First it was the Mueller probe. Then impeachment. Democrats expected these investigations would drag Donald Trump, the most blatantly corrupt politician in U.S. history, through the jaws of justice and finally hold him accountable.
We know how that ended up.
Mueller came and went with Trump barely getting scratched.
And the complicit Republican Senate yesterday violated its oath to uphold the Constitution and be impartial jurors, while completely decimating its oversight role by conducting the first impeachment trial ever to be held without one single document or witness. That’s not a fair trial. It’s a cover-up.
Donald Trump now has free reign to be as dishonest, corrupt and treasonous as he wants. To trade America’s national security for his personal, financial and/or political gain.
To abuse the power of the presidency with impunity. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell just assured that.
So the big question is, what do we do now?
We vote, that’s what we do. And not in the typical 60% range. We need record turnout. We need to make history. We need a landslide.
We need to rally around whoever the Democratic nominee will be. Old people, young people, whites, blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQ, men, women, moderates, progressives…everyone needs to unite after the primaries and support the eventual nominee.
We need to donate money. Make phone calls. Canvas. Volunteer in voter registration drives. All of it, or any of it. Each of us needs to do something.
No more “If my candidate doesn’t win I’m staying home” crap.
No more “Why bother, my vote doesn’t count” insanity.
We must unite. We must rally. We must support. We must vote.
And vote like your life depends on it.
Because, with this dangerous, undisciplined, impulsive, amoral, vision-less policy-bankrupt ego-driven madman in the Oval Office, it does.