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Is This the Twilight of American Democracy … Or Will Dems Wake Up and Act?
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On this episode of democracy-ish, Daily Beast columnist and author of the forthcoming book “Go Back to Where You Came From,” Wajahat Ali, joins Danielle once again to talk about how ish our democracy really is, and how to fix it.
The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Stockholm added the U.S. to its annual list of “backsliding” democracies for the first time. IDEA says this regression started in 2019. But what if it began long before Trump?
The verdict is in: Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenage shooter who killed two protesters and wounded another in Kenosha last year, was acquitted on all counts. And after this episode was recorded, the three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty by a Georgia jury.
As we look forward to 2022 and the midterm election, Republicans are creating and capitalizing on all kinds of “anxieties” among white voters, which are mostly just thinly disguised racism. Democrats need to learn a few lessons about messaging and embracing their largely BIPOC base — and fast.
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