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    933 months 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
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      133 months 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”.

    • @Hazzia@discuss.tchncs.de
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      173 months 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.

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        33 months 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?

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            123 months ago

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

        • @Hazzia@discuss.tchncs.de
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          Sorry, I should have clarified that I meant they exist as real, everyday people. I just assume most celebrities thay behave like that only care about clout, so I don’t count their opinions

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      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
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    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?

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      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?

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

  • @nvvp@discuss.tchncs.de
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    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.

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      173 months 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.

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          183 months 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.

            • @Seleni@lemmy.world
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              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.

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          93 months ago

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

          • @captainlezbian@lemmy.world
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            And for some reason California isn’t disarming and discharging them. The police there are acting as a hostile occupier opposing democratically decided rules.

  • @cultsuperstar@lemmy.world
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    233 months 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
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      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.

  • @OldWoodFrame
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    133 months ago

    But you can stop them with this one weird trick.

  • @werefreeatlast@lemmy.world
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    133 months 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
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      183 months 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

    • @captainlezbian@lemmy.world
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      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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        It was more of a rhetorical question. We’re going to have to secretly love people that we can’t love out in the open. And by love I mean love and or sexually pleasuring. I hope Trump goes away on his own. Maybe in a dream where Stormy is choking him but in reality it’s a peanut that he didn’t chew. Or heart attack right during a flight somewhere on a Boeing, but I mean while outside of the plane. Boeing makes it hard to stay inside the plane at all times for certain seats.

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    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.

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      103 months 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.

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      You’ll get to ignore the laws, but those of us in red states won’t. Please don’t forget to raise hell for us too. “Just move” isn’t always an option.

    • @captainlezbian@lemmy.world
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      I don’t know. My state is the poster child here and we might get a ballot initiative for things like access to adult HRT. But I’m not holding my breath.