New Party: Banana Republicans!
The country is teetering on the verge of total chaos and constitutional crisis in the face of some highly unusual, authoritarian moves by El Commandante 45, such as firing the head of the FBI to completely stop the investigation of his administration and its weird infatuation with all things Russian. Where have all the patriotic Republicans gone?
One of the biggest reasons Government has ceased to work for average folks for at least the last twenty years is the Republican Party, and its wild swing rightward. This is definitely not the party of Lincoln or Eisenhower. Indeed, it is not even the party of Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan! Those guys were conservative, but they put country before their party, always. Goldwater was among the handful of patriotic senators of the Republican Party who went to visit Nixon to let him know he needed to leave the White House. That generation of politicians knew when transcendental matters were at hand that required the deportment of a statesman rather than party hack.
Today’s Republican Party is so power-hungry that, with a few exceptions like Ben Sasse of Nebraska, they have become part of the entourage of El Commandante 45. They are doing it because they want the power to enact measures that they were not able to in the era of Obama. That is why the elections of 2018 are so crucial, regardless of what happens day-to-day in the resistance.
We must make the Republicans pay a HUGE, generational electoral price for this unseemly embrace of the excesses and obscenities of this administration without any sense of independence or integrity. Read more...