Categories
Uncategorized

“Stop the Steal” goes international

Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic: “These leaders claim to believe that, in addition to what they might personally suffer, their nation will pay a huge price for their loss as well. Netanyahu, who had to be ushered to his seat on the opposition benches after losing the vote, calls the new government a ‘dangerous coalition of fraud and surrender,’ and has vowed to ‘overthrow it very quickly.’ Fujimori has described her leftist opponent’s victory as a mortal threat to Peru and a guarantee that the country will follow Venezuela into repression and poverty. Trump, of course, has never acknowledged that there is such a thing as legitimate opposition to himself at all. Even before the election took place, he made clear that unless he won, he would not recognize the result.”

“The consequences for democracy – democracy around the world, not just in America, Israel, or Peru – are higher still. Elections have been stolen before. Dictators have falsified results before. But losing candidates in established democracies do not normally seek to turn their supporters against the voting system itself, to discredit elections, to undermine the very idea of competitive politics. No modern U.S. president has done so. No postwar European democratic leader has tried it either. And there is a reason: At its core, Trump’s ‘Stop the Steal’ campaign presents an existential challenge not to his opponents, but to democracy itself. If, by definition, your opponent’s victory can be obtained only through fraud, then how can any election be legitimate?”

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Who killed the MAGA media universe’s stories about Kevin Cramer defending the Capitol cop who killed Ashli Babbitt

6 hours ago

Insurrectionists’ volunteer defense attorney recommends they read book, gets called traitor, Nazi, communist for her efforts

6 hours ago

Washington DC reinstates mask mandate for all persons over the age of two

7 hours ago

As Florida suffers, Gaetz jokes he has “Florida variant” of virus

9 hours ago

Florida reports over 21000 new Covid19 cases in a single day

9 hours ago

Bitcoin investors fear new financial transaction reporting rules in Senate infrastructure bill

10 hours ago

Long Island county may allow police to sue protesters for damages

11 hours ago

Unreliable narrators

11 hours ago

Senators meeting over the weekend to hash out details of infrastructure bill

12 hours ago

When Trump’s candidate Susan Wright knew she was screwed

12 hours ago

Ronny Deathsentence engages in MAGA political theater by banning mask requirements for schools

14 hours ago

Why the shortage of workers for retail and service jobs may be permanent

15 hours ago

Tennessee right wing radio host now on ventilator

17 hours ago

Texas Civil Rights project claims a million new voter registrations since September 2020 court win on drivers’ license update rider

18 hours ago

Cawthorn caught trying to bring gun on plane

19 hours ago

Service robots used during the Tokyo Olympics offer a glimpse of the future of eldercare

19 hours ago

Sudden surge of vaccinations reported in Delta-hit regions

20 hours ago

Federal prosecutors hacked by Russia in 2020, DOJ says

1 day ago

Random thoughts Friday, Volume XXX

1 day ago

Three GOP Congressmen accused of hiding $22 million in stock trades

1 day ago

Women for Trump founder still won’t let go

1 day ago

Carlson didn’t get the memo that conservative now favor vaccines

1 day ago

Boston transit officials not ruling out agonized utilitarian resolution to ethical dilemma as factor in trolley collision that injured 23

1 day ago

Who killed the MAGA media universe’s stories about Kevin Cramer defending the Capitol cop who killed Ashli Babbitt?

1 day ago

Ethics complaint filed against Cawthorn by GOP WV Rep’s staffer

1 day ago

Woman who oversees state with third-worst coronavirus infection rate says she still won’t promote vaccines

1 day ago

You mean that metaphorically, right?

1 day ago

Walmart imposing vax mandate on all corporate staff

2 days ago

He doesn’t need a blue check mark

2 days ago

Republican Senator anonymously disputes Trump’s omnipotence in Politico report on Herschel Walker’s potential run in Georgia

2 days ago

White House fence jumper tackled by cops and Secret Service

2 days ago

DOJ rules Treasury must turn over Trump taxes to Congress

2 days ago

RawStory fucking sucks

2 days ago

Ted Nugent quits NRA post

2 days ago

Sixty-seven year old man such an obsessed fangirl he actually added “Endorsed By President Trump 🇺🇸” to his Twitter name

2 days ago

Trump told Justice Department in December: “Just say that the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me”

2 days ago

Walmart to require masks for workers in high-outbreak regions

2 days ago

“I should have gotten the damn vaccine”: Las Vegas man, 39 years old, father of five children, shortly before dying of Coronavirus

2 days ago

Michigan GOP pretty much completely overrun by MAGA cult

2 days ago

Turning the “freedom” bullshit around on anti-vaxxers

2 days ago

South Carolina MAGA jerkoff to primary Republican Congressman Tom Rice for insufficient loyalty to Orange God Emperor

2 days ago

Frau Ingraham just a bit salty with GOP leadership

2 days ago

Mysterious jetpack-flying asshole spotted again near LAX

2 days ago

QAnon adulteress melts down over getting booted from DC lockup

2 days ago

Myanmar regime weaponizing Coronavirus against dissent

2 days ago

Space Station soared out of control after Russian module misfires

2 days ago

Man injured at Florida zoo after… oh, c’mon, you know what he did

2 days ago

Former Michigan Senator Carl Levin dead at 87

2 days ago

MyPillow asshole pulls all ads from Fox News after network refuses to run promo for his stolen 2020 election cyber something bullshit

2 days ago

Tucker Carlson says someone else has “no adult skills”

2 days ago

x
x
x
x
x
x