In recent times the Republican party has literally become a parody of itself.
In fairly short order we have:
- Senator Ron Johnson denying that January 6th was an “armed” insurrection because (in his opinion) there weren’t enough firearms confiscated, even though we could all witness the armed insurrection on our own televisions as it happened.
- Senator Mitch McConnell (trying to break the Guiness world record for hypocrisy) reversing himself yet again, after first voting to acquit Trump of impeachment, then excoriating Trump on the House floor, then practically inviting the United States Attorney for D.C. to indict Trump, and now suddenly saying he would support Trump as the party’s nominee in 2024.
- Republicans refusing to confirm Neera Tanden for sending out a few “mean” tweets, as if the four year twitter-storm of their beloved great leader had never happened.
- Eric Trump, the second son of the Donald, going on radio and pronouncing that his father had “literally saved Christianity.”
- And, as if to prove that they really don’t know anything about Christianity, the folks at CPAC literally wheeling out a “golden Trump” statute as if they had never heard of the parable of the golden calf, which only sent the Isrealites to wander in the desert for 40 years, and kept Moses from reaching the promised land.
I mean, you can’t make this shit up anymore. The Republicans have become the “fact free” party, still claiming the election was stolen, and now, like a cheating husband who wants to be forgiven without ever apologizing, they’re surprised that many Democratic lawmakers are not rushing to join in with them in “bipartisan” activities.
To say that today’s Republican party is on the wrong side of history would be putting it mildly.