The Republican Party Must Be Purged Like the Nazis and Fascists
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Today the libertarian—and petro-billionaires that Ronald Reagan welcomed to the party so completely own it that no Republican is willing to admit that climate change is real, that the American people actually like Social Security and Medicare, or that people working full-time shouldn’t live in poverty.
Political positions that are fabulously popular—from Covid relief to rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure—are now routinelly opposed by the GOP not because they’re bad policy but because their billionaire patrons don’t want their taxes raised to pay for them.
We’ve now reached the point where the Republican Party can no longer be reformed; it must be either torn down and rebuilt or eliminated from American political life at the ballot box if our government is to regain anything resembling the ability to govern on behalf of the majority of its citizens.
It’s a job some of the “never Trump” Republicans are trying to undertake at this moment, and most Americans wish them well. And today’s Trump-twisted, corrupt GOP must not be allowed, like the Confederacy was, to carry forward its own “lost cause” bullshit mythology about the 2020 election or “hugs and kisses” to the Capitol Police on January 6th. We now have the benefit of hindsight to know how that worked out.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
April 14, 2021 at 12:17 PM #416919KenTankerousParticipant
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"If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
- Henry A. Wallace
(FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)
April 14, 2021 at 12:21 PM #416921
April 14, 2021 at 12:43 PM #416928Ohio BarbarianModerator
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After Nancy Pelosi bought $10 million in Microsoft stock just before the lockdowns and the sale of millions of Zoom subscriptions, and a month or so before MS got a $2.2 billion contract with the Defense Dept. Yeah, if only we could just purge those evil Republicans everything would be hunky-dory.
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
April 14, 2021 at 2:03 PM #416942NV WinoModerator
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April 14, 2021 at 2:17 PM #416945djean111Participant
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Oh, wait, that, like campaign pandering, never really stops, does it.
Sorry, commondreck, but yeah, you left out a party. But you know that. If the GOP were purged, there would just be a whining snapping mangy pack of blue dogs left, running in circles and wondering who they can blame the shit that they do on.
America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)
April 14, 2021 at 2:28 PM #416949Hobbit709Participant
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Not just the Republican Party, the R-Lite Party needs to be purged too.
I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.
April 14, 2021 at 11:51 PM #417073EarthartistParticipant
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Oh Boy. Tommy boy is trrrryyyyying soo hard to stay relevant maybe he can write some more books about how he knows everything and you know he wrote a book about that.
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