The GOP's extremism problem predates Trump

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“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.
 
“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.

Thinking Men and Women are different and can't turn into the other is extreme?
Wanting a secure border and an organized immigration system is extreme?
Wanting police and District Attorneys to do their jobs is extreme?
Not wanting to lower our standards of living/quality of life as a sacrifice to the AGW "god" is extreme?
 
“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.
You launch this whacked diatribe about extremism...let me guess....while wearing your jackboots, brownshirt, and swastika facediaper.....right?
What a moronic hypocrite you are Mrs. Jones.
 
“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.
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You launch this whacked diatribe about extremism...let me guess....while wearing your jackboots, brownshirt, and swastika facediaper.....right?
What a moronic hypocrite you are Mrs. Jones.
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'In retrospect, Trump’s post-2022 comeback was already baked in on the day of his greatest political ignominy, January 6, 2021.

Weeks after the insurrection, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, long vaunted as being among the GOP’s most savvy political strategists, appeared to be dismayed by Trump’s recent re-ascendance. After declaring Trump “practically and morally” responsible for the storming of the Capitol by his supporters — but refusing to vote for his impeachment — McConnell spent the next several years ignoring Trump, apparently believing that his influence would organically dissipate.

He was wrong. January 6 and its immediate aftermath actually demonstrated that the Republican Party’s infrastructure had ineluctably merged with the very same type of authoritarian impulses that powered the storming of the Capitol.'
 
'In retrospect, Trump’s post-2022 comeback was already baked in on the day of his greatest political ignominy, January 6, 2021.

Weeks after the insurrection, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, long vaunted as being among the GOP’s most savvy political strategists, appeared to be dismayed by Trump’s recent re-ascendance. After declaring Trump “practically and morally” responsible for the storming of the Capitol by his supporters — but refusing to vote for his impeachment — McConnell spent the next several years ignoring Trump, apparently believing that his influence would organically dissipate.

He was wrong. January 6 and its immediate aftermath actually demonstrated that the Republican Party’s infrastructure had ineluctably merged with the very same type of authoritarian impulses that powered the storming of the Capitol.'
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“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.
OMG!! it does??

how far back does it go??
 
“There’s an old adage that politics has no tolerance for losers. But since 2016, the Republican Party has proven otherwise.

Whatever the outcome of the 2024 election, Donald Trump will have realized one unprecedented achievement: Maintaining control over one of the nation’s two major political parties despite a remarkably consistent record of leading the GOP into loss after loss.

The possibility that the nation’s democratic institutions could operate to send a candidate back to the White House who not only openly opposes democracy but also has a six year streak of electoral underperformance is a product of two realities. First, the United States’ political system has long vested near complete control of its democratic process solely to its two major political parties; and, second, one of those parties, the GOP, has now definitively surrendered itself to extremism.

As the repeated electoral losses of the Trump-led party demonstrates, the extremism that now dominates the GOP has never been widely popular with the American people. But the GOP long ago discarded the structural protections that allowed it to overcome a previous extremist takeover of the party in the wake of an electoral debacle.

Therefore, even if Trump loses in November, the GOP will almost certainly continue to be controlled by the same extremist factions, and the accompanying danger to the nation’s democratic system likely will remain ongoing and grave for the foreseeable future.”


The myth is, prior to Trump, the GOP was a moderate, slightly right-of-center party interested in responsible governance and sound public policy.

The fact is that this hasn’t been the case for at least the last 50 years.

The GOP has long embraced extremism; indeed, there is no such thing as ‘far right’ – what’s perceived as ‘far right’ is actually mainstream Republican conservatism.

Consequently, Trump is the product of an extreme, reckless, and out of touch GOP.



Hey if they didnt vote Democrat that makes them and extremist! probably a denier too!
So nothing to see here, just the same old stuff. And their coming after your Social Security now same as always since 1970.
 
So nothing to see here, just the same old stuff. And their coming after your Social Security now same as always since 1970.
Trustfundees Don't Need Social Security

In its Decades of Decadence, American society has been totally owned by High Society. So I interpret the "social" in Social Security to an attempt to alleviate that powerlessness.
 
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'In retrospect, Trump’s post-2022 comeback was already baked in on the day of his greatest political ignominy, January 6, 2021.

Weeks after the insurrection, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, long vaunted as being among the GOP’s most savvy political strategists, appeared to be dismayed by Trump’s recent re-ascendance. After declaring Trump “practically and morally” responsible for the storming of the Capitol by his supporters — but refusing to vote for his impeachment — McConnell spent the next several years ignoring Trump, apparently believing that his influence would organically dissipate.

He was wrong. January 6 and its immediate aftermath actually demonstrated that the Republican Party’s infrastructure had ineluctably merged with the very same type of authoritarian impulses that powered the storming of the Capitol.'


No guns equals no insurrection, simpleton.
 
'In retrospect, Trump’s post-2022 comeback was already baked in on the day of his greatest political ignominy, January 6, 2021.

Weeks after the insurrection, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, long vaunted as being among the GOP’s most savvy political strategists, appeared to be dismayed by Trump’s recent re-ascendance. After declaring Trump “practically and morally” responsible for the storming of the Capitol by his supporters — but refusing to vote for his impeachment — McConnell spent the next several years ignoring Trump, apparently believing that his influence would organically dissipate.

He was wrong. January 6 and its immediate aftermath actually demonstrated that the Republican Party’s infrastructure had ineluctably merged with the very same type of authoritarian impulses that powered the storming of the Capitol.'
Kookbabble.....zzzzzzzzzzz.
Take off the facediaper Mrs. Jones....get some oxygen.
 
Historically the democrat party has been the party of extremist views. FDR appointed a former KKK member to the Supreme Court who wrote the majority opinion that created the concept of Separation of Church and state which had no basis in the Constitution. Democrats expanded the concept to the point of trying to destroy public displays of Christian belief. Abortion on demand was a democrat invention. Liberal Justices cited a "right to privacy" that did not exist in the Constitution in Roe v Wade. Who could forget LBJ's "Great Society" that tore black families apart? Every military conflict in the bloody 20th century started during a democrat administration. Truman ordered Troops to Korea under an illegal Executive Order and LBJ sent Troops to Vietnam under a faked "crisis. Both conflicts were criminally mismanaged by democrat administrations. JFK illegally ordered the CIA to invade a sovereign nation, Cuba, and then screwed it up. Bill Clinton ordered American planes to bomb Yugoslavia when he was literally caught with his pants down. Barry Hussein could have been indicted for manslaughter after he authorized thousands of weapons to be shipped to Mexican drug cartels and one of them turned up in the murder of a Border Patrol Officer. The bottom line is that the democrat party would have been laughed out of Washington if it wasn't for the support of the mainstream media.
 
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Because she is a hard-core leftist.
She probably has a filter that doesn't even let her access neutral (non-Cult Approved) information.
 

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