Sunday, June 23, 2013

Republicans Give Up Completely on Democracy – Unless People Will Vote Their Way

For Republicans Voting Against Them is Just Not American

How They Must Long for a Soviet Style State

This Forum has long documented the electoral abuses of Republicans, who basically make every attempt they can to keep democracy from working.  Their main target is voting.  Their problem, they cannot win a fair fight, they cannot get approval of their radical agenda most of the time unless the contest is fixed.

Case in point is the fact that the Republicans control the House of Representatives.  They do this in the era of ‘one man, one vote’ even though they were outvoted for the House by over 1.5 million votes.  They were able to do this because unlike Democrats who also gerrymander, Republicans have taken the process to a whole new level, and with computer assistance they are able to slice and dice electoral districts to accomplish what voters would seek to deny them, majority representation in the House.

And now Speaker John Boehner has just announced that if a majority of Republicans don’t support an immigration bill, he will not allow the House to vote on one.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he will not advance any bill that did not have the support of a majority of the House GOP, which will mean engaging some of the proposals’s biggest detractors and harshest critics.

So even if a bill could pass because Democrats and some Republicans have more yes votes than the opposition has no votes, you know, majority rules, it won’t pass because no vote will be taken.

And while this is another blow to Democracy, in one sense if Republicans block a vote the action will be highly instructional and beneficial for the country.  Americans need to know and understand exactly what Republicans are, and since Democrats are totally ineffective in communicating that to them, they are just going to have to see for themselves.

So thanks Republicans for giving everyone this lesson in democracy.  The country needed it.

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