It's like a scene from a movie about a crazy leader, and the spell he's been able to cast over his followers.
No virus. All is fine. It only infects those people. https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1299454769011085323
But they're doing something else too - they're breaking the law. https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1299454769011085323
It's not a traffic ticket kind of thing - it's a cheating in an election, betray your democracy, get Impeached for kind of thing. https://www.thedailybeast.com/mark-meadows-loved-the-hatch-actthen-trump-came-along
That laws don't apply to them?
Democracy is for chumps?
Dear leader can do whatever he wants?
It felt like a declaration of war against our democracy. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/08/28/house-ethics-chair-calls-for-political-activity-ban-on-white-house-grounds-after-rnc/#2cf67fc529a3
Trump took significant heat from ethics watchdogs for hosting a partisan political event on the White House lawn.https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2020/08/28/house-ethics-chair-calls-for-political-activity-ban-on-white-house-grounds-after-rnc/#2cf67fc529a3
But we also need to begin to understand how central cheating has become to today's Republican Party.
It's how a minority can hold on to power in a democracy.
A decade of illegal redistricting/voter suppression in the states
Ending the Voting Rights Act
2016 Trump Russia and its cover up
Ukraine conspiracy, Impeachment
Firing ICs, US Attorneys
2020 crime spree https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/08/trumps-weaponization-usps-and-census/615235/
But so is ending the democracy all together. https://www.ndn.org/blog/2020/08/taking-trump%E2%80%99s-ongoing-assault-our-democracy-seriously
The President is on a political crime spree - breaking laws, cheating in the election, encouraging Russia to intervene on his behalf - again. We cannot let him get away with it - again.https://www.ndn.org/blog/2020/08/taking-trump%E2%80%99s-ongoing-assault-our-democracy-seriously
It should worry us that Trump has not chosen to pursue a single major issue w/majority support - it's a sign of autocracy.