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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:28 PM

It's the same damn thing every third world despot does

They demonize the press, put yes-men in power around themselves, build a loyal following, cast doubt on elections and carry out coup attempts. Trump has done all these things right out in the open, and there will still be members of the Senate that will let him get away with it.

I hope we can keep our republic.

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Reply It's the same damn thing every third world despot does (Original post)
Ohioboy Feb 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #1
roamer65 Feb 2021 #13
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #16
Cosmocat Feb 2021 #17
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #18
Cosmocat Feb 2021 #19
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #20
Cosmocat Feb 2021 #21
DBoon Feb 2021 #2
roamer65 Feb 2021 #14
bdamomma Feb 2021 #3
crud Feb 2021 #4
FuzzyRabbit Feb 2021 #9
Jay25 Feb 2021 #15
world wide wally Feb 2021 #5
dchill Feb 2021 #6
live love laugh Feb 2021 #7
badboy67 Feb 2021 #8
karin_sj Feb 2021 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2021 #11
GOPistheEnemy Feb 2021 #12

Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:30 PM

1. We are living in a very historic time.

It is a toss up right now if we survive as a superpower, or as a democracy.
Time will tell.

In the meantime, Dems keep doing the right thing.
Govern well, for the people, by the people, of the people.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:38 AM

13. It's a toss up if we survive as an intact nation.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:30 AM

16. Yes I agree.

The country seems to be fragmenting.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:49 AM

17. YEP

I keep telling its a coin flip, and honestly, I think our odds are worse than 50-50.

This country just keeps indulging right wing fuckwittery time after time after time, and they go further and further each time.

Until such time as this country acknowledges that the repubican party is a full on white supremist, authoritarian, chrisofacist movement and directly repudiates it, we are fucked.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:54 AM

18. After the insurrection, and the GOP doing nothing, it will be less than 50-50.

But the GOP is unraveling in front of us.
So maybe there is hope.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:49 AM

19. I kind of saw that coming

The thing is the critical mass in that party is clearly on the fascism side. Most of the elected officials are newer, were swept in with the "Tea Party" or 45 and many of the older ones are jackasses like Graham who got swept in with Nwet Gingrich.

IF they, for lack of better way of saying it, "traditional chamber of commerce" types do break away, it will thin their ranks out a LITTLE, but with so many gerrymandered districts and flyover states, don't see how they can even come close to snuffing out the critical mass of fascists.

And, again, whatever its form, this country ALWAYS indulges their lunacy. I mean, they had the biggest mid term win in our lives because dems passed THEIR form of health care reform.

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Response to Cosmocat (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 11:54 AM

20. Right their own gerrymandering may come back to bite them.

There is no way they can stop pandering to the red red districts.

I agree, everyone seems to treat the GOP like a legitimate party when it is a crime syndicate.
Sociopaths, racists and lunatics. Trying to meet them half way is a fool's errand.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:19 PM

21. Yep!

Nm

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:35 PM

2. Trevor Noah once said on his show Trump would be a typical national leader

Of a corrupt state in Africa

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Response to DBoon (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:39 AM

14. Mobutu of Zaire.

Very similar.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:35 PM

3. tRump

cultivated the mob and the Senate, and Putin cultivated him.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 11:38 PM

4. agree

I really suspect that Putin is behind all of this, giving friendly advice in secret phone calls.

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Response to crud (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:03 AM

9. And lots of money to republican politicians.

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Response to crud (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:00 AM

15. Netanyahu also.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 12:05 AM

5. Half of our Senators do NOT want Democracy.

Especially with a Democrat in the White House

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:25 AM

6. They want white hegemony.

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:39 AM

7. That was a test run. Next time's gonna be a breeze. nt

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 01:39 AM

8. That's because Republicans in the Senate still think Trump can pull it off. If not now, then in 2024

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:09 AM

10. It's so infuriating

But the American people are watching and the vast majority are horrified and alarmed by what they're seeing. Hopefully, this will help destroy the Republican Party, which people are already leaving in droves. Hopefully, the repukes will go the way of the Whigs. I just hope it's in my lifetime!

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:11 AM

11. See also, PBS: The Dictator's Playbook

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Response to Ohioboy (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 02:37 AM

12. Fascism has never been stopped by the vote in the history of mankind.

 

It is the cold hard reality people need to wrap their heads around toot sweet else America is lost.

70 million plus 'people' are down with it and that is a huge problem

In 1939 Germany had a population of around 86 million with only 4-7% of the population in the Nazi Party through WWII or a maximum total of about 6.02 million out and proud Nazi's

2020 America has a population of about 329 million with about 72 million out and proud American Nazi's or roughly 22% of America.

America's Nazi Problem is much worse than Germany's.

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