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How Republicans’ racist attack ads wiped
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 11/5/2022 11:45:38 AM

After months of flinging mud, Senator Ron Johnson was finally obliged to admit that his Democratic opponent in the upper midwestern state of Wisconsin had never actually made a call to “defund the police”. But that did not stop the Trumpist senator’s re-election drive from continuing to broadcast racially charged advertisements falsely claiming that Mandela Barnes, the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, “rationalized violence” against the police and tying him to the most controversial positions of Black Lives Matter. Barnes and his supporters dismiss the ads as evidence of Johnson’s desperation. But the campaign of “race and fear” has had an impact as an election that Barnes

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought 11/5/2022 11:48:02 AM (No. 1325289)
Well, the Guardian didn’t bury the lede. BLM has very controversial positions; and, association with those position is poison to a candidate. Progress. Yesterday's NYT has an article stating that the GOP is on track to a veto proof statehouse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 11/5/2022 12:04:58 PM (No. 1325315)
Mandela getting to know you ads had him looking like the ultimate suburban dad, batting cage, grocery store, stainless steel appliances as he casually works in the kitchen, sitting in the stands at local little games. And then people had the audacity to reflect on the fact he owns two condos, a luxurious 600000 dollar security detail, is all in on defunding the police, clearing out the prisons, burning down cities and sticking it to da man. Left a big virtual full volume record on the soviet sponsored American tv station. Facts are stubborn things. But not racist.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2022 12:15:56 PM (No. 1325330)
The ONLY thing that Dems have is yelling "racist". They have to policy successes that they can point to. Any discussion of their policies immediately drives voters away because all their policies are failures, dismal, obvious, huge failure. So they are reduced to screaming "he's a racist". Not too convincing an "argument". On the other hand Republicans can point to half a dozen important issues where Dems have made life much worse, and say "we'll undo that" or "we'll do the opposite".
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/5/2022 12:23:18 PM (No. 1325342)
Guardian not.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 11/5/2022 12:32:46 PM (No. 1325358)
Well, Chris, some Republicans have finally learned to play the left’s game. Guess you guys shouldn’t have been such great teachers.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 11/5/2022 12:37:18 PM (No. 1325365)
Schadenfreude, it's like free calories.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: TJ54 11/5/2022 12:39:30 PM (No. 1325368)
It’s amazing that they pay people to write bald face lies
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Reply 8 - Posted by: smokincol 11/5/2022 12:41:24 PM (No. 1325372)
it's Hell to be righteous and right but, for once the repubs are leaning how to campaign
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Reply 9 - Posted by: paral04 11/5/2022 12:42:52 PM (No. 1325374)
So wanting to maintain law and order is now racist. Is the Guardian saying that only non-whites are criminals? If so, who are the racists?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone 11/5/2022 12:59:59 PM (No. 1325393)
You got to remember that the Guardian is a socialist foreign newspaper, so their opinions should mean about as much as a pot of beans when it comes to US politics.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 11/5/2022 1:12:34 PM (No. 1325407)
It's racist if a liberal says it's racist, and saying it's not racist is also racist. 'Cause they say so.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 11/5/2022 1:14:41 PM (No. 1325411)
Re #3....should have said "They have NO policy successes". Typing faster than I can type, sometimes. The ability to do edits of your own post for a time would be certainly nice.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Maggie2u 11/5/2022 1:16:47 PM (No. 1325415)
FTA...'Johnson won the seat, once held by the notorious communist baiter Jospeh McCarthy, in the 2010 backlash against Barack Obama’s presidency,...' OMG...Unbelievable they would go back almost 70 years to try and smear a Republican Senator. Am I the only one here who thinks the vast majority of voters in Wisconsin wouldn't even know who Joseph McCarthy was?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: formerNYer 11/5/2022 1:20:25 PM (No. 1325421)
The leftist crazies at the Guardian see everything in race, pay them no mind. They probably think the liar-in-chief are doing a good job.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/5/2022 1:21:20 PM (No. 1325424)
Barnes slept with his fellow Democraps that DID DEFUND THE POLICE, He has the Fleas and Bed Bugs, Call him out!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/5/2022 1:32:57 PM (No. 1325436)
The 1887 Electoral Vote Act, a fuzzy product, seems to call for the establishment of alternate slates of electoral voters during a challenge to the regular slate of voters. If I am correct, Johnson was following the law.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Birddog 11/5/2022 2:43:23 PM (No. 1325501)
#4....I sword what you did there... #16...yep, and in fact Dems proffered multiple sets of alternate electors, fillibustered multiple issues and fought the counting, threatened riots, fought the commission of 7dems/7repubs with an independent commissioner to over see it, when those battles were done the Dem Illinois legislature quickly "selected" the Independent Commission to office in an attempt to control him, instead he resigned the comission.... finally agreed to allow the count electing rep. Rutherford Hayes in early March. ..BUT....insisted that all "Reconstruction" troops be removed from the south, establishing Jim Crow...and that the Repubs of the North "Leave the Democrats to deal with their Blacks as they saw fit"...subsequently nearly All Republicans fled those states. Even after the "compromise, many Dems still wanted to March on Washington to stop the inauguration, but Grant mobilized massed Troops and no march took place. Trump et al "followed the Laws and Precedents" but the media refuses to even acknowledge historical facts.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: john56 11/5/2022 5:14:32 PM (No. 1325595)
Gee. If I didn't know better, it sounds like every Wisconsin resident is a woke leftist. 'Cause the Guardian couldn't find them with a map, GPS, and a guide dog.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: HammerDax56 11/5/2022 7:17:24 PM (No. 1325685)
News Flash. The Race Card is not accepted everywhere. You might find that knee jerk name calling is not the most effective means of political discourse. Even if you’re DESPERATE.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 11/5/2022 7:37:57 PM (No. 1325701)
#13 History has proven the Joseph McCarthy was absolutely correct.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/5/2022 7:46:00 PM (No. 1325706)
#17, you and I are talking about two different, but related, things. The Hayes/Tilden presidential race of 1876 was fianlly resolved in 1877, as you note in your post. The resolution was so messy, and then having close presidential elections in 1880 and 1884 caused the creation of the 1887 Electoral Votes Act. Check wikipedia on this.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: kono 11/6/2022 5:53:08 PM (No. 1326643)
Guardian of the woke 'progressive' narrative. How often is their reporting credible? About as often as Stacey Abrams is sexy... (Is it metaphysically possible to be less often than never?)
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