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    This election nonsense by Trump may end up splitting up the Republican Party. I just don’t see how the one third (?) who are principled conservatives can stay in the same party with Trump sycophants who are willing to sign onto the TX Supreme Court case.

    We also saw the alt right types chanting “destroy the GOP” in Washington today because they didn’t keep Trump in power. I think the Q types will also hold the same ill will toward the traditional Republican Party. In fact its quite possible that all the voters who are really in a Trump personality cult will also blame the GOP for his loss. It’s only a matter of time IMO before Trump himself gets around to blaming the GOP.

    There is some discussion of this on Twitter. What do you all think?



     
    The New York Times released a poll on Mondayshowing Donald Trump beating Joe Biden in several key states, and progressives across the country started to panic.

    The next day, actual voters in actual states cast actual ballots, and suddenly Democratic prospects don’t look nearly as bleak.

    In state after state, Democrats and progressives swept to victory, affirming the findings from decades of demographic and electoral data showing that the majority of Americans prefer the more multiracial and inclusive vision of Democrats to the angry and punitive policies of the Republicans.

    At the heart of the Times poll was the suggestion that African Americans and Latinos were gravitating in large and significant numbers to support Trump. According to the poll, 71% of Black voters and just 50% of Latinos backed Biden. If accurate, those numbers would represent a historic collapse of Democratic support among people of color.

    Since exit polling by racial groups began in 1976, African Americans have supported the Democratic nominee for president with 88% of their votes, on average. In 2020, Biden got 87% of the Black vote, and in the 2022 midterms, Democratic candidates received 86% of the Black vote. As for Latinos, Biden secured 65% support in 2020.

    Rather than question the findings of a poll that contradicted decades of prior electoral evidence, much of the media ran with the findings and prophesied doom for Democrats.

    But then a funny thing happened on the way to a second Trump administration. Voters went to the polls this week and elected Democratic candidates and passed progressive policies.

    In Kentucky, a state Trump won by 26 points, the Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, handily defeated the Trump acolyte Daniel Cameron.

    The fact that Cameron is African American and yet still performed poorly undermines the narrative that Black voters are donning Maga hats in large numbers. As the professor Jason Johnson tweeted on Tuesday: “Cameron is a Black Republican candidate w/ Trump’s endorsement in a deeply Red State and he’s going to lose. Can we stop w/ the ‘Trump is gaining ground with black voters’ narrative? Because this should’ve been the test case.”……..

    There is no more immutable law of politics than the fact that African Americans overwhelmingly vote for Democrats. This is less the result of a particular partisan affinity than the logical reaction to the reality that the fuel of the Republican political machine is white racial rage and resentment.

    No Democratic nominee has received less than 83% of the Black vote. In terms of African Americans, the question is not who they will vote for, but whether they will vote.

    That is the real challenge facing progressives in 2024. And that relates to the second fundamental truth, the changing composition of the country’s electorate and the implications for political contests.…….

    Republicans understand this reality better than Democrats which is why they ferociously focus on suppressing the vote far more than Democrats emphasize expanding voting.

    From Florida to Texas to Georgia, Republican legislatures and governors have passed draconian laws designed to make it harder to vote.…….

     

    Annnnd…we have this idiocy.
     
    These people are just completely insane. The government will be forced to shut down in days, yet they are spending time doing this? 😡

     
    I think this is a pipe dream, but men staring their mortality in the face do unexpected things sometimes.

     
    After the election the media was saying that the GOP had a messaging problem

    My girlfriend made a great point

    They don't have a messaging problem they have a policy problem

    You can't really message your way out of banning abortion with no exceptions (Lord knows they are trying too)

    There's not enough lipstick in the world to pretty up that pig
     
    House Republicans just tried — and failed — to defund the office of Vice President Kamala Harris.

    Republican Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia proposed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, a major government funding bill, that would've done just that.

    "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the salary or expenses of any officer or employee of the Office of the Vice President," read Collins' amendment.

    But when it came up for a vote on Wednesday afternoon, most Republicans — along with every Democrat — voted against it, tanking the amendment on a 106-322 vote.......



     
    Right-wing podcaster Steve Bannon lashed out at the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday after his party lost key races in Tuesday's elections.

    The Republican losses included an abortion referendum in Ohio, the Kentucky governor's race, and the Virginia Senate. Bannon blamed the RNC for failing to convince Donald Trump's supporters to vote.

    "The reality here, Trump delivers MAGA; MAGA delivers victories," Bannon griped on his Wednesday War Room program. "This was a turnout issue about MAGA, and the reason is the [Ron DeSantis adviser] Jeff Roes of the world and the billionaire donors, the billionaire donors with the hapless, feckless RNC failed to get our people out."

    "Stand up and fight on the redistricting. Don't I want to hear the sob stories out of Virginia this morning," he continued. "Don't come here this morning and start whining about abortion. Stand up and do your job. Get in the trenches and fight."..............

     
    After the election the media was saying that the GOP had a messaging problem

    My girlfriend made a great point

    They don't have a messaging problem they have a policy problem

    You can't really message your way out of banning abortion with no exceptions (Lord knows they are trying too)

    There's not enough lipstick in the world to pretty up that pig
    Case in point

     
    House Republicans just tried — and failed — to defund the office of Vice President Kamala Harris.

    Republican Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia proposed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, a major government funding bill, that would've done just that.

    "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the salary or expenses of any officer or employee of the Office of the Vice President," read Collins' amendment.

    But when it came up for a vote on Wednesday afternoon, most Republicans — along with every Democrat — voted against it, tanking the amendment on a 106-322 vote.......




    106 idiots is way, way too many. My goodness that’s a lot.
     
    House Republicans just tried — and failed — to defund the office of Vice President Kamala Harris.

    Republican Rep. Mike Collins of Georgia proposed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, a major government funding bill, that would've done just that.

    "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the salary or expenses of any officer or employee of the Office of the Vice President," read Collins' amendment.

    But when it came up for a vote on Wednesday afternoon, most Republicans — along with every Democrat — voted against it, tanking the amendment on a 106-322 vote.......





    Somebody should tell him that Congress is the real reason our Immigration policy/administration is shirt. He needs to reduce his own salary to $1

    Anybody else notice how most of the targets of these $1 salary bills are black/minority? Coincidence? I think not.
     

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