A divided Republican Party that is constantly in the Trump-orbit news cycle cannot focus on representing conservative thought and counterbalancing a liberal Democrat government. Trump’s exit from the White House, subsequent impeachment and trial have given Democrats the mandate that they did not earn at the ballot box. It is the gift that keeps on taking. Trump and his band of RINOs, in behavior and post election actions, have forced a rift in the GOP that at this time appears difficult to bridge. The status quo is not acceptable and either a mend or outright split is on the horizon.
We should be advancing conservative policy solutions, but instead political capital is spent defending or chastising a former president. Time is spent discussing the distinction between free speech and assembly versus inciting insurrection against Congress. All this because the former president wanted a second term, one he did not earn from the electorate.
The current Senate trial allows Democrats to continue to pour Trump on an open wound within the GOP and the nation. We still have the spectacle of watching Republican Senators walk the plank for Trump. Is it not possible to hold Trump accountable for his measure of responsibility for his post-election behavior and inciting a mob at the Capitol and still be a Republican?
We all need to move on from seeing everything through Trump-focused lenses. Be assured that the Democrats will continue to keep picking Trump up, only to partisanship knock him down. Convict or acquit: We need to turn the page. Find common conservative ground. Heal or be torn apart and start again if we must.
I don’t know how to remedy this situation, but it must be done sooner rather than later.
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Perhaps a different metaphor: Trump is a lead bullet. It's painful to remove, but leave it and it will poison (or kill). That makes the Dems a doctor trying to get that bullet out, while the Republicans are the victim fighting the temporary pain of surgery.
100% true Jay; 100%. Virtually all of us have allowed trump to live rent free in ours heads. He revels in it; it defines him, it elevates him and it drags all of us, country included, down. You know better than i good republicans who have abandoned virtually everything they believed in and fought for to sacrifice it all to try and placate him.
Not to be crude but trump is simply a human shit-stain on the underwear of life. He cares nothing about anyone but himself. The reality is, most good politicians hate him but fear his base. The ugly politicians who are suckling at the teat (Josh, Ted and a handful of other lessor knows) want to become the next trump. How disgusting is that as a thought?
I sobered up 45 years ago. The booze was killing me but i was trapped, or so it seemed. Treatment, AA and the understanding with my higher power helped me come to grips with the fact i had to put the bottle in the cupboard and never, ever look at it again. My life changed immeasurably for the better. It's time for all of us to push trump from our lives and never, ever look at him again.
Evil is simply evil.