Blame the Republican Party for what happened yesterday

As usual, Rob Schofield hits several nails on their heads:

The list of important politicians who have known for years that Donald Trump was and is a criminally dangerous liar, race-baiter and traitor, and a malignant threat to American democracy is a long one.

And still, throughout almost all the last four-plus years, each of these individuals has not just stood passively by as Trump has run roughshod over the Constitution and countless core democratic values and norms, but affirmatively and cynically egged him on and/or aggressively defended him.

Before we talk about insurrection, let's scroll back a few days to see what Republican irresponsibility has accomplished. Trump's threatening phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State was actually set in motion almost a year ago, when Senate Republicans refused to punish him for making a threatening phone call to a foreign government leader. In both cases his personal political gain was at the root of his behavior, and both cases featured abuse of the power of his position. Back to the failed coup:

Thursday News: Insurrection

4 DEAD, 52 ARRESTED AS TRUMP MOB STORMS CONGRESS: Four people, including one woman who was shot by police, are dead after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, police say. Two pipe bombs were found outside the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee, according to police. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, reportedly called the chaos engulfing the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection” and laid the blame on President Donald Trump. Congress certified the election at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, cementing Joe Biden’s win as president. Lawmakers had reconvened hours after a mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed into the Capitol.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248314030.html

Republican traitors

Trump, enabled by a handful of Republican traitors, has taken the final step on the road to insurrection. Dipshits like Richard Hudson, Maddie Cawthorn and senile Virginia Foxx all deserve fates worse than death. Here's hoping they all rot in hell.

Bigot-In-Chief: Trump tries to roll back Civil Rights protections

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Allowing government contracts to those who would discriminate:

The Trump administration has embarked on an 11th-hour bid to undo some civil rights protections for minority groups, which could have a ripple effect on women, people with disabilities and L.G.B.T. people, according to a draft document, in a change that would mark one of the most significant shifts in civil rights enforcement in generations.

The Justice Department has submitted for White House approval a change to how it enforces Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits recipients of federal funding from discriminating based on race, color or national origin. The regulation covers housing programs, employers, schools, hospitals, and other organizations and programs.

And every damn Republican who votes today to keep this jackass in office needs to be painted with that bigoted brush. This needs to be part of the arguments today, on the Congressional Record, so it will be abundantly clear what these seditious conspirators are actually supporting with their antics. And before you say it, no, Biden won't be able to easily fix this problem:

Wednesday News: One down, one to go

WARNOCK DEFEATS LOEFFLER IN GEORGIA U.S. SENATE RUNOFF: A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Raphael Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Perdue. The focus now shifts to the second race between Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. The candidates were locked in a tight race and it was too early to call a winner. Under Georgia law, a trailing candidate may request a recount when the margin of an election is less than or equal to 0.5 percentage points. If Ossoff wins, Democrats will have complete control of Congress, strengthening President-elect Joe Biden’s standing as he prepares to take office on Jan. 20.
https://www.wral.com/warnock-makes-history-with-senate-win-as-dems-near-majority/19459309/

Tuesday News: Rats de la peste

NC YOUNG REPUBLICANS HOLD SUPERSPREADER X-MAS WITH CAWTHORN: North Carolina’s Republicans continued in December to defy the governor’s order as well as public health recommendations by gathering without masks at a large holiday party featuring new Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn. The N.C. Federation of Young Republicans held a Christmas party on Dec. 18 in Carthage, according to 171 photographs posted on Facebook on Dec. 24. Like the GOP’s other gatherings in December, including one on Dec. 5, the people in attendance did not wear masks, shared microphones, shook hands and posed for photos with their arms around one another. Those are practices health officials discourage as the coronavirus pandemic surges to new highs.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248203420.html

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