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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:00 PM

Romney: Trump's refusal to disavow QAnon is part of "alarming pattern" in politics

Source: Axios

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Friday that President Trump's refusal to condemn QAnon, a sprawling, far-right conspiracy theory, during an NBC town hall was indicative of an "alarming pattern" in today's politics.

The big picture: Romney's statement, which only specifically singled out the president, was similar to one he issued earlier this week ultimately criticizing people across the political spectrum for their refusal "to forcefully and convincingly repudiate" divisive and conspiratorial groups.

What he's saying: "The president's unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers."

"Similarly troubling is their silence regarding anti-vaxxers, militias, and anarchists. Rather than expel the rabid fringes and the extremes, they have coddled or adopted them, eagerly trading their principles for the hope of electoral victories. As the parties rush down a rabbit hole, they may be opening a door to a political movement that could eventually eclipse them both."


Read more: https://www.axios.com/mitt-romney-trump-qanon-83d36061-15d3-40a5-8d6e-6431165b36f3.html

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Reply Romney: Trump's refusal to disavow QAnon is part of "alarming pattern" in politics (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 16 OP
Voltaire2 Oct 16 #1
SharonClark Oct 16 #3
dchill Oct 16 #7
Laelth Oct 16 #11
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 16 #15
dalton99a Oct 16 #2
Miguelito Loveless Oct 16 #4
agingdem Oct 16 #13
Wellstone ruled Oct 16 #5
Mr.Bill Oct 16 #32
Wellstone ruled Oct 16 #33
hlthe2b Oct 16 #6
madaboutharry Oct 16 #8
Canoe52 Oct 16 #26
liberal N proud Oct 16 #9
bucolic_frolic Oct 16 #10
bluestarone Oct 16 #12
stillcool Oct 16 #14
ScratchCat Oct 16 #16
riversedge Oct 16 #18
maxrandb Oct 16 #17
Le Roi de Pot Oct 16 #19
calimary Oct 16 #41
maxsolomon Oct 16 #20
Javaman Oct 16 #21
msongs Oct 16 #22
llashram Oct 16 #23
ananda Oct 16 #24
AKing Oct 16 #25
barbtries Oct 16 #27
Iliyah Oct 16 #28
Gore1FL Oct 16 #29
Initech Oct 16 #30
StClone Oct 16 #31
ProfessorGAC Oct 16 #42
RANDYWILDMAN Oct 16 #34
ananda Oct 16 #35
Mr. Ected Oct 16 #36
Sherman A1 Oct 16 #37
DallasNE Oct 16 #38
world wide wally Oct 16 #39
BlueNProud Oct 16 #40
NorthOf270 Oct 16 #43

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. And he both-sides it once again.

Until that massive knob endorses Biden he is just another fascist enabler.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

3. Agree 100%

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:04 PM

7. He's also 'part of "alarming pattern".'

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:08 PM

11. Yep. I can feel his "concern" from 1,000 miles away. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:35 PM

15. And he's going to vote for that handmaiden loon to occupy The Supreme Court.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

2. Yeah, it is kinda concerning - and possibly troubling

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:02 PM

4. Shut up, Mittens!

No one wants to hear your blather.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:28 PM

13. ditto!

Mittens is alarmed...Susie is concerned...Ben Sasse is damn mad...and then Mitch scolds the children and they line up like good little boys and girls...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:03 PM

5. Willard needs to get out more

in his own Neighborhood,he lives in the breading ground of these Suckers.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:54 PM

32. You mean he's actually

living in the state he represents for a change?

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #32)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:59 PM

33. Depends on the Season of the Year.

Sounds like he spends his Legislative time at his Home in Mass.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:04 PM

6. a second toe in the water... He's nothing if not "cautious"...



Come on Romney, you can do it. The water's great!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:06 PM

8. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins are going to establish their own "Concern Club."

Ben Sasse can join too.

Forget these weasels. Their actions speak louder than their words. They have continued to enable and bolster a fascist monster because they are weaklings who do not have any courage.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:55 PM

26. +1,000

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:08 PM

9. Romney plays both side of the coin

He calls this alarming but going to let the cult leader install one of his radical justices.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:08 PM

10. Banks, venture capital, and hedge funds are the real conspiracy

All the rest are just mad at those who stole their money

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:09 PM

12. SO tired of this fuckers BACK and FORTH!

He votes to impeach THEN continues to SUPPORT him? Once he votes to impeach RUMP he should NOT be supporting an impeached idiot!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:33 PM

14. I've never liked him...

but he's become a measurable source of agitation. If only he realized, he is not going to be President.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:41 PM

16. No Democratic politician

Has "coddled" or "adopted" antifa or any perceived "left wing" conspiracy group. Good effing grief with the bothsiderism nonsense. Sometimes, it IS just one side. And this is one those times.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:56 PM

18. yes. well said.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:54 PM

17. One more "tsk-tsk" from the guy whose sister with a different last name runs the RNC

and he'll have reached 4 Susans and half a Murcaskie on the concern meter

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:21 PM

19. Mitt Susan Romney - concern duly noted

 

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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:37 PM

41. Hmmm... I'm thinking of starting a list. I may make a separate thread of it.

The Johnny-Come-Lately Club (or would that be Donnie-Come-Lately Club)? Whaddya think?

Members:

Mitt Romney (Halfway Harry on impeachment and now mildly concerned but carefully pulling his punches)
Chris Christie (Oh, NOW you tell me about COVID...)
Maine's Madam Milquetoastian, Susan "So Concerned" Collins
Michael Cohen (he had to go to prison for the truth to break through)

Governor Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, R-MD. Says he's voting for Ronald Reagan this year. Yes. THIS year. Can't bring himself to vote for a Dem.


Btw, this club has its own theme song! Just cue the 10-second chicken-clucking sound effect!


On edit - how could I have forgotten the newly-outraged Senator Ben Sasse, R-NE? SHEESH!

Corrected HERE, cuz I did start a separate thread on this:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214301409

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:22 PM

20. Antifa is in no way equivalent to QAnon.

If he got out of his bubble he might learn a thing or 2.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:12 PM

21. fuck off mittens

you lousy spineless piece of shit. you're words have no value good or bad. you just fill an empty space and use up valuable resources that several dozen people otherwise could use.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:19 PM

22. not LBN nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:30 PM

23. hmmm

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:37 PM

24. Yet he's still voting for Conehead for SCOTUS.

Uh huh

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 03:44 PM

25. I predict that after he loses Trump will set up his own Qanon type TV conspiracy network...

that will make other far right networks like Fox or One America look reasonable. We need a progressive TV channel now more than ever.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:22 PM

27. look at

YOUR party. look at your church. false equivalencies drive me apeshit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:22 PM

28. And yet Rmoney. . .

will vote to confirm QAnon to the US SC.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:31 PM

29. Romney must have forgotten when he brought up a Benghazi conspiracy theory in a debate.

Please proceed, (Senator).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:32 PM

30. Conservative politics are becoming a cult.

And a very dangerous and scary one at that. They're aided and abetted by Fox News, Infowars, OAN, and 24/7 AM hate radio. It's going to get really ugly if Trump loses.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 04:44 PM

31. Hey who is the "both" Mitt? Bothsiderism NOT!

Looks lopsiderist to me!



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Response to StClone (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:55 PM

42. I've Seen That Graph Before

Good call reposting it!
Speaks volumes.
Also, when I saw it earlier, IIRC, 60 something percent of that 26% happened in a handful of events.
So, as a % of homicidal events, the RWNJ number is even higher than 71%.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:02 PM

34. Thx for your concern Mittens ??

is it for real ?

You were not concerned when this person
Paid off a pornstar ?
Bragged about Sexual assault ?
Was impeached ? vote guilty on one charge, but not the other ? WTF
Is in debt to his ears and won't disclose to who or whom ?
Is a massive avoider of paying his share of his taxas ?


You are a republican hack, just like the rest. none of you care about your country only your party

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:10 PM

35. Romney trying to be relevant again?

Give me a BFB!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:14 PM

36. You put an -R next to your name, Mitt, and you're part of the problem

You're an enabler cut from the same cloth as the other concerned pseudo-citizen, Susan Collins.

Either blast your party and your party alone and show signs that you will not countenance the very things you're alarmed about, or just shut the merry fuck up you damned co-conspirator.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:26 PM

37. Agreed

absolutely correct.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 05:40 PM

38. More Both Sides Bullshit

For that argument things would have to be somewhat equal - 50-50. They're not. They are more like 95-05 so Romney needs to wake up -- maybe stop watching Fox News. Romney just has no chops.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:21 PM

39. The disturbing pattern is this: Trump leads and the GOP follows

Trump trips over a cat and they all think they are supposed to trip over a cat.
It's that simple, Mittens.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 06:32 PM

40. "Politics?" No, Republican Party Mitt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 09:54 PM

43. Meanwhile Shitt is all for appointing Amy Conehead.

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