Jesus is Just Alt-Right:
Resisting a Racist Messiah

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From John Pavlovitz:

Words have persuasive power. They are stunningly deceptive. They can begin to fool you the longer they hang around. Hear them enough times and you become numb to their truth.

The Alt-Right.
White Nationalists.
Supremacists.
White Patriots.

These are words racists use to convince you that they are something other than racists.

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A CALL TO ACTION —
Vive La Résistance!

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From (O)CT(O)PUS at The Swash Zone:

No doubt, president-elect Trump represents an existential threat to our democratic values and traditions. His first cabinet announcements are terrifying: An anti-Semite, a racist and white nationalist, and an unhinged war hawk.

Newt Gingrich wants to bring back the House of UnAmerican Activities — thus signaling a return to McCarthy era witch hunts and persecutions. Trumpism has unleashed a troubling populism reminiscent of fascism.

What can we do?

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Republicans and the River Kwai

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From driftglass:

In Bridge on the River Kwai, Colonel Saito never understood Colonel Nicholson…

You are defeated, but you have no shame.
You are stubborn, but have no pride.
You endure, but you have no courage.

,,,but Nicholson understood Saito perfectly.

Saito was a not-very-bright middle-manager — a Reince Preibus — whose only tools are the blunt instruments of the inept martinet.

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How Many Americans Want Electoral College Abolished?

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

The current popular vote for the November 8th presidential election (according to CNN) is:

Hillary Clinton……………62,523,126 (48%)
Donald Trump…………….61,201,031 (47%)
Difference……………1,325,095

That’s right. Hillary Clinton got over 1.3 million more votes than Donald Trump did in the presidential election. In any other democracy, that would have meant she would be the next president. But in our archaic electoral system, getting the most votes doesn’t mean anything. What matters is winning enough states to get 270 electoral college votes.

This is the second time in the last five presidential elections that the candidate who got the most votes was not chosen by the electoral college to become president (in 2000 and in 2016). This has many people calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish the electoral college — and let the winner of the popular vote become president.

But what does the general public think about abolishing the electoral college?

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Wake Me Up!

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From Max’s Dad:

Protesting Trump is as about as American as you can get. Now I know the lynch mob that is in charge now thinks that protesting is all anti-American now that they perceive of the Great White Fascist America they believe they have created. They never protested when that Halfrican Obama won in 2008 and again in 2012. We just accepted and moved on. Yeah sure ya did.

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A Lurch Toward Theocracy

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From Infidel753:

The Republicans have a nasty theocratic surprise waiting for us — the grotesquely misnamed “First Amendment Defense Act”, which is in fact a national version of the pro-discrimination “religious freedom” laws enacted in places like Indiana and North Carolina over the last few years. So far from “defending” the First Amendment, it would make religious taboos and prejudices a blanket excuse for violating the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, preventing the federal government from enforcing any limit on discrimination when that discrimination is motivated by religion. Any form of discrimination against gays would become legal under federal law. Obstruction of access to birth control, or to pretty much anything else that some knuckle-dragger decides he doesn’t like, would be similarly protected.

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Theatre Boos, the Reason for Anger

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From The Big Empty:

These two quotes pretty much spell it out for me. No appeasement. No compromise. Trump and his Republican minions want to destroy our democratic system of government. Working or colluding with them or anyone who voted for them is shameful and an affront to the Constitution of the United States.

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Whoa! Bill O’Reilly Thinks Trump Should Accept Climate Accord

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From Frances Langum:

Next thing you know, the way we determine unemployment and labor-force participation is going to be just fine.

On Wednesday’s Talking Points Memo Bill O’Reilly took time to praise Obama for things he and Republicans had campaigned against, and encouraged Trump to do things the Republican Congress blocked Obama from doing.

Because of course he did.

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Did Trump Leave Bridgemaster Christie Out In the Cold?

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From Michael John Scott at MadMikesAmerica:

About It wasn’t too long ago we all thought erstwhile New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, kneeling at the feet of Donald Trump, would be appointed to a plum job in the Fourth Reich. Well, it seems, just like the outcome of the election, we may have been wrong about the future of the real author of Bridgegate.

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Pragmatic Government in an Age of White Nationalism

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From John Scalzi:

Late last week I was interviewed about Trump and his incoming administration, and one of the things that came up was the practical issues involving government, as in, to what extent should the Democrats (or anyone) work with Trump and the GOP to make deals, pass laws and so on. My answer to this was that I was pragmatic about it and that if the Democrats could get something out of Trump and the GOP that they liked, then they should go ahead and take it. Not that they shouldn’t fight (oh, they should), but to take what they can get through the normal processes of government.

Note this interview was on Friday, and over the weekend, among other things, Trump moved noted white nationalist and anti-Semite Steve Bannon into a formal White House adviser role, a move hailed by both the KKK and the American Nazi Party.

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