The GOP Is Stuck With The Big Lie

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Kurt Nicklas

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Nov 8, 2021, 4:20:40 PM11/8/21
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> The Big Lie Has Been Proven False.
> Republicans Can’t Shake It.
> Nov 2
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> Since Election Day of last year,
> the GOP has been in sustained panic.
> Trump lost handily at the polls in
> an election that saw him compete for
> bombast but not technocratic
> accomplishments. Trump banked on the
> false belief that loud superseded
> competent and came up short. In
> defeat, he decided to claim the
> election was stolen. Trump tried—
> with zero success or credibility—
> to argue the whole affair was rigged
> and should be set aside. Having
> exhausted even his most ardent
> allies, he then urged a mob on
> Jan. 6 to descend on the U.S.
> Capitol to force Congress to discard
> the results. Despite some harrowing
> hours, that attempt failed too,
> Congress rejected Trump’s antics and
> Biden was confirmed the winner.
>
> Well, fast forward some 10 months,
> and that terrifying day wasn’t merely
> a one-off. The GOP remains boxed-in
> by Trump’s false assertion, which
> deservedly is known in D.C. as The
> Big Lie. More than two-thirds of
> Republicans believe it. For those
> who watch Fox News, that number is
> 82%. For consumers of far-right news—
> think Newsmax and OAN—that number
> reaches near universal belief, at
> 97%.
>
> These numbers are courtesy of a new
> study, out today, from the Public
> Religion Research Institute and the
> Brookings Institution. The findings
> follow a similar May survey from the
> same pollsters and suggest a
> hardening of the belief that Trump
> is the rightful winner of the 2020
> vote. In other words, the grievance
> is growing and the misinformation
> metastasizing.
>
> https://time.com/6112488/trump-2020-election-republicans/?utm_source=red
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