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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Liz Cheney has a big problem if she wants to return the Republican Party back towards conservative principles. The battle is already over. It was lost years ago.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgdhp
    Ok, seriously...

    Why are folks even wasting time on garbage like this?

    Even your "Classic Coke..." business-as-usual Republican?

    It's been decades since they had anything like "Conservative..." principles. If they ever had them at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Zuckerberg is counting on it all blowing over by the end of October and then quietly reinstating Trump's facebook account. Of course it will only blow over if Trump keeps his mouth shut for six months. But Trump has trouble keeping his mouth shut for six minutes.
    Exactly. Trump will NEVER stop yammering about how the election was "stolen" from him (as I've said numerous times, his ego won't allow him to admit he lost), so he'll keep on screaming bloody murder, thus forcing Zuckerberg's hand and keeping the ban in place. If Trump gets his account back, he'll instigate another 1/6 riot. Count on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    Exactly. Trump will NEVER stop yammering about how the election was "stolen" from him (as I've said numerous times, his ego won't allow him to admit he lost), so he'll keep on screaming bloody murder, thus forcing Zuckerberg's hand and keeping the ban in place. If Trump gets his account back, he'll instigate another 1/6 riot. Count on that!
    Trump can instigate another riot as it is on his blog.

    Not saying that Facebook should bring him back or anything, they shouldn't but it's probably not a good idea for us to depend on Zuck or his company to do what the GOP and the justice system seem unable to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Ok, seriously...

    Why are folks even wasting time on garbage like this?

    Even your "Classic Coke..." business-as-usual Republican?

    It's been decades since they had anything like "Conservative..." principles. If they ever had them at all.
    I think the media should report every day on the deep conflicts in the Republican party, personally. Being dysfunctional and chaotic should be their new public image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Liz Cheney has a big problem if she wants to return the Republican Party back towards conservative principles. The battle is already over. It was lost years ago.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...?ocid=msedgdhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberthirty View Post
    Ok, seriously...

    Why are folks even wasting time on garbage like this?

    Even your "Classic Coke..." business-as-usual Republican?

    It's been decades since they had anything like "Conservative..." principles. If they ever had them at all.
    Considering your normal take, is this another instance of demanding we stop caring about how Republicans are trying to destroy the foundation of the country when there are Democrats to rail against for not being perfect?

    For anyone who may actually take your schtick seriously, the answer is because there are still millions of people who honestly believe that the Republican party is a conservative organization rather than a reactionary one, and the public needs to be reminded of that often if only to counter the lies that they are anything else.
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    Republicans weigh in on Liz Cheney and direction of GOP ó CBS News poll

    So according to the CBS poll, 80% of Republicans approve of her removal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    I think the media should report every day on the deep conflicts in the Republican party, personally. Being dysfunctional and chaotic should be their new public image.
    And mention they no longer have any ideas except feigned outrage or trying to make "the other side" hurt more. They're not just morally bankrupt, they are intellectually.
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    The thing with Liz Cheney is that she doesn't really want anything to change for the Republican Party in any substantive way. She's just afraid that keeping Trump as their figurehead will doom their chances in the next Presidential election. Remember, she voted for Trump. Twice. If he had legitimately won, she would still be supporting him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    The thing with Liz Cheney is that she doesn't really want anything to change for the Republican Party in any substantive way. She's just afraid that keeping Trump as their figurehead will doom their chances in the next Presidential election. Remember, she voted for Trump. Twice. If he had legitimately won, she would still be supporting him.
    If Trump had legitimately won, he probably wouldn't have gathered a mob of insurrectionists to storm the Capitol Building. I think that, that was her line in the sand.
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    Well, to be honest, the Qpublican Party DOES stand for tax cuts for the wealthy, racism and white grievance.
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    Devin Nunes Goes Full Psycho On Fox And Claims The US Funded COVID 19 Creation

    Nunes said on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures:

    You played the comment of Senator Cotton from a year ago- here we are and we don’t have answers. If you look at the evidence it’s pretty clear that there wasn’t some guy in wet market that ate a bat. It likely didn’t come from there. There’s zero evidence of that but there’s building circumstantial evidence that, indeed, this did come from a lab and money flowed from the U.S. Government through nonprofits that was actually supporting this type of research that was going on in China. And, look, why is this important?
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    Interesting media piece in the New York Times about how intelligent generally polite and informed members of a group of former Jeopardy contestants came to believe an insane conspiracy theory about one recent winner, and stick to it, even if it's been proven false.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/16/b...?smid=tw-share

    Mr. Donohue’s turn over the barrel is hardly a new story. In America, everyone gets to be the main character for 15 minutes. I often hesitate to write about these stories because each is about something different: about deep injustice being brought to light, or an innocent person harassed by trolls, or a random person’s minor sin. Often, the argument is really about keeping things in proportion.

    But the “Jeopardy!” story is a remarkable case study for a couple of reasons. First, the participants represent a particular kind of American achievement — the mastery of facts and trivia, celebrated by one of America’s few universally beloved institutions. A turn on “Jeopardy!” is the best credential there is in America. (When my brother, Emlen, lost valiantly in 2017, it generated more familial excitement than his Ph.D.) And I would say, after talking to a couple of dozen former contestants last week, that they are not just smart people but basically nice and sincere ones, too, from diverse backgrounds all over the country, united only by their ability to recall Madonna lyrics and capital cities.

    And second, Snopes is right. Mr. Donohue’s case is unusually clear-cut, and the allegation is obviously false.

    So the element of this story that interests me most is how the beating heart of nerdy, liberal fact-mastery can pump blood into wild social media conspiracy, and send all these smart people down the sort of rabbit hole that leads other groups of Americans to believe that children are being transported inside refrigerators. And, I wanted to know, how they could remain committed to that point of view in the absence of any solid evidence.

    Mr. Donohue’s three fingers, Snopes pointed out, symbolize the number “three.” After his first victory, he waved one finger. After his second victory, he raised two. And after his third, he showed three fingers. He awkwardly folded his index and forefingers into something that looks as if it could be some kind of sign, but doesn’t resemble the “OK” signal that white supremacists have sought to appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    Mets has not commented on this particular Texas law, or yesterday's New York Times article about it.

    What do you think should be done with elections officials or poll workers who commit violations?
    That this is your take on this law is unsurprising, sad but unsurprising.

    And no, there is no need to explain the intent of this law.
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