Friday, August 12, 2022

Quote of the Day

Maya Angelou told us to believe people when they show us who they are. Trump-supporting Republicans have shown us repeatedly who they are for some years now, and are showing us all over again in the most critical way possible who they are in this latest crisis that has exposed him and them in the most definitive way possible: They’re traitors to this nation and its democratic foundations.

William D. Lindsey
via Facebook
August 12, 2022

Related Off-site Links:
There Is No Darkness Republicans Won’t Follow Trump Into Now – Charles P. Pierce (Esquire, August 12, 2022).
FBI Searched Trump’s Home to Look for Nuclear Documents and Other Items, Sources Say – Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey, Perry Stein and Shane Harris (Washington Post, August 12, 2022).
FBI Collected Multiple Sets of Classified Documents From Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home – Deepa Shivaram (NPR News, August 12, 2022).
Search Warrant Indicates FBI Investigating Trump for Espionage Act Violation – Jessica Corbett (Common Dreams, August 12, 2022).
Right-wing Extremists Use Violent Rhetoric Online After Mar-a-Lago SearchHere and Now (August 11, 2022).
There Are Good Reasons to Defund the FBI. They Have Nothing to Do With Trump – Alex S. Vitale (TruthOut, August 10, 2022).
Why the Trump Search Warrant Is Nothing Like Clinton’s E-mails – Kyle Cheney (Politico, August 9, 2022).
Donald Trump Says FBI Agents Raided His Mar-a-Lago Home in FloridaNPR News (August 9, 2022).

UPDATES: Trump’s “Call to Violence” Against FBI as He Faces Espionage Act Charges Is “Replay” of January 6 RiotDemocracy Now!, August 15, 2022).
Donald “Al Capone” Trump? – Bill Blum (Common Dreams, August 16, 2022).
How Are Republicans Reacting to the Guiliani Probe and the Mar-a-Lago Search?NPR News (August 16, 2022).
Trump May Announce His Presidential Run “Soon,” Fundraising Off FBI Search – Mario Tama (TruthOut, August 16, 2022).
Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Search on Mar-a-Lago for Files Trump Took – Chris Walker (TruthOut, August 17, 2022).
Ex-official Who Investigated Hillary Clinton’s E-mails Said There Would Be Evidence If Trump Declassified Documents: “It Can’t Just Be An Idea in His Head”

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
“Come for the Racism, Stay for the Autocracy”
Heather Cox Richardson: It’s Up to Us to Prove That Democracy Is Still a Viable Form of Government
Rep. Liz Cheney: Quote of the Day – June 30, 2022
Mitchell Zimmerman: Quote of the Day – June 23, 2022
“How Can One Overreact to a Mortal Threat to American Democracy?”
“The Coup Attempt on Jan. 6th Was a Warning for What’s to Come If We Don’t Act”
“My Biggest Worry Is for My Country”
Republicans Pose an “Existential Threat” to American Democracy
The Big Switch
The Republican Party in a Nutshell
Cornel West: Quote of the Day – December 3, 2020
Republicans Don’t Care About American Democracy
“The Republican Party Has Now Made It Official: They Are a Cult”
Heather Cox Richardson on Combating the Republican Party’s “Rigging of the System”
Trump’s Playbook

Image: This August 8, 2022 cartoon by Mike Luckovich conveys the reality that Republican outrage over the FBI’s recent seizure of illegally held classified material at Trump’s Florida residence vs. the lack of outrage over the Trump-directed attempted coup at the U.S. capitol on 1/6/21, highlights the dangerous dysfunction, hypocrisy, and cult-like devotion to Trump and authoritarianism of the Republican party.

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