Dear Republicans: Now would be a good time for you who are Trump’s staffers to exit and get as far away from his unfolding legal disaster as you can. And Republicans in Congress- you have only moments left to stand up and rebuke Trump or find yourselves in history’s trash can.
Trump seeks to undermine Western democracies, break up the E.U. and NATO, and put his family’s corrupt business relationships, rather than the rule of law, at the center of international commerce. The Republican Party is going along.
Even in the depths of the Depression most Americans were never beguiled by the appeal of authoritarianism. Not so today, when Republicans – enabled by white evangelical voters – are empowering Trump’s undermining of American democracy in favor of this thug’s corrupting personality cult.
The Republican Party (now firmly in the grip of white nationalist evangelicals) is preparing to double down and support Putin’s failed Russian autocracy, which these idiot evangelicals led by fools like Franklin Graham believe, mistakenly, is “Christian.”
White evangelicals and their Trump cult are okay with Russian oligarchs bearing bribes and Russian hackers probing vulnerabilities in our political system as well as our electrical grid. Face it: Trump’s followers are America-haters and traitors.
There will be no quick fix now that Trump has destroyed the Christian witness in America and replaced it with an authoritarian personality cult of lies. It took more than a generation for left wing Americans to reject the temptations of communist authoritarianism. It will take more than a generation before we have defeated Trump’s style of kleptocratic authoritarianism too — if we still can.
The Democratic leadership remains a sad mystery. They hesitate at crucial moments, betray the movements that support them, and even try to suppress the leaders and ideas that generate any kind of populist electricity.
Will a new generation of Democratic candidates step up to re-connect with working Americans? Who will lead?
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