Let’s See More Republican Rage and Democrat Reticence

 

Have you noticed the change in the tenor of the political debate? I certainly have, with the Republicans not just complaining, but raging against the injustices, lies, and government overreach that the citizenry is being subjected to. And even Democrats are mumbling their discomfort with some of the actions that Joe Biden is taking, as well as pressures from their fellow legislators.

So, what is the evidence that there may be a genuine shift going on in the rhetoric? Here are the examples of Republicans expressing their anger about the misrepresentations about their goals and activities.

One of the latest vociferous protests was made by Gov. Ron DeSantis after his “60 Minutes” interview after they edited key information that would have clarified his actions:

Obviously, they were in Florida for three months, 60 Minutes, trying to dredge up any dirt they could use to smear me, and the best they could come up with was a baseless conspiracy theory that’s easily debunked, not just by me, which they had to edit out, but by two very prominent Democrats in the state of Florida.

Although one Democrat who supported DeSantis’ actions was not as intense in his own remarks, he made clear that “60 Minutes” had lied:

Democratic Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said that the 60 Minutes report was ‘intentionally false’ in a statement on Monday. He insisted that his county, not DeSantis, had asked for the partnership with Publix. Kerner said that the show had edited out critical information and refused his offer of information that would have refuted the report ‘because it kneecaps their narrative.’

‘I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement. The reporting was not just based on bad information—it was intentionally false,’ Kerner said. ‘I know this because I offered to provide my insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts and 60 minutes declined.’

Regarding the immigration disaster at the border, not all Democrats are pleased with Biden’s actions:

‘I have chosen to not allow myself to get into my feelings about how there are still these detention centers being popped up by this administration because it makes me very, very angry,” said Amanda Elise Salas, a Democratic political operative in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley who worked for Biden’s presidential campaign.

Salas said that she understands ‘that change comes in increments,’ and that Democrats don’t have enough congressional seats to make Biden’s immigration agenda an immediate reality. But she added, ‘It doesn’t make any sense how we aren’t looking at this in a radical way.’

Even Biden’s Director of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, is starting to back up from Biden’s “pause” to stop construction on the border wall:

‘The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended,’ the DHS secretary reportedly told the group.

‘But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.’

Some of that, Mayorkas said, would include ‘gaps,’ ‘gates’ and areas ‘where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.’

So there are chinks in the armor of Biden’s (or his controllers’) resolve. The Republicans must intensify the pressure against their actions with even more frequent and vehement protests at every opportunity.

Another example of Republicans passionately pushing back is Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia attacking Major League Baseball about its pulling the All-Star Game due to Georgia’s new voting laws:

The Republican governor said at a news conference that the MLB ‘caved to fear and lies from liberal activists’ when it yanked the July 13 game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. He added the decision will hurt working people in the state and have long-term consequences on the economy.

‘I want to be clear: I will not be backing down from this fight. We will not be intimidated, and we will also not be silenced,’ Kemp said.

‘Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and the left, but I am not,’ he said, referring to companies that have also criticized the new law.

Even usually polite Conservative journalists are speaking out at a higher volume and with more inflammatory rhetoric. Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist is stating outright that the Left, including Biden, is lying. And her colleague, Ben Domenech, at the same media outlet pushed back firmly on Fox News  against Mara Liasson of NPR:

‘The Georgia law and the Colorado voting rules are not equivalent,’ Liasson said before Domenech interrupted NPR’s political correspondent as she began to perpetuate misinformation.

‘No, that’s not true Mara and you can’t get away with saying that, that is not true,’ Domenech said. ‘They are very close in terms of proximity and you cannot get away with saying that… When you look at this Georgia law, it is extremely reasonable. There is no case that can be reasonably be made that it represents Jim Crow in the south.’

Music to my ears.

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Are the Republicans finally coming into their own in recognizing the power they have to shake things up? Will the Democrats begin to realize that they are being manipulated by the Progressive Left to support more than ever the lies and the destructive policies that the Left insists on perpetuating? Is enough true information leaking out to the general public in spite of the Leftist media’s efforts to quash it?

It’s still not clear to me that Democrats care about the lies that they are telling. We can only hope that the public starts to learn enough of the truth to become “awakened” to a truth that transcends deceit and political greed.

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  1. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    We’ll need a lot more of this.

    Mollie, of course, has been tough on the media/Democrats’ lying for years. DeSantis has been at it for quite awhile, too, since it became clear that he’s being specifically targeted.

    Also, that Amanda Elise Salas you mention seems mostly concerned that Biden isn’t moving fast enough with a radical immigration agenda. If Democrats’ problems with Biden are that he’s not radical-left enough, I don’t think that helps. Whenever Biden is forced to step down, they’ll have a radical President Harris doing their bidding.

    The real problem is with the Republican dead weight in Congress that cares more about appeasing the Chamber of Commerce than the people. See Tucker Carlson’s interview with Asa Hutchinson if you want to see what a useless Republican Governor looks like.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    We’ll need a lot more of this.

    Mollie, of course, has been tough on the media/Democrats’ lying for years. DeSantis has been at it for quite awhile, too, since it became clear that he’s being specifically targeted.

    Also, that Amanda Elise Salas you mention seems mostly concerned that Biden isn’t moving fast enough with a radical immigration agenda. If Democrats’ problems with Biden are that he’s not radical-left enough, I don’t think that helps. Whenever Biden is forced to step down, they’ll have a radical President Harris doing their bidding.

    The real problem is with the Republican dead weight in Congress that cares more about appeasing the Chamber of Commerce than the people. See Tucker Carlson’s interview with Asa Hutchinson if you want to see what a useless Republican Governor looks like.

    Drew, I admire Mollie because she is so tactful and thoughtful in her comments. But she seems to be less concerned with that presentation than in calling out people. And DeSantis is become increasingly enraged, IMHO.  Salas is just discrediting approaches to immigration by proposing even more radical steps to a disaster in progress. So she’s coming at the issues from the farthest Left and is just showing their true colors for open borders. Still, I know in principle we agree. I’ll have to check out the Hutchinson interview; I think his decision–American liberty vs. morality–is not so simple a choice. Even though I’m for the morality side of transgenderism.

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  3. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Still, I know in principle we agree.

    We certainly do.

    I want to see more Republicans get tough with Democrats and their media lapdogs. Two or three are easy for the media to dismiss. Twenty or thirty? Two hundred? Two thousand!?

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  4. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Still, I know in principle we agree.

    We certainly do.

    I want to see more Republicans get tough with Democrats and their media lapdogs. Two or three are easy for the media to dismiss. Twenty or thirty? Two hundred? Two thousand!?

    I love that thought! I hope more and more Republicans will display their rage and the Media will follow suit. Recently someone said that Ted Cruz had found his true calling as “gadfly.” We need more of them, and especially more of the media stepping up!

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  5. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Mollie, shy? Reticent? A wallflower? Our Mollie?

    I like the post, Susan, but that part made me laugh.

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  6. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    Yes, this is good to see. We need a whole lot more like it, though. Everytime a Dem uses the R word against a Republican, the response needs to be the rhetorical tire iron to the face or perhaps the rhetorical stiletto between the ribs. Either would be an improvement over the usual Republican response of dropping into fetal position and crying “But…but… I’m not! You take that back!”

    …wrote the missionary. See also Matthew 23 for dealing with your political enemies in a WWJD kind of way….

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    Biden threw in with segregationist Democrats to get power back in the day. Republican should Hammer that home every chance they get. They should say over and over again Democrats have controlled cities sometimes your two or three generations and the cities are horrible. 

    But most Republicans won’t because they are more interested and having the press not say nasty things about them. The Republican establishment didn’t like Trump because he was too aggressive. Now these are the people we call on to get angry? 

    The Republican establishment does not care what happens to ordinary Americans any more than the Democrat establishment. All they care about are their personal perks and power and having a job on k Street when they’re done. How is it that these Republicans in office have net worths  than many times their salaries? 

     

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Percival (View Comment):

    Mollie, shy? Reticent? A wallflower? Our Mollie?

    I like the post, Susan, but that part made me laugh.

    Unfair! Unfair! I didn’t use any of those words. But she is almost always tactful. Flat out calling Joe Biden a liar is new to me!

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    We need a whole lot more like it, though. Everytime a Dem uses the R word against a Republican, the response needs to be the rhetorical tire iron to the face or perhaps the rhetorical stiletto between the ribs

    Wow, Hartmann, I’m seeing a whole new side of you! ;-) But I like your language! I’m glad you’re on our team! Oh. but then you did say “rhetorical”!

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  10. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Biden threw in with segregationist Democrats to get power back in the day. Republican should Hammer that home every chance they get. They should say over and over again Democrats have controlled cities sometimes your two or three generations and the cities are horrible.

    But most Republicans won’t because they are more interested and having the press not say nasty things about them. The Republican establishment didn’t like Trump because he was too aggressive. Now these are the people we call on to get angry?

    The Republican establishment does not care what happens to ordinary Americans any more than the Democrat establishment. All they care about are their personal perks and power and having a job on k Street when they’re done. How is it that these Republicans in office have net worths than many times their salaries?

     

    I appreciate your cynicism, Bryan, and it’s justified. Still, I am seeing things that I haven’t seen before, and in larger numbers. These changes will probably happen on a slow scale, and I hope it’s not too late. 

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  11. WI Con Member
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    @WICon

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    We’ll need a lot more of this.

    Mollie, of course, has been tough on the media/Democrats’ lying for years. DeSantis has been at it for quite awhile, too, since it became clear that he’s being specifically targeted.

    Also, that Amanda Elise Salas you mention seems mostly concerned that Biden isn’t moving fast enough with a radical immigration agenda. If Democrats’ problems with Biden are that he’s not radical-left enough, I don’t think that helps. Whenever Biden is forced to step down, they’ll have a radical President Harris doing their bidding.

    The real problem is with the Republican dead weight in Congress that cares more about appeasing the Chamber of Commerce than the people. See Tucker Carlson’s interview with Asa Hutchinson if you want to see what a useless Republican Governor looks like.

    Drew, I admire Mollie because she is so tactful and thoughtful in her comments. But she seems to be less concerned with that presentation than in calling out people. And DeSantis is become increasingly enraged, IMHO. Salas is just discrediting approaches to immigration by proposing even more radical steps to a disaster in progress. So she’s coming at the issues from the farthest Left and is just showing their true colors for open borders. Still, I know in principle we agree. I’ll have to check out the Hutchinson interview; I think his decision–American liberty vs. morality–is not so simple a choice. Even though I’m for the morality side of transgenderism.

    Let us know what you think of the Tucker-Hutchinson interview. It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative. It was painful to watch! Brutal. The only thing I can think of for his pathetic gas lighting was trying to preserve his lobbying or corporate lawyering prospects when his term limits are up. 

    He made Kristy Noem look positively Churchillian and earnest.

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  12. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):
    We need a whole lot more like it, though. Everytime a Dem uses the R word against a Republican, the response needs to be the rhetorical tire iron to the face or perhaps the rhetorical stiletto between the ribs

    Wow, Hartmann, I’m seeing a whole new side of you! ;-) But I like your language! I’m glad you’re on our team! Oh. but then you did say “rhetorical”!

    Consider it righteous wrath at the promoters of the Trans insanity preying on children, when they aren’t advocating the murder of babies in utero, and all while every word they say about Republicans/Libertarians/Conservatives is an exercise in violating the 9th Commandment. 

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    WI Con (View Comment):
    Let us know what you think of the Tucker-Hutchinson interview. It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative. It was painful to watch! Brutal.

    I would have supported the law, and could see Hutchinson’s points, as weak as they were. The government, however, sometimes must step in to protect children, when everyone else–their parents, the medical establishment and the activists have all lost their minds. I know the gender dysphoria information pretty well, and when changes are implemented, it almost always ends in disaster. I’m glad they passed the law over his veto. 

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  14. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    I want to be more clear about my position. Some of the Reps have been outspoken for a while: Jim Jordan, Kevin McCarthy, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Michael Walsh. But I think they need to turn up the volume and rhetoric, the rage and outrage, about what is happening. And if they get louder, maybe more Reps will get involved, especially those who haven’t been brainwashed by the old-timers. We need to motivate them while they still have some of their ideals, and yet support them when the Left tries to beat them back. This approach is a change for me. But over time, I’ve come to realize that those steps are our only recourse.

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  15. Doctor Robert Member
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    @DoctorRobert

    The elephant in the room, to whom no one is giving any credit for so many Republicans growing pairs, is Donald Trump.  Let’s give the man some credit for not accepting sh*t from the other side.

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  16. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    “Republican Smackdown!!! Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!”

    Oh, I forgot. Rob Long wants us to be civil, because that is working so well right now.

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  17. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Recently someone said that Ted Cruz had found his true calling as “gadfly.”

    We need less Republican gadflies and more B-1Bs . . .

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  18. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Still, I know in principle we agree.

    We certainly do.

    I want to see more Republicans get tough with Democrats and their media lapdogs. Two or three are easy for the media to dismiss. Twenty or thirty? Two hundred? Two thousand!?

    I love that thought! I hope more and more Republicans will display their rage and the Media will follow suit. Recently someone said that Ted Cruz had found his true calling as “gadfly.” We need more of them, and especially more of the media stepping up!

    Except I don’t see the media ever stepping up. In the relationship between the Democrats and the Media, I’m never sure which is the tail and which is the dog.

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  19. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    WI Con (View Comment):
    It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative.

    Conservatives need to stop worrying about whether they come off as “decent.” A conservative who is acceptable to the ruling class is probably not a real conservative.

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Still, I know in principle we agree.

    We certainly do.

    I want to see more Republicans get tough with Democrats and their media lapdogs. Two or three are easy for the media to dismiss. Twenty or thirty? Two hundred? Two thousand!?

    I love that thought! I hope more and more Republicans will display their rage and the Media will follow suit. Recently someone said that Ted Cruz had found his true calling as “gadfly.” We need more of them, and especially more of the media stepping up!

    Except I don’t see the media ever stepping up. In the relationship between the Democrats and the Media, I’m never sure which is the tail and which is the dog.

    The media and their backers are the dog.  They own the Democrat party now . . .

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  21. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn
    @SusanQuinn

    I should have mentioned Krysten Sinema who keeps pushing back on ending the filibuster. She’s still holding true–so far. Unlike her buddy Joe Manchin.

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  22. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    I see that Mark Meadows and Stephan Miller have started America First Legal (AFlegal.org) to fight back against Leftism in the courts. 

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  23. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I should have mentioned Krysten Sinema who keeps pushing back on ending the filibuster. She’s still holding true–so far. Unlike her buddy Joe Manchin.

    I never did like the filibuster and was opposed to it, but after doing some light research and listening to podcasts (the Federalist being the latest), I can see why it makes sense.  Is there any history about why the filibuster was not put in the Constitution?

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  24. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I should have mentioned Krysten Sinema who keeps pushing back on ending the filibuster. She’s still holding true–so far. Unlike her buddy Joe Manchin.

    I never did like the filibuster and was opposed to it, but after doing some light research and listening to podcasts (the Federalist being the latest), I can see why it makes sense. Is there any history about why the filibuster was not put in the Constitution?

    Found this–don’t know the Journal–
    These debates ignore the most important argument of all: all of this was considered by the framers in drafting the U.S. Constitution, and the Constitution comes down squarely on one side of the issue. The Constitution is governed by the principle of majority rule. The filibuster—which appears nowhere in the Constitution—violates that principle. Unfortunately, only the U.S. Senate, and not the courts, can correct that.

     

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  25. WI Con Member
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    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    WI Con (View Comment):
    It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative.

    Conservatives need to stop worrying about whether they come off as “decent.” A conservative who is acceptable to the ruling class is probably not a real conservative.

    I meant ‘decent’more as ‘solid’, the type you didn’t need to worry about. The man was one of the Impeachment Managers against Bill Clinton. That’s what made this gas lighting so surprising to me. I would have expected that from Romney, Jeff Flake or Susan Collins.

    I think that goes a long way to answering why we haven’t seen a block of Red State Governors and State Legislators, banding together and passing legislation against Big Tech, Big Trans, Big Abortion, pushing an alternate Classical Federalism, vs the central DC directed focus.

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  26. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I should have mentioned Krysten Sinema who keeps pushing back on ending the filibuster. She’s still holding true–so far. Unlike her buddy Joe Manchin.

    I never did like the filibuster and was opposed to it, but after doing some light research and listening to podcasts (the Federalist being the latest), I can see why it makes sense. Is there any history about why the filibuster was not put in the Constitution?

    Found this–don’t know the Journal–
    These debates ignore the most important argument of all: all of this was considered by the framers in drafting the U.S. Constitution, and the Constitution comes down squarely on one side of the issue. The Constitution is governed by the principle of majority rule. The filibuster—which appears nowhere in the Constitution—violates that principle. Unfortunately, only the U.S. Senate, and not the courts, can correct that.

     

    However, there are other features in the Constitution against majority rule – which is why a pure democracy is fatal.  I’m thinking of the Electoral College vs. the so-called popular vote . . .

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  27. Miffed White Male Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    Found this–don’t know the Journal–
    These debates ignore the most important argument of all: all of this was considered by the framers in drafting the U.S. Constitution, and the Constitution comes down squarely on one side of the issue. The Constitution is governed by the principle of majority rule. The filibuster—which appears nowhere in the Constitution—violates that principle. Unfortunately, only the U.S. Senate, and not the courts, can correct that.

    The Constitution is most definitely not governed by the principle of “Majority Rule”.  The debates at the founding were quite clear that they were trying to avoid both the tyranny of the majority and the tyranny of the minority.

    The Constitution is governed on the principle of setting power against power precisely to avoid “majority rule”.

     

     

     

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  28. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    The Constitution is most definitely not governed by the principle of “Majority Rule”.  The debates at the founding were quite clear that they were trying to avoid both the tyranny of the majority and the tyranny of the minority.

    The Constitution is governed on the principle of setting power against power precisely to avoid “majority rule”.

    Thanks, @miffedwhitemale. That was my understanding.

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  29. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    WI Con (View Comment):
    It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative.

    Conservatives need to stop worrying about whether they come off as “decent.” A conservative who is acceptable to the ruling class is probably not a real conservative.

    I meant ‘decent’more as ‘solid’, the type you didn’t need to worry about. The man was one of the Impeachment Managers against Bill Clinton. That’s what made this gas lighting so surprising to me. I would have expected that from Romney, Jeff Flake or Susan Collins.

    I think that goes a long way to answering why we haven’t seen a block of Red State Governors and State Legislators, banding together and passing legislation against Big Tech, Big Trans, Big Abortion, pushing an alternate Classical Federalism, vs the central DC directed focus.

    That bolded part? Allen West, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas for those who don’t know, suggested this very strategy. I think he called it “The Red State Alliance”. The establishment of such an alliance is a goal worth pursuinig. 

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  30. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    We’ll need a lot more of this.

    Mollie, of course, has been tough on the media/Democrats’ lying for years. DeSantis has been at it for quite awhile, too, since it became clear that he’s being specifically targeted.

    Also, that Amanda Elise Salas you mention seems mostly concerned that Biden isn’t moving fast enough with a radical immigration agenda. If Democrats’ problems with Biden are that he’s not radical-left enough, I don’t think that helps. Whenever Biden is forced to step down, they’ll have a radical President Harris doing their bidding.

    The real problem is with the Republican dead weight in Congress that cares more about appeasing the Chamber of Commerce than the people. See Tucker Carlson’s interview with Asa Hutchinson if you want to see what a useless Republican Governor looks like.

    Drew, I admire Mollie because she is so tactful and thoughtful in her comments. But she seems to be less concerned with that presentation than in calling out people. And DeSantis is become increasingly enraged, IMHO. Salas is just discrediting approaches to immigration by proposing even more radical steps to a disaster in progress. So she’s coming at the issues from the farthest Left and is just showing their true colors for open borders. Still, I know in principle we agree. I’ll have to check out the Hutchinson interview; I think his decision–American liberty vs. morality–is not so simple a choice. Even though I’m for the morality side of transgenderism.

    Let us know what you think of the Tucker-Hutchinson interview. It was a train wreck for Hutchinson, who I’d thought of as a decent conservative. It was painful to watch! Brutal. The only thing I can think of for his pathetic gas lighting was trying to preserve his lobbying or corporate lawyering prospects when his term limits are up.

    He made Kristy Noem look positively Churchillian and earnest.

    What a lying sack of weasels Hutchison is.
    He lies about doctors, knowing he is citing lab coat leftists.
    He runs the Chamber of Commerce “limited government” line to silence the religious wing the Reagan coalition depended upon for victory and power.
    He lies about not being Wal-Mart’s rent boy, when their executives’ people certainly talked to his people who let him know which way to walk and talk.

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