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discocrisco01

(1,668 posts)
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 12:55 AM Feb 27

The MAGA enemies list is growing, and so are the odds that you're on it

As the Republican primaries slog toward the climax of a likely Trump nomination, I can’t help thinking that we as a country are still dramatically underreacting to the MAGA threat. The fact that Trump has even made it this far is proof of that.

When will we wake up?

I’ll say this: One thing that wakes you up is seeing your name on an enemies list.

When I was 12, the Columbine High School massacre happened. A troubled kid in my upstate New York school was apparently influenced by the shooting and decided to make his own list of kids he wanted to shoot, with a rifle he already owned.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4488097-trumps-enemies-list-is-growing-and-so-are-the-odds-that-youre-on-it/

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The MAGA enemies list is growing, and so are the odds that you're on it (Original Post) discocrisco01 Feb 27 OP
I would be surprised NOT to be! niyad Feb 27 #1
As a founding member of the League of Radical Leftist Vermin....... lastlib Feb 27 #2
EXACTLY!!! niyad Feb 27 #3
We've all been on the list since at least 2015. TwilightZone Feb 27 #4
i nominated myself. ret5hd Feb 27 #5
The Republican Party is like a X-rated version of National Enquirer. Almost walkingman Feb 27 #6
Less than 1/3 of American's are registered republicans... Think. Again. Feb 27 #11
True, living in Texas it feels like everyone is a Republican. walkingman Feb 27 #16
Repugs have just become the loudest and most dangerous SouthernDem4ever Feb 27 #21
Most independents lean toward a party. The current split is 43/46 R/D TwilightZone Feb 27 #17
They are also on their own enemy list. They will go after their neighbors chowder66 Feb 27 #7
That's when you have a police state DBoon Feb 27 #22
Yep. It's the very definition of eating your own. chowder66 Feb 27 #23
I will reevaluate my life if I am not on the list. LoisB Feb 27 #8
After writing the following, I will lodge a protest if I'm not on it DFW Feb 27 #9
I'd be honored if I was on that list Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 27 #10
Is there, in fact, an enemies list? If Myrick knows of its existence and has, in fact, seen his name on it, ancianita Feb 27 #12
Soon he'll be charging a fee to get on it. Buns_of_Fire Feb 27 #13
Pretty sure I'm on it maxrandb Feb 27 #14
Oddly, it's local Magahats who will protect me Kaleva Feb 27 #15
I'd be honored to be on that list! llmart Feb 27 #18
You just made the list Buddy maxrandb Feb 27 #19
I am on there for sure. ProudMNDemocrat Feb 27 #20

lastlib

(23,450 posts)
2. As a founding member of the League of Radical Leftist Vermin.......
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 01:01 AM
Feb 27

I EXPECT to be on the MAGA/tR***p enemies list. I will be extremely disappointed if I don't make it!

TwilightZone

(25,554 posts)
4. We've all been on the list since at least 2015.
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 01:05 AM
Feb 27

To Trump, Democrats and liberals have been the enemy since day one, and it's only gotten worse.

Some are on the list several times, in several different ways.

walkingman

(7,740 posts)
6. The Republican Party is like a X-rated version of National Enquirer. Almost
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 01:29 AM
Feb 27

half of the country supports this stuff. Is this the new normal?

Think. Again.

(9,142 posts)
11. Less than 1/3 of American's are registered republicans...
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 06:03 AM
Feb 27

...and no, this isn't new, and it certainly isn't normal.

Let's not give them the appearance of being stronger than they are.

walkingman

(7,740 posts)
16. True, living in Texas it feels like everyone is a Republican.
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 09:41 AM
Feb 27

However, the numbers in the general election do not show that to be the case. Although we do not register by party affiliation here, I wish we did.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
21. Repugs have just become the loudest and most dangerous
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 12:04 PM
Feb 27

They do that to drown out anyone else in hopes of intimidating normal people not to take action.

TwilightZone

(25,554 posts)
17. Most independents lean toward a party. The current split is 43/46 R/D
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 10:00 AM
Feb 27

Most independents lean one way or the other. Very few are truly independent or non-partisan. The percentage of true independents is rarely more than single digits.

The 43% are essentially Republicans who just choose to register or identify as independents. Also, many states don't have party registration.

So, the percentage of Republicans is higher than 1/3. It's more like 44% (math below). That partly explains why Trump's approval rating is consistently higher than the percentage of people who ID as Republicans.

Example, using Gallup's numbers.

Republicans: 25%
Democrats: 27%
Independents: 45%

Independent leaners:
Republicans: 43%
Democrats: 46%

Total Republicans, plus leaners: 25% + (0.45 x 0.43) = 44.3%
Total Democrats, plus leaners: 27% + (0.45 x 0.46) = 47.7%
Total true Independents: the remaining 8%.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/party-affiliation.aspx

chowder66

(9,130 posts)
7. They are also on their own enemy list. They will go after their neighbors
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 02:05 AM
Feb 27

Whose dog took a dump in their yard or the girl two blocks over who turned down a date with their cousin or the two brothers who aren’t maga enough because they are apolitical.

DBoon

(22,455 posts)
22. That's when you have a police state
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 03:29 PM
Feb 27

Your neighbor annoys you? They aren't patriotic or christian enough? They are kind of weird and keep to themselves?

Just report them to the Gestapo/Stasi and they will mysteriously disappear, never to be heard from again:

It’s been estimated that only 15 per cent of Gestapo cases started because of surveillance operations. A far greater number began following a tip-off from a member of the public. Every allegation, no matter how trivial, was investigated with meticulous and time-consuming thoroughness. It’s been estimated that about 40 per cent of these denunciations were personally motivated. A Berlin stoker reported a prostitute who gave him venereal disease. She was placed in a concentration camp. Gestapo officers were extremely wary of husbands and wives who informed on each other. A housewife in Mannheim told the Gestapo her husband was making derogatory comments about Hitler’s regime. After a lengthy investigation, it emerged that the wife wanted her husband out of the way to continue a love affair with an off-duty soldier. In another case, two married doctors were involved. The wife accused the husband of carrying out illegal abortions. This led to his arrest and imprisonment. The husband claimed his wife had a vengeful motive. The husband had passed on a sexually transmitted disease to his wife, while carrying on a love affair. Her motive was revenge, but he served eight months in prison before this was finally established.


https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/careless-whispers-how-the-german-public-used-and-abused-the-gestapo-1.2369837

DFW

(54,600 posts)
9. After writing the following, I will lodge a protest if I'm not on it
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 03:15 AM
Feb 27

After all, this is almost five years old now, and we have close to 700,000 views:

ancianita

(36,271 posts)
12. Is there, in fact, an enemies list? If Myrick knows of its existence and has, in fact, seen his name on it,
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 08:39 AM
Feb 27

why not show that.

To not show at least the part his name is on adds to public doubt and distrust. To do so would be in the national interest of voters.

I could be wrong but I'd wager there are many many rethugs who wouldn't want to be a member of a political party that maintains enemies lists & runs candidates who speak of mass deportation camps.

Knowing the facts of the existence of a verified enemies list in their party would help doubtful rethug voters make their decision to leave that party. We've seen a steady stream of low and high visibility defections for years, and this would increase that momentum.

maxrandb

(15,446 posts)
14. Pretty sure I'm on it
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 09:14 AM
Feb 27

I got a letter in the mail, and I'm just an old retired vet on a website.

Must be doing something right.

Kaleva

(36,461 posts)
15. Oddly, it's local Magahats who will protect me
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 09:16 AM
Feb 27

I live in a small town and am related to many, by marriage or blood, who are well armed.

Besides, if I was worried about ending up on an enemies list, I wouldn't be posting here as DU can be hacked and our identities made known. But as I have no concern about that, I post.

llmart

(15,580 posts)
18. I'd be honored to be on that list!
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 10:07 AM
Feb 27

I'll have to call my sister tonight and tell her that our conversations of the past several years (since about 2016) where we thought Agent Mike might be listening in, may have helped us attain this high honor. I believe every weekly conversation we had started with one or the other of us saying, "Is that f***** dead yet?"

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