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It is a extraordinary feat to run for the Presidency and win yet this recent event was still playing out as the inauguration of the winner is approaching. The last 4 years of TOTUS’ “reign” has gone from the ridiculous to the sublime and was still grabbing headlines accusing everyone else of the fraud and miscreant behavior the administration had lived by. It is further extraordinary that so many sitting Congressional members are supporting with vigor the false and unsubstantiated claims of fraud in that election. The States in question have done their due diligence in their recounts and certifications yet the administration continued to push the fraud angle to the point of a phone call explicitly asking to overturn the legally processed recounts. Now after the TOTUS inspired and GOP backed insurrection, certain states who are GOP led are still attempting (as quietly as they can muster) to revert to “reconstruction era” voting laws and restrictions. the latest GOP slap to the voters face was fighting against the Biden budget which they say is too much spending but did thought the 2 trillion tax reform was ok since their big money backers as well as many of them benefitted from it. On the heels of this is the several states who have decided to lift restrictions on making and social distancing against medical advice for the sake of votes which on the face of it could mean fewer as the pandemic death toll could rise as a result of this abandonment of common sense actions. It should be noted that people of color and lower income citizens are most affected by this pandemic and the draconian laws regarding voting. Recently several GOP members of Congress arrived at the border to “inspect” the facilities and activities with immigration which they did not do while TOTUS was in office. Their utterances now attempt to hang the immigration “albatross” around the neck of the current administration but never said a word about these conditions when “TOTUS” was in the White House. If nothing else we “The Voters” should be painfully aware of the hypocrisy of our elected officials whose apparent goal is related to their own personal political and financial needs. As far as the people of the United States there should be no Them, They or Those People since WE all have been there but it seems that the harm done to Americans of color has been largely forgotten.

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It is apparent that TOTUS aka Donald J. Trump, “the former guy” has brought out the worst in America. The wide range of errant behavior not openly seen in decades has emerged in force. It bubbled up during President Obama’s administration with the bias exhibited by the Congress obstructing proposed legislation (and weighed in on by Trump, who knew nothing but spoke out anyway). This flagrant disregard of the Presidential office was a racist as you could get without openly stating it. Each member of Congress who supported these efforts is complicit in the economic collapse that Former President Obama had to correct. Why is it that so many Americans follow the same Congressional leaders who use Race as a reason to block health care for millions while embracing the same proposals for themselves. It appears that the GOP in general has embraced tendentiousness as their standard while invoking “the American people” as the reason for their actions. Recently Dr. Rand Paul argued with expert Dr. Fauci over continued masking if people have received the vaccine. It begs to ask would you go to Dr. Paul for treatment?

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Chris Britt Comic Strip for March 09, 2021
Drew Sheneman Comic Strip for March 09, 2021
Bad Reporter Comic Strip for March 10, 2021
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The Fox news talking heads have gone ballistic over the recent “town Halls” put on by ABC and NBC with Vice president Biden and President Trump. Fox took the low road as usual insisting that the President was treated poorly by Savannah Guthrie while Biden was treated royally by George Stephanopoulos. So it seems that the enablers in chiefs took exception to TOTUS being asked questions that were inappropriate or just to hard to answer honestly. It should be noted that TOTUS predicted his loss all year by stating that the vote would be stolen however the people spoke and he lost. His allies and agents in the Congress and several Red States have continued with the trope of voter fraud and theft. After 50 plus court tests it has been shown that he lost the election. Now after the votes have been certified in spite of the TOTUS inspired and exhorted “insurrection” several “Red States” are making changes in voting laws to depress the vote in their areas. These attempts at suppression affect people of color and the poorest of those states thereby taking away their voting rights. These efforts will head to the High court where previously Chief Justice Roberts all but “gutted” the 1964 voting rights law. It has again become 1963 before the civil right voting act was put in place, remember that the “Jim Crow” laws were put in place to suppress the “Black Vote” and maintain the pre civil war restrictions for voting. This part of the TOTUS legacy that has garnered healthy (unhealthy?) support in several red states where votes were in dispute despite the fact that the voting was totally legal. It is again incumbent of all of us to voice our opinion no matter your party to maintain the right to vote that is demanded by the Constitution

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With the advent of TOTUS we have seen the worst of our political system. Under the Trump (mis) administration the Religious “right” possible an off shoot or renaming of the “moral Majority” of the late 70’s and early 80’s has emerged again as financial supporters of the GOP. While it is odd that that religious community so strongly supports a morally and mentality corrupt national leader, it is not surprising since these folks have roots in the Puritans who came over to escape religious persecution only to put that on the backs of the indigenous people. Those actions continued to this day and are evidenced in the extreme with the Religious conservatives who supported Donald J. Trump based on his ability to “Ponzi” any idea that promotes him. Totus’s ambitions are limited to what in “his” best interest alone and will through anyone under the bus in that pursuit. This trait as it were is the glue that pulled his coalition together under the umbrella of Republican Conservatism (which is much different than traditional Republican conservatism). No matter the differences of beliefs most members of Congress believe in what’s best for America in general. There are and will always be differences in execution and philosophy but TOTUS has effectively given us (the Voters) a good look at who we have and currently support to represent us. It is our duty as voters to pay careful attention to this first year of the new presidency to understand what better government should look like but keeping in mind the trash that has to cleaned up while addressing the major issues of Covid-19 and the accompanying fiscal issues.

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After the 2nd impeachment trial of TOTUS, the members of the GOP save a few did exactly what anyone who thinks suspected nd expected them to do-ACQUIT a known liar and criminal. The GOP members who voted to impeach are now receiving threats and censure from their own party, one member’s State party stated that “they did not send him to Congress to do the right thing!” What we have to lose is the America that works for all of us. Currently Bitch McConnel is looking to legally force his State’s Governor to replace him with a Republican should he decide to retire. It appears to me that this is post Civil War thinking in that long serving GOP members are looking to maintain the status quo and reverse what ever they can with no regard to the damage and harm it can cause to the voters. There will always be hardcore voters who will never see beyond the lies told by their representatives (no matter the party) so it is solely up to the informed voters (no matter the party) to elect better and open minded representatives. At this time we have neer do wells like Botch McConnell, Rand Paul, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, Brain dead Josh Hawley, Lindsey “HOP” Graham and Ron Johnson to name a few whose loyalty lie with TOTUS and the party not their constituents whom they invoke regularly without a consensus or the consent of those constituents. The named above are all members of the GOP and unfortunately this supposed to be the party of Lincoln who if if it were possible would be spinning in his grave or at the least crying in his hands. These so called leaders for the most part are seeking as much publicity as possible in readiness to run for the Presidency or aid Donald Trump to do so. Alternately they looking to gain control of the Congress in order to regulate the lives of the voters as THEY think it should be (sounds like Dictatorial ambitions to me). We are not so far removed from the post civil war reconstruction period as time indicates we should be, many of the same evils that occurred then are still in evidence now eg. police killing of black men with consequences )Minnesota, Maryland and on), instituting or changing voting rules (Georgia, Texas). Couple all of this with the immigration fiasco it appears that we have not progressed so much deep down and just barely on the surface. The questions to be asked are many but the one answer we have is : we have a lot to lose if we do not pay close attention to the GOP members and their questionable activities especially when tied to a former President who was impeached twice and is facing civil legal difficulties which surely point to jail time if convicted. WE HAVE THE REAL AMERICA TO LOSE if we are not vigilant.

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The GOP (Dupublicans) and DEMS (Scamocrats) have reinforced what many of us have suspected and believed for years-Politicians lie and are dishonest , save a few! It is reported that several GOP members have received push back and threats due to their siding with the Dems on impeaching TOTUS. So the new normal is to side with a miscreant leader against the voters well being. We have already seen the gross disingenuousness of many Congressional members highlighted by their flip flopping and ignoring of the danger they were in during TOTUS’s “insurrection”. Their action to support a self serving leader is as near treason as one can get without selling state secrets. Their devotion to TOTUS is a clear affront to the people who voted them in time after time. This the point where voters should remember that these people work for them not the other way around. If any of these folks survive the next election cycle it will be shame on us (the voters), our sole job is to become informed and elect the best people we can and dare not be afraid to unelect them when required and as far as I am concerned this requirement needs to be met now!

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Jeff Danziger Comic Strip for February 11, 2021

No matter your politics, the actions of former president Trump aka “TOTUS” in the insurrection was evident and the GOP members who are defending those actions and his part in it does not bode well for the Country. I fail to see how the Dupublican Senators for the most part can still support possibly the worst President in history when his actions and words contributed directly to the assault on the Capitol. They seem to ignore the fact their safety was threatened because of it and their “Champion” did not care if they were affected. This appears to be a case of “Stockholm Syndrome”. The very people we elected to represent us and our interests are representing Trump and his interests in pursuit of maintaining the loyalty of Trumps “base”, the same people who committed the assault on the capitol and put them in harms way. The option we (voters) have is vote for people who truly have the interest of all of us in mind or continue with the “HUTA” pact that now vocalize and show their contempt for the needs of the voters.

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After 4 years of malfeasance some TOTUS cabinet members have resigned and others were just there until January 20, 12:01. while some are acting as if they care, others have moved into other jobs yet too many of the enabling members of the GOP are still around and pursuing an agenda that is in their interests and not in the interests of the nation as a whole. I would recommend that all voters no matter the party look carefully at what these currently serving members of congress are doing and saying. Their actions and statements are not new but have been emboldened by the Previous president and their own sense of entitlement(?). Their entitlement is at the behest of the voters and nothing more, that being said it is time for the voters to correct previous errors by electing folks who truly have the interest of the people who elected them. Keep in mind that many people who are elected hire loyalists and enablers rather that the most qualified people. The only term limits at this time is mandated by vote and not any regulation (although the subject has been debated several times). As voters we have one mandate, elect the people we think will do the best job albeit usually based on what we hear from the candidate. There is no quick way to determine who will do the best job or the job the voters think should be done. There is the measure of the aspirants past deeds and actions which sometimes are more telling than what’s said on the campaign trail. It’s hard to judge the honesty of any person beyond what is publicly known without investigating their background which is done rarely unless the candidate is extreme one way or another or perhaps aired some extremes currently or in the past. With all of this being said I submit that an informed voter is the most powerful tool we have to insure Government works as well as it should for all of us. The majority parties only serve as a conduit for general information and aspirations of their largest (monetary) supporters not the everyday voters who are always affected by poor legislation yet never it seems by the high end matters. The recent insurrection by the Titular head of the GOP has persuaded too many members of Congress to follow his poor leadership and they are now protecting a lifetime miscreant who has the con man’s mentality and has used it well. Our job as voters is to remove these self serving members and replace them with hopefully a better class of representatives.

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salarshani@businessinsider.com (Sarah Al-Arshani)   7 hrs ago

Trump spent the weeks following the election alleging mass election fraud.

His attempts to overturn the results have reportedly cost taxpayers more than $519 million so far.

More than $488 million was for Capitol security while another $30 million was in state costs.

Former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election by propagating baseless claims of mass voter fraud have cost taxpayers more than $519 million, an analysis by The Washington Post found.

The Post tallied the cost from reviews of local, state, and federal spending records, and interviews with government officials. The costs included legal fees, damage costs from the Capitol siege in January, military and security expenses, and more.

Not long after the election was declared a victory for President Joe Biden, Trump falsely claimed there was mass election fraud, saying, with no evidence, that the election was stolen.

Trump and his Republican allies spent the weeks leading up to Biden’s inauguration filing dozens of lawsuits in swing states attempting to overturn the results, delay certification, or throw out votes. They failed to win any of them. Altogether, states spent $2.2 million on legal challenges and security for election officials, the Post found.

Pennsylvania, for instance, paid outside lawyers as much as $480 per hour to work against Trump’s election fraud lawsuits.

At a “Save America” rally shortly before Congress began certifying the electoral vote on January 6, Trump told a crowd of supporters to march to the Capitol and continued to allege mass voter fraud. He also falsely claimed that Congress and Vice President Mike Pence could “decertify” the election results and give him another term.

Not long after his speech, supporters breached the US Capitol and clashed with law enforcement. The riot resulted in the deaths of five people, including a police officer.

The House of Representatives impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” for his role in the riot. The Senate will hold an impeachment trial next week.

The riot led to a demand for increased security around lawmakers and the Capitol ahead of the impeachment trial.

National Guard troops were deployed to Washington, DC, following the attack and some will remain there until mid-March. The Post reported that the cost for that is at least $480 million. Additionally, the week of the attack, the DC Metropolitan Police spent $8.8 million protecting the Capitol.

Costs for repairing the Capitol to clean up the damage of the attack, the cost for the US Park Police to clean up the National Mall, and costs for additional staffing, overtime, and medical bills from Capitol Police are also still unknown.

Members of Congress are also now using their publicly funded Members’ Representational Allowances, which comes from taxpayer money, to secure personal protective resources, from bulletproof vests to private security details and surveillance cameras, the Post reported.

Acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman last month proposed permanently keeping the fence that was installed around the Capitol building following the January 6 riot.

The move garnered pushback from local officials, but if it were to be implemented, beyond being approved by the Capitol Police Board, the House and Senate would also have to approve appropriating funds to fortify the building.

States so far also spent $28 million for security relating to the insurrection and inauguration, the Post reported.

The costs included protecting their own statehouses following the Capitol attack. For instance, state officials in California spent around $19 million deploying National Guard and state troopers to the state Capitol and other locations between  Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, the Post reported.

In Texas and North Carolina, taxpayers paid for helicopters to monitor potential protests, and in cities like Lansing, Michigan, and Olympia, Washington, they paid for temporary fencing and extra security details for state lawmakers going to legislative sessions.

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