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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    They are now pandering to the most willfully ignorant, stupid and bigoted which has become essentially the Republican party. I don't even think Trump created that mentality. He just brought it out into the open. Hilary Clinton was wrong. She said half of Republicans today are your basic deplorables. She underestimated the numbers.

    Hell, today, if Barry Goldwater or Dwight Eisenhower was still around, he'd be a "R.I.N.O."
    Reagan and Nixon would be RINOs today, Ike would be a communist. Barry had racism that was so thinly veiled he was called out on it by other Repiblicans at the time - his platform was mocked as "Honesty, Integrity, Bigotry!" by his opponents, so he might be OK with the current set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Lensman View Post
    Reagan and Nixon would be RINOs today, Ike would be a communist. Barry had racism that was so thinly veiled he was called out on it by other Repiblicans at the time - his platform was mocked as "Honesty, Integrity, Bigotry!" by his opponents, so he might be OK with the current set.
    But Goldwater was okay with gays in the military. He once said, "You don't have to be straight, to shoot straight."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus Arkham View Post
    Liz Cheney is objectively awful so I don’t care if they boot her out. Good riddance.
    I just hope it becomes a long and drawn-out process with many grudges to be held and no hatchet buried for many years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    I'm pretty sure she isn't going to do that. She is too conservative for the Democrats and they are too liberal for her. If it was possible for the Republicans to force her out of the Party, she would probably end up as an Independent.
    What are the chances of her starting a new party with Adam Kinzinger and Lisa Murkowski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    But Goldwater was okay with gays in the military. He once said, "You don't have to be straight, to shoot straight."
    And he vehemently opposed religious conservatives as well. Which is a lesson we should all take to heart - a person can be a staunch opponent to bigotry in one form while being a stalwart supporter of it in another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    I just hope it becomes a long and drawn-out process with many grudges to be held and no hatchet buried for many years to come.
    Those of us on the left should acknowledge Liz Cheney inso far as we can use her to bludgeon the GOP with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEurope View Post
    What are the chances of her starting a new party with Adam Kinzinger and Lisa Murkowski?
    Well, that was basically what Trump threatened to do if the GQP didn't bend over and kiss his ass. Everyone knows Trump's base are more loyal to him than to the party, that's why Qpublicans debased themselves and damn near committed treason and/or sedition over the Big Lie and the 1/6 riot because they're desperate for that support.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say it ain't so!

    Enjoy it While it Lasts: Jen Psaki Says She Will Step Down in 2021 After Serving Around One Year

    Hopefully Jen is training her replacement to be every bit as much a bullshit buster as she was. If not, maybe Samuel L. Jackson might like the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say it ain't so!

    Enjoy it While it Lasts: Jen Psaki Says She Will Step Down in 2021 After Serving Around One Year

    Hopefully Jen is training her replacement to be every bit as much a bullshit buster as she was. If not, maybe Samuel L. Jackson might like the job.
    Only if he is allowed to go full Jules on right wing weasel words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say it ain't so!

    Enjoy it While it Lasts: Jen Psaki Says She Will Step Down in 2021 After Serving Around One Year

    Hopefully Jen is training her replacement to be every bit as much a bullshit buster as she was. If not, maybe Samuel L. Jackson might like the job.
    I read it's 2022.

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    4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air, according to indictments unsealed Friday.

    The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care. Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

    Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via videoconference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance.

    Chauvin was convicted last month on state charges of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death and is in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing. The other three former officers face a state trial in August, and they are free on bond. They were allowed to remain free after Friday’s federal court appearance.

    Floyd, 46, died May 25 after Chauvin pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck, even as Floyd, who was handcuffed, repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe. Kueng and Lane also helped restrain Floyd — state prosecutors have said Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back and Lane held down Floyd’s legs. State prosecutors say Thao held back bystanders and kept them from intervening during the 9 1/2-minute restraint.

    Chauvin’s attorney, Eric Nelson, argued during his murder trial that Chauvin acted reasonably in the situation and that Floyd died because of underlying health issues and drug use. He has filed a request for a new trial, citing many issues including the judge’s refusal to move the trial due to publicity.

    Nelson had no comment on the federal charges Friday. Messages left with attorneys for two of the other officers were not immediately returned, and an attorney for the fourth officer was getting in an elevator and disconnected when reached by The Associated Press.

    Floyd’s arrest and death, which a bystander captured on cellphone video, sparked protests nationwide and widespread calls for an end to police brutality and racial inequities.
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    I just heard about that. GOOD!
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