As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following Opinion Editorial written by Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, published Monday by TheHill.com:
What can diminish faith in America as a beacon of democracy to the world?
How about the emerging realization of an awful pattern in which the American political party that wins the most votes at the ballot box is denied control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House?
Even more damaging to democracy is having the party that wins with fewer votes celebrate extremist elements while ignoring the will of the majority of voters.
The article goes on to state the following:
Take a look at today’s major political issues. Time after time, a minority of Republican voters is overruling the will of our nation’s majority of voters:
Appointments to the Supreme Court: Having blocked President Obama from exercising his right to put a pro-choice judge on the court, the 2016 Republican Party platform called for the appointment of judges who will end legal abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade.
But last month, a Kaiser poll found a clear majority of Americans, 67 percent, want judges to uphold a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Those results track with a recent Quinnipiac University poll that found 63 percent of Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade.
Health care: Even as President Trump and Congressional Republicans have repealed the individual mandate, and bad-mouthed the rest of the Affordable Care Act, a Quinnipiac poll found 51 percent of Americans want ObamaCare to remain in place.
Tax cuts: President Trump’s signature legislative achievement is disapproved of by 41 percent of Americans versus the 34 percent who approve, according to a Monmouth poll. Quinnipiac found 46 percent disapproval of the tax cuts, which primarily benefit the wealthy and corporate interests. Among Americans with a job, nearly half, 49 percent, tell pollsters the tax cuts have not raised their wages.
CLICK HERE to read Williams’ entire rant against President Trump. He concludes the op-ed with the following:
Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly issued a similar warning last October. He said the country would be “better off” with Democrats in the House majority because Trump might “put this nation at risk, and this Republican Congress has done nothing to check his power.”
Dissident Republicans voting for Democrats may well be the best hope democracy has if it is to survive.
The Democrats — and American democracy — need all the help they can get.
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