Reblog: Open Letter To Republican Members Of Congress

Jill Dennison has written an open letter to the GOP members of Congress pleading with them to do the right thing and to press Donald Trump to concede the election.

I live in a blue state, where my senators are Democrats, as is the member of the House who represents my district. But Jill has invited those of you whose senators or congressional representatives are Republicans to feel free to adapt and use her letter to send to your members of Congress.

I’m also reblogging Jill’s post so that perhaps other conservative voices who read her letter will accept the reality that Donald Trump has lost the presidential election and that his divisive, destructive post-election words and actions are subverting America’s democratic processes and sabotaging the future of our nation.

Dear Senator/Representative, I write today out of extreme frustration as a citizen of the United States, a person who has paid taxes since 1964 when …

Open Letter To Republican Members Of Congress

I’m So Tired of this Shit

Tired freelancer man rubbing his eyesI was elated, excited, thrilled, and relieved when Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election four days after Election Day.

Interestingly, Biden’s 306 electoral votes and Trump’s 232 electoral votes in 2020 are the exact inverse of the 2016 presidential election, when Trump received 306 electoral votes to 232 electoral votes for Clinton. And yet, despite receiving almost 3 million fewer votes than Clinton, Trump declared his victory in 2016 to be a “landslide win.”

In 2020, not only was Biden’s victory in the Electoral College a “landslide win,” according to Trump’s own accounting, but Biden also won the popular vote count by almost 6 million. There is no question that Biden won the election and that he will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

Yet here it is, almost two weeks since Biden was declared the winner, and Trump and most of his Republican cronies are still in denial. Trump has not conceded and he, his lawyers, and his GOP enablers are doing everything they can to reverse the outcome of the election.

Trump has dispatched Rudy Giuliani and a whole host of lawyers to file nuisance lawsuits in critical swing states alleging bogus charges of widespread voter fraud. Trump is personally calling Republican members of state and local election committees and asking them to not certify the election results in their jurisdictions.

Trump butt-lickers like Lindsey Graham are reaching across state lines to try to persuade state officials to throw out certain ballots in order to reverse the Biden victories in those states.

Meanwhile, media outlets like Fox News continue to support Trump’s false claims and bogus allegations and to rile up their millions of views with the assertion that the Biden win is illegitimate.

I’m so tired of this shit. Americans are tired of this shit. The world is tired of this shit. It’s time for Trump and his minions to accept reality and to stop spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about the legitimacy of the 2020 election and Biden’s decisive victory. It’s time to move on and let America begin the healing process.

If it’s not already too late.

One-Liner Wednesday — Brainwashed or Brain Dead?

Following Joe Biden’s election victory, 70% of Republicans say they don’t believe the election was “free and fair” and almost 40% think the results will be overturned.

Politico Morning Consult

As long as media outlets like Fox News are allowed to blatantly lie to their viewers, most of whom are conservative Republicans, the majority of Republicans and around four in ten Americans will continue to believe that Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election, even though he irrefutablly did.

Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

How Do They Sleep at Night?

This came across my newsfeed this morning.Why am I surprised that no Republicans in Congress possesses even an ounce of scruples?

Why would I think that any Republican in Congress, including those who previously insisted that they would not support filling a vacancy for a new Supreme Court justice in a presidential election year, are now saying that they will support, just 41 days before our next presidential election, filling the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

These spineless, unscrupulous, lying, hypocritical Republicans want to reverse Roe v. Wade, thus taking away a woman’s right to manage her own reproductive healthcare. They want to destroy the Affordable Care Act, thus depriving millions of Americans of access to cost-effective healthcare. And with a solid, 6 to 3 conservative majority on the high court, that is exactly what the Republicans will be able to accomplish when pending cases on Roe v. Wade and the ACA come before the court.

Most important, these scuzzy Republicans want to give their Lord and Master, Donald Trump, a conservative majority on the Supreme Court so that when he contests the election — and Trump has already told us that is what he’s planning to do — he will have the support of the right-wing high court to declare him the victor.

Because of Trump, McConnell, Barr, and all of the Republican sycophants in Congress, democracy America is over. Putin has won. How do they look at themselves in the mirror? How do they sleep at night?

I am angry. I am frustrated. I am tired. I am depressed. I am without hope. And I’m heartbroken.

Reblog — Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths

No doubt about it, that’s Impeached President Donald J. Trump’s voice on the audiotape dated Feb. 7, 2020, telling veteran journalist Bob Woodward …

Republicans: Speak now or be held complicit in COVID-19 deaths