HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Ohio GOP calls on U.S. Re...

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:09 PM

Ohio GOP calls on U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach Donald Trump

Source: Plain Dealer

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio Republican Party leaders on Friday passed resolutions censuring U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and calling on him to resign for voting in January to impeach ex-President Donald Trump.

Gonzalez, from Rocky River, is the latest Republican to be rebuked by their state parties for supporting impeachment proceedings against Trump in January. Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol as President Joe Biden’s electoral victory was being certified, though the Senate did not vote to convict him.

One resolution, offered by Shannon Burns of Strongsville, calls on Gonzalez to resign, claiming he “betrayed his constituents,” “demonstrated a hidden vendetta against” Trump, and “relied on his emotions rather than the will of his constituents and any credible facts” in voting to impeach.

Burns said about 5,000 people signed a petition urging Gonzalez to resign. Two leading Republicans vying for outgoing U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s seat, ex-Treasurer Josh Mandel and ex-Ohio GOP Chair Jane Timken, have also called for Gonzalez to step down.

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/open/2021/05/ohio-gop-censures-us-rep-anthony-gonzalez-others-for-voting-to-impeach-donald-trump.html

12 replies, 1761 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ohio GOP calls on U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach Donald Trump (Original post)
SouthBayDem May 7 OP
ProudMNDemocrat May 7 #1
SouthBayDem May 7 #7
monkeyman1 May 8 #11
Bayard May 7 #2
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 7 #3
aggiesal May 7 #10
lonely bird May 7 #4
SouthBayDem May 7 #6
JohnnyRingo May 7 #9
lonely bird May 8 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 7 #5
JohnnyRingo May 7 #8

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:34 PM

1. Switch parties or go Independent.

I guess his constituents bought into the Big Lie.

How sad.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:57 PM

7. Just look how gerrymandered his district is

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio%27s_16th_congressional_district

The only way someone like Jim Jordan could be elected is by drawing a district in such a twisted way it selects the "right" voters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SouthBayDem (Reply #7)

Sat May 8, 2021, 03:48 AM

11. maybe he might borrow donny's sharp'y

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 03:00 PM

2. WTF?!

So, rethugs are going to wage a vendetta against anyone they consider disloyal to trump. I don't get it. I just really don't get it. What kind of hold does this monster have on them?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 05:03 PM

3. What Hitler knew about manipulating public opinion

This is an interesting article that pretty much mirrors T*****'s rise to power. Here are some excerpts:

What did Adolf Hitler know?

He knew that information is an extremely powerful weapon that can be used to drive opinion. He knew that information, true or false, could be used to shape a political agenda. He knew that words and images uttered repeatedly and deliberately, regardless of truthfulness, become accepted and part of the way people think and perceive others. This can be used to ignite prejudices, paint individuals and groups, initiate opportunistic greed and other anti-social tendencies, transform dissent into hatred, and even turn citizen against citizen.

Hitler discovered that as long as he could control what media people accepted that he could write the message. In other words it was unimportant as to the truthfulness of what was said, and more important that the people listening had faith in the media presenting the message. Hitler proved that controlling information was even more important than controlling the military and the economy. His Josef Goebbels was clear, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Hitler wanted to control every sector of German society - including film, radio, posters, rallies and textbooks. What he could not control he trivialized. Today Hitler would want to control news talk radio, at least one television national news outlet, alt right news outlets, blogs, political rallies, Twitter, Facebook and an army of fake news online shares. Hitler believed that it was “good fortune for governments that people do not think.” Information he offered about his policies was sketchy and in some cases inept, but what he did was based on the idea that most individuals are conformists who do not think for themselves.

One of the Nazi tricks of the trade was to manipulate public opinion through distortions, euphemisms, name-calling, fear, social pressure (you are either for us or against us) and denigrating minorities. If information reported by the press was anti-Nazi, even though true, bona fide and indisputable, the Nazi machine would rail against the reported information. The Nazi machine would, repeatedly, say the information was not true, and do so ad nauseam until there was doubt in people’s minds. And it would still continue until people felt the information was false or the Nazis wouldn’t still be railing against it. By repeatedly hammering words, phrases and ideas into a citizen’s thinking and by making it part of the culture, the propaganda becomes part of the language. Then no one stops to question the ideas and from where they originate. The purpose is to eliminate the capacity for critical thinking, thoughtful deliberation and discourse.

more

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:57 PM

10. If I were Tony Gonzalez, I'd tell them ...

I don't work for the (R) party, I work for my constituents.
The only way I'll leave office is when I'm convicted for a crime or my constituents vote me out of office.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 05:33 PM

4. Ohio sinks deeper into the morass of Trumpism

There is no more Republican Party.

There is only the cult of Trump.

My state has jumped off the deep end.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lonely bird (Reply #4)

Fri May 7, 2021, 10:54 PM

6. From Taft to Trump in 100 years.

No wonder Portman is jumping ship. At this rate I wonder if Mike DeWine (who turns 75 next year) will even run for re-election. DeWine has deviated somewhat from mainstream Republican orthodoxy with his endorsement of red flag gun restrictions and COVID public health orders -the conservative backlash was so strong his health department director had to resign!

The Ohio Republican Party is no longer the same party that produced President William Howard Taft, Senator and Attorney General William Saxbe (the Attorney General during Nixon's final months), and Cleveland Mayor/Governor/Senator George Voinovich.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lonely bird (Reply #4)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:43 PM

9. it's bad up here in the NE of the state.

It died out for a couple weeks after the election, but i's been building back up recently. More signs, more upside down US flags and Bro-Truck dreadnaughts flying Trump banners beam to beam.

The kook on the corner is selling that cult merch 7 days a week. Some are getting more insistent that we rename Mosquito Lake in honor "for all the things he did for us"..

Sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me, but the party has actually gone from William Taft to Bob Taft and worse. Governor Rhodes would be tossed from the party today as a RINO.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #9)

Sat May 8, 2021, 07:44 AM

12. Yeah, it is bad in the NE

I am not that far from Cortland. Still Trump signs up in scattered places. Every time I drive by one I roll down my window and scream “he lost, you fucking idiot.” I am sorely tempted to walk into the Portage County Republican HQ in Ravenna and tell them that I want to feel first hand standing in the presence of a cult of anti-democratic, anti-American zealots.

Didn’t Rhodes send the Guard to Kent State? That wouldn’t be reactionary psychotic enough for the Party today.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:44 PM

5. The cult of personality around Trump is pathetic

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 11:37 PM

8. Wow! If Trump ever gets back in he'd probably get arrested.

It seems to be coming to that.
Swear legion to the King or die by the sword.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread