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(MSNBC)   We've reached the point in the GOP's dissolution where one of its elder statesmen acknowledging the fact of a known historical event's existence constitutes "courage"   (msnbc.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, United States Congress, Democratic Party, Joe Biden, President of the United States, Former Vice President Mike Pence, George W. Bush  
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2841 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Jun 2021 at 9:54 AM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
Well, one cannot have the bar set so high one cannot step over it in 5" heel lifts.
FARK: you can lead a Trump** to the bar but you can't make him step up.
 
5 days ago  
Ex-veep Pence probably thinks that a theocracy established by an electoral farce will be likely to last longer than one established by an insurrection of rabble.
 
5 days ago  
Pence is the least courageous person in the country.
 
5 days ago  
"Sure, they tried to kill me but i probably had it coming. MAGA!"
 
5 days ago  
Remember when both sides agreed this was a big deal and took action to do something about it?

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5 days ago  
If they set the bar any higher the maggots would try to hang him from it.
 
5 days ago  
Did he blame it on Trump supporters?

If not, no courage awarded.
 
5 days ago  

Senseless_drivel: Remember when both sides agreed this was a big deal and took action to do something about it?

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The whole point of right wing media is to get conservatives to docily accept corrupt leaders.
 
5 days ago  

Senseless_drivel: Remember when both sides agreed this was a big deal and took action to do something about it?

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Republican pols did their damndest to ignore it. Conservatives thought it was fake news.

The difference between then and now is Fox News.
 
5 days ago  
This must have made Mother quite nervous.....
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
No, subby. Any acknowledgement by the GOP of actual divisive events caused by them has been an act of courage for decades.
 
5 days ago  
Historical event.

It was FIVE FARKING MONTHS AGO.
 
5 days ago  
Dissolution?  Dream on.  They're taking everything back over the next couple years and will be ruling us until the extinction of the human race.  Which will be less than 80 years from now.
 
5 days ago  
Pence is an elder statesman?  the guy's political career was pretty much over until tweeti amin picked him for a churchbait and a scapegoat.
 
5 days ago  

ToastmasterGeneral: Did he blame it on Trump supporters?

If not, no courage awarded.


Not even that.  He simply said he and Trump didn't see "eye to eye" on that day.  Profile in courage or colossal p#ssy.

You be the judge.
 
5 days ago  
"...he thinks Democrats and journalists are coordinating to "discredit the aspirations" of the Republican base.

The 'aspirations' of the Republican Base:

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5 days ago  
Being a useless Vice President to an incompetent child is what passes for an elder statesman in the Republican Party? Indiana didn't even like him and was happy to see him go. Indiana!

Don't worry, Indiana. I still think of you when I fall asleep at night.
 
5 days ago  
The GOP isn't dissolving, this is what it always had been, and this is what GOP voters have always voted for.
 
5 days ago  
I remember watching the sobering talk from the GQP, who undoubtedly felt threatened along with their Dem peers during the coup attempt, when Congress reconvened the evening of January 6th.  I knew it wouldn't last.
 
5 days ago  
Just goes to show the Jan 6th crowd that they were right when they wanted "HANG MIKE PENCE!" Well, that's how the farking terrorists from that day will see this news.
 
5 days ago  

Senseless_drivel: Remember when both sides agreed this was a big deal and took action to do something about it?

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Yup.  And Roger Ailes immediately set about making sure that no Republican would ever be held accountable again.

And he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.
 
5 days ago  

INTERTRON: The GOP isn't dissolving, this is what it always had been, and this is what GOP voters have always voted for.


It's been said before.  Trump didn't change the GOP - he exposed it.
 
5 days ago  
Anyone not familiar with the Joint Chiefs of Staff memo from January 12, 2021 needs to re-read the memo. More likely they need to read it.
 
5 days ago  

LL316: Pence is the least courageous person in the country.


One of the least. He has a lot of competition from fellow republicans and that has made it extremely hard to choose the least courageous.
 
5 days ago  

mudesi: Historical event.

It was FIVE FARKING MONTHS AGO.


Only a 17 months to go keeping the event on mainstream media to do the duty of defending the country from domestic terrorists.
 
5 days ago  

Shamwow: LL316: Pence is the least courageous person in the country.

One of the least. He has a lot of competition from fellow republicans and that has made it extremely hard to choose the least courageous.


I don't know...Trump sent an angry mob to kill him and he still supports Trump.  Not sure anyone else has had an assassination attempt.
 
5 days ago  

LL316: Shamwow: LL316: Pence is the least courageous person in the country.

One of the least. He has a lot of competition from fellow republicans and that has made it extremely hard to choose the least courageous.

I don't know...Trump sent an angry mob to kill him and he still supports Trump.  Not sure anyone else has had an assassination attempt.


Well, I assume the mob who was trying to track down Pelosi and others were just there to congratulate them on a job well-done.
 
5 days ago  
Mike Pence?
Stolen Pallor!!!
 
5 days ago  

mudesi: Historical event.

It was FIVE FARKING MONTHS AGO.


That is, if it even happened at all.

(give it another month and that will be the talking point)
 
5 days ago  

sniderman: LL316: Shamwow: LL316: Pence is the least courageous person in the country.

One of the least. He has a lot of competition from fellow republicans and that has made it extremely hard to choose the least courageous.

I don't know...Trump sent an angry mob to kill him and he still supports Trump.  Not sure anyone else has had an assassination attempt.

Well, I assume the mob who was trying to track down Pelosi and others were just there to congratulate them on a job well-done.


Fairly certain Pelosi isn't on Trump's side at this point. Pence continues to defend him, beating out Ted Cruz on fecklessness, which, when you think about it, is quite an accomplishment.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]


Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.
 
5 days ago  

Northern: FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]

Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.



I was commenting on the "courage" it took for Khrushchev et al to acknowledge Stalin's crimes after he was dead.
 
5 days ago  

emersonbiggins: I remember watching the sobering talk from the GQP, who undoubtedly felt threatened along with their Dem peers during the coup attempt, when Congress reconvened the evening of January 6th.  I knew it wouldn't last.


Possibly Cruz would not have been killed if they got to him, simply because he's such a subservient little wimp to t--, and everyone knows it. All the other? Potato steroids? Wheels Tree Puncher? Qbert Food Poisoning? Fist Pump Nazi? Etc? All of them would have been killed, had that mob gotten to them. S__t, they'd have dumped Wheels on the ground and beaten him to death with his chair; hurting vulnerable people is what they get off on. They'd have live streamed it.
 
5 days ago  

Aquapope: mudesi: Historical event.

It was FIVE FARKING MONTHS AGO.

That is, if it even happened at all.

(give it another month and that will be the talking point)


You're too late.
 
5 days ago  

Northern: FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]

Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.


Not quite.  Trump was willing to work very, very hard to achieve things he actually gave a shiat about.

Those things largely consisted of grifting money, chasing pussy, punishing people who pissed him off, and building a movement that worshipped the name Trump with fanatical zeal while avoiding taking responsibility for anything.

He wasn't even able to convincingly feign interest in anything else and wasn't about to waste any time or effort to, y'know, do the actual job of keeping the country in a functional capacity, so it was easy to assume he was too lazy to even tie his own shoes. From his point of view, it was irrelevant.   Nothing and no one mattered except himself, and as long as he wasn't personally affected by something, everyone else could burn for all he cared.  He was going to pursue the only goals he cared about with single minded zeal, and everything else was someone else's problem. not his.  And his fans think that's awesome.  It's one of the things they love most about him.
 
5 days ago  

INTERTRON: The GOP isn't dissolving, this is what it always had been, and this is what GOP voters have always voted for.


Perfect example of why getting what you want is not always a good idea.
 
5 days ago  
To be fair, whenever a Republican acknowledges a fact, no matter how trivial, it runs the risk of drawing the ire of its peers.
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: Northern: FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]

Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.


I was commenting on the "courage" it took for Khrushchev et al to acknowledge Stalin's crimes after he was dead.


This.  Stalin was a monster, and from what I read murdered more people than Hitler doing so before, during, and after WWII.  Thankfully he led a very unhealthy lifestyle which included heavy alcohol use.
Revelations by Soviet defectors documented crimes against humanity all the way to the beginning of communism in Russia, including Lenin who was a bloodthirsty murderer as well.  Communist philosophy is full of meaningless jargon, entirely detached from the reality of human existence (Trotsky is unreadable, bordering on absurd comedy).  Sort of like our modern US conservative party.  Thankfully they have a lazy, do nothing loser for a leader who is only interested in his most short term impulses to do much damage (although he tried).  Like the communists they are trying to detail democracy to keep their unlikeable narcissist "leaders" in office.  And they are doing so to thunderous applause by half of this country.  Granted, #45 is fizzling out these days.
/Some pigs are more equal than others...
 
5 days ago  

Northern: FrancoFile: Northern: FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]

Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.


I was commenting on the "courage" it took for Khrushchev et al to acknowledge Stalin's crimes after he was dead.

This.  Stalin was a monster, and from what I read murdered more people than Hitler doing so before, during, and after WWII.  Thankfully he led a very unhealthy lifestyle which included heavy alcohol use.
Revelations by Soviet defectors documented crimes against humanity all the way to the beginning of communism in Russia, including Lenin who was a bloodthirsty murderer as well.  Communist philosophy is full of meaningless jargon, entirely detached from the reality of human existence (Trotsky is unreadable, bordering on absurd comedy).  Sort of like our modern US conservative party.  Thankfully they have a lazy, do nothing loser for a leader who is only interested in his most short term impulses to do much damage (although he tried).  Like the communists they are trying to detail democracy to keep their unlikeable narcissist "leaders" in office.  And they are doing so to thunderous applause by half of this country.  Granted, #45 is fizzling out these days.
/Some pigs are more equal than others...



Did you see "The Death of Stalin" from 3-4 years ago?  Buscemi played Khrushchev, Jeffrey Tambor played Malinkov.  Hilarious and dark.
 
5 days ago  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Northern: FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]

Joe Stalin was well read, had a high IQ, and was far more successful than #45 in moving his agenda forward.
Trump mainly hate watched TV, ate fast food, and played golf.  I doubt he worked a single 8 hour day in his entire 4 years.
He also has no idea what he would do in a second term, except grift and lies, and to sabotage the tax evasion charges against him.  He's a loser, always has been, always will be.

Not quite.  Trump was willing to work very, very hard to achieve things he actually gave a shiat about.

Those things largely consisted of grifting money, chasing pussy, punishing people who pissed him off, and building a movement that worshipped the name Trump with fanatical zeal while avoiding taking responsibility for anything.

He wasn't even able to convincingly feign interest in anything else and wasn't about to waste any time or effort to, y'know, do the actual job of keeping the country in a functional capacity, so it was easy to assume he was too lazy to even tie his own shoes. From his point of view, it was irrelevant.   Nothing and no one mattered except himself, and as long as he wasn't personally affected by something, everyone else could burn for all he cared.  He was going to pursue the only goals he cared about with single minded zeal, and everything else was someone else's problem. not his.  And his fans think that's awesome.  It's one of the things they love most about him.


We agree on his focus, I simply doubt he did much himself and relied on his staff and business interests to do 99.9% of the work.
For example, Jared ran the PPP program, Bannon led the We Build the Wall initiative.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell did all the work on the 2017 tax bill.  McConnell worked with the Federalist Society and chose all three SCOTUS judges including bribing justice Kennedy to retire.
Can you name a single thing #45 did by himself besides complain and moan at how unfair life is?  He was the human shield used by McConnell to railroad his agenda through the federal government.
/Mischief managed
 
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FrancoFile: [i.redd.it image 744x960]


At first I was all:
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FrancoFile: Did you see "The Death of Stalin" from 3-4 years ago? Buscemi played Khrushchev, Jeffrey Tambor played Malinkov. Hilarious and dark.


And then I was all like:
"Yeah, that was the funni-HEY
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