Raid Rant: Short, Sweet or Sour — Maybe Spicy


Bark Scorpion, Alan Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I could go on at some length, but of course I have. So, to fill an empty space and take a writing stub off my draft spindle, I offer the short version, each sentence a summary of paragraphs, indeed of multiple articles and videos that may come to your mind. Hereafter a raid rant: short sour, sweet or sour — maybe spicy.

Trump owns this. His long silence on the J6 political prisoners led to the American Stasi’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, and to his almost certain fraudulent indictment, show trial, and false conviction by a jury of his haters. He shoulda known. The McConnell and McCarthy congressional cabals also own this, along with the weaponized IRS poised to crush the coalition of working-class citizens Trump first led, as surely as the IRS crushed the Tea Party, to the benefit of the Congressional GOPe. Sorry to say, but your favorite conservative senators and representatives have been no more real opposition than the Washington Generals. They will do no more in the next two years than their team did to actually stop Obama. All these fools or knaves are endangering our constitutional republic as surely and imminently as the feckless Kerensky government led to the Bolsheviks’ victory and 70 years of Soviet socialist tyranny. They all shoulda known. Finally, we have been in similar peril before: Alien and Sedition Acts, anyone? We are not foredoomed to darkness.


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  1. Clifford A. Brown Member
    Clifford A. Brown

    This post is part of our Group Writing Series under the August 2022 Group Writing Theme: “Short and Sweet or Sour, Maybe Spicy.” We still have a couple open days. Stop by to sign up and share your own short observations. Also, the September theme is up: “Constitutional.”

    Interested in Group Writing topics that came before? See the handy compendium of monthly themes. Check out links in the Group Writing Group. You can also join the group to get a notification when a new monthly theme is posted.

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  4. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Scam)

    So, Trump’s statement on McConnell, is that a good or bad thing?

    Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate. This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China!

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  5. TempTime Member

    I so agree with you @cliffordbrown



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  6. John Diehl Member
    John Diehl

    Sad but true. At one time a Rep would say that the Dems are going to screw you. The Dems would say that the Reps are going to screw you. Now it’s a matter of who do you want to screw you.


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  7. drlorentz Member

    Liberal democracy contains the seeds of its own destruction. 

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  8. CACrabtree Coolidge

    Yeah, I’m having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the treatment of the January 6 “conspirators” and the hands-off treatment from the GOP.

    A case can be made that some of those folks were guilty of trespassing.  However, there is no reason that so many of them are still in jail.  And, there is no reason that the GOP should not be pressing for their release.

    I saw today that the Government is asking for 17 years in prison because he swipped a capitol police officer with his Marine Corps flag.  Huh?  Thugs attacking and injuring police officers in Washington, D.C. are usually issued a desk ticket and told to pay a fine.

    Yet, the GOP and even Trump are silent.  Unreal.

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