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Lindsey Graham's latest defense of Donald Trump is a racist attack on Kamala Harris

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Unable to defend Greene, Republicans have resorted to attacking Omar or Maxine Waters, as Republican leader Kevin McCarthy did in his statement on Tuesday evening. Unable to defend Trump, Graham instead lodged a completely false claim at Kamala Harris.

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Well, if it's gonna double post, there's plenty more Suck out there.

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Should be Princess Karen. Otherwise, genius.
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Please imagine a virtual negative thanks on your post, until you explain why "Karen" would be more topical than Marjorie...?
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Well, if it's gonna double post, there's plenty more Suck out there.

There are certainly bad aspects to Romney's plan, but the idea of just giving parents money is one of the best proposals to come from a Republican in a long time.

It's the sort of thing almost none of his Republican colleagues would go for (and some, like Rubio, have already come out and said it's "welfare" and blah blah blah), because while it is funded partly by taking money away from programs for the poor, it would give more money to the poor than the current system.

The funny thing is that this is the sort of proposal certain dumb-ass pseudo-lefties (Matt Stoller being the biggest "left-wing" Hawley fanboi, but Greenwald has also promoted Hawley at times*) have been telling us that "populist" Josh Hawley would be putting forward. As soon as $2000 checks became a plausible outcome, rather than a mere proposal that he knew McConnell would kill, Hawley kinda disappeared from these discussions. No way he's joining any sort of plausible bipartisan covid relief bill negotiation, for example. He wasn't even willing to sign onto that stupid $600 billion proposal.

Seems to me that since Romney has thoroughly broken with the Trump wing, he has to look for votes elsewhere, and proposing policies that are reasonably popular and not plutocratic (even if they still have some conservative aspects, mind you) is a way to win some crossover votes (this was also part of Trump's original appeal in the 2016 primaries, since Trump was willing to say he was opposed to cutting Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, etc., even though he wasn't actually committed to those positions).

Not to say that I support his proposal, but it's probably an improvement on the status quo, not as large as it could be due to some of the funding sources, but still, a weird thing to say about a GOP proposal.

*Greenwald used to like to promote Rand Paul as a principled libertarian, but Paul's near-total capitulation to Trump seems to have put a stop to that. Turns out Paul was only concerned about drones when the black president was in charge of them.
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There are certainly bad aspects to Romney's plan, but the idea of just giving parents money is one of the best proposals to come from a Republican in a long time.

It's the sort of thing almost none of his Republican colleagues would go for (and some, like Rubio, have already come out and said it's "welfare" and blah blah blah), because while it is funded partly by taking money away from programs for the poor, it would give more money to the poor than the current system.

The funny thing is that this is the sort of proposal certain dumb-ass pseudo-lefties (Matt Stoller being the biggest "left-wing" Hawley fanboi, but Greenwald has also promoted Hawley at times*) have been telling us that "populist" Josh Hawley would be putting forward. As soon as $2000 checks became a plausible outcome, rather than a mere proposal that he knew McConnell would kill, Hawley kinda disappeared from these discussions. No way he's joining any sort of plausible bipartisan covid relief bill negotiation, for example. He wasn't even willing to sign onto that stupid $600 billion proposal.

Seems to me that since Romney has thoroughly broken with the Trump wing, he has to look for votes elsewhere, and proposing policies that are reasonably popular and not plutocratic (even if they still have some conservative aspects, mind you) is a way to win some crossover votes (this was also part of Trump's original appeal in the 2016 primaries, since Trump was willing to say he was opposed to cutting Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, etc., even though he wasn't actually committed to those positions).

Not to say that I support his proposal, but it's probably an improvement on the status quo, not as large as it could be due to some of the funding sources, but still, a weird thing to say about a GOP proposal.

*Greenwald used to like to promote Rand Paul as a principled libertarian, but Paul's near-total capitulation to Trump seems to have put a stop to that. Turns out Paul was only concerned about drones when the black president was in charge of them.
Musing about it a bit more, Romney always struck me as having an awareness of what happens when there is a sufficiently large number of people with little to nothing to lose.
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Please imagine a virtual negative thanks on your post, until you explain why "Karen" would be more topical than Marjorie...?
Oh right... :dopey: I didn't even get that until now. Never mind, I was wrong.
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That's nice. How about you say that as publicly as you threatened a sitting Congress-person.
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Yes, I want all the marijuana deaths! Bring on the marijuana deaths!

(Technically ODing is just taking too much causing adverse effects, people do OD on marijuana but death is another story. It would appear to be very hard to die from overdose, which hopefully more and more people finally realize, but I donít think they realize just how hard, if not impossible.

Itís been awhile but last I looked thereís no known LD50 for THC. Oh there are numbers and they tell us that itís totally possible to inject so much water insoluble thc into the blood stream to cause an embolism but thatís not the same. Deaths have been caused by synthetic cannabinoids that bind stronger than THC and it would appear that it just doesnít bind strong enough to sites that control life-functions like breathing or heart rate to do serious damage. Combined with the other cannabinoids in marijuana which regulate thcís effects and potentially the only way to die via drug interaction would to be connected to some sort of dialysis and marijuana blood infusion machine... for days... weeks).
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Marijuana overdoses are REAL and SERIOUS. I know because I overdosed on marijuana in grad school one time after taking three hits off a bowl of what I thought was the crap typically passed around but was, in fact, much better and more expensive that probably poor grad students had no business having, and then I stood up, which caused me to lapse into a coma for 4-8 minutes, during which time I stared at an unlit cigarette, and after I woke up the hummus at that party had the perfect balance of tahini and lemon that I have never been able to find again despite trying for over 10 years now. I would like to cry in someone's arms.
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I overdosed on edibles once and then fell asleep during Anchorman and then when I woke up it took me 5 minutes to tie my shoes and then I stumbled back to my dorm.
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So, is he admitting that he wants them to try again?
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In US Senate votes Trump impeachment trial is constitutional and will proceed – as it happened | US news | The Guardian

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So he's saying, if you accuse our boy of inciting violence against the state, we'll ... incite violence against the state?
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@JuliusGoat is amazing and gives no fucks anymore

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A little pansy, that’s who.
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