The GOP ‘civil war’ is a myth — Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney are being purged for disloyalty
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The hope peddlers, stenographers of current events, professional centrists and too many other members of the mainstream American news media have a new obsession. They keep telling the American people that the Republican Party is in the midst of a “civil war,” is in “disarray,” is “tearing itself apart” or experiencing a “crisis of meaning” and fighting for its so-called soul.
Unfortunately, none of that is true. These are comforting and self-gratifying stories, fueled by a desperate desire for a return to supposed political normalcy and business as usual. Such fables are also colored by no small amount of liberal schadenfreude and a desire to give the American people — especially the millions who voted Donald Trump out of office — a sense of reward and accomplishment.
Joe Biden is president of the United States. The Democrats also have control of Congress — by a tenuous and razor-thin margin. But the Republican Party and the larger right-wing movement remain largely unified in their effort to overthrow America’s multiracial democracy.
It’s true that Sen. Mitt Romney was booed last week at the Republican state convention in Utah. It’s also true that Rep. Liz Cheney and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for his crimes against the United States are being censured and otherwise attacked by members of their own party. But those are not illustrations of fratricide or disarray within the Republican Party. Instead, they are examples of the way right-wing and other extremist political movements consolidate power by purging dissenting voices within their ranks.
“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
May 7, 2021 at 3:32 AM #421787PunxsutawneyModerator
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The Dems have put the brakes on for the moment. But they are still a center right party despite Biden apparently not trying to be Obama 2.0.
The rethugs are earning their name, and anyone in the media that pretends otherwise or that this is going to end well for us is a fool.
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Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.
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May 7, 2021 at 5:33 AM #421832mrdmkParticipant
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If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC FieldsWarning DO NOT CLICK HERE!
May 7, 2021 at 6:51 AM #4218353fingerbrownParticipant
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The republicans will be just fine come 2022. Remember the acurate old adage, that republicans fall in line and democrats fall in love, as it plays out again and again.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
May 7, 2021 at 9:56 AM #421871Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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The Rs will emerge more fascist than ever.
May 7, 2021 at 12:42 PM #421877Ohio BarbarianModerator
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That’s an expression of liberal identity politics fantasy. America is not a democracy by any stretch of a reasonable imagination. To say it is is to ignore reality. Plus, by implication, it paints all Republican voters as racists as well, and Democratic voters as enlightened and saintly people, both of which are simply untrue.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
May 7, 2021 at 1:16 PM #421885
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