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What do the repuqs hope to get from all these people dying? (Original Post) grumpyduck Jan 2022 OP
This is what I have never been able to understand about all of this. mahina Jan 2022 #1
Maybe insanity is a virus ... this time around. It's totally bizarre. n/t RKP5637 Jan 2022 #2
They want to blame the continuation of the virus on Biden Bev54 Jan 2022 #21
maybe there is a bounty for every dead American n/t babydollhead Jan 2022 #3
Just my two cents XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #4
THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Jan 2022 #16
+1, COVID is still highest issue on voters minds uponit7771 Jan 2022 #18
You were right the first time. CrispyQ Jan 2022 #5
They want to The Wizard Jan 2022 #6
Free dumb Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2022 #7
My take is that they're trying to undermine the economy. The state of the Gaugamela Jan 2022 #8
It's good for business bucolic_frolic Jan 2022 #9
That's always been my take on Republicans, at least since Nixon. KY_EnviroGuy Jan 2022 #15
It's mostly their people who are dying.. paleotn Jan 2022 #10
They don't need Republican voters anymore. Nevilledog Jan 2022 #19
Yes, maybe crazy is a virus - OhZone Jan 2022 #11
This is what their voters want. Ace Rothstein Jan 2022 #12
I've read that Busterscruggs Jan 2022 #13
cause mayhem, blame Biden for the problems they induce, sure, but I think there's something more 0rganism Jan 2022 #14
I'll vote for all of the above, plus the fact that Fascists just love to decide who lives and abqtommy Jan 2022 #17
It's actually benefitting them. liberalmuse Jan 2022 #20

mahina

(17,928 posts)
1. This is what I have never been able to understand about all of this.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:05 PM
Jan 2022

Unless they’re all working for Putin I just don’t understand it whatsoever. Up until everybody started getting sick, it was the red states that were getting kicked hardest.

It’s certain that a great deal of the social messaging spouting anti mask and anti vax bs is coming from Russia. But why our own Republican politicians? It can’t be to suck up to Trump because Trump even came out and said he got the shot and the booster. So then why?

It’s just the craziest damn thing.

Bev54

(10,182 posts)
21. They want to blame the continuation of the virus on Biden
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:59 PM
Jan 2022

and they will do whatever it takes, including die, except none of them think it will happen to them.

LenaBaby61

(6,987 posts)
16. THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:38 PM
Jan 2022

And most in the right-winged corporate media like Andrea "Past her sell date" Mitchell and Chuck "Dumb and ignorant as a bag of hammers" Todd also go along with blaming everything on Biden.

CrispyQ

(36,778 posts)
5. You were right the first time.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:13 PM
Jan 2022

Blame it on Biden. The media will help. Scratch that. The media is already helping. By 2024, no one will remember that Covid was here long before Biden's term began.

I don't get it. It's like our media thinks it will be "business as usual" if we go full on authoritarian.

Gaugamela

(2,510 posts)
8. My take is that they're trying to undermine the economy. The state of the
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:14 PM
Jan 2022

economy closely correlates with an incumbent’s chances at re-election.

bucolic_frolic

(44,014 posts)
9. It's good for business
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:15 PM
Jan 2022

Undertakers, estate lawyers, probate courts, as well as Republican inheritances to be targeted for political donations and spent by heirs.

It's sort of like the political equivalent of speeding up the assembly line. Faster throughput means more money for Republican businesses.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,519 posts)
15. That's always been my take on Republicans, at least since Nixon.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:34 PM
Jan 2022

Their rich and powerful (and by default their politicians) seem to frame everything in terms of the effects on business with little or no regard for worker's interests. Government forcing a business to do anything is much worse than a global pandemic to hard-line wealthy Republicans living in gated communities or on yachts.

In this case, I think they want to keep the workforce afraid and hungry and begging for jobs at lowest salary. Fear, anxiety and delusion are their best friends.


KY..........

Nevilledog

(51,808 posts)
19. They don't need Republican voters anymore.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:52 PM
Jan 2022

No matter what, they'll say they win. Makes it easier for them: no GOTV worries, no responsibility to constituents.

Ace Rothstein

(3,227 posts)
12. This is what their voters want.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:22 PM
Jan 2022

None of these voters think they'll be the one to die from COVID and from personal experience these people NEVER admit that they're wrong about something.

 

Busterscruggs

(448 posts)
13. I've read that
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:27 PM
Jan 2022

Lots of minorities refuse to get vaccinated. This will make repukes extremely happy to see dead blacks and Hispanics scattered across the streets.

0rganism

(24,081 posts)
14. cause mayhem, blame Biden for the problems they induce, sure, but I think there's something more
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:29 PM
Jan 2022

It's been bugging me all last year but I think I got it sometime in October. Why would so many people put so much effort into promoting disinformation and risky behavior that often ends in death or disability, mostly for people of similar political inclination?

I think it's their sacrifice, their pledge of ultimate loyalty, they'll avoid vaccination and mask-wearing and put their lives on the line to ruin Biden's presidency and "pwn the libs" in the next election. This is their version of the D-day invasion, with half the GQP landing on the metaphorical beaches of Coronavirus-occupied "Normandy". Their losses, while horrific, are electorally insignificant. When they go to the voting booth they'll remember dear old uncle Fred, who gave his life for freedom, and vote for the Republicans from blind loyalty.

Just my opinion but so far it's the only explanation that makes sense to me.

abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
17. I'll vote for all of the above, plus the fact that Fascists just love to decide who lives and
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:47 PM
Jan 2022

who dies. It's a win all around for these ultimate thrill killers.

liberalmuse

(18,672 posts)
20. It's actually benefitting them.
Thu Jan 13, 2022, 08:57 PM
Jan 2022

Their rich benefactors are getting a helluva lot richer. Businesses now have an excuse to cut their already overworked staff even more so they can take more of the profits for themselves. Republicans are quickly getting to the point where they can just steal elections because most Americans have never bothered to vote, especially not in their local elections and primaries. So we have Republican state legislatures and government that can sabotage free elections with even more of the shenanigans we saw in 2020. They simply don't need their voters anymore.

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