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Turning The Ballot Box Against Republicans

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2021 05:56 pm
@snood,
snood wrote:

She doesn’t have to give up her desire to do public service.
She could run for county dog-catcher.
She’s got the perfect disposition for the job.


I wouldn't let that woman anywhere near the noble canine.
snood
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2021 06:07 pm
@glitterbag,
So... not dogcatcher either?

How about sewage custodian - I mean, er, sanitation engineer?

Surely she could be the municipal poop manager?
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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Fri 5 Feb, 2021 06:29 pm
Fox Business suddenly cancels 'Lou Dobbs Tonight,' its highest-rated show
CNN Digital Expansion 2018, BRIAN STELTER
By Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Updated 7:05 PM ET, Fri February 5, 2021


New York (CNN Business)Lou Dobbs, by far the highest-rated host on the Fox Business Network, has just been canned by the network.

Friday night was his final broadcast, a Fox spokesperson told The Los Angeles Times.

Fox representatives did not immediately respond to CNN Business requests for comment, but a source close to Dobbs confirmed that he has been benched by the network.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Dobbs "remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company's networks again."

Dobbs, a veteran financial news anchor, became known at Fox Business for his sycophantic pro-Trump programs. He was one of the former president's biggest boosters on television, and Trump regularly thanked him in return.
The pro-Trump propaganda bent helped make the daily airing of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" at 5 p.m. ET (it also re-aired at 7 p.m.) the network's most-watched program -- so a sudden cancellation would ordinarily make no sense at all.

But Fox is under enormous legal pressure from a pair of voting technology companies, Smartmatic and Dominion, because Dobbs and other hosts made false claims about the companies while perpetuating Trump's lies about election fraud.

Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox on Thursday. The lawsuit also named Dobbs and two other Fox hosts as defendants.

Legal experts have said the case against the conservative cable channel is strong. CNN legal analyst Ellie Honig described it as a "legitimate threat" to Fox and added, "There is real teeth to this."

The lawsuit accused Dobbs of having been "one of the primary proponents" of a "disinformation campaign" against Smartmatic.

Smartmatic's lawsuit identified multiple instances in which Dobbs' program promoted conspiracy theories about the 2020 election results and said that his behavior was "contrary to his public persona" of being a "provider of factual information" to his viewers.

Not only did Dobbs allow guests to defame Smartmatic, the lawsuit said, but he "took the initiative and contributed additional falsehoods to the narrative."

A Fox spokesperson said in a statement on behalf of the network and its hosts Thursday that it was "proud" of its 2020 election coverage and said it would "vigorously defend this meritless lawsuit in court."
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2021 05:42 am
Trump admin paid scammer millions for desperately needed masks he never delivered
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-admin-paid-scammer-millions-for-desperately-needed-masks-he-never-delivered-100619845976

Comment:
Republicans are continuing to ruin the party's electability quotient.

State Republicans fixate of defying medical advice on Covid safety
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/state-republicans-fixate-of-defying-medical-advice-on-covid-safety-100619845670
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2021 02:27 pm
Capitol riot arrests: See who's been charged across the U.S.
https://www.usatoday.com/storytelling/capitol-riot-mob-arrests/

Comment;
They all seem to have that Charles Manson glare.

Trump made them...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 6 Feb, 2021 08:09 pm
@TheCobbler,
Quote:
Trump made them...
and he will soon have to answer for them at the impeachment trial...
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 08:19 am
@Region Philbis,
The irony of the "lock her up" crowd going to jail... Trump soon to follow.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 08:31 am
@TheCobbler,
One of the Trump insurrectionists:

Vargas was featured in the Jersey City Times as an "Unsung Hero" in May 2020 for his community work in providing meals to the homeless, but two months later was accused of stealing donations meant for the community.

Comment:
Sound like a Trump charity?
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neptuneblue
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 08:32 am
Judge Orders OAN to Pay Rachel Maddow and MSNBC $250,000 in Attorney Fees For Filing Frivolous Defamation Lawsuit
JERRY LAMBEFeb 6th, 2021, 6:48 pm

A federal judge in California has ordered Herring Networks, the parent company of far-right conservative media organization One America News Network (OAN), to pay MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow $250,000 in attorney’s fees stemming from a defamation lawsuit that was dismissed last year.

Herring in July 2019 filed a lawsuit against Maddow which claimed the liberal host had defamed OAN when she discussed reports that one of the network’s contributors also worked for the Russia state news organization Sputnik. Maddow went on to state that OAN “literally is paid Russian propaganda,” which OAN’s parent company claimed was false and defamatory. Herring, the parent company, then filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $10 million.

Attorneys representing Maddow and MSNBC responded by filing a special motion to strike the case under California’s Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (Anti-SLAPP) law. Such measures are meant to prevent people and companies from using the courts to stifle constitutionally protected First Amendment speech.

Siding against OAN, U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant, an appointee of President Barack Obama, dismissed the suit with prejudice. Bashant reasoned that there was “no set of facts that could support a claim for defamation based on Maddow’s statement.”

Under California’s anti-SLAPP statute, defendants who prevail on a special motion to toss a defamation case are entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs related to extracting themselves from unsound claims.

The court calculated that Maddow’s team of high-priced attorneys from the law firm Gibson Dunn—including famed First Amendment attorney Ted Boutrous, Jr.—were entitled to collect on 363.1 hours of work totaling $247,667.50, plus an additional $10,724 for hours billed by paralegals.

In a statement to Law&Crime, Herring Networks President Charles Herring said he and his legal team plan to continue pursuing an appeal to the ruling. “We’re pleased that the fees were reduced by nearly a third by the court,” he wrote in an email. “The case is currently under appeal and we’re highly confident that we’ll receive a favorable and just ruling in the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.”

As previously reported by Law&Crime, OAN came under fire on Friday when the network aired MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s documentary-style disinformation program which alleged massive electoral fraud during the 2020 presidential election. The broadcast — some 12 hours total — ran as a paid advertisement.

The Lindell broadcast included a lengthy legal disclaimer that sought to avoid liability for further amplifying false claims made against voting machine vendors and U.S. election officials, but attorneys for Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic said they planned to sue over the broadcast anyway.

“‘Nice try’ by OAN, but it definitely does not relieve them of liability,” Dominion attorney Thomas Clare told Law&Crime via email. “To the contrary, we warned them specifically and in writing that they would be broadcasting false and defamatory statements of fact if they broadcast the program, and they made the affirmative decision to disregarded that warning and broadcast it anyway.”
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 02:55 pm
Americans Adamantly Refuse to Cash Stimulus Checks Unless Republicans Are Onboard
“I wouldn’t feel good about buying food for my family if I knew that the money came via the budget-reconciliation process,” one poll respondent said.
By Andy Borowitz
TheCobbler
 
  3  
Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 03:07 pm
@neptuneblue,
All the the money that states had to pay out of taxpayer dollars to fend off Trump's bogus election lawsuits, he should have to pay back too.
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TheCobbler
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 04:00 pm
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/146845621_3824908164198517_8704846337314106691_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=2&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=-C11F7YRF8MAX8ZLltE&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=56e8094036c5f56a316e4c839b46b511&oe=60463ACF
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2021 05:21 pm
@TheCobbler,
TheCobbler wrote:
Americans Adamantly Refuse to Cash Stimulus Checks Unless Republicans Are Onboard

Mr. Biden is a failed president with few achievements either way.

But he will achieve less if he abandons bipartisanship. So I'm all for him pursuing reconciliation.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2021 01:35 am
@oralloy,
I am sure you are all for democrats reconciling with the criminals in your party.

Biden has failed miserably at being snookered by the republican crooks, just like Trump's only major success was driving good people away from the republican party.

So yea, Biden has failed miserably and Trump was a successful president...
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2021 06:50 am
@TheCobbler,
TheCobbler wrote:

I am sure you are all for democrats reconciling with the criminals in your party.

Biden has failed miserably at being snookered by the republican crooks, just like Trump's only major success was driving good people away from the republican party.

So yea, Biden has failed miserably and Trump was a successful president...


Excellent way to express it, Cobbler.

Excellent.

I doubt the miserable, traitorous garbage on the other side will understand it, but to hell with them.
revelette3
 
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Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2021 02:25 pm
Maddow Blog | The problem with 'centrists' fighting for the soul of the GOP

Quote:
But it's hard to feel any confidence or sense of optimism about these "centrists" and their initiative.

For one thing, they appear to be heavily outnumbered. Most House Republicans, for example, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to help invalidate election results they didn't like. Most House Republicans voted also last month to reject Biden's election victory. More than 90% of GOP lawmakers opposed holding Donald Trump accountable for inciting a deadly insurrectionist riot, and a similar number voted last week to shield Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) from consequences for having expressed support for violence and murder targeting U.S. elected officials.

There are 211 Republicans in the U.S. House. How many voted to accept the results of the 2020 election, hold Trump accountable, and strip Greene of her committee assignments? Three of the 211. If there's a "mainstream" faction within the GOP, it's vanishingly small.

What's more, there is recent history to consider. While political science suggests parties traditionally respond to national defeats by trying to appeal to a broader segment of the electorate, Republicans keep doing the opposite: after major setbacks in 1992, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2018, and 2020, GOP officials responded to losses by moving even further to the right.

There have been contingents within the party that urged a more centrist course, but they've consistently been rejected and ignored. (Remember when the Reformicons generated some attention during the second term of the Obama administration? If so, you also remember how quickly they vanished after the GOP became Trumpified.)

There are also all kinds of institutional and structural barriers to reforming the GOP, including party primaries that too often punish the responsible and reward the radical.

But let's also not forget about a nagging problem that too often goes overlooked: the Republican "moderates," who reportedly stand ready to help bring the party closer to something resembling the American mainstream, really aren't all that moderate.

Several members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, for example, were among those voting to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The same is true about the Republican Main Street Partnership.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2021 03:06 pm
@revelette3,
The Republicans are already centrists.

It's Rachel Maddow and the progressives who are the extremists.
TheCobbler
 
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Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2021 08:19 pm
@oralloy,
Yes, the republicans are centrists... they are centered like vultures and rats around the idea of corrupting and defiling our country with their greed and power grubbing at all cost strategy. While the democrats are indeed extremists... trying to hold on to decency and their oaths to the American people.

Honoring an oath to our constitution should not be an extreme position but when half of the republican senate is centered around a crooked liar and a criminal, law-breaking cheat, then anything sane seems extreme in comparison.

Biden won by 7 million votes so that puts your party in the "extreme", breathing its last breath and dying a well deserved death.
TheCobbler
 
  2  
Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2021 04:12 am
David Hogg launching pillow company to 'put MyPillow out of business'
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/david-hogg-launching-pillow-company-put-mypillow-out-business-n1256817


TheCobbler
 
  4  
Reply Tue 9 Feb, 2021 09:36 am
Republicans are passing around the lie that Biden has given Iran a trillion dollars but won't give the American people stimulus checks...

Republicans have to spread lies to try and remain relevant but it only makes them look like, liars.
 

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