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Truth is, the Republican party has been working toward the death of democracy in America for quite some time. 

From back when conservative think tanks and groups like the Heritage Foundation and their affiliates dictated policymaking to Republican politicians like Ronald Reagan. Back when their various right winged PACS and interests like the Kochs and Mercers held little pow-wows and retreats with right winged judges like Scalia and Thomas.   

And when their Federalist Society provided Republican presidents and lawmakers with lists of potential judgeships comprised of far right ideologues. 

Back when their "war" on drugs wasn't a yet "crisis" (as it is now with opioids) and back when they and their right winged media outlets like Fox, promoted and promulgated thinly veiled, racist, dog-whistle rhetoric and anti-democratic propaganda on a 24/7 basis. Just like they do NOW. 

The coming of Trump was only the culmination of that ongoing effort. He was only the full EMBODIMENT of all they were already trafficking in. 

So it was NO wonder that his hate based, rabble rousing diatribes were so readily devoured by right winged voters, above ALL other contenders. And why they love him STILL. 

And now that they can see their goals on the horizon, they've unembarrassingly pulled out ALL the stops. Today, their sights are set on nothing less than a fascist, authoritarian MINORITY RULE style of government founded upon hate based nationalistic sentiment and they are acting, non stop, towards those ends. 

They've set about doing so via They've done so by turning the GOP into A CULT. And THEIR ENDGAME is nothing less than THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.

 
 
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THE REPUBLICAN ENDGAME:

Trump and the Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts - Vox

The Republican Party has morphed into an entirely anti-democratic institution – People's World

History 101: Parallels between Putin's Russia and Hitler's Germany, plus U.S. reaction then and now

Trump's inner circle is secretly making plans to fire thousands government employees if he wins in 2024, report says

Trump's planned Revenge would include Purging Tens of Thousands Federal Employees

When you can’t see the treason in front of you

Report: If Trump Wins in 2024, His Allies Want to Unmake the Entire Federal Government – Mother Jones

Trump has 2024 plan to fire thousands of federal workers and replace them with 'America First' loyalists: report



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A CLOSER LOOK:

Trump and the Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts - Vox


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.


Today’s Republicans really hate Democrats — and democracy (each illustrated by charts)

1) Trump’s supporters have embraced anti-democratic ideas
2) Republicans are embracing violence
3) Republicans see Democrats as something worse than mere rivals
4) Republicans dislike compromise
5) The Republican Party is a global outlier — and not in a good way
6) The Republican turn against democracy begins with race
7) Partisanship causes Republicans to justify anti-democratic behavior
8) The crucial impact of the right-wing media
9) Republicans have an unpopular policy agenda
10) Some of the most consequential Republican attacks on democracy happen at the state level
11) The national GOP has broken government
12) It's still Trump's party - Republicans DON'T care that Trump abused his power
13) Trump and Trumpism will return in 2024

 



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Another thread where you control who is allowed to speak...yeah....you're the Princess of Democracy alright...you spew the failed ideas of an antiquated political Utopia and the only way you can keep people from pointing it out is censorship.

Your censorship of other people's speech is NOT Democracy....it's Progressive Idiocracy and you are the poster child for what it stands for


You are the book burner here

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nefarious101 » 24 Jul 2022, 6:19 am » wrote: Another thread where you control who is allowed to speak...yeah....you're the Princess of Democracy alright...you spew the failed ideas of an antiquated political Utopia and the only way you can keep people from pointing it out is censorship.

Your censorship of other people's speech is NOT Democracy....it's Progressive Idiocracy and you are the poster child for what it stands for

You are the book burner here
No, I've invited those who have ON TOPIC REBUTTALS to "speak." NOT those who like YOU try to obfuscate information behind a wall of PERSONAL ATTACKS and ****.

YOU were given a chance to participate, by way of the FORMER, yet YOU chose the LATTER.  So I'll leave your RESPONSE right here, so others can see why YOU can no longer participate.
 
 

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REPUBLICAN ENDGAME - DEATH OF DEMOCRACY:

George Conway says reports that Trump will install loyalists in his administration if he wins in 2024 is a cautionary tale: 'It's going to be more corrupt and lawless'

MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance Predicts Weekly Impeachments, Jailing of Jan. 6 Committee, No More Elections Ever if Republicans Win

GOP Will ‘Defund Every Component of the U.S. Government’ If It Becomes Party in Power, Ex-MSNBC Analyst Warns (Video)


REPUBLICAN ENDGAME - THE CAPITOL INSURRECTION
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Insurrectionists Cry At Sentencing After Crowd Surfing At The Capitol Riot Then Pepper Spraying Cops

Capitol rioter wearing ‘Black Guns Matter’ patch arrested for Capitol police with bear spray on Jan 6

Colorado Youth Pastor-Turned Capitol Rioter Tyler Ethridge Indicted on Felony, Misdemeanor Charges

Jan 6th Insurrectionist Riley Williams (AKA Nazi Girl) Will Not Have Pretrial Conditions Relaxed.

#BlueSprayNozzle Is Latest Domestic Terrorist Arrested For Assaulting Capitol Police With Bear Spray


REPUBLICAN ENDGAME - ASSAULT UPON EDUCATION


Betsy DeVos calls for abolition of federal Education Department — that she once led - Raw Story

GOP Maryland AG hopeful is pro-secession and believes all public education is a communist plot

DeSantis Mind-Numbingly Rants About 'Woke Math' At Moms For Liberty Summit: VIDEO - Comic Sands

Miami-Dade School Board embraces book banning. Is this what ‘parental rights’ look like?

Florida education program lets military veterans teach with no degree

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B.See » 24 Jul 2022, 5:10 am » wrote: Truth is, the Progressive Democratic party has been working toward the death of democracy in America for quite some time. 

The coming of Trump was a direct threat to their tyranny so they had to make up lies to destroy him at all costs. 

They've done so by turning the Democratic Party into A CULT. And THEIR ENDGAME is nothing less than THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.
I agree. 
 

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See? This is what they do, and who they are. Instead of engaging in a debate over the issues raised, they'd sooner stoop to drive by **** postings, personal attacks, and posting fraudulent "direct quotes" attributed to something I never wrote. That and other devious means to obscure the FACTS.  One MIGHT even be tempted to call them "dishonest pieces of ****."

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REPUBLICAN ENDGAME - DEATH OF DEMOCRACY

‘US democracy will not survive for long’: how January 6 hearings plot a roadmap to autocracy | January 6 hearings | The Guardian

We know now that on the day that the United States suffered the worst assault on the Capitol since the British ravaged it in 1814, Trump exhorted his followers to march on the Capitol and “fight like hell” [and that] he was aware that many of them were armed with guns and wearing body armor.

We know from Thursday night that when his close aides pleaded with him to call off the attack, he refused, spending 187 minutes watching events unfold on TV in the White House dining room while swatting away increasingly desperate pleas for him to act until it was clear that his hopes of violently overthrowing the election had faded.

To those who track anti-democratic movements there is a chilling familiarity to this rich evocation of a -resident descending into an abyss of fantasy, fury and possible illegality.

“The picture that the hearings depict is of a coup leader,” said the Harvard political scientist Steven Levitsky.

“This is a guy who was unwilling to accept defeat and was prepared to use virtually any means to try to stay illegally in power.”

 

 



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There's two other people in your thread. Afraid of discussion?


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B.See » 24 Jul 2022, 5:10 am » wrote: Truth is, the Republican party has been working toward the death of democracy in America for quite some time. 

From back when conservative think tanks and groups like the Heritage Foundation and their affiliates dictated policymaking to Republican politicians like Ronald Reagan. Back when their various right winged PACS and interests like the Kochs and Mercers held little pow-wows and retreats with right winged judges like Scalia and Thomas.   

And when their Federalist Society provided Republican presidents and lawmakers with lists of potential judgeships comprised of far right ideologues. 

Back when their "war" on drugs wasn't a yet "crisis" (as it is now with opioids) and back when they and their right winged media outlets like Fox, promoted and promulgated thinly veiled, racist, dog-whistle rhetoric and anti-democratic propaganda on a 24/7 basis. Just like they do NOW. 

The coming of Trump was only the culmination of that ongoing effort. He was only the full EMBODIMENT of all they were already trafficking in. 

So it was NO wonder that his hate based, rabble rousing diatribes were so readily devoured by right winged voters, above ALL other contenders. And why they love him STILL. 

And now that they can see their goals on the horizon, they've unembarrassingly pulled out ALL the stops. Today, their sights are set on nothing less than a fascist, authoritarian MINORITY RULE style of government founded upon hate based nationalistic sentiment and they are acting, non stop, towards those ends. 

They've set about doing so via They've done so by turning the GOP into A CULT. And THEIR ENDGAME is nothing less than THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA.
DEMOCRATS.... THEY accuse others of doing... EXACTLY what THEY are doing THEMSELVES... the above is ANOTHER EXAMPLE of EXACTLY THAT !! 

It is the DEMOCRATS who are trying to DESTROY Democracy in America... JUST look at their POLICIES: 1) DE- FUND the police, 2) PRO CRIME, 3) The DIVISION and DESTRUCTION of the FABRIC of America, and 4) The sewing of HATE, one group against another, THRU-OUT America...

It's called PROJECTION... and it is the DEMOCRATS who are ACTIVELY trying to DESTROY America... NOT Republicans... and I THINK... America NOW REALIZES IT !!

 

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ConservativeWave » 29 Jul 2022, 9:03 am » wrote: DEMOCRATS.... THEY accuse others of doing... EXACTLY what THEY are doing THEMSELVES... the above is ANOTHER EXAMPLE of EXACTLY THAT !! 

It is the DEMOCRATS who are trying to DESTROY Democracy in America... JUST look at their POLICIES: 1) DE- FUND the police, 2) PRO CRIME, 3) The DIVISION and DESTRUCTION of the FABRIC of America, and 4) The sewing of HATE, one group against another, THRU-OUT America...

It's called PROJECTION... and it is the DEMOCRATS who are ACTIVELY trying to DESTROY America... NOT Republicans... and I THINK... America NOW REALIZES IT !!

LIES, LIES, a Pack of LIES!
 

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Xavier_Onassis » 29 Jul 2022, 9:56 am » wrote: LIES, LIES, a Pack of LIES!
Precisely. But at least he kept it on topic rather than resort to THE USUAL personal attacks, drive-bys, etc.

For ONE it isn't Democrats who are seeking to undermine government via the establishment of a dictatorship as Trump has sought (and WILL seek) to do. And this is confirmed by many a CONSERVATIVE analyst.

Further, the vast MAJORITY of Democrats certainly do NOT want to "defund" the police. What they (we) want is a reallocation of funds via community outreach and involvement, in COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP with law enforcement, in ways that might PROACTIVELY REDUCE crime.

Nor is it Democrats who destroying the "fabric" of American society, like MAGAS are, by trying to overthrow the will of the MAJORITY, via  THEIR attempted coup, via THEIR extremist right winged SCOTUS rulings, via THEIR voter SUPPRESSION efforts, and via THEIR **** talks of secession and such.

Nor is it Democrats who are SOWING (not "sewing") HATE via supremacist, fascist hate speech and rhetoric, nor trying to demonize minorities, women, and gay people, nor endorsing and even ENGAGING in hate speech from the halls of Congress, nor advocating for political violence, civil war and all that OTHER hateful **** the MAGA REICH engage in on a DAILY BASIS.