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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) argued that Republican lawmakers should prepare to face "death threats" from Republican voters if they win control of Congress in the midterms.

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The Republican Party is a criminal organization.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-04-17 12:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

it would be difficult to get "good people" to run as Republicans

Good people don't run as Republicans.

Opportunists do.

And the mentally ill.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-04-17 12:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Cause Replicant on Democrat threat is ok.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2022-04-17 05:39 PM | Reply

As the vast majority of death threats against anyone over politics seem to come from Republicans, everyone in that Party should be asking how they lost civility.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-04-17 07:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"When they threaten your spouse or your kids ... that's what really makes it frightening."

But its not enough to leave the party!

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-04-17 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

WHATSLEFT

They already know how their civility got lost in that bottomless labyrinth of self-destruction. Their problem is how to break Trump's stranglehold and still hold onto their jobs. They're in so deep now it would be political suicide to even try. In their infinite, lazy stupidity, they blew their opportunity with the impeachments.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-04-17 07:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Overton Window has moved so far to the right that normal is a lost and distant thing.

#7 | Posted by snuffy at 2022-04-17 07:46 PM | Reply

When Bush stole the 2000 election and, as hr promiswd, lied us into yhe Iraq war whilr Republicanz silently watched yhey forfeited any moral standing they ever had.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2022-04-17 07:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

SYCOPHANT @ #5

"But its not enough to leave the party!"

Maybe the article was pay-blocked and you couldn't read it.

The fact is, Upton made that statement when he announced he was retiring at the end of his term . . . for those reasons.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-04-18 05:30 AM | Reply

Nobody has the guts to start a 3rd party.

#10 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-04-18 06:08 AM | Reply

Nobody has the guts to start a 3rd party.

That would be kind of like trying to build a new railroad. The resources are not available anymore.

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-04-18 07:14 AM | Reply

BRENNAN

It's about money, not guts. And right now, the two major parties have hogged up all the money . . . and the influence on a state level that goes along with it.

We've had plenty of third parties who never made it past "Go." I think Donald once tried to resurrect a third party with some loser candidate just to split the vote enough for him to get the majority of the electors in a state where he felt threatened.

Here's some names of third parties that you might recognize:

Libertarian, Green, Communist, Constitution and Federalist. There are dozens more but none of them ever had the spark they needed to make a difference. Although I'll admit, Bernie gave it a good shot.

BTW, a multi-party system is one of the things the Republican Party wants to change when they write a new Constitution to ape Russia's constitution.

Russia calls itself a federation but that only on paper. Opposition is discouraged by violence, i.e., death or sudden "disappearance."

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-04-18 07:25 AM | Reply

The GQP are vile --------.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-04-18 10:42 AM | Reply

Nobody has the guts to start a 3rd party.

#10 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-04-18 06:08 AM | Reply

A third party of moderate GOP voters would ensure they would never again win another election.

Morals, decency, compromise are evil to the GQP base...winning is the only thing important.

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-04-18 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GQP believes the Purge movies are instructional videos as opposed to a warning of where this country is headed. Here's hoping they go ahead purge each other, it'll save the DOJ time and energy investigating, arresting and trying these POS.

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2022-04-18 02:08 PM | Reply

You wanna know why no third party gets traction? I'll give you a hint, it ain't because the two party system is "crooked" it's because said third parties always gi for the big enchilada without putting in the work first. A third party vote absolutely IS a wasted vote on a presidential ticket. Votie Socialist locally, and vote Democratic Party nationally. Change doesn't happen overnight.

And it certainly doesn't happen when a liar (who never did any down ticket work for the party he wanted to be anointed King of) hangs in a primary long after he lost, slinging mud at the other candidate in the primary.

#16 | Posted by VictorZiblis at 2022-04-19 08:00 PM | Reply

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