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The Sewer That Is The GOP: With All The White Supremacists, Conspiracy Nutters, And Other Malicious Whacko Subgroups, How Does It Get Fixed?


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All lulz aside, it makes more sense and is easier to process if you consider Trump et. al. to be a public health crisis. They are diseased, infected with this weird brain worm that makes them act out their worst impulses in total denial of reality. If they were rabid, rolling in the street trying to bite their own faces, you wouldn't just blow it off saying, "Oh, it's politics". There is no sense to be made of it, their default setting is rejection of sense and rationale, so it helps to step back and see the symptomology and effects of it instead of trying to open some lines of communication with the virus itself.

 

 

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41 minutes ago, KAOSkins said:

 They're going to get the racist vote anyhow, what's the point to stuff like this (the rune stage)?

 

 

 

Kinda my opinion. 

It's a nice Internet joke. Kinda like the anthem singer. 

But if you think the shape of the stage is a legit source of outrage?  You're in "tan suit" territory. 

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I can't stand the KKKonservsative movement anymore.  The catering to racism can't be explained away anymore.  You either are like the KKK or sympathize with the KKK. This isn't new.  This goes back to the Obama admin and all the ugly "born in Kenya", disparage Michelle Obama crap.  And people who have continued to support and cater to the lies of Trump, even after January 6 are a cancer.  Trump just amped up the racism. 

 

They don't openly say it, but Trump repeating the big lie is: "a bunch of black and brown people in large cities stole the election for Trump".  So now, the GOP has to redouble their efforts to suppress the black and brown vote.  Because "election fraud".  

 

The whole COVID response of Trump and the "open it all up" ignores fhe fact that black and brown people have taken the brunt of the disease.  I know which zip code and city around me is the worst hit... it's where all the farmworkers live.  Which zip code wants to open everything up?  Oh... just the white area where most people work from home and are more likely to get tested frequently. 

 

Oh and the culture wars are abortion/guns/gays ... racism is no longer an issue folks!!!

 

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The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts

 

The Republican Party is the biggest threat to American democracy today. It is a radical, obstructionist faction that has become hostile to the most basic democratic norm: that the other side should get to wield power when it wins elections.

 

A few years ago, these statements may have sounded like partisan Democratic hyperbole. But in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol and Trump’s acquittal in the Senate on the charge of inciting it, they seem more a plain description of where we’re at as a country.

 

But how deep does the GOP’s problem with democracy run, really? How did things get so bad? And is it likely to get worse?

 

Below are 13 charts that illustrate the depth of the problem and how we got here. The story they tell is sobering: At every level, from the elite down to rank-and-file voters, the party is permeated with anti-democratic political attitudes and agendas. And the prospects for rescuing the Republican Party, at least in the short term, look grim indeed.

 

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Click on the link for the rest

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Re: the above story, 

 

I see three reports about it. Two of them were dated the 13th. (When the arrest happened ). None of them mention a specific charge, other than possession of a ballot. 

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The Washington Post today ran a front page story that eviscerated North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn as an unqualified college dropout who has lied about virtually everything about his background - even the circumstances of the car accident that paralyzed him.

 

Cawthorn said a close friend had crashed the car in which he was a passenger and fled the scene, leaving him to die “in a fiery tomb.” Cawthorn was “declared dead,” he said in a speech at the college he later dropped out of.  That was refuted by the friend who said he pulled Cawthorn out of the burning car. Others who stopped to help backed the friend's account.  EMT reports refute that he was "declared dead."

 

He said his Naval Academy appointment was derailed by the accident.  In fact he was rejected by the Naval Academy before the accident. He went to Patrick Henry College, a Christian school in Purcellville, Virginia. He dropped out after one semester after getting mostly Ds in his classes.  Later, during his run for Congress, 150 of his classmates signed a letter saying that Cawthorn was sexual predator. Three women interviewed for the article described incidents they viewed as sexual assault.

 

Quotes from the article:

 

Cawthorn, whose work experience had mainly been at a Chick-fil-A, got a part-time job working at the district office of Meadows.

 

Cawthorn told the Asheville Citizen-Times that he had worked “full time” for Meadows in 2015 and 2016. Congressional records show Cawthorn was listed as a part-time employee in 2015 and was paid about $15,000. In 2016, he received about $3,000 for part-time work.

 

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Cawthorn said in an earlier deposition he was accepted to Princeton and an online program at Harvard, along with other universities. He later revised his statements to say that he had not been admitted to Princeton and Harvard and that some of his statements about college admissions were “not accurate.

 

So basically, his entire background has been a lie.  Which fits perfectly with his self-identity as a Trump disciple.

 

The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right

Cawthorn has emerged as one of the most visible figures among newly arrived House Republicans, who have promoted baseless assertions and pushed a radicalized ideology that has become a driving force in the GOP

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/27/making-madison-cawthorn-how-falsehoods-helped-propel-career-new-pro-trump-star-far-right/?arc404=true

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Keep remembering a clip of Dr Johny Fever. "I'll have you know I went through Harvard!"

"It was at night."

"In a squad car, actually."

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6 hours ago, Larry said:

Re: the above story, 

 

I see three reports about it. Two of them were dated the 13th. (When the arrest happened ). None of them mention a specific charge, other than possession of a ballot. 

 

It says in the tweet the charges involve harvesting ballots at nursing homes.

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That is the perhaps the funniest thing about the modern GOP.  They all have to have some kind of made up gimmick about themselves to appeal to their base.  I know the Democrats are not immune to this either, when they attempt to shoot guns or play sports or whatever, but maaaan the GOP really just invent "Conservative man/woman" characters to pretend to be when they run for office.  Most of them are the exact elitists they pretend to be and most of their time in office is spent re-enforcing their elitism by pushing policy that takes care of their peers to the detriment of the vast majority of the country, specifically their voting base.   It's ironic too because the blue coastal states largely can get by on their economies and policies, but it is those red states that really need the help and advancement towards the 20th century yet are never going to get if they keep voting for the current GOP.

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