Political Theatre category archive
Mike argues that Republicans are winning their war on democracy. In his commentary, he also highlights the hypocrisy if tge self-styled “Christian” conservatives. (Warning: Language. Also, when I viewed it, the audio was fine, but the video wasn’t. It’s the audio that matters.)
Jay Bookman points out some real life voter fraud. Here’s a bit from his article:
This year, however, conservatives seem to have finally found the evidence of voting fraud that they’ve long sought, and they’ve found it in North Carolina of all places. A Republican political operative, hired by a Republican congressional candidate, has been accused of running a large-scale operation to submit fraudulent absentee ballots in favor of the GOP and to collect and destroy large numbers of absentee ballots in favor of the Democratic candidate.
Do please read the rest, in which he demonstrates that this is but one element in North Carolina Republicans’ steaming, fetid pile of duplicity.
Elie Mystal reports that the Trump administration has reinterpreted the Hatch Act, which bans Federal employees from partisan politics while on the job. A snippet:
This week, the Office of Special Counsel (not the Mueller people, the guys who say the President can torture people) issued “guidance” about the Hatch Act. They told federal employees that any talk of “impeachment” could violate the Act, as well as talk of “resistance.”
That’s right. Legal counsel to the President unironically conceded that trying to prevent the President of the United States from committing high crimes and misdemeanors, or merely discussing those crimes, was tantamount to working for the Democratic Party and should be prohibited. In TrumpWorld there is no country, only Trump, so anybody working with the interests of the country in mind must be working against Trump and should be subject to prohibitions against political activity.
Follow the link for the rest.
Jason330 makes a valid point:
Follow the link for his reasoning.
David tries to make sense out of Donald Trump’s behavior at the G20 Summit.
I’m not sure I agree wholly with Farron’s comments about how telling lies on “social” media does not constituted “election interference.” Certainly, it’s not the same as interfering with the casting or counting of ballots, but I submit that the line between “election interference” and “electorate interference” is a fuzzy one.