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David Rothkopf: “The reason that Republicans were willing to storm the Capitol to overturn a fair election…is because they fear the majority”

What Rs fear is that, "on issue after issue, what's best for the country is what most people want."

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Se below for a brilliant thread, as usual, by David Rothkopf. In short:

  • “Compromise with evil is a victory for evil. Finding a place on the spectrum between right and left is not the answer. The goal is to understand the difference between right and wrong.
  • “…on issue after issue, what’s best for the country is what most people want. The majority of us don’t own guns, want strong gun laws, don’t want people to own weapons of war, want background checks. Just like the majority support a woman’s right to choose. Just like the majority support healthcare for all. Just like the majority support fairer taxes. The majority support protecting the environment. The majority support investing more in education, infrastructure and R&D. Not just small majorities either. Typically two-thirds or more of us want these eminently sensible changes.”
  • “The far right knows their views are held by a minority of Americans. That is why they are fighting so hard to disable the mechanisms of our democracy. That is why they seek to suppress the vote. That is why they promote rules & laws that give the minority disproportionate power.”
  • The reason that Republicans were willing to storm the Capitol to overturn a fair election, why so many are running to put their thumb on the scales of future elections is not because they fear the left or Democrats. It is because they fear the majority.”
  • “Democracy, voting, letting every American be heard is anathema to the GOP because it is the end of that party, it is the once-and-for-all ultimate refutation of their ideology of serving the 1 percent, of growing inequality, of rejecting science and history.”
  • “It is time to tune out the rhetoric of faux-centrism, to reject old labels. It is time to work to listen to the majority of American people and then work to ensure that those views are represented by equivalent majorities in our Congress, legislatures & courts.”

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