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Tue May 31, 2022, 06:01 AM

Will there ever be a Republican reckoning?

https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/may-30-2022?s=r


'The fury of the response to the Uvalde murders, after many years in which many in the country seemed to move on from dramatic mass murders seems to me a reflection not only of the unspeakable carnage in this country, but also of the political corruption that permits it to take place.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) seems to fear the power of this fury...he has encouraged Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to meet with Democrats to try to hash out a bipartisan solution in response to the Uvalde school shooting. If I had to guess, I’d say McConnell is simply trying to buy time until the furor calms a bit..

...regardless of what happens with gun safety regulation in the next few weeks, Americans unhappy with Republican manipulation of our political system are unlikely to be reassured. On June 9, the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol will begin six televised hearings to explain to the American people what happened on and around that day.

There are other subpoenas also being stonewalled...The New York Times had previously reported that Meadows had burned papers in his office fireplace.

If Americans are concerned that the Republicans have gamed the system, the January 6 committee hearings seem unlikely to provide much reassurance.'






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Joinfortmill May 31 OP
Raster May 31 #1
Joinfortmill May 31 #4
Irish_Dem May 31 #2
Joinfortmill May 31 #3
bucolic_frolic May 31 #5
Buns_of_Fire May 31 #6
JHB May 31 #12
3Hotdogs May 31 #7
Dr. Shepper May 31 #8
MissMillie May 31 #9
oswaldactedalone May 31 #10
kentuck May 31 #11
Autumn May 31 #13
leftyladyfrommo May 31 #14

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:06 AM

1. Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.

#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.
#RepublicansAreTheProblem
Vote. Every. Republican. Out. Of. Office.

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Response to Raster (Reply #1)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:21 AM

4. Yes!

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:12 AM

2. It is in the hands of the American people now.

No one is going to save us, help us, take care of us.

We are on our own.

Will will allow sociopath/coward/corrupt leaders destroy us and our country?

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:21 AM

3. Completely agree

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:49 AM

5. We either drive the anger to the ballot box, or we throw our lot in with the Deep State

Or is that defunct?

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 06:56 AM

6. Don't worry, they're looking at "bipartisan solutions."

Bipartisan. It's their holy grail, much more important than actually getting something done.

The joint needs more LBJs willing to twist arms into pretzels.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #6)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:36 AM

12. It's not THEIR holy grail. It's a buzzword they learned to use...

...to string along other people who did have unrealistic expectations of bipartisanship. Just a word to placate those people while they ran out the clock, just like they're doing now.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:04 AM

7. I hold no hope.....

Nothing but Republican smoke and mirrors. A couple of them may be voted out of office in November. In my N.J. county, the same Brandon signs that were up before the kids were murdered, are still up.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:18 AM

8. Not where I live

We are ruled/represented by them on almost every level of government. I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:26 AM

9. We need a National McMorrow--to be today's Joseph Welch

McMorrow did a great job making the point in Michigan... and it was seen by a lot of people. Not enough

I suppose the J6 public hearings will offer an opportunity to someone to make a stand like she did. To be the Joseph Welch and ask "have you no decency?" live and in front of EVERYONE. And the near shut-down of democracy is a great place to start.

If by some miracle the criminals involved with the attempted theft of democracy actually have to face the music, then maybe we can also get going on the ridiculous culture wars. Someone to publicly point out that these "Christians" are nothing of the sort.

EDITED TO ADD: Oh yeah, we need someone in the media to stand up and be an Edward R. Murrow.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:34 AM

10. Magic 8 Ball says:

“Highly Doubtful.”

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:36 AM

11. Only when there is a stronger competition...

... politically.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 08:46 AM

13. Nope. And the clock is ticking. nt

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Tue May 31, 2022, 09:13 AM

14. The pendulum always swings too far out and then it

corrects itself. The sane people finally realize there is a problem and also realize they need to act and then things start to swing back toward center.

Keep the Faith!

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