Zack Beauchamp writes in Vox:
Why it matters that Tucker Carlson is broadcasting from Hungary this weekThis better describes the Democrats in the USA.
The country has become a model for a rising kind of authoritarianism. So, of course, the American right’s most popular cable host is embracing it. ...
Orbán won reelection in 2015 and 2018, in votes that were formally free but in no sense fair. Fidesz benefitted from massive resource advantages, backing from government-aligned media, and rules designed to tilt the playing field. Though Orbán’s party won less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2018 election, it still won a two-thirds majority in parliament — thanks in part due to gerrymandering.
Today, political scientists see Hungary as a textbook example of something called “competitive authoritarianism”: a kind of autocratic system where elections happen and aren’t formally rigged but are so heavily stacked in the incumbent party’s favor that the people don’t have real agency over who rules them.
Pres. Biden managed to win an election, altho nobody thinks he is competent. He just said that 350 million Americans had already been vaccinated.
The Democrat Party controlled the news media and tech info leading up to the election. The election rules were changed as never before to favor Biden. The counts were not verified. Even still, Biden only won 17% of the counties.
The Democrats have become the authoritarians. They are always talking about mask mandates, vaccine passports, gun bans, school requirements, blocking social media content, etc.
Donald Trump turned out to be one the least authoritarian presdients ever.