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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:09 PM

Why do republicans hate democracy? Why are they being allowed to kill it?

Why isnít the press reporting the truth?

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Reply Why do republicans hate democracy? Why are they being allowed to kill it? (Original post)
onecaliberal Jun 2021 OP
BlueTsunami2018 Jun 2021 #1
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #3
BlueTsunami2018 Jun 2021 #6
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #8
WarGamer Jun 2021 #2
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #5
WarGamer Jun 2021 #7
AZSkiffyGeek Jun 2021 #10
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #11
AZSkiffyGeek Jun 2021 #12
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #13
AZSkiffyGeek Jun 2021 #18
bdamomma Jun 2021 #4
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #9
RegularJam Jun 2021 #14
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #15
RegularJam Jun 2021 #16
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #20
RegularJam Jun 2021 #23
Elessar Zappa Jun 2021 #19
hamsterjill Jun 2021 #17
onecaliberal Jun 2021 #21
RegularJam Jun 2021 #22
hamsterjill Jun 2021 #24
RegularJam Jun 2021 #25
hamsterjill Jun 2021 #26
lastlib Jun 2021 #27

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:21 PM

1. Because they can't win fair elections.

Theyíre ďallowedĒ to do it because the rules are on their side.

The press is reporting that theyíre doing it, I donít know that theyíre supposed to speculate on why. Thatís for op-eds and pundits.

The Republicans are just better at the game. Theyíre ruthless and let nothing stop them.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:22 PM

3. The press is acting as though this is all normal. It's not.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

6. It is kind of normal though.

Theyíve been at it for quite a long time. Theyíve made this hyperpartisan shit the norm since the 90ís.

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Response to BlueTsunami2018 (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:27 PM

8. 600 laws across the country to overturn elections that republicans don't like the results of is

not normal.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:22 PM

2. Because S1 could also be called the "End the GOP Bill"

It's literally the Hill they're willing to die on... (Agent Mike, that's hyperbole)

They'd rather pass universal on demand abortion and gun bans rather than S1.

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Response to WarGamer (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

5. The problem is all the bills being passed in the states, will overturn votes from the people.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:26 PM

7. It's a problem. We'll rely on the Judicial system to remedy it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:42 PM

10. What bills are overturning votes?

Thereís plenty making it harder to vote, but invalidating votes?

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:43 PM

11. Georgia for one.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:48 PM

12. Except it doesn't do that

Debunked many times on the internet.

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:02 PM

13. No it hasn't been.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:14 PM

18. Proof?

Youíre the one asserting it. Got proof?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

4. Again

this is on our watch, we must stop it they are doing it in our faces. Good trouble is coming.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 06:29 PM

9. I hope so.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:06 PM

14. They aren't being allowed to kill it.

 

We recently held national and local elections and more people voted than at any point in history.

The election was amazingly clean considering both the scope and scale. Truly might have been the most clean election in modern political history.

There was a time black people couldn't vote and that time is still counted toward our democracy.

There was a time when women couldnít vote and that time is still counted toward our democracy.

Votes are still being suppressed and we count it toward our time as a democracy.

Democracy is easier to lose than it is to maintain. Maintaining a democracy, in its many forms, requires a daily and relentless fight.

We are best suited for that fight today than at any point in history. Thatís one of the reasons our democracy is thriving, even in the wake of its relentless opposition.

We have problems. Serious problems. Things arenít even close to perfect. This isnít some form of denial about the problems we face. What I am saying is that our form of democracy isnít even close to dead.

Fight for voting rights like you pound on your keyboard. We have more diverse representation now than at any point in history. Demographics are favoring the side fighting for the expansion of voting rights.

We are winning, not losing.

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Response to RegularJam (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:08 PM

15. I've been fighting for decades only to see my rights slip further away.

Not to mention people of color.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:10 PM

16. If you are talking voting rights, you are wrong.

 

(Obviously not the part about you fighting for them)

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Response to RegularJam (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:22 PM

20. Did the Supreme Court strike down section 5 of the VRA?

Republicans have consistently purged, obstructed and just plain cheated the make voting very difficult, particularly for people of color.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:30 PM

23. Correct you are.

 

Doesnít negate a word I said.

I reread my original post and want to apologize to you, and others. While typing I thought the keyboard line of mine was innocuous, if not a bit funny. Reading it again it comes off as the comment of a real jackass. While not my intentions my second read made it clear to me how it really comes across. My bad.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:18 PM

19. People of color

are voting at rates never seen before in our history. Until recently most were prevented from casting a ballot.

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Response to RegularJam (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:13 PM

17. Sure didn't feel like "winning" today.

n/t

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:23 PM

21. I prefer to believe what I see. 👆🏻👆🏻

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:26 PM

22. I learned a long time ago that my team wasn't going to win them all.

 

Thatís just not going to happen.

If you live through the lens of a single day the emotional rollercoaster is going to be insane and void of any true perspective.

And yes, I feel like we are winning today. Iím extremely happy with what we are putting forward and fighting for.

This is all going to get worse before it gets better. I never thought minorities pushing toward equal representation while gaining power at the ballot box was going to be pretty. Just the opposite. The death throes of political white supremacy is underway.

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Response to RegularJam (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:34 PM

24. Yeah, right.

Look, I truly admire your optimism. But I live in Texas and I see what the GOP is getting away with. The throes of white supremacy are alive and well down here. More accurately stated, the good ole boy networks. They donít like women whether white or otherwise.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:36 PM

25. Some serious problems out in Texas.

 

No doubt.

I donít think Iím being that optimistic.

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Response to RegularJam (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 07:38 PM

26. Thanks for the exchange.

Have yourself a great evening.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Jun 22, 2021, 10:12 PM

27. Their goal is total undisputed power.

They don't want to govern democratically, they want to rule autocratically. By crippling voting, controlling the media, cutting education, neutering the press, killing unions, they assure that the masses have no means to contest their control. Having means to contest control cuts into their profits, and they cannot have that, so they abolish those means, and keep their thumbs on the rest of us. That's why they're killing us and crushing our democracy. They take "E Pluribus Unum" literally, and they want the "unum" to be one of theirs.

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