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I hope they dump Liz Cheney from leadership

There's a good article in Salon touching on this and it helped me focus my thoughts. First off, Liz Cheney is almost as bad as the rest of them. Substantively there's little daylight between her and the likes of Gomert, Boebert and MGT. The WaPo and NYT, forever in search of the moderate GOP will give her the martyr treatment but she's no Rockefeller or even Barry Goldwater for that matter. When it comes to counting the votes the only difference between Cheney and a cipher like Ronny Jackson is stylistic.

The fact that she's chosen to acknowledge the undeniable reality that Joe Biden won a fairly comfortable (by recent standards) victory in November and is the duly elected President of the United States does not make her Rosa Parks. There is no civil war in the GOP, there is merely a tiny handful of elected GOPers who, on a very narrow question, have the "courage" to admit that 2+2 is 4 while the rest of the cult insists that 2+2 is 5.

For those that say "no, we need rational leaders in the GOP" or "she's not as crazy as Congressman X" - I say give it up. During my lifetime the GOP has morphed from an often-malignant band of dirty tricksters to a full blown and quite open fascist, neo-Confederate and anti-democratic terrorist group. There is no return from this drift and the presence of Liz Cheney in their leadership won't make any difference.

The GOP should be encouraged to get as crazy as possible as soon as possible. It's going to happen anyway so let's get it on. I encourage the GOP to promote as many ill-informed, incompetent and unbalanced "leaders" as they can. Say what you want about people like Nixon, James Baker or even Newt Gingrich - they weren't mediocrities or dummies. They were formidable foes. One of the advantages we have is the breadth of experienced, talented, compassionate and intelligent elected officials we have on our side. Meanwhile across the aisle, the GOP bench is less than thin when it comes to smarts, likeability and reason but thick with bluster, idiocy and incompetence. The dumber you are the higher you rise in their hierarchy, fine by me.

I suspect in the end they won't remove Cheney from leadership because of her pedigree and the negative press coverage it will likely incite - but I sure hope they do.

What did Biden offer rural Americans? How about honesty, decency, integrity, respect, SANITY

Did Dump revive the coal industry? Did Dump bring back manufacturing jobs (hello Foxconn). Did his trade wars help farmers?

Bottom line is these fuckers are literally petrified of people of color and are interested only in escalating the culture wars. Kneeling football players, interracial couples in TV commercials, marriage equality - these are the things that enrage them. That's what Dump gave the - all culture war, all of the time.

I have no interest in seeing things from their perspective. I'm a "coastal elite" who couldn't change a flat tire if my life depended on it and I'm pretty tired of being told that some bigoted farmer in IA or a Confederate flag waving degenerate criminal in MI is more of an American than I am.

Gotta donate to Joe one more time folk$

Last night was beyond disappointing. In some respects worse than 2016 but the battle goes on.

I stopped giving to Biden a month ago. I figured I'd wait and see if he needed money post election if things got all "Florida 2000" on us. Well they have.

Give whatever you can to help Joe win the legal knife fight to come.
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