Many of us have spent over three years waiting for “The Moment,” the point in time when even the most hardened Trump enablers have a brief coupling with clarity, when the nation determines it is long past time to turn away from the abusive dry-drunk in the White House.
You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
We have waited, and waited, and the moment has yet to come. Nothing seems to crack Donald Trump, who, ironically, learned his lessons early from the very lawyer who sat to Joe McCarthy’s right at the penultimate hearing, Roy Cohn.
We have waited, because Donald Trump appears to be one of the rarest of breeds, someone born with such malignant narcissism, a toxic mix of self-adulation, gluttony, and recklessness, such that he truly doesn’t have, never did, any “sense of decency,” and won’t for as long as he lasts. So, as to the question, posed over and over regarding whether he will ever acknowledge a sense of decency, we have met one and only one proud answer; “No.”
No one need ask it anymore.
No one need ask it of Donald Trump anymore, it is time to start asking his Republican aiders and abettors, those people who espouse themselves to be more capable, more humble, better educated, and more caring. Do you, Republicans, have any decency? At long last have you no sense of decency?
It appears there is a document that outlines how Donald Trump used funds out of our public treasury to solicit a bribe. Unless Ukraine agreed to investigate Trump’s political enemy, Trump promised he would withhold $250 million, our money, already publicly dedicated to our cause (through Congress), the defense of Ukraine. Trump himself now holds that document, which, if we’re to take him literally, has been passed to “everybody” at the White House. And Trump says we cannot have that document, it is his “privilege” to keep it secure from public scrutiny.
Unless Republicans agree it is wrong for a president to use public money to entice foreign countries into prosecuting a political rival, it is unlikely that anything will happen, perhaps ever. It would have seemed to me that one thing all Americans could agree upon is that it is abusive to use power to one’s personal needs, and not the needs of the nation. And yet, it appears that we cannot.
Because one would think that Republicans in congress would be standing alongside Democrats, demanding to see the whistleblower report, lest it be true. (And we’re assured by Trump himself that it is “perfect.”) One would think that Republicans would note that the country must, always, come first. One would think. At its most craven level, one would think that even the Republican party itself, as an entity, would agree that it is bigger than the needs of one man. One would think.
These presumptions seem so simple, so straightforward, so “obvious,” precisely because it is simple, it is straightforward, it is, “obvious.”
So the question to Republicans becomes; “Do you have no sense of decency, Republicans, at long last? Do you have no sense of decency?”
History has its eyes on you, all of you.
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