The Republican Party is an organization without anything even vaguely resembling a moral core. The elevation of Donald Trump and the subsequent defense of his most heinous acts revealed the GOP to be nothing more than a toxic grievance cult, a party with no interest in competent governance. It seems the only thing that Republican politicians are committed to at this point is inflaming culture war conflicts so as to distract from their kleptocratic efforts to further enrich the hyper-wealthy.
Since they have nothing to offer the American people beyond faux moral outrage, they’re forced to consistently rely on bad-faith attacks for their political messaging. Ronna McDaniel, the utterly odious Chair of the Republican National Committee, penned a tweet today instructing Democrats to “heed Lincoln’s words” and “abandon their political game of impeachment” so that Congress can get back to work and start “bringing our badly divided country” back together.
The idea that holding Donald Trump accountable for helping to incite an insurrection that resulted in death and destruction is a “political game” is a talking point that Republicans are increasingly clinging to but one which falls apart beneath even the most cursory scrutiny. If there aren’t consequences for discarding our nation’s tradition of a peaceful transfer of power, if Trump can try to overthrow democracy and skate off without so much as a wrist slap then the rule of law may as well not exist.
It’s also incredibly rich for McDaniel to suddenly pretend that she cares about healing the political divide in this country after she spent four years enabling the most divisive president in American history. These people don’t want to bring us together, their entire political survival relies on them pushing us further apart.
Biden should heed Lincoln’s words by urging Democrats in the Senate to abandon their political game of impeachment so the People’s House can get back to doing the people’s business and we can start the work of bringing our badly divided country together.https://t.co/XI4uqQoIwJ
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 8, 2021
Not surprisingly, McDaniel’s tweet was met with a whirlwind of criticisms.
From the woman in charge of the party who is sheltering insurrectionists & seditious politicians The same one who spent the better part of the past 4+ years sewing the seeds of discontent & division throughout the land so they can scare enough people to give them power Fuck off! https://t.co/h44DrJG8Ic
— Michael F. Lopez, Pronoun Gang (@OOSMuppet) February 8, 2021
Ronna, you’re the one who has divided the country in your spreading of the Big Lie that led to January 6. Sit the fuck down. https://t.co/p0kPaKmsNR
— Jeffzatz Haderach (@starwart1) February 8, 2021
— J. Singleton (@hairhofla) February 8, 2021
What an absolute dogshit take https://t.co/8P8CYFTGYJ
— Iañ (@Goldfly6) February 8, 2021
Lincoln was murdered by a traitor.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) February 8, 2021
All of a sudden Ronald McDonald cares about healing the nation https://t.co/lf4eFV93ZM
— Radical Institutionalist (@Moderateleft) February 8, 2021
Ronna advocates negotiating with terrorists. https://t.co/BUoIDvzJBr
— miguel (@digdugboy) February 8, 2021
FYI, this tweet is still up https://t.co/pfVQHKTJuk
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) February 8, 2021
"Russia, Russia, Russia, biggest hoax ever." – Abraham Lincoln. https://t.co/syJa1eD6N7
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 8, 2021
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