Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Democrats Are No Longer Hiding It

 

Democrats all the way back to Woodrow Wilson have understood that their policies of centralized power are unpopular among a free people like Americans. So they have made every effort to legislate through the courts. They appoint reliably leftist partisans to serve as judges, so they can maneuver closer to their Marxist dreams without being hassled by elected representatives or the US Constitution. FDR even attempted to pack the Supreme Court to get his policies through and was blocked by Republicans of the day.

Since then, there have always been a few leftist fringe players who have promoted packing the Supreme Court. But now, mainstream Democrats are openly announcing their plans to pack the Supreme Court early next year. Democrats like Jerry Nadler, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He now openly acknowledges that Democrats are motivated not by the principles of the US Constitution, but simply by the pursuit of raw power.

Not so long ago, Democrats once represented themselves as being “anti-racist.” No longer. California Democrats recently repealed Proposition 209 from their state Constitution, which had banned discrimination based on race. That clause was creating legal issues for them, and making it difficult for them to promote the interests of certain groups of American citizens over others. You know that our fight against racism is getting weird when liberals must overturn laws against racial discrimination to legalize their racial policies. Democrats now openly acknowledge that they are motivated not by the principle of equality of all Americans, but simply by the pursuit of raw power.

Election fraud has been a mainstay of Democrat politics for decades, but they have generally attempted to be somewhat subtle about this particular election strategy. Broward County, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other places would generate some raised eyebrows, but the polite among us averted our gaze, even when Democrats would win more votes in some of these districts than there are people. Nothing to see here. But now, Democrats have been very open about their strategy to increase mail-in ballots, decrease the security of those ballots, refuse to concede the election no matter how big the landslide, then begin legal battles across the country with teams of attorneys that they’ve already hired for this exact purpose. They’ve even announced the appointment of the notoriously amoral Eric Holder to a leadership position for this upcoming battle. Democrats now openly acknowledge that they are motivated not by their interest in fair elections, but simply by the pursuit of raw power.

And it’s not just Democrat politicians. Democrat activists used to wear silly clothes and carry silly signs. Now they shoot cops and burn cities. It’s refreshing, in a way. They no longer pretend to be motivated by whatever the cause of the week is, but simply by the pursuit of raw power.

It’s reached the point where if you see an American flag in someone’s lawn, you know exactly who they’re voting for. There are those who seek to preserve America and improve it to the best of their abilities. And then there are those who openly plan to tear it apart. They sometimes talk of building something new in its place. But not usually. Violent revolutionaries are generally more proficient at destruction than building. And it’s easier to destroy a peaceful society than to build one, if one looks at history. Which violent revolutionaries do not do.

Something has happened to the Democrat Party. It seems sudden, but I don’t think it was. Rather than hiding behind a genial Bill Clinton, who tends to favor leftist policies while attempting to not completely screw up the country, they have now have declared open war on America. The American flag itself is now a controversial symbol.

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of this election.

If the Democrats win, pack the Supreme Court, and discard the Electoral College, that’s really it. I don’t see how we can recover from that, without major conflict. Likely armed conflict. That would likely be it.

This is a big election. I hope my fellow citizens recognize what they’re up against.

They should – the Democrats are no longer hiding it.

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  1. Saint Augustine Member

    Yes, but Trump violated some non-Constitutional norms and niceties, so obviously Biden is better.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  2. Buckpasser Member
    BuckpasserJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Nominate now and let the democrats riot and loot random businesses. That will make us have sympathy for their point of view. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 3:50 PM PDT
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  3. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:01 PM PDT
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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    I think it’s been a long, long time since a Democrat-appointed Supreme Court Justice thought that their job had anything to do with the Constitution. They are unelected legislators. And they are comfortable with that role. That’s why they’re there.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:10 PM PDT
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  5. Saint Augustine Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    I don’t know. The way they see it, the point of the Supreme Court is to dispense with the Constitution.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:10 PM PDT
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  6. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    I don’t know. The way they see it, the point of the Supreme Court is to dispense with the Constitution.

    You only have to dispense with it once.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:17 PM PDT
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  7. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Look around. If you don’t see who the Kulak is, it is you. Vote accordingly.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:28 PM PDT
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  8. Barfly Member

    Dr. Bastiat: Something has happened to the Democrat party. It seems sudden, but I don’t think it was.

    It wasn’t. It’s been building longer than I’ve been watching. People who aren’t regularly corrected by reality drift from it. Belief is the first sin and quickly becomes untethered if not countered. Once fallen, people would rather rage and scream than admit they’ve fooled themselves. They have no where to go but to scream louder, hit more people, throw more dung, and light more fires. They’ll continue, stopping nowhere and certainly not for mere murder, until they run into something they can’t ignore.

    Every person of the left is a liar. Every person of the left will condone or commit any betrayal and any crime to avoid looking at the light. All that’s happened now is they’ve gone uncorrected too long. 

    Look at how the rioters developed and grew. They started as disconnected Mom’s-basement anarchists, but they were left alone together to share ideas, to practice, and to just fester. Now they’re a malevolent force, just because we let the rot grow. We’ve let the modern Democratic Party grow since 1960. It’s time to prune this ugly thing down to the roots.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 4:40 PM PDT
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  9. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Look around. If you don’t see who the Kulak is, it is you. Vote accordingly.

    My uncle gave me the same advice about playing cards and spotting “the fish.”

    “If when you are seated at a card table with strangers, if you can’t spot the fish, that’s because the fish is you.”

    Equally applicable, though.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 5:28 PM PDT
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  10. Chuck Thatcher

    Barfly (View Comment):
    It’s time to prune this ugly thing down to the roots.

    Do you think we still can? If so, why?

    • #10
    • September 20, 2020, at 5:54 PM PDT
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  11. Chuck Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat: California Democrats recently repealed Proposition 209 from their state Constitution, which had banned discrimination based on race. That clause was creating legal issues for them, and making it difficult for them to promote the interests of certain groups of American citizens over others

    I understand this repeal is on the Nov. ballot?

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    • September 20, 2020, at 6:01 PM PDT
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  12. genferei Member
    genfereiJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    I don’t know. The way they see it, the point of the Supreme Court is to dispense with the Constitution.

    You only have to dispense with it once.

    The purpose of lawfare is to paralyze the opposition: “we must respect the system, however flawed, or there will be anarchy”. Of course the leftists would do what they want anyway, but it’s easier if their opponents are left confused – or, in many cases, given a fig leaf to surrender behind. You only need a couple of tanks to pull off a coup if the rest of the army stays in barracks until the deed is done. 

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    • September 20, 2020, at 10:24 PM PDT
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  13. Taras Coolidge

    genferei (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    I don’t know. The way they see it, the point of the Supreme Court is to dispense with the Constitution.

    You only have to dispense with it once.

    The purpose of lawfare is to paralyze the opposition: “we must respect the system, however flawed, or there will be anarchy”. Of course the leftists would do what they want anyway, but it’s easier if their opponents are left confused – or, in many cases, given a fig leaf to surrender behind. You only need a couple of tanks to pull off a coup if the rest of the army stays in barracks until the deed is done.

    “A fig leaf to surrender behind.” For some reason, the name, George Will, leapt into my mind.

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    • September 20, 2020, at 11:31 PM PDT
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  14. aardo vozz Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    One of the things that the Supremes should consider is: if the Democrats dispense with the Constitution, what purpose does the Supreme Court continue to serve?

    Take it a step further: if the Democrats dispense with the constitution, what purpose does the congress, the senate, or the presidency serve? They’re arguing themselves out of a job. Without a constitution, all you need is a dictator with military backing. 

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    • September 21, 2020, at 12:01 AM PDT
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  15. cirby Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    My uncle gave me the same advice about playing cards and spotting “the fish.”

    “If when you are seated at a card table with strangers, if you can’t spot the fish, that’s because the fish is you.”

    The one and only time I walked into that situation, the other players didn’t know I’m a card counter.

    Sometimes the fish is a shark.

    The Democrats are getting ready to find this out on a wider scale.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 3:41 AM PDT
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  16. Giulietta Coolidge

    This leapt out at me: “It’s reached the point where if you see an American flag in someone’s lawn, you know exactly who they’re voting for.”

    True, so true.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 4:07 AM PDT
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  17. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    I was just wondering (which is code for “I really haven’t though this through at all”) who the democrats would have nominated had Romney been the nominee and won the presidency. Just as a thought experiment.

    COVID would still have happened, and you’d probably have the same effects over the course of 2020.

    George Floyd shooting would still have happened, and you’d probably have the same effects over the course of 2020.

    RBG would still have passed.

    Now Romney wouldn’t elicit the bat guano crazy responses we’ve seen, both in DC and people taking videos of themselves losing their minds because of Trump, but the above events would still have occurred, regardless of president. I don’t know if this would have meant someone other than Biden, but I still think you’d mostly have the unhinged burning cities and politicians stoking those flames for their own benefit.

    Ironically, I’d still be holding my nose voting for the Republican nominee if it was Romney. But I don’t think we’d be in much better shape, relatively speaking. And at least now we can very clearly see, as Doc Bastiat has explained above, that they’re no longer hiding it.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 4:25 AM PDT
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  18. Stina Member

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: California Democrats recently repealed Proposition 209 from their state Constitution, which had banned discrimination based on race. That clause was creating legal issues for them, and making it difficult for them to promote the interests of certain groups of American citizens over others

    I understand this repeal is on the Nov. ballot?

    It looks like it was nullified by a CA constitution ammendment?

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/24/california-legislature-repeals-proposition-209-places-race-based-affirmative-action-on-ballot/

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    • September 21, 2020, at 4:53 AM PDT
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  19. Stad Thatcher

    aardo vozz (View Comment):
    Without a constitution, all you need is a dictator with military backing. 

    Sounds like their endgame to me . . .

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:33 AM PDT
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  20. Jon1979 Lincoln

    If you went to a baseball game back in the late 1960s in New York, you could see who the far left people were, because even back then, they were the ones refusing to stand for the National Anthem, while the visceral positive reaction over on the West Coast to watching Rick Monday save the American flag from being burned by the two protestors at Dodger Stadium was because it came after years of watching the left burn American flags in places around the country.

    The left was in many ways acting then as they’re acting now. But there’s more media exposure in 2020 thanks to things like the Interwebs and cell phone video cameras, while the only thing that somewhat stopped the left back then was their getting waylayed in the 1972 presidential election, because then as now, they thought their time had come and a wave of new young voters were about to deliver the nation to them.

    The old pols like Pelosi and Nadler who are openly announcing their power grabs were the same ones 50 years ago who were at the very least down with the cause of the young radicals who thought McGovern would be the key to their socialist dreams of the time. So it’s not new, it’s simply their hatred for Trump and their bubbling inside their own echo chambers have convinced them they no longer have to hide who they are, while anyone under the age of 55 isn’t going to remember the smack-down voters delivered in ’72.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:45 AM PDT
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  21. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    Stina (View Comment):

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: California Democrats recently repealed Proposition 209 from their state Constitution, which had banned discrimination based on race. That clause was creating legal issues for them, and making it difficult for them to promote the interests of certain groups of American citizens over others

    I understand this repeal is on the Nov. ballot?

    It looks like it was nullified by a CA constitution ammendment?

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/24/california-legislature-repeals-proposition-209-places-race-based-affirmative-action-on-ballot/

    When Chuck asked about it, I went to look it up to check. And I can’t figure out where they are in the process. Any local insight from any of our Californians on Ricochet?

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  22. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Gazpacho Grande' (View Comment):
    Now Romney wouldn’t elicit the bat guano crazy responses we’ve seen, both in DC and people taking videos of themselves losing their minds because of Trump, but the above events would still have occurred, regardless of president.

    Romey Derangement Syndrome would be real, since they already had worked themselves into RDS in 2012 with things like evil Bain capital, Mitt’s high school hazing allegations and the binders full of women. He just wouldn’t have fought back and taunted in Trump’s manner. But if Mitt was in office right now, he would have had to have beaten Obama in ’12 and then won re-election in ’16, so toppling the Messiah and then defeating Hillary or whoever the Dems had put up four years later might have elevated MDS by 2020 pretty close to TDS levels, not so much for how he personally acted, but for what he represented, in the same way they were able to generate massive levels of Bush Derangement Syndrome with Bush 43 barely saying a word.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:53 AM PDT
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  23. Guruforhire Member

    Since 2011 the democrats have completely lurched outside of the american political spectrum.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  24. cirby Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    aardo vozz (View Comment):
    Without a constitution, all you need is a dictator with military backing.

    Sounds like their endgame to me . . .

    That’s going to be interesting.

    While there was a big move by the Obama administration to put left-friendly generals into Pentagon positions and edge out the more-normal sorts, just about every decent officer outside of that cadre is not going to go for any moves to overturn the political system.

    Basically, the Democrats think they’ve got a bunch of General Rippers to sic on President Trump, but they actually just have a lot of over-promoted Frank Burns equivalents.

     

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    • September 21, 2020, at 7:36 AM PDT
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  25. Barfly Member

    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Since 2011 the democrats have completely lurched outside of the american political spectrum.

    I put it at 2007.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  26. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Since 2011 the democrats have completely lurched outside of the american political spectrum.

    I put it at 2007.

    I’d go a year earlier, since that’s when the first Bush 43 assassination pr0n videos on books came out, and the progressive media outlets like The New York Times treated them as serious tomes worth of praise, as opposed to violent fantasies that, if given some imprint of respectability by the bulk of the media, could speed up the coarsening of American politics (the left even followed up their Bush death pr0n with Obama assassination pr0n in 2008 — not because they wanted personally to get rid of Obama even before he became president, but because they fantasized about all the power they could get if Obama was a martyr murdered by some right-wing fanatic).

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    • September 21, 2020, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  27. genferei Member
    genfereiJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Since 2011 the democrats have completely lurched outside of the american political spectrum.

    I put it at 2007.

    Hasn’t the American political spectrum always been terribly wide? The recent decades have given rise to the myth of ‘the center’ and ‘the moderate’, although somehow this always seems to drift – or sprint – to the left, and what was ‘moderate’ yesterday is ‘right-wing extremism’ today; that is, the idea of a narrow spectrum is used as a cudgel to beat the right or, rather, whatever the liberal establishment is against this week.

    Anyway, back to my point: there have always been communists, and agrarians, and free-traders, and pro-tariffers, and libertarians, and blood-and-soil nationalists, and Presidential assassins, and domestic terrorists and – like everywhere – go-along-get-along careerists with no fixed principles. There have always been folks willing to ignore the constitution, beat fellow Senators with a cane, terrorize newly-enfranchised voters out of voting for the opposition (or passing laws to ignore their votes), or stuff ballot boxes, or refuse to concede elections, or try to impeach opponents for the crime of winning, or accuse nominee judges of invented crimes, or threaten to pack courts, or spread hate and lies (although in the last 150 years all the worst examples seem to have been by Democrats). 

    The spectrum of American political thought has always been, and continues to be, exceptionally wide. The concept of a ‘centrist’ or ‘moderate’ position which is ‘acceptable’ is a weapon of the ruling class.

    The spectrum of American political practice has always been, and continues to be, wide. Today (and one might argue, historically) one side has fought with all the tools at its disposal, while convincing the other side to tie one hand behind its back in the name of a unilaterally-applied principle of ‘fairness’ or ‘decency’ (once again, a tool of the establishment).

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    • September 21, 2020, at 9:58 AM PDT
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  28. Boss Mongo Member

    Dr. Bastiat: It’s reached the point where if you see an American flag in someone’s lawn, you know exactly who they’re voting for.

    Saddest thing I’ve read in a long time, Doc.

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    • September 21, 2020, at 2:52 PM PDT
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  29. Barfly Member

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Barfly (View Comment):
    It’s time to prune this ugly thing down to the roots.

    Do you think we still can? If so, why?

    Of course we can. But there’s such a cost, that we always look for a cheap way out. Maybe we can reset them a little with a couple of wins and a few Federal takeovers of enemy-held cities, maybe not. But if we can kick the can down the road, I’m all for that.

    [Update: Ask me again tomorrow and I’ll probably be back to “root them out now.”]

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    • September 21, 2020, at 5:37 PM PDT
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  30. The Reticulator Member

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Yes, but Trump violated some non-Constitutional norms and niceties, so obviously Biden is better.

    He shouldn’t do that. It’s the other party’s job to violate norms and niceties. It’s the job of Republicans to follow precedents(*).

    If, on the other hand, we had two parties doing the exactly the same thing, what would the point be of having two parties?

     

    (*) Not all precedents, of course. Not those enshrined in the Bill of Rights, for example. 

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    • September 21, 2020, at 7:37 PM PDT
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