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Senators Not Backing Green New Deal Received On Average 7 Times As Much Fossil Fuel Cash : politics
"Fossil fuel donations overwhelmingly favor Republicans, who received nearly $47 million of the $52.3 million the oil and gas industry gave out in campaign contributions to current senators.

And coincidentally US Republicans have the highest rate of climate change denial in the world. Seems too convenient."
politics-money-in  corruption  environment  environment-pollution  politics-philosophies-republicans 
yesterday by daguti
This Republican lawmaker said he would drown his own kids if they’re gay : politics
Disgusting fat piece of shit thinks talking about drowning his kids is cute. Rage fills me as I look at his ignorant, fat, dopey grin.
politics-philosophies-republicans  sexuality-homo 
10 days ago by daguti
Kellyanne Conway Threatens To Perform Abortion With A Gun In Old 2007 Video : politics
The worst part of the article isn't even the headline, it's:

"Media news website Mediaite resurfaced the clip after Conway inaccurately accused Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam of supporting infanticide in the wake of his racist yearbook photo scandal.

Conway’s false claim, which has been repeated by multiple conservatives, referred to Northam’s previous support of a late-term abortion bill in his home state."
politics  politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy 
17 days ago by daguti
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders - Business Insider
Fucking laughable.

"Sanders argued that the fate of the planet should be left in "the hands of something and someone much more powerful than any of us."
"

First of all, there's no one more powerful than us. There's no asshole in the sky watching your life and dropping the leaves from the trees.

But forget the fairytale... when it's convenient, "let's leave it up to God" and when it's not, they try to game the system at every turn.
politics-philosophies-republicans  religion  hypocricy 
28 days ago by daguti
Senate Democrat: We’re ‘Moving Toward Indictment And Charges’ Against Trump : politics
hypocricy = see this comment: https://old.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/agjt0u/senate_democrat_were_moving_toward_indictment_and/ee6vxzf/

"The same republicans who believe that OLC opinion is ironclad, also believe in dismissing the recommendations of career ethics officials as it relates to AG recusal."
politics  politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy 
5 weeks ago by daguti
Exclusive: Trump team should be allowed to ‘correct’ final Mueller report, says Giuliani | TheHill
Aaahahhahahahahhahahahahhaah! Is he on acid? The criminal gets to dictate his own sentence? Fuck off, asshole!
politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy  people-donald-trump 
5 weeks ago by daguti
Redditor explains why moving up a tax bracket will never result in you being less wealthy than staying in the same one : bestof
And this is conservatism in a nutshell (The relevant part starts where I changed it to ALL CAPS):

"Its willful ignorance in service of political ideology. Pointing out that someone is wrong about something often only reinforces their belief that they are in fact right. It is a form of confirmation bias. The person has invested emotionally in their belief, so you are not correcting a misapprehension on their part but instead personally challenging their belief system.

In 2006, Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler at The University of Michigan and Georgia State University created fake newspaper articles about polarizing political issues. The articles were written in a way which would confirm a widespread misconception about certain ideas in American politics. As soon as a person read a fake article, researchers then handed over a true article which corrected the first. For instance, one article suggested the United States found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The next said the U.S. never found them, which was the truth. Those opposed to the war or who had strong liberal leanings tended to disagree with the original article and accept the second.

THOSE WHO SUPPORTED THE WAR AND LEANED MORE TOWARD THE CONSERVATIVE CAMP tended to agree with the first article and strongly disagree with the second. These reactions shouldn’t surprise you. What should give you pause though is how conservatives felt about the correction. After reading that there were no WMDs, they reported being even more certain than before there actually were WMDs and their original beliefs were correct."

and the link is broken, but should point to:
https://www.alternet.org/2015/03/why-do-people-believe-stupid-stuff-even-when-theyre-confronted-truth/
politics-philosophies-republicans  politics-philosophies-liberals-or-democrats  difference-between-or-comparisons  intelligence-iq  hypocricy  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs 
6 weeks ago by daguti
Diana Young - kay so: not so quick they both know this : that...
"If current trends hold steady, 2024 will be a watershed year—the first American election in which white Christian voters do not constitute a majority of voters."

"The exodus of youth is so swift that demographers now predict that evangelicals will likely cease being a major political force in presidential elections by 2024."

Also see the comment someone posted:
"Hence the work to increase their structural advantages. Gerrymander. Take advantage of urban/rural divides to concentrate the growing diverse, progressive, multicultural populations into a few areas where they have as few votes as possible outweighed by the many many sparsely populated but overwhelmingly white and conservative rural districts. Make certain types of laws take larger majorities to pass than others. Strip power from institutions likely to be populated by political opponents. Pack all the lifetime appointments and refuse to confirm any appointed by your opponents. Defund any regulatory apparatus outside of your partisan control until it will not function when the opposition gains power and then they'll have to spend years restaffing and reorganizing them. This buys them decades of outsize influence. They narrowly missed the numbers to pull a constitutional convention and guarantee themselves permanent unchallenged rule. They may try again in the next 20 years. Quite aside from using international politics to trigger permanent war footing or the end of the world or whatever."
religion  religion-christianity  politics-philosophies-republicans  obsolete-discontinued-abandoned 
10 weeks ago by daguti
North Carolina Republicans Try To Ensure They'll Be In Charge Of Future Elections | HuffPost
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

No.
politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy  election 
11 weeks ago by daguti
Nikki Haley compares Pittsburgh response to Charleston: 'We didn’t once blame Pres. Obama' | TheHill
What the fuck. She seemed so intelligent. Who can say with a straight face that the president's tantrums and racist bullshit don't contribute to the emboldening of white supremacists and other fringe groups?

After all, these are the same folks who will be the first to blamerock music, movies and video games for causing delinquent behavior.
politics-philosophies-republicans  people-donald-trump 
october 2018 by daguti
In Leaked Audio, Brian Kemp Expresses Concern Over Georgians Exercising Their Right to Vote : politics
The difference between Republicans and Democrats in 2018 (and for the last 20 years: Republicans worry about losing "if" the other side votes. Most people agree with Democrats, but don't get off their asses to vote.
politics-philosophies-republicans  problems-world  election-voting 
october 2018 by daguti
McConnell eyes cuts to Medicare, Social Security to address deficit : politics
Assholes -- a year after their historic tax cut for the wealthy, now they are cutting poor people's only safety nets. I hope this asshole gets killed violently and lives long enough to feel the pain.
politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy 
october 2018 by daguti
The Real Origins of the Religious Right - They’ll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record’s clear: It was segregation. : atheism
see counter commment by ADeweyan:
https://old.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/8v9rqd/the_real_origins_of_the_religious_right_theyll/e1luw9z/

"I find this article a little disingenuous. It describes the origin of the religious right, and does point out that attempts to get the religious community fires up over abortion had failed before, but the story it tells of how the movement eventually gains strength is ambiguous. The issue of white-only schools losing their non-profit status with the IRS was the initial concern to get religious leaders on board, but it was the issue of abortion, according to this article, that was first used to drum up broad public support and turn the religious right into a movement. So while racism appears to have been the key issue to get leaders engaged (because institutions they supported would lose their non-profit status), it was the abortion issue that lit the fire under the general religious community.

"
religion  anti-something  politics-philosophies-republicans 
july 2018 by daguti
thinkingdoing comments on German politicians call for expulsion of Trump's Berlin envoy
"Fox is the jewel in Rupert Murdoch’s global political empire.

This guy has the conservative political parties of the USA, UK, and Australia by balls because his media organs manipulate and mobilize enough conservative voters to be able to swing elections and primaries.

Rupert Murdoch abuses the legal protections given to news organizations to exert immense political power, and he is completely immune from the democratic process. Politicians get voted out while Murdoch continues to amass more and more control.

Murdoch’s ideology is anti-democratic and authoritarian, verging on fascism. He ensures that all of the executives he hires to run his propaganda organs share the same world view, and they ensure the journalists and talking heads they hire will tow that editorial line.

A consistent pattern among his news networks in each country is for them to attack the rest of the news media, in order to fence the audience inside Murdoch’s alternate fact reality where they can be radicalized and programmed.

He is the greatest threat facing western democracy in the world today."
evolvify-topics-tribalism  politics  analysis  politics-philosophies-republicans  companies-fox-news  people-rupert-murdoch  anti-something  frameworks  frameworks-for-business 
june 2018 by daguti
Kentucky Crowd Cheers Trump Quote, Then Finds Out It’s Actually From Obama : MarchAgainstTrump
evolvify-topics-tribalism = This is exactly the problem with humanity: People cannot evaluate things on their own merits. They have to find out which "side" said it and at that point, they make the decision to throw their weight behind it or villify it.

I fucking hate humanity. Such a dissapointment.
politics  politics-philosophies-republicans  people-donald-trump  evolvify-topics-tribalism 
june 2018 by daguti
Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondents’ routine about Sarah Sanders - Vox
They're insulted by shit like this, but not by the downfall of democracy? I can't wait to see how history treats these assholes.
politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy  people-donald-trump 
may 2018 by daguti
People who believe the US is entitled to special treatment became more likely to endorse conspiratorial patterns of thinking over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. According to new research with 1,685 Americans, collective narcissism predicted
This text (in the top comment by p1percub) reminded me of Steve:

"Collective narcissism is defined by the researchers as " an exaggerated belief in the in-group’s greatness that depends on external validation from others"."

An extreme need for external validation.
conspiracy-related-to  psychology  politics-philosophies-republicans 
april 2018 by daguti
Public Thinks Tax Bill Was Payoff to GOP Donors : politics
FTA:

strategy = "It’s an old Karl Rove trick to attack your opponent’s greatest strength, and in this case the tax bill isn’t turning out to be a strength at all. The GOP is going to try to turn that around, but it won’t be easy with a distracted president and the Democrats’ hammering them for doing the bidding of their mega-donors."
politics  politics-money-in  politics-philosophies-republicans  strategy  taxes-as-a-concept 
april 2018 by daguti
The Libertarian Who Accidentally Helped Make the Case for Regulation: George Mason economist Alex Tabarrok set out to prove that federal regulations are strangling the economy. That’s not what he found. : TrueReddit
"Alex Tabarrok is no one’s idea of a big-government liberal. A libertarian economist at George Mason University, he’s best known for cofounding Marginal Revolution, one of the most popular economics blogs on the internet. A deep skeptic of government bureaucracies, he has written favorably of private prisons, private airports, and even private cities.

That’s why a study he co-published earlier this year is so noteworthy. When Tabarrok and his former grad student Nathan Goldschlag set out to measure how federal regulations impact business growth, they were sure they’d find proof that regulations were dragging down the economy. But they didn’t. No matter how they sliced the data, they could find no evidence that federal regulation was bad for business."

Pretty shocking that he actually published the data, being that it contradicted his ideology. As someone said after reading the above intro, "Kudos to him for publishing it."
counterintuitive  politics-philosophies-republicans  economics  economics-free-market 
april 2018 by daguti
Missin 44 : PoliticalHumor
"Remember when Bristol Palin got pregnant and Obama, who was then running for Pres, shut down all criticism of her by nothing his mom was an unwed pregnant teen?
Anyway, props to members of the right who've forgotten that and targeted a bunch of kids who were shot at in school."

from the comments:
"I remember when Pat Robertson said that we should be suspicious of Obama's moral character because he was born out of wedlock and therefore raised in an unwholesome and suspect environment.

Then, McCain picked Palin as his VP candidate and Bristol got knocked up. Suddenly, unwed mothers and out of wedlock babies weren't a threat to good Christians."
politics-philosophies-republicans  hypocricy 
march 2018 by daguti
The NRA is a powerful political force — but not because of its money - Vox
""There’s a whole lot of evidence on the relationship of money in politics, and the least persuasive evidence is that you can buy vote on final passage of legislation on issues of high public importance," Grossmann says.

Some people (including Donald Trump) like to imagine that the campaign finance system creates a quid pro quo in which businesses are transactionally rewarded for their gifts. Instead, the money has two key but subtler effects: 1) It systematically elevates the priorities of the rich by forcing politicians to spend more time with them than they do with the poor; and 2) it helps businesses grease the legislative wheel.

The second one tends to apply primarily to issues well out of the public eye. Drutman likened campaign donations to bringing a nice bottle of wine to an exclusive dinner party: The wine won’t itself get you through the door, but it may help you strike up a conversation you wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

...

Of course, none of this means that it wouldn’t be good to try to root money out of politics. It just means that doing so wouldn’t lead to the sweeping gun control so many liberals hope is only being held back by our campaign finance system."
politics-philosophies-republicans  guns  guns-anti  politics-money-in 
february 2018 by daguti
Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons
Holy shit. How long did this take? Too late for some. Justice delayed is justice denied. Thanks, Mr Hoffman. Now hurry the fuck up.
politics-philosophies-republicans  guns  guns-anti 
february 2018 by daguti
Why the myth of a perfect meritocracy is so pernicious  - Vox
"I mentioned a study in the book that is quite chilling on this point. It found that kids from lower-income families who scored in the top quartile on math tests in the eighth grade were less likely to graduate from college than students who scored in the bottom quartile in math but happened to be born into homes in which their parents were in the top third of income distribution."
wealth  wealth-income-distribution  analysis  politics-philosophies-republicans  poverty 
december 2017 by daguti
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