This broken-record act of calling out the GOP is getting really old, but they make it so easy. The Democrats, nominally helmed by Joe Biden in the White House, have made an absolute cluster of the United States. Pick a topic – any topic – and it would take a ten-year-old a mere five seconds to identify the calamitous stupidity. We have an illegal immigration problem; why not just close the border? We have a gasoline shortage and thus a spike in prices; why not just produce more domestic oil? The only thing I exaggerated is the use of the word “domestic.”
Depending on the day, I oscillate back and forth between diagnosing the problem as simply stupidity from a lifetime of insulation and echo chambers or the taste of power corrupting their souls. I don’t discount the combination of both massive ignorance and evil intentions working in collaboration.
In light of this, what should be the GOP playbook? I don’t think it’s asking too much for some basic Constitutionality and common sense.
Instead of rereading our founding documents and asking the fundamental question of “Is this good for advancing liberty or helpful to American citizens?” the GOP has somehow bungled the basic function of conservative governance in a mind-boggling effort to piss off every already-disenchanted potential voter. Joe Biden went from an alleged record-breaking 81 million votes alongside the first-ever black/Asian/Jamaican/Indian/female/sub-85 IQ vice president. They now have historically abysmal polling, primarily because they muck everything up. The fruit is ripe for picking!
Rather than recalibrate the focus and purpose of government, the GOP is currently messaging a first-strike nuclear attack on Russia. There are no permissible words that I can print in this space to describe this sentiment. Let me repeat: A sitting U.S. Republican Senator suggested that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be precipitated by an attack with our nuclear arsenal. With Donald Trump out of the White House, the Establishment Republicans are returning to their corrupt, expensive, and murderous warhawking. A nuclear strike? That rhetoric – and that thinking – is appalling.
Since November’s incipient red wave, whereby Virginia voters rejected the cultural Marxism inflicted upon their children and New Jersey likewise saw a red resurgence, it is pathetic to witness incoming governor Glen Youngkin hire aides who use pronouns, even more pathetic to watch Republican representatives in the U.S. House and Senate chambers vote for any of Biden’s agenda items and trillion-dollar sprees, and now Republican leadership apparently thinks messaging a strong pro-war, pro-mutually assured destruction is the path to majority leadership next fall.
Short of national divorce, the only solution is to primary every incumbent who lied to their voters about their party affiliation and values and vote for staunch limited government candidates.
In the meantime, I am left asking: Are they trying to lose?