Adjective

Invoterbrate: (adj.)

One who only stands for that which will get them elected.

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This week, Donald Trump sided with Vladimir Putin against the American people.

Whether or not he or his administration were associated with the hacking in question isn’t really the point right now. It is evident that a crime was perpetrated against the citizens of this country by Russian agents… a crime that the Trump administration has failed to address in any meaningful way… until Monday… when he sided with Putin – himself a despot and a murderer – against our own intelligence agencies and the FBI.

As far as I’m concerned, Donald Trump now complicit after the fact.

The responses among Republicans ranged from tepid to salty – most notably John McCain (about whom I have harbored many conflicting opinions for decades) who came out swinging. He deserves credit for his rhetoric – it’s a strong statement. But that’s all it is. A statement. And when Republicans finally took action, they blocked an attempt to subpoena the interpreter who sat with Trump and Putin.

All their bluster this week. All their talk of patriotism. All their portrayals of love and fidelity to the country, and its laws, and its people – it’s all nonsense. They had an opportunity to hold Trump and Putin accountable to the people… and they didn’t. They chose political expediency over justice. Again.

Just as Trump is an accessory after the fact, so too is the Republican party. Every time they choose politics over the law, they reveal the truth of what they’ve become: a crime syndicate. They stand for absolutely nothing beyond the furtherance of their own power. They will do anything – ANYTHING – to keep it. However grotesque. However illegal. However false.

Time to go.

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