Bolton Calls For Republicans To Cut And Run On Trump, Bow To Biden
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The Sunday morning shows served up a pre-Thanksgiving buffet of lies and assorted hogwash as a veritable rogue's gallery of Trump haters were trotted out to call for the acceptance of the media's coronation of Joe Biden.
There is an increasingly obvious degree of uneasiness over the coming legal challenges to an election that was rife with irregularities and outright fraud and the corrupt media is anxious to turn up the heat on President Trump.
In a manner that is consistent with their scraping the bottom of the barrel as they did with their focus on sleazy attorney Michael Avenatti and glorified prostitute Stormy Daniels, CNN hosted fired national security adviser John Bolton who has a very serious ax to grind with Trump.
During an interview with Jake Tapper on "State Of The Union", one of the masterminds of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney's disastrous misadventure in Iraq said that it's time for top Republicans to get with the program and get busy licking lunchbucket Joe's boots.
TAPPER: Mr. Ambassador, thanks for joining us.
So, President Trump delaying the transition, pressuring state and county election canvassing officials, purging members of his administration, including Defense Secretary Esper, top security -- cybersecurity official Krebs.
President-elect Biden has expressed confidence he's going to be sworn in on January 20. Do you share that confidence? And just how worried should Americans be by what they see the president doing?
BOLTON: Well, I think Biden will be sworn in. I think the real question now is how much damage Trump can do before that happens.
I mean, right now, I think Trump is throwing rocks through windows. I think he's the political equivalent of a street rioter. I think he's given up on the legal issues. This is not a matter of litigation and law. He's lost, I think, all but two out of 34 cases that have been brought around the country.
I think what he's trying to do now is sow enough confusion that he can break through what's called the safe harbor provision in the Electoral College process. I think he's playing for as much time as he can, hoping that something will happen.
But I think this is now -- this is not a legal exercise anymore. As we saw on Friday, when the Michigan legislators were called to the Oval Office, this is now an exercise of raw political power.
TAPPER: As a former national security official, you have seen something like this situation in other countries, a defeated leader doing everything he can to avoid giving up power. Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon told NPR that, if we saw this happening somewhere else -- quote -- "We would say democracy is teetering on the edge" -- unquote.
Is this essentially a nonviolent attempted coup?
BOLTON: I think that gives Trump too much credit. I think he's just playing for time, in hopes that something will emerge that allows him either to have a good reason why he's lost or, in his mind, maybe still to win.
But I think that simply emphasizes the need for senior Republican leaders to join those who have begun to come out and say Trump's behavior is inexcusable.
Look, the Republican Party is not going to be saved by hiding in a spider hole. We need all of our leaders to come out and say the election is over. We're not talking about an abstract right to use -- for Trump to use his legal remedies. We have passed that. We're three weeks after the election. He doesn't have any evidence. He doesn't have any legal theories.
Look, for those who are worried about Trump's reaction, there's strength in numbers. The more who come out and say, he doesn't represent us, he is not following a Republican game plan here, the safer they will be.
Tapper also called out those Republicans who aren't ready to run up the white flag of surrender to the refilling of the swamp as "cowards" which the neocon chickenhawk who has never met a war that he would not send the sons and daughters of American mothers off to die in was in agreement.
TAPPER: Do you think there are Republicans out there, people who might be inclined to vote Republican in the Georgia election, or even just people who want there to be a check on Joe Biden and the Democrats, who are watching this spectacle and thinking, God, the Republican Party, with the exception of John Bolton and Pat Toomey and Mitt Romney, they're a bunch of cowards; I don't want any part of that?
BOLTON: Well, I don't think we are a bunch of cowards, but I do think it's a character test, which is why people have to speak up.
The longer Trump rambles through our electoral system causing damage without Republican opposition, the more the Democrats are going to say that it is a Republican Party characteristic, and that you can't trust them with the instruments of government.
I think, if we have -- people don't have to say what Trump's doing is outrageous. Just say it's wrong. I will be satisfied with that.
But until people hear that, I think they will continue to be deterred from coming back to the Republican Party. I think we can hold the Trump voters by explaining to them that, actually, you can lose an election fair and square, even though it hurts. Tell the truth to people. That's what convinces them of your integrity.
With the potential that serious lawsuits are about to be unleased including one in Georgia that Trump attorney Sidney Powell described as "biblical" the pressure for GOP members of Congress to denounce the POTUS will be overwhelming.
Bolton will go down as one of President Trump's worst hires during his four years in office even though there is much competition and whoever was advising the POTUS did him no favors by admitting so many snakes into the tent.
That such a disgraced and repulsive figure as Bolton is given a forum says all that there is to say about the self-proclaimed "most-trusted name in news" and their stable of anchors who would make Baghdad Bob proud.