I’m sorry if this sounds crazy, and I know in some ways it certainly is. After all, there are swarms of people who call themselves Republicans and those folks even win elections.
But as an organization devoted to winning control of the United States government and implementing its political philosophy- to subdue the land and own it, to borrow a phrase from the classic SF novel A Canticle for Liebowitz– the gop is a sham and a lie. It is nowhere to be found, and makes no attempt of any sort to appear.
Here are a few examples, just from my last few minutes of stumbling about the internet.
General Flynn- he was interviewed by the FBI and seems to have had no idea that he was a target. He supposedly even gave the agents sent to destroy his life a brief tour of the White House. That may have done him some good, as those agents reportedly decided he hadn’t committed a crime. But that changed when Mueller came to town. Then, all of a sudden, Flynn committed treason, because if you don’t record interviews and can make up anything you want, of course Flynn is a traitor, because Trump. Now the Clinton-appointed judge in that case just spent an hour attacking Flynn and threatening a harsher sentence than the one extorted in Mueller’s plea deal, unless Flynn “cooperates” more. The gop? Nowhere to be seen.
Guns-@Douglas just posted yet another of the endless and tedious examples of courts deciding the cops have no obligation of any sort to the proles. Yawn. In this example the incompetents and cowards of the democrat stronghold of Broward county are getting off without paying a price for their incompetence and cowardice. The police were called to the home of the murderer something like 44 times, yet the left is somehow still able to use this massacre to agitate for gun control. If the gop actually existed, the contemptible coward who hid behind his police car while students were being murdered would not only be a household name as an example of just how vile democrats are, but the whole story would be used nationally to attack them and their insane gun free zone fantasies. But no, that would require the existence of a political party that actually opposed gun control. Does such a party exist? See the title of this post.
The Wall- @Franco just posted about this. I haven’t bothered to watch any video, but Trump reportedly had Pelosi begging to turn off the cameras when he started discussing this issue. It seems rather obvious that this is a yuuuge vulnerability for the left, because the overwhelming majority of Americans actually want border security. But because the gop’s rich donors want cheap labor, nothing gets done. The left has in the past even been able to claim they oppose illegal immigration because they knew full well the supposed opposition party would prevent anything from being done to end it. If the gop was a real political party instead of a sham it would grab on the this issue with both hands and use it to club the left into oblivion. But that never happens, for some reason.
Again, I regret that this sounds crazy. But I simply can’t square actual events and how this putative Republican party reacts to them with the notion that this supposed organization actually has any intention of defeating the political left. It misses opportunity after opportunity- enraging the people who still can stomach voting for it- and makes the same mistakes, over and over again.
This simply isn’t how a real political party would operate.