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Don’t blame Trump for the rise of right-wing conspiracy theories. The GOP helped cultivate them — until they took over.


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Ultimately, Trump was the logical consequence of a posture followed for decades at the top echelons of the conservative movement: The batty screeds are silly, but since they help us, we won’t work zealously to purge them. Trump’s conspiracy-based capture of the GOP has less to do with him and his perspective than with a party that sought and often won the support of people who believe those notions.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/01/02/dont-blame-trump-rise-right-wing-conspiracy-theories/?arc404=true

 

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To explain the impeachment inquiry, the GOP has promulgated a flurry of baseless conspiracy theories about the forces arrayed against President Trump. It has been surreal to hear some of the nation’s most influential elected officials spouting ideas basically concocted from thin air. The House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Republican, Devin Nunes (Calif.), denounces “Ukrainian election meddling in 2016 . . . aimed against the Trump campaign.” 

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Rush Limbaugh made a living conflating the most radical leftists with anyone who didn't toe the line and instantly agree with the GOP right-wing trickle-down bullsh!t.  Everyone who thinks maybe it might not be a good idea to slash regulations on investment banks is part of a communist anti-American plot to destroy democracy.  And probably gay, too.

 

There is no debating the power and relentlessness and effectiveness of the right-wing propaganda machine that has been churning in this country since the 1980's.

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1 minute ago, splunch said:

Rush Limbaugh made a living conflating the most radical leftists with anyone who didn't toe the line and instantly agree with the GOP right-wing trickle-down bullsh!t.  Everyone who thinks maybe it might not be a good idea to slash regulations on investment banks is part of a communist anti-American plot to destroy democracy.  And probably gay, too.

 

There is no debating the power and relentlessness and effectiveness of the right-wing propaganda machine that has been churning in this country since the 1980's.

 

Hegemony. How an oligarchy reproduces itself--through propaganda. Rush was a propagandist for oligarchic capitalism.

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3 hours ago, leftwinger said:

To explain the impeachment inquiry, the GOP has promulgated a flurry of baseless conspiracy theories about the forces arrayed against President Trump. It has been surreal to hear some of the nation’s most influential elected officials spouting ideas basically concocted from thin air. The House Intelligence Committee’s ranking Republican, Devin Nunes (Calif.), denounces “Ukrainian election meddling in 2016 . . . aimed against the Trump campaign.” 

You mean Nunes that was PROVEN 100% right in the Nunes memos you retards tried to claim were conspiracy? 😂

 

You and your media are a DIRECT THREAT to democracy. 

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3 hours ago, Phoenix68 said:

 

 

 

According to? Is this the story Nunes is suing over? 😂

 

You retards believe anything you’re told. At least in your case we know why you’re so stupid. Chronic pot addiction. 

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