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    If Trump loses the next election i'm kinda wondering what you guys are going to talk about.

    You love hating him so much, you are going to feel empty once he's out of office lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    If Trump loses the next election i'm kinda wondering what you guys are going to talk about.

    You love hating him so much, you are going to feel empty once he's out of office lol.
    I think with Trump out of office, and the filibuster toast so Mitch McConnell can't stop progress from a Democrat controlled House and Senate, we're going to be too busy celebrating that actual legislation passes again. And good s*** that's long overdue.

    Cherry on top would be if Cyrus Vance puts Trump's criminal enterprise in SDNY in jail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    If Trump loses the next election i'm kinda wondering what you guys are going to talk about.

    You love hating him so much, you are going to feel empty once he's out of office lol.
    Naw. We'll be busy pressuring the Democrat House, Senate, and Presidency to deliver better, while trying to undo the colossal damage that Trump, Bill Barr and others have done to our government while trying to save off a climate disaster.

    I don't love' to hate Trump, though, and definitely not in the way that I have my whole identity wrapped up in it the way so many righties did for actual decades with Obama and Hillary, which you surely castigated them for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Naw. We'll be busy pressuring the Democrat House, Senate, and Presidency to deliver better, while trying to undo the colossal damage that Trump, Bill Barr and others have done to our government while trying to save off a climate disaster.

    I don't love' to hate Trump, though, and definitely not in the way that I have my whole identity wrapped up in it the way so many righties did for actual decades with Obama and Hillary, which you surely castigated them for.
    Agreed. it's not as much about hating Trump as it is undoing all the policies that he's put in place that aren't just negatively impacting people's lives, in many instances, they're literally killing people.

    That being said, Trump is a really easy person to hate, as his default setting is "clueless ***hole".
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    Hang on, got the sixth anniversary CSGOPOTD post coming in a sec...
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Agreed. it's not as much about hating Trump as it is undoing all the policies that he's put in place that aren't just negatively impacting people's lives, in many instances, they're literally killing people.

    That being said, Trump is a really easy person to hate, as his default setting is "clueless ***hole".
    I've found this is easy to switch to any Republican president in modern politics. I absolutely hate Reagan and both Bushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Naw. We'll be busy pressuring the Democrat House, Senate, and Presidency to deliver better, while trying to undo the colossal damage that Trump, Bill Barr and others have done to our government while trying to save off a climate disaster.

    I don't love' to hate Trump, though, and definitely not in the way that I have my whole identity wrapped up in it the way so many righties did for actual decades with Obama and Hillary, which you surely castigated them for.
    THE most important thing after Trump is going to be dealing with what Barr has done to transform the Justice Department into a tool of partisan enforcement, followed closely by rebuilding the diplomatic corps - which might be a silver lining in what happened to Alexander Vindman. It frees him up to take a civilian post like ambassador to the Ukraine, where someone like him is sorely needed.
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    On this date in 2015, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" posted a profile of former perennial Presidential candidate Jack Fellure, a man who has run for president in eight consecutive elections, and when asked for his party platform in 2012 when he ran as the Prohibition Party candidate (who still want to outlaw liquor), he submitted the King James Bible, because he believes America is a Christian nation. Fellure not only wants to outlaw booze, but blames all of society's evils upon “atheists, Marxists, liberals, queers, liars, draft dodgers, flag burners, dope addicts, sex perverts and anti-Christians”. While running for president in 1996, where he received one write-in vote in Ohio, he raged at the man who defeated him in 1992, saying President George H.W. Bush was “responsible for inestimable damage toward the destruction of this sovereign democratic constitutional republic [who] continued to water the seeds of international, Satanic Marxism to the exclusion of our national sovereignty" before assessing that President Bill Clinton, “merely shifted into overdrive the socialistic, Marxist New World Order agenda.” Fellure has been on the GOP ballot every year except 2012 in every presidential election since 1988, and after losing yet again in 2016 with zero total delegates at the age of 84, he has not a chance in hell of ever being any more than a joke candidate before he shuffles off the mortal coil.

    In both 2016, 2017, as well as in 2018 that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” presented profiles of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who much to our surprise, in spite of having no government experience, managed to get himself elected in the 2016 elections, based almost solely on the impact of his campaign ads where he had a narrator claim Obama wouldn’t “steal another Missouri election” (nice paranoid lunacy there, Eric) as he fired off a .50 caliber machine gun. Greitens’ entire justification for office was that he had a former career as a Navy SEAL where he may or may not have been on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden (per other SEALs who have responded to his claims, Greitens was not even involved in direct combat operations on any missions they can recall). Greitens also raised campaign cash by selling "ISIS Hunting permits" to constituents in Missouri, without a care for the possibility that could be the sort of rhetoric that obviously could easily lead to the harassment or an attack on someone who’s Muslim but totally isn't ISIS, and in fact gleefully commenting on the choice by saying, "Liberals will go crazy when they see these, but remember, this isn’t an official government issued hunting tag.” Once Greitens has inexplicably become governor, he’s making the exact same kinds of mistakes that drove Kansas, but one state over, into a ditch six years ago under the hairbrained leadership of Gov. Sam Brownback. Just for starters, there was the new state budget that cut $251 million dollars out of it, with such humble needs to trim the fat like taking away the medical care of over 8,000 elderly and disabled people, prescription drug co-pays from 60,000 people, and taking $15 million away from school transportation (have fun walking to school, kids). Like Donald Trump’s tendency to make all his staff members sign non-disclosure agreements, Greitens did the same with his own transition team in Missouri, a direct rejection on the issue of transparency that he ran on, and more extreme than his predecessors, by far. But really, when people are going to remember Eric Greitens, who you may have noted we mentioned was already a FORMER governor, is that he sexually assaulted, and blackmailed a mistress to remain silent about his affair with her. Saying the details were lurid would be an understatement, as Greitens duct taped the woman to gym equipment in his basement, blindfolded her, stripped her nude, and then took a photo of her without her consent, saying he would release it to the public if she ever spoke about their relationship. He would then assault her throughout the affair, sometimes shoving her to the floor or hitting her during intercourse. The affair happened in 2015, just as he was running for office, and he was charged in February of 2018 with a crime. For those Republicans who might hand wave away one of their own being a sexual predator, as is the current tradition, Greitens was also being investigated and charged for fraud by his personal charity in April of 2018 for giving the charity’s donor list to his campaign… so that was a whole other criminal investigation occurring simultaneously to the sexual assault investigation. Greitens finally resigned on June 1st, 2018 after a legion of Missouri Republicans were calling for the move to sve their own skins in the 2018 elections because they didn’t want to impeach him, and yet didn’t want to defend him. The fact that they couldn’t do the former should tell you everything you need to know about GOP courage. At this point, it looks like Greitens was lucky enough to avoid jail time for all the crimes he’s accused of, but let’s hope that he doesn’t try pretending he’s the victim in all this and making a political comeback in a few years. We certainly hope not.

    On this date in 2014, as well as 2019, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published a profile on Carl Paladino, the former candidate for Governor of New York, who campaigned by mailing garbage-scented fliers out to voters, took to the podium with a baseball bat to try to look like a capable leader, like say Al Capone in the Untouchables, who got caught e-mailing beastiality jokes to colleagues while previously working in state government, who said the Affordable Care Act would be worse than 9-11, and who threatened members of the media with being “taken out”. Ah, how we miss the days when that sort of behavior would actually stop someone from being elected. He settled on running for New York Board of Education, but got booted from that after he sent everyone e-mails claiming that Muslims were responsible for riots in Paris (that they weren’t) and lamenting that there were “too few white people in France”. Carl Paladino was that he very briefly announced himself as a candidate for Congress for U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, specifically for New York’s 27th Congressional District… which he did not live in. This was during the brief time when Republican Congressman Chris Collins had announced he would be suspending his campaign after his indictment for securities fraud. Alas, Collins reversed course, and Paladino shrunk away, back to whatever rock he crawled out from and continues to send e-mails to colleagues of an Islamophobic nature, including one right after the mass shooting at Christchurch in New Zealand. Suffice to say, we’re really doubting he’ll ever be elected again. As such, we will set aside her profile at this time and take a look at another wacky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 889-45, since this was established in July 2014.)
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    Richard Burr

    Welcome to what is the 889th original profile here at “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day”, where we’ll be discussing U.S. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, who was first elected to the U.S. House back in the 1994 “Red Wave” election and has served in the Senate now since 2005. He has already announced back in 2016 that he would not be running for re-election in 2022, when his term is up, and that’s probably for the best because holy s***, is he in it deep right now. For those who missed it, Senator Burr is currently under FBI investigation for insider trading, having his cellphone seized as evidence based on several phone calls he is believed to have made after a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Covid-19. Allegedly (we’ll say allegedly), after hearing about the threat of coronavirus, Burr did the honorable thing and rearranged his stock portfolio to pull between $600,000 and $1.5 million in investments away from shares in hotels, restaurants, and shipping companies. We will, however note that the only reason we may have seen Senator Burr as the target of an investigation, at all, was because he may have drawn the ire of Donald Trump for allowing a Senate subpoena for Donald Trump, Jr., regard his meeting with Russian nationals in Trump Tower in 2016. Trump, to this day, likes to retweet other conservatives who attack Burr on Twitter.

    Which, nothing but absolute loyalty to Trump is acceptable to him, it seems, because Burr will still dig in enough to back him up that during the Ukraine scandal, he said he wouldn’t vote to convict him of impeachment even IF a quid pro quo was proven (and it was). Hell, during the 2016 election, he was even willing to make “jokes” about how Hillary Clinton should have a bullseye on her when she was on magazine covers, because why not gear some lunatic up to commit a stochastic terror attack and see if you can get someone assassinated, right?

    But back to the insider trading… we kind of believe the allegations, considering back during the 2008 bank foreclosure crisis, Sen. Burr admitted to responding to looming threat of banks going under by telling his wife to run to the ATM every day and pull out as much money as she could before the bank went under:

    Seems like this whole thing after the meetings about Covid-19 would be consistent with Burr’s past, y’know?

    We’re going to point out how much of an extremist that Richard Burr is, as well, in terms of his policy stances, including his desire to privatize Social Security, his belief in life beginning at conception, (i.e. Personhood) and his lifetime 100% rating from the NRA on gun rights (more on some of the specific votes where he did their bidding for large sums of campaign donations below).

    On the Supreme Court, he isn’t much more mellow, having not just voted for Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, but making it clear that he’d vote for the latter even if the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford were proven in the Senate. Which, only a few years earlier, during 2016 while Mitch McConnell, Burr, and other Republicans were blocking the nomination of Merrick Garland, Richard Burr was promising to block the nomination of Supreme Court Justices for ALL FOUR YEARS of a prospective Clinton presidency.
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    Burr’s entire voting record is a plethora of bad decisions for the American people:



    The only mystery left is whether or not Richard Burr is forced to resign or flat out indicted before his term is up in 2022. Either way, we look forward to his quarter century in Congress coming to an end, and hope that North Carolina is ready to try someone else out in the spot who isn’t wholly corrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    Naw. We'll be busy pressuring the Democrat House, Senate, and Presidency to deliver better, while trying to undo the colossal damage that Trump, Bill Barr and others have done to our government while trying to save off a climate disaster.

    I don't love' to hate Trump, though, and definitely not in the way that I have my whole identity wrapped up in it the way so many righties did for actual decades with Obama and Hillary, which you surely castigated them for.
    I hated Trump BEFORE he went into politics, mainly because of his racist policies which kept black people out of his apartment buildings along with the incident involving the Central Park Five (bring them up today and Trump would STILL want them put to death, despite their having been proven innocent). Trump perverted the office of the presidency with his grifting, endless lies, embrace of murderous strongmen and his disgusting love for white nationalism. The sooner that bastard and his cronies, including Droopy Dogg Barr are sent packing, the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    If Trump loses the next election i'm kinda wondering what you guys are going to talk about.

    You love hating him so much, you are going to feel empty once he's out of office lol.
    "Trump's only destroying the basic fabric of our nation, chill out!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    "Trump's only destroying the basic fabric of our nation, chill out!"
    "Gosh, guys! Hakuna matata!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    If Trump loses the next election i'm kinda wondering what you guys are going to talk about.

    You love hating him so much, you are going to feel empty once he's out of office lol.
    Going to be talking how to fix the US that trump has dismantled.

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