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An opportunist and hypocrite, devoid of conscience and personal integrity, should not have been elected to Michigan's 10th congressional district.

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An opportunist and hypocrite, deficient in character and personal integrity should not have been elected to Michigan's 10th congressional district.

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Turning replug by Kennedy would be the ultimate dishonor to the family....

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I'm ignoring everything Jim jordan does he's wasting our tax payer money on wrong headed people like Robert Kennedy jr who will fade away in his mentally ill views that are not backed by facts .

Karma is coming for all the anti American anti constition anti democracy party of traitors they have wasted the house activities to try to reach their minority Our majority will do right for America , democracy our rights our good deeds karma time for traitors

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Let's not forget how Republicans threated Liz Cheney as well.

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Say it isn't so. Ugh . how much is he being paid to do this baloney and by who? he is a NOBODY i don't care who his family is, any respect had for them is gone

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Funny, because supporting trump demands that you suppress speech

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Jul 19, 2023·edited Jul 19, 2023

RFK Jr. is exhibit A on the need for a higher Estate Tax (with a much lower exemption threshold), higher Income Taxes, and legacy blind university admissions.

Had he needed to make his own way and not ridden on the family coat tails (and his father's and uncle's legacy) - he'd be that big box store door greeter that you avoid as "Bobby's gonna talk about them "CONTRAILS" again."

What saved the American experiment at it's beginning is that the founding generation largely did not produce sons (Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin) who lived to maturity or had much success in national politics. Adams being the exception. We avoided the creation of a birthright aristocracy. We've seemed to have forgotten that lesson.

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Mona commented on a “darkly funny” column about the Kennedy’s. Could someone post a link to the column, please.

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Good reporting, Joe. We appreciate that you keep us informed! Not much to say about RFKJr other than to say he throws his name around a lot but is an embarrassment to his family. And I wish his family spoke their disapproval more.

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1) There are two things that most Reps seems to get wrong about the “censorship” issue. The first is that, as Rep. Goldman pointed out, just because someone isn’t called to testify in front of Congress doesn’t necessarily mean that that person is being censored. It could just as easily mean (and in my opinion likely does) that that person has nothing relevant to say on the subject at hand.

If I write an article and submit it to the local paper for publication, and they decline to run it, I can’t automatically claim censorship. It’s mostly likely that my article lacks the necessary journalistic qualities.

So the question is whether RFK Jr. has anything worthwhile to say about the “weaponization” of the federal government. If he does, it shouldn’t matter whether he is viewed as anti-Semitic or not. If he doesn’t, then there’s no point in giving him a microphone. Neither of those things has anything to do with censorship.

The other thing that the Reps seem to not understand (although my guess is that they simply don’t want to understand it) is that when a private company decides to “censor” someone’s speech (by, say, taking down a post), that’s not true censorship. It’s small-c censorship. Private companies get to decide what they allow on their platforms and what they don’t. No one has the right to have a Twitter account. If someone posted a political statement and the government threw them in jail, that would be capital-c Censorship. And then those same screaming Reps completely ignore (or try to excuse) what is the most classic case of capital-c Censorship that I can ever recall. And that would be DeSantis punishing Disney for their criticism of the Don’t Say Gay Bill.

2) It’s standard practice that politicians try to weasel out of something that they said by claiming that the statement was taken out of context. But what’s amazing is how some politicians (usually named Trump, but not in this case) will try to make the “out of context” claim when the whole thing was recorded for all the world to see. And I would tell RFK Jr that he doesn’t need to complain about the Washington Post attempting to make him look like “a crank”. He’s doing a fine job of that all by himself.

3) I always want to ask those politicians who say terrible things about Trump and then suck up to him if they could please give us a clue when we are supposed to believe what they say and when was can ignore it because they are just kidding. The first person that gets that question is Graham, but the list grows longer by the day.

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Republicans are confusing censorship with filtering. Good luck to Dan Goldman.

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Maybe RFK Jr and Paul Gosar should have holiday meals with each other. I don't think their families will want them at theirs.

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This is what happens when you allow unlimited dark money into politics. The “right-wing” know-nothing billionaires and religious wing-nuts find a bunch of looney-toon, tin-foil hat candidates to serve in Washington and red state legislatures. There sole function in life is to create gridlock in Washington and legitimize every hair-brained scheme and conspiracy theory known to man. And some of them; most of them also have a few bats dying around the attic.

What? You were expecting a different result?

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RFK, Jr. has as much chance of being elected as does DT Jr. Maybe that is why they are the perfect ticket for MAGA-land. After all, if TFG is in trial(s) or even, praise the Lord, convicted before the convention, he could just annoint his brilliant, well-spoken, creative son (and heir apparent to whatever is left of the Trump Organization), suggesting that having a Kennedy on the ticket BELOW a Trump name is a guaranteed winner at least for Daddy.

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“I don’t agree with what he said but we’re not gonna censor him,” Jordan told reporters on Monday. “That’s what Democrats do.”

Oh! So it was Democrats who expelled Liz Cheney from her Republican Caucus leadership position, whose state parties censured her and Adam Kinzinger, and who turned them both into non-persons. Thanks for clearing that up, Gym.

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