As tiny cracks begin to form in the Republican wall of silent obedience to Trump...
By the way, I give Republicans zero credit for simply, belatedly admitting that Trump should accept he lost the election and stop trying to destroy our democracy. That's the absolute bare minimum performance of citizenship and freaking math. And by the way, where's Mitch?
Mitt is from Utah. The scrapings of a skinned knee could get elected Senator there as long as they're Republican. He's super rich, and not in the "damn, I owe how much and the IRS knows my addy?" sense that Trump is. Trump can't touch him. That it took him this long is the story.
That the other Republicans are playing along with Trump's autocrat game is the eternal, immovable scandal. History should never let them recover. The Republican Party stands squarely against democracy and for autocracy, political depravity, and minority rule. The more you know...

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21 Nov
A really important point by @emptywheel is that Trump apologists are using the fact that people noticed, probed and objected to the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election and Trump’s ongoing furtherance of Putin’s agenda as an excuse for why he needn’t accept Biden’s win.
They ignore the fact that despite these core challenges to Trump’s legitimacy, he was immediately accepted by the Democratic Party — whose candidate won 3 million more votes — as president. It’s no one’s fault but Trump’s that he got himself impeached.
Trump got impeached because he has a penchant for criminal, corrupt, thuggish behavior ... which is also why 80 million wise voters said “Hell no” to collapsing our democracy with four more years of mass death, cruelty, racism, planet and alliance destruction and autocracy.
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21 Nov
The baseline corruption of the two Republican Georgia Senators makes the fact that it's even a close race that much more shocking. But then again, people re-elected @LindseyGrahamSC and @senatemajldr McConnell and that Iowa lady who doesn't even know the price of corn.
And yet... it just boggles the mind that this stuff is just out here, and some folks are still like yeah, put them back in to prevent Biden and Harris from giving people healthcare and so Democrats don't pass a covid stimulus bill...…
You'd think virus profiteering would be bottom-line disqualifying, even in the deep south...…
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19 Nov
The sickness is not just in Trump. It runs throughout the party... here’s Vice President Mike Pence downplaying the reporting of the rampant death and hospitalization rates in this country as “crying wolf...”…
The sickness is shared... no one who even entertains Trumpism is safe from it... not even a once-legendary neurosurgeon...…
People on Twitter are nicknaming coronavirus the “Trump virus.” But that term could also be applied to what’s afflicting the Republican Party writ large; this craving for authoritarianism and minority rule, monarchical subservience and wild lust for conspiracy theories & gurus.
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18 Nov
It's striking that the people bellowing the loudest about masks taking away their freedom are those affluent enough to do midday shopping runs to the mall or eat out at restaurants. The selfishness, lack of concern for frontline workers and "me, me, me!" of it all is galling.
And since wearing a mask is less to keep you from GETTING covid and more to stop you SPREADING it, these people twisting "my body, my choice" into a slogan for their selfishness are in essence declaring a God-given right to sicken other people, possibly to death. That's enraging.
They are aggressively declaring their right to make you sick. Or to make exhausted doctors, nurses and orderlies tend to them at the risk of their own lives when they, through their own carelessness, get sick. That to them is true freedom. Unbloodybelievable.
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18 Nov
My God, this is perfect.

The United States, the former British colony already rocked this year by ethnic conflict and mass protests over extrajudicial killings by police, may finally have a new leader after weeks of political turmoil following a disputed presidential election.
@KarenAttiah nails it.
Just ... nails it ...
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18 Nov
I think what we learned ... or rather re-learned to day ... is that @davidfrum's aphorism that "if conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy" is inexorably true, but of Republicans generally.
We are witnessing the wholesale decoupling of one of the two major American political parties from democracy. Republicans have decided, as right wing Democrats did from the 1920s until Republicans stole their southern base in the 1960s, that democracy just stands in their way.
And just as southern Democrats once went to war against Black voters, fighting by any means necessary to lock Black voters out (using everything from bubble tricks to terrorism), Republicans are seeking to systematically block and even delete Black and brown voters altogether.
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