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Send the Rebs a 55 gallon drum of aloe burn ointment. Postage due.

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I have trouble understanding this shutdown gambit...they been pulling it since the 90s, has it EVER worked the way they thought it would?

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They keep getting reelected. So they have that going for them.

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Yeah but statistically, when the government shuts down, don't the Republicans take a hit at the next election cycle?

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Not a big enough one. Too many dead dog Rebs out there (Vote for a dead dog over any non-Republican).

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Jasmin Crockett is my new girlfriend. She stole my heart!

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Know what’s incredible about this looming shutdown? Repubs think they have the moral and public high ground. Jfc.

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These maga fools deserve all the mockery they are receiving for wasting everyone's time on this effing sad attempt to smear Biden.

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Point of order: if Rep. Crockett participated in a drinking game that required 35 shots to be downed, she would be dead, not drunk. That's roughly two full bottles of tequila right there.

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Expert testimony.

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Not if you stretch it out a couple days!

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The one and only John Bonham left this Earth after having consumed 40 shots of vodka in four hours.

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Thank you for keeping us honest, birb.

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The difference between the two parties is just so stark. If only the MAGA bubble (like the majority of mouth-breathers in MTG’s district, and all sympathies to the small minority of long suffering rational thinkers who doubtless live there too) checked out a legitimate news source and were capable of independent thought and shame once in a while. But no, tribal warfare continues to win the day.

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Love me some Raskin!

So glad he's recovering from cancer.

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I wish someone would take these epic takedowns into one of those AutoTune the news. I need a remix of "They Act Like They Blind"

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The Honorable Jasmine Crockett, making her hometown of STL proud!

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"As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) said on MSNBC last night, House Republicans will be “literally biting the hands that feed them.”

Oh, like their constituents do EVERY TIME they vote? NO SYMPATHY HERE.

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Right. Also, don't use the shutdown to short your cafeteria workers. They prepare your food, and they will remember.

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I think you misunderstood her point. She was referring to the contract workers in the House, DC residents, who will likely never see the money they lose in the shutdown.

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No, I understood. Those who vote for Republicans vote against their own interests EVERY TIME, unless, of course, they're disproportionately wealthy, in which case the GOP is ALL ABOUT THEM.

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How does this connect to the contract workers at the Capitol?

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There wouldn't be an issue with said workers getting fairly paid for their work if not for the Republicans throwing a hissy fit about EVERYTHING and DEMANDING things go their way. THAT'S how it connects.

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I haven't been following this because I figured it would be performative nonsense for the base.

Do I correctly assume that the GOP thinks "impeach" means, "summarily remove from office, because he hurt my fee fees by stomping a mudhole in my cult leader?"

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Ya, that’s exactly what they mean.

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I have been following it, and I think you seem as well wired-in as anybody.

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Note: Biden himself has done nothing to Trump except speak of him with all the respect he deserves.

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On the contrary, Biden did the very worst thing anybody possibly could to a nasty litte narcissist like PAB: he made him look like the loser he is in public.

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Also, Biden has mostly ignored him, which is a huge insult to a narcissist.

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To be fair PAB’s already done most of the heavy lifting on that…

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And I am here for it!

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"So like the passengers on the Titanic, let’s enjoy some music as the nation slips beneath the waves. (Maybe a sassy Italian cartoon octopus will show up to save us; ask Robyn, it’s her movie.)"

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As the descendent of sassy and often assy Italians who ALSO enjoys calamari, I am fully prepared to battle the GOP with lemon wedges and a tiny fork.

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Meanwhile, in other 'based on actual events' true crime stories news, the first defendant in Trump's criminal trial in Fulton Co. walked into the courtroom and courageously stood up and plead guilty to all five counts, and received a summary sentence that

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...pation!

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I meant to post this https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/29/poll-watcher-georgia-elections-case-scott-hall-pleads-guilty-guilty but my 'puter punked out on me; didn't even know what I had written had posted. Given the summary sentence, it's pretty clear he's turned state's evidence.

In the meantime, Smith is back in court asking (yet again) for a gag order on Trump, only with more urgency: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/29/donald-trump-2020-election-prosecution-gag-order Hopefully, he'll get it this time.

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They should do a gag order that says he can only insult other candidates, that would turn down the noise a bit and not interfere with his "freedom of speech" crap claims.

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I would stab myself in the eye and jump off the Golden Gate Bridge if it wasn't for Black women like Jasmine Crockett.

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As the brits say, .."good show!"

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