Alice in Wonderland has nothing on Leftists in Fantasyland.
today at 3:32 pm
We’ve plunged down the rabbit hole of progressive nonsense.
Alice in Wonderland is a famous Nineteenth Century satire penned by Lewis Carroll. Leftists in Fantasyland is the theatre of the absurd performed by President Joe Biden and his puppeteers.
How else to explain the flight of liberals/progressives/Democrats from reality and reason? High on the list is President Joe (Cheshire Cat) Biden’s deadly serious (“it’s not hyperbole”) assertion that the fictitious Republican assault on voting rights is the “biggest threat to American democracy since the Civil War.”
Worse than Pearl Harbor? 9-11? World War II? Worse than Jim Crow laws when real systemic racism gave legal blessing to de jure segregation? Worse than lynchings and KKK terrorism?
Biden lived through some of these real threats and should know better. Maybe he doesn’t. Maybe he’s the fool that he appears to be. Or maybe his script writers should acquaint themselves with a modicum of American history.
The statement is beyond wrong. It is dangerous demagoguery, an appeal to the ignorant to believe, if not act on, a lie. It is a call to and excuse for violence. The lie is so obvious that the speaker should be laughed into red-faced shame. Yet Biden pronounces it without embarrassment and pungent with conviction.
Any objective review of the Georgia or some other voting reform laws reveals that they generally aim to balance access to the ballot with protection against fraud. True, a law might reduce the hours of early voting, but early voting still is available in a reasonable time frame. Voters will need to request absentee ballots which makes a lot more sense than blanketing a state with ballots to people who haven’t requested them. Large majorities of Americans favor some kind of valid ID, it’s not the literacy tests required by Jim Crow practices.
If the reforms were so destructive of democracy and if many, many people would be blocked from voting, it should be no problem finding those people who would sign affidavits testifying to that fact. Real examples of anyone who would be shut out of voting are rare, if available at all. Can we find just a handful of people who would find the reforms to be worse than Jim Crow laws?
Bottom line: if Republicans truly are attempting to lock minorities out of voting, then Democrats are campaigning to make fraud easier.
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