Without a shred of evidence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speculated last evening that perhaps Trump was on the telephone to Vladimir Putin as the January 6th Capitol siege unfolded, resurrecting, yet again, the specter of a Russian government hell bent on destroying American democracy from within.
At what point do democrats admit that the entire ” Trump/Putin” confabulation was both horrible political strategy and genuinely bad for the country? Democrats are still on the hunt for evidence of Trump/Putin collusion in the same way Trump supporters are still on the hunt for evidence of massive voter fraud. It hasn’t materialized in either case. God almighty on a hard roll, people, give it goddamned rest.
What the American people need right now is help. They need assurance that we’re going to get past this pandemic, that they can pay the back rent, keep their jobs, their small businesses, feed their families, not get swamped by medical debt, not lose loved ones to the virus and that some semblance of normalcy is at least on the horizon. That’s what people need right now.
What we don’t need is the entirely unnecessary, personal politics of vengeful payback and the continuing domestic social fabric deterioration it threatens to fuel. We just don’t need it.
And we don’t need a fabricated and hostile ramping up of tensions with Russia. It’s bad foreign policy, which wildly over inflates annual so-called ” defense” spending, which in turn results in chronically underfunded domestic policy proposals like national, publicly funded health insurance. You know, the things people need.
So if you’re a Wisco democrat reading this, here’s what I hope you’ll do. Call the Dem congressional Rep of your preference, Gwen Moore, Tammy Baldwin, Ron Kind or Mark Pocan. Tell them you want the democrats to focus on real, kitchen table issues, not imagined, Kremlin tabloid issues. Enough is enough, for Chrissakes.