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  • Jun 14, 2021 11:18 AM
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    Ha ha. It reminds me of my trips to Scotland. You have to listen very intently.
  • Dec 19, 2019 11:26 AM
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    While Trump's businesses may be suffering, his most valuable asset is his base of avid loyal followers who continue to send his pac money under the assumption he is running for office again. It is very lucrative. So "follow the money" as we have said many times in this website.

    However, consider this: If he is indicted, he will claim that the indictment is illegal because he has never been formally removed from office and he has never conceded. "A sitting president cannot be indicted."

    As long as he is seen to be fighting liberal government his base will continue to send him money. It's as simple as that. Those Republican state legislatures know that. Trump is a money making machine for them.

  • May 29, 2021 12:53 PM
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    Dutch -- Yes some of us haven't participated as much on this website lately. I for one feel a bit burned out by the continuation of Trumpism and the Big Lie by the Republican Party after his defeat. Trumpism is just another word for fascism, although that word is bandied about in ignorance by much of the public. And Mitch McConnell having a do over of what he did to President Obama...saying "no" to everything.

    If we go back and read our posts for years back, sometimes it feels like the Ground Hog Day movie where we just repeat things over and over again with some variations. I cannot begin to understand the hold that The Loser has over his loyalists...they just gulp down his Kool Aid day after day. It worries me.

  • May 15, 2021 08:52 AM
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    Recall that the RNC decided to not have Republican Platform for 2020, instead opting for a policy resolution stating:

    “RESOLVED, That the Republican party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda.”

    We discussed this before, but the Republican Party and Trump are one and the same. Whatever Trump dictates, the members oblige.

  • Apr 03, 2020 11:14 AM
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    The conflation of religion and politics has been ongoing for years, but especially so during the Trump years. As I have traveled the USA and listened to talk radio programs, there is little difference between right wing talk radio and Christian talk radio. Now I certainly respect that some Christians like Biden (and my dear mother before she died) practice their respective faiths with honest sincerity, but the hypocrites, especially those like Louie Gohmert live in an alternative religious universe with no regard for the Ten Commandments.

    I think we should tax the churches, and also crack down on those preachers who don't respect the separation of church and state.

  • Sep 12, 2019 12:08 PM
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    It's astounding the infatuation that Trump has over a segment of the American public. It will be the topic of many articles by psychologists and historians for decades, much the same as other authoritarian demagogues have had their negative impact on history. History repeats itself because the human mind is susceptible to these kind of folks.
  • May 03, 2021 06:03 PM
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    Here's another from Newsweek today: Pastor Robin Bullock Says It's a Sin to Recognize Joe Biden as President

    Bullock co-founded Youth Force Ministries Church International and hosts the weekly "prophetic" YouTube program The Eleventh Hour.

    Quoting Bullock: "You can pray for a man named Joe Biden. You should. No, no, don't get off in hate. You should pray. Okay?" he began. "You can pray for the office of the president. But you cannot pray for President Joe Biden, because you might as well pray for the Easter Bunny, because he don't exist."

    "And there's no anointing," he said of Biden's office. "And if you celebrate it or congratulate him, you've entered into his sin."

    "Joe Biden is not the legitimate president," Bullock said in an April 20 YouTube livestream for The Eleventh Hour. "He is a jackal sitting in the White House seat." Bullock has called Biden "dangerous to America."

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    Just another "sermon" from the bully pulpit to his congregation.

  • May 03, 2021 06:03 PM
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    As one follows the news, there is hardly a day goes by without some Christian pastor or televangelist promoting the big lie that Biden stole the election. Pastor Greg Locke, head of the Baptist Global Vision Bible Church in Juliet, Tennessee, in his latest tirade called Biden a "fake president" during his Sunday service. As Newsweek reports: "He stole the election. I believe that until the day I die. I don't give two flips and a wooden nickel what anybody thinks about it. I don't care what you say about me. He's a liar, and a robber and a thief and a crook," Locke told his cheering supporters.

    So much for the separation of church and state.

    Pastor Greg Locke is only one voice of many. On January 5th, a group of Christians participated in the "Jerico March" on Washington DC. From the Religious News Service:

    "A throng of religious supporters of President Donald Trump swathed in red, white and blue kicked off a “Jericho March” on Tuesday (Jan. 5), marching around the U.S. Capitol in imitation of the biblical account of Israelites besieging the city of Jericho in the Book of Joshua. Others wore “Make America Great Again” hats, waved flags featuring Trump’s name in giant block letters, held signs emblazoned with slogans such as “Donald v. Goliath” and brandished cardboard cutouts of the president’s face. As they marched, some spread their arms wide and closed their eyes as the mostly maskless group belted out a contemporary Christian hymn: “How Great Is Our God.”

    "Fusing faith, nationalism and fervent Trump fandom, the event served as the religious expression of a broader conservative protest taking place in Washington this week, in which conservatives are voicing opposition to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory by espousing unfounded conspiracy theories about voter fraud."

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    According to a Reuters poll, over 50 percent of Republicans believe the BIG LIE. And the Christian evangelicals make up a sizable portion of that belief.

    I acknowledge, however, that many Christians do not profess to believe in Trump or the BIG LIE. They should speak out more and not let a vocal minority control the bully pulpit.

  • Aug 27, 2020 06:54 PM
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    I saw this on Rachel Maddow. They are drawing in money from big donors to conduct the audit. No matter the results, they are making tons of money doing it. And at the end, without transparency, they can declare almost anything to prove Trump won, and the onus will be on Dems to prove them wrong. They are adept at messaging and hope to win over sizable number of voters with another subset of the BIG LIE. Oh and make lots of money in the process. Follow the money...always.
  • Mar 30, 2021 04:55 PM
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    I heard that Fox News did not cover the trial at all. Just a few selected clips. Hence Fox News viewers would not have seen the compelling witnesses that helped convict Chauvin. They live in their alternative universe. Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingram and Sean Hannity therefore have a free reign to contaminate the minds of their viewers with falsehoods with little push back.