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Fri May 13, 2022, 03:58 PM

"If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to

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“If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl? … It does look intentional. It’s like Joe Biden wants to punish the people who didn’t vote for him and opening up the floodgates to the border is one way to do it.”

— GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance, in an interview with Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, April 29

Shortly before he won the Republican primary for Ohio’s Senate race, Vance made this startling observation. Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy” and a conservative commentator, argued that President Biden’s border policies had reverberated across the country, allowing not only undocumented immigrants but also deadly drugs to flow into the country — with a nefarious purpose. He suggested that Biden was intentionally allowing drugs such as fentanyl to flood the United States with the intention of trying to kill supporters of former president Donald Trump in the “heartland” of the country.

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Taylor van Kirk, a spokesperson for Vance, sent us a copy of an ABC News report showing that opioid overdose deaths between 2019 and 2021 among teenagers ages 14 to 18 rose more rapidly than the general population, mainly because of fentanyl. The article was based on a research note that analyzed CDC data and was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study showed the rate of deaths (2.36 per 100,000) had jumped sharply to 4.57 per 100,000 in 2020 and to 5.49 per 100,000 in early 2021. But the report only covered the first few months of Biden’s term and, yet again, showed the big jump in deaths occurred under Trump.

The Pinocchio Test

In just about every way, Vance’s outrage at Biden is misplaced. Fentanyl seizures have increased, not fallen, under Biden. Overdose deaths jumped sharply under Trump. As for Trump voters being supposedly targeted, people of color die at a higher rate from opioids than Whites.


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Reply "If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to (Original post)
applegrove May 13 OP
Karadeniz May 13 #1
Midnight Writer May 13 #2
11 Bravo May 13 #11
Hugh_Lebowski May 13 #3
TheRealNorth May 13 #4
geardaddy May 13 #5
inthewind21 May 13 #6
Tickle May 13 #7
applegrove May 13 #8
pwb May 13 #9
keithbvadu2 May 13 #10

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:05 PM

1. What a despicable thing to say. A maggot can't see that some people are motivated by legal or

humanitarian motives, because those instincts are totally absent from his character.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:12 PM

2. Actually, if I wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters, I would tell them vaccines don't work.

But I don't tell them that because I don't want to hurt anyone.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:59 PM

11. I'd tell them that liberals believe in respiration.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:14 PM

3. Lucky for him I suppose, his constituency are drooling knuckle-dragging Faux viewers

who have been brain-washed for generations now into believing 'ALL THEM PROBLEMS IS CUZ THE DAMN IMMIGRANTS (AND THEM JEWS AND HOMOS)!"

The Fuhrer would be proud of his legacy ...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:15 PM

4. You see....

Republicans did not facilitate the importation of crack-cocaine into the inner cities to help pay for their dirty wars in Central America. No, no, the real crime and real victims are poor white people who get addicted to opioids. And it's not because they have inadequate Healthcare coverage to deal with their pain issues, it's because of the Big Bad Biden.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:17 PM

5. What ever happened to

Just Say No to Drugs, J.D.?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:18 PM

6. Interesting

Clearly he doesn't understand supply and demand. The cartels come here for a reason. Because there is HIGH DEMAND. And by him saying MAGATS are being targeting he's basically admitting MAGATS are a bunch of illegal drug users.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:20 PM

7. Please don't allow anyone to polities this

My son died this way. Fentanyl deaths have increase every year since 2017. Fentanyl doesn't care what party the user is in.

I've been working with my state for 3 years trying to bring awareness to this problem. My son was not a maggot king or whatever he is now called.

When the supposed numbers were almost null under trump on the border, fentanyl was spiking through the country like a wild fire

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Response to Tickle (Reply #7)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:22 PM

8. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:23 PM

9. So the pukes are the ones pushing this shit on their own.

If they say we are , they are.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 04:55 PM

10. Supply and demand. The MAGAs are demanding the drugs.

Supply and demand.

The MAGAs are demanding the drugs.

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