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Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:06 AM

Swalwell tweet on the "sick" GOP's "WWE culture of Congress"

Tweet from Swalwell commenting on a tweet from CNN's Ryan Struyk about something Ben Sasse said about not having heard a single Congressional Republican claim the election results were fraudulent, WHEN they're talking in private.








This reflects what I call the WWE culture of Congress. In private, Republicans laugh at Trump and eye-roll the theatrics they have to perform to not alienate the base. They think they can slam democracy with a steel chair in the ring and then backstage we are all cool. It’s sick.








Struyk's tweet:







SASSE: "When we talk in private, I haven’t heard a single Congressional Republican allege that the election results were fraudulent – not one."

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Reply Swalwell tweet on the "sick" GOP's "WWE culture of Congress" (Original post)
highplainsdem Dec 2020 OP
Wounded Bear Dec 2020 #1
BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #11
90-percent Dec 2020 #13
90-percent Dec 2020 #18
RKP5637 Dec 2020 #2
wcmagumba Dec 2020 #3
Evolve Dammit Dec 2020 #4
bucolic_frolic Dec 2020 #5
Sucha NastyWoman Dec 2020 #6
Marcuse Dec 2020 #7
Ilsa Dec 2020 #9
Cyrano Dec 2020 #8
czarjak Dec 2020 #10
KS Toronado Dec 2020 #12
Yavin4 Dec 2020 #14
mtnsnake Dec 2020 #15
Captain Zero Dec 2020 #16
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #17
Blue Owl Dec 2020 #19

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:08 AM

1. Politics as entertainment...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:30 PM

11. Frank Zappa was very quotable, and one of his best was:

"Politics is the entertainment division of Industry."

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:50 PM

13. My hero of 49 years

or, since the October 16, 1971 Stony Brook late show.

Thank you. and make sure you catch Alex Winter's recent movie about him. Unlimited access to his basement vault for two years.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 04:59 PM

18. this is another worthwhile FZ quote:

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”

-90%

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:12 AM

2. They are gutless and can't stand up to their constituents and tell them much of this is BS.

And there are those like Ted Cruz, who could not say anything bad enough about Trump 2016, who now stands in line to kiss his ass!!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 10:15 AM

3. Wish they'd all take their collective sickness and move back to Branson...

I lived there when the tea party was just getting started about 2010. They were having rallies in parking lots almost every weekend and signing up suckers by the dozens...idiots...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:18 AM

4. It's reality TV to many now. Wonder how that happened?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:20 AM

5. GOP worships money. Trump represents money to them. Until the tax returns are public.

And who knows where the Deutsche Bank loan funds originated. My guess is the roots are historic.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:22 AM

6. This is why Fox is going after Swalwell

They have to demonize any Democrat that fights back

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:38 AM

7. He fitted right in.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:04 PM

9. Come on, finish him off! nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:51 AM

8. Why are Republicans such grotesque dicks?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:18 PM

10. I promise not to tell, Ben.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:36 PM

12. This is exactly the type of behavior that is gonna kill the republiCON party going forward

As the truth comes out about this administration the next few years, their voters will be asking a lot of
tough questions before the 2022 midterms. trumpig's lying, grifting, Putin, $2000 stimulus, etc,etc

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:52 PM

14. Then "out" them, Congressman Swalwell.

Tweet out their names to the public.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:53 PM

15. Swalwell has been one of my favorites for quite some time.

I love it when he gets that intense look in his eyes when he goes after the repukes.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 12:59 PM

16. Ben Sasse has a big f'n mouth and clutches his pearls

tghter than Susan Collins, then never brings a vote across the aisle. Screw him 7 ways to midnight.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 01:11 PM

17. The GOP know it was a fair election and that they cannot overturn it. They hate Trump and

want him gone.

It is all cheap theatrics to get the attention of the ignorant base.
But in reality this ridiculous drama is damaging to the US on many levels.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Dec 31, 2020, 11:43 PM

19. When's the part where they Pyle-drive Gohmert?

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