“ Gonzalez, a father of two, said the resignation was about living a “fuller family life.” But it wasn’t hard to read between the lines. He told the New York Times that he no longer wishes to live a life where he has to “have my wife and kids escorted through the airport” by security and where he receives ominous messages from people saying “we’re coming to your house.”
And Gonzalez is not the only Republican to pass on a race with the specter of MAGA violence looming overhead. Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, who stood his ground during Trump’s phony attempts to contest the Georgia election, recently told me that he also had a disturbing realization one day, as he looked out at the security protecting him, about how the threats targeting him and his family were coming from inside the GOP tent. Duncan announced back in May that he wouldn’t run again.”
“ Mr. Gonzalez said that quality-of-life issues had been paramount in his decision. He recounted an “eye-opening” moment this year: when he and his family were greeted at the Cleveland airport by two uniformed police officers, part of extra security precautions taken after the impeachment vote.”
“ That’s one of those moments where you say, ‘Is this really what I want for my family when they travel, to have my wife and kids escorted through the airport?’” he said.”
“ Mr. Gonzalez was emphatic that the threats were not why he was leaving — the commute was more trying, he said — but in a matter-of-fact fashion, he recounted people online saying things like, “We’re coming to your house.”
In accordance with the advice House officials gave to all members, Mr. Gonzalez had a security consultant walk through his home to ensure it was well protected.”
“ “It’s a reflection of where our politics looked like it was headed post-Jan. 6,” he said.”
So the routine for the moronic Trumper is to post nonsense in a thread that really bothers them. Why else would you do it?
The simple truth is that a bogus thread would get no response whereas a truthful thread hits home… so there is zero response refuting the substance and multiple posts trying to avoid the substance with name calling.
In this thread you have multiple Trumpers crying because they don’t want to accept that they are the problem.
Every day the real works of Trump fascism comes more into view
“ Trump may have started the election-truther movement. But what was once the province of an aggrieved former president has spread far beyond him, infecting elections at every level with vague, unspecified claims that future races are already rigged. It’s a fiction that’s poised to factor heavily in the midterm elections and in 2024 — providing Republican candidates with a rallying cry for the rank-and-file, and priming the electorate for future challenges to races the GOP may lose.
“The fever has not broken,” said Benjamin Ginsberg, an elections lawyer who has represented past Republican presidential nominees. “If anything, it’s spreading. People I knew as rational and principled feel they have to say our elections are not reliable because polls show that is the ante for contested Republican primaries and motivating the base in general elections. California recall results aside, it comes at the expense of the principle that our leaders should not make allegations that corrode American democracy without any credible evidence.”
“ And then there’s the group of Trump supporters who worked to undermine the 2020 election and have all launched secretary of state bids in their home states. Trump has endorsed three of them: Rep. Jody Hice in Georgia, who is primarying incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; Michigan’s Kristina Karamo; and Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, all three of whom have made spreading falsehoods about Trump’s defeat — and subsequently his endorsement — major parts of their campaigns and fundraising efforts. If elected, Republicans who sought to undermine public confidence in the last election will be the very ones overseeing future contests.”
“The Georgia law is a two-pronged attack on legitimate elections: It makes it harder for many — especially Black, Latino, Asian and young Georgians — to vote and easier for GOP legislators to take over election boards where those voters are likely to live. https://t.co/9OEjdfi2m3
"The documents suggest that his campaign’s communications staff remained silent about what it knew of the claims against Dominion at a moment when the allegations were circulating freely."https://t.co/CjAqx3n19S
“ By the time the news conference occurred on Nov. 19, Mr. Trump’s campaign had already prepared an internal memo on many of the outlandish claims about the company, Dominion Voting Systems, and the separate software company, Smartmatic. The memo had determined that those allegations were untrue.
The court papers, which were initially filed late last week as a motion in a defamation lawsuit brought against the campaign and others by a former Dominion employee, Eric Coomer, contain evidence that officials in the Trump campaign were aware early on that many of the claims against the companies were baseless.
The Weimar Republic was plagued with legislative inaction while the Nazis gained support by promising to return Germany to mythical past glories and I’m gobsmacked at people who can’t see the parallels.