A Republican group opposed to Donald Trump is launching a new ad campaign on Fox News that’s a lot different from the right-wing network’s programming right now.
While many of the network’s hosts defend Trump amid the federal indictment over his role in events leading up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the spot from the Republican Accountability Project urges “consequences” for the former president.
“Trump did this. He’ll do it again,” the text states. “Unless he faces consequences.”
The organization said the video is part of a six-figure ad campaign to run on Fox News nationally as well as in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin over the next week, including on “Hannity” and “Fox & Friends.”
“Trump told them to fight,” the on-screen text states as clips of Trump urging his supporters to “fight like hell” is spliced with footage of the mob doing exactly that at the Capitol.
May 27, 2023:
In Texas, the GOP-led House of Representatives was set to hold historic impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday as the scandal-plagued Republican called on supporters to protest a vote that could lead to his ouster.
The House scheduled an afternoon start for debate on whether to impeach and suspend Paxton from office over allegations of bribery, unfitness for office and abuse of public trust — just some of the accusations that have trailed Texas’ top lawyer for most of his three terms.
Unlike leadership contests in many parliamentary democracies, the U.S. Congress does not form coalition governments comprised of multiple parties. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives identify either as Republicans or Democrats, with a handful of independents who usually choose to caucus with one of the parties. The majority party holds the leadership position, and typically the elected head of that party is axiomatically voted to govern the body as a whole. But in a rare contest, when Republicans assumed the House majority after national elections in November 2022, California Congressman Kevin McCarthy won a hard-fought vote to secure the Speaker of the House. --James Jay Carfano; GIS Report; U.S. congressional infighting is more than meets the eye 3.24.23
House Republicans on Thursday scandalously voted to kick Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) off the Foreign Affairs Committee due to her past criticisms of Israel but Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wants her followers to think they were motivated not by advancing Israel’s interests but instead by generic anti-black racism.
Party unity ebbs and flows, but the G.O.P. in recent decades has come apart at the seams. Nicole Hemmer is the director of the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Center for the American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, an associate professor of history and the author of two books about the conservative movement and media ecosystem, “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics” and “Partisans: The Conservative Revolutionaries Who Remade American Politics in the 1990s.” And she says we can’t understand the current G.O.P. without understanding when, where and how these dynamics began.
-Ja'han Jones on George Desantos; MSNBC 12.28.22
Q: Do you feel like the Republican Party has changed a lot in your time?
A: Sure, it’s changed. It’s natural for a party to change and evolve. Our coalition is changing. Actually, I think our coalition is growing. I’m actually very optimistic about the future of the party. I think Donald Trump is responsible for some changes, some of which are good. I think the Republican Party is more appealing to a lot of blue-collar workers, especially in small towns, that might not have considered themselves Republicans before, and Donald Trump brought people into the coalition that weren’t there before. He’s also turned a lot of people away with his personality, let’s say.
Republicans inside and outside Pennsylvania government say that despite a disastrous midterm election, they don’t see signs that the party is shifting its electoral or governing strategies away from contentious social issues like restricting abortion.
Dec 7, 2022: The Hill: GOP smells blood with wounded Trump
Senate Republicans who want to move on from Donald Trump are smelling blood after a series of self-destructive errors by the former president that they think is opening the door for GOP rivals to challenge and defeat him in a 2024 presidential primary.
Former president Donald Trump recently announced another run for president. Perhaps it should be on the grievance or revenge ticket.
For the second time, he has skewed the Georgia Senate race, allowing incumbent Raphael Warnock to win reelection. Before that, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto narrowly won re-election over Adam Laxalt in Nevada, guaranteeing a Democrat Senate majority.
Kevin McCarthy suggests Republicans will hold their own hearings on the January 6 attack on the Capitol and on democracy, but with a "vastly different focus."
I presume that means Hunter Bidens laptop is going to get blamed for Jan 6. (12.1.22)
Bill Barr, Paul Ryan, and many others illustrate Republicans' cowardice that is costing us lives as their masters continue to rule them like puppets.
Some Republicans have signaled that they hope their probes will lead to impeachments — namely of President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. While in the minority the past two years, House Republicans introduced 14 impeachment resolutions, more than three times the number Democrats did in the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency.
However, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the favorite to become the next House speaker, has tried to tamp down on such talk. He has said impeachment should not be used as a political weapon, although he’s left the door open for it “if anyone ever rises to that occasion.”
Spectrum News NY1: Now in charge of House, Republicans expected to investigate Hunter Biden, Afghanistan withdrawal, more 11.16.22
CNN: Former Republican President Donald Trump says he’s launching another White House bid
Former President Donald Trump, aiming to become only the second commander-in-chief ever elected to two nonconsecutive terms, announced Tuesday night that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump told a crowd gathered at Mar-a-Lago, his waterfront estate in Florida, where his campaign will be headquartered.
The book banning movement is nothing new, but this year, Republicans put forth a fresh effort to reignite it. Between January 1 and August 31, the American Library Association (ALA) documented 681 attempts to ban or restrict books. 1,651 unique titles were targeted. Those numbers were on par with 2021 levels, which was the worst year in book banning history, according to the ALA. And an additional four months of data is still TBD. 11.12.22
Politico: Ringleader of Trump-aligned election officials nears Nevada takeover
If Republican Jim Marchant wins his close secretary of state race, he could fundamentally reshape elections here, with enormous ramifications for how they are run in Nevada. He has called for eliminating mail voting, curtailing early voting and pushing for hand counts of ballots — despite evidence that the practice is more error-prone than using machines — and could generally make it more difficult to vote in the state. If he refused to certify accurate election results down the road, it could sow chaos in the state and nationally.11.1.22
Back in August I reported on the profligate use of racial and homophobic slurs, as well as the presence of white supremacist and antisemitic tropes, in a messaging group organized by the North Dakota Young Republicans.
The NDYR represents the very extreme, very Trump wing of the North Dakota Republican Party. Many of its members are also ardent supporters of former Republican Rick Becker, who left the party after losing the NDGOP's endorsement for his U.S. Senate campaign (he's now pursuing that campaign as an independent).
Dickinson Press: Republican National Committee sues Google over email spam filters
The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Friday for allegedly sending its emails to users' spam folders.
The U.S. political committee accuses the tech giant of "discriminating" against it by "throttling its email messages because of the RNC’s political affiliation and views," according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in California.
"Google has relegated millions of RNC emails en masse to potential donors’ and supporters’ spam folders during pivotal points in election fundraising and community building," the RNC said in the lawsuit.
Google rejected the claims.
The man who assaulted Nancy Pelosi's husband, the militia members who planned to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer and the rioters on Jan. 6th are all devout Trumpers. If the GOP is so tough on crime, why are they causing so much of it??
Fact Check: Misleading Attack About Democrats and Criminal Immigrants
New Republic: John Durham’s Investigation Has Disclosed Corruption: His Own
Reveal: State Legislatures Are Dramatically Increasing Law Enforcement Involvement in Elections
NPR: Republicans recast drugs and fentanyl as a crime and border security problem
Seattle PI: GOP lawmakers move toward removal of Philadelphia prosecutor
Yahoo: 'Asian Lives Matter' Republican ad blames Biden for anti-Asian hate
The GOP’s warnings on the subject of the IRS are generally alarmist and misleading. The agency is not hiring an army of 87,000 “new agents” to target low- and middle-class Americans. Many hires will be used to replace some 50,000 IRS employee retirements in coming years. Others will become customer service representatives answering taxpayer phone calls. In my research of it I was rather disheartened to find out that the GOP right wing liars outnumber the truth by a fairly large margin. Disheartening because many of these misinformed people are elected officials. Including the House Ways and Means Republicans. I will submit some of their articles below.
The Washington Post: Perspective | Republican campaigns targeting IRS could endanger staffers, union says
Forbes: The Reality Of Increased IRS Funding
Auburn Citizen: Fact check: GOP claims IRS will hire 87,000 agents to target middle class
AP News: Posts, campaign ads distort IRS funding
The American Independent: Republicans' midterm centerpiece: A debunked lie about new IRS agents
Bloomberg Tax: Sense and Nonsense About the IRS' Funding Increase From Congress
The View from the Right Wing
Americans for Tax Reform Democrats Support IRS' Culture of Corruption and Incompetence
The Dickinson Press: Armstrong denounces IRS hiring surge as 'accounting gimmick'
Breitbart: RNC Reminds Americans Democrats Voted to Hire 87,000 IRS Agents
Charlotte Observer: Ted Budd says 87,000 IRS agents are coming to your house. Better check the pantry.
Washington Examiner: Democrats cover for IRS destruction of 30 million taxpayer filings
Associated Press: GOP campaigns against the IRS, vowing to slash its funding
“If you pass it, they will come — after you,” says an ad running in an Iowa House race that spoofs a scene in the “Field of Dreams” movie. Instead of baseball players emerging from a field of corn, it’s black-suited IRS agents. The GOP’s warnings are generally alarmist and misleading. The agency is not hiring an army of 87,000 “new agents” to target low- and middle-class Americans. Many hires will be used to replace some 50,000 IRS employee retirements in coming years. Others will become customer service representatives answering taxpayer phone calls. 10.22.22
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is eyeing the speaker’s gavel should Republicans flip the chamber in next month’s midterm elections. Among the potential changes he’s previewed: rethinking U.S. aid to Ukraine. 10.18.22
New York Times: Over 370 Republican Candidates Have Cast Doubt on the 2020 Election
These candidates represent a sentiment that is spreading in the Republican Party, rupturing a bedrock principle of democracy: that voters decide elections and candidates accept results.
This skepticism has stretched into political races in every state and is still frequently being raised as a campaign issue, The Times has found, nearly two years after Donald J. Trump was defeated. Hundreds of these candidates are favored to win their races.
The seven Democrats and two Republicans on the panel have said that their probe of the 2021 insurrection is for history, not only for current concern, and to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. But Republicans allied with former President Donald Trump who are hostile to the investigation could take the congressional majority in the November elections, potentially making it harder for the committee to protect its documents and transcripts if they are not already made public. 10.12.22
Cincinnatti.com: Opinion: I left the Republican Party because it has lost its way
Many of you who identify as Republican or conservative in the wake of Jan. 6, the Trump presidency and the Dobbs decision have asked yourself the same question I began to ask myself in earnest about 15 years ago: Is this Republican Party really the party for me?
The answer has become a clear no for me. 9.13.22
Republicans opposed the American Rescue Plan en masse, including measures to reduce child poverty by 40 percent, protections from eviction during the height of the pandemic, money to tackle the coronavirus, food assistance for those going hungry during the pandemic, and money to keep businesses from failing and first responders from being laid off at the state and federal levels.
All but 19 Senate Republicans and 13 House Republicans voted against the infrastructure plan.
More than 30 Republican senators voted against the modest gun safety bill. All but 14 House Republicans opposed it.
174 House Republicans voted against the Pact Act, the bill to provide health care to sick veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And after inexcusably delaying the bill in the Senate, more than 10 Republicans voted against it.
Republicans almost unanimously opposed an independent Jan. 6 commission; a voting rights bill (including the reauthorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which used to draw virtual unanimous approval); and the impeachment or conviction of Donald Trump for orchestrating a failed coup.
Republicans voted overwhelmingly against measures to stop gas price gouging and against capping insulin at $35 (193 Republicans in the House and 43 in the Senate).
Senate Republicans unanimously opposed the Inflation Reduction Act, putting them on the side of dozens of major corporations that pay nothing in federal taxes and tax scofflaws who, because of lack of funding for the IRS, avoid paying their fair share.
For most of these bills, when asked why they did not support them, they made claims about stuff being in the bills that was not.
Zero House Republicans on Wednesday supported a measure requiring the Pentagon and federal law enforcement agencies to publish a report on countering white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity in their ranks.
Rep. Brad Schneider's (D-Ill.) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023 directing the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense "to publish a report that analyzes and sets out strategies to combat white supremacist and neo-Nazi activity in the uniformed services and federal law enforcement agencies" passed in a party-line 218-208 vote.
: “… a voting block, that had never really voted, that came out. They came out to vote because they saw something in common. They thought he [Obama] was going to help them but we know he didn’t do anything to help their community.”
Audience Member: “May I interrupt this momentarily? He [Obama] is not a true Black man in the first place.”
Greg Lopez: “That’s true.”
Audience Member: “He’s a mulatto.”
Greg Lopez: “Right.”
Audience Member: “Now there’s nothing wrong with being a mulatto. You’re half white and half black. But anyone who calls him the first Black president? That’s bullshit.”
Greg Lopez: “Right.” [Laughing]
Audience Member: “We have yet to have the first Black president.”
[Speaking over each other]
Greg Lopez: “That’s true. We’re all a blend of things…”
Audience Member: “Just to keep things technically correct…”
Greg Lopez: “You know, I tell people: you put my picture next to Governor Polis’s picture and you don’t know anything about politics, you don’t know anything about our issues, and you just ask: ‘Who’s the Democrat?’”
My Response: “Mulatto” is an outdated and offensive term that has been used to denigrate biracial people in the U.S. since the 1700s. Racism within the Republican party is starting to become the norm rather than the exception
GOP has a rightwing extreme and Democrats have a leftwing extreme. The problem with the GOP is the that rightwing is leading them and they have no clue where they are going.
And Liberal left wing didn't plan an insurrection then ignore it when it became violent..then embrace it again when they thought the coast was clear. Utah Democrats are endorsing a Republican that isnt an extremist like Mike Lee in order to get Lee out of office. They understand that Democracy is at risk. We are in high percentiles for a second Civil War maybe as early as November 2022 with Part 2 of Jan 6 2021.
The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon, making her the 116th justice – and first Black woman – to serve on the nation's highest court.
The Senate's historic vote was 53-47, and three Republicans – Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah – joined every member of the Democratic caucus in voting for her confirmation.
Even if they don’t subscribe to the more outlandish conspiracies propagated by Trumpists, many Republicans agree that the Democratic party is a fundamentally illegitimate political faction – and that any election outcome that would lead to Democratic governance must be rejected as illegitimate as well. Republicans didn’t start from an assessment of how the 2020 election went down and come away from that exercise with sincerely held doubts. The rationalization worked backwards: They looked at the outcome and decided it must not stand. In other words, accusations of fraud gain plausibility among conservatives not because of empirical evidence, but because they adhere to the “higher truth” of who is and who is not legitimately representing – and therefore entitled to rule – “real” America. -Thomas Zimmer; Georgetown University
Feb 25, 2022: Right Wing Watch: US Far Right Adores Vladimir Putin’s Christian Nationalism More Than Freedom and Democracy
Lauren Witzke, the Republican Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate from Delaware in 2020, gushed with praise for Vladimir Putin this week after the Russian dictator unleashed a military invasion against Ukraine. While somewhat shocking given the timing, Witzke’s admiration of Putin’s “Christian nationalism” has a long precedent among U.S. Christian right leaders, who embraced Putin as a “savior of Christian civilization” during the Obama administration.
There's the establishment camp, the anti-Biden but also anti-Putin one — and then there's the MAGA one.
While Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to answer questions about what the Republican platform might look like (When asked what he would do with control of the Senate last month, he said “I’ll let you know when we take it back”), Senator Rick Scott, the Chairman of the GOP’s Senate campaign committee, has released an 11-point “Rescue America” plan outlining exactly what Republicans would do if they retook the Senate.
A Republican politician was caught on police bodycam threatening and insulting a cop who pulled him over in a traffic stop.
Martin Hyde is a populist, right-wing candidate who has repeatedly launched failed runs for Sarasota City Commission in Florida. He is now running for Congress in Florida’s 16th district, and has the backing of Roger Stone and Michael Flynn.
Republicans in Wisconsin see Glenn Youngkin's success in Virginia as a playbook for unseating the state's Democratic governor, Tony Evers.
--Chauncey Devega, Salon 2.8.22
Gov. Kristi Noem, who has been riding high in polls in her state, has never lost an election. She served four terms in Congress before being elected governor in 2018. The South Dakota legislature has supermajorities in both chambers, with Republicans holding 94 of 105 seats. No Democrat holds statewide office. But Noem has suddenly found plenty of opponents with whom to wage bitter political battles: fellow Republicans.
The Republican Party officially declared the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol “legitimate political discourse” and censured two of its own members, Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, for investigating it. It is official now. Republican party is a domestic terrorist regime.
Mitt Romney response to the RNC censure: “Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.”
The Republican National Committee voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the inquiry into the deadly riot at the Capitol.
Arizona Republicans have spent the past couple weeks since the legislative session began introducing a red wave of voter suppression measures. House Bill 2596, which dropped Friday, would eliminate all early voting, emergency voting centers, and no-excuse mail-in voting. The latter has existed in Arizona since 1991, so longer than the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
The House bill would also ban the use of electronic voting machines and require that all ballots are counted by human hands. You might think that would take forever, but they’ll have 24 hours to do it!
"This bill in no way is trying to stop kids from thinking," Republican bill sponsor Rep. Nick Schroer said. "It's trying to prevent educators (and) prevent institutions from flooding kids with a certain train of thought (and) teaching them this is the only way to think about these situations."
So GOP South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds rejected Trump's election lies, but now will support the former guy's prospective 2024 campaign anyway?
There is no sane part of the world where you believe someone lied...and then decide he would be a good candidate for President!!
When I lived in Rapid City I was a GOP supporter back in the day when Daschle was my main political nemesis. But, after these past few years of Trump and now these Pro-Trump GOPers , I will not vote for any candidate who supports Trump and especially not one that would say the candidate is a liar but he is good enough for our country. I am not Democrat but will vote for most any Democrat over any GOP Trumplican.
If I had the time and money I'd move back to South Dakota just to NOT vote for Rounds...(and the head of the Trump fan club, Governor Noem).
The vigil was part of a larger program called "The Patriots Are Awake, Willing and Eager to Protect Their American Freedoms and Liberties" that had been scheduled for Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot. Cobb GOP Chair Salleigh Grubbs said in a statement the event's intent was "to acknowledge Americans who lost their lives and pray for those who have been denied justice," and the county GOP did not condone "any form of violence nor the glorification of what happened at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021." [SOURCE: Yahoo News]
Former President Donald Trump’s anti-Semitism was very much on display when, during a recent interview, he told Israeli journalist Barak Ravid that American Jews “don’t like Israel” and repeated the trope that Jews control the media.
The Republican National Committee announced its first ever “RNC Pride Coalition” over the weekend, partnering with the Log Cabin Republicans to invest and mobilize [so-called] LGBTQ communities ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Sponsored by Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Rural Opioid Abuse Prevention Act would help ensure that rural communities with a high level of opioid overdoses have the resources needed to respond to the crisis.
Republican candidate Nick Huey has launched a somewhat unorthodox campaign in Utah’s 4th Congressional District.
Now a faction of three white Republicans controlled the board – thanks to a bill passed by the Republican-led Georgia legislature earlier this year. The Spalding board’s new chairman has endorsed former president Donald Trump’s false stolen-election claims on social media.
“I remember when the Republican Party and Fox News mocked Alex Jones and said, ‘That guy is crazy. We’re not going to touch that kind of stuff.’ But now, Fox’s face is effectively Alex Jones.”
Last week, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed for re-election for Texas Senate District 3. The newly redrawn district covers much of the existing district including the majority of East Texas. Major changes include picking up the greater part of Jefferson County and losing San Jacinto County and Montgomery County.
Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician, is expected to announce a campaign for Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican, according to multiple news reports.
CBO estimates enacting H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, would result in a net increase in the deficit of $367 billion over the 2022-2031 period, not counting additional revenue that may be generated by additional funding for tax enforcement. The BBB's cost of $367B will be offset by $480B in revenues from tax enforcement (per Treasury), resulting in a net deficit REDUCTION of $113B.
Apparently not the end of the world as Republicans said would happen
November 12, 2021:
GOP is overseeing the banning of books. Book burning coming next? Taken from the playbook of that 1930s dictator from Germany. Kansas has pulled some books from school districts. The Texas attempt to ban certain books is back firing. The books are now selling to people who want them at record rates. And apparently a lot of people want them.
Feedback Blog Post
Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., was suspended Saturday after posting a tweet in response to Levine — who went by the name Richard before he began identifying as female — becoming the first trans-identified four-star officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
"If you’re going to take over the administrative state and deconstruct it, then you have to have shock troops prepared to take it over immediately" Steve Bannon told GOP members at an event on Wednesday what the next GOP President has to do to to take over the US government. He predicts certain wins in 2022 and then 2024 to make the coup successful. This time they will "have a MAGA perspective, MAGA policies, not the standard Republican policies." What Steve Bannon is doing is essentially plotting treason and sedition on the USA. Where is the DOJ on this? As long as they go about their coup unobstructed they are empowered to do more til the USA becomes the country formerly known as the USA. But who will enforce the laws??
If one of President Biden’s 100,000 Afghan “refugees” with a fistful of cash and brand new driver’s license runs a red light and kills your family, you should know who to blame. You can start with the 49 Republicans who voted to spend more than $6 billion to import them.
So the Pro Trump Confederates want to succede from the union?. I think they've romanticized it into something they dont understand..but, then again, the delusions have always been strong for them. When I think of a Maga Confederacy of its own the only thing that comes to mind is "The Handmaids Tale". 😳
If you are an American Christian and are more offended if I take a jab at Republicans rather than various Christian doctrines...then you might be a Christian Nationalist. Say three prayers and call God in the morning.
The far right wing of the Republican party AND the Christian right has long been a natural magnet to conspiracies. They tend to be reactionaries whether information is true or not. Personally I believe it gives them a sense of power....and once it comes to that point....even reality usually cant stop it. QANonsense highlighted it this last year but Q just took the conspiracies theories that the Right wingers already hold and amplified them and embellished them with stupid. Q may go but conspiracy theories still thrive. If Q did anything good they opened up some people to realizing the conspiracies were there and had been all the time.
There are a couple Supreme Court rulings in the last 60 years that have inspired a more complex network of conspiracy driven Christian Nationalists that now have members sitting in the Congress of the USA. I was inspired this morning to start an article for my website about the Engel v. Vitale (1962) SCOTUS ruling which sits at a foundation of conspiracy driven right wing movements and the move toward Christians moving away from being any influence in Public education...through which they began creating a self-fulfilling prophecy...and maybe a self created monster for them to battle. As I started writing it opened up a lot of things that are realated...so it may end up being longer than I initially thought.
Roe V Wade is another SCOTUS case which created a movement which eventually became the beginning of the Church becoming a Political action Committee.
As a former right winger I pushed all the conspiracies and used the language. Facts were irrelevant...just someone saying something implying this is the way God is moving or that our efforts will defend against the demonic influences in our country. I was also initially converted from atheism/agnosticism into a Charismatic church a decade or two after the beginnings of what the charismatic movement or "latter rain" which would become (mostly not good). 'Charismania" has a larger influence than many understand and tenets have spread into many denominations..especially the Southern Baptists.
More coming soon.
Politicians running against "lawlessness" shouldn't actively encourage that same conduct from their supporters.
It's frustrating that a Republican front-runner in the Minnesota governor's race needs to be rebuked for this potentially perilous hypocrisy. But it is necessary as Dr. Scott Jensen, a Chaska physician and one-term legislator, ramps up his campaign to win the GOP nomination and unseat DFL Gov. Tim Walz in 2022.
In the summer of 2001, US president George W Bush’s administration considered allowing more than 3 million undocumented immigrants from Latin American countries to secure legal status in the United States.
July 9, 2021: Baptist Global News: Love him or hate him, but at least Joe Biden has returned us to a ‘normal’ presidency; can it last?
The problem is that we do not know whether this return to something like normality is going to last. That’s because the Republican Party has largely lost its mind under the impact of Donald Trump. Despite his two impeachments, significant legal troubles, loss of the 2020 election, mishandling of the pandemic, incitement of an insurrection on Jan. 6, and constant undermining of confidence in our elections — through claims about electoral fraud that his formerly loyal attorney general, William Barr, has called pure “bullshit” — Donald Trump remains the beloved leader and top influence in the Republican Party and among millions of everyday Americans.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina, home to the first Southern presidential primary and crucial destination for potential White House hopefuls of both major parties.
The problem is that it has been evolving away from true Christianity into what is now Christian Nationalism. The Christians replaced God as THE answer and mixed God and Republicanism as a duel force. The mix is a really bad dogma that has and will have a bad end. While Christians have long suggested the anti-christ will come from some secular power or a fascist power...little did they notice that they themselves could be ushering an "antichrist" in. Optimistically I say "were" but a lot of them still are. Rather than keeping Christianity separate and holy it allowed politics to absorb it.
Goldwater, from an era when some intellectualism was still a part of "conservatism" saw that. We are seeing where it has come.
👉I think it's pretty clear now that the Constitution is becoming a prop for most of the GOP. Whenever they lay claim on it they use it in a way to defend their actions regardless of how ethical it is. The very bad thing about that is that they have no foundation for their actions. They become rudderless but with leadership authorities.
👉They did not get here overnight. It's been progressing over the years until now here we are. Trump exemplifies everything that is wrong with American politics.......and the really sad thing is that he may not be THE problem as much as he is just a symptom or a result of the problem.😳😳
👉Freedom of the Press is a foundation of freedom because it was established to keep Government honest. The GOP has avoided that check by only seeking out the press that shares their rudderless views. They seek only yes-men to affirm whatever whim the wind blew into their head on any given day. Turn on Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity and the best of the worst of the GOP will likely be there getting their egos stroked.
👉Ive thought many times over the last few months that things are so nutty that you just think some adult should step in and set them straight. BUT, they dont have one. The have no accountability. .....not even to their own constituents (unless they are also yes-men....but, of course, that is not accountability.. it's more like subordinate partners in crime).
👉Personally I cannot see this ending well short of divine intervention.
GOP is OK with Marjorie Taylor Greene who supports executing Nancy Pelosi. Is GOP the Taliban now? ...............Trump lawyers quit. For $19.99 MyPillow Guy will now represent with a 2nd case for only cost of Shipping & Handling............Be careful criticizing Ted Cruz. He'll just want to be your best friend or campaign for you. Especially if you insult his wife.....................Ex-QAnon follower to Anderson Cooper: 'I apologize for thinking that you ate babies' Yep, he really said that.......................Love of Money is the root of all Republicans................If Lindsey Graham doesn’t want the QAnon Shaman to testify, that means the QAnon Shaman definitely needs to testify.
#NeverTrump didn't lose this week. . #NeverTrump has never lost & will not lose going forward. It's getting stronger. #NeverTrump #NotEvenOnce
NOW is the time for all conservatives to stand FOR the Constitution even if it's against the GOP. #NeverTrump
#NeverTrump does stand for something. It stands for sanity. It stands for honor. It stands for the Constitution
The Republican party has long been on the road to failure with conservatives. They are to the point where they even do everything they can to defeat them even though they are members of their own party. The mess that is in DC can be easily blamed on liberal policies and Democrats, but a lot of it is now at the feet of the GOP. In the world of the GOP they think that you are a conservative if you are just slightly right of the left. So as the left moves even further left..so does the GOP establishment. Trump, the current GOP establishment favorite, when asked, did not even know what a Conservative is. And once could write a book about how much Trump does not know about anything at all--from the Bible to the Constitution.
The Republican Party is no place for true conservatives. It's past time to exit. -ZRZ