I just finished reading Michael Wolff’s book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency and started Michael Bender’s book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost. As a concerned and informed citizen of the United States of America during the Trump presidency both books have only confirmed what I already knew about the dysfunction, dishonesty, and corruption of the Trump reign. I have, since day one, contended that Donald J. Trump was the most ill prepared person to ever hold the most important job this country has to offer and honestly, I feel very fortunate that this nation survived this dark period.
It bothered me that you supported this malignant narcissist for all four of those years knowing, firsthand and up-close, the stories detailed in both books were true. You knew that then and you know that now but still you support, you ignore, and you promote this individual’s severe deficiencies. And you do this for what? To stay in his good graces because he is the king of a shrinking base of white, racist, and violent voters?
I am a big proponent of a two-party system. I realized many years ago that where we, as a nation, get into trouble is when we swing too far to the left or to the right. Like all things in life, the middle way, a course between two extremes, is the most productive and healthy path. But compromise for the good of every citizen is not the road the GOP has decided to take. McConnell himself stated that “One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration”. STOPPING! Not working with or helping the American people. STOPPING! Stopping the Democrats and Joe Biden from doing anything.
Right now, the face and voice of the GOP, with the Twitter silence of the king, is a ragtag group of QAnon trolls that include Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Louie Gohmert, Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks. That is your party and because you don’t have the courage of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger that will be your party for the foreseeable future. Honestly these clowns are a gift to the Democrats which is why Republicans had to take a page from the Jim Crow handbook on how to suppress free and fair elections. It is the only way they can win.
There is simply no denying that Trump has created a divided America, a Civil War 2.0. And we all saw, and you experienced firsthand, the “fruits” of his labors on January 6th when terrorists waving MAGA and Trump flags paying homage to their king attempted to overthrow our government. It wasn’t ANTIFA, it wasn’t BLM, it wasn’t the FBI, it was people that voted for you. Make no mistake about it, January 6th was an attempted and failed coup d’état just like the ones we watch on the national news occurring in third world countries, orchestrated by a disgraced, unstable dictator. And sadly, based on your inaction, and Trump’s continued delusional rhetoric I believe it will happen again. Maybe August 13th when Trump is supposed to be reinstated as president according to Mike Lindell.
For these terrorists January 6th is now a day of celebration, a day of remembrance. Check Amazon, there is a whole line of t-shirts commemorating the event, calling it a civil war, a day kings and legends were born, and a day they will never forget. What these terrorists “accomplished” was a crime, a crime against our nation, a crime against me, a crime against you, and a crime against our constitution. Trump started this fire and continues to throw gasoline on it every day. And like Nero, he has joyfully watched our nation burn from the comfort of his living room and big screen television.
As I have written to you before, you let this happen and you continue to let this happen. The division, the racism, the hate and the hurt this country is dealing with lands squarely on your shoulders. You know this, Americans know this, and your God knows. I guess making sure Chick-fil-A opens a location on the Notre Dame campus is a more important issue and certainly guarantees a soundbite on Fox News than standing-up to a mentally ill man who wants to be dictator and will say mean things about you if you cross him.
I look forward to receiving your form email response.