In ancient Greece, it was believed that the appearance of meteor showers and comets were portentous and signs that something extraordinary — or chilling was about to happen. I wonder if the comets were out the other evening. If so, they must have surely warned about Senator Tom Cotton.
I wrote an article the other day about Cotton. And I rarely write two articles about the same person this quickly. But I feel I must in this case. It is a real challenge sometimes to know whether to cover specific actions or comments. There are times I have wrestled with what to do.
But when one is as raw in their hatred as Cotton, I feel it’s essential to call it out. Saying nothing is not an option. We cannot normalize abnormal behavior. The other day I wrote of Cotton’s disgraceful behavior in smearing the good name of Judge Jackson. He has gotten worse even in a day.
Cotton was trending on Twitter last night. He was trending because he dared — he dared — to say Ketanji Brown Jackson — this woman of elegance, brilliance, and luminescence — would have defended Nazis at Nuremberg. How ashamed many who know Cotton must be.
Friends and readers, there is zero difference between what Marjorie Taylor Greene has done, what Boebert has done, what Cawthorn has done — and the words of Cotton. It is hate speech. It is so very dangerous. And Cotton is human garbage for saying it.
The rhetoric of Republicans has firmly entered the point of no return. If others in the GOP do not immediately condemn this, they’re no better.
Saying nothing in the face of evil doesn’t fly.
Cotton may be trying to get his name out there to run for president and solicit donations. What we need to do, is let people know what this person is. Cotton is slime wrapped in a racist bow. He is someone who has firmly joined the bottom of the freak-show rankings.
How do we combat his heinous words? We do it with love and activism — blocking out the frozen comet of hate with beautiful and illustrious starlight. Then we do what’s most important — make sure when it’s Cotton’s time to run again — we vote him out.