The GOP has lost its mind – and its soul

Bruce Maples (bruceinlouisville@gmail.com)
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Read these statements:

  • There was massive fraud in the recent election.
  • The election was stolen from Donald Trump.
  • Voting machines from Dominion switched votes to Biden so he would win, just like that company did for Hugo Chavez.
  • Donald Trump is still actually president, and will be inaugurated on March 4, because that is the original date in the Constitution. The amendment changing the date doesn’t matter.
  • There is a Zionist plot to increase Muslim immigration in order to out-breed white people.
  • The white race is under attack. The only way for the United States to survive is to stop the spread of diversity.
  • There is a child-sex-slavery ring led by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic leadership.
  • Many of those in that ring kill children and drink their blood.
  • The killings of school children at Sandy Hook and Parkland were actually staged to get tougher gun laws. None of the children were actually killed; they were all actors.
  • The wildfires in California were actually caused by a laser from space, to clear land for a high-speed rail line. This was done by PG&E in connection with the Rothschilds.

If you are reading these assertions and wondering “What sort of people believe all these things, much less say them out loud?” – let me introduce you to today’s Republican Party.

You may be saying “But surely our elected officials don’t believe all these things?” And you would be right … to an extent. There are only a few elected Republicans who actually believe in Jewish space lasers.

But here’s the thing: Many elected Republicans believe at least some of these statements, and have said so. And almost NONE of our elected Republicans are willing to go on record denying the statements.

Try it. Go up to any elected Republican in Washington (or in any state capitol) and ask them if they denounce QAnon. Ask them if they denounce white supremacist groups. Ask them if they denounce militias taking the law into their own hands. See if they take a stand, or instead try to mealy-mouth an answer.

Consider: There are three currently-serving Republican members of Congress who are avid fans of the QAnon conspiracy theories. Think about that – three duly-elected representatives who believe Donald Trump is preparing to arrest hundreds of Democrats across the country who are part of a child sex ring.

Part of the Republican party has become disconnected from reality. Another part has given up on the rule of law. And the rest of the party refuses to call them out on it.

Part of the Republican party has become disconnected from reality. Another part has given up on the rule of law. And the rest of the party refuses to call them out on it.Click To Tweet

It’s bad enough that you have a woman serving in Congress who believes pretty much every statement at the top of this article. It is ten times worse that she has openly called for the execution of the Speaker of the very House she is serving in.

But it is DAMNED far over the line that the leaders of her party not only fail to get rid of her, or at least censure or discipline her – but instead give her plum committee assignments and refuse to even discuss her statements and beliefs when asked.

Today’s GOP sowed the wind for the past forty years, using white resentment and conspiracy theory to draw certain voters to the party, while hoping to control them. Well guess what, Repubs – you are now reaping the whirlwind.

Your party is devolving into an amalgam of nut jobs, resentful straight white evangelicals, and Rambo wannabes. And unless you take a stand now — a stand for reality, a stand for diversity, and a stand for the rule of law — the rest of the country is going to look at you and run the other way as hard as it can.

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