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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    The reveal to this is... they sent that letter to Trump asking for a pardon...

    So Trump was aware Greenberg and Gaetz were diddling a kid and chose to do absolutely nothing about it, said nothing about it... with all his social media posts promoting Q, he had someone trafficking children for sex, and looked the other way.

    If he runs in '24, I'd love to see this get thrown into Trump's face.
    You think it would actually hurt him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    The reveal to this is... they sent that letter to Trump asking for a pardon...

    So Trump was aware Greenberg and Gaetz were diddling a kid and chose to do absolutely nothing about it, said nothing about it... with all his social media posts promoting Q, he had someone trafficking children for sex, and looked the other way.

    If he runs in '24, I'd love to see this get thrown into Trump's face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadH View Post
    The uproar over Liz Cheney and the deafening silence over Matt Gaetz. We now live in the mirror universe.
    As long as you defend Trump and/or kiss his ass, you're safer from the liberal wolves at the door than a baby in its mother's arms. Matty Perv chose to be a Trump bootlicker, Cheney didn't, that's the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    You think it would actually hurt him?
    If his dumbass tried flogging the Qanon s*** again and someone threw it back at him, I think it would.

    But again, the the current GOP, they're taking Trump over the truth. Whoever has stuck by him ain't going anywhere.

    The public still needs to remind everyone how truly radioactive he is.
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    For every person who demanded we 'not blackmail them with the Supreme Court'.

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    Lee was put to death four years ago as part of a rush in which Arkansas tried to execute eight people in 11 days, so that the state could use scarce lethal injection drugs before they expired. In that mad dash, four men were executed, three had their executions stayed, and one was granted clemency. Lee was one of the four put to death after Neil Gorsuch, in his first vote as a member of the Supreme Court, joined a 5–4 ruling to allow the execution to proceed. Even then, Lee’s case was considered one of the most seriously flawed, with a distinct chance that the state would be putting an innocent man to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    While I actually agree with that, did we see ANY move by Trump and his cronies to distance themselves from Gaetz after they found out?

    Trump still invited Gaetz to at least one of his rallies very shortly before the elections, the one where he kept calling him the name of a former aide who was convicted - Rick Gates.

    Paging Dr. Freud.
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    We don't really know if Trump found out. He doesn't exactly pay careful attention to briefing material.
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    Ideally the people planning campaign rallies would not be informed about justice department investigations.

    This is well-said.


    Of course, now we know Trump was even petitioned for a pardon, so he knew.
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    Experts Predict What Life Will Be Like Without COVID-19 Herd Immunity

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    Ohio GOP Censures Rep. Anthony Gonzalez Over Trump Impeachment Vote

    Gonzalez and nine other House Republicans voted to impeach Trump following the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. The GQP purge continues!

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    RNC Tweet About ‘Freedom Of Speech’ Does Not Go Well

    “The @GOP is the solid, undeniable winner of the race to the bottom,” one critic snarked at the Republican National Committee’s post. More whining from the GQP about Trump's social media ban. WOMP WOMP!

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    After $12 Billion JPMorgan Bailout, CEO Jamie Dimon Doesn’t Want Biden ‘Throwing Money’

    The billionaire executive wants an itemized list of what the government would do with his tax dollars. Twitter critics made their own accounting of that demand. Uber-wealthy smacked asses like Dimon, literally swimming in money need to STFU!

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    Lawyer Says Capitol Defendant Had ‘Foxmania’ From Watching Too Much Fox News

    For roughly six months after he was laid off, Anthony Antonio was in a home where Fox News played constantly, his attorney told a court. Seriously? Lord have mercy, that's right up there with the legendary Twinkie Defense.

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    Newsmax Reporter Tries Trump’s ‘People Are Saying’ Line. Jen Psaki Isn’t Having It.

    “What people?” The White House press secretary hammers away to nail down the question. Dammit! I'm gonna miss Jen (a.k.a., "The Bullshit Basher") when she leaves.
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    Newsmax Reporter Tries Trump’s ‘People Are Saying’ Line. Jen Psaki Isn’t Having It.

    “What people?” The White House press secretary hammers away to nail down the question. Dammit! I'm gonna miss Jen (a.k.a., "The Bullshit Basher") when she leaves.
    I'm wondering where Psaki goes. Like, a news gig back at CNN? Or is she going to make an actual run for office back in Iowa? She's also got some experience in the State Department, so maybe she slides into a job over there.

    She's ridiculously competent. Like, after the past four years, she's been the fresh air in the room that needed to clear the stink of folks like McEnany, Huckabee-Sanders, Grisham, and Spicer left in the room.
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    It was on this date in 2015 that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of Glenn McConnell, a former South Carolina State Senator and Lieutenant Governor who left office in 2014 to become the President of Charleston University after almost two decades of people noticing he was a big Neo-Confederate supporter. Whether it was running a store with his brother that sold Team Gray paraphernalia, going on Nightline in 1999 to make comments in support of keeping the Stars & Bars at the state capitol, and keeping an active membership it the Sons of Confederate Veterans, McConnell couldn’t stop getting all lathered up over the Confederacy. Perhaps the most shocking display of McConnell's defense of a rebellion fought in support of slavery were photos that surfaced of him at a party where he was wearing a general's uniform, and posing for photos with African American actors were paid to portray slaves working at the plantation home where the party was taking place. McConnell retired as president of the University of Charleston in 2018, during a tenure that feaured protests against his hire in the first place.

    It was on this date in 2016 that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of Karen Davis, a 2014 candidate to represent California's 9th Congressional District, and former clerk for Stanislaus County. As a Stanislaus County Clerk back in the 1990s, she became a symbol of bravery for public officials, during a time when several anti-government anti-tax extremists, the Juris Christian Assembly, began harassing state employees. An Oregon man, Roger Steiner, was actually arrested and sent to prison for 18 years for sending her death threats, including bullets in her mailbox and a simulated bomb under her car, before she was actually physically assaulted back in 1994. But Karen Davis did not retreat from politics, even writing a novel about her experiences, "The Terrorist in My Garage". Steiner, meanwhile, maintained his innocence for two decades. Mind you, producing that book led to Davis' career as a clerk ending, as she had created a job to net her son a paycheck, and having her secretary, on the clock, helping write it for her, and using government FedEx accounts to ship copies to Hollywood producers, hoping it would be made into a movie. As Davis was making some noise about running for Congress, when suddenly, she received more death threats in the mail, against both herself and her husband. She harkened back to her experience in such matters, talking tough about how she wouldn't be intimidated, and that if she backed down she'd be "letting the terrorists win". Well, even with Davis on the ballot, it wouldn't matter, as she finished fourth among four candidates in the blanket primary. Except for one detail... investigators thought it strange that the threats she received were labelled "white bitch", which she said was what Steiner called her during her 1994 attack. She indicated to investigators that she felt it was Steiner, again... until finally, investigators realized her story didn't add up, and they submitted Davis to a polygraph, which she failed. She finally admitted to sending the death threats to herself, likely to stir up sympathy for her campaign for office. Now, not only is her first report of a crime to authorities bogus, but her 1994 assault accusations against Roger Steiner, who served 18 years of a 22 year sentence, are highly in doubt. Steiner, now 77 and unable to leave Fresno because he's still on probation, is seeking to have his conviction overturned, and if it is, he could likely sue the state of California for being wrongly imprisoned on the word on Karen Davis, who now seems pretty unelectable, what with lying to send an innocent man to prison for almost two decades.

    One this date in 2017, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” posted a profile of Mike Fair, who served two decades on the South Carolina State Senate, from 1996-2016, and back in 1998, he made an unsuccessful bid at running for Congress in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. After two decades in office, Mike Fair went bonkers starting in 2014, and was fighting the culture wars against everyone and anyone without any level of patience to actually prepare an appropriate response. In January of 2014, as an investigative report was released that South Carolina’s prison system was neglectful enough of mentally ill prisoners that it was being faced with legal action over the abuses. Mike Fair is the head of the Corrections and Penology Committee in the South Carolina State Senate, and responded to this revelation by saying he "didn't know that we had a problem with any particular aspect of mistreating or not treating inmates who have a diagnosis of mental illness". And that is remarkable, because about a decade earlier, Mike Fair was the chair of a Task Force whose findings were that the mentally ill in South Carolina’s prisons were facing terrible conditions. After a ruling from Judge Michael Baxley found that inmates had died because of a lack of basic care in South Carolina’s prisons, there obviously was going to be a discussion on how to fix the problem held by the Committee on Corrections and Penology… except that Mike Fair literally opened that meeting by trying to silence everyone and forbid them from discussing Judge Baxley’s findings. A month later, in February 2014, Fair started making headlines because he was opposing teaching standards for teaching evolution in school, holding up the process at almost the last minute. This was not uncommon, however, as Fair had argued as a Creationist against teaching natural selection in schools as far back as 2005. But it really was two months later in April 2014 that Mike Fair went off the deep end in his opposition to evolution… an 8 year old girl by the name of Olivia McConnell had petitioned to the South Carolina State legislature that she thought it would be a nice nod to the history of South Carolina if they would name the Colombian Wooly Mammoth as the official state fossil of South Carolina. And a bill got submitted on behalf of her teacher and class by one of the state legislators, to teach the kids how government works. The lesson they got, however, was less than inspiring. That would be because Mike Fair decided to try and litigate his fight over evolution again, and felt this “Colombian Wooly Mammoth” bill should be fought tooth and nail, because it was attacking his belief in Creationism by being older than he thought the Earth was. The rest of the Republicans in the South Carolina State Senate realized it’s bad optics to be a d*** to an 8 year old bill and dropped the Creationist language that Fair had added. Only two weeks after that in April, Fair was teaming up with CSGOPOTD alumni Lee Bright and freaking out about a play being performed at the University of South Carolina Upstate titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less”, calling it a “recruitment tool” and comparing those performing the play to “skinheads and radical Islam” looking to bring others into the fold. Almost a full year went by before Mike Fair made the papers again, this time in April of 2016, when he actually tried following the disastrous lead of North Carolina to pass transphobic bathroom legislation, co-sponsoring a bill on a bathroom ban submitted by his buddy Lee Bright. It fortunately went nowhere, but true to form, Fair would take out his frustration on the dreaded left in America soon thereafter. An LGBTQ advocate named Caleb Laieski, who was actually invited to the White House in 2011, frequently writes letters to state legislators asking them to consider having their states submit and pass legislation to ban the practice of “gay conversion therapy”, because of that nagging little detail where international groups are beginning to consider it a human rights abuse. Well, rather than respond politely with a “this would not pass muster in our legislature at this time”, or just choosing to not respond at all, Mike Fair sent a letter back to Laieski where he called him “warped”, “sick”, and “shameful”. Charming, right? Well, we’d like to say that all of these sorts of moments were Mike Fair’s undoing in that primary race, but it seems much more likely that the people of South Carolina were just tired of voting the same gasbags into office, and went with someone new instead. After all, it’s not like the rest of the Republicans in South Carolina are catching any flack for anti-choice votes, pushing for voter-disenfranchising Voter ID laws, attempts at trying to nullify the Affordable Care Act, or trying to legalize carrying firearms in bars. Mike Fair had all that, and more, in his own voting record, though, adding to our own concerns about him. Fair was torpedoed in the GOP Primary for his seat in the South Carolina State Senate by William Timmons in 2016.
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    It was on this date in 2018, as well as 2019, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Phil Covarrubias, a former member of the Colorado House of Representatives elected to represent District 56 who was in his freshman term in office when during a debate on the floor of the Colorado House regarding Donald Trump’s attempts at proposing a Muslim ban, Phil Covarrubias started defending one of the most shameful moments in American history, that being when the United States government placed Japanese-American citizens in internment camps during World War II. In October of 2017, he posted a rant on Facebook that featured his thoughts on how “liberals are racist against Americans”, or that “Russian collusion is Hitlery Clinton and the selling of uranium”, on top of defending Donald Trump’s admitted sexual assaults of women. A month later, e was caught on Facebook caught hitting “Like” at conspiracy theories that the mass shooting in Southerland Springs, Texas, was carried out by Antifa. In January of 2018, he again demonstrated a definitive case of rectal-cranial inversion (his head up his ass) on the floor of the Colorado House, this time during an abortion debate. For whatever reason, Covarrubias began comparing abortion to prostitution. We are thrilled to report that Phil Covarrubias was defeated in the GOP Primary in the 2018 elections, and is now longer in office.



    On this date one year ago, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” first profiled Randy Fine, a member of the Florida House of Representatives from District 53 who was first elected back in 2016, and a second term with 55% in 2018. He did so with the campaign strategy of attacking his Democratic opponent, Phil Moore, by accusing him of thinking he was “above the law” and giving the shocking examples of… traffic citations. In his time in office, Fine has decided to call for a city to be dissolved due to them not being able to afford to build a highway on their city budget, and called for the University of Central Florida to be shut down in 2019 because of “excessive spending” he didn’t like (Heaven forbid money be spent on education).

    But Randy Fine really got onto our radar back in November of 2017 after an insane social media outburst. You see, Fine is the only Jewish member of the Florida GOP. And when his own constituents began asking him why he was sponsoring bills that would forbid businesses and municipalities to do business with ”anti-Semitic” companies. What that definition includes is any business that Fine gets annoyed with for not blindly supporting Israel. But his constituents weren’t even AGAINST the idea… they were just wanting to know how it would work, and were asking their representative online… Fine doesn’t deal well with being questioned, though, and anyone who wanted details he would quickly declare was also “Anti-Semitic” or straight up a “NAZI. One such “Nazi” was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    That wasn’t a one-off, and Fine didn’t learn anything, as evidenced how in April of 2019, he got into another online argument and was attacking a constituent in a similar manner. Once he learned the person he was calling an “anti-Semite” was Jewish, though, Fine instead referred to his 68 year old opposition as a “Judenrat, a term for a Nazi-installed council made of Jewish members during World War II. When confronted with the fact that doing so is just, y’know, f***ed up, Fine doubled down, and insisted he was using the term properly.

    In spite of Randy Fine’s obvious mental instability, he won re-election in November with 55% of the vote. That has allowed him to continue to sponsor and vote for some of the most brazenly bigoted bills in the Florida, including HB 1, the biggest direct attack on First Amendment rights Florida has put forth in decades, that changed the legal definition of “riot” to reflect protesters, and then removed civil liability for anyone who might run over a “rioter”. If that scenario sounds familiar, Randy Fine submitted legislation that would protect the sort of Neo-Nazi motherf***er that ran over a crowd of people in Charlottesville and killed Heather Heyer.

    If you’re not revolted by Randy Fine yet (and you should be), he was also a sponsor of Florida’s HB 1475, the transphobic bill aimed at targeting transgender youth who participate in public school athletics and have created a conservative “smaller government” philosophy of children being forced to submit to mandatory genital inspections to prove they’re the sex of their birth.

    This is Randy Fine, and his surname is ironic, because none of this s*** is okay.
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    A few days ago, I reported Idaho state legislator Aaron von Erlinger (who was appointed to his seat after his predecessor's death and that was the only opponent he faced in the 2020 elections on the ballot), resigned after being accused of raping a 19 year old intern.

    The story is not over, of course, as there has to be an investigation and all that. But the reason it's back in the news? One of his fellow Republican legislators, Priscilla Giddings, decided to "support" the accused rapist by leaking the identity of his accuser to the right-wing media, who are violating all sorts of ethical norms and publicizing her identity... with a photo of her that was taken when she was 12. Fellow bats*** GOP state legislator Heather Scott (the one linked to domestic terrorism I've profiled multiple times) is trying to get her hands on the police report to make that public... which would of course, poison the water with any jury if it was discussed prior to an actual trial.

    Absolute motherf***ers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    A few days ago, I reported Idaho state legislator Aaron von Erlinger (who was appointed to his seat after his predecessor's death and that was the only opponent he faced in the 2020 elections on the ballot), resigned after being accused of raping a 19 year old intern.

    The story is not over, of course, as there has to be an investigation and all that. But the reason it's back in the news? One of his fellow Republican legislators, Priscilla Giddings, decided to "support" the accused rapist by leaking the identity of his accuser to the right-wing media, who are violating all sorts of ethical norms and publicizing her identity... with a photo of her that was taken when she was 12. Fellow bats*** GOP state legislator Heather Scott (the one linked to domestic terrorism I've profiled multiple times) is trying to get her hands on the police report to make that public... which would of course, poison the water with any jury if it was discussed prior to an actual trial.

    Absolute motherf***ers.
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    My theory. The only way we are going to see the influence of trump and the waining of Trumpism to any extent is if the Democrats hold onto power come 2022. We have maybe two more years of this TRP [Trump Republican Party] insanity, longer if the Republicans somehow take control of the House and/or Senate.

    Trump is not healthy for the Republican Party any more than for the Country as a whole. Eventually, if the Republicans find that, no matter how much they cheat, lie, and steal elections they still lose, then they will self-implode leaving the Cheney's and the Romney's of government to pick up the pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    My theory. The only way we are going to see the influence of trump and the waining of Trumpism to any extent is if the Democrats hold onto power come 2022. We have maybe two more years of this TRP [Trump Republican Party] insanity, longer if the Republicans somehow take control of the House and/or Senate.

    Trump is not healthy for the Republican Party any more than for the Country as a whole. Eventually, if the Republicans find that, no matter how much they cheat, lie, and steal elections they still lose, then they will self-implode leaving the Cheney's and the Romney's of government to pick up the pieces.
    He's also not healthy, PERIOD.
    Can Trumpism survive with Trump losing his coherence even more, or even dying? Would they accept his kids as his successors? Or someone like Tucker Carlson or Matt Gaetz?

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