The stunning extent to which Trumpism is centered among Fox News-watching Republicans

…there is a powerful Fox News Party operating within the Republican Party,” PRRI’s CEO Robert Jones told The Post in an email. “Fully 40 percent of Republicans say they most trust Fox News to provide accurate information about current events and politics, and this group looks different from other Republicans on nearly every issue.”

“They are President Trump’s foot soldiers within the party,” he added. ” … So when the president talks directly to Fox News, it essentially functions as a command and control center linking him to his most stalwart supporters.”

Washington Post

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Republican Judges Are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws

The Republican Party’s campaign to take over the federal and state courts is quietly upending a long and deeply embedded tradition of upholding vital public health regulations. The result has been a radically novel and potentially catastrophic sequence of decisions blocking state responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

NY Times

Amy Coney Barret: Religious Zealot in a Judge’s Robe. What Could Go Wrong?

Amy Coney Barret, the moron’s nominee for the Supreme Court:”

There are reports of her viewing herself as a “different kind of lawyer” who holds the belief that a “legal career is but a means to an end… and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”  

Ironically, she calls herself an “originalist”, one who adheres to the original intent of the founders.

Do we need a religious zealot on the Supreme Court? I think not.

James Madison

Susan Pompeo: Acting Secretary of State and Grammarian?

In a vast Cabinet department with extensive resources, tightly bound by protocol and with close oversight, Mike and Susan Pompeo have imported a model more familiar to smaller, less scrutinized congressional offices on Capitol Hill: a blurry line between the appointed secretary and unappointed spouse, and among official, political and personal agendas.

Politico

Boogaloo Bois Taking Their Guns to Protest(s)

They grabbed their guns — mostly assault rifles — hopped into their vehicles, and made the 18-hour trek to Minneapolis.

Boogaloo members appear to hold conflicting ideological views with some identifying as anarchists and others rejecting formal titles. Some pockets of the group have espoused white supremacy while others reject it. But they have at least two things in common: an affinity for toting around guns in public and a “boogaloo” rallying cry, which is commonly viewed as code for another US civil war.

CNN

Radical Groups: Boogaloo Bois – Out to Kill Cops

One commenter added, “I’m looking for fellow Minneapolis residents to join me in forming a private, Constitutionally-authorized militia to protect people from the MPD, which has killed too many people within the last two years.”

These exchanges offer a window into an extremely online update of the militia movement, which is gearing up for the northern summer. The “Boogaloo Bois” expect, even hope, that the warmer weather will bring armed confrontations with law enforcement, and will build momentum towards a new civil war in the United States. 

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