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    Quote Originally Posted by Patooka View Post
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    Yeah. Except we need to take down the GOP House members that were involved. That isn't going to happen. Nothing is going to happen. A US President caused a riot and he very likely will be the nominee for the party in 2024, because nothing is going to happen.
    Maybe look at it from a different angle. If there is no investigation, not even a token amount of pushback the next time a Republican candidate loses they're going to dial up the insurrectionist rhetoric up to 11.

    And if the democrats have half a fucking brain the mid-term election ads can pretty much write themselves.
    Do they? The Dems lost seats in 2020. After the GOP suckfest, they lost seats. The Dems only can win in huge landslides due to the gerrymandering. We've got a glass ceiling. McConnell stole a seat on the SCOTUS bench, but no outrage.

    Our democracy is on life support and the next GOP takeover of the house could be the end of it. And there is nothing that can be done. Anything the Dems do with an investigation will be ignored by the masses. Trump incited a riot, the GOP blocked all sorts of efforts to deal with it, and America didn't give a fuck. The only thing that gets the Dems seats in 2022 is the economy, and the GOP is doing everything in their power to keep the economy tied down.

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    What saddens me are reports that some Capitol Police, Secret Service, and etc. were pro-Trump and pro-Insurrection.

    Then again, what can we expect? Remember that if only white votes were counted, Trump and the GOP would win every election in a landslide. (The Capitol policeman who's being called a hero was a black man.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swammerdami View Post
    Then again, what can we expect? Remember that if only white votes were counted, Trump and the GOP would win every election in a landslide. (The Capitol policeman who's being called a hero was a black man.)
    It's funny, Conservative White America thinks teaching about the Civil War will make white kids unfairly ashamed of their race. But the only thing that ever actually gives me that feeling is them.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    https://www.rawstory.com/mo-brooks-lawsuit-2654029865/

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    Via Politico's Kyle Cheney, the General Counsel's Office said that it would not represent Brooks because the lawsuit filed by Swalwell "does not challenge any institutional action of the House or any of its component entities."
    Brooks spoke at the "Stop the Steal" rally that occurred before the Capitol riots and asked the crowd if they were willing to "sacrifice their blood" to keep former President Donald Trump in the White House.
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    And a hearty Bwahahaha! Brooks wants to run for the Senate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
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    There is a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that we need to know about, stuff like what was going on in the hierarchies of command of the Capitol Police and the National Guard and the White House. This commission's subpoena power could be most helpful, especially if it succeeds in submitting behind-the-scenes records of what was going on.
    Exactly. We know what happened on the surface, the only issue is identifying all the traitors. We need to dig into what happened behind the scenes. The frontline people were idiots, it's the puppetmasters we really need to root out.
    Yeah. Except we need to take down the GOP House members that were involved. That isn't going to happen. Nothing is going to happen. A US President caused a riot and he very likely will be the nominee for the party in 2024, because nothing is going to happen.
    You're not disagreeing with me. Nothing says there can't be puppetmasters in the House.

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    Officer Fanone shares a voicemail he received while he was testifying in congress.



    Lovely people, ain't they.
    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    Then Tucker Klansman gets into the act.

    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

    Poverty exists not because we cannot feed the poor but because we can't satisfy the rich.

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    BTW, WTF are the Cyber Ninjas doing? Are they still holed up with bushel baskets of Arizona ballots? Can you imagine the bellowing that would go on, from Donald on down, if this was a liberal group hunkered down with ballots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swammerdami View Post
    One of the GOP demands about the hearings on Jan 6 Insurrection is that the Committee also investigate some unrelated BLM protests the year before. (Did the D's push to investigate Dick Cheney's lies in the Benghazi hearings?)

    The absurdity is astounding. Yet tens of millions of Americans fall for this crap. I am very pessimistic about the future of American democracy.

    On POLICY, Liz Cheney is a hard-core right-winger, and Stefanik is far to her left.
    But policy is IRRELEVANT to the modern GOP. Instead it's all about who has the stomach to embrace Hatred and Bullshit.
    Hatred and Bullshit--Is that another moniker for Don the Con Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    BTW, WTF are the Cyber Ninjas doing? Are they still holed up with bushel baskets of Arizona ballots? Can you imagine the bellowing that would go on, from Donald on down, if this was a liberal group hunkered down with ballots?
    From what I've read, even GOP'ers that supported this fake audit are now turning on it. The effort continues becoming more and more behind closed doors even to Republicans. The good news is they came up with a new conspiracy theory about routers. Whether they know what a router is, is currently unknown.

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