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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:27 pm

Well if you are interested in seeing Lauren Boebert's interesting lower back tattoo I've got some good news for you. I'll spoiler due to it being vaguely NSFW.

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That twitter guy has done a lot of web searching for these kinds of gems

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:29 pm

Brian wrote:Well if you are interested in seeing Lauren Boebert's interesting lower back tattoo I've got some good news for you. I'll spoiler due to it being vaguely NSFW.

Spoiler: show


That twitter guy has done a lot of web searching for these kinds of gems


There is a lot to dislike about this woman without bringing up glamour shots and tattoos. Let's not do this.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby seanimal » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:37 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Counterpoint/devil's advocate: Unlike the first impeachment which was about actions that were behind closed doors, the insurrection was so public and visceral that anyone whose minds could be changed were changed that day or in the ~48 hours of aftermath. Speed through the trial so you don't delay the policy agenda and you have the votes on record so you can start campaigning against the No's with it.


but if the goal is to make that No vote as damning as possible, then it's still critically important to make a deliberate and powerful case, no?

more than that, we have to remember that for most people the picture of that day and those events are fragmented at best, and getting foggier with time. The impeachment is the last chance to bring those moments into new relief, supported by the overwhelming wealth of publicly and yet-to-be-publicly available information. To me, it feels like civic and political malpractice to do anything other than to keep the eye on the ball and go big
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:39 pm

Uh oh...

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:44 pm

seanimal wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Counterpoint/devil's advocate: Unlike the first impeachment which was about actions that were behind closed doors, the insurrection was so public and visceral that anyone whose minds could be changed were changed that day or in the ~48 hours of aftermath. Speed through the trial so you don't delay the policy agenda and you have the votes on record so you can start campaigning against the No's with it.


but if the goal is to make that No vote as damning as possible, then it's still critically important to make a deliberate and powerful case, no?

more than that, we have to remember that for most people the picture of that day and those events are fragmented at best, and getting foggier with time. The impeachment is the last chance to bring those moments into new relief, supported by the overwhelming wealth of publicly and yet-to-be-publicly available information. To me, it feels like civic and political malpractice to do anything other than to keep the eye on the ball and go big


I'm not wholly convinced of the following, but my guess is that additional evidence being dug up is not going to weigh any heavier on the electorate's mind than the visual of the day itself with the capitol being under siege and the congress evacuated. If you drag it out you also increase the surface area for Rs to sell that it's a political hit job and increase apathy about the process.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby David » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:57 pm

hell yes LFG

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Proven Veteran » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:08 pm

David wrote:hell yes LFG




DO IT.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:11 pm

seanimal wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Counterpoint/devil's advocate: Unlike the first impeachment which was about actions that were behind closed doors, the insurrection was so public and visceral that anyone whose minds could be changed were changed that day or in the ~48 hours of aftermath. Speed through the trial so you don't delay the policy agenda and you have the votes on record so you can start campaigning against the No's with it.


but if the goal is to make that No vote as damning as possible, then it's still critically important to make a deliberate and powerful case, no?

more than that, we have to remember that for most people the picture of that day and those events are fragmented at best, and getting foggier with time. The impeachment is the last chance to bring those moments into new relief, supported by the overwhelming wealth of publicly and yet-to-be-publicly available information. To me, it feels like civic and political malpractice to do anything other than to keep the eye on the ball and go big

I agree.

Edit: After the impeachment, they need to treat this like a conspiracy to overthrow the government and go as far up the ladder as they can prove in prosecution.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:21 pm

No worries. The Good Republicans™ will keep the crazy away!

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:00 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


Predictable white backlash, I'm of the believe all of this nonsense can be overcome by numbers, large numbers of voters.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:22 pm

NOLA wrote:LOL



hey wait a second
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:36 pm

big ball chunky time wrote:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:50 pm

LOL, turn that frown upside down! Trump is gone, the GOP is ready to govern!

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 pm

FFS I hope so.

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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:16 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:


Twice, huh? I'd mail at least 100 horsefeathering copies.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:42 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:

Seriously, post-COVID, who does this hurt more? It seems like pretty much a wash at best.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:05 pm

People that can't take time off work as easily
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CoolHandLuke » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:06 pm

People that live where there are fewer polling locations per capita with traditionally long lines
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby gflore34 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:15 pm

The Lewis Act needs to be passed addressing some of this [expletive], everyone gets to vote by absentee or walk-up, no obstacles to register, no special conditions state to state.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:18 pm

Ok, that makes sense. But at least in my neighborhood, early voting is much more of an engine for turnout than absentee voting.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:19 pm

American exceptionalism.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby NOLA » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:24 pm

Please stop. Read the room horsefeathers.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:07 am

NOLA wrote:American exceptionalism.



as I like to say: follow the Koreans. Whenever one of these viruses popped out of the woodwork, they are on the forefront of the attack and miles ahead of nearly everyone in the response
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