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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Supreme Court's rejection last week of the lawsuit from Texas and 18 other Republican-led states effectively ended the legal efforts by President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his election defeat.

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That charge of systemic urban cheating encapsulates the widespread fear among Republicans that they are losing control of the country to a racially and religiously diverse Democratic coalition based primarily in the nation's largest cities.
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For Republican voters who have responded for years to claims from Trump and leading voices in the conservative media environment that a shadowy alliance of elites and minorities centered in cities is trying to hijack their heritage and transform the country into something unrecognizable, it's a short step to believing that the same groups are literally stealing the results of elections.

"Trump is basically leveraging what has been a half of a century of cultural conditioning among Republicans about who is and who isn't American," says Robert P. Jones, founder and CEO of the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute, which studies Americans' cultural attitudes. "I think it is naive to think this is going to go away anytime soon, because it's been built into a worldview."


The republican party is not redeemable. Those republicans with a conscience like former Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Paul Mitchell, etc. need to declare their independence and run as 3rd party candidates. This will siphon away votes from republican candidates but will hasten the demise of the republican party that has been taken over by Trump.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-12-15 05:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

The republican party is not redeemable.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at

Because they aren't Americans. They're citizens of some future country they hope to create on the ashes of this one.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-12-15 09:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Institutions change. Lose enough elections and the GOP may change. Just don't hold your breath for it to happen any time soon.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-12-15 03:41 PM | Reply

... the widespread fear among Republicans that they are losing control of the country ...

I think that phrase, and that phrase alone, describes the fear of what the Republicans are facing.

Demographics are working against them.

So, instead of altering their message and goals to accommodate the changing demographics, the Republicans put their finger on the scale.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-15 06:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They're just lewsers. Can't roll with the changes,want to go back to some non existent golden age when blacks kept their eyes down and women did what they were told.

That world never was. They are fantasists.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-12-15 11:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

if it has anything to do with politicians in blackface... idwk.

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2020-12-15 11:40 PM | Reply

That world never was. They are fantasists.
#5 | Posted by Effeteposer

In the early days of our country only white male landowners were allowed to vote. That's where Rs want to go. Keep all the riff-raff out.

#7 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-12-16 10:29 AM | Reply

Rofl...so now election fraud is an urban myth. It's funny, it wasn't a myth when Clinton lost in 2016 and lawsuits were filed, or when W won in 2000 when lawsuits were filed. It's amazing how everything becomes trivial to Dems after they have gotten their way, isn't it?

#8 | Posted by humtake at 2020-12-16 11:25 AM | Reply

It's staggering how thoroughly mainline Republicans let themselves be dragged into the abyss of racism and conspiracy garbage under Trump.

As disillusioned as I was by GOP dog whistles before Trump, I naively thought (hoped?) in 2016 that more moderate leaders would pull the party back toward more defensible positions once they saw how deranged their boy was - if for no other reason than the party's long-term viability.

But it's obvious now that the party leadership, and a shockingly high number of party rank and file, have opted for the poison instead. They're still drinking it, too, even as the orange menace is booted from the White House by the will of the people. They weren't even this bad under Nixon.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2020-12-16 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Re: #8 Humtake

Always has been. Please provide any vetted, verified evidence of voter fraud. Voter suppression is a documented major problem in America: www.aclu.org

#10 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-12-16 11:32 AM | Reply

Rofl...so now election fraud is an urban myth.

#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

You really need to understand what you're reading before you start popping off. The headline alone clearly states that GOP claims of voter fraud in the last election were a myth. They were.

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-12-16 11:44 AM | Reply

Rofl...so now election fraud is an urban myth. It's funny, it wasn't a myth when Clinton lost in 2016 and lawsuits were filed, or when W won in 2000 when lawsuits were filed. It's amazing how everything becomes trivial to Dems after they have gotten their way, isn't it?

Well, the 2020 election was decided by less than 500 votes, yes? Do you not see the reason for challenging possible fraud there?

And I seem to remember Clinton making a concession speech and literally said "let's give Trump a chance" a week after the 2016 election.

To not see the difference between those examples, and what Trump is doing is insane. He's the direct source.

Had there not been mail in votes, and he lost, do you think he would have conceeded? Or blamed illegal voting still?

#12 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-12-16 01:05 PM | Reply

"It's staggering how thoroughly mainline Republicans let themselves be dragged into the abyss of racism and conspiracy garbage under Trump."

I disagree.

This is who they've always been.

Sure, some Republicans started out just wanting lower taxes. That's how they lead you down the garden path, then show you how those taxes make like too kind for the non-whites on the Democrat Plantation.

They've just been taking pains to hide it before.

There's always been David Dukes and Strom Thurmonds in the GOP, ever since Civil Rights.

It's the reason we know about Lett Atwater and the Southern Strategy.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-16 02:07 PM | Reply

Rofl...so now election fraud is an urban myth.
#8 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

No, little Sniper.

Election fraud is real.
Voter fraud is a Republican myth.

Myth is the perfect word for it too; In addition to being a made-up story, it explains to them why the world is the way it is.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-12-16 02:10 PM | Reply

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