Stuart Stevens: GOP Is Comfortable Becoming An Autocratic Party 1

Stuart Stevens: GOP Is Comfortable Becoming An Autocratic Party

 

Fmr. top adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign Stuart Stevens reacts to the Republican Party sticking by Trump at the expense of people like Rep. Liz Cheney.
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69 comments

    1. @Alli P I wrote the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez name with a piece of poo on a wall of a police station. She is our queen. Defund police!

    2. @Aedammair Ornóra who will do the work and build things ? lol sorry but replacing one racists regime with another is DUMB !

    3. @Google User You cannot be far left and fascist at the same time they are diametrically opposed to one another.

    4. @Nick Lawson Maybe if you think of the left as JFK.. Today the NBC Universal left is more like Adolf. Complete fascists pushing for a single party system under the corrupt shadow of the DNC.

    1. @Demetria Karnavas All they know how to do is obstruct. When they aren’t in a position to obstruct, they are confused and don’t know what to do.

    2. @Demetria Karnavas They are not even a political party anymore. They have become on of those conspiracies that they so love.
      “If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power” President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956, 4th Annual Republican Women’s National Conference

  1. It started with “You’re either with us, or you’re against us”, from Bush Jr & “If you don’t support this war in Iraq, you’re a traitor”, from FOX, etc.

    1. I would say it goes further back then that. I think it started with Goldwater. Something along the lines of. ““I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!” That’s when the far right set the seeds.

    2. It started with the John Birch Society. Birchers, regardless of whether they use the name, are now in control of the GOP.

    3. I remember Reagan was the first to use the Those That Are Not With US Are Traitors rhetoric and the Repubs began the systematic destruction of the middle class in the USA.

    4. Indeed – the old: “If you don’t agree with me – then you’re a traitor!” mantra. It’s not a question of debate or concern of degrees – it’s a black and white declaration/ultimatum without substance. When you use that mantra, you are scraping the bottom of a very, very deep and empty barrel.

    1. @Ozworldz dude I agree 100% sad thing is it blatantly out in the open and his supporters are still on his nuts

    2. Trump Cult .And what is so bad these GOPs think they are so important.And the day will come when they Will fall.

    3. All the republican party and trump wants is total control of America forever Trump wants to be like putin Kim jon UN and other communist leaders

  2. As an Independent I am comfortable w never voting GOP or supporting GOP causes. I wont support fascism, lies, sedition, corruption, lack of integrity and honor. I expect better from our politicos.

  3. God. Someone finally said it. GOP is fine with being a bs based autocracy. It’s sinking in.

    1. Two or three years ago I was reading a treatise called “Ur-Fascism” by Umberto Ecco (which should be required reading). In it he lists 14 characteristics of fascism. I’d already realized that the Republican party was leaning toward authoritarianism–but I was still surprised when I realized that they exhibit all 14. I didn’t figure it out as soon as I wished, but like you, I’m glad someone with a platform finally pointed it out.

    2. We are a failing democracy because of 1) the electoral college 2) plurality voting 3) the Senate 4) state level control over federal voting; gerrymandering 5) legalized corruption; Citizens United; money in politics; lobbyists;

    1. With the while e.d. thing that just came out, we can safely assume most of trumps crowd won’t be able to reproduce.

  4. The Republican Party hasn’t changed. Their goal is power, and access to the money that comes with it.
    They have been dismantling America for at least 50 years in plain sight.
    They just aren’t pretending to care anymore.

    1. The GOP supports tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations. But if the government is helping working class people, Mitch McConnell will call it ‘socialism for the rich’

  5. It’s not just about becoming autocratic – it’s about becoming the clan without hoods and in exchange for suits…

  6. Didn’t see it coming? The party that only cares about people who are already doing ok? The party that doesn’t care about the ordinary people or the country? The party that doesn’t care about the environment? The party that doesn’t care that millions of Americans don’t have health care and affordable education? Republicans have been heading this way since the 80’s

  7. True, when I talk to Trumpists, they never reject or condemn autocrats. That’s why I think we need to give them their own republic, somewhere in the South, and surrounded by a huge wall.

    1. you need to get rid of them period why inflict the good people of the south with northern s–t and you think a wall is going to contain them in your dreams

    2. @THEODORE NICKLAS No, I love Greenland. They will only demolish it in search for oil and rubies.

    3. I imagine their republic in the Pacific on the plastics gyre, the expanse of the gyre having been condensed and solidified. I heard tell of a GQP Congressman who already believes islands can tip over!

  8. From where I stand, the collapse of the republican party, as it currently presents itself, wouldn’t be any bad thing.
    With names like Trump, McCarthy, Wood, McConnell, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Boebert, Cruz, Gaetz and Hawley constantly in the spotlight they’re normalising behaviour that is far from the ideal of being an elected public servant. In fact, they are using their office to excuse, and try to protect themselves from, the consequences of their own woefully poor conduct.

  9. They’re finally admitting what we all knew: they are anti-American traitors despite claims to the contrary

    1. No doubt about that, brother. They are ANYTHING but American .. but they scream the loudest that they’re “American.” Give me a break!

    2. They are traitors. They are backing an orange cheeto who wanted his fanatics to storm the capital building so that he could remain in power. EMBARRASSING!

    3. @Jav C Yep. I would not be as harsh on Donnie Drlumph if he embraced ANY OTHER world leader than Putin, Xi, and Kim. He only yapped at Xi later after Xi went with Putin. But come on. Communists and dictators had been our DISGUST since the founding of the country. And then Drlumph enbraces them & the ideology, and racist (and/or dumb) whites in the country are ok with that?? GTFOOH!

  10. It’s just laziness. They don’t want to think for themselves, but prefer if someone else does it for them.

    1. to be fair the GOP keep wages low so we peons have to work so long and hard that we are exhaused and have very little time to do fact checking research to whatever lies they spout.

  11. LUKE! They’re constructing the DEATH STAR, right under our noses! How could the Emperor have gotten away with this!?! …”He used the dark farce.”

  12. The GOP-ship is sinking, and its crew imagines it will be saved if they just ignore the hole in the bottom of the ship. If any of them dare to mention the hole, they will be thrown overboard.

    1. They are not sinking. The autocratic members of the Republican Party are just seizing control. They either win the federal government, or they throw the entire country into complete and total chaos and disarray. Our country was founded on people acting in good faith. We now have a large portion of our government that does not and will never act in good faith, Our chances of standing against people like this when there are no legal guard rails leaves little chance of our democratic republic standing in the next decade or two.

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