Now Another Republican Senator Wants To Shake Off The Trump Stench…

Do you recall over the last four years, every­one and their uncle ask­ing the ques­tion, “what the hell hap­pened to the Republicans”, in the face of Donald Trump’s crimes? (Senators, Congressmen &women)
Of course, you do… Some peo­ple say they are scared that Trump’s cult of sup­port will turn against them and shoo them out of office once he starts to bul­ly them on Twitter.
I agree that he is a colos­sal bul­ly, there is no deny­ing that, the sup­port he enjoys is not the kind of soft sup­port that oth­er politi­cians would enjoy, his sup­port­ers are all in.
So we are forced to scratch a lit­tle deep­er to under­stand the cult fol­low­ing that embold­ened Donald Trump to say he could shoot some­one on Fifth Avenue and he would­n’t lose a sin­gle sup­port­er. (We’ll come back to this point)
Me, I have ideas that may be more sin­is­ter. I believe that the Russians have dirt on all of these clowns and so they are forced to toe the Trump line.


It is remark­able what inter­nal polling can do fif­teen days before a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. I mean, being the cal­cu­la­tive self-serv­ing tac­ti­cians that they are, a cou­ple of Republican Senators have begun to find their voic­es by try­ing to cre­ate an impres­sion that they were always inde­pen­dent thinkers who nev­er fol­lowed on their knees behind Trump like servile domes­ti­cat­ed dogs.
Two days ago I wrote about the cal­cu­la­tive attempt of Nebraska US Senator Ben Sasse, in an insult to our intel­li­gence, when he tried to berate Donald Trump to rough­ly 17,000 of his con­stituents, in a teleconference.
Sure Senator Sasse, that kind of thing will nev­er get out, you only said it to the equiv­a­lent of a mid-sized town.
And now Texas Republican US sen­a­tor John Cornyn, who is in a tougher than expect­ed fight to retain his seat, has kin­da-sor­ta, come out with a mealy-mouthed bunch of lies, in an effort to try and wash some of the stench­es of Donald Trump from off him.

Slate report­ed that in a meet­ing Cornyn was asked whether he and oth­er mem­bers of the Republican Party didn’t regret fail­ing to push Trump more on cer­tain issues“?
I think what we found is that we’re not going to change President Trump. He is who he is,” Cornyn said. “You either love him or hate him, and there’s not much in-between”. What I tried to do is not get into pub­lic con­fronta­tions and fights with him because, as I’ve observed, those usu­al­ly don’t end too well.
The report indi­cat­ed that Cornyn insist­ed that he was opposed to tak­ing mon­ey from the defense bud­get to build por­tions of the bor­der wall, claim­ing he is “very much a defense hawk.”
But, as the Dallas Morning News points out, Cornyn repeat­ed­ly defend­ed the move pub­licly. In February, for exam­ple, he said Trump real­ly had no oth­er choice. “I believe bor­der secu­ri­ty is part of nation­al secu­ri­ty. So I sup­port the efforts to accom­plish that secure bor­der,” Cornyn told reporters on Feb. 20. “The president’s left with a bad hand and has to play the best hand he can.Cornyn’s Democratic chal­lenger, MJ Hegar, sent a tweet point­ing out this dis­crep­an­cy: “Either John Cornyn’s a cow­ard — or he’s a liar.
No, it is not a bina­ry choice… John Cornyn is both, and then some.
John Cornyn is see­ing the same exter­nal polling that most Americans are see­ing, addi­tion­al­ly, John Cornyn, like Ben Sasse, is also see­ing the hand­writ­ing on the wall, they have access to inter­nal polling for their party.
Ben Sasse said it, he said Trump is lead­ing the par­ty into a “blood­bath”, [sic].

Not a sin­gle one of these Republican US Senators hon­ored their oaths over the last three years plus of the Trump régime. They stood by in lock­step with Donald Trump as he walked all over the Constitution, the laws, and the rights of peo­ple he hated.
Not a sin­gle Republican Senator had the matu­ri­ty that the founders expect­ed them to exhib­it in the upper cham­ber. It is because the founders expect­ed Senators to be more rea­soned, less par­ti­san, more delib­er­a­tive, that they are giv­en six-year terms, as opposed to the two-year term of the more ram­bunc­tious mem­bers of the house.
Without con­sid­er­ing that Donald Trump will be like a flash in the pan, gone even­tu­al­ly, despite the evi­dence they all-togeth­er vot­ed to keep Trump in office, with the excep­tion of Mitt Romney.
Not a sin­gle oth­er Republican Senator stepped up to defend the Constitution as Republican Senators did to Richard Nixon.
Making the argu­ment that they do not like the things Trump does is malarky, Trump com­mit­ted remov­able offens­es for which he was just­ly impeached.
Republicans dis­hon­ored their oaths to the con­sti­tu­tion when they decid­ed not to remove the men­ace that is the Trump régime, all out of rank polit­i­cal opportunism.

The pur­suit of pow­er has long been the sole strat­e­gy of Republicans at all lev­els. They cre­ate farm insti­tu­tions that nur­ture and grow right-wing zealots whose loy­al­ty is to the Republican par­ty and its racist poli­cies, and not to the Democratic prin­ci­ples enshrined in the constitution.
Organizations like the Heritage Foundation are deter­mined to make the Supreme Court a far-right final arbiter that will turn the American clock back hun­dreds of years.
On the Supreme Court and the Federal appeals Bench, they have been a phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess at recre­at­ing the American Judiciary into an arm of the Republican Party.
Through uncon­scionable redis­trict­ing, they have ger­ry­man­dered Congressional Districts that allow Republican house mem­bers to choose their vot­ers, instead of vot­ers choos­ing them.
Through a mul­ti­plic­i­ty of vot­er sup­pres­sion tac­tics, they have pre­vent­ed minori­ties and young peo­ple from exer­cis­ing the fun­da­men­tal con­sti­tu­tion­al right in any Democratic nation, that is the right to vote.
The Republican par­ty’s galling and rapa­cious attempts to grab and hold pow­er is an insult to the flag, the Constitution, and every­thing this exper­i­ment ever represented.

Years ago Roger Ailes pitched an idea to Rupert Murdoch a media tycoon. That idea was that there was about 60% of the media that was slant­ed to the left .……lib­er­al as they say.
He argued that despite those per­cent­ages, the peo­ple who received news from the major news orga­ni­za­tions, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, et al were scat­tered around those networks.
He argued that there was a sol­id 40% who want­ed some­thing else.
That 40% was the so-called con­ser­v­a­tives scat­tered across the country.
FOX mis­in­for­ma­tion was born, along with FOX, emerged a net­work of radio, and oth­er mis­in­for­ma­tion chan­nels that were ded­i­cat­ed to feed­ing the beast of racist right-wing fears and victimhood.
Donald Trump did not need to work toward earn­ing that 40% of the coun­try, it was sit­ting there wait­ing for the most caus­tic, most ven­omous nation­al­ist to take over, and that is exact­ly what he did.
One by one he anni­hi­lat­ed his oppo­nents in the 2016 pri­maries, not with pol­i­cy ideas, not with busi­ness ideas, but with insults, dem­a­goguery, lies, and slander.
They want­ed a can­di­date who hates who they hate, regard­less of his flaws, Donald Trump became President because that 40% vot­ed, Democrats and so-called Independents allowed Russian mis­in­for­ma­tion against Hillary Clinton to keep them from voting.
According to the FBI Director and a long line of oth­er nation­al secu­ri­ty experts, not only has Russian inter­fer­ence not stopped, oth­er state actors have joined in, plac­ing the American Elections in grave danger.
Not a sin­gle Republican United States Senator has put pol­i­tics or per­son­al con­sid­er­a­tions aside to stand up to Donald Trump, as such not a sin­gle one of them will be guilt­less when this is all over.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, he is a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog mike​beck​les​.com. 
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