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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2022, 02:34:52 AM »
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Earlier this year Democrats brought a bill to the House floor to combat domestic terrorism in the United States.

This bill would have given more funding to police departments and law enforcement agencies to combat domestic terrorism coming from white supremacists and right wing militia groups.

Every single Republican except for Adam Kinzinger voted NO to protect you and your family from dangerous domestic terrorists.

Republicans can't claim they care about "crime and violence" when they just voted against a bill that prevents crime and violence from domestic terrorists.

Republicans sided with these right wing radicals that are intent on political violence. Republicans voted to protect the same MAGA insurrectionists that stormed the Capitol and beat police officers attempting to overthrow the government.

Republicans also sided with these white supremacists who are involved in mass shootings based on racism and antisemitism.

So when people say that MAGA Republicans are threat to our democracy, that is indeed correct, because MAGA Republicans in Congress voted to protect those MAGA Trump supporters that are a threat and a danger to our democracy through political violence coming from white supremacists and right wing militias.           

As you can see the official and final House vote below, 203 House MAGA Republicans voted "NO" to keeping American cities safe from violent domestic terrorists that threaten our democracy and the lives of Americans.   


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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2022, 10:29:53 AM »
MAGA Republicans are now kicking 18 year olds.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's kicking of 18-year-old Gen Z activist may result in legal action



Controversial GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia may have legal exposure after kicking an 18-year-old Gen Z activist and posting the video to her official congressional Twitter account.

"Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) appeared to kick an unarmed demonstrator during a confrontation outside the Capitol on Thursday afternoon," The Washington Post reported.

The newspaper reported Greene "at first appearing to step on demonstrator Marianna Pecora’s foot" and then "appearing to intentionally draw back her foot and aim for Pecora’s leg."

“Oh my God,” Pecora said.

Pecora is the deputy communications director of the Gen. Z group Voters of Tomorrow and was with the group's executive director, Santiago Mayer, when the incident occurred.

On the issue of pressing charges, Mayer said, "we're talking to our legal team and keeping our options open."

"I’m so sorry but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect members of Congress to not kick an 18 year old citizen," Pecora said earlier.

"Think about the fact that a bunch of kids having meetings in Congress held themselves with better composure than a full grown adult and sitting member of Congress. Put a little more faith in Gen Z. Please and thank you," she added.

The group emailed a statement to reporters saying they were fed up.

"Far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has spent her time in office launching attacks against our democracy and the young people who will soon inherit it," the group wrote. "This afternoon, she took her offenses to another level, as she physically and verbally attacked members of our team. In addition to yelling at our Executive Director, a Mexican immigrant, to ‘go to another country,’ she physically assaulted another young staffer. Gen Z is fed up with politicians who continue to put our lives in danger, and this aggression is one of the most visible examples yet of what we are up against.”

Watch Video: https://twitter.com/RepMTG/status/1570530379550916609

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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2022, 11:20:00 AM »
Thomas McDermott @tommcdermottjr

As a US Senate candidate, if I were caught in a picture, shouldering an automatic weapon, standing alongside an Antifa member, that would make headlines.

Somehow, this picture of #Indiana @SenToddYoung standing armed next to an “Oath Keeper” hasn’t made news at all. Go figure.


https://twitter.com/tommcdermottjr/status/1569401924809621510


IND Progressives @INDprogressives

Wells County Commissioner Mike Vanover is a member of the terrorist group, the Oath Keepers. Here he is hanging out with Indiana US Senator Todd Young.
#Indiana




https://twitter.com/INDprogressives/status/1569079897544425476

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2022, 11:09:57 PM »
This photo was taken last night at a Trump rally by @gmorsephoto. Biden was right when he called MAGA fascism. MAGA has their own Hitler salute for Trump. This is fascism.


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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2022, 11:00:57 PM »
Violent MAGA Trump supporters will attack police officers with fire extinguishers as part of their political violence to overthrow the government.

MAGA Rioter Attacked Cops With Fire Extinguisher at Capitol

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2022, 09:37:11 AM »
‘Ignoring the truth is not a path forward’: Critics warn on Trump’s rally – ‘uncanny resemblance’ to ‘Nazi salute’



Donald Trump's Ohio weekend rally is being held up as a warning by critics who say it was a dystopian display of fascism and are sounding the alarm on his supporters’ religious-like supplication to QAnon and the former president – complete with a disturbing salute.

Central to their argument is this moment, at the end of Trump’s rally, when supporters raised their arms, holding one finger pointed in a QAnon reference, which many saw as far too close to, as The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin writes, the Nazi salute.


Jennifer "Pro-privacy" Rubin @JRubinBlogger

The display bore an uncanny resemblance to the infamous Nazi salute. The incitement and zombie-like response should put to rest the notion that Biden should be “reaching out” to these people. They are unreachable, and pretending otherwise misleads voters.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/19/trump-ohio-rally-qanon-media/

https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1571846259203342336


"Donald Trump has gone full QAnon. As he spoke during a rally for Ohio Republican candidates on Saturday, a soundtrack associated with the conspiracy theory played. That elicited one-armed salutes — another QAnon symbol — from many attendees,” Rubin says.

"The display bore an uncanny resemblance to the infamous Nazi salute,” Rubin warns at The Washington Post. “The delusional incitement and zombie-like response should put to rest the notion that President Biden (or anyone) should be ‘reaching out’ to these people. They are unreachable, and pretending otherwise misleads voters.”

Dean Obeidallah, an attorney, journalist, and host of SiriusXM Progress’ “The Dean Obeidallah Show,” posted video noting his concerns.


(((DeanObeidallah))) @DeanObeidallah

At Trump rally last night they introduced a new one arm salute to Trump. This is ACTUAL footage from his rally where Trump played music underneath what sounds like a prayer to the devil and the crowd responds with one armed salute to Trump. This is FASCISM on US soil.

Watch: https://twitter.com/i/status/1571471956645449728

https://twitter.com/DeanObeidallah/status/1571471956645449728


"Symbolism matters,” writes former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, pointing to Rubin’s tweet. “This gesture is so reviled it’s impossible to miss it, and although it’s hard to believe anyone could intend it, ignoring the truth is not a path forward.”

Many others are ringing the warning bells.

NBC News and MSNBC military analyst Barry McCaffrey, a four star U.S. Army General (ret.) also makes the Hitlerian connection.

"Astonishing Trump language. The crowd is similar to a Nuremberg rally 1936."

As did government watchdog Citizens for Ethics (CREW).


Citizens for Ethics @CREWcrew

On the left, a Nazi rally in New York City in 1939.
On the right, a Trump rally in Ohio in 2022.






https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1571475307990863872

https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2022/09/ignoring-the-truth-is-not-a-path-forward-critics-warn-on-trumps-rally-uncanny-resemblance-to-nazi-salute/

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Re: MAGA Republicans Are A Threat To Our Democracy
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2022, 09:57:08 PM »
Ron Johnson accidentally says 'I condone' white supremacy in 'all-time Freudian slip'



Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) mistakenly said he "condones" white supremacy before correcting himself.

Johnson made the remark during a Tuesday interview on Fox Business.

"When I was chairman of Homeland Security, we would have an annual threat hearing," the senator told host Maria Bartiromo. "My ranking member would always be bringing up white supremacy, which I condone."

Realizing that he had made a mistake, Johnson quickly stuttered out the words, "I condemn."

The clip was shared by an American Bridge researcher, who called the remark an "all-time Freudian slip from Ron Johnson."

Johnson has previously said that he would have been "concerned" if Black Lives Matter stormed the Capitol while calling the Jan. 6 rioters "people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement."

Watch the video clip: https://twitter.com/i/status/1572205660363792390

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2022, 03:21:21 AM »
Biden’s right – Trump and “Maga Republicans” are a threat to democracy

But the US won’t be saved by a speech

WASHINGTON DC – Last week, the US president Joe Biden said that the former president, Donald Trump, and his most ardent supporters represent “semi-fascism”. Last night (1 September), in a speech in Philadelphia, he made it clear that this was no slip of the tongue. In a 24-minute address, he said that Trump and “Maga Republicans” – “Maga” being the acronym of “Make America Great Again”, Trump’s catchphrase – are extremists and constitute a threat to democracy.

“Not every Republican. Not even a majority… But there’s no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the Maga Republicans.” And that, he said, was a threat to American democracy.

To put it plainly: Biden was right. Trump, having falsely claimed that he won the 2020 presidential election, now makes veiled threats of political violence should he face consequences for his actions, which reportedly include taking classified information involving nuclear secrets with him from the White House. Republican leaders have not broken with him, and indeed continue to cast aspersions on those who would keep this aspiring demagogue from breaking the remaining checks on executive power and abuses thereof, claiming that the Department of Justice and FBI are running political errands.

Biden has insisted, repeatedly, that there are Republicans who are reasonable, and with whom he can compromise. So it was revelatory to hear him say out loud what is already evident to many of us: that one of the US’s two major political parties is threatening to burn the whole place down if it and its leader are not allowed to do what they want when they want, and that it considers any election that it loses to be fraudulent. Indeed, the Republican senator Tom Cotton essentially said Alaska’s voting system, known as ranked-choice voting, was invalid after Sarah Palin lost her congressional election to a Democrat on Wednesday.

Yet I have two main criticisms of Biden’s speech. The first is that the president spoke as though the country just had to try and get back to the way it was, back to an idealised past. But the way it was featured slavery, segregation, repression and inequity. America shouldn’t go back to the way it was; it needs to build something better.

And the second is that democracy won’t be saved by a speech. US democracy, if it is to be saved, will be saved because those with the power and responsibility to do something have demonstrated that democracy is worth saving. Biden, after what seemed like a year of passivity and a Supreme Court session in which Americans saw their civil rights – including their right to an abortion – stripped away, has had a remarkable summer. He and congressional Democrats managed to pass a major piece of legislation that will constitute a significant investment in tackling the climate crisis. He finally moved to cancel some student debt, which will be a significant boon to many Americans. Polls show that voters are moved by the threat to abortion rights, and are not falling for Republican claims that the Supreme Court decision that stripped millions in this country of their federal right to an abortion is not an insignificant change.

But Biden cannot rely on words alone. Democracy will survive, maybe, if voters see people fighting for it in deeds as well as in words. This is particularly true with respect to abortion rights; if this is the issue animating voters to not support people who would have free and fair election results thrown out, it would behove this administration to show it is more serious in fighting for those rights.

Still, I felt some relief listening to the speech. Polls show that more than two thirds of Americans believe democracy is at risk. Good. They should. It is. And it is encouraging that their legitimately elected president does not lie to them about what’s at stake. Americans deserve, in what is maybe the 11th hour of the republic, leaders who call things by what they are, and tell the people what position they are in – and show them where, if they refuse to give up on the whole American project, they could be.

“I have no doubt that this is who we will be,” Biden said, depicting a future in which the country is a shining beacon, a democratic example to others. I didn’t believe him. But listening, I wanted to. He had articulated the problem. If I tried hard enough, I could pretend that we could find a solution. And maybe that’s half the battle.

https://www.newstatesman.com/quickfire/2022/09/biden-trump-extreme-maga-republicans-democracy