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More embarrassing Republican candidate hijinks
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 04, 2022 08:48AM
Well, it is campaign season, which can turn a holler to supporters into a “Dean scream”, but I think this faux pas is particularly illustrative of right-wing meme-ery:

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The Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota repeated last week a bizarre hoax claim which has been debunked that children are being told they can identify as anthropomorphic cats and are being allowed to use litter boxes to urinate in schools.

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Come on, people. Can we please have a smidge of skepticism?

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“Why do we have litter boxes in some of the school districts so kids can pee in them, because they identify as a furry? We’ve lost our minds. We’ve lost our minds.”

Yes, some of us have.

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The claim reportedly originated from a community member at a local school board meeting last year and has since spread across the internet. They have been repeatedly shot down by fact-checkers from major news outlets as false. The bizarre conspiracy has spread so much that it even has its own dedicated Wikipedia page.

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As that last link notes, Jensen is not the only Republican politician to repeat their Tidy Cat fantasies: a Nebraskan State Senator did, as well as MTG herself.

BTW, our state Education folks put out a straight-faced statement that they are, um…unaware of any Minnesota school districts currently providing this sort of…alternate bathroom facilities.

In other well-duh statements,

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Inside Elections currently rates the [MN governor] race as likely Democratic.
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Re: More embarrassing Republican candidate hijinks
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 04, 2022 08:52AM
It came up as part of a swing voter focus group episode on this podcast - [www.thebulwark.com]

I was disappointed that it was insufficiently debunked and one of the members was very convinced it was real.

I do agree that it underscores how some people are having trouble discerning truth from fiction, in part because some societal changes make so little sense to them.



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Re: More embarrassing Republican candidate hijinks
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 04, 2022 09:05AM
I believe that untreated schizophrenics and others with severe/dangerous delusions should not vote.
This could not be achieved, though, without the disenfranchisement of 30% of the population, and the GOP would never stand for this. The fact that they feed these delusions is reprehensible. The next step would be for them to try to convince Democrats with depression to off themselves. They’re only half a step away from attempting this.



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Re: More embarrassing Republican candidate hijinks
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 04, 2022 10:08AM
Our GOP Governor Nominee has promised to ban pole dancing in our elementary schools. Along with "porn" and CRT. No word on banning cash bars in the cafeterias.
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Re: More embarrassing Republican candidate hijinks
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 04, 2022 12:48PM
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S. Pupp
I believe that untreated schizophrenics and others with severe/dangerous delusions should not be allowed to hold public officee..

Fixed that for you.
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