No one in so-called conservatism says, “Oh, conspiracy-related racism is a foreign position.” Republicans keep campaigning for it, and the base keeps voting for it. State Attorney General Mark Brnovich, running against Masters, failed to get even 20% of the vote. Brnovich was punished by the country’s fascist base for no helping Donald Trump spread the election fraud used to justify the coup attempt. He was punished for not aiding in the act of rebellion.
That was the theme for Arizona Republicans. Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified before a House committee investigating Trump’s coup, once again making it clear that Trump and his allies are simply lying about the lost election. For refusing to support a treasonable conspiracy, he was removed from office by Republican voters because Republican voters in Arizona… support sedition.
They were not “confused”. They were not admitted. They supported Team Sedition, they still support Team Sedition, and they still purge the party of anyone who isn’t a democracy-hating fascist.
White nationalist Rep. Paul Gosar received two-thirds of the vote in his primary. Gossard’s behavior in Congress has been so shoddy that he was stripped of his committee assignments and has now become a perpetually chattering congressional paperweight. But his constituents see the “white nationalist” part as more important than the “functionally useless.”
There were voters distracted what does Gosar refer to? Not even a little. Arizona Republicans want conspiracy theories, performative brutality, and fascism-laced, militia-next-door white supremacy. It’s a Republican base now.
It continues. Kari Lake, a supporter of all kinds of election fraud, appears to be winning against Republican primary challenger Karin Taylor Robson in the race for Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. Lake has made a name for himself, like others, by endorsing Donald Trump’s treasonous election fraud. Lake spent her campaign promising that she would respond to these hoaxes by eliminating mail-in voting by throwing out all tabulators — essentially making it harder to vote and nearly impossible to count.
Lake has spent the last few days vowing that if she doesn’t win the election, it will only mean more “fraud” that she says “we” have already discovered thanks to her “cyber people”. Leika also lost in the first results last night, but in the later tests she overtook her opponent.
What’s this? Voices inverted In the night? Does that mean Lake Kari is a winner fraud?
She won’t admit to it, of course, because she’s just a penny-pinching schemer who lies for a living. She’s already said she’ll call it “cheating” if she doesn’t win, and won’t smoke if she does, so. Again: Arizona conservatives voted for it. The more someone lies, the more they like it. The more laws someone promises to repeal in order to achieve a great future for Trump, the more Arizona Republicans purr with glee.
This brings us to the last act of shameless fascism in the desert evening. That bozo. You know one. A fake-ass Arizona pseudo-cowboy who fled the state after screwing up everything in his life, it was possible to screw up again in Michigan.
Oh Mark Finham. I think a country that would happily send Paul Gosar back to Parliament despite the Gosar family repeatedly asking voters to stop voting for the crank would have no problem with the almost cartoonishly hollow Fincham. Finham is an election conspiracy theorist and … not much else. Now he’s going to be the Republican candidate for Secretary of State after running on promises very similar to Lake’s because there’s basically no election conspiracy you can throw at him and from that day on he’d nod his head and be the champion . (He also seems like the most likely candidate to go to federal prison if he wins in November and starts making good on his promises. Just a hunch.)
If elected, both Lake and Finham have expressed a willingness to overturn the election, as Donald Trump attempted. Trump wanted state Republicans to simply declare that the election results were invalid because of unspecified, unseen “fraud” and so state Republican officials would simply declare that a Republican had won.
Arizona’s Republican base loves the idea. In each of these races, they were most fueled by a rabid conspiracy to overthrow America. It wasn’t a small part of the candidate’s platform that Republican voters ruthlessly ignored; in a race by race, they voted for those who promise to do the most damage to America’s elections, to curb “immigrants” and “black people” and other enemies.
This is the part where almost any national news report would bend over backwards to portray the Republican base that voted for these crooks and conspirators as good people despite having no evidence that any of them are good people. and plenty of evidence that they are riot-supporting hoax-loving racist rage-bags who know what every candidate stands for, go to the polls, and vote for people who promise to harm or overturn elections that aren’t Republican-style.
It is not necessary. It sells deception. Evidence Arizona Republicans do no the fascism of wills is as anecdotal as the Trump camp’s claims that ballots are smuggled into polling centers in pizza boxes or repairmen’s cars. This does not mean that the whole country is unsalvageable –most The people of Arizona did not vote for these people. But the Republicans who did show up to vote were overwhelmingly in favor of hoax promoters and people who promised they would refuse to concede future Republican election losses unless they could think of a reason not to.
The Arizona Republican Party, like Republican parties in many other states, has been so hijacked by anti-democratic hackers and scammers that there is no room left for anyone. no on Team Sedition. It cannot be fixed, but the Americans who support it must be humiliated into oblivion. Believing a lie because of a butcher you once saw on TV, or supporting a white nationalist who says that non-white immigrants are coming to the country because of a global elite conspiracy to diminish America’s whiteness. is a movement failure. It is simply cowardice, mockery. It is a fascist movement that invents enemies to justify an atrocity that they have wanted to do for decades and now find tantalizingly close.
In Arizona, this turns November into a referendum. There is no arguing with people who don’t care if their politicians lie to them about issues as important as democracy itself. They can only be beaten. It’s up to all voters in the state who unable to stomach America’s fascists turn to reject the choice of the Republican base because Kansas voters rejected the theocratic whims of the Republicans. The only way to stop this movement of fascist hoax promoters is to tear the movement to pieces in the voting booths so that there aren’t enough scraps to recover.
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