Pulitzer-winning historian issues dark warning about Trump’s GOP
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum fears President Donald Trump and his Republican allies might complete their authoritarian transformation by stealing November’s election.
Applebaum appeared Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss her latest column for The Atlantic, where she warns that Republicans have been complicit in Trump gathering authoritarian powers over democratic institutions — and they may soon finalize that process.
“What would come next?” Applebaum said. “In a lot of liberalizing countries or countries that cease to be democracies, what comes next is the attempt to steal an election, and what I hope all Americans will be focused on over the next several months is will Trump and will the Republican Party collaborate in an attempt to steal this election?”
“Will they try to change the rules?” she added. “Will they mess around with distance voting? Will they, you know, exacerbate the problems caused by the pandemic to prevent people from voting? That’s the thing that’s going to happen next.”
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
June 6, 2020 at 1:55 PM #323724ArtfromArkParticipant
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but elections have already been stolen. Including a big one that was stolen in plain sight in 2000.
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)
June 13, 2020 at 10:53 PM #326536Thom PaineModerator
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Yes the election was stolen in 2000 and again in 2004 and the Dems have done nothing to prevent it again. The problem is the Ruling Elite run both parties and don’t really care which wins. They’ll be happy with either Trump or Biden.
June 7, 2020 at 7:41 AM #324026soryangParticipant
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I have seen so many irregularities at the polls over the decades, i have zero confidence in the legitimacy of US elections. I’ve come to the conclusion based upon my personal experience alone as a voter, that poll irregularities are the rule, not the exception.
June 13, 2020 at 2:35 AM #326220
June 13, 2020 at 8:30 PM #326501RealityReduxParticipant
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This “dark warning” became apparently clear during Trump’s first year in office! However, more evident than his drive to complete an authoritarian rule is his absolute intentions to remain in office in order to block prosecution once he becomes a civilian.
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