Trump’s Republicans Dumped Lincoln – They’re Now Confederation | Republicans

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On #Wednesday, the transition of the #Republicans to the party of the #Confederation will be full. A day after the second round of elections in #Georgia, at least a dozen #Senate lawmakers and more than half of the party’s members in the #House will seek to overturn the 2020 election results and deprive the majority of #American voters . A coup attempt in everything but the name is how democracy dies.

#Sadly, a statement released on #Saturday by seven sitting senators and four elected senators dispelled any doubt about the link between the end of the #American #Civil #War more than 150 years ago and #Donald #Trump’s desperate attempt to hang on. in power. #As one would expect, the #American racial divide is once again in the foreground.

#After regurgitating unproven and unsubstantiated electoral fraud charges for the umpteenth time, senators invoked the 1876 election. #At the time, #Democrats disputed the result, conceding after #Republicans agreed to stop reconstruction.

#According to #Ted #Cruz and his gang, “the most direct precedent” for their actions “arose in 1877, following serious allegations of fraud and illegal conduct in the #Hayes-Tilden presidential race”. #In their account, “elections in three states” were “presumed to have been conducted illegally”. #What is not said is that after the rebuilding was completed, #Jim #Crow and the toxic legacy of “separated but equal” followed.

#To quote #William #Faulkner of #Mississippi, “The past is never dead. #It didn’t even happen. The senators of the states that were part of the #Confederation, or the territory where possession of slaves was legal, provide ballast for #Cruz’s demands. #At least one senator from #Alabama, #Louisiana, #Oklahoma, #Tennessee and #Texas is on board.

#Apparently, #Trump’s defeat at the hands of #Joe #Biden, former vice president of the #First #Black #Man in the #White #House, and #Kamala #Harris, a black woman, is too much to bear. #In other words, for these #Republicans the right to vote is only for certain people, sometimes – these people being supporters of this president.

#Trump’s ambiguity about #Charlottesville, his debating cry to the #Proud #Boys, and his cult of the late #Confederate generals are at the same time. The vestiges of an older and more cruel social order must be maintained at all costs.

#Likewise, the reluctance of those #Trump appointees to the federal bench to assert #Brown’s validity against #Board of #Education, the #Supreme #Court’s ruling that school segregation was unconstitutional, is not a bug.

#As for the declaration of the #Declaration of #Independence that “all men are created equal” and the constitutional guarantee of equal protection before the law, these are drawbacks to be avoided in the face of a disruptive demographics.

“#Swind back and stay there”, indeed.

#Since the #Civil #War, there has always been a southern party, often echoing the roots of the old slave south. #In practice, this has meant hostility towards civil rights coupled with a distrust of modernity.

#Of course, the south does not automatically equal neo-Confederate, but the distinction could easily be lost. #And yes, the #Democrats started out as the southern party. #During the debate over the 1964 #Civil #Rights #Act, #Republicans gave #Lyndon #Johnson the votes he needed. #Not anymore.

#Cruz and #Josh #Hawley, the senator from #Missouri who started the attempt to deny the #Electoral #College result, are the products of places like #Harvard, #Stanford and #Yale. #John C #Calhoun, the #Seventh #Vice #President, advocated for slavery and the right of states to secede. #He went to #Yale too. #Joseph #Goebbels had a doctorate of #Heidelberg. #An elite degree does not automatically confer wisdom.

#For the record, #Cruz was also a clerk for a #Chief #Justice of the #Supreme #Court, #William #Rehnquist. #Hawley did it for #John #Roberts.

#On #Sunday, as the new #Congress was sworn in, a recording appeared in which #Trump unsuccessfully slapped the #Georgian #Secretary of #State by sending him “11,780 votes, one more than us.” #From the noise of things, #Trump’s fear of prosecutors and creditors, waiting for him to leave the #White #House, prevail over electoral integrity.

#In #May, after #Deborah #Birx, the #White #House’s #Coronavirus #Response #Coordinator, predicted 240,000 #Covid deaths, and as armed protests against public health measures grew, an administration insider made know that #Trump’s #America was becoming “a bit” like the “late” #Weimar #Republic. #Eight months later, the death toll exceeds 350,000 and continues to increase.

#By nightfall on #January 6, #Abraham #Lincoln’s party will be over. #Instead, the specters of #Jim #Crow and autocracy will sparkle. #Messrs #Trump, #Cruz and #Hawley can collectively bow.



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