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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:47 AM

Kansas City Star editorial board slams Republican Sen. Josh Hawley for having 'blood on his hands'



This what a traitor looks like.

After the worst of Wednesday’s Capitol building insurrection that left one woman dead, The Kansas City Star editorial board published a stinging condemnation of Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. The editorial denounced Hawley as being one of the public figures most responsible for today’s bloodshed and sedition, saying that “Hawley’s actions in the last week had such impact that he deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that’s been shed.”

The headline of the article makes it very clear: “Sen. Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.” Hawley’s craven ambition for higher office has been apparent the past couple of weeks, as he has very publicly been a promoter of sending out $2,000 checks to Americans in need (knowing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wouldn’t let it happen) while also stoking Donald Trump’s election fraud claims and saying he would oppose accepting the states’ certifications of Joe Biden’s election victory.

The Missouri newspaper pointed to Hawley’s lone, pathetic statement: “Thank you to the brave law enforcement officials who have put their lives on the line. The violence must end, those who attacked police and broke the law must be prosecuted, and Congress must get back to work and finish its job,” and it’s disingenuous omissions of all the reasons this terrorism happened today. It pointed out that when the newspaper’s board had attacked Hawley’s actions earlier, telling its readers that Hawley’s actions were “dangerous,” many readers called them out for being alarmist and hyperbolic.

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But, as the Star summarizes most precisely, what happened today has been apparent to anyone willing to get their head out of their own ass for a moment. “This revolt is the result, and if you didn’t know this is where we’ve been headed from the start, it’s because you didn’t want to know,” the editorial charged.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/6/2006530/-Kansas-City-Star-Editorial-Board-slam-Republican-Josh-Hawley-for-having-blood-on-his-hands?detail=emaildkre

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Reply Kansas City Star editorial board slams Republican Sen. Josh Hawley for having 'blood on his hands' (Original post)
Botany Jan 2021 OP
Thomas Hurt Jan 2021 #1
HUAJIAO Jan 2021 #4
empedocles Jan 2021 #2
Algernon Moncrieff Jan 2021 #3
Hugin Jan 2021 #5
cbdo2007 Jan 2021 #6
aquamarina Jan 2021 #7

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:48 AM

1. yeah, and this guy could be the next fascist wannabe dictator who isn't as incompetent as the Pig.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:54 AM

4. agreed. he's the front runner about whom most Americans have never heard

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:49 AM

2. Great. Hit him hard at home.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:50 AM

3. Sadly, newspapers no longer matter

Hopefully they can start to reinvent themselves as new media that does matter - because we need them desperately. Not just for issues like this, but for local investigative reporting.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 09:56 AM

5. The trouble didn't start until exactly when this fascist was on the scene.

Look at him strut in his Trumpist drag.

:spit:

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:02 AM

6. We are pretty fired up here in MO. We need a Stacey Abrams style shift in MO in the future.

Just like GA, it is all about voter turnout here.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:06 AM

7. We should start calling him

 

Josh Haw Haw. Lord Haw Haw, British traitor, was hung 75 years ago as a traitor to the UK during WWII. He was another one who used words against his own government.

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