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Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 22, 2022 09:22AM
Almost certainly not - at least, I hope so! But on the right there seems to be a concerning and increasing embrace of the idea that if elections don’t deliver what they want, then they should just be obtained by other means.

From Heather Cox Richardson’s excellent mailing list:

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In The Federalist, senior editor John Daniel Davidson announced, “We Need To Stop Calling Ourselves Conservatives.” “The conservative project has failed,” he wrote, “and conservatives need to forge a new political identity that reflects our revolutionary moment.”

Oh, thank God! Does that mean they’re abandoning trickle-down economics?

Unfortunately, no:

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Davidson embraces using the power of the government to enforce the principles of the right wing, bending corporations to their will, starving universities that spread “poisonous ideologies,” getting rid of no-fault divorce, and subsidizing families with children. “Wielding government power,” he writes, “will mean a dramatic expansion of the criminal code.”

Abortion is murder and should be treated as such, parents who take their children to drag shows “should be arrested and charged with child abuse,” doctors who engage in gender-affirming interventions “should be thrown in prison and have their medical licenses revoked,” “teachers who expose their students to sexually explicit material should not just be fired but be criminally prosecuted.”

Ahhhh. OooKay, then.

In other news, serving Florida state congressman approvingly tweets this missive:

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“I answer only to God and to History,” Mr Sabatini wrote, quoting the dictator [Francisco Franco] who seized power after winning the Spanish Civil War.

(Personally, I think both God and history have quite adequately rendered their negative verdict on the late Generalissimo.)

To those who questioned his tweet, Representative Sabatini replied:

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"Anyone who criticised the above tweet is extremely un-American," he wrote.

RollingEyesSmiley5

More bon mots and deep thoughts from Congressman Sabatini (including his opinion of Juneteenth) at the link.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 22, 2022 10:08AM
Pro-life is just lipstick to get conservative-leaning moderates to kiss the fascist pig.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 22, 2022 10:12AM
Been reading Heather's columns for several years now.

She knows what she's talking about.
[en.wikipedia.org]



Grateful11
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 22, 2022 11:06AM
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pdq

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“I answer only to God and to History,” Mr Sabatini wrote, quoting the dictator [Francisco Franco] who seized power after winning the Spanish Civil War.

(Personally, I think both God and history have quite adequately rendered their negative verdict on the late Generalissimo.)

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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 22, 2022 11:30AM
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Grateful11
Been reading Heather's columns for several years now.

She knows what she's talking about.
[en.wikipedia.org]

I really like her work. Always a good reminder that we repeat these ugly cycles…



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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: October 22, 2022 12:30PM
“I answer only to God and to History,” [Florida state congressman] Mr Sabatini wrote..."

I guess he lied then when he took this oath when taking office in Florida - this the Florida state oath of office:

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I, a citizen of the State of Florida and of the United States of America, and being employed by or an officer of and a recipient of public funds as such employee or officer, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Florida.



e pluribus unum



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/22/2022 12:31PM by Ted King.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: October 22, 2022 02:40PM
Unfortunately, there is feeling or philosophy among many "conservative" GQPers that liberals and Democrats are such a threat to this country that they are justified in gaining and holding power over them by any means necessary.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 22, 2022 09:07PM
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wave rider
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Grateful11
Been reading Heather's columns for several years now.

She knows what she's talking about.
[en.wikipedia.org]

I really like her work. Always a good reminder that we repeat these ugly cycles…

She seems like the kinda History professor I would've like to have had. I took a lot History classes in HS and some in college, takes a special person to keep me interested though.



Grateful11
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 22, 2022 10:59PM
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Grateful11
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wave rider
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Grateful11
Been reading Heather's columns for several years now.

She knows what she's talking about.
[en.wikipedia.org]

I really like her work. Always a good reminder that we repeat these ugly cycles…

She seems like the kinda History professor I would've like to have had. I took a lot History classes in HS and some in college, takes a special person to keep me interested though.

I did monitor a prof somewhat unlike her, he described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist. - Howard Zinn
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: October 23, 2022 09:42AM
From the Cox piece cited in the OP related to the notion that Republicans should "embrace the idea of wielding government power as “an instrument of renewal in American life":

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“The necessary task is nothing less than radical and revolutionary,” he writes. And for those worrying that the assumption of such power might be dangerous, “we should attend to it with care after we have won the war.

Yeah, we'll turn into brutal fascists to "renew American life", but once that's done trust us to "attend" to the peace as non-dangerous fascists.

angry villagers smiley



e pluribus unum
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 23, 2022 10:03AM




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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: August West
Date: October 23, 2022 08:18PM
When you say "monitor," does that imply attending his class?

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Grateful11
Been reading Heather's columns for several years now.

She knows what she's talking about.
[en.wikipedia.org]

I really like her work. Always a good reminder that we repeat these ugly cycles…

She seems like the kinda History professor I would've like to have had. I took a lot History classes in HS and some in college, takes a special person to keep me interested though.

I did monitor a prof somewhat unlike her, he described himself as "something of an anarchist, something of a socialist. Maybe a democratic socialist. - Howard Zinn



“Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it."





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2022 08:19PM by August West.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 23, 2022 08:59PM
Attended 'tho not enrolled. His courses were tremendously popular, over-enrolled but accessible.
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Re: Geez, are ALL Republicans fascists?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 24, 2022 11:50AM
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RgrF
Attended 'tho not enrolled. His courses were tremendously popular, over-enrolled but accessible.

I think the more commonly used term is "audit."



It is what it is.
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