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    Conservatives Plan to Ban Abortion MORE and Cut LGBT Rights MORE Starting Next January

    Fixed that for you, newrepublic. D’ya see how you missed that? Almost, like, intentionally? Isn’t that weird? That you would sort of paper over the hate like that? Like, “oh in the future the republiQans will surely be wack, yo” wtf.

    • @[email protected]
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      While you’re head’s in the right place, using the word “more” in that manner actually undermines the severity of the headline. If people are living fairly comfortably, and you say MORE of a bad thing is headed their way, they’ll think “well, I’m doing okay so far, I think it’ll be fine”.

    • @[email protected]
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      The LGBTQ republicans I know (surprise, they really do exist) have their heads in the sand and still think that christian nationalism is just a fringe movement, and that “real” republicans are still Reagan-era professional-fronting assholes who only care about the economy.

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        315 days ago

        Of course they exist, Bruce Jenner is always trying to maintain his relevance politically, there’s definitely quite a few other “celebrity” types who are also outspoken gay Republicans, sorry just jot sure why you added that caveat.

        Those Republicans that you know are quite naive about the threat coming for them, and it’s not like the Christian right hasn’t been systematically taking over the Republican party for decades, my go to for this topic is Barry Goldwater’s famous quote:

        Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.

        As well as this quote:

        I’m frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in “A,” “B,” “C” and “D.” Just who do they think they are?

        • @ChunkMcHorkle
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          1615 days ago

          Bruce Jenner

          Loved your comment overall, but please don’t deadname trans people. Caitlin Jenner is worthy of all your contempt (and more) but openly deadnaming trans people like this emboldens other right wing hypocrites to openly express their own immature hatred of difference against trans people – and it also makes those of us who are NOT Caitlin Jenner, but do count trans people as our equals in every respect, rather uncomfortable when we see it as the disrespect it is toward the rest of the trans community.

          There are many wonderful LGBTQIA+ people in this world. Please narrow the scope of your contempt toward Caitlin Jenner to disinclude them. Thanks for your understanding.

          • DigitalTraveler42
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            1215 days ago

            Absolutely my bad, just completely went to Bruce rather than Caitlin, sorry it was just a brain fart.

        • @[email protected]
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          114 days ago

          Sorry, I should have clarified that I meant they exist as real, everyday people. I just assume most celebrities thay behave like that only care about clout, so I don’t count their opinions

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      Especially when it comes to women, My god the level of vitriol they have towards smart, independent women who want to control their own destiny and not be a house slave to some man 30+ years their senior utterly astonishing, especially since show it so openly and publicly.

      But conservatives have long since abandoned the coded language and quiet talk, so i guess the openness shouldnt shock me anymore… yet it still does.

  • Yewb
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    Lets double down on our highly unpopular opinions - hey you middle of the road conservatives how are you going to justify voting republican to your LGBTQ friends and family this time?

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      They don’t need to, that’s what propaganda is for! They even get LGBTQ people confused/angry enough to vote against their own best interests!

      Source: Gay cousin voting for Trump because he’s mad about Palestine… (This was before the recent genocide) literally nothing to do with him, happening on the other side of the world, but yeah be mad about that and let wolves into the coup… You’re not a tasty chicken to them if you vote for them… That’s how that works right?

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        Getting people to vote against their best interest is like the only successful thing Republicans have ever really done on a large scale.

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        cousin voting for Trump because he’s mad about Palestine

        That’s wild, considering Trump went out of his way to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017, the first year of his presidency, thus reigniting hostilities involving same that had been dormant since 1948.

        Because Trump did this – out of the blue and without discernable reason or cause – MANY people, mostly Palestinians, were unnecessarily injured and died in the demonstrations and open violence that followed. People demonstrated around the world to protest this, both before and after the fact: Trump was literally kicking peace accords at the foundation just to watch them crumble, and protests didn’t matter any more than history or peace did to him. He did it anyway, and no one was able to stop him despite the absolute insanity it was to begin with.

        If your cousin gives two shits about Palestine at all, and this pro-Trump position isn’t just performative spite on his part, tell him to read up on this issue. Trump is squarely on the side of “Christian” conservatives trying to force the second coming of Christ, it’s all wrapped up in their bizarre pseudo-Christian mythology, and in the end a vote for Trump is a vote for NO PEACE, ever, anywhere that Netanyahu wants to stretch his own feet.

  • @[email protected]
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    Conservatives will complain about broken families rasing kids then vote for wage cuts, force people to have kids and erode public education.

    • @Dead_or_Alive
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      The number of liberals who prefer to go whistling past the graveyard in the face of bold faced statements from the right is amazing.

      I don’t think that can conceive of a world where police and other authorities will not only fail to have your safety and best interests at heart but will be actively trying to suppress and eliminate voices and supporters on the left.

  • @DM_Me_Perky_Tits
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    This shouldn’t surprise anyone, they’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for decades

  • @cultsuperstar
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    Conservatives love to hate everything and everyone. They love to make life miserable as much as possible, especially when it has no impact on their normal day to day life.

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      To be clear they love to make your life worse to enrich those and have convinced a massive voter base that their lives are getting worse because of you and not them.

      If they owned a glass factory they would be hiring thugs to go around town breaking windows.

  • @werefreeatlast
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    I’m bi. I’m pretty sure I’m bi. Hold on let me ask my wife… Hold on I need to get this dick out of…I’ll just text her. She said yes.

    Anyway 😉, are they going to come for us too? How about swingers? What about the naked people who burn art every year out I. The desert in one big “city” bs they just want to be naked and watch others be naked…are they coming for those folks too?

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      They’re going to come for anyone that disagrees with them or anyone that they don’t like.

      Which if you disagree with them means you are included

    • @captainlezbian
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      The uncomfortable answer here is that they’ll likely try to force y’all into exclusively hetero relationships through overwhelming force on those of us who are unwilling to do that. And yeah they’ll definitely come for swingers and such but it’ll be like enforcement of marijuana laws under bush.

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        It was more of a rhetorical question. We’re going to have to secretly love people that we can’t love out in the open. And by love I mean love and or sexually pleasuring. I hope Trump goes away on his own. Maybe in a dream where Stormy is choking him but in reality it’s a peanut that he didn’t chew. Or heart attack right during a flight somewhere on a Boeing, but I mean while outside of the plane. Boeing makes it hard to stay inside the plane at all times for certain seats.

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    I mean, if it works, we’ll just ignore their rules. States that have enshrined abortion access into their constitution aren’t going to just lay down and take it.

    We will raise hell over this stuff if it actually happens.

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      Let’s raise a little preliminary hell just as a prophylactic measure.

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      I mean, if it works, we’ll just ignore their rules. States that have enshrined abortion access into their constitution aren’t going to just lay down and take it.

      If they get their way and make it federal law, the fact that it’s enshrined in their state constitutions won’t matter. Just like it didn’t matter that some states had “trigger laws” already on the books long before Roe was overturned. Federal law supersedes state law.

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      You’ll get to ignore the laws, but those of us in red states won’t. Please don’t forget to raise hell for us too. “Just move” isn’t always an option.

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      I don’t know. My state is the poster child here and we might get a ballot initiative for things like access to adult HRT. But I’m not holding my breath.