Musk Shares a Nazi Meme and Then Tells Twitter to Vote Republican

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  69 comments

By:   Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, Daily Beast

Musk Shares a Nazi Meme and Then Tells Twitter to Vote Republican

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Musk Shares a Nazi Meme and Then Tells Twitter to Vote Republican






Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling






Mon, November 7, 2022 at 11:48 AM







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Life comes at you fast. Six months ago,   Elon Musk wrote , “For Twitter to deserve public trust, it must be politically neutral, which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally.”

On Monday morning, weeks after buying the platform for $44 billion, he shared a meme   featuring a Nazi soldier   and then told his 115 million followers to vote Republican in Tuesday’s midterms.

“To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic,” he   wrote .

Musk has faced criticism for firing roughly 50 percent of the company’s employees last week, including those responsible for monitoring disinformation days ahead of Election Day. The purge was likened by some critics to a Category 5 hurricane.


“Hardcore Democrats or Republicans never vote for the other side,” Musk added on Monday, “so independent voters are the ones who actually decide who’s in charge!”




The CEO’s tweet on voting red garnered over 43,000 retweets and nearly 180,000 likes a couple of hours after posting. His Nazi meme, which used a photo of a German Wehrmacht soldier  with a cage of carrier pigeons during the Nazi invasion of France, had about 14,000 retweets in the three hours after it was posted.


Musk, who in late 2021 surpassed Jeff Bezos in wealth with a reported net worth of $219 billion, has had a rocky start in his latest tech foray, blaming a recent “massive drop in revenue” on “activist groups pressuring advertisers,” rather than his own antics.

At a campaign event in Chicago on Friday, President Joe Biden called out the site after Musk shared—then deleted—a baseless conspiracy theory about the attack on Paul Pelosi, calling Twitter “an outfit that spews lies all across the world.”


In an effort to change his fortune and turn a profit at the historically unprofitable social media platform, Musk has proposed a pay-to-play verification system and an end to permabans, including one on Donald Trump.


But the new plan didn’t stop the thin-skinned billionaire from suspending comedian Kathy Griffin on Monday after she changed the name on her profile to Musk’s and encouraged people to vote Democrat.

“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” he tweeted.









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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Life comes at you fast. Six months ago,      Elon Musk wrote   , “For Twitter to deserve public trust, it must be politically neutral, which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally.”

On Monday morning, weeks after buying the platform for $44 billion, he shared a meme      featuring a Nazi soldier       and then told his 115 million followers to vote Republican in Tuesday’s midterms.

Fucking hypocrite like the majority of today's republicans/alleged conservatives.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago

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squiggy
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1.2  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @1    3 weeks ago

The NY Times shared a cartoon, then encouraged everyone to vote liberal. So?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.2.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @1.2    3 weeks ago

So?

 
 
 
George
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2  George    3 weeks ago

The CEO’s tweet on voting red garnered over 43,000 retweets and nearly 180,000 likes a couple of hours after posting. His Nazi meme, which used  a photo of a German Wehrmacht soldier   with a cage of carrier pigeons during the Nazi invasion of France, had about 14,000 retweets in the three hours after it was posted.

And the liberals can't stand that he is leveling the playing field.  But why would they care, didn't they all move to Canada 4 years ago like they said they would? Fucking hypocrites.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  George @2    3 weeks ago

The reason he posted the Nazi was to show people what they would be up against should the dems prevail. Simple as that. But, let's all get our panties wadded up. LMAO

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1    3 weeks ago

The reason he posted the Nazi was to appeal to neo-Nazis and Fascists and to let them know that Twitter is open for their business.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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2.1.2  Drakkonis  replied to  Gsquared @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

Actually, the reason he posted the German soldier was to suggest that this is what we might end up with when only one party has all the power, be it left or right. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Drakkonis @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

G squared is correct.  You're wrong

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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2.1.4  Drakkonis  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.3    3 weeks ago
To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic,”

What about this quote, which appeared with the photo, suggests that I am wrong? 

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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2.1.5  Drakkonis  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.3    3 weeks ago

 Hello?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  George @2    3 weeks ago

But the new plan didn’t stop the thin-skinned billionaire from suspending comedian Kathy Griffin on Monday after she changed the name on her profile to Musk’s and encouraged people to vote Democrat.

 
 
 
George
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2.2.1  George  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago

Kathy Griffin has to impersonate someone relevant for anybody to pay attention, it's pathetic watching this has been hack desperately trying to remain relevant. I honestly thought she died......and nobody cared.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago

Well let's see you try to pull that shit here and see what it gets you.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.3  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago
But the new plan didn’t stop the thin-skinned billionaire from suspending comedian Kathy Griffin on Monday after she changed the name on her profile to Musk’s and encouraged people to vote Democrat.

When Twitter was kicking out conservatives all the liberal were saying it was OK, they were a company and could do what they wanted.  Now Elon suspends someone that is violating TOS and all the liberal heads explode.  It is hilarious to watch.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.2    3 weeks ago

Excuse me?  Is that some kind of threat?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Right Down the Center @2.2.3    3 weeks ago

Is that all y'all have, deflection?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.4    3 weeks ago
Excuse me?  Is that some kind of threat?

No FFS. You think it's okay for Griffin to pull that stunt without any repercussions on Twitter. All I said was try it here and see what you get. It would be more of the same. A major violation if not a temporary vacation.

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Tessylo
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2.2.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.6    3 weeks ago

No need to get pissy and whiny about it.  

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2.2.8  MrFrost  replied to  Right Down the Center @2.2.3    3 weeks ago
When Twitter was kicking out conservatives

They were kicked out for violating the rules. Pretty simple concept. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.9  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @2.2.8    3 weeks ago

Something some folks cannot seem to grasp.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.10  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.7    3 weeks ago
No need to get pissy and whiny about it. 

Pissy and whiny? LMAO who wanted to interpret that comment as some sort of threat? Won't work this time.

Who's whiny now? 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.11  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.5    3 weeks ago

Seems accusing others of deflection is all some people here have.  Know what I mean?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.13  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.9    3 weeks ago
Something some folks cannot seem to grasp.  

Keep trying, I have faith.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.14  Right Down the Center  replied to  MrFrost @2.2.8    3 weeks ago
They were kicked out for violating the rules. Pretty simple concept. 

Oh, you mean like Kathy was and all the liberals are whining about.  Different rules for different people?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.15  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.10    3 weeks ago

You

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.6    3 weeks ago

Who made you hall monitor?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.17  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.16    3 weeks ago

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devangelical
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2.2.18  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.16    3 weeks ago

probably the same asshole that told him his oath to defend the constitution didn't apply if a democrat was POTUS...

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.19  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @2.2    3 weeks ago
But the new plan didn’t stop the thin-skinned billionaire from suspending comedian Kathy Griffin on Monday after she changed the name on her profile to Musk’s and encouraged people to vote Democrat.

She violated ToS.  Musk put her into place.  And here you are crying about it.

 
 
 
George
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2.2.20  George  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.19    3 weeks ago

Maybe she can open a account on truth social?

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.2.21  devangelical  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.19    3 weeks ago
She violated ToS

musk made that rule after she did it...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.22  Texan1211  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.19    3 weeks ago
Musk put her into place. 

His company, his rules.

Fuck Kathy if she can't take it.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.23  Right Down the Center  replied to  devangelical @2.2.21    3 weeks ago

Nope,that rule was already there. Nice try thought.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.24  Right Down the Center  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.16    3 weeks ago

Did he say something that was not true?

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.2.25  devangelical  replied to  Right Down the Center @2.2.23    3 weeks ago

thought? or did you mean though?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.26  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.2.25    3 weeks ago
thought? or did you mean though?

Man, that's a real toughie, huh?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.27  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Right Down the Center @2.2.23    3 weeks ago

Dev is correct.  You are wrong, as usual

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.28  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.27    3 weeks ago

You are both wrong. That is ok, I am used to you being wrong.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.2.30  Right Down the Center  replied to  devangelical @2.2.25    3 weeks ago

I have faith you can figure it out. Give it some thought though.

 
 
 
Sparty On
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2.2.31  Sparty On  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.10    3 weeks ago

Uh oh, you stirred up the NT mafia ....... scary!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.32  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Sparty On @2.2.31    3 weeks ago

They all come to the rescue of the lesser of their hive

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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2.2.33  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.32    3 weeks ago

Please....like you all don't do the same thing

I remember one Pearl Clutcher who left the place in tears because you all failed to protect her

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.34  Texan1211  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.33    3 weeks ago
I remember one Pearl Clutcher who left the place in tears because you all failed to protect her

Failed to protect her?

From what?

Hateful, ignorant, untrue comments?

We don't moderate here.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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2.2.35  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.34    3 weeks ago

Sad thing is, she even stated we didn't protect her. Much the opposite goes on on the other side of the aisle as witnessed above.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.2.36  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.2.35    3 weeks ago
Sad thing is, she even stated we didn't protect her. Much the opposite goes on on the other side of the aisle as witnessed above.

When they are reduced to starting off with bullshit like calling someone names, what real credibility do they have?

 
 
 
George
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3  George    3 weeks ago

used  a photo of a German Wehrmacht soldier  

Are we sure it wasn't the liberal hero Prince Harry?

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devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  George @3    3 weeks ago

but, but, but, what about...

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George
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3.1.1  George  replied to  devangelical @3.1    3 weeks ago

Most Americans agree that is bad, But Trump has said he loves Stupid people, which often equals Nazis and democrats, as they are basically the same a lot of the time.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1.2  devangelical  replied to  George @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
Nazis and democrats, as they are basically the same a lot of the time.

it's only taught that way in the civics classrooms of thumper madrasas...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.2    3 weeks ago
t's only taught that way in the civics classrooms of thumper madrasas...

Where and how have you accumulated so much info on them?

Any personal experience?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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3.1.4  Raven Wing  replied to  George @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
which often equals Nazis and democrats, as they are basically the same a lot of the time.

But, nowhere near as bad as the Republicans. Otherwise they would not worship a person as filthy and dishonest as Trump and his Mentor Putin.

 
 
 
George
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3.1.5  George  replied to  Raven Wing @3.1.4    3 weeks ago

The only people I see worshiping at the altar of trump is liberals, I guess that’s why they can’t stop talking about him. And everyone knows Obama was Putin’s 🐔 holster.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3.1.6  al Jizzerror  replied to  George @3.1.5    3 weeks ago
Obama was Putin’s holster.

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George
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3.1.7  George  replied to  al Jizzerror @3.1.6    3 weeks ago

Is he pulling Obama off to save the dignity of the Presidency?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3.1.8  al Jizzerror  replied to  George @3.1.7    3 weeks ago
the dignity of the Presidency

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Ender
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3.2  Ender  replied to  George @3    3 weeks ago

Liberal hero?

Haha   He is an asshole and this 'Liberal' can't stand him.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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4  Jeremy Retired in NC    3 weeks ago
“For Twitter to deserve public trust, it must be politically neutral, which effectively means upsetting the far right and the far left equally.”

And that one line set the left off.  Looks like they don't actually want equality.  They want only THEIR version of the narrative to get out.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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5  Dismayed Patriot    3 weeks ago

Well, it's not much of a surprise that the Neo-Nazi's, white supremacists and white nationalists will be coming out to support Republicans as usual, that is the party they most identify with.

Polling location protection "measures come as online accounts tied to neo-Nazi sympathizers and "alt-right" groups such as the Proud Boys have been generating posts that encourage supporters to join the campaign's Election Day operations, according to two new reports this week. That includes sending out links to poll-watching registration sites for the Trump campaign's so-called Army for Trump , an effort working to recruit thousands of supports to sign up as poll watchers for the campaign on Election Day."

Neo-Nazi and Proud Boys groups push Trump campaign poll watching operation online: Reports - ABC News

Where Nazis were once treated by both parties as an unambiguous source of pure evil, now they inhabit a gray area on the fringe of the Republican coalition .

How Trump Brought Nazis Into Republican Politics (nymag.com)

Avowed white supremacists and Holocaust deniers were among the Trump supporters who violently occupied the US Capitol Wednesday, with experts on far-right extremism calling the storming a jarring but natural product of years of violence and hateful rhetoric stoked by disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Members of far-right groups, including the violent Proud Boys, joined the crowds that formed in Washington to cheer on US President Donald Trump as he urged them to protest Congress’ counting of Electoral College votes confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Then they headed to the Capitol. Members of smaller white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups also were spotted in the crowds. Police were photographed stopping a man identified as a leading promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory from storming the Senate floor.

Online forums popular with Trump supporters lit up with gleeful posts about the chaotic scenes broadcast from the Capitol. Thousands of messages on Parler, a right-wing alternative to Twitter, included the hashtag #civilwar or other variations of the term.

Holocaust-denying neo-Nazis among the Trump supporters who stormed US Capitol | The Times of Israel

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"Nine percent of Americans said holding neo-Nazi or white supremacist views is acceptable"

Survey: 9 percent call neo-Nazi views acceptable | The Hill

And 99% of those 9% almost certainly vote Republicans and worship Donald Trump.

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Sure, it may not be the 'face' of the Republican party, but it certainly is its ever-present shadow.

 
 
 
George
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5.1  George  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5    3 weeks ago

Were those pictures from the last get out the vote rally that democrats had?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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5.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  George @5.1    3 weeks ago

I've no doubt any one of those folk in the photos would want to punch you in the face for insulting their white Christian conservatism and doubting their loyalty to Trump and Republicans like that.

 
 
 
George
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5.1.2  George  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

Well, I will take your word for that. You seem intimately familiar with the people and the movement. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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5.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  George @5.1.2    3 weeks ago
You seem intimately familiar with the people and the movement. 

I am. I grew up around them in Ohio and still have a lot of white Christian conservative family in Arkansas and there really is no doubt as to who those folk are and which political party they support. If someone is flying a confederate flag, a swastika flag or marching with tiki torches chanting "Jews will not replace us!" there is without a doubt about a 99% chance of them being a vocal outspoken supporter of Donald Trump and his Trumpublican party.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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7  al Jizzerror    3 weeks ago

Why did Elon Musk buy Twitter and show his support for Republicans?

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Step one was to take over Twitter.

Step two is to take over the Republican Party.

Step three is to take over the United States.

Step four is to take over the World.

 
 
 
GregTx
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7.1  GregTx  replied to  al Jizzerror @7    3 weeks ago

I think you might be on to something.....  

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Texan1211
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7.2  Texan1211  replied to  al Jizzerror @7    3 weeks ago
Step three is to take over the United States.

And he will accomplish this how?

And what do you mean by "take over"?

 
 
 
devangelical
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7.3  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @7    3 weeks ago
Step two is to take over the Republican Party.

it's still for sale and it's had a lot of different owners...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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7.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @7.3    3 weeks ago
it's still for sale and it's had a lot of different owners...

Seems to be a popular liberal misconception.

 
 

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