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How Sleazy is the GOP?. The GOP Has Become the Party of an Off-the-Charts Level of Corruption, Indecency, and Depravity

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'After Americans begin understanding how sleazy the GOP really is, that such levels of sleaze, from human trafficking to corruption to systematic lies to intimidation and violence,  they need to stop normalising it.  It’s going to take questioning why & how America has this warped, perverse relationship where Godliness & purity excuse, mask &justify toxicity of every kind; just like “God Bless America” whitewashed  genocide and slavery from society’s moral balance sheet,  You should know a likely predator when you see one. For this kind of sleaze to have even  reached such epic, bizarre, grotesque, perverse proportions,  a lot of people lie  to themselves, saying: “Well, those guys pray together, so they can’t possibly be doing anything bad, can they?” I can give you a long, long list of societies gullible enough to believe that — especially when they were promised fascism’s seductions.'

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From this sad piece: "At this juncture, Americans of a certain kind will object. "Hey! Don't judge a person before they're proven guilty!" Here's the thing. Americans appear to be terrible judges of character. Just awful. "What do I mean? Those of us who have lived through authoritarian meltdowns before can see the moral corruption on their faces. We look at a guy like Matt Gaetz and we know. Doesn't anyone sane? It's literally written all over their faces, in their body language, in the way they express themselves. The void of moral fibre. The abusiveness. The total, absolute lack of character. It is as plain as day. Nobody else"is"like this. Sneers like this, screams like this, shouts, cajoles, pleads, incites, demands, lies"like this. Berate and insults and subjugates like this. The sleaze is the most obvious thing about modern day Republicans. Anyone with a working moral radar for dubious people with malign and corrupt motives should sense it in about five microseconds flat.

"I shouldn't have to give you more examples, but I will. Remember Brett Kavanaugh's famous sneer? The one that said to every woman in the country: "You'll always be under my thumb"? Or how about the way Mitch McConnell apologised for not impeaching Trump one of the more pathetic spectacles in our lifetimes? Then there was the small matter of Trump himself, and the aura of sleaze surrounding him like a shadow made of merde."

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umair haque is not the only one who is pondering this moment. Amy Davidson Sorkin., in The New Yorker, discusses The G.O.P.'s Matt Gaetz Problem and she asks if "The GOP Has Become the Party of an Off-the-Charts Level of Corruption, Indecency, and Depravity?" She writes: "In the current political mill of money and Trumpism, many senior Republicans give the impression that they have all but stopped caring about whom they are dealing with. In "Firebrand," a book that Gaetz published last year, he recounts how he petitioned McCarthy to put him on the Armed Services Committee. He claims that McCarthy asked if he could raise seventy-five thousand dollars, in the next ten days, for the National Republican Congressional Committee. After consulting with some Florida supporters, Gaetz writes, he delivered a hundred and fifty thousand: "twice the ask." He got the Armed Services seat, and one on the Judiciary Committee. (He is also a member of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus.) McCarthy has said that Gaetz would lose those assignments if the allegations against him are borne out. The House Ethics Committee is now investigating, too."

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Thanks for the information.

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