Now that Mango Mussolini has been kicked out of office, we are now able to think about music and art and film and other enriching cultural stuff.
In spite of the outcome of the trial and the monumental battle that is to come in 2022, I'm feeling happy and hopeful this Valentine's Day, and being able to take part in this forum is part of the reason why.
Thank you very much!
Let's take this angry energy that we're all feeling from the almost-certain acquittal of Traitor Trump and use it to start working at combatting the Big Lie at every turn and working at protecting and gaining House and Senate seats in 2022.
You know, the Repubs are just like the coronavirus. By keeping the House and winning the Senate in 2020, we've been "vaccinated" against them for the next two years, but in those two years, the Repubs are going to mutate into an even deadlier variant, one that is even better at voter suppression and Republican voter radicalization through Fox News, OAN, social media, and right-wing talk radio.
They're betting they can retain and gain seats in 2020 by maintaining Trump's Big Lie. Let's not let them do it.
I appreciate it!
They should make the Senate impeachment vote a secret ballot. I want the senators who vote to acquit
to be excoriated and be publicly branded forever as having supported Terrorist Trump's attack on the Capitol as much as anyone.
But if it takes anonymity to make the coward Republicans feel safe about voting to convict, then I am for a secret ballot.
I don't think I could have made it through the last four years without y'all, so a very big THANK YOU to everyone on this forum.
terrorists. At least, that's what Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) had on his website in 2016:
August 29, 2016 Weekly Columns
It has been a longstanding policy of the United States that we will not negotiate with terrorists and we will not pay ransom money to free hostages. The reasons for this policy are obvious; paying ransoms incentivizes the taking of more hostages. U.S. presidents for decades have recognized this policy and adhered to it - until this president.
As we have learned over the last several weeks, the Obama administration paid Iran $400 million in pallets of foreign currency supposedly to pay them back for an arms deal in the late 1970s that the United States had negotiated with the Shah of Iran when they were considered a friendly ally. Not surprisingly, when the Shah was overthrown and the Islamic Revolutionaries took over the country and seized 52 American hostages, that arms deal was negated and diplomatic relations between our two countries were severed.
By the way, this myth that Obama gave Iran millions of dollars was debunked by FactCheck.org:
The nuclear agreement included China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, so Obama didnt carry out any part of it on his own. The deal did lift some sanctions, which lifted a freeze on Irans assets that were held largely in foreign, not U.S., banks. And, to be clear, the money that was unfrozen belonged to Iran. It had only been made inaccessible by sanctions aimed at crippling the countrys nuclear program.
If the QOP Republican party now wants to "make peace" (i.e., negotiate) with the terrorist far-right extremists, then it's just another case of "if Republicans do it, it's okay."
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