As much as I appreciate the brilliant attack ads from the Lincoln Project, as much as I welcome the support from Micheal Steele, members of the Bush family against Trump, and other Republicans now lending their support to the Biden campaign, when we elect Joe Biden in November, when he is sworn into office in January, we must tell the aforementioned that we owe them nothing in return, with the exception, perhaps, of a cordial “thank you.”
The stood silent when Trump was elected. They watched as he tore the nation in half, gutted our government, infected it with his cronies. They stood silent because they liked his judges, his tax give-a-ways to the rich, and perhaps some of them quietly agreed with his racism, misogynist ways, bigotry, and hate.
We do not know what the last straw was for each group or individual, but we know that for far too long, they supported Trump and now they are frightened, embarrassed, or maybe just taking political advantage of the public mood. Frankly I do not care how they feel or why. I just know that we owe them nothing.
When Democrats take the White House and possibly the Senate, this will not be a time for moderation, for centrist views, for accommodating those Republicans who will claim that their support helped topple the Trump syndicate.
We owe them nothing. They were complicit in his election and turned a blind eye to his crimes so as long as their wallets were fattened and their future looked bright.
It was only when the tide turned that they turned. They are cowards. We owe them nothing.