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Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:07 PM

IMPOSTERS by Steve Benen (producer of Rachel Maddow's show & Maddow Blog)

So, I'm listening to this book on Audible and had some commentary - some it directed at a couple of either sadly misinformed or entirely indifferent Democrats who refuse to abolish the filibuster to save our Democracy from Republicans who are quickly dismantling it to regain/retain power:


The US Senate cannot function AT ALL as a legislative or deliberative body because Democrats are the ONLY party interested in legislation or policy on behalf of Americans. Republican are ONLY interested in obtaining and retaining POWER. (1)

At ANY cost. Including systematically dismantling Democracy state by state, which is precisely what Republicans are doing: Enacting massive voter suppression legislation in 44 states and in many of those, also adding legislation that ... (2)

... allows Republican legislatures to OVERTURN THE WILL OF THE VOTERS if GOP legislatures dislike the election outcome in their states. Republicans have ZERO INTEREST in governing, policy or legislating to help We The People have better lives in America. (3)

THE WORST PART of all this is that @SenateDems @Sen_JoeManchin @SenatorSinema @SenSchumer @VP ARE HELPING REPUBLICANS DISMANTLE OUR DEMOCRACY STATE BY STATE by REFUSING to abolish the filibuster in order to pass CRUCIAL voting rights legislation. (4)

Let me repeat: REPUBLICANS are dismantling Democracy to regain and retain power. DEMOCRATS are HELPING them by REFUSING to abolish a racist Senate rule so crucial voting rights legislation can be passed to STOP the dismantling of our Democracy by Republicans. (5)

The longer this piddling ridiculousness drags out the more difficult it will be to UNdo the destruction to voting rights and our Democracy in the US. It's INCONCEIVABLE that DEMOCRATS are allowing what Republicans are doing but they are! (6)

Republicans LONG AGO dropped any interest in policy or legislating, preferring instead to just pump out propaganda, charlatanism, snake oil, hashtags, conspiracy theories to rile up their base & extract money from them for nothing. (7)

The ONLY POLITICAL PARTY IN AMERICA that has ANY interest at all in creating policy and crafting and enacting legislation to help the American People live their lives in prosperity, health and safety are DEMOCRATS. Dems are the ONLY party even talking about policy anymore. (8)

Republicans "win" by cheating and contrived political circus shows - by ginning up culture wars in lieu of offering the American people any ideas or any policy proposals or legislation that would make their collective lives better. (9)

Republicans do protect and prop up big corporations and billionaires but those are evidently the only constituents Republicans give a damn at all about and without the river of underground dark money coming from that class, they'd be as indifferent to them as the rest of us. (10)

Do @SenateDems @SenSchumer @VP @SenatorSinema @Sen_JoeManchin EVEN HAVE AN IOTA OF A CLUE what kind of opponent they are dealing with when they refuse to abolish an unconstitutional senate rule to save Democracy? (11)

Republicans are not a party that does policy, ideas or legislation anymore. They ONLY care about getting & staying in power AT ANY COST. That is their ONLY priority. Not devising policy or passing legislation that serves Americans. And they are DESTROYING DEMOCRACY to do it. (12)

WHO HAS THE INSIGHT, WISDOM AND BACKBONE TO STOP THEM? Anyone? There is ONE. WAY: ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER and pass S1 NOW. We have NO TIME TO WASTE! @SenateDems @SenSchumer @VP @SenatorSinema @Sen_JoeManchin (13)

- you either are unaware of how dire a situation this is and who your Republican opponents truly are, or you just DON'T CARE. Either way, it's UNACCEPTABLE.
U N A C C E P T A B L E.
UNCONSCIONABLE and unacceptable. (14)

THIS - HAS ALREADY HAPPENED - about a decade ago:

"If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy." - David Frum

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Wed Jun 23, 2021, 11:45 PM

1. The GOP stopped caring about governing a long time ago

Rachel had a great interview with Benen last night

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