Monday, November 28, 2022

NY Times Wants to Block Trump from Ballots

The NY Times Editorial Board argues that Donald Trump should not be permitted to run for President in 2024:
The facts are well known but necessary to repeat, if only because we must never become inured to them: Abetted by a posse of low-rent lawyers, craven lawmakers and associated crackpots, Mr. Trump schemed to overturn the 2020 election by illegal and unconstitutional means. When those efforts failed, he incited a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol, causing widespread destruction, leading to multiple deaths and — for the first time in American history — interfering with the peaceful transfer of power. Almost two years later, he continues to claim, without any evidence, that he was cheated out of victory, and millions of Americans continue to believe him.

The best solution to behavior like this is the one that’s been available from the start: impeachment.

No, this is partisan lunacy.

The Democrat-controlled House could have impeached Trump while he was still in office, but chose to delay it until it was ineffective and meaningless. Then Trump was acquitted in the Senate.

The House could not prove any of those things, because they are false. Trump was not trying to overturn the 2020 election, but trying to follow the Electoral Count Act. The Democrats in Congress are currently amending the law to block what Trump was doing. If Trump were doing something illegal and unconstitutional, there would be no noeed to amend the law.

Nobody interfered with the peaceful transfer of power. The J6 hearsing proved that. Trump left the White House, right on schedule. The only death was a Black cop shooting an unarmed protester.

Now they are scared of Trump, and want to rig the system to keep him off the ballot. If so, that will be the most anti-democratic official act of my lifetime. They say they want to democracy, but do everything against it.

The 2020 election was stolen in the sense that Trump got a majority of the observed and verified votes on Election Day. The official count only favored Joe Biden because of ballot drop box stuffing of questionable votes. An honest election would not permit such votes. Other countries do not.


MikeAdamson said...

Hopefully Trump will be disqualified from the ballot although I'll believe it when I see it.

Roger said...

Probably a lot of Republicans are quietly hoping Trump is disqualified. It would head off a nasty fight in the Republican Party, and it would make it clear to everyone that the Democrat Party is the anti-democracy party.