That headline is not an exaggeration, people. All you need to see to understand that are the two headlines below, first from the New Republic and second from The Atlantic:
Is Criticizing Joe Biden a Danger to Democracy?
TRUMP’S NEXT COUP HAS ALREADY BEGUN
See what’s happening here? This is two of the most reliably leftist journals in the country getting the ball rolling on a new narrative, one that is designed to:
discourage and even penalize criticism in the old media of this utterly hapless and embarrassing Sock Puppet presidency;
encourage even more censorship of conservative thought by social media platforms; and
amplify the attacks already taking place on Republicans from enacting any reforms that beef up election security in the wake of the most fraud-filled election in our nation’s history.
This is how media/Democrat narratives germinate: With one or two selected publications writing nonsense such as this, which then is repeated across social media by all the fake journalists that infest Twitter, Facebook, et al; which then leads to more opinion/news pieces at reliable leftwing journals like Politico, Axios, the New York Times and the Washington Post; which further leads to leftist-dominated panel discussions on all the Sunday morning fake news shows; which finally leads to demands by the collective press for Democrat politicians to “do something” to address the “problem” that never existed in the first place.
The headline at the Atlantic is a particularly heinous piece of classic leftist historical revisionism. The only coup attempts America has experienced in the past five years have been mounted against Trump, not by him. There was the DOJ/FBI/DNC coup effort to fix the 2016 election. There was the Mueller/Comey/DOJ effort to remove a sitting President via false means. There was the first impeachment effort, another clear coup attempt to remove a President under false pretenses.
So, how does Atlantic writer Barton Gellman propose that Trump is mounting a “coup” attempt currently? All you need to know is contained in this moronic paragraph:
For more than a year now, with tacit and explicit support from their party’s national leaders, state Republican operatives have been building an apparatus of election theft. Elected officials in Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and other states have studied Donald Trump’s crusade to overturn the 2020 election. They have noted the points of failure and have taken concrete steps to avoid failure next time. Some of them have rewritten statutes to seize partisan control of decisions about which ballots to count and which to discard, which results to certify and which to reject. They are driving out or stripping power from election officials who refused to go along with the plot last November, aiming to replace them with exponents of the Big Lie. They are fine-tuning a legal argument that purports to allow state legislators to override the choice of the voters.
So, what in the hell is this nitwit talking about, you ask? He’s talking about states rededicating themselves to policing their elections in the way that was always done across our country before Democrats used COVID last year to eliminate any and all policing of voting integrity.
The new communist Democrat canard here is that, because they succeeded in flooding elections with millions of untraceable, mostly fraudulent mail-in ballots in 2020, and succeeded in rampantly violating election laws in every state the author lists above in the process, that these grotesque violations that in fact diminished the voting rights of every valid U.S. citizen are now somehow sacrosanct and inviolable and must be institutionalized permanently. Mr. Gellman - whoever he is - knows that no Democrat can win the presidency in 2024 without that massive fraud, unimaginable before 2020 due to the policing of voter integrity that has always taken place in our country, being repeated. Thus, the mounting of this despicable, depraved narrative.
The writer at the New Republic, one Jason Linkins, takes it all a step further. Not only must we make permanent the rampant abuses that dominated in 2020, but we must work hard to make essentially illegal - or at least to punish - any criticism of the Sock Puppet who was installed in the White House as a result of that election. All you need to know about Linkins’ anti-democracy screed is contained in these two paragraphs:
A more recent White House fact sheet detailing what the administration has done to “restore and strengthen American democracy” led with an unrelated matter: the passage of the infrastructure bill. As The Guardian’s Sam Levine put it: “The section on voting rights here is a little bit of accomplishment-padding.” Perhaps Biden deserves fairer coverage, but that doesn’t mean it’s fair to credit him for things he hasn’t done.
Still, if Milbank perhaps muddled his point with his long prelude about the quality of Biden’s coverage, by going out on that limb, he successfully brought attention to a more urgent underlying matter: The GOP is the enemy of democracy, full stop. It’s not Democrats who are waging a well-funded war to suppress the vote, reviving Jim Crow–era electoral tactics, installing apparatchiks and gaming the rules to subvert voter intentions, chasing dedicated election officials out of their posts with threats and intimidation, or fomenting political violence. These are the deeds of Republicans alone, and Milbank’s willingness not to subject the matter to the media’s pathological “both-sides” tendencies should be commended.
“The GOP is the enemy of democracy, full stop.” Again, my point that projection is the favorite tactic of any and every communist Democrat is validated. They always accuse others of doing what they’re doing, in this case doing everything they can to destroy America’s system of representative democracy.
He accuses the GOP of wanting to “suppress the vote.” You know that “suppress the vote” means to any Democrat? It means things like voter ID to prove you are an actual citizen of the state and district in which you are voting, which is, after all, the very essence of real democracy. It also means things like putting a valid signature on your mail-in or absentee ballot so that election officials can verify the same thing: That you are voting for representatives who will represent you, not someone in the next district or precinct or state. Again, the very essence of representative democracy is what the Democrat Party has been working to destroy pretty much since its very inception. Yes, Republicans favor voiding ballots that are improperly filled-out or have no signature because Democrats have such a long and rich history of voter fraud.
Thus, Linkins - being a dedicated communist Democrat - concludes that the only way to prevent those evil Republicans from doing the very things needed to protect the essence of representative democracy in America is to basically make it illegal to criticize the current face of destroying that representative democracy, Joe Biden.
This is the bizarro world in which these communist Dems live, exemplified by two reprehensible fake journalists. What a pathetic way to live your life.
That is all.