In bizarre turn of events, President Trump gives Biden’s White House the height of Constitution defense – RedState
Yesterday, President Trump took to Truth Social for another rant about the 2020 election.
So with the exposure of MASSIVE AND WIDESPREAD FRAUD AND DECEPTION working closely with big tech companies, the DNC and the Democratic Party throw you the results of the 2020 Presidential Election and declare yourself the JUST WINNING, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? Massive fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great “founders” did not want and would not tolerate false and fraudulent elections!
Yes, that is the real “truth” posted by President Trump or a staff member on his behalf. It’s not fake or photoshopped.
First, let’s get to the facts. The Constitution does not allow “recoveries”. There is a process by which states vote through the Electoral College and Congress certifies the result. While I am sympathetic to President Trump’s claims and have no personal doubts that voter fraud has changed the vote in some states, this claim is hampered by the lack of forensic evidence to support the claim. assertion. Even with the proof, it was over once the election was certified.
The Founders would not have wanted fake or fraudulent elections, but they were also realists who knew that in late 18th century America, election fraud was a way of life. If you haven’t read much about the First Republic and traveling voter groups (why do you think a specific election day made its way into the Constitution?), try this item. The very fact that the founders did not make arrangements to redo a tainted election is a strong indicator that they valued the finality of the process rather than lengthy wrangling over the results.
But then, in my view, the historical myopia is eclipsed by the madness of the idea that the Constitution can be undone. This, in turn, is negated by giving the Democrats the ability to claim that they are the party that defends the Constitution. This gives the Biden White House the opportunity to issue this statement:
The United States Constitution is a sacrosanct document that for more than 200 years has ensured that freedom and the rule of law prevail in our great country. The Constitution unites the American people — regardless of party — and elected leaders swear to uphold it.
It is the ultimate monument to all Americans who gave their lives to defeat selfish despots who abused their power and trampled on basic rights. Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the soul of our nation and should be universally condemned. You can’t just love America when you win.
This is all correct, not that Democrats actually believe it. But President Trump’s statement opened the door for them to claim the heights.
What worries me about statements like this coming from President Trump is
First, it’s the same lack of disciplined communication that has tainted his tenure as office. It doesn’t advance the ball; on the contrary, it draws attention to President Trump for the sole purpose, as far as I can tell, of drawing attention to President Trump.
Second, it’s a rhetorical own goal. You cannot, on the one hand, claim that you are all about defending the Constitution if, at the same time, you are specifically arguing that your case is extra-constitutional.
Third, it calls into question President Trump’s ability to campaign in 2024. It’s one thing to say, “we were tricked and we won’t let that happen again.” Two years after Congress certified the results, it’s another to demand that he be placed as QAnon in the presidency. We saw the downside of this claim in the 2020 Georgia Senate runoff when President Trump’s speech on voter fraud caused many voters to stay home because they believed any results would be fraudulent.
When this is combined with the Kanye-West-Nick-Fuentes fiasco (Trump owes us more than an explanation for the Kanye-Fuentes fiasco; He has to show that it won’t happen again), one really has to wonder if President Trump has learned anything from his tenure in the White House, other than that he has a loyal fan base who will support him no matter what. Unfortunately, he seems to be blindsided by the fact that many GOP voters want to win, and they want to win with a candidate who can bring a flamethrower to the status quo, Survey of major polling firms reveals good news for DeSantis, not so much for Trump — even among Trump voters. What we don’t need is a coronation, especially from a candidate who can’t seem to stop himself from stomping on his own pee with golf cleats (Let’s organize a loud and robust Republican presidential primary).
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