Thursday, April 8, 2021

 The Sickness Called the GOP   

February 4, 2021 – 3:15 pm ET
By Rich Weissman, Palm Springs, California (

What’s wrong with the Republican party? How can it possibly accept people within its ranks who espouse the most vile hatred, violence, racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, etc.? And through nut-job conspiracy theories and lies. Rejecting an election, attempting to overthrow the government and murder leaders, unwilling to follow through on impeachment, willing to “go easy” on those who attempted a coup and assassination, and rejecting the most fundamental values and principles of our Constitution. Some say they are afraid. Some say it’s all part of the political drama. No, it’s not that at all. Instead, it’s quite simple. The GOP has nothing left other than bigotry, lies and conspiracies, and these kinds of players and activities (including the orange man), and their enablers, represent who the GOP is today, not the fringe, but the essence of the party, waving their Q-Anon, Confederate and Nazi flags. Unlike the Democrats, the GOP has no COVID plan, no economic plan, no jobs plan, no education plan, no infrastructure plan, no racial justice plan, no immigration plan, no health plan, no environmental plan, no foreign policy plan, no voter rights plan, no racial, women’s, LGBTQ equality plan. None. The two-party system is no longer about debating different views on important issues. It’s about one rational party with plans and activities to improve the nation, and one wacko party of nut-jobs and enablers with no plans and only conspiracies and violence. 

So what do people like us do? How do we manage through this insanity? Well, we push through. We offer unity, but we push through with or without the GOP. We waste no time appeasing. We do what is right for our nation. And we consistently understand that our job is to ensure that we support the Democratic party leaders and we work to win at the ballot box each and every time through voter registration and engagement. We can’t control the soulless and pathetic morass of the GOP. They’re toxic. But we can consistently out-vote them. Let Biden, Harris, Pelosi and Schumer, along with the new administration, take on the fight in D.C., and let the judicial system take on the guilty, from the orange man to every co-conspirator who incited the coup and engaged in all kinds of illegal activities. That’s their task. 

For the rest of us, forget the noise. It’s only a distraction. Instead, let’s take on the fight in every district in the nation to ensure continued blue waves on each election day. That’s our task. 

In November, 2021, we have 4 special U.S. House elections, along with many Governors, other state leaders, Mayoral and other local positions on ballots throughout the nation. And in November, 2022, the entire U.S. House and 34 U.S. Senators are up for election. Let’s get busy. That’s how we rid the nation of this GOP insanity.