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Monday, November 27, 2023

Despite long advocating small government and local control, Republican governors and legislators across a significant swath of the country are increasingly overriding the actions of Democratic cities ...


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Republicans don't want to govern, they want to rule.


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For Republicans, it is now about governing, it is about dictating control.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 11:53 AM | Reply

oops, typo...

should be...

For Republicans, it is not about governing, it is about dictating control.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mmmm, that's good Small Government!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-11-27 12:06 PM | Reply

Fascists gonna fascist.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-11-27 02:54 PM | Reply

Go ahead and tell the class why you don't live in St. Louis, JPW.

For the exact same reason I stayed my ass in St. Charles County.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-11-27 02:59 PM | Reply

Not our fault you can't fit through the front door, ------.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-11-27 03:52 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Go ahead and tell the class why you don't live in St. Louis ...

Red States Have Higher Gun Death Rates Than Blue States. Here's Why (August 2023)

... A new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association's Surgery found that firearm deaths are more likely in small rural towns than in major urban cities, adding to research that contradicts common belief that Democratic blue areas have higher incidences of gun-related deaths than do Republican red districts. ...

- - - Researchers from Children's Hospital Philadelphia, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of California examined two decades of mortality rates and cause-of-death data from the National Center for Health Statistics' National Vital Statistics System to compile the study.

- - - A Third Way report found that between 2000 and 2020, Trump-voting states had 12% higher murder rates than did Biden-voting cities.

- - - Data shows that in 2020, eight of the ten states with the highest murder rates voted for the Republican presidential nominee in every election in this century.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 06:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What about San Francisco, Los Angeles?

#8 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-11-27 09:16 PM | Reply


Whaddabout them?

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 09:36 PM | Reply

America's highest gun death rates are in the South (October 2023)

... The cities with the highest firearm homicide rates are clustered in the South, generally in red states with less restrictive gun laws, according to an analysis by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: The report argues that the findings refute Republican narratives that progressive policies stoke more crime in cities.

- - - In fact, there's a distinct gap between urban firearm homicide rates in blue states " which tend to have stronger gun safety laws " and those in red states, the report concludes.

- - - The analysis used data from the Gun Violence Archive on the 300 most populous U.S. citie

- - - It comes amid a growing push to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, including New Mexico's controversial use of a public health order to ban open and concealed carry. ...

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 09:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#10 ... The report argues that the findings refute Republican narratives ...

Wait, what?!?!?!?!

Facts refute the Republican narrative?

Who would have thought?

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-27 09:43 PM | Reply

Looks like the answer to 'Whaddabout them?' got answered!

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2023-11-27 09:43 PM | Reply

Go ahead and tell the class why you don't live in St. Louis, JPW.

I lived in the city for 9 years. After a brief hiatus out in the county (still Dem run, BTW), I'm back in the city since summer.

What were you saying again? Was there a point?

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2023-11-28 08:26 AM | Reply

For the exact same reason I stayed my ass in St. Charles County.


That doesn't surprise me. St Charles county is gross.

The town itself is nice (absent the garish casino right on the Missouri river), but the rest is red state hell. Strip malls everywhere. Cheap, poorly built housing developments (hello McBride, I see you!).

The yokels there ended up filling St Louis hospitals during COVID because they were too stupid and selfish to do anything remotely smart, even during peaks of transmission.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2023-11-28 08:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It always has been about control for the GOP.
It's just now, as white number wane in the country,
that their desperation begins to show. They want to
control the country now, because in 3-4 more election
cycles, they won't be able to.

#15 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-11-28 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's all a power play, part of the same strategy evident in voter suppression, anti-public education school vouchers, stacking the Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues, election denialism, the whole anti-science/anti-history campaign, attacks on the media, lower taxes for the rich, the dismantling of abortion rights, and on and on. The Republican Party is feeling the heat from changing demographics and is hellbent on eroding trust in American liberties and institutions while diluting the power of the people who don't adhere to its purity standards.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2023-11-28 10:58 AM | Reply

#7 and #10,

It's all about how you present the data. Isolate those dem --------- and it can be shown the crime rate is higher in the city than the countryside, which is truly "red".

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2023-11-28 12:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

You can't isolate a city in a state that's - unfortunately- subject to the states laws.

Stop making a fool of yourself.

Is the city free to ignore the laws the state imposed on it.

Stop being a fool Boaz

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-11-28 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Is the state free to ignore laws the Feds impose on them?

No, but they do anyways.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-11-29 07:37 AM | Reply

Hey boaz, care to comment on the topic?

This should get your hackles up, what with the supposed love for local governance you preach when it's convenient.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2023-11-29 10:18 AM | Reply

This is a good attempt at placing the blame on bad policies from Liberal areas to Republicans. Unfortunately, as usual, the hypocrisy is tangible. Dems want to get rid of the EC strictly so large blue cities can dictate what policies are passed in the entire country. Dems continue to pass new policies to ensure schools everywhere, including red cities, teach only what they want them to teach. And on and on and on and on.

I see this site still has no clue about their own hypocrisy. And THAT, my friends, is why nothing ever changes in our country. Corrupt and/or inexperienced leaders continue to get voted in because people are so busy fighting over how many wins their side can get regardless of how hypocritical or ineffective they are.

#21 | Posted by humtake at 2023-11-29 12:36 PM | Reply

I see this site still has no clue about their own hypocrisy.

You spewing some intellectually lazy garbage just to whine about hypocrisy doesn't make it real.

In fact, you first statement indicates you didn't even read the article.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2023-11-29 12:46 PM | Reply

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