New York’s far-left progressive mayor told Face the Nation that “we have a democracy problem” and they do.
Democrats have a real and growing problem – a democracy problem. If they can’t get the uninformed masses to the polls, their ability to win elections will suffer.
Bill De Blasio spent the segment blaming Republicans for lower voter turnout as if a certain voter turnout is necessary to support the ongoing function of our nation. In truth, lower, more-informed turnout would be preferable to mandated 100% voting.
De Blasio voices support for Hillary Clinton’s proposals to make voter registration madatory at age 18 and require all states to offer 20 days of early voting.
How long until progressives take the next step and tie child tax credits or welfare payments to mandatory voting?
The Republican National Committee noted that Hillary’s home state does not currently have early voting and an RNC spokesman pointed out that “Her exploitation of this issue only underscores why voters find her dishonest and untrustworthy.”
Hillary Clinton is frantically pointing at Republicans as the root of the Democrat’s new voter turnout issue. In a Thursday speech at Texas Southern University, Hillary said that “Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting. What part of democracy are they afraid of?”
Hillary’s question is one of desperation. This isn’t about what Republicans are afraid of – it’s what has Democrats in crisis mode. They are running an old, wealthy white candidate against a cadre of candidates of varying ages, ethnicities, genders and backgrounds.
Clinton looks like the epitome of the old, rich and white candidate the Democrats have demonized forever. Without Obama in the race in 2016, a large portion of the Democrat base may just stay home.
A democracy is not successful simply because a huge part of the population votes. It is successful when the largest percentage of informed and thoughtful voters participate.
As a final note, the United States is a Republic, not a Democracy – “but at this point, what difference does it make?”