Their View: If Republicans win: Four predictions and one speculation (P1 of 2)

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Michael Hays

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The Republican Party, with its now-controlling Tea Party caucus, has faced, and fears, the demographic facts of an increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic populace-Obama has been its face, and fear-and decided to undermine democracy. The economic elitism of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the anti-Constitutional fanaticism of the Tea Party, and the religious zealotry of Christian fundamentalists - all three boosted by bigotry against "others" - have created a perfect political storm threatening big changes in America as we know, imagine, or profess to want it to be. Going is its ideal of the Founding Fathers' first principle: "all men are created equal."
Accordingly, my four predictions assume that Republicans retain control of the House, regain control of the Senate, and win the White House. One, on the first day of the new Senate, when it amends or adopts rules by majority vote, Republican senators will eliminate filibusters and restrict holds to make Democratic resistance to extremist legislation or appointments difficult, if not impossible.
Two, Republican politicians will intensify steps which Republican-controlled state governments have attempted or taken to suppress voting in ways disproportionately affecting minorities, seniors, and students, to expand or make permanent the means to future electoral success. They will not only make voting requirements and arrangements more stringent and limited, but also limit the franchise in other ways. They will make legal challenges to define the vote as a privilege, not a right, for states to award. The Republican attorney general will not investigate or take action against voting-related irregularities, including voter fraud by the National Republican Committee.
Thus, three, Republicans politicians will establish permanent rule of an economically and ethnically apartheid country. Between Romney's 1-percent socio-economic elitism and his campaign-co-chair John Sununu's all-purpose racism, we see the gamut of Republican values and attitudes. For the means by which Republicans eke out victory in this year's election, if they win, will be the means, augmented as the possession of power gives them greater opportunity, to ensure victories in future years' elections.
Four, Romney's political strategy will be to trade off his support on social-cultural-civil issues which he has not strongly or consistently supported, like abortion, for support on any economic, environmental, health, and military issues. Given the opportunistic inconsistency, and collective incoherence, of his positions during the campaign, no matter what he does, he will claim that he told us so and that his victory means that he has a mandate for whatever he does.
My speculation concerns abortion without exception for rape-a likely provision of proposed Republican state and federal legislation, one not considered in light of the national history of race relations. In the 1930s, two white women accused nine black men, soon known as the Scottsboro Boys, of raping them. In the notorious course of trials, convictions, appeals, and more convictions, one of the alleged victims recanted her accusation in its entirety. Nevertheless, racial prejudice demanded convictions and the death penalty, the standard sentence for black men convicted of raping white women.
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Elsie YesSir

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Ho hum. More random words from a noted random word generator. We can only hope that there is no "Part 2 mext" to bother skipping. Ho hum.
Elsie YesSir

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I apologize for the typo.
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Is the pot not calling the kettle black?

Correct me if I am wrong. Points 1, 2, and 3 have already happened!!!---in New Mexico by the Democrats.

Democrats will do anything to retain power and control. We can't show id at the polls, because it will disenfranchise some minority voters. That is double speak for -- it might prevent Democrats from voting more than once. I am not just talking about an isolated event in Sundland Park. The Democratic head of elections (or some such label) stated that he knew of people that voted for their friends.

We can't purge our voter roles of dead people and non-residents, because that is a waste of taxpayer time and money.

The Democrat attorney general is dragging his feet on lawsuits that pertain to Richardson's pay-to-play schemes. The Chief Justice of the NM Supreme Court contributes fairly large sums of money to the Democratic party. Moreover, the Chief Justice has refused to excuse himself when it comes time to decide whether Judge Murphy has played a part in the Richardson pay-to- become-a-judge scheme.

The Democratic party of NM has taken us to the bottom of almost every national education measure that I see. Crime is high. New Mexico has significantly under-funded pension obligations.

New Mexico certainly is in good shape. Continue to vote for your favorite Democratic candidate.
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Michael,
It seems to me there is one more thing you left out.

The assumption is that the Republicans take control of everything-- Presidency, Senate, House, and the courts and want to make Democratic resistance to their policies difficult, if not impossible.

One of the first things to do with absolute power is to take control of the media. The news has to present a Republican perspective to political items.

Those in control would also want to drill their political viewpoints down to educate future Republican voters. That means that university and possibly high school journalism (and English) classes will need to also have the proper Republican slant.

This has already happened -- for the Democrats.
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Michael Hays wrote:
The Republican Party, with its now-controlling Tea Party caucus, has faced, and fears, the demographic facts of an increasingly multi-racial and multi-ethnic populace-Obama has been its face, and fear-and decided to undermine democracy. The economic elitism of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the anti-Constitutional fanaticism of the Tea Party, and the religious zealotry of Christian fundamentalists - all three boosted by bigotry against "others" - have created a perfect political storm threatening big changes in America as we know, imagine, or profess to want it to be. Going is its ideal of the Founding Fathers' first principle: "all men are created equal."
Accordingly, my four predictions assume that Republicans retain control of the House, regain control of the Senate, and win the White House. One, on the first day of the new Senate, when it amends or adopts rules by majority vote, Republican senators will eliminate filibusters and restrict holds to make Democratic resistance to extremist legislation or appointments difficult, if not impossible.
Two, Republican politicians will intensify steps which Republican-controlled state governments have attempted or taken to suppress voting in ways disproportionately affecting minorities, seniors, and students, to expand or make permanent the means to future electoral success. They will not only make voting requirements and arrangements more stringent and limited, but also limit the franchise in other ways. They will make legal challenges to define the vote as a privilege, not a right, for states to award. The Republican attorney general will not investigate or take action against voting-related irregularities, including voter fraud by the National Republican Committee.
Thus, three, Republicans politicians will establish permanent rule of an economically and ethnically apartheid country. Between Romney's 1-percent socio-economic elitism and his campaign-co-chair John Sununu's all-purpose racism, we see the gamut of Republican values and attitudes. For the means by which Republicans eke out victory in this year's election, if they win, will be the means, augmented as the possession of power gives them greater opportunity, to ensure victories in future years' elections.
Four, Romney's political strategy will be to trade off his support on social-cultural-civil issues which he has not strongly or consistently supported, like abortion, for support on any economic, environmental, health, and military issues. Given the opportunistic inconsistency, and collective incoherence, of his positions during the campaign, no matter what he does, he will claim that he told us so and that his victory means that he has a mandate for whatever he does.
My speculation concerns abortion without exception for rape-a likely provision of proposed Republican state and federal legislation, one not considered in light of the national history of race relations. In the 1930s, two white women accused nine black men, soon known as the Scottsboro Boys, of raping them. In the notorious course of trials, convictions, appeals, and more convictions, one of the alleged victims recanted her accusation in its entirety. Nevertheless, racial prejudice demanded convictions and the death penalty, the standard sentence for black men convicted of raping white women.
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As you predicted, the party that gained control is going to try to eliminate filibusters from the other party.

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