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June 23, 2021 (NewsBusters) – On Tuesday, Senate Republicans saved the country from the Democratic-led federal takeover of the county’s election via the For the People Act. But the liberal broadcast networks were out in force that evening to gaslight their audiences and suggest Republicans had shot down an effort to “expand voting rights” that would have “overhauled” the system. And, of course, they spewed their false claims that the GOP was set to bring back Jim Crow.
CBS Evening News made the strongest case that they were just an extension of the Democratic Party’s press shop. “Well, a Democratic plan to greatly expand voting rights in the U.S. failed tonight in the U.S. Senate. Democrats didn’t come close to the 60 votes they needed to advance debate,” anchor Norah O’Donnell announced at the top of the segment.
Ignoring how the bill would ban popular election integrity measures like voter IDs, CBS congressional correspondent Nikole Killion praised the bill as the foil to Republican efforts to secure elections:
The push for a federal voting rights law comes as 48 states are considering nearly 400 Republican-backed bills that would restrict voting. Across the south, grassroots activists organized freedom rides, like those during the civil rights movement, concerned the proposals could again make it harder for people of color at the ballot box.
Killion used one soundbite of a leftist activist to suggest the GOP wanted “Jim Crow 2.0,” and she personally warned that “Congress is running out of time ahead of next year's midterms.”
Over on ABC’s World News Tonight, sensationalist anchor David Muir also tried to sell the bill to viewers by ignoring how the legislation would ban popular measures and would lead to a federal takeover:
The Senate’s taking a key vote on the Democrats' sweeping election reform bill. We have just learned tonight it did not pass. The bill would have, among other things, made election day a federal holiday, making it easy for Americans to get to the polls. It would have required at least 15 consecutive days of early voting. It also placed limits on partisan Gerrymandering.
In fact, ABC congressional correspondent Rachel Scott falsely claimed the bill protected voter ID laws. “Manchin now on board after his own changes to the bill, including voter I.D., were embraced by voting rights activist Stacey Abrams and former President Barack Obama,” she said.
In the latest in a series of official endorsements by the GOP, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel recently issued a statement promoting so-called "pride" month and the agenda of the LGBT movement.
By forcing the LGBT agenda on the party faithful and would-be Republican voters, the RNC is seriously disrespecting their mostly conservative and Christian values.
Please SIGN this urgent petition to the RNC telling them to stop promoting the normalization of homosexual and transgender lifestyles, and the sexualization of politics in the United States.
Ever since Romney McDaniel took over as the head of the RNC in 2017, the leadership of the party has been tying itself, ever-more-closely, to this socially, morally and politically corrupt agenda, much to the dismay of the party faithful.
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- Attempting to normalize a lifestyle which is objectively disordered, is wrong and deceptive. The natural family and marriage between one man and one woman should be supported, not practices which have a decidedly destructive effect on individuals and society.
- If the party gives in to the LGBT agenda now, LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will force the GOP to push more and more aberrant views, practices, policy and laws. That will be unhealthy for society and, ultimately, bad for the party, as people, who would otherwise support the party, will be driven away by pandering to this agenda which is based on personal, rather than societal, issues.
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Of course, people with homosexual inclinations must be respected, but the normalization of homosexuality (and, other sexually-confused inclinations) in society must be rejected.
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'Pride Month shows: Christians must opt out of mainstream culture in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pride-month-shows-christians-must-opt-out-of-mainstream-culture-in-america
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At the end of the segment Muir and Scott teamed up to laud the Democratic scheme to try to shame Republicans for their opposition:
MUIR: They did not get one Republican vote and Democrats plan to make sure Americans know that? What’s the reaction so far?
SCOTT: David, Democrats tonight wanted to get every single Republican on the record on this issue. They want to paint Republicans ahead of the midterm elections as against expanding voting rights legislation.
And as for NBC Nightly News, Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake did note that “Republicans tonight slammed the bill as a partisan power grab by Democrats that would federalize elections, including preventing states from requiring voter ID.”
But that’s where the kudos ended, as he ignored the truth and spun the bill by claiming it would have simply “overhauled the country’s election system.” Of course, he pitched it using Democratic talking points and didn’t explain that taxpayers would be paying for campaigns:
Dubbed the “For the People Act,” it includes a requirement states provide same-day voter registration, sets up a public financing system for congressional elections, and requires presidential candidates release their tax returns. Democrats called the bill a way to push back against new state voting laws passed by Republicans.
He concluded by boasting about the Democratic Party’s endurance, saying, “Democrats are comparing this vote to round one of a boxing match, vowing to fight on to find some way to pass this bill.”
These lies and efforts at misinforming the public about elections laws was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Liberty Mutual on ABC, Leaf Filter on CBS, and Fidelity on NBC. Their contact information is linked so you can tell them about the biased news they fund. CBS Evening News has also asked people “text Norah” at this number: (202) 217-1107.
Reprinted with permission by NewsBusters