Wake up Republicans and get a grip
by Dave Winer Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Repubs ought to be ashamed of themselves.

It's one thing to nominate a grade school bully from a racist family with a potty mouth and an emotional age in the single digits. That's pretty bad, but to call for the other party's candidate to be jailed, that's over the top. To let those words come out of your mouth, even as an anonymous person in a crowd, you all have crossed a line that will be hard to come back from. You said those words Mr and Ms Republican Elite. You have to own them. You have to live with yourself. It's time for you to wake up and get a grip.

That was your chance to make a statement, with your feet. When the chants start, get out of your seat and get out of the room. Let them see your back. There are lines you won't cross. They want you to march in a fascist parade, and you said "Let's go!" 

What's next? Sending Jews to the gas chamber? Would you chant that too?

Someone needs to kick these people in the ass and remind them that they're Americans. Respecting the other guy is a central part of self respect. You all hopefully will wake up one day from this bad dream and realize you have behaved very badly. Behavior you would never in a million years tolerate from your children.

Wake the fuck up Republicans.