Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse did not bite his tongue when he addressed a group of his constituents in a telephone town hall meeting recently; please tell us how you feel, Ben.
Other than the wishy-washy Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine, the only other US Senator who has ever dared to disagree with [wannabe strongman Donald Trump] openly, has been [flaky Jeff Flake of Arizona], of course, he did what Trump wanted, threw a few stones then ducked out before Trump could chop his head off.
Sasse responded to questions from constituents as to why he has openly criticized Donald Trump, a Republican President, for Republican polarized cultists, which is an almost unforgivable sin.
In response, Ben Sasse told them Trump has “flirted with white supremacists,” and “kisses dictators’ butts, and mocks Christian evangelicals in private.
I totally agree with Sasse on the two former charges, but I am totally in agreement with Trump as it relates to Trump mocking Evangelicals.
White Christian Evangelicals are total idiots and hypocrites to boot.
Sasse also criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and said Trump’s family had treated the presidency “as a business opportunity. “I mean, he and I have a very different foreign policy,” Sasse said. “It isn’t just that he fails to lead our allies. It’s that we — the United States — regularly sell out our allies under his leadership.”
Sasse said he criticizes Trump for how he treats women and because Trump “spends like a drunken sailor,” saying he criticized Democratic President Barack Obama for overspending as well.
Millions of Americans have already voted; in fact, as I am writing this piece, more than 20 million have already cast their ballots, so think on this.
As California Congressman, and former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell have pointed out, Ben Sasse voted to acquit Trump’s impeachment trial. His voting record in the US Senate, has been lockstep in line with Donald Trump’s agenda.
If you want to see whether Ben Sasse is doing this out of a strong moral conviction, rather than deeply rapacious personal lust, watch to see if he will cast a vote against seating Amey Coney Barrett on the United States Supreme Court.
Ben Sasse is a 48-years old Yale educated Republican Senator who is whip-smart. Ben Sasse waited until the writing is now on the wall that Trump may be imploding to release what he believes will be retrievable evidence of his opposition to Donald Trump’s corruption.
Evidence that he believes, will cleanse him of the putrid stench of his otherwise servile sycophancy to Trump’s agenda.
Ben Sasse has not objected to a single one of Trump’s crimes, not on his illegal Muslim ban, not on locking children in cages, not on his breaches of the emoluments clause, not on his killing of Iranian General Solemani, not on his attempt to destroy NATO, not on his crazy trade war on China, not on dividing the country along racial lines, not on cozying up to white supremacists .…..until this outburst.
So what is it that caused Ben Sasse to speak out against Donald Trump’s crimes now?
Above all things else, Sasse is a shrewdly intelligent younger man who sees himself going places. There will be life after Donald Trump, and someone will need to rise from the ashes, regardless of when that time comes…There will be a reckoning for what this iteration of the Republican party has done to the country.
Sasse wants to be the phoenix that rises from the ashes to represent the party when that time comes, maybe as early as 2024.
Many welcome Ben Sasse’s comments, including some Democrats, who are happy for anything that looks like bipartisan opposition to what Trump represents.
Sasse pointed out that Donald Trump’s actions will result in young people trending away from the Republican party never to return. He laments that the[ young people will become lifelong Democrats], not the harm that Trump is doing to the country.
For Ben Sasse, like other Republicans who are not members of the Lincoln Project, it is all about political expediency, and holding raw power.
Like the other Republicans, Ben Sasse is just another two-bit political hustler.
Mike Beckles is a former police Detective corporal, businessman, freelance writer; he is a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.