Show of hands --- how many of you are sick of hearing that if you question any election results (that led to a Democrat winning, at least), you’re “an existential threat to democracy”?
I thought so. You know in your heart that any questions you bring up have arisen out of your love of country and your dismay at what is happening to destroy Americans’ trust in our elections. They also are sparked by evidence of cheating that has continued to emerge ever since 2020. In fact, we just heard about another one, out of Detroit, and decided to go ahead and pose an existential threat to democracy by telling you about it –- and the infuriating way it’s been dismissed.
But back to 2022...South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, the House Majority Whip (at least for now) told Shannon Bream, who must’ve been struggling to keep a straight face, “Democracy will be ended. The world will continue to exist. The world was here before Hitler; the world was here after Hitler. That’s what we’re saying...the kind of world that we have, the kind of country we have –- we’ve got to decide how we want to exist in this world.” I know I would like to exist in a world without James Clyburn in the U.S. Congress.
Where does the rhetoric even go from here? I can’t imagine.
(Note to Rob Reiner: I’ll gladly have a conversation with you anytime, anywhere, about what you said here.)
Bill Maher spoke similarly, which surprised me given some of his recent reality checks. “You should vote,” he said, “and it should be for the one party that still stands for democracy preservation. This is how it happens: Hitler was elected. So was Mussolini, Putin, Erdogan, Viktor Orban. This is the ‘it can’t happen to us’ moment...” As rational as he can be about some issues, Maher bought into the J6 committee's blather about GOP "election deniers."
Even President Obama got in on the act. Kudos to THE FIVE for putting together this montage from just one stump speech (huge gaslighting alert): “When true democracy goes away, people get hurt. It has real consequences. This is not an abstraction...Governments start tellin’ you what books you can read and which ones you can’t. Dissidents start gettin’ locked up. Reporters start getting locked up if they’re not towin' the party line...Corruption reigns because there’s no accountability.” He really needs to be talking to his own party when he says things like this.
CNN’s Van Jones is saying that the Democrat Party made a mistake this time by focusing on “alleged threats to democracy.” Of course, being a big Democrat himself, he included the caveat that the threat to democracy is real. Not from us it’s not.
Jones said the talk of “insurrection” threats being so severe was a kind of “fool’s gold” to the Democrats.
But he suggested they should have pushed another line harder: “Wait until Republicans shut down the government to knock out Social Security and Medicare...” For one thing, they ALWAYS push the usual hogwash about Republicans destroying Social Security and Medicare that I’ve heard before every election since I was a small child. Van Jones knows this is nonsense. If anything ends up hurting Social Security and Medicare, it’s the spend-like-there’s-no-tomorrow economic policy of the Democrats (and some “Democrat-lite” Republicans).
So let’s give him credit for being half right. Calling conservative Republicans a dire threat to “our democracy” --- which Democrats define as “their power” --- is a worn-out trope that is not working nearly as well as they assumed it would.
It’s really quite amusing that Democrats, knowing that they’ll likely lose big, are preemptively blaming things like hackable voting machines (!!!). I am not kidding. It’s perfectly fine to be an “election denier” if Republicans are winning. Even POLITICO said, “There are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.” This is because “at least seven states and Washington DC use wireless modems to transmit unofficial election-night results to their central offices. These modems use telecommunications networks that are vulnerable to hackers, and malicious actors could exploit them to tamper with unofficial vote data, corrupt voting machines and compromise the computers used to tally official results.”
The story as presented in DAILY WIRE is hilarious, and it shows the left is not capable of embarrassment no matter how stupid they look.
Wait a minute –- are they saying elections can be...RIGGED? Yes, they are, but it’s okay for them to say it. If Republicans had said it, they would be considered an imminent threat to democracy and perhaps even jailed on some pretense.
Attorney Harmeet Dillion, speaking with Tucker Carlson on Monday evening, said Republicans are ready this time. The RNC, she says, has already deployed 38 paid election senior lawyers in 19 states, and there are another 50 ready to go, plus hundreds of GOP volunteers being organized. “Every battleground state is saturated with lawyers,” she reports. They filed 80 lawsuits in multiple states against the kind of thing DNC attorney Marc Elias was pulling before the 2020 election. In Arizona, “you can’t swing a cat without hitting a lawyer.” It’s sad that it’s come to this, but if Democrats are going to use lawyers to try to swing election outcomes, we have to fight fire with fire (but still using actual law, not going around it).
“I’m very confident,” she said “and voters should be very confident, that when they go to the polls...that there are lawyers watching the results very carefully and prepared to run into court all over the country, if necessary, and not let Democrats get away with their efforts to misinform the public and interfere with the results of the election.”
Not surprisingly, however, the hyper-politicized DOJ announced late Monday that its Civil Rights Division is sending lawyers –- coincidentally, to the very counties they anticipate losing big. So maybe we’ll find out who “won” these 2022 races by the time campaign season ‘24 heats up. The 64 jurisdictions (!) they’re monitoring include Los Angeles County, California; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Fulton County, Georgia; City of Flint, Michigan; and City of Minneapolis, Minnesota. More details here:
And now we have another mess in Georgia, with the ACLU marching in to try to postpone the deadline for counting votes to November 14. Is this incompetence, deliberate sabotage, or some combination of both?