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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #105 on: January 14, 2021, 11:02:23 AM »
Navarro: Democrats ‘Did Violence’ in Impeaching Trump for Inciting Violent Mob

https://www.thedailybeast.com/peter-navarro-says-democrats-did-violence-in-impeaching-trump-for-inciting-violent-mob?ref=home

Someone tell Peter that the election and challenge is over. Lol

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2021, 11:34:06 AM »
In 2018, there was a blue wave, and katie porter won.
In 2020, there was a blue wave, and now Dems won the senate and presidency. Majority leader Chuck Schumer.

When you push one side too hard, the other side will push back.  The force will bring everything back into balance.
Trump pushed too hard & lost...we'll see how hard Biden pushes.

While the Dems have gain somewhat in 2018 and 2020, I consider the wave to actually have been very Red. 

Since 2008 and tea party has really shifted the Republicans you are seeing at the State and Federal levels.  Boebert in Colorado is a good example.  She replaced Tipton, a run of the mill Republican from 2010 that steadily shifted supporting Trump further and further, but it still wasn't enough to defeat the more radicalized Q-anon spouting gun rightest Boebert.

Locally, while we see notable Dem gains, the same shift has happened.  When you look at McClintock, Moorlach (even though he lost to Min), Steel and then down to the Orange County level positions, they have steadily gotten more hardened, more extreme in anti-government sentiments.

As a moderate Republican, the party today, locally, nationally, is far more extreme in anti- mindset and operation than 10 years ago.  Hawley of Missouri is a good example of a bizarre persecuted theocratic type view of entitlement that has taken hold.

Many of the Republicans today are the kind of people they are afraid AoC, Omar and squad are.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2021, 12:29:32 PM »
I agree. this is not a two party system any more...it is, in essences a four party system.  The traditional centrist Republican and Democrats and now the Extreme Republican and Democrat.  All four sides shift within the gray but all four are now very distinct.  Knesset here we come!!

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #108 on: January 15, 2021, 10:33:18 AM »
When Bannon doesn't want to get in on the crazy, u know u've gone off the deep end.

This was a quote taken from Bannon's pod cast with Giuliani regarding election fraud.


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“I don’t mind being shut down for my craziness,” Bannon told Giuliani, according to Alexander Panetta, a reporter for CBC News who listened to the podcast before it was removed. “I’m not going to be shut down for yours.”




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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #109 on: January 15, 2021, 11:57:23 AM »
While the Dems have gain somewhat in 2018 and 2020, I consider the wave to actually have been very Red. 

Since 2008 and tea party has really shifted the Republicans you are seeing at the State and Federal levels.  Boebert in Colorado is a good example.  She replaced Tipton, a run of the mill Republican from 2010 that steadily shifted supporting Trump further and further, but it still wasn't enough to defeat the more radicalized Q-anon spouting gun rightest Boebert.

Locally, while we see notable Dem gains, the same shift has happened.  When you look at McClintock, Moorlach (even though he lost to Min), Steel and then down to the Orange County level positions, they have steadily gotten more hardened, more extreme in anti-government sentiments.

As a moderate Republican, the party today, locally, nationally, is far more extreme in anti- mindset and operation than 10 years ago.  Hawley of Missouri is a good example of a bizarre persecuted theocratic type view of entitlement that has taken hold.

Many of the Republicans today are the kind of people they are afraid AoC, Omar and squad are.

I agree that the Republican party has gone far right. I don't feel welcome in the Republican party as a pro-immigration, pro-free trade, and pro-science person. And the embrace of the Trump brand of populism and lies has made it toxic to me.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #110 on: January 15, 2021, 03:05:10 PM »
Michael Rampart - rage about the capital siege. (I love it, this guy is so funny.)
So apparently one of the person that was arrested requested organic food? Lol
Michael said - your not at Whole Foods, your not at (bleep) Trader Joe’s, your not at the carrot juice spot. You are in jail m (bleep)! What did you expect a kale salad?
Haha omg this guy is so funny!

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #111 on: February 18, 2021, 01:01:48 PM »
Cruz confirms his Mexican vacation after storm slammed Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz acknowledged on Thursday that he had traveled to Mexico for a family vacation this week, leaving his home state as thousands of constituents struggled without power or safe drinking water after a powerful winter storm.

https://apnews.com/article/ted-cruz-mexico-vacation-amid-storm-b0cdc326db95bf25d93de9e877e05862

So Ted Cruz went to Cancun when the state he represents does not have power and after a powerful winter storm. Unbelievable!

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #112 on: February 18, 2021, 10:36:54 PM »
So Ted Cruz went to Cancun when the state he represents does not have power and after a powerful winter storm. Unbelievable!

Isn't it heartbreaking when one Texas resident had to travel over 1700 miles to find heat, water, and electricity?  ;D

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Cancun Cruz
« Reply #113 on: February 19, 2021, 09:54:29 AM »
So Ted Cruz went to Cancun when the state he represents does not have power and after a powerful winter storm. Unbelievable!

Isn't it heartbreaking when one Texas resident had to travel over 1700 miles to find heat, water, and electricity?  ;D

My comment:
Because of the unwanted backlash. US Senator Ted Cruz has left Mexico to the US.

Independent Article:
I was trying to be a dad’: Ted Cruz jeered by protesters on return to Texas as he admits Mexico trip was ‘obvious mistake

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ted-cruz-mistake-mexico-vacation-b1804423.html

Trending on Internet and Twitter: Cancun Cruz

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #114 on: February 19, 2021, 11:11:12 AM »
Things don't add up with this Cruz thing. He claims he went just to "drop off" his kid in Cancun. Look at the bag he packed, it was a 2-3 week luggage with the extender open!

Also isn't it funny how when he was leaving he was wearing discrete clothing and a black unrecognizable mask? Coming back after being called out he's wearing this Texas flag mask showing how proud he is to be a Texan.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2021, 12:08:31 PM »
Cruz already said he was gonna stay in Cancun for the weekend, but came back because of backlash.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2021, 12:27:07 PM »
Cruz already said he was gonna stay in Cancun for the weekend, but came back because of backlash.

His original quote was:

"With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon."

That does not seem like he's staying for the weekend.

Only did he later speak on Hannity did he say:

"I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and to work remotely there, but as I -- as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground."

Changing his story.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2021, 12:53:48 PM »
That first statement is all true.
No lies.
You gotta do that kind of side speak when you are a politician. 

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The dog was left behind in the freezing cold in Texas
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2021, 01:19:53 PM »
Cruz already said he was gonna stay in Cancun for the weekend, but came back because of backlash.

His original quote was:

"With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon."

That does not seem like he's staying for the weekend.

Only did he later speak on Hannity did he say:

"I had initially planned to stay through the weekend and to work remotely there, but as I -- as I was heading down there, you know, I started to have second thoughts almost immediately because the crisis here in Texas, you need to be here on the ground."

Changing his story.

People Want Justice For Snowflake, Ted Cruz's Dog Who Did Not Go To Cancun

The senator left the dog, reportedly a poodle, in his cold Texas house while he flew to Mexico.

People were already incensed over Sen. Ted Cruz’s jaunt to Cancun while Texans battled catastrophically cold weather that caused massive power and water outages. But a photo of his dog, alone, staring out the door of the Republican senator’s house might be the icing on the cake.

The dog, a small white canine named Snowflake, was not totally abandoned, Hardy clarified in later tweets, as well as in a report for New York magazine. The dog was put under the care of Cruz have security guard, who was parked outside the home in an SUV when Hardy took the photo. (Hardy also said it’s not confirmed whether Snowflake is actually a poodle.)

Of course, no one is expected to bring their pet with them whenever they go on vacation. Depending on the animal and the type of trip, in many cases it’s preferable to leave pets behind with a trusted caretaker rather than have them undergo the stress of travel. But in this case, the idea of Snowflake stuck in a dark, FREEZING house while the rest of the family jetted off on an ill-conceived, last-minute vacation just seemed callous, if not potentially dangerous.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_602fe4e6c5b67c32961d3a03

And the plot thickens! The dog was left behind in the cold house while the family was in sunny Cancun.

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Re: Congress Elections
« Reply #119 on: February 19, 2021, 04:44:03 PM »
He doesn’t have to run for four more years, by that time no one‘s even going to remember this. Now Newsom, that’s another story.... ;D ;) >:D

 

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