Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

I found this in the Washington Post today.

 

We need to pay attention:



"147 Republican Congressmen participated in the Jan. 6th plan to overthrow the 2020 election. Many of them are running for office, asking for our vote when they did not respect out vote in 2020. 

 Look up the candidates HERE.  

These Republicans are more than election deniers, they are the perpetrators of the plan to seize power by non-democratic means. 

The fact that these Republicans and others want to control the voting process when they wanted to cheat the voting process in 2020 makes it clear that they do not respect democracy.


How do we correct this mass delusion when 30-35% of the population doesn't care about objective reality? (The guy who runs the blog in the link NEVER, EVER supplies ANY evidence for his belief in the stolen election. He's just one sorry example among many.) 

I cite him and his blog to illustrate how people like him contribute to the Big Lie; and eventually, if we don't stop this mass delusion, the Big Lie will be the end of our democracy. And he and ilk will bear the blame.



Inflation and gas prices are transitory challenges. 

The loss of Democracy is forever. 


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

This is who the former Republican Party supports for the US Senate from Georgia:

From The Daily Beast: 

"Herschel Walker says he has no idea who this woman is who claims she had an abortion at his urging. 

We can now reveal, with her permission, that the woman is actually the mother of one of his children."


 


In addition to domestic abuse and violence, recent reports (with documentation) revealed Walker paid for an abortion for a girlfriend (he denies it.)  Walker is against abortion for ANY reason, even to save the life of the mother. 

That's just hypocrisy No. 1. There's more:

 

Walker's been vocal about Black men being absentee fathers. We now know that he fathered more than one child out of wedlock, in fact, he's fathered FOUR. And has been an absentee father!


Big wigs in the Trumpublican Party have praised Walker and stated he'd make a great US Senator -- Nikki Haley is one of those who can't say enough good things about Walker. And Walker has the undying support of a fellow sexual assaulter, Donald Trump -- the guy who lost the last presidential election and who incited an insurrection against his own government and encouraged an armed mob to hang his vice president.

Walker is being used by the Trumpublican Party to advance their anti-democracy agenda, and the party and its supporters don't care about his personal background, which is antithetical to everything the former Republican Party was for!  


"...back in July 2021, the Associated Press reported that Walker’s ex-wife had secured a protective order against him and that relatives had informed her that he’d told them he planned to kill her. 

 Walker denied to police that he’d made the threats, per the AP, but one relative testified to this under oath, and a judge saw “good cause” to grant the protective order. What’s more, as the AP delicately put it, Walker “alarmed business associates with unpredictable behavior.” --WaPo



 “Republicans stand with him,” [said] Senator Rick Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.



This is a cynical and shameful political bargain, but nothing new from the former Republican Party. The current Trumpublican Party doesn't care about policies, the law, the Constitution, or personal character and human decency.

Afterall, they fell over themselves to support a Liar, a Cheat, and a Fraud for president of the U.S., and they got what they deserved. Good and hard.





Tuesday, October 4, 2022

 


BREAKING NEWS:

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene in Review of Mar-a-Lago Records 

In earlier cases, the justices have ruled against Mr. Trump when he sought to shield his financial and presidential records from prosecutors and congressional investigators.

On October 1, Trump said...

 *SEE BELOW, PLEASE.


"I don't believe we'll ever have a fair election again."


This is how countries abandon democratic norms and turn themselves over to strongmen dictators -- authoritarians who say "Only I can fix it!"

And just to be clear, Trump did NOT question the 2016 election that he won. He did, however, warn his cultists that if he lost, that would mean that the election was rigged. Trump said the same thing in 2020. The election is rigged when he loses; the election is fair when he wins.


"It's not only our faith in the election process that is at stake here. It is our very ability to discern fact from fiction. there was NEVER any evidence of a rigged election as sure as there is no evidence that the Earth is flat." -- Gordon Brooks


Cultists don't know they're in a cult. And this is a dangerous, anti-democratic cult, led by a messianic crook:








PS: Can anyone name one policy Donald Trump has articulated at his rallies that tells his cultists how he would lower food costs? Lower energy costs? Help Americans with health care costs? 

All Trump offers his cultists are grievances, whining about the election he lost, calling people names, and telling his gullibles how great he is.

Like the GQP, there is no plan, no policy, no vision for America -- just lies and support for other liars running for political office.




*H/T to Dave Miller for this link:


Bulwark 




Saturday, October 1, 2022