The Republican Party is fantastically corrupt and cowardly

Look at these current headlines:

We’ve got self-dealing on an absolutely brazen and unprecedented scale; we’ve got an admission of a gross abuse of power quid-pro-quo, and we’ve got us in a total foreign policy fiasco with Turkey.  And what do Republicans have to say about it all?  Not much.  Just imagine if any one of these things was going on from a Democratic president.

This is not about tax cuts.  This is not about disagreements on environmental regulation.  This is not even about legistimate disagreements on presidential power.  This about gross, rule-of-law-defying abuses of presidential power.  This is about basic democracy under threat (not hyperbole) stuff.  And Republicans just shrug their shoulders out of a combination of corruption and cowardice.  Not Okay!   There really are more important things than political power; though, it seems preciously few Republican officeholders seem to feel this way.  This is literally how democracies die.  I think we’ll make it, but if it were up to current Republicans, we would not.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to The Republican Party is fantastically corrupt and cowardly

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    Maybe a history review about 1930s Germany would help them understand the dangers.
    The good news is that this administration is ones of those gangs that don’t know how to shoot straight.

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