this is very stupid and wrong. it's how we gave nixon, reagan, and bush a pass and ended up with trump.
"history will judge" = the gop pushes hard to embellish the historical record and so we end up with kindly old reagan, and poor naive dubya and eventually idiosyncratic donald. fuck all of that.
this is what happens when we let the monsters live politically:
the legacy of donald trump should be politically dragged through the streets of america and given a good rhetorical ceausescu
these are people who still attack democrats over jimmy carter, who despite his fumbling politics, has been a decent man. and we're just supposed to turn the page. AGAIN?

fuck no.

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