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Posted: Jul 1, 2020 - 11:40am

GOP Candidates Open To QAnon Conspiracy Theory Advance In Congressional Races
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 4:16pm

Cash out or bet it all, the party in D.C. sees the writing on the wall. They have already glutted themselves on the various money streams coming from the Treasury for Covid 'assistance.' Four members of Congress received PPP money and Trump blew off any oversight. That deficit bubble is going to bust much faster than anyone anticipated. Financiers and Businesses are beginning to send their campaign donations to Biden, despite the possible threat of raising their taxes from 21  to 28% (it was 36% before Trump). They site the dismal response to the coronavirus is killing the economy and that foreign business and banking are treating them with pity, laughter, and suspicion. Apparently, the U.S. can't be trusted. Imagine that.
Other GOP members are 'retiring' after a nice long run. Others are slowly watching their political fortunes go down the rabbit hole of utter incompetence. There's a growing consensus that these next few months will see a silent retreat from him. Not overt, but certainly understood by all. Hospital beds are filling along with caskets and the Economy is crushed.  From the hums on the hill, Trump will find himself increasingly a leper within his own party by the election.
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020 - 12:29pm

'Please for the love of God do not vote for my dad': Republican's daughter voices opposition
“When they go off to college, quite frankly they get involved with these Marxist, socialist universities ,and they start getting indoctrinated with things that are completely polar opposite from where you raised them,” Regan told local TV.

Regan, who describes himself on his own website as “so conservative (he) makes Rush Limbaugh look like a liberal,” says he and his daughter have disagreed on systemic racism, white privilege and Black Lives Matter.

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 2:45pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Yeah, but he's OUR asshole.
c.

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 2:26pm

What an asshole.
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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 1:13pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
R_P wrote:
You're supposed to start with "What about..."

You need to send me the script I'm supposed to stick to.

Just have Bill Gates beam it to my microchip via 5G.
 
I'll send Bill a message. And let it pass. This time.
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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 1:12pm

R_P wrote:
You're supposed to start with "What about..."

You need to send me the script I'm supposed to stick to.

Just have Bill Gates beam it to my microchip via 5G.
R_P

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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 1:05pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
R_P wrote:
But recently there has been a shift among GOP voters that is different not just in degree of virulence, but also in kind. For a host of different reasons, core Republican voters have begun to reconstitute themselves as a conspiracy theory cult devoted to beliefs that were once relegated to the farthest fringe–fictions that cannot help but end in civil conflict and violence if they fully become canon among conservative voters nationwide. This process arguably began as far back as Glenn Beck’s prominence on Fox News, but it has now blossomed into a grandiose collective paranoid fantasy.

You could have written the exact same article about the Democratic party during the 2nd Bush administration. Hell, this very forum looked like a QAnon fever swamp, just with a different target and different set of conspiracy theories.

That passed. This will pass.
 
You're supposed to start with "What about..."
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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 12:47pm

R_P wrote:
But recently there has been a shift among GOP voters that is different not just in degree of virulence, but also in kind. For a host of different reasons, core Republican voters have begun to reconstitute themselves as a conspiracy theory cult devoted to beliefs that were once relegated to the farthest fringe–fictions that cannot help but end in civil conflict and violence if they fully become canon among conservative voters nationwide. This process arguably began as far back as Glenn Beck’s prominence on Fox News, but it has now blossomed into a grandiose collective paranoid fantasy.

You could have written the exact same article about the Democratic party during the 2nd Bush administration. Hell, this very forum looked like a QAnon fever swamp, just with a different target and different set of conspiracy theories.

That passed. This will pass.
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Posted: May 27, 2020 - 12:18pm

But recently there has been a shift among GOP voters that is different not just in degree of virulence, but also in kind. For a host of different reasons, core Republican voters have begun to reconstitute themselves as a conspiracy theory cult devoted to beliefs that were once relegated to the farthest fringe–fictions that cannot help but end in civil conflict and violence if they fully become canon among conservative voters nationwide. This process arguably began as far back as Glenn Beck’s prominence on Fox News, but it has now blossomed into a grandiose collective paranoid fantasy.

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Posted: May 1, 2020 - 5:28pm

A 57-page memo urged GOP campaigns to blame China for the coronavirus pandemic and insist the term 'Chinese virus' isn't racist
The National Republican Senatorial Committee sent GOP campaigns a 57-page messaging strategy that urged Republican candidates to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a document obtained by Politico.

The memo said candidates should blame their opponents for not being tough on China and called for them to reject claims that calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" is racist.

The document, created by strategist Brett O'Donnell, said candidates should not defend the president's handling of the pandemic, and to pivot to blaming the Chinese government if Trump's response is questioned.

The NRSC distributed the report but did not commission it, according to Politico.

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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 3:10pm



 R_P wrote:
 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
If everything really is bigger in Texas, hold on to your Stetson...
 

I spent a good part of my life in Texas, and the biggest thing down there is the legend they build about themselves.  Present company of Texans excepted.
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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 1:46pm

 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
If everything really is bigger in Texas, hold on to your Stetson...
Isabeau

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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 10:49am



 Coaxial wrote:

I posted a picture of the governor just the other day. 

Flickr / Joakim Jardenberg
 


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Posted: Apr 20, 2020 - 5:12am

 haresfur wrote:


 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 
 
I posted a picture of the governor just the other day. 

Flickr / Joakim Jardenberg
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Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 5:54pm



 Isabeau wrote:
The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
 


Isabeau

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Gender: Female


Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 5:03pm

The Texas unemployment fund has about 3 weeks left in it. Underfunded (illegally) as usual. State will have to borrow from the Fed. Then have to pay the loan back by hiking taxes on business combined with bleeding funds from lack of oil revenue.
Governor Abbott is eager to open up Texas with a televised announcement that there are fewer cases being reported and that Texas has plenty of hospital beds.

Indeed! Without Medicaid expansion, millions of Texans are now uninsured and will be on the hook to pay any hospital bills of Covid Treatment themselves.
Some, terrified of living with bankrupting hospital bills, would rather risk enduring the illness at home - and losing - while spreading it to others.
1. ONLY the very sick get tested in Texas, and even then not enough. Results are taking 10 days with private labs.
2. Texas is only third from the last state in testing per 1,000 individuals.
2. Home deaths aren't often recognized as Covid deaths, thus keeping Texas' death rates deceptively down.

Governor Abbott is correct, there are plenty of hospital beds in Texas ... because morgues and coffins are filling up instead.
Isabeau

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Posted: Apr 19, 2020 - 4:42pm



 Steely_D wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:


 
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.  Accusations do not make one guilty. Unless of course the politician is a Republican.  Then guilty as charged, nevermind due process. Amiright?
 

BUT HER EMAILS!
 

and chants of 'Lock Her Up!' 

Okay then! Anyone up for a Game of Biblical Hopscotch?

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Posted: Apr 18, 2020 - 10:21am

Photo by John Cuneo on April 18, 2020.

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Posted: Apr 16, 2020 - 1:25pm

I believe this thread would be more relevant if it were  entitled "Trump Party".  The GOP as it's been known for decades doesn't exist anymore except in name only, IMHO.
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