With former President Donald Trump now out of office, the left is in need of a new boogeyman, and they’ve set their sights on the Republican Party to fill the void.
There was a concerted effort last week by the liberal media to link the GOP to QAnon, the far-reaching conspiracy theory about the “deep state” consisting of a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles.
And with the Senate impeachment trial underway this week, where Democrats try to remove private citizen Trump from an office he no longer holds, the left is falling back on their claim that Republicans are undermining “our democracy” — the term serving as progressive code for mob rule.
With the nation being inundated over claims of alleged “incitement,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes penned an op-ed published in The Atlantic slamming the Republican Party for “radicalizing against democracy.”
“The Republican Party is radicalizing against democracy. This is the central political fact of our moment,” Hayes falsely opined. “Instead of organizing its coalition around shared policy goals, the GOP has chosen to emphasize hatred and fear of its political opponents, who — they warn — will destroy their supporters and the country.”
Claiming that the left is “winning” on a host of issues, which may be true if you take into consideration the unprecedented number of executive orders emerging from the Biden White House, Hayes said Democrats have established a “surprisingly durable electoral majority.”
He painted the GOP as a fringe minority, linking the party to a few violent extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol, egregiously claiming the party is willing to “engage in violence” to stay in power.
“And so the Biden era of American politics is shaping up as a contest between the growing ideological hegemony of liberalism, and the intensifying opposition of a political minority that has proved willing to engage in violence in order to hold on to power,” the MSNBC host wrote. “This fight isn’t ultimately about policy, where the gaps are narrowing. It’s about whether the United States will live up to the promise of democracy — and on that crucial question, we’ve rarely been so divided.”
The one certainty here is that if the progressive left is defining what democracy is, America loses.
Look no further than Portland, Seattle or San Francisco for examples of the left’s democratic utopia.
Hayes laments that while in the past it required “a radical supermajority” in Congress for Democrats to ram “big waves of reform” down the country’s throat, the November election was “disappointing” in that it didn’t usher in a landslide.
“With structural polarization and high levels of party competition, blowout electoral victories are no longer a realistic path to achieving change,” he said. “Instead, political movements win by making the controversial things they’re pushing part of the consensus.”
Hayes rambled on to claim “remarkably” that the U.S. has “a narrow but improbably durable progressive majority,” and that the Electoral College is the only thing that’s keeping the GOP competitive.
“The Constitution puts a wind at the backs of Republicans and makes them more competitive than they would be otherwise,” he suggested — Hayes doesn’t seem to grasp that the argument he lays out justifies the very need for the Electoral College.
The piece proceeds to attack the so-called minority as a threat “to reform the political system to make it more responsive to the will of voters.”
The irony of what has traditionally been the minority in this country taking such a stance being off the charts.
He talked of a split in the GOP and how it’s realigning, with more moderate policy, and said “MAGAism is best understood as being about not any particular agenda so much as the question of who gets to rule.”
In conclusion, Hayes said “the fight to democratize political power is precisely what is most necessary.”
Never mind that Trump is on trial by Democrats today for rhetoric about fighting for what you believe in.
“Any progress toward that goal, any effort to push back against minoritarian control, will lead to bitter conflict,” Hayes said. “But there is no way to avoid that fight if we’re to defeat the growing faction that seeks to destroy majority rule. No substantive victories can endure unless democracy is refortified against its foes. That task comes first.”
A remarkable statement that may say more about the Biden administration’s announced “war on extremism” than Hayes intended.
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