The GOP, a.k.a. The Stupid Party, Figures Out How to Lose in 2022
In 2012, there was only one major issue that voters in the Republican base were clamoring for their nominee to do for them: Abolish Obamacare. We wanted it ripped out, root and branch, thrown into a slash pile, and burned, before salting the ashes. In response to that wish from the voters, The Stupid Party, managed to lose the election by forcing Mitt ‘Pierre Delecto’ Romney as their nominee. Now that Donald Trump has been out of office for more than a year, the Stupid Party is returning to its roots of losing perfectly winnable elections. I don’t know how they managed it, but the Stupid Party has figured out a way to toss the 2022 midterms.
Many of us had forgotten what it felt like after having Donald Trump in the White House for four years. With Trump running the show, there was SO MUCH WINNING! Now that the GOP is “returning to normalcy,” it seems that the goals of the Republican Party swamp creatures are drifting as far away from their own voters as the east is from the west.
It’s all but assured that Kevin McCarthy from California will become the next Speaker of the House when Republicans take it back. This is a certainty because prominent positions in the House are bought through fundraising efforts. House members buy prominent committee chairmanships, and someone buys the House Speaker chair. Since Nancy Pelosi lives in the wealthiest district in the country, she’s a shoo-in for Speaker when Democrats control the House. Right now, McCarthy has raked in the biggest amount of cash among Republicans at $9.1 million this year.
So, McCarthy will be the next House Speaker. And apologies if this next bit of news makes everyone throw up in their mouth a little bit, but second-in-line to buy the Republican House Speakership is the Trump-hating gun-grabber Dan Crenshaw of Texas. That’s just the way our rotten, broken system works these days.
I think it’s a given that Republicans will retake the House in November at this point. The Democrats have shot themselves in their collective foot too many times for any other outcome. But Kevin McCarthy is doing his level best to ensure that a winnable landslide will turn into a barely-getting-across-the-finish-line nail-biter. We’re not going to see a 70-seat GOP majority when the dust settles.
Why not? Because McCarthy made the announcement this week that when he is the Speaker of the House, Republicans will “not be impeaching Joe Biden for political reasons.”
Is it even possible for Americans to have a more terrible political class of leaders than we have right now? McCarthy won’t impeach Joe Biden? That’s just the very first step of what voters, including most moderates, actually want the GOP to do when it retakes power.
The Democrats impeached Donald Trump on completely partisan, politicized, FAKE charges. TWICE. We now know with certainty that Democrats will therefore impeach every Republican president from now on, because they have made the powerful tool of impeachment into a battered children’s toy. The GOP should impeach Joe Biden three times, even it’s on completely made-up charges, in order to water impeachment down even further.
Who taught these guys how to fight, anyway? The GOP sans Trump consistently shows up to a knife fight to the death, twists their bow ties into knots, and then insist that they will only be following Marquess of Queensbury rules.
The Stupid Party can never seem to key in on winning issues, no matter how big the neon sign pointing at the winning issue is! Can’t you guys just try to do what Ron DeSantis is doing? That’s winning!
Here’s a winning issue for the Stupid Party: Promise an even stricter federal anti-grooming law like the one Florida just passed. 70% of ALL parents in America now say they don’t trust the Disney brand, after the video of that parade of circus freaks on Disney’s board said they were going to inject gay and trans messaging into every children’s program. Fighting that would ensure a GOP landslide in the midterms.
But by promising the voters that they won’t impeach Joe Biden, McCarthy just caused 2 to 5 million Republican voters to shrug their shoulders in disgust. They all decided that they’re going to stay home in November. They all figure, what’s the point of electing Republicans if they’re not going to fight for us?