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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:50 PM

A GOP congressman said so many Republican voters now believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory it could

destroy the party

GOP Rep. Peter Meijer has warned that the rise of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement could destroy the Republican Party from within in remarks to CNN.

Meijer is one of few Republicans who've spoken out against the rise of conspiracy-theory-driven beliefs among a swath of the GOP grassroots. He was one of only 10 Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6.

"The fact that a significant plurality, if not potentially a majority, of our voters have been deceived into this creation of an alternate reality could very well be an existential threat to the party," Meijer, a freshman congressman from Michigan, told the network.

The QAnon movement emerged from messaging boards 4chan and 8chan, to be adopted and promoted by Trump allies on the far right as it spread through the Republican Party. A Republican congresswoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, pushed the conspiracy theory before her election last year though in recent weeks has claimed she does not believe in it.

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Reply A GOP congressman said so many Republican voters now believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory it could (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 11 OP
CurtEastPoint Apr 11 #1
Beartracks Apr 11 #8
Rustyeye77 Apr 11 #2
machoneman Apr 11 #19
COL Mustard Apr 12 #43
littlemissmartypants Apr 13 #47
COL Mustard Apr 13 #49
littlemissmartypants Apr 14 #50
Pobeka Apr 11 #3
Mad_Machine76 Apr 11 #4
TwilightZone Apr 11 #9
BobTheSubgenius Apr 11 #24
certainot Apr 12 #38
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 11 #13
Mad_Machine76 Apr 11 #15
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 11 #16
Mad_Machine76 Apr 11 #17
machoneman Apr 11 #20
MineralMan Apr 11 #5
elleng Apr 11 #6
Celerity Apr 11 #12
Fullduplexxx Apr 11 #7
SalmonChantedEvening Apr 11 #10
BadgerKid Apr 11 #11
OAITW r.2.0 Apr 11 #14
Upthevibe Apr 11 #18
AllyCat Apr 11 #21
Progressive Jones Apr 11 #27
bucolic_frolic Apr 11 #22
Quixote1818 Apr 11 #23
Progressive Jones Apr 11 #28
BobTheSubgenius Apr 11 #25
Captain Zero Apr 12 #30
femmedem Apr 12 #32
BobTheSubgenius Apr 12 #42
struggle4progress Apr 11 #26
stillcool Apr 12 #29
Botany Apr 12 #31
JHB Apr 12 #33
DFW Apr 12 #34
2naSalit Apr 12 #35
BlueNProud Apr 12 #36
SWBTATTReg Apr 12 #37
SeattleVet Apr 12 #39
Linda Ed Apr 12 #40
TheFarseer Apr 12 #41
RobertDevereaux Apr 12 #44
Roy Rolling Apr 13 #45
usaf-vet Apr 13 #46
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:57 PM

1. ... and this would be a problem because...?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:22 PM

8. None, as long as the Q Party goes away, too. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:58 PM

2. COULD destroy the Republican Party ??

Dude, they are destroying themselves .

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Response to Rustyeye77 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:13 PM

19. Faster, FASTER! Oh, dear God, make it faster!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:16 PM

43. My Ex- Girlfriend Used To Say That

......

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:52 AM

47. And that was when she was sleeping.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #47)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:42 AM

49. LOL!!! You Owe Me A New Keyboard!!!



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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #49)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 11:28 PM

50. ❤ nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:02 PM

3. When your whole premise is getting voters to believe falsehoods, are you surprised?

GOP acting surprised this was a natural end to their 50 year strategy...

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:07 PM

4. I don't understand how this is a bigger problem than before

Republicans probably wouldn't survive as a political party if they weren't able to get a sizable number of people to believe and spout all of the falsehoods they spew for, well, forever, but especially the past 20-30 years.


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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:37 PM

9. It's not.

It's basically the same thing they've been doing since Newt and probably since Reagan. Why so many insist that it's a) something new, and b) not the same MO they've had for decades is beyond my understanding. The only difference is that Trump was more open and overt about it than the GOP really wanted him to be.

People have also been saying for 30 years that the death of the GOP is imminent. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:49 PM

24. This.

"I'll believe it when I see it."

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:22 PM

38. limbaugh died and trumpism with it. the last 30 years were talk radio-caused and dems and

and media completely missed it. the biggest political mistake in history

but the dittohead effect is over - limbaugh's liteners on 600 stations couldn't call him so they policed all other blowhards to keep them on the same page - 1500 radio stations selling the same racism and lies. all the GOP (then russian) think tanks had to do was point limbaugh where they wanted him to go. he kept the GOP in line, purged the party of 'mederates' and independent thinkers, and led the attacks on democrats. much of that he didn't need instruction with.

theres no one guy who can replace him and they're all going to go different directions. guys like hannity and calson and levin and beck are all going to be competing and wandering, depending on different feed sources. central messaging - the dittohead effect - is done.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:12 PM

13. The lies have been in play for 40+ years.

Really took hold with Reagan's BS that government was the problem, not the solution. Reality proves Reagan wrong.....and that scares the shit out of the current Party which has no clue about anything.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:16 PM

15. Which is why they fight so hard against any Democratic proposals that expand the use of government..

to better our country and dismantle FDR's New Deal. Once it's proven to more and more people that government can and does make the average person's life better, their gig is basically up.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:21 PM

16. Game, set, match.

I think Mitch McConnell will be the logical end of this Party. Imagine, for a moment, who will take his place. No sane replacement from what I can see.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:39 PM

17. I was thinking about that too

WHO is McConnell's heir apparent as Senate Minority Leader?

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:18 PM

20. Thune, Scott, Barasso, Ernst. Losers one and all, the official GOP minority Senate leaders. But,

I doubt any one of them is enough of a bomb thrower to get the job. Pick the absolute worst R senator and that's your man! Likely the dumbest too.

Answered my own question: Sen. Ron Johnson, WI-Rumper!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:11 PM

5. Good!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:19 PM

6. 'destroy the party' OK, but NOT

destroy the country.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:58 PM

12. yes, if they are able to somehow, despite it all, cobble together systemic control politically

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:22 PM

7. As Capt Kirk says



The party not the people

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:40 PM

10. We can't allow this

To not happen.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:52 PM

11. Call it the QAnon virus

And as with Covid, there are people who refuse to get “vaccinated”.

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Response to BadgerKid (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:15 PM

14. Republican virus is worse.

Your physical being carries on, but your mind goes to pea soup. You think your are intelligent, but your mind can't get past the ham bone.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:04 PM

18. Kick....n/t





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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:24 PM

21. This is an existential threat to America.

These people are nuts. And the QOP did nothing to stop this. In 5 years, they did nothing to stop this crazy train.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:43 PM

27. The only thing they see are votes and cashish. I don't think leadership really saw it coming. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:29 PM

22. It's an inside-out operation, they are being used to destroy democracy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:38 PM

23. Hasn't Q stopped posting for several months? How does a snake stay alive with no head? nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:47 PM

28. All it took was to plant seeds in the soil of stupidity (gop brains).


Q is probably long gone and laughing their ass off.

I've long believed that Q was a prank gone wild.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:50 PM

25. There goes a GOP Rep with a career so short he won't qualify for a pension.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:10 AM

30. My guess is he is from the Meijer Grocery family.

Big midwest grocery chain based in Michigan. He won't miss the congressional pension.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:08 AM

32. My thought, too. As soon as I read the name, I figured he was from MI.

His not needing the money probably makes it easier for him to speak out against Q.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:25 PM

42. Certainly sounds plausible.

Can't say I'm familiar with either the family or the grocery stores.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:58 PM

26. "I'm shocked that so many people believe all the nonsense we've spouted!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:39 AM

29. That train left the station years ago...

These people act like its the morning after an all-night party, and they haven't quite figured out what happened.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:02 AM

31. QAnon's conspiracy theory is a rebranded version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

QAnon's conspiracy theory is a rebranded version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Quotes from a Sept. 2020 article .... Can you recognize this stuff now? In both current republican political actions and in those shits that stormed the US Capitol or @ the Charlottesville, VA riot you can see anti Semitic crap, transgender "threats", and fear of the "brown people." Qgop

https://www.justsecurity.org/72339/qanon-is-a-nazi-cult-rebranded/

QAnon purveys the fantasy that a secret Satan-worshiping cabal is taking over the world. Its members kidnap white children, keep them in secret prisons run by pedophiles, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from the essence in their blood. The cabal held the American Presidency under the Clintons and Obama, nearly took power again in 2016, and lurks in a “Deep State” financed by Jews, including George Soros, and in Jews who control the media. They want to disarm citizens and defund the police. They promote abortion, transgender rights, and homosexuality. They want open borders so brown illegal aliens can invade America and mongrelize the white race.

QAnon true believers think Donald Trump will rescue America from this Satanic cabal. At the time of “The Storm,” supporters of the cabal will be rounded up and executed.

snip

Many people are perplexed at how any rational person could fall for such an irrational conspiracy theory. But modern social science shows that people in groups don’t always think rationally. They respond to fear and terror. They blame their misfortunes on scapegoats. They support narcissistic demagogues they hope will rescue them.

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In July, the Texas Republican party unveiled a new slogan, “We Are the Storm.” Over a dozen Republicans running for Congress have signaled support for the QAnon movement. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican candidate from Georgia who has endorsed QAnon’s views, is likely to win a seat in Congress. The President praises her as a “future Republican star.” The Trump campaign welcomes QAnon supporters to his rallies. When asked about QAnon on national television, the President replied, “I understand that they like me very much, which I appreciate.”

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The Trump campaign welcomes QAnon supporters to his rallies. When asked about QAnon on national television, the President replied, “I understand that they like me very much, which I appreciate.”

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:49 AM

33. Not that Republicans haven't relied on them for over forty years

You guys spent that time building a base that would swallow horseshit, so it's a bit late to lament on how bad their breath has become.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:22 AM

34. It won't destroy their party. It has BECOME their party. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:01 PM

35. Yeah, it kind of sucks when...

Your entire political party is just a conspiracy theory.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:15 PM

36. They've been promoting falsehoods and misinformation in earnest since Gingrich

q is just more of the same. Tgeyll all get in line with whatever crazy is next. Including Meijer

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:21 PM

37. Ha ha heh...you think? IMHO, I think it is already destroyed/demolished when you opened the

doors and let rump in...in a way, kind of fitting, isn't it?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:04 PM

39. And he said it as if it were a bad thing!

Other than having a bunch of Q-crazies running around untreated, I don't see a downside to the demise of what's left of their party.

Actually sounds like a pretty good deal to me!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:44 PM

40. Just my opinion

This Qanon party won't last....look how long the tea party lasted!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:48 PM

41. Unless Qanon becomes the majority overall

Too horrible to even consider

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:26 PM

44. This shambling corpse of a party...

...needs to fucking lie down and let the gravediggers finish the job.

Sic semper seditionists.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:47 AM

45. "Destroy the Party"

The party who lit itself on fire going all-in with former guy? The group of lunatics who opposed every single thing Obama did because he’s bla...er, because he’s a Democrat?

These people are defective humans, their only loyalty is to other defective humans like them. That’s called a cult and not a political,party.

The GOP died decades ago and was replaced with right-wing nutjobs.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:38 AM

46. Good the sooner the better. The are truly the Enemy Within. The one's meant in the enlistment oath.

"Support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:59 AM

48. Q is the flavor of the month. They're a certified cult now. Next week it'll be some other alphabet.

And OK,...Margarine, whatever...tell us another one.

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