It’s been a while—more on that in the future. But today, I’ve got questions. So many questions.
The answers elude me, but these are the things that boggle my mind regularly.
Why is it that one state in our union elected a man, Greg Abbott, who thinks it’s cute to send busloads of asylum seekers to the doorstep of the Vice-President of the United States of America? On one of the coldest nights of the year and Christmas Eve to boot? Surely the people of Texas aren’t this cruel, bigoted, and inhumane. Are they?
Why is the wealthiest man in the world allowed to purchase a social media company, then use it as a gaslight factory that enables bigots, conspiracy theorists, and other crackpots to spew whatever kind of hate and disinformation they desire?
What’s happened to the once great state of Ohio that went for Barack Obama twice and then swerved wildly to the right and voted for the disgraced 45th president in both elections since?
Why did folks on the right complain about President Biden negotiating the release of WNBA player Brittany Griner from Putin’s Russia? Is it because she’s black AND a lesbian?
Why did over half of the Republican House of Representatives skip the historic address to Congress by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy?
Why are insurrection sympathizers like Rep Andy Biggs and Jim Jordan still serving in Congress? And, not to mention, vying for leadership positions in the process?
Why is Kari Lake allowed to file frivolous election-denying lawsuits and still achieve cult-like status in today’s GOP?
Why do GOP politicians scream and yell about immigration but offer nothing by way of compromise or bi-partisan cooperation on comprehensive immigration legislation?
Why do GOP politicians scream about the debt and deficit only when Democrats control the government?
Why do GOP governors like Kristi Noem of South Dakota think it’s ok to show themselves with military-grade flame-throwers, and why would that be deemed a qualifying and redeeming characteristic for GOP voters to consider for a potential presidential candidate?
Why does the right scream when photos show President Biden and his wife, Jill, enjoying a quiet moment decorating a Christmas Tree? Is everyone on the right that callous and heartless? Are Melania and Donald Trump the perfect couple in their eyes?
Why is the GOP not talking about gas prices now that the election is over as gas prices continue to fall? Why was it Biden’s fault when they were higher, but no credit is given to him now that they’re on a downward trajectory?
Why does the GOP call themselves the “we back the blue” party but say nothing about the Capitol Police beaten to a pulp by MAGA nation?
Why is Kevin McCarthy, the supposed incoming Speaker of the House, allowed to seek the position after kissing the ring of the insurrectionist Donald Trump?
Why are GOP politicians and pundits calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s imprisonment, and why are they silent when death threats to his family are made public?
Why did over 80 non-vaccinated children come down with Measles in Columbus, Ohio? Wasn’t the virus declared eradicated nearly 20 Years ago? Surely it couldn’t be because of vaccine deniers, misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theorists. Or could it?
Finally, last but not least. Why is the disgraced former president still a free man?
I’ve got more, but for now, I’m going to stop.
Without a doubt, the questions I’ve proposed are rhetorical. Many of you already know the answers, as do I. Yet, I find myself asking these questions over and over. It’s like a disease that keeps replicating itself in my brain. When you think it can’t get crazier, it does. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up, though.
I plan to continue fighting in 2023 and beyond. We cannot let the crazies win because the truth is on our side.
With that, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy New Year, and I hope you had a pleasant Christmas holiday.