Category: Politics

An exhausted complaint of the entire GOP

Peter Wehner: “While it works, it needs to be said: For the past half-dozen years, the Republican Party and the American right – with very few respectable exceptions – have sided with Trump, defended him and attacked his critics. “Many more gladly propagated his lies and conspiracy theories. Together they tried to destroy the truth in his name, in his name, for their party, to seize and seize power.”

“Some people console themselves by saying that they went on a journey so that they could promote their policy agenda. Others were afraid to speak. Still others have done it for ratings and money. Some Trump supporters were true believers. Some (figuratively) have argued their agreement with the devil; Others were more transparent and more brutal … “

“No matter; Trump’s presidency and those who made it possible are die cast. The events of January 6 were, in their own twisted way, a fitting condemnation for Trump’s presidency. It was so obvious, for so long, it will end well.” No. Trump was the mastermind behind the attack on the stronghold of American democracy, but he had a lot of help along the way

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Judges review state law-making powers in elections

“The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider what would be a radical change in the way federal elections are conducted, giving state legislatures the sole authority to determine the rules of contest, even if their actions violate the state constitution and create extreme bias for Congress. Seats, ”reports the Washington Post.

Vox: “This lawsuit is probably the biggest threat to American democracy since the January 6 attacks. It seeks to reinstate congressional maps rejected by the North Carolina Supreme Court because they are “subject to the traditional neutral rearrangement criteria for extreme biased benefits” for the Republican Party.

Rick Hassen: “Stop for a moment: The theory is that the state constitution, as defined by the state Supreme Court, is not the limit of law-making power. . “

“And this theory can’t just control the state’s highest court: it could potentially hinder state and local agencies and governors from enforcing election management rules.”

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Kevin McCarthy, don’t you have a sense of decency?

David Fram: “Republicans don’t have to be a cover-up party. That’s a choice. Indeed, the story of the hearing was the courage and honesty of many individual Republicans, ending most spectacularly with the heroic testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. But as an organization, the party has had to formulate a pro-Trump cover-up policy to date. ”

“This policy of protecting the former president involves pardoning the worst political crime in the president’s history – which further demonstrates a well-planned effort to hold the country’s highest office, first through fraud, then through coercion. A coup.

“One of the things we’ve learned about his administration is that Donald Trump didn’t get much value from his true believers. They’re usually too insane, too crooked, or too foolish to gain power and practice for him. He’s weak and He got the most value from the supine who can wield some power with less efficiency. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy condemned Trump’s coup on record and in audio. Since then, he has shrunk from the active role he has played in the last 18 months.

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Row is the New Prohibition

David Fromm: “The Cultural War was most heated from the 1970s to the 20s of the next century. It polarized American society, dividing men from women, rural to urban, secular to religious, and recent immigrant groups to Anglo-Americans. But only after a Titanic constitutional struggle did the rural and religious aspects of the culture impose its will on the urban and secular. A decisive victory was won, or so it seemed. “

“The culture war I am talking about is a culture war against the prohibition of alcohol. From the end of the Reconstruction until World War I, perhaps more state and local elections became one issue than any other. The long struggle apparently ended in 1919, through the Eighteenth Amendment and Legislation by Congress to the National Prohibition Act, or the Wolstead Act (as it was known). The amendment and the law together make the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States and all its subject areas. Many urban and secular Americans felt the same devastation as Pro-Choice Americans today after the Supreme Court overturned Rowe v. Wade. “

“It simply came to our notice then that the Wall Street Act was not the end of the story. As sanctions have become a nationwide reality, Americans have quickly changed their minds about the idea. Support for the ban was rejected, then collapsed. Not only was the Wall Street Act repealed in 1933, but the constitution was further amended so that no one would ever try again. ”

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Fallout from overturning row

The Economist: “America will be more dangerously divided after the Supreme Court decision. In the most ideological life-oriented state, the abortion system will be more stringent than in Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, which allows not only maternal life, but also health care methods. Democrat-dominated states have codified Rowe’s right to abortion to the point of fetal efficacy, a more acceptable standard than in Norway and Sweden, where there are gestational limits for abortion at 12 and 18 weeks, respectively. In four states and the District of Columbia, late abortions are legally allowed without maternal health risks. And the fight for reproductive rights will heat up instead of cool. ”

Mike Pence, a former vice-president who appears to be running for president, appears to have called for a nationwide ban. Passed – one of the two drugs needed for medically induced abortion, the most common type now. More creative ways to prevent women from having abortions have been secured. Indicates war. “

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Mohenjo-daro executive director Rahna’s statement on the Supreme Court’s verdict

We will not go back, but we will overturn the GOP.

“Today, the Supreme Court has destroyed the value of nearly 50 years of progress and, for the first time in generations, stripped us of our rights, freedoms and control over our bodies. This is an offensive and dangerous verdict which proves that this court is nothing but a hand of the Republican Party. Let’s be clear: the six judges did not overturn Row; The whole Republican Party did. This exposes the extremism of the modern day Republican Party to all.

“We are the majority. And Republicans are in the courtroom to do what voters have repeatedly refused to do through the ballot box. We will hold every Republican responsible for overthrowing him Rowe And the removal of access to further abortions. We have a message today for every Republican who has pushed these strict policies year after year and who has tried to ban abortion in the states: We will see you at the ballot box. “

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If Trump loses, Republicans won’t work with him

Jeff Greenfield: “It’s Trump’s basic belief – or tropism – that he’s incapable of losing the election honestly. The loss itself is evidence of fraud, even a potential loss. When he lost to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, he tweeted: He claims that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in 2016 because ‘millions’ of aliens voted illegally.

“Given this key character trait, what do you think Trump would do if he were to face a serious rival for the 2024 nomination? Can he take the vote count that shows him losing the primary or caucus? Give up the temptation to challenge conference rules? (If you want to see a truly competitive GOP convention, see the 1912 Taft-Roosevelt War or the 1952 Eisenhower-Taft Conflict.)

“Most importantly, a Trump who has been denied a nomination – which must have been a horrible, disgusting product of his account that no one has ever seen – is a Trump who is campaigning for the presidency with a tendency to run independently and with resources. And whoever is nominated by the GOP There will be enough true believers to defeat. “

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In the historic and heinous January 6 hearing, MoveOn announced political action

Movon members are backing six governor and five secretary of state candidates and will raise $ 1 million in small-dollar contributions for them.

As the hearings reveal past – and continued – attempts by MAGA extremists to cancel the election, MoveOn is mobilizing millions of voters to protect our voting rights.

WASHINGTON, DC – MoveOn Political Action is announcing its Democracy Slate endorsement to protect our electoral system from MAGA extremists as the historic and heinous January 6 hearing continues to reveal disturbing new details about past and ongoing efforts by MAGA extremists to cancel the election. It is

Moveon members are backing six governor and five secretary of state candidates and will bundle ছোট 1 million in small-dollar contributions for them. As part of its largest intermediate political program: America for All: Us vs. Maga.

“The choice we face in 2022 is already a terrible one among the majority who support democracy and help improve all Americans and the MAGA Republicans who so desperately tried to overthrow our government.” Says Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn Political Action. “The danger is even greater now that Trump’s radical judges are ready to overthrow the Supreme Court. Rowe And transfer more power to states where MAGA Republican candidates are lining up to criminalize abortion and take us to forced births, even in cases of rape or incest. ”

Epting Continuing, “By attacking fundamental freedoms, our healthcare, and democracy, MoveOn members will also focus deeply on state elections, including the governorship and the Secretary of State race.”

To achieve these goals, MoveOn will raise millions of dollars for candidates, run Midterm’s largest eight-scale relational voter outreach program, consolidate a strong force of volunteers, and launch a multimillion-dollar paid media program to micro-target voters. Increased turnout

Here is the slate approval of democracy:

Governor
Stacey Abrams – GA
Beto O’Rourke – TX
Tony Evers – WI
Katie Hobbs – AZ
Josh Shapiro – PA
Gretchen Whitmer – MI

Secretary of State
Cisco Aguilar-NV
Jocelyn Benson – MI
Reginald Boulding – AZ
Jenna Griswold – CO
Bee Nguyen – GA

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Let’s move on People-driven energy for progress. MoveOn unites the Left to elect Democrats and bring about progressive change. We are the home base for millions of members who refuse to accept the status quo and manage to take action. For more than a generation, MoveOn has been playing a strong role against radical rights, promoting our voice to end war, protect democracy and advance justice for all.

Mohenjo-daro executive director Rahna’s statement on the Supreme Court’s verdict

“Let’s be clear: this verdict will only fuel the epidemic of gun violence in this country. It is a shameful and offensive decision that will lead to more deaths and more violence. The Conservative-packed Supreme Court, together with Republicans in Congress, is ensuring that our schools, our grocery stores and our churches continue to be the target of violence and sanctuaries and safe havens should not exist.

“It is harder to imagine a Supreme Court without communication with the people of this country than with this court. Commonsense policies to reduce gun violence are supported by 9 out of 10 Americans. This court has once again shown its true colors. It is now nothing more than the political hand of the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.

“Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell stole the seats and packed this court to enforce what voters repeatedly rejected at the ballot box.

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Let’s move on People-driven energy for progress. MoveOn unites the Left to elect Democrats and bring about progressive change. We are the home base for millions of members who refuse to accept the status quo and manage to take action. For more than a generation, MoveOn has been playing a strong role against radical rights, promoting our voice to end war, protect democracy and advance justice for all.

Why Ron Descent could defeat Trump in 2024

Jonathan Chait: “One of the points I made in my feature story on Dissentis in March was that he benefited from the concerted efforts of the Republican elite to promote his candidacy. The combination of dissent behind it reminds us of how the party came together behind George W. Bush in 1999. What started out as a wide-ranging race with multiple competitors was quickly won when the word came out that Bush had chosen. “

“Something similar is happening with DeSantis. DeSantis is collecting cash from the party’s donor class with the support of at least 42 billionaires. The most telling fact about the New Hampshire poll is that while Descentis leads Trump overall by just two points, he is 14 points ahead of Fox News viewers and 16 points among conservative radio listeners. Republicans who use conservative media are getting the message. Voters who have not yet contacted the conservative media can still name Trump in the vote, but they can follow. “

“Importantly, support for DeSantis widens the current internal divisions within the party among anti-Trump conservatives – who hate Trump as responsible and want him to leave but support him against the Democrats – and enthusiastically pro-Trump conservatives.”

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