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Liz Cheney and the Big Lies

I miss torturing Liz Cheney.

But it must be said that the petite blonde from Wyoming suddenly seems like a Valkyrie amid halflings.

She is willing to sacrifice her leadership post — and risk her political career — to continue calling out Donald Trump’s Big Lie. She has decided that, if the price of her job is being as unctuous to Trump as Kevin McCarthy is, it isn’t worth it, because McCarthy is totally disgracing himself.

It has been a dizzying fall for the scion of one of the most powerful political families in the land, a conservative chip off the old block who was once talked about as a comer, someone who could be the first woman president.

How naïve I was to think that Republicans would be eager to change the channel after Trump cost them the Senate and the White House and unleashed a mob on them.

I thought the Donald would evaporate in a poof of orange smoke, ending a supremely screwed-up period of history. But the loudest mouth is not shutting up. And Republicans continue to listen, clinging to the idea that the dinosaur is the future. “We can’t grow without him,” Lindsey Graham said.

Denied Twitter, Trump is focusing on his other favorite blood sport: hunting down dynasties. “Whether it’s the Cheneys, the Bushes or the lesser bloodlines — such as the Romneys or the Murkowskis — Trump has been relentless in his efforts to force them to bend the knee,” David Siders wrote in Politico.

Yet an unbowed Liz Cheney didn’t mince words when, in a Washington Post op-ed a few days ago, she implored the stooges in her caucus to “steer away from the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality.”

That trademark Cheney bluntness made Liz the toast of MSNBC and CNN, where chatterers praised her as an avatar of the venerable “fact-based” Republican Party decimated by Trump.

But if Liz Cheney wants to be in the business of speaking truth to power, she’s going to have to dig a little deeper.

Let’s acknowledge who created the template for Trump’s Big Lie.

It was her father, Dick Cheney, whose Big Lie about the Iraq war led to the worst mistake in the history of American foreign policy. Liz, who was the captain of her high school cheerleading team and titled her college thesis “The Evolution of Presidential War Powers,” cheered on her dad as he spread fear, propaganda and warped intelligence.

From her patronage perch in the State Department during the Bush-Cheney years, she bolstered her father’s trumped-up case for an invasion of Iraq. Even after no W.M.D.s were found, she continued to believe the invasion was the right thing to do.

“She almost thrives in an atmosphere where the overall philosophy is discredited and she is a lonely voice,” a State Department official who worked with Liz told Joe Hagan for a 2010 New York magazine profile of the younger Cheney on her way up.

She was a staunch defender of the torture program. “Well, it wasn’t torture, Norah, so that’s not the right way to lay out the argument,” she instructed Norah O’Donnell in 2009, looking on the bright side of waterboarding.

She backed the futile, 20-year occupation of the feudal Afghanistan. (Even Bob Gates thinks we should have left in 2002.) Last month, when President Biden announced plans to pull out, Liz Cheney — who wrote a book with her father that accused Barack Obama of abandoning Iraq and making America weaker — slapped back: “We know that this kind of pullback is reckless. It’s dangerous.”

For many years, she had no trouble swimming in Fox News bile. Given the chance to denounce the Obama birther conspiracy, she demurred, interpreting it live on air as people being “uncomfortable with having for the first time ever, I think, a president who seems so reluctant to defend the nation overseas.”

Thanks to that kind of reasoning, we ended up with a president who fomented an attack on the nation at home.

In her Post piece, Cheney wrote that her party is at a “turning point” and that Republicans “must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.”

Sage prose from someone who was a lieutenant to her father when he assaulted checks and balances, shredding America’s Constitution even as he imposed one on Iraq.

Because of 9/11, Dick Cheney thought he could suspend the Constitution, attack nations preemptively and trample civil liberties in the name of the war on terror. (And for his own political survival.)

Keeping Americans afraid was a small price to pay for engorging executive power, which the former Nixon and Ford aide thought had been watered down too much after Watergate.

By his second term, W. had come around to his parents’ opinion that Cheney had overreached, and the vice president became increasingly isolated.

Liberals responded to Trump’s derangements by bathing the Bush-Cheney crowd in a flattering nostalgic light.

So, shockingly, the Republicans who eroded America’s moral authority — selling us the Iraq war, torture, a prolonged Afghanistan occupation and Sarah Palin — became the new guardians of America’s moral authority. Complete with bloated TV and book contracts.

Trump built a movement based on lies. The Cheneys showed him how it’s done.

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It really illustrates how far the Retardicans (and America) have fallen that she and her war criminal father are now regarded as courageous, almost statesmanlike victims of the right wing.

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Thanks, good op-ed IMHO.

The problem is that the Republican Party is a coalition of loonies, very few of whom acknowledge each others' "truth." The anti-abortion whackoes were not comfy with the isolationist whackoes who had avowed distaste for the yay-gunz whackoes and they all preferred to pretend the segregationist whackoes were sitting at another table entirely.

So they built a whole alternate reality in which Jesus brandishes an AR-15 and black/brown people will be much happier as legally inferior semi-humans, and instead of Russia being an enemy, they're the bestest-buddies ever. This is somewhat akin to their old Reaganesque vision of the good-old-days-that-never-were, but far more bizarre and malevolent.

The Republicans have passed many turning points, including when they shunned Nixon. As was pointed out in this morning's new talk-talk, Rep. Cheney survived a vote before when the yay-Trump outrage was fresher. She may get ousted, she may not. But as was also pointed out here as well as in this morning's talk-talk shows (by Chris Christie no less), it's really stupid to kick out hard-working and capable leaders in favor of the dumb and lazy and incompetent. If McCarthy and Scalise do succeed in getting rid of her, their problem only gets bigger.

9 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

It really illustrates how far the Retardicans (and America) have fallen that she and her war criminal father are now regarded as courageous, almost statesmanlike victims of the right wing.

Yep, she's anti-Trump but she's still daddy's girl

- DSK

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2 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

It really illustrates how far the Retardicans (and America) have fallen that she and her war criminal father are now regarded as courageous, almost statesmanlike victims of the right wing.

 If she's really a chip off the old block she's believes in the unitary executive theory, essentially a constitutional monarchy with 4-8 year term limits for the monarch.  It must horrify them to their core to discover America, United States of, can elect a malignant narcissist buffoon with even more ease than the Brits can spring one from the loins of inbred royal twits.  

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Cheney supported pretty much everything Shitstain ever did. So why should I care that she gets booted from the leadership of a party that supports everything Shitstain did? There is a distinction being made here. I'm just not sure what it is.

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17 minutes ago, Olsonist said:

Cheney supported pretty much everything Shitstain ever did. So why should I care that she gets booted from the leadership of a party that supports everything Shitstain did? There is a distinction being made here. I'm just not sure what it is.

She slipped up, told the truth and put the country’s interest before The Party’s. Just once. The Party has a zero tolerance policy. 
 

She voted with the Pride of NY more often than her successor...who is from NY. 

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Just now, Sol Rosenberg said:

She slipped up, told the truth and put the country’s interest before The Party’s. Just once. The Party has a zero tolerance policy. 

Just once. This is not an achievement of great note.

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Quite possibly, this may be a bad thing for the Republican party, one can hope.  According to fake news, a bit over 70% of Republicans believe the big lie.  The party's actions to sanction Cheney, the spawn, over recognizing facts, just might be the last straw for 30% of Republicans

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32 minutes ago, bridhb said:

Quite possibly, this may be a bad thing for the Republican party, one can hope.  According to fake news, a bit over 70% of Republicans believe the big lie.  The party's actions to sanction Cheney, the spawn, over recognizing facts, just might be the last straw for 30% of Republicans

Well, she's a powerful woman, strike 1

She has tradition connections with the Republican Party before Trump, strike 2

She is not subservient and does not have pumped-up fake tits, strike 3.

She is also intelligent and capable, and if kept in Republican leadership, would help Republican form and carry out productive policies (meaning, cutting taxes for the wealthy and eliminating environmental and workplace safety regulation). But with Trump and his mob, they don't need to worry about that any more. They don't need to win elections any more. Fuck elections!

- DSK

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1 hour ago, Olsonist said:

Just once. This is not an achievement of great note.

For a Cheney? It happens as often as the Dolphins drafting a decent running back. Plenty of chances, but they usually skip such opportunities and leave them to others. 

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1 hour ago, bridhb said:

Quite possibly, this may be a bad thing for the Republican party

Which would be a good thing.

Whatever it might be.

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7 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

She slipped up, told the truth and put the country’s interest before The Party’s. Just once. The Party has a zero tolerance policy. 
 

She voted with the Pride of NY more often than her successor...who is from NY. 

She's put her interests before the truth and before the party.

There's no altruism here.

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13 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

It really illustrates how far the Retardicans (and America) have fallen that she and her war criminal father are now regarded as courageous, almost statesmanlike victims of the right wing.

Especially when you consider she voted with the Trump agenda 90% of the time.

 

It sort of feels like the Cheney's didn't like someone muscling in on the action.

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16 hours ago, hobie1616 said:

Denied Twitter, Trump is focusing on his other favorite blood sport: hunting down dynasties. “Whether it’s the Cheneys, the Bushes or the lesser bloodlines — such as the Romneys or the Murkowskis

Neocon dynasties are what make America great! It's the new Democrat party battle cry! :D   

dy·nas·ty /noun - a line of hereditary rulers of a country.

 
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I wonder about Rep. Stefanik.  Does she have a lengthy and sufficient track record to assure everyone that she isn't going to slip up and tell the truth from time to time, bullshitters? Granted, Rep. Cheney wasn't willing to whitewash the 1/6 Pride of the GOP Pep Rally to the Capitol to attack cops, shit on the Capitol and look for lawmakers to kill, so that was a big issue on which to choose to tell the truth about something....  Are you sure that Rep. Stefanik can be trusted to avoid the truth at all costs, bullshitters? Zero tolerance policies are harsh. 

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34 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

I wonder about Rep. Stefanik.  Does she have a lengthy and sufficient track record to assure everyone that she isn't going to slip up and tell the truth from time to time, bullshitters? Granted, Rep. Cheney wasn't willing to whitewash the 1/6 Pride of the GOP Pep Rally to the Capitol to attack cops, shit on the Capitol and look for lawmakers to kill, so that was a big issue on which to choose to tell the truth about something....  Are you sure that Rep. Stefanik can be trusted to avoid the truth at all costs, bullshitters? Zero tolerance policies are harsh. 

She is making all the right noises so far, pledging obsequiousness to Mighty Leader forever.

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5 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Here you go bullshitters.  For that special lady in your life. 

 

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I would imagine Rep. Taylor Greene and Rep. Boebert have placed their orders.

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

I would imagine Rep. Taylor Greene and Rep. Boebert have placed their orders.

They need 3 each

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17 hours ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

I wonder about Rep. Stefanik.  Does she have a lengthy and sufficient track record to assure everyone that she isn't going to slip up and tell the truth from time to time, bullshitters? Granted, Rep. Cheney wasn't willing to whitewash the 1/6 Pride of the GOP Pep Rally to the Capitol to attack cops, shit on the Capitol and look for lawmakers to kill, so that was a big issue on which to choose to tell the truth about something....  Are you sure that Rep. Stefanik can be trusted to avoid the truth at all costs, bullshitters? Zero tolerance policies are harsh. 

She's well qualified.

The main qualification of Cheney's likely replacement as chair of the House Republican Conference is her willingness to indulge Donald Trump's election fantasy.
 

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Although Rep. Liz Cheney (R–Wyo.) easily survived a February attempt to replace her as chair of the House Republican Conference after she voted to impeach Donald Trump, she is expected to lose her post on Wednesday as punishment for her continued criticism of the former president's fantasy that Joe Biden stole the 2020 election. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R–Calif.), who supported Cheney in February, now favors replacing her with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R–N.Y.), who is willing to indulge Trump's fanciful belief that massive, orchestrated fraud deprived him of his rightful victory.

The comparison between Cheney and Stefanik speaks volumes about the extent to which the Republican Party has devolved into a personality cult that elevates Trump's capricious demands above any principles or policies it once claimed to support. Prior to Trump's post-election fantasy and the Capitol riot it inspired, Cheney was a more reliable ally than Stefanik, voting with the president 93 percent of the time, compared to Stefanik's score of 78 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight. Cheney is also notably more conservative, receiving a lifetime score of 80 percent from Heritage Action for America, compared to Stefanik's 48 percent. But what matters now is that Cheney thinks Trump's lies about the election need to be called out, while Stefanik is happy to reinforce them.

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Sorry as usual about the Koch-$pon$ored Trump cheerleading, of course.

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Now she will find herself in a position where she has to run against Trump, it's the only way she stays on the stage. It will also be quite entertaining to see the Liar, Liar, badge hung from Trump's neck and to see him asked about it daily.

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In all fairness, if Pelosi removed somebody from a position because they didn't lie for Biden, nobody would even notice.

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“We have seen the danger that he continues to provoke with his language, we have seen his lack of commitment and dedication to the Constitution, and I think it’s very important that we make sure whomever we elect, is somebody who will be faithful to the Constitution."

How many Republicans have the courage to say this at the present time? How about it, stalwarts of The Party, anyone want to second this? Or is being Republican like watching Foxy News...nobody admits it, they just seem to have all of the talking points?

 

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52 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

I love it. Even as she is getting nixed from leadership for telling the truth once, she still spouts the bullshit about socialism. Gotta make sure the Best Americans don’t close their wallets....

https://www.axios.com/liz-cheney-house-republicans-leadership-ouster-e16ec89e-05b3-469c-acf3-bc168514f6e7.html

 

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The Empire strikes back -


https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk/desk-au8zr963cu/

Donald J. Trump

9:36am May 12, 2021

Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being. I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy. She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!

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Might be too simple but here it goes:

The only reason why 45 has not yet been tarred, feathered and hung by his nuts is to keep him rambling and lying and ultimately splitting the Reps. The US voters are as devided as they can be and have been for years. D vs R has been the Immovable Object vs the Unstoppable Force for some time now but they were close enough to grant each other the vote with no third party allowed.

45 has given the Dems an opportunity to secure future votes by dismantling the Reps from within: Cult of T vs (somewhat) honest and honourable Conservatives – this must damage the Reps, maybe beyond repair, but it will guarantee D victories for a few years.

And after the damage is verified, maybe then 45 will face the force of law. Maybe.

 

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18 hours ago, Sean said:

The Empire strikes back -


https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk/desk-au8zr963cu/

Donald J. Trump

9:36am May 12, 2021

Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being. I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party. She has no personality or anything good having to do with politics or our Country. She is a talking point for Democrats, whether that means the Border, the gas lines, inflation, or destroying our economy. She is a warmonger whose family stupidly pushed us into the never-ending Middle East Disaster, draining our wealth and depleting our Great Military, the worst decision in our Country’s history. I look forward to soon watching her as a Paid Contributor on CNN or MSDNC!

Trump is right about Liz Cheney.

Sorry as usual about the Koch-$pon$ored Trump cheerleading, of course.

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15 hours ago, Grog said:

Might be too simple but here it goes:

The only reason why 45 has not yet been tarred, feathered and hung by his nuts is to keep him rambling and lying and ultimately splitting the Reps. The US voters are as devided as they can be and have been for years. D vs R has been the Immovable Object vs the Unstoppable Force for some time now but they were close enough to grant each other the vote with no third party allowed.

45 has given the Dems an opportunity to secure future votes by dismantling the Reps from within: Cult of T vs (somewhat) honest and honourable Conservatives – this must damage the Reps, maybe beyond repair, but it will guarantee D victories for a few years.

And after the damage is verified, maybe then 45 will face the force of law. Maybe.

 

 

 

This!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!

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4 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

How do the Republicans think they can win without the centre?

Voter suppression and cheating. Having the legislature overturn the will of the people, that kind of proto-fascism.

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Rep Liz Cheney on the morning talk-talk news this morning. One of the important points revealed IMHO is that she is very very deeply stamped "REPUBLICAN" and when the interviewer was trying to explore what the split between her and Trump and the rest of the party could lead to... she made very clear that she would probably choose death over leaving the Republican Party.

How does a person get so programmed?

Watching this interview, she seemed very solidly connected to reality in every other way: her observations of her fellow Republicans, the political temper of the country, the events of Jan 6th and surrounding events, policy issues effecting the US internally and globally... but when the suggestion was made that Trump would triumph and would be the 2024 Presidential candidate, and that leaving the Republican Party could be the only avenue for her, she just flatly rejected all that like an addict justifying another shoot-me-up.

To be honest, I think Trump is sinking. But Trumpism is still very much the overriding principle of the Republican Party and she had less to say about that.

- DSK

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1 hour ago, Steam Flyer said:

Rep Liz Cheney on the morning talk-talk news this morning. One of the important points revealed IMHO is that she is very very deeply stamped "REPUBLICAN" and when the interviewer was trying to explore what the split between her and Trump and the rest of the party could lead to... she made very clear that she would probably choose death over leaving the Republican Party.

How does a person get so programmed?

Watching this interview, she seemed very solidly connected to reality in every other way: her observations of her fellow Republicans, the political temper of the country, the events of Jan 6th and surrounding events, policy issues effecting the US internally and globally... but when the suggestion was made that Trump would triumph and would be the 2024 Presidential candidate, and that leaving the Republican Party could be the only avenue for her, she just flatly rejected all that like an addict justifying another shoot-me-up.

To be honest, I think Trump is sinking. But Trumpism is still very much the overriding principle of the Republican Party and she had less to say about that.

- DSK

It will be interesting to see if she can go back to putting party before country now that she has taken this position. 

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15 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

It will be interesting to see if she can go back to putting party before country now that she has taken this position. 

Oh she will, the first time there is a vote about giving more money to the best Americans.

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1 hour ago, Blue Crab said:

Who had Liz Cheney as the Trump killer? Now we're going to find out how many of the 46% of voters are actually as deplorable as TFG. 

They are probably more deplorable - he's just in it for the money but they actually believe it.

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2 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

Rep Liz Cheney on the morning talk-talk news this morning. One of the important points revealed IMHO is that she is very very deeply stamped "REPUBLICAN" and when the interviewer was trying to explore what the split between her and Trump and the rest of the party could lead to... she made very clear that she would probably choose death over leaving the Republican Party.

How does a person get so programmed?

Ideology is little different than religion.

True believers are absolutely convinced of the rightness of their philosophy.

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18 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

They are probably more deplorable - he's just in it for the money but they actually believe it.

You know, I really think that Trump does not care so much about money. He cares first and foremost about stroking his ego, of pumping himself up in front of everybody who will pay attention, of being the dancing bear in the spotlight. An attention whore of the absolute highest magnitude. Money just lets him gold-plate the shit around him and buy women.

If he cared about money, he would have worked a little harder at making it and less on spending it on pointless or even counterproductive self-aggrandizement. Of course, he's also too goddam stupid to realize what a fool he looks like to anybody who isn't trailer trash. ANY attention is good, right?

- DSK

 

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2 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

You know, I really think that Trump does not care so much about money. He cares first and foremost about stroking his ego, of pumping himself up in front of everybody who will pay attention, of being the dancing bear in the spotlight. An attention whore of the absolute highest magnitude. Money just lets him gold-plate the shit around him and buy women.

If he cared about money, he would have worked a little harder at making it and less on spending it on pointless or even counterproductive self-aggrandizement. Of course, he's also too goddam stupid to realize what a fool he looks like to anybody who isn't trailer trash. ANY attention is good, right?

- TDS

FIFY. Trump lives in your head half-wit.  

I almost feel sorry for you but you got what you deserve you stupid trailer trash POS. :D  

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29 minutes ago, Venom said:

FIFY. Trump lives in your head half-wit.  

I almost feel sorry for you but you got what you deserve you stupid trailer trash POS. :D  

Kinda harsh, ask me.  Dunno about you but me and Doug and Sol and Jon and the rest of us are mostly the bunch that benefit on tax breaks and so on. You know, we're the ones with sailboats and nice cars and shit. Reminding me of the ultra high dollar Prevost coach with the ego license plate: "Trailer Trash." 

Good news for Trumpets: McD is offering $12 an hour. And indirectly, you can thank TFG for that! He helped kill off a whole bunch of his voters that worked for $8.25 per.

But hey! Nice tattoos!

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Speaking of the Reich Wing new meme - cancel culture 

Those of us who were threatened - both our jobs and personal safety - 

by Cheney and her Dad 

for being right about the Iraq invasion in 2003 . . 

were gleefully canceled by them. 

It's really hard to muster up any sympathy for them now. 

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1 hour ago, Blue Crab said:
2 hours ago, Venom said:

FIFY. Trump lives in your head half-wit.  

I almost feel sorry for you but you got what you deserve you stupid trailer trash POS. :D  

Kinda harsh, ask me.  Dunno about you but me and Doug and Sol and Jon and the rest of us are mostly the bunch that benefit on tax breaks and so on. You know, we're the ones with sailboats and nice cars and shit. Reminding me of the ultra high dollar Prevost coach with the ego license plate: "Trailer Trash." 

Good news for Trumpets: McD is offering $12 an hour. And indirectly, you can thank TFG for that! He helped kill off a whole bunch of his voters that worked for $8.25 per.

But hey! Nice tattoos!

Vermin can't pass up any opportunity to make himself look like the moran he is.

A true Dunning-Kruger specimen.

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2 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

Kinda harsh, ask me.  Dunno about you but me and Doug and Sol and Jon and the rest of us are mostly the bunch that benefit on tax breaks and so on. You know, we're the ones with sailboats and nice cars and shit. Reminding me of the ultra high dollar Prevost coach with the ego license plate: "Trailer Trash." 

Good news for Trumpets: McD is offering $12 an hour. And indirectly, you can thank TFG for that! He helped kill off a whole bunch of his voters that worked for $8.25 per.

But hey! Nice tattoos!

I didn’t get so much out of the 2017 Relief for Struggling Billionaires Act. A few bucks saved but nothing that would change my spending or saving habits. 

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6 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Ideology is little different than religion.

True believers are absolutely convinced of the rightness of their philosophy.

Does the GOP have a philosophy? 

I associate the image of a convention chanting "lock her up" like brownshirts at an arena in Nuremberg with the GOP.

It's  philosophy like "Hey ya'll watch this. "

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12 minutes ago, saxdog said:

Does the GOP have a philosophy? Whatever Trump wants. They really and truly made that their platform at the last convention - anything else was ruled out of order.

I associate the image of a convention chanting "lock her up" like brownshirts at an arena in Nuremberg with the GOP. Exactly what they are.

It's  philosophy like "Hey ya'll watch this. " Same people do both.

 

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5 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

Speaking of the Reich Wing new meme - cancel culture 

Those of us who were threatened - both our jobs and personal safety - 

by Cheney and her Dad 

for being right about the Iraq invasion in 2003 . . 

were gleefully canceled by them. 

It's really hard to muster up any sympathy for them now. 

What these assholes are bitching about is not "cancel culture" - it's "consequence culture". 

They are not used to consequences being attached to their words/actions.  So, they whine like little bitches.

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12 minutes ago, Bus Driver said:

What these assholes are bitching about is not "cancel culture" - it's "consequence culture". 

They are not used to consequences being attached to their words/actions.  So, they whine like little bitches.

That’s always been the issue. Before cancel culture it was political correctness that caused the whine. Black guys could greet other black guys with words that white guys purportedly could not...but they always could call black guys whatever they wanted. The problem was that they could no longer call black men “nigger” without fetching an ass whuppin instead of a “yes suh! Like their grand pappies could in the good old (boy) days. 

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6 minutes ago, Sol Rosenberg said:

Rep. Cheney is in real trouble in her primary.  Her challenger has everything it takes to have real credibility with the GOP base these days. 

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/554730-cheney-primary-challenger-impregnated-14-year-old-when-he-was-18 

God Bless his horny little heart.  Rep. Gaetz would likely love to have a kindred spirit in the House.

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I'd say he's a shoe-in.

What happened to the kid? As expected for the Retardican's, there is no concern for the child - it was born wasn't it? End of story.

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Aw, they were in Florida. That's just fine. Not like they were brother and sister or anything....

Could just be about the grift core values of the Republican Party....

Bouchard also vowed to remain in the race for Cheney’s seat. 

“I’m going to stay in this race. We’re going to continue to raise money.”

 

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Makes you wonder about the parents, allowing their daughter to get married at 15 to some guy who knocked her up.  The marriage was bound to end in tears, and it definitely did.  

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4 minutes ago, Rain Man said:

Makes you wonder about the parents, allowing their daughter to get married at 15 to some guy who knocked her up.  The marriage was bound to end in tears, and it definitely did.  

but at least they didn't let her do anything that our One and Only Superior God would deem immoral. 

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11 minutes ago, gptyk said:

Aw, they were in Florida. That's just fine. Not like they were brother and sister or anything....

Could just be about the grift core values of the Republican Party....

Bouchard also vowed to remain in the race for Cheney’s seat. 

“I’m going to stay in this race. We’re going to continue to raise money.”

 

The last 7 words in your post are the entire story.

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9 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

What a piece of shit. She's dead, not a word about raising his child. 

That alone should get him a comfortable margin over Cheney in the primary, right?

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