No One Is Coming — Truth, Lies & Politics
Seriously, people, did you expect Mitt Romney to go any other way?
Yes, he took a token stand when it meant nothing, and he knew it. He voted ‘guilty’ on one charge in the impeachment, but he knew it wouldn’t pass. He was already high on Trump’s shit list, he was in a safe seat, he had little to lose. But now? This vote is different and he knows it. So, he’s reminding everyone he’s the same stuffed shirt Republican he always was. No, this vote is different, this isn’t time for a symbolic stand on ‘principle’, this vote is about power, power that could change American life for the next 30 years. No, he’s not about to risk everything, including a SCOTUS nominee that will kill the popular Roe v Wade and the ACA, for some silly ‘reputation’ as a ‘Reasonable’ Republican.
It is long past time to get over yourself.
Did I know? I used to be a Mormon, and I know this; his church would not have forgiven him, and he is a sincerely religious man. I had a fleeting hope, but I figured his ‘integrity’ would go so far and no farther. In that safe vote ‘against’ Trump he was good, but denying his voters a chance to own the libs on the hated ADA (insuring some 10 million + people, and killing Roe v Wade, popular among a majority of voters) he folds like origami.
No, not surprised.
So, no, the fact that Mitt is an opportunistic Republican is not news (I followed his career, and that’s what he’s ALWAYS been) the fact that the ever-hopeful Democratic base thought he’d be anything else disappoints me.
Get over yourselves.
NO Republicans are going to step up and save you.
They have proved over that you can’t work/trust with them, that should have been made clear in the past 30 some years, right? Good lord.
Democracy is on the line.
The Trump Party will do ANYthing to win/steal this election. They believe they’re entitled to do so. They have been gearing up for months to seize power by any means necessary. They can’t do it by ballots, they will do it with the courts, and now they have a bigger court majority than they did in 2000 with a 5–4 split gave the election to George W. Bush, a man who did not win the popular vote.
They have the Supreme Court, that don’t need the popular vote. They will shout ‘FRAUD!’, seize the ballots and throw enough confusion and lawsuits to drive it to the SCOTUS where a 3rd of the judges owe their seat to Trump. They will not recuse themselves.
They steal SCOTUS seats? Expand the Court, expand the federal judiciary. Make territories actual states. Get rid of the Electoral College. Don’t bother with what the GOP will scream, they will do that regardless. They play hardball, so the Democrats need to play hardball, and have to stop apologizing for it. Just stop.
Fight everything. Make the GOP pay for the shit they pull, for a change.
Democracy needs you now.
Originally published at https://www.tomtalkspolitics.com on September 23, 2020.