What's the Point of the GOP?

January 2023

   It begins with our expectations.  When we cast a vote for a representative of some office, we vote with an expectation that the person, if elected, will follow through with what they told us they would do if elected.  However, as often as not, we’ve been disappointed in that regard.  Perhaps even more often than not…

   Looking back to the source, we go to the party to which the candidate belongs.  What does the party stand for?  Is it stated, explicitly anywhere to be seen when one searches the party?  GOP.com, the Republican Party website, has no statement of what the party stands for nor is there any prospective legislative or policy agenda.  GOP.gov, the House Republicans website, has some bland headlines about making the economy stronger, making the nation “safe,”  making sure freedom is in the future and “accountable” government under the heading “Our Commitment to America.” Under “Issues” we find a list of the stock complaints directed at Biden – as if Biden was single-handedly responsible for where the nation and Americans find themselves today.  Eyeroll. Yawn.

   Donald Trump’s 2016 election, for which a case can be made that it was a proxy “third party” victory, proved that conservatives, that is, common sense Americans, are the maj ...

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