“This is our country not theirs. We are the real Americans” stated a Trump 2020 campaign newsletter [the underline is how it appeared in the newsletter]. The same sentiment was echoed by the Tea Party after the election of Obama with the refain “We want our country back”, i.e. a country without an ‘illegitimate’, Kenyan born, Black president. After Clinton was elected president some Reagan apparatchik claimed that Clinton was an illegitimate president because “the presidency belongs to us”, namely, to us Republicans. “They” believe this is their country, that they are the “real Americans”, therefore they are entitled to control it. This is their justification, their rationale for…
- I think electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats. So I drew this map to help foster what I think is better for the country. -North Carolina Rep. David Lewis, who oversaw the drawing of the state’s gerrymandered maps
- voter supression laws:
- If you took Madison and Milwaukee out of the state election formula we would have a clear majority, we would have all five constitutional officers and we would probably have many more seats in the Legislature. -Robin Vos, Republican Speaker of Wisconsin Statehouse
- election denialism:
- God Bless President Trump. Real America knows this is all a sham. -Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
Democrats and the liberal media do a disservice to this reality by claiming that voter suppression is due to racism, not that there isn’t an underlying element of racism, but the primary motivation is the suppression of the Democratic vote.