• protist@mander.xyz
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    22 days ago

    During a recent floor speech, he made reference to an “unmentionable American felon, one of 19 million in the country” and an “unrepentant and anonymous convicted felon from New York” without mentioning the former president by name. He referred to Mr. Trump’s hush-money case as “the trial whose very existence must be sent down the Orwellian memory hole to save someone’s hurt feelings.”

    In the interview, he noted that no rule could erase the facts of Mr. Trump’s status as a felon.

    “I’m afraid the Republicans have now invited a contest for how creative we can be in talking about Donald Trump’s criminal convictions without explicitly stating those words,” Mr. Raskin said.

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      22 days ago

      Or just call him 34. Then when the republicans ban the number 34, you can go full conspiracy pill and start calling him 17-17 or QQ.

      It would give those idiot QAnons something to freak out over for a while anyway.

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    oOoOoHhHhHh BuT i ThOuGhT rEpUbLiCaNs hAtE gAg oRdErS

    oh who am i kidding, no one is surprised by gopper hypocrisy.

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    That’s what inuendo is for! So many to choose from and they make better headlines. Not from me, but from articles about him at the time.

    • Free Father Teresa
    • The “innocent” man running against Biden
    • The guy who got busted for 34 crimes, or at least 34 crimes so far.
    • We’ll always have the courtroom sketches
    • Dark Brandon sends out L
    • Orange diva down!

    Etc., etc.

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      No, the solution is to openly defy the gag order constantly. It is a fact, it is related to campaing funding and therefore relevant to politics.

      Fuck decorum when the Republicans constantly ignore it.

      Republican leaders have frequently allowed their members to trample on the rules of decorum without repercussion in other contexts as well, including when Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia insulted the makeup of Representative Jasmine Crockett, Democrat of Texas, during a committee hearing. Mr. Comer declined to take down her words, as Democrats demanded, and allowed her to continue participating.

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    The penalty? Apparently, you get banned from speaking on the record for the rest of the day, and what you said is deleted from the Congressional Record. Small price to pay, seems to me. I’d speak the truth.

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      21 days ago

      That means after saying it, you can say literally anything and guarantee it will be off record c;