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  1. reedak

    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. “A dead Republican beats a female Democrat any day.”

    Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/world...hrump-has-won-a-state-assembly-seat-in-nevada

    2. A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month has been elected to the Nevada state legislature.

    Dennis Hof, 72, defeated female Democratic candidate and educator Lesia Romanov in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District, earning about 68 per cent of the vote....

    Mr Hof, who presented himself as an American pimp, was a strip-club owner who ran multiple brothels and was found dead at one of his properties on October 16....

    Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11...ins-seat-in-nevadas-state-parliament/10475946

    3. ...In a June interview with Reuters at Moonlite BunnyRanch, his brothel near his home in Pahrump, Nevada, Mr Hof said his political fortunes had parallels with those of US President Donald Trump.

    "This really is the Trump movement," Mr Hof said.

    "People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office."...

    Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11...ins-seat-in-nevadas-state-parliament/10475946

    4. ...The brothel owner often referred to himself as “the Trump of Pahrump,” a nickname that he said Roger Stone, an adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump and an early supporter of Hof, had come up with. (The Love Ranch is located north of Pahrump, Nev.) After his primary upset in June, in which he beat a three-term incumbent, Hof credited President Trump with making it possible for an anti-establishment candidate like himself to run for office.

    “It’s all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me,” he told the Associated Press. “He found the way, and I jumped on it.”

    During his campaign, Hof frequently compared himself to the president, telling NPR that they both were rich, famous, had “nerves of steel,” and liked attractive women. He campaigned on a Trump-style slogan: “Make Nevada, Nevada Again.”....

    In another parallel to Trump, Hof was accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by multiple women. He denied the reports, suggesting that they had been politically motivated. “I’m rich. I’m famous,” he told NPR. “That attracts girls.” At the time of his death, the Nevada Department of Public Safety was investigating Hof for alleged sexual assault.

    Establishment Republicans, such as S en. Dean Heller, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, and Gov. Brian Sandoval, refused to endorse Hof, the Las Vegas Sun reported. But he received support from the likes of evangelical pastor Victor Fuentes, a Pahrump resident who told NPR,“What’s the difference between one brothel owner and a liar before God?* The ladies who work for Dennis. They are not obligated. Anytime they can take off and go.”

    Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/world...hrump-has-won-a-state-assembly-seat-in-nevada

    5. Let us see the parallel between Hof and Trump:

    (a) In 2015, Hof published a memoir titled, “The Art of the Pimp.”

    In 1987, Trump published a book titled, “The Art of the Deal.”

    According to Tony Schwartz in July 2016, Trump didn't write any of the book, choosing only to remove a few critical mentions of business colleagues at the end of the process.

    (b) In the 2018 US midterm elections, Hof campaigned on a Trump-style slogan: “Make Nevada, Nevada Again.” (MNNA).

    In the 1980 presidential campaign, Trump campaigned on a slogan: “Make America Great Again" (MAGA).

    *(c) Evangelical pastor Victor Fuentes said: “What’s the difference between one brothel owner and a liar before God?"

    Who is the liar before God? By now, the world should know the identity of the most famous habitual liar in America.

    6. It is surprising, even bizarre, for evangelical Christians to back a pimp in an election. Will God and Jesus support a pimp to govern the people? How will a teacher explain it to his students?

    Can we find another country that elects a dead pimp to govern the people? So much for American democracy.

    https://www.thestate.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article214004669.html
     
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    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. The following are excerpts from renowned Trump critic Jack Holmes' July 31, 2020 article headlined "This Is a Moral Disaster for the Country. It's a Political Disaster for Republicans." with the subheading "The Senate has allowed boosted unemployment benefits to expire as the pandemic rages and jobless claims are on the rise."

    (Begin excerpts)
    ....how many hours a week are members of Congress working to earn their $174,000 a year?

    Millions of people have a rent bill coming down the pike that they cannot pay, just as eviction moratoriums are expiring across the country. Millions are already choosing between groceries and electricity and keeping a roof over their heads. There seems to be a baseline inability among members of Congress to truly grasp how desperate this situation may become. The people tearing their hair out about a socialist revolution are hopelessly blind to their role in creating the conditions for one....Just wait until you throw people on the street during a pandemic. It's not just moral barbarism, it's incredibly dumb if you're interested in maintaining the current order of things for a little longer.

    ....If any gravitational forces remain in American politics, voters will punish the party whose figurehead occupies the White House, which the Trump folks well know. His chief of staff, Mark Meadows, emerged on Friday to desperately suggest that they'd been open to an emergency extension of the benefits and it's Democrats who've obstructed progress. (Again, the House passed a bill in May. The Senate and the White House simply did not engage with it for months.) It's amazing they've allowed it to get this far before they broke with McConnell and went along with anything that would keep the money in people's pockets, even temporarily. Like Congress, the president's team can't even keep their eyes on the ball long enough to look out for themselves.... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.esquire.com/news-politi...ans-unemployment-benefits-expire-coronavirus/

    2. America's moral barbarism and Republican political disaster rank as the stain of the century.
     
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    reedak Well-Known Member

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    1. Historian explains why the Republican Party is dead

    The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to oppose the expansion of slavery. It has survived in philosophy and leadership over the past 165 years but now it has reached its demise under Donald Trump. While the Republican Party might still exist in name, it has lost all principle, all purpose, and all reason to exist under its present name.

    ....All of the principles of the Republican Party have been destroyed in the age of Donald Trump. The Republican leadership in Congress and the states has simply given up any concept of disagreement or resistance, and have accepted Donald Trump as an authoritarian leader with no limits on his executive power. This is true of racial and ethnic discrimination; of overlooking massive violations of civil liberties; of abuse of immigrant children and their families escaping from poverty, violence, and bloodshed in Central America; and of giving over total control of the economy to major corporations without any government regulation. There is no resistance to policies that totally abandon environmental and consumer regulation....The Republican party now supports undermining international alliances and treaties, alienating such close friends as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and India. Additionally, the total abuse of any standard of ethics and morality, including the President’s own scandalous private life is ignored and often denied as reality by the leaders and office holders of his own party.

    ....the GOP leadership has no issue publicly with Donald Trump. No matter how outrageous his statements, the extent of his lies, or the harm he brings domestically or internationally, almost no Republican defies Trump. Even Trump’s move to oppose free trade, a long held view of the party, moves ahead without much protest. In fact, it seems as if the Republican leadership and office holders are terrified of our President. Even after the El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa-Midland Massacres, there is mostly silence from Republicans.

    Donald Trump has promoted so many policies of abuse and corruption, including undermining the contributions of past Republican Presidents, and yet House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and nearly all Republican office holders defend him, or stay silent. Only a few Republicans not in office anymore have spoken up and challenged Trump.

    The Republican Party is dead as we knew it, and the question is this: will anyone in that party finally lead a decisive challenge to the abuse of power going on, which threatens the nation and the world at large, or will a new political party emerge, as the Republicans did in the crisis of the 1850s, when they replaced the Whig Party?

    American democracy and constitutional government is at stake right now every day!

    Source: https://www.alternet.org/2019/09/historian-explains-why-the-republican-party-is-dead/

    2. Hopefully Trump, who declares himself "King of Israel" and the "Second Coming of God", can resurrect the Republican Party. :)

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-king-of-israel
     
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