After the Trumpian bullshit of 06 January….after 4 years of carry the water for Trump Republicans are starting to turn on Trump and his seditious acts and words….
Let me preface this post with a new YouGov poll….
The survey released by YouGov on Thursday morning found that 45 percent of Republican voters backed the attack on the Capitol building, while 43 percent said they “strongly or somewhat” opposed the protesters’ behavior.
Six percent of Republicans were unsure while a further 6 percent said they were unaware of the events.
Does that not worry you for the future of the republic?
Looks like the excuses and blame is starting to form….
As pro-Trump rioters broke windows and flooded the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, many Republicans called for an end to the violence and urged President Trump to condemn the mob’s actions.
Why it matters: Some Republicans came right out and blamed the president. Others withdrew their plan to object to the certification of President-elect Biden’s election win, including the outgoing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (Ga.), a close Trump ally, who said she “cannot now in good conscience object” after the riot.
You speak up now?
They are a the ships deserting the sinking RAT.
The circular firing squad and the finger pointing did not take long for the spineless to start….
Lots of people are laying blame for Wednesday’s violence at the Capitol on President Trump. But the Kansas City Star editorial board points to another Republican: Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. The 41-year-old senator elected in 2018 “deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that’s been shed,” the board writes. Indeed, “no one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible.” More:
- Hawley was the first senator to say he would challenge the 2020 election results. “That action, motivated by ambition, set off much that followed—the rush of his fellow presidential aspirant Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and other members of the Sedition Caucus to put a show of loyalty to the president above all else,” the board writes. “This revolt is the result, and if you didn’t know this is where we’ve been headed from the start, it’s because you didn’t want to know.”
- Apart from Hawley, Cruz was the “most ardent” Senate advocate for blocking certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, per the Dallas Morning News. After Cruz condemned Wednesday’s violence, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke noted “it is your self-serving attempt at sedition that has helped to inspire these terrorists and their attempted coup.”
- Julián Castro, housing secretary under former President Obama, said Cruz “has embarrassed Texas and the entire nation” and “would watch democracy burn if he got to rule the ashes,” just like the president. He was joined by his brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, in calling on Cruz to resign.
- Many onlookers have accused Trump of inciting the coup, including Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Bob Corker, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, and Trump’s first defense secretary James Mattis. In a statement, per CNBC, Mattis said the “violent assault … was fomented by Mr. Trump,” who sought to “destroy trust in our election and to poison our respect for fellow citizens.” He “will deservedly be left a man without a country,” he added.
- The New York Times editorial board says Trump must face “impeachment proceedings or criminal prosecution” for his role. “He summoned his supporters to gather in Washington on this day, and encouraged them to march on the Capitol. He told them that the election was being stolen. He told them to fight. He told them he might join them and, even as they stormed the building, he declined for long hours to tell them to stop,” the board writes.
- It also faults the GOP. “The modern Republican Party, in its systematic efforts to suppress voting, and its refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of elections that it loses, is similarly seeking to maintain its political power on the basis of disenfranchisement. Wednesday’s insurrection is evidence of an alarming willingness to pursue that goal with violence.”
- Meanwhile, the Kansas City Star editorial board puts some onus on supporters of Trump. “Those of you who have excused all of the brazen lawlessness of this administration can take a little bit of credit for these events, too,” it writes. “They couldn’t have done it without you.”
All these mindless sycophants are showing their true colors in my mind.
Trump politicos are fleeing a sinking RAT…..
A distressing scene for many Americans watching from home, the uprising at the Capitol followed two months of provocation from Trump — subversive rhetoric about America’s election, threats against GOP figures who didn’t agree, broadsides against his own vice president. And it followed four years of rabble-rousing by a president intent on keeping a grip on the GOP, resulting in a climactic moment on Wednesday that could come to define Trump’s political future and the direction of the Republican party after he leaves office.
“He screwed his supporters, he screwed the country and now he’s screwed himself,” said a 2016 Trump campaign official, predicting his former boss would cease to remain a popular figure in GOP politics after Wednesday.
Cowards trying to distance themselves from Trump and save their political asses…..spineless toads that assisted Trump and his attack on the American republic now find their voice.
To that I say “F you….too little too damn late”!
Will there be a drastic realization happening?
What happens to a nation incapable of healing itself?
I ask as an American citizen concerned about our damaged democracy but also as someone with roots in Chile, which after many years of dictatorship suffered the harmful consequences of failing to fully complete its democratic transition.
It is just such a major transition that the United States needs today.
Most of my fellow Americans may find this idea puzzling, even insulting. Our country has no restrictions of freedom of speech or assembly. It just carried out an election that the sitting President lost decisively, despite his and his supporters’ many desperate efforts to overturn the result. It seems clear that by Wednesday, when Congress meets to officially acknowledge Donald Trump’s defeat, we should no longer be worried about the transfer of power, the successful transition, in effect, between administrations.
It is true that Trump continues to deny his loss and to recklessly try to undermine his successor, President-elect Joe Biden. He may yet inflict more havoc and pain on our country and the world before he is gone, but at least this specific nightmare will end on January 20, when Biden is sworn in as the 46th President.
Will these cowards for the last 4 years find the Constitution again?
I say screw them….they made their bed with Trump now time for them to pay the piper from their sedition.
There should be NO place for them in the Congress of the United States…..EVER!
But they will find a home in the GOP and be welcomed back as wayward sons/daughters….
There needs to be some form of punishment for their deceit and actions.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”