What happens to the Republican Party now? (2 Viewers)

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MT15

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This election nonsense by Trump may end up splitting up the Republican Party. I just don’t see how the one third (?) who are principled conservatives can stay in the same party with Trump sycophants who are willing to sign onto the TX Supreme Court case.

We also saw the alt right types chanting “destroy the GOP” in Washington today because they didn’t keep Trump in power. I think the Q types will also hold the same ill will toward the traditional Republican Party. In fact its quite possible that all the voters who are really in a Trump personality cult will also blame the GOP for his loss. It’s only a matter of time IMO before Trump himself gets around to blaming the GOP.

There is some discussion of this on Twitter. What do you all think?


 

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I can't stand Cruz, but I'm not seeing the point here.
The tweet was supposed to have a reply where he was described as boiled cheese in human form and that cracked me up lol...
 

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I've heard a few variations on this before
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For a brief, shining moment after Donald Trump incited an insurrection on the Capitol on January 6, it seemed that the forces of rising authoritarianism in America might be curtailed, shamed by the violence that had been unleashed by their lies and bitterness over losing the election. But nope, Republicans have quickly reverted back.

After all, the fundamental problem facing the Republican party and the larger American right hasn't been resolved. They still know full well that their ideology is unpopular, their arguments are indefensible, and that the only way they can hold onto power is by gutting the ability of the voters to throw them out. And so, as the past month has shown, conservatives are not only becoming more fascistic in the aftermath of the riot but more shameless about their intentions.

The GOP war on voting has become the number one priority, with a bevy of conservative groups reorienting their organizing around keeping Americans away from ballots. Republicans are leaning into the racist signaling around the voter suppression efforts, and when confronted with it, they barely bother to defend themselves, mainly because there is no moral defense possible. There's lip-smacking from the right about "voter fraud" — which they continue to fail to show is a problem, much less one that voter suppression efforts will fix — but these excuses are pro forma, and you can tell their hearts aren't in it.

Instead of trying to sell their behavior as good and righteous, instead, conservatives are coalescing around a different excuse: The liberals are making them do it! They don't want to be fascists, you see, but gosh darn it, they have no choice!............

The more "intellectual" version of this argument was rolled out by Glenn Ellmers at the American Mind blog of the Claremont Institute, a fairly prestigious conservative think tank that is oriented around the task of putting an intellectualized gloss on the reactionary impulses of the right. In the piece, Ellmers argues openly that "most people living in the United States today" — by which he clearly and explicitly means Democratic voters — "are not Americans in any meaningful sense of the term."

Defining most Americans as non-American, of course, is about justifying an all-out assault on their rights and freedoms. As progressive writer John Ganz wrote in his lengthy rebuttal to Ellmers, this is a "radically anti-democratic conceit of delegitimizing the citizenship of the majority of the country." But Ellmers, like Kelly, pretends to say this more in sorrow than anger, claiming that the left has forced this turn towards fascism (though he pretends it isn't fascism) because the liberal majority does "not believe in, live by, or even like the principles, traditions, and ideals that until recently defined America as a nation and as a people.".

In this argument, of course, only the right gets to decide what counts as a legitimate American value. It's closed-loop logic: You are technically free, but only if you live your life in a way prescribed by the religious right. You're allowed to vote, but only if you vote for Republicans. But can freedom really be freedom if it's stripped away from you the second you actually use your freedom? Of course not. This kind of illogic allows authoritarians to claim to be "pro-freedom" while refusing people real freedom..............

Republicans have become more fascist since Jan. 6 — and they blame liberals for it | Salon.com
 

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Ted Cruz lives in a glass house

he isn't throwing stones, he's using a catapult

He has some nerve criticizing any politician about not being where they should be
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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz mocked Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for visiting a bakery during a trip to Chicago before going to the southern border to address immigration.

Cruz tweeted the word priorities above an article that describes White House press secretary Jen Psaki defending Harris' Chicago visit during a press briefing.

On Tuesday, Harris made a stop at a Black-owned bakery in Chicago called Brown Sugar Bakery while on her way to visit a COVID-19 vaccination site and discussed issues related to the pandemic..........

Ted Cruz Mocks Kamala Harris for Going to a Bakery and Not the Border (msn.com)
 

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Ted Cruz lives in a glass house

he isn't throwing stones, he's using a catapult

He has some nerve criticizing any politician about not being where they should be
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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz mocked Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for visiting a bakery during a trip to Chicago before going to the southern border to address immigration.

Cruz tweeted the word priorities above an article that describes White House press secretary Jen Psaki defending Harris' Chicago visit during a press briefing.

On Tuesday, Harris made a stop at a Black-owned bakery in Chicago called Brown Sugar Bakery while on her way to visit a COVID-19 vaccination site and discussed issues related to the pandemic..........

Ted Cruz Mocks Kamala Harris for Going to a Bakery and Not the Border (msn.com)
Straight from the "Accuse Others of What You're Doing" playbook....
 

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