What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Cadfael » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:27 am

Just in case you thought there was any decency anywhere in the Republican party.
‘BETTER GET [YOUR] COAT HANGERS READY’: PRO-KAVANAUGH COUNCILMAN FROM WEST VIRGINIA DELETES FACEBOOK POST AFTER COMPLAINTS
A councilman in West Virginia has deleted a Facebook post in which he said “get you’re [sic] coathangers ready” after Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the Senate.

Eric Barber is a councilman for Parkersburg City and an anti-abortion activist. He posted the comment in response to the news that West Virginia’s Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, was backing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, securing his path to the Supreme Court.

Barber wrote on a private group: “Better get you’re [sic] coat hangers ready, liberals.” He has since deleted it, though other users saved screenshots and shared them.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby gargantua » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 am

Gov. Wolf should stimulate the PA economy by stuffing Wagner's Christmas stocking with coal.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby DCB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am


Somebody should tell Rand Paul about this. He's very concerned about our "political climate".
The Proud Boys took Manhattan Friday night, attending a lecture by their founder, Gavin McInnes, at the Metropolitan Republican Club of New York City.

Following the event, the white nationalist group took to the streets, brutally beating and kicking several individuals while shouting “faggot” and “cocksucker,”

https://thinkprogress.org/proud-boys-vi ... d32404a75/

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby IU2Bmanoletters » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:59 pm

Nothin' wrong, nothin' at all with Repubs, and above all, with Mr. MAGA. He's of the soundest mind conceivable! On the contrary, it's the loony left, including the infamously Communist USA Today's editorial board, that objects to our self-coronated Emperor in DC's wild and wearisome antics, and, for lack of a better term, "policies."
"Trump and Republicans have put America in crisis. 'Mob' and 'Socialism' won't erase that:"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ ... 589044002/

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:01 pm

DCB wrote:

Somebody should tell Rand Paul about this. He's very concerned about our "political climate".
The Proud Boys took Manhattan Friday night, attending a lecture by their founder, Gavin McInnes, at the Metropolitan Republican Club of New York City.

Following the event, the white nationalist group took to the streets, brutally beating and kicking several individuals while shouting “faggot” and “cocksucker,”

https://thinkprogress.org/proud-boys-vi ... d32404a75/

Now Wagner says it was just a metaphor. He also supports White Nationalist ideology.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Cadfael » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:25 pm

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He's talking about Sharice Davids, a Native American congressional candidate. Mike Kalny has resigned from his post as a Republican precinct committee member. He sent that post as a facebook message to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women. For some strange reason, Anne decided to post it publicly.

Republicans across Kansas have berated Kalny for saying things like that in a public forum instead of privately where the liberal media can't get their hands on it.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby pjbogart » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:36 am

It's unfair to blame ALL Republicans for the tasteless behavior and words of this particular Republican, even if he had some dog-catcher-esque role in local politics. But this isn't exactly anamolous, is it? The problem isn't what THIS guy said, it's that this is fairly typical speech, not just from local dog-catchers, but from prominent Republicans.

Racism has literally become a campaign issue. As in, "I'm a racist, vote for me."

That sounds ridiculous, but it works.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby gozer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:32 am

Henry Vilas wrote:PA candidate Wagner says he'll 'stomp all over' Gov. Wolf's 'face with golf spikes'

Can you guess which political party Wagner belongs to?


orthodox sadist?

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby gozer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:35 am

pjbogart wrote:It's unfair to blame ALL Republicans for the tasteless behavior and words of this particular Republican, even if he had some dog-catcher-esque role in local politics. But this isn't exactly anamolous, is it? The problem isn't what THIS guy said, it's that this is fairly typical speech, not just from local dog-catchers, but from prominent Republicans.

Racism has literally become a campaign issue. As in, "I'm a racist, vote for me."

That sounds ridiculous, but it works.


it has been a while since i have seen a debate for candidates for dog catcher . . . what are the current issues? taking the animals to the pound versus relocating them versus shooting on sight?

wasn't trump a larry kudlow-bill o'rielly-ma barker (in other words blue dog) democrat until something like 6. may 2015? i know he led a faction of the reform party (perot-buchanan-ventura) for a while and had quite the dust-up in minnesota in 2000 or thereabouts . . . heh -- i remember being up there in the south like albert lea-blue earth area the day the reporter asked ronald reagan abot dukakis and said "look, i'm not going to pick on an invalid" and an actual dust storm blew in from a ways north-west of there . . .a couple of days before it was 105-118°f/~40-48°c all over the middle west and manitona, saskatchewan, alberta and that day it turned colder, like 60s and so . . .
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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Polka_Tulk » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:13 am

gozer wrote:wasn't trump a larry kudlow-bill o'rielly-ma barker (in other words blue dog) democrat until something like 6. may 2015? i know he led a faction of the reform party (perot-buchanan-ventura) for a while and had quite the dust-up in minnesota in 2000 or thereabouts . . . heh -- i remember being up there in the south like albert lee-blue earth area the day the reporter asked ronald reagan abot dukakis and said "look, i'm not going to pick on an invalid" and an actual dust storm blew in from a ways north-west of there . . .a couple of days before it was 105-118°f/~40-48°c all over the middle west and manitona, saskatchewan, alberta and that day it turned colder, like 60s and so . . .
Politics, the pop-idol means by which the media stress-positions you, frog in a pot, into acceptance. Hate this and love that, jibberjabber in pajamas to the i-Screen....while the mil.gov Uniparty wehrmacht dependent on shrieking psyop, easily disappears a TRILLION DOLLARS in Cold War. Where is the media narrative against this? They are silent, because there is only the UniParty, and their now $235,000,000,000 deficit from No Taxes for the Rich.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby gozer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:40 am

who's afraid of my big bad weenie?
rub it and see if it's got a genie
gonna make disappear this twelve-inch zucchini*
just like houdini . . .
--götterdämmerung
act i, scene 2

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* that's a 30 cm courgette by the way . . .

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby Cadfael » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm

pjbogart wrote:The problem isn't what THIS guy said, it's that this is fairly typical speech, not just from local dog-catchers, but from prominent Republicans.

Not exactly. It's their typical thought, not speech. They use dog whistles and code words to get their thoughts across to their base when they're speaking where somebody else might hear it.

What this guy did was announce his thoughts clearly and unambiguously to the public. THAT'S what his benevolent overlords are punishing him for. Because they share those thoughts but are smart enough not to announce them in a fashion that can't be explained away with a sound byte like "you misunderstood me, I was speaking metaphorically, etc" and a hearty "snowflake liberals butthurt" insult.

He will be publicly shamed for a while, then they'll give him a nice quiet little posting somewhere with the rejoinder to "be more careful next time."

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby gozer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Polka_Tulk wrote:
gozer wrote:wasn't trump a larry kudlow-bill o'rielly-ma barker (in other words blue dog) democrat until something like 6. may 2015? i know he led a faction of the reform party (perot-buchanan-ventura) for a while and had quite the dust-up in minnesota in 2000 or thereabouts . . . heh -- i remember being up there in the south like albert lee-blue earth area the day the reporter asked ronald reagan abot dukakis and said "look, i'm not going to pick on an invalid" and an actual dust storm blew in from a ways north-west of there . . .a couple of days before it was 105-118°f/~40-48°c all over the middle west and manitona, saskatchewan, alberta and that day it turned colder, like 60s and so . . .
Politics, the pop-idol means by which the media stress-positions you, frog in a pot, into acceptance. Hate this and love that, jibberjabber in pajamas to the i-Screen


if memory serve me correctly this is the model 730 or thereabouts that is the latest model of the telescreen, reoptimised to pierce through to the waking consciousness even with the back turned when trying to concentrate on something else . . .



....while the mil.gov Uniparty wehrmacht dependent on shrieking psyop, easily disappears a TRILLION DOLLARS in Cold War. Where is the media narrative against this? They are silent, because there is only the UniParty, and their now $235,000,000,000 deficit from No Taxes for the Rich.

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Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Postby jman111 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 am

Interesting take on The Man Who Broke Politics:

Mickey Edwards, the Oklahoma Republican, who served in the House for 16 years, told me he believes Gingrich is responsible for turning Congress into a place where partisan allegiance is prized above all else. He noted that during Watergate, President Richard Nixon was forced to resign only because leaders of his own party broke ranks to hold him accountable—a dynamic Edwards views as impossible in the post-Gingrich era. “He created a situation where you now stand with your party at all costs and at all times, no matter what,” Edwards said. “Our whole system in America is based on the Madisonian idea of power checking power. Newt has been a big part of eroding that.”

(my emphasis)
Sound familiar?

Political scientists who study our era of extreme polarization will tell you that the driving force behind American politics today is not actually partisanship, but negative partisanship—that is, hatred of the other team more than loyalty to one’s own. Gingrich’s speakership was both a symptom and an accelerant of that phenomenon.


Twenty-five years after engineering the Republican Revolution, Gingrich can draw a direct line from his work in Congress to the upheaval now taking place around the globe. But as he surveys the wreckage of the modern political landscape, he is not regretful. He’s gleeful.

"Gleeful".

Truly 'what's wrong with the GOP' today.


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