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Believe me, I understand the motivation(s) behind vandalizing Mitch McConnell's home.  However, I fail to see what such an act would have accomplished, aside from letting out frustration.  It wasn't as if he/she/they could have intimidated him into reversing his stance on the 2K stimulus checks.  So, again, what did they hope to accomplish there?

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43 minutes ago, Juliajms said:

This is beyond unacceptable.

 

 

I find it astonishing that this is still going on. Why are these people so willing to do this for Trump? 

What kind of leverage does he have on them? I know it's rare, but it's not the first time a sitting president has lost an election. Why are they so hellbent on trying to keep him in power like this?

Frankly, the blatant disrespect they're showing towards the results of a democratic election should disqualify them from keeping their own seats in the senate.

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25 minutes ago, I Am A Swede said:

I know it's rare, but it's not the first time a sitting president has lost an election. Why are they so hellbent on trying to keep him in power like this?

 

I wish I had the answer to that question, too.  We KNOW that when it comes to men like Donald Trump, the emperor truly has no clothes.  Is it just that the GOP wants to remain in control forever?

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8 minutes ago, Khan said:

Is it just that the GOP wants to remain in control forever?

 

I think the majority of today's Republicans have felt empowered to unleash their true anti-democracy colors because of 45. It's sad and scary.

 

On a truly superficial note, someone really needs to tell Ted Cruz to shave that beard. It looks so goofy!!

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1 hour ago, Khan said:

Believe me, I understand the motivation(s) behind vandalizing Mitch McConnell's home.  However, I fail to see what such an act would have accomplished, aside from letting out frustration.  It wasn't as if he/she/they could have intimidated him into reversing his stance on the 2K stimulus checks.  So, again, what did they hope to accomplish there?

I agree it doesn't accomplish anything. I guess I don't think it needs to. I'm completely apathetic to his well being. If after everything he's done harm comes his way, so be it. I wouldn't harm him personally, btw.

54 minutes ago, I Am A Swede said:

 

I find it astonishing that this is still going on. Why are these people so willing to do this for Trump? 

What kind of leverage does he have on them? I know it's rare, but it's not the first time a sitting president has lost an election. Why are they so hellbent on trying to keep him in power like this?

Frankly, the blatant disrespect they're showing towards the results of a democratic election should disqualify them from keeping their own seats in the senate.

I think it's to get his voters. They know what they are doing won't change anything. Trump himself is only doing it as a grift. He knows he's out, although (God help us) it sounds like Ivanka might run for the senate.

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1 hour ago, I Am A Swede said:

 

I find it astonishing that this is still going on. Why are these people so willing to do this for Trump? 

What kind of leverage does he have on them? I know it's rare, but it's not the first time a sitting president has lost an election. Why are they so hellbent on trying to keep him in power like this?

Frankly, the blatant disrespect they're showing towards the results of a democratic election should disqualify them from keeping their own seats in the senate.

 

There has been some talk about not seating those electeds in the convening of the new Congress. I'm going to need less talk about it and more 'be about it'. There needs to be clarity on the consequences that will result from such an action and the consequences need to be steep.

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45 minutes ago, Juliajms said:

it sounds like Ivanka might run for the senate.

 

Frankly, I don't think she has much of a shot.  Not even with the Trump name and (no doubt) Daddy Dearest's assured seal of approval.  But, stranger things have happened, lol.

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6 hours ago, Juliajms said:

I agree it doesn't accomplish anything. I guess I don't think it needs to. I'm completely apathetic to his well being. If after everything he's done harm comes his way, so be it. I wouldn't harm him personally, btw.

 

I think it's to get his voters. They know what they are doing won't change anything. Trump himself is only doing it as a grift. He knows he's out, although (God help us) it sounds like Ivanka might run for the senate.

Same. 

 

And the sad truth is...apparently knowing they will have to put their 'it's okay to show it now' hatred away is just too much for those people who voted for him. The entitlement 45 allowed them to have is real. 

 

5 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

There has been some talk about not seating those electeds in the convening of the new Congress. I'm going to need less talk about it and more 'be about it'. There needs to be clarity on the consequences that will result from such an action and the consequences need to be steep.

Again SAME. How can they be about this? In this country? It is so clear even though it's been decades since I've been in a civics class, that what they are asking for is treason.

 

And if they are not careful, given how people have been, people might go back through history and pull a French Revolution on them...that itself being inspired by the AMERICAN Revolution.

 

Off with their heads indeed. 

8 hours ago, Juliajms said:

Ya'll are so much nicer than I am. He has harmed millions of people and I do wish him harm.

 

This is beyond unacceptable.

 

I'm honestly surprised that people knew he is to blame given how people are so eager to blame everyone, BUT the person responsible.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

This GOP mini-insurrection feels like a distraction, tbh.

Meanwhile, the U.S. systems have been hacked to death by the Russians and the extent of the damage continues to unfold.

 

I think they know most people won't care about the hacking, sadly. The mini-insurrection mostly feels like a naked gambit for 2024 to me, especially from Josh Hawley, who is a darling of fauxgressives on social media.

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The national murder rate is now the highest it has been in 20 years. Slavic Village and Cleveland's East Side is but one example of the degradation and deterioration of the social contract that is taking place in America.

35 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

I think they know most people won't care about the hacking, sadly. The mini-insurrection mostly feels like a naked gambit for 2024 to me, especially from Josh Hawley, who is a darling of fauxgressives on social media.

 

Indifference by the public may also be because the exent of the damage hasn't yet been made explicit. That may take months or even years to unwind. The incoming administration may make this clearer once they are in the White House. Then the general public may begin to care much more.

 

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