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Memo reveals a House Republican strategy on shootings: downplay white nationalism, blame left | Tampa Bay Times
Congressional Republicans recently circulated talking points on gun violence that falsely described the El Paso massacre and other mass shootings as “violence from the left.”

A document obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and sent by House Republicans provides a framework for how to respond to anticipated questions like, “Why won’t you pass legislation to close the ‘gun show loophole’ in federal law?” and “Why shouldn’t we ban high-capacity magazines?" The answers are boilerplate Republican arguments against tougher gun restrictions.

But it also included this question: “Do you believe white nationalism is driving more mass shootings recently?” The suggested response is to steer the conversation away from white nationalism to an argument that implies both sides are to blame.
gun  control  massacre  GOP  points  exposed  White  supremacy 
8 weeks ago by Quercki
In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise - The Washington Post
Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism. While the data show a decades-long drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, violence by white supremacists and other far-right attackers has been on the rise since Barack Obama’s presidency — and has surged since President Trump took office.

This year has been especially deadly.Just last month, 13 people died in two incidents: A Kentucky gunman attempted to enter a historically black church, police say, then shot and killed two black patrons in a nearby grocery store. And an anti-Semitic loner who had expressed anger about a caravan of Central American refugees that Trump termed an “invasion” has been charged with gunning down 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the deadliest act of anti-Semitic violence in U.S. history.
violence  massacre  GOP  right-wing  Trump 
november 2018 by Quercki
Just about everything you’ve read on the Warren DNA test is wrong - The Washington Post
After being egged on by President Trump, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the results of a DNA test Oct. 15 that indicated that she had a Native American ancestor.

The results — which identified Native American DNA from six to 10 generations ago — were immediately misinterpreted.

It started with a Boston Globe report, which initially said that the test showed she was between 1/32nd and 1/514th Native American. After confessing twice to a math error, the Globe corrected that to between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American. That would translate to between 98.44 percent and 99.9 percent not Native American.
Elizabeth_Warren  Native_American  DNA  GOP  lies 
october 2018 by Quercki
Lame Cherry: Frontline of Election Fraud: Judge Roy Moore
Frontline of Election Fraud: Judge Roy Moore

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

With the consensus now that Doug Jones engaged in massive vote fraud to steal the Senate seat from Judge Roy Moore, what requires examination in this, is just how could an election be flipped, as if one examines the Moore Jones race, it mirrors exactly the Obama Romney race of 2012 AD in the year of our Lord.
In Obama Romney, Romney had a commanding lead, and yet as in 2008 against McCain, 10 million votes disappeared from Republican ranks and appeared by e vote fraud in Obama columns.

Alabama Senate election: citizen reports seeing busloads of Democrat voters brought in to voting stations

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Dr. Eowyn | 29 Comments
Today is the pivotal Senate election in Alabama, pitting Judge Roy Moore (R) against Doug Jones (D).
A resident of Alabama says on Reddit he’s seen busloads of Democrat voters brought into voting stations:
“I drove to several polling stations, and in 3 out of 4 it was exactly the same. Columns of buses with democratic voters. Is this even legal?
vote  fraud  GOP  conspiracy  theory  Alabama 
december 2017 by Quercki
The Alt-Right Propaganda Machine is Winning Because Americans Insist on Being Stupid: A Timeline of…
The Alt-Right Propaganda Machine is Winning Because Americans Insist on Being Stupid: A Timeline of The Al Franken “Scandal”
Al Franken is not the first sacrificial lamb — and definitely won’t be the last — as Americans refuse to acknowledge or take action against the fine-tuned Propaganda Machine that is omni-present on our social media platforms.
GOP  propaganda  sexual_harassment  Al_Franken 
november 2017 by Quercki
Shakesville: Updated: On Jane Sanders and the FBI/DOJ Investigations of Burlington College
I saw plenty of signs that the GOP was preparing to attack Jane Sanders over her time at Burlington College. Had Bernie won the nomination, they were laying the groundwork for a major scandal, especially after it had been run through the Breitbart/InfoWars propaganda machines.

Brady Toensing’s complaint was one tipoff. While legitimate enough on its face, Toensing was clearly acting more as a Republican agent than an outraged citizen. Brady Toensing is also the son and law partner of Victoria Toensing, a notorious anti-Democratic lawyer who has been involved in nuisance legal actions against both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And just a few days before his initial complaint in January, the right-wing Freebeacon published a story alleging that Jane Sanders had improperly funneled college money to her daughter via engaging her Vermont Woodworking School on behalf of the college, and to a family friend via a study abroad program to his Caribbean resort. Explosive, but very thinly-sourced. It was pretty clear, though, that the GOP smear machine was gearing up in January to make Jane Sanders a campaign issue if Bernie got the nomination.

I will also note in passing that someone who did not touch this story was Hillary Clinton. I am willing to stand corrected, but I don’t think the words “Burlington College” ever passed her lips. Nor did Bill Clinton attack Jane.
Bernie_Sanders  Jane_Sanders  profit  GOP  smear 
may 2017 by Quercki
Paul Ryan Raised $657,000 While Avoiding His Constituents During Recess
HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN snubbed his Wisconsin  constituents during the President’s Day congressional recess, refusing to hold even a single town hall. Local activists appeared at his office in Racine to demand a meeting. Others placed a tongue-in-cheek missing person advertisement on Craigslist, asking for the whereabouts of their elected representative. Ryan “fled sometime in and around January 20, 2017, and hasn’t been seen since,” the ad stated.

Newly filed campaign filings show what Ryan was doing instead: jetting around the country, raking in a whopping $657,400 in contributions in just nine days.
Ryan  GOP  townhall  campaign  fundraising  politics 
april 2017 by Quercki
Town hall crowds to GOP: We live here, we're not paid, and we're not going away - Shareblue
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer attempted to add additional weight to the false characterizations at a recent press conference: “There is a bit of professional protester, manufactured-base in there,” he said, providing no evidence. “Just because they’re loud, doesn’t necessarily mean that there are many.”
To debunk these false characterizations, people at town halls are demonstrating that they are, in fact, constituents, in numerous heartening ways.
In Colorado, voters lifted up their state identifications:

In Virginia, constituents wore name tags with their zip codes:

In Arkansas, citizens simply told their senator where they lived:
GOP  paid  protest  false_accusation  healthcare  immigration  ICE 
april 2017 by Quercki
GOP keeps up pressure on Backpage donations, offers to pay voters' way into Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's event
The Arizona Republican Party is trying to keep the pressure on U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema over donations she accepted from the founders of, including an offer to reimburse people who paid to attend a Wednesday night campaign event for the Arizona Democrat.
Sinema donated the money from the executives and their spouses to a group that combats sexual abuse. The website is accused of knowingly accepting ads offering sex with underage girls.

But for some that didn't end the controversy. Cindy McCain and other anti-trafficking activists groused that the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence had accepted the $53,000.
In an email to GOP party officials obtained by The Arizona Republic, political coordinator Kyle Pierce urged Republicans in Sinema's district to attend the congresswoman's "Coffee Club" and ask about the donations. To those who attended, the party offered to reimburse the Coffee Club's $25 membership fee.
The email noted that to attend the event required joining the coffee club and paying $25. "If someone does have to pay, the Party is willing to reimburse the expense," the email stated.
AZ  GOP  paid  protestors 
april 2017 by Quercki
Obama scores major foreign policy victory with Senate vote | MSNBC
When the international nuclear agreement came together, the possibility of Congress derailing the diplomatic solution and killing the policy was quite real.

MSNBC LIVE, 9/10/15, 4:16 PM ET
Senate disapproval vote on Iran deal fails

But as of this afternoon, the breakthrough foreign policy will advance.
Senate Democrats delivered President Barack Obama a victory when they blocked a resolution of disapproval against the deal.
The procedural vote, 58-42, fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote and came after a lengthy floor debate – the culmination of acrimonious and often partisan back and forth following the agreement between the U.S., Iran and five world powers was struck.
The vote fell along predictable lines: all 42 Democratic supporters of the policy stuck together to derail the Republican effort. That was no small feat, and Democratic leaders like Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) deserve a lot of credit for the progressive accomplishment.
It was just three weeks ago that Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) vowed with great confidence, “We’re going to kill this deal.”
No, actually you’re not.
I can appreciate the fact that the procedural steps can get a little complicated, but here’s the bottom line: Republican opponents of the international agreement assumed they would pass today’s bill, send it to President Obama, and have a knock-down-drag-out fight in Congress over how and whether to override the White House’s veto.
Obama  Iran  nuclear  diplomacy  win  GOP  fail 
september 2015 by Quercki

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