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Old 2021-01-09, 07:23   Link #1921
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Well yeah, wasn't that the whole point of their objections to counting the electoral votes in Congress? To increase their visibility and standing with Trump's base in hope that they can tap this base in 2024 for both the Republican primaries and the election itself.
Except that unless Trump's convicted by the Senate and they further vote to ban him from seeking office in the future, he could run in 2024 and be the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
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Old 2021-01-09, 08:58   Link #1922
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A lot of people think Trump won’t run again because he’s too afraid of losing again.
Trump IS a natural born loser (no one else has lost more money than him). He entered the GOP primaries just to get contribution money and won thanks to the support from fox news and other right nut job media. He was expecting to lose to hillary (again, he just wanted to pocket the campaign contributions to pay for his debt) but thanks to the electoral college he won (and lost the popular vote by millions). Now he again wants to get money from campaign contributions AND get revenge on all the GOP rats that left his sunking platform.

He will be happy as along as he gets the spotlight, gets money and makes his former bitches unhappy.

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Remember this article about how Democrats need soul searching? It aged badly when you see how far MAGA were willing to go and lost their right to use the "disgruntled worker" card.
The joke is on you, MAGA supporters never had a soul to begin with.

p.s. This is too bizarre, but if true then reality is weirder than fiction:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ParlerWatch..._he_posted_on/
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Old 2021-01-09, 09:08   Link #1923
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Trump IS a natural born loser (no one else has lost more money than him). He entered the GOP primaries just to get contribution money and won thanks to the support from fox news and other right nut job media. He was expecting to lose to hillary (again, he just wanted to pocket the campaign contributions to pay for his debt) but thanks to the electoral college he won (and lost the popular vote by millions). Now he again wants to get money from campaign contributions AND get revenge on all the GOP rats that left his sunking platform.

He will be happy as along as he gets the spotlight, gets money and makes his former bitches unhappy.



The joke is on you, MAGA supporters never had a soul to begin with.

p.s. This is too bizarre, but if true then reality is weirder than fiction:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ParlerWatch..._he_posted_on/
Actually he could go to prison before that. He can't pardon himself from the IRS investigation or any crimes the state of washington might charge him with, as long as they aren't federal crimes.

Furthermore, should Pelosi actually impeach him again (yes he did get impeached, just not removed), and The Senate actually removes him this time around, he'd be disqualified from ever running again.
In contrast, if the 25th is used he could still run again in 2024, but according to Legal Eagle Impeachment and the 25th arent mutually exclusive.
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Old 2021-01-09, 09:22   Link #1924
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Actually he could go to prison before that.
He will go to a privileged prison and wave the "political prisoner" flag so his son can run for office under the "free the legitimate president" banner. Meanwhile the GOP is toast, in the next four years they will be substituted by trump cronies or lose to democrats (or even independents). There IS a silver lining!
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Old 2021-01-09, 10:40   Link #1925
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Well if he does go to Prison he'll probably try to ledger someone he controls into the Presidency to get them to pardon him.
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Old 2021-01-09, 14:31   Link #1926
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For some perspective (I suppose) into the minds of the conservatives that still support Trump, I saw this on Facebook from one of my father's friends (who I'd call ultra religious)"

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I have been confused by the hostility of some of my oldest friends. I look at people I have known all my life...so hate-filled that they agree with
opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.

You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

• Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.

• It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.

• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves..

• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog has been vaccinated.

• Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate
gang-banger who jumps the southern fence is welcome.

• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care (including illegals) is not.

• If you cheat to get into college, you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are NOT held responsible for what they are doing right now.

• Criminals are caught and released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.> And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese, even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing criminals (including murderers) is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right!
Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship 'Titanic America' has hit an iceberg, is taking on water, and is sinking fast. The choice is yours to make. What will it be? Time is short, make your choice wisely! This has so much truth to it that seeing it all pulled together is frightening.

- Russ Stearns
Judging it like this, it might seem to a Christian like America is turning into the likes Sodom and Gomorrah from Old Testament stories. Or any of the other "wicked" cities or nations that deserved a smiting from on high.
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Old 2021-01-09, 15:45   Link #1927
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Actually you can justify the insanity. That's known as ideological subversion.

For ex. you are to believe that free speech is now considered bad because it allows hate to exists, while censorship is good because it will create a utopia where people are no longer allowed to freely express themselves.

Whether you believe suppression of speech is good or bad defines whether or not you've been subverted into wearing mental handcuffs and believing these cuffs are good for you and society.
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Old 2021-01-09, 15:59   Link #1928
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@kayos You are making a sophism argument, trying deliberately to deceive the unwary, Free speech is about individuals using their owns means to express themselves. I can't say I am censored because a newspaper, a radio program, a tv station or a social media company (all of them, private business) do not want to publish my personal opinion. As private entities they have their guidelines of what they publish or not and you as a consumer decide whether you are interested in their publications.

Censorship is when the government unilaterally decides that you are being damaging to society by saying the simple truth, which is anathema to autocratic regimes.

Facts are clear, bullshit reeks, but TBT I am to tired to do the straight man on the tirade said Itherko's relative posted on Facebook, it simple never ends and they will never listen since they have been already indoctrinated.
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Old 2021-01-09, 17:46   Link #1929
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@kayos You are making a sophism argument, trying deliberately to deceive the unwary, Free speech is about individuals using their owns means to express themselves. I can't say I am censored because a newspaper, a radio program, a tv station or a social media company (all of them, private business) do not want to publish my personal opinion. As private entities they have their guidelines of what they publish or not and you as a consumer decide whether you are interested in their publications.

Censorship is when the government unilaterally decides that you are being damaging to society by saying the simple truth, which is anathema to autocratic regimes.

Facts are clear, bullshit reeks, but TBT I am to tired to do the straight man on the tirade said Itherko's relative posted on Facebook, it simple never ends and they will never listen since they have been already indoctrinated.
There has been more than sufficient examples of collusion between private and governmental organizations (especially in the US) to the point that they have been no different than acting arms of the political establishment including propaganda and censorship (with the attendant consequences), so acting as if it were something only non-democratic structures do just isn't the case.
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Old 2021-01-09, 18:10   Link #1930
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Actually you can justify the insanity. That's known as ideological subversion.

For ex. you are to believe that free speech is now considered bad because it allows hate to exists, while censorship is good because it will create a utopia where people are no longer allowed to freely express themselves.

Whether you believe suppression of speech is good or bad defines whether or not you've been subverted into wearing mental handcuffs and believing these cuffs are good for you and society.
Literally no one thinks you should be allowed to say any and everything you want with impunity.

Even those who try to exclaim "MUH FREEDUM OF SPEEEEEEEECH!" every chance they get will gladly block, ban, or any other avenue available to them to silence anyone who disagrees with them.
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Old 2021-01-09, 18:26   Link #1931
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There has been more than sufficient examples of collusion ...
I think to mean cooperation, the term you used is limited to illegal endeavors, you know, the kind that can put you in jail or carry a hefty fine. SO yeah, sometimes the media will cooperate with the government in delaying a news piece or maybe outright never releasing it, but going as far as suppress free speech, I would like a clear example of that.
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Old 2021-01-09, 18:32   Link #1932
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MUH FREEDOM OF SPEEEEEECH people seems to have conveniently forgotten that USA had come close to a coup d'ιtat, and that isenough of a good reason to ban and silence Don forever. He had too much of a reach, is unpredicable, cannot be controled, is unstable, toxic, etc... He should have been silenced ever since the Birth-ism bullshit. If Pelosi took steps to took the nuke away from his fingers, and if Dems want to speed up the Impeachment process, that's because he proved to be too much of a loose screw. Each day that pass is one day too long, not knowing what he will do next.
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Old 2021-01-09, 18:38   Link #1933
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Actually you can justify the insanity. That's known as ideological subversion.

For ex. you are to believe that free speech is now considered bad because it allows hate to exists, while censorship is good because it will create a utopia where people are no longer allowed to freely express themselves.

Whether you believe suppression of speech is good or bad defines whether or not you've been subverted into wearing mental handcuffs and believing these cuffs are good for you and society.
...?


You have to treasure the rare moments where you read something and you literally can just squint and tilt your head.
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Old 2021-01-09, 18:56   Link #1934
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...?


You have to treasure the rare moments where you read something and you literally can just squint and tilt your head.
It always astonishes me when I remember that the people who bray about free speech have no idea what it actually is.
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Old 2021-01-09, 19:44   Link #1935
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Well seems like various groups are making noise about "round 2" soon. Lets see if the capitol doesn't have it's pants down again. They won't make the same mistake twice. I'd hope common sense would kick in but considering some are actually howling about committing murder I don't think sense is going to come into play here. I really hope blood doesn't have to be spilled here but it may be an unfortunate consequence. We'll just have to see. I imagine the capitol is going to be on high alert this next week and a half.
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Old 2021-01-09, 19:55   Link #1936
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They're going to target state capitols. The 17th.
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Old 2021-01-09, 19:58   Link #1937
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Not to come across as rude, but this guy sounds like a dick.
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Old 2021-01-09, 20:25   Link #1938
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Not to come across as rude, but this guy sounds like a dick.
Although I'd like to not group people together, people that still support Trump naturally will sound that way.
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Old 2021-01-09, 20:44   Link #1939
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Trump’s planned visit to Rio Grande Valley may occur same day as impeachment vote

So he is going to visit the border the same day he is getting impeached, if this was a slaptick movie he would do as many criminals and cross the border to evade justice. No chance of that happening IRL, right? As a side note, about a year and a half ago we had Evo Morales fleeing from Bolivia after he lost the elections, his political party returned to power with help from our goverment...
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Old 2021-01-09, 20:50   Link #1940
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It's one thing to hear about how easily people can be controlled by the media and other sources but to see this cult like brainwashing is just shocking to see in action. People acting this way just do not make sense. You can't really get into this mind set, nor would you really want to. Hope the various police and guard in the country make it through the month ok.

As cold as it is to say it, I can't really feel sympathy for the rioters who get hurt here. I can't empathize with their "cause" and their willingness to hurt others who are trying to discharge lawful duties or who are just simply in their way just disgusts me. Are there otherwise good people who are simply victims of Trump's manipulations among the hate groups and bigots who just want to see their racist agenda advanced regardless of what burns down in the process?

Trump is on really thin ice here. If the rioters attack again I really think this is going to finish Trump off, assuming the first one doesn't. The man is going to have a hard enough time staying out of prison as it is.
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