First posted 10/21/2016
Last October I thought the GOP was merely a political party gone astray.
I know better, now.
The craven and shameless hypocrisy we’ve witnessed from House and Senate Republicans these long seven months is humiliating to me as an American.
Many of the items on this list now make sense given what I’ve learned about Russian information Warfare and Active Measures.
Below is a copy of the 2016 NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
Right click and ‘save as’ to download.
Handbook of Russian Information Warfare – NATO Defense College
12 things I want the GOP to Stop Doing Right Now
The rise of Donald Trump and his blatant disrespect for the rule of law did not happen in a void; The GOP is already working to subvert the will of the People.
Stop demonizing the government to win votes.
I think I speak for most sane Americans when I say I’m sick of the GOP’s conspiracy theories, coded racist rhetoric, appeals to a base that wants to undo the outcome of American Civil War; and a gas lighting anti-government propaganda outlet.
I’m talking about you Fox News.
Stop demonizing Democrats. Democrats are the opposition party, not an enemy nation. Demonizing legitimate political opposition is unseemly for members of the most stable democratic government in human history.
Stop using the hate rhetoric of media clowns like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as a guide for good governance. Members of congress should denounce the hate rhetoric and lies spread by media figures who make their livings by preaching hatred for our system of government.
If you keep your majority in Congress, stop subverting the will of the people by subverting our duly elected President. We the People want an end to GOP obstruction.
Stop using coded racist rhetoric. The American people know what you mean by ‘takers’ and we are offended by it.
Stop abusing your political power to launch politically motivated investigations into democrats and only democrats.
If the GOP really wants to launch an exercise in justice it should investigate the invasion of Iraq. The World waits for the United States to take responsibility for war crimes in Iraq.
Stop hiding your economic agenda behind Christianity. As a Christian I can say with authority that the GOP and its political operatives on the religious right have no credibility to preach to others. .
Stop breaking government programs and then using them as an example of failure. Most people want public services because they improve the quality of our lives by providing services that we cannot afford by ourselves.
Stop trying to destroy the Affordable Care Act.
Stop trying to privatize and destroy Medicare.
Stop calling Social Security an entitlement program. Americans pay for it; it’s our money.
Stop using LGBTQ citizens to ‘energize’ the hatreds of your homophobic constituents. LGBTQ lives are not yours to use as pawns.
Do your job and hold hearing on Obama’s SCOTUS bin nominee. Respect the rule of law by meeting your responsibilities to the Nation as elected officials
(c) Rob Goldstein 2016 All Rights Reserved.
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