Unaccountability

Parents have tended to emphasize to our children that they need to be accountable for their actions. When I see a child or adult accept accountability, it impresses me, probably because it should be more commonplace than it is. “It is my fault, I messed up, and I will take care of it,” are words that need to be said more often.

Sadly, one of the worst examples of the lack of accountability is the former president. He has long avoided accountability which has contributed to his blaming others or avoiding blame for his mistakes. This is a key reason he remains an “enfant terrible” even into his 70s and is well known for his deceitful bent.

The latest example is the sycophants in Congress who are rationalizing his autocratic-like spying on people he perceives as his enemies – Democrats and the mainstream media. This is on top of only seventeen Republicans who voted to impeach or convict him for his role in the insurrection on the Capitol. Plus, there are way too many elected Republicans who continue to support his bogus claims of widespread election fraud.

To be frank, the spineless sycophants unnerve me the most, as they pretend to like the former president, so as not to anger him or his vindictive extreme base, yet they know what he is like and speak of it privately. They privately worry what they will have to defend next. And, next up may be things beyond their control, as he faces more than several civil and criminal court cases.

So, moms and dads, please tell your children not to emulate the former president. When you ask what would Jesus do (WWJD), the answer will not come from a list of things the former president does, unless he slipped up and did the right thing by accident.

Mountains of misinformation

The following are paragraphs from an article by Michael Warren of CNN called “State Republicans continue to break with Trump, while those in Congress remain silent.”

“Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (of Georgia), a young, ambitious Republican, told¬†CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday¬†that ‘mountains of misinformation’ from allies of President Donald Trump alleging large-scale voter fraud in the presidential election were hurting GOP efforts in the runoff elections for US Senate. Hours later one of those Republican senators, Kelly Loeffler, continued to offer lip service to Trump’s baseless claims…

The contrast illustrates a growing rift inside the Republican Party, between those who are willing to call out Trump on his baseless attempts to overturn the election results, and those who aren’t. It’s been state officials — governors, lieutenant governors, and secretaries of state — who have been the most outspoken, not only in acknowledging Biden’s victory, but also in pointing out the damage Trump’s false narrative is doing.

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress, typically among the standard-bearers of the party, have largely been silent, save for a few exceptions. And it’s unclear whether those on Capitol Hill are going along with Trump for short-term political reasons or because they actually agree with him.

The above speaks for itself. Today, two more court cases put forth by Trump or his supporters were thrown out in Michigan and Georgia. By my count that puts the Trump campaign at 1 win and 49 losses in court. That is a 2% winning percentage. I know the outgoing president mocks polls, but this judicial poll show him losing 98% of the time.

Sadly, armed Trump supporters have been picketing in Michigan around the Secretary of State’s House. This is on top of the death threats. Someone will get hurt and take it to the bank, the unaccountable person in the White House will absolve himself of fault.

To the silent Republican Senators and Congress people in Washington, it is now time to serve your country. Join me in the following admonition – Man-up Mr. Trump, you lost.

State Republicans continue to break with Trump, while those in Congress remain silent (msn.com)