GOP rot begins with voters | Jobi Cool

That was some present within the Home of Representatives. The place did these yahoos come from, many Greenwichites requested. We’ll save posthumous politics for later, however let’s acknowledge at present that what occurred within the farce of the Speaker of the Home is a direct results of our collective tolerance and lodging of 1 and the identical MAGA/Republican Get together, plus one unassailable reality. That clowns did not simply seem in Washington out of nowhere, the voters put them there. Walt Kelly and Pogo as soon as stated, “We’ve met the enemy and he’s us.” And proper now, whether or not we prefer it or not, the Republican Get together is the occasion of MAGA, and MAGA is us.

Two former chairs of the Greenwich Republican City Committee just lately implored us in print to disregard what we will see with our personal eyes: that the Republican voters has modified. Here is a information flash, the native Republican candidates weren’t defeated, damaged or in any other case humiliated within the final election. The losers have arrived this shut to win most races as a result of 1000’s of Greenwichites appreciated what the Patriot and Freedom zealots had been promoting, regardless of the ex-chairmen of our Republican City Committee fishing for pearls.

Colorado’s Denver Publish editorial board issued a stern warning to unrepentant traitor and Congresswoman Lauren Boebert: “We’re watching you. Sadly, their try to carry Boebert accountable misses the bigger level. Like many within the business, these editors won’t ever say what actually must be stated: that we’re taking a look at all of you, the voters, who should even be held accountable for persevering with to assist and endorse politicians like Boebert.

Very critical folks speak concerning the Republican Get together as rotten on the core, however in reality it’s rotten all through. Claiming that solely the core is rotten makes it straightforward responsible solely high-ranking extremists for the dumpster hearth that Republicans have lit, and excuses phantom “average” politicians and voters who’re pleased to face again and watch it burn with their silence and appeasement. The rot begins with voters who noticed the betrayal, corruption, stupidity and disrespect for the democratic requirements this nation was based on and selected to vote for her anyway.

Sidebar: Misplaced within the Speakership farce had been the revelations of Donald Trump’s private puppet Hope Hicks and her January 6, 2021 textual content dialog with one other White Home crony. “All of us seem like home terrorists,” he whines as they sympathize with their lack of ability to get jobs, make contracts, and even converse, besides maybe the Kalamazoo Proud Boys.

All proper. Even the worst brokers and publicists know when it is time to run and run from their misbehaving purchasers, however Trump staffers? They treacherously allowed the continued humiliation of the nation and for what? Ebook offers? Fox Information job? Hicks, together with some other member of the White Home crime syndicate, ought to endure a lifetime of stares, whispers and name-calling at any time when they attempt to get a job or perhaps a seat in an honest restaurant.

However again to our important matter: Thousands and thousands of Individuals have just lately voted for folks they know to be harmful, treasonous, or just ill-prepared to serve. They usually do it for causes that are not typically mentioned in well mannered society: that they are additionally horrible folks. Their “financial insecurity” is a purple herring. “Personal kilos” is a rip-off. Even their co-opting “Freedom!” is a trick. Voters vote for horrible candidates as a result of they agree with them, each in Greenwich and nationally. That is why our former RTC chairmen have it incorrect. The issue is not the present native Republican management, which, because it seems, truly represents fairly properly what virtually a majority of Greenwich Republicans truly imagine.

We met with the Republican Get together and it’s the occasion of MAGA. A regressive Taliban-like occasion that isn’t involved with enhancing the lives of its constituents however is extra focused on utilizing tradition battle points to destroy democratic establishments via political corruption if doable or violence if crucial. We all know it as a result of we will see it. However like editorial boards that solely maintain politicians accountable and RTC chairs who desperately want it was nonetheless 1980, we’re blind to the fact that Republican voters, the last word brokers of rot, usually are not searching for moderation, they’re prepared accomplices within the chaos.

David Rafferty is a resident of Greenwich.

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