The Polarized America Myth Exculpates Republicans

Events of the past few weeks have shown beyond a doubt that the Republicans are responsible for the poisonous atmosphere that pervades our politics. The evidence is clear: Trump and his Republican minions are the morally and intellectual corrupt members of a morally and intellectually corrupt Republican Party.

The impeachment hearings, presenting the sworn testimony of honest Americans, have shown that Trump used the threat of withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine to pressure the Ukrainians to launch a phony investigation designed to libel Joe Biden, because Trump saw him as his most likely challenger in the 2020 Presidential election.

An investigation by the Justice Department’s respected Inspector General, set in motion by Attorney General William Barr, concluded that the FBI investigation into Russian connections to the Trump 2016 campaign was legitimate and justifiable according to established DOJ standards, and was not a politically-motivated ploy to besmirch Trump. Trump and Barr responded with their own politically-inspired denunciation of the conclusions of the investigation that they themselves had directed!

Republicans, in sum, had violated the Constitution and the rule of law by making unfounded charges against the FBI for its investigation–and then doubled down on their lawlessness with lies and demagoguery denouncing an investigation conducted in full compliance with the rule of law.

But despite the unquestioned lies and chicanery of Trump and the Republicans, mainstream media continue to foster the idea that both political parties are equally guilty in creating a “polarized” and “deeply divided” America.  

The truth the media are ignoring, of course, is that Republicans initiate the problem with one more round of telling their lies and stating their racist, xenophobic, misogynistic policies, leaving Democrats with no recourse but to denounce the Republicans for what they are. Ergo, we have a “polarized” country!

It’s as if the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the Americans retaliated by bombing Tokyo—and the media declared, “see? The Americans and the Japanese are equal war-mongers!”

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