Having an unaccountable political or economic elite that escape justice is Banana Republic shit. Holding everyone, including former elected officials, accountable to rule of law is the exact opposite of Banana Republic shit.
We do not have competing filter bubbles in the US. We have a mainstream media and we have a conservative filter bubble. There is nothing that illustrates this better than this Pew Research polling from 2019. While there is a noticeable gap between Dem-leaning and all Americans there is a giant nearly impassable chasm between… Continue reading The Foxlandia filter bubble is escaping its containment.
Rather than waste time with gotchas pointing out the hypocrisy of the right, spend some time pointing out how they simply can not imagine a world where they are held to any standards at all.
The idea that local politicians should stand between you and basic rights in a thing that Republicans believe.
In his book On Bullshit, Harry G. Frankfurt argues that the difference between lies and bullshit is that while a liar knows what the truth is and chooses falsehood, the bullshitter does not know the truth and does not care.
Justice Thomas is accountable to no one. The GOP will not vote to remove him from office. Justice Thomas will not recuse himself in conflicts of interest let alone resign. He doesn’t have to and no one can make him.
Donald Trump deploys conspiracy theory as a political mobilizing tool designed to capture anger at the liberal establishment, to legitimize racial resentment and to unite voters who feel oppressed by what they see as a dominant socially progressive culture. From: Opinion | Why Conspiracy Theories Flourish in Trump’s America – The New York Times No,… Continue reading Conspiracy theories have been a core organizing feature of the modern GOP for the past half century.
Every single awful judicial activist being called a Trump Judge is a federalist society member picked by the GOP establishment.
The Washington Post recently published an article on the newest Right wing conspiracy, WRT. White replacement theory. Last December, the Associated Press and NORC conducted a large national poll examining conspiratorial ideas including this one. They found that nearly half of Republicans agree to at least some extent with the idea that there’s a deliberate… Continue reading Defunding versus Replacing: why are they being covered so differently?
The time and effort devoted to explaining why Justice Thomas must resign or all that is unprecedented about Ginni Thomas’ activism is wasted effort. It would be better spent explaining these two points.