Sounds About Right

This morning, talking heads are talking about what to do with Trump in the remaining days before January 20. It’s a damn good question.

Others want to know how the law enforcement authorities let the insurrection happen. Also a good question.

“When will the whackos who took selfies in Nancy Pelosi’s office be arrested?” others ask. Well, I guess we’ll find out when we find out.

“And, will proper precautions now be put in place for the inauguration?” sages inquire. One hopes the answer is yes.

These are all important inquiries, but I do not attempt to add anything to the conversation on these concerns.

What I want to note is this: For four years, I have been looking forward to the day when a deep and unbridgeable chasm opens up among the ranks of our right-wing adversaries.

That day has arrived. Look at the data above.

I don’t trust the polls. I don’t know whether the figure is 20 percent or 17 percent or 22 percent or some other percent. But it’s clear that, for the hard core cultists, if you aren’t with them, you’re against them. While Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz were doing their insurrection pantomime kabuki show, the unhinged mob was breaking down the door.

So, if you are an elected Republican politician, you have to choose.

If half of your erstwhile base want to go and live on Planet Krypton, then they will just have to live on Planet Krypton.

And you will just have to make the best of the situation in which you find yourself. All while making sure that the police and the National Guard are standing by, ready to protect you.  

No more kabuki performances. The audience has left the building.