I have voted Republican my entire life. What other choice have I had? In the last few elections, Democrats have trotted out John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden. You might as well vote for Trotsky.
Sadly, what has my lesser-of-two evils approach gained? Except for Trump, who they openly hated, Establishment Republicans have returned the favor by running deep state neocons dating back to Herbert Walker. Dole? McCain? Romney? What the actual hell?
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And let’s not pretend that the problem of turncoat GOP operatives is limited to the Oval Office. The latest infrastructure bill, more aptly named F***You, America bill, was greenlit by far too many Senators with an (R) behind their name and twice as many Republican congresspersons as Democrats said to bring it on. Making matters worse – if that’s possible – they shoved this giant middle finger up middle America’s rear end a mere week after everyone turned out in Virginia and New Jersey to say no to Democratic tyranny. Again, what the actual hell.
I deserve better than this. We all do.
Unfortunately, my libertarian friends who chant Let’s Go, Brandon so often they’re mistaken for having Tourette’s run out equally detestable candidates like Gary Johnson and Jo Jorgenson. Despite proclaiming their libertarian stance (which I naively took to be mean “I love this country” and “leave me alone”), they are no better than your idiotic neighbor who plants yard sighns saying All Are Welcome Here and who waves a BLM flag right under Old Glory. I am as libertarian as they come, but I’d really have to hate myself to vote for a social libertarian that supports domestic terrorism in the form of racial or gender identity politics.
I tell myself there is no comparison between spineless and self-serving Republicans and their America-hating, Marxist Democrat counterparts. A few of our guys called Trump a riot inciter and voted for his impeachment. Still a few more gave Pelosi and Schumer a spending victory. Is that as bad as a Democrat president shutting down pipelines with winter approaching, handing out money more generously than a five-year old as the Monopoly banker, or ensuring every guess in Battleship is a hit in the Pacific Ocean?
I have heard Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton in the Senate call it out and then really go after communist nominees and members of the thoroughly-discredited medical establishment. I am sure there are others, but what does it say when I can’t think of them? The House has produced a few heroes, but there are like 200 supposed Republicans in that legislative body. Where are 200 unified voices for freedom? I don’t want a few; I want a few hundred.
We got three supposedly conservative justices added to an irrevocable 6-3 Supreme Court. And yet, who among us is certain the vaccine mandates, which my illiterate toddler could point to as being unconstitutional, will be rejected by the likes of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett? We lauded McConnell, and sure, it’s better than a world in which Merrick Garland wears those fancy robes, but a 5-4 “no” vote from my guys is just as ruinous as a 5-4 “no” vote coming from their guys. It actually stings a little more because my guys were supposed to go to bat for me.
By default, the GOP is the party of the American people. It’s not like they have stiff competition. The D in DNC means “democratic” the way the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea means democratic. The C stands for China. I’m pretty sure about that. Joe Biden says negro a lot, and Democrats use black voters, so let’s just say the N stands for negro. It works on a few levels.
So we get the GOP, which doesn’t have to do anything to earn conservative votes and subsequently doesn’t do a whole lot that represents conservative voters. Imagine that.