Over the last five years, Republicans have shown willingness to accept – or at least ignore – lies, racism, and xenophobia.
But now, it is a party that is also willing to acquiesce to sedition, insurrection, violence, extremism, and anti-democratic authoritarianism. Maybe that’s what Lindsey Graham meant when he talked about “Trump-plus”!
~ Charlie Sykes, The Bulwark
This was the context of “fight to the death” from Dec 26 tweet
Well, in his defense he IS an Idiot…
1) # of GOP who backed the TX lawsuit to overturn the Presidential election: 126;
2) # of GOP who voted against certifying the Electoral College votes of PA: 138;
3) # of GOP who voted to protect the committee assignments of Q’Anon conspiracy theorist/bigot Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene: 199;
4) # of GOP who voted against impeachment: 197;
5) # of GOP who voted to acquit Trump: 43;
6) Overall, the pro-Trump vote in the House & Senate: 240-17!
Trump not only incited an insurrection; he delighted in watching it unfold in all its violence, all of its devastation, all of its horror. For hours he did nothing to stop it. Yet in the aftermath of that, the vast majority of Republican lawmakers stood where they always have for the last four years: shoulder-to-shoulder with Trump. And precisely because they have done so, time and time again, we became inured to how troubling the alliance between Trump and the GOP turned out to be, with Trump’s Senatorial defenders. . . not only shameless and remorseless, but belligerent. ~ Peter Wehner, Republican & former speech writer for President George W Bush
Cowards and Traitors.
And just in case folks think Moscow Mitch McConnell was a “hero” there’s this:
So here is the take away from McConnell speech:
1) Trump is guilty as hell.
2) Impeachment was unconstitutional since trump was out of office. [NOTE: That is a LIE.]
3) He and the Republican party did not want to be responsible for the punishment.
4) He did not want to alienate Trumpers.
5) He suggested that the criminal justice system is the place to deal with this.
6) This would make the courts responsible for the punishment, taking the onus off the GOP. H/T Kathy Brumley
Regardless of what you may think of Chuck Schumer’s politics, he’s irrefutably correct on this.
If lying about the results of an election is acceptable. If instigating a mob against the government is considered permissible. If encouraging political violence becomes the norm it will be open season, open season, on our Democracy and everything will be up for grabs by whomever has the biggest clubs, the sharpest spears, the most powerful guns. By not recognizing the heinous crime that Donald Trump committed against the Constitution, Republican Senators have not only risked, but potentially invited the same danger that was just visited upon us.”
I am an abortion abolitionist, in spite of all of those who are compromising the basic principles of abolitionism in the way they do their politics. Why? Because conscience dictates that abortion must be abolished.
The Republican Party has taught us that a sitting President can’t be indicted, and a former President can’t be impeached and tried. So how does impeachment work again?
I completely understand despising the left for their policies on abortion, gay marriage, and other immoral stances.
Never forget. The GOP officially condones and supports terrorism.
One Reason Why I LEFT the Republican Party and Went to:
From Toni Taylor:
When the Republican Senators “exonerate” Trump, which is how it’ll be played, they’re making an announcement that the POTUS can effectively try to have his VP killed if he doesn’t join him in a coup.
Republicans are playing a very dangerous game with our Democratic Republic, and we the people are going to pay the price. Our children are going to pay the price.
H/T Toni Taylor
Stacey Plaskett, the impeachment manager presenting facts, said that some insurrectionists ADMITTED that they would’ve killed ANYONE that they came in contact with; meaning Congress member and their staff.
It’s infuriating when Trump supporters say the insurrection was “mostly peaceful” or “just a protest that got out of hand”.
If Republican Senators don’t convict Trump over this then we need to spend every waking minute fighting to get them out of office!
… couldn’t describe it better!
Even if the Insurrectionists had not breached the Senate, had not beaten a cop to death, had not gouged out a cop’s eye & injured many others & even if one of their own Qanon Quacks hadn’t been killed, Trump is still guilty of incitement to violence.
He is nothing but an idiot, & a disgusting lowlife lying conman.
At the conclusion of the American Revolution, when King George III of Great Britain heard that General George Washington would resign his commission to a powerless Congress, he reportedly told the American painter Benjamin West: “If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world.”
Years later, Washington willingly gave up power again when he left the presidency after only two terms, even though there was at that time no constitutional barrier to him serving as many terms as he wanted, or, more properly, as many terms as the people would be willing to give him. In his case, of course, that probably would have been as many terms as he wanted.
George Washington set the example for the peaceful transfer of power in the United States of America, an example that has been followed perfectly for more than two centuries.
Until Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is nothing like George Washington. In fact, he is the exact opposite of George Washington.
It’s crystal clear that Donald Trump was willing to do literally anything, up to and including the unleashing of a violent insurrectionist mob on the Congress of the United States during the conclusion of the presidential electoral process, to prevent the peaceful transfer of the power of the presidency to the candidate who clearly defeated him in the 2020 election, Joseph Biden.
Donald Trump is not the greatest man in the world. In fact, he is the worst man in the world. He is the worst man, by far, to ever step foot onto the public stage in America. No one else is even close.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump and block him from ever holding any public office ever again. It’s absolutely necessary.
If the Republicans refuse once again to uphold their oaths and convict Trump, they will go down in history as feckless, unprincipled, oath-breaking fools – like Trump, utterly unworthy of their high offices.
EPILOGUE. Vote: 57-GUILTY. 43-ACQUIT. Though a STRONG MAJORITY FOUND TRUMP GUILTY, IT WAS NOT THE CONSTITUTIONALLY NEEDED SUPER MAJORITY OF 67…TOO MANY COWARDS AND TRAITORS IN THE GOP.
He’s guilty. It’s as obvious as the nose on your face. But the Republicans couldn’t care less. Moral right, the Constitution, their oaths, none of that means a thing to them. All that matters to them is the approval of Donald Trump and his totally corrupted base. It’s disgusting. It’s sad. And it will lead to further destruction in our country. That’s as certain as the sun coming up in the morning.
Little Lying Donnie El Trampo is the most vile, wretched, corrupt, and depraved moron to be President EVER! Trump is the WORST of Nixon, FDR, Clinton, LBJ, Carter, and Obama in one festering pile.
Trump talking today about the Democrat party. He’s accusing them of everything he’s been doing for the last four years. How utterly ironic is that?
“…one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice into a tool of political vengeance, and persecute, blacklist, cancel and suppress all people and viewpoints with whom or which they disagree.” [NOTE: Tramp is too stupid and egotistical to realise just how BIGLY a hypocrite he IS.]
The cowardly silence of Mike Pence:
Over the coming months, Pence will be speaking to and for the same movement that built up, supported, and defended the president who put a target on his back on 1/6/21. Aside from morbid curiosity, it’s unclear why anyone would listen to what he has to say. Pence’s strategic silence shows us that he’s either unable or unwilling to stand up for his own health and safety. WHY would anyone trust him to stand up for America?
H/T Loretta Sezz
It is no longer America when our government allows any citizen to be harmed or killed because of a presidents lies and vindictiveness. That is stuff from Russia or North Korea. Not America. How shameful that any Republican has allowed us to become a country similar to those.
“Last night I was second guessing myself. “Could I really be unfairly biased and just unwilling to see it?” I wanted to be in the wrong. I wanted to believe I was being too harsh. I hate hurting peoples feelings. As someone who was bullied my whole life, I hate seeing injustice and seeing others be physically or emotionally hurt. The hurt I felt as a child, teenager, young adult, and now going on middle age still pursues me relentlessly. I don’t ever want to be guilty of causing that to others, so I wanted to be wrong so I could apologize and make it right. But as I put myself through the mental exercise, I couldn’t find anything that backs up what Trump supporters or sympathizers believed. I couldn’t think of anything from God’s Word that backed them up in their compromise, and I wanted to find something. I found nothing in favor of their arguments, not from a legal point of view or from God’s. I was still right about their compromise: it’s evil, filthy, and wicked. I was right about Trumps culpability: there’s no legal or Biblical argument that made sense that would make him innocent. I was right about it from 2016 to now. And I can honestly say that I hate being right in this instant, because it shatters my heart to know that my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are standing afar off from God while by God’s grace and mercy alone I am right next to Him without my friends and loved ones.”
Trumpism is the judgment of God on America, starting at the door of the church. But, sadly, little or no repentance within the church has yet resulted. Quite the contrary. Christ-professing Trumpists continue to double down on their wicked, destructive little fairy tales, and to viciously attack anyone who stands against them and what they’re doing. And the demise of the republic continues unabated.
JUST IN: Sen. Mitch McConnell: Former Pres.
Donald J. Trump
“didn’t get away with anything—yet.”
“We have criminal justice system in this country; we have civil litigation. And former presidents are not immune from being accountable by either one.” abcn.ws/3jOqDXq
H/T Loretta Sezz
“One thing that is so so bothersome about the insurrection, is that Trump never called to check on his own vice president.
He never sent word to White House Staff questioning Pence’s safety.
He never tweeted he was concerned for Pence’s safety.
He never uttered a word saying that Pence was special to him and he hoped Pence was okay.
No, he called his terrorists “special” and said “we love you” to them. HE LOVES TERRORISTS??? THEY ARE SPECIAL???
Trump never verbally attacked the terrorists behavior.
He never called out the insurrectionists for their actions.
He never even criticized them. As he has done to other Americans, FOR FOUR YEARS.
Just think if Trump had shown even a tiny bit of disapproval. Just think if he had treated his mob as he has treated other Americans for 4 years.
Trump still hasn’t shown concern for what Pence went thru.
Everyone has watched as Mike Pence was so loyal to former president Trump. EVERYONE!
Yet Trump was so much more concerned with postponing or stopping the vote he never once told his supporters to stop going after Pence.
It is so very, incredibly, disturbing, to know that Trump watched as people were threatening Mike Pences life, and Trump…still…didn’t…care.￼
We all watched!
We saw them looking for Pelosi, hunting for Pence.
We saw their hatred, all instilled by Trump.
We all saw how our nation was under attack.
We saw our representatives lives were threatened by Trumps terrorists.
We all saw lives were in danger and there were terrorists seeking to harm or kill our Vice President and others.
And even Republicans, even those who are Trump worshippers, their lives were in danger. But Trump never showed an ounce of concern for any of them.
If we saw it, you know Trump saw it.
EVERYONE knew it was happening.
Trump was the president. And he let it go on for hours without even a criticism.
And this is what is so bothersome! So shocking! Once again, and hopefully for the final time… TRUMP IS AND WAS NO PRESIDENT!”
Mitch McConnell, moments after he and the majority of the GOP were derelict in their duty in convicting Trump of incitement, accuses Trump of dereliction of duty, without any sense of the irony.
This is why the GOP will continue to go the way of the Whigs, and justifiably so.
Retired military that never fails to be amazed by the strength of the American people. Left GOP after 37 years. Blocked by Eric Bolling and Dan Bongino
I genuinely believe that Trump could testify in this trial and say ” I tried to kill every last one of you losers and if I get a second chance, I’ll do it again” , he would still be acquitted!
Every one of these Senators failed the American people. They have shown their personal political careers are more important than upholding their oath to office.
From: Daniel Jova:
The Senate Rs are aiding and abetting a cult leader that wants to be a dictator.
Trumpsters have been charged with criminal conspiracy in last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Donald Trump’s renewed dose of unrepentant, arrogant, in your face evil. The hypocrisy, the effrontery, is staggering.
Be very, very afraid.
IT IS NOT OVER YET…GOOD…
Georgia prosecutor probing Donald Trump’s ‘find us votes’ call to secretary of state Brad Raffensperger says investigation goes beyond just the call and that grand jury subpoenas are coming
- Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is underway to decide whether he is guilty of ‘incitement of insurrection’
- Fulton County DA Fani Willis announced probe after leak of probe where Trump asked Raffensperger to ‘find’ votes
- ”The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that
- discussed,’ she told MSNBC
The Georgia prosecutor heading the probe into whether President Donald Trump broke the law by trying to overturn the election in the state says it will go beyond the president’s infamous phone call where he demanded officials ‘find’ votes that would make him the winner.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke about the scope of her office’s probe Thursday night as impeachment managers completed their case against Trump, which referenced the phone call.
‘The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that we’ve discussed,’ Willis told MSNBC.
Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he’s to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts.
Now a private citizen, Trump is stripped of his protection from legal liability that the presidency gave him. That change in status is something that even Republicans who voted on Saturday to acquit of inciting the Jan. 6 attack are stressing as they urge Americans to move on from impeachment.
It bother’s me that I’m already seeing posts from some of my friends indicating that they now think that we were better off with trump as our president, citing recent actions by the Biden administration.
If you’re still a supporter or sympathizer with Trump or Trumpism, I only have one word for you: Repent.
It’s a sad day for America
when the insurrectionists go to jail, but the leader of the insurrection
goes free by his enablers
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
Trump hands Nutty Nancy the House.
Trump hands the Senate to upChuck Schumer.
Trump hands the White House to idiot Biden.
Trump sent the US into a recession in 2019 and then sent 400,000+ people to the morgue in 2020…
…and you morons celebrate an acquittal of a twice impeached, disgraced, one-term LOSER after the fact?
Y’all are proof that “Trump Derangement Syndrome” rots the brain….