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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:15 PM

We Can Start the Era of Liberal Dominance

The greatest success of Reagan/Bush was recalibrating America politically in such a way that (white) liberal office seekers shied away from their liberalism in order to not offend "Reagan Democrats" and other centrist voters that fell for Reagan's BS. It turned the Gross Obstructionist Party the default choice for middle-of-the-road white voters who have looked the other way as Republicans have shot up the deficit, gutted regulations, eliminated consumer protection, started costly wars, systematically scrubbed voters of color off voter rolls coast-to-coast, and became the party of choice for avowed white supremacists. There is not a single GOP policy that has made life better for middle class Republican voters, yet they continued to support conservative malfeasance over and over because conservatives PRESENT themselves as stronger and more confident. It's time to flip that script!

Let's start talking about the BIDEN REPUBLICANS - all those Republican voters who are so vocally nauseated that their party has become so open and honest over its embrace of white nationalism, they can't stand it anymore. Let's do this over the next four years as Trump's reputation as a former president sinks to subterranean levels. We should refer to conservatives who finally came around to choosing country over party in 2020 as Biden Republicans just as we refer to those corrupt Trump hangers-on as Trump Republicans. In the nest forty years, "Trump Republican" will be a Scarlet Letter stamped on any Republican who throws their hat in the ring (Hello, Tom Cotton).

It is time to make Republicanism a mark of shame and weakness. If there is one benefit of the morass of the past four years is that Republicans have made themselves so obviously repugnant and incompetent. They showed their hand and we shouldn't let anyone forget. Let's talk about how Biden won over the Biden Republicans again and again and again then watch the rats jump ship.

Just spitballin' here.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:23 PM

1. Just as soon as Democrats stop playing nice with nazis aka republicans

and understand we are in a fight for the survival of democracy in the USA.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 03:12 PM

2. what Democrats do you speak of?

someone that represents you?

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Response to stillcool (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 07:20 PM

4. As I posted, the ones who play nice with nazis.

This article discusses just a few examples.

https://www.salon.com/2017/01/08/what-went-wrong-with-the-democratic-party-three-big-failures-that-led-to-the-current-debacle/

But I would add every single Democrat who voted for the obviously trumped-up war on Iraq.

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Response to Yeehah (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:44 PM

5. what year was that vote...2002?

I don't know who is left that voted for it. Guess you don't either. Just a vague comment of disgust for some nameless, faceless Democrat.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:49 AM

9. The Iraq War was the greatest foreign policy disaster in US history

I'm happy that the majority of Democrats in Congress voted against the republican disaster. I'm disappointed that many did not. As the majority or minority party, Democrats must be united in their opposition to republican war mongering and fraud.

It's sad you are so uninformed and apathetic.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:28 PM

3. Agreed, but somebody alert the media. They are a big part of the problem. nt

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 08:51 PM

6. Steve Schmidt thinks we'll have 16-20 years of LOC Government...

...while the Republican Party reorganizes.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:56 PM

7. Not until our society matures enough to stop lionizing the selfish and the victimizer

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:12 PM

8. They need ot be shamed and it is deserved.

 

Those that took on the R and did nothing as Trump and the other disgusting monsters that lick his boots need to be shamed as well. Hang that millstone around their neck and let them carry that burden forever. And anyone else that thinks about running under the republican banner must also be shamed for even thinking about joining the ranks of their evil ways. Their best move should be to call for the dissolving of the party and regrouping under a different brand with a more solid core set of beliefs to not allow this to ever happen again. I can understand why some might be conservative, I don't agree with it but I can understand why they arrive there. But it is the cruelty, the carelessness for their countrymen, the greed, the seeking of power and influence and the need to seek more that leaves them covered in filth and a stench that they need ot know the rest of us, the most of us, have absolutely no desire to be exposed to it ever again.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:55 AM

10. Can the GOP divorce itself from these most powerful and influential interests?

They have some tough decisions to make. The money flows into the GOP from corporate interests but also the Far Right Christian organizations that have amassed tons of money and use the carrot and stick approach. If you go against them, you are going to experience pain. This mix of pressure and ostracism is one of the key reasons the Republicans have moved so far to the right. And it is now a global phenomenon.

Two superb books on this topic:

Unholy by Sarah Posner
The Power Worshippers by Katherine Stewart

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