Republicans would “rather end democracy” than turn away from Trump, says Harvard professor

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Republicans have lost the popular vote in 4 straight general elections and 7 of the last 8. That’s despite Citizens United, Shelby County v Holder, and the group of right wing conspiracy. Republicans understand ending Democracy is the only they can stay in power.

8to24

Trump is the last, desperate gasp of a dying ideology. Demographics are leaving the GOP behind. Not everyone in the younger generations are as progressive as Bernie or AOC, but moderates are well represented by people like Biden, and even conservative people can find someone they agree with in people like Manchin. The GOP isn’t the party of conservatism, or fiscal responsibility, or family values. *All* of that belongs to the Democrats, despite their unwillingness to market themselves that way. That leaves the Republicans with regressive policies fueled by hatred, rage, and despair. The GOP is now entirely made up of people who believe *someone* took *something* from them, and needs to be punished for it. If your marriage isn’t going well, it’s probably because gays can get married now. If your factory closed, it’s because the minimum wage is too high, not because the union was busted. If you’re too poor to retire, it’s probably because black people can afford cell phones now. Trump spread this message better than anyone if the last fifty years. He was bald-faced about it, completely open about his racism, sexism, hatred, and denial of science. Trump showed the Republicans that they don’t need to dog whistle anymore; they can be openly awful, in plain sight, and the mainstream media will refuse to call them on it, and Fox News will actively cover for them. The demographic that believes in this is mostly old and mostly white. Every year, we get closer to leaving them in history’s trash heap. When Texas finally flips blue, it’s all over. Trump is the only one that excites the hateful demographic enough that they can hold on to power for a little while longer. Nobody was lining up to cheer for Mitch McConnell.

thomascgalvin

No shit! We need to move beyond this and actually do something about it before it’s too late.

thebadpixel

I’ve seen this quote posted on reddit many times before, but it seem to have more weight and a great sense of impending doom behind it these days: > “If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy.” > >― David Frum, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic

tardisBlueEyes

The republicans see the dictatorship model (as long as they are the ones in charge) as stable. They look at chinas communist party as a goal. Which is ironic considering they call everything they don’t like communist. Their ideal govt seems to be a combination of a sort of christian taliban and the ccp. They hate democracy as much as they hate democrats. And they are willing to crash the economy in order to achieve their goal (as evidenced by their votes concerning the debt ceiling this year vs. the previous 4 years).

djarvis77