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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:10 AM Oct 2019

Salon: Republicans must lie to survive: They have no other choice

Republicans must lie to survive: They have no other choice

From Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, the path to Republican political success is rooted in profound deception

https://www.salon.com/2019/10/12/republicans-must-lie-to-survive-they-have-no-other-choice/
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Normally, a political party wins elections by offering policies that benefit the voters. These policies attract the voters who then cast their votes for the political party.

But for the Republican Party, this is not an option. A candidate could not possibly campaign on the policies favored by the 1%. Just imagine the stump speech. “Vote for me and I will slash your health care! In fact, I’ll do even better — I'll fight like mad to completely eliminate your health care!”

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The Republican Party is left with only one option. It cannot possibly be honest about its true intentions and actual policies. The working class would never vote for them. Instead, the only option is to lie.

The Republican Party must lie. It has no choice. It must conceal its true inner core. This is a matter of life or death for the party. The survival of the Republican Party itself depends upon lying. It cannot exist without creating a false impression about its true purpose.


This. So much this.
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Salon: Republicans must lie to survive: They have no other choice (Original Post) Roland99 Oct 2019 OP
Watching local news this morning because of the Iliyah Oct 2019 #1
That anyone doesn't realize they're lying is incredible. Garrett78 Oct 2019 #2
Two issues: abortion and welfare Roland99 Oct 2019 #4
How can you tell that a reTHUGlican is lying? Their lips and/or fingers are moving. abqtommy Oct 2019 #3
And we're gonna see a lot of that in this impeachment resolution debate Roland99 Oct 2019 #7
K&R 2naSalit Oct 2019 #5
I have been saying that for a while. Caliman73 Oct 2019 #6
Fox and hate radio promote an alternate reality to manage a cult Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2019 #8

Iliyah

(25,111 posts)
1. Watching local news this morning because of the
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:18 AM
Oct 2019

Santa Ana winds and fires and they covered the Impeachment Inquiry coupled with at least 4 GOP nutso representatives spouting that the Impeachment was a non starter and fake . . . false . . . nothing to see here . . . .

Garrett78

(10,721 posts)
2. That anyone doesn't realize they're lying is incredible.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:01 AM
Oct 2019

Especially after they do take health insurance away from people.

Roland99

(53,342 posts)
4. Two issues: abortion and welfare
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:58 AM
Oct 2019

Both fueled by lies and extremism the followers swallow hook, line, and sinker.

Caliman73

(11,764 posts)
6. I have been saying that for a while.
Wed Oct 30, 2019, 01:21 PM
Oct 2019

They do not have the numbers because ultimately their policies and ideology favors a rigid hierarchy based on wealth, power, and racial identity. While they can recruit supported by ginning up bigotry and the desire for dominance, ultimately, the pyramid only has room for a very small number at the top, and they masses are just used to support that top tier. Conservatives face an endless struggle to maintain their system because of its inequality and oppression. Their members must be in a constant state of anger and fear, which eventually eats people up.

They cannot sell the above plan (which is the only plan they have) so they have to lie.

Hermit-The-Prog

(34,121 posts)
8. Fox and hate radio promote an alternate reality to manage a cult
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:12 AM
Oct 2019

It's a coalition of extremists assembled by and for the obscenely wealthy.

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