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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:57 PM

'A Conspiracy to Seize Power'

A brute-force power grab by Republicans in Wisconsin highlights the disregard for democracy that has infected the party of Lincoln.
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The Republican Party has become the party that Republican President Dwight Eisenhower feared.

Speaking a century after the Grand Old Party waged its first presidential campaign, the president who sought to forge a modern Republican Party in the mid-20th century, celebrated “a certain kind of principle, or doctrine, or belief to fall back on” and warned that “If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
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John Nichols: The Republican Party Has Become ‘a Conspiracy to Seize Power’

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moondust Thursday OP
pangaia Thursday #1
Caliman73 Thursday #2
world wide wally Friday #4
BigmanPigman Thursday #3
pangaia Friday #5
FiveGoodMen Friday #6

Response to moondust (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:14 PM

1. The Republican has been a conspiracy to sieze power since IKE.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:31 PM

2. True.

They have been constrained historically because the new and information up until the 1990's was standard and journalism was about getting the story correct and delivering it with greatest depth and accuracy. Now we live in a world where right wingers never have to hear real facts and they are conditioned to think of everything other than their spoon fed lies as "fake news".

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:16 AM

4. You nailed it

"Now we live in a world where right wingers never have to hear real facts"

And therein lies the problem

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Response to moondust (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:48 PM

3. The GOP has had no moral compass since Reagun.

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Response to moondust (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 08:55 AM

5. Not only do they have no compass( a phrase I hear often and find weird),

but they simply have no morals.

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Response to moondust (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:03 PM

6. And eight years of reaching across the aisle didn't get them on our side?

Who'd have thought!

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