How do we deal with a Republican Party that's become a traitor to humanity itself?

Thom plus logo Politicians in New York State are discussing making Covid vaccination mandatory, and, predictably, Republican cultists are freaking out. "Freedom!" they scream as they run around maskless, assaulting their fellow citizens with virus-laden breath.

GOP cultists claim that vaccine manufacturers are participating in mind control experiments and public health measures are "un-American," while we are dying from the highest rates of Covid infection and death in the developed world.

GOP cultists on the Supreme Court even say the Founders of our republic and the Framers of the Constitution would never go along with preventing churches and synagogues from holding large superspreader events. It's all a lie.

Just like George Washington signed the first single-payer healthcare legislation - it was to pay for medical care and hospitalization for civilian sailors - he also participated in a mass quarantine event during an epidemic in the summer of 1796.

From 1790 to 1800 Philadelphia was the nation's capital. When the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 recurred in 1796, that city's government, with the cooperation of George Washington and Congress, ordered a block-by-block evacuation of parts of Philadelphia.

Pretty much every signer of the Declaration and Constitution were still alive, and many were in Congress and on the Supreme Court. All supported the lockdown. Churches not only couldn't meet: they were closed down entirely for much of the year.

From their bans on teaching sex education and evolution in our schools, to denying climate change, to this latest campaign against public health, Republican's hatred of science has damaged America's standing in the world and destroyed the lives of millions.

Thomas Paine, in his time, wrote about "The Age of Reason." Today we have "The Age of Intentional Republican Stupidity." And they don't just embrace it for themselves: they are hell-bent on imposing it on every American, from schoolchildren on up.

They've rigged elections by making it hard to vote, promoted racial and religious bigotry and violence, destroyed our public school systems, gutted our unions, and rewritten our tax system to screw the middle class.

Since the election of Ronald Reagan, Republicans have damaged America more in 40 years than our worst enemies could have dreamed of accomplishing by invasion, boycott or blockade.

These Republicans are not patriots: they are traitors to reason, science, education, human rights, democracy and now, unbelievably, public health. They are traitors to humanity itself. The only way to deal with a death-dealing cult is to end it. Defund the Republican Party.



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Hephaestus 2 years 8 weeks ago

With respect Thom... how is defunding of the most corrupt political party in the world to be accomplished?

Since that party is funded by greed?

Spell GREED - if you can't I will and here it is - AMERICA

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wmdarchitect 2 years 8 weeks ago

How do we deal with a society of idiots that go off when somebody quotes the dictionary definition of "vaccine". I knew we had some slow folks out there but it looks extremely hopeless given some of the responses I see on FB concerning simple truths. And, Thom, 2 planes did NOT take down 3 buildings at freefall speed into their own footprint. Building 7 has been modeled by an engineering professor over the past 4 years to prove NIST wrong.

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stopgap 2 years 8 weeks ago

Okay, This may be a bit harsh but I say we convince all Republicans that all vaccines are evil and a plot by the “Deep State” and they would be crazy to get vaccinated. Sooner or later they would all die off. Problem solved!

Kdog 2 years 8 weeks ago

Where are the anti-vaccine Kennedys on taking the vaccine? I do hope that testing of the vaccine has been thorough -- a serious concern, particularly given who has been at the helm during the time leading up to the roll-out -- i.e., Donald Drumpf. (I do plan to take the vaccine.)

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stopgap 2 years 8 weeks ago

By the way, the next time you hear some Trumper say they saw a video of Antifans throwing away ballots of voters that voted for Trump…say:

“You may be right.” “I saw a video of a giant gorilla climbing the Empire State Building and snatching airplanes out of the sky! That’s why I don’t go to New York.”

“Even worse…I saw a video of a giant sea monster devouring Tokyo.” “That’s why I never go to Japan.”

And even worse than that…I saw a bunch of T-Rex dinosaurs on a tropic isle, gobbling up everyone that moves.” “That’s why I never go on a cruise.”

“And worst of all…I saw a video of aliens from outer space destroying planet earth.” “As a result, we don’t even exist anymore.”

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Hephaestus 2 years 8 weeks ago

Let's get back to the point... as I see it

"Defund the repuplican party!"

How is that to be achieved?

DrRichard 2 years 8 weeks ago

The Chernow book Hamilton talks about how he was treated for yellow fever by a physician with more advanced ideas than bloodletting. That doctor was also a Federalist. Benjamin Rush, the preeminent MD of Philadelphia used old style medicine and was a Jeffersonian. The result was that the anti-Federalists made fun of Hamilton's brand of medicine. Some things never change.

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jollyjaws 2 years 8 weeks ago

Unfortunately, both parties are corrupt.
The ptb above our crooked leaders want us
to believe a side.
The virus is a tool, like all the tools it is used to
manipulate the confused distracted humans.
When people are fearful they give away
freedoms. If you knew the reality of the
matrix, you'd know that it was another
planned maneuver like 911 to do what
you're told and have more restrictions.
Our freedoms are being trampled by the
virus. Mandates are dictator ploys.
Our legislative branch makes laws not
governor's and not presidents. Not one person
telling millions what to do.
If we realized that a virus can be spread
on purpose and had been we wouldn't
be rushing into letting any of it criminal parties
suggest mandatory anything.
For fear we let it govt tell us 911 was 2
planes and 3 bldgs fell. We let them tell us
the lies about JFK and every other thing
they lie to us about.
Giving any govt the power for mandatory
Is ludicrous especially when they created
the virus for such a coup.
The rich want nwo. They want to enslave.
Have you heard of the final reset that they
Are meeting for in Switzerland. Corporations and
People who aren't world leaders at all plotting
what they're going to do with the stupid humans.
Everything we are seeing is to lock us down
and take away our freedoms.
Perhaps people don't realize that the governments
Have the capacity behind closed doors in their G8 meetings and build a bird groups and try lateral commissions and secret communes to eliminate the cattle.
Has anyone heard of nanotechnology?
Our government majority is corrupt.
The 3 branches of government have been destroyed.
Do you think they would do anything in your behalf?
Think again they have been moving us to this for decades.
The virus is the perfect tool.
Should people be forced to get a vaccine?
Should we have let them take away our
freedoms with 9/11?
Should we have let our government interfere
in other countries and kill people through wars?
Should we trust our media?
Has the media been used throughout the
centuries to manipulate and propagandize its citizens?
I want you to know that both sides are criminals and all that's happening is that you are being fooled by the few.
The many are giving up their freedoms for a hoax.
Believing anything that this government says and you are handing yourself over to them.
Dualism is a way to make it look like there's a choice.
That there's a bad party and there's a good party.
That there's an idiot party and there's a rational party.
The elite have a goal and it's destroying the world and taking it over.
the chess masters over our criminal government tell them what to do. The sheep follow.
The only way to make the world submit is to give them a virus or some other fear and they will comply.
Do I trust a vaccine? Sorry I don't.
Above the drama that distracts the strings are being pulled for our demise and it's working. because all we're supposed to see is the players around us not the ones above them.
They are laughing at us. This is how they do it!!
The Rothschilds have been doing it for centuries.
Playing both sides. The Rothschilds own half the world's wealth what do you think they're going to do with it.
Heaven forbid not enslave you. Lol

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kenocc12 2 years 8 weeks ago

It remains illegal in Germany today to provide direct or indirect support for Nazi parties. We need such a law in the US regarding the Republican Party. With stiff penalities such as in Germany - up to life imprisonment. That does not stop the ideas from being promoted, with different names or covered by camoflage. But it is a start.

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stopgap 2 years 8 weeks ago

Wow jollyjaws!! Thanks. I never heard that before! I never thought about that before!

Hmmm! “Both parties are corrupt”

Did you come up with that by yourself? I’ll keep that in mind.

Ouch!! I just fell off the turnip truck again!

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago

jollyjaws certainly checks off all the boxes ...on his insane asylum application. And what's this "us" shit? "They" are laughing at you, tin-hat guy. Time to back away from your computer with your hands in the air and seek intervention.

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deepspace 2 years 8 weeks ago

The best way -- probably the only way -- to "defund the Republican Party" is to vote enough of the worthless fckrs out of office, including any corporate Dems corrupting their party.

Then, perhaps -- if the arc of the moral universe truly bends toward justice -- Congress would respond to the clamor of the electorate by passing intelligent legislation, stipulating that the Supreme Court cannot ever review it. (Yes, Congress can do that; money is not speech!) Get all corporate, concentrated, organized money out of politics and publicly fund all elections from dogcatcher to the presidency. Make it a serious felony with mandatory jail time and hefty fines for any and all private organizations, companies, their owners, their boards of directors, whoever and whatever caught violating said law(s).

It would also be sooo nice to reduce the campaign season down to just six weeks, as England has done, I think. People need a frigging break from wall-to-wall, neverending campaigning! Life is so much larger than our petty, crass politics, most would agree.

Oh yeah, and ban Trump from Twitter just to piss him off. };--))

No exceptions! Make the law(s) very simple and direct, written in plain language with no loopholes whatsoever. Of course, that means that dark-money Super PACs -- or any money-raising PACs for that matter -- would also be thoroughly, totally, completely illegal forevermore, period, end of fckng story!

It's way past time to stop the legal bribery of our politicians once and for all.

But for that to happen, like everything else in politics worth a damn, requires that the electorate is well-informed with all the hard facts in each and every circumstance, facts that are absolutely true and scientific. The absence of an informed public was Thomas Jefferson's greatest fear for the long-term success of our ongoing "experiment" in democracy. Let us allay that fear.

Sadly, the 74 million bigoted nutballs in this last election don't inspire much hope. The forces on the side of "truth, justice, and the American way" surely do have a heavy lift.

Old Dave 2 years 8 weeks ago

As far as defunding the Republican Party, the oligarchs/billionaires/big factions fund it and control their decision-making. Therefore, the masters will not readily relinquish their power, and will continue to bribe and otherwise coerce their public sector toadies. However, if our progressive leaders can persuade enough of our citizens to wrest the control of our government from the big factions, we can finally unite for the general welfare.

Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago

How are you going to defund the Republican Party when they are stupid enough to donate 200 million+ to Trump since the election was over? I mean you are dealing with serious stupid. Instead of dropping back and reforming they are throwing their money in a deep hole. With Rudy Guliani at the lead and the evangelical lying squad. The Trump crime family blatantly steals money and they love it. 73 million voted for Trump to have total freedom to rob more from them. The Republican Party has the 1% as its partner in crime. They donate money and get a Return on Investment.

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Tqman57 2 years 8 weeks ago

As far as AG Paxton, it's obvious what he's doing; he's angling for a Prez pardon.

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SueN 2 years 8 weeks ago

Kdog, RFK jr. is not against vaccines, only the use of mercury or Thimerasol in them, which tends to be done for multiple dose phials or long term storage, I think. That may not apply here.

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SueN 2 years 8 weeks ago

Here's a video about one type of vaccine. Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine

Legend 2 years 8 weeks ago

SueN is correct on the vaccine question.

These people ranted and called us sore losers when Trump won. As far as I am concerned let the succeed and we will not have to support them. Take my marbles and go home:

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that “there cannot be peaceful coexistence” between liberals and conservatives and right-leaning states are “trending toward secession.”

He says that with no thought towards national security or the absolute mess that it would cause. Shows you how Republicans think. This is the guy that Trump gave the Medal of Freedom to.

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vetinla 2 years 8 weeks ago

@ # 8; Yeah right, and stop lights were created just to " take away our freedoms"..

PLEASE, change your drugs..

If anything, COVID was accidently released from a bio-weapon lab, who,by the way, still exist.

As far as this country is concerned, most Americans can't tell the difference between reality , and advertising. At least 74 million can't.

E. Bernays understood that in his day. Advertising and marketing, in ours times, create the "reality", and too many Americans absorb it like a sponge.

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