Donald Trump Continues To Undermine American Democracy—With The Help of Shameless Republicans

Trump’s call asking Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes to overturn his defeat to Joe Biden
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Donald Trump’s call asking Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes to overturn his defeat to Joe Biden is yet another shameless chapter in the scandal-plagued history of this presidency.

Wasn’t Trump supposed to “drain” the Washington “swamp?” Instead, he has made Capitol Hill politics much more polluted and perverted.

Trump’s dictatorial, power-hungry, inclinations should concern Americans who believe in true democracy and just basic honesty and decency.

Trump, in this domestic call, mirrored the very bad behavior that got him impeached for the infamous “perfect call,” where he engaged in extortion tactics, in an attempt to get Ukraine to manufacture dirt to smear Joe Biden, and help his 2020 Election chances. Although Trump was clearly guilty of the Ukraine impeachment charges, the dishonest Republican Party aided, abetted and acquitted this criminally conniving crook.

Given that, we should not expect Republicans to seriously address Trump’s clear abuse of power in the call to Georgia’s Secretary of State.

Some Republicans hinted, and hoped, that the Ukraine impeachment episode would curb Trump’s lawless predisposition. Obviously, this corrupt conman clown has not reformed his criminal character one iota.

In two weeks, Joe Biden will officially become America’s 46th president. But we must all worry about what will happen between now and then, and what comes after. Indeed, Trump is encouraging insurrection—which, ultimately, will lead to violence.

Craven careerist Republicans have now said they will object to the certification of the Electoral College votes that secured Joe Biden’s win to become the next president. For decades, these phony hypocritical Republicans have lectured us about “putting country before party.”

What happened to this holier-than-thou mantra of the Republicans?

It’s now clear that was just more Republican bull like much of the nonsense they spout. Over the years, we've heard talk about “states’ rights” and “small government.” But here, to help Trump orchestrate a coup, they are challenging the votes of those states, largely Blue ones, who rejected Trump at the ballot box.

This galling GOP Party—that has been engaging in suppressing Black votes for decades—are now echoing Trump's brazen lies about “voting irregularities,” while seeking to discredit Democratic voters, especially those coming from Black and minority communities. These deceitfully disgusting politicians have their noses buried up Trump’s butt to keep him happy for their political expediency.

Unfortunately, the current Republican Party is filled with a bunch of dishonest political whores who pretend they aren’t selling out Americans for profit, and to maintain their positions, while giving us grandstanding rhetoric about their supposed righteous principles and virtues.

In the beginning of Trump’s launch into presidential politics, many Republicans who now staunchly support Trump were denouncing him when they thought he couldn’t win the presidency with his overtly racist platform agenda. Before Trump, Republicans preferred a more “kinder, gentler” covert form of racial politics.

In July 2015, when Trump said Senator John McCain was “not a war hero,” because he was captured during the Vietnam War, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a supposed friend of John McCain, objected. Graham said Trump was “bringing his [McCain’s] name down.” Graham said Trump “shouldn’t be commander in chief” and called Trump “a jackass.”

But now Graham is a golfing buddy bootlicker of Trump defending him at every turn.

During the 2016 Election campaign, Texas Senator Ted Cruz called Trump a “pathological liar,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and “a serial philanderer.”

Cruz also said, “he doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies … in a pattern that is straight out of a psychology textbook, he accuses everyone of lying” adding “Donald is a bully … bullies don’t come from strength they come from weakness.”

Of course, Cruz’s then comments are understandable given Trump’s insinuation that Cruz’s father was somehow involved with Lee Harvey Oswald, and possibly the JFK assassination—as well as the fact that Trump attacked Cruz’s wife. Yet, Cruz enlisted Trump’s help, in 2018, when he was afraid Beto O’Rourke was about to topple him from the Texas senate seat he sits in.

What kind of moral person asks the individual who unapologetically trashed the characters of their father, and wife, for help to win a political seat ? Cruz’s conduct here is a prime example of the disreputable nature of today’s Republican Party.

One-time Republican star Paul Ryan left the Party, in 2019, he claimed because he wanted to spend time with his family. Of course, the more obvious truth is Ryan saw the handwriting on the wall and knew Trump was going to inflict serious damage on the Republican Party by being an albatross around their necks. In leaving, Ryan took the easy way out instead of challenging this immoral scoundrel like he did initially.

In June 2016, then House Speaker Ryan criticized Trump’s attack on Mexican-American Judge Gonzalo Curiel as "the textbook definition of a racist comment," after Trump said Judge Curiel couldn’t fairly adjudicated a lawsuit against Trump University because "He's a Mexican.” But once Trump won the White House, Ryan did a total turnaround basking in Trump’s win like the rest of the wretched Republican Party.

How far will Republicans follow Trump before their consciences—assuming they still have any—say enough is enough? Are they really willing to help Trump destroy America by taking the country over the cliff because of their unchecked at-any-cost political ambitions?

Republicans both in the House and Senate have said they will be objecting, this Wednesday, to the Electoral College certification of Biden’s win. This absurd spectacle will do even more damage to American Democracy than Trump has been doing already.

That reality makes Tuesday’s Georgia Runoff Elections all the more important for the preserving of some semblance of sanity in American politics. The Trump presidency has proven that the Republican Party is no longer a responsible political party that can be trusted.

Georgians must realize how high the stakes are now and vote like all our collective lives depend on it by electing Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate. Republicans just cannot be expected to control Trump, even after he is removed from the White House---since his malevolent machinations will remain “a clear and present danger” to the American Republic.

We have two more weeks to go before we can say good riddance to seeing Donald Trump in the White House.

However, it will likely be an excruciating long two weeks.

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