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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:18 AM

All that's left of the Republican party ...

... is corrupt politicians, grifters, liars, criminals, insurrectionists, conspiracy theory spewers, homophobes and xenophobes, racists, pedophiles, faux Christians, Kool-Aid swillers, low IQers, climate change deniers, loud-mouthed Karens, obnoxious illiterates, the violence-prone, the easily-led, the easily-duped, the hopelessly stupid, and a bunch of men who think the size of their penis is directly related to the size of their firearms.

They consistently vote for the very people who despise them, and who recognize them for the pathetically ignorant fools that they are. They are easily manipulated by bumper-stickers and talking points about "owning the libs" - without ever realizing that they are one hundred percent owned by a party devoid of principles, morals - or even common sense.

What's left of the Republican party is a collection of losers led by a collection of con-artists, a vast angry mob that doesn't possess the mental acuity to understand that their anger should be directed at those who consistently fuck them over for their own personal/political gain.

And yet, all of that being said, I do not despair. I believe that the sane among us will prevail, that justice will be done, that the corrupt will be exposed - and that at least some of the previously asleep-and-unaware will finally open their eyes and come to their senses.

And Kansas is proof that some of them already have.

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Reply All that's left of the Republican party ... (Original post)
NanceGreggs Aug 5 OP
dalton99a Aug 5 #1
doc03 Aug 5 #2
Rebl2 Aug 5 #17
jaxexpat Aug 5 #20
certainot Aug 5 #34
jaxexpat Saturday #39
Alexander Of Assyria Aug 5 #3
certainot Saturday #35
Marthe48 Aug 5 #4
paulkienitz Aug 5 #26
Bucky Aug 5 #5
certainot Saturday #36
Septua Aug 5 #6
luvtheGWN Aug 5 #13
llashram Aug 5 #7
niyad Aug 5 #8
Novara Aug 5 #9
pwb Aug 5 #10
czarjak Aug 5 #11
ancianita Aug 5 #12
RussBLib Aug 5 #14
NanceGreggs Aug 5 #15
jab12 Aug 5 #16
flying_wahini Aug 5 #18
KS Toronado Aug 5 #19
Joinfortmill Aug 5 #29
ffr Aug 5 #21
Viz Aug 5 #22
Skittles Aug 5 #23
Joinfortmill Aug 5 #28
BadGimp Aug 5 #24
grantcart Aug 5 #32
BadGimp Aug 5 #25
Joinfortmill Aug 5 #27
IbogaProject Aug 5 #30
spanone Aug 5 #31
Joinfortmill Aug 5 #33
Cha Saturday #37
Ohioboy Saturday #38
WarGamer Saturday #40
NanceGreggs Sunday #41
WarGamer Sunday #42

Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:31 AM

1. Kick

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:34 AM

2. I don't share your optimism. I think Republicans

are more dangerous today than on J6.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:51 AM

17. I have to agree

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:01 AM

20. Like wounded animals. Their bar of self-control is even lower. And some said it couldn't be lower.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:08 PM

34. it's very easy to see what's happened to the GOP - limbaugh croaked

limbaugh rots and so does central messaging. the nuts are looking for new leaders and there are plenty of turds floating to the top of the GOP cesspool

it is a fact - limbaugh is the only single person who can be considered leader of the republicans the last 30 years

if you put up pictures of major republicans the last 30 years and asked them to vote on one it would be limbaugh

they're grieving without the excuses and spin and denial of reality spiced with the heroin authoritarians crave- the royal simple sex on the wrong brain certainty he pushed out all over the country 3 hours every day, reinforced by 300 hundred limbaugh wannabes 15 hrs a day on 1500 radio stations

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Response to certainot (Reply #34)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 04:08 PM

39. Yep, life was so simple then.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:02 AM

3. Viktor Orban led a minority of this demon mob you correctly speak of to a tight grip on power.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:24 AM

35. tight right handed grip on their dicks is what creates the authoritarian demand for certitude

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:19 AM

4. So that bunch with the guns are into small arms?



Maybe all of those people have a dim understanding that they can't control much of anything, so their solution is to let "corrupt politicians, grifters, liars, criminals, insurrectionists, conspiracy theory spewers, homophobes and xenophobes, racists, pedophiles, faux Christians, Kool-Aid swillers, low IQers, climate change deniers, loud-mouthed Karens, obnoxious illiterates, the violence-prone, the easily-led, the easily-duped, the hopelessly stupid, and a bunch of men who think the size of their penis is directly related to the size of their firearms" control them, body and soul.

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:13 PM

26. They don't want to be ruled by an autocrat, but they do want autocracy

if that's what it takes to retain privilege and patriarchy. They see the end of democracy as a better alternative than letting a long-term majority of minorities and progressives govern in a way that doesn't respect their historical advantages. They feel the loss of control in their own lives and instead of connecting it to lowering wages and wall street greed, they link it to better treatment of women and minorities, thinking that the wrong people are getting things that should be rightfully theirs.

But of course they never spell that out to themselves, because everything to do with privilege and prejudice in this country is constantly wrapped in doublethink and self-deception. They get constantly fooled and duped because they are constantly fooling and duping themselves with rationalizations to tell themselves they're not bigots.

Also, most of them are evangelical, and have spent their entire lives forcing themselves to believe myths and fairy tales instead of evidence. Anyone who can piggy-back on the type of religious authority to which they have granted power over their belief systems, can exploit it to get them to swallow political myths and fairy tales too. They don't need evidence, they only need the stories to reinforce their sense of cultural identity in the same way that religious fundamentalism does.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:23 AM

5. Kansas is proof most voter support positions that the Democrats support

Unfortunately, that's a mile away from meaning most people will vote for our candidates in November.

We have work to do. I'm volunteering to block walk for Beto here in Texas. About half of my next paycheck will be donations to sundry candidates around the country.

We all need to do more

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Response to Bucky (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:28 AM

36. you're being shouted over by a few asshole racist blowhards on the radio

and hundreds of radio stations endorsed by at least 87 universities and many pro teams that broadcast sports on hundreds of WR radio stations
it's idiotic

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:40 AM

6. " I believe that the sane among us will prevail"

I believe the sane comprise the majority. But 'majority rule' is under attack. November 11 will be the acid test...

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Response to Septua (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:25 AM

13. Yes, I believe the sane are the majority

But, considering that the average IQ has dropped by about 15%, I worry about the intelligence of these sane folks.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:53 AM

7. "and Kansas proves that some of them already have"

yep...

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:05 AM

8. Spot on, as always. I would say that you left out the woman-hating misogynists,

but, they have always been a mainstay of that bizarre collection.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:10 AM

9. For a while, they made noises like they wanted to get their party "back."

They've given up. They gave up long ago. The "sane" republicans have given in to the cheats, grifters, anti-democratic, anti-American, fascist terrorists.

That's what the party is now, and if someone says they're a republican without willingly going down the crazy chute, they are jettisoned from the party.

You'd think the Democrats could easily win races and bring back some sanity to this country, but with gerrymandered districts and insurrectionists taking over state elections, we're fucked. We are at the mercy of the inmates running the bus right off the cliff.

And Manchin and Sinema would rather protect the wealthy than Americans' right to vote.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:11 AM

10. Those supplements Alex Jones sells on his show may be

the source of all the Crazy people among the pukes? Hate and snake oil all in one.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:15 AM

11. Quisilings.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:25 AM

12. True. Yet we can never label, underestimate or dismiss people who number 74,000,000.

Glad you end on an optimistic note. But they will not open their eyes. They validate their oligarch-groomed consensus of reality too much to change their white christian nationalist goals.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:44 AM

14. Well said, as usual, and I share your optimism

I do believe that truth will win out. Despite the epidemic of ignorance loose in this country, the truth has a mysterious power all its own. Trump is trying his best to destroy the concept of truth, and while many fall prey, most do not.

Besides, pessimism is too toxic for me.

Oh, and can I borrow your rant, with attribution?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:51 AM

15. Borrow away! n/t

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:51 AM

16. They have become

the tea party on meth.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:52 AM

18. ...you forgot dumb women who vote against their own best interests.

Other than that I agree 100%.

Feeling more optimistic but not quite as much as you are, and can we lock up that many people?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:55 AM

19. The Kansas vote should be a wake-up call to the DNC

how they attack Rs going into the midterms. IMHO, they need to attack Rs in the red states more,
there's an undercurrent swelling up in this country leading to a BIG BLUE WAVE and we should take
advantage of it.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:36 PM

29. Yup

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:13 AM

21. And that's putting it mildly. R's are electing the worst of the worst people.

My ending conclusion is somewhat different, however. I'm saddened that only under taking away human rights from ~50% of the population, do we finally see a moderate shift in political perception, when the writing has been on the wall for decades.

Mobsters and criminals know only greed and oppression. That understanding should be burned into human instinct.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:16 AM

22. This point is not given the thought and attention it deserves....

Almost as much as we need justice for Trump and Team Crazy- the entire Republican Party is not salvageable. The Republicans had 2 chances to impeach and convict. To this day they rebuke
the January 6 Committee and the need to come clean on their part of this sedition and all the misdeeds and crimes of this Administration. It is up to the voters, it is in our hands to turn our backs on that Party so they go the way of the Whigs. Then we need to move to rank choice voting,
which will allow new parties to emerge as the 2 Party system needs to be over. Young people instinctively know that concept has had its day. Then we need public financing, and systems like Democracy Vouchers which puts the elected representatives responsible to We the People.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:00 PM

23. thank you Nance

I take exception with anyone who claims there are "good" republicans - you cannot be good and support a party that is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, anti-science, anti-worker -you just CAN'T.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:34 PM

28. Yup, long past time to quit the Party From Hell

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:06 PM

24. History will long tell the tale of the "GOP Surrender"...

eom

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Response to BadGimp (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:19 PM

32. You can say that again

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:07 PM

25. History will long tell the tale of the "GOP Surrender"...

eom

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:33 PM

27. I agree, but we're in a hellava mess

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:03 PM

30. Lets not get too optimistic

I'm going to bet many will vote for Choice when having a direct vote, but will they oppose the whole Regressive slate? I'm not sure, the Natzi functionary decendents who embedded into the Republican party back in the 1950s are still at it trying to bring fascism here. American Republicans funded Hitler's rise and then they took many not infamous functionaries over here to rebuild their party after WW2.
I had a lousy teacher back in the day who was born in Germany during or just before WW2, at the age of 16 he and his family came to America and he was a Senate page for some R Senator. I've seen accounts that their numbers were several hundred thousand mixed in with the rest of the post war German immigration. I saw an article about how 'Joe the Plumber', was both a natzi decentent and that his parents and grandparents were part of the Keating Savings and Loan scandal.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:08 PM

31. I agree NanceGreggs

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 02:30 AM

37. And...

MISOGYNISTS!

Mahalo, Nance, for Shining the LIGHT!

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Response to NanceGreggs (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 03:46 AM

38. Recommended

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #40)

Sun Aug 7, 2022, 03:23 AM

41. You have mis-read me.

When I talk about what's left of the GOP, I am talking about what is left of their policies and agenda, not their numbers.

Sad to say, their membership should be somewhere between too small-to-count and non-existent by now.

But enough of them are willing to be part of those I've named - corrupt politicians, grifters, liars, criminals, insurrectionists, etc. - rather than leave what the GOP has become.

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