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Small group of GOPers have a playdate at Idaho's statehouse, pretend to legislate

Complete with tears and delusions of grandeur, it was little more than a Busy Box for right-wing adults.

Note also that 73.7% of the ID House Republicans decided not to show up...

https://www.idahopress.com/coronavirus/self-called-legislative-session-ends-with-no-votes-no-action/article_543e34e2-7bdc-59e2-bee9-601a5e0fe368.html


Self-called legislative session ends with no votes, no action


BOISE — Fifteen House Republicans gathered in the House chamber on Tuesday morning, but despite calls from far-right groups, they didn’t take any votes or attempt to conduct any legislative business.

“This is not a session of the Legislature,” Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, told the group, as they assembled in the well of the House, seated in a tight circle. “We do not have a quorum.”...

...“But in your heart of hearts you know that that’s just not where you’re at,” Nichols said. “We’re done. We’re done with the whole shebang and it feels like there’s no end in sight.”

She teared up as she talked of rioting and statues being torn down around the nation, and said she fears losing our country.


Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 05:17 PM (1 replies)

Gun control advocates here have *always* been willing to elide and defend racism...

...if it advances their cause, and occasionally they've even defended the endorsement of Republicans running against Democrats.

Michael Bloomberg got support here for his racist "stop and frisk" policies:

(small reminder of which)



Note the comments in the following threads:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10023135759

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1017568306

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287513519

https://www.democraticunderground.com/117215365


Here's where a 'leading DU gun control advocate' urges support for Republicans running against two good
Democrats- and lied about the Pubbie's voting records while they were at it:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141556670

"Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Group Endorses Two Republican Senators"

(L)et's look at how the Democratic opposition stacks up.
-Tammy Duckworth, Democrat, combat vet, lost both legs in Iraq. Pro-choice, pro-ACA, supports comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally, would admit 100,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. Rated 7% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record.

-Katie McGinty, Democrat, has not held an elected office. Served as an environmental advisor to Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton, pro-business, supports gay marriage, Affordable Care Act, she is also pro-choice. Scored 100% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey, Expanding state background checks to cover the private sale of long guns, Requiring background checks for ammunition sales, Requiring firearms dealers to tell the police when a customer fails a background check




https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028123984#post28

Don't vote party, vote gun violence. That's why Gabby Gifford's has endorsed two Republicans for senate. The two have consistently voted against the NRA and for her that's the most important issue for the short term.

Even if it is for only one or two election cycles, if the NRA's mythological omnipotence can be defeated and shown for being a mile deep and an inch wide it is worth it.






Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Jun 23, 2020, 04:23 PM (2 replies)

AG Barr needs serious fashion help, and I found the perfect thing for him to wear:

John Mitchell's old Bureau of Prisons number, 24171-157

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_N._Mitchell#Watergate_scandal

...On February 21, 1975, Mitchell, who was represented by the criminal defense attorney William G. Hundley, was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up, which he dubbed the "White House horrors." As a result of the conviction, Mitchell was disbarred from the practice of law in New York....
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:37 AM (1 replies)
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