But that's what makes Chavez's plot so diabolical https://t.co/aX63ilkMb2— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 19, 2020
Well at least now you know what you're missing on Parler— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) November 19, 2020
Is he that good an actor? Or that much a fool? 🤔
is Rudy actually crazy or just acting that way for money and attention?— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 19, 2020
This is Trump's argument: George Soros, Biden, the Clinton Foundation & the antifa worked with the Venezuelan government to rig the election by making big Dem cities vote for the Democratic candidate. But they also let Republicans win Senate, Congressional and local races.— Nicole Goodkind (@NicoleGoodkind) November 19, 2020
Both can be true; just ask Q-Anon.
Yesterday Trump said the 2020 election "was virtually impenetrable by foreign powers."— Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) November 19, 2020
Today his lawyers said the entire election was hijacked as part of a plot orchestrated from Venezuela.
But that's how devious it is! Even the hand-count was fooled!
WSJ editorial debunks conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems. https://t.co/3EmahHNBE0— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) November 19, 2020
Key point: If there were problems with vote-counting machines, Georgia's hand recount would have found them.
I actually take that analysis quite seriously. It fits in with a sense of spiritual loss/emptiness that I think lies at the heart of much of modern life, and has for centuries. Kierkegaard diagnosed it in 19th century Denmark. Very little has changed.
I feel very sorry for the people who believe the bullshit we just heard. There are a lot of broken people who are being lied to and many of them want to believe the lie because their religion has become politics and they cannot believe their god is abandoning them.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 19, 2020
You can bad mouth the courts if you like. At the moment, they are going to save us.
WOW: *This* is the case Rudy Giuliani is trying to focus the country's attention on right now during a press conference— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) November 19, 2020
Among all the court rulings I've reviewed in which the Trump campaign or its allies have suffered defeat, this was hands down the most blistering https://t.co/ar4lIScCot
And yet they haven't proved it, and they can't prove it, where it might matter: in a court of law. Elections are not decided in the court of public opinion; neither before the election, nor after.
Read this tweet👇carefully. The Republican Party is openly hostile to democracy. https://t.co/VOY5xy69Ya— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2020
Which "Republican state legislator"? Not only anti-democratic, but openly fascist. Huh.
Trump lawyer cheerleads coup attempt https://t.co/UseKfrUDae— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2020
He's got a point. Sunshine is the best disinfectant, and these are public officials. And if only because:
Time to make 'em famous. https://t.co/5np0CXrq2L— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) November 19, 2020
No more happy talk about the "uniquely American transition of power." Trump presidency and this post-election period confirm that the US is *less* committed to democratic norms - and has *weaker* institutional safeguards for democracy - than peer wealthy democracies.— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020
I was just watching the latest season of "The Crown" (and yes, I know it's not a documentary!). Margaret Thatcher has a role, as it covers the period of her 11 years as PM. Toward the end, as it's clear she no longer has the votes, she gathers her party members one by one, and each says he is loyal to her; but, she doesn't have the votes. In the end, she didn't. So the last we see of her is as she leaves 10 Downing Street. She tells the Queen (this part is probably purely imaginary) that being PM is the only thing she is passionate about. She really doesn't, IOW, want to leave. She does, anyway. She retires to live in another city (not London), etc.
Nobody wondered, "Will Gordon Brown or Theresa May leave office if defeated?" Ditto the Netherlands, New Zealand, and newer democracies like Portugal or South Korea. Democratic culture is deep, and election law is administered impartially. For all the boasting, not true in USA— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020
NEVER thought I'd hear/read David Frum saying/writing this.
And reform begins with acceptance of some grim and unwanted realities.— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020
The problems are not "on both sides."
The illiberal authoritarianism of some dean of students somewhere is not equivalent to illiberal authoritarianism by the Attorney General of the United States.
And of course it's not just Trump.— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020
As I detail in these 3 related articles https://t.co/fyRy0y1ACuhttps://t.co/5qjFKzEPfGhttps://t.co/rKLWedP38O
even the non-Trump Republican party has committed itself to a program of minority rule
The Republican thralldom to Trump followed 20 years of undoing voting rights and civil rights. Republicans became acculturated gradually first to minority rule, then to authoritarian rule. Trump's false allegations of fraud rest on carefully nurtured prejudices.— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020
"In a more democratic culture." Aye, there's the rub. Culture and spiritual malaise walk hand in hand.
80 million people voted to eject Trump and replace him. One official at the General Services Administration has successfully defied that vote for some 2 weeks. In a more democratic culture, she'd say No. The story of the Trump years is how many like her have said Yes.— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 19, 2020