Give GA SECSTATE Raffensperger Praise Where Praise Is Due

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Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger, a Republican, supervises Georgia’s electoral system. The office came under even more scrutiny this year than in other presidential election years. The system faced serious stress because Georgia for the first time faced massive numbers of mail-in voting–and the stress increased exponentially when it became apparent that the Democratic candidate might win the state. At …

Squelching Rumors about Ivanka

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I don’t believe the rumor that Ivanka looked at those miles of cars lined up to get food at food banks and said, “Let them eat cake.” Why, that would be as preposterous as a president doing nothing to control a raging pandemic, a Senate Majority Leader refusing to even debate a relief bill, or the president’s lawyer challenging election …

The Republican War on Democracy

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The Republican Party as of November 2, 2020, was the most morally and intellectually corrupt political institution among Western democracies. With its refusal to accept Donald Trump’s defeat on November 3, the Republican Party entered a whole new dimension and became a threat to the survival of democracy itself. Republicans are waging war against the basic moral and democratic values …

The Racism Behind Trump’s Last Campaign Visit to Georgia

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I’m stunned that the  main stream media–like CNN and MSNBC–paid so little attention to the fact that Trump’s visit to Georgia on the eve of the election took place in the Congressional district of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a racist and a leading disciple of the extremist outfit QAnon. Trump got headlines in August when he praised Greene and called her …

Another Self-righteous Christian in High Office?

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Today’s headlines: Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat  I taught and worked with Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s what people get wrong about her faith. By John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, a former dean of the Boston College Law School and a former president of the Association of American Law Schools. IndieDems …

The Republican Chain of Command Runs Directly from Joe McCarthy to Trump

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Larry Tye, the author of the book “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy,” in the Washington Post recently examined the McCarthy era in light of our current political turmoil: Five Myths about McCarthyism. IndieDems Comment: The media’s neglect of the direct line connecting Trump to Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism via McCarthy’s chief aide Roy Cohn is …

Republicans Endorsement of Filth Hollywood Couldn’t Get Away With

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Kanye West’s personal problems have landed him and his political activism in the headlines, reminding us of his visit to the White House in 2018 to met President Trump. I remain appalled that even commentators critical of West’s meeting with Trump in the Oval Office neglect noting the most salient fact of that meeting: West’s unabashed use of the words …

Right-wing Extremists Likely Fomenting Violence

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To all you Republicans who are crying bloody murder about alleged leftist-inspired violence, does the following logic escape you? Look at the mass of people in any of the current demonstrations. You see law-abiding citizens exercising their right to peacefully demonstrate. Whatever violence or burning has occurred was obviously carried out by a tiny minority of people. What does it …

It’s The Republicans, Stupid

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//Let’s Stop Giving “Good” Republicans Excuses for Supporting Trump// Donald Trump asserts himself so brazenly onto the media stage, even the mainstream media accused of anti-Trump bias fall short of reminding us of one striking fact: it’s the Republican Party, not just Donald Trump, that has saddled us with the most immoral, Incompetent, corrupt, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic president in history. …

Republicans Revel in Their Immorality and Incompetence

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Trump’s daily display of gangsterism—consisting of lies, slander, libel, and insults—shows there are two sets of rules: one for Republicans, another for everybody else. Trump is not singlehandedly vulgarizing, coarsening, and degrading America’s political culture. It’s the fact that the Republican Party as an institution vigorously supports every word Trump speaks and every deed he commits that has taken us …