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[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 91 points 1 week ago

Conservatives Plan to Ban Abortion MORE and Cut LGBT Rights MORE Starting Next January

Fixed that for you, newrepublic. D'ya see how you missed that? Almost, like, intentionally? Isn't that weird? That you would sort of paper over the hate like that? Like, "oh in the future the republiQans will surely be wack, yo" wtf.

[-] dangblingus@lemmy.dbzer0.com 13 points 1 week ago

While you're head's in the right place, using the word "more" in that manner actually undermines the severity of the headline. If people are living fairly comfortably, and you say MORE of a bad thing is headed their way, they'll think "well, I'm doing okay so far, I think it'll be fine".

[-] DigitalTraveler42@lemmy.world 80 points 1 week ago

LGBTQ Republicans be like: "but we're the good ones right? Right??"

[-] Hazzia@discuss.tchncs.de 16 points 1 week ago

The LGBTQ republicans I know (surprise, they really do exist) have their heads in the sand and still think that christian nationalism is just a fringe movement, and that "real" republicans are still Reagan-era professional-fronting assholes who only care about the economy.

[-] DigitalTraveler42@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Of course they exist, Bruce Jenner is always trying to maintain his relevance politically, there's definitely quite a few other "celebrity" types who are also outspoken gay Republicans, sorry just jot sure why you added that caveat.

Those Republicans that you know are quite naive about the threat coming for them, and it's not like the Christian right hasn't been systematically taking over the Republican party for decades, my go to for this topic is Barry Goldwater's famous quote:

Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.

As well as this quote:

I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are?

[-] ChunkMcHorkle@lemmy.world 16 points 1 week ago

Bruce Jenner

Loved your comment overall, but please don't deadname trans people. Caitlin Jenner is worthy of all your contempt (and more) but openly deadnaming trans people like this emboldens other right wing hypocrites to openly express their own immature hatred of difference against trans people -- and it also makes those of us who are NOT Caitlin Jenner, but do count trans people as our equals in every respect, rather uncomfortable when we see it as the disrespect it is toward the rest of the trans community.

There are many wonderful LGBTQIA+ people in this world. Please narrow the scope of your contempt toward Caitlin Jenner to disinclude them. Thanks for your understanding.

[-] DigitalTraveler42@lemmy.world 12 points 1 week ago

Absolutely my bad, just completely went to Bruce rather than Caitlin, sorry it was just a brain fart.

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[-] A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

'Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. "

[-] Rapidcreek@lemmy.world 66 points 1 week ago

There's no hate like Christian love.

[-] A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Especially when it comes to women, My god the level of vitriol they have towards smart, independent women who want to control their own destiny and not be a house slave to some man 30+ years their senior utterly astonishing, especially since show it so openly and publicly.

But conservatives have long since abandoned the coded language and quiet talk, so i guess the openness shouldnt shock me anymore.. yet it still does.

[-] Yewb@kbin.social 41 points 1 week ago

Lets double down on our highly unpopular opinions - hey you middle of the road conservatives how are you going to justify voting republican to your LGBTQ friends and family this time?

[-] Asafum@feddit.nl 17 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

They don't need to, that's what propaganda is for! They even get LGBTQ people confused/angry enough to vote against their own best interests!

Source: Gay cousin voting for Trump because he's mad about Palestine.... (This was before the recent genocide) literally nothing to do with him, happening on the other side of the world, but yeah be mad about that and let wolves into the coup... You're not a tasty chicken to them if you vote for them... That's how that works right?

[-] ChunkMcHorkle@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

cousin voting for Trump because he’s mad about Palestine

That's wild, considering Trump went out of his way to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017, the first year of his presidency, thus reigniting hostilities involving same that had been dormant since 1948.

Because Trump did this -- out of the blue and without discernable reason or cause -- MANY people, mostly Palestinians, were unnecessarily injured and died in the demonstrations and open violence that followed. People demonstrated around the world to protest this, both before and after the fact: Trump was literally kicking peace accords at the foundation just to watch them crumble, and protests didn't matter any more than history or peace did to him. He did it anyway, and no one was able to stop him despite the absolute insanity it was to begin with.

If your cousin gives two shits about Palestine at all, and this pro-Trump position isn't just performative spite on his part, tell him to read up on this issue. Trump is squarely on the side of "Christian" conservatives trying to force the second coming of Christ, it's all wrapped up in their bizarre pseudo-Christian mythology, and in the end a vote for Trump is a vote for NO PEACE, ever, anywhere that Netanyahu wants to stretch his own feet.

[-] A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Getting people to vote against their best interest is like the only successful thing Republicans have ever really done on a large scale.

[-] Semi-Hemi-Demigod@kbin.social 6 points 1 week ago

Something something taxes something tough on crime

[-] Fizz@lemmy.nz 40 points 1 week ago

Conservatives will complain about broken families rasing kids then vote for wage cuts, force people to have kids and erode public education.

[-] A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world 21 points 1 week ago

Will?

They are actively doing that right now.

[-] Tristaniopsis@aussie.zone 4 points 1 week ago

Always have.

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[-] angelsomething@lemmy.one 38 points 1 week ago

Christo-fascists be Christo-fascing

[-] raynethackery@lemmy.world 35 points 1 week ago

Learn how to shoot a handgun and a rifle while you still can.

[-] Dead_or_Alive@lemmy.world 21 points 1 week ago

The number of liberals who prefer to go whistling past the graveyard in the face of bold faced statements from the right is amazing.

I don’t think that can conceive of a world where police and other authorities will not only fail to have your safety and best interests at heart but will be actively trying to suppress and eliminate voices and supporters on the left.

[-] Jimmyeatsausage@lemmy.world 18 points 1 week ago

And vote like someone less fortunate depends on it. They do.

[-] nvvp@discuss.tchncs.de 28 points 1 week ago

They'll have to win the presidency, both houses of Congress and end the filibuster if they want to implement any of these plans. I guess it's possible but unlikely. They could have done that in the first two years of Trump's presidency if it really mattered to them. But all they really want is corporate tax cuts.

It's important to keep news about these plans circulating though. Having a large anti-Trump turnout is the one thing that ensures they never get a chance to implement their agenda.

[-] dangblingus@lemmy.dbzer0.com 25 points 1 week ago

Project 2025 details exactly how they intend to do all of that.

[-] Nightwingdragon@lemmy.world 17 points 1 week ago

They’ll have to win the presidency, both houses of Congress and end the filibuster if they want to implement any of these plans.

No they won't. Trump will do as much as he can through executive orders, backed by a cabinet full of sycophants, a Supreme Court willing to back him up, and various state governments (Most notably, states like Florida and Texas) gleefully willing to march in lockstep. Anything that has to be done through Congress will be done via a pressure campaign of essentially grinding the government to a halt until the Democrats cave in and give them what they want (see the now-shuttered immigration bill that almost got passed as an example), which has been a strategy that has been proven effective for decades.

[-] Theprogressivist@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

Good luck on trying to enforce those orders in Blue states.

[-] Nightwingdragon@lemmy.world 18 points 1 week ago

They won't have to.

Their plan is to shutter things at the federal level. Blue states won't have a say in the matter. Their goal is to shutter agencies like the Department of Education. Their goal is to close DE&I programs at the federal level.

Sure, states can still do things like run a Head Start or fund their school meals programs if they want to. But how many states would be able to without the federal funds that currently support those programs? How many states would be willing to go through the effort? Or even able to?

None of this would need the support of blue states. They can just gut the funding and watch the state level programs shrivel up on their own.

[-] raynethackery@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

So, they the want the blue states to secede.

[-] Seleni@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Yes. Because then they can turn the army’s guns on the blue states with impunity. I’m pretty sure it’s why they float the idea among their base; so we hear it too, and it stays in our minds.

[-] noxy@yiffit.net 9 points 1 week ago

police in california are already brazenly violating California state law by sending license plate tracking info to red states. expect more and worse.

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[-] DM_Me_Perky_Tits@lemmy.world 25 points 1 week ago

This shouldn't surprise anyone, they've been shouting it from the rooftops for decades

[-] cultsuperstar@lemmy.world 23 points 1 week ago

Conservatives love to hate everything and everyone. They love to make life miserable as much as possible, especially when it has no impact on their normal day to day life.

[-] douglasg14b@lemmy.world 10 points 1 week ago

To be clear they love to make your life worse to enrich those and have convinced a massive voter base that their lives are getting worse because of you and not them.

If they owned a glass factory they would be hiring thugs to go around town breaking windows.

[-] MagicShel@programming.dev 23 points 1 week ago

This is a shocking headline.

[-] reagansrottencorpse@lemmy.world 19 points 1 week ago
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[-] OldWoodFrame@lemm.ee 13 points 1 week ago

But you can stop them with this one weird trick.

[-] cmoney@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Republicans don't want you to know this one weird trick.

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[-] werefreeatlast@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

I'm bi. I'm pretty sure I'm bi. Hold on let me ask my wife... Hold on I need to get this dick out of...I'll just text her. She said yes.

Anyway 😉, are they going to come for us too? How about swingers? What about the naked people who burn art every year out I. The desert in one big "city" bs they just want to be naked and watch others be naked...are they coming for those folks too?

[-] douglasg14b@lemmy.world 18 points 1 week ago

They're going to come for anyone that disagrees with them or anyone that they don't like.

Which if you disagree with them means you are included

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[-] captainlezbian@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

The uncomfortable answer here is that they’ll likely try to force y’all into exclusively hetero relationships through overwhelming force on those of us who are unwilling to do that. And yeah they’ll definitely come for swingers and such but it’ll be like enforcement of marijuana laws under bush.

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[-] NocturnalMorning@lemmy.world 12 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I mean, if it works, we'll just ignore their rules. States that have enshrined abortion access into their constitution aren't going to just lay down and take it.

We will raise hell over this stuff if it actually happens.

[-] SpaceNoodle@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

Let's raise a little preliminary hell just as a prophylactic measure.

[-] Nightwingdragon@lemmy.world 10 points 1 week ago

I mean, if it works, we’ll just ignore their rules. States that have enshrined abortion access into their constitution aren’t going to just lay down and take it.

If they get their way and make it federal law, the fact that it's enshrined in their state constitutions won't matter. Just like it didn't matter that some states had "trigger laws" already on the books long before Roe was overturned. Federal law supersedes state law.

[-] Witchfire@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

They've made their bed by showing that nothing will happen if states choose to ignore federal laws- or SCROTUS rulings even.

[-] Telorand@reddthat.com 6 points 1 week ago

Federal law supersedes state law.

*Greg Abbott disliked that reality check.*

[-] SkyezOpen@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

And continued to ignore it.

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

Laws mean nothing unless they're enforced.

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[-] Chickens@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

...and other dog whistles.

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