by William Upton
A new column in the New York Times, admits that ‘defeating Donald Trump‘ is the first step in a Democrat Party effort tp undermine government institutions serving as bulwarks against radical progressivism – submitting the country to majoritarian democracy instead. The admission is a direct acceptance of Trump’s long-standing campaign phrase: “They’re not just coming after me, they’re coming after you, I’m just standing in the way.”
“The American political system, as I’ve written many times before, is riddled with veto points and counter-majoritarian rules that can stymie even the largest legislative majorities,” argues progressive columnist Jamelle Bouie in the Times. He adds: “One of the key institutions of American government, the Supreme Court, is not only empowered to strike down Congressional legislation but can, if the circumstances are right, limit or even eliminate the constitutional protection of cherished rights.”
The writer went on to revive the favorite left-wing conspiracy claiming the 2000 presidential election was stolen from Al Gore by the U.S. Supreme Court.
MORE THAN TRUMP.
For Bouie, the 2024 presidential election is about much more than Donald Trump. He, and other political progressives, see it as a watershed moment where their allies in Congress and the White House could have the opportunity to radically transform American political life. Moving away from a republican form of government to direct, majoritarian democracy would ensure the domination of radical gender ideology, abortion access, unfettered mass-immigration, and race-based references and quotas.
According to the Times columnist, Democrats must be willing to embrace the most radical inclinations of their party’s ideology. In order to truly defeat the perceived ‘threat’ to American Democracy posed by Trump and the Republican Party, Bouie argues Democrats must recognize “…this country needs an overhaul of its economic system, its political institutions and its public life.”
Despite other Democrats and radical progressives stating views comparable to Bouie’s – which would fundamental end the American republic – the corporate media continues to contend it is Donald Trump who poses the ‘true’ threat.