Monday, February 20, 2017

President's Day Thought

On this President's Day (or for many of us, "Not My President's Day"), the Washington Post editorial board "hopes" the Republican Congress has learned something in the month the shitgibbon has been in office, something we see few signs of ourselves:
...We hope that Congress has also learned something in the past month: that with truth, openness and integrity becoming scarce commodities in the White House, and with ethnic nationalist and other anti-democratic forces gaining in many countries, an inescapable challenge is looming before the House and the Senate, the same one presented to another Republican Congress 154 years ago by a president who always spoke with honesty and courage: 
“We cannot escape history,” Lincoln said then. “We . . . will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.”
What might currently pass for "honor" in the Republican Congress is =cough= McCain =cough= superficial posturing so far.  When the chips are down, they're sticking with party before country. Here's Nate Silver's proof:

We'll go out on a limb and say that 80 percent of Republicans in Congress will stick with the shitgibbon all the way.  It's who they are.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is working on a solution to a Trump- enabling Republican Congress:
DCCC recruitment chair Denny Heck (D-Wash.) is apparently unconcerned about finding credible contenders for the 2018 midterms. "We're raining candidates," he said last week.
Better be good progressive candidates.

BONUS:  And with a base like this, we shouldn't expect Republicans to act honorably.

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