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 …

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 …

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 …

Trump’s Legacy: Republican Bad Manners in the Gutter

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News story: A Cape Cod ice cream shop reopened — and faced harassment so bad one staffer quit Comment: I never even buy a lottery ticket, but if the truth could be known, I would lay bets that the people engaging in this outrageous bad behavior are Republicans. You know, the people who avidly support a President for whom vulgarity …

A Mother’s Warning: White Supremacists Are Attempting to Recruit Your Sons

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//The Republican encouragement of the white supremacist agenda gains force and spreads its tentacles among teenagers.// “A mother’s warning: If you have white teen sons, listen up …” Joanna Schroeder has a message for parents of teen and tween white boys: If you don’t pay attention to their online lives, the white supremacists will. “I’ve been watching my boys’ online …

Trump’s Immorality, Criminality, Incompetence, & Corruption-On One Newspaper Page

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Make sure you check out the home page of washingtonpost.com today, October 11, 2019. Article after article spells out the total incompetence, corruption, and criminality of the Trump administration. Take a snapshot or preserve it whatever way you can. It’s a classic.   Below are some of the individual articles, but the page needs to be viewed online for its …

In Recognition of Georgia Senators’ Chiefs of Staff

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//Georgia’s two female Senatorial chiefs of staff: Loyal Trumpists to the end!// It occurred to IndieDems that probably few average Georgians know that both our United States Senators have female chiefs of staffs: Megan Whittemore for David Perdue and Joan Kirchner Carr for Johnny Isakson. (Her husband is Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, himself a former Isakson aide).  Now, we …

GOP Mouthpiece: Use Defense Budget as Pork Barrel

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//The more unhinged Trump’s statements become, the more GA Republicans rally to his side// Republicans view the Washington post as second only to the New York Times as a purveyor of “fake news,” meaning, anything that differs with what Republicans think. But two of the Post’s regular columnists, Marc Theissen and Hugh Hewitt, are gushing supporters of Donald Trump. Hewitt …