An honorable Senator Romney would immediately use his political capital to undercut Senate GOP Leader McConnell and the GOP caucus’ Trumpian agenda by resigning from the Republican Party, declare himself an independent, and caucus with the Senate Democrats as, in Romney’s own words “my (Republican) party really doesn’t believe in the Constitution.”
America is polarized because political paralysis, societal mayhem and worse are the Republican leadership’s only path to power. The GOP has shifted so far to the right that it has now become professional suicide for most Republican Senators and House members to participate in a political compromise.
MAGA politicians and supporters are using fascist propaganda techniques (The Big Lie, The Firehose of Falsehoods) to polarize society and enfeeble our democracy, as others have done in Turkey, Hungary, and many other former democracies. The future of America’s democracy is no longer a forgone conclusion.
Physicians teach their patients the science they must understand to enable them to make informed healthcare decisions. Is it not also a physician’s responsibility to explain the science underlying public health policy and the connection between political choices, public health policies, and their health and longevity?