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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:05 PM

This was posted on Daily Kos and I thought it was worth passing along. I know the author.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/10/29/1990633/-De-Nazification-not-Bipartisanship-after-Trump?fbclid=IwAR3vYeCyh183DHSSWUHLt4VLkQcVYsTUEtrXsWpmbV5Oy_qDsI_OIh5GmDE


Bipartisanship is impossible and must be banished from Democratic thought and speech. Not out of vengeance against the GOP, but from an assessment of facts. There is no honest partner across the aisle available to an incoming Biden transition and administration to be bipartisan with. The way to recover from Trump is much more akin to denazification.

Some say there are Republicans who opposed Trump to work with. But to only evaluate Republicans by who were in or out of Trump’s circle misses the core problem. The GOP, since Reagan at least, strove to create a political climate that made Trump possible. The Republican agenda has been building a Kleptocracy. How can government maximize the wealth of a few at the expense of everyone else. Republicans are essentially anti-democratic because they strive to win power with a minority of votes and fixed federal courts to build said Kleptocracy. Every GOP candidate, every consultant, every party leader since Reagan strove to create an authoritarian, white, racist, sexist, xenophobic base, weaponizing every prejudice in our country to win elections. Every GOP leader for decades across our country made Trump possible and none can be untangled from him today.

The Lincoln Project—chock full of enabling consultants, perhaps worried about getting into heaven now, cannot be redeemed simply by turning their authoritarian-honed weapons against Trump. Kasich—he was a Gingrich lieutenant back in the day and handed out cookies to friends from Ohio’s jar as its reactionary governor. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan—he crashed a multi-billion dollar transit line project, pushes a highway expansion for wealthy developers, while 2020 write-in voting Ronald Reagan. Never Trumpers—most were simply offended by how undeferential Trump was to them. Even the departed, bipartisan-sainted John McCain gave us Sarah Palin—the female Wal-Mart prequel to Taj Mahal bankrupting Trump. Any list of GOP corruption, deceit and hatefulness quickly grows very, very long.

Denazification is a model because this divisive and hateful GOP model for coalition building must be rooted out and destroyed. Bringing any GOP practitioners into a Democratic government legitimizes their authoritarianism just as Trump’s visit to North Korea did for Kim Jong-un.

All of it at the link.

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CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 OP
Kitchari Oct 2020 #1
dalton99a Oct 2020 #2
Hoyt Oct 2020 #3
stillcool Oct 2020 #4
wcast Oct 2020 #5
librechik Oct 2020 #6

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. K&R n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. There must be de-Trumpification. Trump cultists must be thrown out of our government


They are nothing but traitors, liars and criminals


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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. Actually think there are some GOPers who want to disinfect trump-ties before their next election.

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:15 PM

4. So, looks like we'll have a super-majority?

or blow the effing thing up.

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 03:53 PM

5. Republicans against Trump want to go back to the old days.

Days when dog whistles and a wink and a nod kept Republicans "respectable". I hope the Democratic Party remembers this along with how Obama was treated.

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 04:00 PM

6. couldn't agree more!

if only...

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