Is The Republican Party Becoming Fascist?

Author: May 15, 2012 9:00 am

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Republicans have been busy since they took control of the House of Representatives in 2011. Busy alienating every single group of people they can think of, except themselves. The United States is being transformed into a fascist state before our eyes and now is the time we must fight back and turn this evil tide.

Instead of focusing on jobs and the economy like they were elected to do, Republicans have used the excuse of budget crises whether real or not, to take rights away from us. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, fascists in Europe used economic crises to gain power and that is exactly what Republicans are doing now. Using the recession as an excuse to create a police state. Let’s examine how Republicans are frighteningly similar to fascists.


Fascism is the ultimate manifestation of social change and moral revolution, and glorifies nationalism. Sound familiar? It should. Republicans are all about culture wars and preach morality and how great America is. Fascists, like Republicans today, reject democracy and liberalism. Many Republicans called for violently overthrowing the government if the 2010 midterm elections didn’t go their way and have viciously attacked liberalism. Fascists also reject internationalism and pacifism and support militarism and war. Republicans have been calling for the United States to pull out of the United Nations since the 1950’s and have since 2001, been the party of war as evidenced by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the calls to attack Iran, North Korea, and most recently Libya. Fascists also promote heroism, vitalism and violence. Ever notice how Republicans promote themselves by chopping wood or firing guns or some other “manly” activity? They are trying to prove how tough they are. And the examples of violence are aplenty. Just look at the shooting in Arizona and the calls to shoot liberals in the forehead and the threats of “second amendment remedies” among many others. Republicans have ALL of these traits. Now let’s examine how fascists and Republicans agree on the issues.

As we all know, Republicans claim to be the party of family values. This is the exact stance of fascists as well. Fascists, like Republicans, believe that a woman’s role is confined to the home as a mother. In Italy, the fascists banned literature on birth control and increased penalties for abortion in 1926, declaring both crimes against the state. Fascists even pushed policies designed to reduce the number of women in the workforce. Republicans are attempting to do all of these things. They have relentlessly railed against birth control, and have pushed their idea of abstinence as if they have always practiced it themselves. Hypocrites. They are attempting to ban abortion, considering laws to legalize the killing of abortion providers and laws that destroy Planned Parenthood and allow hospitals to let women die rather than give her a life saving abortion. Republicans are also assaulting unions that represent professions held by mostly women such as nurses and education and have been highly critical of single mothers who work.

Speaking of education, Republicans and fascists have that in common too.
Fascist states pursued policies of social indoctrination through propaganda in education and the media and seek to regulate the production of educational and media materials. We see Republicans doing this every day. They have their own news network that uses blatant lies and misinformation to paint liberalism as evil. Fox News is directly responsible for spreading hate and fear on behalf of the Republican Party and even promotes Republican candidates with total disregard to acceptable journalism ethics. Republicans have criticized journalists for asking tough questions and have called for laws to change the mainstream media. Many Republicans are against Freedom of the Press and have even detained journalists against their will for asking questions. Then there is the GOP stance on education. Their attempts to destroy public education is nothing more than an effort to create private schools designed to do their ideological bidding. Private schools can deny an education to anyone and can discriminately hire any teacher they wish which means an army of conservative teachers that will only teach the Republican ideology and their view of history. Fascists created their systems of education to glorify their movement and sought to inform students of its historical and political importance to the nation. It attempted to purge ideas that were not consistent with the beliefs of the fascist movement. Republicans are also doing this. Take Texas and the South for instance. In those Republican controlled areas, the Confederacy is being glorified and Joe McCarthy is being portrayed as heroic. The Civil Rights movement is being largely ignored and the Founding Fathers are being transformed into Republicans that agree with everything the Republicans are doing today. They are trying to portray the founders as Christians that wanted Christianity to rule the state. Republicans are also trying to abolish the Department of Education and are trying to slash education spending to a bare minimum. Republicans and fascists hate the well educated because they want the people to be stupid in order to manipulate them. Fascism tends to be anti-intellectual and so does the Republican Party.

Another major aspect of fascism is its relationship with corporations. In 1925 the Fascist regime in Italy created a corporatist economic system. In theory, Fascist Corporatism is supposed to give unions a voice but in practice, that’s not what it did in Italy and Germany in the 1930’s. The Fascist regime first created a Ministry of Corporations that organized the Italian economy into 22 sectoral corporations, banned workers’ strikes and lock-outs. Even Hitler banned unions. This is similar to how corporations were before America declared its independence. At that time, corporations such as the Massachusetts Bay Company, controlled entire colonies. The Founding Fathers hated this practice so much they rebelled against it and set many restrictions against the corporate world they abhorred so much. Republicans are attempting to reintroduce this idea that corporations should run states and the government. They’ve already called for privatizing policemen and the military and they already allow the Koch brothers to call the shots. It won’t be long before they introduce corporatism. Marxists accuse fascism of being a capitalist tyranny that attempts to make conservative reaction popular to the working class but in practice represses the working class. Even Lenin claimed that “Fascism is capitalism in decay.” Fascists dismantled working-class organizations, significantly reduced wages in certain areas, abolished taxes on inheritance and war profits. Republicans seek to do ALL of these things. They have called for an end to the minimum wage, are ending union rights state by state, most recently in Wisconsin where Republicans slammed through an anti-union bill illegally, and seek to destroy any and all corporate taxes and taxes on the wealthy.

Another aspect shared by fascists and Republicans is their hatred of homosexuals and people who are different. Just as fascists banned homosexuality in 1931 and hated certain groups like gypsies and Jews, Republicans seek to make homosexuality illegal and have made it clear that they intend to persecute those they feel are inferior such as Muslims, African-Americans, hispanics, and other ethnic groups. The current hearings in Congress specifically targeting Muslims is sufficient proof of that, not to mention their constant racial attacks on President Obama and the laws being passed against hispanics in Arizona.

Another major aspect of fascism that Republicans share is the fixing of elections. If the 2000 Election isn’t enough to convince you of fraudulent elections then also consider these current attempts to subvert democracy. Republicans in New Hampshire are pushing bills that would keep college students from voting. One bill would require a students parents live in the state and another would ban same day registration. Why? Because the youth come out to vote for liberals. This is the reason Republicans are out to destroy unions too, since unions support Democrats in elections most of the time. One Tea Party leader has already suggested a bill that would only allow people with property to vote. Even the voting rights of women are being threatened. These are blatant attempts to subvert Democracy and destroy political opponents. These are things that fascists do.

Here is something else that Republicans and fascists have in common: death panels. In Arizona, Republicans have already decided the fates of 98 people by taking their names off the transplant lists in an effort to save money. Never mind the fact that the federal government has sent funds to cover these people. The Republican fascists in Arizona are too busy spending that cash on private prisons so they can send suspected illegal immigrants to them. Death panels are expected to spread to other Republican controlled states such as Texas and Mississippi among others. Fascists like death panels and private prisons too. Millions of Jews died because of death panels and the deaths only stopped after American soldiers liberated the prison camps.

The last aspect that fascists and Republicans have in common is their obsession with Christianity. The Republican party is one with the Christian Right today. Their goal is to make Christianity the national religion in order to create a Christian state. Republicans would then tear up the Constitution and replace it with the Bible. Republicans hate separation of church and state and have vowed to destroy it. Republicans have even gone so far as to make up quotes and falsely attribute them to the Founding Fathers to make it seem like they wholeheartedly agree with them. They actually do not agree. This obsession with religion is very familiar, in fact its Hitleresque. Take a gander at these quotes.

“The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built up. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality and the family as the basis of national life.”

“It is the purpose of the Government to fill our whole culture once more with a Christian spirit, and that not only in politics. We want to burn out the harmful features in our theater and our literature.”

“The Government, being resolved to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, is creating and securing the conditions necessary for a really profound revival of religious life.”

“The struggle against materialistic views and for a real national community is just as much in the interest of the German nation as in [the interest] of the welfare of our Christian faith. The Government of the Reich regards Christianity as the unshakable foundation of the morals and moral code of the nation. The rights of the churches will not be diminished.”

All of these quotes were spoken by Adolf Hitler, one of fascisms biggest stars. And Republicans agree with his words. In fact, Christianity is one reason why Republicans are doing all of the above things stated throughout this article. If you are a white Christian male that votes Republican, you are safe. But if you aren’t, you are targeted.

The time for compromise with Republicans is over. The time for tolerance of them is also over. We could sit here and allow them to control things and turn the country into a fascist state or we can take action and bring down fascism before it takes hold and strangles us. I’m not suggesting general strikes or pacifism. Republicans would only be too happy to abuse the law and use military force against us. I’m calling on freedom loving Americans everywhere to storm Republican controlled capitals across the country and drag these Republican fascists out of power kicking and screaming and then elect new people to replace them. There may be little other recourse by the time Republicans are finished serving their terms and waiting to recall them will take too much time. Voting rights are being attacked from every angle. Our personal lives are under constant assault. Our right to negotiate our wages are being terminated and war and corporate power are increasing. We can no longer risk allowing this dangerous political party to have any power whatsoever. There was once a time in this country when a party rose up and forcefully put the other one on the sidelines for a long period of time because it was a danger to the nation and its ideals. During the Civil War era, Republicans, also the liberals of the era, came to power and brought down the once conservative Democratic Party for being a threat to freedom and Democracy. Once again, we liberals must rise to the occasion and be willing to fight for ourselves, for others, and for our nations ideals no matter the cost. Only this time, it must be Republicans that pay the price. They must be restricted from holding public office for a couple decades so that Democrats have ample time to clean up their mess and reverse all of the damage done by Republicans. In these dark times, it is our duty to do whatever is necessary to keep America free and its people equal. We must stand up and march together in the millions and topple every Republican controlled capital in the nation and then press forward to Washington DC and chase Republicans out of Congress. Its the only way to save America, ourselves, and those we love. Perhaps after a couple decades in political exile, Republicans will have denounced the fascist elements of their party and come to their senses. If forcing Republicans out of office is our only option to save America and ensure the freedom, equality, survival, and prosperity of the middle class, then in the words of John Boehner, “So be it.”

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  • I simply don’t get it. Where are all the rich democrats who own the industries getting all these handouts??? As far as I can tell, it is REPUBLICANS that own the main companies that are guilt of hiring illegals, and it they who make all the money from the hedgefund and S&L type crises. Please make a list of 10 rich democrats that have benefited from whatever laws, and name the laws. I can certainly do the same with Republicans, and name specific laws that helped specific, generally Republican controlled industries.

  • People, people, people!
    I believe (and hope) the phrase you mean is “SECESSION from the union”, rather than “SUCCESSION…” To succeed from the union would be to take over in whole, following the complete failure of… the union. That would entail the complete downfall and dissolution of the United States(hasn’t happened.) and THEN the founding of a new nation of (insert state name here).
    To secede would be to renounce all dependencies upon non-secessionist states and declare (insert state name here) to be an independent nation, as the confederate states failed to do prior to the civil war.
    IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE POLITICAL TERMINOLOGY, AT LEAST USE THE CORRECT TERMS FOR WHAT YOU MEAN!
    One term reflects historical ignorance, the other is an insanely delusional declaration of war.

  • I do believe the Rep’s are Fascists but I do not believe the Dem’s are the ones to get us out of this mess. We need to get rid of both parties and start over with people who actually speak for all American’s. I’m tired of voting for the lesser of two evils, I want to vote for someone who is good.

    • Let’s start a new party! The Pitchfork Party!!!! FORK THE OLIGARCHY! I’m only half in jest. We really do need to find some way to band together and use our “pitchforks” (civil disobedience LARGE scale) to drive the buggers out. Why not use a little humor as well as political activism?

  • CheerfulCurmudgeon

    You said, “If you are a white Christian male that votes Republican, you are safe. But if you aren’t, you are targeted.” I lived in Germany 1962 – 1964 and talked with people who lived through WWII. From 1943 on it no longer mattered to most people what the government said it wanted. If you weren’t deemed special by the Party, you were either fodder, slaves, or just expendable. Not everyone, mind you, but enough were vulnerable that no one could really feel secure.

    What these nimrods fail to comprehend is that they really have no reason to think themselves exempt for the coming onslaught. One of the people I met was a postman who made his daily journey on his bike. He adopted a “Hitler” moustache in the hope it would help him live. Perhaps he was right, for he did survive. Would you volunteer to live in a country where your survival depended on some capricious whim by the local or federal police? Most civilians at the end of the war lived in fear of being taken arbitrarily to be shot or sent to a camp or just vanishing without being able to say “Good-Bye” to their family and friends.

    That is the potential future we face.

  • I wrote a long and thoughtful post about fascism in America not too long ago. It’s still available at http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150131218159865

    Note that all my assertions are backed up with hotlinks to their sources.

  • Okay, that is one of the funniest articles I have read in ages.

    One, I don’t think the writer, nor the majority of the readers, even understand what the word fascism means, but that is actually beside the point.

    Where do I start?
    GOP wants women at home? Explain Palin and Bachman?
    FOX news? so what, liberals have MSNBC. The fact that multiples of people watch FOX compared to all liberal stations combined just proves that your points may not be all that well received.
    No GOP leader talked of violently overthrowing the government after the 2010 elections, that is silly nonsense.
    GOP talking of succession? One governor threw that out as a joke. Though I do think Texas would probably be wise to opt out.

    GOP fixing elections??? Remember the news story that came out when it was actually determined that more people in Florida did vote for Al Gore? yeah, me neither, as it didn’t happen. Get upset over the electoral college that gave Bush the Presidency, but fascism it wasn’t. Just two years ago Al Franken won a Senate seat due to ballots found in the back seat of a Democratic election judge!!!

    But, perhaps the biggest sign that the writer has no idea what he is talking about is the very first line of the article. Ummm, folks, the Democrats have two out of the three branches. President and Senate are Democratically controlled. Perhaps you’d be wise to realize that anything being passed these days has to be okayed by them…while Obama blames everything on anyone else he can, don’t be fooled.

    • Scott McCaslin

      I think you need to read some history! Perhaps German history from 1930 to 1945. And don’t talk to me about Al Franken UNTIL you’ve also read about what happened in Ohio in 2004. (here’s a hint Google “Blackwell 2004 election fraud”) After you’ve done a little of the prerequisite reading on the subject to actually form a real opinion, come back and I’ll give you some more homework!

      • Now Scott, enough with the ‘don’t come back til I’v done some homework” crap. You need to read your post after reading mine…I never said the GOP has no cases of issues with elections, truth is, both parties have cases. The writer compares Republicans to Fascist because we obviously fix elections…well, the Dem’s do as well, so I guess they’re both Fascists.

        What would German history from 1030 to 1945 have to do with my argument??? Nothing, but I’ll be even in your rage you know that.

        Attack my points if you’ve done your homework.
        GOP doesn’t push for women at home.
        No GOP leader has pushed for violent overthrow of the government.
        Dem’s have election fraud/fixing cases as well.
        Dem’s control 2/3 of the federal government
        And, yes, as you’ve proven, none of you really know what Fascism means..

        Thank you for proving my main point.

        Now go get your homework done.

    • “GOP wants women at home? Explain Palin and Bachman?”

      Palin and Bachmann both encourage the McCarthyism idea of family. Palin and Bachmann frequently plays the soccer mom card.

      “No GOP leader talked of violently overthrowing the government after the 2010 elections, that is silly nonsense.”

      You misread the article. Self-claimed Republican voters were suggesting a revolution if the 2010 elections did not end in a Republican majority. That is what the article says, and it is true. It did not say anything about any GOP leaders.

      “GOP talking of succession? One governor threw that out as a joke. Though I do think Texas would probably be wise to opt out.”

      Alaska and Texas both have strong political movements within the states to succeed from the United States of America.

      “GOP fixing elections??? Remember the news story that came out when it was actually determined that more people in Florida did vote for Al Gore? yeah, me neither, as it didn’t happen. Get upset over the electoral college that gave Bush the Presidency, but fascism it wasn’t. Just two years ago Al Franken won a Senate seat due to ballots found in the back seat of a Democratic election judge!!!”

      The error that replaced Al Gore’s nomination was caused in a Florida county voting system which had a system error during the elections. While it is entirely possible that someone hacked it, the writer of the article makes an error in assuming it was fixed.

      “But, perhaps the biggest sign that the writer has no idea what he is talking about is the very first line of the article. Ummm, folks, the Democrats have two out of the three branches. President and Senate are Democratically controlled.”

      The Republicans gained House Majority, which is more powerful than the Senate for what they want to do, and is used to put the current president in lame duck status.

      I’m apolitical, by the way. I am merely correcting you.

  • I agree I mean I just heard that they’ll take away worker’s union rights if that’s not fascism I don’t know what is. It’s all their fault not Obama’s if anyone is to blame for this mess it’s ol’ George W Bush himself.

  • Stephen D. Foster Jr.,

    I agree the G.O.P. promotes a plutocracy, as opposed to a democracy, but referring them to fascism is a stretch. BTW, your attack on the civil liberties, i.e. the 2nd Amendment, is no more different than their attack on the 1st Amendment. I’m a Leftist and a hand-gun owner. You see, I have the ability to think gray, and not in black and white terms. For the most part, I agree with your article, and whether I believe all of it or not, it still remains a great article.

    • i don’t know a single person who wants all guns gone. i’m hard-core anti-gun, yet i recognize that the 2nd amendment guarantees the right to bear arms. however, i do believe assault weapons should be banned and that the gun-show-loophole should be closed. there is not a single reason why any person can go to a gun show and be able to buy an ak47. time and again, the loophole has been exploited, usually with tragic results.
      if you are a lawful citizen, then what’s the problem with registering your gun? you have to get a license to drive a car, and a car is just transportation. the only point of a gun is to create death, so there should definitely be restrictions on who can own one and what types can be owned.

  • Shelley Thoppil

    BRILLIANT!

  • ankomst. I appreciate the sensibility of your post. However, I would like to point out an important shift in perspective regarding education. It isn’t a matter of getting ‘bad’ teachers out. It is a matter of properly supporting teachers as they develop from bright-eyed college graduates to educational professionals. Nearly 50% of new teachers quit teaching within their first 5 years. Too much is demanded of them without adequate professional development. To add insult to injury, the label of ‘teacher’ has been a source of ridicule rather than honor. Most ‘bad’ teachers are created by a dishonoring and unsupportive system. If we are not careful, we will create a downward spiral. What is ironic is that surveys show that most parents would grade their child’s school an A or B. But, these same parents grade ‘other’ schools at a C…or lower. This suggests that they know first hand that their school is good. But, they are told by the media that schools in general are ‘failing’…so it must be ther ‘other’ schools. Most of the failing schools rhetoric is simply media hype to create a platform for politicians.

  • what a crock of disinformation, you liberals are spending this couintry into ruin and have no sight of reality. buying votes and power are your leaders only aims, they get rich by condemning the rich, sweet.

    • Bob Bobbington

      Well, if you could elaborate what you mean by “spending this couintry into ruin,” I could probably argue with you, but, really, it’s the Republicans who are the businessmen. They’re only interested in money. Hell, that’s why the Iraq war started. It was Bush’s conquest for oil.

    • Bob Bobbington

      P.S. It’s misinformation, not disinformation.

  • bluebluesdancer

    I’m just glad to see that there are some people out there that are as angry at what is being perpetrated by the Republican Mafioso as I am! We have to stand-up to what is happening or lose any semblance of personal integrity and independence.

  • A couple of holes in your argument, Democrats were in the majority of Congress when we went to war in Iraq, so many of them would have had to be pro-war at the time as well.

    Fox news is equal to MSNBC in their hilarity, just on different sides of the isle.

    While the GOP has social issues quite wrong, the democrats are just as off on issues of individual choice and fiscal decisions. We saw an amazing spike in federal spending under Democrat control in both the senate and executive branches in 2009. Also agencies such as the EPA are working to limit individual choices by force on everyday items such as light bulbs, vehicles, appliances and anything that requires energy to move on the premise that they know better.

    Both sides have a holier than thou attitude and both are horribly wrong on some issues. Both sides have voted to go to these wars, both sides use mass media to spread fear and doubt and hate through the population. Both sides should be outed.

    • MSNBC is not like Fox. MSNBC actually checks facts, they don’t make obvious errors, like putting a (D) next to a Republican’s name whenever they are caught in a sexual scandal. MSNBC doesn’t have corporate memos that instruct their anchors to use certain terms and how best to manipulate the audience. The shear number of errors, omissions, and out right lies on Fox DWARFS those of MSNBC.

      Several studies have been done that show Fox News Viewers are the most misinformed. The evidence is overwhelming. Fox=propaganda, MSNBC still has conservatives shows like Dylan Ratigan, Morning Joe. They also have real conservatives on other shows. Fox has Psudeo-liberal commentators who intentionally take weak positions to smear the liberal viewpoint, and/or accept the conservative framing of an argument to make it appear legitimate.

    • If at lease SOME republicans voted against we wouldn’t have gone to war but Bush would have sent troops anyway to assist the UN’s forces.

      But take a look at the stats…
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Resolution

      126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the resolution.
      6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the resolution:

      21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the resolution:
      1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution:

  • Becoming Fascist??? Let’s review some history here, on what happens when politicians embrace rabidly religious and obstructionist tactics to get what they want.

    “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty….Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischief’s of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.” George Washington Farewell Address.

    Joseph Goebbels, 1935: “When democracy granted democratic methods for us in the times of opposition, this was bound to happen in a democratic system. However, we National Socialists never asserted that we represented a democratic point of view, but we have declared openly that we used democratic methods only in order to gain the power and that, after assuming the power, we would deny to our adversaries without any consideration the means which were granted to us in the times of opposition.” A leading Nazi writer on Constitutional Law, Ernst Rudolf Huber, later wrote of this period: “The parliamentary battle of the NSDAP had the single purpose of destroying the parliamentary system from within through its own methods. It was necessary above all to make formal use of the possibilities of the party-state system but to refuse real cooperation and thereby to render the parliamentary system, which is by nature dependent upon the responsible cooperation of the opposition, incapable of action…”

    Sound familiar? Just like the “Party of No” (our Republican friends). Again, I will refer you to George Washington’s Farewell Address, where he described EXACTLY how the system is broken down from within by uncooperative, extremist agents (as Goebbels described in Germany many years later above):

    “…The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government…All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combination and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests…However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterward the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

    Enough said.

    • Max Wax,
      Great references! I have been imploring people to at least check out the following: “The Powell Memos” (Judge Powell), “The Integration of Theory and Practice (Paul Weyrich), “War Propaganda” sixth ch. (Mein Kampf). Reading the first two shows there is no doubt what the Republicans -and dems to some extent- have in mind for this country, even the world. Paul Weyrich started out as a news caster in the Milwaukee area. Later, he was given credit for the election of Reagan, founder of the Heritage Foundation, the Moral majority, etc.

      I mention Hitler’s writing because it almost looks like the American right has ripped him off. They should at least include footnotes in their musings.

  • If you think the Republican party is becoming Fascist, just note the posts here. You will see that the oh so tolerant dems/progressives are well beyond Fascism. I would say closer to maniacally hate filled, bitter and generally cluless.

  • They are way beyond facist.
    I only hope that the country wakes up in time to remove them from power before they turn this country into an autocracy. Don’t believe it can happen?
    Sit on your ass and don’t vote and you will see!

  • Ah, isn’t that cute. Yet another article comparing Republicans to fascists. We haven’t seen this before.

    Oh wait. Actually, we have.

    Numerous times.

    This is nothing more than the “12 Points Of Fascism” chain-letter e-mail (which was supposedly an article written by a fictional professor) which was passed around like a joint during the Bush administration, and even to this day.

    Originality you are lacking.

    But of course, this can easily be turned against moonbats. One could easily take Karl Marx’s “10 Points Of Communism” (a list which actual exists) and use it to compare Democrats to Communists, and thus suggest that America is enroot to becoming a Communist state. I should warn you, the comparisons are eerily similar:

    1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
    3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
    4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
    7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
    9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
    10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

    For the record, I don’t really care for either party. Both are doing marvelous jobs of increasing the size of government while reducing the power of the average citizen. The only solution is to go third party. May I suggest the Libertarian party?

    • I’d 1000x rather have communism or socialism than fascism if that is all I had to choose from. Anyone with more than 2 brain cells to rub together would too. So what exactly is your point with this? It’s still preferable to what the GOP is trying to do.

  • I’m getting in on this a bit late but wanted to thank you for an excellent article! A while back I conducted some personal research on the whole “christian nation” thing and found some interesting quotes to share. (It’s quite lengthy but will definitely drive home your points!)

    1989 – In his book, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism, Christian Reconstructionist Gary North said, “The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church’s public marks of the covenant–baptism and holy communion–must be denied citizenship, just as they were in Ancient Israel.”

    1990 – President of the Georgia Republican Party, Ralph E. Reed, Jr., said, “What Christians have got to do is take back this country, one precinct at a time, one neighborhood at a time, and one state at a time… I honestly believe that in my lifetime we will see a country once again governed by Christians…”

    1992 – In Pat Robertson’s journal, Perspective, he states “ If Christian people work together, they can succeed during this decade in winning back control of the institutions that have been taken from them over the past 70 years. Expect confrontations that will be not only unpleasant but at times physically bloody…. This decade will not be for the faint of heart, but the resolute. Institutions will be plunged into wrenching change. We will be living through one of the most tumultuous periods of human history. When it is over, I am convinced God’s people will emerge victorious. “

    1993 – Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, was quoted in the Fort Wayne Indiana newspaper, The News-Sentinel, as saying, “I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good… Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called on by God to conquer this country. We don’t want equal time. We don’t want pluralism.”

    1994 – The late American televangelist, D. James Kennedy said, “This is our land. This is our world. This is our heritage, and with God’s help, we shall reclaim this nation for Jesus Christ. And no power on earth can stop us.”

    1995 – Randall Terry‘s back. This time talking about doctors who perform abortions he notes, “When I, or people like me, are running the country, you’d better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we’ll execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed.”

    1996 – Addressing an anti-gay rally in Des Moines, Iowa, then presidential candidate Pat Buchanan claims, “We’re going to bring back God and the Bible and drive the gods of secular humanism right out of the public schools of America.”

    1997 – During his Old Time Gospel Hour, Jerry Falwell told the masses, “Obviously, I would tell our nation, ‘Prepare to meet thy God.’ America must return to God. We must return to America’s obligation to the Creator, the One we originally recognized in the Declaration of Independence. We must recognize God’s providential care of this nation and His blessing on our people.”

    1998 – In the Salvation Army’s publication, War Cry, Sam Silligato said, “When the Berlin Wall finally came down, thousands crossed the border to freedom and the opportunity for a prosperous life. So, too, as the mythical wall of separation is removed, thousands will be able to learn of America’s true Christian heritage and the principles and morals that this heritage has bestowed.”

    1999 – During a commencement speech at South Carolina’s Bob Jones University, Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said, “Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.”

    2000 – In an effort to expose Hillary Clinton as a lesbian, the then fledgling Christian Action Network sent out a mailing that in part said, “I am not ready to give this great nation over to one-world government extremists…radical, disease-carrying homosexuals…or anti-family lesbian feminists…or hate-mongering atheists who despise our religious beliefs…or the ACLU who would deny us our free speech rights…or anti-American U.N. globalists!”

    2001 – In response to the 9/11 attacks, Ann Coulter said in her National Review “This Is War” article, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”

    Also in 2001, the Free Congress Foundation released the document, The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement,
    which detailed plans on how Dominionist will take control of the United States government. In part, the manifesto reads, “Our movement will be entirely destructive, and entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions. We only intend to weaken them, and eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity. All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions.…”

    2002- Franklin Graham, son of the Reverend Billy Graham, told a group of people at a book signing, “This country was not built by Hindus, nor Muslims, nor atheists. It was built by Christian men and women.”

    2003 – Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a former head of U.S. Army Special Forces said in a speech to a Christian prayer group that radical Muslims hate the United States “because we’re a Christian nation, because our foundation and roots are Judeo-Christian and the enemy is a guy named Satan.”

    2005 – During Justice Sunday II in Nashville, TN., Bishop Harry Jackson spoke to an eager crowd, “We’re not going to just sit back and let America go down this ramp of moral decline. I’m not black alone; I am an American – and beyond that, I am a Christian. You and I can bring the rule and reign of the cross to America – and we can change America on our watch together.”

    2006 – Former President George W. Bush closed his Address to the Nation on Immigration Reform speech with, “We honor the heritage of all who come here, no matter where they come from, because we trust in our country’s genius for making us all Americans — one nation under God.”

    2006 – Former U.S. Republican Representative Katherine Harris told the Florida Baptist Witness, “…we have to have elected officials in government and we have to have the faithful in government and over time, that lie we have been told, the separation of church and state, people have internalized, thinking that they needed to avoid politics and that is so wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.”

    2008 – Pastor John Hagee, head of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church in San Antonio, Texas said, “As soon as Jesus sits on his throne he’s gonna rule the world with a rod of iron. That means he’s gonna make the ACLU do what he wants them to. That means you’re not gonna have to ask if you can pray in public school…. We will live by the law of God and no other law.”

    This final piece should tell you the temperature towards non-Christians in America today:

    2009 – The opening song, Why Should God Bless America, performed by the Church of God Choir at the Value Voters 2009 conference, included the chorus,

    “Why should God bless America?
    She’s forgotten he exists
    And has turned her back
    On everything that made her what she is.”

  • @ronaldwitt. Tell that to the 101st airborne who did liberate a death camp.

  • The single factual error in this article is the notion that American soldiers liberated the death camps. This was one of the first propaganda myths created by what was already becoming a fascist government.

    Let’s not fall for this Democratic Party propaganda either. We have suffered under a one party system for at least 3 decades now, and even Jimmy Carter (he was actually working to destabilize regimes under the guise of his peace keeping missions) and Al Gore have been exposed as complete and utter frauds by the few honest journalists in the world.

  • Stormin Norman

    When people mention Hitler and the Nazis, there is a natural knee jerk negative reaction to such comparisons. However, when you read the substance of this article, it is hard to find anything that does not accurately characterize the average “conservative” in America today. As far as they are concerned, any liberal, or muslim or anyone else that does not share their belief system in any material way is evil and is the enemy. If they don’t expand their tolerance level, there will be trouble and they will lose!

  • I wanted to share this on Facebook but the amount of private information I have to allow you to access made me change my mind. ESPECIALLY the ability to login and change my pages????

  • The article was a total piece of crap! Exact equivalent of Glenn Beck calling Obama a communist or anything else that comes out of his mouth. Plus you glorified fascism by calling it the ideology of heroism. If liberalism is the political ideology of intelligence, then you’re not allowed to call people that disagree with you nazis!

  • That article was a total piece of shit! Exact equivalent of Glenn Beck calling Obama a communist/Hitler/ or whatever atrocious person/ideology. Plus you almost made fascism sound good by calling it the ideology of heroism.

  • it’s been clear to African Americans since 1964. Y’all are finally catching up with us and seeing how bad the GOP really is for working class people.

    • But in 1964, and for 60 years prior, it was Southern White Democrats such as George Wallace who were primarily the ones oppressing black folks. And Republicans were, once upon a time, a moderate if not in some ways progressive party.

      The labels are less important than the facts. The U.S. as a whole is sliding toward fascism, the Repugnants are just leading the way at the moment, but the Democrats, with few exceptions, are not putting up very much of a fight.

  • Its all fascism doesnt matter what party it is. The system has one redeeming quality in that it subdues the idiocy of the masses.

    We dont remake it into a sustainable equally equitable system because were all greedy and materialistic. The system box contains all the subparts including revolution and dissent, its all in the system box while indigenous systems lasted tens of thousands of years without all the drama.

    It takes a community to preserve a community and where you have leaders taking positions over personal leadership you dont have community.

    Systems used by europeans are built for the express purpose to corrupt their manifesto’s by their actions. The lack of equality across the board in everything from wages to posessions creates the foundation for self destruction.

    I dont lament the system in any way it is what we have allowed what we have supported and what is the destruction of decent spiritual collectiveness the world needs.

    When mankind bases everything he does on the mutual support of all human kind in selfless giving he will achieve true self governance and timelessness.

  • Patricia Simons

    You know, simply substitute two words and you have an artilcle that could have been written (or has been for all I know) by the radical left. Substitute Democrat for Republican and Socilalism for Facism.

    This article does exactly what it is espousing Republicans do.

    I’m an Independent. Have been all my life. Refuse to join either party. I have some philosophical problems with both parties. I’m either a liberal conservative or a conservative liberal depending on which party my “label thrower” is on.

    There is one aspect I am adamant about. Government is TOO BIG. I worry anytime the number people who work for the government (be it local, state, or federal) starts reaching 50%. At that point, half of us are working to pay for the salaries and benefits of government. When it goes past that point, you will see the downfall of this country.

    I’ve seen nastiness and incivility on both sides. One side does something, and the side cries foul. One week later, they reverse sides.

    Neither the Democratic Party nor Republican party can lead this country by itself. (By the way, I’m not a tea partyer and I don’t think they can do it either.) If both sides (both those elected to office as well as their supporters), don’t quit throwing mud and crying foul everytime they lose, this country dies. It is time to work together. And this article does NOTHING to help the coming together.

    Patricia Simons, A concerned voting independent

    • Well said, Patricia. I’m surprised that your temperate and insightful post has not yet met the wrath of hate-filled democrats on this site.
      (Note: I did not say that all democrats are hate-filled…just the ones whose posts I’ve read here.)

    • I agree with you Patricia, when you say that this article only agitates the political climate even further.

      But I must disagree to what you said about substituting the words Republican and Democrat, and Fascism and Socialism. As Socialism bares also none of the traits that Fascism does, and because the Democratic Party bares very little resemblance to Socialist Parties elsewhere in the word, almost none at all. They are very far away from being Socialist, further then you’re probably aware of.

      I think this article went too far, and isn’t very serious! Even though the question at hand is interesting. I will say that the corporatism of fascist Italy (Where elected representatives were replaced by hand picked representatives of various private corporations can be compared to the American Representatives whose campaigns are funded by corporations. And furthermore that the Supreme Court voted that corporations have 1st amendment rights (Freedom of Speech, and $ = Speech)

  • Over at Washington Monthly I heard a quote about Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) who said on the floor Friday that it would lead to another Holocaust if we didn’t choose to cut the deficit.

    Of course, this is the same guy who voted for Bush’s tax cuts, federal NASCAR spending, and subsidies for oil companies… While saying the bible and Jesus would support their scare tactics against Muslim-Americans.

  • We have to get out the VOTE in 2012 people. Get rid of every single GOP and TEA thug we can..its life or death now..that is clear.

    • You are absolutely right. The problem is we have to organize better than they do. Unfortunately democrats in congress all to often lack the balls to do anything. The republicans do an excellent job in framing the issues. They control the national debate far too often. We need to change this. We need to take back the debate and learn to frame the issues in the right way I read an excellent book about this, it’s called “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff. I recommend anyone who wants to take the debate back to read this book.

  • Nikolai – you are right on. The day after Reagan was first elected president I happened to be in a bank building riding up in an elevator with two officers of the bank who were talking with each other. One of them literally rubbed his hands together in glee as he said “Oh boy! Reagan’s been elected! The gloves are really going to come off now!” I knew right then that we were in serious trouble! One year later their bank was taken over by another bank and both of the bank officers I rode in the elevator with that day had lost their jobs in the name of “efficiency”. Now they know we are in big trouble too!

    Besides being wrong about the “gloves coming off” being a good thing, the Republican mantra of “tax cuts create jobs” is also dead wrong! Their theory that business owners will hire more people if we only give them tax cuts is totally backwards. If we give business owners tax cuts they will just pocket the money and invest it to make more money – they won’t hire anybody. Back in the 1950s we had a Republican president named Dwight Eisenhower. I thought he was kind of conservative then, but by today’s standards he would be considered a flaming liberal! In the country Ike presided over the highest marginal tax rate was a little over 90%, and he didn’t try to change that at all! He was also a great believer in public works. Our modern day Interstate Highway system was started by Eisenhower! Furthermore Eisenhower believed, and publically stated, that workers have a right to form unions and bargain collectively. My how far the Republican Party has fallen!

    • Hank we HAVE fallen a long way, so now it’s time to DO something about it! I can’t believe how crooked, mean-spirited and greedy republicans are; they don’t even try to hide it any longer! What I don’t understand is why anyone who makes less than $200,000 a year would vote for a republican. Still, I believe the republicans have opened a can of worms with the unions, and I think this is going to (help) make things difficult for them in 2012! YESSSSS!!!!!!!!

  • I got to the second paragraph, and it sounds to me like slander rather than information.. I’m incredibly insulted that people assume these things about Republicans. I consider myself a moderate, but I do tend to vote Republican due to how I feel on most issues.. If a Democrat proves to be a better candidate, I’ll vote for them. But the Republicans tend to be more my taste.

    I love how, considering I tend to vote for Republicans, I’m a warmonger, and that I apparently think that a woman’s place is barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen (even though I am one). I apparently hate pacifism, and all cultures different from my own. I also apparently love God and hate all things immoral, and think all of the Founding Fathers were Christians who wanted Christianity’s rules to be the law of the land. I allegedly hate that single mothers work, and that women work in general. Education is also the most horrible thing in the world, and there should be no think as public school. Oh, and I ostensibly hate black people (hence my disdain for Obama’s policies).

    I’m glad someone with nothing better to do than make assumptions about a group of people (I thought liberals hated doing that?) told me all of this about myself. I never would have known otherwise.

    In reality, I’d prefer to not need war, but sometimes it’s a necessity. People will always disagree, and world peace will NEVER happen as long as people have free will, and the ones that think they know what’s best rule over the other people around them. I don’t hate pacifism, but I do find it naive. I have no issue with other cultures practicing their beliefs here, or anywhere, as long as they don’t push them on me. I also don’t believe in God (yes, you read that correctly), and know that not all of the Founding Fathers were Christian, though it does seem to me that some Christian morals were reflected in our founding documents. I LOVE that women have the freedom to work, and that women can be single mothers if they so choose, and don’t wish to deny other women the right to work (like in Iran). As much as I love to cook, a woman’s place is wherever they choose.. NOT in the kitchen.. Unless they want that, of course. I love that we have many options for education, but funding for schools does not equal educational success (in Detroit, the average cost per student is $11,100 [national average is around $9,000], and the graduation rate is 25%). Schools that can’t get rid of crappy teachers will have crappy results.. End of story. I also went to a public school, and it happened to be an exceptional one. Oh, and I don’t hate black people.. I wasn’t being serious (obviously). I might not like the way Obama is doing things, but my opinion hasn’t been formed due to the color of his skin. To assume someone is a racist because they disagree with someone of another skin color is ignorance, plain and simple.

    In regards to Arizona removing people from the transplant lists: Obamacare is going to provide fewer transplants to people over 50, and more to those under 50. Good for me, considering I’m 23 and need a kidney, but not good for all of those whom I’ve made friends with at my dialysis center and are over 50. (Info is from the Chicago Sun-Times, March 6, 2011) Also: You can apply for transplants in any state. It’s suggested that you apply in states you can get to within 6-8 hours, considering organs don’t last long outside of the Human body, but if you live in Arizona, it doesn’t mean that you’re restricted to an organ FROM Arizona.

    • Ankomst, if you don’t make at least $200,000 a year, you are voting against your own self-interests in voting republican. You will definitely lose out on healthcare or any social programs, and you will definitely be bascially voting for continuous WAR, and other things that enrich the wealthy republicans while huring the rest of us. Look at Ronald Reagan; he cut and ran from Lebanon, he raised taxes 5 times, he TRIPLED the deficit, he illegally traded with the enemy Iran, then gave arms to the Contras who had set up death squads and were killing thousands of innocent people! 225 of his fellow republican cabinet members, staff and other republicans surrounding him were indicted, and THIS is the paradigm republicans hold up as their golden idol??? Oh man, I guess he’s the best they’ve got! Really makes one want to vote republican!!

  • I knew we were in deep trouble when:
    reagan was elected in 1980 and all of those books like, “Looking Out For Number 1″ came out!
    reagan was elected AGAIN, and then 225 republicans close to him were indicted for illeagal arms dealing and trading with the enemy!
    bush was APPOINTED POTUS
    bush stood on the dais and with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips proclaiming, “Don’t cha SEE? They have weapons of mass destruction, heh heh!”
    bush was “elected” “again” in 2004.
    obama extended the tax cuts for the wealthy for another TWO YEARS!

  • Although I agree with most of what you say, your article is a bit flawed by your omission to illustrate or link proofs about some of your statement, such as, “Many Republicans [...] have even detained journalists against their will for asking questions”. Who and where? Please elaborate.

    • Agreed there Sebastian p. I had the same thought. Nonetheless, most of what was written in this article was philosophical in nature and definitely worth thinking about.

    • When Joe Miller (Teapublican who only thinkw public assistance is good of he’s getting it) was running for Alaska Senator, I believe he had his goons detain a reporter, or at least intimidate reporters.

  • Neil Nieminsky

    I find this article funny and am not afraid to post my name here. If a Republican writes stuff like this he would be attacked by the Liberal Press as a rabble rouser calling for violence. Which if you read the words the author is calling for violence. What happened to the call for ” Civility ” after the Arizona shooting?
    I guess it meant nothing at all since there have been 125 Democrat / Union / pundits calling for violence in Wisconsin alone.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but between 2006 and 2010 the Democrat Party has told the Republicans ” WE WON YOU CAN’T STOP US ” in regards to EVERY issue either STATE or Federal level and not 1 instance has Republicans rioted or damaged a building in the tune of 7 PLUS million dollars. The Republicans sat and planned, plotted, AND executed a winning campaign in 2010 BECAUSE of how the Democrats have acted for 4 years and the PEOPLE got tired of their voices not being heard. NOW when the shoe is on the other foot the Democrats scream ” foul … recall … riot ” . WHO is the party of violence now? 1 Party won in the elections YET its the Democrats who RUN from their jobs to prevent the ELECTED OFFICIALS from doing the JOB they were elected to do.

    The author calls for Republicans to be banned from Politics for a few decades? That is fine with me. The majority of the people will just bring them back. You CAN’T have a 1 party in control for decades in a multi party system where the PEOPLE decide who is in charge. If you have 1 party in power ONLY … you go from a Representative Republic, which we have today, to a Totalitarian Regime, which we see falling in the form of Egypt and Libya.

    Go ahead … prove how ” correct ” you are with your words …

    You call for what the Founding Fathers fought against …
    thus destroying your point and political stance at the same time

    • Of course you aren’t afraid to post your name here. You have nothing to worry about because liberals are not going to track you down and commit you any harm. That is not our way. We tolerate opposing opinions and welcome them as a way to move forward and discover new ideas and solutions to problems- as long as they are not spoken with hatred and violence.
      I knew that a conservative was going to read this article and spill some poisonous vitriol in regards to “if a republican wrote this…” and here is the difference between a republican writing this and the author: there was no reference to shooting anybody in this article. The author was talking about VOTING the republicans out of the office.
      Did you really read what the author said and think about the implications of what is happening? No… you didn’t. That part is obvious. You simply regurgitated the party lines you have heard time and time again on FOX News. That is obvious. And it is sad.
      I am very concerned that the corruption in our government and the brainwashing of our citizens has gone too far and we may not be able to come back from the dangerous edge upon which we teeter. I am concerned that the arrogance and pride of the conservative republican Christian citizens, who are so enamored by the false prophets on FOX, is going to bring the wrath of the force know as God/Jesus/the Holy Ghost upon us all. There is so much more going on in this country than abortion and homosexuality and yet that is what becomes the focus of the aforementioned Christians during discussions of the problems in the United States.
      Nevermind the children being raped, molested, and sold into slavery everyday, the rampant greed, the lack of social programs, the cuts to our education budgets, the war that is costing us billions, the lack of taxes that the uber rich pay, the politicians bought and paid for by said uber rich… the list goes on and on.
      I read a great quote the other day about capitalism being called democracy when a carrot is used, and fascism when the stick is used… I think America has been in a fascist state for longer than most of us have realized- it wasn’t until the bumbling fool called Walker pulled the carrot away like a petulant bully, that more of us started to shake our heads in an effort to clear our minds from the stupor we’ve been in for so long.

    • “…and not 1 instance has Republicans rioted or damaged a building in the tune of 7 PLUS million dollars.”

      I’m assuming you’re talking about the Wisconsin state capitol here. If you want to make stuff up make sure you update your lies once they have been debunked. The “damage” was 10% of what you wrote. It’s amazing what painters-tape residue costs to remove these days. Must be the union cleaning crews.

    • Second Amendment Democrat

      Neil you’re right about one thing, when you said, “You CAN’T have a 1 party in control for decades in a multi party system where the PEOPLE decide who is in charge.”

      Two problems – #1: The people do NOT decide who is in charge. They get the Chinese smorgasbord – one from Column A, or one from Column B. For most of my life, I have been voting AGAINST, the one time in recent history I got to vote FOR turned out to prove point #2…

      #2: There is no two-party system, hasn’t been in decades. The Republocrats simply divide up control and the game goes on. Independents have relatively little effect on the massed majority of sponsored suits. Corporations donate to both sides, to insure a voice no matter who ‘wins.’ (And it ain’t us, bud…)

      Obama was voted in on a platform of “Change” which so far, has created NONE except greater Corporate control over government, more funding for more wars and no interest in doing what he was elected to do. He’s a Republican shill, and we are just now seeing how deeply indebted to the military-industrial complex he is.

      You honestly believe these idiots are really on your side? Either side? They are on the only side they have ever been on – their own.

      Oh, yeah – you also pointed out that, “The Republicans sat and planned, plotted,”

      Let’s see – bank bailout, corporate bailout, ‘spontaneous groundswell’ of Tea Partiers all spontaneously shouting the EXACT same slogans, quite likely 9-11 – have I missed anything? Lots, I’m sure. The plotting went on since college days, Skull and Bones to Bohemians, on and on.

      I know I’m not always right. But I know that these guys are ALWAYS wrong. The only thing they do is add to the misery of every other human on the planet. Except the shareholders. And destroy what is left of the fragile environment for all future generations. And you really believe that’s a good thing?

      Last point – a little morality tale:

      A Union Organizer, a CEO and a Tea Partier are sitting at a table. On the table is a plate with a dozen cookies. The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the Tea Partier and says, “Watch out! That Union guy is trying to get part of your cookie…”

      Note: CEOs never get this joke – they just stare blankly and say, “So? What’s your point”

    • “If a Republican writes stuff like this he would be attacked by the Liberal Press as a rabble rouser calling for violence” You do. ALL THE FUCKING TIME. You have not stopped calling us all manner of everything left of social democrats since 2009. And we don’t call you violent rabble-rousers for it, we just make fun of you. Unless it’s all the many, many times your side is actually calling for violence – real violence, like saying in a crowd “So who’s gonna shoot Obama?”

      “I guess it meant nothing at all since there have been 125 Democrat / Union / pundits calling for violence in Wisconsin alone. ” again:
      “Second Amendment Solutions”
      “You have to shoot them in the head!”
      And the hundred thousand cries from almost every head of the GOP for insurrection.
      Links to pundits crying violence or GTFO – And I’ll easily be able to match and double your pitiful list. One word tips the scales: Minutemen.

      “damaged a building in the tune of 7 PLUS million dollars” A quote which was quickly overturned by the budget office, structural engineers and police.

      “got tired of their voices not being heard”
      Walker and the other far right got elected by 24% of the electorate. They took advantage of a Hitler-esque relentless program of endlessly repeating agitprop, never-before seen corporate donations and a broadcast empire almost completely owned by republicans. Name one left broadcaster and I can name 5.

      “YET its the Democrats who RUN from their jobs to prevent the ELECTED OFFICIALS from doing the JOB they were elected to do”
      They were elected to defend their Democratic ideals and did so – they did do their job. The restructuring of the bill that lets that tyrant Walker, who slithered under the radar to swiftboat Barret out, give away the state’s public assets to whomever he wants and grants him near-autocratic authority, along with his fellow Hitlerjungend the governor from Michigan, who can literally assign people totalitarian control over anything in his state, to the goons who shuffled along in Walker’s shadow, SHOW UNEQUIVOCALLY that you are A BUNCH OF FUCKING FASCISTS.

      Every time the Republican Party has been in control, it has been a nightmare of regression to medieval principles for this country. Needing a few terms to clean up your mess is a far less totalitarianism than what the Right has shown us it has planned.

    • Actually republicans do right this type of things all the time. And the “liberal media” is an absolute myth so they aren’t attacked in the press. It has always been a myth., If you study the subject the media consistently leans to the right. Where the term liberal media comes from is when a news organization does not obviously align themselves with the right then they are the “liberal media” NPR for instance. Calling them liberal media is laughable but they don’t promote the right like fox does. They actually have more right wing guests than left and they strive to not display their opinions or bias but the right wing media has made people believe they are a left wing news organization even though the facts do not back this up. Anyway breitbart,drudge,limbaugh,beck,etc they all say things like this about the left so your entire comment is false.

  • Now, the very Republican State Senators who just voted to sell out Wisconsin’s working families are headed to Washington, DC for a GOP fundraiser with Speaker Boehner’s special interest backers. WE NEED TO WELCOME THESE PEOPLE AS THEY ARRIVE AT THEIR LOBBY COMPANY ENTRANCE. I’LL CANCEL ALL MY APPOINTMENTS IF I NEED TO. IS ANYONE WITH ME IN DC? BRING YOUR WELCOME SIGNS!

  • Second Amendment Democrat

    Right on the money. What the GOP is doing is completely contrary to the intent of the Founding Fathers, and it’s time for the rest of you wishy-washy ‘liberal’ (whatever the fuck THAT means, these days) to wake up and get active. If the AFL-CIO won’t support it, fuck them too. WILDCAT STRIKE! Shut the damn country DOWN until these idiots are removed from office by whatever means necessary.

    The author has it right – the GOP will use the Armed Forces to bust unions if we allow it.

    Get a gun TODAY! A big one. NRA full-auto with silencer.You are going to need it within the next 5-10 years…

    • Second Amendment Democrat, I fear you are right, and not for the reasons many think; that is, not for attacking the republicans outright, but for DEFENDING ourselves when they come for us! In the meantime however, we must protest en masse as in Wisconsin, and bleed them dry! “Death from a thousand cuts” if you will…

      • Second Amendment Democrat

        Thanks for getting the point, my friend. I don’t want to harm anyone, even the fat cats that run this place, but I will NOT allow them to harm me directly either.

        Protest is good, but insufficient; it is too easy to blow off the riots and leave your hired guards (police, National Guard, U.S. Army) and your volunteer post-McCarthy force (mostly Tea Partiers and fundies, but it only takes a few) to handle the aftermath.

        Strikes are the simplest solution to the Wisconsin fiasco, but the AFL is far too slow responding (I wonder why? Union top cats, while theoretically Union, are also Top Cats and don’t want to ruffle too many feathers…)

    • I like your name. I often feel so alone among liberals and progressives because I am a staunch defender of the 2nd.

      I’m glad there are more of us out there.

      I support what you say here. You can’t just vote for the change you want or is needed anymore, that gets us nowhere.

    • I fear you might be correct. Sometimes I wonder if this republic will survive at all.

  • I’m generally leery of comparing anything with the Nazis/Fascists, but my loathing of the Republicans and their agenda is so intense that – especially since the November elections – I have no problem with the comparison. I have known for a long time that intelligent (ie liberal) people could organize themselves much better without having to deal with stupid people (ie republicans) in their midst.
    Seccession? hell – kick em out!!!

    • I think they would be happy to secede and I have come to the conclusion it would be best if the Republicans had their own democracy lab somewhere (Texas?) where they could all move and give up the social services they have come to expect and not have to pay taxes.

      Then they can just pray away those wildfires there, like Perry asked them to do. God actually sends what we need, but we have to be awake enough to realize it isn’t all about me; it’s about US.

  • Consuelo Hannan

    we must try to purge the gop out of our govt leadership. recall, repeal, impeach ,indict, etc. if we don’t, start your practicing with zieg heil!!!

    • PURGE THE GOP PSEUDO HUCKSTERS ; NOW OR WE AND THE PEOPLE SHALL PAY DEARLY EVEN MORE SO THAN WHAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED ; REMEMBER PAT TILLMAN ETC.

  • If you want a really good parallel between modern Republicans and the group that eventually became the NSDAP (aka The Nazis), look up a man called Gustav Stresemann.
    A liberal, who was appointed Chancellor in Germany in 1923, right at the start of the worst part of the crisis that resulted from WWI and the Versailles Treaty.
    He was able to get the reparations for Germany reduced from 135 billion Marks to 32 billion Marks, got Germany into the League of Nations, and created overall friendly relations with the Allied powers.
    Basically, he was a liberal put in power during a tough time, who did ultimately very good things for his country.
    While this was happening, the predecessors to the Nazis were viciously attacking him for working with people they saw as the enemy, even though it was achieving positive results. The attacked him as being a socialist and a Jew (replace Jew with Muslim, and I think it sounds really familiar).

    tl;dr version:
    Nationalist right wing groups attacked a popular liberal leader for doing ultimately positive things for the country. They attacked him because either he didn’t do the positive things the way the right wing groups wanted, or simply because it was a liberal doing them. The attacked him, calling him a socialist, and got large masses of people to turn against him, even though he was achieving positive results.
    Tell me: did I just describe 1920s Germany or present-day United States.

    • Very perceptive observation. I’m a Jewish woman married to a Muslim man. I cannot believe the truly idiotic, bigoted and hypocritical way my Republican (neo-con) relatives talk about Muslims. They refuse to acknowledge that they are treating Muslims with the same suspicions our fellow Jews, and family members, were treated. It’s frustrating and hurtful. It’s the 40-60ish age group that believe the misinformation and lies. It’s really only within the last 2yrs that they’ve become like this. Obama’s election, the constant questioning of his nationality and religion have become the repub strategy.

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