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‘It’s chilling what is happening’: a rightwing backlash to Biden takes root in Republican states

Given that a left/right/center populist/libertarian/anarchist/decentralist political realignment is obviously not going to be happening any time soon, the best we can probably hope for at present is for an ongoing push-pull between the “Left” (Brahmins and their useful idiots) and “Right” (merchants and their useful idiots) as pan-secessionist sympathies continue to rise.

By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Biden may be president but Republican-controlled states are busy introducing reams of legislation that is anything but progressive

In his inaugural address in January, Joe Biden promised to use his presidency to “restore the soul of America”. He would unite the nation, defuse “anger, resentment and hatred”, and lead Americans back to a world where they treated “each other with dignity and respect”.

Six months later, Biden is still preaching the unity gospel, and regularly assures his fellow Americans that “there’s not a single thing we aren’t able to do when we do it together”.

Drive 1,400 miles west from the White House, to Dallas in Texas where Brianna Brown lives, and there’s little evidence of politicians working together that she can see. As an African American fourth-generation Texan, Brown has been assailed since Biden came into office by a whirlwind of regressive laws emanating from the Republican-controlled state legislature.

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  1. Just wow! This is really quite the enormous gaslighting article. Totally subjective with no dialogue of context of any sort from any republicans, nor libertarians (of either left or right). So much mischaracterizing of people, states communities. Case in point: lauding Texas democrats who intentinally flew unprotected (no masks) to DC to avoid a vote [dereliction of duty actually]. The objective ‘vote’ was to protect the integrity of voting in the state of Texas. Compare that now with the fraud that is being discovered in Arizona, where like so many other states, voting integrity was torpedoed by lack of voting ID, hence the frenzied duplication of illegal ballots.So many other false narratives in this article that have already been exposed; like all those evil republicans and all those saintly democrats. Nothing could be further from the truth. The lack of fact checking on virtually all points is embarrassing.

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