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Zitat von: PeterPancake am 23. September 2021, 15:49:10Marjorie Taylor Greene liefert direkt eine Komödie. ...
ZitatTerrific essay in @washingtonpost by Robert Kagan. You guys...and hence the rest of us...are in big trouble.
ZitatTrump is crazy enough to invite this fight, and narcissistic enough not to care what it does to the country. But is he shrewd enough to win it?Trump and his Republicans fear their own disintegration. That sense of threat gives them power over the voter base, but it has also made them politically desperate. Their lack of scruples doesn't make them omnipotent: it makes them vulnerable to serious and determined opponents. The wildness of Trump's last-ditch maneuver, whatever it turns out to be, will require much from us, but above all it will oblige us to keep our cool and just vote. You don't beat a crazy card player by going crazier.https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/09/24/why-the-fear-of-trump-may-be-overblown-514270
ZitatDan Rather:The first question that must be asked of every Republican elected official is "do you believe in democracy?" The follow up is "what are you doing to protect it?" No equivocations. No gaslighting. No other question comes close to being as important.
Zitat von: sailor am 15. September 2021, 19:55:50hat Hitler es geschafft, die gemäßigten Rechten/Konservativen zumindest für Wahlen auf seine Seite zu bekommen.
ZitatIt was no surprise that elected officials feared taking on the Trump movement and that Republican job seekers either kept silent about their views or made show-trial-like apologies for past criticism. Ambition is a powerful antidote to moral qualms. More revealing was the behavior of Republican elder statesmen, former secretaries of state in their 80s or 90s who had no further ambitions for high office and seemingly nothing to lose by speaking out. Despite their known abhorrence of everything Trump stood for, these old lions refused to criticize him. They were unwilling to come out against a Republican Party to which they had devoted their professional lives, even when the party was led by someone they detested. Whatever they thought about Trump, moreover, Republican elders disliked Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democrats more. Again, this is not so unusual. German conservatives accommodated Adolf Hitler in large part because they opposed the socialists more than they opposed the Nazis, who, after all, shared many of their basic prejudices. As for conservative intellectuals, even those who had spent years arguing that Woodrow Wilson was a tyrant because he created the Federal Reserve and supported child labor laws seemed to have no concerns about whether Trump was a would-be despot. They not only came to Trump's defense but fashioned political doctrines to justify his rule, filling in the wide gaps of his nonexistent ideology with an appeal to "conservative nationalism" and conservative populism. Perhaps American conservatism was never comfortable with the American experiment in liberal democracy, but certainly since Trump took over their party, many conservatives have revealed a hostility to core American beliefs.
Zitat von: sailor am 25. September 2021, 11:25:43Trump hat keine Mehrheit in der Bevölkerung und verscherzt es sich mit wichtigen Institutionen...
Zitat von: sailor am 25. September 2021, 11:25:43Wirkliche Loyalität befördert er nicht, er zieht Opportunisten an, was ihm auf die Füße fällt, sobald er schwächelt.
ZitatSen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that he hopes former President Trump runs again in 2024, The Detroit News reported.During the second day of the Michigan Republican Party's leadership conference, Graham said he hopes Trump will run again, which reportedly drew in applause.
ZitatFrank Luntz: From the Cyber Ninjas' report: "There were no substantial differences between the hand count of the ballots provided and the official election canvass results... There is no reliable evidence that the paper ballots were altered to any material degree."---The chairwoman of the Arizona GOP is calling for a 4th audit of the state's 2020 election results.
ZitatDonald Trump on Tuesday engaged in his ritual denunciation of a former staffer who revealed damaging details about the inner workings of his White House.https://www.rawstory.com/trump-stephanie-grisham/
Zitat"Too bad that sleaze bag publishers continue to report this very boring garbage," Trump added to his response. "We and the MAGA movement are totally used to it. And someday in the not too distant future we will have our voice back and be treated fairly by the press."
ZitatAndrew Lawrence: lol this bar graph makes it look like the number is 1/3 what it used to be but its not
ZitatJohn Stodder Jr.:It's a ridiculous chart, but a 12% drop in Christian identification should greatly concern the right.---Eric:Not at all. We know it's going to happen. It's call the great apostasy...and another sign of end times.---Brandon H:We can only hope!---Eric:It's all laid out for us in the two letters that Paul wrote to the church at Thessalonica---John Stodder Jr.:Was that Tucker's point? "Get ready for end times?"---Eric:Not sure actually. Don't watch Fox News. I do know scripture and we are seeing things unfold as it's been foretold.---A. Sharpie™:"For low, in the east, near the island called 'New Amsterdam,' an oracle will rise from a family of fish stick salesmen, and he will be called the whitest of them all and from his program will millions of pillows* be sold."
ZitatAshton Pittman:NEW: Overturning Roe v. Wade will "empower" women to pursue careers and raise children, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch says. She says times have changed.But there are a lot of reasons to think that's... not exactly true. So here's a thread. 1/https://twitter.com/ashtonpittman/status/1442654795882500101
ZitatAbout 75% of women seeking abortions are "low income"; 59% already have children; and 55% "report a recent disruptive life event." Those women, the economists note, "overwhelmingly lack access to paid maternity leave or to affordable childcare." 10/In one study, women who were denied abortions due to gestational age limits experienced a 78% increase in past-due debt and 81% increase in bankruptcies, evictions and court judgements over the next 5 years compared to women who obtained abortions. 11/"The financial effects of being denied an abortion are thus as large or larger than those of being evicted, losing health insurance, being hospitalized, or being exposed to flooding due to a hurricane." 12/