Republican attacks on democracy are a national emergency. Will Democrats ever fight back?

Increasingly Americans are beginning to realize that the Democratic Party won’t lift a finger to protect America from rising fascism of the GOP. Republicans are attacking the rule of law and our constitution with impunity. We are on our own:

The Republican Party is attacking American democracy in plain sight. The party of Trump is doing this without fear, with little need for guile or subterfuge and with unabashed, bold confidence.

In essence, the Republican Party and its followers and allies have declared that no American election is considered valid unless a Republican candidate wins. This is obviously the stuff of fascist, white supremacist and anti-democratic regimes where the endpoint is a form of “managed democracy” similar to Vladimir Putin’s Russia or Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, where elections still occur but one party rules indefinitely.

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Michael Flynn, the retired general who was briefly Donald Trump’s national security adviser, even appeared to endorse a military coup during an appearance at an event Sunday in Dallas “that was attended by prominent peddlers of the QAnon conspiracy theory and the Big Lie,” as CNN reports. A member of the audience reportedly asked Flynn why an event similar to the recent military coup in Myanmar — which has been celebrated by many in the global far right — couldn’t happen in the United States. “No reason, I mean, it should happen here,” Flynn said.

Source: CHAUNCEY DEVEGA, Salon

Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote

Demand the Democratic defeat and expel a politician who betrayed his party, women, and the rule of law in America. The vote-blue-no-matter-who doctrine has to end now:

Danielle Walker cried on Joe Manchin’s shoulder after she shared her story of sexual assault in the senator’s office. She thought he listened.

The 42-year-old Morgantown woman said she was both devastated and furious when Manchin became the only Democrat in the U.S. Senate to support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

“I feel raped all over again,” Walker told The Associated Press.

How the Democrats got outplayed on Kavanaugh

This is an inexcusable failure on the part of the Democratic Party. How could they fail again after Clarence Thomas? It’s time to abandon a party that refuses to fight for women, African-Americans, and working people:

For all the chaos of the Trump White House, the GOP remains adroit at using the levers of power in our modern political system. Senate Democrats and Republicans are not even playing the same kind of game. The GOP comes to work ready for full-contact boxing while Democrats were setting up for a friendly game of checkers.