Tag: Republican Party

Republicans once called government the problem – now they want to run your life | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Ronald Reagan once said: ‘Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.’ Today’s Republicans are practicing the opposite.

Ronald Reagan would not recognise a party that wants to intrude the power of the state everywhere, making a mockery of values it once espoused

Source: Republicans once called government the problem – now they want to run your life | Robert Reich | The Guardian

The Republican Party’s flirtation with Fascism is becoming a Marriage

Republicans love to hijack democratic and progressive concepts, such as “free speech,” and apply them in a hyperbolic context that is counterintuitive to the original intent. While this tactic burgeoned in recent years, Donald Trump’s presidency and toxic wake has elevated the issues and urgency to defeat this.

Source: The Republican Party’s flirtation with Fascism is becoming a Marriage

Democracy or the white supremacist mob: which side is the Republican party on? | Donald Trump | The Guardian

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Next week Republicans in Washington have one more chance to turn their backs on fascism. They could reject the laughable claims from Trump’s lawyers that he was merely exercising his free speech rights by telling his mob to march on Congress and fight like hell. Apparently such conduct does not constitute incitement to riot, because the word “incitement” has lost all relationship to reality. Nobody expects Republican senators to vote in enough numbers to convict Trump of the obvious charges that played out on television. Nobody expects enough of them to reject the violent overthrow of the democracy that put them in the Senate. They represent, to use Bush’s language, a hostile regime inside the nation’s capital. Until Republicans split with the insurrectionists – by ejecting them from their party or forming their own – democracy itself is unsafe.

Democracy or the white supremacist mob: which side is the Republican party on? | Donald Trump | The Guardian