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#41 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:28:23 PM
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A man admitted to using his dead mother's name to vote for Trump and blamed 'too much propaganda'

A Pennsylvania man who used his dead mother's name to vote for former President Donald Trump in last year's presidential election blamed "too much propaganda."

Bruce Bartman on Friday plead guilty to one count of unlawful voting and two counts of perjury, according to the Associated Press. The 70-year-old was sentenced to five years probation. He is also barred from voting for four years and he can't serve on a jury, the report said.

In court, Bartman apologized to the judge for his crimes and said he made a mistake.

"I was isolated last year in lockdown," Bartman said in Delaware County Common Pleas Court, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer."I listened to too much propaganda and made a stupid mistake."

Bartman was accused of registering his deceased mother and mother-in-law on Pennsylvania online voter registration portal last August. He successfully cast a ballot in his mother's name to vote for Trump and other Republicans, Insider's Jacob Shamsian previously reported.

Bartman was charged in December in the midst of Trump's baseless claims about voter fraud in the presidential election.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bartman's lawyer doubled down on his client's remarks saying his actions were "a very misguided political mistake, and very stupid" in court on Friday.

In an interview with Insider in December, Stretton said his client thought he was participating in "civil disobedience" by illegally voting on behalf of his mother.

"He was angry at people criticizing the president and complaining about the election process, and he wanted to do what he considered civil disobedience by registering his mother and voting her," Stretton previously told Insider. "Of course, he was wildly mistaken."
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
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#42 Posted : Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:56:47 PM
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On October 23, 2010, McConnell stated, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

Recently, on May 5, 2020, McConnell stated, "100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration."


What's wrong with these people?! Has the GOP forgotten that they are supposed to legislate, pass bills that will benefit The People not just block them, not continue to be the Grim Reaper, the leader of the party of no? McConnell was proud to claim he is the Grim Reaper, where all Democratic bills come to die. If they cannot do their assigned task to legislate or serve The People, they need to stand aside and let Biden lead!

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#43 Posted : Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:17:39 PM
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The former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele on Elise Stefanik...

"Was she full of crap then or is she full of crap now?" Steele asked. "Either way, crap is crap."

"And the best reflection of where the GOP is right now, is they are about to knock out a principled woman for crap. Donald Trump brought the gold toilet into the RNC and everyone thinks it's a pool and they're just diving in," he explained.
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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#44 Posted : Tuesday, September 7, 2021 5:34:21 PM
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Just a short video from the Lincoln Project
The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war.
Sydney J. Harris
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