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Model35mech

(1,514 posts)
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:19 PM Apr 2023

wow, it all looks like 3 centuries of the WORST conservative ideas

are being pushed forward in rabidly republican legislatures such as those in Texas, Florida, Idaho, Tennessee

If I were planning a second coming of the WORST of European dictatorships, I couldn't have made a more comprehensive assault on democracy and human to human compassion.

Beware we are very near America's "Troubles".

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wow, it all looks like 3 centuries of the WORST conservative ideas (Original Post) Model35mech Apr 2023 OP
They are all overplaying their hands at once. Turbineguy Apr 2023 #1
It certainly seems so. Model35mech Apr 2023 #2
The Russian plan is working BOSSHOG Apr 2023 #18
My sense, too. They have some real numbskulls in their leadership. erronis Apr 2023 #3
All of them, and more DENVERPOPS Apr 2023 #19
Because they know they will soon be obsolete? vanlassie Apr 2023 #4
I agree there are signs that there are overplaying their hand, but this isn't "at once". Thomas Hurt Apr 2023 #6
CORRECT Skittles Apr 2023 #10
Or, they are emboldened by how well it's worked so far Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2023 #7
+1 2naSalit Apr 2023 #12
That's my take Cosmocat Apr 2023 #13
When I see MSNBC hosts and pundits clutching their underthematrix Apr 2023 #5
Rioters tearing through our neighborhoods deeply affected my SO Model35mech Apr 2023 #8
I totally understand being fearful in the presence of underthematrix Apr 2023 #11
I live in the burbs among mostly white families. Their Nextdoor posts are revealing. Lonestarblue Apr 2023 #9
Yep Cosmocat Apr 2023 #14
It happened last year in Kansas BOSSHOG Apr 2023 #17
And some of them are going full Nazi and beyond! ananda Apr 2023 #15
Rush, Faux News and imitators have been all over the airwaves for decades. It has had impact. n/t Evolve Dammit Apr 2023 #16

Model35mech

(1,514 posts)
2. It certainly seems so.
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:26 PM
Apr 2023

I wonder how much of this will be tolerated before it explodes in social conflict

BOSSHOG

(37,023 posts)
18. The Russian plan is working
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 08:28 PM
Apr 2023

They do their best work on Facebook manipulating the easily manipulated.

As they have been saying for decades, we will destroy you without firing a shot.

erronis

(15,203 posts)
3. My sense, too. They have some real numbskulls in their leadership.
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:35 PM
Apr 2023

Just because some multi-billionaires are funneling craploads of money into your operations, it doesn't make you smart.

Of course the funders don't give a shit. They'll just print some more and pollute the media some more.

DENVERPOPS

(8,798 posts)
19. All of them, and more
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 08:34 PM
Apr 2023

are egomaniacal psychos going for broke, and not even trying to hide it...........

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
6. I agree there are signs that there are overplaying their hand, but this isn't "at once".
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:52 PM
Apr 2023

The christofascists have been working toward the goal of a christofascist theocracy since at least Reagan.

Unfortunately, I don't see their failure, by over playing their hand, as being a turning point back to sanity either.

The GOP has devolved, I don't know how you stuff the fascist genie back in the bottle.

Hermit-The-Prog

(33,285 posts)
7. Or, they are emboldened by how well it's worked so far
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:52 PM
Apr 2023

Gerrymandering, voter suppression, 24/7 propaganda, media conglomeration, corruption of judiciary, cabinet departments turned upside down with each GOP president (especially FCC, FTC, EPA, DoJ), supermajorities in states, assault on public education, and let's not forget "inflation" created on demand

underthematrix

(5,811 posts)
5. When I see MSNBC hosts and pundits clutching their
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:47 PM
Apr 2023

pearls about the evil Republicans and yes they are evil. But here's the thing. WHITE WOMEN (I know. I'm yelling at the top of my lungs). gave the MAJORITY of their votes to these evil Republicans. Why. What the hell is wrong with them?

I know what's wrong with Republican men but the women. When I watch any discussion of abortion I immediately start silently hating on white women (I'm African American). I know it's not right but they continue to make this evil possible.

Please explain to me why. I don't see the why. I want to be able to see and understand the why.

And I want white women to stop speaking out of both sides of their mouths. When the pollster comes calling, she says she wants to keep abortion legal and safe. Yet she votes for people who will do any and everything to invade a woman's privacy so they can control a woman.s body.

I need somebody to make it make sense.


Model35mech

(1,514 posts)
8. Rioters tearing through our neighborhoods deeply affected my SO
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 05:59 PM
Apr 2023

The rioters were understandably angry that our little city didn't bring murder charges against the third fatality caused by one of our cops.

Yet, for the rioters and much of the US the details remained under a shade. That killer cop was in fact a black cop, and most of the rioters didn't know that. They were out to avenge themselves against oppressors. Of course, the committee that chose not to bring charges were 7 people in a population of 35K.

That was Oct of 2020, The killer cop is now a county deputy sheriff in an adjacent county

But here things have changed for the worse. In this neighborhood of mostly elderly women, there is fear of noises that come in the night.

underthematrix

(5,811 posts)
11. I totally understand being fearful in the presence of
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 07:57 PM
Apr 2023

loud protests. Spectators can sometimes feel helpless.

Lonestarblue

(9,958 posts)
9. I live in the burbs among mostly white families. Their Nextdoor posts are revealing.
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 07:38 PM
Apr 2023

They constantly complain about the level of crime, and it has increased in Austin as in other major cities, especially property crimes. Until recently, we had a terrible city manager, and we still have a terrible police chief, but who do the women (and some men) blame for crime when they post on our local Nextdoor? Biden and liberals. Austin is a Democratic city, but the burbs are filled with plenty of Republicans, and they have so much white privilege that they don’t have a clue what happens to people who struggle just to live.

I think women vote for Republicans because their husbands do and because they’re busy with kids, and school, and sometimes jobs. They don’t follow politics the way we do because they don’t actually have the time. Their kids are in good schools with few minorities, and they want to keep it that way because they’ve been told that minority kids are a bad influence. Certainly, not all white families here are wealthy, but they’re generally better off than most minority families—and they want to keep whatever wealth they do have and pay as little tax as possible. The influence of right-wing evangelicalism is strong here, and few white evangelical woman will vote for a Democrat because they’ve been told over and over that Democrats are pedophiles and baby killers. It’s a lie that Republican politicians have used effectively.

BOSSHOG

(37,023 posts)
17. It happened last year in Kansas
Sat Apr 8, 2023, 08:26 PM
Apr 2023

The abortion ban amendment failed miserably in the strategically placed PRIMARY ballot in August. Placed by republicans expecting low dem turnout. Then, less then 3 months later Kansans went to the polls and gave republicans a majority (again) in the house and senate. Totally absurd, and the pubs are being their typical asinine ignorant hateful selves in the current session.

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