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  • Divergence between the GOP and America

    The Republicans are less and less like America as a whole.

    https://i.imgur.com/0Ikb7pB.jpg

  • #2
    What does Conservative really mean at this point? I think that term has been beat up, pushed down, battered…

    GOP used to be the Conservative party… I think that has been hijacked by a few factions hat aren’t particularly interested in America as a country, rather their niche interests or idea of what America should be turned into…

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    • #3
      Back in the 80s, Ronald Reagan said, "Government is the problem," his take on the Friedman/Hayek ideology that pretty much everything should be privatized. Through Gingrich, Norquist, Bannon and others, that idea morphed into "Government is the enemy" and they launched a strategy to erode government from within, attacking its institutions and traditions, in effect, making government inoperable through attacks on staffing and starvation through defunding. In other words, they started throwing wrenches into the gears.

      The Clinton presidency was the proto-type for their new "scorched earth politics" campaign.

      This then led to the Tea Party and the purging of liberals and moderates from the GOP. The final expression of that idea is the radical right owning the party and Trump sending his lunatics to violently attack the Congress in an effort to overturn a perfectly valid and fraud-free presidential election. Now we have two parties at war with each other; The Democrats trying to restore our republican democracy and the Trump personality cult of radicals trying to destroy it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by W*GS View Post
        The Republicans are less and less like America as a whole.

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        • #5
          What’s in it for Trump and his disciples? Ask Jennifer Rubin.

          Hi Jennifer — How can rational and sane Americans best understand the prima facie collective, cognitively dissonant suicide wish of Trumpified Republican cult members who want to "own the libs" so badly that they blindly risk their own lives (as well as those of others in their orbit) in spurning medically-sound covid-19 preventive measures? - Ken

          "We are seeing how powerful cults can be. MAGA members live in a media bubble and are bombarded by disinformation, so they are convinced that "elites," experts and public health officials are tyrannizing them. There is no logic in saying "I won't take vaccines manufactured by the drug companies, but I will take their antibody treatments." The urge to remain in good standing in the cult and the conviction that those outside are trying to destroy your "way of life" can be so powerful that it overrides even the instinct for self-preservation. Even harder to understand is the deep cynicism and reckless disregard for human life from MAGA media stars and politicians as they propagate disinformation and encourage conduct that leads to sickness and death. They would rather endanger others' lives than give up the chance to pose as the MAGA crowd's protectors and champions."

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          Jennifer Rubin


          https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...id=hp_opinions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
            What’s in it for Trump and his disciples? Ask Jennifer Rubin.

            Hi Jennifer — How can rational and sane Americans best understand the prima facie collective, cognitively dissonant suicide wish of Trumpified Republican cult members who want to "own the libs" so badly that they blindly risk their own lives (as well as those of others in their orbit) in spurning medically-sound covid-19 preventive measures? - Ken

            "We are seeing how powerful cults can be. MAGA members live in a media bubble and are bombarded by disinformation, so they are convinced that "elites," experts and public health officials are tyrannizing them. There is no logic in saying "I won't take vaccines manufactured by the drug companies, but I will take their antibody treatments." The urge to remain in good standing in the cult and the conviction that those outside are trying to destroy your "way of life" can be so powerful that it overrides even the instinct for self-preservation. Even harder to understand is the deep cynicism and reckless disregard for human life from MAGA media stars and politicians as they propagate disinformation and encourage conduct that leads to sickness and death. They would rather endanger others' lives than give up the chance to pose as the MAGA crowd's protectors and champions."

            -
            Jennifer Rubin


            https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...id=hp_opinions
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            • #7

              Oklahoma lawmaker wants to fire teachers who offend students’ religious beliefs

              Teachers who break the law could face a $10,000 fine and lose their jobs

              A newly proposed bill in Oklahoma from State Senator Rob Standridge would punish any public school teacher who promotes any position “in opposition to closely held religious beliefs of students.” Which — let’s face it — means the bill would punish any public school teacher.

              Senate Bill 1470 was prefiled this week by Standridge, a MAGA cultist who made news last month when he filed a different bill to ban all books with sexual content (especially ones that affirm trans identities) from public school libraries. On Monday, he posted on Facebook about his desire to ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from schools because it contains a rape scene.

              But it’s the more recent bill that’s gotten plenty of attention online because it allows students and parents with irrational religious views to override the curriculum decisions of trained professionals.

              https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/o...gious-beliefs/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                Oklahoma lawmaker wants to fire teachers who offend students’ religious beliefs

                Teachers who break the law could face a $10,000 fine and lose their jobs

                A newly proposed bill in Oklahoma from State Senator Rob Standridge would punish any public school teacher who promotes any position “in opposition to closely held religious beliefs of students.” Which — let’s face it — means the bill would punish any public school teacher.

                Senate Bill 1470 was prefiled this week by Standridge, a MAGA cultist who made news last month when he filed a different bill to ban all books with sexual content (especially ones that affirm trans identities) from public school libraries. On Monday, he posted on Facebook about his desire to ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye from schools because it contains a rape scene.

                But it’s the more recent bill that’s gotten plenty of attention online because it allows students and parents with irrational religious views to override the curriculum decisions of trained professionals.

                https://onlysky.media/hemant-mehta/o...gious-beliefs/
                More Conservative Censorship… lol….
                classic, just like the MAGA losers here who are whining to mods and trying curb speech. The worst people!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by B-Large View Post

                  More Conservative Censorship… lol….
                  classic, just like the MAGA losers here who are whining to mods and trying curb speech. The worst people!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by B-Large View Post
                    What does Conservative really mean at this point? I think that term has been beat up, pushed down, battered….
                    It’s in the name. They’re simply trying to conserve the current system as it is. Or go back to the good ole days.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                      This is true. Both sides want to censor the other for speech that offends them. Both sides are honestly pretty fascist. It’s just, each side wants their guy in charge and sending the “bad guys” to the cattle cars.

                      As an individualist, I just want to be left the **** alone. The left wants me to get in the pod, eat the bugs, own nothing and be happy, while the right wants to ban my porn, weed, and sex dolls. And now go away from capitalism and go alllll the way back to mercantilism for some stupid ass reason. I’ll still vote GOP because they’re still a lot less shitty than the left, but **** em both.
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                      • #12



                        Gingrich started us on the road to ruin. Now, he’s back.




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                        • #13
                          Thousand in Texas are without power. Again.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                            Thousand in Texas are without power. Again.

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                            Ha!
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                            • #15
                              God forbid the people of TX actually elect somebody who wants to do the job he was hired for.

                              How are they going to "own the libs" like that?

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                                • #17
                                  What a lowlife POS. 👎🏻




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                                    The MAGA fixation with chaos overrides ‘America First’

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                                    Once upon a time, the Republican Party stressed social order, the rule of law and capitalism as a vehicle to deliver widespread prosperity. More recently, the MAGA crowd insisted it wanted an “America First” policy. Forget all that. Now, as evident in the GOP’s rooting for Canada’s right-wing trucker blockade protesting vaccine mandates, its goals are chaos, economic self-harm and lawlessness.

                                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=mr_opinions_3

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                                      The MAGA fixation with chaos overrides ‘America First’

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                                      Once upon a time, the Republican Party stressed social order, the rule of law and capitalism as a vehicle to deliver widespread prosperity. More recently, the MAGA crowd insisted it wanted an “America First” policy. Forget all that. Now, as evident in the GOP’s rooting for Canada’s right-wing trucker blockade protesting vaccine mandates, its goals are chaos, economic self-harm and lawlessness.

                                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=mr_opinions_3
                                      America First? LOL, no, what they meant was.... ME FIRST.... AND ALWAYS ME FIRST

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                                      • #20
                                        I think it is abundantly clear to everyone that the Republican Party is done with democracy.

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                                          And they are more stupid for it.

                                      • #21
                                        Originally posted by Roh View Post
                                        I think it is abundantly clear to everyone that the Republican Party is done with democracy.
                                        Are Republicans hiding their agenda — or do they not know what it is?

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                                        Didn’t expect to say this, but: Maybe Republicans should start listening to Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.

                                        Asked about Donald Trump’s role in the midterm elections on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the South Carolina Republican said, “We need a positive agenda to talk about how we can fix the future for America, repair the damage, rather than trying to purge the party. I think the best thing for the Republican Party is to talk about policy.”

                                        Graham is right. It would be helpful — for the health of both his party and U.S. democracy — if Republicans gave voters some idea of what policies they stand for and what actions they would take if they regained control of Congress.

                                        Unfortunately, almost no one in Graham’s party seems to agree. Today, the erstwhile “party of ideas” offers none beyond 2020 election conspiracy theories, culture war grievances and, of course, undying fealty to Trump.

                                        That does not exactly amount to an actionable policy agenda. Nor has the GOP lately attempted to craft one.

                                        Recall that, for the first time since its founding more than 160 years earlier, the GOP released no platform ahead of the 2020 election. Instead the Republican National Committee proffered a blank-check pledge to support whatever it was Trump might wish to do.

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                                        • #22
                                          Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                                          Are Republicans hiding their agenda — or do they not know what it is?

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                                          Didn’t expect to say this, but: Maybe Republicans should start listening to Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.

                                          Asked about Donald Trump’s role in the midterm elections on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the South Carolina Republican said, “We need a positive agenda to talk about how we can fix the future for America, repair the damage, rather than trying to purge the party. I think the best thing for the Republican Party is to talk about policy.”

                                          Graham is right. It would be helpful — for the health of both his party and U.S. democracy — if Republicans gave voters some idea of what policies they stand for and what actions they would take if they regained control of Congress.

                                          Unfortunately, almost no one in Graham’s party seems to agree. Today, the erstwhile “party of ideas” offers none beyond 2020 election conspiracy theories, culture war grievances and, of course, undying fealty to Trump.

                                          That does not exactly amount to an actionable policy agenda. Nor has the GOP lately attempted to craft one.

                                          Recall that, for the first time since its founding more than 160 years earlier, the GOP released no platform ahead of the 2020 election. Instead the Republican National Committee proffered a blank-check pledge to support whatever it was Trump might wish to do.

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                                          They gave up on policy outside of tax cuts 15 years ago. They had a chance to reform immigration, they borrowed more money and gave tax cuts in insanely wealthy people...

                                          2024 Platform? Cut Taxes, Run Bigger Deficits, Destroy the Finances of the US... there, print that.

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                                              Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                                              Are Republicans hiding their agenda — or do they not know what it is?

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                                              Didn’t expect to say this, but: Maybe Republicans should start listening to Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.

                                              Asked about Donald Trump’s role in the midterm elections on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the South Carolina Republican said, “We need a positive agenda to talk about how we can fix the future for America, repair the damage, rather than trying to purge the party. I think the best thing for the Republican Party is to talk about policy.”

                                              Graham is right. It would be helpful — for the health of both his party and U.S. democracy — if Republicans gave voters some idea of what policies they stand for and what actions they would take if they regained control of Congress.

                                              Unfortunately, almost no one in Graham’s party seems to agree. Today, the erstwhile “party of ideas” offers none beyond 2020 election conspiracy theories, culture war grievances and, of course, undying fealty to Trump.

                                              That does not exactly amount to an actionable policy agenda. Nor has the GOP lately attempted to craft one.

                                              Recall that, for the first time since its founding more than 160 years earlier, the GOP released no platform ahead of the 2020 election. Instead the Republican National Committee proffered a blank-check pledge to support whatever it was Trump might wish to do.

                                              Continued:

                                              https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...id=hp_opinions
                                              Why would a personality cult talk about policy?

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                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by Roh View Post

                                                Why would a personality cult talk about policy?
                                                The only Republican "policy" these days is to throw a monkey wrench into the machinery of the U.S. government.




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