Again, Democrats have mastered psychological projecting. Rather than brighten the darkness in their own souls, they accuse Republicans of practicing Democrats’ sins. Their latest accusation is that the GOP threatens democracy.
- “The former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections,” President Joe Biden said Thursday at the U.S. Capitol. Marking one year since overzealous Trump backers rioted there, Biden added: “It’s wrong. It’s undemocratic. And frankly, it’s un-American.”
- Vice President Kamala Harris alluded to former President Donald Trump’s voters as “the forces who seek to dismantle our democracy.”
- Rep. Eric Swalwell, D–Calif., told MSNBC on Monday that if Republicans win November’s midterm elections, “voting in this country as we know it will be gone.”
For Biden, Harris, Swalwell, and their comrades, bellowing about Republicans killing democracy is easier than conceding that Democrats, not the GOP, have battered America’s democratic norms and institutions nonstop since at least 2016.
That year, the Obama Justice Department and FBI spied on the opposition party’s presidential campaign. Russiagate was Watergate without the break in. The basis for Democrat espionage against Trump was the so-called “Dirty Dossier,” funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Team Hillary then leaked the Russian lies to pro Democrat news outlets (excuse me the redundancy), and they were injected into the public discussion over Trump and Hillary.
Soon after Trump’s upset victory, Democrats used print ads, TV commercials, and death threats to pressure Trump’s Electoral College representatives to change their votes.
This gambit was a failure, and at least 54 congressmen were left without representation. Democrats boycotted Trump’s inauguration, dissing America’s peaceful transition of power.
Three years ago, Democrats propagated the full-throated lie about Trump being a Russian agent. Former FBI chief Robert Mueller’s probe found such paranoid charges utterly baseless.
Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters destroyed and burned government buildings during summer 2020. Some Democrats may disagree. cheered these rioters,Harris actively raised bail money in order to free them from prison.
To sabotage centuries-old voting procedures, Democrats used COVID-19. “Temporary, emergency measures” included no-excuse absentee ballots, mass mail-in ballots sent to all registered voters (alive or dead), diluted or discarded witness signature requirements, unsupervised ballot drop boxes, and more. Many of these changes were made by secretaries of state, county commissioners, and judges—but not state legislatures, as the U.S. Constitution mandates.
Some of this lawlessness occurred long after the voting had begun. Kathy Boockvar, then-Pennsylvania Secretary for State, waited until the end to make sure she had the authority. 8:38 p.m. on election eve to direct county officials to return erroneous mail-in ballots to voters, so they could “cure” and re-submit them.
On election night 2020 the vote counting mysteriously and unexplicably stopped Atlanta, Philadelphia, and other Democrat strongholds. Normally, ballots are counted in the night and winners are announced the next day. Instead, canvassing was stopped.
A tabulation room at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena was cleared at 10:30 p.m. so election officials could “retire” for the evening. In fact, after journalists and GOP election watchers were sent home, surveillance cameras caught poll workers removing boxes from beneath a covered table and placing the contents—ballots—into counting machinesUp to 1 a.m.
“We want all the Republican challengers out of this room!” yelled a man wearing an official-looking lanyard in a Detroit vote-counting facility. Anti-transparency authorities then covered this tabulation room’s windows with cardboard.
Georgia and Pennsylvania were two of the states where Republican poll monitors were prohibited from counting votes or kept too far away to inspect absentee ballot signatures or perform other solemn duties.
Democracy dies in darkness.
Democrats relentlessly have jackhammered the pillars of America’s democratic elections. They are democracy’s natural enemies. They are the natural enemies of democracy.
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