Once parents began to clash with school boards over sexually explicit books and biological males in girls’ restrooms, conservatives realized how important down-ballot elections are. They began to run for secretary of state so they could oversee the next election. In short, Republicans are turning municipalities around, and Mother Jones considers it a “war on blue cities.”
Cities have long been a conservative punching bag, but this particular crusade is part of a rhetorical and political shift by Republicans in recent years. https://t.co/TZQnDiwTBt
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) May 28, 2023
Just as tea partiers once showed their bona fides by clashing with Washington, Republicans are now using fights with local authorities to impress voters and get themselves in front of cameras.
They are owning the libs, one petty power grab at a time. https://t.co/TzCMI1RQG2
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 2, 2023
It’s not just Ron DeSantis. The red-state war on blue cities is intensifying. https://t.co/TZQnDiwTBt
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) June 3, 2023
Tim Murphy reports:
NBC News warned us about those red states when it was hyping transgender state representative Zooey Zephyr. It wasn’t just Zephyr’s state where Republicans now control the legislature.
But Zephyr and her constituents are not the only ones being silenced. In red states across the country, legislatures and governors are moving to curb the power of blue municipalities and other institutions that don’t fall in line; erase the voting power of non-Republicans; expel the people those communities elected; and strip them of redress. It is a war on local control—a challenge to the agency of public-school systems, district attorneys, ballot initiatives, and even the kinds of corporate fiefdoms that Republicans might otherwise sanctify. These crackdowns are part of a broader story in national politics that has gained new traction in the Trump era to cast liberal governance, and Democratic dissent, as not just wrong but illegitimate.
Oh no, conservatives are winning elections and voting on conservative legislation, while the “young, liberal, urban community” Zephyr represents is silenced.
You won't be surprised to learn this article is grossly misleading and tendentious to the point of outright mendacity. https://t.co/rNju7Risj9
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) June 3, 2023
Similar story in NYTimes today: https://t.co/fpQxs1sPyP
— Jon Lech Johansen (@jonlech) June 3, 2023
The "war on blue cities" better be intensifying…blue cities are brain-dead, money-wasting, war zones…
— Braaap….Braaap (@mnrmkrider) June 3, 2023
I’m to understand that the party that desires to pack the Supreme Court, make DC and Puerto Rico states and attempted to pass a bill in 2021 to nationalize the election process is being robbed of the right to govern?
— Joey Jo-Jo Jr Shabadoo (@JoShabadoo) June 3, 2023
Blue cities are responsible for the massive increase in murders and crime.
Blue cities are strewn with homeless drug addicts whom you help shoot up and then resuscitate so they can buy more drugs from the gangbangers you let out of prison
You butcher children pic.twitter.com/bTN6qFyzDJ
— 🇺🇸🐘American Elephant🇺🇸🐘 (@TheElephantsKid) June 3, 2023
— John Hyde (@JohnFlippinHyde) June 3, 2023
Wow such violent words from such an inclusive and kind and equitable organization. Do you even hear the words you speak?
— savetheplanetkillyourself (@knotalya) June 3, 2023
So essentially, Mother Jones is crying about Democrats not winning more elections. The Left just can’t stand it when they don’t have control of everything.
Mother Jones takes us into the right-wing YouTube empire that’s turning millennials into conservatives https://t.co/kUqCDq31FQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 1, 2022