The Left's ‘Save Democracy!’ talk was always just cover for ‘Elect Democrats’
Category: News & PoliticsVia: magicschoolbusdropout • 2 weeks ago • 28 comments
By: Timothy P. Carney
The "Democrats" are all about faking "Fear" amongst "Democratic Voters" !
Nancy Pelosi just spend half a million dollars to defeat a rare Republican who dared called out Donald Trump’s election conspiracy theories. Her Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent big to make sure conspiracy theorist John Gibbs became the Republican nominee in Michigan's third congressional district.
This is not the way you behave if you believe that conspiracy-theorizing Republicans are a profound threat. No, this is the way you behave if you cynically believe it is worth risking empowering conspiracy theorists in order to increase Democrats’ election chances.
Pelosi might sincerely believe that the only way to save democracy is to elect Democrats. She was saying such things long before Donald Trump entered the scene and made election-fraud conspiracy theories the norm.
“Our democracy is on the ballot” was Pelosi’s slogan for the 2012 election, when Mitt Romney was the leader of the Republican Party.
Again and again, for a decade, Pelosi has argued that electing Republicans ends democracy. The only answer is a one-party state.
We should take her at face value and understand that her party’s claims to be “saving democracy” are nothing more than standard partisanship cast in particularly cynical terms — terms that academia and the media largely buy into.
It’s cynical, because it is an effort to declare Republicans not merely wrong or harmful, but illegitimate. It’s an attempt to declare all conservative or GOP positions beyond the boundaries of permissible debate.
As I wrote in January, “Democrats’ 2022 strategy is to declare that Republicans’ positions and candidates are not merely opposing positions and candidates but are in fact attacks on democracy itself.”