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    This is why Republicans are Dangerous. The real Political Correctness is this right here.

    GOP lawmaker wants Michigan teens to learn the KKK is anti-Republican — not anti-black
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    On this date in 2015, 2016, as well as 2017, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, who in 2004, as accused of attempting a voter registration scheme in Jacksonville, Florida, and then after laying low for a few years, was one of the beneficiaries of the Bush Administration’s culling of U.S. Attorneys. After it was revealed that his predecessor was fired on Karl Rove’s orders to make a job opening for Griffin, he resigned six months into the job, citing “spending time with his family” for bailing. He resurfaced in 2010 to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District, and won in spite of being named one of CREW’s “Most Crooked Candidates of 2010”. His most noteworthy moment in office came in October of 2013, when during a point when the capitol was on lockdown after a woman ran a barricade at the White House and began a high speed chase that ended with her being fired upon by the Secret Service, Griffin, while hiding in his office, took to social media to blame the event on President Obama’s “violent rhetoric” while the situation was still active, and before any details were known. Halfway through his second term in office, Griffin again resigned to “spend time with his family”, only to turn around and six months later register as a candidate for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor, making people wonder if his family tell him to go away after a couple months of him bothering them. He currently is serving as lieutenant governor while bizarrely cashing in big by working for a consulting firm through an obscure legal loophole, as well. In May of 2016. He, along with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge all surfaced around the same time to respond to President Obama’s directive about transgendered bathroom use, with Griffin himself taking to social media to call it “misguided”.

    Over the past two years, Griffin has been remain content with sitting in Arkansas, giving a thumbs up to the spree of executions that Gov. Asa Hutchinson went on in April 2017, while also hiring a guy who worked for the Koch brothers on a SuperPAC to serve as his own deputy chief of staff and communications director, because that’s not shady at all.

    In any event, Tim Griffin ‘s term in office is up in 2018, and he has confirmed he’ll be running for re-election. His challenger in November is Anthony Bland, an ordained minister and political neophyte who shifted from the race for Secretary of State of Arkansas to take a crack at Griffin for the Lieutenant Governor seat. With as red of a state as Arkansas is these days, Bland has an uphill battle ahead of him, to be sure. Y’know, Assuming Griffin doesn’t need to “spend time with his family” suddenly when a scandal involving him inevitably surfaces.
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    Since we were already noting some of the more odious individuals who won GOP Primaries on Tuesday night... I'll also add that the winner of the GOP Primary for a Nevada Assembly seat is literally a pimp.

    Party of family values... pretty sure the Democrats have the claim on that now.
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    Is there dissention in the GOP ranks?

    Pat Toomey pushes back against Trump administration tariffs

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is among a bipartisan group of 10 senators who introduced long-shot legislation Wednesday that would require Congress to sign off on tariffs imposed in the name of national security, defying President Donald Trump on a bedrock issue that once defined the GOP.

    “Tariffs are taxes on American consumers,” Toomey, R-Pa., said in a statement Wednesday. “They hurt American workers, families, and employers. Imposing them under the false pretense of ‘national security’ weakens our economy, our credibility with other nations, and invites retaliation.”

    Congressional Republicans are mostly at odds with what they view as Trump's protectionist instincts on trade. Despite much hand-wringing, prospects for any bill to challenge him remain uncertain. Many Republicans are hesitant to confront Trump in a legislative showdown that could end badly for them. Doing so could court a veto and bruise their standing with Trump voters they need in midterm elections.
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    Corker disavows Trump’s trade tariffs: ‘An abuse of authority’

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Thursday blasted President Trump for moving to slap stiff tariffs on Mexico, Canada and the European Union, calling it “an abuse of authority intended only for national security purposes."

    Corker, calling the tariffs the “wrong approach on trade,” said Trump should work with the United States' “most important trading partners” instead of taking action against them, The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.

    “If we truly want to level the playing field for American companies, we should be working with our friends and allies to target those actually responsible for tipping markets in their favor,” said Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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    GOP congressional candidate Grossman calls diversity 'a bunch of crap' in video

    Republican congressional nominee Seth Grossman on Monday defended comments he made in a video that surfaced in which he called diversity in the Republican Party “a bunch of crap and un-American.”

    The video, provided to The Press of Atlantic City by Democratic Super-PAC American Bridge to the 21st Century, was taken at a primary debate April 21 in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County.

    Grossman told The Press of Atlantic City the point he was trying to make was that race or gender should not be a consideration when applying for a job or for college, and that applicants instead should be judged based on “character, merit and work.”
    “It is my view that the best way to bring diversity to the Republican Party is for Republicans to openly say that the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,” Grossman said in the video. “Diversity has become an excuse by Democrats, Communists and socialists to say that we’re all not created equal. … Somebody who is lesser-qualified will get a job anyway or they’ll get into college anyway because of the tribe that they’re with, what group, what box they fit into.”

    Grossman also criticized former Lt. Gov. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno, saying she was less qualified than her primary opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, but was nominated by the party because she was a woman and “checked the box.”

    “I think Republicans make a big mistake when we nominate lesser-qualified candidates because they fit into that box,” he said.
    More of that wonderful Trump mindset in action. And since Tami hails from the Garden State, she should know about this knuckledragger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    GOP congressional candidate Grossman calls diversity 'a bunch of crap' in video




    More of that wonderful Trump mindset in action. And since Tami hails from the Garden State, she should know about this knuckledragger.
    I think he’s trying to say that these institutions shouldn’t be required to choose based on superficial physical characteristics. Though he also seems to be assuming a “zero-sum” game across the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragged Maw View Post
    I think he’s trying to say that these institutions shouldn’t be required to choose based on superficial physical characteristics. Though he also seems to be assuming a “zero-sum” game across the board.
    Then perhaps he should articulate that better. Or leave speaking to someone more qualified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragged Maw View Post
    I think he’s trying to say that these institutions shouldn’t be required to choose based on superficial physical characteristics. Though he also seems to be assuming a “zero-sum” game across the board.
    It's a nonsense argument anyway -- just more racist dog-whistle politics in action.

    Equating "diversity" with "less-qualified" is always a dead giveaway -- the assumption that a "diverse" candidate is somehow inherently less-qualified than a "non-diverse" (i.e. "straight white male") candidate speaks volumes about said perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    GOP congressional candidate Grossman calls diversity 'a bunch of crap' in video




    More of that wonderful Trump mindset in action. And since Tami hails from the Garden State, she should know about this knuckledragger.
    Wrong end the state from where I am, but the Dems in NJ are going on overdrive to get/keep people like him out of office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InformationGeek View Post
    So, why shouldn't people who lied on documentation used to obtain citizenship be stripped of their citizenship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, why shouldn't people who lied on documentation used to obtain citizenship be stripped of their citizenship?
    There is a difference between doing that when you come across it and creating an office for the sole purpose of looking for it, especially givin this administrations open hostility towards any immigrant. ICE tries to deport people for belonging to fictional gangs, and I get the feeling that this new office will try to strip citizenship based on fraud it created itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, why shouldn't people who lied on documentation used to obtain citizenship be stripped of their citizenship?
    That's fine. I think people are just expressing their opinion that said power won't be being used honestly or evenhandedly.
    An extension of the problem a lot of people have with Jared "Oops let me just fix that 400 times" Kushner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT OF THE LAKE View Post
    I don't get why you are even bothering to engage in strawman bs. It's clear he wanted to use that as an opportunity to paint people who had issues with Hillary as misogynists because it's easier to say "oh they all just didn't like her because she's a woman" as opposed to really considering why some people didn't want to vote for her.
    Well, considering most "problems" you guys with her were hypocritical at best, completely bullshit at worst, I have no choice but to draw my own conclusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, why shouldn't people who lied on documentation used to obtain citizenship be stripped of their citizenship?
    Is it retroactive and does it impact the descendants of people who lied to get in? Meaning where exactly did your family immigrate from Mets? Maybe we should look into their paperwork.

    You know, just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    So, why shouldn't people who lied on documentation used to obtain citizenship be stripped of their citizenship?
    You know who else stripped people of their citizenship?
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