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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:09 PM

Brilliant Anti- Gaetz Op Ed in Local Conservative paper - Tide turning??

we are, at a place in American history where an idiot from Niceville (local Florida Panhandle town) wearing a gas mask in the chambers of Congress can unwittingly lay waste to potentially life-saving scientific research in batcaves on the other side of the Earth. Is this a “Small World” or just a stupid one?

Yes, time will inevitably hold Gaetz accountable. Like all Panhandle politicians, his silly, short story will end soon enough. And eventually, he will go the way of all hucksters and be forgotten by the swelling numbers of younger souls who don’t know and don’t care what sort of snake oil he’s selling.
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Tracking the fecal traces of dishonest statements from government propagandists like Gaetz requires a science not unlike the virus-hunting ventures into Asian batcaves. What begins as cuckoo internet conspiracy theory morphs into a tweet from a congressman and soon flutters out onto cable television before erupting from the pursed pie hole of the American president.

But who can spend all day tracking the viral origins of political dishonesty? Whether its novel coronaviruses or noxious lies from bloodsuckers like Matt “Bat Boy” Gaetz, who has the time or desire to go hunting in either literal or symbolic bat caves all day?

That’s what we pay scientists to do. Until Gaetz lied about it. And the science stopped.

…. when Gaetz’s diseased dishonesty is allowed to infect public policy, we best beware what’s ripening on the vine.

https://www.pnj.com/story/opinion/2020/05/15/marlette-matt-bat-boy-gaetz-spreads-disease-dishonesty/5188990002/

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Reply Brilliant Anti- Gaetz Op Ed in Local Conservative paper - Tide turning?? (Original post)
packman May 2020 OP
Alliepoo May 2020 #1
oasis May 2020 #2
DEbluedude May 2020 #6
Wounded Bear May 2020 #3
malaise May 2020 #4
Drum May 2020 #5
panader0 May 2020 #16
Drum May 2020 #20
Phoenix61 May 2020 #7
writes3000 May 2020 #8
erronis May 2020 #9
PoliWrangler May 2020 #10
Celerity May 2020 #11
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #21
mtngirl47 May 2020 #12
Celerity May 2020 #23
crickets May 2020 #13
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #22
wryter2000 May 2020 #14
DemoTex May 2020 #15
LisaM May 2020 #17
MyOwnPeace May 2020 #18
Warpy May 2020 #19

Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:15 PM

1. Holy moley!

Now THATS a smack down! And a richly deserved one.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:26 PM

2. For all I care, Gaetz can hang around long enough to highlight

the idiocy of his constituency. The House GOP is going to languish in the minority until the end of time.

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Response to oasis (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:45 PM

6. I see what you did there.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:27 PM

3. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:29 PM

4. Must Read - K & R

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:35 PM

5. LOL: "... the pursed pie hole of the American president"

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Response to Drum (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:15 PM

16. For me it was "the fecal traces of dishonest statements.."

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Response to panader0 (Reply #16)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:46 PM

20. 👏

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:05 PM

7. Seems asking old people to die for the

economy may have not been a good strategy after all. Who could have known?Maybe it was shitting all over the military, the Navy most recently which is very big in P’Cola. Couldn’t have seen that coming either, right? All I can say is thank god they are as stupid as they are evil or we would be in much greater danger.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:06 PM

8. Brilliant piece and absolutely damning to Gaetz.

How does he justify this crap? He can’t.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:28 PM

9. Wonderful writing. I'll try to follow Andy Marlette at the Pensacola Journal.

So many good points and so well told.

Too bad the subject is a drunken idiot who represents the current (r)epuglicons.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:49 PM

10. K&R wow, epic takedown

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:51 PM

11. Matt "Bat Boy" Gaetz

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Response to Celerity (Reply #11)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:05 PM

21. Looks like something you'd see at the check-out line, i.e., a GOPer's other bible.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:54 PM

12. "pursed pie hole of the American president"

Perfect description.

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Response to mtngirl47 (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:46 PM

23. +100000

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:55 PM

13. That was well worth the read for the prose alone.

The condemnation of Gaetz was superb! Gaetz' opponent is Phil Ehr, introduced to DU here:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212615986

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Response to crickets (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:13 PM

22. Also worth it for the "Gallery o' Gaetz: The Cartoon Congressman" (20 toons)

Some of those are familiar from JHB's toon posts.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:02 PM

14. Whoa

That's some mighty fine use of the English language right there.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:10 PM

15. " .. president who is more apt to watch Tucker Carlson than to read Thomas Wolfe."

Like Trump would have the slightest clue who Thomas Wolfe was, or know what he wrote.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:21 PM

17. What a great piece, what beautiful writing.

"Like most Panhandle politicians, his short, silly story will end soon enough".

I kind of wish the term "Panhandle Politician" would catch on.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:34 PM

18. Certainly love the writing and message.......

be curious to see how effective it is in its home market. (Yeah, we know he's right, but do the people that live in that district agree?).

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Response to packman (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:33 PM

19. Very nicely done

and I fully agree. Voters are going to have to wake up and look at more than what god these jokers claim is on their side.

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