has paint himself into Tump's very narrow corner.

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