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The People of Arizona vs. the Democratic Machine

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak to members of the press after a meeting, at the U.S. Capitol  - Aug. 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Newt Gingrich By Thursday, 18 March 2021 05:15 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Early this month, Democrats pushed through President Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion pork-barrel COVID-19 bill with only Democratic support. Then, House Democrats passed H.R.-1, the so-called "For the People Act," in a totally partisan 234 to 193 vote.

There is a reason you are seeing all these party line votes.

It's because the Democratic Party is not operating as individuals representing distinct districts of Americans. The Democratic Party is operating as a machine — a machine designed to drive a single agenda and impose it nationally.

In vote after vote, we are watching Democrats, many of whom represent politically mixed, diverse districts and states, falling in line to vote for whatever U.S. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,  and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., tell them to— with no regard for what the people they represent back home want. No Democratic senator or House member seems to care or question what is in these bills. They are simply doing what they are told.

Soon, the US Senate will vote on H.R. 1. As I have been saying for weeks, it should be called the "For the Corrupt Politicians Act."

Among other things, this bill will nationalize federal elections, overriding state election laws across the country. This includes circumventing some state voter ID laws that are intended to protect the integrity of elections.

It will also prohibit requiring identification, notarization, or witnesses for absentee ballots in every state.

The bill also moves to politicize the Federal Election Commission — the bipartisan entity that regulates federal campaign funding. Currently, the commission has six members — three Republicans and three Democrats.

In the spirit of the Democrats "For the Corrupt Politicians Act," the legislation would change the membership to five, so that whichever party was currently in power could control the body charged with enforcing election law.

How is this in the spirit of making elections fair and just?

If all this isnt enough, H.R.-1 will also create a tax-funded revenue stream for federal campaigns, which effectively means that conservative taxpayers in Florida will be paying for the re-election campaigns of radical Democrats in California — and Democrat taxpayers will be footing the bill for Republicans in red states.

These measures are just crazy — and deeply unpopular with Americans.

Increasingly, we are going to see Democratic members of the House and the Senate put in the position of having to decide whether to vote for the people they represent or the Harris-Biden-Pelosi-Schumer Democratic Machine.

Just consider the decisions Democratic Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona will have to make when H.R.-1 comes to the Senate for a vote.

First, according to recent surveys about H.R.-1 by McLaughlin & Associates, only 32 percent of Arizonans are even aware that this federal election takeover bill exists.

An overwhelming 66% of Arizonans say Congress should not pass federal election laws to override their states election laws.

Even more Arizonans (70%) reject the idea that the federal government should override Arizonas voter ID laws. While H.R.-1 does not universally abolish voter ID laws, it opens the door to doing so. According to the survey, 69% of Arizonas believe voters should show photo ID to cast ballots — either in-person or by mail.

As to the restructuring of the FEC, 77% of Arizonans oppose the effort to make it a partisan body. The same percentage of Arizonans reject the idea of a "New York City-style" campaign finance system that funnels taxpayer dollars to political candidates.

If these numbers dont move Kelly and Sinema to break away from the Democratic Machine on H.R.-1, however, McLaughlins survey revealed a few more key results:

  • 69% of Arizonan’s believe H.R.-1 benefits the politicians — not the people.
  • 63%want their Senators to vote against the bill.
  • 52% say they are less likely to vote for a senator who votes in favor of H.R. 1.

Arizona is just one example. McLaughlin has also done surveys for West Virginia, Montana, and the whole country on H.R.-1, which I will discuss in a following column.

The American system was designed to resist and break political machines like the one Kamala Harris, Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer are building.

This system will be tested when H.R.-1 comes to the Senate.

Democrats across the country are going to have to decide whether they will vote with their people or with the Democratic Machine.

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the "Contract With America" that helped the Republican Party reclaim a majority in the House for the first time in 40 years. Newt was also a Republican candidate for president of the United States in 2012. Today, Newt is chairman of Gingrich 360, a full-service American consulting, education, and media production group. He is the host of the "Newt's World" podcast and is a New York Times bestselling author. His latest book is "Trump and the American Future." Read New Gingrich's Reports — More Here.

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The American system was designed to resist and break political machines like the one Kamala Harris, Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer are building. This system will be tested when H.R.-1 comes to the Senate.
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Thursday, 18 March 2021 05:15 PM
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