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    Capitol police remove disabled protestors from Mitch McConnell's office

    I feel like there was a time when the visual of Capitol police dragging away disabled and medically fragile people from a politician's office would have been a political disaster. But the norms of politics have been repeatedly violated and we live in strange times. Do you feel that this event will be politically significant?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ice/419748001/

    (There isn't much text to the article, but there are the images and video of disabled people being hauled away by the police.)
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    Where were the Capital Police when the Turkish President's security rushed protesters and put them in the hospital? Full situation review and video analysis
    WTF is wrong with this world?
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    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    I feel like there was a time when the visual of Capitol police dragging away disabled and medically fragile people from a politician's office would have been a political disaster. But the norms of politics have been repeatedly violated and we live in strange times. Do you feel that this event will be politically significant?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ice/419748001/

    (There isn't much text to the article, but there are the images and video of disabled people being hauled away by the police.)
    They added text and the Twitter posts from the event are still being updated.

    On the day that GOP senators released their version of legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, protesters staged Thursday a sit-in in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office.

    The protesters, some of whom were in wheelchairs, were there to voice their opposition to health care legislation that would make deep cuts to Medicaid. They called their protest a "die-in."

    One video showed people chanting, "No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!"

    *Barrage of photos videos of disabled people being arrested from twitter*

    The Capitol Police did not immediately return a request for comment from USA TODAY about the number of arrests at the protest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    WTF is wrong with this world?
    The world is running as usual, but you have not been paying attention until recently.

    You're getting your panties twisted for things that for the most of the people in the world are their daily bread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS View Post
    The world is running as usual, but you have not been paying attention until recently.

    You're getting your panties twisted for things that for the most of the people in the world are their daily bread.
    Maybe I just expect better out of Americans?
    Actually that is exactly my fucked up bias.
    I expect more despite watching things change.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    One video showed people chanting, "No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!"
    Wow.

    To those people, getting other folks' tax dollars is "liberty". Sad, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    Maybe I just expect better out of Americans?
    Actually that is exactly my fucked up bias.
    I expect more despite watching things change.
    Can you please expand on that?

    I'm also curious about how you describe yourself politically.
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    It's really good the capital police were there to save the day by roughing up those dangerous protesters. Remember when I said republicans could do ANYTHING and still their supporters would cheer them??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65 View Post
    Can you please expand on that?

    I'm also curious about how you describe yourself politically.
    I expect better out of my fellow Americans.
    What more is there to say?

    Politically, I am an American.
    I am also curious about how you describe yourself politically. (since you have used that exact sentence a few times now I figured I could use it too. It is not rhetorical, I am actually asking)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65 View Post
    Wow.

    To those people, getting other folks' tax dollars is "liberty". Sad, really.
    Learn to use the quote function correctly. Those are not my words.

    Explain what you mean by "Sad, really". It makes no sense in this context.
    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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