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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:34 AM

The Insurrection Was Put Down. The GOP Plan for Minority Rule Marches On.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/the-insurrection-was-put-down-the-gop-plan-for-minority-rule-marches-on/?fbclid=IwAR38tXGd9R0VB9bd9rOoK2qQ9ys67CZcq9MVrNdUy3ROamqROd8s67rcNnM

via @AriBerman
• Senators voting to impeach represent 61.6% of the population. (202,119,286 people)
• Senators voting against represent 38.2% of the population. (125,414,488 people)
• Senators voting for impeachment represent 76.7 million more people than senators voting against

“The only way to reverse minority rule is through big structural reforms like abolishing Electoral College, eliminating filibuster, ending partisan gerrymandering, enshrining right to vote in Constitution & giving statehood to Washington DC & Puerto Rico”

End the filibuster and Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For The People Act.

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Reply The Insurrection Was Put Down. The GOP Plan for Minority Rule Marches On. (Original post)
sarchasm Feb 14 OP
ariadne0614 Feb 14 #1
Duppers Feb 14 #2
Freddie Feb 14 #7
paleotn Feb 14 #11
ariadne0614 Feb 14 #13
paleotn Feb 14 #10
ariadne0614 Feb 14 #15
Sancho Feb 14 #12
ariadne0614 Feb 14 #16
My Pet Orangutan Feb 14 #3
Duppers Feb 14 #4
Tender hopper Feb 14 #5
Duppers Feb 14 #6
James48 Feb 14 #8
paleotn Feb 14 #9
dalton99a Feb 14 #14
judesedit Feb 14 #17
llashram Feb 14 #18
CaptainTruth Feb 14 #19
sarchasm Feb 14 #20
Grasswire2 Feb 14 #21

Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:55 AM

1. Every Republican with a microphone stuck in his/her face should be asked about this.

I want to know how they justify the fact that they've been rigging the system to impose minority rule over the vast majority of Americans.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:19 AM

2. Amen to that. ⬆⬆ 👍

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:58 AM

7. They know and don't care

They do not care one bit that the MAJORITY of Americans don’t want what they’re selling. They don’t have to. Tyranny of the minority is baked into the Constitution and I wish there was a way to get rid of it. Catch-22: we can’t end tyranny of the minority precisely because of tyranny of the minority (2/3 of states needed for a Constitutional amendment, the filibuster, etc).

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Response to Freddie (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:38 AM

11. Exactly. That's why it's such a heavy lift....

but in my mind, for the Republic to survive, we've got to at least try to eliminate our founder's mistakes.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:51 AM

13. Nevertheless, I want to see them squirm. n/t

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:35 AM

10. And there first reply will be...

"Our system was wisely constructed to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority." I've heard it many times. Tyranny. The only thing these people know about tyranny is how to impose it. No. Unfair apportionment of congressional seats in any way, shape or form is undemocratic. Period. Full stop. If you don't like the will of the majority, than convince more people you're right. Otherwise, shut the hell up. Tyranny? The Bill of Rights protects them from that, NOT the Senate OR the Electoral College. Those are gross errors made by the founders by compromising with those who didn't particularly like representative democracy.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:52 AM

15. Nevertheless, I want to see them squirm. n/t

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:45 AM

12. To many repubs the 3/5's rule makes sense...

...they would likely restrict minority, women, etc. from voting at all if they could. The power and decisions of the GOP are racists, male, and privileged.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:56 AM

16. Very true, and I want them to be relentlessly called out.

I’m sick of allowing them to find any comfort in their bigotry.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:26 AM

3. Even if we were going by population,

there were not Senators representing 66.7% of the population voting for impeachment.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:30 AM

4. Excellent!! DUer Freddie also posted great points...

Copied from Freddie's post:

Tyranny of the minority, yet again
It’s baked in to all our institutions with seemingly no way out.

2/3 vote of the Senate needed for justice

2/3 vote of states for a Constitutional amendment

The filibuster

The Electoral College

The very nature of the senate which gives way outsized power to rural areas.

Gerrymandering

Voter suppression, which is now going to get a lot worse

Here again the MINORITY of the people are gloating they “won” and can continue inflicting this monster on the MAJORITY with apparently no consequences.



Found in this thread:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10023016


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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:31 AM

5. Support the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Erick Holder

Fight minority rule.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 09:34 AM

6. A 1000 R's!

Excellent post!

And definitely give statehood to Washington DC & Puerto Rico!



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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:18 AM

8. I think we blew it

When we changed the Constitution to require direct election of US Senators.

Prior to the 17th Amendment, the states got to decide how their Senators were selected. The Federalist papers described Senators as senior legislators who would not be directly influenced by the voters of the state.

We were trying to fix something else when we passed the 17th amendment, and we screwed up.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:23 AM

9. The last two are the first steps....

The others are much heavier lifts. However, they are a very good blueprint for a multi election cycle, probably multi decade movement to point our government back towards fulfilling our creed and our national promise.

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:51 AM

14. Kick

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:07 AM

17. Amen

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:29 AM

18. yeah and I will add

the GOP of racists plan to rule over minorities' marches on also...

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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:45 AM

19. Good points but Senators don't vote to impeach, they vote to convict.

Representatives (in the House) vote to impeach, & Senators don't get to vote on it.

I really wish the "experts" would get the basic process correct.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 12:26 PM

20. Thanks for the clarification.



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Response to sarchasm (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:35 PM

21. We have the power, if our majority in Congress will only get it done now.

The sooner the better.

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