‘Republicans have become a cult run by crooks’: Former GOP congressional staffer explains why the party ‘has become a creepy mashup of grade B totalitarianism’

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    sonofspy777
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    Item: Bob Livingston. Remember him? When last seen by the wider public in the waning, innocent years of the 20th century, he was the newly minted designee to succeed Newt Gingrich as Republican Speaker of the House.

    But he abruptly resigned after it was revealed (thanks to the public service of Larry Flynt) that he had indulged in extramarital affairs. This was something of an inconvenience, given that he was tapped to lead the charge of the light brigade against incumbent president Bill Clinton, impeaching the latter because of his shocking dalliances outside matrimonial bonds.

    Unlike you or me in similar circumstances, Livingston, a cog in the great clockwork of Republican influence-peddling, landed on his feet. Founding a lobbying shop modestly named the Livingston Group, he developed a brisk business of green-washing dictators (such as Muammar al-Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak), fighting against formal recognition of the Turkish genocide of Armenians in World War I, and other worthy causes of clients with money.

    “Today’s GOP has become a creepy mashup of grade B totalitarianism and perverted Freudian manias disguised as family values.”

    https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/republicans-have-become-a-cult-run-by-crooks-former-gop-congressional-staffer-explains-why-the-party-has-become-a-creepy-mashup-of-grade-b-totalitarianism-and-freudian-manias/

    ““The average American today is underpaid, overworked and stressed out as to what the future will bring for his or her children. For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.”." ~Bernie Sanders

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    chknltl
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    Meh…I’d just call them selfish politicians willing to do the bidding of whomever pays them the most.

    Republican political focus has nothing to do with family values except where they pay lip service to it on the campaign trail in order to get votes.

    Democratic politicians are hardly different….OK so they do have one big difference: while out on the campaign trail, they don’t pander to the voter with emotional claims to support family values.

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