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Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

Top Three GOP Sins
AJ Robinson

Source: thewest.com.au

“I am the Lord thy God.”
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.”

Those are the first three of the Ten Commandments given by the Judeo- Christian God to Moses. This past weekend, in Orlando, Florida, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) violated all three. Attendees also bore false witness when they told endless lies regarding, well, virtually everybody that opposes Donald J T****; they continued his Big Lie, that is, the 2020 Presidential election was stolen from him and, oh, yes, them too.

Th election wasn’t stolen, of course. As CPAC events began on Friday morning, someone rolled in a golden statue of T**** , which I understand was made in Mexico. CPAC attendees literally bowed down before it and worshipped.

Maybe the golden T**** was a joke. It sure didn’t look like a CPAC-type joke. The image created quite the negative message, especially for evangelicals that are typically outraged at any act that even comes close to a joke.

Those displaying and worshiping a golden image of T **** do not truly sadden me and fill me with dread about the future. No, it’s hearing all the politicians, pundits and media people talk of how the Republican party can’t recover from this. Gosh, how many times have we heard that?

People slam Ted Cruz for turning his back on the people of Texas, going off to Cancun as they froze to death, then paying lip-service to them before jetting off to Orlando to attend CPAC. They were incredulous at him making jokes about it, at CPAC, and said that this is the end of his political career. Again, how many times have we heard that?

A new, $1.9 billion relief act just passed in the House, with no Republicans voting for it. It faces stiff opposition from Republicans in the Senate for all the usual reasons: it’ll bust the budget, it’ll run up the national debt, it’s not needed, it’s a giveaway to the poor and so on. Again, where have we heard those grips before?

In T****-speak these grips mean the bill is worthy and necessary; good for one and all. Republicans had no problem giving the rich and corporations virtually the same deal, a while back. The boost to the minimum wage is already a casualty of Republican meddling.

How can the Republicans act this way?

Oh, and yes, people keep saying the same thing: how can the Republicans do this? Don’t they know the voters will be outraged? The act has tremendous bipartisan support across the country; voters will never forgive them for this!”

Yet, again, we’ve heard all this before and, as I’ve said before, the Republican base either doesn’t care, doesn’t want this or doesn’t know because their sources of news are anything but credible. Also, as I also said before, the Republicans don’t care they’re total hypocrites, as people have pointed out.

People, such as Ted Cruz, can do or say anything they want; their constituents will still support them out of ignorance, racism, ethnocentrism or petty party loyalty. They also have the memory of a goldfish. Long before Election Day, in 2022, they will forget all of this and no one, I repeat, no one, will remind them.

Why this is I have no idea. It seems it would be a great platform on which to tear down the Republicans. Yet, it won’t happen.

Many news outlets decry the brutal conditions in Texas. As people freeze to death in their homes hey call for the responsible parties to be held accountable. Although noble, it’ll never happen.

No, the governor and other right-wing hacks have made it clear who is at fault: wind and solar power. It’s a total lie, but does that matter? Not in the era of The Golden T**** Calf.

No one will call them on it. Their constituents won’t believe the truth or care and, thus, the Texas energy grid will end up in a worse condition than it is now. I weep at the thought of the death toll next winter.

Is this hard to believe? Watch, it’ll happen. Ted Cruz will be re-elected in a landslide, 2024, as will the other House and Senate republicans.

I fully expect the Republicans to re-take Congress in 2022. Then we’ll have total inaction in Washington, a policy gridlock, and endless investigations of the Biden Administration. Again, hard to believe, right?

Well, I’m sorry, but when I see people literally worshipping The Golden T**** Calf and hanging on his every word, as if it’s gospel, I don’t see much hope for the future. As I’ve said numerous times, I sincerely hope I’m wrong, but it’s not shaping up to work out that way.

Moscow Mitch and the Republicans are doing exactly what I said they would. People are letting them get away with it, again, just as I said they would. The Democrats are also doing just as I said they would, which is sad and when you add He-Who-Should-Not-Be-Named into the mix I see only bad things in our future.

Everyone is saying the Republicans are going down to defeat. Well, it hasn’t happened yet. If it does wonderful, I shall rejoice.

The future is likely full of false idols.

We face that question and I honestly have zero confidence in our ability to overcome the negatives of our nation when I see all the forces arrayed against us. That false idol will make more appearances in the future, every time he shows up, and it will be one more notch in the fall of our great nation. Sad, so very, very sad.

Combining the gimlet-eye of Philip Roth with the precisive mind of Lionel Trilling, AJ Robinson writes about what goes bump in the mind, of 21st century adults. Raised in Boston, with summers on Martha's Vineyard, AJ now lives in Florida. Working, again, as an engineeer, after years out of the field due to 2009 recession and slow recovery, Robinson finds time to write. His liberal, note the small "l," sensibilities often lead to bouts of righteous indignation, well focused and true. His teen vampire adventure novel, "Vampire Vendetta," will publish in 2020. Robinson continues to write books, screenplays and teleplays and keeps hoping for that big break.

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