Clearly the absence of full acknowledgment of Trump’s political finish will take more time.
However, his expected announcement of his 2024 Presidential candidacy will only highlight its absurdity that he will ever again hold public office.
That fact may embolden the DOJ’s seemingly endless deferral of Trump’s indictment for his multiple crimes to end.
However, it may also encourage a quiet bi-partisan recognition that further public elevation of his embarrassing record can only foster potential violence and needless interference with trying to do the needed governance so disabled by Trump’s false claims.
Certainly, the following NY Times story indicates the verdict won’t be long in sounding more loudly. Read here.
"As the sheer number of missed Republican opportunities sank in, the rush to openly blame Mr. Trump was as immediate as it was surprising."
The cult may be coming unglued, though we'd be fools to count on it. https://t.co/81yiaNP2pK
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) November 10, 2022
Personally, I would prefer an indictment and conviction, but one could argue this sad excuse for being human deserves no further public options to disrupt our republic.
Hopefully the republic can find a predominance of patriotic Republicans who care more about their country than gaining personal political power.
Such hopes can’t be too optimistic with leaders Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell in charge.
Picking up the pieces as this NY Times article reports will not be simple.
As one quote says:
“But if Mr. Trump remains a major motivator for Democrats, Republicans are starting to have to take sides, with his allies in Congress pressuring other Republicans to endorse his 2024 candidacy and a loyal band of senators looking for ways to undercut Senator Mitch McConnell, the party’s leader in that chamber and the object of Mr. Trump’s scorn.”
Before the midterm votes are even fully counted, Republicans face a decision: Do they stick with Donald Trump into 2024 or leave him? There are signs of an effort to inch the GOP away from Trump ahead of his scheduled announcement Tuesday of another run. https://t.co/i9SR8xuCBK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 13, 2022
This time of surprise Democratic victory gives the party a chance to acknowledge what good things President Biden accomplished in getting key legislation passed in a deeply divided Congress.
However, Trump’s political exit also gives Biden what should be a welcome chance to retire and give the many attractive younger Democrats a chance to politically sort out the best among them, both women and men, to carry on the fight for keeping our democracy viable and regaining choice for women.
Too naive these expectations? Maybe, as we face the inevitable near-term consequences of global warming and environmental degradation, the need for vision, honesty, and cohesion at all levels of our society becomes urgent.
The big planetary issues still loom large. On environment and climate as Sir David Attenborough so admirably explained in his magnificent 2020 documentary on Netflix. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet which now has had wide exposure.
Sadly, despite UN’s featuring the message, I am far from sure enough world leaders really understand the urgent implications of the science he presents.
Further, I am farther from sure enough of us citizens do, but perhaps enough of us if we have the chance will vote with enlightened leadership if we get such leaders to keep our fragile republic from becoming insensitive to the good fortune many of us enjoyed as we took over an untrammeled Garden of Eden in the early 17th Century and sufficiently advanced governance from Divine Right of King to a democracy for elites that covered enough of us to last from 1790 through a Civil War, through racism and varieties of civil disobedience that remarkably didn’t destroy this unique social contract until its unheeded social and political divisions allowed the fluke election of Trump, whose egotism, utter arrogance, and ignorance of propriety has led previous 20th Century villains like Hitler and Mussolini to dictatorships.
Now as the environmental continuance of habitable life on earth wavers in doubt, the organization of human governance comes under increasing scrutiny.
Choice indeed is not limited to women’s rights to safe abortions, but to the question of our planetary health and survival.
“What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”: https://t.co/fHuh0CG6JD
“We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”: https://t.co/TA4j7cp1tE
“From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”: https://t.co/lkC2t3E1A9 pic.twitter.com/bQsL2mLBcO
— Church and State (@ChurchAndStateN) November 1, 2021
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A Life on Our Planet — David Attenborough
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