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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    I was talking to a friend who's a high school social studies teacher today and she said that while she doesn't wish death on Trump, she does hope he suffers enough from Covid to learn something, because he only seems to learn things when they effect him directly. So maybe if he feels what Chris Cuomo felt or what Ali Wentworth felt when they went through it, maybe he'll realize just how serious it is.
    Don't hold your breath waiting for Trump to have a come to Jesus moment and see the error of his ways about COVID, because he won't, that's not how he operates. More than likely he'll be like Steve Scalise who, despite having nearly died after getting shot during the Congressional baseball shooting three years ago, he remained staunchly against any sort of gun control regulations. Trump will come out of Walter Reed every bit as defiant and stubborn when it comes to not wearing masks and, as others here already stated, will boast that the virus was no big deal, something that will only encourage his brain dead followers to be even more foolish about not taking precautions to protect themselves.

    Oh, by the way:

    Kellyanne Conway tests positive for COVID after attending White House event
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    Fun statistic:

    There are currently more positive cases of Covid-19 in the Trump White House than in all of New Zealand.
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    On this date in 2014, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" ran a profile of Joshua Black, a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives in the 2014 elections whose aspirations for office at first were the sort of thing that the GOP loved… an African-American taxi-driver turned street preacher who hated President Obama enough to call for his impeachment over Benghazi. Of course, their new favored son fell out of favor fast when he started calling for Barack Obama to be hanged as a traitor like Benedict Arnold… on MLK Day, of all times. While this got him a visit from the Secret Service, the only apology Black ever gave was that he was incorrect that Benedict Arnold was ever hanged, as he died back in England of old age. It seems like Joshua Black won’t be a viable candidate for anything but a Secret Service watch list going forward.

    It was on this date in 2015 that "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day profiled former House Speaker John Boehner, the weepy wanker who wielded a speaker's gavel that was the most cartoonish example of overcompensation anyone could have ever imagined. Boehner's reign as speaker saw our Congress become a complete circus where he lost control of insurrectionists who were IN HIS OWN PARTY, eventually leading to several votes for Speaker where members of the House Freedom Caucus went out of their way to embarrass him with protest votes for other candidates for the role, and threats for votes for non-confidence that led to him opting to just resign. Boehner should not be pitied, however, because he led the charge to repeatedly, again and again attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act knowing the effort would either be stopped by a filibustered Senate, or be vetoed by President Obama, but insisting on repeating the lie that it was a "job-killing" healthcare plan. Boehner once denied climate change and disregarded that carbon dioxide played a role in it, mentioning how it's as harmless as cow flatulence. When confronted with the fact that the Congressional sessions he led were the least productive in modern history, he scoffed, saying he should be judged by the bills they didn't pass, rather than the ones they had. Boehner allowed Ted Cruz to practically usurp him and lead the GOP off a cliff and into the 2013 Government Shutdown without any plan as how to proceed in governing our country. He tried blaming cries from his Republican colleagues to impeach the president were actually "a scam perpetuated by the White House", who had somehow tricked them into suggesting such a thing. He frequently would insinuate that President Obama was loyal to forces outside the country, in particular Iran, during nuclear negotiations with them. Boehner, always a notorious chain smoker who once handed out checks from the tobacco lobby right before Congress was about to vote on legislation that directly affected the tobacco industry, has after retiring from Congress gone on to... big surprise... work for the tobacco lobby. We only credit him for having the redeeming quality of having a sense of humor and being brutally honest about hating Ted Cruz since he left office.

    In both 2016, as well as 2017, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who in our first discussion was just U.S. Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions. Now, we covered ALLLLLL the racist crap that Sessions had done including but not limited to his full-throated in his opposition to immigration, his die-hard support of the presidential aspirations of President Trump and helping write his vague and insane national security and anti-immigration policies, appeared on stage with him wearing a "Make America Great" hat as far back as August of 2015, and was the first Republican to defend Trump's idea of banning the entry of all Muslims entering the United States, saying it was "an appropriate time to begin discussion" of something that bigoted and obviously unconstitutional. We talked about how he opposes LGBT rights so fiercely that he was the person who introduced a bill for a Constitutional Amendment to ban same sex marriage in 2006. Long before he was in the Senate, back in 1986, Jeff Sessions was a U.S. Attorney for Southern Alabama nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be a U.S. District Court judge. During the hearing to confirm him, however, four lawyers from the U.S. Department Justice came and testified to report on Sessions' history of making racist statements. He was quoted as having said that the NAACP and ACLU were "un-American" and "Communist" because they "forced Civil Rights down the throats of people" and had told an assistant U.S. Attorney once that he "thought the Klan was okay until I found out they smoked pot", which is a revolting place to draw a line, frankly. The Reagan administration withdrew his nomination, making him only the second person denied the office after being nominated in 48 years. That forced Sessions to go skulking back to Alabama, where he would remain a U.S. Attorney until 1993, before running for Alabama Attorney General and serving for all of two years before making the jump to replace the late Sen. Howard Heflin, coincidentally one of the senators in that Judiciary Committee hearing who refused to confirm him to the U.S. District Court. Back in 2005: Sen. Sessions insulted protesters of the Iraq War, saying "They did not represent the American ideals of freedom, liberty and spreading that around the world. I frankly don't know what they represent, other than to blame America first.", In 2010, Sessions gave his humble opinion that President Obama "sees the Constitution as an inconvenience." and in June of 2016 spoke before the Faith and Freedom Coalition, claims that his anti-immigration position is "The Biblical One", citing the Book of Nehemiah from the Hebrew Bible. (Of course, in the actual Christian Bible, that Sessions is supposed to follow the tenets of, Jesus Christ kind of talks about welcoming strangrs from other lands with open arms as the mark of a True Christian (Romans 12:13), so...) Jeff Sessions helped fuel the anti-immigrant fever of the Trump presidential campaign, allowing his own creepy-ass white nationalist communications director, Stephen Miller, to join the Trump campaign, and Miller helped write the dystopian nightmare speech that Donald Trump delivered at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Sessions was rewarded for his loyalty with Trump to be nominated to be Attorney General, which filled every civil rights organization with dread, as this racist little Keebler Elf is openly opposed to every policy that would promote racial equality, criminal justice reform, and reducing the prison population that tends to lean disproportionately in favor of locking up minorities for longer periods of time for minor criminal offenses. He's proven them pretty right, too, as he's been focusing on things like trying to coordinate mass deportations of immigrants, reverse affirmative action at college universities, and re-direct funding away from investigations into white supremacist organizations as terrorist threats, even though they’re the most likely to carry out such attacks, statistically speaking.

    But, the thing we're happy to report, is that this bigoted hobbit is still thankfully quite incompetent. Before he ever took the job as Attorney General, he had set the stage for ending up being thrown out of office, if not going to prison. You see, it seems people involved in the Trump 2016 campaign, which still did include Jeff Sessions were colluding with foreign entities from Russia to steal the presidential election (the United States Intelligence community are in unanimous agreement that this is the case). And did Jeff Sessions get caught up in the conspiracy to commit treason? Why, it certainly would seem so, what with there being secret meetings between himself and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on at least THREE CONFIRMED occasions? But hey, a Senator meeting with foreign dignitaries might be something that you could explain, right? It's not like Jeff Sessions would lie under oath when asked about meeting Russians during his confirmation hearing to be Attorney General and risk being charged with perjury at some point... OH WAIT, HE F***ING DID THAT TOO. As a result of Attorney General Sessions being a complete moron aiding Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, his hand was forced and he had to recuse himself in the matter of the investigations into Russian tampering in the 2016 election. Big surprise... Donald Trump is not happy about that! It seems as so many dots are turning up for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to connect that it's almost going to be a slam dunk to prove not only did Trump campaign people were aiding a foreign power, but Donald Trump knew about it. And Trump is kicking himself that he's powerless to have his A.G. do anything to save his ass. Trump demanded Jeff Sessions resign, and wanted to toss him out of the White House in his pointy-heeled shoes, but was pressured by sane members of his administration that doing so would only accelerate his downfall. Instead, Trump has comforted himself by publicly ridiculing his own Attorney General in interviews and on social media in July of 2017, something he continued to do for over a year, and has even admitted he would have never nominated him if he knew Sessions wasn't going to play defense for him in the Trump/Russia investigation. Sessions eventually resigned in November of 2018, and just failed to even advance out of the primary to win his old Senate seat back in Alabama in 2020.
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    It was on this date in 2018 that "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day profiled Jan Morgan, a 2018 candidate for Governor of Arkansas who tried challenging Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the GOP Primary by running to his right primarily on the basis that she loves guns and hates Muslims more than he does. Really, that’s the long and the short of it. Morgan, an NRA activist now 54 years old, entered the race with the support of Donald Trump and based on her own viral fame in 2014 when she declared her own gun range to be a “Muslim free zone”, presumably because she felt she was getting too long in the tooth to continue her advertising for the range by running ads where she posed as its “gun babe”.After facing criticism for that incident, she claimed, “Agents with the Counter-Terrorism unit of the FBI met with me last year to alert me that ISIS is in Arkansas… The agency feared I was going to be a target of opportunity, and I was directed to take EVERY SECURITY PRE-CAUTION necessary to protect my life and the lives of all people in my presence at all times.” She also wrote on her own website in 2014 in a now deleted post, “Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me or other innocent people simply because we refuse to submit to Islamic authority.” By January 2015, this revolutionary business practice of open bigotry expanded to skin color, when Morgan denied service to two men who were Hindu, who argue with her they “weren’t Muslim, just brown”.She stated her belief that the 2nd Amendment should be unbridled, as well as her concerns that “Sharia Law” is taking over the United States (Hint: IT ISN’T), and tried gaining points politically against Asa Hutchinson for not signing a patently unconstitutional anti-Sharia Law that passed in the Arkansas state legislature. Mind you, she has also reflexively attacked Sen. Marco Rubio for defending the rights of Muslims to be at gun ranges by accusing him of “like a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood front organization CAIR.” We’re going to point out that that’s not just hyperbolic, it’s conspiracy-theory insane, because there is no link between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Council for American-Islamic Relations. CAIR, however, is often the target of anti-Islamic hatemongers for trying to improve relations between the United States and Muslims around the globe… so yeah, seems to make sense that Jan Morgan would weigh in that way. It's not just the bigotry, it’s the level of “gun crazy” that is intertwined with it with Morgan, though, as she not only believes there should be no limits to the 2nd Amendment, but she actually had the backwards-ass idea that the solution to an increase in school shootings was to declare laws that school zones are “gun-free zones” to be unconstitutional. She was also proud enough to meet Trump Administration advisor and European Neo-Nazi member Sebastian Gorka that she took a photograph of the two of them together to post to her Twitter profile in September of 2018. Anyway, in the end, Jan Morgan still got a surprisingly good 30% of the vote in the GOP Primary against Asa Hutchinson, which makes us honestly wonder if this isn’t the last time we’ll see her run for office.

    On this date in 2019, the “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Tom Braund, who was very briefly nominated to be placed on the Alaska State Senate by Republican Gov. Bill Walker in February of 2018, but that nomination proved disastrous after the media reported some of Braund’s thoughts in Facebook posts, where he advocated for theocracy, compared women to dogs, and apparently urged the murder of abortion providers by cutting their hearts out with scissors. He also shared “A Theory Of Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives,” which concluded, “To test this theory: Lock your wife &your dog in the garage for an hour. Then open it and see who’s happy to see you!” Because OF COURSE the anti-abortion fanatic thinks misogyny is hilarious. Braund has never made a run for office officially, and blew his chance at being appointed for one, so we will set aside his profile at this time, and take a look at another kooky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 922-45, since this was established in July 2014.
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    David Perdue
    Welcome to what is the 922nd original profile here at “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day”, where we’ll be discussing the sitting U.S. Senator from Georgia, David Perdue, who was first elected to office back in the 2014 elections, based on his resume of being the CEO of a variety of companies through the years including Sara Lee, Haggar Clothing, Reebok, and Dollar General, as well as being the cousin of former Georgia Governor (and Trump administration Secretary of Agriculture) Sonny Perdue. Ah, nothing more Republican than corporate elitism combined with nepotism… well, that if you add the fact that his business record includes investors suing companies he worked for because they were misreporting profits, times he took a golden parachute while a company filed for bankruptcy (both with Dollar General), and laying off workers and/or outsourcing jobs (pretty much everywhere else). It was not until May of 2020, when the media scrutinized his stock portfolio and how it was handled as the Senate was informed of the Covid-19 pandemic looming that he announced his financial advisors would no longer be buying and selling individual stocks… because of course no one with a career as a shady CEO would look to enrich themselves during a viral outbreak. The only reason he wasn’t scrutinized more is because Georgia’s other senator is Kelly Loeffler, who was even more brazen in trying to profit off of coronavirus.

    But while his track record of letting greed motivate him is troubling enough, David Perdue has given us more then enough reason through the years to be concerned that he isn’t a bigoted fascist. We first really focused on him as a potential candidate for a CSGOPOTD profile back in June of 2016 when at that year’s Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference, he quoted scripture to make a “joke” about President Obama, quoting Psalms 109:8 and saying, “let his days be few.

    Ah, the Christian value of praying for the death of your political foes. Classy.

    As a legislator, David Perdue has voted almost exclusively along party lines in the Senate, rubber-stamping every member of Donald Trump’s “Cabinet of Horrors” through, giving a free pass to every judicial nominee, including accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh, and voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act among the rare moments where Mitch McConnell has actually allowed a vote to the floor. He sponsored anti-immigration legislation that would not prevent illegal immigration as much as reduce the amount of people legally allowed to emigrate into the United States, because as we’re about to cover… Perdue’s got a bit of a track record for doing racist things in terms of policy, and looking the other way when they happen in reality.

    And it’s just about two years from that point that Donald Trump tweeted out a video of some of his supporters in Florida yelling, “WHITE POWER!” that Perdue refused to comment on. Y’know, just coincidentally. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Sen. Perdue developed amnesia about Donald Trump calling Haiti and African nations “s***hole countries” even though he was present in the room when it happened, and then only remembered it a few weeks later when his feet were held to the fire about it.

    Maybe it’s better that he wasn’t facing the media to comment, after all, we’re talking about the same David Perdue who in 2018 was being filmed while campaigning for current Georgia Governor (by way of voter suppression and kicking Democratic voters off the ballot) Brian Kemp by a student with their cell phone. And Perdue lost his cool and snatched the student’s phone out of his hand and away from them. Which is, y’know, not normal behavior for a member of the U.S. Senate.

    Recent headlines from the 2020 election, now that Perdue is up for re-election, have not done a lot to shake the image that maybe he’s got some serious problems with people of other races or religions, as his campaign opened up against his Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, by going “all-in” on anti-Semitic tropes. The first ad released enlarged Ossoff’s nose in both length and width (interesting choice of photoshop there, Dave), and then the campaign followed by releasing an add of Ossoff standing with Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate Minority Leader who just so happens to be Jewish with the caption that Democrats are trying to “buy Georgia. Perdue ordered his people to pull the ads after facing criticism and claimed it was an “idadvertant error” and not that he was employing people cribbing notes from Joseph Goebbels, which is what it was looking like.

    And it looks like David Perdue is scared for a reason, as polls have begun to show the race in a virtual tie, with Jon Ossoff surging ahead as early voting begins. Perhaps, mercifully, November 3rd will give us an outcome where David Perdue ends up a one-term senator, and a man with the interest of the people in mind, rather than a CEO’s bank account will be in place.

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    I don't even get her argument.

    How is it fake if the people who claimed it to be fake are the ones that got sick? The very perspective doesn't even make any sense.

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    Some really nasty comments here. I hope Trump pulls through and goes on to kick liberal backsides. They've long since lost the moral high ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRA View Post
    Some really nasty comments here. I hope Trump pulls through and goes on to kick liberal backsides. They've long since lost the moral high ground.
    Barely two weeks ago conservatives were celebrating the death of RBG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panfoot View Post
    Barely two weeks ago conservatives were celebrating the death of RBG.
    And frankly, we're all hoping Trump eventually recovers, that way he can live long enough to go to jail for tax evasion. He needs to experience some justice before some virus takes him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    And frankly, we're all hoping Trump eventually recovers, that way he can live long enough to go to jail for tax evasion. He needs to experience some justice before some virus takes him.
    Yup, death is the easy way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRA View Post
    Some really nasty comments here. I hope Trump pulls through and goes on to kick liberal backsides. They've long since lost the moral high ground.
    Man, conservatives hate it when you treat them, like they treat everyone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRA View Post
    Some really nasty comments here. I hope Trump pulls through and goes on to kick liberal backsides. They've long since lost the moral high ground.
    Sure, like Republicans are devoted believers in truth, justice and the American way. Meanwhile, I also hope Trump makes a full recovery, I want him hale and hearty for when he loses in November, then goes on trial and is hauled off to prison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidRA View Post
    Some really nasty comments here. I hope Trump pulls through and goes on to kick liberal backsides. They've long since lost the moral high ground.
    Republicans openly celebrated RBG's death, then got sick at a party for her replacement. The mental gymnastics needed to pretend they have the high ground is staggering.
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    Invincibility punctured by infection: How the coronavirus spread in Trump’s White House

    The ceremony in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday was a triumphal flashback to the Before Times — before public health guidelines restricted mass gatherings, before people were urged to wear masks and socially distance.

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcomed more than 150 guests as the president formally introduced Judge Amy Coney Barrett, his nominee for the Supreme Court. A handful of Republican senators were there, including Mike Lee of Utah, who hugged and mingled with guests. So was Kellyanne Conway, the recently departed senior counselor to the president, as well as the Rev. John I. Jenkins, the president of the University of Notre Dame, who left his Indiana campus where a coronavirus outbreak had recently occurred to celebrate an alumna’s nomination.

    Spirits were high. Finally, Trump was steering the national discussion away from the coronavirus pandemic — which had already killed more than 200,000 people in the United States and was still raging — to more favorable terrain, a possible conservative realignment of the Supreme Court.
    Five days later, that feeling of invincibility was cruelly punctured. On Thursday, counselor to the president Hope Hicks, who reported feeling symptoms during a trip with the president to Minnesota on Wednesday, tested positive for the virus. Early Friday morning, Trump announced that he and the first lady also had tested positive and had begun isolating inside the White House residence.

    On Friday, Lee, Conway and Jenkins announced that they, too, had tested positive, as did Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who was at the ceremony, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who had recently spent time with the president, including at an indoor fundraiser last week. At least three journalists who had been at White House events in the past week also reported testing positive on Friday. And White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said he was bracing for additional infections among administration officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Sure, like Republicans are devoted believers in truth, justice and the American way. Meanwhile, I also hope Trump makes a full recovery, I want him hale and hearty for when he loses in November, then goes on trial and is hauled off to prison.
    What are the American courts like at seizing assets?

    I half think he’ll have a jet ready waiting to take him to Mother Russia.

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