There is no “Fringe Wing” of the Republican Party.
Now there is only the Republican Party. Crazy is cool. Insanity is “in.” Mania has been mainstreamed.
I literally have circled the date on our fridge calendar. Saturday, June 18, 2022. The day the GOP Tantrum Train officially left the station, went clear ‘round the bend, jumped the tracks and free-fell toward the Ash Heap of History.
I thought my wife was kidding me. She’s very good at that. So, when she started reading platform planks from the Texas Republican Convention to me, I first assumed that I was the chain and she was the yanker.
Turns out the joke’s on all of us. I just wish it were funny.
Our deep political and cultural divide can no longer be framed as right vs. left, Republican vs. Democrat or conservative vs. liberal.
This is now facts vs. fantasies. Truth vs.fiction. Sanity vs. psychosis.
Reality vs. Republicans.
It’s one thing to be nuts, I suppose. It’s quite another to be proud of it.
Biden is an illegitimate president? Remember when claims like that required at least a grain of evidence? Particularly when the claim has been debunked at every turn?
Homosexuality is a depraved, “abnormal lifestyle choice”? Let me ask you a personal question. When did you “choose” to be heterosexual?
We’re going to teach “pro-birthism” in our public schools?
Thou shalt not dare even mention the word ‘gun” when discussing guns?
Abolish the Federal Reserve? Gee, that would be kind of ill-timed, don’t you think?
We’re declaring jihad on pedestrians and cyclists?
Formally condemning clean energy?
We’re a “Christian Nation”? Uhh, did these folks have the mumps for a dozen years and miss grades one through twelve?
Saturday, June 18, 2022.
The day the GOP finally and completely “transitioned” into the Gestapo. Or the Gazpacho. And they’re leaving sanity in the soup.