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There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy

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There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy | Opinion​



As we get closer and closer to November's midterm elections, doomsday predictions about a bloodbath for Democrats have come to dominate the news. It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country.

These naysayers are missing the robust record that the Democrats have to run on—one that includes the not insignificant line item of being the only side standing up for Democracy itself.

Republicans have shown their laissez faire attitude toward democracy in numerous ways, starting with passing bills across the country restricting the right to vote. Then there's their penchant for denying the results of the 2020 election, or opposing the bipartisan commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6, an effort designed to undermine the electoral process altogether.

Most recently, leaked tapes revealed how Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy really felt about Trump's role in inciting the January 6 attack, going so far as to say that Trump should resign immediately. In another recently released tape, McCarthy accused some GOP lawmakers of putting people in jeopardy.

McCarthy was telling the truth: GOP lawmakers put their colleagues in jeopardy and Trump should've resigned. But instead of admitting this, McCarthy attacked the press, accusing them of spreading lies.

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Something Democrats should inform Republicans of: if they idiotically go along with this scheme to attack and destroy democracy, they're the next ones on the list to lose any power. Now they're conned to think a Republican win is a win for them, but once democracy is degraded they'll learn otherwise and say "oh, darn".

Republicans with principles and clues now tend to be ex-Republicans or at least to say they'll vote for Democrats until the Republicans are not the anti-democracy party.
 

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Clearly, the only party defending freedom as well.
 

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Something Republicans in Congress should consider: if they destroy democratic institutions, it's not congress that has the power; it's the Executive. Congress, including Republicans, are sawing their own balls off with a serrated butter knife if they go too far in undermining democratic (small d), public interest institutions.

And of course, if a civilian president goes too far, ultimately, the military takes over.
 

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Clearly, the only party defending freedom as well.
Or the truth; or the American way. Can someone make a picture of Superman with a D on his chest?
 

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The side that is using a "Disinformation Governance Board" in the Department of Homeland Security? :LOL:
Yes, defender of lies. I'll agree with you that same board would be a terrible, tyrannical force for lies in the hands of Republicans.
 

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It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country.
It's very easy to avoid it.

1. Stop using Twitter.
2. Stop watching TV.

Done

If you don't want to hear something or read something, there are these things on TV called "knobs", things connected to computers called a "mouse" and a "keyboard", and things on remotes called "buttons" that make it very easy to change the channel and go back into whatever side of the echo chambers you reside in.

I think it is absolutely insane that people complain about what is on TV or the internet, then they continue to watch or listen to the same thing they complain about, only to complain even more about it. Thousands of channels and millions of websites, yet they continue to complain instead of just taking the action to change the channel or surf another website.
 

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It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other

Funny, I have yet to HEAR any "other"...it's strictly right leaning analysts and pundits. I haven't seen a single Democratic Party strategist speaking on TV in a year or more.
 

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Or the truth; or the American way. Can someone make a picture of Superman with a D on his chest?
Oh well, the Democrats are constant liars, is that what you're saying?
Fits right in, you don't want to win, you just want to make sure Dems lose. 🤣🤣🤣
 

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OPINION

There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy | Opinion​



As we get closer and closer to November's midterm elections, doomsday predictions about a bloodbath for Democrats have come to dominate the news. It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country.

These naysayers are missing the robust record that the Democrats have to run on—one that includes the not insignificant line item of being the only side standing up for Democracy itself.

Who said democracy was something most people even want? It seems to be falling out of favor- not just in this country, but all over the world. The following world leaders are hugely popular in their own countries, often by the majority of their population. They have even risen to power through democratic means- but they have very little interest in maintaining democracy, and have even actively worked to undermine and gut it, to loud cheers by their voters: Trump in the US, Putin in Russia, Erdogan in Turkey, Bolsanoro in Brazil, Orban in Hungary, Duterte in the Phillipines, Modi in India, etc, etc...

This is a scenario is something the founding fathers of this country never really pondered, because they could not imagine it could ever come to pass: what do you do when a people democratically don't want their democracy anymore?

"A republic, if you can keep it".
-Benjamin Franklin
 

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Oh well, the Democrats are constant liars, is that what you're saying?
Fits right in, you don't want to win, you just want to make sure Dems lose. 🤣🤣🤣
What the hell are you talking about? Did you reply to the wrong post?

I said the opposite. If this wasn't the wrong post what is wrong with you?
 

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What the hell are you talking about? Did you reply to the wrong post?

I said the opposite. If this wasn't the wrong post what is wrong with you?

I figured you were being sarcastic about Superman with a D
 

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I figured you were being sarcastic about Superman with a D
You figured wrong and it's bizarre you did. It'd be like me assuming you were saying trump was the best president. Way to go, MAGA Checkerboard. It was a bit tongue in cheek but not sarcastic.
 

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There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy | Opinion​



As we get closer and closer to November's midterm elections, doomsday predictions about a bloodbath for Democrats have come to dominate the news. It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country.

These naysayers are missing the robust record that the Democrats have to run on—one that includes the not insignificant line item of being the only side standing up for Democracy itself.

Republicans have shown their laissez faire attitude toward democracy in numerous ways, starting with passing bills across the country restricting the right to vote. Then there's their penchant for denying the results of the 2020 election, or opposing the bipartisan commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6, an effort designed to undermine the electoral process altogether.

Most recently, leaked tapes revealed how Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy really felt about Trump's role in inciting the January 6 attack, going so far as to say that Trump should resign immediately. In another recently released tape, McCarthy accused some GOP lawmakers of putting people in jeopardy.

McCarthy was telling the truth: GOP lawmakers put their colleagues in jeopardy and Trump should've resigned. But instead of admitting this, McCarthy attacked the press, accusing them of spreading lies.

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Lol. If this is all you have to run on you’re in real trouble.
 

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The side that is using a "Disinformation Governance Board" in the Department of Homeland Security? :LOL:
The side trying to stop Russia telling lies to destroy America by making people vote Republican, yes
 

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It worked last time. Biden literally won running on "not a fascist"
and I expect the Republicans will win on merely running on "we're not senile nor incompetent"
 

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and I expect the Republicans will win on merely running on "we're not senile nor incompetent"
NOT senile....NOT incompetent.....NOT leftist authoritarians...............NOT leftist fascists..... NOT leftist control freaks

Its actually a pretty long list!
 

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It worked last time. Biden literally won running on "not a fascist"
And also won after some curiously timed vote stoppages and a claim (still not verified) of a broken water main in Georgia )
 

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There's No Choice in the Midterms. The Democrats Are the Only Side Defending Democracy | Opinion​



As we get closer and closer to November's midterm elections, doomsday predictions about a bloodbath for Democrats have come to dominate the news. It seems like you can't turn on your TV or scroll through Twitter for five minutes without being informed by some pundit or other—on both sides of the political spectrum—about the dire situation the Democrats face in races across the country.

These naysayers are missing the robust record that the Democrats have to run on—one that includes the not insignificant line item of being the only side standing up for Democracy itself.

Republicans have shown their laissez faire attitude toward democracy in numerous ways, starting with passing bills across the country restricting the right to vote. Then there's their penchant for denying the results of the 2020 election, or opposing the bipartisan commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6, an effort designed to undermine the electoral process altogether.

Most recently, leaked tapes revealed how Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy really felt about Trump's role in inciting the January 6 attack, going so far as to say that Trump should resign immediately. In another recently released tape, McCarthy accused some GOP lawmakers of putting people in jeopardy.

McCarthy was telling the truth: GOP lawmakers put their colleagues in jeopardy and Trump should've resigned. But instead of admitting this, McCarthy attacked the press, accusing them of spreading lies.

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Well then you need to leave America ! Because America IS NOT A DEMOCRACY !
And for very good Reason ! Here's a clue.


Now as for your brain washing, let me point something out that has seemed to have gone over your(and most DEM Voters) heads !
Back in 2020, YOU the DEM voters by far wanted to have "Free Stuff Bernie" as you pick for Pres !!! Just look at all the bumper stickers,
the Biden vs Sanders, Rally crowd size etc...
Yet the DNC said F' you, you weak dumb asses, you're getting Quid Pro Quo Biden!....

So you sit there talking about Democracy(Which is subpar to our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC) yet you are being herded by Fascist
who assure you they want and are fighting for "Democracy" ..... And you don't that you have been gaslighted.....
 

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And also won after some curiously timed vote stoppages and a claim (still not verified) of a broken water main in Georgia )

The right always make up lies. Trump lost because of vote fraud. Kyle was defending himself. The nazis who killed Heather Heyer were fine people. Antifa is a terror group. BLM are Marxists. Disney are pedos. you get the idea
 

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The right always make up lies. Trump lost because of vote fraud.
I don’t know whether he did.
Kyle was defending himself.
Kyle Rittenhouse was defending himself. Something which is undeniable
The nazis who killed Heather Heyer were fine people.
Who was this? She was killed by the National Socialist German Workers party?
Antifa is a terror group.
This is a matter of opinion
BLM are Marxists.
They openly identify themselves that way
Disney are pedos. you get the idea
No one has alleged Walt Disney is a pedo that I know of.
 
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