“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
Senator Lindsey Graham, the protégé of the late Senator John McCain and person whom Senator McCain used to affectionately refer to as “Little Jerk”, is completely lost without Senator McCain here to guide him. Unfortunately, since Senator McCain passed Little Jerk has done a complete 180 in the way that he views Mr. Donald J. Trump and in how he views his responsibility to his oath of office, America, and the American people. He has completely cast aside the “affectionate” and “Little” title of the moniker that Senator McCain affectionately tagged him with and literally become a big jerk! He has gone from being Dr. Jekyll to being Mr. Hyde…and it does not appear that he will be making the transformation back to Dr. Jekyll anytime soon.
There was a time when Senator Graham believed that Mr. Trump was completely unfit to be president and that he would only drive America into a ditch. He believed that Mr. Trump was a conman and said as much. On May 3, 2016 Senator Graham said on his Twitter account that “If we nominate Trump we will get destroyed…and we will deserve it!” And according to a May 6, 2016 article by Dana Bash of CNN, Senator Graham said “I don’t think he’s a reliable Republican conservative…I don’t believe that Donald Trump has the temperament and judgment to be commander in chief. I think Donald Trump is going places where very few people have gone and I’m not going with him.” Say what?! Based on what I’m looking at today, October 22, 2019, that was either a flat out lie or it depends on what the definition of the word “there” is.
Look at the things that Senator Graham is saying and doing to protect Mr. Trump despite all of the things that Mr. Trump has said and done already let alone the things that he is currently doing. Would someone please help Little Jerk to find his bearing? To be frank, Senator Graham cannot turn to any of his Republican colleagues in the Senate or House for help because they too have sold their soul to the devil: and he sure isn’t going to listen to any Democrats. After all, Mr. Trump – “in his great and unmatched wisdom”, has labeled all Democrats as “do nothing and unpatriotic.” And since he seems to be all of the congressional Republicans dear leader, they will stand by him no matter what he says or does.
Republicans demonstrate this every day as the list of high crimes and misdemeanors that Mr. Trump continues to commit gets longer: they continue to defend him no matter how obviously ridiculous their arguments are. Just like Mr. Trump has always been a “me first” rather than an America first person, if congressional Republicans have not already become just like him they are perilously close to crossing that line. They have to realize how dangerous the situation has become under Mr. Trump’s leadership and, therefore, must immediately stop placing their job above the Constitution and our democracy. Until Republicans decide to do this America will remain in grave danger of losing our democracy as we know it if not losing it completely.
Impeachment seems to be the only way to stop Mr. Trump from completely destroying America and congressional Democrats need the Republicans’ help in order to impeach and remove Mr. Trump from office. We, the American people, must accept the fact that we too have a responsibility to do our part to correct the situation that America currently finds herself in. And if congressional Republicans refuse to accept their responsibility to step up and do their duty to protect and serve America then we, the American people, must send them a clear message in the 2020 election by removing them from office. It is incumbent upon us to do our civic duty and vote. So always remember whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, your vote is the most important one of all…unless you don’t use it!
Eulus Dennis – author, Operation Rubik’s Cube and Living Between The Line