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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Inquisitor View Post
    And Democrats are worse than Republicans for some reason, which may or may not involve being better at containing the Chinese government. Who are the real heroes in this story. S/

    China, who everyone seems to ignore, is now deliberately committing the worst mistakes of the United States past.

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    Video of Karen Bass praising Scientology just made Veep Kamala a LOT more likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Video of Karen Bass praising Scientology just made Veep Kamala a LOT more likely.
    It's certainly knocked out one of the other contenders at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Video of Karen Bass praising Scientology just made Veep Kamala a LOT more likely.
    Definitely. Trump, Republicans and Faux News would have a field day with Bass after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Video of Karen Bass praising Scientology just made Veep Kamala a LOT more likely.
    The bottom line, a VP candidate should 'Do no Harm' to the ticket. Even if it's not their fault, or if it is.

    I hope Biden follows this and choses someone who is at least as teflon as he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    Video of Karen Bass praising Scientology just made Veep Kamala a LOT more likely.
    Well, that's a near miss for the Biden camp. Lucky break.
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    On this date, in both 2014, as well as in 2015, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled former one-term Michigan Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, who only found his way into office because his predecessor was caught forging signatures in his own re-election bid right at the deadline to register for the Republican primary, so he got a conservative-leaning district gift-wrapped to head to serve in the U.S. House. Bentivolio was a special kind of kooky, as his career prior to running for office was that of a reindeer farmer who ran a Christmas village in his district. To this day, you can find photos of a shirtless Kerry Bentivolio blowing air-kisses at his reindeer pals. Bentivolio also once starred in a 9-11 Truther movie where President Bush was left in a bed to sit in his own filth by a nurse for his role in the "inside job". While in Congress, he gleefully ran amok with Tea Party loons during the 2013 Government Shutdown in protests near the White House, talked about how impeaching President Obama would be a "dream come true", and generally proved himself clueless while in Washington, including mispronouncing "Samoa" when introducing the Representative from there and utterly butchering his name. Bentivolio’s utter mistake of a Congressional career seems good and over.

    It was in 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” presented profiles of the U.S. House Representative from Tennessee's 6th Congressional District, Diane Black, who was another beneficiary of the 2010 Tea Party Wave to help her find her way to Washington, D.C. Back 2012, Black faced no Democratic challenger, getting a slam-dunk victory that saw her main threat coming in the GOP Primary, where she had to fend off Lou Ann Zelenik, an anti-Muslim fearmonger who claimed Rep. Black hadn't done enough to prevent the rise of Islam in Tennessee, with the evidence being the mosque that stands in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Rather than call out Zelenik for her bigotry, Black instead began trying to one-up her, saying that "violent Islam" was becoming the norm, and "not the exception". Don't worry, though, she didn't abandon this disgusting belief after surviving the primary challenge that year. Diane Black has actually introduced one of those blatantly paranoid anti-Sharia bills you normally see idiots trying to pass at the state level back in Tennessee in 2010, and now that she's in Congress, she tried to get it banned at the federal level. Perhaps Diane Black's worst comment on Muslims, however, is when she said, "Until the American Muslim community find it in their hearts to separate themselves from their evil, radical counterparts, to condemn those who want to destroy our civilization and will fight against them, we are not obligated to open our society to any of them." Great. We’ll just expect an entire religion to condemn those who represent it most poorly before we can allow them to be in the country. Maybe we should ask Rep. Black to properly condemn the KKK before she can be a citizen, too, just so everything’s equal across the board. In March of 2016, Black was sitting on the "Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives", and was asking important, totally non-biased questions like, “In our society, have we reached a point where there is an Amazon.com for baby parts, including entire babies? That's a pretty easy answer: "No, Goddamn it." "Baby Body Parts" was the sort of rhetoric that inspired Roland James Dear to shoot up a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, through the apparatus of stochastic terror. So great job there, Rep. Black. Maybe after you’re done criticizing the Klan so we can trust that you’re not a Christian terrorist is also condemn people who attack abortion clinics and the people who work at them, eh? By June 9th, 2016, Black was hanging out with the Family Research Council (the always delightful anti-gay hate group), and she tried justifying the witch hunts being launched against Planned Parenthood after the "sting" videos (the fraudulent ones) produced by the Center for Medical Progress were released. Diane Black did not need much justification to get the torches and pitchforks, because the organization was worthy of suspicion "just because they provide abortions": Meanwhile, when actual children were slaughtered, en masse, by Adam Lanza, and there was a call for universal background checks and preventing the mentally ill from getting military-grade weapons, Diane Black was not thinking about dead children quite the same way. Because she knew guns weren't the real problem... she blamed it on “Unprecedented levels of violent games, music and so on.” After a more recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in May of 2018, Diane Black revisited the topic of mass shootings yet again, saying that “pornography is the root cause” of the problem. Black’s legislative record is full of attempts at repealing the Affordable Care Act, defunding Planned Parenthood, and she even voted for the 2013 Government Shutdown, only to vote against re-opening the government when the time came, sixteen days later. But alas, in 2018, Diane Black chose to leave her seat in Congress, taking her Islamophobic, anti-abortion, and gun crazy philosophy back home to run to be the next Governor of Tennessee to replace the term-limited Bill Haslam. Black finished third in the GOP Primary, only getting 23% of the vote after spending millions of dollars of her own money trying to win. She has not run for office since, and may not ever again (and we’re fine with that). As such, we’ll retire her profile at this time and take a look at another wacky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 896-45, since this was established in July 2014.)
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    Mark Green

    Welcome to what is the 896th original profile here at “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day”, where we’ll be discussing the U.S. House Representative from Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, Mark Green, who was first elected in 2018 in a race he won by 34 points to replace Marsha Blackburn, who chose to run for Senate that year, and that should tell you exactly how conservative the district is. Prior to that, Green served six years in the Tennessee State Senate, and in 2017 was briefly nominated to be the Secretary of the Army but withdrew after several bigoted comments attributed to him against Muslims and transgender Americans were revealed by journalists. He referred to a transphobic bill as how he aims to “crush evil”, claimed psychiatrists refer to transgender as a “disease” (maybe a half century ago), and stated he would try to prevent anything about Islam to be taught in schools because “Muslims think Jesus wasn’t born from a virgin (which is false, they consider Jesus as one of their prophets).

    What has quickly become clear to us is that Mark Green is a former physician and has abandoned the Hippocratic oath in favor of conservative ideology. When, about a month before he was sworn into Congress, he went on a rant about how vaccines cause autism, we were concerned.

    But we’re currently watch this dips*** get into arguments with sane members of Congress about the increased protection provided by wearing a face covering or mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. He in fact, claims such a simple precaution is “irrational”, angrily citing in a hearing that he saw a jogger wearing a face mask on his way to the capitol in late June:

    As I came in today, I saw a gentleman running on the sidewalk. There was no one within a hundred yards of the guy, yet he was wearing a mask while running. This speaks to the irrational fears this dishonest representation of the data by the media has caused.”
    This of course is f***ing stupid, because at some point during their run, that jogger would certainly pass by another human being.

    It should come as little surprise, then, that he pretty consistently rejects science, believing in Personhood, rejecting that climate change is man-made, and that he denies the science behind evolution.

    Yes. Mark Green is that bad. So you probably wouldn’t be surprised that his voting record looks like this:



    Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, as we stated, is highly conservative, with a +20 Republican lean in the Cook Partisan Voting Index. Mark Green goes into the election in November to face off with Kiran Sreepada, a political newcomer who was compelled to run for office after the 2018 Government Shutdown. It's likely that we’ll be hearing more from Green as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, and his anti-vaccination views could be potentially embarrassing for the GOP if as debates over federal funding for the public to be given any vaccine that is developed come forward in the next term of Congress. So don’t be surprised when that happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Definitely. Trump, Republicans and Faux News would have a field day with Bass after that.
    The irony being, the other religious fanatics are all on their side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    The bottom line, a VP candidate should 'Do no Harm' to the ticket. Even if it's not their fault, or if it is.

    I hope Biden follows this and choses someone who is at least as teflon as he is.
    I'm not sure if that exists because lady parts. Maybe Duckworth? I don't know about her record but she is hard to attack at least. Even with her being born out of the country, she is also a member of DAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    China, who everyone seems to ignore, is now deliberately committing the worst mistakes of the United States past.
    Which countries has China bombed? Who have they enslaved? What governments have they overthrown because their people absolutely HAD to have bananas?

    There are many legitimate criticisms that can be leveled against China, but those who hold the levers of power are far beyond the reach of any American policy. Instead most of the hostility will fall upon Asian-Americans, even most aren't even Chinese and those of us who are have spent our entire lives trying, and failing, to prove to our racist neighbors that we're good and loyal Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    Which countries has China bombed? Who have they enslaved? What governments have they overthrown because their people absolutely HAD to have bananas?

    There are many legitimate criticisms that can be leveled against China, but those who hold the levers of power are far beyond the reach of any American policy. Instead most of the hostility will fall upon Asian-Americans, even most aren't even Chinese and those of us who are have spent our entire lives trying, and failing, to prove to our racist neighbors that we're good and loyal Americans.
    Who have they enslaved? Also, ya know, genocide

    https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/chi...EaAn6IEALw_wcB

    Their imperialism

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-...w-imperialists

    And while China doesn't bomb much,m they sure are itching for some military confrontation. Just ask Taiwan.

    The US is far from sinless, without a doubt. But what are bugs in our system, many we've still not corrected, are features in China's, because at the end of the day, they're a dictatorship looking to expand their power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Well, that's a near miss for the Biden camp. Lucky break.
    Ironically it was something the right wing site The Daily Caller “exposed”. They may have unintentionally saved Biden. Thanks Daily Caller!

    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Trump knows what's on the horizon if he loses the election, that being a federal trial and, quite possibly, prison, so he's doing all he can via his henchman running the Postal Service to screw up mail-in voting.
    Trump sabotaging the USPS is one of his paths to victory. I wish there was more we could do to stop this.
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