Conspiracy Theories and Desperation are all That’s Left for Right-Wing Politicians: Their Efforts to Destroy Democracy End Now


If your illegitimate president was impeached. If he was a self-admitted sexual predator. If over three years he revealed that he was a complete failure. When his failure to act as a pandemic approached America and confirmed that he was not a leader and incapable of being a president. When his actions proved that he is the leader of the white supremacist movement in America. As protests erupted in all fifty states and in cities around the world after the murder by cop of George Floyd, and he attacked the protesters and violated their first amendment rights. When his poll numbers revealed that he is the least popular, illegitimate president in history. What would you do?

If you are Lindsey Graham, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Joni Ernst, and others, you create conspiracy theories and ignore facts in a desperate effort to save Trump ‘s presidency and your own failed careers in Washington. To put it directly and without colorful wordage, you lie.

Ben Sasse is a Republican Senator from Nebraska. On occasion he has displayed the courage to call out his fake-President and his own cowardly party. However, unlike Mitt Romney, he refused to do the right thing and vote to remove Trump from office after his impeachment trial. He is not committing to becoming a loyal and patriotic member of the Senate.

What he did do on Thursday was challenge Lindsey Graham during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. He challenged his contemporaries for “trolling for soundbites” during on-camera hearings.

Just before Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was slated to speak to the committee, Sasse asked “how long we’re going to be here.” The committee was reviewing the FBI’s handling of the Russia investigation, which has touched off a series of tense partisan battles during the Trump administration.

“Some of us have other committees,” Sasse added. “With all due respect, I don’t think anybody in private ever disagrees with me when I say it’s bull; the way people grandstand for cameras in here. The reality is that if we didn’t have cameras in this room, the discussion would be different.”

The truth is undeniable, although the Mueller report refused to tell Americans the entire truth. Trump, his campaign staff, and his family colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. The FBI was required to investigate information received from multiple agencies, and allegations from within Trump’s own circle of sinners.


The truth is that Graham is attempting to create a conspiracy theory as Trump’s numbers continue to slide. If Trump loses, he loses in November. These fake investigations have nothing to do with the truth, with facts. They are all about the desperation Republicans are experiencing after the last several months as Trump fails the American people again and again.

“The Senate doesn’t work, it doesn’t diffuse the partisan tensions that are leading the country toward dissolution … 90 percent of our committees are about people trolling for soundbites — that’s what actually happens. So, some of us have other work to do. People can troll for soundbites whenever they want but can we at least have a sense of when we’re going to take our votes so people can come back,”  Sasse said.

Moscow Mitch McConnell has failed the American people. It is he who has refused to allow votes on as many as 350 bills passed by the House since January of 2017. It is Moscow Mitch who created the “party of no” and made our government dysfunctional. Senators who have made the conscious decision to align themselves with Trump and Moscow Mitch, including Graham, are traitors to the American people.

Republicans are our enemy. You MUST Vote on November 3rd.

Op-ed by James Turnage


Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

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