Open Thread | They Keep On Telling You Who They Are And What They Will Do If They Get Power…..Are You Listening?

From The Washington Post:

Opinion Trump’s plan for giant detention camps points to a brutal 2024 reality

By Greg Sargent
November 14, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. EST

Donald Trump’s advisers have declared that if he regains the presidency, he will launch an extraordinarily cruel crackdown on immigration. Given that Trump lost reelection in 2020 after attempting a far tamer agenda, advertising such plans might seem like foolish political malpractice.

But the politics of immigration can be peculiar. The public tends to turn on the president in power when the situation on the border goes wrong, leading voters to seek a diametrically different approach — no matter what policies the incumbent has adopted or what their opponent proposes.

In political science jargon, these wild swings against prevailing policy are known as “thermostatic” public opinion. This is particularly pronounced on immigration given its fiendish complexities, meaning disapproval of the incumbent could allow Trump to win even though he is campaigning on an extreme alternative.

That second-term agenda would revolve around what the New York Times calls “giant camps.” While detention centers already exist, the Times reports that Trump and adviser Stephen Miller envision a vastly expanded network that would facilitate the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including longtime residents with deep ties to communities.

Those camps would also enable Trump to dramatically scale up detention of people seeking asylum, which would be subject to shocking new limits. Trump would reinstate his ban on migrants from majority-Muslim countries, invoke new legal authorities to pursue mass expulsions and enlist the military to help carry them out.

Ideologues such as Trump and Miller might truly believe the resulting disapproval of Biden means the public will fully embrace their radical vision. It’s telling that Trump, who recently declared that migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country,” is trumpeting designs with clear White-nationalist implications, such as a revived ban on Muslims and a vision of detention and deportations that appears designed to showcase maximum cruelty for base-thrilling kicks.

He’s telling you what he intends to do. He’s not hiding it in flowery language. You can’t hide behind ‘ I didn’t know he would do that’.
A vote for Dolt45 in 2024, means that you are ok with this.
Just like you were ok with separating children from their parents.

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24 Responses to Open Thread | They Keep On Telling You Who They Are And What They Will Do If They Get Power…..Are You Listening?

  1. rikyrah says:

    Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) tweeted at 1:11 PM on Mon, Nov 20, 2023:
    Republicans and conservatives will stop at nothing until only white people are allowed to vote in this country. That’s where we are in 2023, folks. So spare me your petty grievances and sanctimonious protests against the Democratic Party.

  2. rikyrah says:

    He is only SEVEN YEARS OLD 👀👀
    Like I am watching the next YSL, Tom Ford , Valentino

  3. rikyrah says:

    🇺🇸Yvette – Mother of Gates🇺🇸 (@afrosabi) tweeted at 2:52 PM on Fri, Nov 17, 2023:
    So we had epidemiologists, economists with specialization in inflation, Baltic region geopolitics experts, Middle Eastern conflict experts specializing in a apartheid/holocaust/genocide, and NOW we have people with PhDs in Niggaology specializing in watermelon imagery?


  4. rikyrah says:


    🇺🇸Yvette – Mother of Gates🇺🇸 (@afrosabi) tweeted at 10:25 PM on Fri, Nov 17, 2023:
    I find it REAL interesting that when gay people say something is homophobic, when Jewish people say something is anti-Semitic, when Muslims say something is Islamophobic…we believe them.

    When Black folk say something is anti-black, we got to do Cirque du Soleil to be believed.

  5. rikyrah says:

    The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) tweeted at 3:36 PM on Fri, Nov 17, 2023:
    🚨 NPR reported that Mike Johnson has ties to the New Apostolic Reformation, an extreme far-right Christian movement seeking to dissolve the US’s separation between church and state by “any means necessary.” @motherjones

    Click image below for story👇

  6. rikyrah says:

    ✨Breonna Taylor said “NAW PUNK, GO HOME”✨ (@cbr_OLU) tweeted at 1:04 AM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    These last few weeks, specifically, have PROVEN to me that Too many of yall are dumb AF, ignorant AF, desperate for attention AF, easily led AF, willfully stupid AF, anti-Blk AF & bigoted in general AF

    Disgusting, pathetic & disgusting

  7. rikyrah says:

    Matthew Kassel (@matthewkassel) tweeted at 1:46 PM on Fri, Nov 17, 2023:
    New: Andy Eichar, Jeffries’ NY comms director, responds to the DSA’s “watermelon” flier, saying “the use of racially inflammatory imagery should come as no surprise given the role NYC-DSA and other gentrifiers have played in aggressively attacking Black elected officials.”

  8. rikyrah says:

    👑 Mr. Weeks 👑 (@WonderKing82) tweeted at 8:41 PM on Fri, Nov 17, 2023:
    Look at this racist shit. Not only are they protesting a Black man with a watermelon, but they’re silent on white Republicans who said they will deport and lock up these same protestors.. as a Black man, I’m over it, fuck them and the Palestinian people who want to ignore Hamas.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Candidly Tiff (@tify330) tweeted at 8:08 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    Biden has been working hard for weeks and the ingrates calling him ‘genocide Joe’ will never appreciate all the work he has put into this. I pray the 3 year old baby is released, other Americans plus many more Israeli and foreign hostages.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Me either. Bothers me to no end.

    Candidly Tiff (@tify330) tweeted at 0:57 AM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    I am not feeling how these Pro-Palestine groups are targeting Black elected officials calling them the “enemy of the people” and charging them with genocide.

  11. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) posted at 9:39 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    Maureen Dowd’s out with an entire column about how she’s upset because President Biden told the truth about David Axelrod. Her & Jonathan Martin’s over-the-top defenses of Axelrod are the kind of things you’d write if Axelrod was one of your principal anonymous sources.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Denise Oliver-Velez 💛 (@Deoliver47) posted at 2:29 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    Instead of winning more hearts and minds here in the U.S. for the current situation of the Palestinian people in Gaza, “activists” from the (DSA) have decided to attack Black elected Democrats as part of their performative activities in the last few days.
    They are punks. Period.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Charles Stewart III (@cstewartiii) posted at 8:55 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    This is for total election admin geeks. The @EACgov has a great document detailing requirements for appointment as precinct poll workers. Great resource. (I hope it’s updated…)

  14. rikyrah says:

    Speak up, Mr. Investment Portfolio.

    Dr. Eli David (@DrEliDavid) posted at 4:44 AM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    Hamas leader Khaled Mashal:

    “Russia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Algeria, all sacrificed millions of people in wars. Palestinians will have to do the same.”

    Easy to say when you have a net worth $5 billion, and live lavishly in Qatar 🇶🇦 with your family.

    Dying is for peasants.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) posted at 2:38 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    🚨BREAKING: Biden says the U.S. is prepared to impose sanctions on Israeli settlers who are involved in attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank.
    🚨Why it matters: This is a big deal. It’s the 1st time the U.S. is publicly considering individual sanctions against settlers

  16. rikyrah says:

    Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) posted at 5:40 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    After Russia started pushing illegal migrants from Somalia & Syria toward its borders with Finland & Estonia in recent days, the number of countries that Russia and Belarus are attacking through weaponized migration has increased to 5:


  17. rikyrah says:

    Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) posted at 4:38 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    NEW: Biden calls for peace, a two-state solution, a free Palestine, & will impose sanctions against Israeli extremists in the West Bank. He also calls for support for Ukraine. Here is a gift link to the President’s opinion piece in WaPo.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) posted at 0:48 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    All of THIS!!! 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

    50 out of 150 judges…. Judges that have lifetime appointments! More Black women appointed to the appellate bench than all previous Presidents COMBINED! 1st Black woman on the Supreme Court!

    Give the man his due! #BidenHarris2024…

  19. rikyrah says:

    Jeff Timmer (@jefftimmer) posted at 8:35 AM on Sun, Nov 19, 2023:
    There are 50 weeks until the most consequential US election since 1860. There are more of us than there are of them. It’s time to fucking act like it. Do something. Every day. Give time. Give money. Support pro-democracy candidates. Don’t just doom tweet. Act. Win.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) posted at 11:18 AM on Sun, Nov 19, 2023:
    I’m still not over Univision becoming a full on MAGA propaganda arm after their executives were given special treatment at crime hub Mar-a-Lago. They do realize they are supporting a racist movement that wants Latinos like myself/them deported or dead or both right? Disgraceful.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) posted at 8:06 PM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    People like Speaker Johnson are both insane and dangerous. The idea that they have some direct link to the almighty and that God is a white evangelical Christian who is fixated on the United States is both arrogant and insane.

    via @weekendcapehart @CapehartJ

  22. rikyrah says:

    Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) posted at 11:21 AM on Sat, Nov 18, 2023:
    Nothing to see here, just a coup plotter turned Speaker of the House telling the American people that the truth of what happened on Jan. 6th is a “narrative” they shouldn’t trust.
    That they’ve been lied to.
    But he will show them the “truth.”
    This shit is downright f’ng Orwellian.

  23. rikyrah says:

    John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) posted at 11:28 AM on Sun, Nov 19, 2023:
    Republicans exist solely in a battle posture against those they’ve come to believe are imminent threats, which includes an ever-expanding portion of humanity.We’re now brutalized by a group of people who are fiercely, unrelentingly at war with everything.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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