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2021-06-14 11:24:09 AM  
the passions of Republican voters today match those of Democratic voters after Trump's triumph

I don't recall Democratic voters hosting an insurrection on Jan 6, 2017, threatening violence and insisting that due to Trump stealing the election, Hillary would be installed as president by summer, but I was pretty drunk during the last administration.
 
2021-06-14 11:30:20 AM  
In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril
 
2021-06-14 11:50:45 AM  
So... They are all Atlas now.
 
2021-06-14 12:50:23 PM  
Their disdain for democracy is well-known. A vote for a Republican is a vote against voting.
 
2021-06-14 1:16:10 PM  
They're perfectly fine with fascism as long as they represent the boot and not the neck.
 
2021-06-14 1:17:36 PM  
This is by design. Successfully stabbing someone in the back is facilitated by telling your victim he's just being paranoid about the knife in your hand.
 
2021-06-14 1:18:36 PM  
In the original picture the dog isn't the one who set the fire.
 
2021-06-14 1:18:37 PM  
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2021-06-14 1:19:26 PM  
In Congress, Republicans Shrug at Warnings of Democracy in Peril

really now?
wonder why?
 
2021-06-14 1:19:31 PM  
This is fine.....
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2021-06-14 1:20:54 PM  
It's a shame that the Democratic Party won't do anything to upbraid, censure, or punish it's members that are working with Republicans to undermine democracy.
 
2021-06-14 1:22:11 PM  
This is fine:
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2021-06-14 1:23:52 PM  
Jesus, Murphy has a B.A. in History.  Did he sleep through classes on the farkin' 20th century?
 
2021-06-14 1:25:29 PM  
This news?
 
2021-06-14 1:25:29 PM  

damageddude: the passions of Republican voters today match those of Democratic voters after Trump's triumph

I don't recall Democratic voters hosting an insurrection on Jan 6, 2017, threatening violence and insisting that due to Trump stealing the election, Hillary would be installed as president by summer, but I was pretty drunk during the last administration.


We were all understandably pretty drunk during the former guy's administration, but not so drunk that we wouldn't remember an insurrection.
 
2021-06-14 1:25:55 PM  
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The anger is just building in side me looking at the photos again! We must hold these people to account for their crimes against the United States. This was a violent insurrection and the right must account for their crimes, or the next time this happens the noose(s) won't be empty.
 
2021-06-14 1:26:48 PM  
This all changed the moment that a mob invaded congress.

Of course, mobs should be able to invade Congress when justifiably aggrieved, and one of those justifiable aggrievments should be "if an election is falsified or stolen." For instance, if Georgia fell to Trump and we found out that there were 100k fake Republican ballots, should we be able to overthrow the Trump administration? Yes. Should we be mobbing election offices where they illegally removed citizens from the voter rolls? You bet.

But, in the case of the 1/6 insurrection, the move was led by an idiot who spun conspiracy theories out of thin air. That's where the line should be drawn. the difference is between what constitutes a mob insurrection of a Democratically-elected government and the public take back of an illegally-installed government.
 
2021-06-14 1:26:58 PM  

log_jammin: In the original picture the dog isn't the one who set the fire.


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2021-06-14 1:27:00 PM  
 
2021-06-14 1:32:32 PM  
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Most of these people are still out there, trapped in a right wing media bubble, being fed a steady diet of lies, expecting Trump's return in August. They're even still sending Trump $5 bucks a month for the cause instead of the church.
 
2021-06-14 1:35:59 PM  
Guys like Romney and Toomey are just this close to getting it. They recognize that there is a problem and that it predates Trump and was exacerbated by the pandemic. But then they shrug and say "but now that we have a normal president and the pandemic is mostly over, things will get back to normal."

It's not the active evil that leads to fascism. It's the banal evil.
 
2021-06-14 1:36:02 PM  
It IS fine, for them. They don't want to live in a free country. They want to live in Nazi Germany, with them as the Nazis.
 
2021-06-14 1:37:04 PM  
That analogy only works if the dog set the fire in the first place, and benefits from the house being on fire.
 
2021-06-14 1:54:22 PM  

misanthropicsob: This all changed the moment that a mob invaded congress.

Of course, mobs should be able to invade Congress when justifiably aggrieved, and one of those justifiable aggrievments should be "if an election is falsified or stolen." For instance, if Georgia fell to Trump and we found out that there were 100k fake Republican ballots, should we be able to overthrow the Trump administration? Yes. Should we be mobbing election offices where they illegally removed citizens from the voter rolls? You bet.

But, in the case of the 1/6 insurrection, the move was led by an idiot who spun conspiracy theories out of thin air. That's where the line should be drawn. the difference is between what constitutes a mob insurrection of a Democratically-elected government and the public take back of an illegally-installed government.


Exactly.  In Fascist/ Authoritarian states the law is meaningless because the leader/ party IS the law.

The Jan. 6th insurrection was anti-democracy because it was extra-legal and extra-constitutional.  It was a violent movement against a peaceful, democratic transfer of power.

Trying to compare BLM or pro-civil rights or pro-election rights protests where folks are begging to have the law applied equally to all citizens to those in which folks on the political right are trying to take away the rights of citizens, including their sacred vote, is like comparing apples and oranges wearing jackboots.
 
2021-06-14 2:32:22 PM  
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Dieses ist fein.
 
2021-06-14 3:42:11 PM  
FTFA: "Democrats are always at risk of being hyperbolic," said Murphy, D-Conn. "I don't think there's a risk when it comes to the current state of democratic norms."

There is one way that the Democrats being hyperbolic towards the Republican Party would actually be good for America.

///from orbit

///only way to be sure

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2021-06-14 5:08:08 PM  
Chernobyl reactor 3 was online until late 2000?

*clicks link*

Oh. eh that works too.
 
2021-06-14 8:07:10 PM  
...They're the fire.
 
2021-06-15 8:22:07 AM  

blastoh: So... They are all Atlas now.


"Allies".  That's the word you're looking for.  Yes, I know what you're referring to, and that's apropos, too.  But the real problem is the alliance between Republican and Democratic leadership.  As in, even if they're not directly colluding, they both benefit from what Republicans want:  Status Quo.  Well, actually, Republicans want regression to full-on feudalism with fascist improvements & industry, but still.
 
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