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    If anyone cares to read “Project 2025,” it’s a blueprint for creating a Judge Dredd universe, where the only people still living in it will be the Super Rich and the Super F*cking Poor.

    That’s a bad thing, by the way.

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    Fetterman really is a mixed bag, and to be honest, I kind of like that. Life should be full of nuanced characters, I shouldn’t have to decide between the same cookie cutter pieces of shit we have every election.

    He’s a piece of shit for supporting Israel so staunchly, don’t get me wrong, but there’s also plenty to like about him.

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      He also shares a very large portion of the core beliefs of the old Republican party. In the 1960s he would’ve likely been considered center right.

      It’s crazy that endorsing medicare and social support structures makes him a Democrat now.

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        It’s not crazy, it’s intentional. Poor education combined with the lack of social structure creates a voting population ripe with anger over the shitty system and looking to blame someone instead of learn why it’s like that.

        Conservative media is specially made to take uneducated and rage blind voters and churn out Republican candidates who pretty much only hold office because of manufactured spite towards democrats.

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          This is a ridiculous viewpoint, the Democrats are a center right party. Here in Canada they would be considered conservative.

          He supports healthcare and workers’ rights, he’s a Democrat.

          Or at this point the Republicans are so cracked that straight up “if he doesn’t support Project 2025, he’s a Democrat”

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            He’s referring to:

            The liberal comedian then asked Fetterman whether his shift in various policies had anything to do with his recovery from his 2022 stroke, asking if > his near-death experience had given him a “freedom.”

            “Absolutely,” Fetterman responded. “There’s a line from the first ‘Batman,’ Joker’s like ‘I’ve been dead once already. It’s very liberating.'”

            “It’s freeing in a way. And I just think after beating all of that, I just really [want to] be able to say the things that I have to really believe in and not be > afraid of if there’s any kind of blowback.”

            Notably:

            Some of the most progressive and left parts of the Democratic Party are standing for the kind of side that have kinds of organizations like Hamas

            He basically broadly cast Palestinians as "because Hamas is among them, they earned their situation.

            So nominally Democrat, but he’s been called “Republican’s favorite Democrat” and has been espousing some more right wing sentiment this year particularly.

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              Brain damage from a stroke is well known to possibly cause major shifts in personality and beliefs too

              Dude went from calling himself a progressive at every opportunity pre-stroke, to going on a rant about why he has no idea why anyone would think he was a progressive and how angry it makes him

              Being confused about things and responding with belligerence is also normal following things like strokes or the normal effects of aging.

              All this shit is logical, except where we pretend they’re normal and the same as elected.

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            No he literally had a stroke, had brain damage, and stopped being a progressive. I’m not talking figuratively here or being like “hurr durr non-progressives are brain damaged”, the stroke figuratively turned him into a different person, he became significantly more conservative.

            Which really is a shitty situation all around, it’s really unfortunate.

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            I don’t pay attention to american individual politicians as much but maybe he’d be a red Tory? Morneau was a grit cabinet minister and he’s solidly centre right, LPC tends to be neolib

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    It’s a shame he went full Zionist over donor money.

    But Project 2025 is just basic conservatism. It is a wishlist that should shock no one for existing because it’s pretty much verbatim what right wingers have demanded since pretty much ever.

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      And it’s not like it’s trump specific.

      They’ve wanted to do this shit longer than even Biden has been alive.

      If trump dropped dead right now, the replacement would do the same stuff. Whatever republican running in 2036 will still want to finish up what hasn’t been done yet.

      trump is a symptom, he might be the symptom that kills us, but just removing trump doesn’t solve the underlying problem.