Ain’t Nothing Left of the GOP But Monsters

(Hat tip: Crooks & Liars)

AOC gives us some hard truth: our tongue-in-cheek moniker for Republicans —the Coup Klux Klan— may be more on the nose than we realized.

The LATimes email thingie tells us that DHS has declared a warning for white domestic terrorism, and you’ll never guess which side it is coming from:

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a national terrorism bulletin warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after Biden’s election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.

Online, far-right leaders across the nation — disillusioned by Trump’s defeat and banished from mainstream social media — have launched recruitment drives in new radicalization efforts that have turned into a “meme war” among groups.

Meanwhile, one of six men charged in an alleged plot to abduct Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty to a kidnapping conspiracy charge, according to a court document.

And in California, the FBI said a suspected far-right extremist and radicalized Trump supporter facing federal explosives charges may have been targeting Gov. Gavin Newsom and the San Francisco Bay Area headquarters of social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

The bulletin itself marks a bigly shift from disgraced former Prznint Stupid’s DHS, where they’d lose their jobs by issuing even internal warnings about the threat of domestic extremism. Welcome to the post-Hair Füror era, where a national terrorism alert is proof that things actually have gotten better!

Meanwhile, The Cook Political Report tells us:

“Unreleased survey research—both quantitative polls and qualitative focus groups—since the January 6th attack on the Capitol suggests that between 25 and 30 percent of Trump voters now have very mixed feelings about having backed him. They are less likely to believe that the election was stolen, and they were alarmed by the attack in Washington. They care more about the coronavirus pandemic and the direction of the economy.”

And over at The Hill:

Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot

More than 30,000 voters who had been registered members of the Republican Party have changed their voter registration in the weeks after a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the Capitol — an issue that led the House to impeach the former president for inciting the violence.

The massive wave of defections is a virtually unprecedented exodus that could spell trouble for a party that is trying to find its way after losing the presidential race and the Senate majority.

It could also represent the tip of a much larger iceberg: The 30,000 who have left the Republican Party reside in just a few states that report voter registration data, and information about voters switching between parties, on a weekly basis.

You don’t have to be Kreskin to see that the GOP has become toxic to regular people, who are fleeing it before any of the Ick gets stuck on them. Which means that those who remain are really bad players, unsalvageable souls. We’ve long said that there is no point in trying to argue with them, you might as well argue with plywood. They are only trolls now.

UPDATE 1: CFO of House GOP campaign committee resigned after lawmakers objected to Electoral College results.

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9 Responses to Ain’t Nothing Left of the GOP But Monsters

  1. annieasksyou says:

    Encouraging news that some are turning away from the sedition party. Now if there were just a way to gauge the extent to which these newly enlightened folks value Truth and Democracy, we may be getting somewhere.

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  2. donnah says:

    So who is leaving? Are the old school Conservatives dumping the party they created and tried to keep alive? Are new nutjob Republicans leaving the party to forge ahead with a splinter group led by Trump? Are average Republicans disgusted by the Capitol attack and leaving in disgust? Trump isn’t finished; he has revenge and retribution to dole out. He did what he planned to do upon taking office: he blew up American government. And now the Republicans are standing knee deep in the swamp he not only didn’t drain, but made swampier.

    The GOP is a mess and if they let the new wave of crazies take over, we’re in for a bigger fight than we expected.

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  3. Czippie L'Shimp says:

    30,000 sounds like a large defection, but it represents only 0.0004 percent of the people who seem quite happy with their vote. For comparison, that’s about the same amount of body weight your rage uncle spits on you when he’s ranting at the holiday dinner.

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  4. Jimmy T says:

    I learned a new acronym this mourning, DVE (domestic violent extremists). Obviously, they’re all dark skinned antifa people cosplaying normal good ol’ boys who never collected a gun in their white lives, and never had a thing to say about killing democrats or turncoat Rethuglicans, and obviously never encouraged or participated in the attempted coup. But you know that already…

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  5. Scottie says:

    Hello TG. There clearly is a war going on in the Republican party to see who will have control and power. There are two sides it seems, the Classic Republicans vs the tRump Republicans. Both want the party tools and access, not to mention the party’s money. I wonder which will win? I know who will lose, and that is those trying to have it both ways, those trying to split the baby.

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    • tengrain says:

      Scottie –

      Given the GOPers that are retiring from the Senate, I think that the institutional GOPers have lost, and The Lost Cause GOPers (see what I did there) have won.

      Saving the GOP Senate is MoscowMitch’s fight.

      The House was lost long ago.



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  6. roket says:

    The curtain has been pulled aside and the Insurrectionist Party doesn’t like it one bit.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Wesley Sandel says:

    “Let’s hang the vice president and the government and install a Christian fascist leadership” = not treason or terrorism but merely a difference of opinion

    “Black lives have the same value as white lives.” = terrorism

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  8. glitterbug says:

    I’m in a purple township in a blue county in south Blue Jersey.
    I was a registered Fascist for years and would vote for the batshit craziest one in the primary. They sent me tons of campaign crap.

    Then go all Dem in November.

    I switched in 2016. I couldn’t take it anymore. The Dems all run unopposed in the primary

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