Hold All the Trump Enablers To Account

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January 8, 2021 12:13 p.m.

TPM Reader AM on the WSJ op-ed:

Longtime subscriber, religious listener to your podcast. I’m writing because I just can’t get over that WSJ op-ed. You acknowledged that it was influential and has a pernicious role in the society, but I can’t get over the latter adjective describing it. I don’t think enough time was spent on it.

Ostensively those signatories are abandoning Trump. At the same time, however, my memory of having read it (and I don’t have it in front of me) is that it seemed to take every possible opportunity to take a pot shot at the Democratic leadership. All the usual brandishing of the left as bloodthirsty to impeach, describing the leadership as being this and that. I can’t help but see them standing at the ready, weaponizing their words against the left, finally acknowledging the who they decided to endorse, and can’t help but leak their tell on how things will go when the chapter after this one has finally begun.

In the abandonment of Trump, there is absolutely no acknowledgement from the right that they were wrong to have not realized sooner, or that Democrats were right in having called him unfit, as evidenced by look-around-you. It’s like they’ve turned on a dime but still save their venom for what will obviously be the next fight. Cabinet leaders just resign, saying it went too far, even though everyone watching knew it would end up this way eventually. Watch how many more take the WSJ’s lead in name-calling.

I remember you posted sometime when Trump started his rallies, and you said “someone is going to die.” We have been warning them all this time.

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