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applegrove

(117,411 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 06:55 AM Feb 12

Chris Murphy pushes the one insult GOP senators don't want to hear

Chris Murphy pushes the one insult GOP senators don’t want to hear

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said the line between House and Senate Republicans is rapidly disappearing. It's not what his GOP colleagues wanted to hear.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/chris-murphy-pushes-one-insult-gop-senators-dont-want-hear-rcna137893

"SNIP..........

On Sunday, Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic architect of a bipartisan border plan, helped unveil the legislation that was four months in the making. On Monday, the Connecticut senator watched as Republicans scrambled to kill his handiwork. And so, a day later, Murphy appeared on the Senate floor, not only to defend the bill he believed in, but also to throw a few elbows at his GOP colleagues.

“There used to be a difference between House Republicans and Senate Republicans,” the Democratic lawmaker said. “I used to explain this fact to my constituents all the time. I’d defend my Senate Republican colleagues; I’d explain how Trump doesn’t control the Senate Republican Caucus like he controls the House. I don’t think that’s true any longer. I think this conference is just as big a mess as the conference in the House.”

He concluded that this breakdown is “terrible” for a variety of reasons, including the fact that “the one group of Republicans that used to be able to exercise original thought and independent judgment now just seems to be another subsidiary of the Trump campaign.”

This might not be immediately obvious to those outside of Capitol Hill, but senators do not like being compared to House members. (If you want to get an ugly look, call a senator “congressman.” Lasers practically shoot from their eyes.) With this in mind, Murphy’s assessment was brutal.

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Applegrove:

"SNIP..........

Fasces (/ˈfæsiːz/ FASS-eez, Latin: [ˈfaskeːs]; a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning "bundle"; Italian: fascio littorio) is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe (occasionally two axes) with its blade emerging.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org › wiki
Fasces - Wikipedia

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That is where the word fascist comes from. And now GOP Congresspeople are a bundle of rods.

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Chris Murphy pushes the one insult GOP senators don't want to hear (Original Post) applegrove Feb 12 OP
There are zero good recons. onecaliberal Feb 12 #1
Not good. Martin68 Feb 12 #2
But drumpf is happy. liberalla Feb 12 #3
Thhe fasces have been a symbol of Federal power in the US since the begining. Check out the back of an ... marble falls Feb 12 #4
Thanks for this. Is it also true Qutzupalotl Feb 12 #6
That isn't really the intended meaning behind the symbol of the rods and the ax. Aristus Feb 12 #7
They are still fascists in GOP Congress. applegrove Feb 12 #8
"Asked"? ... Hahahahaaa live love laugh Feb 12 #5
Asparagus Caucus czarjak Feb 12 #9

marble falls

(55,180 posts)
4. Thhe fasces have been a symbol of Federal power in the US since the begining. Check out the back of an ...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:59 AM
Feb 12

... Mercury dime.

The axe can cut a stick, but the sticks control the axe is the Roman symbolism of it.



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they're all over Washington DC.


Qutzupalotl

(14,095 posts)
6. Thanks for this. Is it also true
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:57 AM
Feb 12

that modern fascists take the symbol of the bundle to mean that the country is stronger when the populace is uniform, such as all white or all Christian? And thus take a dim view of immigrants “polluting the blood” and such? Sincere questions, as I don't know much about them.

Aristus

(65,655 posts)
7. That isn't really the intended meaning behind the symbol of the rods and the ax.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:58 AM
Feb 12

The birch rods in a bundle symbolize the power of unified action. A single rod can easily be snapped in two; a bundle of them cannot.

Also the rods symbolized a civic magistrate's power to chastise (to whip, basically). When a Roman Senator possessing imperium, the power to command, left the city limits of Rome, an ax was inserted into the bundles of rods carried by his bodyguards to symbolize his power to execute.

applegrove

(117,411 posts)
8. They are still fascists in GOP Congress.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 06:54 PM
Feb 12

Last edited Mon Feb 12, 2024, 07:47 PM - Edit history (2)

They are a tight bundle of wood that cannot break. You are not electing individuals with principles when you vote for the GOP. You are electing a Trump rod.

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