Politics | 2020 Election

Republicans are Inching Toward a Government Takeover with Every Statement They Utter

This is an attempted coup. Call it nothing else.

Joe Duncan
4 min readDec 2, 2020

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It was just a week ago that the President was pardoning the former National Security Advisor who pleaded guilty to felonies, basically wiping the slate clean of the crimes the fallen-from-grace official in Trump’s early inner circle had positively confessed to. That case wasn’t ambiguous either. Here we had a man who confessed to the crime who suddenly did a turnabout, replacing his defense team with lawyers he hired from Fox News, suddenly recant his confessions that were made on multiple occasions, facing what seemed to be insurmountable evidence against him.

Judge Emmett Sullivan who handled the Flynn case said of the Flynn case, “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain, for this criminal offense,” and also queried whether or not Flynn may have committed treason, even going so far as asking prosecutors if such a crime as treason may have taken place.

Flynn’s fall from grace was anything but, well, graceful. On the Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day, the former military general saluted a debunked (and crazy) Internet conspiracy group, Qanon, by posting a video of himself reciting the slogan, “Where we go one, we go all.” Cryptic stuff.

This all came as the election season was ramping up and Trump warned of a government takeover by the Democrats. Meanwhile, Trump himself was hatching plans to try to steal the election by forcing critical swing states to not count the mostly Democratic mail-in ballots, thus giving him an advantage where he needed it most.

Trump at one point demanded they stop counting ballots while the election was underway, with poll workers and local governments handling the operations of counting all the votes, but only in states where Trump was winning. In the states where he was behind, he demanded that they finish the count and count every vote so he would have a chance to catch up. The duplicity is a sure sign of a man and an enabling party lacking any sort of guiding principles or allegiance to the offices or constitution they’ve sworn to serve, men who have nothing more than their own self-interest at…

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Joe Duncan

I’ve worked in politics for thirteen years and counting. Editor for Sexography: Medium.com/Sexography | The Science of Sex: http://thescienceofsex.substack.com