It would be a mistake to say we have "given" Republicans all the rope they want. Truth be told, they have taken it, pure and simple. In their reckless lust for power, they have crossed every boundary of decency and fairness. In pursuit of domination, they have thrown aside integrity, local control, and personal freedom. They have behaved like bulls in a china shop, stomping adversaries into oblivion, just because they could.
Along the way, the citizens of America and North Carolina have seen the face of hate, up close and personal. In the warm embrace of Pat McCrory and Richard Burr, Donald Trump has risen like scum to the surface of a fetid pond. They are all cut from the same ugly cloth, all willing to sacrifice the many in favor of the few. Make no mistake, their next million is more important than your health and well-being.
Far from distancing himself from Trump, as other senators up for re-election this year have tried to do, Burr compared himself favorably to the New York real estate mogul. “He’s a very nontraditional candidate, and he’s run a very nontraditional campaign. Most in Washington would probably say that describes me to a T. And so I can associate with Donald Trump very well," Burr said.
The combination of the GOP's moral depravity and incompetence has set the stage for a great unraveling, a shift in consciousness that is already underway. In the courts and on the streets. People are quietly waking up to their rapacious greed, rejecting it as unfit for the American dream. People are recognizing that we are all in this together, and that government can and should play a role in leveling the playing field and protecting personal freedom. The verdict is in. The path to prosperity is blue.