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Sat May 5, 2018, 07:45 PM May 2018

DU POLL: Do you think the GOP is morphing into some form of the KKK, Nazi Party, Supremacist Power or [View all]

something like that. I think there is a strong potential for this to happen. Credible republicans seem to be leaving the party, most moderates are long gone, others are retiring, and from what I understand new candidates are radically conservative and IMO nutty. Strange things have happened in other countries over the eons, why is the US different.

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Never will change.
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Stupid question.
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Already is happening.
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A big, fat K&R! CaliforniaPeggy May 2018 #1
I'm a bit scared by it all ... I can feel it happening. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #5
OF COURSE they are, already have and Anyone who says they are not Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #127
What do the new guys stand for in the gop? Crutchez_CuiBono May 2018 #2
It's a disgusting lot of people!!! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #3
Sobering. I wouldn't choose to live in a country that fit that description. VOX May 2018 #10
If young I'd be out of here too. I do not see much of a future for the US if this continues. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #26
No. Even when 45 eventually goes down, the 30-40% who support him will still be here. VOX May 2018 #36
It is, and it will not heal. I really despise what the GOP stands for. Exactly as you say, they RKP5637 May 2018 #41
We're two countries with two different realities that exist (for now) superimposed on one another. VOX May 2018 #47
Yes, I definitely agree, and life is short. The core differences seem to be so out of phase that RKP5637 May 2018 #55
Getting shorter by the minute! VOX May 2018 #57
Good talking with you too! RKP5637 May 2018 #62
Pip pip. Crutchez_CuiBono May 2018 #69
And pense is worse pangaia May 2018 #81
Yep! In many ways we might be better with Trump. Pence, is really a twisted person and to RKP5637 May 2018 #113
This: What they believe and what I believe are a full 180 degrees apart. CrispyQ May 2018 #122
Well said, I share those concerns. It's a real mess now. appalachiablue May 2018 #146
I am not chomping at the bit to ever come back atm. Exotica May 2018 #140
Hey, you left out one thing... japple May 2018 #54
There are plenty of Democrats who are Christians tavernier May 2018 #109
Excellent points! Truth bomb!! Nt Docreed2003 May 2018 #94
A couple more BlueIndyBlue May 2018 #121
Time to retire the donkey and adopt the mustang DemocracyMouse May 2018 #125
That I like, donkeys are cool but mustang has more edge to it. appalachiablue May 2018 #143
A trend to authoritarian and fascistic thinking is unmistakable. Hortensis May 2018 #4
I never knew the US had so much humanity in support of this, but looking at history in the US I was RKP5637 May 2018 #6
The human race. At least 20% are strongly disposed to authoritarian Hortensis May 2018 #43
Yes, at least 20-25%. Years ago at the university it was said about 25% of the country had some RKP5637 May 2018 #52
Another concern I have is that most American authoritarians Hortensis May 2018 #58
Interesting times ahead, but I wish I were not part of the movie. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #65
I'd like to grab the popcorn and leave too. Hortensis May 2018 #71
Really. It's not a movie I want to be in, either. I CAN move to my second country Nay May 2018 #131
I think that strain of humanity also attracts psychopaths.... KY_EnviroGuy May 2018 #92
Yes. Seriously, just look at who's risen in the GOP Hortensis May 2018 #107
Thanks, Hortensis - well said. KY_EnviroGuy May 2018 #147
Very interesting. Little to change us, perhaps, but Hortensis May 2018 #148
Absolutely!!! And Trump knows how to unite them while leading in people that can't RKP5637 May 2018 #114
So True True Blue American May 2018 #99
The Republican party is the new face of Fascism. lastlib May 2018 #39
It's like we're repeating the past. We had thought these creatures had died off and humanity was RKP5637 May 2018 #115
It is not morphing... S.E. TN Liberal May 2018 #7
Recently I was thinking about all the havoc brought by the GOP's appalachiablue May 2018 #14
Yep, but it feels like it might be on steroids this time as it moves along. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #15
has morphed. NRaleighLiberal May 2018 #8
Definitely, and growing IMO. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #29
I voted yes but to me it's not unlike UKIP in Britain BannonsLiver May 2018 #9
Isn't UKIP weak now in Britain after Brexit blahs? GOP has almost complete federal level and many lunasun May 2018 #82
It's always been weak BannonsLiver May 2018 #133
The morph is 99% complete. Started back in the '80s. nt MANative May 2018 #11
Yup. +100 sharedvalues May 2018 #13
Yep, as LBJ said when he signed the civil rights act, I've forever lost the south for the democrats, RKP5637 May 2018 #17
It was, I believe "a generation." n/t rzemanfl May 2018 #76
Yes, that was it! Thanks! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #80
You're welcome. n/t rzemanfl May 2018 #102
I'd say it was 100% complete by the time Dumbya got into office. GoCubsGo May 2018 #104
Morphing? The GOP propagandists and billionaires built this party sharedvalues May 2018 #12
Excellent analysis! ... it feels like it is radically coming to a head under Trump for the grand RKP5637 May 2018 #22
Yup. I just wish the national media would talk about this sharedvalues May 2018 #27
Yeah they do. Their bosses are just paid to ignore it. PatrickforO May 2018 #40
Truth all around sharedvalues May 2018 #95
And de-privatize education! And FULLY FUND it! lastlib May 2018 #120
Agreed. The big boys will just throw more money at it and... KY_EnviroGuy May 2018 #89
Yep, fresh coat of paint on the clown car. Sand, patch a bit and paint over the rust ... and forget RKP5637 May 2018 #116
100% true! BlueJac May 2018 #101
That happened 50 years ago? Spider Jerusalem May 2018 #16
Never forget Haggis for Breakfast May 2018 #19
And meanwhile his erstwhile partners Manafort and Stone are unrepentant (n/t) Spider Jerusalem May 2018 #20
+100 sharedvalues May 2018 #30
No. johnp3907 May 2018 #18
Yeah, I think that's a lot of it, and tRump pulled the scab off of it. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #24
As I wrote earlier today, there's a danger in denormalizing Trump. Garrett78 May 2018 #46
Think of the fear we now inflict on immigrants. bronxiteforever May 2018 #21
It's a frightening country, one I would cross off my list to visit. And, the next election RKP5637 May 2018 #32
I really wish I could disagree with your forecast but I can't. bronxiteforever May 2018 #37
Yep, it really makes me sad to have come to that conclusion, but over and over I work and hope RKP5637 May 2018 #42
Again sad but agree. bronxiteforever May 2018 #50
A Nazi crime family. Elwood P Dowd May 2018 #23
That's my feeling! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #25
"Make Germany Great Again" Elwood P Dowd May 2018 #31
Yeah, brings back some painful memories. I fear tRump idolizes Hitler in secret. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #33
It's up to us to fight this n/t gay texan May 2018 #28
It is, it's the only way. It must be fought. I hope more Americans are waking up to what is going RKP5637 May 2018 #35
Just in the process now of making it more visible and out in the open RandomAccess May 2018 #34
I hope it is over, but it's so deep rooted now and has so much money and power behind RKP5637 May 2018 #38
Out of 17 candidates, they picked the one who was by far the most bigoted. Doodley May 2018 #44
All are cut from the same piece of cloth! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #56
It happened a long, long time ago TheSmarterDog May 2018 #45
It started in 1968. guillaumeb May 2018 #48
The party of tRump AmandaRuth May 2018 #49
If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck... Amimnoch May 2018 #51
Yep, it's the whole lot of them. If one or two, several, one could say it would go away, but frankly RKP5637 May 2018 #60
It already happened on Nov. 8, 2016 louis c May 2018 #53
That would be a losing battle. The base is but a lot of the leaders don't want anything to do with Quixote1818 May 2018 #59
They always were. They just managed to be polite about it until now n/t Blaukraut May 2018 #61
Yep! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #66
The good Republicans are leaving the GOP. forgotmylogin May 2018 #63
"credible republicans" vi5 May 2018 #64
That is my hope, that the majority of Americans are waking up to what the GOP is about. RKP5637 May 2018 #67
Part of the problem is.... vi5 May 2018 #117
Agree so much. In essence, Trump is not the problem, he is the symptom of what lies RKP5637 May 2018 #119
I don't think they're exactly morphing.... TalenaGor May 2018 #68
Yep, agree, morphing was not the best word choice. They have been there, but now they are open RKP5637 May 2018 #70
I'd say public opinion is morphing for sure LOL TalenaGor May 2018 #84
Definitely!!!! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #85
To me they're like members of some kind of crime syndicate, funded by scumbag oligarchs like diane in sf May 2018 #72
It's damn scary when a large portion of the voting population of the US favors a corrupt and highly RKP5637 May 2018 #74
Sadly, Yes MarkEzra May 2018 #73
Yeah, they are like an evil empire that has hijacked the US government. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #75
No. Bok_Tukalo May 2018 #77
"morphing" ??????? Cryptoad May 2018 #78
No because they have always been for sale ... jimlup May 2018 #79
I certainly hope they are doomed. I just can't believe that the majority of Americans want to RKP5637 May 2018 #83
For sure. Next question. nt Blue_true May 2018 #86
They've been on that path since 9/11. Initech May 2018 #87
Scary times for sure! There is a major fork in the road ahead, hopefully America will RKP5637 May 2018 #88
I thought with Obama we were on the right path. Initech May 2018 #91
Yes and MarvinGardens May 2018 #90
When Dump defended the nazi kkk scum workinclasszero May 2018 #93
It's turning into the National Party from South Africa under white rule. roamer65 May 2018 #96
No, because it's still the money boys who have the most power. Jim Lane May 2018 #97
They hold the power and it may be more difficult than expected to wrest it away. Kablooie May 2018 #98
I've been wondering the same. If NK goes well and the 2018 elections allow them to keep RKP5637 May 2018 #110
K&R from Florida... BlueJac May 2018 #100
It's morphing into a cross between the Christian Taliban & The Republic of Gilead. catbyte May 2018 #103
It's been like that since 64 when they were the champions of States' Rights The Wizard May 2018 #105
I think the members of the Republican Party are in the middle of a "Power Grab". UCmeNdc May 2018 #106
I'm wondering how far it will go. I know this sounds far out, but I'm starting to RKP5637 May 2018 #112
republicans are pissing on the American vision that truly made America great Achilleaze May 2018 #108
This really sums it up well! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #111
The US is rooted in white supremacy loyalsister May 2018 #118
Like the statue that already exists in the giant lump of marble. Mc Mike May 2018 #123
Most of them have always been like that nini May 2018 #124
Thank you for this, this is VERY ENLIGHTENING, isnt it. Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #126
When will they change the name GOP, to something like: RKP5637 May 2018 #134
Of non POC since that W word is dangerous to use. Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #136
This poll and its repsonses is very valuable, it needs to be on the greatest page, how do we get Eliot Rosewater May 2018 #128
Yes! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #132
It's a done deal Cary May 2018 #129
And sadly Trump is good at finding scapegoats and rallying his idiots. n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #137
It is an already completed process DFW May 2018 #130
When/if Sinclair Broadcast Group takes over they will have significant control. This country is RKP5637 May 2018 #135
I voted "no" because my take is the the party has no consistent ideology or values anymore. Nitram May 2018 #138
Good point!!! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #141
KR NT ProudProgressiveNow May 2018 #139
It is, he's following his playbook. Very reminiscent! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #142
Purity's been in the closet since '1492' OxQQme May 2018 #144
And a Trump hero! n/t RKP5637 May 2018 #145
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