In a scathing takedown this morning of Republican leadership, former Guantanamo prosecutor Col. Morris Davis, U.S. Air Force (Ret) tweeted that Republican leadership has less backbone than Gumby:
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) April 25, 2017
Trump’s decision to abandon hopes for immediate funding for his wall may have, as Politico‘s Burgess Everett noted, eased pressure on Congress, but it has no eliminated the GOP’s central problem, which is the lack of a spine.
Eager to finally attain the holy grail of their conservative agenda, Republicans have, as Davis observed, leaped at the chance to sell their morals and integrity to do Donald Trump’s will, even to the point of again shutting down the government.
Their unpatriotic failure to investigate Trump’s collusion with Russia is a mark of shame that will linger for a long time. Using 46 staffers to investigate a sham scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi attack while using only 7 to investigate Trump and Russia leaves no doubt about where their loyalties lie, and it’s not with their constituents or to the Constitution they swore to uphold.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.