The GOP’s Downward Spiral Continues

The United States today is barely recognizable. Anti-mask protests, conspiracy theories that even a 5-year-old child could debunk, and fully one-half of the government putting on a dog and pony show rather than concerning themselves with steering this de-railed train. Take a look at some of the madness in the eyes of our friend Jeff. We are surely the laughingstock of the world, and frankly I wish I could simply sail away to almost anyplace else on earth. Thanks, Jeff … excellent summation of the craziness!

On The Fence Voters

Their dangerous embrace of conspiracy theories, crackpots, and anti-democracy are killing Americans

When you think they can’t get crazier, the radical right Republican Party manages to exceed our lowest of the low expectations. In recent years, especially during the last four of the Trump era, the party drifted further into la-la land; its embrace of Trumpism-laced conspiracy theories leading to the deadly insurrection of January 6, 2021.

In present-day America, we have a two-party system. While many of us would like to see a viable third-party emerge, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. So we’re stuck with what we have. But to have at least a semblance of good governance and sustainable institutions, both of our political parties must be, at the very least, grounded in the belief that government is a worthwhile entity. That it can and will work to make sure it serves all the people…

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8 thoughts on “The GOP’s Downward Spiral Continues

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. every ideology in today’s world societies have a element of closed minded people who will resist any type of change unless it benefits them personally, and it is not just the Republicans… 🙂

    That being said, with the subject matter being the Republican’s (especially the conservatives) closed minded base has always been there and not heard much from until today’s technology gave them a voice… they, thinking only of themselves) will flock to whatever message source serves their ideology… the leadership will tell them what they wish to hear in order to keep their jobs… 🙂

    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the key is ALL ideologies to communicate and work with each other at the base, the foundation, in hopes of arriving at a compromise so the leadership can work together for the good of all, and that is not going to happen overnight…“When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” (Mother Angelica)… 🙂

    Until we meet again…

    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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    • I fully agree with you, Dutch, but how do we get all sides to work together? The divide is so deep today that there is virtually no middle ground on which to meet. Anything one side says, will be rejected out of hand by the other, without even being fully heard or considered. It’s like a game of chess rather than like a system where people’s lives are at stake. Have a happy day, my friend!

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  2. It’s true that the Republican Party is seen as the party of the Loons. It’s not a recent thing either, four years ago they voted in a President who was not prepared to lead, he was only prepared to bully. He denied a virus in 2020 and did not put in place anything to control It despite apparently contracting the virus himself. Fortunately, this probably cost him the 2020 election. The GOP refused to accept any responsibility for their failed President choosing instead to carry on spouting his ridiculous claim that the election was stolen, this despite proof of the opposite and almost 60 failed court cases. They have accepted QAnon followers into the party and others who openly talk of executing members of Congress on both sides of the Aisle. Such speech has not been stopped. Soon there will only be one viable party to lead the Country but every chance the Republicans will do anything it takes to get back in power. If that should happen America will die as a Democracy and will be unlikely ever to be taken seriously s Nation gain. The Republicans will preside over a self-created funeral and leave the people of America to suffer and rich Industrialists pick over the carcass.

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    • I cannot argue with anything you say, for you are quite right about every bit of it. I have to wonder, though, if this nation has already died as a democracy. In truth, it was never a pure democracy, but had democratic foundations … foundations that are crumbling and in major need of an overhaul, but nobody is willing to even suggest such a thing. My sense is that the next Republican president will bring about the end of the democratic republic we started life as, and turn this nation into one form or another of an autocracy. My hope is that Joe Biden can bring order where there is none at present, and that he can bring about enough change to prevent a complete disaster.

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