I was APPALLED and STUNNED. A sitting "president' of the United States attempted to mount a coup to overthrow our Constitution and our government.
I was even more APPALLED and STUNNED when -- just one week later -- 197 Republicans refused to vote to impeach the criminal-in-chief (who should have been arrested for treason on January 6th).
Some GOP reps lamented the "process" -- that the impeachment was just a rush to judgement. I dunno -- in my book, when a sitting "president" mounts insurrection against our democracy in real-time on live TV -- yeah, you move fast.
Some GOP reps begged for unity -- so damned hypocritical of them after (a) they've enabled the most divisive "president" in our nation's history to wreak havoc on our nation for the past four years and (b) they helped to bring on Trump's madness with their continued efforts to perpetuate "the big lie" (that Trump had won the election due to voter fraud). By the way, that one nut-job GOP representative, Marjorie Taylor Greene, filed a motion to impeach Biden on January 21st -- how's that for GOP unity? Info is HERE. Oh -- she's the same coup-coup bird who stood before untold numbers of television cameras during the impeachment proceedings wearing a mask stamped with the word "CENSORED" as she spoke to the world about conspiracy theories.
I cannot understand how anyone can still support Trump OR the GOP. Their insurrection was based on racist efforts to silence the voices and eliminate the votes of Blacks who came through in record numbers to save our country from tyranny. As far as I'm concerned, the GOP should now be registered as a terrorist organization. They are now the RepubliQan Party -- with a capital Q.
Due to the unbelievable events of the past month -- and the unmasking of the true nature of the GOP (the so-called "Blue Lives Matter" peeps who beat officers to death with American flag poles) -- I have posted Emmett Lee Dickinson's "Too often now the House hears lies" below on the left. Dickinson's poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem, "Too little way the House must lie," below on the right.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Too often now the House hears lies
From every GOP
That holds an undisputed Lease
On White Supremacy –
Too narrow is the Right’s beliefs –
Too militant their sense
Their Consciousness of bigotry
Must lose its dominance –
By Emily Dickinson:
Too little way the House must lie
From every Human Heart
That holds in undisputed Lease
A white inhabitant –
Too narrow is the Right between –
Too imminent the chance –
Each Consciousness must emigrate
And lose its neighbor once –
If an attempted coup to overthrow our government is not enough to convict him, then what the hell is?