Debate Tuesday: Republicans Go Nuclear!
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Drunk with power, the Republicans this week are likely to declare War on the Constitution, the Senate, and the American Judiciary in an effort to pack the bench with 10 judges after refusing to give Bill Clinton an up or down vote on 69. The real threat is that they will use this violation of Senate rules and the Constitution to pack the Supreme Court which can then again choose the President and again refuse to count the votes of We the People.
Will Democrats have the stomach to fight back for American constitutional democracy? Does America care if one of the last vestiges of the rule of law is swept away in the Republican tyranny?
I will debate the “nuclear option,” likely to be employed this week by the Republicans and the Democrats’ possible “nuclear responses” with my guest, Michael Lane, President of IntElephant Strategies, a consultant working to elect Republicans to political office.
Can we avoid Mutually Assured Destruction? My view is that if the Republicans declare metaphorical “nuclear war” on the rest of us Americans, we have to fight back with the same force, even if it leaves our Government metaphorically in smoldering ruins. It is only the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction that will prevent this power-mad tyranny from taking over and destroying that late great constitutional democracy we used to call the United States of America.
Televised on Channel 10 in Northern Virginia (Cox Cable)