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 right this moment 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 Celebration, plus one unassailable fact. That clowns did not simply seem in Washington out of nowhere, the voters put them there. Walt Kelly and Pogo as soon as mentioned, “Now we have met the enemy and he’s us.” And proper now, whether or not we prefer it or not, the Republican Celebration is the celebration of MAGA, and MAGA is us.

Two former chairs of the Greenwich Republican City Committee not too long ago implored us in print to disregard what we are able to see with our personal eyes: that the Republican voters has modified. This 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 hundreds of Greenwichites favored what the Patriot and Freedom zealots have 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 mentioned: 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 severe individuals discuss in regards to the Republican Celebration as rotten on the core, however in actual fact it’s rotten all through. Claiming that solely the core is rotten makes it straightforward guilty solely high-ranking extremists for the dumpster fireplace that Republicans have lit, and excuses phantom “average” politicians and voters who’re blissful 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 have 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 appear like home terrorists,” he whines as they sympathize with their incapability to get jobs, make contracts, and even communicate, 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? E-book offers? Fox Information job? Hicks, together with another 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 major matter: Thousands and thousands of People have not too long ago voted for individuals they know to be harmful, treasonous, or just ill-prepared to serve. And so they do it for causes that are not typically mentioned in well mannered society: that they are additionally horrible individuals. 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. For this reason our former RTC chairmen have it unsuitable. The issue is not the present native Republican management, which, because it seems, really represents fairly effectively what nearly a majority of Greenwich Republicans really imagine.

We met with the Republican Celebration and it’s the celebration of MAGA. A regressive Taliban-like celebration that’s not involved with enhancing the lives of its constituents however is extra fascinated by utilizing tradition battle points to destroy democratic establishments by way of political corruption if doable or violence if mandatory. We all know it as a result of we are able to 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 truth that Republican voters, the final word brokers of rot, usually are not searching for moderation, they’re keen accomplices within the chaos.

David Rafferty is a resident of Greenwich.

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