Republicans have hit rock bottom

Not for nothing

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That's Catholics. Not "Christians".
Whatever you want to call them, if they believe in Christ, why aren't Honest? (Some 10 commandments thing)
I learn in my life over 70, Never to trust a republican/ Christain, why don't followers of Christ follow his beliefs?

Funny used to be both, and all I got was screwed over by them. The most corrupt thing on the planet is the US dollar, yet it has a saying
"In God We Trust"
 

Ishmael

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Oh what a surprise. Some of the Republican party are crazy and stupid.

The Republican congressmen Louis Gohmert and Paul Gosar adopted such extreme, conspiracy-tinged positions, even before the US Capitol attack, that a fellow member of the rightwing Freedom Caucus thought they “may have had serious cognitive issues”.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ary-6-rioter-denver-riggleman-book-the-breach

Denver Riggleman, once a US representative from Virginia, reports his impression of his former colleagues from Texas and Arizona in a new book.

The Breach: The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th is published in the US on Tuesday. The Guardian obtained an early copy.

Riggleman is a former US air force intelligence officer who lost his seat in Congress after he officiated a same-sex marriage. In his book, he describes fallout beyond his primary defeat, including someone tampering with the wheels of his truck, endangering the life of his daughter.

“If I ever find the individual who did that,” he writes, “God help that person.”

After leaving Congress, Riggleman worked for the House January 6 committee, members of which were reportedly angered by his decision to publish a book.

Describing text messages surrendered to the committee by Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s last chief of staff, Riggleman shows that on 5 November 2020, two days after election day and with the result not called, Gohmert touted his experience as an attorney and tried to join the White House team working to overturn Joe Biden’s win.

“I’m in DC,” Gohmert wrote to Meadows. “Thinking I’ll head to Philadelphia to fuss. Would love to be there … at [White House] to be ear for discussions and advice if asked. Handled massive fraud case vs Texas biggest utility … so some legal experience. May I come over?”

Meadows asked Gohmert to go on TV instead.

But Gohmert remained in Trump’s orbit. On 20 December, along with Scott Perry (Pennsylvania), Andy Biggs (Arizona), Jody Hice (Georgia), Matt Gaetz (Florida), Mo Brooks (Alabama) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia), he attended a White House meeting with Trump at which election subversion was discussed.

According to testimony to the January 6 committee, Gohmert, Gaetz, Brooks, Greene, Perry and Biggs asked for pardons before Trump left office.

On 6 January 2021, a crowd Trump knew to be armed but told to “fight like hell” breached Congress in an attempt to stop certification of the election. Nine deaths have been linked to the riot, including law enforcement suicides.

Riggleman describes how in the aftermath of the attack, Gohmert and other Republicans continued to push conspiracy theories, claiming the attackers were leftwingers disguised as Trump supporters.

Such claims have entered the Republican mainstream. So has the far right.

Describing his own spell in Congress, between 2019 and 2021, Riggleman says he joined the hardline Freedom Caucus as a way to allay concerns among conservatives that he was insufficiently loyal to Trump.

Once in, he says, he “began to understand that some of my colleagues had fully bought into even the more unhinged conspiracy theories I had been seeing out on the campaign trail”.

Riggleman describes one meeting in which Gohmert “promoted a conspiracy theory related to master algorithms”, saying he “suspected there was a secret technology shadow-banning conservatives across all platforms”.

Riggleman writes that others “nodded along”, though “of course, that’s crazy”. He says he said “something to that effect” during the meeting in question.

In subsequent meetings, Riggleman “would come to see that Gohmert was one of a few colleagues who had gone deep down the rabbit hole.

“Scott Perry, Jody Hice, Randy Weber and the caucus chairman, Andy Biggs, all said things that stunned me.”

Gosar is a far-right provocateur whose many controversies include being censured for tweeting a video depicting violence against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a prominent New York progressive.

Riggleman says Gosar and Gohmert “seemed to be joined at the brain stem when it came to their eagerness to believe wild, dramatic fantasies about Democrats, the media and big tech.

“I came to believe Gosar and Gohmert may have had serious cognitive issues.”

Riggleman also calls Gosar “a blatant white supremacist”, describing him and the Iowa Republican Steve King “making a case for white supremacy over pulled pork and ribs”.

“It was unbelievable,” Riggleman writes. “I had always bristled when I’d hear Democrats dismiss Republicans as ‘racists’. To me, it seemed like an easy insult that dodged policy discussions. Now, here I was behind the curtain, seeing that some of my colleagues really seemed to hold these awful views.”

Describing his own farewell address, which he made a month before the Capitol attack, Riggleman claims to have been “the canary in the coalmine” regarding extremism in the Republican party.

“On 10 December 2020,” he writes, “less than a month before the Capitol attack, I … railed against disinformation and ‘super-spreader digital viruses that create a fever of nonsense’ … I noted how QAnon promoters were linked with both the conspiracists who questioned the Covid pandemic and Trump’s Stop the Steal movement to overturn the election.

“… Based on what I had been seeing, I warned that we were heading down a very dark road. No one listened.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...man-book-republicans-paul-gosar-louie-gohmert
 

Steam Flyer

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Even their loonie fellow travelers think they are nuts.

Who TF votes for these people?

WTF has gone wrong in the States?

Riggleman isn't a loonie; if anything he was just isolated from mainstream Republicans 2010 thru 2016 enough to have thought they were still a conservative party.
 

badlatitude

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OH Boo Hoo Hoo,

From the desk of Marco Rubio


I just want to start off by saying - I'm awfully sorry.

I hate dropping into your inbox, but I'm humbly asking you to read this all the way through. If you get to the end and still think your $13 doesn't matter and can alter the election, then I hope you're fine with socialist policies ruining our country.

Day after day, I've been falling behind on my goals. This is a disaster since Chuck Schumer just funneled $1 MILLION to my opponent and reports are saying I'm in the fight of my life. I can't stress this enough, but my race WILL decide whether or not Republicans take back control of our country. That means we have two options:

1. Let a former Trump Impeachment Manager continue to outraise us and outspend us on TV until she wins Florida and the Senate.

2. We can start working like a team to stop the Democrats from running our country into the ground.

I know you get a lot of these messages, but these are REAL goals and REAL deadlines we need to meet. I'm humbly asking you to chip in $13 to meet this critical deadline and join the team that gets America back on track.

STAND WITH MARCO

Do I need to remind you that two new polls showed us TIED? My opponent is gaining momentum and I desperately need your support.

RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM >>


Please, I'm pleading with you. Don't look back and wish you did more.

– Marco Rubio
 

SloopJonB

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OH Boo Hoo Hoo,

From the desk of Marco Rubio


I just want to start off by saying - I'm awfully sorry.

I hate dropping into your inbox, but I'm humbly asking you to read this all the way through. If you get to the end and still think your $13 doesn't matter and can alter the election, then I hope you're fine with socialist policies ruining our country.

Day after day, I've been falling behind on my goals. This is a disaster since Chuck Schumer just funneled $1 MILLION to my opponent and reports are saying I'm in the fight of my life. I can't stress this enough, but my race WILL decide whether or not Republicans take back control of our country. That means we have two options:

1. Let a former Trump Impeachment Manager continue to outraise us and outspend us on TV until she wins Florida and the Senate.

2. We can start working like a team to stop the Democrats from running our country into the ground.

I know you get a lot of these messages, but these are REAL goals and REAL deadlines we need to meet. I'm humbly asking you to chip in $13 to meet this critical deadline and join the team that gets America back on track.

STAND WITH MARCO

Do I need to remind you that two new polls showed us TIED? My opponent is gaining momentum and I desperately need your support.

RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM >>


Please, I'm pleading with you. Don't look back and wish you did more.

– Marco Rubio
Here's my $0.02 - FUCK YOU Marco.
 

jerseyguy

Super Anarchist
OH Boo Hoo Hoo,

From the desk of Marco Rubio


I just want to start off by saying - I'm awfully sorry.

I hate dropping into your inbox, but I'm humbly asking you to read this all the way through. If you get to the end and still think your $13 doesn't matter and can alter the election, then I hope you're fine with socialist policies ruining our country.

Day after day, I've been falling behind on my goals. This is a disaster since Chuck Schumer just funneled $1 MILLION to my opponent and reports are saying I'm in the fight of my life. I can't stress this enough, but my race WILL decide whether or not Republicans take back control of our country. That means we have two options:

1. Let a former Trump Impeachment Manager continue to outraise us and outspend us on TV until she wins Florida and the Senate.

2. We can start working like a team to stop the Democrats from running our country into the ground.

I know you get a lot of these messages, but these are REAL goals and REAL deadlines we need to meet. I'm humbly asking you to chip in $13 to meet this critical deadline and join the team that gets America back on track.

STAND WITH MARCO

Do I need to remind you that two new polls showed us TIED? My opponent is gaining momentum and I desperately need your support.

RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM >>


Please, I'm pleading with you. Don't look back and wish you did more.

– Marco Rubio
Can’t do enough to help defeat you
 

Mark_K

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Fox News’s Tucker Carlson speaks at Hells Angels president’s funeral​


Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, the son of a media executive who married an heiress to the Swanson frozen dinner empire, attended a private school in Rhode Island and Trinity College, a liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut.

At Barger’s funeral, wearing a blue button-down shirt and chinos, he described to the assembled bikers what he said was the biker leader’s credo: “Stand tall, stay loyal, remain free and always value honor.”

He asked: “Is there a phrase that sums up more perfectly what I want to be, what I aspire to be, and the kind of man I respect?”

Carlson also said Joe Biden “should be saying” Barger’s words “every single morning as he salutes the flag”.

Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 

Ishmael

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Fox News’s Tucker Carlson speaks at Hells Angels president’s funeral​


Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, the son of a media executive who married an heiress to the Swanson frozen dinner empire, attended a private school in Rhode Island and Trinity College, a liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut.

At Barger’s funeral, wearing a blue button-down shirt and chinos, he described to the assembled bikers what he said was the biker leader’s credo: “Stand tall, stay loyal, remain free and always value honor.”

He asked: “Is there a phrase that sums up more perfectly what I want to be, what I aspire to be, and the kind of man I respect?”

Carlson also said Joe Biden “should be saying” Barger’s words “every single morning as he salutes the flag”.

Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

One of these days he's going to step into a big hole in that swamp, and everyone will gather to piss on him. Can't happen soon enough.
 




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