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    Quote Originally Posted by williamtheday View Post
    A live action Glorious Godfrey.
    I can see the resemblance. Trump has the Anti-Life Equation





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    Man, that really is like a Trump crowd. Blank stares, open mouth-breathing. No people of color to speak of (unless they're paid and strategically placed, of course).
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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, as well as 2017, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day posted profiles of former Texas Governor and two-time failed presidential candidate Rick Perry, pictured above accidentally cosplaying Heath Ledger in a homophobic campaign ad from his 2012 Presidential campaign. All joking aside, Rick Perry does love him some guns, even going jogging and stopping from his cardio workout to add extra orifices via lead projectiles to coyotes that offend him. He’s equally callous about ending the lives of human beings, apparently, having executed over 250 people, more than any governor in U.S. History, including Todd Willingham, who after his death, was later proved innocent of the crime of which he was convicted. Perry, however, has no regrets. But don’t worry, he does love life. At least if the life in question has yet to be born. In his last term as governor, Rick Perry signed some of the harshest anti-abortion legislation into law (it’s still being decided by higher courts if it’s constitutional or not), causing mass protests at the state capitol. This is a man, while governor, who openly discussed having Texas secede from the union, and also backed anti-government tax scofflaw Cliven Bundy in his fight against the Bureau of Land Management in 2014.

    His 2012 campaign for president was supposed to be him riding to the Republicans’ rescue to deny Barack Obama a second term, but it was an unmitigated disaster, and included the revelation that his family’s vacation ranch was named with a racial slur, several campaign stops where he rambled on incoherently and made people speculate he was high on painkillers, and even how he forgot what the three government offices he wanted to shut down in a GOP primary debate, offering a meager, “OOPS” after his brain fart. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Perry claimed the unemployment number given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics every month is “doctored”, talked with Glenn Beck about the Jade Helm 15 Conspiracy Theory, claimed that the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina was not a race-motivated hate crime, but an “accident” motivated by drug use, recommended people start carrying firearms in dark movie theatres to shoot back blindly at any potential mass shooters who might attack them there, and compared himself to Jesus at a campaign rally in South Carolina. As a result, Perry’s second presidential campaign only lasted 92 days before he ran out of money.

    In the interests of staying relevant, and perhaps softening his image a bit, Rick Perry appeared on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, where he hoped to learn enough footwork to not embarrass himself at his daughter’s wedding later on in the year. He was eliminated very early on because… well, he was a terrible dancer, but you’re gonna fail miserably if you try to dance to “God Bless Texas” when you’re supposed to be performing a cha-cha. There was, for a time, speculation about Rick Perry being a primary challenger for Ted Cruz in the 2018 mid-term elections, but instead, Rick Perry inexplicably took a job of the Secretary of the Department of Energy in Donald Trump’s “Cabinet of Horrors”. He had no qualifications for the job, and was going to be running a department of our government that he advocated should be eliminated completely (well, after Ron Paul reminded him). Now, we’ve established that Perry is quite the dumbass, but get this… Perry advocated for eliminating the Dept. of Energy. He then took the job running it. Perry then admitted his surprise in that he had no idea what his job was when he accepted it, and was surprised at what the Department of Energy does. So what has Perry been doing when he hasn’t used his position to help coal barons get rich? Perry managed to be the first member of the Cabinet stupid enough to get crank-called by Russian pranksters. Which… is at least not the worst scandal the Trump administration has with the Russians. Perry is currently embroiled in the Trump administration’s Ukraine scandal, because of his meetings with Ukraine’s president where he may have been pressuring the country to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden to assist the Trump 2020 re-election campaign, as well as potential irregularities with the oil and gas companies in Ukraine.
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    Doug Ducey
    It was on this date in 2018, as well as 2019, that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” first profiled Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who has been in office now since 2014, who has at least lowered the bar for insane and racist Arizona Governors was already set pretty high by his predecessor, Jan Brewer. Ducey’s career prior to running for office was that he was the CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, the ice cream parlor chain, resigning from that spot in 2007 and then winning office in 2010 as Arizona State Treasurer. Our delay in profiling Ducey for the past year or two came to a quick end due to the above photo, where Gov. Ducey was posing with members of a supposed “Patriot Movement AZ” that’s a white nationalist group, and there’s not just members of the MAGA crowd, but they’re throwing up white supremacist hand gestures for the photo. What makes it even worse was the timing… While Gov. Ducey was meeting with these fringe hatemongers, he was simultaneously refusing to meet with education leaders during Arizona’s #RedforEd teacher’s strike. You kind of get the sense that his priorities are skewed, you know?

    That isn’t a one-off, either. As Ducey also spoke before Turning Point USA, another racist and anti-Semitic conservative group in August of 2018, and he answered to criticism over it by claiming that “he didn’t know” they were as bad as they are. How racist is Doug Ducey? He came out strong to oppose removing Confederate monuments in Arizona, even though the Confederacy pre-dated his state’s existence by a few decades. He chose to put this statement out within a week of the murder of Heather Heyer and 20 others being injured in a terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, carried out by white supremacists and Neo-Nazis.

    This guy is out of touch with the interests of actual people. While there were literally school students camping out right outside Ducey’s office to protest gun violence in schools after the Parkland Shooting back in March of 2018, he was too busy posting on Twitter about free agent players leaving the Arizona Cardinals.

    He’s also extreme enough on anti-choice legislation that he signed a law that would require physicians performing abortions in Arizona to attempt to resuscitate any fetus that survives the procedure… which would be amazing because fetuses are physically incapable of surviving outside the womb by definition. Their qualification of if the attempt needs to be made? If the fetus has a heartbeat. That would mean ANY abortion performed at six weeks or beyond… whether or not the fetus has developed other organs to survive. It’s… frankly mad science (and likely to be overturned by the courts).

    At this point, you start to get the feeling that Ducey is some kind of spectacular ***hole. That’s probably why he and Donald Trump are fans of one another. Ducey actually praised Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, (yes THAT Joe Arpaio) and in 2018, when Trump demanded the governors of several states deploy the National Guard to the U.S./Mexico border for what amounted to an expensive photo-op to commemorate Trump’s bigotry, Doug Ducey was more than happy to humor the idea and join in the racism. Hell, even without any influence by Trump, Ducey Tried blocking the resettlement of refugees into Arizona in 2018, and has been more than willing to sign whatever anti-immigrant legislation that crosses his desk.

    Sadly, it’s on anti-immigrant stupidity that Doug Ducey has almost exclusively campaigned on in 2018, as he runs against Democratic challenger David Garcia. As you might expect from an Arizona Republican running against a Hispanic challenger, Ducey’s campaign ads are a hot bed of race-baiting, and primarily attack Garcia as supposedly wanting “open borders”, and doing everything he can to appeal to aggrieved white xenophobes as much as possible. That led to Ducey coasting to re-election by a 15-point margin in 2018, and now the only thing that was going to see him removed from office is if he follows the trend of Arizona Governors who get impeached through the years. He almost seems like he wants that to be obliged.

    In July of 2019, a lot of Republicans were bent out of shape about the relationship between Nike and Colin Kaepernick, who made the great offense of kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police violence, as the First Amendment allows him to do. Well, Nike had announced that it would pull shoes from the market that were Betsy Ross themed around the 4th of July, and the conservative media continued the feud, frothing at the mouth about Nike boycotts. One of the loudest critics was, Doug Ducey, who as part of a day long Twitter thread about it, was threatening to pull financial incentives towards Nike for creating jobs in Arizona. And then, two days later, the Arizona Republic photographed Doug Ducey at a charity event… WEARING NIKE SHOES.

    But it has been Doug Ducey’s complete mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis in Arizona that’s truly sent public opinion against him, as he’s been more focused on what the pandemic might do to the economy than what it was literally doing to kill people. His non-existent response to the crisis included press conferences where he made transparent attempts at manipulating scientific data from public health agencies to lie and claim infection rates were slowing when the were drastically going up. Arizona’s high percentage of retirees headed to warmer climates means proportionately it had a LOT of high-risk people… was so inept that eventually he was pressured by some of the mayors of Arizona’s largest cities to at least have their own mask mandates. The cities that executed them of course, saw their curves begin to flatten over the summer. Ducey, however, rolled over like a timid terrier whenever Donald Trump weighed in, whether it was to come to campaign events in the Grand Canyon State, or just pressure about responding to the crisis in general. When, y’know, when he wasn’t attending pool parties without a mask and getting called out on it by constituents on Twitter and acting like he was the victim of a “smear attack” when he was caught.


    And as the bodies have piled up in Arizona… the legacy of the Ducey administration looks to be his inept leadership and thousands who died because he couldn’t be bothered to stop being a capitalist for a second and give a f*** about public safety. Mercifully, his tenure comes to an end in 2022, thanks to term limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    I hate to see a replay of 2016. Its why I have always said ...no one should get cocky and believe its a DONE DEAL. Like a NFL game or Super Bowl as we saw this year , just because a team believes they are ahead in the final quarter. Doesn't mean a Pat Mahomes moment can't happen.
    I'm gonna get cocky here and say it's a done deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Inquisitor View Post
    Trump won't be able to win if Republicans are judged on equal merits, because if people do that Trump fails by being Trump. This has been a trick by Republicans longer than we've been alive. What's really interesting is that even if all the lies the GOP has said about Biden were true, he'd still come off being less of a scumbag compared to Trump.
    Jonathan Chait had a good point on this, imagining the response if Biden or any other major politician acted the same way Trump did.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/arti...eral-news.html

    Imagine if Biden had been asked the same question. He would have had little difficulty saying, ‘No, the Democratic party is not the cover for a satanic sex ring.’ The reason reporters don’t pose this question to Biden is not because it would be too difficult for him to answer, but because it would be too easy.

    Now, you might say the parallel isn’t fair, because QAnon is a pro-Trump conspiracy theory, which places the president in a more difficult spot. You’d have to imagine an equivalent pro-Biden conspiracy theory to ask him about, and they don’t exist. One response to this objection is that the lack of conspiracy theories that depict Joe Biden as the savior against demonic sex plots isn’t really Biden’s fault. If Biden’s political coalition was so detached from objective reality that a nontrivial number of his supporters believed theories that could be described as “clinically paranoid,” lots of things would be different.

    Guthrie also asked Trump why he won’t release his tax returns. Trump struggled to explain, bluffing that he couldn’t do it because he is under audit (even though there is no reason why public disclosure would impact his audit). Nobody asks Biden why he hasn’t released his tax returns, because — like every other presidential nominee since Watergate — he has.

    Guthrie asked Trump why he tweeted “a conspiracy theory that Joe Biden orchestrated to have SEAL Team Six, the Navy SEAL Team Six, killed to cover up the fake death of bin Laden.” If Biden had tweeted out a claim that Trump had killed somebody, and that person was in fact alive, he would probably be asked about it — a lot. Indeed, if Biden had tweeted a ludicrous murder accusation, it would represent a crisis for his campaign so dire that the press would likely talk about little else. His allies would be pressed to denounce him, and Democrats would be discussing ways to force him off the ticket. For Trump, it was just another item on the list of questions.

    This of course is the problem with covering Trump. The scale and frequency of his offenses is so far outside the historic norm that it is impossible to measure him by normal standards. The only way to cover his lies and misconduct is to create a different, lower standard. Attempting to cover Trump’s violations the same way you’d cover them if they had been committed by Barack Obama or George W. Bush would create a press storm so large that it would exceed the limits of time and space that news coverage can consume. Holding him accountable to a normal standard is physically impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Put simply...

    The outside chance that the many issue prone Democratic Party politicians could one day get a clue about that being upright public servants would be a way to get more than about a third of voting age Americans to consider voting for them?
    Sure The Democrats have to stop being as corrupt as the Republicans.



    Or I guess you just want perfection from the Dems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    I'm gonna get cocky here and say it's a done deal.

    Trump's campaign is already dead, it just has not fallen down yet.
    Nope, I’m taking NOTHING for granted, not with a desperate Trump willing to say and do anything short of murder to win the election, and not with a glaringly complicit Republican Party more than eager to help him if it’ll keep them in power. I’ve said this before and I’ll keep on saying it until polls close on November 3rd, Democrats should act like Biden is trailing and fight like hell to get him across the finish line. It’s the only way to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Jonathan Chait had a good point on this, imagining the response if Biden or any other major politician acted the same way Trump did.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/arti...eral-news.html
    It's true. If the News Media treated Trump the way they might treat any 'adult' politician, Trump would be curled up in a ball in the corner of the Situation Room crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Sure The Democrats have to stop being as corrupt as the Republicans.



    Or I guess you just want perfection from the Dems.
    I mean, the last time I checked, it was multiple Republicans indicted the past 4 years on insider trading, or given ethics reprimands for adjusting their stock portfolios based on intelligence only they had. (Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins, Kelly Loeffler, Richard Burr, etc.) The only Democrat whose name came up was Feinstein, and it ended up not being the case. To say nothing of the Trump Cabinet, and all the investigations into corruption and forced resignations.

    So I wouldn't even humor #30 that they're "just as corrupt". They're far less.

    But of course he wants them held to a perfect standard while the GOP gets overlooked. Because of course.
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    And Matt Gaetz fully goes down the conspiracy hole, if he wasn't already there to begin with.

    The Deep State isn't going to stop coming for us.

    At some point, we've got to start coming for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    It's true. If the News Media treated Trump the way they might treat any 'adult' politician, Trump would be curled up in a ball in the corner of the Situation Room crying.
    That's part of what's made the last few months interesting... the media has been far better at handling him when they've had him in interviews than they did in 2016.

    Admittedly, that's a low bar to clear, but they have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    That's part of what's made the last few months interesting... the media has been far better at handling him when they've had him in interviews than they did in 2016.

    Admittedly, that's a low bar to clear, but they have.
    The message that Trump is a liar and that every "October surprise" coming up against Biden is completely made up has reached every Democrat and every Independent and every swing voter. They only people buying it have more kool-aid than blood in their veins, and there is nothing that could reach them. Those people are also currently killing themselves in large numbers by ignoring the risks posed by SARS-Cov2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    For what it's worth, my preferences in certain elections.

    Overall US Senate control= Republicans
    Arizona Senate election= Martha McSally
    Florida Senate election= Rick Scott
    Indiana Senate election= Mike Braun
    Missouri Senate election= Josh Hawley
    Nevada Senate election= Dean Heller
    New Jersey Senate election= Bob Hugin
    North Dakota Senate election= Kevin Cramer
    Tennessee Senate election= Phil Bredesen
    Texas Senate election= Beto O'Rourke
    Virginia Senate election= Tim Kaine (this is probably the least competitive of the elections, but Corey Stewart deserves a massive loss.)

    Overall US House control= Republicans
    Alaska's At-Large Congressional District= Alyse Galvin (incumbent Republican Don Young does not seem well)
    Arizona's 2nd Congressional District= Lea Marquez Peterson
    California's 48th Congressional District= Harley Rouda (Dana Rohrabacher deserves to lose)
    California's 50th Congressional District= Ammar Campa-Najjar (incumbent Republican Duncan Hunter is running for reelection while indicted)
    Florida's 27th Congressional District= Maria Elvira Salazar
    New York's 27th Congressional District= Nate McMurray (incumbent Republican Chris Collins is running for reelection while indicted)
    Texas' 23rd Congressional District= Will Hurd
    Utah's 4th Congressional District= Mia Love
    Washington's 5th Congressional District= Cathy McMorris Rodgers
    Washington's 8th Congressional District= Dino Rossi

    Arizona gubernatorial election= Doug Ducey
    Florida gubernatorial election= Ron DeSantis
    Georgia gubernatorial election= Brian Kemp
    Iowa gubernatorial election= Kim Reynolds
    Kansas gubernatorial election= Laura Kelly
    Maine gubernatorial election= Shawn Moody
    Nevada gubernatorial election= Adam Laxalt
    Ohio gubernatorial election= Richard Cordray
    Oregon gubernatorial election= Knute Beuller
    Wisconsin gubernatorial election= Scott Walker
    Some Republican Governors up for reelection are among the most popular executives in the country (Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont) so the elections aren't considered competitive.

    I'm curious if anyone has any preferences that go beyond wanting their party to win every competitive election.
    My preferences this time...

    Presidential election= Joe Biden (D)

    Alabama Senate election= Doug Jones (D)
    Alaska Senate election= Dan Sullivan (R)
    Arizona Senate (special) election= Mark Kelly (D)
    Colorado Senate election= Cory Gardner (R)
    Georgia regular Senate election= Jon Ossoff (D)
    Georgia special Senate election= Rafael Warnock (D)
    Iowa Senate election= Joni Ernst (R)
    Kansas Senate election= Roger Marshall (R)
    Kentucky Senate election= Mitch McConnell (R)
    Maine Senate election= Susan Collins (R)
    Michigan Senate election= John James (R)
    Montana Senate election= Steve Daines (R)
    North Carolina Senate election= Thom Tillis (R)
    South Carolina Senate election= Lindsey Graham (R)

    Montana gubernatorial election (as far as I can tell, this is the only competitive gubernatorial election in this cycle)= Mike Cooney (D)

    Alaska's At-Large Congressional District= Alyse Galvin (incumbent Republican Don Young did not seem well two years ago) (D)
    New York's 27th Congressional District= Chris Jacobs (R)
    Utah's 4th Congressional District= Burgess Owen (R)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    My preferences this time...

    Presidential election= Joe Biden (D)

    Alabama Senate election= Doug Jones (D)
    Alaska Senate election= Dan Sullivan (R)
    Arizona Senate (special) election= Mark Kelly (D)
    Colorado Senate election= Cory Gardner (R)
    Georgia regular Senate election= Jon Ossoff (D)
    Georgia special Senate election= Rafael Warnock (D)
    Iowa Senate election= Joni Ernst (R)
    Kansas Senate election= Roger Marshall (R)
    Kentucky Senate election= Mitch McConnell (R)
    Maine Senate election= Susan Collins (R)
    Michigan Senate election= John James (R)
    Montana Senate election= Steve Daines (R)
    North Carolina Senate election= Thom Tillis (R)
    South Carolina Senate election= Lindsey Graham (R)

    Montana gubernatorial election (as far as I can tell, this is the only competitive gubernatorial election in this cycle)= Mike Cooney (D)

    Alaska's At-Large Congressional District= Alyse Galvin (incumbent Republican Don Young did not seem well two years ago) (D)
    New York's 27th Congressional District= Chris Jacobs (R)
    Utah's 4th Congressional District= Burgess Owen (R)
    Its cool to see you have some Dems in there and want Biden to win. So not a straight party ticket.

    But I do want to ask why if you want Trump out that you still want Mitch and Graham to win their races when they are huge Trump Boosters and his lackeys and will Block Biden at every turn. If the Gop retains the Senate and if Mitch and Graham stay in pretty much nothing will change as they will block everything Biden and The Dems try and do.

    So isnt a vote for Biden and rooting for the other two kind of counter productive? Not trying to start a thing just want to hear your reasons.
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