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Lark

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I have no opinion of her possible ethics violations (Republican revenge attempt for the 'unfair' treatment of their Fuhrer, honest mistake due to a second-rate support staff, or criminal influence peddling that's only allowed by a Republican POTUS). She scares the hell out of the Republicans because she's the things they pretend to be. She's an honest populist while Trump never had to budget his meals for the entire week to make sure he at least had mac and cheese on day 7. She stood by her parents and proved family values they only talk about. They see her biography and shake in fear.
 

ShortForBob

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Sounds incredibly chickenshit when one considers what the bulk of Republicans have been doing for the past 30 years.
It also sounds incredibly made up.
How many designer dresses do first ladies "borrow" and how many gala events do they attend without buying tickets?

Now Repubs control the house, there's going to be a lot of petty payback.
 

billsreef

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OK...
Would you rather wake up in the morning and find, next to you, naked and smiling:
A: Louis Gohmert.
B:Marjorie Taylor Greene.
C: Lauren Boebert.
D: Ted Cruz.
E: Lindsey Graham.
F: Alexandria Occasio Cortez.
G: Sarah Palin.
H: Mitch McConnell.
These are your options. No substitutions
AOC.

If it was any of the others I would be chewing my arm off to escape.
 

The Joker

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It also sounds incredibly made up.
How many designer dresses do first ladies "borrow" and how many gala events do they attend without buying tickets?

Now Repubs control the house, there's going to be a lot of petty payback.
Made up or not this was started under a Democratic controlled ethics committee.
 

Blue Crab

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You just know she's thinking about Hunter Biden's laptop.
 

Bus Driver

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Made up or not this was started under a Democratic controlled ethics committee.
Remarkable, eh? They are willing to investigate their own.

That said, I won't be surprised if we learn the allegation comes from the right.

The Dems are correct in investigating it. Because it is appropriate. And, it shuts up the right.
 

Gouvernail

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OK...
Would you rather wake up in the morning and find, next to you, naked and smiling:
A: Louis Gohmert.
B:Marjorie Taylor Greene.
C: Lauren Boebert.
D: Ted Cruz.
E: Lindsey Graham.
F: Alexandria Occasio Cortez.
G: Sarah Palin.
H: Mitch McConnell.
These are your options. No substitutions
If the assumption is we had sex, it would be Soooooo fun to impregnate one of those anti abortion nutjobs . L

And. Here in the left wing island of Texas I couid easily win custody and an outrageous amount of child support.

Unless she went for a career ending murder of our unborn child.


And, I would most certainly file rape charges. There’s no way I could ckimb in bed with any of them while awake and in charge of my actions.
 

Not My Real Name

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Remarkable, eh? They are willing to investigate their own.

That said, I won't be surprised if we learn the allegation comes from the right.

The Dems are correct in investigating it. Because it is appropriate. And, it shuts up the right.
Yup. That's why Al Franken resigned while the GOP had no problem with President Grabembythe pussy and all his outstanding and substantiated allegations.
 

Raz'r

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I agree. A reasonable punishment would be having to pay back the cost of that Met Gala nonsense.

Then extend that same courtesy to the really corrupt assholes.
Except that there is no set ticket price. It's a fundraiser, and to raise funds some folks come in for less than the normal donation. Say her donation was waived, or she was allowed to give something commensurate with her salary (low compared to the trust funders)- what's the "value"?
 

giegs

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Monkey

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Except that there is no set ticket price. It's a fundraiser, and to raise funds some folks come in for less than the normal donation. Say her donation was waived, or she was allowed to give something commensurate with her salary (low compared to the trust funders)- what's the "value"?
I don’t know. That’s not exactly my scene. I hope you realize I’m saying this was just a foolish misstep and much ado about nothing. I’m not a huge AOC fan, but if the investigation is about that, I’m not seeing any real offense.
 




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