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Trump’s devastation of the Republican Party is nearly complete

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trumps-devastation-republican-party-is-nearly-complete/

It is time for Republicans to face an uncomfortable but increasingly obvious truth.

President Trump is just not that into you.

He never has been.

To Trump, the party of Lincoln was a rental vehicle, one that he took for a joyride and is getting ready to turn back in, with trash jammed under the seats and stains covering the upholstery. Also, the tank is empty, and there’s a crack in the windshield.

Democrat Raphael Warnock has won his Senate race in Georgia, defeating Republican Kelly Loeffler, a billionaire who had reinvented herself as a Trumpist, right down to the trucker cap that she started wearing atop her expensively styled blond locks.

If Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over David Perdue, whose Senate term expired Sunday, holds up in the remaining Georgia Senate race, Republicans will have managed to lose the presidency, the House and the Senate during Trump’s four years in office.

Quite the trifecta.

What is even worse, both for democracy and for the long-term well-being of the party itself, is that Republicans have lost any legitimate claim that they stand for constitutional principles and conservative values.

We will see the most incontrovertible evidence of this on Wednesday, as GOP members of the House and Senate, at Trump’s bidding, wage a futile and deeply undemocratic effort to overturn the results of a presidential election that wasn’t even close. What is normally a rote procedure to certify the results of the electoral college will be challenged by a shockingly large number of GOP foot soldiers, with Vice President Pence in the hot seat.

And why are Republicans doing this? The more weak-kneed among them might be afraid of an unkind tweet from the president; others, of a possible primary challenge. . . .

Republicans knew what he was when they made the bargain they did, transforming themselves from a party that claimed to stand for conservative values to one that was willing to become whatever Trump demanded it to be. It got some judges and some tax cuts along the way.

But this fealty was never going to be a mutual one. The GOP is of no use to Trump anymore — except as a target for blame and recrimination.

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12 minutes ago, Jeffrey Brown said:

 

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Trump’s devastation of the Republican Party is nearly complete

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trumps-devastation-republican-party-is-nearly-complete/

It is time for Republicans to face an uncomfortable but increasingly obvious truth.

President Trump is just not that into you.

He never has been.

To Trump, the party of Lincoln was a rental vehicle, one that he took for a joyride and is getting ready to turn back in, with trash jammed under the seats and stains covering the upholstery. Also, the tank is empty, and there’s a crack in the windshield.

Democrat Raphael Warnock has won his Senate race in Georgia, defeating Republican Kelly Loeffler, a billionaire who had reinvented herself as a Trumpist, right down to the trucker cap that she started wearing atop her expensively styled blond locks.

If Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead over David Perdue, whose Senate term expired Sunday, holds up in the remaining Georgia Senate race, Republicans will have managed to lose the presidency, the House and the Senate during Trump’s four years in office.

Quite the trifecta.

What is even worse, both for democracy and for the long-term well-being of the party itself, is that Republicans have lost any legitimate claim that they stand for constitutional principles and conservative values.

We will see the most incontrovertible evidence of this on Wednesday, as GOP members of the House and Senate, at Trump’s bidding, wage a futile and deeply undemocratic effort to overturn the results of a presidential election that wasn’t even close. What is normally a rote procedure to certify the results of the electoral college will be challenged by a shockingly large number of GOP foot soldiers, with Vice President Pence in the hot seat.

And why are Republicans doing this? The more weak-kneed among them might be afraid of an unkind tweet from the president; others, of a possible primary challenge. . . .

Republicans knew what he was when they made the bargain they did, transforming themselves from a party that claimed to stand for conservative values to one that was willing to become whatever Trump demanded it to be. It got some judges and some tax cuts along the way.

But this fealty was never going to be a mutual one. The GOP is of no use to Trump anymore — except as a target for blame and recrimination.

98 pages plus another 16 pointing out rampant cheating and you're blaming Trump? Last night I got to watch live while a 3% lead evaporated and votes were taken away from Purdue and given to his opponent on live TV.

You are under the delusion that voters are on the other side of these "votes". You refuse to look at the evidence, Pulitzer asked for and by unanimous vote received access to ballots for forensic audit and 4 hours later they blatantly rolled trucks up and shredded the ballots he was going to examine! What kind of Banana Republic crap is that? Where is that in your promise to defend the constitution? They shut down counting last night for no legitimate reason (not even the fig leaf of pretending there was a "water main break" - again) for the sole, express purpose of running the numbers and stuffing enough phony votes to overcome the requirement for a recount. This is the new normal in the US, which can no longer even pretend to be a Democratic Republic. For the short time we remain in existence we'll be a one party state and will quickly go down the road that Venezuela did. You proud about that, just because "Orange Man Bad"?

There's over a million patriotic Americans in DC right now to show support for the country and President Trump. If they were your party and had lost, DC would be a flaming ruin and you know it. Windows were boarded up on November 1st in anticipation of a Trump victory and once the steal went down in earnest, they removed the boards. What, exactly does that tell us about the side you've chosen? You proud of your choice? Judgement day you get to revisit that. 

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Doesn't matter when it is rigged

 

there are more videos just like this one, it happened multiple times

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If the Trumps and their followers implement the strategy outlined by Trump, Jr., I suspect that contrary to normal mid-term elections, the Trumps will succeed in helping the Democrats gain greater control of both houses of Congress in 2022, after the Trump clan made a triple play in Trump's first term--losing control of the House, apparently losing control of the Senate and losing the Presidency.  

Fox News Cuts Away From Don Jr. Speech After He Starts Screaming Profanities

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-news-cuts-away-from-don-jr-speech-after-he-starts-screaming-profanities/

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Fox News cut away from Donald Trump Jr. when his speech at a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C. turned profane.

The adult son of President Donald Trump spoke ahead of his father on Wednesday, during a rally held to protest the 2020 election and Congressional certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

The Trump scion used much of his furious speech to swear political vengeance on Republicans who do not back his father and allies in their attempt to overthrow the election.

“This isn’t their Republican Party anymore. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party,” he proclaimed. “If you’re gonna be the zero and not the hero, we’re coming for you and we’re going to have a good time doing it!”

The speech went on with more angry rhetoric against Democrats before Trump Jr. exclaimed to the crowd, “Thank you for standing up to the bullsh*t!”

 

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7 minutes ago, Ward Smith said:

Doesn't matter when it is rigged

As one analyst noted, if the Deep State rigged the various elections, why were the winning margins for the President and the Senators in Georgia so small?  Wouldn't they have arranged for larger winning margins?

But it's clear that you guys are going to believe what you want to believe. Just seems to me that the current path that the Trump clan and their followers are on is destined to result in greater Democratic control of government.  

Of course, I often wondered if you guys were secretly on the payroll of the Democrats because you made Republicans look so bad. 

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I really didn't mind when I learned that you were a Democrat plant sent to cheer on socialism, but to now be quoting Romney--well, that's beyond the pale. Romney can take either side of any political argument: he has the beliefs and conviction of a schizophrenic chameleon. 

I think your party is entitled to a victory lap. Take it. However, as a group you might ponder what you have brought about. If for example you think that Mr. Biden is mentally and cognitively fit to stand up to Xi or Putin, you're deluding yourselves. He is 78, one-dimensional, no longer capable of holding the context of a sentence, much less think in the complex layers required for international chess. And Ms. Harris, destined to become the president sooner rather than later, is simply California on steroids--she received most of her training from the slippery Willie Brown, under the covers from what I've read.

You say that you've been in the oil and gas industry for forty years, and I'll accept that as truth. You must surely have been clever enough to divest of any significant holdings because there is now no deterrent to Mr. Biden's repeated threat to ban fracking on federal lands on his first day in office. About 50% of the Delaware Basin is on federal lands. Mr. Biden chose Deb Haaland as his Secretary of Interior, who has--despite her state receiving about a billion each year from shale oil--railed against fracking in the "land of my ancestors," even though she was born in Arizona, not NM. Ms. Harris is even worse, saying that she'd ban fracking on all lands. 

I see Occidental up big today. I suppose it hasn't dawned on all those Robin Hood folks that Occidental's life in in the Delaware.

In the general context of things, what do you think it will do to this country to lose its energy-independence? I happen to think it's huge. I believe China to be a growing threat, and Russia too. If they decide to ban together, which they certainly show signs of doing, then that's truly a threat to our existence. Let me ask you, do you see a tough-guy Joe Biden standing up to those two? Directing a war? Using $200 oil bought from the Saudis, unless they decide on an embargo?

You've got to be a pretty rare bird, Jeffrey, a hard-core socialistic Democrat who has "been in the oil and gas industry for forty years." In fact, I'll mark you down as the only Democrat oil & gas guy I know--sort of. I am beginning to harbor a nascent thought that you're not who you say you are, but Selva has warned us about character assassinations so I'll just keep that to myself. But let's be sure to stay in touch: I am eager to see how this goes when Mr. Biden goes off halfcocked and Ms. Harris cackles that little haven't-a-clue laugh of hers.

It's one thing to win. It's quite another to do anything meaningful for mankind. 

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12 minutes ago, Jeffrey Brown said:

As one analyst noted, if the Deep State rigged the various elections, why were the winning margins for the President and the Senators in Georgia so small?  Wouldn't they have arranged for larger winning margin?

They tried for higher margins. Those phony polls were the excuse to give cover to Trump losing by 15% in places like Florida. Even with the 1.26 vote multiplier for Biden and the 0.74 "discount" for Trump votes. Hence the massive midnight vote dumps. This has been forensically proven by multiple people but no court dared to show the evidence. The den democrats did what every slimy lawyer does in every cop show you've ever watched. They suppressed the evidence or argued the other side had no standing. Those arguments would be laughable in an honest country, but we're way below honest now. 

More evidence being destroyed today. BTW by Federal Law those ballots are supposed to be retained for 22 months after an election. Instead we have police confiscating cell phones to further suppress evidence. Because banana republic 

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15 minutes ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

You've got to be a pretty rare bird, Jeffrey, a hard-core socialistic Democrat who has "been in the oil and gas industry for forty years."

I'm happy to be in the company of people like Steve Schmidt and other former Republicans who are members of the Lincoln Project, and incidentally, a little trip down memory lane:

Axios:  Federalist Society co-founder calls Trump's tweet about delaying election “fascistic” (7/30/20)

Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society, called President Trump's suggestion to delay the November election "fascistic" and grounds for the president’s impeachment, in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday.

Why it matters: The Federalist Society is an extremely influential conservative and libertarian organization that advocates for a text-based and originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Calabresi said he voted for Trump in 2016 and defended the president during the Mueller investigation and impeachment trials.

What he's saying: "I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist," Calabresi wrote.

 

  • "But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."
  • "Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendmentspecifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021."

The big picture: Calabresi called on every congressional Republican to tell Trump he cannot postpone the election and added that those who say otherwise "should never be elected to Congress again."

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19 minutes ago, Gerry Maddoux said:

You say that you've been in the oil and gas industry for forty years, and I'll accept that as truth. You must surely have been clever enough to divest of any significant holdings because there is now no deterrent to Mr. Biden's repeated threat to ban fracking on federal lands on his first day in office

Of course, the direct implication of your comment is that you seem to be willing to overlook what the founder of the Federalist Society called Trump's fascist tendencies--provided that Trump's policies were perceived to be beneficial to your financial interests.

I'm sure that you know that a lot of German industrialists, much to their later regret, made a similar decision regarding their early support for Hitler. 

The difference between now and Germany in the early Thirties is that the current fascist wannabe (quoting the Federalist Society founder) was voted out. 

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7 minutes ago, Jeffrey Brown said:

Of course, the direct implication of your comment is that you seem to be willing to overlook what the founder of the Federalist Society called Trump's fascist tendencies--provided that Trump's policies were perceived to be beneficial to your financial interests.

I'm sure that you know that a lot of German industrialists, much to their later regret, made a similar decision regarding their early support for Hitler. 

The difference between now and Germany in the early Thirties is that the current fascist wannabe (quoting the Federalist Society founder) was voted out. 

So, just to be clear, you claim it's fascist to ask about changing the election in the midst of a national emergency that's never happened before but you're silent on real fascists calling themselves "antifa" doing exactly what the brownshirts did in Germany?terrorizing the population, looting and burning and beating people up? I never heard a peep out of you about that, and it went on for years! Your myopia is telling. 

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Vice President's letter to Congress:

https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/pence-letter-on-vp-and-counting-electoral-votes/9d6f117b6b98d66f/full.pdf

I do notbelievethattheFoundersofourcountryintendedto investtheVice Presidentwithunilateralauthorityto decidewhichelectoralvotes shouldbecountedduringthe Joint Session Congress, and no Vice Presidentin Americanhistory has ever asserted such authority. Instead, VicePresidentspresidingoverJointSessionshaveuniformlyfollowedtheElectoralCount Act, conductingthe proceedingsin an orderly mannereven where the count resultedin the defeat of their party or their own candidacy.

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Just ignore the following evidence.  Nothing to see here.

 

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42 minutes ago, Ward Smith said:

"antifa"

As the FBI director noted, Antifa is an ideology and not an organization, in contrast to well organized groups like Trump's Proud Boys.

FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization

https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-race-and-ethnicity-archive-bdd3b6078e9efadcfcd0be4b65f2362e

The FBI director said racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, have been responsible for the most lethal attacks in the U.S. in recent years. But this year the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types, Wray said.

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Well, let's see where this goes:

 

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Beautiful, isn't it? Politicians with masks on like crooks in a candy store.

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1 hour ago, Jeffrey Brown said:

Of course, the direct implication of your comment is that you seem to be willing to overlook what the founder of the Federalist Society called Trump's fascist tendencies--provided that Trump's policies were perceived to be beneficial to your financial interests.

I've never thought that a single thing Mr. Trump did was beneficial to my financial interests. Not once. If you look on that thread, you'll see that I came out very strong saying that Trump hadn't done one thing for the betterment of the oil and gas business.

On the other hand, he certainly recognized the importance of being energy-independent. Enough so that he campaigned on that stance. 

On the one hand you seem to be have been worried about a fascist leader. I wasn't; there are plenty of checks and balances to prevent  that. What I am deathly afraid of is a weak leader, one who is cognitively-impaired and doesn't know it, one who can be bent at will, and one who will be replaced by an overt socialist. 

We are on opposite sides of the ditch, that's all.

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Getting ugly.  Trump supporters, having reached the steps of the Capitol, have caused the Speaker to lockdown the building and suspend the hearings for now. 

 

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This live feed is from C-Span directly (not featuring any blogger's statements or interruptions.  At the moment, C-Span is replaying key member's testimony or comments.

 

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It appears, on the C-Span feed above, that the Trump supporters have in fact entered the Capitol.

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C-Span reporter saying he has seen tweets from reporters inside the chamber that someone is outside the chamber doors trying to force entry.

Lawmakers and the Vice President have reportedly been evacuated.

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I guess they've made it inside:

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Somebody is going to fire the first shot; I sure hope I'm wrong, but there are obviously some folks there that intend to see this through.

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8 minutes ago, Dan Warnick said:

C-Span reporter saying he has seen tweets from reporters inside the chamber that someone is outside the chamber doors trying to force entry.

Lawmakers and the Vice President have reportedly been evacuated.

Well so far buildings are not being burned down, police are not being pelted with rocks..business's are not being destroyed it looks like a protest. Mean while MSNBC is going off the charts...Insurgency is upon us.

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2 minutes ago, Dan Warnick said:

I guess they've made it inside:

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Somebody is going to fire the first shot; I sure hope I'm wrong, but there are obviously some folks there that intend to see this through.

Bad deal going on here yet so far no violence.

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Fox News with a different video angle.  Live feed.

 

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NewsMax has more footage they are showing now.  Protestors on the floor of the chamber.

 

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