Political Firestorms: Divisions In The Country Continue To Grow As Midterms Near

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As the political cycle progresses, more criticism and mudslinging transpire. Consequently, political firestorms are the result.

Last week was no exception. Multiple Democrat politicians lambasted Republicans. President Joe Biden called the Republican Party ideology “semi-fascism.”

New York Governor Kathy Hochul insinuated that Republicans should leave New York – do not pass GO or collect $200 – head straight to Florida because they weren’t New Yorkers; they didn’t have New York values.

Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist called the “haters” and made it plain he didn’t want their votes, yet turned around and called for a unifying of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans behind his candidacy.

On Sunday, Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH) nailed Biden for his comments, calling them “horribly insulting.” The governor demanded an apology appearing on CNN’s State of the Union. He blasted the president for campaigning as a “unifier” but operating as a “divider.”

“To effectively call half-of America semi-fascist because he’s trying to stir up controversy, he’s trying to stir up this anti-Republican sentiment right before the election, it’s horribly inappropriate and insulting and people should be insulted and he should apologize,” the governor continued. “If I remember, this was the guy, the candidate at the time, to be president that said he was going to bring everybody together, and then to call half-of America fascist, come on. Look, he owes an apology. That’s not appropriate. That isn’t leadership.”

Sununu also decried Republicans painting all democrats as communists and ultra-socialists when that isn’t complete accuracy and lends to the country’s polarization.

Most Americans lack education on fascism. However, self-education can begin at any time.

Here are a few quotes from the author of The Doctrine of Fascism – Benito Mussolini.

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”

“We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty.”

“The truth is that men are tired of liberty.”

“The definition of fascism is the marriage of corporation and state.”