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American Politics Thread

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Another reason for why it was good to push forward this doomed impeachment: it will cause further frictions and cannibalism among GOP politician. Already, the 7 senators who voted in favor are being smeared by the trump cultists.
Very understandable from a game theory perspective.
Still incredibly sad that seeking to do the right thing will get such flak. And that it was obviously enough of an impediment to reach this non-conviction result.

TBH this is really a microcosm of how the justice system often plays out. Ask any public defender, they all have stories of how they lost cases even with the facts, evidence, and common sense on their side.
Astoundingly unfortunate. Justice systems are still run by people, and there are severe flaws in most existing systems that hold power over people's lives and livelihoods, aren't there. : (
 
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View: https://twitter.com/jparkABC/status/1362086875264135169


View: https://twitter.com/RhetoricPJ/status/1362089913823461376


In February 2020, Mr. Limbaugh, a cigar aficionado who long defended tobacco use, told his audience that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. One night later, then-President Donald Trump broke with tradition and bestowed on him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during the State of the Union address.

He won gleeful “dittos” from listeners who believed that American culture had become too politically correct. He spawned a mini-industry of anti-Limbaugh books and radio hosts who pronounced themselves appalled by his comedy bits, such as an “AIDS Update” that presented nasty nuggets about gays to the strains of Dionne Warwick’s “I’ll Never Love This Way Again.” For a time, he dispatched hostile callers on his show with “caller abortions,” in which he played the sound of a vacuum pump before hanging up on the listener.

After Trump lost the 2020 election, Mr. Limbaugh echoed the president’s baseless allegations of voting fraud and suggested that pro-Trump states consider seceding from the union.
 
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Hear me roar!
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#RestInPiss and #ripbozo are trending right now after his death. I honestly don't have anything nice to say about Rush Limbaugh.
 
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The lengths the Republican party will go to just to stay in or regain power is disgusting.
Is there nothing that can be done to stop them?

They have had an absurd amount of power over the last twenty years, yet they have only won one presidential election by popular vote (2004). They are a minority party. Yet they hold a majority in the Supreme Court and have enough power to stifle us in the Senate. It's just frustrating. Our country would be so much better if all of their methods at cheating elections would be done away with.
 
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Is there nothing that can be done to stop them?

They have had an absurd amount of power over the last twenty years, yet they have only won one presidential election by popular vote (2004). They are a minority party. Yet they hold a majority in the Supreme Court and have enough power to stifle us in the Senate. It's just frustrating. Our country would be so much better if all of their methods at cheating elections would be done away with.
If we got rid of gerrymandering, that'd help with cleaning this up.
 
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I def have no kind words for the guy. He was a horrible person. I hate that people like him have so much influence and that people agree with beliefs like his. My grandmother is a big fan of him its terrible,I just hate it

On the Georgia thing, Im not surprised. The GOP is so desperate to stay in power they will do anything at this point. Idont know how people can even pretend they represent America or care about the country at this point. They show time and time again how much they dont care.
 
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View: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1363872567031984133?s=19


Get ready everyone. The Supreme Court denied Trump on his efforts to keep his tax returns hidden. New York City prosecutors can now legally obtain his tax returns and potentially expose years of tax fraud. The man has spent the last few years desperately hiding his tax returns, so let's keep our fingers crossed that this is what they can get him on. Hoping this will be the key to preventing a 2024 run. Also just saying, Al Capone did many horrible things, but it was tax evasion that they finally managed to get him on.
 
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Me before reading this: Eh, he might be a controversial figure, but a death is a death...

Me after reading this: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH HIM???
This is why I've always hated the "Rush is just an entertainer" defense argument. Who TF would be entertained by that?
 
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Welp, cancel culture is trending yet again. While I think in some aspects, cancel culture can get ridiculous and its absurd to even think you can "cancel" someone, does anyone think conservatives take things too far when they play the victim card when others call them out on their horrible, toxic behavior? Like they're crying because its no longer acceptable to behave a certain way like they thought they used to be allowed to. Is it an exaggeration to say someone is fired for "having an opinion" when said people outright supported stuff such as the January 6th insurrection and regularly spread toxic conspiracies or harmful misinformation that a company doesn't want to be associated with?
 
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This was expected. Even when Republicans held the Presidency the past 4 years (including a trifecta for 2 of those years), they still tried to paint themselves as the ultimate victims. It's only natural they would kick it into overdrive once they lost all that power.
does anyone think conservatives take things too far when they play the victim card when others call them out on their horrible, toxic behavior?
What really gets under my skin is that if call them out on their obvious racism, misogyny, transphobia, etc., they act as if you're telling them not to breathe. Such is the nature of grievance politics, I guess.
 
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