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UVA Prof. Larry Sabato: “Democracy can die by suicide, and re-electing Donald Trump would be precisely that”

"Anyone or anything that aids and abets the reelection of Trump (or his lookalikes) can never be forgiven."

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UVA Professor Larry Sabato nails it:

“Democracy can die by suicide, and re-electing Donald Trump would be precisely that…Anyone or anything that aids and abets the reelection of Trump (or his lookalikes) can never be forgiven.”

Think that’s hyperbole? Well, it’s definitely not, but if you’re skeptical and/or want to learn more about Trump’s (and his allies’) plans to turn the United States of American into a far-right/fascist dictatorship (no exaggeration), read this morning’s horrifying NY Times article. Also see tweets by:

  • Conservative Bill Kristol: “In 2024, authoritarianism—unchecked, unembarrassed and undisguised—will be on the ballot.”
  • VERY conservative former Rep. Joe Walsh: “Deciding how to vote in the 2024 election will be super easy & super straightforward: If you want a dictator in the White House, vote for Trump. If you don’t, vote for Biden.”
  • Historian Heather Cox Richardson: “Call it what it is: authoritarianism. A dictatorship that gives to Trump and his loyalists the power to rule the rest of us with an iron fist.”
  • Historian Michael Beschloss: “Anyone who opposes a Presidential autocracy in America should read this closely”;  “Fascism (Merriam-Webster): ‘A political philosophy, movement or regime…that exalts nation and often race above the individual…a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.'”; “Entirely possible that a 2024 third-party candidate could, intentionally or not, tip this nation toward a fascist Presidential autocracy.”

And don’t think it can’t happen, because it definitely can…unless WE – all of us – work to stop it.

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