Powerful article over on the Atlantic. In This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans, James Follows argues that the Republican Party is now at a crossroads. It can either support the United States and its people, or it can support Trump, a traitor and a fool. It cannot do both.
Trump is, says Follows, either so much a idiot that he doesn’t notice he’s doing Putin’s bidding or else, “… Donald Trump is flat-out an agent of Russian interests—maybe witting, maybe unwitting, from fear of blackmail, in hope of future deals, out of manly respect for Vladimir Putin, out of gratitude for Russia’s help during the election, out of pathetic inability to see beyond his 306 electoral votes. Whatever the exact mixture of motives might be, it doesn’t really matter.”
Let’s hope the GOP elite has the courage to pick country over party, but, given what craven and spineless beings they’ve shown themselves to be so far, it is hard to hope for the best in their case.