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There are some days…

… when I am so relieved to be standing on mthe side with the white hats.

No hat is perfectly white because nobody’s perfect.

I’m just glad to not have to feel guilt or shame about the last three years.

But is it a virtue if you’ve never even felt the temptation to join the other side?

And how do the people who joined the other side justify what they’ve tolerated in their names?

Events are happening so quickly now. It seems like a national emergency to get Trump out of the White House. There’s a sense of impending catastrophe, that the Russians have infiltrated our system.

It’s nerve wracking and exhausting. I feel like I’ve spent three years concentrating my will towards setting things right.

The white hats have to redouble their efforts and not let up until it’s done. Whatever happens as a consequence is going to be much better than leaving Trump in office.

Do whatever it takes to legally get it done.

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  1. RD, I don’t think many on the other side feel guilt or shame at what their trump vote, third party vote or no vote at all has done to this country. Enough of them are willing if not eager for another four years of ”winning.” I can still hear the words of Lou Dobbs (not sure when he said it) to the effect that trump is a great president, probably the greatest in our lifetime. How can you reason with that or even understand it? There are probably more on the other side who just want a more normal rich white guy, like Romney or Jeb, to take over. I am willing to bet most Republicans will never vote for a Dem, no matter how bad the Republican is. Let’s face it, nobody ratfucks and indoctrinates better than the GOP.

    I fear the best we can hope for is that the Senate removes trump from office and leaves us with Pence. I think Romney is maneuvering for 2020. The media would love that.

  2. Yes, it has been exhausting, and I know there are others who have done much more than I have to try to get things changed. I read all sorts of anecdotal evidence from “resistors” and people in the mental health field which testifies as to the anxiety, various ailments which have developed as a result of all of this.

    Yes, Trump is selling out the country for his personal gain and protection. The betrayal of the Kurds is abhorrent. He has not one redeeming quality, he is a truly evil person, the most evil this country has ever had in a position of great power. He makes Nixon almost look decent. But he is not an aberration, as Biden would want to think. He is a natural outgrowth of what the Republican Party has turned into. Most unfortunately, this is not going to go away if Trump leaves. There is no Republican who would help on the environment, do something about gun violence, fix an economy which is headed for a Depression at some point.

    Obviously, whether the Senate Republicans vote to convict Trump will only be based on whether they are assured that they will get Pence, and that this all will help their election chances. “The good of the country” does not factor in. Pence could be worse than Trump. He is a weird person whose religious positions and social views might have fit during the Dark Ages. Plus, he is a willing contributor to all the corruption of the last three years.

    What do I want to happen? I vacillate. Getting Trump out as quickly a possible is certainly paramount. If the Senate wants to convict him, that’s fine. If they don’t, then we have to defeat him, or the country is lost. It’s probably lost even if they convict him, and we get Pence, and he wins. So the election is it, and all focus must be on that, how to protect the voting systems, keep voters from being purged, and nominate someone who can win. Then we might be able to relax a bit, except that this cannot be a one-off, because Republicans never relent, never capitulate, they keep trying to brainwash the population into voting for them. Even so, vacations would be warranted if we got the Republicans out of the White House, and somehow out of Senate control as well.

    • But he is not an aberration, as Biden would want to think. He is a natural outgrowth of what the Republican Party has turned into. Most unfortunately, this is not going to go away if Trump leaves. There is no Republican who would help on the environment, do something about gun violence, fix an economy which is headed for a Depression at some point.

      Exactly… There are likely some decent Republicans out there, but there are none in elected office that are worth a damn. The so-called evangelical christians, and the tea party members have too much power, and I don’t see how they get rooted out. Citizens United has totally fucked the country.

      Any candidate who thinks that they can be reasoned with has already drunk the Kool-Aide, and must be rejected… Biden cannot be the nominee, of course he would be better then tRump, but the GOP cannot be reasoned with anymore.

  3. A Dem victory in 2020 sounds like a miracle to me. We all could certainly use one, but we also need to keep the House and an upheaval in the Senate and in many state legislatures if we hope to survive as a nation. What are the odds on that?

  4. This may the interview that is making today’s news. It’s excellent. Hillary is making very bold statements.

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