As Brave Sir Mitt gets ready to cave into all of McConnell’s commands, I had a thought: why hasn’t the media lionized Justin Amash they way they’ve lionized Mitt and McCain? Amash did something genuinely courageous — he tanked his career because he had too much dignity to go along with other Republicans on impeachment. And his statements about why he couldn’t weren’t preening and attention-getting, they were simple and factual. I don’t agree with Amash about much else and I can’t imagine ever voting for him for anything, and, no, I don’t want him to get his own MSNBC show (he won’t anyway), but he probably won’t get re-elected now and I don’t see how he goes on wingnut welfare or anything like that after he loses. Mitt and McCain, by contrast, never did much other than write sternly worded tweets, were never in any danger of not being reelected, and are both eight figure wingers who could just retreat back into their money or their vast carelessness if they did fail to get reelected.
It’s a very strange thing: the media loves to blab about the bravery of wankers like Mitt and McCain and Susan Collins and Jim Comey, but when someone does something that involves real sacrifice, it’s crickets. Of course the reason is obvious — they’re all millionaires and they relate to other master of the universe types, not to back-benchers (or bureaucratic whistleblowers).
Let’s make vulnerable Republican Senators pay for going along with this sham trial. Give here to a fund split equally between eventual Democratic nominees in Maine, Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Georgia, and Arizona.