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Who Will Save the GOP?

Good Liberals are trying to save the Democrat Party.

Sasha Stone writes of “The temporary Republicans who will save the country from the left:”

They are parents whose children’s lives or businesses were destroyed by crippling lockdowns. Parents whose toddlers were forced to wear masks inexplicably. Even questioning the absurdity of such an illogical command was verboten.

She goes on to cite other categories of fed-up people, including working people, scientists and crime-besieged families.

Liberal neuroscientist Debra Soh comments…

Gabbard’s comments are certainly reflective of a wider sentiment among many on the liberal Left, myself included, who feel increasingly disenfranchised by Democrats’ current policies. A recent Pew Research Center study underlines this political fatigue.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump…

‘No President has done more for Israel than I have. Somewhat surprisingly, however, our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S,’ Trump said on his Truth Social app.

‘Those living in Israel, though, are a different story – Highest approval rating in the World, could easily be P.M.!’

He went on to scold American Jews to get their act together. I’ll leave the anti-Semitism debate to others. His brag that he could get elected Prime Minister of Israel was the most outrageous part of his comments, imo. Like his buddy Kanye, Trump is all egomaniacal dick-measuring and self-promotion all the time, despite also being a self-contradicting, incoherent verbal volcano.

What does the GOP stand for?

Right now, the GOP pretty much looks like equal parts Trump cult on a rampage, and cowardly non-MAGAs crouching in the weeds hoping it will all blow over and daddy won’t beat them again.

Liberal Democrats who are disgusted with their party, and routinely speak and write about what has gone wrong are many and principled: Brett Weinstein, Heather Heying, Sasha Stone, Katie Herzog, etc.

Where are the GOP/Conservative equivalents calling out the ideological excesses and intellectual dishonesty on their own side? Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney, Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lowry, William Kristol, Justin Amash…

They are out there, but they mostly rail against Trump the Vulgarian and his barbarian Trumpist hordes. Even if El Donaldo were somehow to go away, what would the GOP look like? Does anyone know what the Republican Party stands for?

I don’t see the intellectual ferment on the right that matches the caliber of thought and action on the liberal left.

What say you?

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