Douglas Andrews / June 20, 2022

Which Party Is a ‘Threat to Our Democracy’?

Once again, the Democrat Party is guilty of the very behavior it accuses its opponents of.

“We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window.”

So said Hillary Clinton in a recent interview with her hard-left, hysterical friends at Salon. “Look,” she continued, “the most important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”

Democrats, of course, have been on this kick for years now — this dire warning that Republicans pose an existential threat to “our democracy.” As long as Donald Trump is a free man, he’s “a threat to our democracy.” Voter integrity laws that make it harder for Democrats to cheat are “a threat to our democracy.” When the Republican caucus democratically votes to remove Trump-deranged pro-Pelosi Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership position within the caucus, it’s “a threat to our democracy.” When people cut in line at Costco, it’s “a threat to our democracy.” The designated hitter is “a threat to our democracy.”

It’s a republic, but you get the idea.

Despite all this, the American people actually see Democrats as a greater threat to democracy than Republicans. As Fox News reports: “A new poll shows that more Americans believe that Republicans are the party most likely to ‘preserve Democracy’ despite vociferous claims from Democrats that Republicans are actively attempting to dismantle Democracy. When asked in a new Fox News poll which party would ‘do a better job’ on ‘preservation of American Democracy,’ 46% of registered voters said Republicans compared to 45% who said Democrats.”

Sure, that’s essentially a tie, but still: Given all the hot air that Democrats and their media trucklings have spewed to create this false impression, it’s pretty remarkable that so many Americans can see clean through it.

Let’s hope this clear-eyed analysis remains in place in the days and weeks ahead, because Democrat dark-money groups have been meddling in GOP primaries by spending millions of dollars to help elect Republicans they believe will be toxic to general election voters in November.

And these people think Republicans are a threat to democracy?

That’s not all, though. With a landmark Supreme Court decision pending on the future of federal abortion law, Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats are considering unilateral executive actions that would undermine the High Court’s ruling by federalizing the right to abortion via executive action.

“With Roe’s federal court-imposed national ‘solution’ finally revealed as a fraud and a failure,” writes National Review’s Dan McLaughlin, “each state will be free to ban abortion, to enshrine a right to abortion, or to find some middle ground between those two options. … Others may choose a path on the issue legislatively, or have those choices made for them by state courts. Or, that’s how it should be, anyway.”

Instead, 25 Democrat senators have penned a letter to Joe Biden, urging him to use executive orders to deploy a “a national plan to defend Americans’ fundamental reproductive rights, including their right to an abortion.”

These actions might include issuing travel vouchers to women seeking abortions in states where the procedure has been democratically restricted or banned; using federal property within the states to set up abortion-friendly venues; giving all federal employees paid time off and reimbursement for abortion services; and gearing up the Department of Justice to fights states’ efforts to enforce anti-abortion laws.

As Joe Biden himself told crack journalist Jimmy Kimmel recently, “There’s some executive orders I could employ, we believe. We’re looking at that right now.”

McLaughlin continues:

Leave aside the legality, and leave aside the political imprudence of using executive action, as if things done by fiat by a president with a 39 percent approval rating cannot simply be undone the same way by his successor. The thought of the president’s thumbing his nose at the Supreme Court and Congress and simply overriding self-government in the states in order to turn Army bases into abortion clinics and spend taxpayer money chauffeuring customers to blue-state abortion clinics ought to appall any American who thinks the president is not a king.

Remind us again: Which political party is the greater threat to our democracy republic?

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