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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 09:57 AM

What Trump Has Taken From Us

Tom Nichols: “Our elections work because they are run by ordinary citizens at the state and local level who either were elected or volunteered to help administer the vote as a matter of civic duty. This is a wondrous thing: community volunteers overseeing the vote and counting the results. I love voting in person for just this reason; having seen people in other nations too terrified even to talk about politics, it always filled me with quiet joy to have my fellow townspeople hand me a ballot and protect my privacy while I voted.”

“Trump and his people, however, have made it clear that democracy is a meaningless word. They want what they want and they will hurt anyone who gets in their way. Their goal is to make public service a hazardous undertaking, to create an environment in which people working on elections—their fellow American citizens—fear for their lives if they don’t cough up the results they want.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2022/06/what-trump-has-taken-from-us/661358/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20220622&utm_term=The%20Atlantic%20Daily

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A HERETIC I AM Jun 23 #5
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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:24 AM

1. K&R

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 10:43 AM

2. Sounds right on the money.

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:18 PM

3. Nichols is good. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:21 PM

4. HE and DICK Nixon did it. Nixon got off, that is why TFG had space to work

we should have locked Nixon up to save our country, but again Repubs don't have the actual courage !

Nixon committed actual crimes and Trumps were worse, because Nixon was not put away

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:23 PM

5. I've said this before on DU....

It will take us decades to get past what Trumpy has wrought.

If ever.

All of this is a result of the racist 1/3rd of the electorate getting so incredibly butthurt because the rest of us elected Obama twice.

Edit to add this; plus seeing their best hope of a white ethnostate have his ass handed to him after only one scandal ridden term.

It seriously pissed them off, and they are doing everything they can to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Thu Jun 23, 2022, 01:48 PM

6. K & R Thanks for posting that quote.

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