They said Trump was a threat to democracy. Now they are propping up my MAGA challenger.
It is baffling to me that a supposedly intelligent person could put trust in a party that has consistently engaged in utter mendacity on virtually every front. It is equally puzzling that he and so many others can blithely write off the illegal activities conducted during the 2020 election including ballot harvesting in nursing homes and ballot stuffing in drop boxes, among many such stratagems. It is only now, two years later, that many of these activities are being recognized by courts in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
While Trump’s conduct during the riot at the Capitol was shameful, it is equally shameful and perplexing that Pelosi and Bowser refused to provide the security authorized by Trump ahead of time. It is further shameful that an unarmed woman was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer. And it is a travesty of justice that people who were simply present that day have been jailed and denied Constitutional protections by the “justice” system. That there is an egregious double standard in the administration of justice is undeniable.
Perhaps Congressman Meijer is simply naive. But he and others who signed on to Democrats’ crusade to delegitimize an elected President did more harm to democracy than the rabble at the Capitol. And what we see now in the utter corruption and destructiveness of the successor is a bitter harvest of that crusade.
The democrats are great at one thing—- creating catchy, scary phrases that everyone repeats, not knowing what they mean.
Was Trump a threat to democracy? What does that even mean? It wasn’t Trump pushing socialism on America, that’s the democrats. Was it Jan 6? The democrats were saying he was a “threat to democracy” from the day he got into office.
The threat was Trump’s exposure of the deep, unelected, un-fire-able administrative state that runs things in DC. That is a threat to democracy. Sounds like Mr Meijer doesn’t understand that, but Mr Gibbs does.
Did you really expect Democrats not to stab you in the back just because you sided with them about Trump?
They don't want you. They want the most Woke candidate who can possibly win, so of course they are going to fund the craziest, furthest Right person to be the Republican candidate.
They did the same thing with Trump. They gave him millions and millions of dollars of free advertising by reporting on him every single day. As early as March or April 2016, I saw articles making the assumption that the final contest would be Hillary vs. Trump. The whole theory was to make sure the worst possible candidate went up against Hillary Clinton.
Look how that turned out for them.
Don't blame Republicans for the result. Democrats are making sure that Republicans (and moderates) have only two choices: the Wokester or the Far-Right candidate. We need a third party--a moderate party--to offer a real choice to voters.
I don't like either party, but it sure looks as if the Democrats have decided their best chance to hold on to Congress this year and the presidency in 2024 is to run against Donald Trump, as they have been doing since 2015. Their motto: Keep Hate Alive.
It's getting a bit tiresome.
I am happy to see Democrats trying to push you out. You have forfeited the right to represent Conservative Republicans. Your opponent is correct: there were voting “irregularities” that have never been adequately investigated. I don’t have, nor does anyone, any idea whether they might have swung the election but I would sure like to find out.
The ongoing hysterical concern about January 6th was exaggerated and feigned from the beginning. An insurrection? Are you kidding me? Without any guns? What kind of insurrection is that? A bunch of clumsy dummies in Viking hats acting like bulls in a china shop are a threat to democracy? I can’t hear the words “January 6th” spoken in these hysterical tones without rolling my eyes so hard they might get stuck in the back of my head. You know what’s concerning? What’s concerning is when the entire political and media class utterly ignore the fact that vast swathes of the population no longer trust elections. Instead of addressing that issue and attempting to fix it, they demonize and deny there could be any problems. That, eventually, will lead to an ACTUAL insurrection, if left unaddressed.
And, yes, the Democratic Party are a bunch of snakes. Just like the Republicans. SMH
You cannot possibly be this naïve.
This post feels disingenuous and manipulative—in stark contrast to most of the excellent pieces on this site. Makes me wonder if I should continue to subscribe, to be honest.
If you’re part of the January 6 kangaroo court, then I hope your opponent wipes the floor with you. What a joke. You are no defender of the Constitution, sir.
Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas. Yes you now identify as a victim... it was inevitable. Enjoy what you yourself have wrought.
Well you are a joke if you are in that sham of a committee. Good riddance.
Like Ayn Rand said, there is no such thing as a paradox...if you have one, check your premises because at least one is wrong.
So in this case, either the “far right” Republicans (I have yet to hear of the mythical “far left” Dem, but I digress) are not that significant a danger, or the Dems don’t actually care about their cherished Democracy as much as they claim.
You be the judge.
So ask yourself this, you posturing, self-regarding genius - if Democrats would stoop so low as to fund and support your opponent in a Republican primary, would they be above trying to steal an election? No, of course they wouldn't. Dems have been stealing elections since Tammany Hall days. I don't know if Biden won or not. But I do know that the 2020 election was not fair - with massive media connivance to elect Biden, with voter irregularities, with massive cash from Zuckerberg and the like and with some very odd and disturbing things revealed in D'Souza's 2000 Mules. So to declare almost immediately that Biden won fair and square was not a act of "courage," it was an act of servility.
You are facing a challenge because you're a fool. You joined the ranks of the reptilian Cheney and her weeping toady and you exult in the praise of Democrats, like Hoyer, who will turn on you in a heartbeat. Your claim to be a "Profile in Courage" is as laughable as the original.
MAGA, lest anyone's forgotten, stands for Make America Great Again. Is there something wrong with that?
The J6 committee was not balanced nor fair. It was all like minded anti-Trumpers and the hard questions never got asked and the opportunity for the whole truth denied. Meijer will lose and so will the Democrats.
“ Democrats are the party of “Islam, gender-bending, anti-police, ‘u racist!’”
Is this not true?
Mr Gibbs has the guts to say it.
Turning your back on what were some odd voting statistics and voting for impeachment before the dust settled were as big mistakes, or bigger than failing to realize that if Trump had just shut-up, gone about his business and governed he would have been re-elected in a landslide. Your hatred of the man’s character can’t protect you from the mob that is now coming for you. A few of these “unelectable” candidates who have his same philosophy, yet know when to shut up, are not only electable, but desirable. You call them “the far right” yet most of American calls them the greatest generation’s centerists. In 2020 Biden may have won the election riding a wave of hate and exploitation of pandemic installed election rules changes, but he’s losing the country at a rate not seen in a generation. First the mob came for them, you were part of it. Now the mob comes for you and you’re whining. Stop blaming Democrats and “MAGAs”. Look in the mirror.
Thanks. You just gave me every reason to support your primary opponent.