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{{BLUARGHHH!!!}}

That’s what I heard in the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday (featuring the smug asshole stylings of Matt Whitaker).

For two years, the majority of the country that did not vote for Trump or his “ism”, had to sit on its hands and watch in dismay as Muslims and other immigrants were treated like less than human beings. It had to watch children torn from their parents, legitimate voters disenfranchised, sick people threatened with an ice floe, POC stripped of their dignity and women of their ability to choose their reproductive fates. It had to wait for the billionaires to shrug off all responsibility and get even more money in the form of tax breaks while infrastructure continued to deteriorate. There were tax cuts that never materialized for the middle class and significant tax INCREASES on the libtards who stupidly had jobs and houses in blue states. It saw environmental and health regulations stripped, climate science decimated and pieces of vital governmental services, like the weather service, sold for parts to private entities.

It was forced to witness corruption on an unheard of scale for the United States of America. It saw a president who is without shame, scruples or limits (apparently) viciously attack our justice system, engage in nepotism, obstruction of justice and coercion and severely compromise our national security with hostile foreign adversaries.

And it watched the Republican Party sit back and shrug.

Matt Whitaker was disrespectful, contemptuous and defiant. He’s also an obvious liar.

The hearing started off badly and quickly devolved. I heard the duct tape finally ripped off of the loyal opposition. It finally got a chance to speak and it spoke loudly with rage and anguish.

None of us signed up for this shit. Not even the clueless Trumpers. We hold one house in Congress but the majority in that house represents the majority of the country even if some of the minority still hold their seats through ruthless gerrymandering and criminal election actions.

It sure didn’t sound pretty. It sounded like gasping for air after being water boarded.

I totally get it.

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