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1 hour ago, Padme said:

I'm afraid he could win. There is a great deal of voting restrictions and Gerrymandering everywhere. All this crap was done in order to give Republicans and Trump a good chance to win  next year and in 2024 

Gerrymandering doesn't directly affect Presidential elections.  It would only come into play if the election came down to a tie (269-269) and it was left up to the House to decide.  

State-wide elections are much harder to manipulate.  I do agree that some of these restrictions will affect turn-out in traditional Democratic heavy districts.  But with Republicans losing the suburbs who are usually not affected by these kinds of restrictions, I'm not so sure that they'll have the kind of effect that Republicans are hoping they'll have (or Democrats will fear). 

The irony with some of these restrictions Republicans are putting into place is that they may very well backfire and hurt their own voters.  I think I read somewhere that many Republican operatives who are familiar with Florida politics think the recent voting laws put into place may actually hurt Republicans in 2024.  

So we'll have to see.  

I also think it's funny how people are so sure Biden's health would be an issue in 2024.  Last time I check Biden isn't 80 pounds over weight and stresses out about every stupid thing.  Biden only has a two or three years on Trump.  If I were a betting man I'd put money on Trump kicking the bucket before Biden.  

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It's great that justice was served, but it shouldn't be a shock considering the event was literally filmed. Fuck that guy, hope he rots

Illegally bombing countries already huh?

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5 minutes ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

I never saw so many stupid congressmen and women in my life.

Like this one:

Imagine having so little self-awareness and striking ability to self-own that you would use one of the most mocked symbols of a failed presidency to dance on the grave a fellow member of your own party.

The stupidity that Trump infected the party with seems to have only become worse since leaving the White House.

 

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44 minutes ago, downzy said:

The stupidity that Trump infected the party with seems to have only become worse since leaving the White House

The stupidity was brought to the party by the likes of Sarah Palin and Fox News. Trump just made it even worst. And yet Republicans will still grab 70 million votes or something like it :no:

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9 hours ago, -W.A.R- said:

Politicians calling for peace as if the US' full-throated support behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians was ever peace.

American politicians love to start the story in the middle, never at the beginning. They'll talk endlessly about Palestinian Rockets, but never about what precipitated the attack.

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This is actually a sober thought about Cheney. Some people may see her as the 'moderate' that liberals can love. But in reality, she's a warhawk just like her father, and is calling for a new Cold War. Except this time the political constituency for such a thing isn't there, because the people who loved that stuff are all old or dead. Not that Trump wasn't actually a hawk himself, but he was at least smart enough to pretend he wasn't at times with his rhetoric.

 

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8 hours ago, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

This is actually a sober thought about Cheney. Some people may see her as the 'moderate' that liberals can love. But in reality, she's a warhawk just like her father, and is calling for a new Cold War. Except this time the political constituency for such a thing isn't there, because the people who loved that stuff are all old or dead. Not that Trump wasn't actually a hawk himself, but he was at least smart enough to pretend he wasn't at times with his rhetoric.

 

Yeah, I agree that beyond her “principled”(cough, opportunistic) stance against Trump there is absolutely nothing to like or admire about her or her politics. She’s making a gamble that four to eight years from now Trumpism will be long dead and she will be proven correct for her early position.  

It’s also interesting to think that the woman about to replace Cheney in Republican House leadership (New York rep who’s name escapes me) is much more moderate. On the one hand you would wish every other Republican could be honest about how terrible Trump is and was. But on the other, if Republicans are switching out reps who support forever wars and welfare slashing ideologues, perhaps it’s not the worst trade in the world. 

That said, it is sad that Republicans are throwing Cheney out because on this one issue she is speaking the truth while all the rest cower before a derranged asshole and his simple-minded minions. 

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I thought Republicans were suppose to be the law and order party:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/05/14/desantis-pardon-florida-covid-fox/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR01P8ajFwMIyXWUCnQRibM-29Qa4R8dp7ZYDK3AZ9dnAkq6Y41fD2E0rcM

Desantis pardoning any person in Florida that was charged with violating covid restrictions. 

Apparently they've paid too high a price for acting irresponsibly.  

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On 5/12/2021 at 10:49 PM, -W.A.R- said:

Politicians calling for peace as if the US' full-throated support behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians was ever peace.

Bernie's take

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/opinion/bernie-sanders-israel-palestine-gaza.html

Now if you ask me. I'm fed up with this Israel/Pelestinian conflict. I don't think the U.S. nor anyone else should move a finger. 

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10 minutes ago, Padme said:

Bernie's take

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/14/opinion/bernie-sanders-israel-palestine-gaza.html

Now if you ask me. I'm fed up with this Israel/Pelestinian conflict. I don't think the U.S. nor anyone else should move a finger. 

Well given how much in aid the US gives Israel, not moving a finger is already siding with them on this.

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On 5/15/2021 at 3:22 AM, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

Well given how much in aid the US gives Israel, not moving a finger is already siding with them on this.

Not to mention they use their power to veto and reject even the most toothless condemnations of Israel's abuses.

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Considering the news, I guess it’s not a huge surprise Trump has collected the $65k in pension funds he accrued during his time as President since leaving office. I guess every dollar counts at this point. 

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16 hours ago, Georgy Zhukov said:

It is political suicide to turn on Israel. Most Americans support Israel.

That support is going down among the general public, especially with the younger demographics. Once the boomers die off I could see a scenario where Israel will become more of a liability rather than a positive for a politician to support.

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5 hours ago, downzy said:

Or merch imagery for the next Chinese Democracy tour:

 

Similar to how Republicans called Biden Socialist and made him seem way cooler than he really was.

Although I'm surprised to see someone unironically call themselves a proud neo-liberal. That's not something you see everyday.

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9 hours ago, Basic_GnR_Fan said:

Similar to how Republicans called Biden Socialist and made him seem way cooler than he really was.

Although I'm surprised to see someone unironically call themselves a proud neo-liberal. That's not something you see everyday.

Perhaps it is ironic. 

Then again, the term "liberal" has been assigned, co-opted, and by so many different factions that at this point it could mean almost anything.  Neo-liberalism for anyone coming to politics now might mean the re-emergence of liberal progressivism.

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Just a reminder: Trump pardoned this asshole...

Someone should really tell the family of the more than a half a million Americans who died and the likely millions dying in India right now that it’s all just a hoax.

What an absolutely terrible human being. 

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Evidence of criminal activity by Trump, the Trump Organization, and executives of the Trump Organization are now being reviewed by a grand jury in New York.

 

My money is still on Trump turning on his sons to avoid prison time.  If I'm Eric or Don Jr., I've got my own separate legal council.

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