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Monday, July 26, 2021

After Georgia Republicans passed a restrictive voting law in March, Democrats here began doing the math.

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Why do Republicants hate freedom and democracy?

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-07-26 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#1 ... Why do Republicants hate freedom and democracy? ...

Because without their thumb on the scale, they would not be [re-]elected.

Trump says Republicans would never' be elected again if it was easier to vote (March 2020)
www.theguardian.com

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Donald Trump admitted on Monday that making it easier to vote in America would hurt the Republican party.

The president made the comments as he dismissed a Democratic-led push for reforms such as vote-by-mail, same-day registration and early voting as states seek to safely run elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Democrats had proposed the measures as part of the coronavirus stimulus. They ultimately were not included in the $2.2tn final package, which included only $400m to states to help them run elections.

Ohio primary electionepa08301804 Unused voting stations are taken down at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections following the postponement of the Ohio presidential primary election in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 17 March 2020. Ohio governor Mike DeWine and Ohio health director Amy Acton ordered the poles in Ohio closed because of a health emergency due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the

"The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you'd ever agreed to it, you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again," ...


#2 | Posted by lamplighter at 2021-07-26 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It must suck to have a platform and values that are so piss-poor that the only way you can win is by keeping people from voting.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-07-26 02:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hate to be am alarmist but its apparent the R's have successfully tied dems hands for 2022.
The House is probably a loss at this point and I don't trust polls suggesting dems picking up senate seats.
Pelosi, Harris, Schumer, and Biden have 15 short months to come up with an winning election strategy.

I still think invading Cuba would turn Florida blue for generations.

#4 | Posted by Docman at 2021-07-26 02:44 PM | Reply

Hate to be am alarmist but its apparent the R's have successfully tied dems hands for 2022.

I hate to be a pessimist but I think that was happening no matter what.

The GOP is targeting elections at the state level because that's where election regulation happens.

I don't trust that a national standard wouldn't be shot down by SCOTUS, who have progressively dismantled the Civil Rights Voting Act for the last few years, using state's rights as an excuse.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2021-07-26 02:57 PM | Reply

I just had it out with my mother on this very topic (restrictive voter laws) and her "we need them stance". I hated to do it because her mental acuity sure seems to be in decline. She went so far as to tell me the Southern states are all Democrat voting. I told her maybe when they were Dixiecrats in the 50s and 60s but they have been red for 40 years. I pulled her up a map and it was like "does not compute" was all over her face. Then I explained to her they want to remove the kind of things she personally has been using for years to vote. Again she didn't understand what they were doing. She thought it was all about state ID.

I REALLY don't know where she is getting this BS. I think she is closet watching Fox and spending too much time on Facebook listening to my cousins. It's so damned frustrating. Talk about clueless - hell my one cousin has black kids he and his wife adopted from fostering and he is racist as they come.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-26 03:12 PM | Reply

They only like white democracy.

#7 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-07-26 08:36 PM | Reply

Joe Manchin is going to destroy our Democracy.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-26 08:50 PM | Reply

Get out the vote. Don't be defeatist. If they can suppress votes, we can turn out anyway. Jump through the hoops. They can't outright deny voters from voting if they jump through all the hoops.

That would require extreme motivation on the part of the voters,something the centrist democratic platform with it's militarism and hypocracy,it's bait and switch condecending --------, does NOT Inspire.

Game Over, unless the Dems get real, which they Won't.

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-07-26 09:58 PM | Reply

I see a return to 8-12 hour voting lines in the future for urban areas in Red States...only in urban areas though.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-07-27 10:43 AM | Reply

#6 That sounds awful. To achieve cognitive dissonance, one must first achieve cognition.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-27 10:46 AM | Reply

The beltway press does not like the Biden Presidency, it's too boring, so they have to invent controversies and outrages, like the Kamala's laugh BS. The Biden Administration makes the beltway press work too hard, because they don't leak, and everything they're doing is entirely legal and moral. The beltway media preferred the Dotrad regime, because they were a bunch of criminals who leaked like sieves. They enjoyed the easy work of playing stenographer for a criminal conman who broadcast his ID daily in chopper talks, and loudly advertises when he's committing crimes. President Biden is working behind the scenes twisting arms with Manchin, Sinema, and I suspect a few other Dem Senators who don't want to do away with the filibuster. Obviously, President Biden won't speak publicly about reforming the filibuster until after the bipartisan infrastructure bill is done one way or another. The bill WILL help get Dems elected or re-elected up and down the ticket, whether it's passed with reconciliation or if 10 Republicons come along for the ride. It's better if it's bipartisan because the majority of voters want Washington to work in a bipartisan way. Once that passes, I expect President Biden to start pushing publicly for a civil rights carve-out to the filibuster, which I suspect will be how the Dems get the Manchin proposal passed along with some language regarding gerrymandering and short-circuiting the GQP attempts to overturn election results they don't like.

#12 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-07-27 04:19 PM | Reply

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