On Monday, President Biden and the Democrats officially passed a historic Infrastructure bill with bi-partisan support. It’s been called the most significant investment since President Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway project in the 1950s.
In other words, this is good news for the American people. It’s going to mean millions of jobs, along with helping our global competitiveness and moving forward with climate change mitigation. While the media will quickly change the narrative to how lousy inflation is under Biden and how Vice-President Harris is unhappy, we must continue to set the record straight about which Party is moving the country forward. And which one continues to lose its mind.
If you didn’t realize it before, I’m here to provide a small sampling of just how dysfunctional, crazy, and, dare I say it, in disarray, the GOP has become.
When 13 House Republicans crossed over to vote for the Infrastructure Bill, you’d think they’d get at least a modicum of positive feedback from their Party. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Some have received death threats for having the nerve to vote for replacing lead pipes, repairing roads and bridges, and giving rural communities universal access to broadband for their constituents.
And why would that be? Why would these 13 Republicans receive such despicable treatment from members of their Party? Because it gave Biden a victory. And in the political climate of today, you cannot give Democrats a win of any sort. It’s about power, and you do whatever you have to do to seize it from the ‘radical leftists.’
What about when it pertains to public safety? Surely Republicans would not be so callous and disgraceful by purposely disregarding their own people’s health instead of giving the Democrats a victory, would they?
Once again, it appears that yes, even sacrificing their own is acceptable as long as they’re trying to “own the libs.” Republican governors across the country don’t care much for Biden’s mandate that companies with more than 100 employees must either get the vaccine or submit to regular testing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. So, much like their dear leader, former President Trump, they’ve decided to fight the mandate in court.
That’s right. These governors are fighting Biden on the mandates even though they know for a fact that mandates work. Most people will get the shots, even if they might not like it, to stay employed. Sure some might not do it, but it’s a tiny percentage.
What it does is keep people safe, reduce everyone’s risk for catching the virus, and, in turn, put the pandemic in our rear-view mirror and begin to claw ourselves out of the economic morass we’ve been living through for almost two years.
Ah, but there you have the ugly and inconvenient truth. Getting rid of the pandemic and improving the economy helps those damn Democrats. The GOP cannot allow that to happen. So, what’re a few thousand more lives to sacrifice? Hell, Kevin McCarthy wants to be Speaker of the House. Isn’t that more important?
Gosar decided several days ago that tweeting out an animated depiction of him murdering Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be a real hoot to his followers. Oh, and a threat to President Biden also was part of the clip. Again, in today’s MAGA GOP, it’s considered a badge of honor to act so disgracefully.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave McCarthy over a week to respond somehow; a rebuke, a condemnation – something. But it was not meant to be. So Pelosi acted because McCarthy decided his blind ambition for her job was way too important. You must show allegiance to the crazies and Trump or risk everything. But sure, he’s the next guy up if Democrats lose the House next year. Good luck with having that guy in charge.
I could mention the QAnon crackpots who gathered on Dealey Plaza in Dallas, hoping to see John F. Kennedy Jr. return to help re-instate Trump. But I won’t.
I could also mention what’s going on with the Republican Senate primary in Ohio with former state treasurer Josh Mandel and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance battling it out with a few others to see which one can kiss Trump’s ass the most. But I will not.
There are many more examples of one of our two political Party’s complete escape to la-la land. But hopefully, I’ve painted a pretty clear picture of where we are today. I’ll probably revisit this subject soon because it seems as though there is no bottom anymore.
Oh, wait. Did I mention that Trump’s one-time campaign manager, Steve Bannon, was indicted the other day for failing to comply with a subpoena and vowed to “go after Pelosi and Biden?” See? It’s hard to stop.
In closing, I’d like to point out that many of the polls out these days are saying that the Democrats will lose big in the 2022 mid-terms. It’s less than a year away, but it certainly is looking bleak at the moment. And, of course, the media is already saying it’s over for Democrats.
But is it? Are the American people going to reward the Republican Party? For being the Party of insurrection? For allowing a crazed and disturbed loser president sitting in Mar-a-Lago to continue to lie about the 2020 election? For running the country into the ground for four years, giving tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, and ignoring the worst pandemic in 100 years?
Boy, if so, we have to wonder what country some voters are currently living in. I want to think that swing voters and Independents will save us from allowing these folks to take charge of Congress again. Democratic voters, too, will hopefully turn out in droves to keep it from happening.
For now, though, we wait. We wait to see how things will look in a few months. So far, Biden and the Democrats are trying to govern the country. The just-passed legislation was a big deal. Hopefully, the Build Back Better bill will soon follow. If passed, it will be enormously transformative and help millions of struggling Americans.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for further updates concerning the dysfunctional downward spiral and mental health deterioration of the modern-day Republican Party. These days it’s hard to keep up.