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Republicans warn Democrats against impeaching Trump again

Member of Senate GOP leadership: Impeaching Trump 'not going to happen'

The problem with the GOP pushback against Trump's impeachment

Republicans Own This Insurrection



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Republicans Then: Party Of Lincoln. Republicans Now... (Original post)
EarlG Jan 11 OP
underpants Jan 11 #1
central scrutinizer Jan 11 #2
Initech Jan 11 #6
Aussie105 Jan 11 #21
Initech Jan 11 #24
2naSalit Jan 11 #7
gademocrat7 Jan 11 #3
Harker Jan 11 #4
Initech Jan 11 #5
TigressDem Jan 11 #8
dixiegrrrrl Jan 11 #18
TigressDem Jan 11 #26
sandensea Jan 11 #9
Ilsa Jan 11 #27
Marthe48 Jan 11 #10
NotANeocon Jan 11 #19
KS Toronado Jan 11 #11
PoliWrangler Jan 11 #13
KS Toronado Jan 11 #15
Marthe48 Jan 11 #22
keithbvadu2 Jan 11 #12
Dorn Jan 11 #14
KS Toronado Jan 11 #16
Gothmog Jan 11 #17
Hiawatha Pete Jan 11 #20
BobTheSubgenius Jan 11 #23
Beartracks Jan 11 #25

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:12 AM

1. LOOK! We lost control of our people years ago

Sorry, probably shoulda given everyone a “heads up” on that.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:17 AM

2. Party of John Wilkes Booth now

Just sayin’

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:20 AM

6. And Charles Manson, and Ted Bundy, and Son Of Sam, and Hannibal Lecter...

And Tony Montana, and Atilla The Hun.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:48 PM

21. Atilla the Hun?

I think I saw him in the DC Capitol Building invasion? Sure of it!

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:49 PM

24. I'd even throw Genghis Khan and Jeffrey Dahmer in the mix!

Maybe the Heaven's Gate guy too just for measure!

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:21 AM

7. +1

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:18 AM

3. Spot On!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:18 AM

4. "I lost the one that insured peace in our time...

this is just my gas bill."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:18 AM

5. Also Republicans then: Fuck your feelings! There are no safe spaces in the real world!

Now: It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 10:30 AM

8. Well, maybe they all should follow Colin Powell and abandon the dregs of the party. nt

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Response to TigressDem (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 03:44 PM

18. Except it took THIS to move Powell away from the GOP



Doesn't count, in my book.
Any Republicans still standing after the attempts/vows to steal the election get no pass, either.

any republicans who change their status to anything but Dem. get no pass.
What's that line????? oh, yeah."but I'm Swiss", said every German arrested at the end of WW2.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:39 PM

26. Some Republicans, old ones, have some principals.

I am not saying he is perfect, but as a respected leader among his own this is a strong message that others can use to give themselves the freedom to leave and start anew.

It is messed up. You are right. It shouldn't take this much but no one is able to see their own blind spots without severe assistance at times.

He's also voted for DEMs in 2016 and 2020. So it's not like he hasn't already supported us even while retaining his party status.

WHEN you have a high ranking Republican willing to use their brain cells and do the proper thing, even if it seems like it took forever to get there, you have an ally.

WE don't want to have to clean up this mess all by ourselves. Powell isn't the only military person to say "No" to insurrection.

I don't hate Republicans. I hate violent white supremacist behavior. I hate people being treated unequally under the law. I hate phoniness. WHEN there are people on the other side of the isle with SOME integrity left, THOSE people I can work with.

Just saying.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:02 AM

9. Less often mentioned, was the fact that most UK aristocracy supported Hitler

True, they didn't didn't just how monstrous he and his regime were - but, like many U.S. CEOs, they were downright giddy over his union-busting and police state tactics.

Chamberlain was bowing to pressure from them, as much as from Hitler.

And so it is with Big Business today and Trump: with him, they finally got the puppet president they wanted - only the puppet turned out to be Chucky.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:06 PM

27. I heard that members of the aristocracy thought they

could essentially make a deal with Hitler: they would effect a surrender if Hitler left their class, most of their assets, alone. Yeah, right. Like he did the nobility of Germany.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:52 AM

10. My American history teacher said hitler wanted

piece: a piece of Austria, a piece of Czech, a piece of Poland. Never forgot that

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:10 PM

19. That was called "Lebensraum"

It meant taking chunks of your neighbors land so that you had room for your expanding population - and got more land.


Hmmmm - I wonder why The Vatican didn't do that?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:35 PM

11. Middle ground........

“The middle ground is not halfway between Nazis and antiracists. The reasonable position is not a compromise between rapists and feminists, slaveowners and abolitionists, Natives and General Crook. The truth is not midway between the liar and the truthteller. That has to be a factor in all those calls for reaching out and unity. The murderer and his intended victim don't have to agree on what's right. The people who were harmed don't have to reach out to those who did the harming. The people who told the truth don't need to make liars feel better about themselves or what they said. Those who were targeted by this war don't have to do all the peacemaking. Being gracious, issuing invitations -- sure for those who are up to it and see ways to do it constructively -- but not compromising or normalizing hate and discrimination and destruction. If reaching out and finding unity is good, the haters and liars can go find some olive branches and apologies and do the work to leave their will to destroy the rest of us behind.

Then it begins. The party of hate never had a mandate; they lost the popular vote last time and this time; they may think of themselves as the real Americans and the gatekeepers but we don't have to, and we don't have to enter their gates or play by their rules. We don't have to hate them either, but we don't have to protect them from the consequences of their choices or sell out our principles for their comfort. When you stand on the ground of truth and justice, let others find their way to you. If you stand firm, many will in the end. Not everyone will; that does not change what truth and justice are.”


~~ Rebecca Solnit - Writer, Historian, & Activist

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:43 PM

13. wish I could rec this

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Response to PoliWrangler (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 01:13 PM

15. Copy & Paste? author said to share far & wide

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:54 PM

22. I copy and pasted

Thank you for the insightful post.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:42 PM

12. Party Of Lincoln

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 12:51 PM

14. Human beings are easily lead by demagogues -- we are in deep trouble

The republican party has lost its anchor -- I believe it comes from having too many un-drafted 'veterans'

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Response to Dorn (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 01:16 PM

16. And to many with bone spurs who refused to serve.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 02:58 PM

17. K&R

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 06:27 PM

20. Newsflash to R's: Democrats control all three branches.

And if Karma exists then they are going to run roughshod over you till the cows come home. As in elephant-making-love-to-a-cat rough.



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:49 PM

23. I don't think this analogy is fair.

Neville Chamberlain's short-sighted, reckless appeasement brought devastation to Europe and millions of deaths.

The GOP brought the world...this mess.

OK, maybe Chamberlain's failures rise to the level of the perfidy of the last 4 years, after all. I thought this was being unfair to him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:36 PM

25. The so-called party of Lincoln marched into the Capitol last week waving the Confederate flag.

They are not the party of Lincoln anymore. They really haven't been for a long time.

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