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Wed Nov 27, 2019, 02:03 AM

The Republican Party is a hate group.

When the leader of a party is preaching hatred, division, and disrespect towards others, and not a soul from within the party stands up against it, there is no other way to put it.

The Republican Party is, in itself, a hate group.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 02:05 AM

1. Be careful

I once got called "no better than an authoritarian fascist" for saying just that.

Apparently, we're supposed to coddle hate groups.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 03:26 AM

2. Sure as Hell is!

Fits the definition as far as I'm concerned.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:03 PM

3. As is their closest ally, the Southern Baptist Church

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 04:08 PM

4. Too much truth to that. The GOP has hemorrhaged people

whose party "left them," a too many staying have hateful motivations.

Unfortunately a similar hatefulness is catching and spreading on the left also. Thank goodness far fewer of us do it well, but we need to try to contain those eager to compete.

Nothing new. The job of responsible people, both liberal and conservative, has always been to contain the hatermongers and extremists, and good times always coincide with our success. Not a coincidence.



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Response to Hortensis (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. GOP operatives, including Fox, culled non-extremists from the party

The culling precedes Fox, going all the way back to the Civil Rights Act, but Fox has amplified and accelerated the move to extremism. The "Tea Party" primaried people who would compromise and then the gerrymandering pushed even more extremists into power.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:38 PM

6. Yes. As you said, all the way back to 1964. They culled non-extremists

from office, all right, by moving the entire party to the right, many to the far right. They replaced moderate conservatives in office with corrupting agents who'd support extreme economic positions and trumpet extreme social and/or religious views to cement ugly, divisive dysfunction.

And most of the nice conservative people we knew stayed loyal and in denial while it all happened, including the change they never thought to guard against in themselves.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 11:11 AM

7. People who say things I don't like shouldn't be allowed to say things at all!

Itís a hate group because I hate it.

Hopefully, America will never adopt your definition of hate group. Youíd hate to see how it was implemented if the government was run by someone you didnít agree with.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 11:21 AM

9. Demonizing liberals, attacking the 'other', promoting conspiracy theories

Just standing around as Trump attacks Muslims and immigrants. Attacking GLBTQ people. And on and on...

Hopefully, we'll never see what your definition of a hate group even is... they'd probably have to be like Thanos, blow up the Moon, be halfway through a genocide already or something to even qualify to be called a hate group.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 11:46 AM

10. Clearly, the idea of "free speech for everyone" isn't for everyone.

And others say they love the idea of free speech, just not for everyone.

Iíd just like to see the rules not written overly broad and selectively enforced.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:25 AM

11. Prioritizing Republican feelings over our perceptions has sure worked out great for us, right?

We need to keep valuing the Republican feelings, hate for us, and their desires to "own the libs" over our own thoughts and perceptions!

We may have coronavirus in the US, but the GOP's need to "own the libs" is a much more vital need that must be met over our own safety.

Right?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:41 AM

12. Groups that I hate are "hate groups". Because, you know, there's no difference between a group

I hate, and a "hate group".

Really went digging through the archive for this one.

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Response to garybeck (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 11:14 AM

8. It is the world's largest white-supremacist organization.

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