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DLCWIdem

(1,511 posts)
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:11 AM Feb 2021

Have the Republicans normalized violence as a political discourse

I would argue that the reason the Republicans don't see anything wrong with Greene's statements is because they have normalized violence as a political discourse. Just as they normalized white supremacy. They have gotten so used to Trump encouraging violent behavior that they see it as a normal political discourse.

It is now normal to use Democrats as actual targets in a ad hinting at gun violence. It has become normal to talk of hanging a political opponent.

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Have the Republicans normalized violence as a political discourse (Original Post) DLCWIdem Feb 2021 OP
and the catalyst for the normalization is the both sides do it tendency of most of the media NRaleighLiberal Feb 2021 #1
IDK I don't see many democratic ads which hint at violence against Republicans DLCWIdem Feb 2021 #2
yes, that's what I meant - whataboutism and false equivalence. NRaleighLiberal Feb 2021 #7
Yes Johnny2X2X Feb 2021 #3
It's the last resort of desperados Dem2 Feb 2021 #4
Well, yeah. They've been doing it for years. (nt) Paladin Feb 2021 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Feb 2021 #6
They've normalized death and violence. nt live love laugh Feb 2021 #8
There's apparently a lot more nutters awesomerwb1 Feb 2021 #9

DLCWIdem

(1,511 posts)
2. IDK I don't see many democratic ads which hint at violence against Republicans
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:18 AM
Feb 2021

Mostly the media just gets distracted with their "what aboutisms and false equivalence.

Johnny2X2X

(18,380 posts)
3. Yes
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:19 AM
Feb 2021

People will flame me for this, but we're going to see actual RepubliQan Congress people start to physically attack their opponents at the Capitol, we've got them threatening violence to the Speaker and AOC on a daily basis now. Not just their supporters threatening violence, but actual Congress members.

Their threats need to be taken seriously, they are clearly bringing guns into the Capitol too.

Dem2

(8,164 posts)
4. It's the last resort of desperados
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:23 AM
Feb 2021

Let's hope this fails and, by extension, ends the Republican party.

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awesomerwb1

(4,249 posts)
9. There's apparently a lot more nutters
Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:31 AM
Feb 2021

than I ever imagined possible. I don't think the republiqan party's going to end. I think it's undergoing a very radiqal rebranding.

Unfortunately, with gerrymandering, with the electoral college and the way they control and manipulate the media; I think they'll be very powerful for a long time.

Fuck the QOP.

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