Monday, January 25, 2021

Guilty Pleasure

I get a somewhat perverse pleasure out of seeing Republicans — especially those who were anti-Trump, then became his best (or worst) enablers — who now have to squirm and explain why he shouldn’t be held accountable for inciting the riotous mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6.  Case in point, Florida’s own Marco Rubio, who tried running against Trump in 2016 and sank like a turd in a well only to defend him like the kid in high school who sucks up to the bullies so he won’t get stuffed in a locker.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday said that he will attempt to end former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial because it is “stupid.”

Rubio make the remarks during an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace.

“First of all, I think the trial is stupid,” Rubio said dismissively. “We already have a flaming fire in this country and it’s like taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire.”

Rubio suggested that a pardon of Trump would be “good for the country.”

Wallace pointed out that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has condemned Trump for his responsibility in the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“Is Sen. McConnell wrong, sir?” Wallace wondered.

“I think the president bears responsibility for some of what happened,” Rubio admitted. “It was most certainly a foreseeable consequence of everything that was going on and I think that’s widely understood and maybe even better understood with the perspective of time. I think that’s separate from the notion of let’s revisit this all and stir it up again.”

Which is Mr. Rubio’s way of saying “Don’t remind the country of the attempt to overthrow the government because it might get some people upset,” which is really his way of saying “When I’m up for re-election, please don’t remember that I helped the seditious goon that inspired the mob.”

Sen. Rubio is just one of the many dopes who are suddenly concerned about unity and making nice. He pales in comparison to the inkstain Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) who took to the front page of the New York Post to complain that he’s being muzzled by “cancel culture.” Let the irony soak in.

I fully believe we need to have some sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission to rectify and bring justice to this country in light of the crimes and lies that were committed by Trump and the people who enabled them. While I think it is a serious matter and will speak to history about how we at this time dealt with it, it doesn’t mean we can’t mock and belittle the people who should be held accountable while we’re at it.