Quit Picking on the Republicans

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New York Magazine art critic says family who vote Republican should be shunned
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Mar 08, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

An award-winning New York Magazine art critic is not hiding his disdain for right wing politicians.


Jerry Saltz, who has won the Pulitzer Prize, recently told his 603,000 Instagram followers to “shun” anyone in their lives who vote Republican, according to the Daily Mail.


“If you know anyone who voted Republican – including friends and family – you should shun them,” he wrote.

“No need to even tell them that you are no longer communicating with them or why. You own it yourself, to them, your country, and any idea of moral damage,” he said.

He added for good measure, “And yes, they want to bring back lynching.”

Saltz wasn’t done either.



Some lashed back at Saltz on Twitter and Instagram.

Glenn Greenwald wrote: “Excising everyone in your life who has different political views than you – including your parents, siblings and children – seems like a very psychologically unhealthy thing to do.

“Doing that as a journalist seems fatal to the job, and well as psychologically ill.”

Saltz replied to Greenwald: “Republicans, as they are, no longer have what might be called your polite “political views.” They are anti-democratic, authoritarian.

“But you know this already and want to shade things to “both sides.” Fine by me.”
 

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New York Magazine art critic says family who vote Republican should be shunned
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Mar 08, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

An award-winning New York Magazine art critic is not hiding his disdain for right wing politicians.


Jerry Saltz, who has won the Pulitzer Prize, recently told his 603,000 Instagram followers to “shun” anyone in their lives who vote Republican, according to the Daily Mail.


“If you know anyone who voted Republican – including friends and family – you should shun them,” he wrote.

“No need to even tell them that you are no longer communicating with them or why. You own it yourself, to them, your country, and any idea of moral damage,” he said.

He added for good measure, “And yes, they want to bring back lynching.”

Saltz wasn’t done either.



Some lashed back at Saltz on Twitter and Instagram.

Glenn Greenwald wrote: “Excising everyone in your life who has different political views than you – including your parents, siblings and children – seems like a very psychologically unhealthy thing to do.

“Doing that as a journalist seems fatal to the job, and well as psychologically ill.”

Saltz replied to Greenwald: “Republicans, as they are, no longer have what might be called your polite “political views.” They are anti-democratic, authoritarian.

“But you know this already and want to shade things to “both sides.” Fine by me.”
Greenwald was right.
 

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New York Magazine art critic says family who vote Republican should be shunned
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Mar 08, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

An award-winning New York Magazine art critic is not hiding his disdain for right wing politicians.


Jerry Saltz, who has won the Pulitzer Prize, recently told his 603,000 Instagram followers to “shun” anyone in their lives who vote Republican, according to the Daily Mail.


“If you know anyone who voted Republican – including friends and family – you should shun them,” he wrote.

“No need to even tell them that you are no longer communicating with them or why. You own it yourself, to them, your country, and any idea of moral damage,” he said.

He added for good measure, “And yes, they want to bring back lynching.”

Saltz wasn’t done either.



Some lashed back at Saltz on Twitter and Instagram.

Glenn Greenwald wrote: “Excising everyone in your life who has different political views than you – including your parents, siblings and children – seems like a very psychologically unhealthy thing to do.

“Doing that as a journalist seems fatal to the job, and well as psychologically ill.”

Saltz replied to Greenwald: “Republicans, as they are, no longer have what might be called your polite “political views.” They are anti-democratic, authoritarian.

“But you know this already and want to shade things to “both sides.” Fine by me.”
I like that. No more having to deal with those commie lovers.
 

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Man in custody after baseball bat attack hurts 2, including intern, at congressman's Virginia office
Author of the article:Associated Press
Associated Press
Matthew Barakat And Denise Lavoie
Published May 15, 2023 • 4 minute read
Law enforcement investigate after an attack at the office of Rep. Gerry Connelly, D-Va., in Fairfax, Va., Monday, May 15, 2023.
Law enforcement investigate after an attack at the office of Rep. Gerry Connelly, D-Va., in Fairfax, Va., Monday, May 15, 2023.
FAIRFAX, Va. — A man with a metal baseball bat walked into the northern Virginia office of U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly on Monday, asked for him, then struck two of his workers with the bat, including an intern in her first day on the job, police and the congressman said.


The attack marked the latest in an uptick in violence aimed at lawmakers or those close to them.


Fairfax City Police said officers arrived minutes afterward and detained the man. The two staff members were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The veteran Democratic congressman, who wasn’t in the office at the time, said in an interview that the suspect was known to police in Fairfax County, adding, “he’s never made threats to us so it was unprovoked, unexpected and inexplicable.”

“I have no reason to believe that his motivation was politically motivated, but it is possible that the sort of toxic political environment we all live in, you know, set him off, and I would just hope all of us would take a little more time to be careful about what we say and how we say it,” he said.


Connolly said the two women attacked — an intern struck in the side and an outreach director hit on the head — were treated and released from a hospital.

The U.S. Capitol Police and Fairfax City Police identified the suspect as Xuan-Kha Tran Pham, 49, of Fairfax. He was being held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on charges of malicious wounding and aggravated malicious wounding. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

“At this time, it is not clear what the suspect’s motivation may have been,” Capitol Police said in a statement announcing a joint investigation with Fairfax City Police.

Police said the man is suspected in a separate attack a short time earlier Monday.

Fairfax County Police said a man later identified as Pham approached a woman parked in her car about five miles (eight kilometres) away from Connolly’s office at 10:37 a.m. The man asked the woman if she was white, then hit her windshield with a bat and ran away, according to police. The woman wasn’t injured.


A video recorded on a neighbor’s home camera system showed a man chasing a woman with a bat at the site where police said the earlier incident occurred. The woman can be heard screaming and a man is shown chasing her up a small hill before giving up and turning around. Dan Ashley, the homeowner, said it was “troubling to see this sort of thing happening in the neighborhood.”

Pham’s father, Hy Pham, told The Washington Post his son was schizophrenic and had dealt with mental illness since his late teens.

Hy Pham told the newspaper he had been unsuccessfully trying to arrange mental health care for his son. The father could not immediately be reached by The Associated Press.

In May 2022, a person whose name and community of residence matches Xuan-Kha Pham’s sued the Central Intelligence Agency in federal court.


In a hand-written complaint, the plaintiff alleged the CIA had been “wrongfully imprisoning me in a lower perspective” and “brutally torturing me with a degenerating disability consistently since 1988 till the present from the fourth dimension.”

Last year, officers responded to a Fairfax home after a man called dispatch saying he wished to harm others, Fairfax County Police said in a statement. Pham assaulted responding officers and attempted to take a firearm, according to the statement, adding the officers sustained minor injuries.

Pham was taken into custody and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer. Those charges were eventually dropped.


A person with the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Pham now has an ongoing criminal case, said the charges were dropped because they stemmed from a mental health crisis and that the defendant entered an agreement designed to ensure he received mental health treatment. The person complied with conditions requiring him to seek treatment from his arrest in January through a nine-month period when the charges were dropped in September.

Fairfax City Police spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Gardner said police received a call about the attack at Connolly’s Virginia office at about 10:50 a.m. Monday. Police arrived in about five minutes and located the suspect in the office and detained him, Gardner said. One police officer received a minor injury and was treated.


Connolly, a Democrat currently serving his eighth term in Congress, represents Virginia’s Fairfax County-based 11th District in the Washington suburbs. He said windows were broken at the office during the incident.

Other elected officials from Virginia condemned the violence, among them U.S. Sen. Mark Warner.

Warner retweeted Connolly’s statement, calling the attack an “extraordinarily disturbing development.”

“Intimidation and violence — especially against public servants — has no place in our society,” he said.

Since the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, threats to lawmakers and their families have increased sharply. The U.S. Capitol Police investigated around 7,500 cases of potential threats against members of Congress in 2022. The year before, they investigated around 10,000 threats to members, more than twice the number from four years earlier.

In October, a man broke into the San Francisco home of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, demanding to speak with her, before he smashed her husband, Paul, over the head with a hammer.

— Associated Press writers Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking in Washington, and Sarah Rankin in Richmond, Virginia, contributed to this report. Lavoie reported from Richmond.
 

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The Rep party are not the GOP ..we knew ....nor does it have any set of values now. It has become Trumpinaized and that means it has no cohesive message. except perhaps going backwards. The tone is negativek, demoralizing, and almost destructive. The anger that is gurgling over has been promoted by trump speak. ( put downs,, name calling,.... and other hateful language that is unbecoming of anyone in power.

The GOP cannot recover from the Trump "effect".....and is no a cohesive party ow.
De santos is announcing tomorrow. ..on Twitter....with Musk in attendance. Let the bashing begin. The MAGA crowd is on alert and ready to attack. Trump is their leader and influencer.
Now .if ONLY his legal issues would prevent him from running.....but they won't....... as for the MAGA nutters , he can do no wrong...Thiskind of fanaticism is dangerous....as is his kind of leadership.

A societal shift has taken place .where ethics, standards, principles and integrity don't matter any more ....... and the more outrageous .the better they like him.
 

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The Rep party are not the GOP ..we knew ....nor does it have any set of values now. It has become Trumpinaized and that means it has no cohesive message. except perhaps going backwards. The tone is negativek, demoralizing, and almost destructive. The anger that is gurgling over has been promoted by trump speak. ( put downs,, name calling,.... and other hateful language that is unbecoming of anyone in power.

The GOP cannot recover from the Trump "effect".....and is no a cohesive party ow.
De santos is announcing tomorrow. ..on Twitter....with Musk in attendance. Let the bashing begin. The MAGA crowd is on alert and ready to attack. Trump is their leader and influencer.
Now .if ONLY his legal issues would prevent him from running.....but they won't....... as for the MAGA nutters , he can do no wrong...Thiskind of fanaticism is dangerous....as is his kind of leadership.

A societal shift has taken place .where ethics, standards, principles and integrity don't matter any more ....... and the more outrageous .the better they like him.
Didn’t you say the same about George Bush and Mitt Romney ?
 
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The Rep party are not the GOP ..we knew ....nor does it have any set of values now. It has become Trumpinaized and that means it has no cohesive message. except perhaps going backwards. The tone is negativek, demoralizing, and almost destructive. The anger that is gurgling over has been promoted by trump speak. ( put downs,, name calling,.... and other hateful language that is unbecoming of anyone in power.

The GOP cannot recover from the Trump "effect".....and is no a cohesive party ow.
De santos is announcing tomorrow. ..on Twitter....with Musk in attendance. Let the bashing begin. The MAGA crowd is on alert and ready to attack. Trump is their leader and influencer.
Now .if ONLY his legal issues would prevent him from running.....but they won't....... as for the MAGA nutters , he can do no wrong...Thiskind of fanaticism is dangerous....as is his kind of leadership.

A societal shift has taken place .where ethics, standards, principles and integrity don't matter any more ....... and the more outrageous .the better they like him.
I found the messaging encouraging,. Personal responsibility, hard work getting a good education (I know an oxymoron now) and a belief that one can achieve anything they wish to is very uplifting to me.
 
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Question: If cis-hetero, European-dominant, conservative orthodoxy is so damn wonderful, why are y'all so scared that, presented with alternatives, the vast majority will reject it?
 
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