Let’s take a break from the pandemic bad news just for a moment or two…..
This pandemic has shown just how out of touch the GOP is with the rest of America……it was bad enough that idiots in the GOP like Nunes, Meadows, Gantz and Trump have turned the GOP into the biggest joke in political humor circles.
And now the GOP is leading the charge for the worse responses to this pandemic on record……
I wrote back in 2017 that I thought the GOP was on the downhill slide……https://lobotero.com/2017/05/11/is-conservatism-dying/
I have seen nothing since that post to make me alter my opinion of the GOP…..in fact they have gotten worse and more out of touch since my post.
In that world, conservatism could survive failures, ranging from moral to political to strategic, because as a movement it had a standing superior to and somewhat independent of any of particular actor.
No longer. It’s Trump, all the way down.
We have now reached the terminus of craven loyalty and pathetic apologetics. I don’t see how either the political institution of the Republican party or the intellectual movement of conservatism recovers from what we have seen over the last three years—but especially the last three months.
And so we will need to think anew, and to act anew.
Even staunch GOPers from the Tea Party no longer see a future for the GOP without some change and the growth of a spine……
former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) predicted that the Republican Party will collapse after the 2020 presidential election — whether President Donald Trump wins or loses.
Walsh, a conservative congressman originally elected during the 2010 tea party wave, has been one of the president’s most vocal critics from the right. After mounting an ill-fated primary challenge to attempt to deny Trump the nomination for a second term, he has abandoned the GOP.
If Donald Trump wins in November, another political party will be born in December. If Donald Trump loses in November, another political party will be born in December. The Republican Party is done. It’s over. It’s breaking up. No matter what. And that’s a good thing.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, some progressives are now pushing a shake-up of the Democratic Party’s leadership in efforts to reform the party. But Cornel West says he doubts the Democratic Party can be reformed. During the Democratic primary, West endorsed Bernie Sanders. Sanders later picked him to serve on the Democratic platform committee. After Hillary Clinton won the nomination, West made headlines when he endorsed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. For more, we speak with West about the Democratic Party and what organizing looks like in the wake of the election.