24 January 2020 | A Stiff-Necked People
Adam Schiff has given Republicans a choice: here is your opportunity to get rid of someone that most of you donâ€™t like. If private comments are to be believed, thereâ€™s more than enough Republican votes to remove this unfit â€œpresident.â€ And Schiff has framed it in a way that they *donâ€™t need to admit they were wrong.*
But that right there is the GOPâ€™s essential problem. If there was ever a stiff-necked group of people, itâ€™s Republicans. This helps explain the weak complaints of Sens John Barrasso (Wyoming) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) about their hurt feelings over Schiffâ€™s incredible closing statement of Day 2 of the impeachment trial. Murkowski whines that she doesnâ€™t like â€œbeing made to feel guilty.â€ You canâ€™t make someone feel guilty out of the blue: something has to be there in the first place. And that complaint sums up the entire GOPâ€™s problem rather nicely. If they could tear themselves from a mirror long enough, they would grasp the opportunity they have. Alas, people like Murkowski and Barrasso want to insert themselves into all of this when the blame has been laid strictly at the feet of their partyâ€™s leader. They also appear to think there really is such a thing as a homeless senator.
The party seems to believe it can be Slim Pickens riding that bomb, but somehow they escape at the last minute and later tell people they never really supported dropping that bomb in the first place. They are a terrified group of people who have not done â€œthe right thingâ€ in three years and theyâ€™re unlikely to start, even with a golden opportunity that will not present itself again.
Ride that bomb, stiff-necked idiots. Ride it to electoral oblivion.