Vermont's Gov. Scott, in a recent op-ed, laid out his plea for balance, civility and respect. To Scott, this is a both-sides thing, and this is why I have thoroughly changed both my personal and political opinion of him.
It's important to understand Scott's freely chosen Republican Party does not reflect Donald Trump. In truth, it is Trump merely reflecting today's Republican Party. Gov. Scott's political party of choice has spent decades bringing forth a violent, racist, authoritarian view of governance, and then the entire GOP sat back and watched either with glee or frozen, fearful impotence, as their boy Trump turned our federal government into a self-enrichment scheme that depended upon viciously, and sometimes violently, attacking those who deigned to disagree.