Last night I read that a number of House Republicans are protesting the mandate that Congressional aides and visitors must wear masks, as per the U.S. Capitol Police. Of course they are … that is all they do, is object to anything and everything. They are much like the annoying, obnoxious lawyer who jumps up and dramatically yells “Objection, your Honour” every time the prosecution calls a witness or asks a question. I have referred to the GOP more than once as “The party of ‘No’” and this just proves my point.
The Republican members of Congress, with few exceptions, are parrots, repeating their chants over and over again, never speaking with intellect, never saying anything of substance. It’s just a continual chant of “Hell no, we won’t go”. Hell no, they won’t support the right of We the People, the taxpayers who pay their bloated salaries, to vote. Hell no, they won’t support taking care of the people of this nation who have suffered financially and otherwise during this ongoing pandemic. Hell no, they won’t tell their constituents to get the vaccine so that this nation might someday rise above the ashes of COVID. Hell no, they won’t encourage people to wear a mask in order to protect themselves and others, for they won’t even wear a mask themselves. Hell no, they won’t vote for an increase in the minimum wage such that every working person is at the very least above the poverty level. Hell no, they don’t want an investigation into the attempted coup on January 6th because they are ALL complicit to one extent or another. Hell no, the Republicans DO NOT CARE ONE WHIT for the people of this country.
I am sick and tired of listening to Kevin McCarthy telling lies that he knows are lies, as he tries to worm his way into the heart of only one person … the former guy. I am fed up to the gills with Jim Jordan and his rolled up blue sleeves and yellow necktie (does the ‘man’ not own any other clothing?) as he continues to push back, without cause, against every single thing that President Biden and his administration are trying to do for We the People! I literally feel nauseous every time I see the newbies like Margie Greene, Matt Gaetz, Josh Hawley, and Lauren Boebert pretend to be viable members of our legislative body, while at the same time toting guns into the Capitol, supporting conspiracy theories, and killing their own constituents by lying to them.
And what is being done to stop the madness? Nothing. Talk, talk, talk, and more talk on Capitol Hill, and nothing changes. But it isn’t only the politicians … what the hell are We the People doing? Nothing. The anti-vaxxers are in the streets screeching about their ‘god-given’ right to refuse the vaccine, to refuse to wear a mask, but where are the protests about our constitutionally mandated voting rights being taken away? The 2nd Amendment supporters are vocal enough, but where are the rest of us, those of us who believe that our right to safety is more important than their right to their killing machines? Understand that I include myself in this conversation, for I’m not out protesting loudly, either, but merely sitting in my kitchen office writing a blog, occasionally writing to members of Congress to express my displeasure, and lying awake nights cursing at the ceiling. We are, it seems, the silent majority. Meanwhile, the Republicans are being heard loud and clear, killing whatever is left of this nation. The Founding Fathers would not be proud of what we have become.
A few nights ago a friend left the following comment on one of my posts:
“And so America ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper. A voice from beneath the rubble, ‘I really didn’t mean to kill America. I just wanted to hear myself talk.’”
And you know what? He’s not wrong.