. . . you probably wouldn’t incite an armed mob to storm her Capitol.

If you love democracy and were watching the violent assault, you probably wouldn’t ignore pleas to shut it down.

But if you’re a wannabe strongman who kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside, trusts and admires Putin, exchanges love letters with Kim, and finds common ground with Orban — then . . . well, you know the rest.  (Click here for 4 minutes on his predilection for strongmen.)

Trump’s behavior thrills the Klan and the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and Q-Anon.

Almost all House and Senate Republicans have voted with him every step of the way — to not impeach, to not convict, to not certify the election, to not investigate January 6.

So if, like millions of others, you believe government should restrict a woman’s reproductive freedom but not an 18-year-old’s freedom to buy assault weapons — if you believe that a 15% minimum tax on corporate profits is excessive or that the climate crisis is overblown — you would ordinarily vote Republican.  I get that.  But if you also think democracy is worth preserving, the next two elections might be great ones to sit out.

For the rest of us, with 76 days to go, have you joined your local chapter of the League of Women Voters?  Joined Field Team 6? Joined Vote Forward? Done all you can to fund the organizing effort?



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