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Friday, May 28, 2021

Democrats in a panic

Bare majorities in the House and Senate have tied Democrats in knots. Their agenda is stuck in first-gear, because unlike a dozen years ago when Obama was first president, Democrats have to compromise if they are going to get anything done.

Democrats call compromise the C-word.

The biggest problem for Democrats is they cheated to win in 2020 by getting states to violate their own election laws to make it easier to stuff the ballot box with mail-in votes.

If Democrats do not codify those mid-election rule changes, Biden could be their last president.

Atlantic reported, "Anxiety is growing among a broad range of civil-rights, democracy-reform, and liberal groups over whether Democrats are responding with enough urgency to the accelerating Republican efforts to both suppress voting and potentially overturn future Democratic election victories."

Democrats want "to pass the national election standards," which means federalizing all election, which means having the federal bureaucracy decide who wins what election. Look for demands for diversity and equity to ensure Democrat victories. Poca Town Hall could look like a Harvard faculty meeting.

But Republicans have the votes to stop them in the Senate.

So far, Republicans are.

Atlantic reported, "Activists have become more and more uncertain that Democratic leaders have a strategy to overcome Manchin’s hesitance, not to mention his (and other Democrats’) refusal to pare back the filibuster, which Republicans are certain to employ against any voting-rights legislation. What’s more, these activists fear that by focusing relatively little attention on red states’ actions, Democrats aren’t doing enough to create a climate of public opinion in which Manchin and others could feel pressure to act on the issue of voting rights if and when Senate Republicans filibuster against it."

Republican state legislators are locking the barn door after the 2020 horse escaped. They must. The 2022 and 2024 ponies are at stake.

Atlantic writer Ronald Brownstein wrote, "In a conference call with reporters last week, Beto O’Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Senate candidate in Texas, didn’t mince words when I asked him whether the White House and Democratic congressional leaders are showing sufficient concern about the GOP’s moves."

If Beto O'Rourke is the future of the party, it should be dead. But Beto married a billionaire's daughter, and money talks.

Fernand Amandi, a longtime Democratic pollster based in Florida, told Atlantic, "I fear that perhaps some Democratic leaders may be suffering from … the idea that this cannot happen here and are bordering on dereliction of duty in not sounding the alarm to the American people and to the community of nations about the existential threat that the Republican Party now presents to American democracy."

By that, Amandi means Republicans pose an existential threat to American Democrats.

The purpose of the Atlantic article is to try to get Biden to demand voting be federalized.

Atlantic said, "White House officials dismiss the idea that Biden is insufficiently concerned about red states’ maneuvers, which have included reducing access to mail balloting and early voting, imposing new voter-identification requirements, purging voters from registration lists, limiting the use of ballot drop boxes, blocking state-court oversight of voting laws, and increasing Republican state officials’ authority to override the decisions of local election officials, many of whom are Democrats. 'I can assure people there is no one that worries more about the effect of these things on the 2024 election than the president, who will be running and who went through 2020,' the senior White House official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, told me. (The official said Biden is planning to deliver a speech to underscore his commitment to voting rights that will likely come within the next few days.)"

They are calling their changes in elections voting rights.

It is just like abortion rights except instead of killing babies, Democrats are killing our constitutional republic.

Republicans are not stupid. So far, they are holding together.

So far.

56 comments:

  1. So far. Wait a minute, that’ll change, rinos never pass up a chance to cave/kneel/suckup to the fascist demoncrats.

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    1. I always appreciated the comment from Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban (paraphrased): "...[RINOs]never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity"

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    2. Except that RINOs are now feeling the heat. The demotion of Liz Cheney is a shot across their bow. Next year's Republican primaries should prove decisive.

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    3. "Republicans are not stupid."

      Really? Coulda' fooled me.

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    4. How about Conservatives are not stupid. 'Republicans', not so much (those are scare quotes).

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    5. Apparently, Jeffery is wrong again.

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    6. NB - I am still leery of the RINOs. Paul Ryan gave a sickening speech yesterday against MAGA Republicanism. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke was confined by the Senate. Susan Collins was the only Republican yes vote. We have a long hard road ahead of us.

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    7. Cynic, that is exactly what I was thinking.

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    8. Republicans are stupid, but so far, they are holding together.
      FIFY

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  2. Wouldn't federalizing elections be unconstitutional? Only the states have authority.

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    1. My thinking exactly. Seems to me that just can't be done without a constitutional amendment. Of course if the SCOTUS goes to sleep on the job again, or if the Demonrats pack the court, all bets are off. I'm not a lawyer, maybe the 'rats have some tricks we don't know about yet.

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    2. The un-Supreme Court is worthless.

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    3. 10th Amendment time! Every one of those lying bastards took their oath of office with their fingers crossed behind their backs. It's way past time to start talking about that. And, that includes the so-called Supreme Court.

      The 'rats always have tricks we don't know about yet.

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    4. When did that ever stop the Lefties?

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    5. As said above, the constitution is now just a speed bump, thanks to our Chief Justice and anyone not named Thomas or Alito.

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    6. Unfortunately, the Constitution means little or nothing to our supposed 6-3 conservative majority Supreme Court.

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    7. Wouldn't all these gun confiscation laws be unconstitutional?

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    8. And at this point if SCOTUS tries to say otherwise red states will probably, and should, just say too bad. We do not recognize your decision on this. The constitution is explicit, we are doing it. If you don't like it, tough.

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    9. the federal govt does NOT have the power to take away states rights.. period full STOP

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    10. "Unconstitutional?"
      LMAO.
      That's in the hands of 9 hacks in black whose job is furthering the swamp's interests and thus being accepted as good swamp rats.
      IOW, forget the constitution.

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    11. The Constitution DOES place responsibility for conducting elections with the states. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to get HR 1 through the court system as-is. Now, clearly the communist-dems don't give a whit about such an old, "outdated" document, but if enough of the majority red states were to join together and sue, we might have an even better outcome than it not making it through the Senate.

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  3. Big D, after reading your post I am more convinced than ever that a Second Civil War is imminent.

    And necessary.

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    1. The Civil War was not a civil war. A civil war is when 2 groups vie for control over the govt. This was the opposite, one side wanting out of the govt.
      It should be named "The War for Southern Independence."

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    2. Wrong again, Jeffery.

      The Southerners wanted a government based on the Constitution.

      Lincoln wanted one based on statism.

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    3. If the Southern democrats had wanted the Constitution, they'd have taken it with them instead of enacting the one they did.
      The southern democrats, and their northern enablers were the ones violating the Constitutional rights of the northern states.
      People assign all sorts of things to Lincoln, but the fact remains, the Southern states left before he took office.

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    4. The fight that never ends. Whether or not the south could have seceded is a mind game at this point. Once they fired, it was no longer a question of law. Dumb move. One shot in 1776 proved the impetus to found a nation. Another fired in 1861 was premature and killed half a million Americans.

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  4. Two quick corrections. 11th paragraph from the top:

    “One of the Atlantic’s staff of Democrat Party stenographers, Ronald Brownstein wrote,”

    Second to last paragraph:

    “Republicans are stupid. But so far, they are holding together.”

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  5. I for one,do not want am all out CW2 the last one was bloody enough. Yet the Dems seem to be Hell for leather for the next one.However.
    Don is correct, the Republicans have to hold.
    The Constituion is not gone, and the fight is not over.

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    1. If anyone gets bored, a great summer read is the late Thomas Fleming's final book, "The Strategy of Victory." It is basically a history of how George Washington managed to actually win the Revolutionary War.

      Even though I consider myself historically-literate, this was a real eye-opener - since I never realized what a near-run thing that war was... and how if there is maxim that "War is a series of disasters culminating in victory," this was it.

      GW and co. (he and Alexander Hamilton wrote letters to each other discussing this) adopted the strategy that Quintus Fabius Maximus adopted for the Romans during the darkest days of the Second Punic War - to be able to keep an army in the field but not losing it. In both cases, it worked.

      We're in the same boat. As long as we can keep an army in the field, we're not defeated - and the fight goes on...

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    2. Yeah militarily, GW just needed to not get captured and his army eliminated. The fighting in northern NY and the NC/Virginia backwoods is where the real fighting was done and the war won. Arnold in NY (before his betrayal), and Greene in the South were the best generals we probably had. Washington's genius lay in the Brit's thinking that capturing towns was important - because in the colonies it was not - and resisting the urge to try and drive them out. Instead he won emotional victories and withdrew before his forces could be destroyed. Think Trenton. It became obvious to France that Britain could not hold the territory with the Battle of Saratoga. With the American win there Washington's range of movement was virtually unlimited. And with France, Greene's victories resulted in Cornwallis's entrapment at Yorktown, the French winning one of their few major naval battles against the Brits. But it was a big one to lose for the Brits.

      We are in a similar situation. DC controls the major metropolitan areas (kind of) and tries and keeps everyone else in line via cash. The military has more red state recruits than blue, and the anti DC forces control more ground than DC does. Once our agreement on what our country is has been broken by the communist left, DC has very little left with which to force our compliance. The end of DC is coming. And its fall will be glorious.

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  6. Always remember that Steve Jobs' wife is the majority owner of The Atlantic.

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  7. Like our Founders, we wish to avoid violent revolution at all costs--except at the cost of slavery. We wish to be free at all costs, too. Yet we see no sign of the Ruling Class stepping away from their Corruption and Tyranny. If anything, they're doubling down.

    We thought these issues were settled. We thought we had a Constitution guaranteeing basic Rights, limiting Government power and establishing Honest Elections and the Rule of Law. We thought we had built institutions to safeguard our liberties. None of that is true.

    The Constitution is toilet paper. New Rights are invented out of thin air while Ancient Rights are suppressed. Elections are Rigged. The Rule of Law is in civilizational freefall. The Government is Unlimited by almost any principle except rote habit, and they're working on that. And all the institutions we built to protect our liberties have turned inward to attack those liberties.

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction," said President Reagan--but now, we're down to less than a generation. Elections are what civilized people do instead of fighting it out in the streets. If you take that away, what is left? Installing the losers by Election Fraud is the very opposite of the representative government which is our Right.

    But instead of promising to provide honest elections going forward, the Stepford Stalinists insist that nothing is wrong, nothing even more Election Fraud won't cure.

    And most Republicans act like the loss of self-rule by the People is just some glitch and a great fund-raising opportunity.

    The Reckoning Awaits.

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    1. Sure, Jeffery. That's why there's so many audits going on.

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    2. Gipper, you hit a bullseye with your assessment.

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    3. Spot on Gipper!

      Sad to see E.D. got released from the asylum. His recent absence was nice

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    4. @ The Gipper - This is so well thought and written.
      I concur.
      Time has run out.
      Thank you,
      Gunny
      E-7 Ret.
      78-03

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  8. The Demos may have money, but it only speasks so loudly to some people.

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  9. Why should I trust any Republican Don? The mother fuckers allowed the steak to happen. They are all my moral enemies now. I am armed and I fear that rivers of blood will be the only way to stop it.

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  10. Autocorrect is my worst enema...

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  11. As long as the GOP Senators include Romney, Collins, Cassidy, Sasse, Murkowski and Portman the Republicans can always snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Communicate with your Senators, all you red stated Trump supporters and Republicans! You don't think Liddle Marco suddenly found his spine without a few thousand Floridians urging him to do so? He's Pierre Delecto with a tan, for pete's sake!

    Carry on.

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  12. They are ALL Freemasons/Satan Worshipers.
    This video is the best 5 hours I ever spent.
    https://odysee.com/@stpierrs:f/X-Factor-Winner-Reveals-Worlds-Secret-Religion---Altiyan-Childs:8
    Carry on,
    Gunny

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  13. The Republicans (at least in DC) are stupid, but they're also desperate enough to survive.

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  14. Gullible - adjective believing anything Joe Manchin (D) says about the filibuster or HR-1.

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  16. Don: Your article says: "Republicans are not stupid. So far, they are holding together" but I have to disagree with you. Most Republicans are Cowards, Inept, Incompetent and Impotent. Senators, House Reps, appointment Judges, Some Governors, etc. If we assume that "Republicans are not stupid" then why are we in today's predicament? Our so call "Republican Leaders" did not act against what the Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Anti-American Democrat Bastards while Trump was getting attacked during his initial presidential campaign. They sat on their fat asses throughout the fake impeachments, fake claims... So how can you say they are not stupid? They are now "terrified" of no longer being part of the "tolerated minority" who just want to be accepted and to be able to get reelected to build up their own wealth. Most of the "Establishment Republicans are still RINO's and have not grown or changed. They are still STUPID and clueless to how to counter the democrats at almost all levels. I wish I could really tell you how I feel about the Republican Party. BTW I changed my party affiliation from R to I.

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  17. If Democrats do not codify those mid-election rule changes, Biden could be their last president.

    I cannot think of a better consequence for the Democrat party of today, than losing its ability (lawfully) to choose the POTUS. Nobody, including the citizens of our entire nation deserves the dis-service of the overwhelming corruption (evident beyond a rational doubt) that occured in the 2020 elections.

    Every branch of our government has become politically weaponized to the point it cannot any longer serve the people, or unbiasedly administer government under the constraints of the rule of law, and our Constitution.

    Oaths to defend our Constitution are completely hollow if in the summation of all actions taken result in no redress of the grievances of the citizens of our nation due to corrupt and dishonest elections.


    Is it any wonder that after a completely dishonest victory, that the political powers of the Democrat party would not brazenly move to make every illegal and abusive action taken to secure their present victory the rule of law. THey have no SHAME.

    No wonder they want to have a commission to silence not just those who on Jan 6th who were overwrought and rioted over the injustice of stolen elections, but in reality to smear every last voter who dared to vote against their Marxist tyranny.

    We need to restore secure and honest elections. Then citizens of our country must use their votes to deliver themselves and our entire nation from a dishonest and tyrannical government. A government that is allied against us, and our God given freedoms and liberties.

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  18. The guy in San Jose made a union vote with his guns. I suspect that we ain't seen nothing yet.

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