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The Capitol Invasion Must be the End of the Line for Trump

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/07/capitol-invasion-must-be-end-line-trump

Omar writes Articles of Impeachment. Cori Bush also acts. AOC calls for Repukes to be kicked out. Calls for 25th amendment. YET PELOSI ADJOURNS???

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Pelosi, along with Schumer call for the evocation of Article 25 with an added provision of impeachment. What would you suggest be done? Fer goodness sake, there were Maga idiots sitting at her desk, going though her stuff, and stealing an official lectern.

Impeach and Remove. The Republican party has been quaking in its boots about the power that Trump will retain and how it needs his base. Well his base is pretty base now, isn’t it. Republicans, this is your chance to throw off the curse of Trump, yes at the expense of his rabid base. Rebuild your party based upon ideas that are not focused on “corporations are people”. Go back to 1956 and read Ike’s reelection platform–it had a much better shot of making America great again than anything we’ve seen over the past four decades. Remember small businesses? They were quaint and quirky. They owners knew your name. Banks were there to help them get established and grow as their ideas blossomed and their clientele expanded. You championed a lot of that growth. Now we have two parties of competing billionaires with seemingly not a scintilla of a thought of people, just capital. The Trump cult is crazy, no doubt, but they have been fueled by the toxic mix of neoliberalism and neoconservatism that has left too many of the citizenry adrift. Trump is not your answer, Republicans. As a proud Progressive Independent, I urge you to think politically rather than tribally. Throw out the evangelicals who want to usurp your brand for their interest (remember Barry Goldwater’s warning on this matter). Stop praying to mammon. Not all ideas for change are good. Put your heads together and come up with rational ways to challenge change based upon Enlightened reason rather than two-thousand-year-old “that’s the way it’s supposed to be” reflex. Chase the clowns out of your party (Gohmert, Gaetz, Nunes, Cruz, …). Clean house. America needs a healthy competition of ideas. If the Republican party wants to participate, GET RID OF TRUMP NOW.