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When did the GOP cease to be a functioning party? When was the exact moment that you knew the GOP establishment stands for nothing and stands against nothing?
For many, this became apparent in the awful months immediately after Election Day 2020, of course, when a steady stream of GOP leaders took to the airwaves to let their voters know that “the most secure election in history” had just taken place.
For others, it was the Second Impeachment of Citizen Trump — a symbolic exercise that only served to destroy the political career of Mitch McConnell, and raze his reputation as the bluegrass Machiavelli of our times.
McConnell wanted Trump convicted, that’s for sure. He pushed that sham until it was clear that he didn't have the votes. The GOP establishment wanted Trump dead and buried to clear the way for Their People in 2024. At the 11th hour, McConnell realized that he didn’t have the votes and so he told his Republican colleagues: he would no longer vote to convict President Trump. The entire pointless exercise had only served to enrage the GOP base. This time there was no ground cover to hide his double-dealing. The Turtle had been caught. This was his show.
Two months earlier, Mitch had told Americans that he would never be bullied into giving them any more stimulus money for COVID — one week after he told Americans that he was prepared to give the rest of the world $700 billion. Why was McConnell unable to provide some fiscal relief for working class Americans? (After all, not everybody was lucky enough to marry the daughter of a Chinese shipping tycoon who happened to leave you between $5million and $25 million as a personal gift.) It seemed suddenly obvious that The Turtle was not actually a political genius. What was he doing? He seemed to be leading a revolt of GOP politicians against their own voters.
McConnell wasn’t the only one who recently drove himself off the proverbial cliff like Thelma & Louise. Look at how many of them bought the January 6th insurrection story hook, line, and sinker! Did they know it was a fabricated FBI plot? Probably. Did they care how many American citizens would be jailed without being charged illegally for months? Not in the slightest. It’s not just Romney, Sasse, Murkowski, Collins, and the usual cast of “useful idiots” for the Democrat Party either. It’s Lindsey Graham telling you that he’s “getting to the bottom of things” every night on cable TV for five years. It’s Kevin McCarthy getting caught renting rooms at the Frank Luntz Day Camp for Future OxyContin Lobbyists after being forced to remove the unpopular neocon gasbag Liz Cheney from GOP leadership even though McCarthy was the one who had elevated her in the first place. You simply can’t quantify that kind of stupidity.
You would think that shame or self-preservation would put a stop to the self-humiliation that these people indulge in almost daily. But you would be wrong. Since that second impeachment farce, the situation has actually gotten much worse. It's now clear that the GOP is unable to function even as an opposition party in the minority. This became abundantly clear during the rushed Senate confirmations of Biden’s cabinet nominees.
First, the GOP failed to halt the nomination of that despicable fraud, the transgender Dr. Rachel Levine to HHS. Only Senator Rand Paul, to his great credit, attacked Levine for pushing gender reassignment for minors. (When I asked Senator Paul why he was the only Republican to do so, he told me that most of his colleagues were frightened of being called “transphobic” by the press.) Then the GOP failed to halt — and in fact seemed to embrace — the nomination of Merrick Garland to be Attorney General at the Department of Justice.
For most the coup de grace was watching every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee vote to confirm Lisa Monaco as deputy Attorney General — even though she was deeply tied to the disgraced FBI Director Bob Mueller.
It's not particularly important why the GOP did next to nothing to block (or even delay) the most radical and unqualified people (Becerra, Levine, Gupta) that the Biden Administration nominated for high government positions. It's more important to recall that the GOP establishment put up a lot more resistance to President Trump's nominations for high government positions.
This, of course, leads us to an obvious question: what does the GOP stand for? Apparently it now stands for the enthusiastic endorsement of its ideological opponents who want to prosecute and harass Republican voters aggressively, politicize intelligence for political ends, and push hormone blockers on children without parental consent. In other words, the GOP wants to enact the Democrats’ entire agenda — all the way down to the child abuse.
What we're witnessing right now in America is the two-party system collapse into a one-party system. On all the important issues in America like vaccines, lockdowns, spending bills, fake insurrections, big tech censorship, and election reform there's no meaningful difference between the two parties. There's just a different set of talking points.
The GOP has basically committed a kind of ideological suicide in its push to oust Trump and his allies from the party. This became very clear with the insane negotiations they conducted with Nancy Pelosi over the January 6th Commission: only Republicans would be dumb enough to empower a commission of Democrats to conduct an investigation of Republicans. The GOP establishment is so awful that it actually voted to make Juneteenth a national holiday while the FBI was still arresting GOP voters over a fake insurrection. That's really all that you need to know.
The merging of the Republicans and the Democrats into one big anti-Trump party has enormous implications for our country and all of them are bad. Just consider our civil liberties: do we still have any? Every time Mitch McConnell gets in front of the TV cameras to harass Americans one more time into getting vaccinated, I’m pessimistic on that score. The GOP doesn’t even care about deficit spending anymore either. The self-described “Party of Limited Government” just voted in favor of the Democrats' trillion-dollar infrastructure bill before they could even read it! Does that sound conservative to you? I’m so old that I remember when some of these people were whining that Trump violated all of our democratic norms. Can you believe the gall? There are truck stop whores who behave with more decorum.
As you watch the total collapse of the GOP establishment, it now seems obvious why so many GOP voters picked a flamboyant Manhattan real estate developer with a TV show about firing incompetent people to lead the party in 2016. Our corrupt political class is so out of touch that Donald J. Trump got elected to save us from them — because he was, by comparison, an honest man. The GOP managed to get rid of Trump, but they also managed to get rid of most of their voters. Their timing is impeccable too. McConnell and McCarthy and the rest of them have managed to hitch their wagon to Biden just in time for the credibility of everyone in Washington to bite the dust in Kabul.