Reiner’s message on Twitter and MSNBC today was simple: “It is not about whether you support Republicans or Democrats. It’s about whether you support democracy over autocracy.” The vilification of democrats, independents, and non-MAGA Republicans by the far-right wing of the GOP is weakening the chances for democracy to survive. The presidency of Donald Trump took what was a stagnant tumor under the surface of our politics ( the alt-right) and created a metastasized cancer that, if not aggressively fought, will cause the death of many Americans and our democracy. There is an enormous amount of undeniable evidence that it was Trump and his opportunist, corrupt surrogates that tried to steal the election. To hide the plots of inserting fake electors, tampering with voting machines, and asking election officials to change votes in his favor, Trump wrote the script of rigging the election against him.
Reiner stressed the danger of Trump getting away with inciting the insurrection. He is expressing concerning beliefs about Trump’s inappropriate, secretive relationship with Russia and Putin. In the book, The Plot To Destroy Democracy by Malcom Nance, Vladimir Putin’s strategies to destroy America’s democracy is analyzed in chilling detail. The publisher explains:
“In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 U.S. election – and attempted to bring about the fall of NATO, the European Union, and western democracy. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to re-engineer the world political order that has kept most of the world free since 1945.”
Mr. Reiner tweets tirelessly about the one point crucial to the survival of democracy. Using Trump’s manipulative technique of repeating statements over and over again to influence peoples views, Reiner posts over and over again two three tweets:
- ” A vote for a Republican is a vote to end democracy.”
- “Every day that goes by with Donald Trump not being indicted for leading a deadly insurrection to overthrow the United States Government takes us one day closer to ending democracy.”
However, Reiner had another tweet this week that sent a hopeful message for democracy: DEMOCRACY WINS!