Chutzpah: a Yiddish word meaning arrogance, impudence, gall, or audacity.
I saw this trash in The Atlantic:
If the party doesn’t pass new protections, it could lose the House, Senate, and White House within the next four years.
The most explosive battle in decades over access to the voting booth will reach a new crescendo this week, as Republican-controlled states advance an array of measures to restrict the ballot, and the U.S. House of Representatives votes on the federal legislation that represents Democrats’ best chance to stop them.
It’s no exaggeration to say that future Americans could view the resolution of this struggle as a turning point in the history of U.S. democracy. The outcome could not only shape the balance of power between the parties, but determine whether that democracy grows more inclusive or exclusionary. To many civil-rights advocates and democracy scholars I’ve spoken with, this new wave of state-level bills constitutes the greatest assault on Americans’ right to vote since the Jim Crow era’s barriers to the ballot.
“This is a huge moment,” Derrick Johnson, the president and CEO of the NAACP, told me. “This harkens to pre-segregation times in the South, and it goes to the core question of how we define citizenship and whether or not all citizens actually will have access to fully engage and participate.”
In Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Iowa, and Montana, Republican governors and legislators are moving forward bills that would reduce access to voting by mail, limit early voting, ban ballot drop boxes, inhibit voter-registration drives, and toughen identification requirements—measures inspired by the same discredited claims of election fraud that Donald Trump pushed after his 2020 loss. Earlier this week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in Georgia, for instance, passed a sweeping bill that would do almost all of those things.
The Supreme Court’s 6–3 conservative majority is unlikely to block many, or perhaps any, of these state laws. As a result, Democrats may have a single realistic opportunity to resist not only these proposals, but also GOP plans to institute severe partisan congressional gerrymanders in many of the same states. That opportunity: using Democrats’ unified control of Washington to establish national election standards—by passing the omnibus election-reform bill known as H.R. 1, which is scheduled for a House vote today, and the new Voting Rights Act, which is expected to come to the floor later this year.
Democrats may have only a brief window in which to block these state-level GOP maneuvers. Typically, the president’s party loses House and Senate seats in the first midterm election after his victory. Democrats will face even worse odds if Republicans succeed in imposing restrictive voting laws or gerrymandering districts in the GOP’s favor across a host of red states.
If Democrats lose their slim majority in either congressional chamber next year, they will lose their ability to pass voting-rights reform. After that, the party could face a debilitating dynamic: Republicans could use their state-level power to continue limiting ballot access, which would make regaining control of the House or the Senate more difficult for Democrats—and thus prevent them from passing future national voting rules that override the exclusionary state laws.
“There’s an increasing appreciation,” Democratic Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland, H.R. 1’s chief sponsor, told me, that “if we can’t get these changes in place in time for the 2022 midterm election, the efforts that Republicans are taking at the state level to lock in this voter-suppression regime” and maximize their advantage via partisan gerrymanders “will reshape the environment in a way that makes it impossible to get this, or frankly many other things, done.”
The Democrats are trying to permanently rig elections in this country. All the nasty little tricks they used to win elections in 2018 and 2020 worked so well they want to codify them into law for all 57 states. The GOP naturally wants to stop therm.
Ronald Brownstein turns the truth on its head and claims the GOP is engaging in voter suppression. For instance, he claims that requiring a voter to show a proper ID before voting makes it difficult or impossible for some people to vote.
Who are these people who are US citizens living in the 21st Century and yet are unable to obtain a state-issued identification card? You can’t open a bank account, get welfare, or enter a federal building without an ID of some kind. Here in California, illegal aliens can get driver’s licenses and some of them were “accidentally” registered to vote.
Dead people can’t get ID cards. (The photo requirement stops most of them). People who don’t exist often find it difficult to obtain documentation. People who impersonate others to vote more than once usually don’t go to the trouble to obtain separate fake IDs for each identity they steal.
If there are that many Democrat voters out there who can’t get IDs, why aren’t the Democrats trying to help them get IDs???
One lesson that the Democrats learned from the 2020 elections (and the GOP better learn) is that once the bogus ballots are mixed in with the good ballots, there is apparently not a judge in the land who will do anything about it. Another is that there is no amount of fraud sufficient to trigger a thorough, independent investigation.
Everybody knows who really won the election. We know it, the whole world knows it, and the thieves know it. More importantly, they know we know.
As usual, the Democrats went too far. They still might have gotten away with it if they had installed a winner. President Biden* is a loser. The voters are watching him wreck our economy and sell us out to China and Iran. If all his nominees (other than Neera Tampon) get approved he will have the most radical administration ever. Even stupid people are making the connection. People are more tolerant of success than failure. The Democrats got loser stink all over them.
Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
– Sir John Harrington