I am far from alone in being amused at the right wing’s adopting the slogan “My body, my choice” when it comes to vaccine resistance. In fact, the idea of infringing on liberty as a justification by the right wing is very selective and far from consistent. I want to briefly explore that today.
Thursday the House Committee investigating 1/6 issued subpoenas to Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino. This will be interesting to say the least!
Mainly at the state level the Republican Party has been engaged in voter suppression for decades. Of late they have moved into voter intimidation. Ironically they learned both from, among other sources, the Democrats of the Jim Crow era. Now they are unveiling their final tactic – voter nullification. The scariest part is that the general public seems to be completely unaware of that.
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.
NOTE: This is a corrected version. The original article was somewhat inaccurate.
Lost in the shuffle of the voter suppression legislation the Republicans are passing at the state level in states they control is the much more dangerous voter nullification legislation. Why are they doing it? I’d like to explain that today.