@TonyStark I no longer think of national Republicans as a political party with a legitimate agenda. They may one day return to being a political party. But now they are similar to mobsters who rule through intimidation, lies and violence. In my opinion, Jan. 6th was the date the illusion fully collapsed and today's Republicans showed who they really are.
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Trump incited an insurrection which imperiled the lives of elected officials, their staffs, and other people in the Capitol building, killing and injuring police officers and others.
Republican Senators and Representatives voted to reject the Electoral College votes giving Biden/Harris ticket their entirely legitimate win.
Republicans across the country and in Congress signed on to the Texas AG’s law suit against Georgia.
Republicans have now introduced over 200 bills restricting access to voting in ways that make it harder for Black people, college students, lower-income people, and anyone else that is likely to vote for Democrats to vote.
Republicans need to experience a scorched earth policy directed specifically at them.
There can be no bothsidesism, there can be no bipartisanship. The GQP has abandoned any claim to have a say in the future of the American people.
Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot:
@TonyStark I just can't get over the fact that Evangelicals are so brainwashed and hateful that they ignore their own book. It's not supposed to be "don't worship false idols... unless they give you the tax breaks and judges you like." Somewhere along the way they became what they claimed to be against when they started. It happened before trump, but now it's too obvious to ignore.
Gun violence, death, very hard to read.
@QueenRamonda There are tons of studies that all prove the same thing:
Cawthorn is a feature, not a bug, of the Trump party. The stream of lies coming from his mouth is exactly what today's conservatives hail as 'Free Speech', the right to be as destructive as they damn please yet remain free from all consequences.
A liar, a sexual predator, and a gaslighter - the face of the modern Republican party.
Very sad that he's in the U.S. government but hardly surprising that he's a right winger. People like this are extremely dangerous and just add to the reasons why the GOP must be purged from holding office.
The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right:
Don't let anyone else decide what your party is called! I remember this as far back as the Bush II years. Republican is an adjective, Democratic is an adjective. Democrat is not.
I know @TonyStark has talked about this before to the instance.
What's in an adjective? 'Democrat Party' label on the rise:
Here's another one from Illinois.
Let's make sure all of these attempts to overthrow our democracy and install a white supremacist theocracy do not get swept under the rug. These people aren't just ignorant, they're dangerous. There must be consequences for their actions.
@TonyStark From every angle, planetary health and the health of living things is most important. Effectively dealing with climate change is at the root of that and I'm pleased to see President Biden taking it so seriously.
Gun violence, death, very hard to read.
When liberals or progressives or whatever people want to call us lobby for gun safety reform, stories like this are why. No, it's not acceptable risk. People should be required to store them properly, which is part of the platform we ask for.
A boy stood in the snow, screaming for help. He had just shot his brother.
Jere’e Clark was driving by when she stopped to help the desperate 10-year-old. Several other people had kept driving, prosecutors said.
NASA's DC headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist Mary Jackson-
It's funny to see Dana Bash try to imply to Senator Chris Coons on CNN this morning that the Covid relief bill that passed the house isn't bipartisan.
First, elected Republicans didn't act in a bipartisan way for the last 4 years at all. Second, the relief bill has wide support from Republican voters.
So the people and the bill are bipartisan, even if elected DC Republicans aren't and want their constituents to go without help. #AmericanRescuePlan
White House pitches Biden's Covid bill as bipartisan — without GOP votes:
I guess one by one, anyone who wants a political future in reality is going to have to admit reality.
Rick Scott acknowledges Biden 'absolutely' won fair election:
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who joined a challenge to Pennsylvania's Electoral College results when Congress was certifying presidential election votes, conceded Sunday that President Biden “absolutely” won the 2020 election fairly.
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says he doesn’t think the former guy will be the GOP nominee for president in 2024. "Over the last four years, we lost the House... the Senate and the presidency" which has not happened since Herbert Hoover. "If we idolize one person, we will lose."
Meanwhile, at CPAC, someone wheeled in a literal idol.
@TonyStark Their party is the Trump party. The ones who don’t think he’s still the party better wake up fast.
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