Democrats and the media love their “threat to democracy” messaging that depicts anyone who opposes them as a threat to democracy.
This requires redefining democracy to mean the power of their party. And not just their party. But its current leadership.
Take poor Rep. Dean Philips who, on seeing the terrible poll numbers, decided to do the unacceptable democratic thing.
As Rep. Dean Phillips ramps up his long-shot bid for president, his Democratic colleagues back in Washington are fuming at what they see as the Minnesotan’s betrayal of his party.
Gentlemen, this is the Democratic Party, there’s no democracy allowed here!
The basis for Phillips’ campaign is polling that suggests most voters — and even many Democrats — don’t want to see Biden as the Democratic nominee.
Most Democrats, guys. Also most carbon-based lifeforms. SETI has picked up alien signals conveying the message that there is an entire civilization in the Outer Magellanic Clouds who don’t want Biden back.
But that’s suspiciously democratic and there’s no room for that sort of thing in the Democratic Party.
Awkwardly, democracy is at war with the Democrats. This arguably makes Biden a “threat to democracy”.
Phillips started out praising Biden and framing his bid in strategic and philosophical terms, but he’s since grown willing to go negative — even saying Biden is a threat to democracy. Phillips told Axios his comments were not meant to label Biden himself as a “distinct threat to democracy,” but were instead a reference to the suppression of competition and cancellation of several state primaries.
Kind of hard to argue the point when the whole premise of the Democratic Party is that no one is allowed to run against their chosen candidate.