I’m on team Driftglass about this: there is not a single Republican that is worth fighting for.
I got an earful the other day about how not all Republicans are crooks just because Trump is, blah-blah-blah. OK, but because they are not standing-up against his criminality, then they are his accomplices, and you know what? THAT MAKES THEM CROOKS.
That the non-indicted Republicans are doing nothing to bring the radical Republicans back in line is all you need to know that they are fine with the crimes, and that includes the Very Concerned Caucus. If they look the other way, then they are not looking at the problem of their very own party. Lead or get outta the way, Mitt, Lisa, Susan, et al.
The GOP treats criminal behavior as normal, and because it furthers their goals (tax cuts for billionaires and whatever it takes to get them), they see it as desirable. The GOP has adopted as a central plank: corruption, racism, misogyny, and all the assorted -phobias (Islam-, trans-, homo-). If individual Republicans loudly don’t disavow these things, then they are fine with them. If they are not OK with hatred as a core principle, then they should leave their party.
At this point we must conclude that being in the Republican Party is a character flaw.
Don’t Cokie Roberts at me, bro. Only one of our two major political parties has embraced a life of crime and that’s the Republicans. When someone tells you that the Republicans are not all crooks, ask them to name one and then ask them where they stand on supporting Trump. QED.