Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Thomas L. Friedman Lies Again

May 19, 2021 --

Mr. Friedman, as Conrad Black, quoted in this posting of LPR, has noted, lied about the Trump-colluding-with-Russia matter.  Apparently he cannot help dissembling about the former president and the GOP. In his May 12 column, he asserts, in part, "We're witnessing a daylight mugging of our democracy -- and I am not talking only about the voter-suppressing measures being passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in swing states."  (Lie.)  He goes on to lie that "Republican legislatures" are adopting laws "to legally manipulate the administration of the votes in their states."   In truth, legislatures, not individual state officials, develop election procedures, as recognized by the Constitution. 

The political mugging of America occurred at night, the night of November 3 - 4, 2020, when ballot-counting stopped, GOP poll-watchers were prevented from monitoring the counting, and truckloads of paper ballots were delivered to drop-off places -- all to prevent the re-election of President Trump. 

And state and federal courts failed in their responsibility to make sure nothing went amiss in vote-counting.   

Conrad Black doesn't pull punches, In his American Greatness article, "Liz Cheney and the Big Lie," he accused the Supreme Court of "chickening out" of its duty to oversee the procedures used in the 2020 presidential election.

The bill to politicize election procedures to favor one political party -- the Democrats -- is HR.1, approved by the slim House Democrat majority and sent to the Senate which is split 50 - 50, with the vice president to vote in case of a tie. 

Sen, Manchin, where will you come down on the Democrat measure to transform the U.S. into a one-party (Democrat) country?

The bill has been given the deceptive title of "For the People" act, when it really is "For Democrat Oppression."