Raffensperger’s Stacey Abrams-Donald Trump Comparison Is Bogus

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican who’s had his name tarred by the President, his state’s governor and its two senators for refusing to parrot baseless election fraud accusations, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Sunday arguing that President Donald Trump is simply running the “Stacey Abrams playbook.” 


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Any minor smidge of respect I may have had for Raffy just flew out the window…

WTF is wrong with these people?

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Hopefully Stacey’s efforts will land her the governorship in 2022. Don’t get mad, get even and keep the state on the blue trajectory.

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That’s how bad things are these days. We are supposed to respect Republicans if they do their job and are not corrupt.

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Stacey Abrams is awesome.

OT: WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?

Trump administration officials passed when Pfizer offered in late summer to sell the U.S. government additional doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, according to people familiar with the matter. Now Pfizer may not be able provide more of its vaccine to the United States until next June because of its commitments to other countries, they said.

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Pissed me off so much when I heard Raffensperger make the comparison…

But then he HAD to do something to prove his Repub cred.

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Obviously, Jared and donnie weren’t going to be able to wet their beaks in the deal…

What’s a few more dead Americans between friends.

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They, Republicans, just can’t stop themselves from being dicks. Just when you think you’ve found a non looney tunes Republican, they turn around and squander any goodwill they accrued by sounding like the voice of reason.

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Reversion to the mean…no surprise.

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Would’ve impacted whatever sweetheart deal has been worked with Moderna if more vaccines from actual companies were obtained.

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Stacey Abrams has built a powerful operation, and has been incredibly successful. She’s a force to be reckoned with. So it’s not really a surprise they’re going to start going after her. It’s not going to work though, she’s smarter and better at this than they are.

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Particularly after the bigly beating they took cornering the hydroxychloroquine market.

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It’s about time someone pointed this out; it should have appeared immediately after Raffensperger made those odious comments… The comparison is bullshit, and to compare Abrams to Trump is to compare someone who wants fair elections to someone who wants a stolen election.

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Ironic that we need to look to Wall Street for ethical guidance. An analyst must disclose ownership in any company on which the analyst is publishing equity research. Most firms go beyond FINRA regulations and outright forbid their analysts to own any stock in their coverage sector. That Kemp could oversee an election in which he was a candidate is bonkers. As for Raffensberger, his bothersideism is inexcusable although not surprising.

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"like an ADD moth to flames. "

Eeek…probably an embellishment best left to crass folks like me on the comment boards…

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To be fair to Raffensperger and his ilk, they genuinely believe that if a Black person wins fair and square, it IS a stolen election.

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Shorter Raffensperger: “Hey, just because I followed the law on this election doesn’t mean that I’m not absolutely despicable as a human being!”

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Establishing a playbook that President Trump is following to the letter now, Ms. Abrams refused to concede, announced that she would launch major litigation against Georgia’s election system, and began collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from donors convinced the election had been stolen from her,” Raffensperger wrote, outlining the thesis of his argument.

v.o: "previously on ‘The Donald Trump Show’."

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“Republicans are refusing to give up their fantasy of a rigged election.”

There hasn’t been this much GOP fantasizing since the last time Mike Pence browsed Grindr during a Cabinet meeting.

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Ripe beautiful Apples and Oranges frozen in time.

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