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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:42 AM

It is so tragic to hear how the republicans talk about this.

How can they possibly not see the corruption and fight for our collective democracy? I just don't get it.

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Reply It is so tragic to hear how the republicans talk about this. (Original post)
mysteryowl Oct 31 OP
tblue37 Oct 31 #1
mysteryowl Oct 31 #2
guillaumeb Oct 31 #3
mysteryowl Oct 31 #4
guillaumeb Oct 31 #6
mysteryowl Oct 31 #16
Grammy23 Oct 31 #5
guillaumeb Oct 31 #7
mysteryowl Oct 31 #8
Grammy23 Oct 31 #9
mysteryowl Oct 31 #13
BumRushDaShow Oct 31 #10
mysteryowl Oct 31 #11
Grammy23 Oct 31 #15
mysteryowl Oct 31 #18
Grammy23 Oct 31 #20
empedocles Oct 31 #12
Grammy23 Oct 31 #17
Bettie Oct 31 #14
mysteryowl Oct 31 #19
UniteFightBack Oct 31 #21
maxsolomon Oct 31 #22
mysteryowl Oct 31 #23
smirkymonkey Oct 31 #24
Wounded Bear Oct 31 #25
mysteryowl Oct 31 #28
DinahMoeHum Oct 31 #26
Turbineguy Oct 31 #27
magicarpet Oct 31 #29

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:43 AM

1. They see the corruption, but since they are part of it, they can't work against it. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:45 AM

2. It is deeply troubling!

Plus, they go around spewing these lies and 1/2 the country believes them. It is just awful!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:45 AM

3. Never underestimate the ability of uninformed voters to repeatedly make poor decisions.

And to also feel that they are well informed voters.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:47 AM

4. That is what really worries me.

They will keep voting for republicans and maybe even trump. It is very problematic.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:48 AM

6. In my view, there are a few reasons to vote for the GOP.

1) Racism.

2) A belief in GOP social policies.

3) A belief in GOP economic policies.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:02 AM

16. Which are all lies and their voters don't know it.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:48 AM

5. It really is ironic to hear how they are characterizing this process.


It does make me sad that so many people who have not paid attention to things happening in DC may not realize how much the Republicans are mischaracterizing this whole thing. I just hope that once open hearings are going, their ignorance will evaporate in the light of evidence.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:49 AM

7. And the GOP is arguing about the supposed unfairness

of a system that they codified when Boehner was Speaker.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:51 AM

8. Exactly!!

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:54 AM

9. It almost made me gag to hear them emote in front of the cameras


as they read their statements. Lots of flailing and gesturing. All for nothing. The process will go forward and the American people will get to hear the testimony. Testimony that will damn tRump and maybe others, as well. And their emotional words used today will fade into the history books. They are marking their place in history. I suspect many of them will not be happy where they land.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:58 AM

13. AND, they claim unfairness of house rules!

Don't even get me started with the unfairness of rules in the senate with Moscow Mitch.
Republicans have broken our system!

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:54 AM

10. That is what boggles the mind the most

During the resolution markup last night, McGovern (Rules Committee Chair) had to literally read, word for word, the justifications written by Trey Gowdy, for how and why he conducted the Benghazi hearings the way he did. But the cognitive dissonance (or purposeful denial) was full force.

IOKIYAR

The GOP is empty but for noggins filled with bullshit talking points.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:55 AM

11. I too hope the open hearings will help, but...

they will listen to more lies and misinformation on faux news and other radical RW propaganda spewing. I just don't know how the live hearings will even reach them.

Our country has so much it needs to change and heal from.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:01 AM

15. I am hoping they will be curious enough to actually watch the testimony.


I remember watching the Watergate testimony. I didn’t follow politics at all at that time other than to vote. But that testimony was riveting AND history. So my hopes are high that more people will want to watch the current hearings for the same reasons. I’m looking forward to hearing Numbnuts defend himself. That ought to be enlightening.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:04 AM

18. Do you think Trump will testify?

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:56 AM

20. I highly doubt he will go before the cameras in the hearings.


He is more likely to do a series of Tweets or “helicopter pad interviews” with half of his drivel drowned out by the rotors. I imagine whoever is left in the WH will bust a gut trying to get him to refrain from going before the committee. Since he lies when the truth might serve him better, they know the danger if he testifies in his own defense. But IF he insists, it will be worth watching since he will incriminate himself every other breath. Stable genius, my ass.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:58 AM

12. Today's process and vote, continued closed door hearing news, public hearings, more

court decisions proving the case against trump, more indictments, more arrests, and still more process - we're getting there. Long war.

Possibly, at the end, a great cultural shift - not as great as Germany and Japan post WWII, but . . .

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Response to empedocles (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:02 AM

17. Please. We can hope. Nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:59 AM

14. They see the corruption

and if there were a Democrat in power, they'd be all over it.

But now? They embrace it because it benefits each of them personally.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:04 AM

19. They all need some very special therapy.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:57 AM

21. It makes me very sad. nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:03 PM

22. They believe in holding Power, and that end justifies their means.

Only 15-20% of GOP reps believe the bullshit they're spewing. Maybe less.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:19 PM

23. Yet horrifically tragic, they are willing to sacrifice

our democracy.

Potentially, for we are still up to bat and have a chance.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:22 PM

24. They are drowning in a toxic waste dump and they will not take the life preserver

because it is being thrown to them by a Democrat. They will die in their own foul mess.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:24 PM

25. Easy, their whole political life depends on that corruption...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:31 PM

28. Yes, unfortunately true.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:29 PM

26. Their collective pricks are in a cleft stick. . .

. . .of their own making.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:29 PM

27. They have a bad case of

Washingtonitis.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:02 PM

29. If they and they alone can't drink from the well, but are encouraged to share it....

.... they would rather poison and defile the water than allow another a drink.

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