Monday, January 25, 2021

A Marriage Made in Heaven?


Friends, don't believe everything you read in the media (the understatement of the millennium), but according to "reliable sources" Donald Trump was talking about forming a third party, but now he seems more focused on purifying the GOP of Never Trumpers.


As a loyal Republican myself, I can only feel one way about this: ambivalent.  Probably it would harm the GOP immensely if Trump and his supporters were to "walk away".  Probably it would hurt Trump's chances of reelection if he were to give up Republicans as allies.  Probably.  The truth, though, is that the Republican Party might be better off if Trump...faded away.  No one can deny that.  Maybe we'd do better with a more disciplined, even conventional, candidate.  It's hard to say.  The Dems have some hard choices to make over the next four years, and so do we.


In the meantime, can we fix our broken system of elections?  Can we further reduce the potential for voter fraud?  Can we restore confidence in American democracy?  It's unlikely, because any electoral changes favored by Republicans will be opposed by Democrats.  C'est la guerre. I'm also not sure that the cure to what ails our elections lies in laws or legislators, because we've already established that election authorities can violate the law with impunity.  What may be needed is a vast, determined intelligence effort on that part of the GOP to root out and expose voters who aren't entitled to vote, or who are voting somewhere that they don't reside.  That would go a long way to boosting Republicans' chances in marginal contests.


Who exactly stormed the Capitol on January 6th?  The presence of Trumpers can hardly be denied, but the presence of other bad actors is increasingly obvious.  Will the current law enforcement dragnet directed at right-wing extremists be extended to bomb-throwers on the Left?  Don't bet on it, but it should be. 

Here's a great piece by Senator Josh Hawley about the threat of "cancel culture" and the persecution of conservatives in social media.  He's right.  If we don't stand up for the right to free speech and for open dialogue now, we may find that we never again have the chance!


Lastly, Big Tech's campaign of censorship grows more surreal by the day.  When Amazon favors mail-in voting one day, and opposes it the next, a conservative can be silenced for pointing out their hypocrisy.  In fact, merely restating their views is "incitement", apparently!  You can't make this stuff up, folks.  Any conservative who is still on Twitter needs to leave, ASAP.  Parler, come back soon!  You're missed. 


  1. YES, we can fix our fractured election system. Red States can be a brighter red by rigging all elections in those states in favor of Republicans. This can and should be done by any means possible, no matter how illegal or even criminal. In time, practice will produce perfection in the art of rigging elections, until it becomes almost undetectable.

  2. Trump will fade away anyway. Even if he had not made his speech on January 6, 2021, he is still going to fade away. I'm not bad mouthing what he did for this country or attempted to do, but historical and political reality dictates that he will fade away because it is simply time for him to fade away. What is needed now is a completely resurrected Republican Party led by competent and charismatic (and young) leaders we probably don't even know about yet. A regenerated Republican Party would rise like a Phoenix out of the ashes. That might take years.

  3. When I vote again in 2024, I am just going to do a write in, Michael Corleone.

  4. Ray, your homage to election rigging plucked at my heart strings. I still say one of the most effective things Republicans could do is STOP COUNTING VOTES SO DAMN FAST! Don't give the Dems the magic number they need to reach in time for them to reach it dishonestly. Meanwhile, maybe we denizens of Kansas and New York ought to start voting in Pennsylvania and Arizona... I mean, all the cool kids are doing it.

    I'm not so sure about Trump. What he SHOULD do is one thing. What he will do is another. He's got plenty of fire in the belly left, as far as I can tell. And I say that with equal parts admiration and trepidation.

  5. Dr. Daddy st so from Jack: Donald Trump draws his power from the increasingly aroused real America. Biden and his leftist handlers are making haste to arouse it further with their presumptuous and summary decrees manifesting open contempt for opposition views! Being his age, I admire President Trump's energy. But we, his constituency, will not be going away!And our resolve to defend our America deepens as far left presumptuousness runs wild.