It is pretty obvious that Liberals realize that they don’t have the votes. So their plan is to cripple democracy so that they can never be voted out of power.
The good news is that, if you had any question about it, we are making a difference. According to CNS News Senator Chuck Schumer admitted of the Tea Party,
“They’ve won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs that are important to tens of millions of Americans.”
But it is funny that all these tens of millions of people don’t have the votes to preserve these programs. I wonder how that happened.
Schumer says it is all about manipulation of the system.
“Our very electoral structure has been rigged to favor tea party candidates in Republican primaries, even when the district or the state may not be that red.”
Schumer said “the tea party machine” has a particularly strong influence on Republican primaries, partly because the far right turns out to vote; and partly because of gerrymandering — “where Republicans have learned to capture state legislatures and then use innovative technology to draw districts where a Democrat could never be elected.
Interesting. But don’t Democrats have the same power to affect elections by the same rules? Well, yes they do:
The same thing can happen in Democratic primaries, Schumer admitted — “but at the moment, it is far more exaggerated on the Republican side.”
So Schumer’s explanation explains nothing. The bottom line is the tea party has “won elections, stymied Democratic priorities and taken a sledgehammer to programs,” because they have tenss of millions of voters.
Schumer knows this and he is trying to figure out ways to disenfranchise us.
Schumer said although the House is controlled by Republicans, “there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies – we must redouble those efforts immediately.”
So in the midst of horrific IRS abuses of power, that are probably still continuing, Schumer thinks this is proper Democratic strategy. Notice that, while Obama made up excuses for the IRS, Schumer is honest that the agency needs to be used to enforce ideological “moderate” conformity in voting results.
What this tells us is that Schumer represents a zealous minority that will not allow democratic rules to limit their methods for staying in power.