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It I think your comment about the reason why they can’t not support Trump is because if they do they will be on supporting themselves. It is very good way to put it. I wish I had thought of that myself. 

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MAGA hates presidents who defend their capital.

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Happy holidays Jeri

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OMG this is almost beyond belief.

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Stunning piece by Cathy Young. Important that this appalling behavior is documented now for future reference.

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I miss you on the Bulwark podcast sir! Hope you’re having a very merry Christmas with your family.

Great roundup story! Thanks much.

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As a baby boomer old enough to remember the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, I did not expect to live long enough to see Republican lawmakers and Iranian mullahs both supporting a Russian dictator’s invasion of a neighboring country

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And saying that America caused the problem and is victimizing Russia.

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A great but depressing log of the Anti-Democratic foundation of the MAGA right. I would also like to send a word of appreciation as a pug owner that Cathy acknowledged that comparing pugs to Putin is an insult to pugs.

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Interesting to see MTG's 2/28/22 tweet, and see how much lower she's gone since then.

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The shamelessness and cowardliness of todays GOP, that stands for nothing of value; will slowly be death of our country. Sorry, I am not hopeful if they return to full power.

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Re: the right wing's attacks on Zelensky, it's with equal parts disgust, dismay, horror, resignation (but not surprise) that I watch these people attack a brave and inspirational hero in the most demeaning and derogatory terms while they deify as a hero the most vile, ignorant, corrupt, vulgar and cruel buffoon. What dark and damaged souls.

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Better than trump Jr checking out Federal Prisons for family visiting rules, they could check out whether they have the family plans in the prisons. They could devote a wing to the entire family.

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I feel sorry for the children of that bunch of liars, crooks, delusional, self-indulgent mini-tyrants. Those poor kids will be in therapy for the rest of their lives - or in adjacent cells to their elders.

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In the past The GOP had a lunatic fringe (Birchers and The Minutemen come to mind), and to be fair the left had the Weather Underground. And although I've read several books and numerous articles analyzing how the GOP arrived at its current MAGA populist state even now I'll read a column in the Bulwark and still ask myself, "How on Earth did we get here? Why are there so many of our fellow citizens who need or desire authoritarian leadership?" I guess the only positive spin I can put on where we are now is that I'm living in a time that will be of great historical significance. But it's not fun.

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It’s that old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

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Watching the obscene calls for accommodating Putin published by the far-right MAGA traitors recalls the worst days of 1938 and the calls to appease Hitler. Shameful and disgusting.

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All one has to do is watch “Winter of Fire” on Netflix. A documentary made before the war. It was easy to see that the resolve of the Ukrainians is genuine and death defying. The anti Ukrainians MUST be this way. Why? Because their cult leader sucked up to Putin and they began to glorify Putin as well. It is a literal sickness manifest in MAGA. I had ex friends taunting me with pictures of Putin’s shirt off, calling him a Zaddy. It’s the same thing as Trump heads on Rambo bodies. MAGA is the fakest group of people. They are the ones lamenting social safety nets while they collect a disability check. They are the ones lamenting the rule of law while they are lawyers themselves. They are a body with no ideology and thus no spirit. They are simply a gang with no underlying principles destined to fizzle without their main leader. My problem is....I don’t think I can ever let them live it down and I really want to.

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If they think a shirtless picture of Putin is a example of magnificent manhood . . . Well, he looks better than Trump I guess. But the rest of him? They have got to be kidding!

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I wouldn’t be surprised if Tucker Carlson has a shirtless Putin poster on his bedroom ceiling.

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They deserve each other.

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Republicans are people who think mask or vaccine or regular testing requirements are monstrous affronts to freedom but Putin's war crimes are insignificant.

To paraphrase Carlson, it is impossible to think of a greater rebuke to Republicans than the courage and patriotism of Zelensky and the Ukranians. Oppression isn't wearing a mask, it's having to search a mass grave for the corpses of your loved ones. Patriotic Ukranians are giving their lives to save democracy in Ukraine, but Republicans won't even get vaccinated to save American lives.

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