No surprise. They’ve been totally immune to shame or anything resembling a social conscience for decades.
Why do you let them do this?
It is certainly obvious who the thieves/crooks are. (Whatever it takes to retain power!)
Republicans have no shame and no honesty. All they have is the Will to Power.
Because America is a deeply flawed democracy. Political leaders cannot even discuss at the national level the necessity of eliminating and preventing gerrymandering for the sake of rule of law, not for party.
The GOP couldn’t tell the unvarnished truth if their political life depended on it. and that recognition by Americans is what might save our union…. plus they are such total incompetents and screwballs as well.
This is the secret to GQP success-gerrymandering. And lying about everything, of course. Unfortunately it has worked increasingly well, and unless a LOT of people wake up, they could be back in charge of both houses in 2022.
So pass that voting rights act.
And where are Manchin and Sinema holding the door for the thief to make his getaway?
We are watching American democracy commit a long, slow, agonizing suicide.
Q1: Which of these have you heard the least about?
A) Cheating in the Olympics: doping
B) Cheating in football: deflategate
C) Cheating in baseball: stealing signals
D) Cheating in politics: gerrymandering
Q2. Which one will actually make a difference in YOUR life?
gerrymandering is un-republican (small r) . . .therefore the guarantee clause of the constitution should prohibit it . . but the Supreme court does nothing
You know what the most powerful political party is in America today? No, it’s not the Republicans or the Democrats — certainly not the Libertarians or the Greens. It’s the Incumbent Party, which always passes whatever laws they think will keep them in power.
Corey Lewandowski said Trump’s ‘big lie’ is just about being embarrassed he lost
Republicans want to destroy the USA cause racist liar Trump was outvoted and it embarrassed him. Jail him now.
Trump investigators tipped off on ‘viable charge’ to take the former president off the streets
‘You made my skin crawl’: Charlottesville trial goes off the rails as defendants accuse one another of sociopathy
Trump’s 2024 presidential bid will remind people why ‘they got tired’ of him: NYT’s Haberman
Jared and Ivanka hosted a dinner party Jan. 7 — pretending as if the Capitol attack never happened
’He’s like a 5-year-old’: Morning Joe and Mika mock Trump’s petty feud with Mitch McConnell
Republicans now openly embrace violent fascism
Both Bannon and Meadows are clearly at the center of what is very much looking like an insurrectionist conspiracy helmed by Trump. As journalist Lindsay Beyerstein explained on Twitter, January 6 appears to be “an inside game and an outside game,” with the former focused on pressuring then-Vice President Mike “Pence steal the election procedurally” and the latter on using the violent mob “to terrorize potentially recalcitrant GOP reps into going along with the theft.” New reporting shows the extent to which Meadows was orchestrating the pressure campaign against Pence. Bannon was also in the thick of it and is on tape telling his podcast listeners on Jan. 5 to “strap in” because “we’re pulling the trigger on something” and “we’re on the point of attack tomorrow.”
Meadows and Bannon have always been prime examples of who wannabe fascist dictators like Trump depend on: the lickspittle and the aggro desk warrior, respectively. What really matters now is how the Republican Party responds to efforts to expose the role that Trump’s aides and allies played in the coup and the Capitol riot. And that reaction tells us all we need to know about who the GOP is now, and how far they’ve gone down the fascism rabbit hole.
The wit and wisdom of Steve Bannon republican hero and role model.
I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.
Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.
I am not about to have a twenty-nine-year-old bimbo criticize the people at this place for running something.Bannon was referring to a 34-year-old colleague who disagreed with him.
Fear is a good thing. Fear is going to lead you to action.
He said that he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be “whiney brats” and that he didn’t want the girls going to school with Jews.Bannon’s ex-wife said this during the couple’s divorce trial. Bannon denies having said it.
Proud Boys leaders asks for release from ‘inhumane’ DC jail
Far-right group chairman Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio says his cell is flooded with dirty toilet water
You would think he would feel right at home.
One in three Republicans think Trump will be reinstated by the end of year – an increase of a third on last month
Support for the Big Lie growing among Republican voters
Arrogant anti American democracy republican dictators get more stupid and further away from reality everyday.
Democrats have totally gerrymandered Illinois.
Another memo on Trump’s coup strategy surfaces, highlighting intent to disenfranchise millions
In a memo not made public until now, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows emailed to Vice President Mike Pence’s top aide, on New Year’s Eve, a detailed plan for undoing President Joe Biden’s election victory, ABC News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl reports.
“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us,” Trump said at a roaring Georgia rally on Jan. 4, a day before Republicans would also lose their Senate majority. “I have to tell you I hope that our great vice president comes through for us. He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much.”
Trump’s plan to overturn our election is totally insane and unAmerican, traitor Republicans are cool with it,
How can they get away with all that cheating?!
Stealing… is all a matter of definition. And, when the government does it, especially the republican governments.. well, they just redefine it.
Just look at the posts and comments here. The parallels to what happened in Germany in the 1930’s are pretty frightening. And the “rebuttals” are straight out of Goebbels “Accuse those who challenge you of the lies and crimes you have made!”
I suppose he (they) still thinks that… What is going to be his (their) excuse after they change all the voting requirements and still lose?
I guess democrats don’t gerrymander districts too?
Unlicensed theft is the problem. They’re doing it “legally.”
Interesting how, in some cases, the Republicans’ own gerrymandering sometimes actually hurts its own candidates. Two recent examples in NC: Mark Meadows declined to seek reelection due to how his district got changed (although that made him available to join Trump’s staff), and now Madison Cawthorn is switching districts because new gerrymandered maps makes his old district harder to win than the district that he is switching to – and by doing that he caused another NC Republican (Tim Moore) to not run against him (Moore was considered a shoe-in, especially after the gerrymandering, to take another House seat and increase the GOP’s number in the House – but not now with him declining to run against Cawthorn))…
What else can they do when they have no vision, ethics, honesty, integrity, platform, or appeal to anything other than a diminishing voter base?
The system is rigged for the rich…duh.
While Democrats screw themselves by trying to build more fair systems
Cancel the Coup…………….
…………….pass the right to vote act…………before ANYTHING else.
What does he call it when Dems do the same thing?
And why do all you fools think gerrymandering is a one sided occurrence? You think the Dem’s shit doesn’t stink?
Gerrymandering is done by both parties, it is time to find a non-political way to construct districts.
^ “What does he call it when Dems do the same thing?”
False equivalence. Democrats never did anything on this scale with this precision targeting. They were never that unpopular.
May 31, 2017