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Senate Republicans prove to be nothing but a scrap heap of moral rot following Trump's defeat
Kerry Eleveld for Daily Kos
Daily Kos Staff
Saturday November 14, 2020 · 2:00 PM EST
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After spending his entire presidency supposedly owning the libs, it turns out Donald Trump is the biggest snowflake of all. In the nearly two weeks since Election Day and fully a week since the major media outlets called the race, Trump has done almost nothing but hide away in his fence-fortified fortress and sulk.

His legal effort to dispute the results has been a complete and utter debacle, racking up at least 19 losses to one partial win and literally humiliating the lawyers tasked with trying to make Trump's case. Trump's laughable track record in court had election law experts and legal observers celebrating by week's end.

On Friday evening, former Justice Department official Neal Katyal declared Trump an "unprecedented loser in the courts" after he logged nine losses in a single day. "No litigant has lost more, so much, so fast," he said in an Instagram video parsing the losses. On top of that, Trump’s main law firm in the election disputes, Jones Day, dropped him as a client. More than a dozen federal prosecutors also urged Attorney General Bill Barr to rescind his memo authorizing them to investigate voting irregularities, saying they had found none and the directive "thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics."

Additionally, on Thursday, a coalition of federal, state, and local election officials declared the 2020 election “the most secure in American history” mere hours after Trump tweeted out a baseless ALL CAPS conspiracy theory about votes being stolen from him.


Frauds and traitors—that's damn close to all that's left of the Republican party. It's not just one or two fringe players in the House Freedom Caucus anymore, it's the leadership team of Senate Republicans—a caucus once considered to be more firmly rooted in reality and therefore at least trustworthy enough to perhaps step in when something as critical as national security was on the line. If that was ever true, it’s not anymore.

Prior to the election, it was hard to imagine Republican lawmakers could do worse by the country in the instance of a Trump defeat than they had done throughout his tenure. Now, just like with Trump, no low is too low for these miscreants.

Total annihilation of the party is the only solution and, unfortunately, they didn't suffer a convincing enough blow in the election to convince them voters have abandoned them in any real way. So what we have now is an ongoing battle for the soul of the nation, as Biden puts it. It's clearly a long-term project that is going to require commitment and resolve in the face of unrelenting moral rot.

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