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      You need to know we’re 35+ years into this. The age of trump has proven what we’ve known ever since Reagan (arguably Nixon): Republican ideals are a sham, covering only racist, sexist, Christofascist power grabs. Anyone who votes R knowingly or unknowingly supports those things. And as a certified cult, they are both forbidden from voting differently and from questioning that fact.

      All hail trump, only he alone can save them. Covfefe.

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        We’ve known conservative ideals have been garbage for a lot longer than that (all the way back to the founding of the country, in fact). Republican ideals being garbage more recently is simply a reflection of Republican party becoming more purely conservative since Nixon.

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      For Rs, being a moron is a selling point – it makes The Base think they’re “just like us.”

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      Raskin is a rep and would actually have a tough time getting one of the MD Senator seats. We’ve got a lot of conservative areas and blue dogs and it would be much harder for him to win statewide vs just Montgomery county.

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    (P.S. Dear mods, in case you think this violates the rule against replies based on spelling and grammar, I’d argue this has more to do with professionality than that)

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    It’s not shameful to resign, but it is shameful to refer to copyediting as proofreading.

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      proofread /proo͞f′rēd″/

      intransitive verb

      To read (copy or proof) in order to find errors and mark corrections.

      To read copy or proof for purposes of error detection and correction.

      verb To check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar.

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      I learned the difference between principal and principle in grade school. I don’t know about you but I think basic spelling is one of those skills I’d expect a lawmaker to have

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      I know your vote was not done for me, but for the sanctity of this institution and the possibility of setting a very dangerous precedent"

      I know your vote was not done for me, but for the possibility of setting a dangerous precedent"

      But he didn’t vote for the possibility of setting a dangerous precedent, he voted to avoid it.

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      I agree. I like Raskin and get what he’s doing, but the correction of errors is petty. The message he wrote on the letter is enough.

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        I don’t think that’s true. I think recognising that a public figure elected to office sending an official communication on official stationery should be obliged to write appropriately, especially when they’re apparently trying to convey their respect, is an important part of the message of Santos’s gross incompetence that he’s trying to convey.

        Sure, people on the internet can write whichever way they want and still have “clarity”, but a congressman on congress stationery? I don’t think the public should have such low standards of their elected officials. That person’s conduct on the national and international stage reflects on the entire country. Given the official nature of the communication, I wouldn’t say that’s petty. Maybe that’s because I’m not American though.

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          These are supposed to be the people writing US law! Not taking the time to have their (forced) resignation letter looked over is indeed a huge lack of respect.

          Also not American but wish they’d do better.

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        It’s petty as Hell and I’m 100% here for it. Santos deserves every bit of pettiness he has coming to him.