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Democrats are always litigating themselves. They truly are their own worst enemy. I have been puzzled by the recent analysis of the special elections. Apparently, Democrats were supposed to win these all along?
What's the authority on that?
Yes, the Georgia race had a lot of attention and the Democrat had some moments that looked like a win was in the offing. But still - all this hand wringing is perplexing.
Let's look at the actual numbers....
Compare the 2016 election figures with the 2017 special elections...
The police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, was acquitted in the shooting death of Philando Castile. I was stunned.
This was not a murder trial. The charge was involuntary manslaughter. An appropriate and just charge for the circumstances. But even with that, the officer was acquitted.
I have no personal grudge with Yanez. I am sure he is a decent officer who made a very bad mistake in judgment. But in another trial, in another state, a 17 year old girl was convicted on the same basic charge because she . . .
A disgruntled political madman shoots up a Republican sports practice, injuring 4 people. Jeronimo Yanez kills Philando Castile because he "saw" a gun and feared for his life?. Tamir Rice, a 12 year old boy, is killed by police because they thought a toy gun in the hands of a 12 year old could be real. In the Bay Area today, a disgruntled worker opens fire at this workplace and kills 4 people. At Sandy Hook school, 20 children and 6 adults were murdered randomly by a mentally ill individual. Three people killed and 9 wounded . . .
I sometimes wonder...are we serious about the Constitution or not? In the partisan divide, both sides rate themselves as the true protectors of the Constitution; but I have to ask you, why is the Constitution ignored in the current political climate?
I get all the arguments about free speech and states rights and division of powers - but there are serious questions about the power of the President going on right now, and the topic is either avoided or outright ignored.
Not exactly instilling confidence in our democracy.