Republicans Will Kill for Energy and This can be our Final Election

I’ve a column out this morning on the widespread declare by media and political figures that democracy could also be misplaced if the GOP prevails within the midterm elections. The over-the-top rhetoric was lately captured within the unhinged declare of historian Michael Beschloss on MSNBC {that a} Republican win could lead on not solely to the top of historical past books and democracy however result in the killing of our youngsters. MSNBC later adopted up with an interview with  actor and Director Rob Reiner who appeared to wrestle to outdo Beschloss within the apocalyptic predictions.

On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Anchor Joy Reid introduced up the opportunity of “rape panels” for girls in search of abortions if the GOP wins and requested why the election is that this shut. Reiner then went full fringe:

“Because the opposite aspect actuality doesn’t imply something. They are solely thinking about energy. They are solely , and they’re going to do something to get the ability. And they’re prepared to kill, actually kill, to get the ability. You can’t have a dialog with them. The solely factor we are able to do is attempt to maintain on to the House and a few Senate seats. It might be very laborious. If we don’t try this, this is perhaps the final election we’ve got in a democracy.”

It is sadly proper on message for not simply MSNBC however lots of our leaders, together with President Biden. On MSNBC, Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) beforehand agreed with John Heilemann that Democrats should “scare the crap out of [voters] and get them to return out.”

However, as mentioned right this moment in my Hill column, the claims ignore each the historic and constitutional realities of this nation. The “democracy or demise” pitch shouldn’t be solely failing to shift the path of most polls, it fails to contemplate the confirmed resilience of our constitutional system and the dedication of our folks to the rule of regulation.