Fascist

…suppressing your opposition with power; strong regimentation of society and economy, and dictatorial power- Fascism In the collegial setting, politics is taught as a science. It is meant to be an apolitical study based upon history or comparison, its global effects i.e. international implications, and accepted theory. Although modern fascism...

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  • September 3, 2021

In a 5-4 Supreme Court decision supported by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice William Brennan wrote in part:  [Gregory Lee] “Johnson was convicted for engaging in expressive conduct. The State’s interest in preventing breaches of the peace does not support his conviction because Johnson’s conduct did not threaten to disturb...

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  • June 30, 2021

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021

I never thought a fascist takeover of the galaxy could ever be less entertaining than the one depicted in The Phantom Menace, but here we are. One major American political party remains tethered to reality, whereas the other is a barmy cult of personality that worships at the clay feet...

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  • May 28, 2021

It does seem clear that in the name of “bipartisanship, there may be pro-Trumpists chosen who will attempt to sabotage such a commission, because some will accept the same false premises manufactured in both Trump impeachments. Perhaps the most important thing is that it focuses the scope of the commission on “the...

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  • May 16, 2021

[note to bubba for the title copyright infringement, so sorry] It is like the G-Dubya soft focus nostalgia trip, yuk. The Good Republicans, argh, Now to the article. This has lifted Cheney to a sort of hero status in the media and political circles. A Joan of Arc in our...

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  • May 6, 2021

Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic. “Knowingly repeating a lie — an act of immorality — is...

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  • May 5, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board sustained the ban on Trump — for now. Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic....

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  • May 5, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

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  • April 19, 2021
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The land of nonsense has now been proposed, because the new America First Caucus decided they’ll advance the demand of the previous guy that all future public buildings should look like neoclassical architecture promoted by fascist movements in the last century. The RWNJ culture war is a battle of wits...

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  • April 16, 2021

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like a lot of other Americans, especially black Americans, have expressed skepticism over the speed, effectiveness, and side effects of the vaccines. I wrote about a...

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  • March 31, 2021

We remain weary about the callow stupidity of the GOP/GQP but we must not patronize or condescend about how superfluous their grievances have been and continue to be. Now that we know more about Trump’s sexual practices, fascist fantasizing seems altogether rote and boring, but certainly redolent of a banality...

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  • March 25, 2021

Trump still pimps the Big Lie, because only Mr. Bigly Orange could be hiding in a hitherto-unaccounted-for room in the White House. After all, isn’t Trump a National Treasure, and might he really be somewhere still in the White House, pursuing that Matrix-greenscreen version of Biden. Because Neo-liberalism is about...

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  • March 20, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Steve Bannon’s path to a pardon included appeals to a range of RWNJ groups including some dangerous proto-fascist cults. “The Fourth Turning” by Strauss & Howe returns to our attention, because of Bannon. But are we shifting to a more liberal era or are we on the brink of a greater series of disasters....

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  • March 15, 2021

Every Republican in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution demanding the Supervisor of Elections for Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, to be arrested for declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election and for not complying with their illegal demand to turn over election equipment and mail-in ballots to a Trump-allied firm...

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  • February 28, 2021

Likely there will be Daniel Dale or Aaron Rupar to tweet about the Trump blather. As for the insurrection, it was as if it had never happened. It will shock you how much the it never happened. Tom Cotton inveighed against anti-cop mobs—but only in the context of Portland and without seeming to...

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  • February 28, 2021

The anticipated Trump 2024 grift begins as he also gets closer to real prosecution in New York. Remember that “the biggest story today should be the fact that every House Republican just voted against $1,400 stimulus checks, funding to reopen schools, and unemployment benefits, legislation that 76% of Americans support.”...

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  • February 27, 2021

Very fine people on both sides. On Nov 4, 2016, the neonazi National Socialist Movement published a statement on their website, announcing that they would be replacing the swastika with the odal rune to enter mainstream politics. Four years and an attempted fascist putsch later, it’s the stage at CPAC. https://twitter.com/AshaRangappa_/status/1365446416500289537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw...

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  • February 27, 2021

Look, say Republican Senators. “Biden wants respect and bipartisanship, so all we are asking for is that his nominees show us the respect we so rightly deserve.” We therefore demand. All nominees must agree with us, especially women with their own “ideas”. All nominees must have been nice to us,...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

GOP AGs have been busy supporting the Trumpian delusion and sedition. The 1/6 Commission will have plenty of narrative content. Not unlike the mania for appointing Trump judges, the GQP AGs are a cabal that for some evangelicals, theocratically leads to a dominionist (fascist) state. Not unlike the QAnons who believe...

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  • February 19, 2021

One hopes that after the farce of a Trump impeachment acquittal, that criminal proceedings begin in all of the relevant venues. We have already seen how Trump uses lawfare delaying tactics with even less aplomb than Mitch McConnell. We can also be assured that within the year, the numerous right-wing militants will...

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  • February 15, 2021

Panelist Audie Cornish in her NPR-style pushed back when Chuck Todd seemed to create collective blame for future insurrections. Panelist Audie Cornish checks Chuck Todd See full episodes here. Americans are not used to real instability. They have never had a President like Donald Trump, one without morality, self-reflection, humanity,...

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  • February 14, 2021

Mulligan’s Law, horseshoes and hand grenades: how can those same GOP senators distance Trump from his mob. “No thinking person could seriously believe that the president’s January 6 speech was in any way an incitement to violence or insurrection.” Trump's attorney comes out of the gates trying to claim that...

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  • February 12, 2021

MSNBC Host Nicolle Wallace, a former Republican operative, blurted out an inconvenient truth that caught a panelist a bit off guard. Is Nicolle Wallace atoning? See full episodes here. I posted the article “Joe Scarborough ridicules Kevin McCarthy & his Democratic list: The 4yrs of McCarthyism are over” on DailyKos.com. It...

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  • February 6, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

Meghan McCain just about lost it on The View as she described the degeneracy of the Republican Party. She described them as heretics. Meghan McCain laments the state of the GOP x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One had to feel somewhat sorry for Meghan McCain. The life-long Republican...

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  • January 27, 2021

President Joe Biden & Kamala Harris are in office; sanity restored. Author Cliff Oxford discusses why rural voters are hard to reach. Cliff Oxford has much to say Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: President Joe Biden...

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  • January 20, 2021

Mitch McConnell did not hold back as he threw Donald Trump under the bus for the unpatriotic seditious insurrection on the Capitol of the United States. Mitch McConnell comes clean? x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. “The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said. “They were provoked by the President...

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  • January 19, 2021

Trump losing his SAG card probably will make little difference to him, although that puts him one rung below Reagan. The falsehood of 2020 election fraud will remain for years. x “Trump receives a $90,776 pension for the acting work he performed on SAG-covered shows and an $8,724 pension for...

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  • January 19, 2021

Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

CNBC Host Andrew Ross Sorkin did not fall for corporations’ newfound disdain for Trump & GOP after his insurrection plot on the Capitol. Sorkin tells the truth about corporations & sedition See full episodes here. Stephanie Ruhl reported that many companies stopped their political donations to the Republicans who participated...

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  • January 14, 2021

Back when Donald John Trump was impeached …. erm … the first time, the Queens Daily Eagle tickled its readers with the cheeky headline “Queens man impeached.” Well, they’re back at it, and it’s still really fucking funny. Queens man impeached — again A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he...

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  • January 14, 2021

Received this  e-mail yesterday from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: There is a straight line from Pennsylvania Republicans' behavior in the halls of Harrisburg to the insurrectionist violence that shamed our nation this week. For months, Harrisburg Republicans have echoed dangerous lies about mail-in voting—a process they, themselves, voted for just...

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  • January 9, 2021

Not unlike the armed Michigan state house protest, RWNJs think taking over the Capitol chambers makes American great. CNN calls this seditious conduct. One person has been shot on the Capitol grounds. There is a 6pm curfew in DC and the National Guard has been called. (Getty Image) x Here’s...

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  • January 6, 2021

Rep. Louie Gohmert, whose brain is a ‘70s-era Easy-Bake Oven with a burned-out bulb and a decades-old rump roast moldering inside, is wailing about his recent failed court challenge, which argued that Mike Pence gets to unilaterally declare himself vice president for life because they’re all out of off-the-charts insane ideas...

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  • January 2, 2021

We have reached peak absurdity, folks. Two days ago we learned that at least 140 GOP House members had signed on to Donald Trump’s lifelong quest to quiet Fred Trump’s stentorian cries of “LOSER,” which have ping-ponged in POTUS’ head like a pair of droopy, zero-gravity Murdoch balls for the past...

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  • January 2, 2021

Congressional Republicans have savagely beclowned themselves throughout the Trump era. I thought the worst degradation would be their refusal to hold Trump accountable during the impeachment trials, but the lickspittles were far from done licking and spittling. According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, at least 140 reality-challenged cowards are planning to...

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  • December 31, 2020

Aside from the usual caveats, Trump continues to act seditious. The GOP is plunging into open warfare over President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory — with President Trump taunting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and threatening primary challenges against other Republicans, House lawmakers egging on senators to contest the counting of...

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  • December 23, 2020

We’re now at the end of the road where Trump imagines that he can affect future architectural style in federal buildings. And of course he wants an airport named after him. x counteroffer: Trump can have a rest stop toilet on the New Jersey Turnpike— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 21,...

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  • December 21, 2020
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

“A 22-year-old self-proclaimed member of the “Boogaloo Bois” movement pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to sell weapon parts to Hamas after traveling to Minneapolis amid this summer’s George Floyd protests.”  What’s curious is that for these Boogaloo Bois, while domestic terrorism remained the goal, the path had that Iran-Contra...

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  • December 17, 2020

Our sham of an economic system along with a corrupt government leadership must be stopped before they take our businesses & wealth. A failed economic system x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • December 16, 2020

While explaining why he became a registered Democrat on his appearance with Lawrence O’Donnell, Steve Schmidt did not mince his words. Steve Schmidt fights autocratic fascist GOP as a Democrat x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Lawrence O’Donnell pointed out to Schmidt that he could have remained independent....

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  • December 16, 2020

There’s an agitated Trump up late tweeting more conspiracy nonsense as the Electoral College has voted and the sedition attempt has failed with the so-called longshot of a Congressional maneuver on 6 January the last gasp available. What remains is grift and unhingery. x It’s 1:15 am, Eastern Time. https://t.co/mAbK0tsIhO— Reed Galen...

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  • December 16, 2020

After a brief dip in the right-wing swamp, ick. I am not surprised that the wingnuts are wiling not only to dump the concept of democracy but the constitution itself. We want a democracy of the pure! We want a democracy of like-minded people! We want a democracy of Stepford!...

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  • December 12, 2020

Texas is making the case to the Supreme Court that its citizens were damaged by how other states conducted their elections. They are seeking to throw out 20 million legally cast votes in four states, and asking SCOTUS push back the date on which electors vote, even though only Congress can...

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  • December 9, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • December 5, 2020

My favorite clueless conservative take on the (non)fraudulent 2020 presidential election is that there’s no way Joe Biden could have gotten as many votes as he did because he’s an old senile guy who didn’t even campaign whereas Donald Trump has a perfectly normal, non-diseased brain and is beloved across the nation...

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  • November 28, 2020
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