I believe that the world is doomed due to social media and AI that has created an information environment where the truth is totally fungible. No problem can be solve unless the underlying facts are agreed upon. It is the perfect environment for evil to mushroom. We are doomed.

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"because one of our two major political parties has embraced autocratic extremism." Indeed! The Twitter Files shows us WHICH party this is, dude: DemonCrats™ You fools enjoy jerkin' it to Hunter's laptop videos while chanting "orange man bad" but the rest of us see through your pathetic smoke 'n mirrors. MAGA24, losers.

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Blackmail: I find it curious that the possibility that Trump blackmailed prominent supporters at key moments is rarely mentioned. Given his campaign’s relationship with Russian Intelligence (even acknowledged by a GOP led Senate Intelligence Committee report on the 2016 election) it is highly plausible that those who publicly espoused disdain for him and then suddenly out of the blue flipped into being vocal supporters are being blackmailed. For ex Senator Graham said terrible things about Trump and out of nowhere became his first supporter in the senate. We all know the unspoken reason Graham is an easy target given how he votes against the very community he’s clearly a part of. It wouldn’t take much to flip him. And what made McCarthy suddenly kiss Trump’s ring after rightfully blaming him for the violence on Jan 6th before so many of his colleagues reaffirmed fealty to Trump? There was a small window of a few days where, led by McCarthy, if they’d stood united in their rejection of him, they could have broken free of his “leadership.” What did Trump say that made the man take the knee?

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Chilling and succinct. Right on. Johnson is surely a wolf in sheep’s clothing. These are such scary times.

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Bravo Noel!

Im up here in Laval Quebec

I can feel for you, you say RINO, I say PINO

Party in name only.

I like you have a bit of an issue, I have voted conservative for the last five federal elections. Cant stand Trudeau no one in my family can.

But now the Conservatives have a new Leader Pierre Poilievre. Noel he was forced through by our version of MAGA . I CANT STAND HIM.

Two countries similar issues trust me.

The one thing I would recommend to you, is mabey you and your buddies might vote Democrat one time( don't tell anyone)

This absolute madness has to stop.

PUTIN is loving every minute of this. And creating

A huge amount of death and destruction world wide.

Only a Strong America can stop this madness.

I also understand about the MAGA thing.

One of my clients worked for NBC sports marketing.i have never felt the vitriol, or basically the Hate he has for democrats.

It was a little uncomfortable to say the least.

Thanks for writing back

PS: I'm a 49ers fan

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I can't help but wonder if the repthugs have any idea of what they are doing to the country and just don't care or their excuse is following the party line blindly? We needed a speaker of the house, but not that badly and one this especially awful what the hell are they doing? Even the moderately sane ones fell right in line past time to vote them out if we even can anymore.

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Very well said, Dan. 'Hope all is well -- Michael J. Black, San Antonio

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Sadly, I do not disagree with you Mark. Just hoping it’s more isolated than it appears! I can’t speak to the anti-semitism you refer to as not aware, wasn’t following that, and was only replying to the issues in the original article. I just still hope there is a chance Canada can pull back. I do hear rhetoric on supposedly innocuous sites such as ‘next door”, and it is sad and disturbing.

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Brian Tyler Cohen shares more info on Mike Johnson and the YouTube video clips of the evidence.

“It was never about rebuking extremism and only about not wanting to associate themselves with someone like Jim Jordan. But there should be no doubt those republicans in the purple district just elevated this extreme republican to the highest job in the gop, who will seek to outlaw abortion, eliminate same sex marriage and refuse to certify any election that a republican doesn’t win.

There are 0 moderates left, which is to say, trumpism is alive and well in the gop and extremism has fully enveloped that party.”

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Not sure what you’re saying here. Pls explain.

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It will take the will of people and a great deal of effort and fortitude to save the grand experiment which is the USA. It will take everyone who believes in that experiment and have love of this country to do it. But we can and we must. Strength to us all ❤️💙❤️🇺🇸

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Prayers for Our Country....🙏💞🕊

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Makes you wonder if this wasn't the plan alright. Joe and Kamala better watch their back.

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Thank you for confirming what I predicted would happen here - someone so much worse than the clowns Jordan and McCarthy. Almost as if this was the goal in the first place. We’re getting rolled over by the extremists and I see nothing but autocracy ahead.

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Sir Walter Scott describes DJT and Johnson very well:

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

This is my own, my native land!

Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,

As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,

From wandering on a foreign strand!

If such there breathe, go, mark him well;

For him no Minstrel raptures swell;

High though his titles, proud his name,

Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,

The wretch, concentred all in self,

Living, shall forfeit fair renown,

And, doubly dying, shall go down

To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,

Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

I pray this happens before they destroy our country.

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