Fareed’s take: GOP has been encouraging ‘loony’ views for years

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Goya Solidar
Goya Solidar
7 months ago

For years now, a Republican has been a person drinking a cup of coffee while sitting in a burning house and saying ‘This is fine.’

Chanah
Chanah
7 months ago

Omar is the Democrat equivalent

Mike Millnor
Mike Millnor
7 months ago

The GOP is a domestic terror threat.

Tom Nowocin
Tom Nowocin
7 months ago

Okay 4yrs 247 fake news that trump was a russian kjb spy 4yrs everyday that is a neurosis one for the books and your still going at it

David J
David J
7 months ago

Trump: "If you only count the votes that were for me, I win easily — by a landslide."
August 17 2020.
Trump: "The only way "WE'RE" going to lose this election, is if it's rigged, remember that."

The election wasn't rigged, the mind's of Trump's followers were rigged.

A cult environment like "Q" and Trumpism discourages critical thinking, making it hard to voice doubts, when everyone around you is displaying dogmatic faith and obedience to their leader. A process of indoctrination is in use that can be seen as coercive persuasion, or thought reform, commonly called "brainwashing". The resulting internal conflict, known as cognitive dissonance, keeps them trapped, as each compromise makes it more painful to admit that you've been deceived..

At the time of his deth, Jim Jones held such power over his followers that he was able to direct more than 900 of them to participate in a ma55mur.der-sui.cide.

Jones was the leader of the Peoples Temple, a ministry of his own devising that convinced hundreds of Americans to move to his compound, known as Jonestown, in Guyana.

"Everyone was forbidden from reading anything because Jones said they were liars," said former member Deborah Layton. "He called it FAKE NEWS…. Jones coined fake news. Anything that was written about him he said was fake. It was all to ruin his name and his cause, and what he stood for."

David J
David J
7 months ago

"Last night, a man stole my Prada purse at gunpoint. After it happened, I told him, "I'm calling the police mister." He responded "Mrs. Bowers, please don't. That won't promote unity and healing. And we need to come together after that horrific robbery we both just experienced."

I'm kidding.That wasn't someone who robbed me. It was the Republicans who aided and abetted Donald Trump’s domestic terrorists who swarmed the Capitol in hopes of overturning our democracy. Instead, they just posed for selfies in silly costumes while criming. Yeah, they're that stupid. Oh, and they also killed some people. Yes, the same folks who are all about "Blue Lives Matter" and "Respect the Flag" disrespected the flag to end a blue life. It's almost as if they don't REALLY believe any of the things they say. Which is why I side-eye any calls for bipartisanship from them now. "Oops, our attempt at a bloody, treasonous insurrection failed. So let's just forget the whole thing. Bygones and hold hands." While they regroup on their latest app for white supremacists.

Remember after 9/11, when everyone was all, "Let's not go after Bin Laden for that lapse into terrorism. If you do, he'll just do more terrorism. Instead, let's just send him a Gwyneth Paltrow vageen candle, and work with him towards unity and healing?" Yeah, I don't either. But the insurrection at the Capitol never would have happened without 2 things: 1 Donald – and the rest of the Republicans'- lies about the election. 2, something not getting nearly as much attention: Christian nationalists. The riot was full of them. But then again, so is any gathering of white supremacists. There were Dominionist prayers before, during, and after the Capitol's windows were smashed. The mob was invoking their "Thou Shall Not Ki//" mascot, while they were ki//ing.

So what is it now? "Render unto Caesar – a Molotov cocktail!!" Or " Onward Christian domestic terrorists?" Frankly, I blame in part the gimmick called "Religious Freedom." It has taught us that the laws that apply to so-called "everyone" don't apply to conservative Christians. That makes us….oh, what is the word? LAWLESS. Because when I hear the "Well, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley didn't actually storm the Capitol" defense, I'm reminded of how popular the "Well, Bin Laden didn't actually fly the planes" defense was after 9/11. You know, cause Charles Manson never actually ki//ed anyone either.

Criming is so much more tidy when you get others to do it for you. Because pretending to care about pretend election fraud, to overturn a REAL election, is inciting REAL sedition. And when the Christian Nationalists you inspire namedrop you while they're committing domestic terrorism — congratulations!!
You know your reckless encouragement worked."

–Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian

MARCUS MARCUS
MARCUS MARCUS
7 months ago

Keep trying to separate us but love will win out in the end ❤️

Triggering Trumptards
Triggering Trumptards
7 months ago

Honest Abe would slap the Q straight out of these fools.

youtube watcher
youtube watcher
7 months ago

Minority rule through active voter suppression is the core Republican value

Trey IM2
Trey IM2
7 months ago

I've been saying this for the longest. Republicans stand for absolutely NOTHING and best thing Republican politicians and pundits can do is drum up fear and anger with lie after lie because they know how gullible and stupid Republican base is and how too stupid they are to research anything to find that virtually everything they're told by right wingers is a lie.

Jackie Paper
Jackie Paper
7 months ago

GOP policies of constant tax cuts for the wealthy and austerity for everyone else doesn't actually play well so they have to get support by encouraging conspiracies against everyone but the wealthy.

Rose Lewis
Rose Lewis
7 months ago

Trump took down the GOP single handedly. Lets finish them off in two years Vote.

red light
red light
7 months ago

Hatred for Obama is what got us here to day.

marie loa
marie loa
7 months ago

The bar is low when Johnson is an exemple to look up to

James Smith
James Smith
7 months ago

The moment the Right followed Alice down the "birther" hole, they all became tea drinkers at the Mad hater's table. Now they are pawns being pushed around by "Q" (AKA 400 pound man in mom's basement).

Robert Paulson
Robert Paulson
7 months ago

Moving to England- Peace the F out loosers!

Michael Ziadat
Michael Ziadat
7 months ago

From Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Christine O’Donnell to Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP right-wing nuts are infinite: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/07/opinion/marjorie-taylor-greene-republican-women.html

Anthony Davenport
Anthony Davenport
7 months ago

Anything to distort truth.

David V
David V
7 months ago

Trumpsters strike me as people who get off on just being angry and mean. They also seem motivated by fear and and relish blaming others. In order to reaffirm their perceptions and state they fuel the lies and conspiracy theories. It's pathetic, sad, and harmful.

Clay Owlglass
Clay Owlglass
7 months ago

"Years"? what's now called the republican party has been about nothing but racism SINCE ITS FORMATION. So…*checks watch* over two centuries. Kind of scary when even someone like me who grew up in a BS Christian school where they never taught anything has a better understanding of american history than a political expert lmao

red light
red light
7 months ago

influenced by Donald trump, and got paid, yet everyone is silent.

VladI
VladI
7 months ago

Trump lost the House, the Senate, and the White House for the Reps,
and he'll continue to be a loser for them until they rid themselves of him.

Tom Lakosh
Tom Lakosh
7 months ago

Republicans cry crocodile tears demanding unity and forgiveness for MTG’s pre-Congress transgressions. They fail to notice that as a new Congressperson, she filed for Biden’s impeachment, wears her "Trump Won" and “Stop the Steal” masks on the House floor, threatens minority co-workers, evades metal detectors and then blames the press and Facebook for “allowing” her to believe and spout racist sedition. She constantly rails against the “steal” but didn't challenge seating any of the down ballot candidates, including herself, that won with the same allegedly "fraudulent ballots", so I guess some voter fraud is A Okay. McCarthy is just a two bit shill for the GOP megalomaniac, nutcase candidates that bring in the "poorly educated" vote. Although that maybe 75% of her district, she isn't going to gaslight the rest of us with her rabid claims of a stolen election and justified insurrection. I congratulate the House on bagging a 14 point non-typical bigot, a Boone and Crockett record!

Spooky Carrie
Spooky Carrie
7 months ago

Greene used to be a fortune teller but She kept predicting snow storms ..

It turns out She wasn't using a crystal ball, it was a snow globe

Galactic Warlock
Galactic Warlock
7 months ago

100%

Tom Lakosh
Tom Lakosh
7 months ago

Justice requires that all of the insurrectionists and DJT, who issued orders to "stop the steal", should be tried together in federal court, charged with seditious conspiracy, insurrection, conspiracy against rights, refusal to permit tabulation of votes and felony murder pursuant to: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2385 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2383
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/610
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/595
https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:52%20section:10307%20edition:prelim)
https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=(title:52%20section:20511%20edition:prelim) https://www.justia.com/criminal/offenses/homicide/felony-murder/ . Once convicted for insurrection, the 14th Amendment automatically applies and an impeachment trial would be moot: https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-14/section-3/

Galactic Warlock
Galactic Warlock
7 months ago

My parents get upset if I facebook reality.

Dipak Rajgor
Dipak Rajgor
7 months ago

Fareed you know bugger 'ol about UK politics! UK's citizens would rightfully laugh at your comments about Boris Johnson, AKA Bojo the Clown

liam mt
liam mt
7 months ago

The Democrat Tv CNN are now on a slippery slide the constant bashing Trump has to finish they are trying to stretch as much as possible but even elastic snaps . So covering Joe with softball will not carry much . CNN can only go one way .

VladI
VladI
7 months ago

MTG is actually Donald Trump dressed up as 🇺🇬🇱🇾 woman.

Brett S.
Brett S.
7 months ago

The idea of all these good things being bad, (healthcare, etc.) is itself is a way to stop the rich from being taxed. that idea, that the ultra-wealthy shouldn't pay their fair share like they did after the new deal was passed, is at the center of all Republican action. All of their lies.

Lear King of Albion
Lear King of Albion
7 months ago

Years ago, in a context Mr. Zakaria would find impossible to endure, I learned that “crazy” and its various synonyms mean, “You are right. Now shut up!”. Loony to not be a Bolshevik? We know what that means. My advice to those who espouse orthodox Marxis narratives is simply to never look above the first floor to see if lights and TVs are operating on dark days. And never check to see if hvac is on adequately for temperature. That way you can still be certain that you are always right and that many are “loony”.

Galactic Warlock
Galactic Warlock
7 months ago

Socialism? But isn't that our taxes?

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