every single minute of a #Republican's day is spent finding ways to either twist the truth or convince themselves of a lie
The woman who won her court case today in #Texas to get the nonviable fatal-condition foetus she's carrying aborted?
#Republican AG Ken Paxton says who gives a fuck, we'll prosecute anyway.
A man who participated in the #insurrection by storming the #Capitol to interrupt the Congressional certification of the electoral vote is, himself, running for Congress. This week, he was convicted of his #January6th crimes. Yet he claims to have no idea Congress meets at the Capitol.
The House seat he's running for is now vacant because #Republicans' *last* choice there was a now-indicted lying conman named George Santos.
Ladies and gentlemen, the #Republican party.
Nice to see someone is noticing it, finally.
"Cheney compared what Ramaswamy said to “Area 51 conspiracy theory garbage” in the interview Thursday. She said Ramaswamy is “the dream of the Chinese Community Party” and “of the Russian government.”
Handing a win to #Trump?
"When I was young, the left I was a part of helped elect #Nixon. Please don’t make a similar mistake today...
Richard Nixon won a narrow victory over both #Humphrey and George Wallace... [But] a shift of less than 88,000 #votes from the #Republican to the #Democrat in just four states (Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Alaska) would have given Humphrey a majority in the Electoral College."
Grothman and Perry’s #hateful #comments and #disinformation further prove #Republican #intentions to #restrict #trans #student-#athletes, not to #protect #women as they often suggest, but simply to make #trans #people’s #lives more #difficult.
— It doesn't work like that.
The New York #Democrat also called upon the #CEO of the #NationalWomensLawCenter, #FatimaGossGraves, to explain what “#sextesting” looks like in #states which have a #ban on #trans #youth in #sports
#AOC defends transgender Americans in heated congressional hearing.
In the fourth Republican debate, Nikki Haley said every 30 minutes spent watching TikTok makes people "17% more antisemitic."
#Technews #TikTok #palestine #israel #GOP #republican #NikkiHaley
"Tuberville apparently didn’t want to be totally humiliated by this impending defeat, so he stubbornly kept in place his hold over 11 top military brass...
Tuberville must understand that he has already lost this fight. There is no good reason to keep these top level commanders out of their posts at a time of growing danger in several parts of the globe."
~ @jaykuo https://statuskuo.substack.com/p/tommy-tuberville-is-still-a-disgrace?r=1zr8b&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Jan 6th *was* an "inside job"
we were lucky that the executors of the #coup attempt were bumbling idiots & that enough *actual* Patriots showed courage, held the line
Trump's #Russian J6 coup attempt FAILED
It is not, unless you live in #Orwell’s world of doublespeak.
Today’s Republican party woos White southerners and #WhiteSupremacists everywhere.
Lincoln fought them.
#Nixon was the first Republican president to win every southern state. Nixon, who resigned in disgrace to avoid certain impeachment, was no Lincoln.
Name one thing #MarjorieTaylorGreene has done for her #Georgia district, or even tried to. https://www.thedailybeast.com/house-dem-jim-mcgovern-scolds-marjorie-taylor-greene-over-her-censure-vote-outrage #GA #republican
This debate was so pointless and uninteresting that it was done on @Newsnation, aka the News Island of Misfit Toys https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-debates-circular-firing-squad-made-them-all-look-silly?ref=home?ref=home #republican
"These guys usually have some kind of kinky sexual sin they are guilty of. I'm anxious to find out what Mikey's is!"
Mike Johnson, delivering the keynote address to a far-right #Christiannationalist group Tuesday, likened himself to Moses and declared God had charted his path to become the #Republican Speaker of the House, after telling him in his #prayers to prepare
From #Acyn at the #Hellsite, here's #VivekRamaswamy at tonight's #Republican Presidential primary debate spewing a #FirehoseOfLies on #ElectionFraud in the 2020 and 2016 elections, #Jan6, and #911. So many lies and half-truths in seconds, it would take an hour to untangle all the #bullshit. See: Brandolini's Law.
Julia Davis, of #TheDailyBeast, featured this video of translated #RussianPropaganda meant for domestic #Russian audiences. In it, presenter Vitaly Tretyakov savors the prospect of #Russia winning in #Ukraine in their #RussianUkraineWar and the punishments they'll met out to the #Ukrainian people because of #Republican obstruction with #war funding.
YouTube video below:
Among the names prosecutors have included on their almost 200-person #witness list: former Vice President #MikePence; ex-Attorney General #BillBarr; onetime #Justice Department officials #JeffreyRosen & #RichardDonoghue; U.S. Rep. #ScottPerry of #Pennsylvania; & #SteveBannon….
The District Attorney’s office could also call several of #Georgia’s top #Republican leaders, including Gov. #BrianKemp, AG #ChrisCarr, Secretary of State Brad #Raffensperger & former Lt. Gov. #GeoffDuncan.
The #Republican religion needs to be excised from government or we will continue to see mass shootings and we will continue to see fascism devour our constitution.
Have they allowed support for Ukraine yet, or are they not quite done pleasuring themselves over the mass shooting at UNLV?
Billionaires are perverted pricks who get very excited by a big gun. Most hump the Republican party.
They are still just speculating on #MSNBC.
This article is from 2015. He hasn't gotten better. He's scum.
We could have common-sense gun laws but the Republican religion would lose the bodies on their altar before which they worship.
Meanwhile, Ukraine can't defend itself because Putin holds the light that they are drawn to like moths.
The 2nd amendment is a curse. The Republican religion is a curse.
"We did not know where it was coming from" - a student
"Run hide fight" has replaced "sis, boom, bah" because Republicans led us to the throne of bloodshed. Hallelujah! Praise Jah for bringing us the holy Republican religion!
UNLV says the suspect has been located and is deceased. Ashes! Ashes! The beloved gun hath stopped firing!!
BREAKING!!! Press Conference 2:30 PM PST
A #Nevada grand jury has indicted the six #Republicans — including the #chair of the Nevada #Republican #Party — who falsely pledged Nevada’s electoral votes to Donald Trump following the 2020 election despite President Joe Biden’s victory in the state...
A press conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas.
From @pbump :
“…The resolution brought forward in the #House this week, however, did a little bit more than condemn #antisemitism. Instead, the resolution from members of the #Republican majority was a vehicle for putting Democratic legislators in a bind.
That #Republican expressed skepticism about the #FakeElectors plan but told others he was going along w/it in part because he feared he would face blowback from #Trump supporters if he didn’t.
The lawsuit, filed last yr by 2 of the state’s rightful electors, alleged #Republicans had taken part in a #conspiracy to #defraud #voters & sought up to $200k from each Trump #FakeElector. No money is being exchanged as part of the #settlement.
In the meantime, #McCarthy’s departure will further narrow a fractious #Republican *majority* in the #House at a time when the chamber faces major decisions on #government spending & foreign #aid.
McCarthy’s term was set to end in January 2025. He represents #California’s 20th District, which covers much of the state’s Central Valley.
#McCarthy’s #retirement will bring to an end a 16-yr #House career that saw him quickly rise through the ranks of #Republican leadership, culminating w/his stint as #speaker. His ouster marked the 1st time in history that the House voted to remove its #leader, a move that threw the chamber into a period of #instability.
McCarthy’s departure before the end of his term means #California Gov. Gavin #Newsom (D) will have to call a special #election to replace him.
Several #Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine Tuesday as it descended into a row over the border crisis, after President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly canceled a videolink appearance to appeal for continued US funding.
Read more here🔗 https://www.kyivpost.com/post/25094
1. If you stop sending guns Ukraine will collapse.
2. If Ukraine collapses the #Baltic nations will be next.
4. So therefore you must #StandWithUkraine.
#Republican senators don't want to hear that, so it was a "waste of time".
#Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on #Ukraine
Billions in additional #aid stuck as #Republicans push #border security, walk out of classified briefing Senators began blaming each other Tues for the looming potential failure to provide additional aid to Ukraine as fragile negotiations over a #NationalSecurity package continued to break down amid #Republican demands for far-reaching #immigration restrictions.
#Republican U.S. Senator Tommy #Tuberville, who has blocked hundreds of #military promotions for months to protest the #Pentagon's payment of #abortion-related travel costs, said Tues he would lift his hold on some of them.
Tuberville's actions have affected ~400 military nominees & their families. Pentagon leaders have said the holds threatened #NationalSecurity.
#LizCheney, one of the most vociferous critics of Donald #Trump in the #Republican Party, says she is weighing whether to mount her own #ThirdParty presidential candidacy for the #WhiteHouse, as she vows to do “whatever it takes” to prevent TFG from returning to office.
After being expelled from Congress, #GeorgeSantos is trying to exact revenge on House members that he has ‘dirt’ on, including #NewYork #Republican #NicoleMalliotakis who he says confided with him that she conducted illegal #InsiderTrading after meeting with bank regulators and receiving privileged insider information. 🤔
We should not be laughing.
Before the 2022 #US elections, a tiny local newspaper, the North Shore Leader, had reported on George #Santos. The editor was a #Republican and got info from party sources. But no other media outlet took notice until after the election. In October 2022, they wrote: "This newspaper would like to endorse a Republican for US Congress... But George Santos- is so bizarre, unprincipled and
sketchy that we cannot... he's most likely just a fabulist"
"Never before had a president used his constitutional clemency powers to free or forgive so many people who could be useful to his future political efforts...
review of Trump’s 238 clemency orders found that dozens of recipients... have gone on to plug his 2024 candidacy through social media & national interviews, contribute money... or disseminate his false claims of voter fraud"
On Palestine, the gap between the US right and left is huge | The Bottom Line
America is Big Mad https://www.axios.com/2023/11/19/america-is-big-mad
I’m going to have to boycott Home Depot. Wish I had my corner hardware store back!
What is it with these F…ing billionaires 🤬
#HomeDepot’s Billionaire Founder Says He’ll Fund Trump... Even If He’s Convicted
“The #Billionaire #Republican has admitted he’ll probably still donate to #Trump’s 2024 campaign even if the former president ends up being convicted in one of his four criminal cases that are expected to come to trial before the general election next November”
In #Arizona, two #Republican supervisors in #Cochise County have been indicted for refusing to certify the results of their county's 2022 general #elections. The pair of officials refused to certify the results because Democrats won several of the races. A judge later ordered the election to be certified.
Today's indictment charges each official with one felony count of Interfering with an Elections Officer and one count of conspiracy.
"In red states, the situation has grown dire. #Republican #lawmakers last year crafted a record number of laws designed to strip away the #vote from millions of Americans ahead of the 2024 general #election"
Republicans have been going on and on about #HunterBiden for far too long now.
The Republicans don't want that. What have they got to hide?
The bill’s sponsors insisted he supported the proposed bill’s amendment. He indicated no such support and was surprised when the Ohio Supreme Court contacted him with the information.
Representatives Pizzulli and Schmidt are liars.
HB 283 gets amendment https://www.peoplesdefender.com/2023/11/28/hb-283-gets-amendment/
“We ought to be in the #Suicideprevention #business and not further #harming #kids who are going through too much already,” he said, adding that he did “the right thing” by #vetoing the #Republican #antitrans #omnibus #bill.
"That's what my faith teaches me," Governor Andy Beshear told MSNBC's Jen Psaki.
#Koch network endorses #NikkiHaley for president as it looks to stop #Trump
The powerful #political network led by #conservative #billionaire Charles Koch endorsed Nikki Haley for president on Tues, “#AFP Action is proud to throw our full support behind Nikki Haley, who offers America the opportunity to turn the page on the current political era, to win the #Republican primary & defeat Joe Biden next November,” Emily Seidel, snr adviser of the group, wrote.
“Playing the chess board in front of us.”
“As I wrote several weeks ago, “Voting is a chess move, not a Valentine’s Day card.” Looking at the chess board in front of us, there is only one winning strategy: ensure the re-election of Joe Biden by increasing turn-out!”
Mike Johnson Spent Years Defending Christian Speech In Schools. “The ultimate goal of the enemy is silencing the Gospel," the Republican said in 2004 after Jewish parents sued a school for pushing Christianity on their kids.
@w7voa He might as well save a step and not run for the primary either. I totally expect No Labels will recruit him and that he'll think they're real because they flatter him.
I would be willing to bet money he's getting paid by #Republican dark money to do all this, whether he realizes or not. He strikes me as the kind of chump easy to flatter into a lot.
The Guardian: Iowa woman guilty of stuffing ballot box in husband’s Congress nomination race
“The wife of a north-western Iowa county supervisor was convicted on Tuesday of a scheme to stuff the ballot box in her husband’s unsuccessful race for a Republican nomination to run for Congress in 2020.”
Kim Phoung Taylor — wife of #Iowa #Republican Jeremy Taylor — was found #guilty of 52 #criminal counts of 'false voting information', 'fraudulent registration' , and 'fraudulent voting' linked to the 2020 primary.
Surprise, surprise, surprise! Yet another Republican busted for voter fraud. 🤔
When our entire #American way of life... #Holidays included... Could soon fall to #Fascist #Fascists #Nazi #Nazis #Republican #Republicans... Now is NOT the time to sit quietly, play nice, and chew #Turkey with the #MAGATS!
#NOW is the time to #HoldThemAccountable!
Now more than ever... Hold your fellow #Americans accountable while we are still #America!
This #Thanksgiving #BlackFriday #Christmas #NewYear #NewYears you must let the entire gathering know that there will be no #peace until there is #justice.
#KeepItReal with your #family and #friends and let them know while you still can that you will oppose #Fascism and will not stand for the infectious #poison of #MAGA or #Trumpism at your #dinner table!
Let everyone know exactly what you think of #Trump #TheBigLie and #January6th #J6 #Jan6.
When #US #USA #Democracy #Freedom is on the line...
It is perfectly fine to ruin everyone's #Holiday #Vacation!
#NoJusticeNoPeace so #DoNotBeAfraid to #RuinTheHolidays!
#Wisconsin #SupremeCourt appeared poised 2 strike down current maps 4 state legislature after 3 hrs of oral argument Tues, decision that could end more than decade o #Republican dominance & eliminate some of most gerrymandered districts in the #US
The 4 #liberal justices on the court all seemed ready 2 embrace an argument frm challengers in the case, Clarke v Wisconsin elections commission, that maps violate state #constitution bcuz they include more than 70 districts
Jesse #Benton, 44, was pardoned by Trump in 2020 for a different campaign finance crime, months before he was indicted again on six counts related to facilitating an illegal foreign campaign donation. He was found guilty Thursday on all six counts.
Acyn at the hellsite catches this from the Thanksgiving Family Forum, in De Moins, WA.
Here, Bob Vander Plaat, a social conservative, speaks to a group of #Republican candidates. Referring to #Ohio #abortion ballot which enshrined #abortionrights by constitutional amendment and passed by landslide:
From Seth Meyers:
"“The #GOP frontrunner is facing four #criminal cases and a civil #fraud trial, but that has not stopped him from laying out his plan for a second term,” said Seth Meyers... “complete his #authoritarian takeover of government and install an #autocracy of cronies and loyalists if he’s elected next year...
and it’s clear he’s got the support of the #Republican party, which has become a movement fundamentally opposed to #democracy "
On Tuesday, Johnson’s predecessor, #KevinMcCarthy (R-Calif.), and Rep. #TimBurchett (R-Tenn.) featured in an angry & reportedly physical altercation — for the 2nd time this year. The scene played out even as their fellow House #Republicans continued to hurl childish insults at one another."
I made this meme last year and it was the first Image media I posted to Mastodon when I joined.
#republicans will have the opportunity to re-write their party platform in 2024.
We need to hear from more experts on #authoritarian movements, & fewer pollsters...
We need the #media to see 2024 not as a traditional election but as an effort to mobilize a mass movement that would undo #democracy"
However, most are stuck in overhyped horse-race coverage & endless chatter over meaningless #Republican debates.
Americans deserve better. Our democracy needs better."
👉🏾 Here is what Trump plans to do if he returns to the White House https://apnews.com/article/trump-policies-agenda-election-2024-second-term-d656d8f08629a8da14a65c4075545e0f
If #Biden loses Trump in 2024, Trump will try to force the #UnitedStates 🇺🇸 to exit #NATO again: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/donald-trump-u-s-leave-nato-1234860016/
I need to renew both of my passports just in case Trump wins.
Last week, voters in suburban Philadelphia flipped their book-banning majority-#Republican school board to majority-#Democrat. All five open seats were won by Democrats.
News at 9AM: Australian tycoon Forrest pivots to green energy. #Hollywood actors end strike, securing better pay. Israeli forces penetrate #Gaza City; hundreds reported dead. Five #Republican candidates debate economy and #Trump. Disney's turnaround plan exceeds expectations with rising theme park attendance. McDonald's initiates sexual misconduct investigations. #Ukraine secures European Commission support for membership talks. #BBC #News
News at 6AM: Australian mining tycoon Andrew Forrest is pivoting to green energy. Hollywood actors have reached a deal with studios, ending a long strike. In #Gaza, the BBC reports from amidst Israeli forces as conflict continues. The #Republican debate saw five candidates discuss major topics including economy and #Israel. Disney's turnaround plan is showing progress, according to its boss. #BBC #News