Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS )

Greg Sargent

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TweetDeck : "There is nothing more important than being a small-d democrat, and holding all of our leaders, regardless of their party affiliation, to account." twitter.com/mehdirhasan/st…

TweetDeck : The Big Lie about 2020 is built on an ugly truth: Trump and the GOP have turned their backs on our constitutional vision of government of, by, and for the people.

Jeff Merkley, to me.

Taking this seriously obligates Dems to pass democracy reforms:

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

TweetDeck : Its been widely noted that at CPAC, Trump doubled down on his big lie about the election.

But Trump also effectively called on the GOP to redouble its commitment to being an anti-democracy party.

His meaning on this point was plain and unambiguous:

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

TweetDeck : This is getting overlooked. But at CPAC, Trump declared plainly that the GOP's future depends on voter suppression and anti-majoritarian tactics. This obligates Dems to pass pro-democracy reforms and be ready to nix the filibuster if necessary. New piece:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

TweetDeck : Merrick Garland prosecuted the Oklahoma City bombing, has vowed to crack down on domestic terror, and promises to follow all leads on the insurrection.

Over at his new substack, Steven Beschloss sees reasons to be optimistic about the incoming AG:
america.substack.com/p/yearning-for…

TweetDeck : A key point that Greg Sargent makes here is that Republicans are not even TRYING to make a good argument for their opposition to Biden's wildly popular rescue plan. That's because they think they don't need to. THEIR plan is to recapture power radically. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

TweetDeck : "The Trump Show reminded the GOP that it has the worst of all worlds: a cult of Trump without any of the benefits that might have come from a serious inquiry into why the old conservatism had been unable to stop him."

EJ Dionne on Trump at CPAC:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-g…

TweetDeck : Now that Trump is gone we can see in his wake that a cherry-picked assortment of putatively anti-Trump icons that does not include the newly elected U.S. president are also bad (just much less so than Trump). nytimes.com/2021/02/27/opi…

TweetDeck : Journalists should have a bias. A bias towards democracy... proud to call ourselves democrats, small-d democrats.

As voter suppression laws proliferate, heres my mission statement for my new MSNBC show, which debuted tonight.

Do pls watch & share:

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iPhone : We just published this new public resource tool:

Litigation Tracker: All Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump

#TrumpSpeech #TrumpCPAC #CPAC2021

justsecurity.org/75032/litigati…

TweetDeck : "For the past few months, a long-buried idea has been creeping from the fringe into mainstream Republican discourse: secession."

"Far-right American militias...have increasingly agitated for the break-up of the US."

Important piece/thread on the GOP's ongoing radicalization: twitter.com/cjcmichel/stat…

iPhone : In today's col I noted that many Republicans seem to support Biden's economic agenda even as they reject his legitimacy, and suggest that one reason is that the GOP is barely trying to argue policy on the merits 1/ nytimes.com/2021/02/25/opi…

Twitter Web App : Greg Sargent suggests that Rs expect to win through vote suppression even if they lose all the policy arguments 2/ washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…

iPhone : As Greg Sargent notes, Republicans have almost completely given up on even attempting to make coherent arguments, believing that culture war politics and #VoterSuppression is enough to win them back the House and Senate. Let’s prove them wrong. twitter.com/theplumlinegs/…