Trump’s 2024 GOP frontrunner status reflects our plummeting national self-respect. Is there nothing this “man” can do to disqualify himself? Apparently not. And make no mistake, this continual defense of the indefensible reflects a deep self-loathing on the part of his Cultists. You have to hate yourself pretty intensely to in any way defend or rationalize his evil insanity.
The curious thing is that Trump has admitted, well, everything, including his orchestrated attempt to overthrow the government of the United States. It’s all there, on video and in documents. Why did it take that jury all of about eight seconds to find him liable in the Carroll case? Because he told us who he is, both in his deposition videos and in the infamous Access Hollywood tape. What’s the saying? “When somebody tells you who he is, believe him.”
“I don’t even know who this woman is.” He actually said that following the announcement of the verdict. This is Twi-Light Zone stuff.
So all of this—all of this—is “political” or a “witch hunt.” Cultists?
We will make no societal progress until we re-stigmatize lying and liars. Lying must once again carry a heavy price tag instead of an eternal free pass. The Trump verdict got Tuesday off to a nice start. The federal charges filed later in the afternoon against George Santos then provided additional hope. This is progress, however modest.
Not that Tuesday didn’t come with its frustrations. Kevin McCarthy playing a game of chicken with our—and that means your—economic future is an abomination that further displays the GOP’s total disinterest in responsible governance.
And, there is no doubt that Biden was correct in predicting “chaos” at the border Thursday when Title 42 expires. Get ready.
Earnest question: What possible objection could any rational person have to raising the minimum age for assault-style weapons purchases in Texas from 18 to 21?
I welcome your answers.
I wish I could take credit for this observation, but it’s something I read or heard in passing. I’m not the author. However, “Gunfire is now the ambient sound of America,” is tragically brilliant. Yeah, that sound is now what we call “room tone” in radio, television and film. It is the “nat sound” track of our American lives. And it is a uniquely American shame.