- Apr 23, 2017
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- New Mexico
I agree the election likely was valid.Let me clarify. There was no widespread tampering sufficient to even sniff at overturning the election.Some of the judges who dismissed his suits were conservative, some were appointed by him, and further, the SC refused his conjecture.No, that part was just a misguided waste of donations.Trump's attempt to overthrow an election was a serious authoritarian move as was his misuse of the Justice Department.Trump wasn't authoritarian though. He took a states' rights approach to a lot of things, like COVID restrictions. An actual authoritarian would have exercised a lot of federal authority. Trump was more active regarding certain forms of economic protectionism, but that actually makes him very similar to old school Democrats (like FDR and Truman).Democratic action plays a role but for the better part, we are a plutocracy (power derived from wealth). Trumpism introduced fascism as a serious player in American Politics. Despite this term often being misused hereabouts (as a slur tied to commie), fascism is right handed, a hyper brand of nationalism with an authoritarian at it's head.Ask yourself what kind of system is like this:If you make yourselve to a slave then you are a slave. But an extremistic opinion makes you not to a slave. The most people wiLl just simple not share the nonsense, which you say.And yet, we have an oligarchy and are slaves while mistakenly thinking we have democratic representation.
1) Corporations and corporate PACs comprise most funding for most candidates of either party.
2) Elected officials neither write the legislation they present nor fully read what they pass, but corporate think tanks do the writing instead.
3) Both parties routinely bail out corporations, enter unnecessary wars, and spend far more than the government collects with no concern at all for inflation.
4) Most mainstream media is owned by the same corporations that own the politicians.
Would you describe that as a democracy?
Nationalism itself isn't fascist. Fascism requires pretty heavy handed federal control over society. A much better example of it would be China's government.
He did neither thing........his legal actions to fight unConstitutional actions in various states that changed election law illegally were not authoritarian in any way.
It was obama, not Trump, who misused the DOJ.....
But you overlook his intent, the dumbass thing that was done on Jan 6th. The Senate is charged with counting the electoral votes (a formality) and signing off. What Trump wanted was to change the electoral vote, and thereby retain the WH.
Which was his legal right to do..........he followed the law, the democrat party judges who changed election law acted against the Constitution, not Trump.
That there is always some failure in vote counting is a reflection of our imperfection, but it's not exclusive to one side of the aisle and there is no evidence of widespread fraud. None.
It wan't widespread, it was highly targeted to certain swing state voting districts controlled by the democrat party.
Trump lost and he whined about it like the spoiled brat that he his.
The results were nothing like what the polls predicted, so you can't blame people for being suspicious.
Its not like they attempted an armed insurrection or anything extreme.