Friday, September 28, 2018

The Republican Party: Sneering, snarling, sniveling creeps

The problem here is not that Republicans were grandstanding over imagined liberal schemes to destroy anyone and anything in pursuit of their poisonous schemes to crush everything good about America. The problem is that most of it wasn’t grandstanding. They believe this deeply and angrily. And it explains the lengths Republicans are willing to go to these days—even to the appalling extent of accepting a cretin like Donald Trump as a party leader. 

If you believe that your political opposites aren’t just opponents, but literally enemies of the country, then of course you’ll do almost anything to stop them. I would too if that’s what I thought.

There are some liberals who do think that—and more and more of them since Donald Trump was elected. But it’s still a relatively small part of the progressive movement. In the conservative movement it’s an animating principle. 

This is why it so desperately needs to be stopped—not by destroying Republicans, but by voting them out of office. We simply can’t afford to have a major party run for the benefit of fearful whites who are dedicated to a scorched-earth belief that liberals are betraying the nation...

Mother Jones

Rob's comment:
Yes, the Republican Party needs to be smashed at the polls, reduced to a minority party that represents only its contemptible base of racists, homophobes, mysogynists, and Christian fanatics. 

It's no accident that Republican political support is based in the former Confederate South that fought tenaciously in defense of slavery and then terrorized black people for generations after it lost a horrific Civil War.

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At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Republican political support is based in the former Confederate South"

And the former Democratic South . . .

Blame Lyndon B. Johnson who, after signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, supposedly said something to the effect of, "we just delivered the South to the Republican party for a long time to come,"

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, because the Texan Johnson knew both how racist the South really was and how potentially racist the Republican Party was. The Republican Party under Richard Nixon then eagerly took the bait and based its political strategy on the Southern Strategy: pandering to white people.

We're supposed to "blame" President Johnson because he supported voting rights and civil rights for black people? Only someone ignorant of the horrors if US history could make that claim. Of course it's made here anonymously.


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