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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:39 AM

Republicans aren't fighting Democrats. They're fighting democracy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/05/republicans-arent-fighting-democrats-theyre-fighting-democracy/?arc404=true

The Republican Party’s dalliance with authoritarianism can be explained in one word: race.

Trump’s overt racism turned the GOP into, essentially, a white-nationalist party, in which racial animus is the main motivator of Republican votes. But in an increasingly multicultural America, such people don’t form a majority. The only route to power for a white-nationalist party, then, is to become anti-democratic: to keep non-White people from voting and to discredit elections themselves. In short, democracy is working against Republicans — and so Republicans are working against democracy.

Researchers have repeatedly documented that racial resentment is the single most important factor motivating Republicans and Republican-leaning voters. They have also shown that White evangelical Christians, a huge part of the GOP base and Trump’s most reliable supporters, are highly motivated by appeals to white supremacy. By contrast, Democratic voters — White and non-White — are primarily driven by their favorable views toward a multiracial America.

This is why Republicans aren’t really fighting Democrats. They’re fighting democracy.

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Reply Republicans aren't fighting Democrats. They're fighting democracy. (Original post)
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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 10:44 AM

1. We should start calling ourselves the "democracy party"

Democrats should start using “democracy party” to counter “Democrat” party messaging from Republicans.

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:32 PM

2. They've been doing it since Truman banned them from the '48 convention.

They took over the GOP and turned it into the vehicle for racist agenda and the primary tool for corporatification of the US government. It really accelerated behind Nixon, Post-Watergate they began to acquire media holdings to promote their propaganda and control the message. They also put enormous resources into capturing Congress resulting in Gingrich and his class.

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 06:32 PM

3. Truly this.

and they've gone bat-shit in the process. Feverishly striking about with claws and teeth bared, a greedy racist spiritually bankrupt ideology is in its' death rattle. freedumb

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:23 PM

4. The context was women's right to vote, and the quote still works

GQP voter suppression oppresses all Democrats and all democrats.

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