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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:44 AM

Rep. Jim Jordan Shoots Himself In The Foot With 'Monumentally Dumb' Defense Of Trump

02/11/2021 23:32 EST

The Ohio Republican argued Trump didn't incite the riot because it was planned before the day it occurred.
By Josephine Harvey, HuffPost US

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was roundly mocked Thursday for arguing that former President Donald Trump couldn’t have incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol because it was planned days before it took place.

“How do you incite a riot that was already going to happen?” he asked, noting that the FBI was aware of the potential threat before Jan. 6, that pipe bombs were placed in Washington the night before and that Capitol Police asked before the event for the National Guard to be on standby.

Those elements are all true, and they happened following a months-long disinformation campaign spearheaded by Trump to convince voters that the 2020 election had been rigged. His supporters ― among them extremists, white nationalists and conspiracy theorists ― congregated Jan. 6 in Washington after Trump explicitly asked them, over the course of several weeks, to be there. He and his allies then urged them to march on the Capitol and “stop the steal.”

Trump was impeached by the House on Jan. 13 on a charge of incitement to insurrection. Democrats are seeking to convict him in the Senate trial and bar him from holding future office. In the third day of trial proceedings Thursday, House impeachment managers argued Trump could further incite violence if he’s allowed to run again.

More:
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/jim-jordan-impeachment-defense_n_6025f3e3c5b6741597e0edd4

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Reply Rep. Jim Jordan Shoots Himself In The Foot With 'Monumentally Dumb' Defense Of Trump (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 12 OP
Mike Nelson Feb 12 #1
safeinOhio Feb 12 #2
True Blue American Feb 12 #16
2Gingersnaps Feb 12 #20
niyad Feb 13 #34
Nocturnowl Feb 12 #3
Dream Girl Feb 12 #10
niyad Feb 13 #35
mdbl Feb 12 #4
mezame Feb 12 #5
OldBaldy1701E Feb 12 #11
2Gingersnaps Feb 12 #21
OldBaldy1701E Feb 12 #22
dawg day Feb 12 #6
rpannier Feb 12 #7
SmartVoter22 Feb 12 #8
True Blue American Feb 12 #19
oldsoftie Feb 12 #9
gab13by13 Feb 12 #17
oldsoftie Feb 12 #23
Snoopy 7 Feb 12 #12
gademocrat7 Feb 12 #13
weissmam Feb 12 #14
SergeStorms Feb 12 #15
HuskyOffset Feb 12 #18
NEOBuckeye Feb 12 #24
twodogsbarking Feb 12 #27
marble falls Feb 12 #29
Geechie Feb 13 #31
marble falls Feb 13 #32
Geechie Feb 13 #33
Escurumbele Feb 12 #25
Blue Owl Feb 12 #26
marble falls Feb 12 #28
johnnyfins Feb 12 #30
murielm99 Feb 13 #36

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:40 AM

1. Yo, Jim Jordan...

... with preparation help from folks like you, Jim Jordan, of course!

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:50 AM

2. At one time I lived in his District and

I learned, he was not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:40 AM

16. That is the understatement

Of the year! Let us hope that lawsuit of him ignoring child sex abuse succeeds!

Redistricting happens this year with an unbiased panel in charge!

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:46 AM

20. Me too!

I lived in Bellefontaine for 30 years. Physically beautiful, but damn! They called Confederates in Ohio during the Civil War "Copperheads." You know, Ohio pit vipers. There are more Confederates there now than there was during the Civil War. And yes, back in the day I was very active in Logan Country Democratic Party. I attended candidate debates, back when he would show up for them. And yes, Gym Jordan (as we call him here in OSU country) is every bit as dumb as he appears. He can only talk in RNC bullet points, it doesn't get any deeper than that.

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Response to 2Gingersnaps (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:23 PM

34. Welcome officially to our DU family. So glad you finally came in from the cold.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:51 AM

3. Don't Tease Me Like That!

 

I saw "Rep. Jim Jordan Shoots Himself" and got my hopes up!

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Response to Nocturnowl (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:16 AM

10. Me too.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:24 PM

35. Me three!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:14 AM

4. Gym Jordan is such a dumbass

and that's sugar-coating it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:16 AM

5. Dumber Ones...

...are the Morans who put him in office.

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Response to mezame (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:16 AM

11. Dumber still

They keep on putting him there!

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:50 AM

21. Heavily gerrymandered district.

Check out Ohio's Congressional districts. This one is particularly infamous. Shaped like a duck. But make no mistake, Civics isn't on the curriculum here.

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Response to 2Gingersnaps (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:02 AM

22. I don't know what is more upsetting

the fact that this keeps happening in district designation, or that those who want it (or are convinced to allow it) this way continue to actively vote against themselves. I guess Forrest was right...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:35 AM

6. His spawn and Tuberville were meeting at Trump hotel

The night before. So yeah, there was planning... by Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:47 AM

7. I thought these were good people who got caught up in the moment

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:52 AM

8. The best Ohio can offer? Apparently.

Each state it's own problems with the...Jim Jordans'.

You know the kind... little, dreamy eyed, '11 year olds as they gaze over the Trump poster hanging over their bed'
meaning the Republicans elected since Tea Party Paranoia took it over and then Trumpism, Ohio has the best one of these.

Jordan must think like one of these 11 yr olds, he certainly displays the semi-sociopathic 'mean girls' approach to life.

So a national insurgency happens, only on the day it happens?
--no plane tickets planned... except on that one day.
-- no gun shopping... except on that one day.
--no cellphone chargingin... except on that one day.

OK Jimmy, Ohio is getting sick of this, and you... except on this one day. Today.

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:44 AM

19. Jordan is one

Of the original tea party. They are losing ground. Matt Gaetz, Steve. Scalise, who is curiously silent, Kevin McCarthy, Gohmart. What a bunch of useless Congress people.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:10 AM

9. Funny thing is, Jordan is responsible for holding up two of trumps biggest plans.

But the right just LOVES him.

Trump COULD have had billions for the wall but the Jordan-led "freedom caucus" refused to go along with it because of deals with the democrats. Trump would've signed it
Trump also wanted a big infrastructure bill. The Freedom caucus blocked that as well, because it also had parts that democrats wanted. Trump would've signed that bill also.

But they all think Jordan is the #1 trump backer

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:41 AM

17. Sorry, but you spelled Freedumb wrong.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:25 AM

23. Lol

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:21 AM

12. Don't forget

One must not let stupid people get in the way of seeing the facts. Of course he knew and he knew because the FBI warned them of the insurrectionist and of their possible plans. Therefor trump also knew and did NOTHING to stop or hinder the event. Not only did trump not doing anything his administration changed the date and route of the demonstration to Dec 6. The demonstration wasn't set for the 6th it was trump who set it up and that's after the FBI warned them of what could possibly happen. Also don't you think if trump was ever in danger he would have been taken away to a safer area. He would not have be left at the "party" watching the tv events and he was seen celebrating the possible overturning of our Democracy?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:27 AM

13. Gym Jordan is a despicable man.

He and his band of dunces are a blight on the House of Representatives.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:32 AM

14. God

How do they vote for the idiot, oh then I remembered republicans = idiots

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:35 AM

15. Dumber than dirt...

is old Gym Jordan. Dumber than dirt.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:43 AM

18. So stupid

Let's use a sports analogy, so Jacketless Jackass Gym Jordan can understand:

It's like a coach giving a rousing pregame locker room speech to his players, getting them fired up. Everyone knew for months that the game was going to be played, but the pregame speech made a difference.

Hopefully that helps Gym understand. I couldn't think of any way to work in sexual harassment of the players for Gym to criminally ignore, so he probably still won't get it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:56 AM

24. Stupidest Ohioan who ever lived.

He makes me ashamed to be from this state.

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Response to NEOBuckeye (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 04:17 PM

27. There's a lot of stupid everywhere.

It is part of the plan.

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Response to NEOBuckeye (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:23 PM

29. Didn't he come from Michegan? (Asked while seaching Jim's BC for a loop hole).

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Response to marble falls (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 12:23 AM

31. Ah, there it is!

The Buckeye-Mich rivalry I used to know so well.

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Response to Geechie (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 02:15 AM

32. Never got over it. The only thing I like about Michigan is Ann Arbor less the university.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:11 AM

33. I still remember

The story about coach Woody Hayes - “I’m not buying one g—d— drop of gas in Michigan!”

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:07 PM

25. It speaks volumes that someone so stupid and so corrupt can get elected to office

The country MUST BE educated, if education doesn't improve more idiots like Jordan and trump will be holding office.

We need people to be educated so that they can see who people like Hawley, Cruz, Graham really are, they need to see beyond their words, and without education they will believe anything that sounds good, that is how dictators gain power, with great speeches to the uneducated.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 03:40 PM

26. He's got brain plaque, tennis elbow, jock itch, AND a ventilated athlete's foot

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:21 PM

28. He can shoot himself in the foot, too bad he can't shoot off the limb he's on.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:33 PM

30. He's just a dick

For the sake of being a dick...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 02:43 PM

36. He has shot himself in the foot so many times

that I am surprised he has any feet left.

Shoeless Joe played baseball. Footless Jordan pretends to be a Congressman.

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