Republicans are now resorting to accusing corporations of being “fascist,” as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) did during an interview on Fox News, because they are opposing voter suppression laws.
Ever since Georgia Republicans passed a draconian voter suppression law, corporations such as Major League Baseball, Delta, Coca-Cola, and others have condemned it, resulting in Republicans attacking these companies and/or moving to punish them, even going so far as to demand they “stay out of politics.”
On Wednesday night, Crenshaw went even further by falsely accusing these corporations of engaging in fascism.
“This is what I call the phenomenon that’s going on, it’s progressive fascism, because what is fascism?” Crenshaw said. “Well, it’s the regimentation of the economy, of society, and it’s the forced suppression of your opposition. That’s what’s happening right now. The Democrats have successfully captivated the institutions, you know, pop culture, Hollywood, our education institutions and now our corporations into their own woke agenda.”
“This is fascism, right, and they use cancel culture as a tool to impose their fascism on us, and so they’re always using this in these anti this ‘Anti Fascist’ labeling against the right, but they’re the ones who actually engage in the tactics and it’s time we expose that,” he continued. “That’s really what’s happening here and we should see it for what it is.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) plays all the hits, manages to get “progressive fascism,” “pop culture, Hollywood,” “woke agenda,” “cancel culture” and more into the same sentence. pic.twitter.com/oTAawIiqKX
— The Recount (@therecount) April 8, 2021
As a former Navy SEAL officer, Crenshaw should know better. Voicing opposition to voter suppression is NOT fascism. Voter suppression IS fascism. Republicans are literally trying to keep people from voting so they can stay in power. Not to mention they supported overthrowing democracy in January to keep disgraced former President Donald Trump in power.
Americans slammed Crenshaw for not knowing what fascism is.
“My name is Dan Crenshaw, and I don’t know what the word ‘Fascism’ means.”
— Max Burbank (@max_burbank) April 8, 2021
Everything is fascism to Crenshaw & his ilk – except the actual fascism they share seating with.
— Adam Henry Carrière (@CarriereHenry) April 8, 2021
Fascism doesn’t mean what Dan Crenshaw thinks it means. He might want to look up the definition of terms, before he uses them. Fascism is much more akin to the agenda as manifested by the previous guy, and Crenshaw himself. https://t.co/OOrYmpJXhB
— M’Lynn Hartwell 🏳️🌈🎼 (@mlynn_hartwell) April 8, 2021
Dan Crenshaw uses the term ‘fascism’ like others within his party use ‘socialism’ and ‘communism’. None of them have a clue what these terms actually mean.
They’re simply angry that the world has evolved past them, leaving them in their bigoted boggy mire. https://t.co/aPff54nrOj
— Bryan 🇺🇸 (@swimmerbr78) April 8, 2021
Dan Crenshaw getting a pass on his planting evidence to discredit an assault survivor witness is fascism. The inspector general found this to be true. Not a word on this from a single GOP. Anybody else would have consequences.
— carbonlolly caribou❤️ (@carbonlolly) April 8, 2021
When people voting equals fascism you have reached peak Crenshaw https://t.co/I98qsAFE0g
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) April 8, 2021
Fuck you, Dan Crenshaw. Fascism is limiting the voice of the body politic.
Instead of suppressing the vote…why not earn it? If your policy is costing you votes…maybe you should examine your policy. https://t.co/t7vQz4EtsW
— Legbreaker (@Legbreaker4) April 8, 2021
Meaning: A political philosophy that exalts nation and often race above the individual. An authoritarian & nationalistic right-wing system of Government.
Poor Rep. Crenshaw seems confused. He thinks the “Democrats” act like Facists.
— Karen Farber (@Farbeka) April 8, 2021
Dan Crenshaw is a disgrace to this country. He should be fighting to expand voting rights instead of working to suppress them. He’s a fascist, and it’s a shame that he was allowed to wear the uniform of our troops, many of whom have died for our right to vote.
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