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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:19 PM

Michael McFaul, former Ambassador to Russia: "For those of us who study autocracies..."

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For those of us who study autocracies, including elections in autocracies, there were a lot of familiar messages, symbols, and methods on display this week at the #RNCConvention. THREAD


















































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steve2470 Aug 2020 OP
Alacritous Crier Aug 2020 #1
Budi Aug 2020 #2
moondust Aug 2020 #3
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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 02:45 PM

1. Dynamite!

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:20 PM

2. Plenty of signs there in 2016 also.

Pathetic that it took Trump 'exploding' every norm of our gov't to wake people up.

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 04:59 PM

3. "Kings and tsars

always blamed bad provincial leaders for national ills. Putin blames the governors all the time... just like Trump."

I've always assumed this was a big reason for Dump's inaction in the early days of COVID when it was critically important: so he could blame the governors...just like Putin.

Last night I *think* Mary Trump suggested something darker--that it wasn't negligence--but I'll leave that to the "Nuremberg" investigation.

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 06:57 PM

4. We may well regret not removing him after the impeachment

Clearly he was guilty and is a traitor

Extraordinary measures were required.

He's going to commit an incredible act to try to keep power.

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