GOP Guilty For Rise And Triumph of President Donald J. Trump

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that my biggest pet peeve is bigotry in any form. I have written about Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and so many more, and each one brings tears as I write, wrenches my heart, and sometimes causes me to despise much of mankind. My writer-blogger-friend Gronda has the courage to put the monkey on the proper back, to place the blame for the increase in racially-based hate crimes right where it belongs. Please, if you read no other post today, read Grondaโ€™s top-notch piece. Many, many thanks, Gronda!

Gronda Morin

Image result for photos of trayvon martinAfter 30 years of being a registered republican I, as an older Italian American became an independent voter in 2016, because I felt that the republican party had lost its soul, its moral compass, the knowledge of what is right and wrong, a sense of decency and decorum. And too many, FOR TOO MANY YEARS, in my former party have been party to catering to the alt-right and all hate groups.

In my case, I had been awoken to a strain of racism that had permeated the republican party to where I could no longer remain. It started with the Trayvon Martin case. There were too many in my former party (2012-2013) who were propping George Zimmerman as a hero when any sensible person could see he was a bum. Then there was the demonizing of Trayvon Martin as a pot smoking thug when he was just a kid walkingโ€ฆ

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15 thoughts on “GOP Guilty For Rise And Triumph of President Donald J. Trump

  1. Jill, I left the GOP in 2006 and cited three reasons. I did get out before the Tea Party and even more extremist joined the party and were catered to with hate filled rhetoric.

    But, to me it started with not being very truthful with Americans which was easy to do with the abetting Fox News. My three principal reasons for leaving back in 2006, still hold true today.

    – the stance on climate change – simply if a party cannot address the major threat to our planet, how can I trust with other things?
    – the unhealthy embrace of the NRA and evangelicals. Reasonable people become unreasonable not thinking like parents or Christians for that matter.
    – A tendency to make things up. Someone would say something without data, Fox would repeat, someone else would say it and now it became true. This is the modus operandi for Trump. Both parties embellish the truth, but it is not even close with the GOP making up so many stories.

    The sad thing is each of these reasons still exist eleven years later.
    Keith

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    • Your reasons for leaving are not only still true today, but have been magnified 100x. The ‘tea party’ movement may well end up being the ruination of the party, but those hardliners within seem to have blinders on. The more I ponder on it, assuming we are able to survive Trump with our democratic foundation relatively intact, I cannot see a future for the GOP as it stands today. It is far too radical, too destructive, and I sense that if they are not able to move more toward center, they will crumble from within. I’m not sure this would be an altogether bad thing, as their humanitarian values seem to have left the building.

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  2. Dear Jill,
    I hate attempts to argue for moral equivalency on this subject. On this issue there is none. For all the democrats’ faults which do exist, it is NOT a party of hate And like when my children were younger, I did not buy the excuse, well Bill or Mary did it. I would respond that when others are doing wrong, it is not acceptable to do likewise..
    Thanks a million for the reblog.
    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Gronda, I should have put a comment on your own blog sorry – but I love that you two are together keeping me so well informed! Keep up the good work and fingers crossed the day comes when there will be an end to one man’s wrecking ball of a presidency.

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  3. Thanks Jill. Have been a bit distracted lately and admittedly staying offline because I am so depressed about world affairs – this just confirms why! But thanks anyway and look forward reading more again now from my indispensable US politics blogfriend!

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    • I was thinking about you last night and hoping you were alright! I understand completely … the world, not just the U.S., is rather depressing these days. But I’m really glad you popped back in! Hang in there, my dear friend … ’tis all we can do. Hugs!!!!

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        • Welcome back! I’m sorry your journey wasn’t a good one, but am ever so glad to have you back! Sometimes, I think, we need to run away for a bit in order to remember all that is good about home. Same is sometimes true with people. Hope you’re okay now. I will email you later this afternoon. Meanwhile … I am so glad to see you back … and here’s a … BIG HUG!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Indeed! The GOP have a lot to answer for.
    It is interesting to look at the history of the US political system. The newly formed parties that protested against colonial rule, taxation, slavery, and discrimination by the British, are now largely guilty of exactly the same things. As Gronda points out very effectively, the Republican Party has perfected as an ‘art,’ these crimes against freedom.

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    • Agreed, and I look for one, if not both parties to be replaced in the near (relatively) future, as both lack cohesion, without which they cannot survive. History is cyclic, and ours is too short, relative to yours, to have a full cycle yet.

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