obviously Trump and republicans are using policy and propaganda to destroy the social norms and constitutional requirements in order to set up their dictatorship. 


http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/12/yes-virginia-crisis-democracy


Tim Boone  charlesburchfield  3 months ago

obviously Trump and republicans are using policy and propaganda to destroy the social norms and constitutional requirements in order to set up their dictatorship.


 

As Jacob Levy has argued, the President’s documented dishonestly, and broad embrace of post-truth politics, both reflects his personal despotism and corrodes the body politic’s ability to resist authoritarianism.


…more broadly, GOP support for democratic backsliding is overdetermined by the intoxicating pull of power, a commitment to a range of policy goals that command limited popular support, the conditioning of the party base by long exposure to overt propaganda outlets, a decades-long retreat from commitments to democratic and institutional norms, and the feedback effects between negative partisanship and weak party institutions.


A new norm that says “Winning the White House and both Houses of Congress means you get to govern.” There IS a real danger that the next united Republican government will just ignore the Constitution entirely but…seriously do you not think they’d do that NOW?


 

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