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    Burn It All Down?

    Burn It All Down?

    The Senate Republicans who protected and enabled Trump have to be held accountable.


    Senate Republicans “have enabled Trump’s despicable behavior,” Matt K. Lewis writes over at the Daily Beast, “while doing nothing to mitigate his worst instincts. Rather than rising to the occasion, they instead buckled under pressure. They lacked both the courage and the character we should expect from our leaders. If Trump were a more competent authoritarian, their cowardice might have been lethal.”

    But, writes Lewis: We should vote for them anyway. Six more years!

    Let’s leave aside the question of whether the deaths of nearly 150,000 Americans can be considered a “lethal” consequence. Lewis is among the anti-Trump critics now warning against punishing the GOP too severely for its cowardice, lack of character, and submission to Trumpism. He is joined by David French, who is also “squarely in the camp that seeks to dump Trump but not to seek vengeance on the rest of the GOP”:

    A rage, fury, and a “burn it all down” mentality is one of the maladies that brought us to the present moment. Repeating that same impulse, but with an entire party in the crosshairs, will only compound our political dysfunction.


    French is likely referring to comments by the Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt, who argues that Never Trump conservatives should vote against Republicans up and down the ballot. “The analogy would be in the same way that fire purifies the forest, it needs to be burned to the ground and fundamentally repudiated,” Schmidt said. “Every one of them should be voted out of office, with the exception of Mitt Romney.”

    Predictably, the legions of anti-anti-Trumpers are incensed, suggesting that this position makes Never Trumpers effectively Democrats. (As a class, the anti-anti-Trumpers may concede that the house is on fire, but are content to sit on the patio complaining about the fire extinguishers.)

    But both Lewis and French are a different story: They have been unwavering in their Never Trumpism. I’ve been a fan of Lewis’s since his 2016 book Too Dumb to Fail eviscerated the GOP for betraying the Reagan Revolution, and I am by long custom and practice an avowed Frenchist.

    So it gives me no pleasure to say that they are both wrong.
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    Lol. TDS bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Lol. TDS bad.

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    You might want to read the article. These guys are over Trump. This debate is what to do about his enablers in the Senate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    You might want to read the article. These guys are over Trump. This debate is what to do about his enablers in the Senate.
    I read it. Its bullshit. You expected them to side against Trump because....he's a racist Nazi. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    I read it. Its bullshit. You expected them to side against Trump because....he's a racist Nazi. Right?

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    You really aren't paying attention. It is pointless to engage you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    You really aren't paying attention. It is pointless to engage you.
    I can't help you out either. You have no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    You really aren't paying attention. It is pointless to engage you.
    I wuddint gone murray you anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80zephyr View Post
    Lol. TDS bad.

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    It's The Bulwark.
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    It's The Bulwark.
    Anti-Trumpism conservatives. Otherwise known as conservatives.
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