Watch toxic Sen. John Kennedy play dumb as he insinuates Soviet-born Biden pick is communist

Originally published at: Watch toxic Sen. John Kennedy play dumb as he insinuates Soviet-born Biden pick is communist | Boing Boing

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Solution easy! Senator should be calling Soviet Union and asking if she is still member.

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Jesus Christ. This after every Republican in Washington spent four years acting like it was no big deal that members of Trump’s inner circle were literally paid agents for Putin and his allies.

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So when is Q just going to start calling itself John Birch again?

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Hell, most of the “libertarians” are Birchers, especially the paleolibertarians. (How can you be ancient mode libertarians for a past that never existed?)

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From what I remember of M-L sleeper agents and assets in the government, the Soviet Union preferred them to appear to be conservatives. That way they didn’t attract negative attention in the same way that they might if they were social democrats or democratic socialists.

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She can’t choose where she was born. The Senator could choose not to be an asshole.

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This is actual McCarthyism, kind of strange to see in the 21st century even from a relic like this Senator.

Contrast with the ignorant accusation of McCarthyism leveled by Useful Idiots against anyone who points out the Putin regime’s enabling of the far right in other countries.

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Am I the only one who finds it jarring that “John Kennedy” says the things he says?

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Has the GOP officially changed their logo yet?

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Yeah, it’s nuts. I watched the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary recently and it was blew my mind how everything bad was just “communism!”. People protesting the war? Communist! People fighting for civil rights? Communism!

It’s crazy how little the rhetoric has changed even though younger generations never actually had any “red scares” to jade us against “actual” communism.

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Um, it’s “Omarova” not “Omarosa”. That’s a very different, less admirable person.

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This could be a tricky position if yet another 50-ish Russian billionaire with close links to Putin wants to give the Republicans money.

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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/06/will_the_real_john_kennedy_ple.html

The Sleuth has discovered that Kennedy has an innovative technique for luring folks, especially Kennedyphiles, to his campaign Web site. Google “John Kennedy for Senate” and the first listing you’ll find is a link for “John Kennedy / US Senate.” The description underneath the link reads: “Tribute to both father and son, with quotes, photographs, and profiles of both men.”

But the Web site itself has none of that. There is no tribute to John F. Kennedy or his son. No “ask not what your country can do for you,” no photos of the Kennedy family’s storied football games or of John John playing at his father’s feet in the Oval Office – and no profiles.

The only photograph is of John Neely Kennedy, the Louisiana GOP Senate candidate – not the 35th president of the United States.

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While we’re just asking questions…

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I’m sure there are many admirable Omarosas out there, who hate the fact that they share their name with a Trumpist hanger-on.

It’s like how I prefer to think of Bill Barr and Greg Abbott as Carlisle United coaches, rather than as Republican politicians

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“But you interrupt me, Mr. Speaker.”

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I hope the accusers never read the gospels. That Jesus guy really was a communist *.

* OK, a proto-communist. Some of the prosperity gospel mental-contortionism is entertaining at first, then you realise that people actually do believe that Jesus supported billionaires and MLM despite what the Bible says. Then it just gets depressing.

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