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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

 

God I Hate Republicans

They are evil lying treasonous scum. There are a few who are slightly less evil than others, but the party itself is evil.

This is just sick. I just saw a host thank Rand Paul for coming on and lying his ass off.

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Reply God I Hate Republicans (Original post)
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 OP
SHRED Jan 2018 #1
Wounded Bear Jan 2018 #3
SHRED Jan 2018 #5
hibbing Jan 2018 #13
olegramps Jan 2018 #14
lastlib Jan 2018 #22
BSdetect Jan 2018 #2
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #7
dchill Jan 2018 #11
olegramps Jan 2018 #15
thbobby Jan 2018 #4
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #8
Initech Jan 2018 #6
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2018 #10
lastlib Jan 2018 #12
SeaDoo77 Jan 2018 #18
Cyrano Jan 2018 #16
Irish_Dem Jan 2018 #17
Saviolo Jan 2018 #19
Duppers Jan 2018 #20
liberalnarb Jan 2018 #21
uponit7771 Jan 2018 #23
Skittles Jan 2018 #24

Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:13 AM

1. Most of the TV news media are sick

 

They treat them as normal.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:17 AM

3. The media is the source of the "both sides the same" meme...

"Fair and balanced" means sucking up to the proper side.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:36 AM

5. Yup

 

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:50 AM

13. They all go to the same D.C. cocktail parties

Along with the whole crew of corrupt mess of people that go from government to lobbying and back and forth.


Peace

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:50 AM

14. I have said it over and over. The greatest threat to our nation is the Republican Party.

I have posted this article before, but it needs reposting. Each element accurately describes the Republican Party as a Fascist organization dedicated to Fascist principles.

Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt recently wrote an article about fascism ("Fascism Anyone?," Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. The excerpt is in accordance with the magazine's policy.
The 14 characteristics are:

1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of "need." The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.
3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
4. Supremacy of the Military
Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant Sexism
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
6. Controlled Mass Media
Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.
7. Obsession with National Security
Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. Religion and Government are Intertwined
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government's policies or actions.
9. Corporate Power is Protected
The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
10. Labor Power is Suppressed
Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed .
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. Fraudulent Elections
Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.



Copyright 2003 Free Inquiry magazine
Reprinted for Fair Use Only.
This article was based upon the article "The Hallmarks of Fascist Regime" by Skip Stone, at www.hippy.com/php/article-226.html.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 12:56 PM

22. I have also posted this a couple of times--now have it tacked up on my wall

Fascism. Pure, undiluted, unmitigated authoritarian Fascism.

Timothy Snyder's book On Tyranny should be required reading for all DUers, IMHO. available here. It's happening in America, my friends. It MUST be stopped! Republikans do NOT want to govern--they want to RULE.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:14 AM

2. And what can we do when they refuse to stop drumph? Despite all the evidence of obstruction.

Its clear that most GOP (especially Ryan, Mcturtle) are corrupt and implicated.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:51 AM

7. I Think They Are Being Blackmailed

 

Maybe they should all plead guilty and beg for mercy, and take their licks.

Put it all out there.

Do the time.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:24 AM

11. They won't plead guilty...

until they're indicted. This is taking too long.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:54 AM

15. This is in my estimation the only plausible explanation for their behavior. Especially Trump.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:19 AM

4. GOP organized crime

Voter suppression, gerrymandering, promoting hatred, lying, stealing from the poor to grease palms of rich donors.

GOP clearly does not represent America. They will do anything to hide and continue their criminal destruction of democracy.

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Response to thbobby (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:52 AM

8. Can't Agree More

 

Too bad so many "voters" are brainwashed.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:50 AM

6. They are lying scumbags.

And they are aided by their enablers. They do way more harm than good for society.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:54 AM

9. Every Time Republicans Voted To Repeal Obamacare It Was Attempted Murder

 

In my mind.

Millions got insurance because of Obamacare.

It wasn't perfect but for 10 million people it made their lives better.

I Hate Them

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:12 AM

10. Dont internalize anger. Replace w cold loathing. Much healthier & conducive to focused action


Also, there is no god, but if you are religious feel free to invoke him/her/it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:31 AM

12. I'm replacing cold loathing with burning hatred...

I will move heaven and earth to throw these f&uckers out of every office they inhabit. I used to want to be a wealthy investment guru. Now I want to go into demolition work. I want to be the guy who pushes the plunger to demolish the GOPee headquarters--with the last two living GOPhers trapped inside. Then I want to do bulldozer work--to push the whole flaming fetid wreckage of the GOPee into the deepest hole mankind has ever dug, and fill it in.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 12:13 PM

18. Yeah Baby

 

I love it!

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:59 AM

16. I used to think they were just dicks,

but they are far worse than anyone could have imagined.

Nixon's "Southern Strategy" is still practiced by them today, and it extends far beyond the South. They appeal to every bigot, hater and know-nothing in America.

But beyond that, their "policies" are to take away the social safety net and "make everyone responsible for themselves." They claim to believe that no Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or any kind of government benefit is necessary. In reality, they believe no such thing. They're there to make wealthy donors and themselves wealthier. And their government health care plans are gold plated. They don't give a rat's ass if thousands, or perhaps millions of Americans die because of their "policies." After all, you've got to thin the herd from time to time.

Any rational person who votes for a Republican is playing Russian roulette with their own well being. Today's Republican Party is a disease and their demise cannot come come about quickly enough.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:59 AM

17. Why does our government contain so many sociopaths? nt

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 12:31 PM

19. They have become The Party from 1984

I always quote this passage from the book, which I think is the actual philosophical core of it:




And today on my twitter feed, there was this excellent and terrifying thread about how the GOP has become a sociopathic party obsessed with maintaining power and shaming or discrediting anyone who dares disagree with them:

Please check out the entire (very long) thread:


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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 12:33 PM

20. And repub voters - does anyone one know a single...

Repub voter who is well-informed?
I don't.

They do not read pertinent news, but only right wing propaganda. They do not get their news from several sources either.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 12:52 PM

21. They're policies are sociopathic. They possess no ability to empathize and seem to feel no remorse.

 

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 01:04 PM

23. 50% of republicans believed Pizza Gate was real, aim anger at Winger Media as primary then pols then

... the rest of republicans

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 09:28 PM

24. yes, you have told us many times

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