How Do We Prevent Trump Loving Republicans From Reinventing Themselves?
Fact is, they've known this all along. They were shouting it during the primary back in 2016.
But they are cowards and panderers, and put politics ahead of the public interest, so for three years while Trump was popular with the Republican base, they sucked it up and turned into Trump lovers. The conversion was breathtaking.
Now, as Americans are saying that they would rather not die from Covid, that they're over it with police violence against Black people, and that they're not happy that Russia was paying bounties to kill American soldiers, Trump has become toxic.
Mike Pence come out yesterday and said everybody should wear masks. This is the beginning of his separating himself from Trump; Pence has apparently decided now is the time for him to be the Republican nominee in 2020. There's still enough time between now and the GOP convention for him to pull it off.
Republicans in Congress have similarly dropped any reference to Donald Trump from their advertising and the very, very few public appearances they do.
As Republicans start to reinvent themselves away from the Donald Trump identity, we need to remember and constantly remind our fellow Americans that they spent 3 1/2 years totally embracing a racist, fascist traitor.
They have no morals. They have no principles. They have no loyalty to our nation. Their only loyalty is to power and wealth.
As Republicans begin to separate themselves from Trump, and get lionized by the media for it, let's not allow a new amnesia about who they really are. They embraced a criminal, they voted to keep him in office, and history must remember their craven cowardice.
Nice to think that Replicans may have found ability to desert Trump treachery
Taken a little while to start!
Wonder when these zombies might join humanity?
Not holding breath
Incidentally, when did the po-faced sycophant Pence grow a pair?
Can't be far off getting fired for the mask statement
Also note the conversion from "Sagebrush Rebellion" to conservationists. Senators Cory Gardner (Colorado) and Steve Daines (Montana), who have led the way in selling off public lands and opening them for drilling and mining, and are up for re-election this year and co-sponsored legislation that, among other things, funds the National Parks.
When all the bad news is sifted out, there is that nugget of good news that glitters in the black sand at the bottom of the pan. Every election cycle proves that what the People think and feel is much more valuable than what politicians think and feel.
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast." -- Alexander Pope
That's why billionaires spend their billions to get their political and media mouthpieces to influence how we think and feel, to make us empathize with their interests rather than our own. The greatest fear of the wealthy elite is that we will no longer believe in their cause, that we will no longer cede our power to them.
Sure, it took an exceedingly rare impeachment of a fascist leader, a once-a-century deadly pandemic and economic upheaval; and perhaps more importantly, it took 400 years of bigotry, slavery, persecution, and the genocide of black people, the persecution and genocide of Native Americans, the persecution, hard labor, and massive die-off of Orientals building the railroads out West, and the degradation, alienation, assimilation, and dilution of Hispanics and their culture at every turn -- it took all of that sad history to finally boil over within an amazingly short period of time, in just six months, to maybe, hopefully, wake up white people enough to join the protest, to redress our collective grievances and to effect real change without fear of punishment or reprisal.
Is it possible that we are having another pivotal, once-a-century, Franklin D. Roosevelt moment where we "welcome their hatred" -- those evil forces that have created "government by organized money" that "is just as dangerous as government by organized mob"?
Of course Trump is Hitler.
Look at the all newspaper editors he has liquidated. Look at how every MSM outlet pumps out propaganda praising him. Look at how only pro-Trump propaganda is allowed on social media. Look at how he has murdered all his political opponents. Look how he has initiated a world war. Look how he has invaded his neighbors. Look at how Trump is burning books on campuses and banning professors who oppose him. Look at how he has established Trump youth camps all around the nation. Look at how he has begun liquidating minorities in death camps. Look around you, we are in Nazi Germany aren't we?
People should read The Rise and Fall of Third Reich by William Shirer, it would help them with a little thing called reality. One side has iron fisted control of the universities, rising control of primary schools, absolute control of Silicon Valley, absolute control of the MSM, control of the bureaucracy, increasing control of corporations, etc.... that side is not Trump or the Republicans. The bottom line is that only one side is trying to impede my access to information and that side is not Trump or the Republicans.
Time to stop pretending.
The mainstream media is owned and operated by the 1%. A very conservative right wing group. It steers the political agenda in America. The deck was set against the likes of Bernie because he wants to get money out of politics. The, as you call it, MSM benefits off of the Billions in political ads. They want money in politics. One of many articles: They put Trump in office with countless hours of free TV time. The head of CBS "Leslie Moonves on Donald Trump: "It May Not Be Good for America, but It's Damn Good for CBS"".
The only person that is pretending is you.
Another one is gone at the Wholesome all American Fox News.
Up thread, a poster stated," Time to stop pretending".
Good advice, I hope the poster follows his/her own recommendations...:)
Thom, you forgot to mention that they are also beholden to wealth. They do whatever is convenient for their funding masters. Given that these are descendants of slave owning wealthy, their tactics and mentality are exactly what is needed to rob wealth and feed it into the never closing mouth of the 1%. Their motive has never been the welfare of the nation but the looting of it.