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Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Sorry State of American Democracy


Yesterday, on FAUX NOOZ, Trump's former Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, called Donald Trump "A threat to democracy."

And yet there are people in America who want to see him back in the White House!

Those people are anti-democratic and pro-authoritarians who admire  a Liar, a Cheat, and a Fraud.


Mike said...


Anonymous said...

You are talking about 70 million Americans.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Quite a few of those 70 million don't want Trump back in the WH.

Rational Nation USA said...

And quite many do... And now pence, positioning his sorry self for a run at the seat the former guy held, is trumpeting the tRump/pence administration and how good it now looks. Which of course eveyons who isn't a tRump cultist knows is bullshit.

Beware... mr. religion himself may be as big a threat to secular democracy as tRump was to democracy.

The future of this LIBERAL democratic republic is very uncertain. Right now it is floundering badly.

With maybe 15 years left I consider myself among the lucky. Our grand childrem may not be so lucky. They may subjected to the authoritarianism supported by cons and republicans.

-FJ said...

How bad must your political product be so that 70 million Americans would rather have ANYTHING else than what you offer?

Shaw Kenawe said...

President Biden got 7 million more votes than the "political product" that lost.

Also, the "Orange Political Product" lost the Senate and didn't recapture the House. If Trump and his product was so popular, why did he LOSE?

7 million is a very healthy popular vote win.

Plus President Biden won an Electoral College landslide. (He won exactly the same amount of e.c. votes as did Trump in 2016, which Trump himself called a "landslide."

Meanwhile, those 70 million, who voted for the Liar, the Cheat, and the Fraud who is under criminal investigation, watched Trump's mob desecrate the US Capitol, smear their feces all over the halls, and call for the death of his own vice president. Who in Hell would want THAT sort of "political product" except proto-fascist, anti-democratic thugs?

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out what would make a "conservative" happy. I have never heard one say anything good about anything. They seem to hate everyone and be terrified of everything. All they do is whine, complain, blame others and offer zero suggestions on how to fix any problem. I can't imagine being trapped inside one of those impenetrable skulls. It has to be exhausting.

Dave Miller said...

-FJ... How bad must your political product be that since Nixon was president, the GOP has had majority support in US elections only four times. Once with each Bush and twice with Reagan.

The reality is the overwhelming majority of people in the US prefer progressive, liberal, left leaning, Democratic candidates for president, Senate and the House, irrespective of our system, that somehow believes a state like Wyoming should have the same power to derail or advance national policies as a state like Texas or California.