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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:06 PM

A GOP senator reveals just how deranged many in his party have become

Opinion by Greg Sargent

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, has done something truly extraordinary. He has now stated in unequivocal terms that it’s unacceptable for his fellow Republicans to try to subvert the will of American voters to keep President Trump in power illegitimately.

Why have so few other Republicans proved willing to take this simple step?

Toomey’s declaration contrasts sharply with a new development in the Georgia runoffs. GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue just announced their support for a deranged lawsuit filed by Texas that seeks to overturn popular vote outcomes in four battleground states that Trump lost.

Those Georgia moves capture a broader state of affairs: It appears that untold numbers of elected Republicans are trying to inspire in GOP voters a state of what you might call permanent warfare against our democratic institutions and the opposition’s voters alike.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/09/gop-senator-reveals-just-how-deranged-many-his-party-have-become/

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Reply A GOP senator reveals just how deranged many in his party have become (Original post)
Zorro Dec 2020 OP
PSPS Dec 2020 #1
wryter2000 Dec 2020 #3
exboyfil Dec 2020 #2
wryter2000 Dec 2020 #4
ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2020 #5
Freddie Dec 2020 #6
exboyfil Dec 2020 #7
Freddie Dec 2020 #8
backroadblast Dec 2020 #11
murielm99 Dec 2020 #16
Captain Zero Dec 2020 #12
Bayard Dec 2020 #9
Miguelito Loveless Dec 2020 #10
hadEnuf Dec 2020 #13
lees1975 Dec 2020 #14
CoryTrevor Dec 2020 #15
nebby70 Dec 2020 #17
Skittles Dec 2020 #18

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:10 PM

1. "trying to inspire ... permanent warfare against our democratic institutions"

It all really started with saint ronnie 40 years ago.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:13 PM

3. Bingo

I still can't believe why so many people adore that bastard.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:11 PM

2. Toomey angling for a Cabinet post

I highly doubt he is doing it out of concern for the country.

Where could his incompetence and politics do the least damage?

Secretary of Commerce?

Would it be worth it to get a 50/50 Senate?

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:14 PM

4. For sure

Lots of things would be worth it to get control away from Turtle Man.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:30 PM

5. Pennsylvania has a Democratic Party Governor for now.

Bingo.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:42 PM

6. My town has a Ronald Reagan Drive

Want to puke every time I have to drive there.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:45 PM

7. Do you want to get something done by Congress

in the next two years. Toomey as SecCommerce may be the cost. Remember he is put in the position to execute the direction of Biden.

He also could be fired in a month or ten months just like Jeff Sessions. Just saying.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:48 PM

8. Right now I can stomach Toomey

A stopped clock is right twice a day.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 01:47 PM

11. my town has an airport named after that bastard

 

and he broke the ATC union.........

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Response to Freddie (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 03:04 AM

16. I live ten miles from St. Ronnie's home town.

There is all sorts of ick over there.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 06:14 PM

12. We should give him one because (FETTERMAN.)

PA WOULD THEN have a special election to fill Toomey's seat before he leaves it in 2022. We could run Fetterman in the special and take that Senate seat. Then Fetterman would be lined up to repeat in 2022.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 01:54 PM

9. If the good guys win Georgia

Will the resulting lawsuits keep them from being sworn in?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 02:15 PM

10. The blood is on your hands, Senator

The only reason you are copping to reality is you are not running again. If your were, you would be screaming the same lies.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 06:25 PM

13. Trump wants to be president of a new Confederacy.

He doesn't give a shit about a united America and I doubt that he ever has.

He would be happy to start a 2nd civil war or succession movement just to have and keep his own personal fiefdom.

He's a narcissistic version of a Jefferson Davis wannabe.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 07:34 PM

14. Toomey is not running again

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Dec 10, 2020, 07:55 PM

15. I'm a constituent of his, and Toomey gets zero credit for this.

He has done absolutely nothing to impede trump, knowing full well what he was.

Instead he milked trump for all he was worth for tax cuts and judges. Toomey doesn't get to distance himself now that there is nothing further to be gained.

Toomey will always carry the stench of trump.

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Response to CoryTrevor (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 07:06 AM

17. I too live in Toomey territory....

... and you are spot on that he gets no kudos for these words ...
... he's been an irritant to progressive ideas from his first days as a rep from the PA15th to this instant ...
... I've stood in rain to protest @ his office (Tuesdays with Toomey) & frequent calls, letters and emails to him in protest
... at nearly every turn he's been more interested in making sure banks and moneyed interests were protected ...
... he has issued more responsible statements since he's decided to leave DC but that hardly makes up for the last 20 yrs

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Response to CoryTrevor (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 07:30 AM

18. thank you for that input

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always good to hear from people in the know

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