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2 hours ago, papasmurfbell said:

Have you seen the congressional attendance record?


No. I'm sure it's something that will piss me off.

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Liz Cheney is a true Patriot. She is standing up to a very large group of grifters and liars and they are a vindictive and threatening group. 


"We can't embrace the notion the election is stolen. It's a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy," Cheney reportedly said at a retreat in Georgia on Monday for the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, according to CNN, citing two people in the room.

"We can't whitewash what happened on January 6 or perpetuate Trump's big lie. It is a threat to democracy. What he did on January 6 is a line that cannot be crossed," Cheney added.

"The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system,".............Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report (msn.com)


She has very little support amoung republican congressman yet here's one sane voice....


Asked by The Hill newspaper about efforts to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from Republican Party leadership because of her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, here's what Gonzalez said:

"If a prerequisite for leading our conference is continuing to lie to our voters, then Liz is not the best fit. Liz isn't going to lie to people. Liz is going to say what she believes. She's going to stand on principle. And if that's going to be distracting for folks, she's not the best fit. I wish that weren't the case."

Uh, wow.

Just to reiterate: This is a REPUBLICAN member of Congress elected in 2018 in the heart of the Trump era who is saying publicly that many in his party continue to lie to voters, while Cheney does not...The single most damning quote about the state of the GOP (msn.com)


This is where the Republican Party is now.......


What Gonzalez's quote lays bare is that admission to the current Republican Party is predicated on whether or not you believe a lie about the 2020 election.

If you say the election was stolen, contra evidence, or are willing to sit silently by while the 45th President and his allies make a series of false claims about 2020, you're good to go as an accepted member of the Republican Party.

If you won't lie about the election -- based on objective facts -- then you are booed or threatened with being thrown out of the GOP.

The Point: This isn't how political parties act. It's how cults (of personality) act.


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Cruz openly publishes this admittance to Republican graft.


Cruz faced a backlash to the column for suggesting that, "this time," he and other Republican lawmakers would stop offering corporations potentially unethical tax breaks and other multibillion-dollar exemptions in return for financial contributions to their political causes.

"This is the point in the drama when Republicans usually shrug their shoulders, call these companies 'job creators,' and start to cut their taxes. Not this time," Cruz wrote in the op-ed.

"This time, we won't look the other way on Coca-Cola's $12 billion in back taxes owed."

"This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we'll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we'll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire." Ted Cruz's threat to 'woke CEOs' was 'the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said,' ethics expert says (msn.com)



This may be the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said. It's the part everyone knows: these crooks sell access. Others have the sense not to admit it. This is why our republic is broken. Immoral politicians selling power we've entrusted to them like it's theirs to sell. Ted Cruz's threat to 'woke CEOs' was 'the most openly corrupt thing any Senator has said,' ethics expert says (msn.com)


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So why isn't McCarthy or Cheney asked about if it's true that they sell benefits to companies for campaign cash like Cruz is insinuating? There are lots of gop politicians to ask about this.   Why doesn't the press ask them all? How many dem politicians did they ask about al Franken with the pic? Bc that doesn't hurt their profits.

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