President Biden has recently been calling out the radical Right extremism infecting the country, specifically naming MAGA Republicans. He made it clear he was not talking about all Republicans.
MAGA Republicans would be a polite term for them, far more decent than the words they use to describe others.
I prefer the shorter term for these delusional, racist, raging radicals. MAGAts. Yes, they hate it. But they hated the likes of me long before they found their messiah. They would call me a "racist commie" and actually say people like me "hate America".
These are Trump’s fanatic followers who embrace his Big Lie about the election being stolen from him. Many are crazed to the degree they see him as the savior of America, sent by Jesus. We have seen how they would lie, fight, kill and die for their Dear Leader.
Trump and his sycophantic enablers define their reality for them. They are conditioned by their leader and his propagandists to never have the curiosity, or willingness, to listen to anyone who disagrees with their Trumpist indoctrination. By any standards it is a cult, with a deep reverence for their infallible leader.
The true believers praise, regurgitate, and obey Trump’s every word. They surrender their decency, their capacity to reason, their values, and their conscience to the will and whim of Donald Trump.
The radical Right knows minority rule is their only path to power. They know their road to minority rule is paved by aggravating resentments, anger and fear in enough conservative, or confused, white people to win elections. They will exploit and blend patriotism and religion into their deceptions and schemes.
To disagree with them or Trump is to hate America. To them Trump IS America.
They are being actively indoctrinated to fear and hate Democrats, to distrust elections, and to oppose democracy itself
They love to insist, "The US is a republic, not a democracy", to
justify their war on fair elections and fair representation.
Of course there can be no republic without fair elections and fair representation. There is no republic when elections and the will of the voters are rejected and denied.
They don't want to hear that.
We can tell them the facts, but they will be rejected with extreme prejudice. They invented "alternative facts" and "fake news" to demonize the press as "enemies of the people".
They were told by Trump, "I'm the only one who can fix it.” And, "I'm the only one that matters".
And they believed.
He’s the “only one” alright, but not the only one who can fix anything, and not the only one who matters.
Trump was the “only one” in almost every way a good president would not be. He may just be the "only one president" to be indicted for crimes.
In the meantime:
Only ONE president lost the popular vote twice.
Only ONE president hosted Russians in the Oval Office and shared top secret intelligence.
Only ONE president had a secret conversation with Putin and suppressed a transcript.
Only ONE president was impeached twice.
Only ONE president lied about a “stolen election”.
Only ONE president invited people to Washington DC to help overturn an election, promising “It will be wild”.
Only ONE president terminated our proud history of peaceful transfer or power, by inciting a bloody coup on January 6, 2021.
Only ONE president watched his violent mob terrorize Congress for over three hours on TV, hoping they would overturn the election for him.
Only ONE president did nothing to stop his angered and incited mob, as they beat, maced, kicked, and brutalized the police with flag poles and clubs.
Only ONE president repeated his Big Lie after it was certain his coup would fail.
Only ONE president PRAISED the same thugs after they beat cops and sent them to the hospital.
Only ONE president declared, "We had an election that was stolen” followed by, “You're very special. We love you."
Only ONE president stole top secret documents, including nuclear weapons program documents and loosely kept them at his resort, unsecured beyond accountability.
Only ONE ex-president would continue to condone the violence and support his “very special” thugs.
On September 1, 2022 Trump coddled his “very special” thugs with, “I will tell you, I will look very, very favorably about full pardons.”
On August 31, 2022 a far more decent president would finally say, “Don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you won’t condemn what happened on the sixth. For god’s sake, whose side are you on? You can’t be pro-law enforcement and pro-insurrection. It wasn’t dissent… It was insurrection. It was riot and mayhem. It was radical and chaotic. It was unconstitutional. And maybe most important, it was fundamentally un-American.”
Yes, only ONE president turned millions of duped Americans into hateful, lying, sore loser crybabies.
And they whine, “Waah! Sleepy basement commie Joe Brandon stole the election and hurt my feelings….he has mean words!”