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2021-04-16 3:05:32 AM  
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2021-04-16 3:37:17 AM  
Pffft!
Its the same thing he's been doing for the last few years.
 
2021-04-16 4:04:43 AM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2021-04-16 7:37:48 AM  
The face of obstructionism valuing your own career over the welfare of your constituents.
 
2021-04-16 8:51:09 AM  
Victimized Asshole is the Republican avatar.
 
2021-04-16 8:57:47 AM  
This guy really needs to be worked over with a rubber hose.
 
2021-04-16 9:31:31 AM  
Regression

Obstruction

Calvin Klein
 
2021-04-16 9:31:49 AM  

hobnail: This guy really needs to be worked over with a rubber hose.


And no lotion needed.
 
2021-04-16 9:31:55 AM  
Republicans are the worst. F*ck anyone who says "We need need two strong parties". Not if they're one of them.
 
2021-04-16 9:33:46 AM  
Incredibly, this fairly successful politician has done the calculations and determined that not only *doing this* but also *announcing your intentions to do this ahead of time on television* is a good political career move.

He determined that this will win him more votes than it loses him and/or that it gets him access to more power in the Senate than it loses him.

Either possibility suggests some pretty dark things.
 
2021-04-16 9:35:05 AM  
"But where is the civility and bipartisanship you promised??"
 
2021-04-16 9:36:37 AM  

GoldSpider: "But where is the civility and bipartisanship you promised??"


It died when a cop knelt on its neck.
 
2021-04-16 9:37:29 AM  
This is very simple.

Ignore him. He puts a formal hold on something, shiatcan it and ignore it.

When he comes to the floor to insist, kick him in the balls until he leaves the chamber.

It's time to stop coddling traitors.
 
2021-04-16 9:38:59 AM  
Dig up, stupid
 
2021-04-16 9:39:33 AM  
Yeah, Manchin and Sinema, these assholes are really looking forward to working with Democrats on bipartisan legislation to help America. I can see that now.

/s
 
2021-04-16 9:41:36 AM  
I mentioned the kicking of the balls, right?

I just realized he may not have any.

So, kick him in the crotch, if he doesn't react, kick him in the face.
 
2021-04-16 9:41:45 AM  
What, exactly, is the mechanism he plans to use?  He can't blue slip nominees from other states, and he's in the minority party.
 
2021-04-16 9:44:07 AM  
He's saying he's going to do this even though he knows full well he has no power to actually stop it.

see, also:  Baseball, Major League

The point is to continue to demand the rights and purviews of a majority member like a petulant a**hole so as to emphasize continued victim hood.

Apparently this is a fund raising strategy, now  - especially now that corporate funding for the GQP is drying up.
 
2021-04-16 9:44:43 AM  
So, the same thing they do normally?
 
2021-04-16 9:45:18 AM  
But it's the Democrats that need to compromise and be more bipartisan.
 
2021-04-16 9:45:24 AM  
This is an unserious person and he should be treated as such.
 
2021-04-16 9:45:51 AM  

Man with the Red Eyes: What, exactly, is the mechanism he plans to use?  He can't blue slip nominees from other states, and he's in the minority party.


Plus the last administration ignored blue slips anyway, if that's what he was planning on using.
 
2021-04-16 9:49:35 AM  
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2021-04-16 9:52:18 AM  
So civil war then?  R's vs. D's?
 
2021-04-16 9:53:11 AM  

Mr.Uncle.Bill: So civil war then?  R's vs. D's?


What, you think it hasn't already started?
 
2021-04-16 9:53:33 AM  
Nazi gonna nazi.
 
2021-04-16 9:55:22 AM  
Man, I can't believe the Democrats are still refusing to try and be bipartisan.
 
2021-04-16 10:03:05 AM  
Can Rand Paul's neighbor visit this guy too?
 
2021-04-16 10:05:48 AM  
I wish Tom Cotton was [redacted]
 
2021-04-16 10:17:07 AM  
And that's why it's time to end the filibuster
 
2021-04-16 10:18:37 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Mr.Uncle.Bill: So civil war then?  R's vs. D's?

What, you think it hasn't already started?


... the minute Nixon got in the chopper.

We're just getting closer to acknowledging it, as more people have finally started noticing... and standing up to the assholes.

But here's the thing:  Remember, they're a small minority over-represented in maps, state governments, the senate, money, and media. And every decent Dem policy is supported by a vast majority of Americans if you remove the name and propagandized labels.  Stop buying the RWNJ bullshiat.  Stop letting a small minority of hate-fulled selfish stupid people have a disproportionate influence on law and culture - to not just our, but their own and everyone else's detriment.   Stop being afraid.  Start laughing at them.  Start calling assholes out.  Start ignoring them.  Start expecting better from news, media, businesses, your coworkers, contacts, friends, family, and the world.

We avoid a shooting war and come out stronger if we make sure they know they are outnumbered and wrong before the bullets fly.  Too late to avoid bloodshed, with 580,000 Americans dead because of partisan assholery SO FAR, but maybe we can avoid even worse.
 
2021-04-16 10:23:22 AM  

MaliFinn: And that's why it's time to end the filibuster


End the filibuster.  Pass everything people actually want.  Put it back.

Or just end it.  You *know* the next time the t(R)aitors engineer or outright steal a majority in the Senate, they will.  And we'll have o sit and listen to Treason Turtle or Treason Turtle 2.0 stand their and declare it "good for the country" before ramming through some "Make America Great! Burn down our forests, dump toxic waste in every reservoir, end taxes on anyone worth more than 10mil, and rape every newborn!  Also, no more weekends for anyone making less than $200k/yr.  Suck it." bill.
 
2021-04-16 10:23:53 AM  

bingethinker: Christ, what an asshole.


Asshole is disparaging to those of us who have little patience for idiocy.

The preferred term is either christian or republican. Use them interchangeably.
 
2021-04-16 10:27:04 AM  
Did he have to swear an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution? Or did he get an exemption for that day?
 
2021-04-16 10:28:32 AM  

Destructor: Did he have to swear an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution? Or did he get an exemption for that day?


He's a Republican, he's always exempt from following the Constitution.
 
2021-04-16 10:28:37 AM  

BeesNuts: Incredibly, this fairly successful politician has done the calculations and determined that not only *doing this* but also *announcing your intentions to do this ahead of time on television* is a good political career move.

He determined that this will win him more votes than it loses him and/or that it gets him access to more power in the Senate than it loses him.

Either possibility suggests some pretty dark things.


Republicans' entire platform consists of "owning the libs", and their representatives fight like hell for it, which is why Republican turnout is always so high. Democrats generally have the more popular policy positions (I guess sometimes by default because they still have actual policy positions), but they don't always have the killer instinct to fight like hell to get things done. That's going to spell trouble for turnout.

It seems like we've been in this endless cycle of Republicans breaking things beyond repair, the inevitable backlash to get the f*ckers out, complacency, repeat.

I will say that one positive thing I've seen, and it took just a shade under four decades, is that Democrats finally seem to be waking up to the fact that Republicans will never operate in good faith.
 
2021-04-16 10:36:11 AM  
STICKING IT TO LIBBS, BABBY!!!!

YOU GOT MY VOTE. 4 MORE YEARS!!!
 
2021-04-16 10:38:29 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: I mentioned the kicking of the balls, right?

I just realized he may not have any.

So, kick him in the crotch, if he doesn't react, kick him in the face.


Eh, do that whether or not he reacts.

Keep doing it until he stops reacting.
 
2021-04-16 10:48:46 AM  
I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.
 
2021-04-16 10:51:26 AM  

IAmRight: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: I mentioned the kicking of the balls, right?

I just realized he may not have any.

So, kick him in the crotch, if he doesn't react, kick him in the face.

Eh, do that whether or not he reacts.

Keep doing it until he stops reacting.


Well, okay, only because username checks out.
 
2021-04-16 11:15:39 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: I mentioned the kicking of the balls, right?

I just realized he may not have any.

So, kick him in the crotch, if he doesn't react, kick him in the face.


If you kick him in the face, you have a good chance of kicking Trump's balls, am I right?
 
2021-04-16 11:22:54 AM  

gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.


I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.
 
2021-04-16 11:24:58 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.


Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.
 
2021-04-16 11:34:32 AM  

SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.

Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.


I absolutely agree that voting laws are a problem and think that Democrats need to fight like hell to get H.R. 1 passed. But voting laws didn't cost them Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2016.
 
2021-04-16 11:38:24 AM  

gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.


They plan to outlaw and disenfranchise as much of the Democratic base as they possibly can, relying on the SCOTUS to slap down any challenges to this. In their eyes, the Republican base is the only base worth courting, because nobody else will be able to legally vote.
 
2021-04-16 11:40:22 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.

Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.

I absolutely agree that voting laws are a problem and think that Democrats need to fight like hell to get H.R. 1 passed. But voting laws didn't cost them Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2016.


Are you sure?
 
2021-04-16 11:40:41 AM  

gilgigamesh: I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.


You say that as if that isn't a qualification in and of itself for a Republican office-seeker.
 
2021-04-16 11:46:29 AM  

SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.

Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.

I absolutely agree that voting laws are a problem and think that Democrats need to fight like hell to get H.R. 1 passed. But voting laws didn't cost them Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2016.

Are you sure?


I never said it wasn't a problem (I just got done saying that Democrats need to fight like hell to pass H.R. 1). I said they alone didn't cost all three states in 2016. According to the article you posted, idiot poll workers caused just about as many problems as the laws. And suppose that the laws did cost Hillary the Presidential election. Why didn't she contest the results?
 
2021-04-16 11:57:44 AM  

KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.

Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.

I absolutely agree that voting laws are a problem and think that Democrats need to fight like hell to get H.R. 1 passed. But voting laws didn't cost them Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2016.

Are you sure?

I never said it wasn't a problem (I just got done saying that Democrats need to fight like hell to pass H.R. 1). I said they al ...


How can she contest state election laws enacted by the states' own legislature? 

As for contesting the results, there wasn't any reason to at the time. Russian interference was still just a murmur on Twitter and it wasn't until after all the farkery pointed out in the article I linked already did she join Stein in contesting certain races.
 
2021-04-16 12:06:10 PM  

SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: SolderGlob: KiwDaWabbit: gilgigamesh: I know he wants to be president and this, like everything else, is intended as a calculated step on that path, but I don't get the big picture.

Sure, he needs MAGAts outside Arkansas to give him an assist, but ultimately doesn't he need to play to the center to appeal to more than a quarter to a third of the electorate?

It just seems to me that the GOP has drifted so far to the right, they've effectively given up on policy completely.  What are the accomplishments he intends to sell to the public that justify him being president?  Where is his leadership? Where are his ideas that don't start with the word no?

It already isn't easy for a senator to run for president; I don't know how a senator who has done nothing but sit on the floor in a snit and shiat his pants to own the libs intends to make a name for himself.

I disagree. The fact is that less than 43,000 votes decided 37 electoral votes (with about 22,000 deciding a 38th electoral vote in NE-2), and that's with Trump's abysmal handling of COVID-19. If he would have managed a D- grade on COVID-19, he probably would have won easily. I think that the bigger problem for Cotton is that he is not even close to being as "exciting" as Trump (not all excitement is good excitement), because losing the popular vote by eight figures and still winning the Electoral College is actually within reach, at least in the near future. I've been told for the past thirty years how the demographics will begin to be more favorable for Democrats...should happen any day now.

Demographics are in Democrats' favor, voting laws aren't.

I absolutely agree that voting laws are a problem and think that Democrats need to fight like hell to get H.R. 1 passed. But voting laws didn't cost them Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan in 2016.

Are you sure?

I never said it wasn't a problem (I just got done saying that Democrats need to fight like hell to pass H.R. 1). I ...


Big picture, though, those laws wouldn't have an outsized impact on Presidental elections if it weren't for the Electoral College. I understand it's not going away, but we just had someone win the popular vote by over 7,052,000 votes, yet about 65,000 votes made the difference between 306 electoral votes and 268 electoral votes.
 
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