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Keith Olbermann: Trump voters ‘have guaranteed themselves slavery, defeat and economic disaster’

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Keith Olbermann warns that the United States has nearly been overthrown by a bloodless coup carried out by a “modern-day Hitler” — but he’s not talking about Donald Trump.

“We have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of representative government has been deranged,” Olbermann said.

He compared the current situation to 1938, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declared Europe had achieved “peace in our time” by handing over portions of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany.

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“Chamberlain and much of the world thus thought he had guaranteed there would be no Second World War, just as supporters of Trump think they have guaranteed some kind of new freedom and, of course, more money for themselves,” Olbermann said.

Winston Churchill, who became British prime minister two years after the Munich Pact was intended to appease Adolf Hitler, recognized the threat the German leader posed to Europe — which Olbermann compared to the threat now facing the United States.

“The voters have guaranteed themselves slavery, defeat, economic disaster and the need to, soon or late, save this nation and restore freedom by extricating ourselves from a Trump regime by whatever process provides itself,” Olbermann said.

He warned that Trump’s inauguration must be resisted “by any legal means,” because it would be the “first and smallest of a series of apocalypses.”

“Just as in Churchill’s time, we have a Hitler,” Olbermann said. “No, it’s not Trump — not yet, certainly not in this context, anyway. The part of Hitler in our sad re-enactment of the months before the Second World War is played by Vladimir Putin.”

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In Olbermann’s analogy, Trump is Chamberlain, because he sees Putin’s strength but thinks he can negotiate with the Russian leader.

“(Trump) can hand him our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor,” Olbermann said. “He has already handed Putin our sacred right to vote. He will happily hand Putin a cleared path to the world domination he seeks for Russia. He will — just so long as Putin tells him he’s making a great deal and he’s ‘like, a smart person.’ He will hand Putin this country.”

He quoted the British author and inventor John Harrington, who 400 years ago observed “treason doth never prosper,” because “if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

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“It’s treason,” Olbermann said.

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A conservative group’s push to unseat incumbent GOP senators is infuriating Trump and his allies: report

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Although The Lincoln Project is a right-wing group, it is not only hoping for former Vice President Joe Biden to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but also, is trying to help Democrats achieve a majority in the U.S. Senate. The group’s viewpoint is that Trump has been so toxic for the Republican Party and the conservative movement that a Democratic tsunami is needed in order to rid the GOP of Trumpism. And reporters Jonathan Easley and Max Greenwood, in an article published by The Hill on August 11, stress that the group’s push for a Democratic Senate is really getting under the skin of Trump and his supporters.

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Republican drops out of congressional race after he’s arrested for domestic violence

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Connecticut Republican candidate for the Second Congressional District, Thomas Gilmer, has officially dropped out of the race after he was arrested Monday, reported The Day.

Gilmer, who is now out on $5,000 bond, was charged with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation of his former girlfriend.

“Now I find myself in a position where I must put my family and our shared Republican values before my own interests," Gilmer wrote. “I cannot in good conscience move forward in this campaign while I am simultaneously forced to clear my name. And clear my name I will.”

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GOP senators are ‘getting the heat’ after McConnell punts on COVID relief package: report

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President Donald Trump circumvented Congress by signing executive orders that offered a limited extension of enhanced unemployment benefits -- but that may not be enough for some vulnerable incumbent Republicans who are in tough re-election battles.

NBC News reports that "Republican Senate incumbents are getting the heat" after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided to punt on negotiating with House Democrats over an economic relief package for Americans who have lost their jobs or are facing evictions during a pandemic that has killed more than 163,000 Americans.

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