Category: Republican Hell

The emerging Paramilitary Wing of the Republican Party

The emerging Paramilitary Wing of the Republican Party

From Arizona, where state Sen. Wendy Rogers spoke approvingly of hanging political enemies at a white nationalist rally, to Oklahoma, where the GOP chair and candidate for Congress talked about putting Anthony Fauci in front of a firing squad, Republicans are frequently musing about committing violence against their political opponents.

Source: The emerging Paramilitary Wing of the Republican Party

Desperately seeking honorable Republicans: Media’s snipe hunt comes up empty again | Salon.com

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But instead of looking for a man wearing a hat and glasses among a sea of other images, the media has desperately tried to find “good,” “decent,” “reasonable” and “responsible” Republicans who will “save” their party from Donald Trump. Such a quest will prove fruitless, as there are very few such Republicans left.

Desperately seeking honorable Republicans: Media’s snipe hunt comes up empty again | Salon.com

McConnell Gives Entire Struggling Nation the Finger, and Senate Republicans Let Him Do It | The Smirking Chimp

Moscow Mitch McConnell just did it again. And then did it one more time. He just stopped struggling Americans from getting a $2,000 survival check, again. Apparently just because he can. And to be a troll, actually calling survival checks “socialism for rich people.”

McConnell Gives Entire Struggling Nation the Finger, and Senate Republicans Let Him Do It | The Smirking Chimp

Texas attorney general: congregations should be armed after church shooting | US news | The Guardian

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Hours after a mass shooting that left at least 26 people dead, the Texas attorney general said American churches should be “arming some of the parishioners” or hiring “professional security”.

Only in America

Texas attorney general: congregations should be armed after church shooting | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump vows to ‘fight’ hard-line Republican Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections

US President Donald Trump effectively declared war on the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, the powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill.

Source: Donald Trump vows to ‘fight’ hard-line Republican Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections

In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

So we are back to de facto restrictions on the voting rights of African-Americans, which may have affected the election outcome in 2016. And we’re back to all-Black schools. The Republican Party is still dedicated to equality in one area, though. They’d love to make us all wage slaves with no unions, no rights ( even to have a break), no minimum income, no health care and no social security. Indeed, there is a sense in which the 99% are all Black in the Age of Trump, whether they know it yet or not.

Source: In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

Who can stop Trump? Republicans may have little choice but to vote Clinton | US news | The Guardian

The party could change convention rules or bring in an independent candidate, but the more realistic (yet unwelcome) option may be to support a Democrat

Source: Who can stop Trump? Republicans may have little choice but to vote Clinton | US news | The Guardian

San Bernardino shooting: Republican candidates talk tough on ‘radical Islam’ after California attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

US Republican presidential candidates say the San Bernardino massacre is a sign Americans are at risk from homegrown radicals.

Source: San Bernardino shooting: Republican candidates talk tough on ‘radical Islam’ after California attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Guardian view on the Republicans: sabotaging their own presidential prospects | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

Editorial: The primaries have become so bruising that even the successful candidate will emerge damaged

Source: The Guardian view on the Republicans: sabotaging their own presidential prospects | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment | Arianna Huffington

There comes a moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie Couric interview in 2008 — the hockey-mom-has-no-clothes revealing from which she, and the McCain campaign, never recovered. In Donald Trump’s candidacy, the equivalent moment might have just happened, at a town hall event in New Hampshire. Cracks are appearing in Trump’s latest Trump-branded edifice — because this one never actually had a foundation. As Palin demonstrated, even the ratings-crazed media are capable of falling out of love with a big-ratings stunt candidate. And when the media fall out of love they fall out of love very quickly.

Source: The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment | Arianna Huffington