Oh, Now Republicans Want Unity. GTFOHWTBS. You Are Not Welcome at the Fish Fry.
Republicans are 99.7% political calculus and 0.3% do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.
Let me explain.
If the January 6th coup had been successful and politicians would’ve died — they would have placed the entire debacle on Trump's lap, and probably threw Rudy Guliana, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley in there for good measure.
But it failed — and now they’re crying, “Unify the country and move on.”
Rats always flee a sinking ship.
In 1923 an ambitious 34-year-old led a failed, but bloody coup attempt against the Bavarian government in Munich.
Sixteen of his followers were killed along with four officers. They were sentenced to five years in prison, but only served nine months because of public sympathy.
His name was Adolf Hitler.
They had a 99.7% chance to do the right thing and make him do his full sentence.
Instead, they went with the 0.3% chance and let him out of jail.
He went on to orchestrate WWII and the Holocaust, causing the death of almost forty million people.
So, if you don’t do the right thing in the short term, the long term can be painful AF.
But let’s talk unity.
I ain’t the smartest shrimp in the jambalaya but here’s what I think helps create unity in politics: concession speeches.
Outgoing leaders make those speeches for democracy.
Then they transition, peacefully.
Have y’all heard about Republicans condemning Trump for inciting and, to this day, insisting he won an election that he actually lost?
Me TF either.
Here’s what I’ve heard so far.
“Prosecuting Trump and his supporters will further divide the country. Let’s just move on so we can heal. If you were just nicer to him and told him how great he is, he will stop punching you. Don’t press charges, he will only get angrier!” ~Trump cronies, supporters, sympathizers, enablers, and flunkies all over America.