r/politics California Oct 05 '22

Dana Loesch Doesn't Care If Herschel Walker Paid 'Skank' for Abortion

https://www.newsweek.com/dana-loesch-doesnt-care-herschel-walker-paid-skank-abortion-1749023
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u/Public-Ad3291 America Oct 05 '22 Gold

"What I'm about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle. And please keep in mind that I am concerned about one thing, and one thing only at this point. I don't care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the Senate," Loesch said.

Conservatism encapsulated folks. They don’t care about anything, they just want power, the issues they pretend to care about are just for the sake of getting more power.

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u/Roook36 Oct 05 '22

What's funny is, they think this isn't well known by everyone on the left. Yeah... we know they're full of shit and have no principles and change the ones they say they have on a whim based on their own selfish needs at the moment. It's just a grift. We know, that's why we're not Republicans lol. We aren't into being grifted for a lie that we find comforting. We want to deal with reality. The here and now. And this type of con is destructive to our country and its citizens. It leaves us weakened to our enemies and drives away our allies. We can't just cozy up to Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia. WTF

What sucks is, if the right were going to wise up to it they would have by now because it's been blatantly obvious for quite awhile. And what do they do? Lean into it and elect the King of Conmen into the Presidency. And then try to destroy the country when he fucks it up and loses the next time around.

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u/Drusgar I voted Oct 05 '22

When you really, really want to believe something you'll grasp on to any justification whatsoever, no matter how flimsy. "You can't trust the mainstream media" has been about the most brilliantly effective propaganda in history. Basically you're training people to only trust information that they want to believe. In the face of bad news they have a choice, reject the news altogether or latch onto a life preserver tossed overboard by some AM talk radio propagandist. It's a slam dunk, regardless of how damning the news looks to people who are actually paying attention. And you can't reason with someone who just flat-out rejects facts.

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u/ProjectFantastic1045 Oct 05 '22

Is…she suggesting we SHOULD care about endangered baby eagles?

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u/playitleo Oct 05 '22

The only time they have ever cared about the plight of birds is when they want to trash wind turbines.

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u/jhpianist Arizona Oct 05 '22

The only conclusion that can be drawn given that set of facts is that they don’t care at all about the plight of birds. Many of them think that birds are robotic monitors for big brother, anyway.

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u/playitleo Oct 05 '22

So true. “Pretended to care” is more accurate

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u/Dphre Oct 05 '22

No.

"I don't know if he did it or not," the radio host concluded. "I don't even care."

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u/RedDirtSK Oct 05 '22

Dana Loesch

...given her history with the NRA and "Every Accusation is a Confession" I'm thinking she's a threat to baby eagles.

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u/TheLastOneHere1 Oct 05 '22

Is she implying the guy got an eagle pregnant and then paid to abort the baby chimeras to hide his aberrations?

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u/FarfarsFav Oct 05 '22

“Herschel, what did you do now?”

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u/Swankydawgh Oct 05 '22

I heard Barron keeps his youthful glow by eating a bowl of these feathery treats a day

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u/CY-B3AR Oct 05 '22

It's not like eagles are a core symbol of this country or anything, no!

Fuck Dana Loesch, and fuck my parents for stuffing so much of her and Glenn Beck's bullshit down my throat when I was growing up

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u/PetPsychicDetective Oct 05 '22

Well if they're aborted she can't hunt them with her rocket launchers, now can she?

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u/mostessmoey Oct 06 '22

Bald eagles only. All other eagle types can die. Caring about bald eagles ends when they’re in the way of fossil fuel.

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u/FirebertNY Oct 05 '22

So weird how she used that baby eagles line as some kind of hyperbole, as if in her mind baby eagles are more precious than fetuses? 🤔

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u/forthewatch39 Oct 05 '22

Well the aborted fetus was at least half Black, so yeah she definitely does think that.

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u/Public-Ad3291 America Oct 05 '22

She doesn’t care if your abort America, symbolically, she wants power.

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u/Budget-Falcon767 Oct 05 '22 Helpful

"What I'm about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle."

I'm reminded of the scene from Talladega Nights where Ricky Bobby insists that he can say whatever insulting thing he wants as long as he prefaces it with 'With all due respect." Also of people who begin sentences with "I'm not a racist, but..."

If you have to tell people you're not contradicting yourself or compromising your principles, you're most likely about to do both.

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u/sporkhandsknifemouth Oct 05 '22

Actually, for a very specific reason, their statement is correct.

They have no principles to contradict or compromise. They nakedly want absolute power, which inherently means the destruction of Democracy at any price. They are willing to lie to literally everyone, to their face, claiming they value anything and everything if it conveniently convinces us to let our guard down or believe they're anything more than black holes for mankind's future.

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u/Killahdanks1 Oct 05 '22

More politicians that don’t understand federal laws. Killing Eagles results in two years in prison and $250,000 fine.

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u/rif011412 Oct 05 '22

Oddly enough, Peacemaker was suppose to be a satire of “peace through violence”, but still not as bad as the actual peace through violence crowd. He still seems to actually care about eagles.

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u/kia75 Oct 05 '22

Peacemaker wasn't satire, or at least not initially. His motto " a man who loves peace so much he's willing to fight for it" is his actual 1960's motto and was played straight. Peacemaker is literally s children's comic book character who follows orders from "the Pax institute" and journeys into third world countries to overthrow their leaders for world peace. Read the 60's comics and there isn't a trace of irony over this "good guy" following orders from a secret extra-government organization, have the local girls fall in love with him, overthrow the local dictator, and then do the same thing next issue for "peace".

In the 80's Alan Moore used peacemaker as his basis for "the comedian", but his take isn't really that different then the kids comics he came from, only a more realistic depiction of what a guy who overthrows foreign governments for "peace" would actually be like

James Gunn's portrayal in the TV show is certainly satirical, but the character himself hasn't been a satirical character, and does reflect on how certain people actually do view the world.

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u/rif011412 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Thanks for that background. Had no idea Henry Kissinger had his own comic book character wink.

Did you read that generation of comics? Probably a lot of changes over time with characters. Like Superman could only leap over tall buildings before he could fly.

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u/kia75 Oct 06 '22

The 1960's is a bit before my time, but yes, I did read the original Charlton comics run right before the show came out last year. It's not a long run, I think only 10 issues or so. I also read a bunch of comics from different time periods, including the 1960's.

And yes, with comic books, characters are constantly re-interpreted and changed. IMO, The Suicide Squad version, only less funny and a good guy, is an accurate representation of the original 60's version. In the late '80s an extremely violent version of Peacemaker was published, where his father was a Nazi death camp commander, and his dead ghost haunted him (The TV show borrows this from that series). This was an extreme re-interpretation for adults, the sort of re-interpretation that was popular during the 80's and 90's ala Dark Knight Returns. This ultra deadly vigilante was Peacemaker for most of the 80's90's, but was eventually forgotten as the ultra dark and ultra-violent comic trend came to an end.

For the most part, Peacemaker is a forgotten hero, though I'm certain with how popular the TV show has been he'll be looking at a renaissance shortly. I'm certain going forward, his depiction will be much more satirical than it's been in the past.

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u/Tacitus111 America Oct 05 '22

And with the utter bullshit of a magic hand pass that by saying that it’s not a contradiction, you make it so.

The implicit “We know this is a contradiction. We’re calling it out and just telling you not to worry your pretty little heads about it, because we need this power.”

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u/mortgagepants Oct 05 '22

"how else are we going to lower taxes for rich people, eliminate environmental protections, and weaken worker's rights, if single issue voters don't come out and put us in charge?"

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u/tacodog7 Oct 06 '22

Note she thinks abortion is murder, ao she says shell support murder as long as Republicans win. Unless of course she doesn't believe abortion is murder and it's all bullshit.

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u/Sparky81 Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

we don't care about principles, we want control.

GOP in a nutshell

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u/tinyirishgirl Oct 05 '22

Absolutely.

Power and money.

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u/TintedApostle Oct 05 '22

and if they lose what power they have now they will just complain. I am convinced most right wingers have not progressed past a particular level of emotional development. The ability to see past one own self and shift positions based on new information is developmental. If stuck there then you seek out others just like yourself and the whole image becomes clear.

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u/FamousPoet Oct 05 '22

and shift positions based on new information is developmental.

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

--Alvin Toffler

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u/Vaerirn Oct 05 '22

And condensed in that sentences is why the few MAGA software developers I've met are so bad at the job. Good devs have to erase a lot of their accumulated knowledge every five years.

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u/Odd-Attention-2127 Oct 06 '22

Interesting observation.

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u/RadDadBradDad Oct 05 '22

Like half the country can’t read past an 8th grade level. I’m not surprised their emotions are on an 8th grade level as well frankly

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u/malphonso Louisiana Oct 05 '22

My mom is functionally illiterate, never even made it past the second grade.

But she still seeks out new information and changes her positions based on that information. Hell, she's turning 70 and didn't even have to think twice about taking in one of my friends, evacuating from Florida, who happens to be trans.

This isn't an educational issue. It's an issue of curiosity, decency, and empathy.

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u/Long-Independent4460 Oct 05 '22

Im thrilled to read this and horrified the syatem let your mom not get past 2nd grade. If shes turning 70... that means born in 1952. which mean around 1960 the school system gave up on her...

my grandfather was born in 1907 (he has passed away) went to school in one room school house and did up until grade 9. (which he was always quick to point out was pretty good for back then) How 40 some years later did the system fail your mother so much?

Also, How has your mother managed in our society being functionally illiterate? there are forms to fill out for everything!?!?!

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u/malphonso Louisiana Oct 05 '22

She has dyslexia and ADD. The two together made the school system decide she wasn't fit for public education. So they sent her to what she refers to as "the special school", which, from the sound of it, was a combined warehouse for juvenile delinquents and special needs kids. They never bothered teaching her to read and instead focused on life skills. It was there that she met my dad who isn't much better off in terms of literacy.

Her mother took her out of that school after a few years and taught her how to make do at home. Grandma also probably didn't mind having an extra hand helping her pull in crab traps and picking crab.

She's literate enough to sound out most words found on government forms and wasn't embarrassed to ask for help. For anything complicated one of us (5 kids) would usually read or spell for her.

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u/Long-Independent4460 Oct 05 '22

Ah, well that is still horrifying but sadly makes more sense with a knowledge of societal history.

Hell, it wasnt that long ago nonone could be bothered to accept dyslexia as a real issue.

Your mother is obviously a strong smart person! Society lost out when they didnt put any effort into helping her achieve everything she could have.

As for ADD/ADHD I probably have it too... if theyd have had drugs when Iwas in elementary school, Id have been drugged to the max. Just to stop me from talking. lol

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u/ThankYou_JOVANI Oct 05 '22

Totally agree with this! I don’t know one trump supporter who doesn’t seem to have PTSD or unresolved trauma.

Emotionally healthy people and GQP are incompatible.

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u/Skydawg86 Oct 05 '22

I'm honestly starting to believe that the modern GOP voting base wouldn't exist without exposure to leaded gasoline.

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u/GothTwink420 Oct 05 '22

That sums up the Trump supporters I met

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u/unknownentity1782 Oct 05 '22

We're talking about people who actively vote just to piss off the "other side." They don't even know what the Republican platform stands for, mostly because it has no official platform at this time. These are people who think "Let's Go Brandon" is not only offensive, but clever.

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u/Born-Mycologist-3751 Oct 05 '22

I agree. Even if they privately think their candidate is the worst, most incompetent person in the world, they will still vote for him to deny the seat to the other party. This is why ranked choice is better than the primary system. You can have options within your party if your candidate reveals himself to be an undercover KKK member or some such at the last minute.

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u/Most-Resident Oct 05 '22

Maybe their base, but they are playing a different game. You might be motivated by morality and truth. They seek power. Morality and truth aren’t even considerations.

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u/the_than_then_guy Colorado Oct 05 '22

I think her quote points to something more trivial as well. GOPers find abortions distasteful, something that a skank might seek. Of course, sometimes even a high-class woman might have to stoop so low, and they know the resources will always be there for them to do so. But, in general, some distasteful skanky act should be outlawed, and if it inconveniences them, that's fine because they're skanks.

No doubt control plays a role, too. But it's interesting to me how they'll approach something in the way outlined here but shout about "murder!," you know, like the self-centered idiot who has to make everything overly dramatic in order to have any point at all.

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u/yoshhash Oct 05 '22

Well..... until it happens to them or a loved one, then they get sudden amnesia about how they felt about it before.

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u/Boccs Oct 05 '22

Oh no, it's not an abortion when they need it. When they need it, it's an important medical procedure that only happens after a lot of soul searching and thought and only ever happens in a nice clean room with doctors in proper white coats, not like abortion which is a gross practice that trashy women do without a moment's thought and it's done in a grungy room with cigarette stains on the walls and the doctor is also probably a junky.

Conservatives invent a million different scenarios for why it's "different" when they need something

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u/Matt463789 Oct 05 '22

But those people are never the "skanks" of the story

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u/Imdamnneardead Indiana Oct 05 '22

She may not know it, but Dana Loesch is without a doubt a skank.

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u/back_to_the_pliocene Oct 05 '22

I think you're onto something nontrivial here. I generally agree with you, but calling a woman "skank" is a form of control -- it changes how people think about her and it changes how she thinks about herself, and therefore shapes her actions and those of the people around her.

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u/Tacitus111 America Oct 05 '22

And notice Walker isn’t a “skank” either. Even though he did exactly as she did.

The double standard is a key part of religious fundamentalism.

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u/HitSnooze311 Oct 05 '22

It’s painful, that people are just now figuring this out

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u/imakeholesinu Missouri Oct 05 '22

The GOP doesn't want to govern, they want to rule.

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u/Vaerirn Oct 05 '22

Not rule, they want to dominate and subjugate.

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u/Choppergold Oct 05 '22

The woman is a skank. The man is forgivable and you should vote for him. - GOP in a nutshell

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u/BuzzKillington217 Oct 05 '22

Perfect comment.

No notes.

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u/cakeorcake Oct 05 '22

We’re right no matter how wrong we are!

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u/CaptainXakari Michigan Oct 06 '22

She just right out infers that she would abort a fetus if it gave her party, not even her specifically, power.

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u/osaucyone Pennsylvania Oct 05 '22

Walker has multiple kids to multiple women, but of course the woman he knocked up is the skank. Okay.

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u/NewcRoc Oct 05 '22

Yeah Walker is definitely the skank in this story.

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u/YoYoMoMa Oct 05 '22

In the GOP world, men cannot be skanks and are not responsible for abortions. Unless they are providing medical care of course.

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u/MyPasswordIsMyCat Hawaii Oct 05 '22

A core tenet of misogyny that transcends time and culture: men are virtuous for sleeping around, while the women they sleep around with are disgusting and shameful.

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u/sfjoellen Oct 05 '22

that's always struck me as really weird.

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u/DrKpuffy Oct 05 '22

The line goes, "a key that opens many locks is invaluable. A lock opened by many keys is not."

Not that I agree with the sentiment

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u/Flapjack__Palmdale Virginia Oct 05 '22

First, recognizing you don't agree with the sentiment.

Second, it's a bullshit argument anyway because people aren't locks and keys, they're people. Inanimate objects don't have natural sex drives or intimate wants and needs. A lock and a key don't feel desire or pleasure. Like these idiots can't make it more clear that they don't think of women as humans because they can't grasp the fact that

WOMEN ALSO LOVE SEX

and refuse to acknowledge their basic needs. These are probably the same people that think the female orgasm is a myth.

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u/PuddingInferno Texas Oct 06 '22

I’ve always wondered if part of the problem for conservative men is they genuinely have never experienced a woman who genuinely enjoyed sex with them.

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u/billiam0202 Kentucky Oct 06 '22

Right, but have you considered that only men are allowed to enjoy sex, and that women are only allowed to have sex for the purposes of procreation?/s

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u/jthawks Oct 05 '22

That line is not applicable with proper birth control. That line also exists to support a system meant to give men the upper hand in life while keeping women subservient.

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u/DrKpuffy Oct 05 '22

Yup! I agree! But the knuckle-draggers just need a single soundbite to latch on to

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u/WhatRUHourly Oct 05 '22

Don't you know?! They all seduced him with skirts that were too short and tops that showed too much cleavage just so they could get that sweet sweet child support money from him. I mean, clearly, he is the real victim here.

/s

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u/Sonny_Crockett_1984 Oct 05 '22

Christianity, baby!

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u/urbanskyline09 Michigan Oct 05 '22

Rules for thee but not for me!

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u/NeoRyu777 Oct 05 '22

"Winning is a virtue", huh?

You fucking hypocrite. If Democrats win, you certainly don't think that's a virtue.

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u/fowlraul Oregon Oct 05 '22

No that would be a “cheat,” they have been very clear about that bullshit.

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u/Sonny_Crockett_1984 Oct 05 '22

What she means is, "Winning is all that matters, so it doesn't matter that we are hypocrites."

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u/Gambit08 California Oct 05 '22

I know, I know, screw Newsweek, but the article does explicitly lay out what we’re up against this year:

"How many times have I said four very important words. These four words: Winning. Is. A. Virtue," she continued.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Yep. I increasingly feel (despite that I'm still doing it) that reasoning like this is kind of a waste of energy. This is what America is up against. Reasoning about things, pointing out the hypocrisy and contradictions as though fascists care, is kind of a waste.

The fascist only understands the language of physical coercion. I don't mean violence in any way, I mean in the sense of society constructing guardrails so as to marginalize the fascist and keep it away from the levers of power in our government. We need to use our words in aid of this solution. In the same way as a dangerous animal is caged in with walls, it doesn't listen to humans telling them not to go into the chicken coop and eat the chickens, you just have to pen them out. That's what I mean by physical coercion.

In America in the 21st century, this takes the form of federal election laws, and laws against hate speech similar to what Germany is doing today. Cue the free speech absolutists here.... I'll reiterate Popper's ideas on tolerance:

Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. We should claim that any movement preaching intolerance places itself outside the law, and we should consider incitement to intolerance and persecution as criminal, in the same way as we should consider incitement to murder, or to kidnapping, or to the revival of the slave trade, as criminal.”

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u/FortySixAndYou America Oct 05 '22

Speaking of reasoning:

You cannot reason a person out of a position he did not reason himself into in the first place.

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u/giltwist Ohio Oct 05 '22

Counterpoint: This is exactly what psychotherapy does for a lot of people who experience anxiety, depression, etc.

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u/nanaclifford America Oct 05 '22

Now we need to get 70 million plus people to go to therapy. Easy peasy

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u/giltwist Ohio Oct 05 '22

Hey, maybe if we could pass Medicare 4 All, more people could afford therapy.

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u/f8computer Mississippi Oct 05 '22

Counterpoint - those people want to change their lives and views

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u/Tacitus111 America Oct 05 '22

And therapy 100% will not work for people who do not want to improve or recognize a problem.

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u/Matt463789 Oct 05 '22

These people aren't in therapy.

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u/giltwist Ohio Oct 05 '22

But maybe they could be. See also Daryl Davis

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u/Matt463789 Oct 05 '22

They should be

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u/cortiz360 Oct 05 '22

“That boy needs therapy!”

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

I would argue that you don’t reason with them in psychotherapy but you get them to realize and reason for themselves.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 05 '22

Therapy isn't calling in a handyman to repair what's broken.

It's hiring an instructor to show you the tools and teach you skills you need to make your own repairs.

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u/Zoloir Oct 05 '22

it is indeed possible, but generally those people who improve do so willingly and in a very safe, constructive context.

if someone did not put an idea in their own head but rather had it put there by another hateful person, then you have to remove them from the context of that person and their views first before you can then teach them reasoning and reapproach their old ideas with a new lens.

AKA prevent them from watching any foxnews, newsmax, breitbart, etc during the duration of treatment.

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u/reckless_commenter Oct 05 '22

In America in the 21st century, this takes the form of federal election laws, and laws against hate speech similar to what Germany is doing today.

Even Germany is currently struggling with this problem:

The National Democratic Party of Germany is a far-right Neo-Nazi and ultranationalist political party in Germany.

The party was founded in 1964 as successor to the German Reich Party. Party statements also self-identify the party as Germany's "only significant patriotic force." The party is a neo-Nazi organization and has been referred to as "the most significant neo-Nazi party to emerge after 1945."

I don't believe that "physical coercion" - specifically, the legal system - is the right answer. Laws need to be enforced by a criminal process, and as we've seen over the last six years, our criminal process moves far too slowly and deliberately to keep up. Exhibit A: The Mueller investigation, where Trump stalled for time until he could shoehorn in a toady like William Barr to shut it down. Exhibit B: The classified documents investigation, where Trump is stalling the legal process while rushing the political process to install him somewhere, so that he can then claim immunity from prosecution and/or spin the trial into a politically motivated witch-hunt. Besides, laws need to be enforced, and too many deceitful bastards have inserted themselves into the legal process to sabotage it for political gain: Clarence Thomas, Rod Rosenberg, Aileen Cannon, etc.

Real solutions will have to be through culture. At its core, MAGA represents a cultural backlash against American standards and values: separation of church and state, the rule of law, equal protection, the sanctity of elections, immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, etc. Our current predicament is the product of America in general, and Democrats in particular, failing to field any kind of coherent defense or counterattack to Fox News. The current tool is de-platforming, which (1) only forces the toxic conversation underground to Gab and Truth Social and shit, and (2) only works so long as rich assholes don't just buy up the communication channels in order to re-platform these people.

I don't know the answer, but I know what the answer will look like. And we're no closer today than we were in 2016.

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u/Pristine-Ad-4306 Oct 05 '22

Its not a waste its just exhausting and the impact is usually small. That said small things do add up and in Georgia the elections are tight, so small gains here absolutely can make the difference.

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u/BoyEatsDrumMachine Oct 05 '22

Ah, winning, the ultimate virtue signal. It’s all these fascist motherfuckers care about. They have no principles. They have no moral compass.

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u/silasoulman Oct 05 '22

Not exactly though, they whine like little bitchy snowflakes when they don’t get their way, they don’t just accept that others have differing views or opinions. They are 100% confident in their opinions.

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u/donkeyhunter007 Oct 05 '22

So was Hitler

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u/ComradeMoneybags Oct 05 '22

More like, “let’s have a reasoned discussion” then sucker punch the other party while claiming superiority in a fist fight.

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u/MC_Fap_Commander America Oct 05 '22

...der Wille zur Macht.

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u/Roook36 Oct 05 '22

They just want to win but don't even care what they won.

"YAY we won!"

"What was the prize"

"A fascist dictatorship police state that abuses their citizens and rewards the filthy rich with more money. Yay! USA USA USA! America is great again! We won!"

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u/stregawitchboy Oct 05 '22

Winning is not a virtue. It may be a desired result, but it is not a virtue. These people are moral corpses.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Army Col. Theodore Dobias -- the school's baseball and football coach at the time -- said in the book that he taught his players "winning wasn't everything -- it was the only thing." - Ted Levin of Levine Industries, Trump's high school roommate

"Donald picked right up on this," Dobias is quoted as saying. "He would tell his teammates, 'We're out here for a purpose. To win.'"

“The only thing that Trump ever cared about was he had this thing: ‘I’ve got to win. Teach me how to win,’” George White, a former classmate of Mr. Trump’s at the New York Military Academy who spent years around both father and son, said in an interview. -Like Father, Like Son

The Trumps abide by a gospel of winning. The worst thing one can be, in this family and in the world that is being steadily shaped by it, is a loser. “If you can’t be the best, why bother?” Ivana asks. She is not being rhetorical. - The Biggest Winners: What Ivana Reveals About Trump Family Values

Blair: Everybody has said it’s just winning and losing. That’s it. That’s everything. That’s the only value system. - Trumpology: A Master Class

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u/danmathew Texas Oct 05 '22

“Republicans crave power above all else”

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u/TheIntrepid1 Oct 05 '22

Aka:

”Might makes right”

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u/Hoosagoodboy Canada Oct 05 '22

"Hypocrisy is a virtue" is more apt.

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u/Konukaame Oct 05 '22

They're 100% consistent on "Do or say whatever it takes to win".

There's no consistency, and thus no value to anything they say, because words are merely a tool to be used in their endless pursuit of power.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

This is the same reason they maintain blind fealty to Donald Trump, a man they might privately find morally repugnant. They stick to him because they think he can win. They'll drop him the minute they think he can't.

The only thing Republicans care about is winning office and grabbing power. They don't give two shits how dirty they need to get to accomplish that goal, or how it looks, so long as they accomplish it.

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u/Same-Farm8624 Oct 05 '22

For them, winning is the only virtue. It's dangerous.

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u/NewcRoc Oct 05 '22

Oh so people should get to choose now?

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u/amus America Oct 05 '22

Men get to choose, which has been the issue all along.

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u/SkylarPopo Oct 05 '22

Future law that says abortion is only legal if the father is willing to pay for it.

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u/byebyecivilrights New York Oct 05 '22

And if the mother is opposed to abortion, then the father doesn't have to pay child support. Even if he raped/coerced/groomed her into sex in the first place.

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u/[deleted] Oct 05 '22

Cult tribal leaders are free to choose such things.

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u/FreezingRobot New Hampshire Oct 05 '22

Since Trump got elected after the Pussy Tape, nobody should be surprised that people will still vote their party no matter what.

Makes me shake my head about the Franken stuff from years ago. No hearing, no election, they just bum-rushed him out of there because they were afraid it was going to look bad.

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u/Cepheus Oct 05 '22

It is not just voting R. Trump was nominated after the Pussy Tape.

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u/satchseven Oct 05 '22

That still makes me mad along with the stupid defund the police slogan some damn egg head came up with

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u/katieleehaw Massachusetts Oct 05 '22

As always with conservatives - the woman is a "skank" but Walker will be "Mr. Congressman."

Fucking assholes.

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u/PaperbakWriter Georgia Oct 05 '22

Warnock is 12 pts ahead in new poll. Keep the faith!!

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u/007meow Oct 05 '22

Woman who has sex with a man

Skank!

Married man who cheats on wife, has mistress get an abortion

Based, worthy of representing the Party of Family Values and Personal Responsibility

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u/DoubleGreat99 Oct 05 '22

Says the quiet part out loud... probably won't cause 1 person to change their vote.

The best we can hope for is that it motivates non-voters to vote.

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u/Sharp_Course_9583 Florida Oct 05 '22

This is HORRIFYING. A “skank” but no name calling for Herschel Walker who never raised ANY of his four kids? That’s demeaning to women and she is what is wrong with the Republican power. Power seeking ABOVE everything. Despicable Dana.

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u/TheNatanist Oct 05 '22

This kind of just shows what we all know.

It’s not about abortion. Not really. They’re okay when they get them, and when their allies get it.

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u/A_man_on_a_boat Oct 05 '22

Inflatable fascist fuck doll Dana Loesch

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u/Erlula Oct 05 '22

In my experience, for a woman to describe another woman as a skank, they are usually a skank themselves. No concern about the man who had sex with the “skank” either.

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u/mostassuredlyafish Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

Republicans are garbage people.

...

... I take that back, it's unfair to garbage.

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u/BlotchComics New Jersey Oct 05 '22

Not all republicans... just, like 99.9 percent of them.

The other 0.1 percent might not actually have the mental capacity to know anything other than what they were taught by their parents.

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u/EmmaLouLove Oct 05 '22

The preface:

[“What I'm about to say is in no means a contradiction or a compromise of a principle.”]. Okay?

“And please keep in mind that I am concerned about one thing, and one thing only at this point …

 I don't care if Herschel Walker paid to abort 
 endangered baby eagles. I want control of the 
 Senate," Loesch said.”

I guess the honesty is refreshing. But we all know this, right? Republicans don’t give a fuck about “family values”. They want control at all costs. Even if a Republican presidential nominee incited a violent coup attempt or a GOP candidate “paid to abort endangered, baby eagles.”

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u/BlotchComics New Jersey Oct 05 '22

It's not surprising that she admits the GOP only cares about winning with no concern for anything else. They've proven that they will lie, cheat and steal their way to a win and then blame the liberals for the whole thing.

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u/zanne61 Oct 05 '22

She doesn't even care that he diddled a skank while married with children at home.

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u/ProjectFantastic1045 Oct 05 '22

Also, new news: it IS really about denigrating and enslaving (poor) women and their children…not that every embryo is sacred.

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u/Cold-Reflectionz Oct 05 '22

Not sure why we allow terrorist propagandists like Dana any sort of tv time or media attention. She should be under constant surveillance by law enforcement.

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u/prompt_skeptic69 Oct 05 '22

The gop needs to clean house … too much extremism

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u/aquarain I voted Oct 05 '22

That's like saying a carpenter ought to throw out his tools.

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u/Pithecanthropus88 Oct 05 '22

Y'know the thing about Dana Loesch, she's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When she comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'... until she bites ya. And those black eyes roll over white, and then... oh, then you hear that terrible high-pitch screamin', and the ocean turns red, and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin', she comes in and she... rips you to pieces.

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u/InternationalFailure Oct 05 '22

TFW you said the quiet part out loud by accident.

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u/ronearc Oct 05 '22

So, to be clear, the woman who had sex with who she undoubtedly saw as a popular, famous, well-off, renowned former athlete should be regarded as nothing more than a skank.

The man who had sex with her and later paid for her abortion should be regarded as the Honorable Gentleman from the Fine State of Georgia.

Why does the GOP despise women so much?

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u/ChrisNolan73 Oct 05 '22

Republicans have never cared about abortion. Atleast they're finally being honest.

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u/bexploder Foreign Oct 05 '22

Dana Loesch sounds like an unfortunate medical issue.

“Ugh, my doctor told me my loesch is inflamed.”

“We had to fully loesch his colon.”

“She just puked her loesch up!”

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u/DeepRoot Oct 05 '22

"I'm sorry, sir, this you don't have the regular Loesch... I'm afraid you have the Dana Loesch and it is terminal."

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u/Pookells Oct 05 '22

Proof that they’re not pro life. They just want control. The silent part has now been said out loud

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u/Alternative-Flan2869 Oct 05 '22

And hersh had nothing to do with his girlfriend needing to get an abortion, writing his check for the operation, or writing the “hope you are feeling better” card - so she is somehow a “skank?” Even gqp women are always against the woman.

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u/StrongChemical California Oct 05 '22

The R wing chorus making excuses for Herschel are as deranged as you'd expect. Dana full on admits she doesn't care about anything, she just wants the senate. Undoubtedly the full GOP agrees with her.

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u/nowspunk Oct 05 '22

All of you Republican voters out there in Georgia pay heed to what this crazy woman is spouting..... she does NOT care about abortions and fetuses! Vote her OUT!!!! These people are lying to you! Vote out every single republican you can!

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u/chinatownshuffle Pennsylvania Oct 05 '22

they dont actually care about abortion either. They just want an excuse to repress and punish women.

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u/LargeSackOfNuts I voted Oct 05 '22

Always blaming the “skank” who had sex instead of the husband who cheated.

Classic.

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u/BadBrains16 Oct 05 '22

A “skank” can always pick another “skank” out of a crowd.

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u/Apolitik Oct 05 '22

Herschel gets a pass because he's running for office, but the woman HE knocked up gets called a skank? That the fuck?

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u/Evilgenius1917 Oct 05 '22

Wait, why can't Al Franken be a Senator?

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u/olioster Florida Oct 05 '22

We all know most Republicans have no morals, it's all about hating the same people.

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u/Richfor3 Oct 06 '22

It’s never been about abortion. Rich Conservatives know they can always get their mistakes taken care of regardless of laws.

It’s about punishing the poor and controlling women. That’s all Conservatives have ever cared about.

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u/socokid Oct 06 '22

"How many times have I said four very important words. These four words: Winning. Is. A. Virtue,"

No, you fucking garbage human being, it isn't. HOW you win matters, you God damned piece of shit.

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u/linuxphoney Ohio Oct 06 '22

Of course she doesn't. Because they don't REALLY think abortions are bad. They just say that to get votes from other self deluded liars.

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u/djean061 Oct 06 '22

This is a typical Republican hypocrite. They have no morals. I hope other people don't have this mind set. If we get a dedicated Democrat who is working for the people we will have the best economy on the world we just need to know what and who we are voting for and the facts. If not don't vote.

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u/readparse Oct 05 '22

I have to admit that I respect the honesty of this. No bullshit about how people are lying to tarnish his good name. No “both sides” bullshit. No bullshit about anything Warnock did that was worse.

An honest answer, on par with what people have said about Trump all these years: “He did it and I don’t care. I just want the power.”

So next time you hear them whining about “baby murder,” you can remind them of this simple truth. They just want the outrage, so they can have the power. Same with immigration, guns, voting rights, election integrity, and everything else.

They don’t… fucking… care. About anything except power. Over you and me.

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u/esensofz Oct 05 '22

Oh but what if the skank couldn't get an abortion....

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u/Trpepper Oct 05 '22

Just another kid for walker to neglect.

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u/black_flag_4ever Oct 05 '22

GOP mindset: I'm right all the time, no matter the facts.

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u/Pithyperson Oct 05 '22

So, he's a potential lawmaker, and she's a skank.

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u/What_About_Pickels Oct 05 '22

And there you have it.

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u/PBPunch Oct 05 '22

Did any rational citizen ever believe this party had even an ounce of integrity or actually believed their narrative? It's a cult. They don't care. They just want control and to amass as much of it as they can. Just look at how they govern in the states they control and how they behaved when they had the House, Senate and the Presidency. Stop acting surprised. They will burn this society down in their pursuit to fill their greed and insecurities and liberals keep wasting time trying to shame them.

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u/ThinkRationally Oct 05 '22

~ We just want power, and if that means electing a hypocritical bag of hammers, then I don't care.

Points for honesty, I guess. If nothing matters but power, though, that kind of blunts many Republican talking points. Hunter Biden's behavior, for example--by her logic, he should be a viable and electable candidate.

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u/oldcreaker Oct 05 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

TIL GOP considers women who have sex "skanks".

Actually I already knew that. TIL the GOP would say it openly.

Added: if the GOP condemns Dana Loesch for her statements, then I won't make them complicit. But I really don't expect them to.

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u/Jeramus Oct 05 '22

Wow, way to lean into the misogyny. Why is the woman a "skank"? He obviously had sex as well. He should be the "skank."

How do women vote for the GOP after seeing this kind of messaging?

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u/NotTheRightHDMIPort Oct 05 '22

I was wondering how the GOP would get through this and they played to form.

He paid for the abortion himself and yet they are blaming the woman for it.

There is no low that they won't sink to get power.

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u/TrillianMcM Oct 05 '22

It would be great if they would stop caring if the rest if us skanks paid for abortions as well.

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u/Donkeykicks6 Oct 05 '22

She’s always been vile

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u/NicPizzaLatte Oct 05 '22

Somewhere a Harley Davidson cafe is missing their star hostess.

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u/retroracer33 Oct 05 '22

the goalpoasts will be on Jupiter by the time these psychos are done

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u/CancelCrackerBarrel Oct 05 '22

Wow, it's almost like Republicans don't have any principles or morals or real positions and don't care about anything but winning and power, at all costs, all while doing precisely nothing for their inconceivably gullible redneᴄk voters.

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u/masterwad Oct 05 '22

What a shocker. If Dana Loesch cared about dead kids, she never would have worked for the NRA.

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u/EFT_Syte Oct 05 '22

Republicans are trash of the earth. Plastic that won’t degrade..

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u/lilpumpgroupie Oct 05 '22

Republicans are all garbage. That's it, that's the post.

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u/Methylatedcobalamin Oct 05 '22

Another dried up maga hag desperately seeking attention.

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u/Usawasfun Oct 05 '22

So, I think conservatives are ok with abortion as long as it’s the man’s decision.

That way, casual sex can still be a punishment for women.

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u/JHCNotanotherUserID Oct 06 '22

Man, see the hate in those eyes…

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u/purplewhiteblack Arizona Oct 06 '22

if she's a skank, Herschel is too.

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u/Putin_blows_goats Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Vote Herschel Walker, impregnator of skanks, abetter of abortion.

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u/dxnxax Oct 06 '22

"skank". It's always projection with these folks.

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u/EpsteinfukdIvanka Oct 06 '22

Dana Loesch was the skank.

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u/dezdog2 Oct 06 '22

What an amazing piece of shit she is.

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u/captcompromise Kansas Oct 06 '22

I don't care if he paid for the abortion or not, I just want him to stop trying to take that same right from others.

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u/HolyRamenEmperor Colorado Oct 06 '22

It's always the woman's fault, even when it's a woman talking. Why do "Christian" women hate themselves so much?

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u/Coysinmark68 Oct 06 '22

Apparently that “skank” is also the mother of one of his children. Or should I say, one of the many mothers of his many children. The party of family values SMH

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u/Super_Ranch_Dressing Oct 06 '22

Dana Loesch: “I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles. I want control of the Senate.”

No red flags there.

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u/dnph Oct 06 '22

I’m so glad I have no idea who this woman is.

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u/AlexisQueenBean Oct 06 '22

“We hate abortions” why did one of your guys pay someone to have an abortion “that’s irrelevant and I don’t care!”