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(The Hill)   Gov Abbot nominates one of the architects of the Big Lie to be in charge of elections in Texas   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, United States, John Scott, Barack Obama, Vice President of the United States, United States Senate, secretary of state  
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2021-10-21 2:34:53 PM  
I would have gone with the Obvious tag.
 
2021-10-21 4:11:25 PM  
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/it's Texas, what can you do?
 
2021-10-21 4:59:56 PM  
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2021-10-21 5:57:48 PM  
They got a regular farkin' cabal goin' on in Tejas.
 
2021-10-21 5:58:09 PM  
Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.
 
2021-10-21 5:58:19 PM  

gunga galunga: I would have gone with the Obvious tag.


it was paralyzed by a falling tree
 
2021-10-21 5:58:49 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.


The Senate sees it. Particularly Senate Republicans.

Goddamn right they see what's happening.
 
2021-10-21 5:59:16 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.


All but 2 people in the senate can see what's coming. 

The problem is 50 of them welcome it.
 
2021-10-21 6:00:16 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.


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2021-10-21 6:00:42 PM  
Is this guy a yankee carpetbagger?
I mean, isn't there a real Texan to do the job?
 
2021-10-21 6:01:42 PM  

anjin-san: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

All but 2 people in the senate can see what's coming. 

The problem is 50 of them welcome it.


Sinema and Manchin can see what's coming. They're being paid to allow it.
 
2021-10-21 6:02:03 PM  
I am afraid that there will be so many states that refuse to submit electors for Biden that the House will end up electing Trump.

At that point, voting by the populace merely becomes a formality and Democracy dies.
 
2021-10-21 6:04:11 PM  
Pure evil.

I've no words other than that. Pure, unabashed evil.
 
2021-10-21 6:07:31 PM  
Sounds like Texas doesn't have a republican (in the Constitutional sense) form of government, anymore.

Sounds like they need to be busted down from state to territory.
 
2021-10-21 6:14:14 PM  
2A solutions time yet?
 
2021-10-21 6:16:52 PM  

Walker: [Fark user image image 850x478]
/it's Texas, what can you do?


Completely unrelated: I love how that comic was about Harambe, and everybody's edited that part out because the meme became so oversaturated to the point of embarrassment lol
 
2021-10-21 6:21:11 PM  

Flerkenpie070: 2A solutions time yet?


Shiat like this is why I say the whole talking point about the second amendment being about overthrowing tyranny is grade-a horse shiat.

America has always been tyrannical, and for some reason-especially after these last two years-I very much doubt many people would be in favor of actually oppressed, marginalized people taking up arms.
 
2021-10-21 6:23:10 PM  

MattytheMouse: Flerkenpie070: 2A solutions time yet?

Shiat like this is why I say the whole talking point about the second amendment being about overthrowing tyranny is grade-a horse shiat.

America has always been tyrannical, and for some reason-especially after these last two years-I very much doubt many people would be in favor of actually oppressed, marginalized people taking up arms.


Also don't forget almost half the country is FOR tyranny in this case.

So yeah. Not gonna happen.
 
2021-10-21 6:25:26 PM  
They understand that once Texas goes blue, it is lights out for Republican presidential candidates. They aren't going to let go of that state easily.
 
2021-10-21 6:26:40 PM  

LordJiro: anjin-san: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

All but 2 people in the senate can see what's coming.

The problem is 50 of them welcome it.

Sinema and Manchin can see what's coming. They're being paid to allow it.


Meaning the other 48 Democrats aren't? What's stopping them from being bought off?

Better yet, if that's all it takes, why can't we just counter offer Manchin and Sinema with even more money?
 
2021-10-21 6:28:08 PM  
Well duh... that was the whole point of that shady midnight "election reform" law.
 
2021-10-21 6:35:22 PM  
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2021-10-21 6:36:45 PM  

anjin-san: LordJiro: anjin-san: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

All but 2 people in the senate can see what's coming.

The problem is 50 of them welcome it.

Sinema and Manchin can see what's coming. They're being paid to allow it.

Meaning the other 48 Democrats aren't? What's stopping them from being bought off?

Better yet, if that's all it takes, why can't we just counter offer Manchin and Sinema with even more money?


Because once you've committed a crime for Blackmailer 1 in exchange for money, you don't get to just tell Blackmailer 1 "sorry lol, I'm accepting a bigger bribe from Future Blackmailer 2."
 
2021-10-21 6:37:33 PM  
"building the Texas brand on an international stage"

I don't think ISIS or the Taliban are going to like Texas stealing their thunder.
 
2021-10-21 6:42:24 PM  
That's an excellent idea. Now he will be able to see how safe elections are from the inside.
 
2021-10-21 6:43:52 PM  

anjin-san: If that's all it takes, why can't we just counter offer Manchin and Sinema with even more money?



As we all know, your bully will stop picking on you if you give him even more lunch money.
 
2021-10-21 6:48:28 PM  

Valter: Pure evil.

I've no words other than that. Pure, unabashed evil.


You said pure evil twice
 
2021-10-21 6:51:06 PM  
abbott more like a butt amirite
 
2021-10-21 6:52:35 PM  

mcreadyblue: I am afraid that there will be so many states that refuse to submit electors for Biden that the House will end up electing Trump.

At that point, voting by the populace merely becomes a formality and Democracy dies.


That's not how the system works.

They'd have to get the result's audited, certify the audit, then certify the results in congress.

They're adding extra steps where they can influence public sentiment and get a few trucks of ballots lost, or expose voting machines to public internet access, delegitimizing the votes from the voting machine.

It will be a comedy of errors like the cyber ninja crew. Only the election results would be completely farked for months. Possibly March before the senate would certify the results if they didn't call for an emergency vote because it was all mishandled.

And no one would step in to stop it.
 
2021-10-21 7:00:52 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.


It was bad enough when Idiocracy became a prophecy, now the worst Star Wars is one too?

This is the worst timeline.
 
2021-10-21 7:16:17 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: They got a regular farkin' cabal goin' on in Tejas.


The next ice storm will knock it out.
 
2021-10-21 7:29:05 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.


"We don't need to do anything. People can just vote harder next time."

-- official party position
 
2021-10-21 7:32:33 PM  
I nominate every tree in Texas to fall on that adolph sitler.
 
2021-10-21 7:38:14 PM  
Elite impunity means the worst push the envelope until they own the place. And we're in a very bad place; even Hitler went to jail for his coup attempt.

Do you really think it's going to get better? I lost that hope on January 6th. Nothing since has restored it.
 
2021-10-21 7:47:57 PM  
The crazy thing is they're doing it in the open.

I guess those SCOTUS seats really made them bold.
 
2021-10-21 7:52:22 PM  

Medic Zero: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

It was bad enough when Idiocracy became a prophecy, now the worst Star Wars is one too?

This is the worst timeline.


This is how democracy dies. With terrible writing.
 
2021-10-21 7:53:37 PM  

Ham Sandvich: Medic Zero: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

It was bad enough when Idiocracy became a prophecy, now the worst Star Wars is one too?

This is the worst timeline.

This is how democracy dies. With terrible writing.


Messa so angry.
 
2021-10-21 7:54:16 PM  

RandolphCarter: Ham Sandvich: Medic Zero: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

It was bad enough when Idiocracy became a prophecy, now the worst Star Wars is one too?

This is the worst timeline.

This is how democracy dies. With terrible writing.

Messa so angry.


*Meesa
 
2021-10-21 7:58:55 PM  

RandolphCarter: RandolphCarter: Ham Sandvich: Medic Zero: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

It was bad enough when Idiocracy became a prophecy, now the worst Star Wars is one too?

This is the worst timeline.

This is how democracy dies. With terrible writing.
You Messa'ed up the spelling.
Messa so angry.

*Meesa

 
2021-10-21 8:04:49 PM  
How the cinnamon toast f**k can a twice impeached former pres. even be in contention for anything higher than dogcatcher?!?!?!?!?!

WTF America?!?!?!

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2021-10-21 8:27:59 PM  

austerity101: Ham Sandvich: Everybody can see what's coming except the Senate.

"We don't need to do anything. People can just vote harder next time."

-- official party position


I don't know what's funny about it. It's horrifying, especially since they've explicitly said this.
 
2021-10-21 8:33:25 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: mcreadyblue: I am afraid that there will be so many states that refuse to submit electors for Biden that the House will end up electing Trump.

At that point, voting by the populace merely becomes a formality and Democracy dies.

That's not how the system works.

They'd have to get the result's audited, certify the audit, then certify the results in congress.

They're adding extra steps where they can influence public sentiment and get a few trucks of ballots lost, or expose voting machines to public internet access, delegitimizing the votes from the voting machine.

It will be a comedy of errors like the cyber ninja crew. Only the election results would be completely farked for months. Possibly March before the senate would certify the results if they didn't call for an emergency vote because it was all mishandled.

And no one would step in to stop it.


In Texas, the Sec of State can merely not certify Presidential electors

Under Sec. 67.016. CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION.

(d) After the canvass of a presidential election, the secretary of state shall prepare a certificate of election for each presidential elector candidate who is elected.

Would the Federal courts step in?  Most likely.  Would the case be heard and adjudicated by Jan 6th? And how would the SCOTUS vote?
 
2021-10-21 8:42:31 PM  
Wow, they're going full fascist down there while they still have control of that state, aren't they?
 
2021-10-21 10:41:16 PM  

Markus5: I mean, isn't there a real Texan to do the job?


The GOP is going with "Putin".
 
2021-10-21 10:46:18 PM  

NathanAllen: The crazy thing is they're doing it in the open.

I guess those SCOTUS seats really made them bold.


SCOTUS seats?

Nope, it's the two terrorist attacks on America that never even got prosecuted.

2016 "Russia are you listening"; attack on America's 2016 election.

2020 January 6th insurgency after losing the election.

Republicans are above the law in America already.
 
2021-10-21 10:57:59 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: mcreadyblue: I am afraid that there will be so many states that refuse to submit electors for Biden that the House will end up electing Trump.

At that point, voting by the populace merely becomes a formality and Democracy dies.

That's not how the system works.

They'd have to get the result's audited, certify the audit, then certify the results in congress.

They're adding extra steps where they can influence public sentiment and get a few trucks of ballots lost, or expose voting machines to public internet access, delegitimizing the votes from the voting machine.

It will be a comedy of errors like the cyber ninja crew. Only the election results would be completely farked for months. Possibly March before the senate would certify the results if they didn't call for an emergency vote because it was all mishandled.

And no one would step in to stop it.


Yes.  Abbott has ordered an audit of the 2020 election for Texas where the candidate he wanted to win, won.
By placing Q-idiot in charge of elections who made so many false statements about 2020, Texas has invited lawsuits on both the left and the right by political candidates who lose, especially by a narrow margin.  I imagine many TX voters will be alarmed when their new secretary of state tells a yo mama joke to the judge and admits to chopping up hookers and disposing of the corpses when asked to state his name on the stand.
/Only the best people
 
2021-10-21 11:11:13 PM  

Mad-n-FL: NathanAllen: The crazy thing is they're doing it in the open.

I guess those SCOTUS seats really made them bold.

SCOTUS seats?

Nope, it's the two terrorist attacks on America that never even got prosecuted.

2016 "Russia are you listening"; attack on America's 2016 election.

2020 January 6th insurgency after losing the election.

Republicans are above the law in America already.


Republicans being above the law goes way back, all the way to Ford pardoning Nixon. If America wasn't the most domesticated country on the farking planet, the entire country would have burned to the ground as a response to that. But nope, we just shrugged and let it happen. Then we let Reagan and Bush get away with Iran-Contra, we let the Bush crime family get away with stealing the 2000 election and lying us into Iraq, and we let countless elected Republicans get away with increasingly-blatant acts of corruption.

We've been in a cold civil war for half a century, but because Democrats refuse to acknowledge that, we may very well lose it next year.
 
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