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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:55 AM

Letter to the Editor: It's the Republicans, stupid

Everyone is lamenting the dysfunction and partisanship in Congress and the country, yet few seem to correctly point out the obvious root cause of the discord, the Republican Party. And no, it doesn’t cut both ways.

Democrats have never in the history of this country comported themselves like these fools. The party of being willfully stupid has enabled a religious-like sect of the electorate that has been brainwashed to follow the party line no matter what, even if your lying eyes and existential reality tell you otherwise.


The congressional GOP has shown itself incapable of passing significant legislation with its asinine, intransigent cabals like the Freedom Caucus, and its gaming of the system with the Hastert Rule and Moscow Mitch’s hijacking of regular order in the Senate. And finally they have enabled and blindly support the most corrupt, inept, money-grubbing, hate-mongering president in the history of the country.

Trump is guilty on all counts, and impeachment and removal should be a no-brainer
but for the equivocation, false-equivalence, double-talk and downright refusal of the GOP Congress to confront the truth, and what’s worse is that all around him are also complicit in his betrayal of the American people and Constitution. - MailTribune


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Reply Letter to the Editor: It's the Republicans, stupid (Original post)
ffr Monday OP
tblue37 Monday #1
UCmeNdc Monday #2
pandr32 Monday #3
TryLogic Monday #9
Dustlawyer Monday #4
DENVERPOPS Monday #6
Hermit-The-Prog Monday #5
MyOwnPeace Monday #17
burrowowl Monday #21
IthinkThereforeIAM Tuesday #25
Hermit-The-Prog Tuesday #26
smirkymonkey Monday #7
FakeNoose Monday #8
mountain grammy Monday #10
bluecollar2 Monday #11
barbtries Monday #12
ffr Monday #13
alfredo Monday #14
stage left Monday #15
betsuni Monday #16
SunSeeker Monday #18
ffr Monday #19
SunSeeker Tuesday #29
The Wielding Truth Monday #20
lambchopp59 Monday #22
Cha Monday #23
Garrett78 Monday #24
mr_lebowski Tuesday #27
ooky Tuesday #28

Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:00 PM

1. K&R for visibility. nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:03 PM

2. K&R

It is the Republicans!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:13 PM

3. I agree with every word

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:04 PM

9. As do I.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:25 PM

4. The actual root causes behind this are campaign finance (donations/bribes); corporate media

brainwashing Americans on behalf of their major advertisers; and the revolving door!

The Republicans are driven by these three things.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:45 PM

6. THE thing that makes

THE thing that makes this all work is the Republicans in the Senate. Period.
Like lard ass fat boy Trump, they all got enormous campaign contributions from Russia, with the money channeled from Putin and Russian Oligarchs, through the NRA to each Republican Senator's PAC funds.
In addition, commie McConnell received a ton of money thru his so called wife's Oligarch Chinese parents..You can go on and on......The Saudi's oligarchs, etc etc

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:37 PM

5. tell it!



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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:49 PM

17. Oh, SO true!!!!!!

And he rides under the cover of IQ45's daily stupids - nobody knows or cares!

THIS man is truly the root of our problems. He could stop it SO quickly - but he won't.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:50 PM

21. K&R

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

25. For over a decade, I have felt that Mitch just wants to destroy that Damn Yankee government...


... everything he has done since going to DC has that underlying tone to it. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:03 AM

26. correction: for his entire career (ok, that is "over a decade")

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:28 PM

7. K&R

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:59 PM

8. K & R Thanks!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:28 PM

10. K&R. times a million!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:08 PM

11. Kick for exposure...n/t

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:22 PM

12. are you Robert Mengis?

at any rate, good letter. hopefully someone somewhere gets a clue sometime soon.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:48 PM

13. Of course not. I'm ffr.


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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:10 PM

14. They know the truth, but ignore it.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:38 PM

15. Yes, they know the truth.

But lies serve their objectives.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:47 PM

16. K&R

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 06:23 PM

18. OMG. THIS. SO THIS. ENOUGH WITH BULLSHIT "BOTH SIDES" CRAP!!!

We are in this mess because REPUBLICANS HAVE DECIDED TO DIVORCE THEMSELVES FROM REALITY.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:27 PM

19. Let's open the door and welcome them back into reality.

à la mode Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.

It's the least we can do. Don't you agree?

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Response to ffr (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 03:46 AM

29. Sure, but they'd have to be dragged in against their will.

They will not accept reality willingly.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:44 PM

20. K&R

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:23 PM

22. Impeachment and Removal now

Would cause the likes of Faux Noise and the Hate Pundits to twist the truth so far out of wack in playing the victim card, I hope someone brave enough to listen to those hacks can monitor the spin, perhaps begin to unravel the twisted, house-of-cards narrative, even a little, because that's all it would take for the Republicans to be on losing ground from now on.
When 4 million voices against their crap were silenced in the 2016 election to their bullshit,
When it takes even more than that should they ever win again.
I'd say that day will begin to wake enough of the zombiefied cult up.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:31 PM

23. KR!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:48 PM

24. It's the ignorance, stupid.

The Republican Party can only do what it does because of how stunningly ignorant the US population is. Actually, the GOP wouldn't even exist if not for said ignorance.

The next Democratic president should declare that US ignorance is a national emergency. It's time to shine a spotlight on this massive, massive problem, highlighting the fact that tens of millions of people subscribe to utter nonsense. I'm not kidding. The next Dem president should put together an official task force to tackle US ignorance. This could be announced at the new president's first SOTU address. The task force would visit schools, analyze the media and interview people from all over the country, and produce a report, including recommendations on what needs to be done. Hopefully that would spur a conversation (about, for instance, how an embarrassingly large proportion of people in the US don't accept the reality of evolution, as compared to populations in other democratic nations). And maybe being blunt about the fact that people are subscribing to nonsense will at least get a portion of the population to strive to be less ignorant. If nothing else, we can have a positive influence on future generations by prioritizing education reform and media reform.

Until we lessen ignorance, we'll keep spinning our wheels on climate change, systemic racism, equal pay for women, wealth inequality, health care, etc., etc., etc.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:08 AM

27. Nailed it! When you're right, you're right ... nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:18 AM

28. K&R

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