Psaki’s Alternative Facts: How The Georgia Election Law Became Part of Our Alternate Political Reality

For years, the media shredded Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway for a statement on Meet The Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on attendance numbers at the inauguration. Conway insisted that, while Chuck Todd was citing one set of numbers, Spicer was giving “alternative facts”. The statement produced a firestorm of ridicule that the Trump White House was constructing an alternate reality. That is not the response however to the repeated misrepresentations of the Georgia election law by President Joe Biden — false statements criticized even by the Washington Post.  Likewise, there was little response this week when Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended the alternative facts presented the White House and some media outlets, even after another major newspaper called out the same false statements about the law.

During an interview on ESPN, Biden repeated his claim that the law is “Jim Crow on steroids” and added: “Imagine passing a law saying you cannot provide water or food for someone standing in line to vote, can’t do that? C’mon! Or you’re going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working people just get off?

As we previously discussed, it is hard to “imagine” because it is not true and the White House knows that it is not true.  I will not repeat the clearly false claim about closing polling places early.  As the Washington Post noted, “the net effect [of the Georgia law] is … to expand the opportunities to vote for most Georgians, not limit them.”  The use of the provision to suggest a reduction in voting hours was a knowing misrepresentation by those seeking to justify the federalization of election laws in Congress.  Despite being called out on the false statement, President Biden continues to repeat it.

The water claim is equally disingenuous and false.  The law does not prevent people from giving water to those standing in line. The law allows “self-service water from an unattended receptacle” for voters waiting in line. It also allows anyone to give water or food to any voters outside of limited area around the polling place. The change in the language followed complaints in the last elections that campaigns were circumventing the rules by distributing water and food within the limited area. It makes no sense to bar people from politicking in the area if they can display the same political identifications in approaching people in line for the purpose of giving away free food or drink. Instead, it allows for non-partisan distribution of water in these receptacles. If the concern is truly for the waiting voters, it should not matter that the water is distributed without a political affiliation.

Recently, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) became the latest newspaper to issue a correction on the same claim made in a story on the law. The newspaper added at the end of a story on liberal filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry criticism of the law the following:

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the new law would limit voting hours. On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot. Nothing in the new law changes those rules.

However, the law made some changes to early voting. The bill adds a second mandatory Saturday of early voting for general elections but removes two weeks of early voting before runoffs.

Psaki was confronted by Fox News with Biden’s continued false statements about the law and she proceeded to double down.  In a remarkably disingenuous moment, Psaki responded “It standardizes the ending of voting every day at five, right? It just gives options. It gives options to expand it, right, but it standardized it at five. It also makes it so that outside groups can’t provide water or food to people in line, right?”

The points are ridiculous and Psaki knew it. The law made mandatory the full day of voting to guarantee those hours while allowing the same option of other states to remain open until 7 pm. The change was meant to prevent shorter hours under a prior ambiguity in the law.

Yet, there was no hue and cry over “alternative facts.” Biden is supporting a boycott of a state based on false assertions about a law and most of the media is complicit in maintaining that false narrative. There are aspects to this law that may warrant such opposition by not the two primary reasons cited by Biden.

Psaki’s alternative facts are now part of an alternate reality being constructed in Washington with the help of an enabling media. Take the push by Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for the MLB to play its All-Star Game in New York. Schumer insists that in New York “we are working to make it easier, not harder, to vote.” However, New York has some harsher rules than those contained in Georgia.  For example, there are fewer early voting days than Georgia and a restriction on passing out food and water over $1 in value to voters in line. New York also requires an excuse to request an absentee ballot.

So, if Georgia is “Jim Crow on steroids,” what is the New York law?

The insistence that this law is worse than the Jim Crow laws is to misrepresent history. The Jim Crow laws involved raw and open racial segregation and discrimination. The defeat of these laws were a defining moment in our struggle against racism.

Once again, there are legitimate issues to be discussed on voting systems, including the effort to federalize election laws. However, we need to have that debate with an honest and accurate factual foundation. Law professors and commentators who were vocal in denouncing the false legal claims of the Trump administration are silent today. At the same time, some like former Clinton adviser Marc Elias have been criticized for using offensive arguments to push the campaign against Georgia.

When Conway made her comment, a group of law professors led by Georgetown Professor Abbe Smith filed a bar complaint against her. The complaint was in my view completely meritless, but received widespread acclaim. (For the record, Conway is a former student of mine from George Washington University).

Psaki is not a lawyer but the silence on her defense of these false representations by the President is deafening. Trump made false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd. This is a false claim about a law being used to support a boycott of an entire state (and a major argument for federalizing state election rules). One would think that the call for accuracy would be even greater in this context.

At the same time, the very Georgia officials (who were lionized for their bravery and integrity in the last election by Democrats) are now being accused for pushing through a set of changes that are worse than the Jim Crow laws put into place after the Civil War.  The two specific reasons repeatedly cited by the President have been shown to be gross misrepresentations. However, these “alternative facts” fit a narrative that has, once again, found favor in the news. The law is worse than Jim Crow because of the political rather than the historical or legal realities.

214 thoughts on “Psaki’s Alternative Facts: How The Georgia Election Law Became Part of Our Alternate Political Reality”

  1. @Allen Stewart threatens: “Keep poking the bear, Jeffrey, and you and your fellow travelers may discover why there is a 2nd Amendment…”

    I hear you loud and clear. I know that you want to kill us. When you regard us as pure evil, there can be no other solution. It’s just a matter of time. I get it.

  2. More of Turley’s sadly predictable Fox News diatribe narrative. I don’t even read what you write, because, just like Karen’s ill-advised comments, I could just watch Fox. Here’s the thing with the Georgia voting law you keep trying to sell: IT’S BASED ON THE BIG LIE! There was no widespread voter fraud. There is no “problem” to be cured, other than a fair election that resulted in Trump getting trounced. The fat slob you advocate for couldn’t force Brad Raffensberger to “find” him 11,800 votes, but with the new law, that would be possible because the lying loser Georgia Republicans can arbitrarily remove local election officials and appoint those who will do their bidding. The law is also designed to prevent the “souls to the polls”, wherein black churches bring busloads of voters without cars to the polls after Sunday services. No Sunday voting allowed. No food or drink for people forced to wait in line for hours to vote, either. Of course, the only areas with too few polling places are in black areas.

    This entire law is designed to make it harder for blacks in Georgia to vote, and you know it. Also, Georgia’s dumbass cracker governor lies about Stacey Abrams favoring MLB moving the all star game from Atlanta and boycotting Delta Airlines. Never let the truth get in the way of trying to capitalize on voter outrage.

    1. Per an analysis from the New York Times:
      Here are the most significant changes to voting in the state, as written into the new law:

      Voters will now have less time to request absentee ballots.
      There are strict new ID requirements for absentee ballots.
      It’s now illegal for election officials to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters.
      Drop boxes still exist … but barely.
      Mobile voting centers (think an R.V. where you can vote) are essentially banned.
      Early voting is expanded in a lot of small counties, but probably not in more populous ones.
      Offering food or water to voters waiting in line now risks misdemeanor charges.
      If you go to the wrong polling place, it will be (even) harder to vote.
      If election problems arise, a common occurrence, it is now more difficult to extend voting hours.
      With a mix of changes to vote-counting, high-turnout elections will probably mean a long wait for results.
      Election officials can no longer accept third-party funding (a measure that nods to right-wing conspiracy theories).
      With an eye toward voter fraud, the state attorney general will manage an election hotline.
      The Republican-controlled legislature has more control over the State Election Board.
      The secretary of state is removed as a voting member of the State Election Board.
      The G.O.P.-led legislature is empowered to suspend county election officials.
      Runoff elections will happen faster — and could become harder to manage.

      All designed to cure nonexistent voter fraud, and to make it harder for blacks to vote.

      1. “Here are the most significant changes to voting in the state, as written into the new law:”

        Totally wrong. Temporary changes were made because of Covid ( if the changes were even legal).

        That means one has to compare the new law to what was in place before Covid. I think that would mean that the election laws substantially changed to meet progressive desires, not the desires of conservatives.

        SM

    2. How much does the DNC pay you to post this garbage? The only thing BASED ON THE BIG LIE! is the screed you just posted (admittedly after not even bothering to read Turley’s very well-presented post) and the misrepresentation of the points of the Georgia law you posted below. Democrats: party of pathological, deliberate liars.

    3. So African Americans aren’t as capable of getting ID’s as Whites? Sounds pretty racist. Wonder why so many African countries require IDs to vote.

  3. “As the Washington Post noted, “the net effect [of the Georgia law] is … to expand the opportunities to vote for most Georgians, not limit them.” ”

    Ah, the Fox training is settling in with you well, Jon. If this was actually the case the repubs wouldn’t have pushed these changes. *Repubs don’t want MORE people to vote, they want less people to vote*. It’s the only shot they have of ‘winning’ elections.

    Let’s go for some more…didn’t have to look far, did we?

    “The newspaper added at the end of a story on liberal filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry criticism of the law the following:”

    What makes you think he’s liberal? What entails liberalism? Does liberalism mean anything that’s not republican rhetoric? Define your terms there Professor.

    And, oh my god, the shocking horror that Marc Elias might actually use an ‘offensive’ argument in response to such fair repub practice !!! Unspeakably despicable!! lol

    Here’s the thing, Jon…, this is standard Fox rhetorical slop, and it doesn’t work anymore. Trumpism blew it out of the water with his rampant demolishing of ethical norms in every single direction. Yes, there’s a base that will watch it and come on your blog to rail about it, but you guys are on the endangered species list which is why Repub policy has shifted to openly trying to limit the numbers of voters from districts they know are close. You’re on the payroll for this effort and should be disclaimered as such.

    EB

    1. “ If this was actually the case the repubs wouldn’t have pushed these changes. “

      This is the type of proof Bug engages in. Pure sophistry.

      ” It’s the only shot they have of ‘winning’ elections.”

      More sophistry. Republicans or shall I say conservative Republicans want a one person one vote without deception. They want the rules to be followed and in accordance to reasonable legitimacy.

      Bug’s opinion of Fox and Turley are based on a warped view of reality that he is never able to defend. That is why he suddenly disappears.

      SM

      1. Where’s the proof of large scale voter fraud? I’ll wait.

        Side note: this is why I have much more respect for Turley than you do. I’m commenting on Turley’s blog post. He doesn’t need your help defending himself with high school cafeteria level distraction attacks. Discussions with you are worthless. At best, they’d result in you being *slightly* less ignorant. Normally, they are just travelogues through wildly fractured logic, delerium and complete confusion.

        EB

        1. EB, your thuggish ad hominem is duly noted…

          I have no doubt Joe Biden got 81M votes. However, I’d bet my life that didn’t represent close to 81M actual VOTERS. The Dems ginned up enough votes to win (400,000+ absentee and mail-in votes in Georgia alone with no chain of custody) and now are trying to ram through HR 1 to make permanent their techniques. They won’t stop until they have Californiacated our elections into nationalized one-party rule. Thank God for the 1st and 2nd Amendments, neither of which will go away any time soon, mainly because of the 2nd…

            1. Bug, you want proof of your thuggish ad hominem? It is quite evident every time you fail to respond in a correct or logical manner.

              SM

            2. SM insults people all the time, as we know. All. The. Time. This is in reference to his comment @ 1530.

              1. Anonymous the Stupid the statement made is true so if one doesn’t like the statement they should change the way they act.

                “Bug, you want proof of your thuggish ad hominem? It is quite evident every time you fail to respond in a correct or logical manner.”

                1. The one and only “Anonymous the Stupid” sometimes tags his comments with an “SM.” He sometimes omits the “SM” (which stands for S. Meyer). as he did @ 6:47 PM. He lives here.

                  1. Anonymous the Stupid is Anonymous the Stupid and also the Fighting Gerbil. When I respond to you it is with a generic anonymous. You are not worth more than that. Some others are provided my initials SM.

                    When you pretend to be a different person or a pretend friend most of the time your comment is recognized as coming from Anonymous the Stupid. Do you know why? It is difficult for another to intentionally act as Stupid as you are.

        2. “Where’s the proof of large scale voter fraud? I’ll wait.“

          Bug, your sophistry above referred to the Georgia election law changes not the past. The statement was pure sophistry and lacked logic. Anyone can refer to it and see that I am right just like I have been in the past when you had to run away from honest debate.

          I don’t have to prove that Trump would have won the election without election fraud nor does my argument include that idea. The fact is we don’t know for sure because the election was so poorly managed because of Democrat’s desire not to be compliant with the election laws of the time.

          You can insult all you wish. We all understand that your need to insult is based on your lack of ability to reply logically and factually.

          SM

  4. @10 Held by H warns: “Your party is pure evil. The sooner you and the rest of the country understands that the better off we’ll all be.”

    You listen to talk radio hate-monger Mark Levin, don’t you? Because you actually believe Democrats are “pure evil,” I truly fear you will exterminate us when the time comes, for that will be the ONLY way to silence us for good.

    1. Don’t understand this comment -> the national democrat party IS pure evil! They ARE the party of corruption, lying, quisling sell outs to rogue regimes (esp. the CCP) AND the party of race-baiting, igniting racial hatred, keeping minorities trapped in their large inner cities while denying them decent schools, AND the party of the Illegitimate usurper & young girl groping pervert Joe Biden. Oh yeah, they also steal elections & then silence anyone who tells the truth = corrupt, lying, quisling, evil fascist tyrants.

        1. The solution is for corrupt, lying, fascist, race-baiting, quisling, election stealing, hate-America Leftists to turn away from their evil behavior & step into the Light of Truth – that’s why I pray for them to turn from away from evil, so they can really live! I want the best for ALL people!

        2. Keep poking the bear, Jeffrey, and you and your fellow travelers may discover why there is a 2nd Amendment…

    2. Please address me as “10 Held By H for the Big Guy”. You forget the Big Guy part. That’s important.

      Sharing your utterly delusional extermination fantasies doesn’t refute anything I wrote. It does, however, suggest you may suffer from mental health issues. Unfortunately, lots of social science research concludes that mental illness is more common among liberals than conservatives.

      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339541044_Mental_illness_and_the_left?fbclid=IwAR3GH336oYJDyExp6MXcEcRM83nZtkUl507fDYja0j2aptqqyLS2Hh0t8sE

      Consider visiting a mental health professional.

      I’ll be pulling for you to get better.

      1. @”10 Held By H
        Answer my question: why wouldn’t you extirpate pure evil? Nazis referred to Jews as vermin and subhuman, but I don’t believe even they considered Jews pure evil.

      2. Published in Mankind Quarterly, “a peer-reviewed journal that has been described as a “cornerstone of the scientific racism establishment”, a “white supremacist journal”,[1] an “infamous racist journal”, and “scientific racism’s keepers of the flame”[2][3][4]”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mankind_Quarterly

        Do you often read white supremacist journals?

  5. SNL apparently did a show with a woman giving Jesus a lap dance.

    Okay SNL.

    Now do it with Mohammed.

    1. No, actually, they had someone playing Lil Nas X do it. Without any contact.

      Unlike Christians, who put depictions of Christ all over the place, Muslims generally object to depictions of Allah. Maybe you’d like to present an image of Allah for SNL to base their skit on?

      Maybe you should have posted your comment to the column on Matt Gaetz, since the skit included him too.

      1. Anon: “No, actually, they had someone playing Lil Nas X do it. Without any contact.”
        **
        “Without any contact” with Jesus?

        That is surprising in many ways. Mostly that you would say it.

        1. LMAO. “Without any contact” with the actor playing Jesus. Which you’d have seen if you’d bothered to watch it.

          It was a “lap” dance, not a lap dance.

          1. I don’t watch SNL, hasn’t been funny in years.

            But I don’t care if it was a waltz, conga or lap dance. The type of dance isn’t relevant.

            Now let them do it with Mohammed.

            You know the cowards won’t. They pretend to be a outrance but only when it is perfectly safe.

            Now let them do it with Mohammed. Maybe do it during Ramadan. After all Islam is a religion of peace. Why are they afraid?

              1. Anonymous the Stupid, that is a dumb reply. No one knows what Jesus looks like either. You are deflecting as usual. Why not rewatch Cuomo getting his Emmy.

        2. @Young — I think you summarized the entire nucleus of moral failing: All our nation’s (and world’s) problems are a direct result of such a vast majority thinking, saying, and acting “‘[w]ithout any contact’ with Jesus”. Immorality does not recognize party, class, race, or gender–of which there are, in fact, only two.

          “1But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane, 3[and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and inhumane], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them..”

          2 Timothy 3:1-5 (AMP)

  6. The law is an easy read. Only 98 pages. (Animal Farm by George Orwell is 128. A recommended read) One can easily find and refute some of the misspeak by the Democrats, MLB, Delta, Coca Cola, etc. I searched out the areas that the politicians and media are focusing on. Even in Massachusetts, there is a 150 foot distance barrier from the doors of the voting place where no campaign activities, requesting signatures for candidates or petitions, or information about a question that may presently be on the ballot can be carried out. I could not find the word food or drink in that 150 foot barrier in our election laws. In the meantime, the people of the city of Atlanta are the losers in this game.

  7. Great piece, Professor Turley. The most amazing and depressing aspect of this is how readily the media and organizations are accepting and acting on these lies (I think you’re be too generous to call them “alternative facts or “misrepresentations”) Perhaps I’m naive, but my question is why? 1) Do they really believe this new law represses votes? If so, why are none of them citing specifics when they denounce the law or announce their boycott? Or 2) are they just pandering to the minorities and the “woke” because they have made a calculated business decision that those groups are more important to their business? Or 3) are they now so closely aligned with the Democrat party that they are a part of it and are simply enacting party strategy by complying with the instructions they are being given?

    While I believe it’s important to understand why this is happening, the more consequential aspect of this whole insipid Democrat campaign is where it is taking our county. The lies they are telling are not only deeply divisive, but they are so are clearly not true that to accept them puts us squarely on a path to becoming an Orwellian society. That is not America. We cannot accept this. We need to find ways to push back and to not be afraid to state the truth as often as we are able.

  8. Joe says to Hunter. Don’t worry about your book son. We’ll have those stevedores reading our books for the next 200 years. Hey there fella, get busy and dust off my lapel will ya. By the way, we’ve enrolled you in the class on how to read the number on your drivers license and how to check the proper box on your voting ballot. Don’t worry, the final exam will be made easier for you than than those with an alabaster pigmentation of the skin. We’ll make allowances for your limitations.

      1. Anon at 5:02, you completely miss my inferences to Democrats saying that black people can’t find the number on their drivers license and that dumbing down the SAT tests must also be made to lift up black students. The obvious conclusion by the Democrats is that blacks are to dumb to find the number on their drivers license and can not compete on the SAT test. Evidence of systemic racism by Democrats and that they think they’ve got the black vote in the bag. Somehow you thought it was about a book.

  9. Thank you again for your courage to set the facts straight. It’s always refreshing to
    read your posts that tells it like it is without injecting any political hoopla.
    Thank you for your personal touches in being transparent regarding
    your personal life. Even though I will never meet you, I feel like I know you as acquaintance.

  10. They are regressive liberals aka Socialists. There party rules call for lying as a way of promoting the party. It wouldn’t hold water in a nuremberg court but in the new socialist America it’s good to go no matter what it says

  11. Hunter Biden: I can neither confirm or deny that the laptop was mine. Joe Biden: I can neither confirm or deny that I have an ID. Where’s Cornpop with that bottle of water. My rhetoric is dying of thirst.

  12. Why do the Democrats want to allow voting with no ID required? Would an ID provision adversely affect people who vote Democratic? They say the requirement would prohibit the voting of the Black community but they offer no proof of how many Blacks are disqualified by not having an ID. Instead they tell us that Blacks are to stupid to find the number on their drivers license. Are large numbers of Blacks living without an ID? This is not about an ID provision but just another opportunity to call their opponents racist. They must also think that there voters never read the fact checks because Blacks having trouble finding the number on their drivers license are also to stupid to read the fact checks by the Washington Post. This is really about illegal aliens not having a document proving that they are a citizen of the US and not being able to vote for Democrats. Hey, says Joe Biden, why not throw in a little just like “Jim Crow” for good measure to keep the Cornpops in line and push making voting legal for illegals all in one fell swoop. His compatriots somehow declare it an act of genius. They must just go along because black people and Joe Biden can’t find the number on their ID. As Forrest Gump would say stupid is as stupid does.

      1. Democrats got all those illegals waiting in the wings to vote. If they can just bypass that pesky ID problem they can have an insurmountable advantage. They think that everyone is so stupid they can not see their plan. Legal vote, illegal vote what’s the big deal. They’re doing it in California so there must be more deaf dumb and blind kids who will go along in the rest of the nation. Step right up folks, we’ll throw in a little slander of racism and you’ll find yourself a winner.

  13. Lyin’ Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer tweeted this propaganda on Apr 3 —->

    “Racist voter suppression laws are now hurting Georgia’s voters AND its economy.

    Georgia Republicans should be ashamed.

    We would welcome @MLB to come to come play the All-Star Game in New York where we are working to make it easier, not harder, to vote.”

    GA Governor Kemp, @BrianKempGA tweeted the facts in response —–>

    “New York has nine days of early voting. Georgia has a minimum of 17, with an additional two Sundays as an option for every county.

    New York requires an excuse to vote absentee. Georgia does not.

    They’re lying and they know it.”

    1. Chuck Schumer pretends to not know that most Americans want election integrity, and support requiring ID to make for more secure elections. Most Americans are not in favor of doing whatever to loosen voter integrity laws making it “easier” to vote.

      There is no other country in the world that allows for national, federal elections to take place over days, weeks, months, via unrequested, unverified, mass mail-in ballots.

      The whole Dem narrative “we make it easier to vote” is nonsense and total garbage.

  14. “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

    – Alexander Tytler, Alexis de Tocqueville, Henning W. Prentis
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    Severe voting restrictions are innate, imperative and inarguable in the United States of America, a republic as a form of democracy.

    Restrictions on the vote were first implemented by the Greeks, then the Romans and finally the American Founders.

    An American election is a fraud in the absence of definitive identification and total control at a polling place on “…the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.”

    Turnout was 11.6% by design in 1788.

    Through deliberately applied vote criteria, the American Founders required voters to be male, European, 21 with 50 lbs. Sterling or 50 acres.

    The American Founders required citizens to be “…free white person(s)…,” a de facto vote restriction.
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    “the people are nothing but a great beast…

    I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value.”

    – Alexander Hamilton
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    “The true reason (says Blackstone) of requiring any qualification, with regard to property in voters, is to exclude such persons, as are in so mean a situation, that they are esteemed to have no will of their own.”

    “If it were probable that every man would give his vote freely, and without influence of any kind, then, upon the true theory and genuine principles of liberty, every member of the community, however poor, should have a vote… But since that can hardly be expected, in persons of indigent fortunes, or such as are under the immediate dominion of others, all popular states have been obliged to establish certain qualifications, whereby, some who are suspected to have no will of their own, are excluded from voting; in order to set other individuals, whose wills may be supposed independent, more thoroughly upon a level with each other.”

    – Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775
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    “[We gave you] a republic, if you can keep it.”

    – Ben Franklin, 1787
    ________________

    “[We gave you] a republic, if you can take it back.”

    – Ben Franklin, 2021
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    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    – Declaration of Independence, 1776

    1. The funniest part is the Socialists claiming they are Democrats and democratic. The two are 180 degrees polar opposites but it fit them on April 1st.

      1. Democrats, progressives, liberals and RINOS are socialists.
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        “The goal of socialism is communism.”

        – Vladimir Lenin
        ____________

        “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.”

        – Leon Trotsky
        ____________

        The end, communism, justifies the means, socialism, and total control, indisputable power and global domination for its perpetrators justify communism.

  15. This article by Turley should have been written last Thursday on April 1st. Now Turley sees alternative reality? The alternate universe of Trump in Turley’s world must have been the three monkeys.

    1. JoeFriday, TDS. Turley derangement syndrome. Call the doctor. If you come to this forum very often you’ll understand what I mean.

    2. Sorry, I get JoeFriday and FishWings mixed up. Comment still applies. Second verse same as the first.

      1. Most of the trolls are off listening to Black Sabbath today. Fishwings and Anonymous drew the short straws.

  16. I was hopeful that Joe Biden might be somewhat of a centrist, but his disgraceful conduct on immigration, his flood of woke executive orders, and his lying flat out about the Georgia election law have reawakened my worst fears about the President. Bill Clinton did a much better job of triangulating.

    I should never have been so naive about the man who delivered Clarence Thomas to the cannibals. Barack Obama’s lawn boy is performing pretty much as expected–selling out to the hard left and calling it “unity.” The only thing holding the country back from the brink is the filibuster and the Supreme Court.

    God help us whenever John Roberts matters.

    1. “I should never have been so naive about the man who delivered Clarence Thomas to the cannibals.”

      He delivered Clarence Thomas to SCOTUS. Biden should have called additional witnesses, but refused to.

      Hopefully the filibuster will soon be returned to what it long was: a talking filibuster with at least 2/5s votes “of Senators sworn” to continue it.

      1. Anon at 2:58. Biden didn’t call additional witnesses because by that time the Democrats knew they had lost and were so embarrassed that the couldn’t wait to bring the high tech lunching to a close.

        1. One of your favorite trolling strategies, TIT, is pretending to read the minds of those you disagree with.

          1. LOL! Well, if they were cannibals, “lunching” might apply. Maybe that was Think’s joke. Made me laugh in any event.

      2. They don’t actually do the filibuster they just deem it done. Like most thing socialist it doesn’t pass the reality test. Now just watch some leftist prove my statement by disputing it.

      3. I misspoke when I referred to Biden as Obama’s lawn boy. I meant Obama’s lawn jockey.

  17. Still waiting for a real example of voter suppression existing in Georgia. They just repeat the same nonsense they heard from so and so, without looking to see if what they’re saying is true.

    We break it down fully in the video here:

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