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Thu May 13, 2021, 07:48 AM

The GOP's New Heroes Are All Killers, Kooks, and Creeps


The GOP’s New Heroes Are All Killers, Kooks, and Creeps
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The party has shed the last of its old skin, and what’s emerged is hideous to behold.

Wajahat Ali
Published May. 13, 2021 4:53AM ET

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The foolish hope that Donald Trump was merely an outlier, a freakish aberration whose eventual exit would allow “adults” like Mitch McConnell to go back to their belligerent obstructionism, court packing, and shameless cravenness to corporate America and the 1 percent— you know, “business as usual,” as if any of that was normal or healthy — is gone.

During a House Oversight Committee this week, Rep. Andrew Clyde tried to gaslight America by declaring there was no riot and that the violent insurrection actually resembled a “normal tourist visit.” I would hate to vacation with Rep. Clyde and his family. The majority of Republicans believe that the 2020 election was rigged in favor of Biden.

Trump was not a cancerous growth but the end product of the party’s decades-long molting process. He’s the beating heart. He’s Republicans’ orange avatar, their unrestrained id, their boiling, festering rage that quenches its appetites while securing power and wealth by any means necessary. Democracy, rule of law, equality, fairness, voting rights are all unnecessary and cumbersome obstacles that must be either removed or weakened to achieve the ultimate goal: power for an overwhelmingly white, Christian conservative minority.

Just because Trump is golfing in Mar-a-Lago instead of rage-tweeting from the White House, doesn’t mean the threat has been removed. His tactics and tantrums have merely been picked up and copied by Republicans desperate to ride the same strategy to power in 2022 and 2024, perhaps with less sensationalism and fanfare.

Those who still want to pretend that there is a war for the “soul” of the Republican Party will point to 100 Republicans, including Miles Taylor, Trump’s former Homeland Security official, who are threatening to leave the GOP and create a new party. Taylor said, “The civil war within the GOP is not ending. Today, it is just beginning.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:26 AM

1. Much like America's last Civil War not all Democrats were in favor of sesession

This time around not all Republicans are in favor of insurrection.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 09:04 AM

3. That era is nearly over. If you stay in the GQP, you are endorsing insurrection.

Either you pick up a pitchfork yourself, or you quit.

The purge is essentially complete; only a tiny percentage of stragglers remain.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 08:48 AM

2. He is the public display of all their secret thoughts and plans

Please proceed ReTHUGs

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:47 AM

4. Yes

although I hope enough 'Muricans are paying attention...the monstrosity is not being called out enough for what it is and the default thinking of many fellow citizens seems to be that as long as the place isn't burning down, and the GOPee monsters wear suits and look like adults, it can't be so bad.




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Response to not fooled (Reply #4)

Thu May 13, 2021, 10:58 AM

5. +1.000

You nailed it

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:57 PM

6. it's a dittohead base and king just died. it's headless now. trumpism rots with limbaugh and

the wannabe replacements are all over the place trying to outdo each other. central GOP messaging and control of 1500 radio stations is done.

his replacement on just now - todd herman is attacking faucci- just took a call from maybe russia with a guy explaining how the virus is going to mutate and non of the vaccines are any good and herman agreed with him

every advertiser, university and pro team that uses these stations shares responsibility

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:02 PM

7. And they are all brazen congenital liars.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 06:08 AM

8. Not terribly encouraging that some of the "neo-QOP" might be former Trump cabinet personnel.

But I'll take it since, "if they stay in the kitchen light, they don't respect you but it makes them easier to spray" (old Galveston county folk saying).

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