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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
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    Up to this point in US history, one term former Presidents have had the good sense to sit back and enjoy their retirement, but good sense in the GOP has greatly deteriorated in the past four years.
    Apparently good sense doesn't apply to fiddle right and marching left.Williams Jennings Bryan, Gus Hall, and Norman Thomas come to mind. Professional candidates they for lost cause parties before Roosevelt, Communists and Socialists before the cold war.

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    What all those perennial candidates had in common is they lived in the era before pre-televised conventions. It was the day of the smoke filled room and who became the party's nominee was determined by several hundred middle aged white men, who didn't have to justify their final choice to anyone. Bryant was one of the best at this game, for all the good it did him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
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    Up to this point in US history, one term former Presidents have had the good sense to sit back and enjoy their retirement, but good sense in the GOP has greatly deteriorated in the past four years.
    Apparently good sense doesn't apply to fiddle right and marching left.Williams Jennings Bryan, Gus Hall, and Norman Thomas come to mind. Professional candidates they for lost cause parties before Roosevelt, Communists and Socialists before the cold war.

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    Bryan wasn’t a candidate for a lost party. Nor a socialist. He was a lefty populist.

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    Matt Gaetz awkwardly deletes tweet calling for the defunding of the FBI

    One of those policies is a fervent opposition to progressive calls to “defund the police,” an unfortunate misnomer for the reallocation of police budgets to fund less confrontational methods to deal with people suffering from public mental health crises and minor traffic violations.

    Republicans like Rep. Gaetz have weaponized the idea of defunding the police to use against Democrats as a potent, if misleading, political tool as they try to paint their opposition as soft on crime rather than simply trying to prevent further unwarranted killings of unarmed Black people though law enforcement misconduct.

    With Gaetz himself now reportedly under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his sex trafficking allegations, however, his attitudes towards law enforcement have become somewhat more complicated.

    So much so that, after posting a tweet calling for the defunding of the FBI, the very bureau that has him in its crosshairs, Gaetz quickly thought better of how it might appear to his MAGA supporters who fly their Thin Blue Line flags outside their trailers and on their pickup trucks.

    It only took the Florida congressman a minute to decide that he had better delete that tweet before he irreparably damaged his bona fides with the “law & order” crowd who have yet to abandon him for his alleged crimes.
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    Not sure why he'd delete it for that reason. Aren't the "pry my guns from my dead hands" folks talking about the feds?

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    This is fun.

    MeidasTouch.com on Twitter: "Three million views already. Wow! We're not done humiliating Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene yet. Keep retweeting. (vid link)" / Twitter - someone teased MG about being a pedophile.

    Ema Sasic on Twitter: "JUST IN: The “America First” rally with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz that was scheduled for 6 pm Saturday at the Riverside Convention Center will not take place (pix link)" / Twitter

    Gaetz and Greene Hold Bizarre Outdoor Protest After Multiple Venues Bailed
    The controversial pair were forced to address supporters on the street outside the Riverside City Hall, after three California venues turned their planned “protest” away.

    Republican Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene hoped the third time might be the charm for finding a California venue to host their “America First” rally on Saturday night. But instead of speaking to a packed arena, the pair were left with the sidewalk outside the Riverside City Hall.

    Greene used the “Peaceful Protest Against Communism” to hawk vaccine hesitancy. She urged the crowd, “Don’t let them force your kids to wear masks at school. Don’t let your kids be forced to take a vaccine that’s not FDA approved.” Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in California are surging as the more contagious Delta variant rips through the unvaccinated population.

    Gaetz, who is currently under federal investigation for sex trafficking and abuse of a minor, railed against “the corrupt forces in the Department of Justice and the FBI” and complained that the private venues’ refusals to host the pair amounted to an infringement on their freedom of speech.

    “They may try to cancel us online, they may try to pursue us in real life, they may shut down our venues, but we will take this fight to them in the courts, in the halls of Congress, and if necessary in the streets,” he said.
    They call themselves victims. It figures.

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    Matt Gaetz’s Future Sister-in-Law Says He’s a Gaslighting ‘Creep’

    Rep. Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law appears to have had more than enough of the Florida congressman, posting three TikTok videos in the last two days slamming him as “weird and creepy” and “a literal pedophile.”

    Roxanne Luckey—the sister of Gaetz’s fiancée, Ginger Luckey—was sharply critical of the congressman and his treatment of young women, saying she “unfortunately was not surprised” to have learned Gaetz was under federal investigation for alleged sex crimes.

    In one video Monday night, Roxanne Luckey told a story about Gaetz pressuring an older man to court her when she was 19. She called the move “weird and creepy”—and claims Gaetz yelled at her and her mother and went “full lawyer” when she confronted him.

    “I saw the character and type of person he is, and when everything came out about him, I honestly, unfortunately, was not surprised,” Luckey said in one video.

    “As someone who has personally experienced a ton of creepy old politician men hitting on me when I was underage, and experiencing sexual assault at that age by people of power, it’s very disheartening and I have zero tolerance of people like [Gaetz],” said Roxanne, who in 2020 worked briefly as a White House intern. She added that she is “tired of them getting away with this type of stuff.”
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    Texts show Joel Greenberg arranging for him and Matt Gaetz to meet a woman who 'usually' requires '$400 per meet,' report says

    Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz's former right-hand man Joel Greenberg has given prosecutors years' worth of electronic cash transactions and "thousands" of pictures and videos as part of a broad sex-trafficking probe, sources told ABC News.

    The outlet also reviewed
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    text messages that Greenberg is said to have sent in September 2018 to a woman he met online. The text messages appear to show Greenberg asking the woman whether she was of legal age and whether she would take drugs, ABC reported. He then asked whether she'd like to meet with him and Gaetz. He added, "And how much of an allowance will you be requiring ," the report said.

    The woman replied that she had a friend who introduced her to the website whom she could bring. She also said that she "usually" requires "$400 per meet," the report said.
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    Those Highlights subscriptions won't pay for themselves.

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    Would it make things better for Gaetz if the girls are using the money to pay for their college education? I mean, he's against free colleges so I guess this is his answer to the student debt crisis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gospel View Post
    Would it make things better for Gaetz if the girls are using the money to pay for their college education?
    College? Yes.
    Abortions? No.
    Prom Dress? Hard no.
    Scholastic Book Fairs? Harder no.

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