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:
trump won the hearts & soul of the Republican base merely by bluntly stating he'd do all the anti-liberty, anti-modern racist crap the Republican Party has been implying they'd do since the 1960s
The fact don's 2016 campaign rhetoric on economics was converse to policies Republican voters claimed as their motivation to support Reagan & his ilk exposes racism & religiosity as their true & only motivation
@TonyStark They are silent on the issue because many of them are white supremacists but try to appear more mainstream. The fact that Trump keeps denying he knew who Fuentes is, that he just showed up with Kanye, as opposed to denouncing Fuentes’ and his views, is all the world needs to see to know where Trump and his party stand. They did the same after Charlottesville when he said there were “very fine people” on both sides. They are the KKK without the hoods. No difference.
I have this dilemma. Should we work to get some reasonable House GOPrs to work with the Dems to elect a reasonable Speaker, or should we just let it be the shitshow it will be with #McCarthy and #MarginalTaylorGreene as Speaker and thereby set up Dems in ’24 to ask “what did the GOP do in the last two years?”
@Kozmo I’m sure many people have wildly differing opinions on that but I’d like to have a Republican Party that Democrats can actually work with because it will get more things or at least have a potential to get more things done for humanity. That’s more important to me personally. Probably a pipe dream at best.
@stanstallman @TonyStark @Kozmo I think we can move in that direction with a federal law about gerrymandering. The “safe” seats ensures no accountability and a need to pander to the so-called base. I also think RCV, like in Alaska, is another pivot that might bring more moderation. Murkowski is certainly an example.
@TonyStark it's a deliberate electoral strategy.
They know what they're doing. Trump knows who Fuentes is and what he represents. The meeting wasn't a mistake. It's part of a deliberate strategy.
@TonyStark Why should Republicans start complaining about white supremacists when white supremacy is the whole subtext of the Reagan Revolution, which still going today. Just like Jim Crow was a backlash to reconstruction, Reagan Revolution was a backlash to the Civil Rights era. The backlash periods last 10x longer than the instigating events, apparently.
@TonyStark The "stable genious" pretends he doesn't know who white supremacist and antisemite Nick Fuentes is?
And Ye? He knows who he is and invites him to dinner anyway?
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