Dr. Thomas J. West III
Jan 8 · 1 min read

Kevin McCarthy wants to work with President-elect Joe Biden to lower the national temperature. That’s the news that’s currently making the rounds, and I find this move on his part to be both cynical and utterly unsurprising. Having been a willing participant in the effort to delegitimize Joe Biden’s electoral victory — which led to the disgraceful assault on the Capitol on January 6 — now he wants to make nice.

Unfortunately, this isn’t how any of this works. You don’t get to rile up your base with lies and false claims about election fraud, only to back away when the beast you’ve created breaks its chain. If we want to truly heal this country, then liars and Trump-enablers like McCarthy and the others who aided and abetted the soon-to-be-former president’s attempted coup need to go.

Otherwise, the GOP will have no chance of regaining its sanity.

Reluctant Moderation

Politics that are Left of Center, Right of Radical

Dr. Thomas J. West III

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Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

Reluctant Moderation

A publication about the need for moderation in politics and culture.

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Written by

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

Reluctant Moderation

A publication about the need for moderation in politics and culture.

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