Someone sent bombs to Democrats and to CNN this morning. “Civility,” amirite?
As of this writing, targets include philanthropist George Soros, the Clintons, the Obamas, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. So far, no one has been injured.
We can’t pretend that this is all normal with slightly less politeness and slightly hotter tempers. Nothing has been normal for a long, long time.
Sorry, I can’t just dash off a fun lighthearted post today. Actually, dashing off a fun lighthearted post feels, in light of the multiple assassination attempts, kind of pathological.
We need to put the brakes on this thing, whatever it is, that we’re barreling toward at breakneck speed. And Republicans have been completely, utterly, incredibly clear: they refuse to do it.
Just days ago, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in a Saudi Arabian embassy. There are money ties between Saudi Arabia and the trump family, from Jared Kushner’s visits and private texts to the Saudi use of trump properties, directly benefiting trump.
And yet we’re not having congressional hearings about emoluments. There’s no inquiry into the murder of a man whose children are American citizens. Republicans are oddly, oddly quiet.
Everything I’ve written is independently verifiable. Everything I’ve said here has nothing to do with partisanship; they’re just facts. Check on them yourself.
And ask: do you want more of this? Do you want to see where this kind of corrupt power goes completely unchecked? Do you want to take your chances?
Vote November 6, or we may be facing our last real election.
No hyperbole. Just truth.