Donald Trump is toast. Here’s the real threat we face going forward.

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I have said often that I do not feel Trump is our biggest threat. I worry much more about “the others.” Who are the others? They are the silent — the noiseless, the cowed, and the inaudible. They are the ones who will not speak.

They are all the GOP members who have not yet (and seem like they never will ) speak up about the January 6 insurrection. There is a quote by Albert Einstein which sums up these people perfectly: “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch without doing anything.”

We need to concentrate on those who know the worst of this country — those who witnessed the insurrection and yet still will not speak. Bound by fear and ruthlessness, star-struck by the power they think they have, these cowards will never speak the truth if they can help it. Unless we make them.

This can be done in many ways. We can pressure pundits to go harder on these people. We can say we will turn the channel if they don’t. We can urge moderators in future debates to ask questions about the January 6 insurrection. Do they stand with the country — or the insurrectionists?

But it is not just January 6. For example, how about Critical Race Theory? I’d like to see future candidates go hard at any GOP member who dares bring up this false issue. How about they all do this?

Any time this non-issue comes up in a debate, the Democratic candidate should say something along these lines: “Well, since you are seemingly so terrified of CRT, can you please tell the American people, in detail, what it is and at what elementary school OR high school in the country it is being taught?”

See, we have to show that this non-party can’t run on issues because they do not know what the issues are. The “others” are those shadowy members of the failing cult of the GOP who refuse to put the American people over their own short-term needs.

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