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‘Scary as hell’: GOP pollster spooked by survey showing Republicans drifting away from democracy

A new survey shows Republicans are more likely than any other political group to reject the results of a losing election, and a veteran pollster expressed alarm at those findings.

The new poll conducted by Yahoo News and YouGov found just 43 percent of Republicans say political candidates who got fewer votes should concede their loss, compared to 74 percent of Democrats and 57 percent of independents, and Republican pollster Frank Luntz told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" those results were chilling.

"Scary as hell," Luntz said. "I'm here at the Conservative Party Conference [in the United Kingdom], trying to say to them, be very careful what you wish for, be very careful of what kind of campaign you hold because you could end up like the U.S."
 

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'How civil wars start': Expert explains how America’s democracy is 'ripe to be exploited'

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The Republicans have always had a challenge that they were the party of wealthy Americans and business. The problem is wealthy Americans will always be a very small minority of Americans.

So for wealthy Americans, they have to convince at least some nonwealthy Americans to support their platform. How do you do that? Well, you do it with issues of identity, their sense of threat, their sense of fear, their sense of the world is changing and “I’m being left behind.” It’s very effective.


'White Power and wealth' the only two things the GOP fights for - Everything Else Is Just A Show

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Hershel Walker’s abortion hypocrisy is a hot mess, but that’s only the smallest part of the story: the GOP actually has a template for what they’re attempting to pull off in the election this fall and “morality” has nothing to do with it. Instead, it’s all about white power and wealth, in a context that once ruled the southern states.

Most Americans don’t know that by the time of the Civil War, the South had ceased altogether to be a democracy. Instead, it was a brutal race-based oligarchy, and elections, like today in Russia and Hungary, were mere formalities.


 
 

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I am not convinced that the Republican Party wants to end the American democratic experiment. They merely want to restrict the vote to white male landowners.

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Olivaw » 08 Oct 2022, 6:36 pm » wrote: I am not convinced that the Republican Party wants to end the American democratic experiment. They merely want to restrict the vote to white male landowners.
Yes... that too.

Alabama’s arguments in voting rights case are rooted in white supremacy

If the Supreme Court allows Alabama to continue denying Black communities fair representation, it will open the door to other states and localities that want to follow suit.
 

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Election denialists unleash an array of strategies aimed at undermining democracy itself

Within a few weeks of the Jan. 6 insurrection, it became crystal clear that the Republican Party, by openly embracing both Donald Trump’s Big Lie that fueled the violent attack on democracy and the mob of far-right “Patriots” who undertook it, had ceased to be a viable partner in American democracy.That reality has become fully manifest now, 22 months later on the brink of the midterm elections, as the majority of GOP candidates around the nation—nearly 300 of them—have declared themselves unapologetic election denialists.  

Democracy itself is plainly under assault from these denialists (and by extension, the Republican Party).

But few of its defenders have a clear view of the larger strategy, involving a menu of varying tactics, being deployed in this attack.

A recent report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, fortunately, provides an outline for us, identifying a set of eight specific tactics being deployed by election denialists and their enablers this year.


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CONTINUED FROM ABOVE (READ THE FIRST PART - CLEARLY THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO):

A recent report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, fortunately, provides an outline for us, identifying a set of eight specific tactics being deployed by election denialists and their enablers this year.

also:

Scott Galloway Argues Trump and Putin Created Inflation: ‘Intellectually sophomoric to Blame Biden’

and UNDENIABLE PARALLELS:

How Hitler’s Enablers Undid Democracy in Germany - The Atlantic

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Lol
Like the Dems haven’t lied, cheated, or stole.

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NEILCAR » 10 Oct 2022, 5:31 am » wrote: Lol
Like the Dems haven’t lied, cheated, or stole.
Haven't a clue which of my posts your commentary is referencing... perhaps none in particular. But since you threw that commentary up for grabs, I think it safe to say that politicians of both parties have engaged in such.

But the DEGREE TO WHICH THE MAGA RIGHT has done all the above and MORE, including their incitement of HATE, RACISM, WHITE SUPREMACY, ANTI-SEMITISM,ANTI-GAY, ANTI-WOMEN sentiment and policymaking, the DEGREE TO WHICH a vast majority of Republicans have sanctioned VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF GOVERNMENT, and their siding with Putin's ATROCITIES IN THE UKRAINE, makes any attempt of both-siding the two parties DISINGENUOUS - AT BEST.

The FACT that Trump supporters and his MAGA RIGHT are perfectly OKAY with Putin's reported ATROCITIES in Ukraine tells ME that they'd ALSO BE PERFECTLY OKAY WITH ATROCITIES RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA, against minorities, gays, people of other faiths and EVERYONE ELSE they consider at something OTHER.

FACT IS - AMERICA IS PRESENTLY JUST A GOOSE-STEP AWAY FROM A FASCIST STATE, CONCENTRATION CAMPS, GAS CHAMBERS, AND OVENS.   And you can take that to the BANK.
 
 


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 We could be facing the sunset of democracy — or the end of the world: Get off your *** and vote
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In a season of venom, insanity and global peril, our imperfect democracy still offers a path forward. Let's take it
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AND:.Joe Biden asks questions worthy of Thomas Paine: Who the hell are we, and what century is this?
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For all the problems of the Biden White House, the president has no illusions: America faces a historic emergency
 

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VIOLENCE, HATE, INTIMIDATION, RACISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, TERRORISM AND THREATS
WHAT AMERICA HAS BECOME - IN TRUMP'S AMERICA 
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The fascist attack and attempted murder of Nancy Pelosi's husband (he was looking for Nancy is only the LATEST END PRODUCT OF THE CONTINUED HATE FILLED, VIOLENT RHETORIC PROMOTED BY MAGA REPUBICANS AND THEIR CONSTITUENCY. 

They've LONG BEEN ADVOCATING FOR, AND FUELING THE VIOLENCE. 

As EVIDENCED BY THE LATEST: 

Gizmodo reports that a Far-right software developer and social media influencer named Curtis Yarvin is proposing an app that allows former Donald Trump to order people around the country to gather into mobs on his behalf

Steve Bannon has threatened that Dr Fauci and his family will be ‘hunted’ after midterms 

Tucker Carlson Goes Full QAnon With a Deranged Attack On Democrats 

Three More Far-Right Militia Members were Convicted in the Gretchen Whitmer Kidnapping - the Trio Were Convicted On All Charges For Supporting Plot To Kidnap Gov. Whitmer  

A Black Couple’s Morning Walk was Interrupted by a “****** for Sale” Sign posted in their neighborhood. 

Rep. Paul Gosar, Right-wing hatemonger, and loathed by his own siblings for his reprehensible actions, expressed approval of two people who claimed they've hunted and shot migrants in Yuma. His response: "Say a prayer because this country needs you. There's a bunch of people that are ready to go into action." 

Steve Bannon says Republicans will teach Democrats a lesson by bayonet 

Far-right extremists are plotting to attack the energy sector as gas prices finally start to drop: report 

Neo-Nazis ‘Building a White Ethnostate’ in Maine Are Now Working With a Local Extremist Group  

The New York Post was hacked on Thursday morning with a slew of disturbing posts and headlines, calling for assassination of AOC and Biden, and other racist and sexists slurs that came online 

Hiltzik: Instead of a platform, what Republicans have offered America is a torrent of unalloyed racism and antisemitism. 

Penn State leaders should resign after approving Proud Boys-hosting event that led to violence
 

Penn State under fire after blaming students for violence around cancelled event featuring Proud Boys founder 

A Legal expert sketches out ‘grim scenario’ where Republicans impose minority rule for the ‘foreseeable future’ 

George Floyd's mural in Milwaukee Was vandalized 

The Rubio Canvasser Who Was Beaten is Reportedly Linked to White Supremacists 

Conservative WAPO columnist says he was wrong to think Republicans weren’t truly racist 

High school students have been arrested after circulating video of White kids shouting racial slurs at Black students.

An Award-Winning Black Film Director was Singled Out and Searched By DEA at an Atlanta Airport for No Reason, ‘I Was Definitely Racially Profiled’

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NO MORE SUBTERFUGE - TRUMP MAGA INSPIRED HATE, RACISM, AND VENOM - IN PLAIN SIGHT
IN TRUMP'S FASCIST AMERICA


LeBron James Calls On Elon Musk To Address Explosion Of N-Word On

Musk has owned Twitter under a week and big names are already leaving the platform, complaining about a hate surge, and calling for tighter regulation

Black Twitter is stunned by racist tweets taking over app after Elon Musk purchase

‘We can say it now?’: Racists flood Twitter with the N-word after Elon Musk takes over

Elon Musk, Free Speech Absolutist, Is Silent About His Saudi Partners – Mother Jones


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You see, the thing about Kanye and other self-loathing OPPORTUNISTS like him is that in almost EVERY case there is PERSONAL PROFIT to be had in adding legitimacy to retrogressive racist policies and ideologies, white nationalists, supremacists, fascists, anit-Semites, and neo-Nazis.

Being a minority crusader on BEHALF of diversity, civil rights, inclusion, and non-discrimination makes one just one of the crowd. Hardly any recognition for that, and CERTAINLY not from the MAGA right.

But lend credence to THEIR racism, THEIR hate based ideology and rhetoric, and you're SURE to be a star.

So, become a TOOL of THEIR malicious mindedness, and in NO time you TOO will be crowd surfing MAGAS like Vernon Jones.

The sad truth is that Kanye West only cares about racism when it's convenient for him

Kanye West, a Black man, should know better than to traffic in hate

Neo-Nazis Say Kanye West Is the Greatest Since Adolf Hitler

Kanye West Escorted Out of Skechers Headquarters After Showing Up Uninvited

West;s Donda Academy Shuts Down For Rest of School Year

Keyshia Cole Takes Son Out of Kanye;s 15,000 a year private school after his disturbing comment about shooting up a school


Ye’s dive into the antisemitic abyss green-lights a wave of fascist eliminationism from the right

Kanye West has an obsession with Hitler, according to several former associates

Kanye West reportedly wanted to name his album after Hitler instead, and apparently has an obsession with the Nazi leader

“Unacceptable, hateful and dangerous”: Adidas drops Kayne West while others also distance themselves

 

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I think it should be all too apparent by NOW that, based upon what they've said, what they've done, who and what they defend, and what they ARE PLANNING TO DO, the MAGA Republican Party CLEARLY doesn't give a **** about Democracy:

Making excuses for dictators is nothing new: "Mr. Republican" and the Nazis - Salon

Republicans double down on hate and fear, never mind midterm losses - Dailykos

New Year's message from Republicans: Yes, the cruelty is still the point - Salon

Mary Trump Says 'Anti-American Anti-Human Trump Voters' All Want Me And People Like Me Dead - Mediaite

The GOP Is More Ungovernable Than Ever Before - NYMag

McCarthy speaker spectacle is no joke. It shows the Republican Party will damage America. - Yahoo News

How the Koch dynasty is determined to dismantle democracy — and why it might succeed: report - MSN

Of Course Steve Bannon and January 6 Fans Are Cheering on the Brazilian Insurrection – Mother Jones

Joe Scarborough Directly Connects Brazilian Insurrection to Trump, Steve Bannon and CPAC’S Promotion of Fascism - Mediaite

The déjà vu of Brazil’s insurrection isn’t an accident, since key players from Jan. 6 are involved - Dailykos

GOP Treason Is Stalking Democracies Around the World - Dailykos

 

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ENEMIES OF DEMOCRACY :

DC insider: The Grotesque, GOP-controlled House Committee Has One Goal - Raw Story


The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is the major investigative unit in the House. Yesterday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy loaded it with people who enabled Donald Trump’s attempted coup in the months after the 2020 election.

They have also called for violence against their political enemies, embraced conspiracy theories, and associated with white supremacists.

McCarthy’s move is the most cynical act of political thuggery since Trump left the White House. Not coincidentally, it is designed to advance Trump’s re-election and his anti-democracy agenda.

The people McCarthy put on the committee include Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Russell Fry of South Carolina, and Anna Paulina Luna of Florida.

To describe them as “conservative” or “extremist” misses the essence of what they’ve done and believe.

They are authoritarians who have deep contempt for American democracy.



(...or for that matter, contempt for democracy PERIOD - NOT to mention the fact that most of these traitors to democracy should've already been LOCKED UP by now.)



THE MAGA EFFORT TO END DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL:

Steve Bannon's Connection to Brazil Insurrection by Bolsonaro Supporters - Newsweek

Trump Allies Helped Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil's Elections - The New York Times

Tucker Carlson Backs Jair Bolsonaro, Blasts Brazil's 'Rigged Election' - Newsweek
(Fkr Carlson and friends never met a DESPOT they didn't LIKE)



THE MAGA WINK TO FASCISM IN EUROPE:

Trump Embraced Far-Right Rhetoric on ‘Replacement’ During United Nations Speech - The Daily Beast


Trump made winking overtures to right-wing nationalism during his Tuesday speech before the United Nations General Assembly, embracing rhetoric about “globalism” and the fear of allowing certain people to “replace” Western cultural heritage.

(aka straight up Nazi ****.)
 

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Poor fool still doesn't get that America is not a democracy.
At least the U.S. isn't, and never was. Ours is a constitutional/representative republic that respects the rights of minorities and minority views.
Fell for the lefty lying media trying to brainwash folks into transforming the U.S. into a democracy.
 
 

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freeman » 24 Jan 2023, 10:19 am » wrote: Poor fool still doesn't get that America is not a democracy.
At least the U.S. isn't, and never was. Ours is a constitutional/representative republic that respects the rights of minorities and minority views.
Fell for the lefty lying media trying to brainwash folks into transforming the U.S. into a democracy.
Aside from your personal insult (warning 1) America is at least CLOSER to being a democracy than it would be under the hate based, supremacist, fascist regime that MAGAS and those of like mind defend and support.

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ENEMIES OF DEMOCRACY:

They Say They Want Freedom, but They Really Mean the Other Thing - The Good Men Project


"When Republicans talk about freedom, they mean their freedom to take away the rights of others. Republicans want potential mass shooters to have unlimited access to guns so that they have the freedom to kill as many people as possible. Republicans want the freedom to make healthcare choices for women. Republicans don’t want anyone to be free to speak out against them without consequences.

The Republican definition of freedom is a lie. The GOP does not mean freedom for all, and they aren’t interested in the limitless potential and possibilities that come with true freedom. The Republican definition of freedom involves their freedom to destroy the liberties of others.” — Josh Shapiro


Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid - Dailykos

"Who is calling the shots in our Congressional Body? It’s not Kevin McCarthy. He is just a stool pigeon to the Freedom Caucus who forced concession, after concession, after concession thru 15 votes it took to elect him speaker.

And who are the members of the Freedom Caucus?

Scott Perry: He denies that he asked President Trump for a pardon for his role 1/6/2021, and then denied his denial that he had denied asking for a pardon.

Marjorie Taylor Greene: A White Christian Nationalist who evidently believes fornication with two men while being married to a third is a conservative value in action.

Lauren Boebert, a GED qualified individual married to a sexually frustrated man who exposed himself to children.

Paul Gosar whose own family states he is unfit to serve and has published fantasies about him killing female members of congress.

Louis Gohmert: A former Congressman and perhaps future Attorney General of Texas: A racist individual who actually voted against the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act, which would have made Lynching a hate crime.


It is no wonder this quality cast can make demands of Kevin McCarthy, a weak, egotistic child, who will cave to any demand to see his personal ambitions fulfilled...."

ALSO:

The quiet takeover of the Tea Party: GOP establishment is now full MAGA - Salon

(BTW, I disagree with the author of this last article. Not a 'takeover.' They are one and the SAME... they just don't feel obliged to hide who and WHAT they are anymore. **** by any other name would smell JUST like ****.)