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Facing death threats, some House Republicans are meeting MAGA monster they created - Rare

  

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By:  krishna  •  9 months ago  •  38 comments

Facing death threats, some House Republicans are meeting MAGA monster they created - Rare
Death threats. Intimidation. Family members called out by strangers Rare?

  A number of House Republicans who  refuse to support right-wing Rep. Jim Jordan for House speaker  are suddenly learning the true language of Donald Trump’s MAGA movement, a movement they have either tolerated or nurtured for years. While MAGA fury is usually directed at liberals, this time it's hitting him like unfriendly fire.

Rep. Nick LaLota of New York , after voting against Jordan, said he received an email that read: “Go f--- yourself and die if I see your face, I will whip all the hair out of your f---ing head you f---ing scumbag.”

Rep. Drew Ferguson of Georgia  said in a statement that after voting against Jordan, his family started receiving death threats: "That is simply unacceptable, unforgivable, and will never be tolerated.”

Axios reported that  Ferguson told other House Republicans  in a Thursday meeting “that he’s had to have a sheriff stationed at his daughter’s school over death threats from the far right. Also one at his house.”


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Krishna
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1  author  Krishna    9 months ago

The New York Times reported  that the wife of Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska "has begun sleeping with a loaded gun after receiving increasingly menacing anonymous calls and texts.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Krishna @1    9 months ago

Ya!  The King Turd former 'president' the leader/inciter of the magats along with the gqp/republiCONS/CONServatives have created/unleased quite the monster.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.1    9 months ago

unleashed

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.2  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @1    9 months ago

Low IQ folk got lobotomized by fox and far right fascist media.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.2    9 months ago
Low IQ folk got lobotomized by fox and far fascist media.

I wondered how long before the obligatory "fascist" shit would show.

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cjcold
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1.2.2  cjcold  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.1    9 months ago

Trump and all of his followers are fascists.

The word is in the dictionary. Look it up.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  cjcold @1.2.2    9 months ago
Trump and all of his followers are fascists.

That comment, of course, is false.

I don't see how it is possible for anyone to actually "think" that there are over 70 MILLION fascists in America!

As far as looking it up, I kindly suggest YOU do that so you may learn at long last how to use the word appropriately.

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  author  Krishna    9 months ago

Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado  said Thursday: “I've had four death threats. I've been evicted from my office in Colorado … because the landlord is mad with my voting record on the speaker issue, and everybody in the conference is getting this. ... Family members have been approached and threatened.”

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  author  Krishna    9 months ago

What goes around comes around! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

This is the first line in folksinger Tom Paxton's song The Last Thing On My Mind...

"It's a lesson too late for the learnin'"

And a line in a song Bob Dylan sings...

"When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?"

I believe the Republicans are going to be toast Novernber '24.

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.1  author  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    9 months ago
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?"

Most of them will never learn. jrSmiley_1_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
cjcold
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4.1.1  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @4.1    9 months ago

Far right wingers are incapable of learning.

Far right wing fascism is a toxic disease.

Hate of the other is all fascists have to offer. 

 
 
 
Michael C.
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4.2  Michael C.  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    9 months ago
I believe the Republicans are going to be toast Novernber '24.

I agree.

And aside from all the obvious reasons, I still think most commentators are underestimating the inpact of the abortion issue-- its really, really gonna hurt most Republicans more than they know. (People just don't want Big Government interferring in their lives, telling them what to do).

 
 
 
Krishna
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4.3  author  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4    9 months ago
I believe the Republicans are going to be toast Novernber '24.

If not toast it at least seems likely that they are going to be "blowin' in the wind"

(And that, my friend, is where the answer is blowin")

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

IMO, if the Republicans had a brain in their head, if they really wanted to re-earn any respect, they would vote Liz Cheney in as speaker - IMO she has proven principles and integrity, is still a conservative, and I'm sure would earn bipartisan support because she has proven that she can be bipartisan and IMO the U.S.A. needs to do that to save its own democracy because right now the world is watching and I'm sure they can't believe their eyes.

 
 
 
Krishna
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5.1  author  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    9 months ago

Liz Cheney will never get anywhere in the Republican Party. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @5.1    9 months ago

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

 
 
 
TᵢG
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5.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  Krishna @5.1    9 months ago

Not until the GOP returns to what it used to be.   The current Trump infested GOP is not healthy for anyone.

 
 
 
cjcold
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5.1.3  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @5.1    9 months ago

The far right hate folk who can think.

Liz is one of the best of the worst.

 
 
 
Krishna
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5.2  author  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    9 months ago
if they really wanted to re-earn any respect, they would vote Liz Cheney in as speaker - IMO she has proven principles and integrity,

Well, I'm still sticking to my original choice-- for the Republican Presidential candidate: George Santos! He truly embodies all the best prinicples of the Republican Party.

And also of MAGA-- constant lying!

Why keep pussyfooting around with all these votes that get us nowhere?

Heck-- he could beat Ron Desanctimonious for the Republican nomination any day! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @5.2    9 months ago

Well, I guess that if the Americans can vote to represent them, people like George Santos, they deserve what's happening..  

 
 
 
cjcold
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5.2.2  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2.1    9 months ago

Far right wing Americans make many mistakes.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  cjcold @5.2.2    9 months ago

And decent people suffer the consequences of their agnorance.

 
 
 
Kavika
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7  Kavika     9 months ago

They created their own Frankenstein and now it's coming back to destroy them.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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8  Nerm_L    9 months ago

House Republicans are meeting the MAGA monster they created????  They who?

Democracy requires that the political parties be shaped and molded by voters.  So, asking 'they who' is not a rhetorical or frivolous question.  Either the two political parties represent their voter base in a democratic manner or the parties are shaped by a political autocracy controlling the party.  Keep in mind that an autocratic political party cannot govern democratically.

House Republicans (as well as House Democrats) either represent their constituencies or they represent the ideology of a political autocracy.  Those who desire the political party to shape the political thinking of voters are advocating for autocracy.  Those who believe the purpose of a political party is to impose an ideology onto voters are pursuing dictatorial government.

So, who created the MAGA monster?  If the idea is to confront MAGA then it's necessary to understand where it came from.  Maybe that's why using institutional government to attack Trump was a stupid idea.  What we've seen in recent polling really does indicate that Trump was created and not the creator.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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8.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nerm_L @8    9 months ago
House Republicans are meeting the MAGA monster they created????  They who?

I guess some missed the 2020 riots and the recent college Palestinian protests.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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8.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1    9 months ago
I guess some missed the 2020 riots and the recent college Palestinian protests.

Democrats would tell us that cooler heads prevail.  What does that tell us about who shapes and molds Democrat politics?

The chaos we're witnessing within the Republican Party suggests that the autocratic party establishment has lost considerable control over the party.  The Republican Party is attempting to return to a coalition of political wings within the party.  The House Speaker fight suggests that the conference is rejecting the idea that a strong Speaker is required to maintain ideological purity.  Republicans are searching for a weak Speaker that must compromise within the Republican Party and form coalitions among the political wings.

Believe it or not, what the Republican Party needs now is a bitter, knock down fight over the party platform.  Yes, Democrats would laugh their asses off, until it's too late.  If the Republican Party returns to coalition of political wings within the party (as was the case pre-Reagan) then Democrats won't be able to compete as an autocratic ideological party.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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8.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Nerm_L @8.1.1    9 months ago
If the Republican Party returns to coalition of political wings within the party (as was the case pre-Reagan) then Democrats won't be able to compete as an autocratic ideological party.  

I just don't know if that is true anymore.  America is no longer the same country. Elections are about banking votes and the democrats no longer try to win on the merits of issues.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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8.1.3  Nerm_L  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.2    9 months ago
I just don't know if that is true anymore.  America is no longer the same country. Elections are about banking votes and the democrats no longer try to win on the merits of issues.

Well Democrats are campaigning on ideological purity maintained by a strong, autocratic party establishment.  How is that different from the Republican Party when G. W. Bush was President? 

We're witnessing the result of Republicans depending upon ideological purity within the ranks.  The Republican Party is in chaos now because the Republican base has revolted.  The base expects more from Republicans than just winning elections, don't they?  For Republicans it doesn't seem to be about ideology any longer.

If the Republican grassroots revolt succeeds then why wouldn't Democrats want to do the same thing?  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @8.1.3    9 months ago

Nothing you or Vic seem to believe is rooted in truth or reality

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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8.1.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @8.1.4    9 months ago

Lol

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.6    9 months ago

Some laugh at the truth from the depths of their denial.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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8.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @8.1.6    9 months ago

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Gsquared
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8.1.9  Gsquared  replied to  Tessylo @8.1.4    9 months ago
Nothing you or Vic seem to believe is rooted in truth or reality

That doesn't stop them from spreading fake reactionary propaganda.

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.2  author  Krishna  replied to  Nerm_L @8    9 months ago
House Republicans are meeting the MAGA monster they created????  They who?

Asked and answered!

(You just asked and answered your own question---good on ya!)

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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8.2.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Krishna @8.2    9 months ago
Asked and answered! (You just asked and answered your own question---good on ya!)

Ain't it interesting that every attack by Democrats makes MAGA stronger?  

What doesn't kill you only mutates and tries again.

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.2.2  author  Krishna  replied to  Nerm_L @8.2.1    9 months ago
Ain't it interesting that every attack by Democrats makes MAGA stronger? 

No it isn't interesting.

Nor is it true.

(But you already knew that).

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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9  al Jizzerror    9 months ago

ReTrumplicans used to joke about the "MAGA monster".

512

It's not so funny when it threatens them.

 
 

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