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Geoff Duncan: Why I’m voting for Biden and other Republicans should, too

In an editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Republican politician explains why he’s voting for Biden, and challenges other Repubs to do the same.

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Geoff Duncan, former lieutenant governor of Georgia (campaign photo)

Finally, at least one Republican politician understands what this election is all about.  Former Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (who had an eyewitness view of TFG’s (The Former Guy’s) attempt to overturn the results in that infamous phone call demanding an additional 11,700 votes be “found”) wrote the following in an opinion piece in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Donald Trump has disqualified himself through his conduct and his character

It’s disappointing to watch an increasing number of Republicans fall in line behind former president Donald Trump. This includes some of his fiercest detractors, such as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, who raised eyebrows during a recent interview by vowing to support the “Republican ticket.”

This mentality is dead wrong.

Yes, elections are a binary choice. Yes, serious questions linger about President Biden’s ability to serve until the age of 86. His progressive policies aren’t to conservatives’ liking.

But the GOP will never rebuild until we move on from the Trump era, leaving conservative (but not angry) Republicans like me no choice but to pull the lever for Biden.

The alternative is another term of Trump, a man who has disqualified himself through his conduct and his character. The headlines are ablaze with his hush-money trial over allegations of improper record-keeping for payments to conceal an affair with an adult-film star.

Most important, Trump fanned the flames of unfounded conspiracy theories that led to the horrific events of Jan. 6, 2021. He refuses to admit he lost the last election and has hinted he might do so again after the next one.

The healing of the Republican Party cannot begin with Trump as president (and that’s aside from the untold damage that potentially awaits our country). A forthcoming Time magazine cover story lays out in stark terms “the outlines of an imperial presidency that would reshape America and its role in the world.”

Unlike Trump, I’ve belonged to the GOP my entire life. This November, I am voting for a decent person I disagree with on policy over a criminal defendant without a moral compass.

The whole piece is well worth reading, particularly where he castigates other Republican critics of tfg who have now swallowed the Kool-Aid and can’t wait to flush what little remains of their reputations and self-respect down the proverbial toilet — even if he includes the standard boilerplate about electing more Republicans to Congress to provide a check on a Biden 2nd term.


Written by irontortoise as Community content. Cross-posted from Daily Kos.

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