Two of the last three times Repubicans were elected president it happened because people cheated for them: The Supreme Court and Jeb Bush in 2000, Putin and Comey in 2016. We’re so in love with the idea of a peaceful transfer of power that right now we’re avoiding conflict by basically selling America for an Amazon gift card we know is fake. The best we can hope for is that the president who was fraudulently elected goes to jail and is replaced by a vice president who was also fraudulently elected. We’re so fucked.
Are you a conservative DESPITE the fact that conservatives have spent this nation's entire history fighting tirelessly against civil rights and protections for nonwhites, women and lgbt people, or BECAUSE of it?
Do you own a history book?
Well probably, but I bet it was written by that hack Howard Zinn.
Look, you don’t know shit about history clearly so let me clear something up for you.
Conservatives are not the ones who fought against civil rights. Republicans marched with Martin Luther King. It was a Democrat who signed the Civil Rights bill (after filibustering the first one I might add, the first one having been put forward by Repubicans, not Democrats) while saying “I’ll have those n****** voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
It wasn’t Democrats who fought for freedom for slaves.
It was Democrats who put Jim Crow laws into place in the south and legislated most of the segregation measures that were put in place.
FDR, a Democrat, turned away boat loads of Jewish refugees in WWII.
Democratic senators fillibustered the 19th Amendment for Women’s suffrage in 1920. 82% of Republicans voted for it, 46% of Democrats voted against it. Wilson, a Democrat, opposed women’s suffrage for YEARS.
The ONLY party to have any votes against the Equal Pay Act of 1963 were DEMOCRATS.
As for the “rights” of LGBT people. The only “Conservatives” opposed to them are the hacks like Santorum and Huckabee that are widely despised by most conservatives. And, in point of fact, Democrats only pay lip service to the “rights” of lgbt people anyway. Reagan pumped more money into AIDs research than any other Democrat and it was Clinton, a DEMOCRAT, who put Don’t Ask Don’t Tell into place in the 90s.
So yeah, please tell me how Democrats are the great supporters of civil rights and my party is the one surpressing them. Please, do continue, it’s fucking hilarious.
If Dems in Congress pulled a Mitch McConnell and said they’d block everything Trump tries to accomplish. Just say no. And no. And no. For four years. I mean, do Dems really want to negotiate for the least horrible choices Trump will make? That accomplishes nothing. Just say no. And no. And no.
And before somebody says “Republicans will do bad things” well yeah. That’s the point. Let Republicans be completely responsible for the next four years.. Watering down their poison pills only blurs the line of who’s responsible.
Black people in Louisiana today woke up this week to learn that the third-ranking House Republican — a representative of their state and the legislative enforcer for a party poised to take over the most important political body in the country next year — spent time little more than a decade ago “offering support on issues … of concern to” a hate group with the goal to ensure their utter powerlessness.
That’s a huge problem. We talk about black political participation like it’s the key to ending racist policy, even police violence (see: Ferguson, Missouri). But important as that may be, we also fail to acknowledge how incredibly hard we as a country have worked to make politics as futile and inaccessible to black Americans as possible — notably by continually reminding them that politics, without question, is a white man’s game.