Good grief! Have the Republicans in Congress completely lost their bloody minds? On Friday, the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that has been the source of much haggling for months finally passed in the House. It would not have passed this time either, had it not been for 13 Republicans who stepped up to the plate and put the best interests of the people ahead of the Republican Party.
- Don Bacon of Nebraska
- Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
- Andrew Garbarino of New York
- Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
- John Katko of New York
- Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
- Nicole Malliotakis of New York
- David McKinley of West Virginia
- Tom Reed of New York
- Chris Smith of New Jersey
- Fred Upton of Michigan
- Jeff van Drew of New Jersey
- Don Young of Alaska
Filosofa gives a huge thumbs-up to these 13 men and women! 👍
But then came the repercussions from the circus show otherwise known as the GOP, or the Republican Party. A sampling …
- “I can’t believe Republicans just gave the Democrats their socialism bill” — Matt Gaetz 👎
- “That 13 House Republicans provided the votes needed to pass this is absurd” — Chip Roy 👎
- “Vote for this infrastructure bill and I will primary the hell out of you” — Madison Cawthorn 👎
- Says ol’ Margie Greene … any Republican who voted for the bill would be “a traitor to our party, a traitor to their voters and a traitor to our donors.” After the vote, she accused the 13 of having voted to “pass Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America” and tweeted the phone numbers to their congressional offices. 👎👎
It becomes obvious that either a) these people have no idea what ‘infrastructure’ is, or b) they don’t care if people are killed on crumbling roadways and bridges, if the people of this nation have clean, safe, drinking water, and more. My best guess is the latter explanation … the Republican Party no longer gives a damn about their constituents or about the people who pay their salaries … they care only about their own power and wealth.
Six Democrats voted against the bill, but you don’t hear other Democrats deriding them and calling them names. Just goes to show the difference in the level of maturity, don’t you think?
A number of Republicans are either leaving the party or deciding not to run again next year because they are ashamed of what the party has become and no longer wish to be associated with it. While I fully understand their logic and cannot argue to the contrary, perhaps it would be better for the country if those few who still have a conscience stayed in the party and tried to make a difference. We’ll never know.
The Republican Party has become something that would make the Founding Fathers roll over in their graves. The only way they will change is if the most radical of them are voted out of office. There was a time when I thought the vast majority of people in this country were too smart to fall for some of the crap the GOP is dishing out, but today I’m not so sure.