One of the saddest things in politics is the loss of the Republican Party. Over the last 40+ years the once Grand Old Party surrendered to extremists who owe their existence to billionaires. Some of the wealthiest men in America purchased Republican Representatives and Senators guaranteeing votes to support their wishes. The entire right-wing is in control of private business and other special interest groups including the Christian religious right and the NRA gun lobby.
The word “Republican” is now synonymous with the word “fraud.” Real Republicans no longer exist. These traitors to the American people will do anything to protect what has become the Trump Party. Take the example of Trump Representative Dan Crenshaw and his book, “Fortitude.”
The Trump Party claims that this book is a “best seller.” Is this the truth? The answer is obvious, it comes from the right-wing. Hell no!
“The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has reportedly spent around $400,000—$394,800, to be exact—on purchasing 25,000 copies of Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s book, Fortitude. The NRCC reportedly uses them to hand off to donors in a promotional capacity. Politico writes that the NRCC claims to have raised $1.5 million on the promotion so far.”
You might remember another time when the RNC purchased thousands of books which were allegedly written by a member of America’s first, and hopefully last, “royal family.” “Triggered” was an attempt by Donald Trump Jr. to misdirect the facts, the most commonly used tactic by the Trump Party. Although they are the party of racism, hatred, anger, lies, and conspiracy theories, “his” book failed in an attempt to label liberals with the proven failings of the right-wing.
In January of 2009 the leader of the Trump Party, Moscow Mitch McConnell, stood before the television cameras and declared the end of America’s government. He promised that he and his party would do nothing as long as President Obama was in the White House. He continues to keep that promise today. The Trump Party has done nothing for the American people. Sitting on Moscow Mitch’s desk today are more than 350 bills passed by the House since January of 2017. He has refused to allow a vote on the floor for legislation which would help our country’s most needy, bills to protect voting rights and guarantee fair elections, and measures to aid our military and their families when they return from war zones. Moscow Mitch is now delaying a second stimulus package to help relieve the financial destruction related to Covid-19.
Trump and his party are a disaster. They have caused more harm to my America in the last 40 months than any other person or event in history. The very fact that a hard line exists between Trump, his cult, his failed party and his administration and real Americans has created the beginning of the end. A nation divided cannot stand.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” Abraham Lincoln
When Trump’s name is mentioned, there are no gray areas: you either support him or oppose is vile, fascist agenda.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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