Controversial Issues in Education in Iowa, July 14

Harrison County Democratic Party is hosting a presentation on Controversial Issues in Education in Iowa with Benjamin Schauer. It will be held at the Loess Hills State Forest Visitor Center 206 Polk St Pisgah IA on 7-14-2021 at 6:30 pm. The event include 20 minutes presentation and opportunity for question and answers. Snacks will be available. If you have any question please contact Jan Creasman, 712-647-2962.

Trump again refuses to commit to peaceful transfer of power

Yesterday Trump was asked, not for the first time, whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election. Again, he has refused.

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said when first asked if he would “commit here today for a peaceful transferral of power after the November election.” He continued, “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.” But it’s when the reporter, Brian Karem of Playboy magazine, pressed again, that Trump really laid it out. “Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful—there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.”

There you have it, the Republican plan for the 2020 election with all the lies and obfuscation burned away: they plan to win by getting rid of the ballots.

Trump wants courts to declare him the victor before votes are counted

Trump told supporters at a North Carolina rally over the weekend that he expects the courts to help him remain in power even if he loses the election.

We’re going to have a victory on November 3rd the likes of which you’ve never seen.  Now, we’re counting on the federal court system to make it so that we can actually have an evening where we know who wins. Not where the votes are going to be counted a week later or two weeks later.

Just read that again.  He literally is telling us that he is going to declare victory on November 3, regardless of the fact that the vote tally is unlikely to be complete on election night.  He wants, and he expects, a Republican-dominated court system to simply declare the uncounted votes invalid.

Trump supporters block an early voting site in VA

Video evidence confirms that a group of Trump supporters gathered in front of the entrance to a Virginia early voting site, blocking it.  They chanted “four more years” and intimidated voters, which I imagine was the point.  This is a violation of Virginia law.  The head of the Virginia GOP has responded by mocking those who complained.

Because in Trump’s America, apparently open voter intimidation is no longer something to even bother denying.

QAnon conspiracy theory is just rebranded Nazi conspiracy theory

Gregory Stanton, a genocide expert, makes the case that QAnon, the conspiracy theory beloved of many Republicans, is a Nazi cult.

A secret cabal is taking over the world. They kidnap children, slaughter, and eat them to gain power from their blood. They control high positions in government, banks, international finance, the news media, and the church. They want to disarm the police. They promote homosexuality and pedophilia. They plan to mongrelize the white race so it will lose its essential power.

Does this conspiracy theory sound familiar? It is. The same narrative has been repackaged by QAnon.

Stanton points out that what QAnon has repackaged, is The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the most influential anti-Jewish pamphlet of all time, one promoted by Hitler and his collaborators.

You might think it’s unfair to say the whole Republican Party is in bed with QAnon, but you’d be wrong.  Not only are Republicans running QAnon supporters on the ballot for Congress, but Iowa Republican Joni Ernst is repeating the QAnon conspiracy theory.  We have to vote out all the Republicans; they no longer have a place in a democratic government.