Category: Republicans

“Taking us all for fools”: GOP leaders called out for silence on Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes | Salon.com

Former U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022. (Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

 Republican leaders are under fire for their silence on former President Donald Trump’s dinner with antisemitic rapper Ye and white supremacist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago.

Source: “Taking us all for fools”: GOP leaders called out for silence on Trump’s dinner with Nick Fuentes | Salon.com

Top 6 Ways Republicans have Spread Hatred of Gays — Background to Club Q Mass Shooting

The three hundred anti-gay pieces of proposed legislation and the rhetoric against gay people have largely come from Republican lawmakers, therefore bear some of the blame for whipping up this kind of hate.

Source: Top 6 Ways Republicans have Spread Hatred of Gays — Background to Club Q Mass Shooting

Report: Trump Is Not Reacting Well to GOP Pleas for Him to Stay Away From the Georgia Runoff | Vanity Fair

As you’ve probably heard by now, Donald Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party is currently on life support in the wake of the midterm elections, during which his endorsement became the kiss of death in a number of key races. As a result, many Republicans want him to stay as far away from the state of Georgia as possible until after the runoff between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, lest his stench push voters to cast their ballots for the incumbent Democrat, who won his runoff in the state against the Trump-backed Kelly Loeffler in January 2021. And we’ll give you one guess as to how he’s coping with the rejection.

Source: Report: Trump Is Not Reacting Well to GOP Pleas for Him to Stay Away From the Georgia Runoff | Vanity Fair

Right-wing commentators tell Graham: We’ll lose if you tell the public that we’ll ban abortion if we win | Media Matters for America

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Prominent right-wing commentators are condemning Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) proposed national abortion ban. But their concern isn’t that they oppose threatening doctors with up to five years in prison if they perform an abortion on a patient who has been pregnant for more than 15 weeks. It’s that they know Graham’s bill endangers the GOP’s chances of gaining power and thus having the opportunity to ban abortions.

Source: Right-wing commentators tell Graham: We’ll lose if you tell the public that we’ll ban abortion if we win | Media Matters for America

Donald Trump and His Two Forms of Fascism – Mother Jones

 

Donald Trump and Snowflake Fascism

Donald Trump and Gaslight Fascism

The reality of Trump’s conniving to subvert the republic cannot be recognized by leading Republicans. Doing so would create a dilemma for them. They would then have to explicitly declare themselves in favor of or opposed to this Trumpian war on democracy. They realize an outright expression of support for autocracy would not be good for the GOP, yet a declaration of opposition to the Trumpist assault on the Constitution would alienate any Republican from the party’s cult-like base. (See Liz Cheney.) To survive within the GOP, they must deny. They must say black is white. War is peace. Authoritarianism is democracy. That is the only way the party can now exist. The logic of their position demands it.

Source: Donald Trump and His Two Forms of Fascism – Mother Jones

GOP officials refuse to certify primaries: “This is how Republicans are planning to steal elections” | Salon.com

Nonpartisan election law experts agreed that the trend could cause chaos on a larger scale.

“Had this unfolded on this kind of timeline in 2020, it really could have created problems, because there would have been questions about whether the state could have actually named a slate of electors,” Robert Yablon, a law professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, told the Times. “You could imagine there being disputed slates of electors that were sent to Congress, and it could have been a big mess.”

GOP officials refuse to certify primaries: “This is how Republicans are planning to steal elections” | Salon.com

18 Republicans Joined With Putin Against Sweden, Finland Joining NATO | Crooks and Liars

After Russia invaded Ukraine, the neutral countries of Sweden and Finland filed applications to join NATO in May.In a vote taken by The House, which is mostly symbolic, 394 congresspeople voted to support their induction while a small team of Republicans voted against the two Nordic countries.

18 Republicans Joined With Putin Against Sweden, Finland Joining NATO | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Are The Party Of Sickness And Death | Crooks and Liars

We know that Republicans want schoolchildren and other Americans to keep dying in mass shootings, because preserving easy access to AR-15s is much more important than preventing massacres. We know that Republicans want women who are experiencing ectopic pregnancies not to have access to appropriate care, because women’s deaths are the inevitable collateral damage that comes from banning all abortions. We know that Republicans hate vaccines now. But they never stop trying to find new ways to hurt people, because when they do, we howl in outrage, and there’s no sweeter sound to a Republican voter.

Republicans Are The Party Of Sickness And Death | Crooks and Liars

99% of House GOP Just Showed They Support Forcing Children to Birth ‘Their Rapist’s Child’: Pascrell

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Despite Republican opposition, Democrats passed a bill to affirm the right to cross state lines for abortion care in response to attempts by anti-choice lawmakers to ban such travel.

Source: 99% of House GOP Just Showed They Support Forcing Children to Birth ‘Their Rapist’s Child’: Pascrell

Ohio AG Lies To Fox About 10-Year-Old Rape Victim | Crooks and Liars

A couple of nights ago, Ohio’s Attorney General thought that it was his duty to cast doubt on the story by going on Fox News with Jesse Watters, calling it likely “a fabrication.” “This young girl, if she exists and if this horrible thing actually happened to her, it breaks my heart to think about it, she did not have to leave Ohio to find treatment,” Yost said. Also, another lie, as Ohio’s so-called “Heartbeat Law” makes no exceptions for rape or incest. That was unfortunate as it turned out, as less than 24 hours later a Columbus man was charged with impregnating the 10-year-old Ohio girl.

Ohio AG Lies To Fox About 10-Year-Old Rape Victim | Crooks and Liars

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Jim Jordan Deleted Tweet About 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Opinion: Republicans, look across the pond and take note. Now’s the time to dump Trump – CNN

Opinion: What finally sunk Boris Johnson

The Murdochracy is what failed it was the gristle the grout that failed to keep the Conservatives in America, UK and Australia together

Republicans seem to have reached that conclusion before, only to reverse course. This time, however, they have an example directly in front of them, not only of how it can be done, but, crucially, that it can be done with finality. If, as Johnson said himself, “In politics, no one is remotely indispensable,” surely then that is as true of former presidents as it is sitting prime ministers.

Republicans, let’s learn from our British political brethren.

Source: Opinion: Republicans, look across the pond and take note. Now’s the time to dump Trump – CNN

“White life” and the fascist movement: Hey, at least they’re being honest | Salon.com

Donald Trump | People participate in the “Million MAGA March” from Freedom Plaza to the Supreme Court, on November 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

The Australian LNP is up close and personal with the GOP the world’s largest white suprmecist organisation.

The contemporary Republican Party has become the world’s largest white supremacist organization, and now also explicitly supports the use of political violence and terrorism to advance the goal of ending multiracial democracy. Donald Trump’s coup attempt, culminating in the Capitol attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was the literal embodiment of those values, beliefs and goals. World’s largest White Supremicists

Source: “White life” and the fascist movement: Hey, at least they’re being honest | Salon.com

The Far-Right’s Assault On An Idaho Pride Event Was Meticulously Planned | HuffPost Latest News

The 31 white supremacists who planned to attack a Pride event in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Top row, from left: Jared Boyce, Nathan Brenner, Colton Brown, Josiah Buster, Mishael Buster, Devin Center, Dylan Corio, and Winston Durham. Second row, from left: Garret Garland, Branden Haney, Richard Jessop, James Julius Johnson, James Michael Johnson, Connor Moran, Kieran Morris and Lawrence Norman. Third row, from left: Justin O'leary, Cameron Pruitt, Forrest Rankin, Thomas Rousseau, Conor Ryan, Spencer Simpson, Alexander Sisenstein and Derek Smith. Bottom row, from left: Dakota Tabler, Steven Tucker, Wesley Van Horn, Mitchell Wagner, Nathaniel Whitfield, Graham Whitsom and Robert Whitted.

Patriot Front needs to be understood as a part of the militant wing of the Republican Party’s revanchist campaign to erase trans people from public life and push queer people back into the closet. When the right uses eliminationist rhetoric about LBGTQ people, it can’t then feign shock when straight-up fascists show up to support its cause.

Source: The Far-Right’s Assault On An Idaho Pride Event Was Meticulously Planned | HuffPost Latest News

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

Republicans dislike Biden more than Putin by over 2-to-1: No Rallying around the Flag

A new opinion poll by Shibley Telhami and Stella Rouse at the University of Maryland finds that Republicans dislike President Joe Biden more than Vladimir Putin by a margin of more than 2 to 1.

Source: Republicans dislike Biden more than Putin by over 2-to-1: No Rallying around the Flag

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Ukraine should give up | Salon.com

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference in Washington on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The House voted 230 to 199 on Thursday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from committee assignments over her remarks about QAnon and other conspiracy theories. (Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Republicans rooting for Putin and Trump…” Just Give Up”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Wednesday slammed President Joe Biden for sending more military aid to Ukraine, and said that things would be better off if Ukrainians just gave up their efforts to resist the Russian invasion.

Source: Marjorie Taylor Greene says Ukraine should give up | Salon.com

Senate GOP Agenda Would Hike Taxes on Poorest 40% by Average of $1,000

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By contrast, the plan unveiled by Republican Sen. Rick Scott would not increase taxes on the top 1% by a single penny. Jake Johnson March 7, 2022 The policy agenda that Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida unveiled last month—and has continued to promote despite mounting backlash—would hike annual taxes on the poorest 40% of people in the United States by $1,000 on average while not raising taxes on the richest 1% by a single penny.

Source: Senate GOP Agenda Would Hike Taxes on Poorest 40% by Average of $1,000

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The Republican Party Persecuted US Leftists for tilting to Moscow but Makes Excuses for Putin-Loving Trump

What would Senator Joe  McCarthy and J E Hoover have said and done with a Putin loving Trump?

Trump’s fawning admiration of Vladimir Putin is well known, but it has often been brushed off as a quirk. We should have known how dangerous Putin was when he praised Trump as “impressive.” Trump is impressive the way spoiled butter left out too long is, rancid and foul-smelling. Now Trump is calling Putin “smart” and “savvy” and a “genius” for his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Source: The Republican Party Persecuted US Leftists for tilting to Moscow but Makes Excuses for Putin-Loving Trump

Trump, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo praise Putin while bashing Biden | Salon.com

Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump (Getty Images/Salon)

Manchurian Candidates

Donald Trump and his former secretary of state Mike Pompeo are heaping praise on Vladimir Putin as the Russian president openly moves combat troops into Ukraine. “Here’s a guy who’s very savvy,” Trump said of Putin in a recent media appearance. “We could use that on our southern border.”

Source: Trump, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo praise Putin while bashing Biden | Salon.com

Cancun Cruz dares Say Biden is Weak on Putin, when he Supports “Vladimir’s Lapdog” Donald Trump

It’s really hard to ascertain who among the US Republicans is the biggest ostrich. Cruz with his head buried firmly in the ground or up Trump’s A-Hole?

Ted Cruz (R-TX) is saying that Joe Biden is the best thing that ever happened to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Cancun Cruz dares Say Biden is Weak on Putin, when he Supports “Vladimir’s Lapdog” Donald Trump

We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering. – Mother Jones

If that same rejection rate were extrapolated to the 2020 race, more than 38,000 votes would not have been cast in a presidential contest decided by just over 11,000 votes.

Source: We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering. – Mother Jones

Report Spotlights Massive GOP Push to ‘Hijack Elections in This Country’

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A detailed analysis published Thursday shines further light on the Republican Party’s sprawling assault on voting rights and the democratic process nationwide, an effort that includes legislation that would “politicize, criminalize, and interfere” with elections.Upending Democracy,

Source: Report Spotlights Massive GOP Push to ‘Hijack Elections in This Country’

Report shows the extent of Republican efforts to sabotage democracy | US voting rights | The Guardian

Supporters with American flags hold a sign that reads, "Stop election fraud!!!" at a Stop the Steal rally on 14 November 2020.

The Republican assault on free and fair elections instigated by Donald Trump is gathering pace, with efforts to sabotage the normal workings of American democracy sweeping state legislatures across the US. A year that began with the violent insurrection at the US Capitol is ending with an unprecedented push to politicize, criminalize or in other ways subvert the nonpartisan administration of elections. A year-end report from pro-democracy groups identifies no fewer than 262 bills introduced in 41 states that hijack the election process. Of those, 32 bills have become law in 17 states.

Source: Report shows the extent of Republican efforts to sabotage democracy | US voting rights | The Guardian

Republicans are plotting to destroy democracy from within | Lawrence Douglas | The Guardian

Police push back at pro-Trump mobafter they stormed the Capitol building on 6 January.

Come 2024 these quiet custodians of democracy will have been replaced with loyalists and hacks ready to muddy the waters or supply the votes to secure a Trump win. The 2024 election will not witness a repeat of the events of 6 January. By the time Congress tallies the electoral votes on 6 January 2025, the putsch could be complete. And if it is, it will have been staged in the small offices of the election officials in the key swing states. And it’s all being scripted now.

Source: Republicans are plotting to destroy democracy from within | Lawrence Douglas | The Guardian

The Republicans had a plan for their judges — and it went way beyond Roe v. Wade | Salon.com

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

And then, of course, there is the 2024 presidential election. Trump may or may not run again, but whoever the Republicans run, they will be looking for him to follow Trump’s example and act as a pardon machine. If you are a Republican and you are charged with any crime in connection with electing other Republicans, or even with committing violent crimes against the government of the United States, you won’t have anything to worry about. They already own enough judges, and if they get the White House back, it will be ollie-ollie-in-come-free for every Republican conspirator there is.

Source: The Republicans had a plan for their judges — and it went way beyond Roe v. Wade | Salon.com

Texas is being covered with billboards saying Trump lost – funded by fed up Republicans | The Independent

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It is part of multibillion-dollar Republicans for Voting Rights campaign, which calls on state lawmakers to ‘reject frivolous audits of 2020 election results’

Source: Texas is being covered with billboards saying Trump lost – funded by fed up Republicans | The Independent

Bannon Vote: Republicans once Voted to Hold Hollywood 10 in Contempt for Making Leftist Movies but won’t act on Far-Right Plot to Overthrow Gov’t

Anyone who knows the history of abuse in the Congress’s prerogative of subpoenaing witnesses and holding people in contempt for declining to testify is a little uneasy about the vote today to refer far-right gadfly Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice on charges of contempt of Congress. Mary Clare Jalonick at AP reports that the vote was 229-202. Of the 213 Republicans, all but 9 voted “no” on the motion to hold Bannon in contempt. That is, the 202 “no” votes were all Republican representatives.

Source: Bannon Vote: Republicans once Voted to Hold Hollywood 10 in Contempt for Making Leftist Movies but won’t act on Far-Right Plot to Overthrow Gov’t

It isn’t Red COVID, it is Republican Necrophilia – Creepy Love of Death

The United States has crossed the threshold of 700,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 43 million Americans have contracted the deadly disease, which can have long-term health consequences.

Source: It isn’t Red COVID, it is Republican Necrophilia – Creepy Love of Death

Donald Trump May Still Destroy the GOP, After All | Washington Monthly

Trump gave Republicans permission to be themselves. It “worked” for a time at the expense of the country, and it couldallow them to dominate politics for decades to come. But the party may face a high price for allowing the cruelest and most vicious elements of American society to run rampant. It might take some time, but the Trump effect could very well backfire on them in surprising ways.

Source: Donald Trump May Still Destroy the GOP, After All | Washington Monthly

Texas Is the New Republican Template | The Nation

Greg Abbott and Donald Trump

The LNP would do the same if it weren’t for Compulsory Voting. The ALP is the only party that actually respects the right of all people to vote and sets out to serve us all. Yes, they make errors and Pink Bats may have been considered one but compared to the errors made by the current LNP, and where they have brought us today, the ALP’s mistakes have been trivial. The LNP’s errors, on the other hand,  have been deliberate and have rippled across not just the domestic landscape but the planet and in the worst possible of ways.

More than 40 years ago, Republican political operative Paul Weyrich told a right-wing gathering, “I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”

Source: Texas Is the New Republican Template | The Nation

Texas Republicans Pass Voting Restrictions to Solidify Anti-Democratic Hold on Power – Mother Jones

It has long been assumed that as America heads toward a future in which people of color comprise a majority of the population, it will grow increasingly difficult for the Republican Party to win elections by appealing to a shrinking base of conservative white voters.

So : Trash the notion of the REPUBLIC

As Texas becomes more diverse, conservatives have held on by shaping the electorate to their advantage.

Source: Texas Republicans Pass Voting Restrictions to Solidify Anti-Democratic Hold on Power – Mother Jones

How Republicans Stoke Anti-Government Hatred | Washington Monthly

For citizens to grasp how public policy matters they must experience it as a part of their daily lives—the bridges they cross, the schools their children attend, the rural hospital that saved their life. Only then is there hope of them favoring collective enterprise. “Build Back Better” is not only a plan to revitalize the country but an opportunity to build back trust. Fried and Harris’ book gives us the knowledge and tools we need to shoulder this task—to build back better a commitment to the public good.

Source: How Republicans Stoke Anti-Government Hatred | Washington Monthly

Republicans Are Openly Turning on Arizona’s Fake ‘Audit’ — as the Cyber Ninjas Fumble at the Finish Line | The Smirking Chimp

The effort by former President Donald Trump and his ardent supporters to delegitimize Arizona’s 2020 presidential election was supposed to reach a turning point during the third week of August. But as has been typical with this hyperpartisan effort, the pro-Trump contractors empowered by the state Senate’s Republicans faced another delay, ducking an anticipated reckoning with facts and critics.

Source: Republicans Are Openly Turning on Arizona’s Fake ‘Audit’ — as the Cyber Ninjas Fumble at the Finish Line | The Smirking Chimp

Republicans claim to fear left-wing authoritarianism — but there’s no such thing | Salon.com

Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

How in the world could 1% of the population ever win elections over the 99%? Simple. The 1% bamboozles the 99%. To win elections, the right must conceal its true intentions from the voters and instead engage in manipulative tactics, like lying and fearmongering. The lies are not just little lies.They are whoppers. They are the complete opposite of the truth. They are 180 degrees from the truth. They are the polar opposite of the truth, like from the North Pole all the way to the South Pole. Hence the term Big Lie.

Source: Republicans claim to fear left-wing authoritarianism — but there’s no such thing | Salon.com

The Politics of Vaccines Might Cost Republicans the Midterms | Washington Monthly

It seems almost obscene to be considering the politics of vaccines given the grave danger posed by the ongoing COVID pandemic to public health. The Delta variant is ripping through the country at an alarming rate, mostly posing severe threat to the unvaccinated but with a disturbingly high breakthrough frequency among the vaccinated as well. Florida has reported 21,683 new Covid cases today alone–a devastating indictment of Governor DeSantis’ refusal to take the pandemic seriously. But tackle the politics we must, because so much of the country’s failure to control the Covid pandemic from the start has been due to Republican political calculations. Then-president Donald Trump didn’t want to take the necessary steps to control the pandemic because he was afraid they might spook the stock market and cost him re-election. They further cynically calculated that Covid would affect people in cities and blue states the most, and that both the demographic devastation and electoral pain of the pandemic would be born by Democratic constituencies and blue state governors. The recall against California Governor Gavin Newsom was driven by conservative outrage over school closures and lockdowns

Source: The Politics of Vaccines Might Cost Republicans the Midterms | Washington Monthly

Former Trump official: GOP now a bigger national security threat than “ISIS, al Qaeda and Russia” | Salon.com

Miles Taylor (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

On Thursday, a Trump administration official called the Republican Party the nation’s “No. 1 national security threat,” suggesting that the party surpasses that of ISIS, al Qaeda and Russia. “I’ve spent my whole career not as a political operative. I’ve never worked on a campaign in my life other than campaigning against Trump. I’m a national security guy,” said former DHS official Miles Taylor in a Thursday interview on MSNBC. “I’ve worked in national security against ISIS, al Qaeda and Russia.” He added: “And the No. 1 national security threat I’ve ever seen in my life to this country’s democracy is the party that I’m in: the Republican Party. It is the No. 1 national security threat to the United States of America.”

Source: Former Trump official: GOP now a bigger national security threat than “ISIS, al Qaeda and Russia” | Salon.com

The Ugly Truth: The Republican Party is trying to Outlaw Democracy

“The louder he talked of his honor,” said Emerson, “the faster we counted our spoons.” That’s my reaction to the cacophony of phony piety arising from Republican governors and legislators who are trying to enact more than 250 new state laws to stop Black, Latino, Asian-American, Indigenous, and other non-Caucasian voters from casting ballots. They proclaim that they’re not racists, only crusaders protecting the “sanctity of the vote.” Really? So why are they specifically targeting people of color with their repressive voting restrictions? For example, panicky Republican lawmakers in Georgia tried to outlaw early voting on Sundays. Why? Because it’s a flagrantly racist attack on the Black church.

Source: The Ugly Truth: The Republican Party is trying to Outlaw Democracy

The Republican Party Is Freely Choosing Fascism | Crooks and Liars

The Republican Party Is Freely Choosing Fascism

These partisan, sustained attacks on democracy have nothing to do with Trump’s day-to-day involvement in the GOP. He simply arrived five years ago and tapped into the party’s obvious authoritarian leanings and gave it political permission to pursue an agenda built around throwing out millions of legitimate votes each election cycle. As longtime conservative commentator Charlie Sykes recounted last week that following Trump’s 2016 win and what it unleashed, he and fellow pundit George Will “had to admit that we obviously didn’t understand what the conservative movement was about, that all the intellectual cover of the right had been this tiny, thin layer on top of this molten something or other that turned out to be pretty ugly.” The media need to stop pretending Trump is steering the Republicans’ eager descent into madness. The press needs to acknowledge, in its straight news coverage, that the GOP is no longer a mainstream player and is quickly evolving into something very different and unparalleled. And that Republicans are making these un-American moves freely and of their own accord.

Source: The Republican Party Is Freely Choosing Fascism | Crooks and Liars

Republicans Are Passing Laws to Keep Teachers From Talking About Race – Mother Jones

The absurdity of the Republican Party’s culture wars has reached new heights. A slew of GOP-led state legislatures are enacting new laws that ban teaching “critical race theory” an academic framework that has become the latest conservative boogeyman. Do you want to learn about racism, discrimination and privilege? Well, Republicans are trying to make it really hard to do so with a slew of bills designed to muzzle educators. In Texas, House Bill 3979 would limit how teachers talk about current events and historic racism in their classrooms. It also bans schools from teaching the 1619 Project, a New York Times endeavor which investigates US history starting with the year the first slaves were brought to what would become the United States. After some political maneuvering, the controversial bill appears to be headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.

Source: Republicans Are Passing Laws to Keep Teachers From Talking About Race – Mother Jones

Republicans’ blocking of the Capitol commission shows how deep the rot is | US Capitol breach | The Guardian

Mitch McConnell and Joni Ernst in Washington. McConnell, who previously condemned Trump’s role in the riot, reportedly asked senators to nix the commission as a ‘personal favour’.

Analysis: one of America’s two major parties now falls outside the democratic mainstream but are Democrats taking the existential threat seriously?

Source: Republicans’ blocking of the Capitol commission shows how deep the rot is | US Capitol breach | The Guardian

They’re Not Conservatives, They’re Extremists

There are several efforts ongoing to wean the Republican Party of its addiction to Trump. Perhaps a more important first step would be to reclaim the term “conservative” so that it applies in the United States to the same system of values that inspires conservative parties in Europe. Only then will the Republican Party have a chance of becoming once again a defender of the status quo rather than its chief wrecking ball.

Source: They’re Not Conservatives, They’re Extremists

Mitch McConnell Now Proclaims He’ll Obstruct January 6 Commission | Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Now Proclaims He'll Obstruct January 6 Commission

On Tuesday, McConnell said he was open to the idea of supporting the commission. However, in a blink of an eye on Wednesday, McConnell clearly stated his opposition to it and claimed he will obstruct any attempts.

Source: Mitch McConnell Now Proclaims He’ll Obstruct January 6 Commission | Crooks and Liars

GOP Rep Barricaded Chamber Doors From Rioters He Called ‘Normal Tourists’ | Crooks and Liars

GOP Rep Barricaded Chamber Doors From Rioters He Called 'Normal Tourists'

Andrew Clyde said calling the January 6th riot an insurrection was a “bald-faced lie” and that it looked more like a “normal tourist visit.” It would seem that Andrew Clyde knows a thing or two about making bald-faced lies.

Source: GOP Rep Barricaded Chamber Doors From Rioters He Called ‘Normal Tourists’ | Crooks and Liars