Quote of the Day: Calling Out Fellow Republicans

 

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls out his own party–

‘If they get majorities in the Congress, I’m sick of them talking,’ he said during the ‘Victory Dinner’ event as dessert was being served. ‘I’m sick of them telling us what they’re going to do. I’m sick of them going on cable and doing this, and prattling. In Florida we don’t just talk, we do,’ he added.

When you contemplate the changes that might actually happen in Congress after the November elections, do you think anything will be different? I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action: defying the federal government to assist Floridians regarding the pandemic, protecting our children from early gender training, to the corruption of our school curricula; preventing banks from discriminating against customers who might not fit their criteria for “woke” corporations. He doesn’t just speak out; he initiates legislation and takes the continual onslaught of criticism.

Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

I hope our legislators will take his advice and actually do more than talk. Let’s see some defiance against the Left and some initiative to correct the path of the legislature and get some things done!

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  1. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

    Maybe it matters if you have legitimate beefs. Making stuff up doesn’t count (such as in Trump threatening our Democracy and the constitution). Just sayin’ …

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  3. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

    Maybe it matters if you have legitimate beefs. Making stuff up doesn’t count (such as in Trump threatening our Democracy and the constitution). Just sayin’ …

    From where I sit it looks like Trump is the one making stuff up.

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

    Maybe it matters if you have legitimate beefs. Making stuff up doesn’t count (such as in Trump threatening our Democracy and the constitution). Just sayin’ …

    From where I sit it looks like Trump is the one making stuff up.

    We were talking about Liz. Not going there on Trump.

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  5. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

    Maybe it matters if you have legitimate beefs. Making stuff up doesn’t count (such as in Trump threatening our Democracy and the constitution). Just sayin’ …

    From where I sit it looks like Trump is the one making stuff up.

    We were talking about Liz. Not going there on Trump.

    Fair enough, but you can’t really discuss the accuracy of Cheney’s criticism without addressing the veracity of Trump’s “stop the steal” campaign.

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):
    Fair enough, but you can’t really discuss the accuracy of Cheney’s criticism without addressing the veracity of Trump’s “stop the steal” campaign.

    Point taken. Then again, I really don’t want to have much to do with either of them!

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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Scott Walker.

     

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  8. David C. Broussard Coolidge
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    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Joseph Stanko (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: Do you hear any other Republicans actually criticizing their own?

    This won’t be a popular take ’round here, but Liz Cheney criticized a fellow Republican and lost her seat for it.

    Maybe it matters if you have legitimate beefs. Making stuff up doesn’t count (such as in Trump threatening our Democracy and the constitution). Just sayin’ …

    From where I sit it looks like Trump is the one making stuff up.

    We were talking about Liz. Not going there on Trump.

    Fair enough, but you can’t really discuss the accuracy of Cheney’s criticism without addressing the veracity of Trump’s “stop the steal” campaign.

    You really should read Jerry’s post in the Main Feed

    https://ricochet.com/1300183/liz-cheney-is-the-real-threat-to-our-republic/

    It lays out exactly why Cheney’s rhetoric is so dangerous. At this point anyone who claims that there were no problems with the 2020 election just isn’t paying attention, or is purposefully lying. Cheney is in the second category. For her, looking backwards was more important than looking forward. Trump does as well, but he looks forward considerably more than Cheney is. She didn’t lose her job for criticizing Trump, she lost it because that’s all she did.

    Trump has issues with the Trump, mostly through hyperbole, but his concerns about the 2020 election were valid at the core. Some work has been done to stop some of the most egregious antics (outside funding of state &  county election operations being one, and much like the effect that the 2000 election had in modernizing elections after the FL debacle,  we should ensure thta the cheating and rigging from 2020 is stopped in the future. 

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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Scott Walker.

    Okay. I was thinking at the federal level, but okay. I’ll give you that.

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  10. I Walton Member
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    The top rots.  That’s just the nature of any political top, and the further it is from the people who elect, appoint, or pay them the worse it is.   Our founders knew this.  That is why they made us bottom up.   There may be no fix within this giant country and that includes failure for the delusional Democrats.  The US is too huge, diverse and the economy too deep and complex to be run from the top.  If Democrats and powerful Republicans  succeed in consolidating power at the top as they have been trying to do for about a century, the place won’t survive rich and diverse.   Not even considering what China will attempt to do to crush our power, we will consolidate, narrow and then collapse and it won’t take  long.     Why it this not obvious? 

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  11. The Reticulator Member
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    Chris Williamson (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    That wasn’t his only mission or his only success. 

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  12. The Reticulator Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I just remember years of GOP politicians complaining about Obamacare and then when they got the House, Senate, and white House . . . they didn’t even have a bill ready to go. When they finally put one together they couldn’t get it through. Somehow Democrats push through what they want, even if it’s unpopular.

    You couldn’t even get a majority of Ricochet to agree on what should be done instead of ObamaCare.  It’s no surprise that Republicans didn’t have a bill ready. 

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I just remember years of GOP politicians complaining about Obamacare and then when they got the House, Senate, and white House . . . they didn’t even have a bill ready to go. When they finally put one together they couldn’t get it through. Somehow Democrats push through what they want, even if it’s unpopular.

    You couldn’t even get a majority of Ricochet to agree on what should be done instead of ObamaCare. It’s no surprise that Republicans didn’t have a bill ready.

    They sent up plenty of bills when they knew Obama would veto every one. They had nothing when President Trump would have signed it.

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  14. The Reticulator Member
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    David C. Broussard (View Comment):

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    This is not really a bug in the system. It’s a feature. Our Founders designed a government to check the influence of factions. It seems to me that there’s something like a “free market” in effect in our politics, tending to drive the two major coalitions toward equipoise, as the “center” can shift gradually.

    Its also a reason that we should have the various states doing things as opposed to the federal government. Alas, we seem determined to resolve very issue at the DC level.

    Double-plus like!

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  15. The Reticulator Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I just remember years of GOP politicians complaining about Obamacare and then when they got the House, Senate, and white House . . . they didn’t even have a bill ready to go. When they finally put one together they couldn’t get it through. Somehow Democrats push through what they want, even if it’s unpopular.

    You couldn’t even get a majority of Ricochet to agree on what should be done instead of ObamaCare. It’s no surprise that Republicans didn’t have a bill ready.

    They sent up plenty of bills when they knew Obama would veto every one. They had nothing when President Trump would have signed it.

    Of course. There was no momentum behind any plan, because their constituency didn’t agree on what should be done. 

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I just remember years of GOP politicians complaining about Obamacare and then when they got the House, Senate, and white House . . . they didn’t even have a bill ready to go. When they finally put one together they couldn’t get it through. Somehow Democrats push through what they want, even if it’s unpopular.

    You couldn’t even get a majority of Ricochet to agree on what should be done instead of ObamaCare. It’s no surprise that Republicans didn’t have a bill ready.

    They sent up plenty of bills when they knew Obama would veto every one. They had nothing when President Trump would have signed it.

    Of course. There was no momentum behind any plan, because their constituency didn’t agree on what should be done.

    I don’t think they gave a rodent’s hindquarters about their constituency.

    Unless you’re talking about the Donor Class Chamber of Commerce Republicans — that constituency.

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  17. The Reticulator Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I just remember years of GOP politicians complaining about Obamacare and then when they got the House, Senate, and white House . . . they didn’t even have a bill ready to go. When they finally put one together they couldn’t get it through. Somehow Democrats push through what they want, even if it’s unpopular.

    You couldn’t even get a majority of Ricochet to agree on what should be done instead of ObamaCare. It’s no surprise that Republicans didn’t have a bill ready.

    They sent up plenty of bills when they knew Obama would veto every one. They had nothing when President Trump would have signed it.

    Of course. There was no momentum behind any plan, because their constituency didn’t agree on what should be done.

    I don’t think they gave a rodent’s hindquarters about their constituency.

    Unless you’re talking about the Donor Class Chamber of Commerce Republicans — that constituency.

    I’m talking about Ricochet. Every time the topic came up here, there was great disagreement on what should be done. Just because some people thought they had the greatest idea about what should be done with health care doesn’t mean there was any agreement.

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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I’m talking about Ricochet. Every time the topic came up here, there was great disagreement on what should be done. Just because some people thought they had the greatest idea about what should be done with health care doesn’t mean there was any agreement.

    Ricochet doesn’t have elected representatives in Congress.

    However, I would like to run for that office. Send your donations to . . .

    • #48
  19. The Reticulator Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I’m talking about Ricochet. Every time the topic came up here, there was great disagreement on what should be done. Just because some people thought they had the greatest idea about what should be done with health care doesn’t mean there was any agreement.

    Ricochet doesn’t have elected representatives in Congress.

    However, I would like to run for that office. Send your donations to . . .

    Good work missing the point. You should consider turning pro!

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  20. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    I’m talking about Ricochet. Every time the topic came up here, there was great disagreement on what should be done. Just because some people thought they had the greatest idea about what should be done with health care doesn’t mean there was any agreement.

    Ricochet doesn’t have elected representatives in Congress.

    However, I would like to run for that office. Send your donations to . . .

    Good work missing the point. You should consider turning pro!

    Good work being a jerk again! I thought we were finally healing our relationship. Alas!

    • #50
  21. Gary Robbins Member
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Chris Williamson (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

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  22. Gary Robbins Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Chris Williamson (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    That wasn’t his only mission or his only success.

    Reagan also killed inflation and lowered the top marginal rate from 70% to 50% to 28%.

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  23. Miffed White Male Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Chris Williamson (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    Oh. My. God.

     

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  24. The Reticulator Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    Oh. My. God.

    I haven’t seen any examples where she has stood up to the leftwing hate machine. 

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  25. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    That wasn’t his only mission or his only success.

    Reagan also killed inflation and lowered the top marginal rate from 70% to 50% to 28%.

    Paul Volker killed inflation (Carter appointed him, FWIW). Reagan had the good sense to stay out of the way.

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  26. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    MWD B612 "Dawg" (View Comment):

    Chris Williamson (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    My brother in Christ, “our situation” has nothing to do with monomaniacal focus on Donald Trump.

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  27. Django Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    Cheney is toast. I’m certain there is professional help available in Flagstaff. Seek it. 

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    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    Oh. My. God.

     

    I’m rewatching the TV show Fringe. I think Gary is Walternate. From that other universe.

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  29. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    @garyrobbins

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  30. Django Member
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    Susan Quinn: I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action:

    DeSantis is a head-scratcher. He makes you wonder, “Can my Republican politician do things too? Is it allowed for people with an (R) to be pro-active?” It is disorienting.

    Because it’s never happened in my lifetime. Not even with Reagan.

    Reagan’s mission was to defeat the Soviets. He did that, with humor and aplumb. We need more Reagans.

    Though whoever this “new Reagan” is needs to focus on our situation as it is, not how it was 42 years ago.

    Her name is Liz Cheney.

    @ garyrobbins

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    Hat Tip to Balzer. If you’ve lost Mittens, you aren’t just toast, you’re badly burnt toast: 

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