Memories are short apparently
He didn't believe me. I told him the Bush-Cheney admin was the next phase after the marriage of evangelicals to republicans back when Reagan took office. What we have now is likely the last step before full-on Gilead.
Having a special dessert tonight in light of countless qultists freaking out over "surprise witness"
More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems
Suburban swing voters among those changing parties
More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican Party over the last year, according to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press. The previously unreported number reflects a phenomenon that is playing out in virtually every region of the country Democratic and Republican states along with cities and small towns in the period since President Joe Biden replaced former President Donald Trump.
But nowhere is the shift more pronounced and dangerous for Democrats than in the suburbs, where well-educated swing voters who turned against Trump's Republican Party in recent years appear to be swinging back. Over the last year, far more people are switching to the GOP across suburban counties from Denver to Atlanta and Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Republicans also gained ground in counties around medium-size cities such as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Raleigh, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Des Moines, Iowa.
Ben Smith, who lives in suburban Larimer County, Colorado, north of Denver, said he reluctantly registered as a Republican earlier in the year after becoming increasingly concerned about the Democrats' support in some localities for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, the party's inability to quell violent crime and its frequent focus on racial justice.
Its more so a rejection of the left than embracing the right, said Smith, a 37-year-old professional counselor whose transition away from the Democratic Party began five or six years ago when he registered as a libertarian.
Ok. Now I get it.
Suburban racists and libertarian nut jobs mostly I bet.
I dont have the tiktok app and never will but this plays in my phone browser
Hope it works for everyone else
This woman NAILS it!!
Edit: Ana Kasparian
JANUARY 6 WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING
To Trumps true believers, the insurrection was an act of faith, Ashli Babbitt is a martyr, and white is not only a race, but a spiritual state.
BY JEFF SHARLET
JUNE 22, 2022
I ping-pong between the front of the rally and the back, the rhetoric and the action. Ashlis mother tells the crowd to be proud Americans. Be proud white Americans! She goes on to list other races she feels should be proud Americans, too, but shes hard to hear over Kelli and Freedom shrieking.
Toward the back, a livestreamer named Julius is providing commentary. Shes right, he tells his camera. Slavery, slavery, slavery, he says, imitating his imagination of the nerdy voice of a leftist. No one got time for all a that. Julius is Black; hes wearing a Saviors T-shirt, with bleached-white Lady Liberty.
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PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEFF SHARLET.
Julius is not alone as a man of color in this crowdtheres Jorge Riley, and a Black Second Amendment speaker. I meet nearly as many self-identified Latino people as white ones. Nearly all want it known that patriots are more diverse than liberals think. This is true. And yet the crowd cheers for proud white Americans not because they are blind but because they want to beto believe in what historian Anthea Butler, author of White Evangelical Racism, calls the promise of whiteness offered to people of color willing to collaborate with white supremacy. This bait and switchthe mythical promise of whiteness is unfulfillablemay be the next American contribution to fascism. Purification projects have become impractical for a nation in which the rightist ascendency can contend for the loyalty of a third of Latinx voters. Now, white supremacy welcomes all. Or at least a sufficient veneer of all to reassure its more timid adherents that border walls and kung flu and Black crime and replacement theory somehow dont add up to the R-word, which anyway these days, in the new authoritarian imagination, only happens in reverse, against white people. Such victims feel themselves drawn together not by whiteness but by that of which it is made: their belief in a strongmanTrumpand their desire for an iron-fisted God, and their love of the way guns make them feel inside, and their grief over COVID-19, and their denial of COVID-19, and their loathing of systemic as descriptive of that which they cant see, cant hold in their hands and weigh, and their certainty that children are being taken, stolen, if not in body then in spirit, indoctrinated to hate themselves. They are drawn together by their love of fairness, which is how it used to be, theyre certain they remember, or, if theyre too young, theyve been told. And yet, slavery, slavery, slavery, murmurs the past. It gets to be too much, sometimes, Julius laments.
Long worthy read!
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