(Excerpt) “President Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican.”
IndieDems comment: We realize Republicans have abandoned any semblance of morality, decency, intelligence, or common sense in asserting their support for Trump. From the beginning, Republicans tossed Christianity itself aside and turned their backs on God’s 10 Commandments and Jesus’ Golden Rule in order to worship Trump.
Republicans today are to Trump what Germans were to Adolph Hitler. They state explicitly that they know all about Trump’s lying, adultery, and contempt for our basic democratic and moral values and common human decency. The Republicans tell us: they just do not care.
We now have had several weeks of sworn testimony in open court, guilty pleas, recordings, and revelations in books by his former associates that reinforce conclusions about Trump’s debased moral character. Some of Trump’s closest confidants and business associates have deserted him and are cooperating with law enforcement officials.
Trump’s poll numbers in his Republican base remain unchanged. We know that there is no act that Trump could commit or words he could speak that will provoke serious Republican criticism, much less cause them to abandon him.
BUT–the rest of us must continue to record his depredations, not in any hope of changing Republicans’ closed minds, but to remind ourselves of the necessity of driving these people from power.
We must speak out very loudly when Trump’s words or deeds take us to a new low in debased human behavior. And for certain, Trump’s refusal to have any words of praise for John McCain after his death, while voices from across the civilized word sing his praise, is an act that shocks the conscience of any ordinary human being. Which obviously does not include Republicans.
No other act of Trump so decisively defines the difference between ordinary Americans and the Republican Party. No Republican can defend this act of crass, personal pettiness on the basis that it is a defense against a “witch hunt” or “fake news.” Trump’s refusal to say good words about McCain lays bear his debased moral character–and the extent to which Republicans share and revel in that debasement.
Many months ago, this would have been the point at which to ask the famous question Joseph Welch posed to Joseph McCarthy, “at long last, Senator, do you have no sense of decency?” Except, the question has been asked hundreds of time over as Trump’s perfidy has unfolded–like, when he bragged about sexually assaulting women or mocked a handicapped person, or told another of his over 4,000 lies, etc., etc., etc.
We now have conclusive proof that Trump and the Republicans have no sense of decency and never will.
The voters of the United States must now say to them what Oliver Cromwell said to the Rump Parliament in 1653: “Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. . . . Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance. . . . Go, get you out! Make haste! . . . In the name of God, go!”