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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 03:57 PM

Republicans own this


Republicans own this
The Capitol Hill mob was the logical culmination of years of mainstream Republican politics.
By Zack Beauchamp@zackbeauchampzack@vox.com Jan 8, 2021, 8:50am EST


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Blaming President Trump for this violence is, at this point, stating the obvious. He has been inciting his supporters for weeks, telling them that the election has been stolen and they need to stand up to save freedom. If you really believe that — took what the president said seriously — why wouldn’t you take dramatic action?

But the blame needs to go beyond Trump and land squarely on the Republican Party itself — an institution that, for decades, employed a political strategy that sowed the seeds of an uprising against the American state.

The animating force of modern Republicanism is this: Democratic Party rule is an existential threat to America and is by definition illegitimate. It is a belief that explains much of what we’ve seen from the GOP in the past few decades, the glue that binds together Republicans ranging from shitposters in the QAnon fever swamps to much of the GOP congressional caucus.

Whether elite Republicans genuinely believe what they tell their base is beside the point. The fact is their delegitimizing rhetoric has been the fuel of the conservative movement for many, many years now. Trump’s presidency, and the violence with which it is ending, represents the logical next step for the modern GOP — and where it goes from here will determine our future as a democracy.

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22217696/republicans-trump-capitol-hill-storming-mob-responsible

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 03:59 PM

1. And the corporate press will do its damnest to help the stink wash off. Now they'll tell us how

lucky we are that the "grown ups" are in charge of the asylum once more.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:07 PM

2. The Cretin has been a very invaluable tool. He incites and enables the ignorant rabble-yes...

but in the manipulative hands of truly devious and intelligent haters of Democracy, he has been pure gold.

A “perfect storm” of opportunity for decades long plotters.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:05 PM

16. Whoa! TRUTH!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 04:36 PM

3. 30+ years on non-stop, hate-filled propaganda against Democrats had laid the foundation

for this years ago. It never would have gotten this far without it. This is simply the natural outcome. Did we really expect anything less?

But now it's time to destroy it, and we'd better do so.

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Response to hadEnuf (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:34 PM

5. Yes. And Rush got a medal for it.

Republicans should never have power again ever they are tools of the wealthy who will use any means to get and hold power. So here we are with Russia hacking, laughing, and an mass insurrection in DC.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 06:25 PM

4. Clearly, by the words he uses, Joe Biden understands this

and he has many in his decades long wide circle who understand as well.

I believe he will be the best qualified president since Eisenhower, because of his long experience and careful way he speaks and formulates his actions. Just look at the cabinet, hear the reasons for his decisions. Don't get me wrong, other presidents have been good or even great, but the resumes of these two run deeper. We're in good hands. And he made a great choice for VP, the more former prosecutors in office the better, this is their moment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:21 PM

6. The labels Democratic, Liberal, Progressive - they are all threatening to authoritarians

The authoritarians (autocrats, plutocrats, dictats) all want an unthinking population.

A liberal or open-minded education is threatening to their ability to establish their complete rule.

The GOP is a supposed democratically elected group of people but is, in reality, a very controlled subset that will accept control from some leader.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:27 AM

8. republican party


everybody should think about do away with the Republican party !! the grand ol' party should go . no more use for them. not to hard to figure out. moscow mitch is a old relic that should have been in jail along time ago. next project is Hawley - watch out for this clown , nothing worse than a smart con man. donny is just plane dumb.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 02:40 AM

9. The GOP needs to be rebranded as the POS (Party of Sedition).

I don't doubt they will attempt some tepid rebranding, to distance themselves a little from the Trump Coup Attempt. But, they should not be allowed to get away with it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:16 AM

10. Yep they totally own this. Lock, stock and two smokin' barrels of fascism.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 09:18 AM

11. About time for this to be mainstreamed...

They've been going downhill since Nixon.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:05 AM

12. Yes and we have to make them own it..

Proud boys, kkk, storm front, all that crazy shit, boils down to one thing; republicans.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 01:14 PM

13. We cannot allow them to wash this shit stain from themselves ever.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:10 AM

14. Republicans, NRA and gun manufacturers

"Renew you man card"

Some number of Christian populist leaders are also culpable.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:03 PM

15. this

whole thread, superlative in its truth

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:20 PM

17. Wow! This is an astounding article! Really lays it out!

Thank you for posting this - sorry I didn't see it sooner.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:38 AM

18. This just in. The inauguration has been moved to


Guantanamo Bay. Don't tell anyone.

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