Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Is anyone listening?


OHIO GOV DEWINE: Senator Portman has a good proposal. And that proposal is to get two very distinguished people in this country, Democrat and Republican, have a commission, and to take a hard look at voter security. [...] We have a lot of people in this country who -- who are very concerned about it.
JAKE TAPPER: Because they have been lied to, Governor.
DEWINE: And with the change in ...
TAPPER: Governor, because they have been lied to by President Trump for -- for weeks. ... But this isn't about actual allegations of legitimate fraud. This is about fomenting lies in order to undermine the democracy. It's very different.
DEWINE: Jake, you -- you can make that point, but I will go back to my point. I think it's valid as well. And what's valid about it is that we have a lot of people in this country who are questioning this election. That's a problem for us.
TAPPER: But why? Why? Why do you think they are?
DEWINE: Why? Look, you can go through why. The question for us is, what do we do about it?
ME: Once again, a very concerned "reasonable" republican is trying to solve the wrong problem. The only way Trump is going to accept any commission's finding is if it finds that he won. It doesn't matter how respectable they are. Because he doesn't respect anyone. You think he's just going to shrug and say "I guess I lost after all?" How did that work out for Bill Barr?
The only thing that can be done is to tell the truth. Every Republican Senator. Every Republican congressperson. Everyone anywhere near a microphone who knows the truth - and make no mistake, they know - needs to step up to it just like Gabriel Sterling did in Georgia the other day and SAY it. Clearly and unambiguously.
And then people must be held accountable. REALLY accountable. People need to be fired. Lawyers need to be disbarred. Criminals need to be prosecuted. Not by the incoming president, it's bad precedent to have politicians jailing their rivals; rather, by the states, and by the current justice department. And Trump needs to be impeached again now, and quickly, with solid majorities from both parties.
THAT'S what you do about it.

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