Donald Trump’s unwitting accomplices in the media were at it again this weekend, helping spread the lie that Democrats may have tried to “hack” Georgia’s voter registration files. The accusation was made by Georgia’s Republican secretary of state, who also happens to be running for governor. Various media outlets noted that there is no evidence of hacking, but they all ran the story anyway. Is this any way to cover the closely contested mid-term elections?
Never mind. The pundits and the talking heads have got one thing right: The mid-terms are a referendum on Trump and what he stands for. They aren’t about deciding which Democrats are progressive enough, and which, if any, Republicans are “moderate” enough to deserve our votes.
No Republican candidates deserve our votes. They’ve all ignored or gone along with Trump’s attempts to demonize immigrants, his contempt for a free press, his efforts to scuttle the Affordable Care Act, his tax cuts for the wealthy, his refusal to speak out against racists, his appointment of corrupt Cabinet members, his refusal to release his tax returns, his obstructions of the Mueller probe, his vicious and proudly dishonest personal style. And so on.
There’s no excuse for not voting against the party of Trump. If Democrats retake the House, they can curtail Trump’s inevitable efforts to defy Mueller. In the unlikely event that they retake the House and the Senate… well, then they can stick a fork in the monster, he’s done.