WARNING: RANT AHEAD
I sometimes think these days that I've seen the worst, but today brought a new low. Shut out by judges all across the land, Trump has invited two leading Michigan Republican leaders to meet with him in DC. The goal? To map out an end-around plan that allows Trump to stay in power. Trump wants the Michigan legislature to bypass vote-counting and choose a bunch of electoral college sheep who won't be bound by the popular vote in their state.
And if you think this is just me being hysterical, think again. Trump is using the power of his office to extort compliance with his wishes. He's creating chaos through lies and propaganda, which carries the risk of spreading through our nation's governing bodies and hijacking the election. Not a single god-damned Republican in this country is willing to stand up and say, "Enough." Not the piece of trash Thom Tillis, who is filling his Facebook page with happy talk and bullshit. Not Richard Burr, who is permanently invisible. Not any of our hapless Republican Congressmen. Not a single fucking person in office representing the Republican party, including Tim Moore and Phil Berger.
This situation exists because Republican's have put "staying in power" ahead of "protecting our country" in their hierarchy of needs. They don't give a crap if Trump is breaking the law, abusing his power, lying all day every day, or continuing to con America ... as long as they get to rule the roost.
I don't know if America is going to make it through this crisis or not, but things are looking pretty shaky. There are no limits to which Trump won't go to stay in office and avoid criminal prosecution. And Republicans are with him all the way.
I hope you're all armed and prepared for the worst, because it looks to me like the worst is coming. The die is already cast. Trump's electoral loss has already triggered more domestic violence than has been seen in a hundred years. And if he succeeds in stealing the election, that violence will escalate to unheard-of levels. It's no wonder things are getting ugly: the person claiming the White House himself is the most hideous human being in the history of our country.