“Trump’s Bogus Claims Of Election Fraud Targets Michigan Secretary Of State”
Ophelia at “Butterflies and Wheels” has a commentary about the protests in front of the home of Democratic Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson which makes for a good read along with the comments.
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It is one thing to write a letter of protest to a politician and quite another to invade the proximity of a person’s home, within shouting distance, and upset the occupants which included a child. Meanwhile the Republican leaders quietly sit by with no comment chastising “their” constituents.
“Unambiguous and threatening”
“Michigan secretary of state Jocelyn Benson said dozens of armed protesters gathered in a threatening manner outside her home on Saturday evening chanting “bogus” claims about electoral fraud.
Armed protesters. Outside her house. In support of a criminal trying to steal an election. We’re on a knife-edge here.
In a Twitter statement on Sunday, Benson said the protesters were trying to spread false information about the security and accuracy of the US election system. “The demands made outside my home were unambiguous, loud, and threatening.”
Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel, in a separate Twitter post, accused the pro-Trump demonstrators of “mob-like behavior (that) is an affront to basic morality and decency”.
“Anyone can air legitimate grievances to Secretary Benson’s office through civil and democratic means, but terrorizing children and families in their own homes is not activism.”
Knife Edge in Michigan.”
Living in Michigan can be interesting.
The mob – like actions of a few are outrageous and the silence of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield who recently snuck off to D.C to talk to a soon to be going – out – the – door president make it even more-so. Michigan’s Republican majority legislature silence is inexcusable and similar occurred when there was no comment to their constituency rebelling to the wearing of masks, socially distancing, and staying in the safety of their homes. The numbers of those contracting Covid-19 has increased to thousands per day.
Michigan Republicans are quietly happy whether their constituents are on the verge of committing “peaceful” acts of violence or contracting Covid and dying from it.
The Michigan House has been majority Republican since 1990 with the exception of 4 years. The Michigan Senate has been owned by Republicans since 1983. Up till Governor Whitmer, the Republicans have had the governorship two of three times since 1990. The state is purposely Gerrymandered by Republican to deliver such results.
Republicans shown little concern with what is happening or could happen to the Michigan’s S.O.S., the Governor who was threatened with kidnapping, or the State AG. Their political approach is to intimidate using protestors and the latest are associated with the Mc Comb County Republicans. Law enforcement such as the Republican Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said he will not enforce Governor Whitmer’s executive orders. His silence is an endorsement of the protests and the freedoms to do so and go mask-less.
Lost in this argument is their impingement upon the rights of others to be safe from fear or violence and a pandemic.
Michigan demographics is changing. It has voted for its Democratic Senators (mostly) and President since 1990 with the exception of 2016. The state will likely change in time as a Redistricting citizens commission has been established by constitutional amendment. Redistricting should change the make up of the state districts to more of a 50-50 split between parties.
This is BS. Other than a lack of action by Republicans on Covid 19 other than opposing Whitmer, this action by armed protesters is sponsored intimidation.
Armed pro-Trump protesters gather outside Michigan S.O.S. home
Where were the police?
Republicans are overplaying their hand. They needed to move on when transfer funds were offered to the Biden campaign.
Trump himself is just grifting for when he flees and for Ivanka/Eric/Kushner to have a honey pot. If the DSCC hadn’t forced in so many crummy candidates, he would have been gone a month ago.
Sort of giving up on posting. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I do not see any kind of difference between the posts.
Any specifics? Difference between the posts (what do you mean?)? I am still learning the posting capabilities which is massive.
The intent of this AB change was:
– To give greater capabilities to commenters
– Improve the layout whether using an IPhone, Tablet, or laptop/desktop.
– Cleanup the place after 10-15 years.
Just put a post up for comments concerning the changes. Feel free to comment there with your thoughts
I did notice a difficulty in getting into AB. Please keep talking so Dan can take it back to the programmers.
“…If the DSCC hadn’t forced in so many crummy candidates…”
[But “loserness is next to godliness” is the liberal way. More to the point though is that private campaign finance is stacked against the progressive agenda. Tokens and symbols are way cheaper for the ownership class to finance in the interest of political pandering.]
Yeah, forced in so many bad candidates in the House that won election in the mid terms, many of them for the first time in various states. 30 Dems defended in districts that Trump won in 2016. And he got over 70 million votes this year.
Anyone who thought Dems were not going to lose seats in the House this election is a total moron.
What does the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) have to do with “candidates in the House that won election in the mid terms, many of them for the first time in various states” or “30 Dems defended in districts that Trump won in 2016?”
Been listening to so many complaints about the DNC “hand picked”(sic) candidates I missed it.
Last I looked, all of the new Senators went through primaries. This “hand picked” thing is pure bs, and reminiscent of the DNC picking Hillary.
i don’t know that they are overplaying there hand. seems to me they are building a narrative that they can cry over for 600 years. and one day the South shall rise again. The DEEP south. like, down there where it’s warm.
oh, to help joel out [IF they were carrying guns]
anyone carrying guns, in a mob, with intent to bully or intimidate a public official, should be treated as terrorist, or as participating in an insurrection.
intent may be “reasonably infered.”
“…all of the new Senators went through primaries. This ‘hand picked’ thing is pure bs, and reminiscent of the DNC picking Hillary.”
[I will grant you that “hand-picked” is a gross oversimplification of the institutionalized partisan system of patronage that serves as gatekeeper for access to volunteer campaign workers and funding under the guidance of such party godfathers as the Koch brothers, George Soros, Ted Kennedy, or the Rockefeller family patriarch. However, “hand-picked” is only just a gross oversimplification of political party processes as they will inevitably exist under the auspices of “money is free speech” private campaign financing. Take away the private campaign financing then a lot of the class-based political hegemony problem will be solved.
That still would not solve all the other human failures. Individuals are vain, insecure, and emotional. Nothing solves that. Those that would “hand-pick” candidates utilize those traits in their construction of establishment alliances which support our dollar democracy, but if we take away the dollars then we still do not magically get democracy. It would be a start, but not an end.]