@TonyStark The only difference I see between the GOP of old (post Reagan) and now? They’re saying the quiet part out loud. They’re now dealing in the politics of every single “ism” out there. They’re desperately trying to create the “other” for vilification. They no longer govern, they only incite violence & pump up the rhetoric to whip their “base” into a frothing frenzy. So many don’t see it this way and that’s a real danger.
To be sure, there is a connection between Republican politicians and political violence. And it didn’t just start with Trump, and it isn’t just a production of the past decade or two. Two big problems are when Ronald Reagan initiated his administration with "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" and second as the Republican Party embraced the most extreme voices in the 2nd Amendment movement. Now, they can no longer reign in the most extreme voices without endangering their own political careers, something they will not do.
Here’s another in my ongoing series on the fact that Latino voters are not leaving the Democrats in droves despite what lots of frantic reporters tried to claim going into the midterms.
A good read about one of the authors of Michigan's Prop 3 (putting abortion and related heath care in the state constitution) and the citizen led steps going back several years, including the 2018 Proposals, that paved the way for the blue wave success Michigan had this year. We couldn't count on the gerrymandered legislature to get things done, so we the people took things into our own hands via petition drives. It's important to use the guardrails of democracy to fight against the authoritarian trends from the right.
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Raphael Warnock’s Senate runoff race (Dec 6) is once again a critical one for the entire country and Georgians. Help him and them win again by supporting these Georgia-based organizations.
These are organizations doing critical election work right now across the state specifically to get out the vote for the runoff with a special emphasis on organizations that focus on and are led by women and people of color. Even a small donation will make a difference. These are the people on the ground who know how to get out the vote.
* 1000 Women Strong
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It really goes to show you who Republicans are that almost all Congressional Republicans (once again) do not denounce white supremacist extremism in society as a whole let alone denounce the depraved extremism of their party’s own members. Omission is complicity in the violence and especially in the rhetoric that leads to it.
Congressional Republicans were largely silent after POLITICO revealed Donald Trump dined with white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes:
Eco-anxiety, climate doom, environmental existential dread - as green activists, we see these terms used a lot - and often feel them ourselves.
There's a lot to be worried about when it comes to the climate and nature crises, but when a sense of hopelessness becomes the overarching emotion, apathy begins to creep in too. Last year three environmental educators, all part of EcoTok, penned an excellent piece for us about dealing with eco-anxiety and the need to remain hopeful - or "stubbornly optimistic", as Christiana Figueres puts it.
Positive environmental stories from November 2022 https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/11/24/here-are-all-the-positive-environmental-stories-from-2022-so-far
@CarolDanvers The voters of TX-28 chose Cuellar in the primary and then in the general.
We lost the House due to redrawing of districts in Florida by DeSantis, the Republican supermajority in Tennessee, and a Republican judge in New York. Those seats make the difference.
It's better to have Cuellar than a Republican. We can take back the House in 2024 and if it's a slim majority, his vote will matter. In the 117th Congress, we had a four vote majority. That's a need-every-vote scenario.
Remember that other Democrats cross the aisle too for their own reasons. Remember when Cori Bush, AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib voted with Madison Cawthorn, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Thomas Massie, and Chip Roy, four of the worst Republicans, to protect Russian oligarchs?
Cuellar has voted with Republicans on various things over the years. He just rejected McCarthy's offer to switch parties. He's a Democrat.
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There were two other Arizona propositions that are worth mentioning in the context of this piece. Arizona voters rejected a move to make voter identification much more onerous and they approved a campaign finance reform initiative.
The people who worked hard and followed through on this initiative skillfully threaded the needle for a common sense measure on a polarized battlefield. Kudos to that strategy and cheers to the Dreamers.
Educating the members of one’s community is a core part of a successful, healthy society. If one wants to value the lives of the young in particular, education must be part of it.
It’s good to see that most Arizona voters value common sense. Voting matters. It always does.
We lost in-state tuition. Here's how we won it back for all:
@TonyStark This is a great story to start the day with. Organizing and working for common sense goals is a winning strategy. And it takes time. But that time is worth it. Would it be better if those in power weren’t constantly vilifying immigrants and Black and Brown people? Obviously. But this is a good story of baby steps winning the day for something that benefits everyone. Great job, Arizona.
Kyle Rittenhosue has been a guest of honor at quite a few GOP campaign events leading up to the midterm elections. A significant number of GOP elected officials have already proven that this is the norm for them, not just Trump.
Trump knows exactly who these people are. There are many members of the Republican Party that have enabled Trump and continue to do so. They’ve had numerous opportunities to stand up to him and stop him but have refused to do so. And the white supremacist
elements of the Republican Party and their supporters see this and have become greatly energized by it, so much so that the threats of political violence are now everyday worries for our country. That’s a threat to the survival of the country.
They’re not better than this.
‘F---ing nightmare’: Trump team does damage control after he dines with Ye and white supremacist Nick Fuentes-
@Rakielxx71 There are just a handful of good journalists writing for WaPo these days and I’ve been questioning my subscription constantly lately. That’s a National Review writer which if I wanted so see, I’d read that. Washington Post, I don’t.
The Washington Post bends over backwards anymore to whitewash and normalize Republicans’ fascism and neo-nazi associations.
Corporate media would rather a fascist government than even a center-left one, it seems. Hardly going to work out well for them.
The extremism has been in the Republican party for almost a century. Listen to Rachel Maddow's podcast Ultra to hear about how it took hold during WWII and before. It's in the party's DNA. Zero accountability, zero reckoning, swept under the rug.