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Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It

Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It

 

Then in a recent tweetstorm Donald Trump suggested that four Congresswomen of color leave the U.S. and “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” social media exploded. Outrage. Even some news outlets finally let go of the euphemisms and called the tweets “racist.” The Republicans, on the other hand, were quiet. As well they would be. The ideological demographics of the party dictated it.

 

The GOP’s membership is nearly 90 percent white and can only envision carnage and extinction as it looks upon a rights-based, religious, racial and ideologically diverse America. Or, as Lindsey Graham had noted as early as 2012, “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

 

In short, the United States of America is not really their America. They yearn for a white republic. That’s why they are fighting to recreate the days when, as Archie Bunker sang, “Guys like us, we had it made.” That’s why they’ve willingly gone along with and participated in a sustained attack on the country itself, allowing it to grow weaker so that they could feel stronger.

 

Already, Trump and the Republicans have severely harmed the institutional heft of checks-and-balances. But they’re not done. America’s international reputation and influence rest on enormous economic and military strength, as well as the intangible but all-important “soft power” brought on by a robust democracy. All three pillars are necessary to sustain America’s nearly global respect and position, yet — and this was the rub — all three are increasingly dependent on more than just whites in the United States to build and sustain. For white America to exist, America must die. And the Republicans have made their choice.

 

In their effort to restore a white America, the GOP had to wound the kind of multiracial democracy that not only elected Barack Obama to the presidency but enhanced America’s global reputation. Republicans, therefore, set out to create an electorate that was disproportionately white and conservative. In Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, Alabama, North Carolina and more than 20 additional states GOP policies targeted African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans, the young and the poor to keep them away from the ballot box. Republican governors and GOP-majority state legislatures deployed an array of voter-suppression tactics, including closing hundreds of polling stations in minority and low-income precincts, slashing early voting hours, reinstating poll taxes, mandating discriminatory voter ID laws and purging millions from the voter rolls.

 
Meanwhile, before his death, Republican legislative mapmaker Thomas Hofeller set in place another key foundation for a white republic. He crafted extreme gerrymandered Congressional districts across the United States that violated the basic Constitutional concept of “one person, one vote.” His legislative maps diluted the electoral strength of large, racially diverse cities, and magnified the power of overwhelmingly white suburbs and sparsely populated rural areas. In North Carolina, for example, Hofeller’s map meant that although Democrats won 50 percent of the vote in the 2018 election, they received only 23 percent of the Congressional seats. He also had devised a method to erase the electoral strength of the growing Hispanic population by rigging the Census in a way that would create legislative districts that, in his words, “would be advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites,” and, by design, diminish the political voice of anyone else for at least a decade. (That effort was blocked by the Supreme Court.)

 

The dismantling of a robust, multiracial democracy requires not only acts of commission, such as the 5-4 Shelby County v. Holder decision by the conservatives on the Supreme Court to gut the Voting Rights Act, but sins of omission as well. Mitch McConnell’s flat-out refusal to even engage legislation that would protect the nation’s electoral infrastructure from hacking and foreign interference, despite solid evidence that it occurred in 2016, sends a clear signal that for his ilk this is not an American democracy worth protecting or saving.

 

The dangerous quest for a white republic is also undermining the U.S. military. When Trump came to power, there were more than 40,000 immigrants in uniform willing to fight and die for the United States. About 5,000 joined every year. The Department of Defense under this Administration, however, has either proposed or implemented policies that renege on promises of citizenship for immigrants in the armed services, issued directives that ban immigrants, even those with special language and medical skills, from serving and threatened to deport the families of those who are currently in the armed forces. Meanwhile, soldiers and sailors who are supposed to represent and defend all Americans have been seen proudly wearing MAGA caps and patches, even though racial and ethnic minorities “made up 40% of Defense Department active-duty military in 2015.” Not surprisingly, in 2018, the Army missed its recruiting goals and then had to lower its expectations for 2019, to avoid two consecutive years of failure.

 

The economic might of the United States has not been spared either. While much of the discussion on the economy and immigration has focused on the impact on the agricultural sector, the GOP’s xenophobic policies are also taking a direct hit on higher education and the nation’s capacity for and leadership in technological and scientific innovation. A 2013 report notes that international students enrolled in American universities accounted for “70.3 percent of all full-time graduate students in electrical engineering, 63.2 percent in computer science, 60.4 percent in industrial engineering, and more than 50 percent in chemical, materials and mechanical engineering, as well as in economics (a non-STEM field).” Those students bring the brainpower to innovation, research and technology. In fact, between May 2009 and May 2015, employment in STEM occupations grew by 10.5 percent, compared with 5.2 percent in non-STEM occupations. Nearly three-fourths of those employed in Silicon Valley tech companies are not American citizens. Yet, with the rise of Trump and his policies and rhetoric, U.S. higher education, which fuels this STEM growth, is simply not as attractive as it had been. After Trump came to office and launched the Muslim Ban, harangues to “Build the Wall” and disparaging comments about “**bleep**hole countries,” enrollment from international students dropped 5.5 percent in graduate programs and more than 6 percent in undergraduate programs at American universities.

 
The determination to build MAGA Land explains why what should be obvious tripwires – disrespecting military heroes; engaging in widespread corruption; cavorting with a communist dictator in North Korea and a journalist-killing authoritarian in Saudi Arabia; dodging multiple allegations of sexual assault, including rape; creating horrific scenes of White House-sponsored cruelty on the border; and believing Putin over our own intelligence agencies about Russian interference in the 2016 election – have all failed to dislodge one of the most unpopular presidents in recorded history. Put simply, because Trump promises Republicans a return to white dominance, he is more important to the GOP and its base than the country those in power took an oath to support and defend.

 

Trump’s vicious tweets have once again spurred a conversation about whether the President is racist, and the Republicans’ relative silence has once again raised questions about why they refuse to condemn him (only four GOP members voted for a House resolution to do so). But to focus solely on this week’s events, or even to look at Trump’s many racist statements in the past, is to miss the bigger picture: The scurrilous attack on Representatives Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib was just part and parcel of a larger assault on America and the rich diversity and rights culture that are essential for true greatness.

 

Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Ya gotta love it when Trump Cult members make up LIES about Obama supporters. But they never explain how or why they offer 100% support to a man who:

  • is a Pathological Liar
  • surrounds himself with convicted felons
  • insults people 24/7
  • sends love letters to brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
  • is Vladimir's American puppet
  • was accused of sexual assault by multiple women
  • refuses to release his tax returns
  • calls the Free Press an "Enemy of the People"
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To take a phrase from the far left wingers posting on this forum:  "I'm going to be LOL"  when Trump gets elected for four more years!  Eat your hearts out lefties!

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the only way tRump wins again is by Russian interference, AGAIN, Voting suppression, gerry mandering and/or low turnout. Those are the only ways, and as I have stated before we already know thanks to a Trump minion, who was overheard at a function stating Trump is going after serious voting suppression in the battleground states. Why would that be?
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The support structure for Trump is his ALL WHITE BASE who perceives him as the savior of White People. As in the last politician who stands up for them.

 

And if it destroys America, our democracy, and our cherished institutions, they don't care.

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The support structure for the Obama cult is his non working people, illegal aliens, and thugs who perceives Trump as trying to change the free handout system.  As in the last politician who reinforced the handouts for the left.

And if it helps America, our democracy, and our cherished institutions, so be it!

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As for the title of this thread, it is right on the money. The Trump Cult, much like Germany in the early 1930s, is endangering our democracy. Instead of the Jews as it was in Germany, today it's anyone who isn't white, but especially immigrants.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

As for the title of this thread, it is right on the money. The Trump Cult, much like Germany in the early 1930s, is endangering our democracy. Instead of the Jews as it was in Germany, today it's anyone who isn't white, but especially immigrants.


Yep, brown immigrants and even brown immigrant children.


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Repubs want a white America, but will not admit that's want they want...lying and hypocrisy will destroy America...

if we let them!

Those who try to hide do not like a bright light upon what they are trying to do. 
Keep shining the light and vote out lies and hypocrisy. 

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@williamb39198 wrote:

Repubs want a white America, but will not admit that's want they want...lying and hypocrisy will destroy America...

if we let them!

Those who try to hide do not like a bright light upon what they are trying to do. 
Keep shining the light and vote out lies and hypocrisy. 


If America votes out lies and hypocrisy there won't be but a few Republicans in office ...... ANYWHERE !


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In Trump World, he is the icon of white people. Just like the Police Chief who recently said, Trump is the last hope for white people.

 

Those who reside in Trump World are terrified of immigrants and the changing demographics in America. They much prefer a return to 1956. 

 

That's one of the primary reasons the Republicans are AN ALL WHITE PARTY.

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THE  REPUBLICANS are  the 'the old white man's party.     ONLY five women represent Republicans as senators and 13 women in the House     With NANCY at the helm ... democrats REALLY represent America with all colors and (GASP)  over a 100 women elected to the HOUSE .just two years ago.      

Drew Hammill, Pelosi's chief of staff, was among the first to note the change, tweeting: 'Thanks for the new cover photo Donald Trump!'

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Trump's Cult is in such a state of DENIAL. they are denying the obvious fact they are an ALL WHITE PARTY.

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Al? Al Sharpton? is that you?C-constant T-tricksterC-constant T-trickster


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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

Al? Al Sharpton? is that you?C-constant T-tricksterC-constant T-trickster


Deny, Distract, Discredit ............ it's all tRump supporters have.


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The "Hate Cult" - it's all the Democrats have!

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Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It

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This is the author of the article that started this thread... post #1...look at her history. It says a lot about her opinion which is fine but for her to go after the Republican party does not fly. I also wonder why one would start a thread with her article unless they believe " Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It".


Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.


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@KidBoy2 wrote:

Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It

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This is the author of the article that started this thread... post #1...look at her history. It says a lot about her opinion which is fine but for her to go after the Republican party does not fly. I also wonder why one would start a thread with her article unless they believe " Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It".


Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.



It's nice that you listed just some of this person's accomplishments and awards, quite an accomplished person and literate enough to have written many books that received high awards and ratings. Quite amazing that you would do that, seeing how it's not such a good way to try to denigrate a person or to try and prove that their opinion means little. It sounds like this person (lady) knows what she is talking about.   Thank you KidBoy2 !!!!

 


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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@ChasKy53 wrote:

@KidBoy2 wrote:

Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It

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This is the author of the article that started this thread... post #1...look at her history. It says a lot about her opinion which is fine but for her to go after the Republican party does not fly. I also wonder why one would start a thread with her article unless they believe " Republicans Want a White Republic. They'll Destroy America to Get It".


Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.



It's nice that you listed just some of this person's accomplishments and awards, quite an accomplished person and literate enough to have written many books that received high awards and ratings. Quite amazing that you would to that, seeing how it's not such a good way to try to denigrate a person or to try and prove that their opinion means little. It sounds like this person (lady) knows what she is talking about.   Thank you KidBoy2 !!!!

 


In Kidboy's list of accomplishments, he only forgot one - that she is a racist of the first order.

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There is perhaps a simple question to ask if one is elusive on the subject of racism...

if they claim not to be racist, do they denounce racism and denounce white supremacy?

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@williamb39198 wrote:

There is perhaps a simple question to ask if one is elusive on the subject of racism...

if they claim not to be racist, do they denounce racism and denounce white supremacy?


Well several certainly haven't. Interesting, huh?


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The Bond and Glue which holds the Trump Base solidly together no matter what their Supreme Leader says or does, is their perception of Trump as the great protector of White People in America. Make America White Again!

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

The Bond and Glue which holds the Trump Base solidly together no matter what their Supreme Leader says or does, is their perception of Trump as the great protector of White People in America. Make America White Again!


Right you are, CeeTee.....sadly, his base will never admit he is addressing their position:

 

Trump's premeditated racism is central to his 2020 strategy 

 

Whoops...there goes his Black vote......


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@CriticalThinking wrote:

The Bond and Glue which holds the Trump Base solidly together no matter what their Supreme Leader says or does, is their perception of Trump as the great protector of White People in America. Make America White Again!


Right you are, CeeTee.....sadly, his base will never admit he is addressing their position:

 

Trump's premeditated racism is central to his 2020 strategy 

 

Whoops...there goes his Black vote......


tRump's margin of victory in the 2016 election (only on electoral votes, he lost the  popular voted by 3 million votes) was so slim. He race baited the white supremacist groups and gained the support of the Alt-Right. If tRump loses the Alt-Right, the White Supremacist groups, he can't get elected

 

Something very sad is that the Washington Republicans cater to tRump to keep that same Alt-Right base voting for them also. Cumulatively they are giving power to the White Supremacist groups in America, they are actually endorsing and supporting racism/White Supremacy in America. Shame on them.


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C T posted..

The Bond and Glue which holds the Trump Base solidly together no matter what their Supreme Leader says or does, is their perception of Trump as the great protector of White People in America. Make America White Again!

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" Trump as the great protector of White People in America. Make America White Again!"

Say what? Explain why you posted that.

Please!
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REPUBLCIANS = ALL WHITE PARTY

 

That's why they idolize and worship Comrade Trump.

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Fishslayer apparently finally figured out he was the only one accusing Republicans of being racists because they're an ALL white party. Once he figured that out, he asked a new question.

 

"Is it OK to judge a group or individual by the color of their skin?"

 

NO

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I will answer that, NO IT IS NOT!!!
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@Tom5678 wrote:
I will answer that, NO IT IS NOT!!!

Thank you Tom. That wasn't hard was it. 


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