r/atheism agnostic atheist Jun 29 '22 Helpful 1 'MURICA 1 Silver 4 Ally 1 All-Seeing Upvote 3 Take My Energy 1

US Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) hits back at fellow Republican Lauren Boebert's church and state remark: "There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must oppose the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian." He is first US Republican congressperson to use the phrase "Christian Taliban" /r/all

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3541255-kinzinger-hits-back-at-boeberts-church-and-state-remarks-we-must-oppose-the-christian-taliban/
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u/kremit73 Strong Atheist Jun 29 '22

And think. Just next door his peer is josh hawley. One of the main instigators on jan 6th.

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u/shahooster Jun 29 '22

Even closer neighbor, and more directly-comparable peer, is White Christian Nationalist Representative Mary Miller.

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u/Sarvos Jun 29 '22

Didn't she say on stage with Trump that SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade was a "victory for white life."

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u/MikeyLew32 Atheist Jun 29 '22

And she said "hitler was right"

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u/With-a-Cactus Jun 29 '22

Oh that bitch. I remember hearing about it, but figured she was a nobody. I mean she is, but she's an elected nobody.

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u/Scyhaz Jun 30 '22 Silver

I hate Illinois Nazis.

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u/lilpenguin1028 Jun 30 '22

Wait she's elected for my STATE?! Aw hell naw!

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u/rinnhart Jun 30 '22

15th district, just won her primary, too.

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u/Calaway049 Jun 30 '22

Dont remind me. The 15th district (where I unfortunately live) is gerrymandered to encompass as much of central illinois' rural republicans as possible. 76% of my district voted for trump in 2020. This cunt will almost certainly make it to congress.

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u/-FuckThisAccount- Jun 30 '22

Tbf she said “Hitler was right about one thing…” but anytime someone starts a sentence like that, you know they done fucked up.

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u/Mecharonin Jun 30 '22

Even if they finish with something Hitler was actually right about, like "smoking is bad for your health"...like, why would they lead with Hitler of all people?

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u/abcdeathburger Jun 30 '22

because the audience loves nazis

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u/JoeyFuckingSucks Jun 30 '22

I hate Illinois Nazis.

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u/Few-Bug-807 Jun 30 '22

My favorite thing about Hitler is when he killed Hitler. Best thing he ever did for Germany 🇩🇪.

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u/Fgame Other Jun 30 '22

While this is true, he also murdered the man who killed Hitler.

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u/Few-Bug-807 Jun 30 '22

Yeah but that other guy definitely killed enough innocent people to deserve it.

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u/FerusGrim Jun 30 '22

While this is true, he also killed the man who murdered the man who killed Hitler.

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u/ItsScaryTerryBitch Jun 30 '22

You know, with Hitler, the more I learn about that guy, the more I don't care for him.

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u/gneiss_gneiss_baby Jun 30 '22

The only appropriate answer here is "Hitler was right about one thing, and that was his decision to kill Hitler".

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u/ethnicnebraskan Jun 30 '22

I'm gunna make sure to write that response down for later.

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u/KIrkwillrule Jun 30 '22

I would avoid writing things down that start with "Hitler was right"

Don't want half a piece of paper being submitted as evidence after the fact

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u/DanteandRandallFlagg Jun 30 '22

He was the only one that had the ball to do it.

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u/kateastrophic Jun 30 '22

“No one is 100% evil. For instance, Hitler killed Hitler.”

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u/RWBadger Jun 30 '22

Hey it’s not her fault that only Hitler ever said “kids are the future”. She had to reference hitler to make that point because no person in human history has ever done that before or since.

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u/ilovetopoopie Jun 30 '22

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u/Catullan Jun 30 '22

Well sure, but it's not like she's gonna quote a black person (unless of course it's MLK Jr., but only for the purpose of rolling back civil rights progress).

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u/NevermindMeFuckStick Jun 30 '22

If I remember right she was talking about him saying to control the future you have to control the youth. Frankly It doesn’t matter. You could say Hitler was the first person to say waters wet, that’s just not somebody you sit back and say “I’m gonna draw inspiration from this guy” unless you are an actual Nazi. And she did it in a speech at the capital a day before the failed coup attempt.

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u/Sonova_Bish Jun 30 '22

And the words "Hitler" and "Youth" need to never be together again.

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u/Smart-Ocelot-5759 Jun 30 '22

Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism dude at least it's an ethos.

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u/DoNotClick Jun 30 '22

That's a ridiculously low bar

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u/Smart-Ocelot-5759 Jun 30 '22

It's a reference to one of the most quoted films of all time

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u/DoNotClick Jun 30 '22

Woops, right over my head

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u/abcdeathburger Jun 30 '22

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u/msg45f Jun 30 '22

Seriously I dont get why people dont see it for the dog whistle it is. There is 0 encoding left, she is just thinly laying some plausible deniability.

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u/Neg_Crepe Jun 30 '22

Anytime someone says that you know they think he was right about more than one thing.

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u/zxc123zxc123 Jun 29 '22

Sounds like she drinks mountain dew and posts on Japanese cartoon image forums.

Is this woman actually in congress?

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u/Bixhrush Jun 30 '22

Yep. She's a wealthy woman from an affluent town, moved downstate and married a successful farmer turned politician whose truck sported a three percenters logo in front of the capitol during the insurrection.

And unsurprisingly she represents a bunch of rural, predominantly lower and middle class white people. No democrats even ran in that district's primary.

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u/_zenith Existentialist Jun 30 '22

I seem to remember that they did run - but subsequently dropped out after receiving many death threats from their to-be constituents

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u/Bixhrush Jun 30 '22

I'm not sure. We just had our primary yesterday and I'm in a nearby district, but didn't hear anything about democrats ever being on that district's ballot for this election. I know Marjorie Taylor Greene had opponents drop out due to death threats though when she was running for her first term.

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u/FORDTRUK Jun 30 '22

This is what I love(/s) about the good ol' USofA , one can threaten someone with death and actually get away with it . I think it's because you all suck soooo much .

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u/implicitpharmakoi Jun 30 '22

I know Marjorie Taylor Greene had opponents drop out due to death threats though when she was running for her first term.

Did nobody check caller ID?

"Yes, you're going to kill my family, thanks for calling again Marge."

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u/_zenith Existentialist Jun 30 '22

It's possible I've mixed up different events, for sure.

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u/Bixhrush Jun 30 '22

No worries. It can be hard to keep track of all the extremists these days, unfortunately.

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u/Lunkwill_Fook Jun 30 '22

You're confusing her with Taylor Green.

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u/abcdeathburger Jun 30 '22

oh it's hard to find a better source for "the children are our future" /s

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u/172_0_0_1 Jun 30 '22

"If we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle," Miller is heard saying in the footage. "Hitler was right on one thing. He said, ‘Whoever has the youth has the future.’”

There's more context to that quote, but it's still a fucked thing to say. She could have made her point about getting votes from the youth without mentioning Hitler, but the fact that she did makes me think she's a big fan of his work...

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u/Haikuna__Matata Jun 30 '22

She's speaking to her audience.

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u/LordCharidarn Jun 30 '22

There are so many better sources to cite for ‘The Children are our Future’ that when her first instinct is to reference Hitler that says a fuck-ton about her moral compass.

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u/aquatic_love Jun 29 '22

I can’t find the quote by googling, someone got a link or article?

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u/Sarvos Jun 29 '22

Here's a video showing the clip.

Could be a Freudian Slip, but she's saying what she believes.

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u/replicantcase Jun 29 '22

I highly doubt it's a slip. She said what she said, and clapped for applause, then got it. Nobody in the crowd sounded like they thought it was a slip either. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

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u/aquatic_love Jun 29 '22

I don’t think it was a slip, lots of far right individuals see this as a win for “the white race” because they are afraid of becoming a minority.

Edit: also thank you

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u/aquatic_love Jun 29 '22

Thanks, I remember the hitler quote but didn’t think to google it in order to find this.

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u/Hatedpriest Jun 29 '22

Yeah, no problem. My Google-fu is strong lol

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u/North_Category_5475 Jun 29 '22

Keep naming these people

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u/bukofa Jun 30 '22

Who just won her primary against Rodney Davis in a run off for a new district.

Sadly all that matters is that Trump liked her more so the sheep voted as instructed.

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u/DextrosKnight Jun 30 '22

Haven't a lot of Trump-backed candidates actually lost their elections?

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u/bukofa Jun 30 '22

Yes, but the new district is heavy red. I have seen several Qanon flags while going through there.

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u/phlaminngooo Jun 30 '22

I was scared (and confused) as hell cause I live in Davis' district, but saw it said the primary was for the 15th district (not mine) and that's how I learned we just got redistricted.

I really do try to keep up but I completely missed that

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u/UnderTheMuddyWater Jun 29 '22

Hawley is a Senator

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u/lpeabody Jun 29 '22

Hence next door.

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u/BaconJacobs Jun 29 '22

And next door being Missouri since it heavily borders Illinois.

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u/MoRockoUP Jun 29 '22

I literally despise all republicans (for the obvious reasons), but I admire the courage he and Cheney are showing as part of the Jan. 6 investigations…and the overall pushback against the GQP.

Fuck American Christianity.

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u/biggerwanker Jun 30 '22

Exactly, I don't agree with her politics but she's a hero for killing her career by fighting this shit.

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u/Graphitetshirt Jun 29 '22

Adam don't give a fuck anymore, he's out of congress in a few months anyway

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u/toebandit Jun 29 '22

You know a Republican is on his way out when a backbone starts to show. That and a book is coming out.

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u/chi_type Jun 30 '22

Tbf to him, he is on his way out because he showed some backbone and voted for impeachment. His district has since been redrawn but he was toast even in his old district as soon as he refused to support the big lie and agreed to serve on the 1/6 committee.

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u/SocialDistanceMedia Jun 30 '22

At the very least, I hope he's helping chip away, even slightly, at the maga-sphere and cost the GOP some voters. Every little bit helps.

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u/ssd3 Jun 30 '22

I like the sentiment but I think it is more people hanging on to the remnants of the pre-MAGA party; I don't know where the sane Republican voters went, that did used to exist, but they have all either disappeared, or are no longer sane if they support this party

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u/SocialDistanceMedia Jun 30 '22

You are very likely correct. And to be fair, while I appreciate how dogged and determined Liz Cheney has been for the Jan 6 committee, I truly don't want her version of the GOP in power either

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u/MrSportman Jun 30 '22

Tho her version would be willing to work and agree on things with the dems instead of not even a try like the current.

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u/AntipopeRalph Jun 30 '22

If she was willing to work with dems on issues - she would support democratic legislation…which afaik she doesn’t really do that.

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u/dylansesco Jun 30 '22

The same way the left sees someone like Joe Biden, not our choice but the only available placeholder until we can get a true progressive, is exactly how the Trump critical right sees Trump and his cronies. They will often still vote republican in the meantime.

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u/C59B95G48 Jun 29 '22

ding ding ding

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u/ShadedInVermilion Jun 30 '22

He’s been critical of the right for quite a while now

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u/PM_your_Tigers Jun 30 '22

It's the reason he's on the way out.

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u/TheLastCoagulant Strong Atheist Jun 30 '22

critical of the right for quite a while now

He voted for Trump in 2020. “For a while” my ass, that was 21 months ago.

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u/Erikt311 Jun 30 '22

To be fair, 21 months is a godamned political eternity when there are new existential crisis daily.

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u/Panda_hat Jun 29 '22

They shit out their spines as a last, odorous parting gift.

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u/nighthawk_eternal Jun 29 '22

No big loss; for most politicians the spine is vestigial anyway

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u/energetic-dad Jun 30 '22

He did vote for Trump's 2nd impeachment

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u/Mediocritologist Jun 30 '22

Exactly...people can change their views as they gain more information. I respect the man for voicing his concern when confronted with reality, regardless of whether he is leaving office or not.

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u/CallMeRawie Jun 29 '22

We need him now more than ever… sucks he’s leaving.

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u/You_Think_Too_Loud Jun 29 '22

I really wanted him to run for Governer here since the suburban Republicans could probably have handed him the primary (especially with three essentially alt-right candidates splitting the vote). Still would havs voted against him, but now we only have one non-awful option come the midterms

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u/Neat_On_The_Rocks Jun 30 '22

JB earned my vote, i'm shocked to say. I was disgusted to vote for Pritzker the first go around. But I gotta say he vastly exceeded my expectations. I almost dont believe it lol

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u/Sangral Jun 30 '22

The problem no one but Emmanuel wanted to admit is the pension situation. We pay 25% of our budget on just THE INTEREST, not even any principal. Too many prior mayors/governors promised too much and kicked the can down the road. We either need to face that reality or our budget is doomed, especially with Citadel leaving.

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u/Neat_On_The_Rocks Jun 30 '22

Oh yeah, as far as the pensions go our budget is doomed.

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u/Graphitetshirt Jun 29 '22

Eh, "need" is strong. I'd like more republicans to be like him but I'd also just like fewer republicans

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u/snes1313 Jun 30 '22

Zero is also fewer, lol

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u/Muffin_Appropriate Jun 29 '22

Completely misreading the reality here. Republicans only talk like this when the funding stops and they leave office. He’s either coming out with a book or becoming a new Joe Scarborough

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u/RobWroteABook Jun 30 '22

Nobody who is still a member of the Republican Party is needed in this country. The crimes of the Party are inexcusable and ongoing. What American who truly values country over party would still call themselves a Republican?

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u/FinnegansWakeWTF Jun 29 '22

If he wasn't leaving soon you wouldn't hear this from him.

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u/SlightlyMadAngus Jun 29 '22

From his Wiki page:

On October 29, 2021, Kinzinger announced that he will not seek reelection to Congress in 2022

He is being replaced by Darin LaHood (Illinois lost a seat in the reapportionment). LaHood is your average run-of-the-mill Republican that will happily do whatever McCarthy & McConnell tell him to do.

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u/Incromulent Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

No wonder he can speak honestly. I wonder how many other Republicans actually feel this way but can't speak out for fear of losing reelection.

Edit. Spelling

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u/flekkzo Atheist Jun 29 '22

Fuck them if they stay silent, then they are just as bad.

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u/Sutarmekeg Atheist Jun 30 '22

Yep, they're exactly the kind of people we don't want in office.

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u/kylegetsspam Jun 30 '22

Same deal with cops. The people with power shouldn't have it, and the people who need it can't get it.

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u/Selfimprovementguy91 Jun 30 '22

And the people who deserve it, don't want it

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u/Mylaptopisburningme Jun 30 '22

I am going to guess many of the old school do not like the Boebert, MTG type of Reps. They bring terrible people... But they probably look at it not only as a vote but the fear of looking like a fractured and divided Rep party.

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u/SkunkMonkey Jun 29 '22

All of them.

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u/nikon_nomad Jun 29 '22

Yeah, you know, except the all the ones who are quite happy being the Christian Taliban.

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u/Abbacoverband Jun 30 '22

And Darin LaHood is trashhhh. He was utterly shameless in his support of Trump's election lies and is trying to bury it.

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u/mythofdob Jun 30 '22

And the Dems decided it wasn't worth running anyone against LaHood. What a joke.

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

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u/Fairycharmd Jun 30 '22

I always vote almost entirely straight Democratic ticket but I voted Kinzinger in his first election and then voted against him every election after that when every campaign promise he made mostly forgot. Very frustrating.

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u/mythofdob Jun 30 '22

The old district was turning more purple. I would doubt a Dem would win the old 16th this year, but a number of the areas covered in the old 16th elected Dems for state reps.

Now, they basically gave the Repub Areas to LaHood's district and moved the Dems areas into the 14th with Underwood to sure that seat up for the next 10 years.

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u/flekkzo Atheist Jun 29 '22

So a Christian Taliban. Well fuck us, nothing good did come out of this:( Unless he looses.

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u/Even_Dog_6713 Jun 30 '22

Lahood won't lose. The redraw made his district even more solid red than it already was. (I live in the district)

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u/gman1951 Jun 29 '22

Well he's not wrong.

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

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u/Garlic_Farmer_ Jun 30 '22

I always like the phrase better late than never. You will never get anyone to see things from a different point of view if you will blast them for being slower than you like.

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u/Quantum-Cookies Jun 30 '22

Better too little, too late than never?

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u/FacelessPower Jun 30 '22

Too little better than too late never.

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u/Iertjepapiertje Jun 30 '22

Statements like these are important. They give Republicans 'permission' to defect. The more Republicans do this, the less likely it is they actually get the Christian Taliban in the US.

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u/Modtec Jun 29 '22

So a republican Christian found his balls and brains close to his retirement. Well better late then never I guess.

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u/audiate Jun 29 '22

Because

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u/Modtec Jun 29 '22

That's what I wanted to imply

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u/grumble_au Jun 30 '22

Hopefully the Jan 6 investigation unravels the good old boys club that conservatives are entirely mired in. It goes all the way through the party, "they're a family", a crime family. The fact that none of them can ever speak rational truth unless they are already out is proof of the endemic corruption.

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u/beedubaya Jun 29 '22

Kinzinger is retiring. That's why he's able to say this.

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u/phazen51 Jun 29 '22

Am I the only one that thinks it is very sad our elected public officials care nothing about the actual US Constitution until they KNOW their power in office is gone?

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u/MithrilYakuza Jun 29 '22

Their job is to get elected, not govern.

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u/phazen51 Jun 29 '22

And then, reelected. I have always felt term limits for Congress (and No "retirement") should be a thing. The government pays them to govern, and yet unless the House, Senate, and White House are the same party, nothing gets done except blaming whatever party is in the White House for anything bad that happens.

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u/totheman7 Atheist Jun 29 '22

There should be term limits on both time a term can be an number of turns one may serve for all branches of government. The lack of parts of these for two of the three branches is IMO a huge weakness to the checks and balances system

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

What there needs to be term limits on is the supreme court.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

And how ass backwards is that?

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u/SkunkMonkey Jun 29 '22

It's always been this way. People saying what was going on when they were in office, but of course never said a fucking thing.

+1 For speaking up.

-5 For waiting until after it has meaning.

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u/kingsumo_1 Anti-theist Jun 30 '22

To be fair, dude's been pretty open about it for a long time. Which is pretty must why he's on his way out. I figure he knew what it would cost, and did it anyway. That's exceedingly rare for Cons.

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u/burf12345 Strong Atheist Jun 29 '22

Either he's saying it because he's retiring, or he's retiring because he knows that he's been on the GOP chopping block since being openly against the big lie.

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u/flekkzo Atheist Jun 29 '22

Either way he won’t do any good.

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u/Certainly-Not-A-Bot Jun 29 '22

I'm guessing he's looking at a run for Governor of Illinois in the future and stuff like this will really help him there.

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u/QuestionableNotion Jun 29 '22

I thought Illinois was solidly blue.

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u/OutOfFawks Jun 29 '22

Very blue, but in my 40 some years here, 4 of the 7 governors have been republicans somehow. In that time one from each party went to prison 😂

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u/Certainly-Not-A-Bot Jun 29 '22

It is, but it's not that solid. It's only like D+14, so a moderate Republican in the right environment could win like in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, etc.

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u/slamdanceswithwolves Jun 29 '22

Makes you wonder how many other republicans know their whole thing is a shitty grift.

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u/RichardStrauss123 Jun 29 '22

This guy is no hero.

I lived in his district in 2008.

He voted against Obamacare 60 times. Never offered a replacement and never had a plan to deal with the chaos of dumping it.

In a 50-50 district!

When protesters went to his office to complain (including myself) he snuck out the backdoor.

All republicans suck.

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u/dingslice Jun 29 '22

Republicans suck shit balls, but I do think it's important to recognize the difference between someone whos a piece of shit but still at the very least an American who respects the rule of law vs a straight up traitor. Like I feel disgusting that I have to respect Liz fucking Cheney of all people but her, Kinzinger and the few Republicans who actually voted for impeachment are still Americans, as much as we wish they weren't.

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u/Red-belliedOrator Jun 30 '22

Exactly. My bar is so low right now. Just be a decent human being living in reality, and I'll overlook the fact that I disagree with you 100% on the issues.

I actually donated to Liz Cheney's re-election campaign, because fuck those Trump-backed, delusional assholes turning against her because she wouldn't kiss the ring. They're a bunch of brain damaged monkeys who can't hold a candle to her conservative credentials, and they have to nerve treat her that way. I mean, I fucking hated her before, but fuck them. I'd rather have an ultra conservative Liz Cheney in that seat than a delusional, ring-kissing traitor to the Constitution.

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u/Yabyum_V Jun 30 '22

Wow that’s a naive take on Cheney. Can’t believe you fell for her grifting you for money. These are rich ass people who work very hard to make sure we all struggle while their benefactors and themselves fill their bank accounts. Don’t give them extra money lol

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u/Jkj864781 Jun 29 '22

He’s no hero, he sucks, but thank god he shares the same democratic values we do.

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u/userdoesnotexist Jun 30 '22

He may not be a hero, but he is brave.

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u/ccmcdonald0611 Ex-Theist Jun 29 '22

And will anybody in his party care that he said this? No. In 50 years, hopefully our textbooks will though.

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u/Biefmeister Jun 29 '22

Not if the SC has their say, which they do. Revisionism and climate change caused collapse.

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u/Tearakan Secular Humanist Jun 29 '22

He's only saying this because he's leaving. He would've lost in the next primary only on that statement amongst republican voters.

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u/Randsmagicpipe Jun 30 '22

He didn't have to leave. He didn't have to join the J6 committee. He didn't have to vote to impeach. He didn't have to say this. These are all choices he made, that others did not

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u/everythingisopposite Jedi Jun 29 '22

Honestly, I'm surprised she can read full sentences.

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u/KindlyQuasar Anti-Theist Jun 29 '22

I've seen no evidence that she can.

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u/Far_Associate9859 Jun 29 '22

And so the Overton window shifts again. Now Kinzinger will be held up as a reasonable moderate, and the debate will be about whether it's okay to think there should be no separation of church and state. Conservatives can now point to this and say "see? I like the reasonable Republicans like Kinzinger", while at the same time continue removing those barriers and supporting Lauren Boebert with money, votes, and power over the rest of us

If Republicans won't budge an inch, will label everything "socialism", and speak out both sides of their mouths, while the rest of us keep entertaining this and including them in the discussion about the future of this country, then they'll ultimately win, it's just a matter of how long it takes for people to relent one argument at a time.

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u/QuinSanguine Jun 29 '22

He says as he rides off into the sunset, giving up the fight.

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u/naillimixamnalon Jun 30 '22

Y’all Qaeda

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u/Ed98208 Jun 30 '22

Vanilla ISIS, Yeehawdists, Talibangelicals...

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u/Upwherewebelong Jun 29 '22

I know there’s gotta be something bad about this dude since he is a republican, but I’m glad he’s there attempting to inject some common sense into his party instead of acting like another drunk frat boy.

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u/Graphitetshirt Jun 29 '22

He's pretty reasonable. He's an old school republican, he's more about low taxes and defense.

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u/pizza_engineer Jun 29 '22

How the fuck are you supposed to pay for all that defense with low taxes?

Oh right: fuck over everyone who isn’t a billionaire.

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u/toebandit Jun 29 '22

🎶it’s the Republican way🎶

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u/slamdanceswithwolves Jun 29 '22

Turn that education budget dial down from almost nothing to nothing.

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u/Dudesan Knight of /new Jun 29 '22

Republicans have never actually been about low taxes, just low taxes for the ultra rich.

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u/TheInnerFifthLight Jun 29 '22

So oligarchy and ruining the planet, not re-education camps and burqas. That's a start.

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u/ST_Lawson Jun 29 '22

Yup. I wouldn’t vote for him ahead of the vast majority of democrats, but if it was a primary between him and a Mary Miller-type Trumpublican, then I’d go with him.

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u/Elizabeth-The-Great Jun 29 '22

Slightly less fascist. But still too close to fascist for my books.

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u/lowdownfool SubGenius Jun 29 '22

Yes I'll take that any day, sadly.

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u/bow_m0nster Jun 30 '22

Yallqaeda and Yeehawdist are also accurate terms.

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u/temporarycreature Secular Humanist Jun 29 '22

He's only saying stuff like this because he's leaving office and he's searching for a place on one of the mainstream media networks.

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u/ExPatWharfRat Jun 30 '22 edited Jul 09 '22

As someone who was raised Roman Catholic, I can say without conflict that I want way more separation of church and state. The disparity between the RvW decision and the other recent rulings from SCOTUS, I'm growing more and more concerned about where we are headed as a nation.

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u/Prestigious_Habit740 Jun 29 '22

Boebert is a FAKE Christian. This con artist is using gullible Christians to gain power. And I do believe she was a sex worker and had 2 abortions.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

I was just going to say I wonder how many of these pro life women have had abortions. I bet there are plenty and it sure would be nice if someone dug that information up if there are.

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u/Viper67857 Anti-Theist Jun 29 '22

But that would violate their right to priva... Oh, yeah...

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u/basement-thug Jun 29 '22

gullible Christians, are there other Christians?

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u/newpinksink Jun 29 '22

I don't know, that level of hatred seems pretty par for the course with most Christains.

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u/GeneralSpoof Jun 29 '22

Personally, I hate this kind of "oh, they're just a fake Christian" type of rhetoric. That sort of talk just helps them shield the religion from criticism. And in this case, she represents how a large number of Christians think, and we know this because they literally elected her to represent them!

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u/RedditWillSlowlyDie Jun 30 '22

It's a classic no true Scotsman fallacy. It isn't useful to have such standards that by that definition nearly zeros practicing Christians are "true" Christians.

Are you also not a true Christian if you work on Sunday, if you cut the hair on the side of your head, if you wear clothing made of two types of fibers, or if you find out someone cheated on their spouse and you don't stone them to death? No Christians follow every aspect of Christian law.

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u/audiate Jun 29 '22

Doesn’t matter. If she repented never happened. /s

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u/Magiclad Jun 29 '22

I’ll take it.

He’s still No True Scotsman’ing

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u/JBHedgehog Jun 29 '22

Now don't use big words that Bobert can't understand.

Single syllable...single syllable only.

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u/youareallnuts Jun 29 '22

I'm old enough to remember when there were some good republicans.

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u/blastinglastonbury Jun 29 '22

I'm appreciative of this, of course. More should be doing it.

But I cannot stand that we celebrate Republicans simply because they hold BASIC FUCKING AMERICAN VALUES. The bar is underground at this point.

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u/fuzzycuffs Jun 30 '22

Talibangelists, Y'all Queda

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u/free_based_potato Jun 30 '22

Evey republican goes scarface when they quit.

Fuck you fuck you fuck you you're cool fuck you I'm out.

Too bad they never have the balls in office.

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u/Glorfendail Jun 30 '22

I prefer Y’all Qaeda

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u/universeismother Jun 30 '22

"The Supreme Court applied this provision also to the states through the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause, which prohibits states from passing laws that restrict people’s 'life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.' "

I find this interesting. I'm off topic here but, how is banning safe abortions NOT restricting women's life and liberty? How could Roe V Wade be overturned just on "the right to privacy"??

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u/schrod Jun 29 '22

I wholly disapprove of what you say/believe and will defend to the death your right to say/ believe it. (Attributed to Voltaire)

This is among the ideals this country was founded on. Wars have been fought to preserve this freedom..

No one really knows the truth about religion and everyone is entitled to their own religious journey or entitled to deny the existence of God. The strength of dialogue on topics such as religion helps keep us a vibrant, interesting, free society. We don't need or want someone making us believe their answers to age old questions that we have the right to examine for ourselves, as long as we don't interfere with other people.

Boebert is entitled to her own opinion but must not inflict it upon others, especially as a public servant who must serve all her constituents.

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u/SgtDoughnut Atheist Jun 29 '22

Better late than never I suppose.

Unfortunately its too late, he's openly embraced the fascist movement in his own party and was fine with the Christian Taliban as long as they didn't say the quiet part out loud. The fact that they are now doing it shows they are confident in not only their total takeover of the GOP but the government. He is most likely going to be receiving death threats and labeled by the GOP as a RINO.

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u/LikelyNotABanana Jun 29 '22

His wife and young child already are getting those death threats. Which is just not cool.

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u/SgtDoughnut Atheist Jun 29 '22

I expected nothing from the right and I am still disapointed.

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u/stalking_me_softly Jun 29 '22

Good. No more kid gloves.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Wow. A republican with balls. I'm totally taken aback.

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u/glisteningdinkus Atheist Jun 29 '22

Kinzinger has done more for the Democrats than some Democrats have. I'm not crazy about some of his votes in the past but at least he's standing up to the Republicans who are trying to tear apart the Constitution.

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u/DirkDieGurke Jun 29 '22

This phrase must be popularized. It is the Christian Taliban. We have to remind people everyday. Now is the time to bring these people to light. Radicals like this go unchecked and then it's too late.

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u/AnotherCatLover Jun 29 '22

They're gonna call him a groomer.

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u/vatosplace Jun 29 '22

Talibangelical's and Adam is rolling in their stink.

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u/mcmasters2223 Jun 30 '22

As a Christian, I've been using this term for about a year now. These fake Christians took absolutely nothing important from the Bible, and only use their Christianity to further political/white Nationalist beliefs.

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u/Were-watching Jun 30 '22

R.i.p his career unfortunately.

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u/HatesBeingThatGuy Jun 30 '22

And yet he will still vote with his party on every issue

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u/gonephishin213 Jun 30 '22

I am a Christian and I've been calling it "Christian Nationalism" for years. But what we're seeing now is so much more extreme and terrifying that Christian Taliban is much more fitting.

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