Friday, February 12, 2021

Why Call Off a Crowd He Weaponized?

 The big revelation today is that House minority leader Kevin McCarthy called Donald Trump during the insurrection and begged him to call off the crowd of insurrectionists, and Trump refused to do so, quipping, "Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are."  This is something that an individual completely ignorant of electoral procedures would say... someone who is also a sociopath unconcerned with the safety of others, that is.

I have to note here that two of the Republicans who are criticizing Trump, and who voted for his second impeachment, are Hispanic- they knew all-too-well that they would have faced the wrath of the racist MAGA crowd, their complexions being more salient to the knuckle-draggers than their political affiliations.

Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington had choice words to say about Trump's possible complicity in the insurrection:

"You have to look at what he did during the insurrection to confirm where his mind was at. That line right there demonstrates to me that either he didn't care, which is impeachable, because you cannot allow an attack on your soil, or he wanted it to happen and was OK with it, which makes me so angry.  We should never stand for that, for any reason, under any party flag.  I'm trying really hard not to say the F-word." 
Representative  Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio offered a similar observation of Trump's response:

"I think it speaks to the former President's mindset.  He was not sorry to see his unyieldingly loyal vice president or the Congress under attack by the mob he inspired. In fact, it seems he was happy about it or at the least enjoyed the scenes that were horrifying to most Americans across the country." 
I have no doubt that  the Senate will fail to convict Trump in the impeachment trial, being spineless, partisan hacks who are terrified of being primaried by the increasingly more unhinged right-wing base.  The impeachment proceedings are worthwhile, even if doomed, simply because the evidence presented, and the reprehensible Republican response, make for powerful political ad material.  Get the horrifying truth out there, and hang it around the necks of the Republican senators- make the voters know that these cretins are their running mates.

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