Opening thought–the title alone should generate some interest and most likely some negative comments.
Let the healing begin!
First it would be delusional to even consider that this situation can be “healed”.
Interesting that the Congressional Republicans are starting to call for a come together…a healing process….of our country.
And yet none seems to want to admit their complacency in the events in and around 06 January…..
Republicans have spent the past two months lying about the election being stolen from President Donald Trump and refusing to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden as the race’s winner.
But after thousands of Trump followers took what they were saying seriously and rioted last Wednesday at the Capitol, leaving five people dead — and as Trump faces impeachment for his role in inciting that riot — those same Republicans are trying to turn the page without any accountability for the role they played in poisoning the minds of their supporters.
“It’s not healthy for the nation,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Sunday on Fox News of Trump’s possible impeachment. “I’m very concerned about where we’re at. I’m hoping we can come back together.”
Seriously? After months, nay years of lying to the people and enabling a crazed president to flaunt our Constitution they now want us to forget their crap.
The people with the Bulwark have an excellent idea how the Repubs can help with the healing….
So let us take them at their word. Let us provide them, and their colleagues, the opportunity to becalm the troubled waters.
Here’s how I imagine it might go:
At a joint press conference, a dozen or more of the most prominent figures in the “Stop the Steal” movement gather. There’s Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Steve Scalise, Newt Gingrich, and a claque of Fox News primetime anchors. (Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are at a separate table, because no one will agree to sit with them.)
I like some of their ideas but for me it does not go far enough.
I want these so-called people to suffer the way they made the country suffer.
I want them censured, a loss of ALL benefits then removed for office and banned from ever holding an office ever again.
This would apply mostly to all but the ones that need to be targeted are people like Josh Hawley the face of American fascism….
“No one other than President Donald Trump himself is more responsible for Wednesday’s [January 6th] coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol than one Joshua David Hawley, the 41-year-old junior senator from Missouri, who put out a fundraising appeal while the siege was underway.”
This stupidity needs to stop.
But if you think for a minute that this country will heal then you are deluding yourself…..the leaders are still in Congress and still on the air…..little will change in the next four years…..and then we will fight this fight again.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”