Our good friend Jerry, over at Grumpy’s Grumblings, has a message for the GOP. In his most recent post, he takes them to task for their blind and cowardly acquiescence to the disgraced former 45th president of the United States. And yesterday’s disgraceful failure to convict the insurrectionist-in-chief was the final straw. Please read the following excerpt; I’ve included a link at the end to continue reading on his new blog site. Thanks Jerry. Your voice of reason and common sense is always welcome here.
January 20, 2017, was my last day as a registered Republican. Today, February 13, 2021, is my first day since 1973 as a registered Democrat. In the interim I was unaffiliated.
Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and subsequent election was—to that date—the Republican Party’s lowest point in its 167-year history. Today’s vote by 43 cowardly Republican senators to acquit Trump of his heinous behavior since his 2020 election loss easily surpassed that 2016 descent into unprincipled madness.
Today’s vote by 43 cowardly Republican senators to acquit Trump of his heinous behavior since his 2020 election loss easily surpassed that 2016 descent into unprincipled madness.
I still disagree with some Democratic policies, but principles are more important than policies. The Republican Party no longer has any principles. With a few exceptions, its leaders—and I use the term relatively—care about nothing more than hanging onto their official positions of power, prestige, and possessions.
I understand that my little party-changing protest will change nothing within the nation’s lawmaking institutions. But if enough Republicans and Independents were to register as Democrats that the media and then politicians were to take notice, then change might begin within the GOP. But that’s not likely; it’s too late; the party has gone too far.
Please continue reading here: Grumpy’s Grumblings