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So essentially Romney is afraid to take on Trump or hold him accountable because his crazy cult supporters would get crazier. He keeps thinking that if people acted differently toward Trump and MAGA's, they would shift into a less crazy, more rational approach? When the truth is that every time Trump gets away with something, he does something much worse and so on and so on.

Also, no one should ever discuss pardoning a serious criminal who acknowledges no guilt, expresses no remorse and tells us he's going to keep doing the same crimes, only worse. Cowering before MAGA insanity will not save us.

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Both parts were excellent...thanks

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Yay Biden. He smiled when asked about Trump on trial. Good for him.

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I just had to try out the rock experiment Will mentioned, on Trump's inane comment that global warming-induced sea level rise increases beachfront property. While the scripting and video production are subpar at best I thought it might entertain someone here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJopl1AoUI

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Love it! Though the peer review could be tricky

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RE: Civil War

The threat from lone wolves is real, but an actual real organized and supplied "civil war" is simply cosplay talk. Who are "they" going to civil war against? The federal government? That won't end well for them (watch how fast they fold when the feds turn off their cell phones and freeze their credit cards). Blue cities? Almost every MAGA I've ever met is scared to go into those cities. Blue states? Exhibit #1: New York State election interference case. The local post office?

Who's gonna take care of logistics? That's a big one that nobody seems to bother talking about. Sure, a lot of these MAGAs have ammo in their garage, but anyone who's spent a day at the range knows how quickly that stuff disappears. And at .30 to close to $1.00 per round, sh!t gets expensive real quick. Vehicles, food, comms equipment, all of that is expensive.

I'm a blue dot living deep in MAGAstan, and I'm having a hard time seeing where this alleged "civil war" is going to happen.

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Dever loves you guys! I even have a Bullwark sticker in my window😂

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Regarding some sort of attack, lone wolf or mass, do not discount the possibility of that coming from the "left", broadly speaking. If we believe that someone MAGA, which represents a confirmed minority of the country, can be frustrated enough to stage an attack if kept from power, we must consider that the same would hold true for someone who loses from what they considered to be the majority. November 2024 forward will be treacherous, I'm afraid, no matter the outcome

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Doing a super job Tim!! Not that Charlie was chopped liver. Love your music choices. Loved your book, great read. I seriously devoured it. Please keep well and continue, you help maintain my sanity. Signed a semi cool boomer.

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I don't think we're going to have to wait very long for climate to be an electoral issue. This year looks to be a horrible hurricane season - when the storms are the size of five states, climate will be undeniable as a threat. Remember in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy scared the hell out of everybody? It had a definite impact on the election. The Democrat with an actual policy to confront it was the only option. The heat is already deadly in the southwest and it's just June 5th...

Also, remember this - back when Republicans believed in science - Pelosi and Gingrich climate ad campaign:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154

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Maybe - God willing - the eye of a hurricaine will pass right over the Mar-a-Lago club. (Of course, this time of year Trump would be in Bedminister, NJ, or elsewhere.)

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Tim - the law having an impact on behavior is the point. These people REALLY don't care about the lives of mothers. They are not pro-life. They are not for limited government They are pro-retaining power, and anyone who isn't with them isn't worth protecting

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I always appreciate Will’s takes. Tim, I think a conversation between you and Charlemagne Tha God on the Bulwark would be really interesting. He’s already doing the rounds with the new book. Just a thought homie.

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The Germans have been frustrating for so long. They are the biggest economy in Europe. The war guilt excuse has to end. It’s been 80 years. They need to kick in and build their military up

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Japan's ruling party is taking baby steps towards sidestepping the pacifist constitution, but every such step is opposed by large, vocal minorities.

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We put those constitutions in place in Germany and Japan. It's time for a change. I think they are changing, though, stubbornly and slowly. Japan is exploring nuclear energy. And I think the Germans are seriously thinking about their defense finally. Just not fast enough for me.

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Thank you for the clear cut analysis of the loony! That’s why I love TB, you say it like it is. Thank you Will and Tim. Love ya!

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Tim, just grow your own uterus, and you can restrict it however you want.

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Come on guys. When you know something is horrendous, CALL IT OUT. No more if / if only. CALL IT OUT! Do you really think that we who have not been able to climb the pole have any regard for those of you who get there because you look to be white, male, and otherwise acceptable? I would remind you that more than 50% of graduates (and possibly PhDs) are the rest of us. Get with the program. The 1950s/60s/70s are OVER!

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I think the possibility of violence among members of mobs. The Proud Boys are coming back.

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