A Staunch Republican Condemns the GOP’s Embrace of Racism

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Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson writes: ” ‘Gaffes’ aside, I once assumed GOP goodwill on race. I was wrong…In MAGA world, the incitement of white grievance is the strategy, (an appeal) inseparable from racism. And they reopen a wound that nearly killed the patient before. It is politics at its most pernicious.” IndieDems comment: Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican …

Christians, Witches, and Trump: A Toxic Brew

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A New York Times book review said: “ ‘The Ruin of All Witches’ by Malcolm Gaskill, is a riveting history of life in a 17th-century New England frontier town, where the stress of isolation, foul weather, disease and death led inexorably to accusations of witchcraft.” IndieDems comment: This scholarly book explains why in the 17th century witches were perceived as …

Washington Post: Why White evangelicals won’t recoil against the worst MAGA pols

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A Washington Post columnist examines roots of Christian tolerance of bigotry. IndieDems Comment: As a native-born white Southerner, I have on these pages pointed out that the spiraling racism in the Republican Party is not a new phenomenon, but a reversion to the norm during the days of segregation. This article makes the case much better than I about legitimizing …

Pro-Putin Trump Followers Constitute a Powerful Wing in the Republican Party

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/Republicans march toward lawless authoritarianism. Some say: Fascism/ A far right wing of the Republican Party tightly bound to former President Donald Trump is fighting to push the GOP toward the “America First” isolationism that underpinned his 2016 presidential bid. The pro-Putin Trump loyalists include Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. In a speech on the House floor in March, …

Republican Candidates: A Sorry Lot

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/Do all sociopaths become Republicans, or do all Republicans become sociopaths?/ A GOP Specialty: Bad Senate Candidates (Excerpt) “Perhaps Republicans should (think hard) before nominating another lousy Senate candidate in a race they should win. Witness Eric Greitens, who is running for the open Senate seat in Missouri. In 2018 he resigned as Governor amid allegations he’d sexually coerced a …

How To Vote Absentee in Georgia

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AJC: How to vote absentee in Georgia (*printer not included) “Voters can no longer request an absentee ballot online without signing a paper form, meaning they’ll need access to a printer in most circumstances.”

Primer for Georgia Elections 2022 – Updated March 17, 2022

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(The following is a current snapshot of state-wide races in Georgia and of some Congressional races. It is a work in progress. Additional information will follow as candidates enter or withdraw from races). Get ready for the 2022 elections in Georgia Basic information on your personal registration, voter status:Georgia My Voter PageMore details on absentee voting (vote by mail), polling …

Reminder: Election of GA SECSTATE Is Critical This Year

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Republicans nationwide are going all-out to elect Trump puppets as their State Secretary of State because of the position’s key role in managing elections. Having Trump puppets in place will greatly facilitate Republican efforts to steal elections, especially the 2024 presidential election. In 2020, Trump pressed incumbent Republican SECSTATE Brad Raffensperger to illegally alter the popular vote count to switch …