Virginia Elections + Polls = Americans’ Revulsion at Trumpist Yahoos
The Virginia results reinforce the exact message the polls were already giving us: the America people are revolted by and fed up with Donald Trump and his minority Republican base of deluded yahoo supporters. His latest approval ratings are at a historical low, and the number of Americans who mistrust him are at record highs. The Republican Congress rates even lower. And never forget: Donald Trump has never represented the will of the American people. Hillary got three million more votes than this pathetic, deluded, unhinged man-child.
But this is the really terrible conclusion that the Virginia election and the polls together have demonstrated: America is being held hostage by a minority of racist, bigoted, anti-intellectual, sexist, nativist, xenophobic extremists who are using their control of a the Presidency and a gerrymandered Congress to destroy their country by trampling underfoot every all the basic moral and democratic values America has lived by. These extremists are led by the likes of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch, and Nikki Haley. In ten months of Trump’s rule, they have demonstrated they are eagerly willing to put themselves and Party over country and to sacrifice morality, the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and common human decency on the altar of keeping Trump in power to get his signature on a law cutting taxes for rich Republicans.
It has now become impossible–impossible–for Ryan, McConnell, Hatch, and Haley–and their Congressional colleagues–to claim they are serving America by kissing Donald Trump’s rear end. Their palpable sell-out of their country has reached the level of the Germans who sold out Germany to the Nazis–or the level Benedict Arnold.