Republicans delegitimized themselves
Monday, August 19, 2019
In 2008, Senate Republican leader “Moscow Mitch” McConnell delegitimized his party by deciding with his colleagues not to support a single policy initiative of Obama's, even ideas that originated on their side, like the individual mandate. Then they destroyed the rest of their legitimacy in holding a Supreme Court seat open for 397 days, resulting in two more illegitimate justices so far because they were appointed by an illegitimate president installed by Putin with the intention of destabilizing America. Well played, Vlad.
The report issued Aug. 3 by the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed "Russian cyber actors were in a position to delete or change voter data," and Mueller said Aug. 2 that they are working 24/7 on disrupting our next election. The 2016 vote count may not have even been legitimate. It's not who votes, it's who counts the votes, why else would McConnell block two votes concerning election security, requiring paper ballots and other security measures? He acts like he already has his state's voting machines fixed. Republicans cannot have one-man, one-vote — they'd lose every time.
In 2016, Trump won the electoral college by 77,000 votes across three key states, states where the exit polling was right on the money giving Hillary the lead, except for districts with paperless electronic machines which flipped the vote to Trump, even though adjacent districts had exit polling that jibed with the vote. If Russia could tamper with the vote count, you know they would, and with Republican assistance they will do it again — Trump, who governs like a Russian asset, all but asked for Russia to do it again — unless the blue wave is so enormous that it counteracts the vote flipping. Don't sit this next one out, vote out every Republican if you want to keep our democratic republic.
Robert W. Tyson