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Mon May 10, 2021, 10:30 PM

When did the "Big Lie" become the official strategy for the Republican Party?

In my opinion, it began when Kevin McCarthy made his sojourn down to Mar-a-Lago, about a week after the attack upon our Capitol. When he returned, he had completely changed his tune from a week earlier. He no longer wanted to talk about how he pleaded with Donald Trump for help as the entire House was being hunted down, as the Capitol police were being assaulted. From that moment forward, he did not want to talk about it and he did not want anyone in his caucus to talk about it.

In my opinion, Trump requested that McCarthy come down to Mar-a-Lago. He wanted to discuss what the message should be going forward. The one issue that he believed was verboten for the Party was any talk about an insurrection or attack upon our Capitol. That was an issue they could not win.

They could spin and survive the Big Lie but they could not spin the attack upon our democracy.

The Republicans in the House, except for a couple of exceptions, bought into the new strategy, hook, line, and sinker.

Liz Cheney would not shut up about the attack upon our Capitol and thought there should be a Commission to determine all the facts. In my opinion, that is why they are going to vote her out of the gang this Wednesday.

The big mistake was made when McCarthy made the trip to Mar-a-Lago.

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Reply When did the "Big Lie" become the official strategy for the Republican Party? (Original post)
kentuck May 10 OP
JoeOtterbein May 10 #1
SoonerPride May 10 #2
Ace Rothstein May 10 #3
dweller May 10 #4
kentuck May 10 #5
dweller May 10 #8
kentuck May 10 #9
Hippo_The_Pointer May 10 #15
kentuck May 10 #17
Hippo_The_Pointer May 10 #19
kentuck May 11 #20
Iggo May 10 #6
abqtommy May 10 #7
GoCubsGo May 11 #25
Ferrets are Cool May 10 #10
kentuck May 10 #13
Ferrets are Cool May 10 #14
Bev54 May 10 #11
Pobeka May 10 #12
doc03 May 10 #16
Progressive Jones May 10 #18
Ligyron May 11 #23
RegularJam May 11 #21
Beringia May 11 #22
GoCubsGo May 11 #24
JHB May 11 #26

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:32 PM

1. I'm thinking Trump did not have any...

...dirt, provided by Putin, on Liz.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:33 PM

2. When trump mocked McCain for being captured

And they didnít boo him out of the race.

They have been all in on any crazy ass shit and lie that motherfucker tells.

The sooner he is dead the better off the entire planet will be.

He is a threat to life itself.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:35 PM

3. When it became a cult instead of a political party.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:38 PM

4. So many Big Lies



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Response to dweller (Reply #4)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:40 PM

5. Yes, he believes he can spin the Big Lie...

But, you notice, he does not try to spin the attack upon our Capitol. They must be viewed thru separate lenses.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:48 PM

8. That's not spin

Thatís a decree ... Emperor Orange has spoken !


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Response to dweller (Reply #8)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:51 PM

9. Yes, to his supporters...

...everything else is "fake news". If it does not come out of the mouth of Donald Trump, it cannot be believed.

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Response to dweller (Reply #4)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:04 PM

15. Deflect and smear

People have allowed him to set the narrative. To do that he has two go to strategies: he deflects and he smears. In fact he is "King Smear" a Shakespearean tragic character with only those two tools at his disposal (plus a willingness to do what ever it takes to get what he wants). As he schemes his way forward others either jump on his coat tails or play him like a fiddle. If only Shakespeare were here to give us some clever language that would eloquently, but succinctly expose the little man we know him to be. The clever quip that would stick and smear the man we have come to know as King Smear - The Hippo

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Response to Hippo_The_Pointer (Reply #15)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:15 PM

17. Welcome!

If only Shakespeare were here? It would make a worthy play for human consumption.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:38 PM

19. Bigly

Bigly are his boasts so that they may hide his sins. Bigly are his smears to leave you in the bin

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Response to Hippo_The_Pointer (Reply #19)

Tue May 11, 2021, 12:09 AM

20. Steal once and steal no more...

...so make sure you steal enough to comfort you the first time. Just following the Good Book.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:46 PM

6. November 4th.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:47 PM

7. The lies started with Nixon. Remember when he said "I am not a crook"? Nixon's crew

gave us the word "ratfucking" and now the reTHUG Fascist Insurrectionist Cultists have
made every attempt to normalize their lies and criminal behavior. We need to push
back on them. Bigly.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #7)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:31 AM

25. Yep. It has been their M.O. for at least the last 50 years. nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:52 PM

10. 1980?

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:57 PM

13. "Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia"...

It goes back to Joe McCarthy. It goes back to the days of Al Smith. It goes back to Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding. It has been progressing to this day since its beginning in 1860. It is practiced in the art of deception.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #13)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:01 PM

14. +1

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:55 PM

11. In 2018 in an airplane hangar

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 10:56 PM

12. I think Reagan really institutionalized it as a core value for winning elections.

The rest has just been the proverbial slippery slope to see how incredibly low they could go with the lies.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:11 PM

16. It started with the 2016 election with Trump saying if he didn't win

the election was fixed. I think if Clinton would have won the EC we would have had a Jan 6th event in 2017.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 11:16 PM

18. When they saw how well it works on the dummies. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #18)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:22 AM

23. This

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 12:57 AM

21. It began during Donald's first primary run.

 

He was calling the Republican primary rigged. He has called each election he has been a part of as rigged.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 02:16 AM

22. They decided to Go Big or else they would be Gone. I think they have run out of ideas.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:29 AM

24. Probably some time in the 1960s.

They have been spinning and lying at least since they went along with Nixon and his lies about getting us out of Vietnam, and whatever other lies he told to get people to vote for him. It's all the same lying and race-baiting it has been for the past 50 years, at least. "The Big Lie" is really no different than what they've been doing all along.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 07:41 AM

26. 1992

When they portrayed the "pro-business", ok-with-the-death-penalty centrist governor of a "right to work" state as draft-dogin' dope-smokin' citizenship-renouncin' radical leftist Hippy Bill with his wife Harpy From Hell Hillary.

Otherwise you'll have to specify which Big Lie.

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