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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 11:22pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
Fear not, Big Tech is going full tilt in cancelling the Republican Party and anyone else who disagrees with them,
 

Excellent. Most problems in the nation are caused by the GOP and the backlash against its institutionalized racism, financial mismanagement, and xenophobia, last I checked the headlines.
 
It is Big tech who writes the headlines that guide you.

Sorry, I captured this before you edited it.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 11:19pm



 kurtster wrote:
Fear not, Big Tech is going full tilt in cancelling the Republican Party and anyone else who disagrees with them,
 

Excellent. Most problems in the nation are caused by the GOP and the backlash against its institutionalized racism, financial mismanagement, and xenophobia, last I checked the pulse of the folks around me.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 10:54pm

Fear not, Big Tech is going full tilt in cancelling the Republican Party and anyone else who disagrees with them, the Democratic Party and the Legacy Media.  These three, Big Tech, the Democratic Party and the Legacy Media are all one and the same. They have now fully exposed themselves and their goals.  One party rule by way of censorship and control of public discourse.

The Thought Police have risen and are claiming their rightful place in the New World Order and are now wielding their unrestricted monopolistic power.  Remember when the NWO was dismissed as some wild conspiracy theory, anyone ?  China is their model for controlling the USA.  Big Tech has helped the CCP develop and test all of the social monitoring tools and the development and implementation of Social Scorecards to punish those who disobey or reward those who comply.

That is what is happening to us here in the USA at this very point in time. 

imho ...
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 9:13pm



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The Roots of Josh Hawley’s Rage
Why do so many Republicans appear to be at war with both truth and democracy?
In today’s Republican Party, the path to power is to build up a lie in order to overturn democracy. At least that is what Senator Josh Hawley was telling us when he offered a clenched-fist salute to the pro-Trump mob before it ransacked the Capitol, and it is the same message he delivered on the floor of the Senate in the aftermath of the attack, when he doubled down on the lies about electoral fraud that incited the insurrection in the first place. How did we get to the point where one of the bright young stars of the Republican Party appears to be at war with both truth and democracy?

Mr. Hawley himself, as it happens, has been making the answer plain for some time. It’s just a matter of listening to what he has been saying. (...)

In other words, Mr. Hawley’s idea of freedom is the freedom to conform to what he and his preferred religious authorities know to be right. Mr. Hawley is not shy about making the point explicit. In a 2017 speech to the American Renewal Project, he declared — paraphrasing the Dutch Reformed theologian and onetime prime minister Abraham Kuyper — “There is not one square inch of all creation over which Jesus Christ is not Lord.” Mr. Kuyper is perhaps best known for his claim that Christianity has sole legitimate authority over all aspects of human life.

“We are called to take that message into every sphere of life that we touch, including the political realm,” Mr. Hawley said. “That is our charge. To take the Lordship of Christ, that message, into the public realm, and to seek the obedience of the nations. Of our nation!”

Mr. Hawley has built his political career among people who believe that Shariah is just around the corner even as they attempt to secure privileges for their preferred religious groups to discriminate against those of whom they disapprove. Before he won election as a senator, he worked for Becket, a legal advocacy group that often coordinates with the right-wing legal juggernaut the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a familiar presence on the Christian right media circuit. (...)

The line of thought here is starkly binary and nihilistic. It says that human existence in an inevitably pluralistic, modern society committed to equality is inherently worthless. It comes with the idea that a right-minded elite of religiously pure individuals should aim to capture the levers of government, then use that power to rescue society from eternal darkness and reshape it in accord with a divinely-approved view of righteousness.

At the heart of Mr. Hawley’s condemnation of our terrifyingly Pelagian world lies a dark conclusion about the achievements of modern, liberal, pluralistic societies. When he was still attorney general, William Barr articulated this conclusion in a speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he blamed “the growing ascendancy of secularism” for amplifying “virtually every measure of social pathology,” and maintained that “free government was only suitable and sustainable for a religious people.”

Christian nationalists’ acceptance of President Trump’s spectacular turpitude these past four years was a good measure of just how dire they think our situation is. Even a corrupt sociopath was better, in their eyes, than the horrifying freedom that religious moderates and liberals, along with the many Americans who don’t happen to be religious, offer the world. (...)
I.e. a theocrat.
 

He's a constitutional lawyer who has argued in front of the supreme court. It makes his current actions that more astonishing. He's a hypocrite through and through, and should be shunned and probably disbarred. 
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 12:06pm

The Roots of Josh Hawley’s Rage
Why do so many Republicans appear to be at war with both truth and democracy?
In today’s Republican Party, the path to power is to build up a lie in order to overturn democracy. At least that is what Senator Josh Hawley was telling us when he offered a clenched-fist salute to the pro-Trump mob before it ransacked the Capitol, and it is the same message he delivered on the floor of the Senate in the aftermath of the attack, when he doubled down on the lies about electoral fraud that incited the insurrection in the first place. How did we get to the point where one of the bright young stars of the Republican Party appears to be at war with both truth and democracy?

Mr. Hawley himself, as it happens, has been making the answer plain for some time. It’s just a matter of listening to what he has been saying. (...)

In other words, Mr. Hawley’s idea of freedom is the freedom to conform to what he and his preferred religious authorities know to be right. Mr. Hawley is not shy about making the point explicit. In a 2017 speech to the American Renewal Project, he declared — paraphrasing the Dutch Reformed theologian and onetime prime minister Abraham Kuyper — “There is not one square inch of all creation over which Jesus Christ is not Lord.” Mr. Kuyper is perhaps best known for his claim that Christianity has sole legitimate authority over all aspects of human life.

“We are called to take that message into every sphere of life that we touch, including the political realm,” Mr. Hawley said. “That is our charge. To take the Lordship of Christ, that message, into the public realm, and to seek the obedience of the nations. Of our nation!”

Mr. Hawley has built his political career among people who believe that Shariah is just around the corner even as they attempt to secure privileges for their preferred religious groups to discriminate against those of whom they disapprove. Before he won election as a senator, he worked for Becket, a legal advocacy group that often coordinates with the right-wing legal juggernaut the Alliance Defending Freedom. He is a familiar presence on the Christian right media circuit. (...)

The line of thought here is starkly binary and nihilistic. It says that human existence in an inevitably pluralistic, modern society committed to equality is inherently worthless. It comes with the idea that a right-minded elite of religiously pure individuals should aim to capture the levers of government, then use that power to rescue society from eternal darkness and reshape it in accord with a divinely-approved view of righteousness.

At the heart of Mr. Hawley’s condemnation of our terrifyingly Pelagian world lies a dark conclusion about the achievements of modern, liberal, pluralistic societies. When he was still attorney general, William Barr articulated this conclusion in a speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he blamed “the growing ascendancy of secularism” for amplifying “virtually every measure of social pathology,” and maintained that “free government was only suitable and sustainable for a religious people.”

Christian nationalists’ acceptance of President Trump’s spectacular turpitude these past four years was a good measure of just how dire they think our situation is. Even a corrupt sociopath was better, in their eyes, than the horrifying freedom that religious moderates and liberals, along with the many Americans who don’t happen to be religious, offer the world. (...)
I.e. a theocrat.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 8:22am

Impeaching Donald Trump could help Republican Party 'cleanse itself', says David Frum   â€” CBC Radio interview, call-in show with audio-track

'This is an institution that needs to be salvaged,' conservative commentator says

Conservative commentator David Frum, an author and staff writer at The Atlantic, has been a fierce critic of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

..........

"An impeachment vote that involves Republicans is a chance for the party to cleanse itself and redeem itself and prepare for the future."

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David Frum is the son of Barbara Frum, an iconic broadcaster at the CBC.  At one point, she conducted the best political interviews of any media outlet in North America.
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 11:03am



 kurtster wrote:

You're not the only one who said that that long ago.  Trump was pretty much the last hope to put some fight back into this party of spineless wimps who quite frankly have gotten everything that they have earned by trying to be nice and liked by the media.  That was never going to happen.

It is now pretty much over.  The democratic party has finally taken over the country, permanently.
 
Trump wasn't the last hope. Huntsman was a reasonable option. Trump was just the bully that the "spineless wimps" in charge of the party ran in his stead, hoping for a businessman to save the country. Of course, he's a corrupt, multi-bankrupt, politically-naive, reality TV performer with a fragile ego - but...he's a businessman. That didn't really work out for the majority of the nation, did it?

Said it before: I would've voted Huntsman instead of Obama's second term because the GOP was so obsessed with not letting him get anything done. (Mitch McConnell's "one term President" fixation, instead of working in tandem with him to improve the nation using negotiation and compromise)

When the GOP didn't even come up with a platform for this Presidential election, that was the sign: they're no longer representing the ideas of the Republican Party. They're just running a popularity contest. And he, ultimately, is only popular with a minority of the nation.

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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 10:09am



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Interesting read considering we will be a Hispanic dominated country within the next 20 years or so.....are you ready?  Do you really understand Hispanic culture?
 
 

Hispanics come in all shapes and sizes.   Conservative Hispanics can be incredibly racist, narrow-minded, uninformed, nasty, vengeful and self-loathing as it gets.  

Conservative Hispanics often say they support freemarket capitalism but frankly many of them are far more comfortable with a feudal-style or authoritarian government with a good dash of corporate fascism thrown in.    

Christian?   Lip service most definitely.  
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 9:22am

What happens when there is no one else to blame?  It may take years, but if the Republican party does eventually fade away at some point the mirror will reflect only those that look into it and the hungry will soon turn on each other for sustenance.  Under the present duopoly, you need the Republican party whether you realize it or not so be careful what you wish for.{#Eek}
 
 
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 5:23am

Interesting read considering we will be a Hispanic dominated country within the next 20 years or so.....are you ready?  Do you really understand Hispanic culture?
 
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Posted: Jan 6, 2021 - 5:12am

 Steely_D wrote:
If folks scroll back enough, they'll find me saying many years ago (right before Obama, IIRC) that we were watching the end of the GOP. This isn't a new idea if folks are paying attention.
 
You're not the only one who said that that long ago.  Trump was pretty much the last hope to put some fight back into this party of spineless wimps who quite frankly have gotten everything that they have earned by trying to be nice and liked by the media.  That was never going to happen.

It is now pretty much over.  The democratic party has finally taken over the country, permanently.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2021 - 10:54pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
“The die is cast for the Republican Party. It will be destroyed on January 6th..."
 

If folks scroll back enough, they'll find me saying many years ago (right before Obama, IIRC) that we were watching the end of the GOP. This isn't a new idea if folks are paying attention.
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Posted: Jan 5, 2021 - 6:03pm

“The die is cast for the Republican Party. It will be destroyed on January 6th in much the same way the Whig party was destroyed by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. The act unraveled the Missouri compromise and allowed for the westward expansion of slavery.
The party could not survive its factionalism. There could be no more accommodation, compromise, and partnership between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Whigs. A new political party was born, the Republican Party. That party will divide into irreconcilable factions on January 6th.
The 6th will commence a political civil war inside the GOP. The autocratic side will roll over the pro-democracy remnant of the GOP like the Wehrmacht did the Belgian Army in 1940. The ‘22 GOP primary season will be a bloodletting. The 6th will be a loyalty test. The purge will follow.
Does anybody doubt the outcome of the @IvankaTrump vs. @marcorubio primary in Florida? Anyone willing to make a bet on @robportman? It turns out JFK was right. The problem of trying to ride the tiger is the likelihood of winding up inside the tiger.
The poisonous fruit from four years of collaboration and complicity with Trump’s insanity, illiberalism, and incompetence are ready for harvest. It will kill the GOP because it’s Pro-Democracy faction and Autocratic factions can no more exist together then could the Whig Party hold together the abolitionist with the Slavemaster.
It won’t happen overnight but the destination is clear. The Conservative party in America is dead. It may continue to bear the name “Republican” but it will be no such thing. Fascism has indeed come to America and as was once predicted: It is wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
This movement must be defeated. It cannot be appeased, accommodated, or negotiated with. It must be recognized for what it is and we must all recognize the new age of American politics it has wrought. It has reset the debate entirely.
There are only two sides in American politics now. There is the American side and the Autocratic side. May God help us all if we falter, flag, or fail in defense of American democracy.”


~ Steve Schmidt, The Lincoln Project
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Posted: Dec 20, 2020 - 2:57pm

It's amazing to see Marco Rubio and other Republicans cutting the line and getting the vaccine, after 9 months of:

- It's no worse than the flu
- Masks represent personal freedom
- The cure can't be worse than the disease
- schools need to stay open
- etc....etc...

Self-serving hypocrites.  Sure, all politicians are...but a bit more rare in times of national crisis when front-line healthcare workers are waiting for the shot Marco, 49, made arrangements to get well before his number would have been called.
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Posted: Dec 19, 2020 - 9:29am

Analysis: For Republicans, profanity is suddenly scandalous
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Kelly Loeffler’s Familiar Dog Whistle
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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 5:47am

 R_P wrote:
 
The shit eating grin at the end tells it all.
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Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 8:55am

The Rotting of the Republican Mind

When one party becomes detached from reality.

David Brooks
By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist 
  • Nov. 26, 2020
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In a recent Monmouth University survey, 77 percent of Trump backers said Joe Biden had won the presidential election because of fraud. Many of these same people think climate change is not real. Many of these same people believe they don’t need to listen to scientific experts on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We live in a country in epistemological crisis, in which much of the Republican Party has become detached from reality. Moreover, this is not just an American problem. All around the world, rising right-wing populist parties are floating on oceans of misinformation and falsehood. What is going on?

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