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Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:42 AM

Ted Lieu wins Twitter today and it's not even noon.



On hallowed ground on foreign soil, the President said nasty things about the Speaker of the House and a Marine combat veteran. Yet the @GOP is scared Members of Congress will be impolite to @realDonaldTrump.

It's not adjectives the GOP should be scared of, it's the facts.

Kyle Cheney

@kyledcheney
Republicans intend to try to block Democrats from saying mean-spirited things about President Trump on Monday during their hearing on obstruction of justice.

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Reply Ted Lieu wins Twitter today and it's not even noon. (Original post)
catbyte Jun 8 OP
dalton99a Jun 8 #1
spanone Jun 8 #2
B Stieg Jun 8 #3
librechik Jun 8 #4
dchill Jun 8 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 8 #17
librechik Jun 8 #21
Scarsdale Jun 8 #5
keithbvadu2 Jun 8 #9
tblue37 Jun 8 #6
OMGWTF Jun 8 #7
catrose Jun 8 #8
Brother Buzz Jun 8 #10
EarnestPutz Jun 8 #13
Brother Buzz Jun 8 #16
sop Jun 8 #29
Scarsdale Jun 8 #11
Pepsidog Jun 8 #12
JudyM Jun 8 #14
GoCubsGo Jun 8 #18
ALBliberal Jun 8 #19
Brother Buzz Jun 8 #26
Guilded Lilly Jun 8 #20
Delmette2.0 Jun 8 #22
woodsprite Jun 8 #28
Delmette2.0 Jun 8 #30
jmbar2 Jun 8 #23
Leith Jun 8 #24
UpInArms Jun 8 #31
Leith Jun 8 #32
UpInArms Jun 8 #33
Leith Jun 8 #34
lark Jun 8 #25
BlancheSplanchnik Jun 8 #27
smirkymonkey Jun 8 #35

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:47 AM

1. Kick

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:51 AM

2. K&R...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:04 PM

3. K&R...nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:11 PM

4. fuck that noise. All we need is the The US Constitution And a warning:

"Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is NO VIRTUE."

Yeah, a famous Republican said that. Barry Goldwater. So we will follow Goldwater's book of etiquette thank you very much, Republicans!

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Response to librechik (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:48 PM

15. Plus a million!

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Response to librechik (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:57 PM

17. That quote often cited by gun nuts & violent supremacists. Depends who is defining justice & liberty

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:15 PM

21. I love shoving Republican's own words up a different orifice

than the one they puked them out.

It's a messy job, but they steal our talking points like maniacs.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:18 PM

5. These gop clowns really should

have talked to their "leader" about decorum. He threw away any rules pertaining to that, once he took office. Since he has already set the tone, I say ANYTHING GOES in these hearings. He has insulted Pelosi, Schumer, McCain, several politicians and journalists, and even the Mayor of London. Ignore this list, tell it like it is.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:28 PM

9. Disallow only those words not usable in the Benghazi hearings about Hillary and Obama.

Disallow only those words not usable in the Benghazi hearings about Hillary and Obama.

Please send the list, GOP.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:21 PM

6. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:21 PM

7. I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." - Harry S Truman

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:22 PM

8. Wait, isn't this the party of "You lied"

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:29 PM

10. Ted Lieu, buddy, it is your obligation to read that list on the House floor.

I'm just saying.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:35 PM

13. When Ted reads it on the floor, he should present it as...

....a veritable check list of Trump's bad behaviors. I do believe that the Donald has managed to do every one on the list.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:50 PM

16. You bet! But with the time restraint and the LONG list.....

they're gonna have to divide it up and let everyone take a swipe at the orange anus. It could be quite entertaining.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:09 PM

29. All except "a little bugger." WTF is that all about?

Does Trump have certain proclivities we haven't found out about yet?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:31 PM

11. They should reply

"In the immortal words of YOUR president "BULL SHIT"' Maybe they could incorporate tRump's language into the questions, so he can not be offended? As if anything offends him. He calls people low I.Q. individuals, says they do not understand laws, tells them to ignore subpoenas.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:33 PM

12. Astonishing.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 12:45 PM

14. Dems can use a thesaurus, too. What a joke.

If the hearings are to address these things, descriptive words must be used.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:09 PM

18. He wins it for the week with that one. nt

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:12 PM

19. Who is the marine combat vet?

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:56 PM

26. Bobby Three Sticks

Robert Swan Mueller III

Marine platoon commander - Vietnam

Bronze Star
Purple Heart Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
South Vietnam Gallantry Cross

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:13 PM

20. K&R and read it into the records. Buffoons.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:29 PM

22. The gloves are off.

The only thing the committee should agree to is No Profanity, even if it is in a quote.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #22)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:05 PM

28. Quotes should be fair game! nt

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #28)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:11 PM

30. I know that I expect more from politicians.

But do we really need need " fucked" or "fucking" in the Congressional record?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:33 PM

23. I googled "Trump said disgrace"

...Got 18,000,000 hits.

Who wrote this ridiculous set of guidelines?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:43 PM

24. rethugs have conveniently given us a list of words

That they think are appropriate to use:

Often we search hard for words to define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party.
abuse of power
anti- (issue): flag, family, child, jobs
betray
bizarre
bosses
bureaucracy
cheat
coercion
“compassion” is not enough
collapse(ing)
consequences
corrupt
corruption
criminal rights
crisis
cynicism
decay
deeper
destroy
destructive
devour
disgrace
endanger
excuses
failure (fail)
greed
hypocrisy
ideological
impose
incompetent
insecure
insensitive
intolerant
liberal
lie
limit(s)
machine
mandate(s)
obsolete
pathetic
patronage
permissive attitude
pessimistic
punish (poor …)
radical
red tape
self-serving
selfish
sensationalists
shallow
shame
sick
spend(ing)
stagnation
status quo
steal
taxes
they/them
threaten
traitors
unionized
urgent (cy)
waste
welfare


They should be pleased for us to adopt most of the words.

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Response to Leith (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 08:56 PM

31. Ahhh .... the Gingrich language list

That was used to vilify Democrats

And, still that piece of scum is put forward as credible... even after he was run out of town on ethics charges

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:00 PM

32. Those words are a list of terms recommended for rethugs

They should be flattered when we throw them right back in their faces.

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Response to Leith (Reply #32)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:07 PM

33. Here is the origin of your list...

Language: A Key Mechanism of Control; Newt Gingrich's 1996 GOPAC memo; GOP's hate campaigns

As you know, one of the key points in the GOPAC tapes is that "language matters." In the video "We are a Majority," Language is listed as a key mechanism of control used by a majority party, along with Agenda, Rules, Attitude and Learning. As the tapes have been used in training sessions across the country and mailed to candidates we have heard a plaintive plea: "I wish I could speak like Newt."

That takes years of practice. But, we believe that you could have a significant impact on your campaign and the way you communicate if we help a little. That is why we have created this list of words and phrases.

This list is prepared so that you might have a directory of words to use in writing literature and mail, in preparing speeches, and in producing electronic media. The words and phrases are powerful. Read them. Memorize as many as possible. And remember that like any tool, these words will not help if they are not used.

... snip ...

Optimistic Positive Governing Words

Use the list below to help define your campaign and your vision of public service. These words can help give extra power to your message. In addition, these words help develop the positive side of the contrast you should create with your opponent, giving your community something to vote for!

active(ly)
activist
building
candid(ly)
care(ing)
challenge

... snip ...

Contrasting Words

Often we search hard for words to define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party.

abuse of power
anti- (issue): flag, family, child, jobs
betray
bizarre
bosses
bureaucracy
cheat

... more at link ...

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #33)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 09:09 PM

34. I remember

Newtie's lessons on how to be a complete jerk. All the more reason to throw it right back at them.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 01:53 PM

25. FACTS are things repugs hate and never use because they are not on their side.

Lieu hits it way out of the park!!!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 02:00 PM

27. 'Hypocrisy' isn't a broad or deep enough word to describe the scum.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 8, 2019, 11:36 PM

35. K&R

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