A person or group is defined by what it will tolerate. You’re only as “okay” as what you consider to be okay.
The GOP is not okay.
An animated murder meme posted by a GOP Congressman? And a complete failure to condemn it or even disavow it by essentially ALL other Republicans? Especially by GOP “leadership”?
Death threats against Republicans who voted for highways and bridges? For highways and bridges? FOR HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES? (And jobs?) After conceding for years that we need new highways and bridges and supporting and ADVANCING infrastructure proposals? Now critically needed highways and bridges are less important than “sticking it” to the president? Now steel girders and asphalt are “political”? (You know, just like a mindless chunk of protein known as a virus?)
Stonewalling all efforts to get to the bottom of January 6th? Anybody who claims to be an “American” or a “patriot” or a proponent of “law and order” should not only desire that we learn the whole truth, but DEMAND that we learn the whole truth. It was an attempted coup against the government of the United States. It was nothing less.
How do we know that? Because they’ve all admitted it.
Ignoring lawful subpoenas, while braying about supporting “The Rule of Law”?
Suppressing evidence (in the form of PUBLIC documents) by asserting “Executive Privilege”? When you neither own the documents nor are an executive?
And doing all this while purging and excommunicating any party member who merely tells the obvious truth?
Here are self-styled “Conservatives” trashing TRUE Conservatives. And doing it in the name of “Conservatism,” of course. This is Through the Looking Glass stuff.
Supporting—and even championing and lionizing—punk murderers in Wisconsin and Georgia?
An individual or group is only as okay as the things they tolerate and consider to be okay.
This is not okay. It is insanity. When zealots do irrational things and take irrational positions that are not even in their OWN best interests simply out of blind, reflexive hatred for others, they have crossed the threshold into clinical, definitional insanity.
The GOP is not okay.
p.s. That was a big win for Le Gande L’Orange late Thursday afternoon. Not on the merits of his argument. There are none. But just in terms of “clock management.”