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Oct 26, 2023·edited Oct 26, 2023

In my 70 years, I cannot recall feeling so frightened for my country and my family's future. And now an anti-democracy Christian-sharia-law promoter has the power of the Speaker. I know it's vital to keep shining the light (thank you Judd!) on these issues, but I'm feeling that 1 step forward/2 steps backward sense of impotence to effect change in our trajectory. I give money, support candidates of integrity, but between the GOP gerrymandering and continued (and unbelievably insane) support for Trump and MAGA's, I fear we are losing the fight. I live on Social Security (which Johnson wants to kill); what's a reasonable person to do?

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Oct 26, 2023·edited Oct 26, 2023

So, here it is loud and clear exactly what Trump's Republican party stands for: ANYTHING, as long is it argues on behalf of Trump's claim that he deserves to have won the 2020 election for President. Mike Johnson's peculiar religiosity, that of "a despicable bigot of the higher order," harmonizes with that of Ron DeSantis.

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Republicans up and down the ballot are going to find out if electing a nasty, Christo-fascist, homophobic, misogynistic, insurrectionist Trump stooge as Speaker is going to be a good look for the party. What do we know for sure? The government will be shut down, if not in November then in January. He will try to block aid for Ukraine, pass a national abortion ban, hype Hunter's laptop, allow a vote to impeach Biden and cut Social Security and Medicare. If Republicans want to run on that next year, well Vaya con Dios boys and girls. Just because it plays well on Newsmax doesn't mean it plays well in the country.

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Thank you for revealing the recent activities of the new House Speaker. Seems to me he IS 'a despicable bigot of the highest order.' We are in for a bumpy ride!

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I watched his acceptance speech and was 'taken' with his personable qualities--and he talks like "Ted Lasso"-- so, I'm thinking... maybe he's a decent sort? Well, like most people, I've never heard of this guy and it turns out he's MAGAt on steroids, in a 'nice guy' suit. OMG. A wolf in sheep's clothing, here to do tfg's dirty work. Think of it, Gaetz, Boebert, MTG, Jordan, etc., all think he's great. That's really scary stuff. One of the best quotes I heard was from some talking head, saying Johnson is like Jim Jordan with a sport coat, or something like that... there was another that was better, but I won't post it here... The covenant marriage stuff and all the religious stuff, yikes, he and Amy Comey Barrett on that same page? Separation of Church and State? Fox and the right wingers were soooo scared of Sharia Law. I'll stop now. Good luck to our Republic.

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Without hyperbole, this man would likely be a Taliban cleric if he were born in, let's say, Afghanistan. I think most of us want government to keep our society on the rails - clean environment, functioning marketplace, a well maintained national defense, law and order, passable roads and rails, etc. The modern Repubs really only want to use it to push a white male christian evangelical (or orthodox Catholic - shout out to the Supreme Court!) orthodoxy. It's surreal. And Mike Johnson has Taliban cleric written all over him. He's a disturbing fella.

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Oct 26, 2023·edited Oct 26, 2023

So what's the plan? They get this Johnson guy in as a ringer, then foment some situation where the maga droids riot and in the ensuing confusion, supporters like the 3%'s show up and they kill their way to the top, installing Johnson as place keeper until the "election" for tfg? Democracy undone from within?

These guys are max level crazy and off-the-scale dangerous to our nation.

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"chaos and sexual anarchy"

don't threaten me with a good time, Mr Johnson

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What happened to those republicans that did such a great job coordinating an increasing vote against Jim Jordan? Why do they now support this worst case scenario? Who influenced or intimidated them to vote for Mike Johnson?

This comment by Matt Gaetz is the scariest thing I’ve heard since it was announced that Trump was elected President:

"If you don't think that moving from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA Mike Johnson shows the ascendance of this movement and where the power in the Republican Party truly lies, then you're not paying attention,”

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Idiocy... the fascist right is ginning up a hype here, and we need to crush it.

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I’ll be working my butt off to make this a VERY short term. 2025 will be swearing in Hakeem Jeffries as Speaker of the House cuz the Dems are going to take back the House.

Vote blue!

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Forcing women to remain in abusive marriages and have forced births is not the message of of a good person. His paradigm is about control - a distinct feature of many religions - not love for others. “A despicable bigot of the highest order” seems apropos. Let’s make that stick.

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Thank you for revealing him. I will share this far and wide. Next up, we need ProPublica to look into any contact he’s had with Leonard Leo and the billionaire anti-U.S. donors club. At this point, it feels like he was the plan for the Republicans all along. I feel so depressed and scared

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But . . . Of course. The Organized Crime Syndicate aka the RNC is NOT about democracy or leadership; it is about backwards, chaotic, mind-f**king and greed. Welcome to a World controlled by fascist, neonazi billionaires.

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Why is this person not in jail? WHY no accountability???

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I guess the best thing we can do is get Johnson out of office as soon as possible. However, Trump may do that for him because there is no one better at choosing bad colleagues than DJT. Things are looking dicey for DT. Some of his top people are running like rats from the sinking ship. The Georgia case is likely to sink him. Felony on tape.

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