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What a shitshow the republican party has devolved into. It is beyond frightening, and I am applying for Irish citizenship. The hate in this country is disgraceful and we are careening towards 1933 in Germany. I have voted, and will continue to vote, but with the electoral college still in existence, we may end up with the same situation as 2016. As long as states that have the power to elect a president who are uninformed and chose to elect a president who is clearly uninformed and dangerous, we are devolving into undoing rights for women, LGBTQI individuals, anyone who is non white and not a christian, who only represent less than 40 percent of this country, we are doomed. I realize that is a run on sentence, but my brain isn't functioning, just like the republican party. WE NEED TO MOBILIZE INSTEAD OF WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES. What has happened in Florida is a blueprint for what will happen to the United States if DeSantis is elected. He is dangerous, hateful, and is on course to end the rights of anyone in order to play to his base. Enough is enough.

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I think tRump and Death Santis are tied for being the worst demagogues. They are both dangerous. One advocates the overthrow of government, the other is doing just that in his own state.

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May 31, 2023Liked by Robert Reich

Writing from Scotland, a very small country with a very small pool of political talent, I dont understand why a country as large as the USA can't get leaders with more integrity?

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Thank you for finally calling a fascist a fascist, and making that not-too-fine distinction between Trump and DeSantis; for as obvious as it may seem, you seem to have been the only public person to have made it. DeSantis is very dangerous and not even funny. Thank you, Mr. Reich

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“As you know, I’m of the view that it’s rapidly turning into a White Christian Nationalist party, divorced from democracy.”

Turning into??!! Good lord, what does it take for liberals to actually call a spade a spade?

The Republican Party **IS** a Christian Nationalist and Fascist organization. Has been for years. Why are liberals so afraid of causing offense they can’t acknowledge that.

When someone has stolen your car, threatened your kids, and tried to burn down your house would you really say “I think they’re turning into a bad guy.”

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They are all dangerous.

We cannot forget that the GOP represents American fascism.

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Both Trumplestiltskin and DeSantos (puns intended) are demogogues and, fortunately, whoever the Banana Republicans nominate will lose next year, based on historical trends, by 11 million votes. Just remember the GOP (Greedy Old Polluters) lost by 3 million votes nationally in 2016, by 7 million votes in 2020, and if this million-a-year trend continues, by 11 million to Biden-Harris next year and by 16 million to Kamala in 2028!

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America is unrecognisable and going backwards It is disgusting. Vote! Make America kind again!

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They are both terrible options and, were one of them to be elected president it would quite literally destroy democracy in America. We can have all the debates we want but the truth is that in either case the country as we know it would cease to exist.

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May 31, 2023·edited May 31, 2023

DeSantis by far. Fearless-relentless-methodically consistent policies toward establishing the authoritarian fascist state. Proof? Florida.

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Now I’m really scared. I’ve always maintained that a major economic crisis could provide the impetus for the Christian Reconstructionists to impose their version of a Biblical theocracy on the entire country. DeSantis, who likely sees opposition to the settlement reached by Biden and McCarthy as an opportunity to rescue his failing candidacy, represents the sort of unexpected event that Republicans playing the debt ceiling game failed to anticipate. Regardless, crying bankruptcy will play well into the fears of people struggling themselves to pay their bills. Someone quickly needs to remind people that the Clinton administration actually balanced the budget before Republican tax cuts blew a hole in it, and that a modest tax restoration on the very wealthy would quickly balance it again.

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DeSatan is scary crazy,and for sure don't represent Florida.All he cares about is culture wars and banning stuff.When Ft.Lauderdale was under water a couple months ago,nobody knew where the hell he was.And he was the one who rigged the vote in Florida.He didn't win a damned thing,he Cheated.And will certainly continue to do so.

What I find funny is he wants to kick all the immigrants out of Florida.And they are the people who tend and harvest the food crops that support our state.So I really wonder if all his "White People"will take the place of those migrant workers later this summer when the crops need harvesting?And yeah,that's a real live joke,if the people who actually live in Florida were doing that in the first place the migrants wouldn't be here at all,they wouldn't have been needed.

We sure as hell don't need that yutz to run our country into the ground the way he's trying to do to Florida.Watch what he's doing in Florida,and heed that warning.

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Desantis is extremely dangerous. He wants nothing more than to proclaim himself dictator of the US. I am going to go to Canada to be with my extended family if he gets anywhere near the White House. Florida is burning and will probably drown during this tropical storm season while he is galavanting around the country. The mainstream media needs to STOP TALKING ABOUT

HIM! They are doing the same thing they did with TFG when he first appeared and look where that got this country.

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Hard to say. BUT Trump has always been rather fond of debt!

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“So I was alarmed by the decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida to oppose the agreement.”

Really? You actually expected he’d be in favor? That he’d pass up a chance to do some thing that harms the country?

I’d be alarmed if he HADN’T opposed it. It would make me wonder if some physical law of the universe had changed and if water would start flowing uphill.

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I VEHEMENTLY oppose this so called agreement. Accepting it with its ENVIRONMENT DESTROYING promises is CHAOS! Biden had no business negotiating with terrorists! I have called my Rep and Senators and will do so again telling them to vote NO! Biden is NOT a leader. He's as bad as trump when it comes to the most important ISSUE =protecting the ENVIRONMENT. The only difference between them is Biden's not a racist misogynist fascist. The bar has been set too pathetically low. Congress must reject the so called fiscal responsibility act and Biden must use the 14th Amendment. Or be impeached. Dems have to put someone else on the ballot against trump. We all showed up in droves because of the ENVIRONMENT. He has FAILED MISERABLY!

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