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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:31 AM

Turning Point USA co-founder dies of coronavirus-related complications

Source: Politico

The co-founder of conservative student group Turning Point USA, Bill Montgomery, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to two friends of his.

Montgomery, who started it in 2012 with young conservative star Charlie Kirk, died at the age of 80 on Tuesday from Covid-19, according to pro-Trump conservative strategist Caleb Hull, who posted about the death on Twitter and his personal Facebook page, and Chicago-based citizen journalist Vic Maggio.

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Before starting Turning Point with Kirk, Montgomery, who lived in Illinois, worked in marketing, publishing, restaurants and was a business development consultant.

A 2015 National Journal story recounted how Montgomery met Kirk when he was 18 and urged him not to go to college but told him instead after a speech at Benedictine University: “I don't know you, but you need to start an organization to reach out to young people with your message.” So the next month, the two launched Turning Point together.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/29/turning-point-usa-founder-dies-coronavirus-complications-387077

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Reply Turning Point USA co-founder dies of coronavirus-related complications (Original post)
alp227 Jul 30 OP
rpannier Jul 30 #1
pecosbob Jul 30 #2
torius Jul 30 #3
TeamPooka Jul 30 #4
live love laugh Jul 30 #10
cannabis_flower Jul 30 #5
JI7 Jul 30 #6
Roy Rolling Jul 30 #8
Mike 03 Jul 30 #13
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 30 #7
flibbitygiblets Jul 30 #11
ToxMarz Jul 30 #14
DeminPennswoods Jul 30 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 30 #16
Delphinus Jul 30 #25
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 30 #29
live love laugh Jul 30 #9
Dios Mio Jul 30 #12
BlueStater Jul 30 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 30 #18
UpInArms Jul 30 #19
RAB910 Jul 30 #20
FakeNoose Jul 30 #21
Fla Dem Jul 30 #22
NurseJackie Jul 30 #23
Fla Dem Jul 30 #24
NurseJackie Jul 30 #27
BigDemVoter Jul 30 #26
sakabatou Jul 30 #28

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:36 AM

1. Thoughts and Prayers

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:39 AM

2. Well, he died for his beliefs...unfortunately so have and will many others.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:54 AM

3. A martyr for the cause

... the cause of insisting the virus is a hoax.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:56 AM

4. oh well. Who's hungry?

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:23 AM

10. 🤣🤣🤣

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:11 AM

5. Thoughts and prayers

One less Trump voter.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:25 AM

6. of course the founder of a Conservative Student Group formed just 8 years ago will be 80 years old

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:17 AM

8. This👆

It says it all.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 05:38 AM

13. That struck me too

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:17 AM

7. The homicidal wisdom of Charlie Kirk.....

Snip from article....

In two previous episodes of his podcast, March 16 and April 23, Kirk stated that he believed that the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions should self-quarantine. Outside of that, however, he has questioned the vast majority of public health proposals to limit community spread. On the Sunday edition of his podcast, Kirk said: “Do not force me to wear a mask, it’s that simple. I’m not gonna do it, I’m not.”

“[E]very single time I go into one of these grocery stores, ‘Where’s your mask?’ I say, well first of all, the science around masks is very questionable, very questionable,” he said. “In fact some people, some doctors think that masks actually make you sicker and have you less likely to be able to get oxygen and more likely to infect yourself, and less likely to be able to fight the virus, and actually more likely to be able to die sooner.

“A lot of people believe that. I’ve met many doctors that hold that view,” Kirk added. “Secondly, we have a huge civil liberty issue here. Why do you have the authority to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body? I thought it was ‘my body, my choice.’”

I would like for him to have to make that statement to each and every woman in America.

KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:24 AM

11. Darwin award nominee

It's a long list this year

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:01 AM

14. I hope this will be the eulogy at the funeral.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:23 AM

15. Start naming names of the "many people"

who have said these things. Like Joe McCarthy's famous "lists" of communists, there probably aren't any.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:33 AM

16. Never have understood how Republicans can lie and decieve....

to their fellow Americans, particularly on something with which they have no expertise and which is killing their own kind every day. Apparently, business interests trump all other considerations in their world.

The few I've interfaced with remind me of a parrot or one of those toys you pull a string and it plays a recorded tune.

I assume it's considered a mortal sin to say anything counter to the dogma of the right-wing media machine.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:34 PM

25. It's

"my body, my choice" EXCEPT for if you're a woman who wants to do with her uterus what she decides is best for all concerned.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 09:23 PM

29. Pure, raw misogynistic Republican hypocrisy.

And they manage to shield themselves from being called out by hiding in their right-wing bubble.

Of all of that guy's quoted lies and deceptions, that little statement was the most audacious for me and I'm a man....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:22 AM

9. Yeah ... I troll there. Kirk's ode to his now-late mentor was

puke 🤮 worthy. I don’t think he said the cause was Covid either.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 04:36 AM

12. Another mess-I yah has left the dumpster.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:52 AM

17. I'm just so broken up by this news.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:14 AM

18. Colleges teach science and logic and reason. Yeah, young cons don't have any use for college. . nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:32 AM

19. I am so sorry

That he could not spread it to more of his acolytes

Kirk was banned for a brief time from Twitter in late March for falsely claiming that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was “100% effective” in treating the coronavirus. He has also pushed to quickly reopen the nation’s economy, although in March he said that young people were at risk from the virus and that they should be careful by avoiding large gatherings.

In late June, Trump spoke to a packed audience of young Turning Point supporters at a megachurch in Phoenix where he was introduced by Kirk. Few people in the audience practiced social distancing or wore masks, although the organization gave masks to everyone who wanted one and provided socially distanced seating in the upper tier of the church.
The

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:34 AM

20. Frankenstein killed by his own monster

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 08:17 AM

21. Another one bites the dust

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 10:18 AM

22. His protege, Charlie Kirk. They will carry on unfortunately. Video.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 11:54 AM

23. That's his protege, Charlie Kirk. (Bill Montgomery was 80 years old.)

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:31 PM

24. Oops! Thanks for the correction!

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 01:13 PM

27. ...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

26. Better a repig than a Dem.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:53 PM

28. Tots and pears

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