Wednesday Open Thread

“Delusion and denial does not equal an apology.”

–Carole Radziwill

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  1. Early Worm says:

    "Nearly 60 percent of the people facing charges related to the Capitol riot showed signs of prior money troubles, including bankruptcies, notices of eviction or foreclosure, bad debts, or unpaid taxes over the past two decades, according to a Washington Post analysis of public records for 125 defendants with sufficient information to detail their financial histories. " Insurrectionist have money troubles. 

    Qbert's tax liens are not embarrassing within her tribe, they are prerequisite for admission. 

  2. Colorado Pols says:

    It is in fact Wednesday.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Today is Cream Cheese Brownie Day 

  4. itlduso says:

    No CO Representative is on the list of 47 Dem House races to be targeted by the GQP.  Looks like Jason Crow, in particular, is untouchable.

  5. Duke Cox says:

    I am quite sure I have seen a video of the Orange King watching TV during the attack on the Capitol, while his sons' girlfriend dances around the room.

    Anyone else seen it?

  6. harrydoby says:

    Looks like the Never-Trumpers have an opening to form a new party

    An analysis of January voting records by The New York Times found that nearly 140,000 Republicans had quit the party in 25 states that had readily available data (19 states do not have registration by party). Voting experts said the data indicated a stronger-than-usual flight from a political party after a presidential election, as well as the potential start of a damaging period for G.O.P. registrations as voters recoil from the Capitol violence and its fallout.

    Kathleen Parker in the Washington Post agrees: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/yes-the-gop-is-dead-heres-how-it-can-be-reborn/2021/02/09/b36fc99e-6b03-11eb-ba56-d7e2c8defa31_story.html

    • MattC says:

      New Republicans?  Conservative Party?

      They will be needing a media friendly name.

       

       

      • JohnInDenver says:

        Multi-term Republican Representative David Jolly of Florida left Congress and left the Republican Party.  After the election in 2020, he's announced working on behalf of something called the Serve America Movement, also known as the SAM PartyHe rejects the ideological divides and believes the new party "will coalesce these competing perspectives around shared values of problem solving, democracy protection, election reform and accountability."

        I'm not certain that will be the "winner" of the new party notion — but the decline of Republicans and the ineffective mass of a growing number of Unaffiliated or Independents makes me think there could well be a fracturing and realignment.

    • ParkHill says:

      Kathleen Parker is smoking crack. WTF:

      "As for why 74.2 million people voted for him in 2020, the answer is fairly simple: The alternative wasn’t tenable. First, the Democratic Party has moved as far left as the GOP has moved to the right. Given a choice between a tax-and-spend leftist state and a Fifth Avenue-Palm Beach loudmouth, the choice was easy if also inglorious. "

      The Democratic Party has not moved left. It is the same, FDR liberal Party it always was. The Republican Party has aligned itself with armed militias, Christian Nationalists and the fascist Q-anon political movement – Fox News for the Rural areas, and Epoch Times for the fascists.

      And, deficits have always gone DOWN with the Democrats in power, and always gone UP with Republicans as they give huge tax breaks to the wealthy – same as it always was.

      So, Parker is just plain lying, as if she doesn't read the newspapers.

      • harrydoby says:

        Yeah, I know, I rolled my eyes at that point in her article.  Its the larger point about ditching the ultra-loonies on the right that I was emphasizing.

        • ParkHill says:

          Right. 

          But, judging from Colorado, the inmates have already taken over the asylum.

          Or rather… "The Republican Party is a failed State and Trump is the warlord."

          • harrydoby says:

            No kidding — here's the latest example

            Michigan Senate majority leader is caught on hot mic claiming that Capitol riot was a hoax.

            Michigan’s top elected Republican, Mike Shirkey, the State Senate majority leader, said on Wednesday that he stood behind previous remarks in which he called the attack on the U.S. Capitol a “hoax” and indicated he might challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a fistfight.

            People actually voted him into office… 

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Sec of State statistics on voter registration in January 2021 show Democrats down 723, Republicans down 14,477 (almost exactly 20 times the number of Democrats), and Unaffiliated up 22,977.

      I'm certain that amount of change isn't significant and a sign of something going on with the Republican party.

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