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Is there just one major political family in Nevada Republican politics, and Pete Domenici was like the Genghis Khan of it?

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Knew Domenici from the time he was running for City Manager (we didn't have Mayors then). Everyone I knew called him "Greasy Pete". I remember Agnew referring to him as "My old friend, Pete Dominsheeny".

Also known for being found wandering in the Capitol building in his pajamas and fuzzy slippers.

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“That Republican With The Big Soap Opera Scandal ”

And my first thought was, “you need to be more specific.”

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Republican sex scandals that apparently involve consent are so quaint.

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i know right? there are so many of them

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Senate Barbie 😒🙄

And not in the good Greta Gerwig and Ryan Gosling way, either

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I like the gymnastics in this statement

“it is clear that the political environment in New Mexico is favorable to Republicans. Over 70 percent of voters believe the country is on the wrong track. There is massive dissatisfaction with the economy, our border, and the misguided policies from Washington that have made life more difficult for New Mexico families.”

is it clear? what's the evidence?

sure, over 70% say that but in what context?

misguided policies? which ones? because the house republicans are too busy chasing dick and have no time for legislating and let the courts legislate for them.

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Domenici is following the current maga campaign playbook. Forget the pleasantries, start out with the made up lies talking points. Bridgewater eh? She's loaded. I wonder how much of her own cash she's willing to burn on losing?

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Yeah those kind of statements always get me. I don't think the country is on as wrong of a track as I did four years ago, in fact I *might* even be persuaded to say it's on the right one - well, no, headed towards it tho. Dissatisfied with the economy? When homelessness is a growth industry cause nobody can afford a damn place to live? Yeah, I'd agree with that; but I wouldn't lay blame for it at Biden's feet. The border? *shrug* Not living in a (southern) border state, I don't really have an opinion, but I think there's work to be done there and I wish republicans would quit getting in the way of it. Misguided policies? If there's an R attached to it, I probably feel that way about it, but not a blanket statement. So you've got someone who might plausibly agree with at least half her pronouncement, and yet I completely disagree with how she's likely looking to go about solving it.

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the border is an issue. that's a factually true statement.

Republicans have no interest in making it less of an issue or they lose a scare factor for their forever-campaigning.

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Congressman Jared Moskowitz on Republican failures

https://youtu.be/C0d9riivNcg?si=hsTgel9AuceNUhkG

https://youtu.be/WaffGsoLbNM?si=eNGVLp77wRSMjGeG

One of these is from 7 months ago.and one is from last week

That's how interested they are in solving anything

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I love me some Moskowitz but Jasmine Crockett is the assassin.

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That's my sorority sister right there 😊🎈

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1BJkQAYVQE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f9WW2m93xw

Always packing a suitcase full of facts, snacks, & the snappiest of comebacks

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OBVIOUSLY the U.S. is on the wrong track in that it's getting more fascist every hour. But if that question is intended as a comment on the current admin, then FUCK NO

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According to Republican math if 30% of voters think the economy is bad, 20% think the border situation is bad, and 20% think Washington is too big for it's britches, that's 70%.

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"Speaking of DNA, Domenici is the father of recent Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt from an extramarital relationship with the late Michelle Laxalt, a Republican staffer and lobbyist, who was the daughter of Domenici’s fellow senator Republican Paul Laxalt from Nevada."

could someone please make a diagram of this mess? thanks!

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Katie Porter, your whiteboard is needed stat

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I am getting really tired of this political speech style that says things like "There is massive dissatisfaction with ... the misguided policies from Washington". I suppose the rhetorical trick here is intended to slip in a criticism of the "policies from Washington" as being "misguided", but what it <i>literally</i> says is that there is dissatisfaction with the policies which happen to be misguided, but not the other policies.

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It needs to be challenged by the mainstream press

Unfortunately, too many of those outlets have majority right wing shareholders calling the shots even though in a country with a functional free press that is not at all how this stuff is supposed to work

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New Mexico is an awesome state.

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With a sad political history. Albert Fall, of the Teapot Dome scandal, was from here.

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That was then, this is now.

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New Mexico is absorbing greatly expanded numbers of patients from forced birth states. There is both internal ethical opposition to these laws and frank practical opposition as facilities are swamped.

Lotsa luck to any Republican running on anti-choice ideas, which, well, every Republican now has to.

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My memories of Senator Domenici do not seem to jibe with my concept of "horn dog".

I wonder if his other son, Pete Domenici Jr., attorney-at-law, is friendly with his half-bro? The famous Republican family values dedication would seem to dictate it.

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Are we sure she is REALLY his daughter?

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One of the famous agaony aunts' (Anne Landers?) favourite ever question was "What should I do? My husband cheats so much, I'm not even sure that our last three kids are his."

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Wow

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How many house reps who voted to impeach Clinton were actively having or covering up their own affairs when they voted? Is it fair to say a quarter? Maybe a third?

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Just having an affair? That’s Junior Varsity stuff. Big Man on Campus Newt G. was banging a staffer (Hi, Callista!) while his wife was in the hospital with a terminal illness.

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In the interest of accuracy, he was getting blowjobs from Callista at his desk so he could truthfully answer the question, "Did you have sex with her," with a resounding NO!

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Ummm... ALL OF THEM!

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I think I still have a copy of that magazine that Hustler founder Larry Flynt published, which named a lot of names. Henry Hyde being one of them, IIRC. "Our jowliest Congressman", LOL.

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There are the people who'd be at Republican coke and sex orgies.

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"Pete Domenici’s hypocrisy and personal failings aren’t relevant to his daughter’s campaign" sure they are!

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Hunter Biden Hunter Biden Hunter Biden!

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IOKIYAR of course! That's the rule!

That said, that was an incredibly batshit scandal and I think most people would have forgotten it.

Democrats let's not leave anything to chance and make sure we bring the win home for Heinrich!

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BOTH of our Senators were among the 11 who voted for Bernie's bill to examine our arms giveaway for the Israeli genocide. Shame on the rest of the party.

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So she's a CFO for a hedge fund. Part of the problem, in other words. Also, the fiercely independent, self-made corporation loves itself some state tax breaks -- from Bridgewater's Wikipedia entry:

***In 2016, Connecticut approved $22 million in grants and loans, via a program initiated by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in exchange for job training, job creation, and building renovations, with the agreement that the firm retains the 1,402 jobs they already supported in Connecticut. The company also received $30 million in urban tax credits.[49][50] In 2016 the firm managed about US$150 billion.[49]***

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgewater_Associates#:~:text=Bridgewater%20Associates%20developed%20several%20%22innovative,super%2Dlong%20duration%20bonds%22.

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Tax credits are inherently good, as long as the deal that created them is lived up to.

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There are quite a few people driving around ABQ with Let's Go Brandon bumpers stickers. I wouldn't say Heinrich is a lock, but I hope so

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