July 13, 2017
Stuck in Reverse

This from Chauncey DeVega at Salon:

Thus a painful truth for those patriotic Americans who oppose Donald Trump: He will not be impeached. His sonís emails basically admitting collusion with Russia will ultimately mean little if anything.

Why is this?

Because there is likely no amount of empirical evidence or facts that will turn the Republican Party and its supporters against President Trump. He is a tool for accomplishing the Republican Partyís goals of giving more money to the very richest Americans, punishing poor and working-class people, destroying the commons and the social safety net, creating a Christian theocracy, undermining the middle class, giving corporations full control over the country, destroying the environment, taking away womenís control over their own bodies, abusing Muslims, and denying the civil rights, freedom and equal citizenship of African-Americans and other people of color. In all, the Republican Party, its voters and the right-wing media have chosen political power over loyalty to country. In that context, Russiaís meddling in our presidential election to put Donald Trump in the White House is but a means to an end.

I hope that DeVega is wrong; Iím afraid, though, that he isnít. A nation that could elect Hillary Clinton by only three million votes is capable of anything.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 13, 2017 04:24 PM
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