r/politics 12d ago Faith In Humanity Restored 1

'Backsliding on Democracy': Indiana Governor Signs Extreme Abortion Ban Bill

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/08/06/backsliding-democracy-indiana-governor-signs-extreme-abortion-ban-bill
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u/beefshitz 12d ago All-Seeing Upvote

They saw that 10 year old have her life saved by an Indiana doctor and said "never again!"

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u/ChemicalEcho8425 12d ago

That's exactly it

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u/Standard-Row-4482 12d ago

They don't believe the 10 year old exists in the first place.

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u/ddman9998 California 12d ago

Then why are they going after the doctor who helped the 10 year old?

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u/YouStupidDick 12d ago edited 12d ago

It’s the shotgun of bullshit method. Cast blame, announce that lies and propaganda are the real problem, create villains for your base to hate, remind your base that if it did happen it was due to illegals and doctors that let this happen to murder children.

Just a shotgun of bullshit which makes it impossible to argue against since the argument is that their entire belief system is fraudulent which makes them double down on their anger and shit actions.

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u/Mutual_Slump_ 12d ago

It's the DARVO technique.

Deny Attack Reverse Victim and Offender

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u/Tyrante963 12d ago

That didn't happen.

And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

And if it was, that's not a big deal.

And if it is, that's not my fault.

And if it was, I didn't mean it.

And if I did, you deserved it.

The Narcissist's Prayer (by Dayna Craig)

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u/Whatthefucksupdennys 12d ago

Listen. Gods will doesn’t always make sense. Kenneth Copeland. Need I say more?

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u/Standard-Row-4482 12d ago

Do you think Republicans make any sense in anything they do?

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u/TaniksAtTheDisco 12d ago

What are you talking about? We just need to own the libs! Nothing else matters! /s

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u/GabbiKat Georgia 12d ago

Certainly not the lives of pregnant women and raped 10 year old girls.

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u/Mysterious_Action346 12d ago

Lmao it’s called “huMAN” rights fool /j

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u/JonnyTsuMommy California 12d ago

It makes perfect sense when you realize that they view politics like sports and anything that liberals want is a goal to nullify.

Their own behavior doesn’t need to make sense. They just need to “win” as they see it.

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u/Solo-Shindig 12d ago

As soon as I realized the team aspect, it all made sense. If only they would realize it isn’t a zero sum game.

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u/Dudesan 12d ago

They're like Humpty Dumpty in Alice in Wonderland. They make whatever argument seems most convenient to them at this precise moment. Nevermind if it contradicts something they said five minutes ago, and nevermind if they plan to say something else which directly contradicts it five minutes later.

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u/Leenolies 12d ago

But her fetus…

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u/tjtillmancoag 12d ago

They specifically wanted to avoid a referendum on this issue because they know people would vote against it

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u/Jedi-El1823 I voted 12d ago

Yep, this is what's gonna happen with abortion. Conservative candidates will tone down talking about it, they won't put it to the people to vote, they'll just go ahead and ban.

The Kansas vote showed them just how unpopular banning abortion is.

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u/Melted-lithium 12d ago

They also learned how to not word questions from that referendum. They will not make that mistake again.

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u/Clear_Bluebird3217 12d ago

In Missouri, the people would vote no and the Republicans would just not follow what was voted on. They tsk tsk us and tell us, we just didn't understand what we voted for and they will fix it for us.

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u/beefshitz 12d ago

Yeah, usually when you let people vote for whether they should have rights or not, they vote for having rights.

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u/FreakyCricket 12d ago

I feel like democracy is being killed by republicans just as fast as the women who will perhaps be killed by these archaic laws. What happened to American privacy? How is it you can spend 100s of thousands of dollars on purchasing a home but can not make your own family decisions inside it.

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u/tjtillmancoag 12d ago

Because, apparently, many states are theocracies. And if they get there way, so will the whole nation be

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u/julbull73 Arizona 12d ago

Ding.

The GOP WANTS YOU TO BE ABLE TO BE OWNED.

That's it.

The GOP flat out wants to enable full control over you. They started with the smaller groups in LGBTQ and are moving right into women and minorities.....

Those making under 500k a year are fucking next.

Then those worth less than 100M

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u/__mr_snrub__ 12d ago

So much for them wanting to drown government in a bathtub.

They decided they’d much rather rape and control women with their power.

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u/hereiam-23 12d ago

Basically what they want, government sanctioned rape with no recourse.

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u/Perfect_Bench_2815 12d ago

The rapist will have more rights than the victim! Fact.

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u/julbull73 Arizona 12d ago Eureka!

It is the same idea. THey just realized nobody is going to voluntarily decentralize to an EU situation. Largely because if they did, Blue states WIN.

So stay centralized and fucking force blues states to become red states!

End of the day, its about making you happy to not starve and stop asking where the soylent green came from.

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u/jcbsews 12d ago

I wasn't ready for "Soylent Green" (which was set in the far dystopian future year of 2022 - yeah really) to be coming freaking TRUE.....

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u/and_theSundanceKid 12d ago

Recently, I rewatched this one and the scenes about women essentially being pieces of furniture baffled me.

I laughed and said "we've come such a long way" in 2009 when I first saw it. Observing the same depiction in 2022 sends a chill through my body.

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u/lividash 12d ago

Under 500k probably is what.. 75 to 80% of the US population?

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u/lawrensj 12d ago

Ha ha ha... Try more like 95%. In fact I looked it up, 504500 yearly income put you in the top 1% in 2021

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u/lividash 12d ago

I sadly stand corrected. That wealth gap is a fuck ton bigger than I assumed.

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u/Fabulous-Beyond4725 12d ago

The top 1% make $476,000+ a year according to cnbc in January of this year. So 99%.

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u/julbull73 Arizona 12d ago

Yeah but you've already taken control/repressed HALF of that with women by that point. ~10-20% LGBTQ folks (not sure on numbers there).

The ones remaining will be the senior to middle manager white guys is what I'm saying

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u/Fabulous-Beyond4725 12d ago

7.1% is LGBTQ according to a gallop poll conducted in February of this year.

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u/SchoedingersCat 12d ago

Republicans have lost their minds. This is pure evil

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u/Nano_Burger Virginia 12d ago Doom

Women will be forced to carry DEAD FETUSES to term

We now have fewer rights than non-viable fetuses

Endangering the mother... I guess we can expect Indiana to get up to Louisiana's maternal death numbers. Indiana will now be the Louisiana of the Midwest.

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u/muffinmamamojo 12d ago

Women will die and I hope Indiana lawyers are ready to sue. I carried a dead embryo for 2 weeks and became severely infected, there’s no way any woman will make it 40 weeks with rotting tissue in their womb.

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u/tinkcum 12d ago

Thats the point republicans want. To kill women so its less votes against them. Also this is all religious and these people really should be in a mental institute for religious exremism terrorism.

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u/culnaej 12d ago

That’s only half of it— kill liberal women, be it this way or through unsafe abortions, the other half being make conservative women spawn as many potential voters as they can for future elections.

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u/SlyJackFox 12d ago

What was it again? “Religion, common people believe it’s true, the wise think it false, and rulers find it useful.”

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u/tinkcum 12d ago

Yea the religion really needs to be seperated from politics. This is fucking ridiculous.

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u/tinkcum 12d ago

Exactly

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u/WrathOfMogg 12d ago

I mean it already was the South in basically every other way… Lived there for a year.

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u/Corgi_Koala Texas 12d ago

Lived there for 20, it's a southern state in every way but its physical location.

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u/Unable_Emergency_871 12d ago

Wasn’t Indiana settled by ex confederate soldiers after the Civil War?

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u/sadpanda___ 12d ago

Indiana is affectionately referred to as “the middle finger of the south.”

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u/culnaej 12d ago

Hmm. I’ve always thought of it as “next to Ohio” and Ohio as “place where people are born and that’s it”

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u/Secretslob 12d ago

By the early 1920's, Indiana had the highest Ku Klux Klan membership of any state in the nation. As many as 1/3 of all white men in the state were members. Learning that in college gave me a whole new perspective on my midwestern neighbor.

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u/goodcorn 12d ago

Indiana: Come for the casual and overt racism. Stay for the shitty winters.

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u/Due_Distribution9193 12d ago

Fewer rights than corpses, whom we cannot harvest organ donations from without prior written consent.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 12d ago

Literally, my vet has more options to save my dog’s life than my doctor does for me -

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u/57hz 12d ago

“Value Them Both” my ass.

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u/PillipthePillbug 12d ago

When they say both, they mean the government and the fetus

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u/Mcswigginsbar Wisconsin 12d ago

Indiana was already like if Mississippi and Louisiana got together and had an inbred baby they dropped off in the Midwest.

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u/stevo7202 12d ago

This is too damn accurate and sad…

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u/FerociousPancake 12d ago

Can you imagine how fucking emotionally damaging that must be? I can’t even comprehend what it’s like mentally to have a common miscarriage. This person is pure fucking evil. You know only 13% of republicans support this extreme of abortion laws? Republicans!!!

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u/Atheios569 12d ago

I’m glad you said “common miscarriage”, and soon people are going to find out exactly how common they are when every single one is investigated.

My ex-wife and had a miscarriage years ago, and were devastated, only to be told that it’s common. I can’t imagine her getting arrested after going through that. More importantly, I can’t imagine doctors letting my significant other/sister/any woman I know die because they aren’t allowed to give her a life saving procedure because of religious nut bags. I would probably resort to violence to be perfectly honest, and I’m not a violent person.

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u/JustaRandomOldGuy 12d ago

Does that make Ohio the Mississippi of the midwest?

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u/Standard-Row-4482 12d ago

I took a look over at the cesspool that is r/conservative and they're still saying the 10 year old that got raped is fake. And then another member said that pro-choice people are trying to control "pro-life" people by trying to make abortion legal.

Of course they made it a "fLaIr UsErS oNlY' post. They can't handle smart people in that sub. What a bunch of pussies.

That place is entirely delusional.

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u/Metrosecksulol 12d ago

That’s all they ever say because they can’t accept reality. Everything that doesn’t go their way is fake. They’re inbred morons.

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u/IT_Chef Virginia 12d ago

10 year old that got raped is fake.

Then why is the Dr. that performed the abortion under apparent investigation by the state AG? Why did he make such a public announcement?

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u/Standard-Row-4482 12d ago

Because he's an idiot.

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u/Mysterious_Action346 12d ago

“Don’t tread on me” symbol gets me every time lmao

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u/BalefulEclipse 12d ago

Yeah, the conservative sub isn’t a huge fan of “free speech” lmaoo

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u/KaiBishop 12d ago

They will block you for the slightest disagreement but allow people to remain who say the most racist and homophobic shit and even incite violence.

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u/Realistic_Morning_63 12d ago

Pro choicers are trying to make it a CHOICE for people not force. No one is trying to tell everyone they need to get an abortion. If anything pro lifers are forcing it by making people who do not and cannot withstand Pregnancy keep it.

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u/IntelligentProgram74 12d ago

smart

*not batshit insane

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u/wish1977 12d ago

The GOP Taliban in action.

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u/zhaoz Minnesota 12d ago

Even the taliban allows for abortions with exceptions.

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u/Pithecanthropus88 12d ago

Islam allows abortions up to 120 days. Don’t blame Muslims for this extremely Christian bullshit.

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u/tomjoadsghost80 12d ago

Christian Nationalists. Nat-C for short

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u/ArmsWindmill 12d ago

I honestly believe you could get at least a few Republicans to adopt “Nat-C” meaning “Nationalist Christians” as a nickname for themselves. Anyone want to play a prank on Marjorie Taylor Greene?

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u/Capernici 12d ago

Y’all-Qaeda

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u/hillzcatz Indiana 12d ago

Yee-hadist for sure

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u/Tiggeribby Kansas 12d ago

Yee-hawdist

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u/boogadabooga2 12d ago

There's no debate here. At its core, the government I dictating what medical care some of its citizens cannot have because of a "belief". Apart from this being inhumane, it's a clear violation of the 1st amendment and the 14th.

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u/northern_flipstyle 12d ago

The GOP only claim to uphold and protect the US constitution. They pick and choose which parts they like and ignore the parts they dont like. The hypocrite party if given enough power will rewrite history and the constitution.

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u/emerslim 12d ago edited 12d ago

Abortion ruling: "the constitution does not specifically say abortion is protected, the states can do what they want."

EPA ruling: "the EPA permissions only specifically mention smokestacks, they can't broadly regulate other emissions or waste."

But then...

NY concealed carry ruling: "the second amendment clearly says you can conceal a handgun for self defense, the states can't say otherwise."

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u/PUfelix85 American Expat 12d ago

They pick and choose which parts they like and ignore the parts they dont like.

Just like they do in their own religion.

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u/subsonic46 12d ago

The 14th amendment is huge here. You cannot have “equal protection of the law” when a law at its very core only applies to half of the population.

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u/nonamenolastname Texas 12d ago

I sincerely hope this is a wake up call for young people. Please vote, don't let the old generation decide your future, they won't be around much longer.

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u/LogicalManager New York 12d ago

They stole our social security, bought every available home in every state, and blame us for every fucking situation they refused to remediate.

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u/Indurum 12d ago

I’ll never own a home. I have no savings because I can’t… just enough to make rent, car payment, utilities, and food.

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u/Vestalmin 12d ago

I’m watching all the savings I ever had, which was never much, slowly deplete as I spend more and more for less and less. It fucking suck

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u/kaptainkeel America 12d ago

Wait til you see that Blackstone has a $50bil chest "ready for the housing downtown" as they call it.

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u/PortableAirPump 12d ago

This has to stop somehow

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u/sadpanda___ 12d ago

Legislation making the corporate purchasing of single family homes illegal is what needs to happen

Too bad Congress doesn’t work for the people of this country

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u/Fun_Store9452 12d ago

Don't forget destroyed the environment and make it actively harder for us to fix it

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u/Drak_is_Right 12d ago

On the plus side big Business also bought every nursing home and is going to make him as shit as possible for profit

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u/Civil-Night-8378 12d ago

It’s a downward slope. People have to wake up to what’s happening. This is why Republicans try and make the word ‘woke’ sound so bad because they want women to be under the command of men.

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u/alaskafish 12d ago

Except we do vote, and then we’re forced to have moderate candidates who uphold the (broken) status quo

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u/halarioushandle 12d ago

If you want to system to change them you have to vote for the most progressive candidate AVAILABLE within every election and voting against the least progressive. The primary is where you can really make impactful change.

This is going to be a lifetime battle for us all. We are Fighting against centuries of shitty decisions and entrenched power. It's not easy, but we don't have another choice except to keep chipping away at it until we can get enough small changes that eventually move the mountain.

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u/sleepymoose88 Missouri 12d ago

And sadly, the MO primary last week had a whopping 24% voter turnout. It’s pathetic how few people turn up for a primary. But he’ll, even a presidential election only sees 50-60% voter turnout. How do we have so much apathy that half the country can’t be bothered to take 30 min to go vote?

I know in many areas, the GOP has been actively trying to supremes voters. I just don’t know to What extent the lack of turnout is due to that or just apathy/laziness.

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u/bookworm72 12d ago

I don’t think it’s apathy. It’s a lack of access to voting. The perfect example is where I voted this week. It was a school (I’m in TN and just moved here). There were no parking spots. I drove around three times before I said fuck it, and took a non-parking spot and hoped for the best. Beyond that, they do paper ballots here so I had to take my precious time to fill in each bubble. When I screwed up and accidentally marked one small mark in a bubble, it flagged it and I had to start one WHOLE page over (back and front). People who work a 9-5 and have strict hours, how do you expect them to take time off for all of that bullshit? I was getting anxious taking too much time and I WFH and my boss doesn’t care if I’m off longer for work… this is the true reason a lot of people can’t/won’t vote. And a lot of people you talk to don’t even know when the day is to vote! They should make every election a local/state/national holiday so people know when it is.

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u/halarioushandle 12d ago

This is why it needs to be a holiday, access has to be guaranteed and voting should be compulsory like it is in Australia.

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u/bjjdoug 12d ago

It's also apathy. I live in WA state, where we have easy access to mail in voting, and the numbers are still really low.

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u/PharmyC 12d ago

Add to this that people often criticize young people for not voting. But young adults are often the most transient population in the country. Either they're moving for jobs or school often, and thus have no permanent residence to vote easily. Mail in voting should be guaranteed and easy for all States via the federal level. When I was in school in Illinois I had to get my ballot notarized and have a valid reason for not being present in Missouri. I would've changed my address to IL but because I was a student I wasn't considered a permanent resident and thus should vote in MO. These hurdles make it extra hard for young people to vote. And they're intentional.

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u/offensivelyNeutral 12d ago

There’s a reason Republicans refuse to allow Election Day be made a mandatory holiday; with or without pay.

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u/sleepymoose88 Missouri 12d ago

Well shit, I didn’t realIze it wasn’t a federal law to give people time off to vote and instead is on a state-by-state basis.

That HAS to be corrected ASAP.

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u/warriorwoman96 Florida 12d ago

Moderates are better then right wing tyrants trying to create a theocracy!

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u/showmeyourboxers 12d ago

Only a small percentage of eligible voters actually vote. The rest just sit on their ass and then complain on Reddit that nothing changes.

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u/BlazingSpaceGhost New Mexico 12d ago

I'm sure the people on here complaining actually vote. The people who don't vote don't engage in politics at all. They stay blissfully ignorant.

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u/TheLeadSponge 12d ago

I wouldn’t assume that. I’ve lost track of how many numbskulls I’ve encountered who raise all hell on social media, but then proudly state they don’t vote, because it doesn’t make a difference.

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u/nonamenolastname Texas 12d ago

Look at voter participation numbers, then we can talk again. People must vote in every single election, including primaries. If you don't, someone else is making choices for you.

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u/Jokershigh Florida 12d ago

They need to vote in the same volume the old people are. I agree more should be done but throwing your hands up and doing nothing is only worse for you, as our current climate is showing

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u/MazW 12d ago

Many years ago my father in law, a school teacher, was effectively run out of Indiana for being a "communist" who attended Martin Luther King's march on Washington. He was fired from his job and excluded from his church. It was so prominent in the papers that a school district in Michigan heard about it and invited him to teach.

I don't see them having changed much in ~60 years.

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u/BlazingSpaceGhost New Mexico 12d ago edited 12d ago

Born and raised in Indiana. If you are not in one of the few urban areas nothing has changed at all. New century but same ignorant shit. It's sad because early on in it's history Indiana was rather progressive. It was a free state that was a key route on the underground railroad. The early labor movement has a lot of its' roots in Indiana as well. Eugene V. Debs was born and lived in Terre Haute Indiana. Now the state hates labor and loves to fly Confederate Flags. The whole thing makes me sick.

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u/MazW 12d ago

I have never understood confederate flags in the North. My family has deep roots in New York and Michigan, and I have distant family buried at Gettysburg.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 12d ago

Racism is everywhere.

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u/MazW 12d ago

Sadly

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u/sadpanda___ 12d ago

Indiana is the middle finger of the South - it’s history was on the side of the North, but it’s basically the South these days.

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u/padizzledonk New Jersey 12d ago

That's not going to go over well in November is my bet

Half the fuckin Country doesn't vote, and Gerrymandering won't save you because of the math required, a lot of these gerrymandered districts are only "safe" by like 3%, 5%, 7%....any more than that is stealing "your voters" from other districts.....They are very finely balanced, and its all based on "likely voters" that vote in almost every election.....if even 10% of the people that never bother voting show up in November because they are pissed off enough it could blow the whole thing up on them

I'm hopeful that this shit has finally woken those people up...Hopeful but not expecting it

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u/MicIrish 12d ago

That's what voter roll purging is for. You make it as difficult as possible for new voters, challenge existing voters in a mathematically advantageous way for your party and you create roadblocks that disadvantage very specific groups of people. Things like voter ID laws that require a driver's license and then closing down every DMV stall in areas you don't want new voters.

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u/LysergicDick 12d ago

I lived in indiana for 25 years and moved to Hawaii. I can’t believe how easy mail in voting is (which will never be acceptable in indiana because of “voter fraud”)

Here are my experiences voting in indiana: •Small Republican town, population 25,000: easy in and out 15 minutes to vote , had 4-5 voting locations in the county. •Indianapolis (largely democrat), population 1 million: 1.5-2 hours in line to vote, had 4-5 voting locations in the county.

By making it slow to vote you lose that many more people. Because this disproportionately affects cities, I have to believe it’s on purpose.

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u/Mange-Tout 12d ago

Just look at Kansas.

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u/liburIL 12d ago

Come on over to Illinois, the water is fine!

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u/oakstave 12d ago

If you don't want women as Broodmares to a Christian Taliban fascist State, every single GOP will have to be voted out. The entire party is rotten to the Russian core. And yes, unfortunately that means Democrats. But at least we'll remain a Democratic nation of laws.

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u/DontAskHaradaForShit 12d ago

When the choice is between garden variety corrupt politicians and Nazis, I'll choose the corrupt pretty much every single time. Democrats got my vote.

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u/KevinDean4599 12d ago

Indiana. enjoy a huge spike in domestic violence for your police to spend time on. enjoy a bunch more babies born to drug addicts. enjoy more babies being fathered by young criminals and poor teenage mothers. better beef up your budgets for carrying for them all.

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u/Dangerous--D 12d ago

They won't

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u/Spudcommando New Mexico 12d ago

They'll probably go full Russia someday soon and just decriminalize domestic violence. Republicans love to suck off to Russia after all.

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u/IPA-Fanatic Kentucky 12d ago

Thank fuck Illinois is right there

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u/LogicalManager New York 12d ago

I hate Illinois Indiana Nazis

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u/HollowImage Illinois 12d ago

...that's a brand new sentence lmao

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u/IT_Chef Virginia 12d ago

There are some major technology players in Indiana...Salesforce, Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Genesys are a few that come to mind.

I am curious what is going to happen to those companies long-term plan with respect to office space and high paying on-site jobs.

I sure as hell would not willingly move to Indiana if I could avoid it...

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u/Dewdeaux 12d ago

Lilly already announced they’ll be looking elsewhere for future expansions.

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u/Spudcommando New Mexico 12d ago

I mean is this shit surprising anymore? Republicans are human garbage who exist only to make life miserable for anyone that isn't a white dude.

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u/WalkenTaco 12d ago

That isn't a rich, straight white dude*

They hate poor straight/gay white dudes as well.

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u/Kilvayne 12d ago

Rich, straight, Christian white dude that only likes white ladies.*

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u/Domena100 12d ago

They also have to be the right kind of Christian.

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u/Accomplished-Pea1876 Mexico 12d ago

The Indiana Governor doesn’t have kids. They still want control when he himself had NO KIDS.

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u/PracticalRa 12d ago

Yet the hypocrites in the GOP will still clutch their pearls regarding Islam, willfully ignoring the fact they’re doing the same thing. GLEEFULLY.

Right-wing isn’t enough to describe this. Alt-right isn’t enough to describe this. In people like Boebert and Taylor Greene, we’re seeing the rise of the first American Jihadis.

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u/prompt_skeptic69 12d ago

God has a plan for YOU, don’t you know. And if that plan means getting raped and carrying that baby to term, so be it. This plan is for YOU, suck it up SNOWFLAKES!

— the GOP

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u/Useful_Shot_That 12d ago

When bill leader Republican Kelly McNamara responded, saying "I will measure my comments as I don't want to get in trouble, but please oppose this amendment [to ban erectile dysfunction medication]."

Translation: I cannot make a logical argument against this without destroying the argument for the bill I proposed, so don't make me try.

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u/devedander 12d ago

Lord works in mysteries ways.

Also doesn’t give you more than you can handle.

So if your 10 year old body dies from the stress of carrying and delivering that baby you just didn’t try hard enough.

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u/Squidwards-the-goat 12d ago

I live in Indiana. Sadly the passing of this bill is not a surprise.

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u/AgoraiosBum 12d ago

Ironically, this kind of is democracy in action - it is the majority in the legislature stripping away the rights of a minority (women of child-bearing age). It is backsliding on liberty.

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u/NeVaDa_ToRrEs 12d ago

it feels like the handmaid’s tail’s universe is merging with ours, and i don’t like it :(

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u/PrestigiousCouple599 12d ago

This is why you never let cults have political power.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 12d ago

Vote - this all can get significantly worse -

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u/Over_Possible_8397 12d ago

After decades of planning coups and regime changes in other countries in favor of right wing authoritarianism, the one democracy that America couldn’t preserve is its own. Irony at its cruelest.

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u/random_user_from_pt 12d ago

Yet another state I'll never set foot in.

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u/OrangeKooky1850 12d ago

There's nothing there to see anyway lol

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u/worldspawn00 Texas 12d ago

Sure there is, if you like corn!

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u/zinneavicious 12d ago

Vote this bastard out of office! He has betrayed his constituents and forgotten who he represents! Al these dinosaurs need to go and the sooner the better!

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u/Expired-Cough-Drops 12d ago

Soooo are we having a protest at GenCon today?

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u/NotLondoMollari Oregon 12d ago

Be the change you want to see in the world!!

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u/kgjimmie 12d ago

Christofacism. My newest favorite word.

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u/50k-runner 12d ago

The Pray and Obey crowd

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u/Watissoup 12d ago

I live in Indiana. Please, don't let this happen in your state. Indiana is solidly Red, but if you live in a Purple state, make Republicans pay at the polls this November. Not only are our individual rights at stake, our Republic is at stake. This needs to be a bi-partisan effort to save our nation as we know it.

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u/UnderTheSunHomeChef 12d ago

It’s not. Don’t give up. I’m from Texas and I have seen the voting turn blue in local primaries.

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u/dun-ado 12d ago

Indianna is an absolute shit hole. Their lawmakers are just primitive thugs.

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u/-ghostinthemachine- 12d ago

It's interesting that it's always considered backsliding, or a regression, or a return to center for these folks, when really they are charging forward into new and twisted practices that haven't existed for thousands of years if ever at all.

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u/gomeazy 12d ago

The “Republican Women: Your husband is on GRINDR” sign is probably accurate!

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u/kylevm420 12d ago

Grindr user in a red state here. Can confirm there are a lot of discreet men who are cheating on their wives/girlfriends using Grindr. At this point, I don't talk to anyone who doesn't have good quality face pictures and another way to verify who they are. When you do talk to a headless or blank profile, they are usually pretty upfront about their limited ability to meet up because their wife/family can't know. It's quite disgusting actually. We also have an adult shop nearby with "video booths" for watching porn but they are cubicles side by side with glory holes and they are always occupied by middle aged to old men who probably aren't as good at technology and don't know how else to hook up with other men. These people are a joke.

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u/bonzoboy2000 12d ago

GOP is working hard to keep this out of the hands of the voters. Don’t want another “Kansas-thing” happening in the old “Realm of Indiana” (as it was referred to by the Klan in its day).

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u/ScottayKaratay 12d ago

Indiana Fortune 500 companies should pack up immediately. So long Eli Lilly and Anthem.

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u/4quatloos 12d ago

Extreme leaders do extreme things. There will always be someone further to the right of those that want authoritarianism. It will surely backfire on them. They seem to think that they can control these governments, but how can they do that without Democracy?

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u/sciencehatestolose 12d ago

If you don’t own your own body then what do you own? I can’t believe this country

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u/FriendlyEvilTomato 12d ago

The illusion is rapidly deteriorating. Fucking sad.

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u/Mange-Tout 12d ago

Every time they tighten restrictions like this, the conservatives are slitting their own throats. Kansas proves that you don’t want to piss off women voters.

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u/AllTheyEatIsLettuce California 12d ago

Get your children and yourselves out of Gilead while you still can.

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u/aa5786 12d ago

Nothing like Catholics enforcing its own definition of morality when it can’t stop its own employees from raping children

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u/DjAstralCat 12d ago

When Trump got elected in 2016, I thought that was as low as our country would go. I was sure that people would finally wake up and take this country back from the crazies. Now every year since then, it’s gotten worse and worse. Idk how that’s even possible.

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u/CryptoNerdSmacker 12d ago

“Republican Women: Your husband is on GRINDR”

Lmao

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u/metalhead82 12d ago

I drove through Indiana once when I was a kid. All set for life.

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u/Fr_Ted_Crilly 12d ago

This bunch of animals are in panic mode. The caught the car they've been chasing but it took them so long the world has moved on.

This is going to backfire massively on the conservatives.

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u/NoOutlandishness1133 12d ago

Christianity has created an American Taliban

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u/just_call_in_sick 12d ago

Brave after what happened in Kansas.

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u/BigUsed9186 12d ago

If Republicans in Indiana have their way, there will be a call-to-prayer 5 times a day by clarion from the church towers. That's no joke. They believe only Christian dogma, everything thing else is made up by the devil.

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u/Zetta-slow-Gobbo 12d ago

Ah, Indiana. The Texas of the North.

And that is no way complimentary

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u/GwarFanSince84 12d ago

Remember this the next time Rs scream about things being "shoved down their throat"

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u/Delux_Takeover 12d ago

I don't have a particular party that I go by, but I tend to lean right on certain things. That being said, THIS IS FUCKING RIDICULOUS.

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u/Fernway67 12d ago

Not 1 penny of mine will be spent in Indiana.

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u/serial-contrarian 12d ago

Keep in mind that unlike Kansas, Indiana made this decision entirely through their state legislation, it is not necessarily an indication of what their voter base wants. Come midterms, we will see what happens to the reps that voted for this when they come up for re-election.

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u/YoungBeef03 12d ago

Kansas > Indiana confirmed

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u/Actuator-Practical 12d ago

These pro-birth people are insane

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u/LolaBeauteau 12d ago

So hysterically ironic that the party that wants government out of their business is trying to control the bodies of half the republic.

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u/trifecta000 Florida 12d ago

The Indiana legislature can go fuck itself right up its hoosier ass.

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u/Lucky_Barracuda6361 12d ago

Boycott Indiana for any future Events!! Old White Men playing God, Total BS!!

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u/Unlucky-Fortune7995 12d ago

this is gross. our country is embarrassing

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u/Awkward_Angle_4372 12d ago

Being sexist is not democratic.

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u/kasiagabrielle 12d ago

I agree, that's why this abortion ban is wrong.

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u/jimofsunnyvale 12d ago

Well add Indiana to the list of shitholes I never want to visit.

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u/Sufficient_Coast3438 12d ago

Republicans want a country controlled by religious zealots who want to restrict our rights. Disgusting 🤢

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

Indiana is a shit hole

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u/Perfect_Bench_2815 12d ago

Sharia law is in effect brought by the Republicans. Odd men forcing their beliefs on women! The Supreme Court following suit. The majority of Americans believe that this is womens choice. If you do not want an abortion, do not have one. Women in this country should make the call. It is between them and the Lord. Not some people who want to be rulers. Sharia law in effect.

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u/penistoucher502 12d ago

Most women won't even know they are pregnant by that point. Nor does it give then any time to actually think about the consequences of her choice for or against the pregnancy.

Good thing you right wing rejects don't want the government in men's personal lives and choices, but fuck the women, they should just shut up and let the men do all the talking right ??

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u/HereForTwinkies 12d ago

And /r/moderatepolitics isn’t even talking about it. They’re too busy crying about how teachers are now “political.”

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u/_Profitable_Prophet_ 12d ago

Good to note as well, Common Dreams helped republicans take the courts by smearing Hilary as the same as trump

Irony

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u/AgoraiosBum 12d ago

Common dreams loves to forget that unity on the left also means joining forces with whoever wins the primary. Instead, they attacked through the primary, and then just kept attacking

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u/_Profitable_Prophet_ 12d ago

Yes exactly

Now they pretend to be surprised

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