The Senate Republicans have done it again! At a time when the country mourns its worst mass murder in history, Republicans dither over whether it should be called a terrorist actÂ or a hate crime, as if it really matters. At a time when overÂ 90% of the nation’s citizens want to begin to take steps to control and reduce the number of deaths occurring ever more regularly, Republican Senators did – NOTHING!
For nearly sixteen years Republicans have sought to stop the forward motion of the nation, and for over seven years, they have explicitly tried to kill anything that our president tries to accomplish. They tried everything possible to make his presidency a failure. How could they notÂ understand that when theyÂ obstructed and groundÂ the agenda of an elected president to a halt, they foil theÂ aspirations and hopes of the American people.
So as Republicans stymied the will of the people andÂ tried to create a failed presidency, they knew the rage and suffering they would create. TheirÂ plan was to blame EVERYTHING on the president, so that they could pick up the pieces of the wreckage that they actually created. The plan seems for now to have failed, however. Not just Democrats, but their own constituents, too,Â are outraged. It is that outrage that has created the path for Donald Trump and created contempt for all things political.
But even as the plan is disintegrating, Republicans continue to stymie theÂ efforts of the people, in favor of the status quo and the wishes of the benefactors who own them. Despicable. Saddening. Devastating. Gun manufacturers get rich; Americans get funerals and prayers.
PracticingÂ the politics of despairÂ must be ended now. This sorrow cannot be permitted to continue. Have they no decency or compassion?