GOP truly has become a parody of themselves

  • You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.

Jostate

Identifies as a Cowboys fan
A/V Subscriber
Jun 24, 2005
23,237
15,565
1,743
I have to ask. Did you watch the video? No where in the video did Sen Grassley come close to talking about how to stage a coup. This is just a misdirection tweet that relies on the fact too many people just read headlines and tweets.
Mike Franken is running to defeat Grassley for his Senate seat so I get why he is tweeting this out to confuse voters --- most all candidate do that. But the video does not remotely show what he attempts to imply.
I watched it, eagerly looking for how to stage a coup, because apparently it must be easier than I thought. What I saw was an old guy who seems a step slow, but I missed the big gotcha moment I was promised. The tweet might as well say, " how to arrange a date with a Victoria's Secret model".
 
Last edited:

PF5

Deputy
Jan 3, 2014
1,909
483
713
Massachusetts GOP voters size up Trump loyalist for governor apnews

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are weighing which candidate has the best chance of keeping the governor’s office in GOP hands as they vote in Tuesday’s primary: a former state lawmaker endorsed by Donald Trump or a political newcomer who’s cast himself as the more moderate choice.
Geoff Diehl and Chris Doughty are vying for the chance to replace incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who’s opted not to seek a third term.
...
Republican voters in the state will become just the latest to decide whether the party will further embrace Trumpism or is ready to move back toward the center. In recent primaries in other blue states like Maryland and Connecticut, GOP voters have nominated Trump loyalists, hurting the party’s chances of winning against a Democrat in the November general election. (see underlined below)

Diehl, the favorite among state Republican Party delegates in Massachusetts, has ties to Trump stretching to 2016, when he served as co-chair for Trump’s presidential campaign in the state. Trump lost Massachusetts by almost 30 percentage points in his two presidential campaigns. Diehl has also opposed COVID-19 protocols and hailed the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

Doughty, a businessman, said he supported some of Trump’s initiatives but wants to focus on challenges facing Massachusetts, which he said is increasingly unaffordable.

Diehl has come to embrace Trump’s false claims that he lost the 2020 election. Diehl said last year that he didn’t think it was a “stolen election” but later said the election was rigged, despite dozens of courts, local officials and Trump’s own attorney general saying the vote was legitimate. Doughty, meanwhile, has said he believes President Joe Biden was legitimately elected.

The challenge for both is that support of Trump may play well among the party’s conservative wing but could be a political albatross in a state where registered Republicans make up less than 10% of the electorate compared to about 31% for Democrats and about 57% for independents.
 

Binman4OSU

Legendary Cowboy
Aug 31, 2007
39,043
10,957
1,743
Stupid about AGW!!
I watched it, eagerly looking for how to stage a coup, because apparently it must be easier than I thought. What I saw was an old guy who seems a step slow, but I missed the big gotcha moment I was promised. The tweet might as well say, " how to arrange a date with a Victoria's Secret model".
Now if you take that video....of Grassley saying what he could do if he had two slates from one state.....One of those Slates being FAKE (they've already admitted they had fake slates created).

THEN you combine that with the whole story below out of Georgia..and you start to see multiple pieces of the playbook come together.

If you look at the evidence it is clear to see the plan.
Jan 6th introduce fake slates at the confirmation

Have Grassley vote those in and count them for Trump (switching Mich, Wis and Georgia enough to give Trump the win)

Jan 7th have operatives infiltrate and get access to Voting Machines in the states where the Slates were faked, and change the voting data to match the Fake Slates submitted and accepted by Congress...

And Presto...will of the people subverted and election stolen. (luckily for us Pence showed up and did his job and rejected the Fake Slates AND the morons in charge of the Georgia leg of this subversion were morons who got caught doing it.


Here is the story out of Georgia and the new surveillance video showing it in action.

(CNN)A Republican county official in Georgia escorted two operatives working with an attorney for former President Donald Trump into the county's election offices on the same day a voting system there was breached, newly obtained video shows.
The breach is now under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is of interest to the Fulton County District Attorney, who is conducting a wider criminal probe of interference in the 2020 election.
The video sheds more light on how an effort spearheaded by lawyers and others around Trump to seek evidence of voter fraud was executed on the ground from Georgia to Michigan to Colorado, often with the assistance of sympathetic local officials.

Email reveals Trump campaign told fake electors in Georgia to use 'complete secrecy'
In the surveillance video, which was obtained by CNN, Cathy Latham, a former GOP chairwoman of Coffee County who is under criminal investigation for posing as a fake elector in 2020, escorts a team of pro-Trump operatives to the county's elections office on January 7, 2021, the same day a voting system there is known to have been breached.
The two men seen in the video with Latham, Scott Hall and Paul Maggio, have acknowledged that they successfully gained access to a voting machine in Coffee County at the behest of Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.
Text messages, emails and witness testimony filed as part of a long-running civil suit into the security of Georgia's voting systems show Latham communicated directly with the then-Coffee County elections supervisor about getting access to the office, both before and after the breach. One text message, according to the court document, shows Latham coordinating the arrival and whereabouts of a team "led by Paul Maggio" that traveled to Coffee County at the direction of Powell.
Three days after the breach, Latham texted the Coffee County elections supervisor, "Did you all finish with the scanner?" According to court documents, Latham testified she did not know what Hall was doing in Coffee County. But when confronted with her texts about the scanner, she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights.
Maggio did not respond to CNN's request for comment. Instead, the data firm he works for, SullivanStrickler, which court documents show was hired by Powell, said in a statement to CNN that it was "directed by attorneys to contact county election officials to obtain access to certain data" in Georgia and also "directed by attorneys to distribute that data to certain individuals."
In an August 29, 2022, email, an attorney for SullivanStrickler acknowledges that Latham was the "primary point of contact" in coordinating the team's visit to Coffee County.
The firm said it had no reason to believe these attorneys would ask or direct it to "do anything either improper or illegal."
Hall, an Atlanta bail bondsman and Fulton County Republican poll watcher, did not reply to repeated requests for comment from CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/06/poli...chine-breach-coffee-county-georgia/index.html
 
Last edited:

TheMonkey

Territorial Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Sep 16, 2004
8,491
3,432
1,743
48
DFW
I watched it, eagerly looking for how to stage a coup, because apparently it must be easier than I thought. What I saw was an old guy who seems a step slow, but I missed the big gotcha moment I was promised. The tweet might as well say, " how to arrange a date with a Victoria's Secret model".
Congrats. You continually prove me wrong. I thought you were smarter than this.
 

Jostate

Identifies as a Cowboys fan
A/V Subscriber
Jun 24, 2005
23,237
15,565
1,743
Congrats. You continually prove me wrong. I thought you were smarter than this.
I'm, usually, smart enough to discuss something without going straight to personal attacks.

I look forward to another post soon where you lament the inability of those on the right to participate in civil discourse.

Keep working on that echo chamber, you're getting there.
 

TheMonkey

Territorial Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Sep 16, 2004
8,491
3,432
1,743
48
DFW
I'm, usually, smart enough to discuss something without going straight to personal attacks.

I look forward to another post soon where you lament the inability of those on the right to participate in civil discourse.

Keep working on that echo chamber, you're getting there.
Personal attack? I’m simply playing along with your claim that you missed the “gotcha” moment. I know you didn’t, but if you want to continue to play dumb, you shouldn’t get bent out of shape when someone calls you on it.

I look forward to another post soon where you lament the left acting like a bunch of snowflakes.
 

Jostate

Identifies as a Cowboys fan
A/V Subscriber
Jun 24, 2005
23,237
15,565
1,743
Personal attack? I’m simply playing along with your claim that you missed the “gotcha” moment. I know you didn’t, but if you want to continue to play dumb, you shouldn’t get bent out of shape when someone calls you on it.

I look forward to another post soon where you lament the left acting like a bunch of snowflakes.

I won't lose much sleep over it, but it doesn't very effectively refute my post. Pointing out the words Senator Grassley said in that brief interview that were instructional on how to stage a coup might have been more effective in "calling me on it". Your way is sure to pick up the same 3 or 4 likes, so you can consider that a win.
 

TheMonkey

Territorial Marshal
A/V Subscriber
Sep 16, 2004
8,491
3,432
1,743
48
DFW
I won't lose much sleep over it, but it doesn't very effectively refute my post. Pointing out the words Senator Grassley said in that brief interview that were instructional on how to stage a coup might have been more effective in "calling me on it". Your way is sure to pick up the same 3 or 4 likes, so you can consider that a win.
That would have required me to believe you genuinely didn’t get it. Once again, I give you more credit than that. Consider it a compliment, even if it means I didn’t fall for your ruse.

Also, why would I point out what others have already done?
Now if you take that video....of Grassley saying what he could do if he had two slates from one state.....One of those Slates being FAKE (they've already admitted they had fake slates created).

THEN you combine that with the whole story below out of Georgia..and you start to see multiple pieces of the playbook come together.

If you look at the evidence it is clear to see the plan.
Jan 6th introduce fake slates at the confirmation

Have Grassley vote those in and count them for Trump (switching Mich, Wis and Georgia enough to give Trump the win)

Jan 7th have operatives infiltrate and get access to Voting Machines in the states where the Slates were faked, and change the voting data to match the Fake Slates submitted and accepted by Congress...

And Presto...will of the people subverted and election stolen. (luckily for us Pence showed up and did his job and rejected the Fake Slates AND the morons in charge of the Georgia leg of this subversion were morons who got caught doing it.


Here is the story out of Georgia and the new surveillance video showing it in action.

(CNN)A Republican county official in Georgia escorted two operatives working with an attorney for former President Donald Trump into the county's election offices on the same day a voting system there was breached, newly obtained video shows.
The breach is now under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is of interest to the Fulton County District Attorney, who is conducting a wider criminal probe of interference in the 2020 election.
The video sheds more light on how an effort spearheaded by lawyers and others around Trump to seek evidence of voter fraud was executed on the ground from Georgia to Michigan to Colorado, often with the assistance of sympathetic local officials.

Email reveals Trump campaign told fake electors in Georgia to use 'complete secrecy'
In the surveillance video, which was obtained by CNN, Cathy Latham, a former GOP chairwoman of Coffee County who is under criminal investigation for posing as a fake elector in 2020, escorts a team of pro-Trump operatives to the county's elections office on January 7, 2021, the same day a voting system there is known to have been breached.
The two men seen in the video with Latham, Scott Hall and Paul Maggio, have acknowledged that they successfully gained access to a voting machine in Coffee County at the behest of Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.
Text messages, emails and witness testimony filed as part of a long-running civil suit into the security of Georgia's voting systems show Latham communicated directly with the then-Coffee County elections supervisor about getting access to the office, both before and after the breach. One text message, according to the court document, shows Latham coordinating the arrival and whereabouts of a team "led by Paul Maggio" that traveled to Coffee County at the direction of Powell.
Three days after the breach, Latham texted the Coffee County elections supervisor, "Did you all finish with the scanner?" According to court documents, Latham testified she did not know what Hall was doing in Coffee County. But when confronted with her texts about the scanner, she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights.
Maggio did not respond to CNN's request for comment. Instead, the data firm he works for, SullivanStrickler, which court documents show was hired by Powell, said in a statement to CNN that it was "directed by attorneys to contact county election officials to obtain access to certain data" in Georgia and also "directed by attorneys to distribute that data to certain individuals."
In an August 29, 2022, email, an attorney for SullivanStrickler acknowledges that Latham was the "primary point of contact" in coordinating the team's visit to Coffee County.
The firm said it had no reason to believe these attorneys would ask or direct it to "do anything either improper or illegal."
Hall, an Atlanta bail bondsman and Fulton County Republican poll watcher, did not reply to repeated requests for comment from CNN.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/06/poli...chine-breach-coffee-county-georgia/index.html
 

Jostate

Identifies as a Cowboys fan
A/V Subscriber
Jun 24, 2005
23,237
15,565
1,743
That would have required me to believe you genuinely didn’t get it. Once again, I give you more credit than that. Consider it a compliment, even if it means I didn’t fall for your ruse.

Also, why would I point out what others have already done?
@Binman4OSU 's reply was a bit lengthy and made the point that this interview, along with a couple other other "what if's" is a road map for a coup. Although I think it's a stretch, he made a valid point. You contributed little in actual discourse.

I'm starved for compliments these days but even I'm having trouble basking in this one too much.
 

PF5

Deputy
Jan 3, 2014
1,909
483
713
More Than 1 In 2 Americans Will Have An Election Denier On The Ballot This Fall fivethirtyeight

Screenshot 2022-09-07 11.59.02 AM.png

States colored in completely have at least one election denier running for a statewide office (governor, senator, secretary of state or attorney general); in states partially colored in, election deniers on the ballot are shown by district.

There are a lot of election deniers on the ballot. Out of 529 total Republican nominees running for office, we found 195 who FULLY DENIED the legitimacy of the 2020 election. These candidates either clearly stated that the election was stolen from Trump or took legal action to overturn the results, such as voting not to certify election results or joining lawsuits that sought to overturn the election.
Moreover, an additional 61 candidates RAISED QUESTIONS around the results of the 2020 election. These candidates haven’t gone so far as to say explicitly that the election was stolen or take legal action to overturn it. However, they haven’t said the election was legitimate either. In fact, they have raised doubts about potential fraud.
There were 115 candidates whose position on the 2020 election we could not determine. They either had NO COMMENT on the 2020 election or AVOIDED ANSWERING when asked directly.
But not all Republicans running embrace Trump’s claims. A total of 71 have FULLY ACCEPTED the results of the 2020 election while another 87 have ACCEPTED WITH RESERVATIONS, meaning they think President Biden won, but still raised concerns about the integrity of the election.

Screenshot 2022-09-07 12.05.54 PM.png


Screenshot 2022-09-07 12.06.55 PM.png

Oklahoma:
Screenshot 2022-09-07 12.08.45 PM.png
 

Binman4OSU

Legendary Cowboy
Aug 31, 2007
39,043
10,957
1,743
Stupid about AGW!!
Yeah, but I've been reassured here that it's not banned in all 50 states so there's nothing to worry about...
Yeah, no worries at all....there will still be states where it is legal...and women can just travel to one of those states to get it done..as long as you can afford it...and we know if anything..a woman looking for a place to get an abortion at is always flushed with travel money

 
Oct 7, 2008
1,828
445
1,713
Yeah, but I've been reassured here that it's not banned in all 50 states so there's nothing to worry about...
Outlawing abortion is just wildly unpopular on a national level. If it wasn't obvious already, the GOP is all in on catering to the most extreme parts of their party. Which they have to know won't win national, statewide, or closely contested elections. The only way this makes sense to me is if they intend to seize power through non-Democratic means. Which would explain why they're all in on election denial/any election they lose is because of fraud. If you've convinced your base the other side is cheating every time, then you've convinced them it's necessary for you to cheat every time.
 

StillwaterTownie

Federal Marshal
Jun 18, 2010
17,620
1,929
1,743
Where else but Stillwater
Probably for the first time ever women are on the ballot for nearly every statewide election in Oklahoma. Instead of voting straight Republican or straight Democrat, how about voting straight woman for a change? Maybe a lot of women who are tired of the extremism would like that idea.
 
Nov 6, 2010
3,606
1,254
1,743
Outlawing abortion is just wildly unpopular on a national level. If it wasn't obvious already, the GOP is all in on catering to the most extreme parts of their party. Which they have to know won't win national, statewide, or closely contested elections. The only way this makes sense to me is if they intend to seize power through non-Democratic means. Which would explain why they're all in on election denial/any election they lose is because of fraud. If you've convinced your base the other side is cheating every time, then you've convinced them it's necessary for you to cheat every time.
Scary thought.
 
Oct 7, 2008
1,828
445
1,713
Video recordings of Republican Party operatives meeting with grassroots activists provide an inside look at a multi-pronged strategy to target and potentially overturn votes in Democratic precincts: Install trained recruits as regular poll workers and put them in direct contact with party attorneys.

The plan, as outlined by a Republican National Committee staffer in Michigan, includes utilizing rules designed to provide political balance among poll workers to install party-trained volunteers prepared to challenge voters at Democratic-majority polling places, developing a website to connect those workers to local lawyers and establishing a network of party-friendly district attorneys who could intervene to block vote counts at certain precincts.

Backing up those front-line workers, “it’s going to be an army,” Seifried promised at an Oct. 5 training session. “We’re going to have more lawyers than we’ve ever recruited, because let’s be honest, that’s where it’s going to be fought, right?”

Separately, POLITICO obtained Zoom tapings of Tim Griffin, legal counsel to The Amistad Project, a self-described election-integrity group that Donald Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani once portrayed as a “partner” in the Trump campaign’s legal efforts to overturn the 2020 election, meeting with activists from multiple states and discussing plans for identifying friendly district attorneys who could stage real-time interventions in local election disputes.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/01/gop-contest-elections-tapes-00035758
 

StillwaterTownie

Federal Marshal
Jun 18, 2010
17,620
1,929
1,743
Where else but Stillwater
Outlawing abortion is just wildly unpopular on a national level. If it wasn't obvious already, the GOP is all in on catering to the most extreme parts of their party. Which they have to know won't win national, statewide, or closely contested elections. The only way this makes sense to me is if they intend to seize power through non-Democratic means. Which would explain why they're all in on election denial/any election they lose is because of fraud. If you've convinced your base the other side is cheating every time, then you've convinced them it's necessary for you to cheat every time.
I guess the anti-abortion fanatics have been the loudest and threatening, such as telling them to ban abortion, or they won't get a dime from them in campaign donations.