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(CNN)   George Washington warned us about the GOP's current anti-Democracy shenanigans. Wait, how did he get his hands on Obama's time machine?   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-10-21 8:21:02 AM  
Obama went back in time and lent it to him, obviously. It's a time machine.
 
2021-10-21 8:23:34 AM  
The GOP gave up on democracy a long, long time ago.

The scarier problem is that there is no political party that is fighting for democracy.
 
2021-10-21 8:27:04 AM  
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.

We have an incredibly uneducated population and that was by design. We laugh at those Leno on the Street segments, but those people are why we're so f*cked up.

The call is coming from inside the house.
 
2021-10-21 8:32:22 AM  
Easy to predict. This fourth season episode of the Twilight Zone shows a young man interested in right-wing politics. Out of nowhere a shadowy figure starts coaching him...

Make America Great Again
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2021-10-21 8:50:23 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: The GOP gave up on democracy a long, long time ago.

The scarier problem is that there is no political party that is fighting for democracy.


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Your act is beyond stale at this point.
 
2021-10-21 8:52:57 AM  

I Ate Shergar: Obama went back in time and lent it to him, obviously. It's a time machine.


The amazing thing is that Washington listened to a black man who wasn't Jefferson and didn't rap.
 
2021-10-21 8:56:17 AM  
GOP has given up on democracy

I love how they describe democracy like it's a weight loss program.

The GOP has turned traitor.
 
2021-10-21 9:03:29 AM  
Republicans are no longer a political party. They're an anti-American terrorist conspiracy.

Every single one needs to be removed from office and treated as enemies of the state.
 
2021-10-21 9:29:17 AM  
and they will win.....terrifying
 
2021-10-21 9:30:50 AM  
The Republican party strategists are quite the scholars of the Soviet Union as a workable model, so long as no one figures it out.
 
2021-10-21 9:32:04 AM  
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2021-10-21 9:35:52 AM  

cocozilla: and they will win.....terrifying


Well, they aren't going to win - that's not even their plan, anymore.
Their intention is to take power by seizing it - not by "winning" anything.
 
2021-10-21 9:37:22 AM  
George Washington:  They used that picture of me on the dollar bill?  Couldn't use the one of me flexing in the backyard?   I did smile, you know.  Nice to see the father of the country on the lowest denomination of paper currency.  All farking green, by the way.  I understand you don't want ghey money like Canada and England but if you wanna go butch, use black ink, guys.

Yeah.  Yeah.  Republicans being republicans.  How do you expect them to stay relevant?
 
2021-10-21 9:39:34 AM  
While the American people are weary of the endless partisan fights bequeathed by Donald Trump's presidency, they are caught in a seminal moment that will decide how America is governed now and for generations to come.

Just ask E. Jean Carroll.
 
2021-10-21 9:39:46 AM  
When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. And these are available on Amazon.

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2021-10-21 9:40:22 AM  
If "Voter Rights" doesn't include voter ID then that will add to them losing next year.

" fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this."

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-inst​i​tute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_062121/

And there should be expanded voting hours & easy access where it's a problem.
 
2021-10-21 9:41:07 AM  

jso2897: cocozilla: and they will win.....terrifying

Well, they aren't going to win - that's not even their plan, anymore.
Their intention is to take power by seizing it - not by "winning" anything.


Power is given, not taken so this will end well for them.
 
2021-10-21 9:42:59 AM  
Such has been obvious for at least 25 years, during which the American electorate has continually rewarded them for their behavior. What did you think was going to happen?
 
2021-10-21 9:44:16 AM  

KCinPA: If "Voter Rights" doesn't include voter ID then that will add to them losing next year.

" fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this."

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-insti​tute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_062121/

And there should be expanded voting hours & easy access where it's a problem.


"Voter ID" and "Voter ID the way Republicans want to do it" two VERY different things...
 
2021-10-21 9:56:14 AM  
I would expect a President with the prescience to understand why allowing a President more than two terms probably saw this coming as well.

Still a shiat human who owned humans. His little shell game of moving slaves in and out of Philadelphia when their freedom date approached is enough that he also deserves an asterisk.
 
2021-10-21 9:57:59 AM  

The Lone Gunman: KCinPA: If "Voter Rights" doesn't include voter ID then that will add to them losing next year.

" fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this."

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-insti​tute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_062121/

And there should be expanded voting hours & easy access where it's a problem.

"Voter ID" and "Voter ID the way Republicans want to do it" two VERY different things...


Yeah, this.  Voter ID in theory is totally fine.  But election integrity has nothing to do with the voter ID that Republicans are so concerned about.
 
2021-10-21 10:01:19 AM  
Several Republicans, however, including some of the 10 who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol insurrection, say they are undecided on how to vote on Thursday. One of them, Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington state, said he is considering his options even as party leaders like Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy push for a "no" vote.

"I'm still looking at...whether it's a proper thing for Congress to be doing," Newhouse said.


"Still looking at...whether it's a proper thing for Congress to" ...enforce a Congressional subpoena? How long does it take to look at that?

// I guess when it's your job to not see obvious things, it may take a while for those things to become visible
 
2021-10-21 10:07:02 AM  

The Lone Gunman: KCinPA: If "Voter Rights" doesn't include voter ID then that will add to them losing next year.

" fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this."

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-insti​tute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_062121/

And there should be expanded voting hours & easy access where it's a problem.

"Voter ID" and "Voter ID the way Republicans want to do it" two VERY different things...


Proof of whiteness required.
 
2021-10-21 10:31:44 AM  

Mr. Tweedy: jso2897: cocozilla: and they will win.....terrifying

Well, they aren't going to win - that's not even their plan, anymore.
Their intention is to take power by seizing it - not by "winning" anything.

Power is given, not taken so this will end well for them.


Hitler lost an election and went to prison. Nine years later, he was running Germany.
And the position was essentially handed to him when Hindenberg made him chancellor.
The Republicans have a plan for Republican state legislators to pick our next President.
So don't laugh too hared.
Too much ha-ha, pretty soon boo-hoo.
 
2021-10-21 10:33:02 AM  
It was Washington, after all, who warned that factionalism would be the death knell of the young nation. He saw the nascent political parties and knew they would rip the United States of America asunder.
 
2021-10-21 10:49:36 AM  

KCinPA: If "Voter Rights" doesn't include voter ID then that will add to them losing next year.

" fully 4 in 5 Americans (80%) support requiring voters to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot. Just 18% oppose this."

https://www.monmouth.edu/polling-insti​tute/reports/monmouthpoll_us_062121/

And there should be expanded voting hours & easy access where it's a problem.


If we simply adopt strictly by-mail voting as five progressive states have already done (rather, four progressive states plus Utah), then the very notion of needing ID to vote becomes moot. It's only one of the many, many good reasons to vote that way.
 
2021-10-21 10:49:56 AM  
How did he get his hands on the time machine?  Well, it was sitting right there at the airport - that's why the Continental Army fought so hard to take the airports from the British.
 
2021-10-21 10:54:06 AM  

maram500: It was Washington, after all, who warned that factionalism would be the death knell of the young nation. He saw the nascent political parties and knew they would rip the United States of America asunder.


And yet he himself was fiercely partisan. While he declined to call himself a Federalist his opinions conformed almost perfectly with the Federalist platform. His political views can best be expressed as "both sides are bad, so vote Federalist."
 
2021-10-21 11:04:34 AM  
I thought we were done with this shiat when the bible thumpers started dropping dead a decade or two ago.
 
2021-10-21 11:23:23 AM  

BMulligan: maram500: It was Washington, after all, who warned that factionalism would be the death knell of the young nation. He saw the nascent political parties and knew they would rip the United States of America asunder.

And yet he himself was fiercely partisan. While he declined to call himself a Federalist his opinions conformed almost perfectly with the Federalist platform. His political views can best be expressed as "both sides are bad, so vote Federalist."


He had his own philosophy, sure - one that comported pretty well with Federalism (which IIRC was itself organized around the Washington/Hamilton/Madison-ian view of government, rather than the other way around). That doesn't make him "a partisan". Which, if I'm understanding the usage correctly, refers more to someone who fights for PARTIES rather than IDEALS; as opposed to a non-partisan who does the reverse.

It's incredibly naive, of course, to think that factionalism wouldn't develop. When was that ever how things worked, in all of human history? Washington himself had fought in countless wars (aka factionalism by other means), so I guess it was hope tinged with exasperation (or t'other way 'round)?
 
2021-10-21 11:35:28 AM  
So democracy wasn't in peril when Eric Holder  ignored a congressional subpoena and the Obama admin claimed executive privilege?

Also why is it a foregone conclusion democracy is in peril if we don't completely overhaul our election system and put the federal government in charge of it?

Big Lies.

This is how you do them.
 
2021-10-21 6:37:35 PM  

NuclearPenguins: AdmirableSnackbar: The GOP gave up on democracy a long, long time ago.

The scarier problem is that there is no political party that is fighting for democracy.

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"The solution to being blocked from voting can't be to 'just vote' for the same reason that the solution to being locked out of your home can't be to tell someone 'just go inside and get the keys.' 'What the fark are you talking about? I'm locked out! How are you not understanding this situation?' All of this is to say to Joes Biden, Manchin, and any other Joe who wants to skip doing anything significant and instead rely on the perseverance of the American spirit: stop farking around and fix this."
 
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