Saturday, July 02, 2022

Don't be fooled again. Made a correction 7/2/2022


July 2, 2022

Stealth republicans are trying to discourage people from voting for Democrats this fall because they couldn't wave a magic wand and prevent the supreme court and republican state governments from actions damaging to us and the world.  They did this successfully in 2010, when Obama wasn't able to solve all problems in less than two years in office.  This allowed republicans to gain power in Congress so they were able to block the Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the supreme court.  It also allowed republicans to win power in a bunch of states, so that when redistricting occurred, they were able to gerrymander several states so that even when a majority of voters in the state voted for Democrats, republicans won a majority of seats in the state legislators.  And when a majority of voters voted for Democrats for the U.S. House of Representatives, a majority of republicans won.  So then Trump, who lost the popular vote, was able to pack the court with conservatives who do not represent most voters.

When we don't vote for people unless we think they are perfect and can easily solve our problems in a snap, we are allowing those who are more interested in power than in absolute good to win power.

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